MARIE CATHERINE HOVICK, 88, of LaPalma, Calif., and formerly of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Thursday. Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Helen Ciezlak Kulak. Marie had been employed in retail sales. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Hovick, in 2001. Surviving are a daugher, Diane Prince, Cypress, Calif.; four grandsons; one great-grandchild.
Committal services and interment will be held Friday at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Arrangements have been entrusted to Bednarski & Thomas Funeral Home, 27 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre.