Marion Florence Lanuha Pennock
Our precious mother, Marion F. Pennock, age 93, of McKean, passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home in Solomons, MD, August 30, 2021.
Marion Lanuha was born in Forrest City, PA in 1928, a daughter of the late John and Mary (nee Gaspar) Lanuha. Her family moved to Erie, PA where she attended Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Holy Trinity Parish grade school and graduated from Erie Academy High School. Pursuing her love of dance, Marion took dancing lessons, where her fancy feet and bright blue eyes caught the attention of Bill Pennock. Bill convinced this city girl to begin their life together on a small farm in McKean, where she would spend 59 years of marriage and raise two children, Carol and Billy. In the early 50’s Bill opened Twin Oaks Inspection Station at the corner of Bargain Road and Route 99. Together, Bill and Marion acquired the International Harvester franchise focusing on agricultural, industrial, light motor truck and lawn & garden equipment. Later the family business, now led by Bill Jr., added Kubota equipment to Pennock’s Sales & Service. Marion was the company’s bookkeeper throughout this growth, until she retired in 2011.
Growing up in the advent of television and the Lawrence Welk Show, the four Lanuha sisters, Lillian, Marion, Patricia and Margaret where often referred to as the Lennon Sisters. The sisters and their families shared countless vacations, holidays, Polka cruises and international travel together. Marion’s community and church community memberships included: Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Sts. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Altar Society, Lion’s Club of McKean, and the Polish Women’s Alliance. Marion baked for her family and for many Bake Sale fundraisers to benefit her community. She enjoyed gardening, especially flowers, and loved to quilt and crochet. Marion’s quick wit and spirited pranks kept everyone on their toes and brought lightness and laughter to any occasion. She loved a tasty sweet treat and a hug from a precious youngster, but would also tell you when your outfit didn’t match or playfully scold you with her go to Polish saying “ten sposób dobrze ten sposób dobrze” (this way no good, that way no good).
In addition to her parents, Marion is preceded in death by her husband, Bill and three sisters, Lillian Maciulewicz, Patricia Stuczynski and Margaret Lorei.
Marion is survived by her daughter Carol Ann Pennock, Solomons, MD; her son William J. “Billy” Pennock Becky of McKean, PA; her brother-in-law, Joseph Lorei, Erie, PA; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
No public calling hours will be observed. Friends may attend a Funeral Mass at Holy Trinity Church Saturday September 4, 2021 at 10AM
Private burial will be in Trinity Cemetery.
The Carl A. Slomski & Son Funeral Home Inc. 2101 Ash St. is handling arrangements..
Please send condolences to www.slomskifuneralhome.com
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