Mary B. Pelan Palovich

  • September 16, 2013

Mary B. Pelan Palovich

Member of Cokeburg Presbyterian Church

Mary B. Pelan Palovich, 89, of Cokeburg, died Saturday, September 14, 2013, in her home.

She was born August 5, 1924, in Canonsburg, a daughter of the late Valentine and Karolina Sajn Pelan.

Mrs. Palovich was a graduate of Pittsburgh Beauty Academy and, for many years, was employed as a hairstylist for Mary’s Beauty Shop in Canonsburg. For several years, she was employed by Continental Can of Canonsburg.

During World War II, she worked as a welder at Neville Island in Pittsburgh.

She was a member of Cokeburg Presbyterian Church, former member and past president of Cokeburg Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and a member of St. George Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge 354 in Cokeburg and SNPJ Lodge.

Mrs. Palovich enjoyed ceramics, polka music and dancing, flower gardening, humming birds, family gatherings and loved her nieces, nephews and neighbors.

On July 3, 1965, she married Frank “Sam” Palovich, who died September 9, 2013.

Surviving are two sisters, Josephine Berardinelli (Dick) of Cokeburg and Frances Delfine (Michael) of Baden.

Deceased, in addition to her parents and husband, are four sisters, Annie, Mildred and Bertha Pelan and Carolyn Marshall.

Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main Street, Bentleyville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 18. Interment will follow in Beallsville Cemetery.

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