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91, Portage, passed away December 10, 2017. Born April 20, 1926 in Portage, the daughter of Nicholas and Mary (Barosky) Chippo. Deceased family members include her parents; husband, Andrew Yarosh; son-in-law, Edward Newfield; brothers, John, and Samuel Chippo; sisters, Pauline Saccol, and Della Batche. Survived by children, Yvonne, wife of Michael Bodosky, and Bonita Newfield, both of Portage; and Perry Yarosh, Johnstown; Brother Nicholas Connecticut. grandchildren, Michael Bodosky, Michelle, wife of Richard Conway; Tobi Lee, wife of Joshua Burkett; Nicholas Newfield, and Ashley, wife of Jacob Myers; great grandchildren, Cody and Hayley Conway, Jenna, Brynn and Addyson Burkett; and Eden, Baylee, and Presley Myers; and great great grandsons, Comghan and Josiah. She enjoyed spending time with her family, had a strong faith in God, was a member of the church choir, and the Ladies Auxiliary, and was always involved in church activities. She was a very humble and generous person, an excellent seamstress, she enjoyed knitting, crocheting, embroidering and gardening. In her later years used her artistic talents coloring beautiful pictures. Friends received from 4-8 p.m., Wednesday at the Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, PC, Portage, where Panahida will be sung at 7:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Thursday at St. Michaels Orthodox Church, Father Gregori Tsjouman, celebrant. Committal in St. Michael Russian Orthodox Cemetery, Portage.
Published on December 20, 2017
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