Mary Stefanick

Columbiana Mary Stefanick, 87, formerly of Beechwood Drive, died at 10:18 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at the Salem Community Hospital.

Mrs. Stefanick was born April 28, 1926 in Dunbar, PA, a daughter of the late James and Mary Pietracak Kolat and had lived in the Columbiana area for 25 years, coming from Youngstown.

She first started working at the Youngstown Sheet & Tube Campbell Works as a cook in the canteen. She was then employed by the Youngstown Board of Education at Scienceville Junior High School and Mary Haddow Elementary School on the custodial staff. Her final employment was at Heck’s Restaurant, Columbiana as a baker. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church, Columbiana and also the Red Hat Society. She was also crowned as Parkside Heath Care Center Senior Prom Queen. She enjoyed cooking, canning, baking, crocheting, gardening, and especially spending time with her family.

Her husband, Mike Stefanick, Jr. whom she married October 31, 1945 died May 21, 2001.

She is survived by two daughters, Julia (Richard) Paris of Lisbon, Anna (Kenneth) Yacavone of Poland; two sons, Charles E. (Connie) Stefanick of Columbiana and Daniel Stefanick of Elloree, SC; a brother, Henry Kolat of Poland; seven grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a son, John Stefanick; a sister, Rose Malachin; her twin sister, Martha Stiner; and eight brothers, Stanley, Joseph, Walter, John, Frank, Andrew, James, and Robert Kolat.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 10, 2013 at St. Jude Catholic Church, Columbiana. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Youngstown. Friends may call at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana from 6-8 p.m. on Friday and from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Saturday.

The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of the Parkside Health Care Center for the caring and compassionate care given to their mother these past six years.

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