Mary Pelko

Mary (Thurchak) Pelko, 94, widow of Michael J. Pelko of Sanatoga Ridge, Pottstown formerly of Boyertown passed away on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 in her residence.
Born in Mahanoy, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Anna (Straty) Thurchak.
She was a machine operator/folder for over 10 years at the former Brown Sentry Knitting Mill, Pottstown. She was a member of St. Columbkill Roman Catholic Church, Boyertown. Mary was also a member of the church Altar Society.
Mary is survived by a son, Ronald M., husband of Doris M. Pelko of Boyertown; a daughter, Joan A., widow of Melvin G. Fern of Phoenixville; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Lorraine S. Gaugler, a brother, Steve Thurchak, and two sisters, Jennie Barakko and Susan Navitsky.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 at St. Columbkill Roman Catholic Church, 200 Indian Spring Road, Boyertown. Father Marty Kern will officiate.
A viewing will be Tuesday from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. at the church.
Burial will be in St. Aloysius (New) Cemetery, Pottstown.
Arrangements are being handled by the Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home, Inc., 111 N. Reading Ave., Boyertown.
Online condolences may be made at www.lwottfuneralhome.com.

Funeral Home

Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home, Inc.
111 North Reading Ave Boyertown, PA 19512
(610) 367-2345
Published in The Mercury from Oct. 20 to Oct. 21, 2012