Bertha T. “Bertie” (Selsavage) Pukavage

Bertha T. PukavageBertha T. “Bertie” (Selsavage) Pukavage, 96, of Shenandoah, passed away Wednesday morning.

Born in William Penn, March 31, 1922, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Cherneski) Selsavage.

She, along with her late husband, Andrew Pukavage, who passed away in 1988, owned and operated the former Andy’s CafĂ© on East Lloyd Street, Shenandoah.

Bertha was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, Shenandoah, and the former St. George Church.

She adored the Blessed Mother and faithfully said the Divine Mercy Chaplet daily. Bertha was happiest when she was with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her family was truly blessed having her in their lives for so many years.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents and her husband, were her daughter and son-in-law, JoAnn and Bernard Kacelowicz; one sister, Anna Baker; four brothers, Joseph, Donald, Leonard and Vincent Selsavage. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Surviving are one daughter, Carol Pukavage, Shenandoah, with whom she resided; one son, Robert “Pucko” Pukavage and his wife, Alberta, Ringtown; five grandchildren, Sherry Giles and her husband, Robert, Cindy Devenney and her husband, Matthew, Joshua Pukavage, Jeremy Pukavage and his companion, Kirstin Evans, and Jessica Pukavage; six great-grandchildren, Joseph Borner Giles and Robiana Giles, Deanna, Lauren and Molly Devenney and Aubrey Lynn Pukavage; nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Casimir Church, Shenandoah, the sacred worship site of Divine Mercy Parish. Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Dawn Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. A viewing will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Monday at Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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