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Evelyn L. Machik

Machik - Evelyn L. “Evie”, 91, Johnstown, PA, passed peacefully on Saturday, August 29 at Conemaugh Medical Center surrounded by loving family. Born August 23, 1929 in Johnstown, daughter of Edward and Cleda (Strayer) Grata. Preceded in death by parents and brothers, Ted and Ray. Survived by husband of 65 years, Peter; daughter, Pamela Erney (Stephen); beautiful Gram to Erin Forde (Hugh) and loving Grammy to three great-grandsons, Luke, Sean, and Paul who will forever be “her babies.” Survived by brother, Larry and sister-in-law, Shirley; sisters-in-law, Gloria Grata and Mary Lou Gmuca. Also survived by special nieces and nephews, as well as, loving great nieces and nephews, a great-great nephew and niece. Evie worked at the Bureau of Mines (MSHA) for over 25 years. She was a member of Beulah United Methodist Church, their Challenger’s Class and the United Methodist Women. Evie left an indelible mark on those who knew and loved her. From teaching the tiniest of hands to crimp the most perfect pierogi, from pruning her delicate and beautiful rose bushes, to wrapping the loveliest gifts in ribbon and bows, everything she touched was beautiful and no detail was ever left out.  She was as organized as they came, her quick wit would keep you in stitches, and her laugh, the way she would clasp her hands and tilt her head would light the darkest of days. Her tremendous love and pride for her family, of tradition, were unmatched.  We will love her for eternity and miss her forever. Due to the COVID-19 situation, a private family service will be held Wednesday, September 9th, 2020 at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. Pastor Wanick Fayette, Officiating. Private interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Family suggests donations to the Alzheimer’s Association or Variety Child Learning Center, ATT: Development Department, 47 Humphrey Dr., Syosset, NY 11791 in memory of Evelyn Machik. (Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com) 



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Fran and I are very sad about the passing of our sweet Evie. Throughout the years we enjoyed visiting and keeping in touch with each other. Evie and I talked on the phone several times a week and I will miss our conversations so much.
Fran and I visited Evie and Pete last August and were thinking of visiting them this summer, but the China Virus intervened. We are sorry we missed out on what would have been our last visit with Evie. I will miss you very much Evie.
Blessings, Love and Hugs to you Pete, and all the Family.

Connie and Fran Sep 6 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Evelyn Machik

Jim and Judy Stutzman Sep 6 2020 12:00 AM

What a beautiful lady and gentle soul! Evie always remembered everyone's birthday and loved being a grandmother to all. We will never forget her kindness and sunshine, and we thank Pete and your family for the friendship.

Love and prayers,
The Haefs Family

The Haefs Family Sep 6 2020 12:00 AM

She was a beautiful lady inside and out and we know she will be missed so much. We are all heart broken and send so much love.

Carla McCourt Sep 5 2020 12:00 AM

Pete and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I will really miss my phone conversations with Evie.
I Pray that you all may find comfort in the knowledge that someday you will all be reunited with Evie again
Love, Donna Williams

Donna Williams Sep 5 2020 12:00 AM


HARRY & KATHY Sep 5 2020 12:00 AM

We will always remember Evie Machik, Erin' grandmother with so much affection and appreciation: for her thoughtfulness with our grandchildren, Luke, Sean and Paul; and for her continued love in baking such lovely cookies. Sp much love continues for her tribute. Maryellen and Hugh Forde

Hugh and Maryellen Forde Sep 4 2020 12:00 AM

I always love to visit her, and looked forward to her visits in Marland. She always did make everything beautiful. Rest in peace m dear friend say hi to mom for me.

Sandy Lang Sep 4 2020 12:00 AM

Pam and the family, so sorry for your loss! Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Im happy I got to know sweet Evie and I remember she sent me a beautiful thank you card in the mail and it took me forever to read her cursive hand writing (as English is my second language, you know), I cherish her sweet letters and she will be in my thoughts and heart . Much love, Dorit

Dorit Baruch Sep 4 2020 12:00 AM