Gula Lona Watkavitch (1920 - 2014)

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Gula Lona Watkavitch, 94, Baumertown, died suddenly Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at her home.
Born April 7, 1920, in Baumertown, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Gertrude Buskirk Lovenduski. She was married to John J. Watkavitch on Jan. 3, 1942, in St. Joseph Church. He preceded her in death May 15, 2000.
She was a graduate of Bennetts Valley High School Class of 1939 and lived all her life in Baumertown.
She was a floor aide at St. Marys Hospital for 20 years, retiring in 1985.
She was a member of St. Joseph Church and enjoyed Polka dancing, crocheting and especially time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include three children: Joseph (Esther) Watkavitch, Ronald Watkavitch and Richard (Denise) Watkavitch, all of Baumertown; a brother, Thomas (Anna Mae) Lovenduski of Hollywood, Pa.; five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was also preceded in death by a son in infancy; a grandson, Joseph F. Watkavitch; three brothers: Paul, George and Joseph Lovenduski.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 3 at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, Penfield. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Force, with the Rev. Fr. William Sutherland as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Joseph Church Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Bennetts Valley Ambulance or the St. Joseph Church Cemetery.
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Ralph M Geer Funeral Home
12045 Bennetts Valley Hwy
Penfield, PA 15849
(814) 637-5401
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Published in The Courier Express from Oct. 1 to Oct. 2, 2014