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GIRARD – Mary Stefanic, 96, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Autumn Hills Nursing after a long illness.

Mary was born June 17, 1917, in Gaylord, a coal mining town, the daughter of the late Stephen and Borbal Konkoly Bernay.

She was a 1936 graduate of East High School, a “Golden Bear” forever. Mary was very proud of this.

Mary worked at Republic Steel Truscon Division, General Manager at McKelvey Department Store, Benata Aluminum Company and she was a nurse at St. Elizabeth Health Center for 24 years.

She loved to spend time with her family. Mary was a member of St. Rose Church and Altar Rosary Society. Mary would visit the ill parishioners of St. Rose, the Home Visitation Program.

Mary is survived by her two sons, Stephen Stefanic and Michael Stefanic of Girard.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Michael Stefanic of 60 years of marriage; son, John Stefanic; two sisters, Margaret Miller and Elizabeth Bernay; two brothers, John and Stephen Bernay. All were from Youngstown.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Autumn Hills Nursing Home for the care given to Mary for over five years.

A Mass of a Christian Burial will be held on Thursday July 11, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. Rose Church, preceded by prayer service at 10:30 a.m. at the Blackstone Funeral Home.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Interment will be held at Calvary Cemetery.

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“My thoughts and prayers to your family for the loss of your mom/grandma, Mary, who graduated w/ both my mom(Kathryn Hofmaster) and Dad(Edward Ludt) from East High in the class of 1936. I am very sorry for your loss. Blessings, Linda Ludt Robb”

 » Linda Ludt Robb on July 9, 2013

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