Peter P. Pokego, 65, of Chippewa Twp., formerly of Athens, PA, died
unexpectedly, Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at the Medical Center Beaver.
Born November 6, 1942 in Plymouth, PA, he was a son of the late Peter P. and Anna Vnuk Pokego.
Pete graduated from Plymouth High School in 1960. After graduating from Bloomsburg University, he taught French at Athens High School where he was also a Football coach and the Yearbook sponsor. He held active leadership in the Athens Area Association.
Pete served the Pennsylvania Educational School Association (PSEA) for 21 years, beginning in 1987 as a Uniserv Representative, then advancing to Regional Field Director in the Mid-West Region. He was currently serving as PSEA Field Manager. He had been a member of Holy Family Parish, PACE and former member of the Jaycees.
He was a quiet, compassionate and understanding man who adored his wife and family. He was knowledgeable and interested in many areas including the arts, gourmet cooking, gardening, with a special love for the Steelers and Penn State Panthers. He will be remembered by many for his intellect, positive perceptions, wit and humor.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Sillaman Pokego, Chippewa Twp; a daughter and son-in-law, LeeAnne and Daniel Myslewski, Potomac, MD;
a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Carrie Pokego, Canonsburg, PA;
two grandchildren, Tyler and Payton Pokego; a brother and sister-in-law,
Joseph and Ruth Pokego, Tunkhannock, PA; two nieces, Theresa Pokego,
Tunkhannock, PA and Deborah Kotula, Melbourne, FL. He will be sadly
missed by his pets, Anniemarie, Grace, Patrick O’Malley and Katie Scarlett.
Friends will be received Saturday from 5 to 8 pm and Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. in the Hill & Kunselman Funeral Home, www.hillandkunselman.com., 3801-4th Avenue, College Hill, Beaver Falls,
where prayers will be recited Monday at 9:20 AM, followed by a mass
of Christian burial at 10:00 AM in the St. Philomena Parish with Father Mark Thomas as celebrant.
Private interment will take place in Athens Cemetery.
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