Elizabeth "Liz" St. Martin

  • Born: August 11, 1944
  • Died: January 5, 2020
  • Location: Springfield (formerly Moylan), Pennsylvania

Cavanagh Patterson Family Funeral Homes

43 E. Baltimore Ave
Media, PA 19063

Tel. (610) 566-3400

Tribute & Message From The Family

Elizabeth A. St. Martin "Liz", 75 of Springfield (formerly of Moylan, PA) passed away on Sunday January 5, 2020 at the Springfield Hospital. She was born August 11, 1944 in Philadelphia to the late Edward & Virginia (Stoll) Gargiulo. She was the wife of Stephen St. Martin and was predeceased in 1994 by her first husband, Christopher P. Wahmann.

In addition to her parents and first husband, Liz was predeceased by her brother, John Gargiulo.
Liz grew up in Rutledge, PA, attended Swarthmore High School, Peirce School of Business Administration and the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.
During her life, Liz combined her interests with her work. Liz was owner of "A Sewing Bee" fine fabric store in Media which she later expanded to include the design and sewing of wedding gowns. At the age of 35, Liz took up Tennis, eventually becoming a Teaching Pro. She coached tennis at Delaware County Community College, Bryn Mawr College (where she also coached Badminton), Cardinal O'Hara High School and Penncrest High School. She also ran Tennis programs at Granite Run Tennis Club in Media, Rose Valley Swim & Tennis Club, and at the Healthplex in Springfield.

In addition to Tennis and Badminton, Liz enjoyed Gardening, the Opera, and she was especially fond of Boating and fishing on the Chesapeake Bay.
She was a member of Nativity BVM Parish in Media, PA

Survivors include her husband, Stephen E. St. Martin; her children: Paul C. Wahmann and his wife Tracy of Denver, CO and Laura Wahmann and her fiancé, Johnny Lopes of Haleiwa, HI.; Grandchildren: Elias W. Fonseca, Alex Wahmann, and Antonio Zagami; Brothers: Edward P. Gargiulo and his wife Patricia, Paul Gargiulo and his wife Donna, James Gargiulo and his wife Rosemary, and Thomas Gargiulo; Sister-in-Law: Kathie Gargiulo. She is also survived by numerous loving Nephews, Nieces, Grand Nephews and Grand Nieces.

Family and friends are invited to her viewing on Thursday from 6 to 8 PM at the Cavanagh Patterson Family funeral home 43 E. Baltimore Ave., Media. An additional viewing will be Friday from 9:30 – 10:45 AM at Nativity BVM Catholic Church Franklin & Monroe Streets., Media. Funeral Mass will immediately follow at 11 AM. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Liz's memory may be made to: Nativity BVM Church, 30 E. Franklin St, Media, PA 19063, or to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 97104, Washington, DC 20090 ( www.wish.org )


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Michelle, Thank for sharing your experience, and especially thank you for your prayers. Steve St. Martin

Posted by Stephen St Martin - SPRINGFIELD, PA   January 11, 2020


My name is Michelle (DiCocco) Stephens and Liz was my first tennis coach. As a freshman at O'Hara, I never played tennis before and because she believed in me and privately coached me, I became first in the district within my first year of playing tennis. Under her coaching, we won O'Hara's first (I believe) Catholic Academy League Championship in tennis my Junior year. Because of her influence and guidance, I played Division I tennis at Georgetown University. I credit her with the incredible opportunities and successes that have come from going to Georgetown and playing tennis because she was the catalyst that led me to fall in love with the game. She coached me well not only for the game but for what I experienced beyond the game of tennis. I'll never forget how she deeply cared for me and our whole team. I've cried with her and experienced overwhelming joy with her and for that I am so grateful. I am praying for the family and friends of Liz...that they experience overwhelming peace and wisdom during this difficult time.
With love,

Posted by Michelle Stephens - San Francisco, CA - Friend   January 09, 2020

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