Mary Hovance, 77, of Warren passed away peacefully 6:45 PM Thursday April 1, 2010 at the Cleveland Clinic following a brief illness.
She was born Lois Mary Brown Oct. 22, 1932 the daughter of the late Harry and Edna (Egler) Brown.
A lifetime area resident, Mary was a 1950 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School and attended the Trumbull campus of Kent State University.
She was a dance instructor with Glorian Rossi until she started a family. She also worked part-time at Hovance's Food Fair on North Park Ave. and for 25 years was the co-owner of the Satellite Lounge in Warren with her husband.
Mary was a long-time member of Sts. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church and recently she was the tap instructor and a performer with the SCOPE Dancers and with the newly formed Trumbull Senior Production Company. She was an avid Cleveland sports fan, especially of the Indians, and she enjoyed reading, traveling, and performing- but her greatest joy came from her grandchildren.
Her husband of 43 years, George W. Hovance Jr. whom she married July 4, 1953 preceded her in death Jan. 28, 1997. She also was preceded in death by a brother Robert Brown.
She will be sadly missed by her 3 sons Patrick (Andrea) Hovance of Howland Twp., Terence (Lisa) Hovance of Cortland, Jayme Hovance of Warren, and 7 grandchildren; Kyle, Allyson, Kaylin, Halle, Alana, Tyler, and Corey. She also leaves a brother Harry "Junior" Brown of Howland, a sister Beverly Brown of Castle Rock, CO, Norma Jibotian of Warren who was like a sister to her, and numerous nieces and nephews.
The Rev. Andrew Deskevich will conduct a funeral service 9:30 AM Wednesday April 7, 2010 at Sts. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church preceded by prayers at 9AM Wednesday morning at the funeral home. Friends will be received from 5-8 Tuesday at Roberts-Clark Chapel where there will be a Panachida service at 8PM. Interment will be in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery.
The family suggests material contributions be made to the Trumbull Senior Production Co. C/O Jason Burgermyer 769 State Rd. 305. Cortland, OH 44410.
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