Margaret Polovitch, 85, a resident at Mountain View Care Center, formerly of the Tripp Park section of Scranton, died Sunday at the center. Her husband of more than 55 years, Edward G. Polovitch, died March 26, 2008.
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Born in Scranton, daughter of the late George and Thelma Dailey Evans, she was an Army wife, having lived in Georgia and also France for two years. Before retirement, she was employed by Sturdi Wear of Scranton. She was a member of St. Matthew's United Evangelical Lutheran Church.
She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. Margaret enjoyed shopping, chicken parm dinners after shopping, jelly beans, ironing and bingo. She was at her happiest rocking her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, singing them "Rock-a-bye Baby," going to the beach with her family and friends and impromptu backyard parties with her Luzerne Street neighbors.
Margaret's family would like to thank the staff of Mountain View Care Center for its compassionate care during her seven-year stay.
Surviving are two daughters, Carol Davis and husband, Rick, Factoryville; and Margie Keiper and husband, John, Ransom Twp.; a son, Edward Polovitch and wife, Joan, Scranton; a stepdaughter, Marie Kime and husband, Donald, Jessup; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, George A. Evans; and a sister, Jean Foote.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Solfanelli-Fiorillo Funeral Home Inc., 1030 N. Main Ave., Scranton, with the Rev. Lester Stephenson, pastor of St. Matthew's United Evangelical Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment, Dunmore Cemetery.
Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m.
Visit www.solfanellifio rillofuneralhome.com for information, directions or to send an online condolence.
Published in Scranton Times on Mar. 4, 2014
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