Mary Emma Hays (Hospodar), 93 of Glassport, passed away on Tues., May 29, 2018 after a brief illness. She was born on Nov. 30, 1924 to Andrew and Mary (Bokomlasko) Hospodar. Mary was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Burton Hays and 6 siblings, John (Hobby) and Paul Hospodar, Margaret Urban, Rose Grivna, Helen Murawski and Irene Hospodar and sister-in-law Madeline (Mimi) Hospodar. Mary was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish and its Christian Mothers Society. She worked for the Draft Board during WWII and credited her fluency with languages in her success. She retired from the Army Corps of Engineers at age 68. She also worked at Holy Cross School and for South Allegheny in the Title One Program. Mary was the proud mother of 6 children, 18 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren: Children, Andrea (Joe Bernot) Vojtko, David (Debbie) Hays, Tim (Eileen) Hays, Doris (George) Protz, Eileen Hays and Brian (Eileen) Hays; grandchildren Jennifer (Robert) Wachs, Melanie (Jeff) Flickinger, Nicole (Brian) Ewert, Missy, Mindy and Amanda Protz, Megan (Jordan) Soyke, Samantha (Kit) Baldwin, Josh (Chrissy) Hays, Tim B. (Brittany) Hays, Lauren, Brian, Kathryn, John and David Hays, Richard (Kristen) Giannandrea and Brian John "BJ" (Tuesday Kenney) Hays and Ashleigh (Nate) Nix; great grandchildren Tyler and Dylan Wachs, Will and Ben Flickinger, Chloe, Owen and Logan Soyke, Vivian Baldwin, Emma, Maddie and Lucas Hays, Scarlett Giannandrea, Aria Jade Nix and Harper Hays. Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Thurs. 2-8. A funeral mass will be held Fri. 10:00 am at Queen of the Rosary Parish with Rev. Miroslaus Wojcicki. Interment following Round Hill Cemetery.
Originally published May 30, 2018.