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Pekunece, Paul - Wayland  
Paul Pekunece, 89, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, February 13, 2015 following a period of declining health. He was born in Lawrence, MA on May 29, 1925 the son of the late Nikifor Pekunece and Annie (Diniswich) Pekunece. Paul was the beloved husband for 59 years of the late Sylvia Sonia (Gens) Pekunece who died on August 13, 2013. He was the devoted father of Steven Pekunece and his wife Dawn M. Pekunece of Holliston and Dana L. Pekunece and his longtime companion Monica Mastrangelo of Boca Raton, FL. Cherished grandfather of Craig C. Pekunece of San Diego, CA and Jamie R. Pekunece of Los Angeles, CA. Also survived by his sister-in-law Betty Young and her husband Elliott of Natick; uncle of Diane and Susan Young of Natick; Marsha Whelan of Stoneham and Michael Gens of Jaffrey NH. Paul has been a resident of Wayland for over 50 years and spent his formative years in Lawrence where he graduated from Lawrence High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army with the Headquarters Battery 2274th Hawaiian Seacoast Artillery Command during World War II. Upon his discharge in 1946, he was able to attend Burdett Business School in Boston on the GI Bill. He had a long and distinguished career of 30 years with the Department of Defense at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford retiring in 1984. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed watching all of the New England sports teams, and especially loved playing cards with his wife. He was devoted to his family and will be greatly missed by all of them. Private family services will be held at the convenience of his family and he will be interred next to his wife at the Pekunece family lot in Lakeview Cemetery in Wayland. In lieu of flowers, his family kindly suggests that memorial gifts in Pauls memory may be sent to the Society for the Blind, 1238 S Street, Sacramento, CA 95811 and would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the care of the John C. Bryant Funeral Home of Wayland. For online condolences please visit www.johncbryant .
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Published in The Sudbury Town Crier from Feb. 21 to Feb. 28, 2015

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Korklan, Marilyn - Framingham  
Marilyn Korklan, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother was beloved by her family and friends. Married to the late Elliot S. Korklan for 67 years, her devotion to her husband and family was the central focus of her life. Born in Boston, she grew up in Dorchester with parents Ida and Morris Cohen and brothers David and Sidney. She took secretarial courses and became a bookkeeper. She married Elliot Korklan and after an extended honeymoon across the US and Mexico, they moved out West to Framingham. Her business acumen steered Elliots vision as they worked side-by-side to establish Korday Studio, a portrait photography studio that over the next 40 years evolved into New Englands largest color lab. She was Vice President and Secretary of their business until they retired in the mid 1990s to Tucson, Arizona where they spent 20 golden years enjoying the weather, making new friends and walking daily in Sabino Canyon. Marilyn was an active member of Temple Beth Shalom in Framingham, and life member of Hadassah. Within the community, she made life-long friends including her weekly bridge group with whom she played for the past 62 years. She was an avid reader and crossword enthusiast. Marilyns family and friends were her joy and delight. Devoted to her husband and daughters, she adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. During their years in Framingham, she and Elliot delighted in hosting large get-togethers for extended family and friends. Marilyn is survived by daughters Lisa Korklan and Paula Korklan-Hochberg and their husbands Allen Leonard and Jason Hochberg, her brother Sidney Cohen and family, her grandchildren Julie and Mike Mandello, Michael and Katherine Leonard, Lang and Maria Leonard, and great-grandchildren Gabriela, Alicia and Lang Diego. Graveside services on Thursday, February 19 at 11:00 AM at Framingham-Natick Jewish Cemetery, 20 Windsor Ave, Natick. Memorial observance Thursday evening 6:30-9pm, Friday 1-3:30pm and Saturday 6:30-9pm at the home of Lisa Korklan and Allen Leonard. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Tufts Cardiovascular Center, Boston or to Congregation Beth El of the Sudbury River Valley, Sudbury.
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Published in The Sudbury Town Crier from Feb. 17 to Feb. 26, 2015
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