Mary Barkowski, 96, of Jessup died Wednesday August 7, 2019 at the Mid-Valley Health Care Center. She was the widow of Ambrose Barkowski who died in 1982.
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Born in Jessup, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Rose Katchmar Pezak. She was a graduate of Jessup High School. Mary loved working for her brother, Joe, who was the proprietor of the Weldwood Lounge and Valentino’s Restaurant.
Surviving are son Gregory Barkowski and wife Ellie, Jessup; grandchildren Greg Barkowski Jr., Jessup, Amy Rose Borick and husband Tim, Peckville, and Mark Barkowski and wife Giovann, Peckville; great-grandsons Matthew, Anthony, Ethan, Jack, and Clayton. Also surviving are brothers Nicholas Pezak and wife Marie, and Stanley Pezak and wife Ann; sisters-in-law Natalie and Alice Pezak; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by brothers John, Michael, Fred, Walter, Victor, and Joseph.
The funeral will be Tuesday at 9:00 am in the Arthur A. Albini Funeral Home, 1003 Church Street, Jessup with a Panachida service held at 9:30 am. Divine Liturgy will follow at 10 am in Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church, First Avenue, Jessup. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery, Jessup.
Friends may call Monday from 5 - 7 pm. Parastas service will be held at 4:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 340 Montage Mountain Road, Moosic, PA 18507.