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Katherine Gyergyov

Died: Saturday, November 24, 2007
Age: 99
Katherine Gyergyov of Allenton, formerly of Roseville, died Saturday, November 24, 2007 at Fair Acres Care Center, Armada at the age of 99 years.

Katherine was born April 11, 1908 in Austria-Hungary, a daughter of George and Rose (nee Ratkov) Petkoff. She came to the United States at the age of 5 years and lived in Oklahoma.

On June 11, 1928, Katherine married John Gyergyov in Hobart, Oklahoma. They moved to the Detroit area and she worked various jobs, the longest at Roseville Bakery. She was a longtime and active member of St. Germaine Catholic Church in St. Clair Shores.

Katherine enjoyed baking, crocheting, knitting and gardening.

Surviving are her son, Johnny (Maurina) Gyergyov of Allenton; daughter, Rosemary Schott of Pinconning; grandchildren, Jeff Gyergyov, Amanda Vigiletti, Joey Gyergyov, Kathleen Jobs, Sandra Westfall, Mary Lou Gustin, Roseann Miller and Pamela Lucynski; 9 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Steve Petkoff of Oklahoma; sisters, Dorothy Traicoff of Arkansas and Mary Crain of California; and sister-in-law, Ann Parko of Macomb. She was predeceased by her husband, John on June 7, 1994; parents; brothers, George and Robert Petkoff; and sister, Anne Taylor.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 29, at St. Mary Mystical Rose Catholic Chuch, 24040 Armada Ridge Road, Armada with the Rev. Fr. Bradley Forintos, celebrant. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Roseville.

Visitation is today (Wed., Nov. 28) from 2-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Scripture Service at Tiffany-Young and Hauss Funeral Home, 73919 North Avenue (north of 33 Mile), Armada and at the church on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass.

Memorial tributes would be appreicated to St. Mary Mystical Rose Catholic Church Building Fund.
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