Mary Sivahop, 98, of Port Griffith, passed away Sunday (October 23, 2011) at her home. She was the widow of John Sivahop, who died in 1986.
Born in Luzerne, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Helen Gobbler Marko. She was educated in the Luzerne public schools. Prior to retirement, she was employed by Consolidated Cigar Co., West Pittston and General Cigar, Kingston.
She was a member of St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Church, Pittston.
She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt, who was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.
Surviving are two sons, Thomas Sivahop, Pittston and Albert Sivahop, Trumbull, CT; two daughters, Lorraine Rosencrans and Margaret Ann Solt, both of Pittston; two sisters, Catherine Kasaba, Plains and Anne Westawski, Pittston; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by brothers, Leo Marko, William Marko, Joseph Marko, and Edward Marko and sisters, Emma Sabol, Sophie Kunec, Josie Yastremski , and Helen Marko.
The funeral will be Thursday (October 27, 2011) at 9:15 AM from the Baloga Funeral Home, Inc. 1201 Main Street, Pittston (Port Griffith), with the Office of Christian Burial with Divine Liturgy at 10:00 AM in St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Church 205 N. Main Street, Pittston, the Rev. Joseph Bertha, Ph D. will officiate. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M., at the funeral home, Parastas services will be held at 6:00 P.M.