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Mary M. (Brakus) Rock

July 22, 1922 ~ July 11, 2017 (age 94)

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Funeral Service
July 14, 2017

1:00 PM
J. William McCauley, Jr. Funeral Home
901 Vine Street
West Newton, PA 15089

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Mary M. Rock, 94, of West Newton, died Tuesday, July 11, 2017.  She was born July 22, 1922 in Donora, a daughter of the late Bozo and Barbara (Kotlinski) Brakus.  Mary was a member of Holy Family Church, West Newton, and was active at the senior center where she enjoyed playing cards with the ladies.  Surviving are three children, Kathryn Mrazik of Frisco, Texas, Dave Rock of West Newton, and Debra Carlin and husband, Craig, of Columbia, Maryland; a daughter-in-law, Susan Rock-Sahar; five grandchildren, Melisa Mrazik of Frisco, TX, Carol Rock-Lowther and husband, Steve, of West Newton, Tracy Mrazik-Gooda and husband, Jeff, of Dallas, Texas, Jeffrey Carlin and wife, Sandra, of Carlsbad, California, and Casey Carlin-Ferrano, and husband, Brad, of Columbia, Maryland; five great grandchildren, Arik Lowther, Jordan Lowther, Taylor Creecy, Katie Creecy, and Thor Rock Carlin; two sisters, Josephine Honish of Henderson, Nevada and Barbara Holmberg of Englewood, Florida.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Rock; a son, Thomas Rock; a son-in-law, Edward Mrazik; a granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Rock; sisters, Agnes Pencoski and Alice Rock; and brother, Edward Brakus.  A Funeral Service will be held at 1 pm Friday at the J. William McCauley, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 901 Vine St. West Newton.  Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.  Condolences may be left at

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