Margaret (Palko) Marshalik, age 98, of White Oak, formerly of McKeesport, passed away on November 9, 2020. Born October 14, 1922, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Joseph E. and Mary (Charney) Palko, and the wife of the late Stephen F. Marshalik.
Margaret was a 1941 graduate of McKeesport High School and held various jobs throughout her life before becoming a homemaker. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church pierogie group, Lifespan, and First Catholic Ladies Slovak Guild. A woman of great faith and kindness, Margaret enjoyed going to the casino, bingo, her friends at The Oaks Retirement Community, and most of all, her family. She is survived by a daughter Mari Ann (Robert) Palestra of Port Vue; granddaughter, Jessica (Bryan) Morris, of McKeesport; the loves of her life, her four great-granddaughters, Paige Elizabeth Morris, Hannah Lee Morris, Harmony Danielle Morris and Isabella Margaret Morris of McKeesport; sister, Florence (the late William) Stupansky, of North Versailles, and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, Joseph E. Palko, Jr., John (the late Jeannine) Palko, and sister, Anna (Palko) Lesniak (surviving spouse Valentine) of Tonawanda, NY. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday from 12-8 p.m. Requiem Divine Liturgy will be on Monday, 11 a.m., at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church. Interment will follow at the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the St. John the Baptist Pyrohy Project. The family would like to thank from the bottom of their hearts, Dr. Prabhat Seth and his team for the wonderful care shown mom these past several years and to her caregiver, Kathy Tagaloe for her love and support. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com. Chris Odasso, Owner.
Originally published November 12, 2020.