Pauline Kowalchuck Maleski, 89, successfully completed her life`s call in being a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and aunt on Sunday, December 15, 2019 at Orchard Manor Nursing Home in Grove City, PA. She was born on July 30, 1930 in West Newton, daughter of the late George Kowalchuck and Julia Getchy.
Pauline was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church where she was married to Melvin "Shavey" Maleski on September 27, 1952 for 61 years. He died on December 23, 2013. Pauline was the "Social Butterfly" of the local area, frequenting many local establishments with Shavey in tow. She worked hard; she played hard. Giving to others was her middle name, since she never was given one at birth. She loved cooking, baking, polka dancing and being with people. Her favorite ones were her four grandchildren.
Pauline is survived by one son, Ken Maleski and his wife Maureen, of Emlenton, PA; grandchildren, Matthew Maleski and his wife, Adrianna of Irving, Texas; Kristopher Maleski of Rockville, MD; Joseph Maleski and his fiancé Sulema Guerrero of Ft. Worth, Texas; and Mary Catherine Maleski and her fiancé Anthony Chmiel of Irvine, Texas; three great grandchildren, Santiago, Luciano and Christian; one brother, Paul Kowalchuck and his deceased wife, Annie DeSanto of Sutersville, PA.
Pauline was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Johnny Kowalchuck and his wife Florence; Charles Kowalchuck; sisters Stella Markle (husband Kenny) and Mary Urinsco (husband David).
Friends will be received on Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. in the James C. Stump Funeral Home Inc., 580 Circle Drive, Rostraver Township (724-929-7934) www.jamesstumpfuneralhome.com where a Blessing Service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. in Holy Family Church, 225 North Second Street, West Newton with Rev. James F. Bump presiding. Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Orchard Manor Activities Fund at 20 Orchard Drive, Grove City, PA 16127.
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