Maidene H. Smisko

Maidene H. Smisko, 91, a resident of Pinecrest Manor, and formerly of 203 Parkview Road, St. Marys, passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2018, at Pinecrest Manor, after a lengthy illness.

She was born July 8, 1927, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Thomas and Florence Adamson Harlan. Maidene was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1945.

She is survived by two daughters, Maidene Hackett of Meadville and Margaret Quinn and her husband Dan of Hackettstown, NJ; a son, John C. Hackett and his wife Julie of St. Marys; seven step children; and by many grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Maidene was preceded in death by her husbands, John C. Hackett and Paul Smisko; a daughter, Florence Gerlitz; a sister, Margaret Conway; and by six brothers, James, Thomas, Larry, Harold, John, and David Harlan. She was the last member of her immediate family.

Maidene was a member of the hospital auxiliary and enjoyed taking trips to Salamanca. She loved to garden and play Bingo and was an avid Bridge player.

There will be no visitation.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Saturday, December 15, 2018, at 1:00 PM.  Burial will be in the St. Marys Protestant Cemetery.

Lisa Priestap (O'Hern) November 24, 2018 at 7:50 am

To Maidene’s family: Sending our condolences on the passing of your Mom. I am sure that she and my Mom, Marie O’Hern, who passed away 3 months ago, are having a grand time up there. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Lisa and Chuck Priestap

Marianne Kopaczynski December 12, 2018 at 1:10 pm

Dear John, Maidene and Margaret,
I was saddened to hear of your Mother’s passing. She was a very helpful, active, energetic person. Please keep warm, comforting memories of her close in your heart.
Marianne Kopaczynski
Boston, Smisko Family Friend

Michael Georgino December 13, 2018 at 9:40 am

John & Julie,
We wish you our deepest sympathies. We have many positive memories of Maidene helping my family over the years. Especially when she was there for my Mother when Grandma Carobine and Dad passed away.
Michael & Susan Georgino

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