Of Forest Hills, age 89, died on Wednesday, January 6, 2020.
Beloved wife of the late Carl “Gene” Pankowski for 61 years.
Loving mother of Carl J. (Charlie Ann) Pankowski of AZ, Jan Pankowski of South Fayette and Michael (Maureen) Pankowski of Eastmont, Wilkins Twp.
Dear grandmother of Michael (Amy) Pankowski, Holly (Ian) Neske, Daniel Pankowski, Katherine (Jeremy) Heckman, Michael (Emery) Pankowski and Kelly (fiancé’ C.J. Liner) Pankowski.
Also survived by 7 great-grandchildren.
Sister of the late Charlotte Glabicki, late Paul Damratowski and late Leonard Damratowski.
Irene was a native of Lawrenceville and a career homemaker. She cared for her family and loved to cook for them and her friends. In her later years, Irene volunteered for Meals-on-Wheels delivering meals to those in need. She truly fulfilled the corporal work of mercy of feeding the hungry, in her home and beyond.
There will be a private family viewing.
Friends are welcome to her Mass of Christian Burial in St. Maurice Church of St. Joseph the Worker Parish on Saturday at 10 a.m.
Irene will be laid to rest in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to Wreaths Across America, Columbia Falls, ME 04623 or www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.
Arrangements with Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800.