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Mary L.  Gagich
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Mary L. Gagich, 88, of Avella, passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in Premier Washington Health Center.

She was born on May 18, 1929 in Wellsburg, WV, daughter of the late Emile and Ethel Tredway Lerby.

Mrs. Gagich attended Bridgeville High School and worked as an Aide for Avella School District for 13 years, retiring in 1981.

She was a member of Grove United Presbyterian Church of West Middletown and the Church’s Garden Club.

Mrs. Gagich had lived most of her life in Avella and she enjoyed arranging flowers, flea markets and antiques.

Mrs. Gagich loved to spend time with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

On July 17, 1950 she married John Gagich, Sr., who died on February 7, 2016.

Surviving Mrs. Gagich are, a daughter, Marlene Vettorel of Meadowlands; two sons, John (Kim) Gagich Jr., of Follansbee, WV and Terry L. (Susan) Gagich of Wellsburg WV; eight grandchildren, Robert (Tracy) Vettorel, Richard (Kyra) Vettorel, Rachelle Hergenroeder, Nathan (Nash) Gagich, Jonathan (Jessica) Gagich, Jeremy Gagich, Justin Gagich, Kaitlin Gagich; 14 great grandchildren; two brothers, Emile Lynn Lerby of Bloomingdale, OH and Earnest Bert (Elma) Lerby of Washington.

Friends will be received from 2-4pm and 6-8pm on Friday, March 30, in the Jerome A. Stefkovich Funeral Home, Inc., located at 18 Campbell Street, Avella, PA 15312, where services will be held at 11am on Saturday, March 31, with Pastor Dan Kraf officiating.

Burial will be in Independence Cemetery, Avella.

Memorial contributions can be made to Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, Forbes Tower, Suite 8084, 3600 Forbes Avenue at Meyran Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

Condolences may be expressed at www.stefkovichfuneralhome.com.


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Visitation

Friday

30

Mar

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Jerome A. Stefkovich Funeral Home, Inc.

18 Campbell Street, PO Box 65
Avella, PA 15312

Visitation

Friday

30

Mar

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Jerome A. Stefkovich Funeral Home, Inc.

18 Campbell Street, PO Box 65
Avella, PA 15312

Service

Saturday

31

Mar

11:00 AM
Jerome A. Stefkovich Funeral Home, Inc.

18 Campbell Street, PO Box 65
Avella, PA 15312

Cemetery Details

Location

Independence Cemetery

Washington Pike
Avella, PA 15312


Memorial Contribution

Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute

Forbes Tower, Suite 8084
3600 Forbes Avenue at Meyran Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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