Marian N. (Durci) Rovnanik, 88, of Brackenridge, died on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights with her husband, Stephen, also a patient, beside her, holding her hand.
Marian was born on Monday, December 26, 1932 in Sarver to the late Michael J. and Magdalene (Elavski) Durci. She worked as a salesperson at both a shoe and drug store before raising her daughters, and then her grandchildren. She was a member of the Guardian Angels Parish - St. Ladislaus Church, Natrona. Marian enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, reading, and caring for people; she taught her grandchildren a wealth of information, but she had a penchant for drawing that she specifically shared with her granddaughter. More than anything, she loved to feed, care for, and be surrounded by her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Marian leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband of 66 years, Stephen T. Rovnanik; two daughters: Paula (David) Pawlak and Karen (John) Peters, both of Natrona Heights; her 3 grandchildren: Stacie Jo (Michael) Dickson of Annapolis, MD, Lindsay Peters (Elias) Heilman of Freeport, and Stephen (Angela) Peters of Pittsburgh; her 6 great-grandchildren whom she adored: Bingham, Remington, Easton & Willow Heilman and Wrenna & Kolson Peters; her siblings: Dorothy Grandey of Mantoloking, NJ and Gerald Durci of Brackenridge; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings: William Durci, Helen Priore, Rosalie Jean Wilson, and Cynthia Bohatch.
There will be a private family viewing on Friday, January 8, 2021 at the ROBERT PETERS FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1521 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights, PA 15065 (724-224-7730), where a parting prayer service will be held. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12:00 PM at the Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 800 Montana Ave., Natrona Heights, PA 15065 with the Reverend John B. Lendvai, officiating (THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME TO THE CHURCH). Private burial will follow at Mount Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. For online condolences and more information please visit www.petersfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family has asked that you wear a mask and also want to give a special thanks to the staff at AVH along with Fr. John Brennan.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Guardian Angels Parish, 1526 Union Avenue, Natrona Heights, PA 15065.
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