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YOUNGSTOWN - Ethel J. Macek, 94, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at her home.

Ethel was born March 11, 1924, in Youngstown, a daughter of Matthew and Mary Kozak Holecko.

A lifelong Youngstown resident, she was a 1942 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School, and was a dedicated homemaker.

She was a longtime member of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish at St. Matthias Catholic Church in Youngstown, the First Catholic Slovak, and the Slovak Catholic Sokol.

Ethel enjoyed golfing in her younger years and more recently enjoyed shopping, casino trips, and playing bingo.

Her husband, Thomas V. Macek, whom she married June 9, 1956, preceded her in death on Oct. 9, 2003.

She is survived by her son, Thomas D. Macek of Austintown and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Ethel was preceded in death by six brothers, John, Frank, Tom, Richy, Leonard, and Edward; and seven sisters, Mary, Annie, Agnes, Margaret, Helen, Geraldine, and Mildred.

Per Ethel’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or services. A private committal service will be held for the family at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by the Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, Poland Chapel.

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The last of 14

“You may have been the last of 14 , but you will be remembered as one of a very special family. I am proud to carry the family name and will always have the deepest respect for your father, my grandfather, and subsequently named my son after him, Matthew M, Holecko II. Being a part of the Holecko family for many years has left me with a treasure of wonderful memories, which include your wedding, the birth of your son, the holiday parties and of course fishing with your husband. As we age, the thing we treasure is our memories. Thanks to you and the family, I have more than enough to last me my lifetime. Rest in eternal peace Aunt Ethel.”

 » Robert G Holecko (nephew) on December 12, 2018

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