NEWTON FALLS - Margaret M. Kostrub, 88, passed peacefully to eternal life Wednesday, July 10, 2013, with her family by her side.
Margaret was born Oct. 17, 1924, in Monessen, Pa., the daughter of John and Anna Hospidor Gano.
Margaret obtained her formal education in the Braceville school system. For the next five years, she was employed by Packard Electric in Warren.
On May 11, 1946, in St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Garrettsville, Margaret M. Gano and John Kostrub Jr. were united in marriage. After their marriage, Margaret devoted her time to provide a loving home for her husband and their four children, Rosemarie, Maryann, Paul and John.
Margaret was a faithful parishioner of St. Michael's Catholic Church of the Byzantine Rite in Newton Falls. She was active in the Ladies Guild and the Rosary Society. For more than 50 years, she would meticulously clean and press the altar linens for the church.
Margaret would cater events and was especially known for her cabbage rolls and nut rolls. She was committed to keeping her promises. This was evident when she fell and broke her hip, yet continued to prepare the 300 cabbage rolls that were promised before she sought medical attention.
She enjoyed her time that she spent with her friends at the aerobics class at the community center.
Cherished memories of Margaret will be carried on by her caring family; her children, Rosemarie (Ron) Scrabis, Maryann Moneypenny and her companion, Bill, Paul Kostrub and John (Debbie) Kostrub; her adored grandchildren, Christina Fordeley, John Dufalla, Michael Moneypenny, Matthew Moneypenny and Samantha Kostrub; her great-grandchildren, Mark, Anthony, Alexa, Michael, Nicholas, Christian, Jace and Brooklynn; her brother, Paul (Diane) Gano; and her sisters, Virginia Yates and Irene (Jack) Lavite.
Preceding Margaret were her husband, John, on Nov. 15, 2000; her parents; and her brothers, George and Richard.
The Rosary will be recited at 4:45 p.m. with visitation to follow from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Borowski Memorial Home in Newton Falls, where a prayer service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The funeral Liturgy will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the St. Michael's Catholic Church of the Byzantine Rite with the Rev. Richard Lambert as celebrant.
Margaret will be laid to rest in St. Michael's Cemetery in Newton Township.
The family would like to express their thanks to the staff at the Laurie Ann Nursing Home for the care given to Margaret.
Memorial tributes may be made in memory of Margaret to provide activities for the senior citizens at the community center in Newton Falls.