Mrs. Josephine Catherine Pechnik, age 89, of Rockville, MD passed away peacefully on January 13, 2020 at Kline Hospice House in Mt. Airy, MD. She was the wife of William Charles Pechnik Sr., her beloved husband of nearly 64 years.
Born August 13, 1930 in Washington, D.C., Josephine was the daughter of Catherine and Joseph Pino. Following high school she worked at the CIA in Washington, D.C. from 1948-1954 as a secretary before staying home to raise her five children. When her children started school she worked part-time at night at Vitro Labs and later as a doctor’s receptionist. But her first love was her family, who she devoted all her time and energy into. She loved the simple things and family get-togethers were the joy of her life.
Mrs. Pechnik is survived by five children and their spouses - William C. Pechnik Jr. and wife Laura, Susan McCarrick and husband Martin, Cathy Russell and husband Steve, Marianne Gaver and husband Jay, and JoAnn Constantinou and husband Costas; twelve grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law Grace Pino, her brother-in-law Carl Felton, her sister-in-law Betty Moretti, and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at St. John’s Catholic Church in Frederick, MD on Tuesday January 21, 2020 at 2 p.m. with a burial service following at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, 9501 US Route 15 N in Frederick, MD.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at stjude.org/givehope , Children’s National Hospital at children’snational.org/donate, or Kline Hospice House in Mt. Airy, MD
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