Sr. Theresa Podlucky

July 17, 2024 - December 17, 2010

Sister Theresa Podlucky, of McCandless, began her eternal life at the age of 82 on Friday, Dec. 17, 2010. At the time of her death, Sister was a member of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Nazareth, Ky. The Vincentian Sisters of Charity, Pittsburgh, merged with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in 2008. Born in Johnstown, Sister entered the Vincentian Sisters of Charity from Ss. Peter and Paul Parish in Johnstown on Feb. 2, 1947, and served God and the Church for 64 years. Sister Theresa served in the Dioceses of Pittsburgh and Greensburg as a teacher in both elementary and secondary schools and as a CCD coordinator. She spent one year as an instructor of the English language in Ruzomberok, Slovakia. Her other community responsibilities included vocation recruiter, formation team directress and aide at the Vincentian Child Development Center. Her final years were spent in the prayer ministry until she became a resident of Vincentian Home, where she died. Sister Theresa received a Bachelor of Science in home economics from Mt. Mercy College (now Carlow University) and a Master of Science in clothing and textiles from Penn State University. She also obtained certification in English from Duquesne University. Sister Theresa was preceded in death by her parents. Gabriel and Margaret; brothers, Michael, Gabriel, John and Joseph; and sisters, Julia, Yolanda and her twin, Mary Vogatsky. She is survived by her special brother-in-law, John J. Vogatsky Sr.; her very close niece, Gloria J. DeNorcy; numerous nieces and nephews and by her sisters in community. Friends are being received from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at St. Louise Convent, 8200 McKnight Road, Pittsburgh, PA (formerly the Vincentian Motherhouse). The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Thursday in the St. Louise Convent Chapel. Burial will follow in the Sisters’ cemetery on the convent grounds. Arrangements by T.B. DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Office of Congregational Advancement, P.O. Box 9, Nazareth, KY 40048-00009.

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