Pearl Gornick, 91, of West Newton, Pa. died Tuesday May 14, 2019 in Yukon, Pa. surrounded by her family. She was born October 5, 1927 in Adamsburg, Pa. Daughter of the late Nicholas F. and Mary Hoadwonic Sedunov. Prior to her retirement, Pearl worked for the Yough School District as a cafeteria worker. She was an active member at the St. Cyril & Methodius Orthodox Church in Jeannette, Pa. Pearl was a very giving and hard-working person. She enjoyed listening to country music and even sang in her husband’s band in her early years. She enjoyed playing cards and was also known to go to a casino or two. Pearl enjoyed cooking and baking during the holidays, but most of all, loved her family and adored her grandchildren. All the Sunday’s that we had together will be greatly missed. She is preceded in death by both parents, husband Thomas Gornick Sr. (1999), a son – Thomas Gornick Jr. (2009), three brothers and five sisters. She is survived by a son – Steve Penska and wife Sandy of Edgewater, MD., two daughters – Anita Stange and fiancé Ward Comini of West Newton, Pa. and Victoria Monnick and husband Jim of Yukon, Pa., eleven grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, five great great grandchildren, one brother – Anthony Sedunov of Latrobe, Pa., one sister – Elizabeth Henry and husband Dan of New Stanton, Pa. and a very special friend and loving caretaker – Shirley Boltich. Friends will be received from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm on Sunday May 19, 2019 with a parastas service at 7:30 pm at the Beatty-Rich Funeral Home, Inc. Rt 136 in Madison, Pa. Divine liturgy will take place on Monday May 20, 2019 at 11 am at St. Cyril & Methodius Orthodox Church in Jeannette, Pa. with Rev. Father Lawrence Daniels officiating. Interment will follow at the Westmoreland Memorial Park Cemetery in Greensburg, Pa. The family would like to thank Bridges Hospice for all of the compassion and love that they gave our mother.
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