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Date of Issue: December 04, 2008

Obituary

Marcheck memorial mass

There will be a memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, for Anna Mildred Marcheck at St Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.

Anna Mildred Marcheck, 94, of Holmes Beach, died July 16. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., the eldest of nine children.

As a young woman, Mildred became an accomplished seamstress. She married Joseph Marcheck on Aug. 29, 1940, and together they had five children. She taught third-grade at St. Margaret's Catholic School in Greentree from 1960 to 1980. She then began volunteering and working at Marian Manor, a Catholic nursing home in her community. She vacationed regularly on Anna Maria Island from 1984 to 1995. In May of 1996, Mildred moved to the home she would share with her daughter in Holmes Beach for the next 12 years.

Mrs. Marchek attended St. Bernard Catholic Church, where she served as a member of the Women's Guild and as a Eucharistic minister to those unable to attend mass. She also volunteered in the church office. Mildred also had volunteered with Hospice of Bradenton. She was passionate about baseball and faithfully supported the Pittsburgh Pirates.

She is survived by her son, William Marcheck and wife Helen; four daughters, Anne Doran and husband William, Joan Miller and husband William and Mary Catherine Amin, all of Pittsburgh, and Barbara Marcheck of Holmes Beach; and 15 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

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