Mary Pavlyak Pantalos
Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home
515 High Street
Worthington, OH
PANTALOS Mary Pavlyak Pantalos, age 90, of Columbus, OH, died peacefully, Tuesday, January 15, 2013, closely following her husband Jim to eternal rest. Survived by daughter, Jacquie Reed of Fishers, IN; son, George Pantalos of Louisville, KY; and five grandchildren. Mary was born in Auburn, NY, the daughter of immigrants from Starina, Slovakia. Mary was a graduate of Auburn High School in 1940. Mary and Jim were married in 1946 following his return from WWII. After raising her family, she returned to work at The Ohio State University and then at Ashland Oil for 20 years. She joined Jim on many activities at The Ohio State University including honorary faculty advisor to the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity. Mary also helped out with many local charities, the Girls Scouts, and the Cub Scouts. Jim and Mary were members of St. James Episcopal Church upon arrival in Columbus, and have been active members of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in recent decades where she particularly enjoyed helping at the annual Greek Festival. Mary was an adult volunteer at COSI for many years and was one of the first volunteers to be recognized for 3000 hours of service. Calling hours will be at the RUTHERFORD-CORBIN FUNERAL HOME, 515 High Street in Worthington, from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, January 17, 2013. Funeral service will be celebrated at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 555 North High Street, Columbus, 11 a.m. Friday. Burial will take place at St. Nicholas Cemetery in Auburn, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mary's memory to the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church or St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, Cross and Cottage Streets, Auburn, NY 13021. Please visit to send on-line condolences.
Published by This Week Community Newspapers from Jan. 15 to Jan. 18, 2013.
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George, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee would like to express its heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your parents. Although no words could possibly help to ease your loss at this time, please know that you are in our thoughts.
March 13, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of your parents' passing, George, and I extend my deepest sympathy and sincere prayers to you, Diana, Amelia, Nathalie and Michael,
and for the repose of their souls.
You did so much for your parents, and your love and care show. May they rest in peace.
Gerry Williger
March 3, 2013
Aunt Mary, may you Rest in Peace with Uncle Jim. See you both in Heaven.
Love, Niece Mary, Manuel and Grand Nephew Mars William
January 19, 2013
To George and Jacquie, I was so sad to hear of your Mother's passing; as I was to hear of your Dad's. Two wonderful and loving people; loved by all who knew them. I will truly miss them so much. Memories of Mary and Jim, I will cherish in my heart forever.

Delores Fayson
Ashland Chemical Retiree
Delores Fayson
January 17, 2013
Dear George and family,
I'm so sad for the loss of such a wonderful pair. I was quite surprised to hear of Mary's passing and though I cannot make it to the visitation, please know that you are in my prayers. Their love and connection was truly an inspiration.
Jennifer Alford
January 17, 2013
God Bless you! Mary I will miss you.
Cathy Martin
January 16, 2013
Mary, you will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing you. I only spent a short time with you but the moments will last a lifetime. God Bless your family.
Cathy Martin
January 16, 2013
You will be missed.
Jake Peters
January 16, 2013
I am sorry to hear about the death of Mary, especially so close to the death of Jim. I know it's difficult for all of you, but they are together and at peace.
Ronda Griffith Bivens
January 16, 2013
Our prayers to you from Florida. Your parents were together for many years in life, separated for some but mercifully reunited for the last month/six weeks and then to now be together in death so closely. We can't imagine your heavy hearts. They loved you "kids" and your kids very much and we loved them/you too. May God's grace and comfort see you thru.
Ron and Susie Rabold
Susie Rabold
January 16, 2013
Prayers for you both George and Jacquie. We have had heavy hearts here in FL for a handful of losses since 1/1 but cannot imagine how your hearts are dealing with this. You were blessed with wonderful parents who loved you both very much. We loved them too. Sherry was an earth angel for both of them. God IS with you and will comfort you with HIS peace and grace. Together in life and oh so soon together in death. We love you George and Jacquie,Ron and Susie
Ron/Susie Rabold
January 16, 2013
I am sorry for the loss of your mother. I worked with her at Ashland and always enjoyed both of your folks. They were such a sweet couple.
Lisa Minshall
January 16, 2013
Dear George & Diana and Family,
I am saddened and my heart goes out to you! May God be with you all, and may your mother rest in peace!
God Bless,
Nancy Drugan Koehler
Nancy Drugan Koehler
January 16, 2013
George, Jacquie, & Faimly,

I'm sorry to learn of Mary's passing, so close to the loss of your father Jim. I've known your parents for over twenty-five years and share many fond memories of them through Ohio State and Alpha
Phi Omega. Mary was always right beside Jim or walking up behind him with a smile on her face. Her quick wit and reassuring words continue to guide me years later. I am sad that Mary is gone, but it is reassuring to know that they are still together in eternal life. Jim is leading the way and Mary right behind him as they continue their journey together. They will live on in the hearts and in the memories of the many friends whose lives they touched.

With deepest sympathy,
Jeff Zerla
Jeff Zerla
January 15, 2013
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