Mary Maksimoff, Youngstown, Ohio

Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel

August 23, 2020

Mary Maksimoff, Youngstown, Ohio - obit
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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Mary Maksimoff, 89, of Youngstown, Ohio, fell asleep in the Lord on Sunday, August 23, 2020. 

Family would like to thank Continuing Healthcare at the Ridge and Buckeye Hospice for her care.

A west side resident for many years, she was born to Russian and Belorussian immigrant parents Stephen and Helen (Kozala) Eodchick on January 9, 1931. 

After graduating the Rayen School, in 1949 she married Vladimir (Walter) Maksimoff.

Dancing polkas at the Krakuski Hall, she worked briefly as a laundress and cosmetologist before becoming a fiercely devoted wife and mother. 

A member and Sunday school teacher at Nativity of Christ Russian Orthodox Church before joining St. John’s Orthodox Church in Warren, where her husband was attached as protodeacon.

She enjoyed singing alto in the choir, collecting cookbooks and recipes, gardening and reading the Vindicator. Her laughter could make everyone smile.

She is survived by her sister, Olga Prochak Drahuschak; her three daughters, Janet Mihalick of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Claudia Maksimoff of Ft. Pierce, Florida and Pauline (Dn. David) Gemmel of Youngstown; her grandchildren, Alexandra (Benjamin) Gajewski, Mary and Juliana Gemmel and Elana (Nick) Giannakos and her great-grandchild, Sophia.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband in 2012. 

Private services for family are planned at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Road NE, Warren, OH, 44483.

Graveside services and internment will follow the funeral at Belmont Park Cemetery, with Fr. Brian Crivella, officiating.  

In lieu of flowers, family requests prayers for her and donations in her memory to Saint John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 2220 Reeves Road NE, Warren, OH 44483.  

May Mary’s memory be eternal! Vechnaya Pamyat! 

Family and friends may visit to sign the guestbook and send condolences to Mary’s family.

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A television tribute will air Monday, August 31, 2020, at the following approximate times: 6:43 a.m. WYTV, 9:32 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV.

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