Bertha Walak

Born: Wed., Feb. 29, 1928
Died: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019


Divine Liturgy

10:00 AM Sat., Jan. 26, 2019


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Bertha J. Walak, 90, of Fairfax, VA, passed away on January 22, 2019.  Born on February 29, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Mary Horgas.  

She was a member of Epiphany of our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church, Annandale, VA, and was retired from the Pentagon as a secretary for the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  

She is survived by a niece, Barbara Russo, of Charleroi; Barb's children Dante and Brieanne Russo; and cousin, Trina Dee.  

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, George Walak; sister, Marie; and brother, Paul.  

Divine Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Saturday, January 26 at 10 am at Sts. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Braddock, PA, with interment following.

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Marge Rusnak
   Posted Wed January 30, 2019
Dear Barbara, you don't know me, but I am Marge from Epiphany of Our Lord Byz. Rite Catholic Church. I have known Bertha for years and we talked over the phone before she really got bad with her back, etc. I was so surprised to see in our Church Bulletin of Jan 27th that she has passed on in Braddock, PA. I am from Clairton, PA south of Pittsburgh.
I am familiar with your area too. This hit me hard as Bertha was a delightful lady, loved to dance the polkas and dressed to her native costume too. She was a very caring and loving person and she supported me in my early sufferings too. So sorry to hear this and knowing that she is now at peace and with our Lord holding her his hands. Glad she was with you during her last days. You have my deepest sympathy in your great loss of your Aunt Bertha. I, too, will miss her. God Bless You and Your Family.

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