CHAMPION, Ohio – Mary Ann Pabin Wilk, 59, of Champion, peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 5, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. in the comfort of her home after a brave battle with stomach cancer for over the last two years; becoming an inspiration to all who knew her.
Mary Ann was born on May 22, 1957, in Warren, the daughter of the late Steve, Sr. and Sophie Malarchick Pabin and was a lifelong area resident.
A 1975 graduate of John F. Kennedy High School, Mary Ann furthered her education by attending Kent State University.
For over 28 years, Mary Ann worked for General Motors Lordstown, retiring in 2006 from the Paint Department.
Mary Ann was a devout Catholic and was baptized and raised in the former Christ Our King Catholic Church in Warren. Upon its closure, she was a faithful member and strong supporter of St. John Paul II Parish on North Street in Warren, where she was a member of the Altar & Rosary Society.
She enjoyed making raffle baskets to donate and benefit others suffering from cancer, including Relay for Life. Mary Ann was a generous patron of the Bella Women’s Center. She was a regular member of the Body Shoppe in Cortland, where her favorite class was Zumba. She enjoyed spending time with her many friends and traveling to visit family. Recently, Mary Ann celebrated her 59th birthday at a surprise party with over 100 friends and family members in attendance.
Left to cherish her memory is her lifelong partner and care giver, Michael Yanovich, with whom she made her home; a sister, Rosemary “Bunny” Johnson of Warren; brothers, Steve (Nancy) Pabin of Phoenix, Jim Pabin, Tom (Lucie) Pabin, Robert “Tiger” Pabin and Larry (Robin) Pabin, all of Warren; two stepsons, Michael S. Yanovich of Columbus and Stephen S. (Amanda) Yanovich of Newton Falls; three nieces; two nephews and by a host of friends.
Besides her parents, Mary Ann was preceded in death by a brother, Francis “Buzzy” Pabin.
Calling hours will take place on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. and again on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, from 8:30 – 9:20 a.m., all at the Sinchak & Kaszowski Funeral Home, 727 E. Market St., Warren, Ohio 44481.
Services will begin on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, with closing prayers to be recited at 9:20 a.m. in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, with Fr. Christopher Henyk officiating, to be offered at 10:00 a.m. in St. John Paul II Parish, 420 North Street NW, Warren, Ohio 44483.
Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in Champion.
Mary Ann’s family would like to offer a special thank you to Dr. Lori Hemrock and the entire staff at the Hope Center in Howland, Dr. Ronald N. Khoury and Dr. Kapil Kwatra and all of the staff who attended to her at Trumbull Memorial Hospital and the compassionate members of Hospice of the Valley, her loving cousin, Marietta Reed and her very dear friends, Janelle Payne and Bernadette Kalish for being with her and helping her during her time of need and for making her final days very comforting.
In keeping with Mary Ann’s wishes, friends and family are asked to offer memorial contributions in her name either to St. John Paul II Parish 1401 Moncrest Drive NW, Warren, Ohio 44485, Hope Center 1745 Niles Cortland Road #5, Warren, Ohio 44484 or to the Hospice of the Valley Hospice House 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, Ohio 44514.
Caring and Professional Arrangements for the Pabin family are under the direction of the Sinchak & Kaszowski Funeral Home, 330-392-5691. Family and Friends may visit www.sinchakandkaszowski.com to view this tribute and share condolences to the Pabin family.
A television tribute will air November 8 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.