EBENSBURG — POPOVICH – Irene (Fenchak), 87, Ebensburg, passed away Jan. 26, 2013, at Rebekah Manor, Ebensburg. Born Nov. 21, 1925, in Wherum, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Yanuta) Fenchak. Preceded in death by husband, John Popovich Jr.; son, John Popovich III; sisters, Ann Berkoski, Sophie Stormer and Mary Fenchak; brothers, John, Joseph, Charles and George Fenchak; and great-grandson, Ian Link. Survived by children, Robert (Anita) Popovich, Charlotte McFadden, Judy (Denny) Vokin and Kate (Jeffrey) Link, all of Ebensburg; and Barbara Lynn (Eric) Scott, Harrisburg. Loving “G.G.” of Dionne McFadden (Kevin) Persio; Daphne McFadden (Ken) Matlin; Joe (Tricia) McFadden; Tracy Vokin (Sam) Brunatti; Jolene Vokin (Ryan) Blodgett; Halee Vokin (Joshua) Onder; Dustin Link, and fiancee, Natale; Bryan (Kathleen) Link; Emily Popovich (Jason) Tiani; Anne Popovich; Evan Scott; and McKenzie Scott. Great- grandmother to Estella, Nova, Angelo Persio, Camryn and Mitchell Matlin; Joey and Tristan McFadden; Sammy, Marissa and Madelyn Burnatti; Anna and Carter Blodgett; Bryn Onder; Wyatt, Maison, Olivia, Dakota and Hunter Link; and Brenna Tiani. Also survived by brother, Dr. Peter (Barb) Fenchak, Ebensburg; sister, Helen Warchola, Omaha, Neb.; and brother, Jim (Francine) Fenchak, Colver. Irene and her late husband, John, were the owners of the former Popovich Potatoes and Farmers Exchange Inc. She enjoyed her family and caring for her flowers and her home. Private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of other memorials, donations in Irene’s memory may be made to the Dauntless Fire Company or the Ebensburg Area Ambulance Association. Arrangements are in the care of the Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Ebensburg.
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