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Mary K. (Klecka) PavelekJanuary 29, 1914 ~ February 25, 2017 (age 103)
Mary K. Pavelek, New Castle formerly of Fredonia passed away on February 25, 2017 at Jameson Care Center in New Castle, Pa. She was 103.
Mary was the eldest of five siblings, born on January 29, 1914 to the late Adolph and Agnes Vopicka Klecka. She was born in Dillonvale, Ohio where she also attended school. Mary worked in the family business until her marriage to Andrew A. Pavelek on October 26, 1935. Mary K. , her husband, and family moved to a small farm in Fairview Township near Fredonia, Pa. in 1939.
Mary had a large vegetable garden and lots of flowers to enjoy.
Mary was past President of Mercer County Homemakers Association. Mary was a member of First Presyterian Church in Fredonia where she belonged to the quilting circle of the church. She also enjoyed crocheting. Mary was an accomplished seamstress making nearly all of her own clothing. Mary's specialty was quilting, she made more than 27 quilts for her family and friends.
Mary a kind and gentle soul always had something for who ever happened to drop in to visit. In earlier years she made decorated birthday cakes for her grandchildren. Mary traveled through out the United States and Canada.
Mary leaves to cherish her memory four children, Rose M. Michaels and her husband Lloyd, June Pavelek, Andrew and his wife Peggy all in New Castle, and Michael in Fredonia. Five grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and eight great great grandchildren, also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1958, three sisters , one brother and a grand daughter Patricia Michaels List.
Mary requested no visiting hours. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Robert Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 169 Second Street, Fredonia, Pa. Mary will be laid to rest next to her husband at the Millbank Cemetery in Fredonia. Condolences may be expressed at snyderfh.com