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92, of Portage and Chesapeake, Va., passed away August 16, 2019. Born July 21, 1927 in Morgantown, West Virginia, the daughter of Charles and Nellie (Batko) Pascovich. Deceased family members include her parents and husband of 61 years, Edward Nezneski. She was a graduate of West Virginia University High School, Morgantown, West Virginia. She attended Fairmont State University earning a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She earned a Masters Degree from University Of Pittsburgh in Elementary Education with an emphasis in reading. Emilie was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Beta Epsilon Chapter where she held numerous offices. She was a member of Alpha Alpha State Teachers honor society. She is a life member of NEA and PSEA. Emilie began her teaching career at Hooversville High School. The remainder of her years of teaching were spent in the Forest Hills School District where she was a mentor to many student teachers. Continuing her passion for teaching she was an organizational leader for the South Central Chapter of 4-H. She was an active member of St. Bartholomew Church serving as a Catechist, Eucharistic Minister, and a member of the St. Anne Society. She was a person of great faith in our Lord saying the rosary and many prayers daily. Left to cherish her memory are daughters, Celeste Lewis (Randall); Patrice Downs and Lisa Nezneski; grandchildren, Kira, Adria, and Sonya Lewis; Alexander, Olivia, Evan and Zane Downs; and Edward and George Schatz; 2 great grandchildren; and one sibiling.Friends received from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, at the Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, PC, Portage where Parastas will be sung at 6 p.m. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at Ss. Peter and Paul Byzantine Church, Portage. Father James Spontak. Entombment will be in Holy Name Mausoleum, Ebensburg. Online condolences may be made at www.serenkoclaarfuneralhome.com. In Lieu of flowers a memorial contribution may be made to the Chesapeake (Va) Regional Medical Center Chapel Renovation Campaign.
Published on August 21, 2019
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Aug 25, 2019
Emilie and Ed were among the nicet people we ever knew. Will miss them both.
Aug 21, 2019
Wishing you lots of prayers and love during this difficult time. Our hearts go out to the entire family.
Aug 21, 2019
Mrs. Nezneski was my second grade teacher at the South Fork school. She was always very nice ajd a great teacher. RIP.
Aug 21, 2019
Sorry for your loss, I remember your Mom and Dad very well. God Bless them both.