Mary E. Gonci 1932-2021

ALLIANCE — Mary E. Krispinsky Gonci, 89, surrounded by her family, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021.

Born Aug. 5, 1932, in Youngstown to John and Mary Somsky Krispinsky, she lived in Alliance most of her life. She was a 1950 graduate of Wilson High School in Youngstown.

Mary was a member of Regina Coeli Catholic Church and served as a Eucharistic minister and sacristan. She belonged to the Catholic Women’s Club, Infant of Prague Guild, Altar and Rosary Society, as well as the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary. Mary participated in the Alliance Senior Bowling and the “Wednesday Night” Parkway Bowling Leagues. She was also a member of the Alliance Friends Church exercise group, as well as the Alliance Senior Center, where she sang in their choir.

Mary loved spending time with her family, close friends and her pets. She always looked forward to attending church, participating with her exercise group, as well as taking part in her volunteer activities. She volunteered at the Red Cross, Chamber of Commerce and the Stark County Board of Elections.

Her passions included gardening, baking, traveling, playing cards, game shows, bowling and sitting on her deck enjoying the outdoors with a cup of coffee.

Survivors include her children, Kathy (Ed) Eissmann of Snohomish, Wash., Barb Brown of Alliance, Rob (Shelley) Gonci of Charlotte, N.C. and Lori (Brent) Horvath of Twinsburg; 10 grandchildren, Erik Eissmann, Troy (Jennifer) Eissmann, Brian Eissmann, Allyson (Jayson) Gray, Morgan (Anthony) Whitten, Pierce Gonci, Skyler Gonci, Paige Gonci, Tyler Horvath and Trevor Horvath; four great-grandchildren, Tanner Whitten, Evelyn Whitten, Milena Whitten and Wyatt Gray; special friend, Chuck Dougherty; brother-in-law, John Kramer; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Robert A. Gonci; her parents; five brothers, Paul, Al, Fred, Ben and Joe; two sisters, Gen and Louise; brother-in-law, Andy Gonci; and sister-in-law, Margaret Kramer.

The family will receive friends 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, at Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home. Her Mass of Christian burial will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, at Regina Coeli Catholic Church, with the Rev. G. David Weikart as celebrant.

Burial will immediately follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Stark County Humane Society, www.starkhumane.org, 5100 Peach St. NE, Louisville, OH 44641.

You are invited to view Mary’s tribute wall, offer condolences and share memories at www.sharerfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by the Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home.

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