Maria Perchulyn
April 8, 1919 - March 16, 2010
Maria Perchulyn, 90 of Gettysburg, PA entered into God's Eternal Care on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at her home in Gettysburg. Mrs. Perchulyn was born on April 08, 1919 in Chernijiw Halyczyna, Ukraine daughter of the late John & Pauline (Wospiak) Kindrat. Her husband of 65 years, the late Nicholas Perchulyn died in 2001. Her faith has sustained her throughout her life and through many difficult situations. She and her husband were in Germany during World War II and immigrated to America and arrived at Ellis Island in May of 1949. A few years later they settled in Gettysburg to raise their family. Maria retired from The Gettysburg Hospital after many years of dedicated service. She was a longtime member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Gettysburg. Survivors include her children, Polly Maitland, Mary Little and her husband William, Michael Perchulyn and his wife Dotty all of Gettysburg, PA daughter Ann Hall and her husband Arnold of Pittsburgh, PA, daughter Irene Clessuras and her husband Art of North Carolina and son John Perchulyn and his wife Joyce of CA, 14 beloved grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren, 3 sisters and many nieces and nephews in the Ukraine. Mrs. Perchulyn was predeceased by a son, Peter Perchulyn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 2:00 PM at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Gettysburg with Fr. Bernardo Pistone, Celebrant. Burial will be in the St. Francis Cemetery. The Family will receive friends at the church on Saturday from 1-2 PM. Memorials in honor of Maria can be made to St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 22 West High St. Gettysburg, PA l7325 and online condolences for Mrs. Perchulyn can be made at


Mitch and Pat Komesz

Our deepest sympathy for the whole Perchulyn family from Pat and I.. I have always had a warm spot in my heart for your parents and the wonderful family they raised. Your parents were such good friends to my mother and father and to my brother and I by extension. Unfortunalely we will be in NYC for the weekend and I will not make the services. I will make sure I get into St. Patrick's or to another Catholic church Saturday afternoon to say a prayer for your mother and for your family. Stay in good health. Res[ectully, Mitch and Pat

Tom & Sis Weikert

Perchulyn Family, Our thoughts and prayers are wih you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. Love to all, Tom & Sis Weikert

Ruby Carbaugh Wetzel

Dear family, Its been many years since I have seen you but my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Sincerely, Ruby

Deacon & Mrs. Sneeringer

with deepest sympathy to the Perchulyn family.

Nick Lapikockij

I wish I could've been there for the services. all of you have my deepest simpathy . Maria is in a much greater place now and she will be waiting for everyone else to join Her later in life. God Bless each and every one of You. nick

Sheila Downey Szawlosky

Just found out that Mrs P had passed although I didn't know she or her husband personally I did go to school with their son Peter whose death crushed me to no end...he was such an inspiration to me in school for all he had been thru in his short life but more so I think his parents. My mom worked with Mr P at the hospital and she always spoke highly of he and his wife...Mrs P had such a story to tell I see in reading her obit...I knew they had left the Ukraine/communism to provide a better life for them and their children...they both are to be admired. truly were a strong woman who should be admired for all you went thru.....RIP Mrs P I know that you are in the loving arms of our maker now with your husband and Peter

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