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Vincentina "Vincenza" Simak

August 8, 1930 ~ March 10, 2019 (age 88)


Vincentina "Vincenza" Simak, age 88, of McKeesport, died March 10, 2019, at UPMC Presbyterian.  Born August 8, 1930, in Glassport, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Rosalia (Sinatra) Como, and the wife of Richard J. Simak, Sr.  Vincentina retired from St. Frances Hospital, where she was a Registered Nurse and also a part-time nurse for the McKeesport Area School District.  She was a member of Corpus Christi Church and the former Sacred Heart Church, where she was a past president of the Christian Mother's and a member of the Catholic Woman's Club.  She was also past president of the following: Glassport Young Woman's Club, McKeesport PTA, and Serra Catholic Women. Vincentina was an avid Bridge player and member of the American Contract Bridge League, where she received the Gold Life Masters Achievement Award in 2015.  In addition to Bridge, her greatest joy was entertaining for her family and friends. In addition to her husband, she is also survived by her children, Deborah Simak of Pittsburgh and James (Theresa) Simak of Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren, Zachary Holtzman, Christina Stifler, Elizabeth Eger and Andrew Simak; great-grandchildren, Lilly, Lia and Zachary, Jr.; nieces and nephews, Patty, Paula, Judy, Tom, Nancy, David, Miriam, Diane and Joey.  She was preceded in death by her son, Richard, Jr.; siblings, Joseph Como, Jr., Nino Como and Madalen Minydzak. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory, 2703 O'Neil Blvd., McKeesport, PA 15132, on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, 1 p.m., at Corpus Christi Church. Inurnment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery of Port Vue.  Memorial contributions are suggested to Corpus Christi Church, 2515 Versailles Ave., McKeesport, PA 15132. Condolences and memories may be shared at


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March 16, 2019

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Jaycox -Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory
2703 O'Neil Boulevard
McKeesport, PA 15132

Memorial Mass
March 16, 2019

1:00 PM
Corpus Christi Church
2515 Versailles Avenue
McKeesport, PA 15132

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