Mrs. Nellie M. Pacovsky 94, Altoona, passed away Friday morning at her residence, surrounded by her family.
She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late John and Mary (Banko) Prugar. She married Stephen A. Pacovsky on May 8, 1943, in Altoona. He preceded her in death on Dec. 9, 1974.
Nellie is survived by two daughters: Therese (James) Roberts of Severna Park, Md. and Joan Sweeda of Altoona; a son, Stanley J. (Bonita) Pacovsky of Altoona; five grandchildren: Gina, Stephanie, Jimmy, Stanley Jr. and Francis; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Pauline Maier, of Altoona.
She was preceded in death by her son, Stephen P. Pacovsky in 2010; and her brothers: Peter, Walter and Joseph Prugar.
She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.
Prior to retiring at the age of 79, she was a Cafeteria Worker for the Altoona Area School District. Prior to that, she worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad and also at Schwartz Bach Silk Mill.
Nellie loved gardening, playing Bingo, cooking and enjoying her family; especially her grand and great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home, Inc., 1204 - 17th Street, Altoona. Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 5th Ave and 14th St., Altoona, by Msgr. Timothy Stein. Committal will be at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery.