Marian (Kristofeck) Schake, 72, of Norvelt, passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Born July 19, 1944, a daughter of the late William Victor and Anna Nock Kristofeck. She was the beloved wife to Ronald of 53 years; loving mom of Robert Schake, of Norvelt, Joyce Novotny and fiance, Jeff Clark, of Latrobe, Debra Rullo and husband, Daniel, of New Alexandria, and Cynthia Hart and husband, Courtney, of Philadelphia; adored grandmother of loving six grandkids, Jacob Novotny, Julia Novotny, Cordell Hart, Cianah Hart, Caleb Rullo and Kenzi Rullo; and sister and best friend to her brother, William V. Jr. and wife, Mary Norton Kristofeck, of Louisville, K.Y. She is also survived by nieces and nephews, Mary Kristofeck (Todd), Ann Kristofeck (Howard), Theresa Kristofeck, William Kristofeck III, Michael Kristofeck and Elizabeth Kristofeck (McCombs). She was the sister-in-law of John Schake and family and Mark and Maryann Schake and family. She was a retired postmaster of United. Marian had a strong passion for ceramics, arts, crafts and was a devoted Elvis fan. Family and friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the JAY A. HOFFER FUNERAL HOME. The vigil service will begin 7:45 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Her funeral service will begin 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home, with the Rev. John A. Sedlak officiating.
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