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Marie Powanda, 92 – Member of St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church

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Marie Powanda, age 92, of Port Carbon, passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at The Gardens at York Terrace in Pottsville.

Born in Saint Clair, on August 16, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Stanely and Elizabeth (Bulvich) Pomian.

Marie was a graduate of St. Stephen’s Catholic High School in Port Carbon and a member of St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church in Port Carbon.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Michael Stanely Powanda Sr., who died on January 15, 1976, two sons Thomas and Geroge Powanda and a brother Stanely Pomian.

Marie is survived by son Michael Powanda Jr. and his wife Frances, California; daughter Jean Marie Smerlick and her husband Dave, Orwigsburg; son Dennis Powanda, Port Carbon; son Mark Pawanda and his fiance’ Bonnie Williams, New Philadelphia; son Joseph Powanda, Port Carbon; 12 grandchildren: Micki, Tommy, Stephanie, Jason, Tammy, D.J., Sharon, Chucky, Tommy, Jerry, Daniel, and Bernadette; great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Funeral Services and interment will be held private..

The Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home, Port Carbon is in charge of arrangements.


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