Obit: Brick, Mary (1908 - 2003)

Contact: Kipp Kippenhan

----Source: Wednesday, December 31, 2003, Tribune - Record - Gleaner

Mary Brick

Mary Brick, 95, Appleton, formerly of Greenwood, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at Rennes Health Center, Appleton. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 26, at Immanuel United Church of Christ, Greenwood. The Rev. Mark Schwinn officiated.

Mary Kessala-Petronovich was born on Oct. 27, 1908, in Painsdale, Mich., to Thomas and Frances (nee Gasparich) Kessala. Her father died when she was three years old, and her mother remarried and moved the family to New Mexico, where they ran a boarding house. They later moved to Greenwood, where she finished her education and worked at the drug store. She moved to Chicago when she was a young lady and worked for a company mending nylon stockings during WW II. She married Raymond Brick in June of 1930, in Chicago. She then went to work for Zenith Electronics, where she assembled electronic circuit boards until her retirement in 1973. She lived in Berwyn, Ill., from 1958 until May of 2000, at which time she moved to the Rennes Health Center, Appleton. She was a member of Oak Park United Church of Christ. Her interests included crafting of all kinds, cooking, and volunteering at her church.

Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Vera Petronovich, Spring Valley, and Genevieve Petronovich, Thorp; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, on Oct. 18, 1984, four sisters, Helen Florence, Frances Ritholer, Jenny Vivoda, and Donna Benzhowel; and five brothers, James Petronovich, John Petronovich, William Petronovich, George Petronovich, and Michael Petronovich.

Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood, assisted the family with arrangements



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