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Obituary: Marika “Maria” Okros, 66

A longtime Ewing resident, she volunteered as an exercise instructor and memoir writing facilitator at the library in Lawrence Township. Fatally injured when she was struck by a car on Route 206 on Nov. 16, she will be laid to rest on Friday.

Marika “Maria” Okros, 66, of Ewing Township died Friday, Nov. 16, at Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton of injuries she suffered when she was struck by a car on Route 206 in Lawrence Township.

Born in Gyoma, Hungary, she had lived in Ewing for many years.

Maria was a health and wellness instructor for the former Elaine Powers in Hamilton. She volunteered as an exercise instructor at the Lawrence Road Presbyterian Church. She also volunteered her time as an exercise instructor and memoir writing facilitator at the Lawrence Branch of the Mercer County Library and was a member of Toast Masters.

Daughter of the late Keresztesi and Maria B’Molnar Lojos and wife of the late John Lovas, she is survived by her partner Howard William Painter Jr.; her son and daughter-in-law John and Elvira Lovas; her sister and brother-in-law Eva and Bundy Gundane; and her nieces, Eva Czako-Herig and Gabriella Czako-Schimdt.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Nov. 30, at 11 a.m. at the Lawrence Road Presbyterian Church, Lawrence, with Rev Nina Reeder, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Frenchtown Cemetery

Friends may gather for remembrances of Maria on Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Poulson and Van Hise Funeral Directors, 650 Lawrence Rd., Lawrence Township.

 

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