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Marie Ann “Mary” Kowal

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Kowal, Marie Ann (Mary), 92, passed peacefully following a short illness on May 23, 2015, at Memorial Medical Center surrounded by members of her loving family.  She was born Feb 27, 1923. Preceded in death by her husband, John and son-in-law, Arthur Yarzumbeck. Survived by children; Margaret Yarzumbeck, Concord, NC; John and wife, Leona; and William.  Grandchildren; Christina (Andrew) Morgan, Malaysia, Lisa (Jared) Heintz, Maryland; Bradley Yarzumbeck, Charlotte, NC; Lorelei (Jason) Hughes, Chicago, IL; Michael Kowal, Pittsburgh.  Great grand-children; Alyssa Morgan, Max Morgan, Brynn Heintz, Britton Heintz, Kendyl Hughes, Katie Hughes, Kaiden Hughes; sister-in-law Patty Kowal, and several nieces and nephews.  Mary grew up on the banks of the River Seine near Paris and loved anything related to her native country of France.  Mary worked as a contract seamstress for Martin’s and Klines in Johnstown as well as from her home—she could alter or make just about any clothing item.   She enjoyed gardening, reading, and spending time with her family. Mary will be missed by all who knew her. Member of the Church of the Transfiguration, 220 Oak Street, Conemaugh, PA 15909 where Mass offerings or donations can be made.  The family wishes to extend a special thanks to all of her caregivers at Memorial Medical Center.  At the request of the family, services will be held private.  Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc., 1521 Frankstown Rd., exclusive provider of “Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be made at

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