Martha Jean (Cobb) Scriver, passed from this life into eternal life on January 22, 2020 at the age of 96 in Reno, NV, where she had moved in 2018 to be cared for by her grandson, Paul Izzo and family. Martha was the loving wife of the late William H. Scriver and mother of two daughters, Linda M. Izzo Collins and Diane A. Scriver, both of whom predeceased her.
Since the mid-1950s, Martha was a committed member of the Camillus, NY community after moving from her hometown of Rochester, NY with her husband and daughters. She was a faithful member of Fairmount Community Church, Camillus Erie Canal Park, where she volunteered at the Sims Store for many years, and supporter of the Maxwell Library in Camillus. An avid reader herself, she enjoyed reading with young children at Bellevue Elementary through her church. She loved a good game of golf and the camaraderie it offered. Her keen attention to detail made her a top-notch secretary for many years at Smith-Corona and other local businesses. She enjoyed good conversation and was an ardent listener, always interested in others’ points of view, feelings and life events. She loved animals, especially the backyard birds and any dog she happened to meet. Most importantly, Martha’s capacity for love was boundless and those who knew her, loved her. She was fortunate to have a devoted circle of friends who supported both her and Bill through thick and thin. Her family adored her and admired her unsurpassed strength and resiliency. She lived her life guided by her faith and love, and was reminded often of 1 Corinthians 13:13 “And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.”
She is survived by her grandsons, Matthew (Susan) Izzo of Cross Lanes, WV and Paul (Shara) Izzo of Reno, NV; great-grandchildren, William, Jonathan, Christopher and Kaylee of West Virginia and Dallas and Cody of Nevada; nieces, Karen Kim (Jack Miller) Campbell of Syracuse, NY, Cynthia Stanton of Fairport, NY and Christal (Steven) Wilk of Chili, NY; as well as grand and great-grandnieces and nephews.
Services in celebration of Martha’s life currently remain undetermined due to COVID-19.
Contributions in Martha’s memory may be made to Fairmount Community Church UCC, 126 South Terry Rd., Syracuse, NY 13219.