Tenoria "Tena" Maykowski Sapala

Tenoria "Tena" Maykowski Sapala, 97, formerly of Hoon Avenue, Farrell passed away at St. Paul Home in Greenville on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 7:42 pm. Born in West Middlesex, PA on January 4, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Josephine Wielechowski Maykowski. Tenoria attended the Stokeley Schoolhouse and graduated from Farrell High School in 1937. She married Theodore Sapala on May 29, 1948 and he preceded her in death in 1980. Tenoria formerly worked at the Speizer Shop in Sharon and the Brookfield Dairy. A very devout member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Tenoria enjoyed gardening, reading and embroidery. Known by everyone as Grammy, she could usually be found in her kitchen. Among her specialties were German chocolate cake, cookies and homemade pierogies. Tenoria was a member of the Farrell Area School District Alumni Association, Shenango Valley AARP 3616, and the P.N.A. 2344. Tenoria is survived by her children; Therese Taylor of Bradford, PA, Mrs. Charles "Janet" Byrne of Youngstown, OH, and Philip Sapala of Johnstown, PA, two grandchildren; Lisa Taylor Muehlenbein of Spartanburg, SC and Cristina Taylor Manning of Bradford, PA, six great-grandchildren; Marcus C.J. Coulter, Nicholas Muehlenbein, Arianna Muehlenbein, Elly Muehlenbein, Gunnar Manning and Dekker Manning, a great-great granddaughter, Lily Ann Coulter, two sisters; Victoria Sovesky of Farrell and Mrs. George "Stella" Gerlach of Hermitage and her two caregivers; Marcia Pavlich and Wendy Tarr-Jones. In addition to her parents and her husband, Tenoria was preceded in death by two son-in-laws; Christopher "Kip" Taylor and Dr. Harry M. Rhoads, two brothers; Marian and John Maykowski and four sisters; Sophie Ringer, Jennie Maykowski, Genevieve Tomczak and Cecelia Yourga. Friends will be received on Sunday, March 6th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Tomon Funeral & Cremation Services in the Harold W. Stevenson Funeral Home, 264 E. State St., Sharon. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, March 7th at 11:00 am at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church with Fr. Jeffrey Lucas. Interment will follow in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff at both Jones Serenity Circle and Ridgewood at Shenango for their compassion and care. Memorial contributions can be made in Tenoria's name to either Kindred at Home Hospice or the Cure Alzheimer's Fund.


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Jeffrey and Rich

2016-03-11 00:00:00

Phil: We were so sorry to hear about your mom. You can find comfort in knowing you were a wonderful son. I remember your weekly trips to be with here. She was truly blessed to have you as a son and also to have you always looking out for her best interest.. You were here angel here on earth.
We are always here for you. Please let us know if we can do anything for you.


Jeffrey and Rich

2016-03-06 00:00:00

Phil: We were so sorry to hear about your mom. You can find comfort in knowing you were a wonderful son. I remember your weekly trips to be with here. She was truly blessed to have you as a son and also to have you always looking out for her best interest.. You were here angel here on earth.
We are always here for you. Please let us know if we can do anything for you.


Leslie Mulligan

2016-03-06 00:00:00

My dear Cousins, my deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mother. She was a very special Aunt. So many memories that I hold in my heart. God has one of the great cooks, gardeners and generous people with him. I will miss you my sweet, angelic Aunt Teenie. You will be in my heart always. Love Leslie


Rich, Jean and Tyler Heckathorn

2016-03-05 00:00:00

How blessed we were to have you as our neighbor! All the times we sat on the back porch chatting and admiring your hummingbirds feeding at the feeder and watching them sitting on your clothes line...such wonderful memories. Hundreds of times over the years we walked around your beautiful flower garden admiring every new bloom. You had the most beautiful garden and your lupines were spectacular! You were like a grandmother our son ,Ty. Thank you for all the joy you gave us over the years. (and your homemade apple pies). We speak of you often and will never forget you. We love you, Teenie. Rest in heavenly peace. Love always, Rich, Jean and Tyler Heckathorn


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