Joseph R. Mahovlich, 85, of 1695 West Creek Road, St. Marys, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at Pinecrest Manor, after a lengthy illness.

He was born December 29, 1932, in St. Marys, son of the late George and Rose Balaban Mahovlich. He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools and the “Little Red School House”.  Joe was a former employee of Powdered Metal Products and the Stackpole Carbon Company.  He was also a masonry contractor most of his life.

On August 27, 1955, in St. Joseph Church in Renovo, Joe married Margaret R. “Peg” Kolby, who survives. He is also survived by three daughters, Catherine Caruso and her husband Donny of St. Marys, Patricia White and her husband Rex of Emporium, and Helen Rosette and her husband Steve of Starr, SC; two sons, Joseph Mahovlich and his wife Laurie and Mark Mahovlich and his wife Kelly, both of St. Marys; 11 grandchildren, Dan (Renee) Caruso, Angela (Sean) Ryan, Raeann Mahovlich, Matthew (Connie) Mahovlich, Clay Rosette, Eric Mahovlich, Marc Rosette, Ian (Cabby) White, Brian White, Colby Mahovlich, and Travis Mahovlich; six great grandchildren; and by a sister, Helen Goodman of Cabot, PA.

In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by four sisters, Barb Reed, Annie Paropacic, Katie Zoschg, and Margie Shoup; and by four brothers, George, Steve, Ivan, and Frank Mahovlich.

Joe was a longtime member of the Sacred Heart Church and was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served during the Korean War.

Joe was a man of many hobbies. He loved hunting, fishing, trapping, farming, gardening, and polka dancing on Sundays with his beloved wife of 62 years.  He was a devoted father, grandfather, and great grandfather who enjoyed spending time with them whenever he could.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at 1:00 PM, with the Rev. Michael Gabler, OSB, Pastor, officiating. Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, April 20, 2018, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to a favorite charity.

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Marie A. Tamburlin, 87, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 117 Homestead Road, Kersey, passed away Monday, April 16, 2018, at Elk Haven, after a lengthy illness.

She was born September 23, 1930, in Force, daughter of the late Joseph and Florence Michelini Fenice. Marie was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Bennetts Valley High School, Class of 1948.  She was a retired employee of Sylvania.

On June 23, 1951, in St. Joseph Church in Force, Marie married Angelo “Jake” Tamburlin, who preceded her in death on October 23, 2008.

She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Dierolf and her husband Ken of St. Marys and Doris Villegas of Harrisburg; two grandchildren, Keara (Tom) Boisjolie of West Hartford, CT and Michael Villegas of Phoenixville, PA.

In addition to her husband and parents, Marie was preceded in death by a sister, Agnes Caliari; and by six brothers, Gilio, Sylvio, Guido, Frank, Arthur, and in infancy, her twin brother, Joseph.

Marie was a former member of the St. Boniface Church. In her earlier years, Marie sang in a band.  She enjoyed going to Salamanca to play Bingo.  Marie was a great baker and known for her delicious apple pies.  She lived life to the fullest and had a heart of gold and was ready and willing to help anyone.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Joseph Church on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Mark Mastrian, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, April 20, 2018, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1128 State Street, Suite 301, Erie, PA 16501-1920, or to the Community Nurses, Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA  15857.

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