Tabak Pauline Tabak, 87, of Westerville, formerly of Lowellville and Boardman, died Wednesday evening at the Kobacker House in Columbus. Pauline was born October 7, 1925 in Youngstown, a daughter of John and Anna Barvas Kamensky. She lived in Lowellville for most of her life until moving to Boardman in 1984. For the last 8 years she resided in Westerville to be near her daughter's family. Pauline was a homemaker, but during World War II, worked at Truscon Steel making tank parts for the War. She was an excellent baker, and enjoyed her senior lunch excursions with her friends at The Ravines. But most of all Pauline loved spending time with her great-grandchildren. Pauline was a friend to many and was well respected by all who knew her. She will be sadly missed by her family, especially Ava, Gemma, Reed, and Grace who affectionately called her GiGi, and to her many friends at The Ravines. Her husband Michael Tabak whom she married June 2, 1945 died June 9, 1989. She leaves one daughter, Tammy Tabak (Ron) Pusateri of Westerville; one son, James Tabak of McAllen, TX; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Katherine Adler of Bradley, CA. Besides her parents and husband, Pauline was preceded in death by five sisters Helen Koshar, Mary Bohac, Irene Bryer, Ann Dubie, Margaret Witkay and an infant sister. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, 10:30 a.m. at St. Charles Church with Father Philip Rogers officiating. Interment will follow at the Resurrection Cemetery. Friends will be received Sunday from 4-7 p.m. at the DAVIS-BECKER FUNERAL HOME, at our new location, 8536 Market Street, Boardman, OH 44512. A Prayer Service will be held Monday at 9:45 a.m. at the funeral home. Pauline's family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the physicians and nursing staff of the Kobacker House and Oncology 7 North at Riverside Hospital for their personal care and compassion. Contributions may be made to the Kobacker House, c/o Ohio Health Foundation, 180 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215 or to the donor's
. Condolences may be sent at www.beckerobits.com.
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Mar. 15, 2013