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Elizabeth (Vargulish) Marcinko

January 20, 1930 — January 7, 2023

Latrobe, PA

Elizabeth (Vargulish) Marcinko, 92, of Latrobe.  Our dear Elizabeth went to be with the Lord on Jan. 7, 2023, two weeks shy of her 93rd birthday. One of fourteen siblings, she was born in Calumet, PA to Anna (Malinish) and Mike Vargulish.  She graduated in 1948 from Ligonier High School and was married in 1949 to Robert Glenn Hutchinson Sr. Eliz learned to cook at an early age and family and friends have enjoyed her delicious dishes and baked goods throughout the years. Eliz always liked to “keep busy” as she would say. She would decorate her entire house every month with the colors and icons of that holiday, even change the curtains. Eliz wasn't big on TV, but she did enjoy watching the Steelers and Pirates games, and an occasional Gunsmoke episode. Music brought her joy. She listened to everything from Charlie Pride to Steve Perry. Eliz loved to play cards, especially Skip-bo. She was an accomplished pinochle player and would love to take your nickel in a game of poker. And good luck if you challenged her to a game of shuffleboard. Eliz made friends wherever she went. She would spark-up a conversation with a complete stranger and found the good in everyone. She was an extremely faithful person who said her prayers and read the Bible every night. She was a long-time member of St. Vincent Basilica parish. She loved the Lord and will be happy to be with him. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Left to cherish her memory is her only and beloved son, Robert Glenn Hutchinson Jr. and his wife Debra of Central Valley, NY, her sister, Veronica Crawford and her husband Tom of Ligonier who have been by her side through it all, sisters, Irene Hassel and Joanne Dishman both of TN, brother, George Vargulish and his wife Joyce of Latrobe, brother, Charlsie and his wife Dora of Uvalde, TX, and several loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her siblings, Mary, Helen, Aggie, Margie, Jeannie, Johnnie, Mikie and Eddie. Her husbands, John “Jack” Marcinko, Regis Bridge, and Robert Glenn Hutchison Sr.  Visitation will be Tues., Jan. 10, 2023, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Frederick Funeral Home Inc., 1543 Ligonier St., Latrobe PA 15650 – (724) 537-7766.  A Funeral Mass will be Wed., Jan 11, 2023, at St. Vincent Basilica at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Unity Cemetery, Latrobe.  To send flowers or condolences, please visit

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

6:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

Frederick Funeral Home, Inc.

1543 Ligonier Street, Latrobe, PA 15650

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Funeral Mass

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Starts at 10:00am (Eastern time)

St. Vincent Basilica, Unity Township

300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650

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