Age 99, of Whitehall, passed away peacefully at home, Thursday, March 3, 2022. Beloved wife of the late Petro Hodowanec; loving mother of Yaroslaw and Oleh (Motria) Hodowanec; cherished grandmother of Andrew and Alexander Hodowanec; preceded in death by parents Mykola and Anna Kocaba; brothers, Volodymyr and Mykhailo Kocaba; sister, Maria Kocaba; niece Lisa (Robert) Loy; survived by cherished niece Olga (James) Kaiser; and nieces and nephews in Ukraine. A deeply caring, loving, patient and religious woman, she lived a long and amazing life. She has left for us a rich example of strength of character, wisdom, and perseverance. Friends received at the JOHN J. GMITER FUNERAL HOME, LTD., 119 S. 15th St., South Side, on Sunday, March 6, 2022 from 2-7 p.m. Parastas service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Funeral Divine Liturgy will be held in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, 109 S. 7th Street, on Monday, March 7, 2022 at 10 a.m. Donations may be made to: St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, 109 S. 7th St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203. FAMILY RESPECTFULLY REQUESTS WEARING OF MASKS AT VIEWING.
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