Genevieve M. Konchinsky Persin 1920-2013

BAZETTA – Genevieve Marie “Jean” Konchinsky Persin, 92, passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013.

She was born Sept. 4, 1920, in Sharon, Pa., the youngest of eight children of the late Adam and Victoria Maczkowska Konchinsky.

Jean was a 1938 graduate of Sharon High School in Sharon. After graduation, she worked as a domestic and took a few business classes. Over the years, Jean worked at the Ravenna Arsenal in Portage County; for Sunlight Electric Company (Packard Electric Division) in Warren; for Nationwide Insurance Company in Warren; and retired from Wean Manufacturing and Engineering as a statistical secretary.

On Oct. 5, 1940, Jean married Rudolph “Rudy” Persin and moved to Warren. During their married life together, they lived in Corpus Christie, Texas; Phoenix; Vienna; Howland and Warren, and finally in their latter years in Bazetta Township next door to their son, Bruce.

Jean was a member of the Warren Women’s Christian Association and a devoted member of Calvary Presbyterian Church, where she was a member of the Nelle Smith Women’s Guild and served as a deacon. In addition, Jean attended Tri Sigma and Second Mile Sunday school classes and Prime Time there. Also, in her day, Jean served as a den mother for her son’s Cub Scout group and volunteered in many of the church’s vacation Bible school activities.

Jean celebrated being married to Rudolph Persin for 70 years in 2010. Together they had three children. Rudy and Jean tried their best to instill character, values and integrity in their children and led by example. Jean is remembered by friends and family as a friendly, cheerful and gentle spirit. Throughout her life, Jean enjoyed her home, crafts, sewing, embroidery, crocheting, bowling, dancing, gardening and traveling all over the United States with her husband, Rudy. Most of all, Jean cherished her time with her family. She will be held in memory by those she loved and those that loved her.

Jean is survived by one son, Bruce E. (Marie) Persin of Bazetta; one daughter, Sally Jo Persin of Sharon; five grandchildren, Jessica (Wm. Art) Kenney of Spotsylvania, Va., Brittany Pemberton of Alexandria, Va., Stephanie (Jason) Uber of Boardman, Katelyn (Craig) Howell of Newton Falls and Nathaniel Persin of Streetsboro; and four great-grandsons, Liam and Charlie Kenney and Seth and Tobin Howell.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph; a son, James; two sisters, Wanda Konchinsky and Adeline McIlvain; and five brothers, Joseph, Edward, Mitchell, Chester and Stanley Konnen.

The family will receive friends and family from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Lane Family Funeral Home, Roberts-Clark Chapel, 180 Garfield Drive, Warren OH 44483, followed immediately by the funeral service. The Rev. David Robert Black will officiate.

Burial will be in Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 119 Laird Ave. N.E., Warren, OH 44483.

Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences online at www.lanefuneralhomes.


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