HUBBARD, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, October 5, 2020, at 1:00 p.m., at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Michael Swierz officiating for Mary E. Vargo, 99, who died Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at her home.
She was born July 28, 1921, in Youngstown, a daughter of Gabor and Helen Rohly Nagy and had lived in Hubbard since 1948.
Mrs. Vargo, a 1939 graduate of Chaney High School.
She was a welder at Truscon Steel during World War II and worked in the housekeeping department at Northside Hospital before retiring in 1985.
She was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church and its Altar and Rosary Society.
Mary was a former member of the Youngstown Hungarian Church Senior Club and Silver and Gold of St. Stephen’s Church. She was a life member of the Ex Prisoner of Wars Mahoning Valley Chapter and a member of the Youngstown Mother of Twins Club, the Hubbard Senior Citizens and the SEIU Local Retirees. Mary was one of the founding members of the Hubbard Football Mother’s Club.
Mary enjoyed baking and playing cards and especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Her husband Steve Vargo, whom she married August 3, 1946, died July 19, 2008.
She leaves three sons, Stephen M. Vargo and his wife, Linda, of Adrian, Michigan, Donald W. Vargo and his wife, Barb, of Canfield and Dr. Ronald G. Vargo and his wife, Julie, of Columbus; two daughters, Carol S. Gray and her husband, David, of Gloucester, Massachusetts and Elaine M. Puckett of Hubbard; ten grandchildren, Tiffany, Matthew, Michelle, Nathan, Aaron, Kelley, David, Steven, Kristine and Brianna and 17 great-grandchildren with one due in December.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Steve; five brothers, George J., Zoltna, Dezo, George W. and William Nagy and two sisters, Frances Rosky and Pearl Denison
Family and friends may call on Monday, October 5, 2020, prior to the Mass from 11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church.
Due to COVID-19, It is requested that all those in attendance observe social distancing and proper health protocols and ask that all guests, whose health allows, to please wear a face mask.
The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Slemons and his staff and a special thank you to Laura Wylie who assisted the family in her care with great joy and compassion.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hubbard Public Library, 436 West Liberty Street, Hubbard, OH 44425 or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Private Interment will be at Hubbard Union Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home. Please visit www.krcummins.com to send condolences to the family.
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A television tribute will air Friday, October 2 at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV.
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