Olga Udvari, a resident of the Hollywood section of Montgomery County, PA, died Saturday August 8, 2020. She was 92.
Olga was born in Philadelphia and was orphaned by her parents Annie and John Hawryluk at an early age. She was raised in an orphanage on Franklin Street by the Sisters of St. Basil. For high school, Olga lived and went to school at St. Basil Academy on Fox Chase Road. Olga often told her friends she would one day own a house in Hollywood, PA. When she graduated high school, Olga went to work at Western Union in center city Philadelphia. This is where she met her future husband Peter Paul Udvari who was in the Navy.
After having 2 children, Paula and Monica, while living in Germantown, Olga bought her dream- house in Hollywood. She loved to cook for her family and garden in her yard. Olga often helped out and worked at St. Basil Academy. The Sisters loved her secretarial skills so much, they asked her to work at Manor College. While working at Manor College, Olga made many friends and received her Bachelor’s Degree. Olga retired at age 75 from her position as Secretary to the President, after working 40 years at Manor College. During her retirement Olga often enjoyed traveling, cooking and gardening at home.
Olga is survived by her daughter, Monica J. Udvari and her grandchildren: Amy, Valerie, Harry and Jaclyn; her great-granddaughter, Abigail; nephew, William and; niece, Karen. She is predeceased by her husband Peter Udvari and her daughter Paula Rissling (Joseph).
Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Wednesday at 9:30 AM at Annunciation BVM Ukrainian Catholic Church, Melrose Park, PA. Panahkhyda prayers will be sung at 10:15 AM followed by Requiem Liturgy at 10:30 AM. Entombment will follow at Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge, PA.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Olga's memory may be made to: Alzheimer's Association.
During this time of the corona virus, we are being asked to practice social distancing and limiting the size of gatherings. You may wish to join us in prayer for Olga at home during this time. We are grateful for all your prayers for Olga, whether in attendance or not. It is an act of Christian love and selflessness to distance ourselves from one another in order to protect those who may be more vulnerable to this aggressive virus and to help mitigate the spread of the virus.
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