Marie Pencak Pfeil, of Bradenton, Fla. and formerly of Plymouth, passed into the hands of the Lord on March 9, 2013.
Born in Plymouth on July 4, 1933, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary Carver Pencak. She was educated in Plymouth schools and graduated from Plymouth High in 1951.
Shortly after graduation, Marie traveled to Washington, D.C., where she began her secretarial career working for various government agencies, including the Department of Justice (FBI), Naval Research Laboratories (NRL) and the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW).
She was married to the late Norman Pfeil for more than 46 years. After retirement, Marie and Norman enjoyed traveling the country in their RV. They eventually made their home in Bradenton, Fla.
Marie enjoyed doing volunteer work for several charitable organizations and was very active in her church, overseeing the food concession operations during bingo games. She enjoyed playing bingo with her friends, occasionally visiting the local casinos and knitting and crocheting. She was especially proud of her unique afghan patterns.
In addition to her husband, Norman, who passed away in 1996, and her parents, Marie was preceded in death by her daughter, Terri, and granddaughter, Kelly.
She is survived by her son, Donald, and his wife, Helen, and grandson, Daniel, of Bradenton. She is also survived by her brother, Walter, and his wife, Barbara, of Hanover Township.
Family and friends gathered to bid farewell to Marie on March 16 at Toale Brothers Funeral Chapel, Bradenton. Graveside services were held at Mansion Memorial Park Cemetery in Ellenton, Fla., with Father Joseph F. Connolly officiating.
Toale Brothers Funeral Homes
Published in Times Leader on Mar. 28, 2013