Marie Pencak Pfeil of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Plymouth, passed into the hands of the Lord on Saturday, March 9, 2013.
Born in Plymouth on July 4, 1933, the daughter of the late John and Mary Carver Pencak, she was educated in Plymouth schools and graduated from Plymouth High School in 1951.
Shortly after graduation, Marie traveled to Washington, D.C., where she began her secretarial career working for various government agencies, including the Department of Justice at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Naval Research Laboratories and the Department of Health, Education and Welfare.
She was married to the late Norman Pfeil for more than 46 years. After retirement, Marie and Norman enjoyed traveling the country in their RV. They eventually made their home in Bradenton, Fla.
Marie enjoyed doing volunteer work for several charitable organizations and was also very active in her church, overseeing the food concession operation during bingo games. She enjoyed playing bingo with her friends, occasionally visiting the local casinos, and knitting and crocheting. She was especially proud of her unique afghan patterns.
Marie was preceded in death by, in addition to her husband, Norman, in 1996, and her parents, by her daughter, Terri, and granddaughter, Kelly.
She is survived by her son, Donald and his wife, Helen, and grandson, Daniel, Bradenton, Fla. She is also survived by her brother, Walter and his wife, Barbara, Hanover Township.
Family and friends gathered to bid farewell to Marie on Saturday, March 16, at Toale Brothers Funeral Chapel, Bradenton, Fla. Graveside services were held at Mansion Memorial Park Cemetery, Ellenton, Fla., with the Rev. Joseph F. Connolly officiating.