21 February 2016

Sunday's Obituary: Cousin Maria passed last week

February has not been kind to my family and this year has not been any exception. On Thursday, the 11th I received a call from the police that a close cousin had passed. I am still dealing with everything that has to be done when someone passes and – to be honest – I have a new respect as a genealogist for all those record keepers! Last Thursday, the 18th, as I was down his place cleaning and sorting, I got a phone call saying another cousin – Maria Toth – had passed that morning.

Maria is one of my Uncle Nick’s daughters. Uncle Nick was my grandfather’s brother.

Maria’s obituary reads:
Maria Toth of East Fallowfield Maria Toth, 60, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at home surrounded by her loving family. Maria was the loving wife of Michael P. Toth and they shared 37 years of marriage. Born on February 2, 1956 in Coatesville, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Ann Petro Ruczhak.

In addition to her husband she is survived by three sons Michael B. (Cara) Toth of Glenmoore, Daniel C. (Sarah) Toth of Coatesville, Matthew J. Toth of Coatesville and a sister Karen Campbell also of Coatesville. She was loved and will be deeply missed by her four grandchildren. Maria was preceded in death by a daughter Lauren Toth.

Maria was a Secretary for the Coatesville Area School District proudly serving 20 years at Friendship Elementary School and she was a member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church of Coatesville.

A time of visitation will be held before the Liturgy on Monday, February 22, 2016 from 9 a.m. till 12 noon at the Maclean-Chamberlain Funeral Home. Funeral Liturgy will be held on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. at St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church. Interment will be in St. Nicholas Orthodox cemetery. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, 11 Oak St., Coatesville, PA 19320.

Arrangements are by the Maclean-Chamberlain Funeral Home, Coatesville, Pa.

Maria had two sisters: Karen (mentioned above) and Sandy.

Daily Local. (West Chester, PA), 20 February 2016.

Sunday’s Obituary is a genealogical prompt of GeneaBloggers.

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2016

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