GIRARD - Mary Ann Finn Ponikvar, 84, of Girard, passed away on Thursday (Oct. 30, 2014) at Pleasant Ridge Manor West.
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She was born on Feb. 21, 1930, in Clermont, a daughter of the late Benton and Elsie Sheldon Finn.
Mary Ann grew up in the Clermont, later she moved to Girard area where there was more work for her husband. She worked odds and ends, cleaning and picking grapes until she began working at EMSCO. Mary Ann worked at EMSCO for 20 years before she retired. She enjoyed gardening, canning, being outside, bingo, gambling, watching NASCAR, country and western music, playing card games and playing dice.
She is survived by her two daughters, Betty Northcott of Tuscon, Ariz., and Joan (Richard) Knox of Meadville; son, Francis Ponikvar of Girard; eight grandchildren, Jeri Magoon, Peggy Hall, Courtney Ralston, Colleen Leitner, Adam Ponikvar, Corey Ponikvar, Hilary Herman and Daniel Ponikvar; eight great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death in 1988 by her husband, Charles J. Ponikvar, whom she married on Aug. 15, 1947 in Kane, Pa, as well as her close friend George Pacansky in 2011, and her four brothers, Howard Finn, Edward Finn, Kenneth Finn and Gorden Finn; five sisters, Dolly Walker, Marie Ort, Ruth Bateman, Mildred Nelson and Marge English; her son-in-law, Arne Northcott; and great-granddaughter Hope Magoon.
Calling hours and services were held at Edder Funeral Home Inc. Girard.
Memorials may be made to
of Western PA, Riverwalk Corporate Center 333E, Carson St, STE 441, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
To send condolences visit www.edderfuneralhome.com
Edder Funeral Home
309 Main Street
Girard, PA 16417
Published in The Bradford Era from Nov. 6 to Dec. 4, 2014