YOUNGSTOWN, OH – Florence Plakosh, 87, passed away peacefully in Hospice care on Friday morning, Oct. 19, 2012.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Mike; her two sons, Mike and Joe; her daughter-in-law, Michelle; and her grandson, Michael.
Florence was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Marissa Plakosh; and her brother, Joseph Hutta.
Florence was born to Joseph and Mary Hutta on Aug. 27, 1925, in Campbell, Ohio. She was a first generation Hutta in the United States as both of her parents came from Slovakia.
After graduating from the Youngstown Hospital Association’s School of Nursing, she went on to become a head nurse at Northside Hospital for 25 years until her retirement.
Florence was a woman of family and heritage.
She loved to cook and spoil her grandchildren. Florence loved watching people enjoy the food that she prepared, and she made sure that no one ever left her house without a full belly.
Florence was a woman loyal to her heritage, as many of her signature dishes were Slovak.
She was a member of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association and Jednota. Florence was a parishioner of St. Matthias Church.
Florence’s family would like to thank Hospice of the Valley for the wonderful care they gave to her.
There will be calling hours at the Kubina-Yuhasz-Wasko Funeral Home, 5925 Market St., from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012
A memorial Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish at St. Matthias Church in Youngstown.
Family and friends may be received 30 minutes prior at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of the Valley in Poland, Ohio. You can also donate online at http://www.hov.org/donate