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Ethel M. (Szalay) Gotowka

October 10, 1920 ~ September 15, 2017 (age 96)

The Piano Brothers

Ethel M. Gotowka, 96, passed away at 5:30pm Friday, September 15, 2017 in the Sanctuary at St. Paul’s.

 

Ethel was born on October 10, 1920 in South Bend to Paul and Ethel (Gorbitz) Szalay.  On January 12, 1946 she married Leo J. Gotowka.  He preceded her in death along with her parents, brother Paul “Baldy” Szalay and his wife Christine, sister Ann Farkas and her husband Julius, sister-in-law Sylvia Szalay and niece Julie Rodbarry. 

 

Surviving are a brother Charles Szalay of Livonia, Mi; nieces and nephews Don (Joyce) Farkas of Prior Lake, MN, Fred (Cindy) Farkas of Clarendon Hills, IL, Kathleen Scheu of Westfield, IN, Mary Elizabeth (David) Horvath of South Bend, Rose Ann Szalay of San Diego, CA, Mary Ruth (Matt) Rowe of Livonia and Peter Szalay of Livonia and 16 great-nieces and nephews. 

 

Ethel was a gracious and loving lady who had bowled at PNA and Beacon.  She was a member of Our Lady of Hungary Church, the Altar & Rosary Society, PNA #83, K of C #533 Ladies Auxiliary, William Penn Assoc., Rum Village Neighborhood Assoc., Uniroyal Ladies Retirees and Widow to Widower.

 

Words cannot express our gratitude for the wonderful staff at the Sanctuary at St. Paul’s.  They treated Ethel with dignity and respect and loved her unconditionally.  Thank you to all who were involved with her care.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00am Wednesday, September 20, 2017 in Our Lady of Hungary Church.  Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery.  Family and friends may visit from 4-7 Tuesday in the Zahoran Funeral Home, 1826 Kemble Avenue where a rosary will be recited at 5:00pm.  Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Hungary Church.  To leave an online condolence, please visit our website at www.zahoran.com, or our facebook page, Zahoran Funeral Home.


Charitable donations may be made to:

Our Lady of Hungary Church
731 W. Calvert Street, South Bend IN 46613



 Service Information

Visitation
Tuesday
September 19, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Zahoran Funeral Home
1826 S. Kemble Ave
South Bend, IN 46613

Rosary
Tuesday
September 19, 2017

5:00 PM
Zahoran Funeral Home
1826 S. Kemble Ave
South Bend, IN 46613

Mass of Christian Burial
Wednesday
September 20, 2017

10:00 AM
Our Lady Of Hungary
829 W Calvert Street
South Bend, IN 46613

Burial
Wednesday
September 20, 2017

11:30 AM
Highland Cemetery
2257 Portage
South Bend, IN 46616


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