Erma Magdalene Voytek, age 91, of Smock, PA passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 26th, 2022 at her home.
She was born on May 12, 1931 in Smock, PA
Daughter of the late George and Barbara (Ufulussy) Rakushin
Erma endured death at a young age. Her mother passed away before she was one. She also endured extreme grief again in her life when she lost her two sons, Charles and Edward, and her beloved husband, Joseph. However, her devout prayers and belief and faith in the Lord, gave her the strength to survive and go on. She was a very fashionable lady and always very well dressed. Erma was very passionate about her pets, and gave them the absolute best care. We thank God for the blessing of having a caring, loving, compassionate, christian mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great grandmother in our lives. She will be greatly missed and her love and beautiful memories will remain in our hearts and minds forever.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband: Joseph Voytek
two sons: Charles Michael Voytek and Edward Eugene Voytek
brothers: George, Michael, Joseph, John, and Stephen Rakushin
sisters: Ann Gerber, Julia Salava, Mary Munk, Helen Dolobach, and Elizabeth Hirko
Erma was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Erma is survived by her beloved son: Joseph G. Voytek
daughter-in-law: Stephanie Voytek (Charles' Wife)
granddaughter: Charlene Smitley
great-grandchildren: Felicia (Michael) Young and R.J. Smitley
great-great grandchildren: Giovanni and Carson
Also survived by many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Her beloved furbaby: Noah
and fur-grandbaby: MIssy
Friends will be received in The Dearth Funeral Home 35 South Mill Street New Salem, PA on Thursday from 3-8PM and on Friday until 9:30AM where a Prayer Service will be held followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00AM at St. Francis of Assisi R.C. Church of Footedale, PA with the Rev. Fr. Marlon Pates as Celebrant.
Interment will follow in Sylvan Heights Cemetery - Uniontown, PA.
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