Obituary Notice: Betty M. Vavreck

Betty M. Vavreck, 85, of Hawk Run died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 at her residence.

She was born April 3, 1932 in Pardee, RD Philipsburg, a daughter of the late Steve and Anna (Perow) Timko.

She was a member of the Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Philipsburg. She was a graduate of the former Morris Township High School.

She was employed throughout her working career as a sewing machine operator until her retirement from Charles Navasky & Co., Philipsburg.

She enjoyed cooking and baking food from her Slovak heritage.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Margaret Kopchik Volk and Helen M. Timko; and three brothers, George, Steve and Alfred Timko.

She was married for 38 years to Benedict Vavreck, who survives at home. She is also survived by one son, Andrew N. Vavreck and his wife, Peggy Shipley of Port Matilda and two grandchildren, Cecilia Vavreck of Port Matilda and Alex Vavreck of Pittsburgh.

A private funeral service will be held at the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home, 719 E. Spruce St., Philipsburg. Burial will be in the Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery, Hawk Run.

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