Mary M. Recheck Ronan Smolinski, age 71, of 2971 Acre Road New Castle, passed away peacefully the evening of February 8, 2021 at UPMC Passavant Hospital in Pittsburgh, with her loving husband, daughter and son-in law by her side.
Mary was born March 1, 1949 in New Castle. She was the daughter of the late Louis and Antoinette (Klabon) Recheck as well as her step father Thomas B. Ronan. Mary was married to David J. Smolinski for 49 years. He survives at their home. Mrs. Smolinski was Roman Catholic and attended Holy Spirit Parish - St. Joseph the Worker Church. She was a graduate of New Castle High School, class of 1967.
Mrs. Smolinski worked for numerous years as a Ledger Clerk at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. She was forced to retire due to a medical disability. Mary loved baking and cooking for her family. She enjoyed going on RV camping trips with her husband and daughter. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends.
In addition to her husband David, Mary is survived by her daughter, Lori (Julian) Johnson of Gibsonia, PA; sister, Gloria (Joseph) Harb of Parma, OH; and brother, Thomas B. (Barbara) Ronan II of New Castle. She is also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, February 12, 2021 at the Noga Funeral Home Inc. 1142 Mill Street.
A procession will leave the funeral home Saturday morning at noon for Holy Spirit Parish - St. Vitus site, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 12:30 p.m. The Rev. Brendan Dawson, Parochial Vicar of Holy Spirit Parish will officiate. Burial will be in Madonna Cemetery at a later date. Memorials in Mary’s honor may be made to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America at myasthenia.org.
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