Emma Toplek, 77, of Girard, died June 21, 2021, after fighting Multiple Myeloma since 2017. She was born in Germany on April 25, 1944. In 1952, she and her parents, Danica and Andreas Junger, settled in the Farrell-Sharon, Pennsylvania area. She graduated from Sharon High School and had a cosmetology license. On August 10, 1963, she married Paul Toplek at SS Peter and Paul Croatian Catholic Church in Youngstown, Ohio, and lived in the Liberty Township, Ohio area, where she and her husband raised a son and daughter. She volunteered at her church, and for some time taught CCD classes. Emma worked at Tri State Measurement, and later loved being a teacher's aide at Liberty Schools, from where she retired to become a caregiver to her elderly family. She enjoyed cross stitching, cooking, baking, and loved working in her flower garden. Emma was a kind and caring person to everyone she knew, and she will be especially missed by her loving family. She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband Paul; a daughter Dr. Mariana (Dr. Brent) Swartz, granddaughter Mackenzie Swartz, all of Bellefontaine, Ohio; her former daughter-in-law Karen, and a cousin in Croatia. She also leaves a niece Erika, and nephews Erik and Duane Delahunt. She was preceded in death by her beloved son Dr. Paul A. Toplek; her parents; her in-laws, James and Stella Toplek; an uncle, an aunt and many family members in Croatia. Graveside services will be held on Friday, June 25th, 12:00 PM, at Belmont Park Cemetery. Visit www.blackstonefuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send any expressions of sympathy to the family.
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