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Mary Hodak

Mary Rose Hodak (Boruch)

Wednesday, May 13th, 1925 - Friday, May 24th, 2019
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Obituary

Mary Rose (Boruch) Hodak, 94, of Dixonville, passed away Friday, May 24, 2019 at Indiana Regional Medical Center. She was the wife of Michael Hodak, who passed away on September 21, 2001. A daughter of the late Peter and Anna (Sarnovsky) Boruch, Mary was born May 13, 1925.

Mary graduated from Green Township High School. She was a homemaker and co-owner of the former Hodak’s Market in Dixonville with her husband, which they operated from 1947-1997. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Mary made excellent Slovak food. She enjoyed visiting with customers at the store and loved to eat out. She had a strong faith and she read the newspaper every day. She loved watching Wheel of Fortune.

During WW II, Mary manufactured bullets in a Latrobe factory. She also worked in Ohio where she helped build airplanes for the war effort and later worked as a secretary at Clark-Controller Company in Warren, Ohio. After the war, she returned to Pennsylvania and worked as a waitress at Stapleton’s Restaurant in Indiana.

She has been a member of St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church since March 5, 1995. She had been a lifetime member of Sacred Heart Church in Dixonville until its closing in March of 1995.

In addition to her husband of 54 years and her parents, Mary was preceded in death by the following siblings: George (Judy) Boruch, Irene (Harry) Rorabaugh, Peter (Edna) Boruch, nine month old infant Stevie Boruch, Steve (Rose) Boruch, John Boruch and Robert Boruch.

Mary is survived by her children Mary Jane Hodak, of Dixonville; Michael Hodak (Doreen), of Indiana; and, Judith Hodak, of Dixonville. Brothers-in-law Nick (Mary) Hodak and George (Christine) Hodak numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends also survive her.

Friends will be received Tuesday, May 28 at the Rairigh- Bence Funeral Home of Clymer from 3-6PM. Rosary will be recited on Tuesday at 2:30 by the CDA #339 Court St. Bernard, prior to visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church, Indiana on Wednesday, May 29 at 11AM. Interment will be at St. Bernard Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church, 200 Clairvaux Drive, Indiana, PA 15701 or a charity of choice.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Rairigh-Bence Funeral Home of Clymer
    Address
    655 Franklin Street
    CLYMER, PA 15728
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  • Service

    Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    St. Bernard of Clairvaux Roman Catholic Church
    Address
    Clairvaux Drive
    INDIANA, PA 15701
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  • Interment

    Location
    St. Bernard Cemetery
    Address
    200 Clairvaux Drive
    Indiana, PA 15701
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Donations are being accepted for: 3655 ST BERNARD OF CLAIRVAUX CONF.

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Patricia Khourie

Posted at 12:36pm
To Mary Jane, Michael and my Aunt Mary's entire grieving family:
I am sorry for your loss and share in your pain. Aunt Mary was a very loved sister by my father, Pete. I can fondly recall playing at her house before we moved to Ohio. I always loved discovering the glass hidden in the Breeze detergent box with her, too! My husband, Ralph's condition prevents me from attending her funeral mass today as he cannot be alone for that long of a period and cannot travel with us. My daughter, Michelle, and I will be praying for Aunt Mary at one of our special Latin masses being offered tomorrow evening here with our new Bishop. My cousin, Shirley, was at the showing in Clymer and commented on how nice everything was that you had selected. Joan and I will tell our mom (Edna) of her passing when Sister Dolly feels she is having a good day at the Extended Care Facility at the Shrine. Perhaps we will see you when we visit again.

Patty (Boruch) Khourie

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724-349-2000 Rairigh - Bence Funeral Home, Inc. of Indiana
965 Philadelphia St
Indiana, PA 15701-3935
Email: rairighfd@gmail.com
724-349-2000 Rairigh - Bence Funeral Home, Inc. of Indiana
965 Philadelphia St
Indiana, PA 15701-3935
Email: rairighfd@gmail.com