Mary G. Chomos 1916-2017

MASURY — Mary “Mir” G. Chomos, of Masury, 101, went home at 10:40 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, while under the care of the Humility House in Youngstown.

Mary was born July 16, 1916, at home in Windber, Pa., a daughter to George and Marysa “Mary” Wasilko Gonder.

On Jan. 20, 1942, she married Frank J. Chomos and together they started a family.

Born to this union were five children, Fran, Rosemary, Jerome, Bruce and Frank. Mary was proud to stay at home to raise her young family. Furthermore, she worked as a housekeeper for the sisters at the St. Patrick Convent, Hubbard.

Mir was a very active member of the former St. Bernadette Catholic Church, Masury, where she participated in the Altar Rosary Society, as well as the Woman’s Club and Legion of Mary, too. In addition, she belonged to the Trumbull County Herb Society, Warren.

In her spare time, she enjoyed baking walnut rolls and poppy seed rolls. However, she was best known for her prune and mashed potato pierogis. She loved tending to her floral and vegetable garden, and as a result, she often canned her produce. Moreover, she liked playing church bingo, attending various fairs and going to plays with her family.

Survivors include her children, Fran Pirlo and her husband, Tom, of Hubbard, Rosemary Chomos of Warren and Frank Chomos of Masury; her grandchildren, Suzanne Pirlo and her husband, Oscar Khawli, Justin Saukko and his fiancee, Flora Perez, and Rachel Saukko and her partner, Brian Sharp; her five great-grandchildren; her sister, Margaret “Peg” Johnson of Brookfield; and her extended family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, who passed Nov. 20, 1959; by her twin boys, Jerome and Bruce; and by her 12 siblings.

A time of gathering to honor Mrs. Chomos will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, at the home of Briceland Funeral Service, located in the historic district of the village green at 379 state Route 7 SE, Brookfield, OH 44403. Her celebration continues with a funeral service at 8 p.m. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in Brookfield Township Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be left for her family at

As suggested by her family, material contributions can be made to the activities fund of the Humility House, 755 Ohltown Road, Youngstown, OH 44515.

A special heartfelt thank you is extended to Mary’s caregivers at the Humility House.

Coordination of this tribute for Mrs. Chomos will be presented by Daniel Briceland, owner and director (330-509-3135).

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