Veronica Shevock, 100, of Carlisle passed away peacefully Sunday, March 2, 2014, at Chapel Pointe at Carlisle.
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She was born Saturday, July 19, 1913, in Luzerne, a daughter of the late George and Anna Kulikoski Kaporches. She was the widow of the late Frank A. Shevock Sr., who died April 1, 1981.
Veronica was a 1931 graduate of Luzerne High School.
Veronica loved nature. If she wasn't searching for a bargain in her neighborhood grocery or dollar store, she was out hiking "down country," as she called it, where she had a pond full of catfish that knew her voice. She loved to pick blueberries and go mushrooming. She enjoyed cooking for her family. We'll remember the kolaches, snowballs and chocolate chip cookies she made us for Christmas. Her gardens were full of climbing roses, sweet peas, dahlias and towering sunflowers. She grew immense tomatoes from seeds she saved every year. She loved her animals, too: her dog, JoJo, all the stray cats, and her squirrel, named Baby. She will be missed.
Veronica was of the Catholic faith all of her life.
Veronica is survived by her son, Frank A. Shevock Jr. and his wife, Patricia, Derwood, Md.; her son-in-law, Dr. John Forgach, Evanston, Wyo.; two grandchildren, Holly Slusser, wife of Col. Robert Slusser, and John J. Forgach III and his wife, Sandra Forgach; and two great-granddaughters, Kathryn Slusser and Penelope Forgach.
She was predeceased by her daughter, Louise Forgach; seven sisters, Margaret Walkonis, Mary Kulpon, Anna Mizzer, Irene Evanich, Joan Aggie Podskoch, Albina Watson and Isabelle Symczyk; and one brother, Joseph Kaporches.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Henry Chapel at Chapel Pointe, 770 S. Hanover St., Carlisle. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Plymouth.
Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to www.petswithdisabilities.org or to the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, 5051 Letterkenny Road, Chambersburg, PA 17201, in Veronica Shevock's name.
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Ewing Brothers Funeral Home
630 South Hanover Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
Published in Citizens' Voice on Mar. 6, 2014