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Mary (Thurchak) Pelko

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Mary (Thurchak) Pelko, 94, widow of Michael J. Pelko of Sanatoga Ridge, Pottstown, formerly of Boyertown, passed away Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 in her residence.
Born in Mahanoy City, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Anna (Straty) and Steve Thurchak.
She was a machine operator/folder for over 10 years at the former Brown Sentry Knitting Mill in 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 and seven great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Lorraine S. Gaugler. She was also predeceased by her brothers, Steven, Andrew and Michael Thurchak, and her sisters, Jennie Baranko, Susan Navitsky, Julie Wasaline and Anna LaBauda
A Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 at St. Columbkill Roman Catholic Church, 200 Indian Spring Road, Boyertown. The Rev. Marty Kern will officiate.
A viewing will be Tuesday between 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 North Reading Avenue, Boyertown.
Online condolences may be made at www.lwottfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Mercury on Oct. 22, 2012
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