Jean (Smrekar) Pukanich, 93, of Monaca, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, January 18, 2011, in Friendship Ridge.
Born February 12, 1917, in Aliquippa, she was a daughter of the late George and Mary (Grum) Smrekar she was a graduate of Aliquippa High School, Class of 1934. Jean was a member and scribe of SNPJ Lodge #721, Aliquippa and a past secretary and scribe of SNPJ Lodge #618, Monaca. Jean loved to read and cook and she enjoyed people and pets.
In addition to her parents Jean was preceded in death by her husband, George Pukanich; her son, George F. Pukanich; two sisters, Elizabeth Raub and Mary Leasha and a brother, Frank Smrekar.
She is survived by a sister-in-law, Anna Pukanic of Monaca and many nieces and nephews and dear friends.
At her request private services were held Thursday at Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Ave., Monaca.
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