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BOARDMAN - There will be a memorial Mass at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Christine Church for Priscilla Switka, 75, who passed away Tuesday morning at Mercy Health - St. Elizabeth Health Center.
She was born Jan. 12, 1943, in Salinas, Puerto Rico, a daughter of Felix and Onelia Perez Vazquez.
Priscilla was employed in the Nutrition Services Department at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, retiring in 1989.
She was president of the Rose DeLima Damas. Priscilla enjoyed reading, baking, Sudoku and cross-word puzzles. She also enjoyed music and dancing but most especially spending time with her grandchildren.
Priscilla is survived by her daughters, Rose Kapturasky of Austintown and Maria (Ronnie) Barber of Canfield; her son, Benjamin (Shannon) Switka of Boardman; her sisters, Mara (Ed) Ostrowski of Campbell and Dixiana (Pedro) Rivera of Orlando, Fla.; her grandchildren, Alexander Barber, Jared Kapt, Alaina Kapt, Nicolas Barber, Peyton Switka, Maxwell Switka and Cole Barber; her great-grandson, Cayson; 15 nieces and nephews; many great-nieces and great-nephews; and her god-daughter, Cindy Violette.
Besides her parents, Priscilla was preceded in death by her brother, Jorge Vazquez; her sister, Damaris Lopez; and her dear friends, Sally (John) Gotch and Mary Lou Potts.
The family would like to thank Priscillas many good friends, especially Francis Ortiz and Candy Hruska and also the nurses in the I.C.U. at St. Elizabeth Health Center.
Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, prior to the Mass at the church.
Arrangements are by the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.
Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.
From Dr. Sansone's office
“ My sincere condolences to the family. Priscilla always inspired me with her beautiful smile and positive outlook. Sincerely, Mary ”
» Mary Johnson on May 19, 2018