YOUNGSTOWN - Katherine A. Ugran, 95, longtime resident of the city’s west side, passed away Saturday evening, Oct. 6, 2018, at Shepherd of the Valley in Boardman surrounded by her loving family, after a long and fulfilling life.
Katherine was born Jan. 6, 1923, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Blaze and Helen Rendic Markovich, and was a lifelong area resident.
She was a 1942 graduate of The Rayen School and worked as a time clerk for Truscon Steel until her marriage, when she became a beloved and loving wife, mother, and homemaker who then dedicated her life to raising and caring for her family.
Katherine was a member of St. Brendan Church in Youngstown, where she was a member of the Altar & Rosary Society. She belonged to the St. George Lodge No. 66, Croatian Fraternal Union, and the Croatian Pensioners Club. Mrs. Ugran was also active in the PTA at West Elementary School and at Chaney High School, and was a member of the Chaney High Band Boosters and of the Ohio University Mothers Club.
Mrs. Ugran’s husband of 70 years, Victor Ugran Sr., whom she married Jan 19, 1946, passed away June 24, 2016. She and her husband loved to travel and were very proud to have traveled through each of the country’s 50 states.
Katherine leaves two sons, Victor Jr. (Janis) Ugran of Boardman and Joseph (Claudine) Ugran of Austintown; a daughter, Kathleen (Richard) Antonucci of Austintown; six grandchildren, Victor Scott (Yvonne) Ugran, Rebecca (Ryan) Foltz, Richard (Rebecka) Antonucci, Robert (Minette) Antonucci, Lisa (Andy) Pacconi, and Kimberly (Jeremy) Pytel; and nine great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband, a brother, Steve Markovich, preceded her in death.
Family and friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd., Youngstown.
Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m., Thursday at the funeral home and continue with a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11 a.m. at St. Brendan Church, 2800 Oakwood Ave., Youngstown.
Interment will follow at Tod Homestead Cemetery, where Katherine will be laid to rest next to her husband.
Memorial contributions may be made in Katherine’s name to the Croatian Fraternal Union Scholarship Foundation, 100 Delaney Drive, Pittsburgh, PA. 15235.
Croatian Fraternal Union Foundation
100 Delaney Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15235