Mary Katherine Surrena Obituary

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WEST SALEM TWP., PA (MyValleyTributes) – Mary Katherine Surrena, 80, of St. Paul’s, West Salem Township, went home to be with her Lord and Savior at 1:20 a.m. on Sunday, April 14, 2019. 

Mary Kay was born on October 13, 1938, a daughter to Martin and Lillian Klein. 

After graduating from Hickory High School, class of 1956, she went on to earn a degree from Thiel College. 

On June 12, 1965, Mary Kay married Roger “Butch” Surrena and together they had two children. 

She was employed as the first Secretary to the Administrator at Shenango Valley Osteopathic Hospital and later was employed at the Hermitage Police Department. 

Mary Kay enjoyed traveling with her husband to places such as Cancun and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and Niagara Falls, Canada. She also enjoyed gardening. She loved attending both of her grandson’s baseball and soccer games and watching her granddaughter perform at halftime with the dance line. Also, the activities and programs at St. Paul’s provided much enjoyment on a daily basis for Mary Kay. 

She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Youngstown, Ohio. 

She cherished spending time with her family. Mary Kay will be greatly missed by all who knew her. 

Mary Kay is survived by her two children, Kimberly Schafer and her husband, Robert, of Hermitage and David Surrena and his wife, Melissa, of Columbus, Ohio; three grandchildren, Army service member David Schafer and his wife, Caitlyn, of Germany, Army service member Andrew Shafer of Ft. Campbell, Kentucky and Sara Bovo and her husband, Ronald, of Columbus; a great-grandson, Julian Schafer; twin great-granddaughters, Claire and Jane Schafer and one brother, Martin Klein and his wife, Elaine, of North Canton, Ohio. 

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Roger. 

Calling hours will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 in John Flynn Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 2630 East State Street, Hermitage.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 18 in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Henry Cardillo, officiating.

A television tribute will air Wednesday, April 17 at the following approximate times: 6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.

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