Mary was a 1940 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic. She was employed as a seamstress at several textile mills located throughout the Lehigh Valley. Additionally, Mary was employed as a utility operator at the former Western Electric / A.T. & T. in Allentown for 27 years before her retirement. Mary was a faithful former member of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Allentown and more recent member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Allentown. In addition to being a talented seamstress, Mary enjoyed bowling and taking trips to the Jersey Shore with her family.
Mary is survived by sons, James Paukovits and wife, Shirley of Coplay; Jerome Paukovits of Allentown; and daughter, Marie Peart of Bethlehem; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother, Frank Bertalan of Allentown. She is predeceased by brothers, Stephen, Joseph, and Frederick Bertalan; and sisters, Theresa Roma and Margaret Gotthardt.
Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, services will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mary’s memory to St Francis of Assisi Church at 1046 W Cedar St., Allentown, PA 18102. Brubaker Funeral Home, Inc., is entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.brubakerfuneralhome.com.
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