In memory of
Maria Pelka
In memory of
Maria Pelka
Maria Pelka, 94 Dutch-born great-grandmother of seven On Saturday, June 6, 2020, Maria Pelka, loving great-grandmother, entered eternal life at age 94. Known as Mia, she was born on Oct. 4, 1925, in the Netherlands to the late Joannes Leonardus Hubertus Boreas and Anna Gertrud Boreas. Mia was the eldest daughter of 11 children and helped her mother raise all her siblings. In a true 'love at first sight' story, she met the late American soldier Edward Stanley Pelka in Netherlands, during World War II.They married in Staten Island, N.Y., in 1947, and raised son, Donald, son, Jimmy, and daughter, Suzanne. Mia had many passions including her flower garden, cooking and baking, sewing and needlepoint and was proud of her always immaculate clean home. But most of all, she cherished every moment with her children and especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also, all neighborhood children were always welcome at "Grandma's House" and were treated as her own. She is survived by her brother, Wil Boreas (husband of Gerty); three children, Donald Pelka (husband of the late Edith), Jimmy Pelka (husband of the late Eva) and Suzanne Parker; six grandchildren, Chris Pelka, Gabriella Gibble (wife of Matt), Jaclyn Albert (wife of Jon), Monica Satkalmi (wife of Vilas), Andrew Parker, and James Parker; seven great-grandchildren, Chloe, Ben, Jillian, Elle, Lainey, Emma, and August; a host of loving nieces and nephews, and her dearest and closest friends of over 60 years, Rose Celardo and daughters. Services will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mia's memory may be made to Green Chimneys, 400 Doansburg Rd., Brewster, N.Y. 10509 WWW.GREENCHIMNEYS.ORG/MIA . To send an online condolence, please visit SnyderFuneralHome.com Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory 3110 Lititz Pike Lititz, Pa. 17543 (717) 560-5100
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In memory of
Maria Pelka
Maria Pelka, 94 Dutch-born great-grandmother of seven On Saturday, June 6, 2020, Maria Pelka, loving great-grandmother, entered eternal life at age 94. Known as Mia, she was born on Oct. 4, 1925, in the Netherlands to the late Joannes Leonardus Hubertus Boreas and Anna Gertrud Boreas. Mia was the eldest daughter of 11 children and helped her mother raise all her siblings. In a true 'love at first sight' story, she met the late American soldier Edward Stanley Pelka in Netherlands, during World War II.They married in Staten Island, N.Y., in 1947, and raised son, Donald, son, Jimmy, and daughter, Suzanne. Mia had many passions including her flower garden, cooking and baking, sewing and needlepoint and was proud of her always immaculate clean home. But most of all, she cherished every moment with her children and especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also, all neighborhood children were always welcome at "Grandma's House" and were treated as her own. She is survived by her brother, Wil Boreas (husband of Gerty); three children, Donald Pelka (husband of the late Edith), Jimmy Pelka (husband of the late Eva) and Suzanne Parker; six grandchildren, Chris Pelka, Gabriella Gibble (wife of Matt), Jaclyn Albert (wife of Jon), Monica Satkalmi (wife of Vilas), Andrew Parker, and James Parker; seven great-grandchildren, Chloe, Ben, Jillian, Elle, Lainey, Emma, and August; a host of loving nieces and nephews, and her dearest and closest friends of over 60 years, Rose Celardo and daughters. Services will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mia's memory may be made to Green Chimneys, 400 Doansburg Rd., Brewster, N.Y. 10509 WWW.GREENCHIMNEYS.ORG/MIA . To send an online condolence, please visit SnyderFuneralHome.com Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory 3110 Lititz Pike Lititz, Pa. 17543 (717) 560-5100
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Lititz, PA 17543
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