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Services Wednesday for Emma P. Makarewich

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Emma P. Makarewich, age 90 of Chesterton, formerly of Munster, passed away on Friday, February 24, 2017, at Addison Pointe Health and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born on October 15, 1926 in Hammond, IN, to Michael and Mary Horvat Paloney, both of whom preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughters, Suzanne Musikantow of San Rafael, CA, and Lisa Tam of San Jose, CA; her grandchildren: Michael (Angelina) Makarewich, Shaun (Alana) Makarewich, Ryan (Haley) Makarewich, Kristal (Alex) Makarewich, Lisa Makarewich, Nicholas Makarewich, Stephanie (Jose Miguel) Tam-Rosas, Jacqueline (Scott) Tam, and Lauren (Christopher) Sanders; and by her great-grandchildren: Dillon, Penelope, Connor, Ethan, Mason, Austin, and Patrick; and by her sister, Helen Galison of Munster.

She is also preceded in death by her sons, Stephan Makarewich and Nicholas Makarewich, and by eleven siblings.

Emma was a founding member of Saint Elizabeth Orthodox Church in Chesterton, where she was also a member of the church choir. She worked as a library assistant for many years in the Munster School System. She was also an amazing seamstress and enjoyed making the altar coverings for church and making clothes for her children, including their costumes for school musicals.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at 9 a.m. at Saint Elizabeth Orthodox Church, 45 West Indiana Avenue, Chesterton, IN, with Reverend William Bass officiating. Burial will follow at Saint Mary’s Russian Orthodox Cemetery in Gary, IN.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m., at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South Second Street, Chesterton, IN.

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Posted 2/27/2017





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