Pauline Syrko

Pauline M Syrko

Tuesday, July 9th, 1929 - Friday, January 18th, 2019
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Obituary

Pauline M Syrko, age 89, of Donora, PA, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 18, 2019, at her home with her loving family at her side.

She was born July 9, 1929 in Monessen, PA the daughter of the late John and Sophia (Kenes) Turanin.

Pauline (affectionately known as Baba to many) was a member of St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church in Donora, where she was a member of the church choir which was special to her since her youth, Ladies Club and the Cana Sodality both of St. Michael Church .

She was employed at Sears Roebuck & Co. and then at Bucks Garage of Webster.

One of her greatest joys was spending time with her family and cooking Sunday dinner. She loved taking photographs of the many family events. (Sorry Barry and Sandi about your wedding pictures! Mom made me).

Pauline liked to listen to Polka music on Sunday mornings with Joe. She would frequently tape masses and choir music which she would use to bring joy to others.

In addition to her parents, Pauline was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph C. Syrko Jr.; father and mother in law, Joseph C. and Mary (Buck) Syrko; sisters Sophie (Harry) Markinack, Ann (Timothy) Donahoe, Madeline (Charles) Reppert and two infant sisters Mary and Mary; a brother John G. Turanin; and a special friend David Haworth.

Survivors include her son, David J. (Donna Coleman) Syrko,of Donora, PA; daughter, Linda A. (Jeffrey) Koceski of Monongahela, PA; daughter-in- law Kimberly J. Syrko of Donora, 6 grandchildren, David J. (Felicia) Syrko Jr., Stephanie (Jeremy) Layne, Joseph W. ( Paula Fugazzotto) Syrko, Matthew (Jamie) Koceski, Ryan and Caitlin Koceski; 4 great grandchildren, Leif and Alexis Syrko and Logan and Lucas Koceski; a sister, Irene ( Edward-deceased )Wigginton of TX; two brothers, Michael (Nancy) Turanin of NJ and William Turanin of FL; 2 sisters-in-law, Pauline D. Koval and Rose Turanin; also many special nieces and nephews.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Anthony L. Massafra Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Inc., 40 Second Street Extension, Donora, PA 15033 (724) 379-6900 where the family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, and from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Monday, January 21, 2019.
A Panachida Service will be held in the funeral home on Tuesday January 22, 2019 at 12 Noon followed by a Funeral Liturgy at 12:30 PM at St. Michael Byzantine Rite Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Stephen Wahal celebrating.

Interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery, Donora, PA

To share a condolence please visit www.massafrafuneralhome.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, January 21st, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Monday, January 21st, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    Anthony L. Massafra Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Inc.
    Address
    40 Second Street Extension
    Donora, PA 15033
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Monday, January 21st, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Monday, January 21st, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Anthony L. Massafra Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Inc.
    Address
    40 Second Street Extension
    Donora, PA 15033
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 | 12:30pm
    When
    Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 12:30pm
    Location
    St. Michael Byzantine Rite Catholic Church
    Address
    511 Murray Avenue
    Donora, PA 15033
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. Fr. Stephen Wahal
  • Interment

    Location
    St. Michael Cemetery
    Donora, PA 15033

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FRANK O GORASH III

Posted at 05:25pm
"MEMORY ETERNAL" "MAY SHE REST IN PEACE WITH THE LORD" RESPECTFULLY. FRANK O. GORASH III & SON,TYLER MICHAEL HERK GORASH.
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Mary Ann VanSickle

Posted at 06:20pm
My condolences to all of you. Pauline was such a special person and I along with many will miss her.
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Stephanie Nagy Roodhouse

Posted at 02:06pm
My sincere condolences and prayers to you. Pauline was a great friend to Nuggets and my mother.
KP

kay ann perez

Posted at 11:12am
May God bless your family at this time and may Pauline rest in peace free of pain and reunited with so many loved ones.
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KD

Posted at 10:37am
My condolences to the family. Continue to let your fond memories of Pauline warm your hearts as you await the fulfillment of God’s promise to resurrect our loved ones. John 5:28, 29.
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