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April 18, 2013

Mary A. DeCola

MENTOR — Mary A. (Torok) DeCola, age 96, a 90-year resident of Mentor, Ohio, died Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at home surrounded by her family.

She was born Feb. 13, 1917, in Bridgeport, Conn.

A homemaker, Mrs. DeCola enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, needlepoint and yard work.

She was a longtime member of St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Mentor, where she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society, Ladies Guild, volunteered for many years for the church’s festival and was a pro-life advocate.

Survivors include her daughters, JoAnn (Thomas) Chandler of Virginia and Patricia (William) Hocevar of Geneva; grandchildren, Kim (Mark) Mierchuk, Ken (JoAnne Sorci) Kindler, Jeff Kindler, Lisa (Stephen) Holmberg, Tina Marie Hocevar, Dawn Marie (Eric) Waldmann, William (Stephanie) Hocevar Jr. and Christopher (Sue) Hocevar; great-grandchildren, Jeremy, Alison, Rachael, Sean, Lauren, Aaron, Mark, Daniel, Christopher Jr. and Jonathan; sister, Barbara Jane Fay of California; brother, Frank S. Torok of Connecticut; and brother-in-law, Charles (Pauline) DeCola of Mentor.

Preceding Mary in death are her husband, John J. DeCola; grandson, Frank Hocevar; sisters, Anna Rosci and Helen Fornadley; and brothers, John, Joseph and Steven Torok.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 22nd, at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 8560 Mentor Ave., Mentor.

The family will receive friends Monday from 9 to 10 a.m. at BRUNNER SANDEN DEITRICK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTER, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor. Interment will be in Mentor Cemetery, Mentor.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Mary of Assumption School, Adopt-A-Student Program, 8560 Mentor Ave., Mentor, Ohio 44060 or Right to Life of Northeast Ohio, 572 W. Market St., Suite #2, Akron, Ohio 44303.

Online obituary and condolences at www.brunners.com and starbeacon.com.

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