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Pauline A. "Pinky" Leipchack

LEIPCHACK---Pauline A. “Pinky,” 63, Richland, passed away graciously at home while surrounded by her loving family. Born November 1, 1957, in Windber, daughter of Zvonimere P. and Martha A. (Hutsky) Sracic. Preceded in death by parents and sister-in-law, Cindy Marsh. Survived by husband of nearly 36 years, Jeffrey A., whom she married Oct. 26, 1985; children, Adam P., Richland and Blake, Windber. Sister of Patricia Sracic, St. Michael. Also survived by Mother-in-law and Father-in-law, Shirley and John Leipchack, Elton, aunt, Margaret “Cookie” Bombatch, Kentucky and Edie Coleman, Elton, JR, numerous family members, friends and co-workers. Pinky was a 1975 graduate of Forest Hills High School. She studied for and obtained Registered Radiologic Technologist, CT Technologist and Nuclear Medicine Technologist certifications. She was employed at Lee Hospital from 1977 until 2005. She was then employed at Windber Hospital since 2005 and retired in 2020. Member of St. Benedict Catholic Church. Pinky was a devout Catholic and devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary and prayed the rosary daily. She was a past Eucharistic Minister at the church. She enjoyed her time with her family---especially her twin sons. Pinky loved planning and hosting family events and vacations. She had a passion for interior decorating. In her own words, “family and friends meant so much” to Pinky. The family will receive friends from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Fr. David S. Peles Pastor. Commital, Richland Cemetery. “You won’t know how beautiful heaven is until you get there.” Online condolences may be posted at www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.

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Pinky was the sunshine of the radiology department at Lee Hospital. We all loved her. Dr JB

John Bennett Aug 25 2021 12:00 AM

To my dear friend Pinky, will miss you, fond memories of you and Terri helping me drive my standard, and taking me out when I left for Myrtle Beach. To your family Pinky will be missed greatly. See you over the mountains you are a angle with wings. love you Eileen Schaffner from Myrtle Beach

Eileen Schaffner Aug 9 2021 12:00 AM

Smile at me
that smile, that finds me in the crowd
The one that lights up the room
And makes the world not seem so loud

Smile at me
that smile, that dances upon your laughter
The one that settles into the charming grin
I always remember after

Smile at me
That smile, that always makes me smile
The one thats completely contagious
And lasts a whole long while

Smile at me
That smile, when my world feels grey
That smile, that smile
The one that chases sorrows away

Even for a moment
Wont you smile at me that smile?
If only for a moment
Smile at me

Pinky always had a smile. She would light up the room. Such a kind and compassionate person. Heaven gained an Angel for sure.

Cindi Paugh Aug 7 2021 12:00 AM

Heaven has a new Angel beaming down to all sending her prayers, strength and love!

Joan Aug 5 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Jeff and family, I will always remember Pinky as such a wonderful and kind person. I send my deepest sympathy to all of you, especially Jeff and the twins. My husband grew up on the 500 Row of Creslo so he knew the family well. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. BJ and Joan Ferrier Smith

Joan Ferrier Smith Aug 5 2021 12:00 AM

Jeff, Adam and Blake you were her whole world. When I talked to her in the hospital she raved about all of you. She also said how blessed she was to have a wonderful sister Patty and in-laws Aunt Shirley and Uncle John. I never had a patient who put makeup on to, in her words look presentable for her doctors and visitors. She was a beautiful person inside and out

Leann Cruse Aug 4 2021 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss!!! I enjoyed working with Pinky at Lee hospital. I was an ER nurse and got to know Pinky through work. She was such a wonderful person to work with. Condolences to the entire family!!!

Gary Baird Aug 4 2021 12:00 AM