STRUTHERS, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Christine T. Kraynak, 82, passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2019, at Hospice House.
Christine was born on September 3, 1937, daughter of the late Mikolaj and Stella (Chodakowski) Sawicki.
She graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1956.
She worked for Ohio Loan for six years and Geordan Candies for ten years.
She was a member at Holy Trinity Church and was a PTA Mom.
Christine was an avid baker, making her delicious kolache and pierogies. Her family, especially her grandchildren were most important in her life.
Christine is survived by her loving husband, Joseph P. Kraynak whom she married on June 14, 1958; two sons, Gary (Lori) Kraynak of Mineral Ridge and Michael (Amy) Kraynak of Chicago and her daughter, Karen (Michael) Robinson of Poland; brother, Peter (Cathy) Sawicki of Ellsworth and her grandchildren, Jason and Anna Robinson and Elizabeth Kraynak.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Myra Thomas, Julia Kriss and a brother, Roman Sawicki.
The family would like to thank the staff at St. Elizabeth Hospital and Hospice House for their care and support.
Visitation will be held Saturday, December 14, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Kirila Funeral Home, 258 Poland Avenue in Struthers.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, December 14, 11:30 a.m. at Christ Our Savior Parish at Holy Trinity Church, 250 N. Bridge Street,
Struthers, celebrated by Rev. Martin Celuch. A prayer service will be held on Saturday, December 14 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home before leaving for Mass.
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