1201 Main Street - Pittston (Port Griffith), PA 18640

Mary A. Vitek - Saturday, 6/24/2023

Mary A. Vitek, 92, of Port Griffith, passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at home, with her loving son Stephen by her side. She was a devout catholic, who always had a rosary in her hand, a loving mother and sister, a faithful friend and a caregiver to so many. Mary will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Born in Port Griffith, she was a daughter and 1 of 16 children of the late Andrew and Mary Koscelnak Miskovic Vitek. She was a graduate of Jenkins Township High School, Class of 1947 and had recently celebrated her 75th reunion. Mary was a seamstress in the garment industry and had retired from Lee Manufacturing, Pittston. She was a member of the ILGWU and the Slovak Catholic Sokol Assembly 86, Port Griffith. She enjoyed her trips to the casino. She loved her Slovak heritage and traditions. Mary was a life member of St. John the Baptist Slovak Church, Pittston, until its closure and currently St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston.

A special thank you to all her doctors and caregivers that took great care of my mom.

Mary is survived by her son, Stephen Vitek, whom she adored; sisters, Florence Para and Ann Marie Silinskie; brother, Andrew Vitek and wife, Bea; Goddaughters, Renee Matt, Linda Trotter, and JoLynn Para-Garrison; numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Joseph, George and Leo Vitek and Emil Miskovic and sisters, Emily Grebeck, Josephine Vitek, Ruth Warnagiris, Betty Fereck, Irene Pitel, Julie Utegg, Sister M. Florine Vitek, O.S.F. and Sister M. Andrene Vitek, S.S.C.M..

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, June 24, 2023 in St. John the Evangelist Church 35 William Street, Pittston, to be celebrated by Fr. Joseph Elston. Interment will be in St. John the Baptist Slovak Cemetery, Exeter.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Baloga Funeral Home, Inc. 1201 Main Street, Pittston (Port Griffith) and Saturday at the church from 12:00PM until the time of the mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be to St. John the Evangelist Parish 35 William Street, Pittston, PA 18640.

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From: Elizabeth Coolbaugh

Location: Duryea , PA    Date: 2023-06-26

Deepest sympathy and prayers for your family.

From: ann kellogg

Location: greentown, PA    Date: 2023-06-25

So deeply sorry for your loss Steven. She was such a character, and so very blessed to have you!

From: Steve and Mel Koscelnak

Location: Oakdale, PA    Date: 2023-06-24

Our deepest sympathies to the Family of Mary Vitek

From: Bill Garrison

Location: Suwanee, GA    Date: 2023-06-23

My condolences to the family on the passing of Aunt Mary. She was such a kind hearted person.

From: Martin Simko

Location: Pittston, PA    Date: 2023-06-23

My Condolences on the loss of your Mother. These times are never easy to deal with

From: Taylor Baloga

Location: Dupont, PA    Date: 2023-06-23

Stephen, So very sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. She was a wonderful woman. May God give you the strength to get through the days ahead.

From: Bernie, Paula, Sierra, and Brandon

Location: Collegeville , PA    Date: 2023-06-22

Stephen and family. We are Sending our deep condolences about the passing of your mom. She was a beautiful and kind lady. You were so blessed to have such a great mother. Knowing your heart, that she is at peace in heaven, with the Lord, mother, Mary, and all the saints. God bless you, Stephen

From: Colleen shiloski

Location: West pittston , PA    Date: 2023-06-22

Steven , I'm so very sorry to hear about your mom, she was the most kindest,caring person I knew , she will be sadly missed , may she RIP

From: Kalata Family

Location: Allentown , PA    Date: 2023-06-22

Sorry for your loss Thought and Prayers with you at this time

From: Joan Pisack

Location: Wilkes barre, PA    Date: 2023-06-22

Steven please accept my deepest condolences on the death of your mom

From: Deb Rocco and Jeff

Location: kingston, PA    Date: 2023-06-22

Our prayers and thoughts are with at this difficult time, we will miss her at Eye Care

From: Norma Nardone

Location: Plains, PA    Date: 2023-06-22

Sincere condolences. Be brave

From: Nancy Carey

Location: Bluffton, SC    Date: 2023-06-22

Stephen, my deepest sympathy on the passing of your Mom. May fond memories help to bring you peace and comfort in the days ahead .

From: Marianne C. Sailus

Location: Wyoming, PA    Date: 2023-06-22

May God grant Blessed Repose and Eternal Memory to His daughter, +Mary. She was a wonderful, loving, caring person, who truly lived the life of a follower of Christ. Condolences to Stephen and the entire family.

From: Mary Lot Fereck

Location: Duryea, PA    Date: 2023-06-22

Deepest sympathy ,Auntie Mary was the kindest most giving person who always treated my children and grandchildren with such love and kindness she will be missed by all

From: Janice Molle-Cook

Location: McMinnville , OR    Date: 2023-06-21

Auntie Mary, I always remember when you lived with us in Honesdale and you taught me to play gin rummy, such fun. You will be missed by many, put in a good word for us, we need it. Love you. Janice

From: Charles & Valerie Molle

Location: Salt Lake City, UT    Date: 2023-06-21

We will miss your wonderful personality Mary. There is a special place in Heaven for you.

From: Peggy Guffrovich

Location: Pittston , PA    Date: 2023-06-21

Stephen, so sorry for the loss of your mom. She lived a long and good life with much happiness because of you. You will always find comfort in the things that you did together because she enjoyed it and you enjoyed doing it for her. God bless you.

From: Laura Alexander

Location: Avoca , PA    Date: 2023-06-21

Stephen, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers.

From: Ruth Musto

Location: Port griffith, PA    Date: 2023-06-21

I am so sorry for the loss of your mom.She was such a caring and loving person.

From: Edward Falzone

Location: Wyoming , PA    Date: 2023-06-21

Stevo we are all here for you buddy .. God bless you and your WONDERFUL mother !

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