LITITZ — BOCEK – Pearl H. (Madyda), 87, Lititz, died at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy, on Feb. 7, 2014, surrounded by her family after succumbing to cancer. Born Aug. 4, 1926, in Whitaker, she was the oldest of five children born to the late Helen and Alexander Madyda. Pearl was married to Walter E. Bocek. Pearl’s family was the light of her life. Her greatest joy was cooking and baking the many traditional Polish family recipes with and for her family. For many years, Pearl was a homemaker raising her daughters and serving as a volunteer for Sacred Heart Church, where she prepared meals for special activities and was a member of the Rosary Guild. Later in life she worked at Conzatti’s Italian Restaurant, Windber, and at Lititz Office Products. Having been born in the Pittsburgh area, Pearl, her husband and children moved to the Shanksville area making it her home for 41 years. During that time, the family farm was developed into what is now known as Indian Lake. Pearl moved permanently to Lititz in 1999 where she was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church. Pearl is survived by three daughters, Kathleen Paris, wife of George Paris, Glen Mills; Cheryl Bell, wife of William Bell, Lititz; and Michele Darreff, wife of Frank Darreff, Limerick. Pearl was preceded in death by her husband, Walter. The oldest of five siblings, Pearl is survived by two sisters and two brothers, Helen Bocek, wife of Stephen Bocek, deceased; Alex Madyda, and wife, Clara; Bernard Madyda, and wife, Marianne; and Vi Bowerman, and husband, Jay. So cherished in her life were her eight grandchildren, Travis Tomb, and wife, Jennifer; Michael Tomb, and wife, Jaime; Christopher Bell; Katherine Bell; Shane Darreff; Brandon Darreff; Ashley Darreff; and Andrew Darreff, and five great-grandchildren, Sydney Tomb, Emma Tomb, Dylan Tomb, Teresa Tomb and Cooper Tomb. Pearl also is survived by two uncles, Jack and William Knapp, and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins. Her extended family includes Kristine Morris, wife of John, and sons, Ryan and Eric, and Stephen Paris, husband of Amy, and sons, Logan and Braden. Pearl’s funeral will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 601 East Delp Road, Lancaster, with Monsignor Richard A. Youtz as celebrant. Private interment will be in Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Cemetery, Central City. Viewings will be held at Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 13, and 10 to 11 a.m. Feb. 14. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 314 Good Dr., Lancaster, Pa. 17603. To send the family online condolences, please visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory (717) 560-5100.
- District Deaths July 24, 2014
Thomas Barton Jr.
BARTON – Thomas Jr., 87, Central City, died July 21, 2014, at home.
Dorothy B. Bermosk
BERMOSK – Dorothy B., 87, Johnstown, passed away July 20, 2014, at Golden Living Center.
Leland Doyle Carney Jr.
CARNEY – Leland Doyle Jr. “Junior” or “Lee,” 77, Pomaria, S.C., formerly of Seward, went to be with the Lord Monday, July 21, 2014.
Ernest R. Contrillo
CONTRILLO – Ernest R., 61, Pittsburgh, formerly of Central City, died July 20, 2014.
Cecelia C. Duncan
DUNCAN – Cecelia C. “Sue,” 78, Johnstown, died July 22, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Capt. Dudley C. Hunt
HUNT – Capt. Dudley C., (retired) MPD, Washington, D.C., 77, Windber, passed away July 22, 2014, at home.
Dorothy M. (Moyer) Kepler
KEPLER – Mrs. Dorothy M. (Moyer), 90, Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Portage, entered into new life July 19, 2014, at Hospice of the Valley, Scottsdale.
Anna Marie Krumenacker
KRUMENACKER – Anna Marie, 85, Carrolltown, passed away July 22, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Johnstown.
- Funerals July 24, 2014
BLOCK – Deborah, 62, Johnstown, died July 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Edward James Clark
CLARK – Edward James, 89, Johnstown, formerly of Minersville, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicole Lyn Eskridge
ESKRIDGE – Nicole Lynn, 24, Linden, Va., passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014.
Jeffery Lynn Flick
FLICK – Jeffery Lynn, 58, Seattle, Wash., formerly of Hollsopple, passed on July 3, 2014, in Seattle.
Elizabeth J. Knapik
KNAPIK – Elizabeth J. “Bethann,” 75, Northern Cambria, passed away July 21, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Christopher Shawn Reed
REED – Christopher Shawn, 22, Windber, died July 20, 2014.
Violet Marie (Snyder) Shaffer-Eastlake
SHAFFER-EASTLAKE – Violet Marie (Snyder), 90, Hidden Valley Road, Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, died July 22, 2014.
Teresa L. Smith
SMITH – Teresa L., 50, Johnstown, died July 19, 2014, at her residence.
TURNER – Rosemary, 91, formerly of Johnstown and Woodville, Ohio, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Genoa Care Center, Genoa, Ohio.
Mary Ann (Guzic) Walter
WALTER – Mary Ann (Guzic), 77, Lilly, went to her eternal rest July 21, 2014, surrounded by her family at her residence.
- Funerals July 23, 2014
- District Deaths July 22, 2014
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