Leona M. (Scavnicky) Marszalek, 95, of Wilmerding, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019. She was born January 5, 1924 in Braddock, a daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Slavkovsky) Scavnicky. She was a member of St. Jude the Apostle Church, Wilmerding, worked as a salesperson for Woolworth’s, was a cafeteria worker at Westinghouse High School, Wilmerding, and was a docent at the Westinghouse Castle. Leona enjoyed crochet, painting, writing poetry, baking, playing the piano and guitar, walking in Wilmerding Park, and spending time with her family.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband John P. Marszalek, brothers Joseph Schavinsky, Julius Scavnicky, and her sister Helen Hornyak. She is survived by her children Jack (Cheri) Marszalek, Jan (Larry) Ryan, and Joyce (Pete) Bechtol; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, 412-823-8083. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Jude the Apostle Church. Interment will follow in Good Shepard Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org. The family would like to thank the staff at Walnut Ridge and Heartland Hospice for their care and compassion. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
Originally published November 21, 2019.