Martin Rolfs Massaglia, accepting, actor, affirming, animated feature enthusiast, barrier breaker, "Bobo," born and raised in Kansas, baker of perfect cookies, Bocce referee, CBA embracer, Central American advocate, civil rights promoter, coffee connoisseur, cook, cool co-worker, courageous, counselor/advisor, Doctor of Divinity, drum major, Eastern Baptist Theological seminarian, El Salvadoran refugee accompanier, fretter, friend, Fort Hays State University Theater graduate, inclusive, gay rights supporter, hero, Italian, inspirational, independent, journalist, leader, liberal Democrat, I'd N.Y.C., lover of family, loving, made us laugh, magnificent speaker, music devotee, nonjudgmental, opinionated, parallel parking instructor, Pearl Buck collector, percussionist, Pinochle player, playwright, poet, profound, prolific writer, proud son of a J.C. Penny manager, "POP," served in Heidelberg, small group advocate, Soldier, sports fan, stage director, standard bearer for diversity, strong, supportive, swimmer, tattooed, teacher, Theater lover, U.S. Army veteran, voracious reader, wonderful & encouraging husband, father, grandfather, brother, son, word-meister, world traveler, wouldn't allow his disease to define him -- WOW!
Martin was the beloved husband of Kay Rolfs Massaglia of University Hts., OH and the dear father of Emily Massaglia (fiancé, Christopher Scales) of Philadelphia, PA, Natalie Massaglia Jones (Robert Jones) of Royersford, PA, and Lucas Massaglia of San Diego, CA. Dear "Pop" of Julian and Adrian Jones and dear brother of Michael Massaglia (Vivian), Mark Massaglia (Amy) and Matthew Massaglia (Jacque).
The family prefers that those who wish may make contributions in his name to The AMOS Health and Hope ministry or The Arts Outreach Program, both of The First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland, 3630 Fairmount Blvd., Shaker Hts., OH 44118, where Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 12th at 2 PM. (music begins at 1:30pm)
The family will receive friends at the church, Tuesday February 11th from 5 TO 8 p.m.
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