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Ethel Krukar, 92, formerly of Farrell, passed away at 4 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in St. John XXIII Home, Hermitage.
She was born May 30, 1925, in Mutual, Pa., to John and Mary Kocis Koshar.
Ethel married Adam Krukar on Oct. 18, 1947. He passed away June 15, 1993.
Ethel was a member of the former St. Ann Parish in Farrell, now part of the Our Lady of Fatima Parish. She was a member of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, and active in the St. Ann's P.T.O. and the Farrell Football Mothers.
Ethel worked for various employers in Sharon including Westinghouse Electric Corp., National Malleable Co., and Metz Bakery, where she became a master cake decorator.
Among her favorite pastimes were flower and vegetable gardening, crafting and gourmet cooking and baking. She thoroughly enjoyed family life, especially the large gatherings on holidays.
Ethel is survived by a daughter, Beverly (William) Barnett of Lancaster, Pa.; a son, Ken (Regina King) of Littleton, Colo.; and three grandchildren, Erin and Ashley Barnett, and Emma Krukar Juricka.
She was preceded in death by: six sisters, Ann Koshar, Mary Denis, Catherine Fetsko, Margaret Savko, Agnes Koshan, and Betty Kush; and five brothers, John, George and Joseph Koshar, and Paul and William Kosar.

Ethel, 92, formerly of Farrell.
Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday (10-5-17) and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday (10-6-17) in A.E. PUSTINGER FUNERAL HOME, Ltd., 1310 Idaho St., Farrell. Condolences may be e-mailed to pustinger@verizon.net.
Services: Brief prayer service at 10:30 a.m. Friday, followed by funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Church, 601 Roemer Blvd., Farrell, with Rev. Matthew J. Ruyechan, pastor, as celebrant.
Burial: Will follow in St. Ann Cemetery, Hermitage.
Published on October 4, 2017
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