Mary Savitsky

Mary Caroline Savitsky, age 94, passed away peacefully at her home in Westfield, Indiana surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday morning, March 20, 2024.  Born March 6, 1930, in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and the late Elizabeth (Gorski) Zynel.

After graduating from J.W. Cooper High School, Mary worked as a store clerk and as a secretary for an insurance company before embarking on her primary vocation as a homemaker.  She was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  Mary was also a meticulous housekeeper and superb cook and baker.  Her many recipes are cherished by her children and grandchildren.  Mary enjoyed gardening, traveling, doing word and Sudoku puzzles, and going to the casino.

A 36-year member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Mary was involved in a number of parish activities.  After moving to Westfield, she became an active member of St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church.  Mary was a devout Catholic and often attended daily Mass.  In her later years she spent several hours a day in prayer, reading Scripture, saying the Rosary, and praying for loved ones both living and deceased.  We are comforted that she will now be an intercessor for our family and friends.

Family was always the most important thing in Mary’s life.  She was preceded in death by her best friend and the love of her life, Wallace Ralph Savitsky.   She and Wallace were married on January 13, 1951, and their 66 years of marriage were, and will continue to be, an inspiration to their children and grandchildren.  Surviving are her son, Robert J. Savitsky (Julia) of Sheridan, Indiana; her two daughters, Mary Savitsky-Ulowetz (Joseph Ulowetz) of Northbrook, Illinois and Patricia Hinrichs (Donald) of Westfield, Indiana; her six grandchildren,  Allison Brockley (Travis) and Devin Fetterhoff of Westfield, Indiana, Andrew Savitsky of Washington, DC,  Matthew Savitsky of Chicago, Illinois,  Christina Ulowetz (Nina Fichera) of Ardmore, Pennsylvania and Kathy Ulowetz of New York City; her great-grandchildren, Genevieve and Eloise Brockley; and many nieces and nephews.   Mary was also preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Mary Ann Zynel, Josephine Yanchulis, Genevieve Gilpin and Theresa Kelly; and three brothers, Victor Zynel, Edward Zynel and Vincent Zynel.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at 11:00 am at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 27102 Spring Mill Road in Westfield, Indiana, with visitation from 10:00  am until the time of service.  Burial will take place at Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, Pennsylvania, at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the St. Maria Goretti Food Pantry, 27102 Spring Mill Road, Westfield, Indiana 46074 or to the Reins of Grace Therapeutic Riding Center, 1414 West 206th Street, Sheridan, Indiana 46069. Arrangements have been entrusted to Kercheval Funeral Home in Sheridan.