Margaret Galuschak Kotula, age 101, of Leetsdale, PA, passed away peacefully in her home on Wednesday, December 14, 2022.
Born on March 8, 1921, in Sagamore, PA, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Veronica Gulas Galuschak. Margaret worked as a crane operator during World War II for Wyckoff Steel Company Ambridge, PA. She was a member of St. John The Baptist Orthodox Church, Ambridge, PA, for over 96 years and was an active member of the church ladies auxiliary. She enjoyed sewing, baking and traveling. Also, she was a huge Pittsburgh Steelers football, Pirates baseball and Penguins hockey fan.
Margaret is survived by her daughter, Margaret Kotula Jerich (Ken), Urbana, Illinois; grandson, Tim Polas, Ambridge, PA; son-in-law, Ted Polas, Ambridge, PA; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael; daughter, Georgia Kotula Polas; two brothers, Michael, and Stephen Galuschak; and three sisters, Anne Galuschak Demshur, Mary Galuschak and Ethel Galuschak Hrovich.
Friends will be received on Tuesday, December 20,2022 from 2-4 & 6-8 at BOHN-MATICH FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 1099 Maplewood Ave. Ambridge, PA. A Panachida will be held at 7:30 pm, followed by a translation of the body to the church.
A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 9:30 am at St. John The Baptist Orthodox Church, with Fr. Marc Wisnosky, officiating. Interment will follow at Economy Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. John The Baptist Orthodox Church Property Improvement Fund, 450 Glenwood Drive, Ambridge, PA 15003.
Posted online on December 17, 2022
Published in Ellwood City Ledger, The Beaver County Times