Theresa "Tess" Pechalk

March 13, 2019 ~ September 4, 2019

Poland - Theresa "Tess" C. Pechalk, 91 of Poland, died Wednesday afternoon September 4, 2019 at Masternick Memorial in New Middletown. She was born March 13, 1928 in Youngstown, a daughter of Joseph and Florence (Rago) Blefare and had been a lifelong area resident, living most of her life in Struthers.

She was a graduate of East High School and had worked at McCrory's Department Store in Youngstown. She had been a member of St. Nicholas Church in Struthers for many years. Tess was known for her cooking and her baked goods. With her husband, Carl, she enjoyed traveling and had always looked forward to his Air Force reunions.

Her husband, Carl J. Pechalk, whom she married May 21, 1955 died December 30, 2010.

She leaves two daughters, Paget (Don) Stipanic of Summerfield, FL and Carol (Ken) Filicky of Poland; two grandchildren, Paul Stipanic of CA, and Kyle Filicky of Coraopolis, PA, and her sister Jane Williamson of Austintown.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. 

Per Tess's wishes, services were held privately.

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