Catherine F. Pevec, 91, of Browndale, died Wednesday March 30th at the Carbondale Nursing Center. She was the widow of Frank Pevec, who died March 1, 1989.
Born in Browndale, daughter of the late Frank J. and Catharine “Katie” Orehek Brager, she was a member of Ascension Parish, Forest City. She was educated in Forest City Schools. Catherine was always the most caring and loving person; she made sure that her children had everything that they needed, from an extremely clean home and clean clothes to a home cooked meal every day. And when life got rough, she was right there to guide us through. When her kids didn’t listen, all she had to do was yell “Frank" and here came dad; things settled down quickly then. It’s memories like that we’ll look back at and chuckle. She loved spending time with her daughter, who was her best friend. They enjoyed spending time shopping and going out to eat. Catherine also looked forward to spending holidays and gatherings at her son and daughter-in-law Carl and Nancy’s home. She always loved to get dressed up and have her hair done up like she was a star.
Our mom also loved to play match maker for her children. She recommended and was persistent on our spouses and apparently was very good at it: Patty and Rich together for 43 years; Dave and Joyce together 45 years; and Carl and Nancy together 33 years….and all still going strong!
Mom, we love you with all of our hearts and we know how much you loved us. We will forever miss you! – Love your children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
The family would like to thank Dr. Frank Moro and the nurses and staff at the Carbondale Nursing Center for the compassionate care given to Catherine.
Surviving are a daughter: Patricia Smith and husband Richard, Browndale; two sons: David Pevec and wife Joyce, Browndale; Carl Pevec and wife Nancy, Clifford Twp.; six grandchildren: Daniel Smith and wife Lyndsey, Sarasota, FL; Ricky Smith, Sr. and wife Justine, Clarks Summit; David, Jr., Susan, and Christopher Pevec; Justine Beneski and husband Richard, Peckville; three great grandchildren: Emma Smith; Ricky Smith, Jr.; and Finley Beneski; a brother: Frank Brager and wife Peggy, Forest City; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by an infant son: Frank Pevec, Jr.
Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with interment in Saint Joseph’s Cemetery, Forest City. Arrangements by the Jones & Brennan Funeral Home, 430 Main Street, Forest City.
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