STRUTHERS – Elizabeth “Betty” Elchuck, 87, passed away peacefully at home on October 14, 2022.
She was born May 15, 1935 in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Paul and Mary Balkan.
Betty was a true matriarch of her family and the glue that held everyone together. She loved to spend time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, whether it be at their sporting events or making them her delicious pancakes. She especially loved her grandchildren and would love to play cards with them. She loved Betty Boop, Ohio State Buckeyes, and any football team Tom Brady played on.
Betty leaves to cherish her memory, her children; Thomas (Annie) Elchuck of Morgantown, WV and Teresa Elchuck Sevi of Struthers; son-in-law, Steven Soroka of Campbell; grandchildren, Nichole Gage (Frank Davila), Ashley (James) Yoder, Brittany (Michael) Brandt, John Sevi, Christine Elchuck, Tiffany (Mark) Butler, T.J. (Rachel) Elchuck, Jonny (Rachel) Petak and Tommy (Megan) Petak, her great grandchildren; Tyler, Brandon, Abby, Maddi, A.J., Cody, Ryan, Lily, Preston, Mia Elizabeth, Cece, and Carson.
Other than her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 61 years, John Elchuck, whom she married January 24, 1954 and who passed away April 23, 2015, her daughter, Debra Soroka, and siblings, Joe, Vera, Mary, Ben, Rose, Catherine, Jake, and Pauline.
Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 followed immediately by a Divine Liturgy at 11 a.m., celebrated by Fr. Kevin Marks. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Cemetery.
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