PEARL JOSWIAK

Pearl Ann Joswiak, 94, of Lafferty, OH, died Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Wheeling Hospital.

She was born August 12, 1919 in Preghena, Italy, a daughter of the late Peter and Josephine Alexander Calovini.

Pearl was the retired postmaster of Lafferty Post Office, serving in that capacity for 46 years. She was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Lafferty, having served as a eucharistic minister; the Catholic Women’s Club; Lafferty Volunteer Fire Department. Auxiliary; B.P.W. and the U.S. Postal NAPUS.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Joswiak; three sisters: Barbara Rizzardi, Maria Melchiori and Olivia Calovini; a brother, Fidenzio Calovini; five nephews: Eugene and Henry Rizzardi, Ted Stoica, Bill Bellew and Robert Fox; a great-nephew, Tim Stoica; a niece, Marie Bellew; a great-niece, Yvonne Bellew; and one great-great-niece, Sara Mae Twarog.

Surviving are four nieces: Erma Stoica, Anna Fox, Annita and Ted McCort and Barb and Dale McCoy; and several great- and great- great- nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory, 204 W. Main St., St. Clairsville, where a vigil service will be held at 3:45 p.m.

Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Clairsville, with Fr. Thomas Chillog as celebrant. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, St. Clairsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105- 1942.

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