Mary C. (Capik) FleegleAugust 21, 1928 ~ June 10, 2017 (age 88)
Mary C. “Medka” Fleegle, 88, of Bedford, died Saturday, June 10, 2017, at UPMC Altoona Hospital. She was born on August 21, 1928, in Primrose, a daughter of the late Wasil and Mary (Lozinak) Capik. On October 25, 1952, in Pottsville, she married Charles E. Fleegle, and he preceded her in death on January 14, 2017. She is survived by the following family: a son, Charles J. Fleegle of Bedford, a son, Richard G. Fleegle married to the former Nora Knox, of Hollidaysburg, a daughter, JoAnne Bortz and husband Jeffry of Bedford; a son, David E. Fleegle married to the former Vickie Davis, of Bedford; seven grandchildren: Amy Fleegle of Bedford, Charles J. Fleegle of Bedford, Christopher Fleegle and wife Haley, of Hollidaysburg, Mary Beth Foor and husband Adam, of Hollidaysburg, Gregg Feaster and wife Stacey, of Bedford, Aliza Baker and husband Dan, of Bedford, Jesse Feaster and wife Natalie, of Lemoyne; two step-grandchildren: Brandee and Becky Bortz; nine great grandchildren; one brother Nicholas Capik and wife Kathleen of Conway, NC; and a special friend Nancy Browell. She was preceded in death by six brothers: Peter, John, Steve, Joseph, Michael, and Andrew; three sisters: Eva Capik, Catherine Capik, and Theresa Noe.
Mary graduated from Cass Township High School in 1946 and met her husband Charles in Union Town Gap. She was heard saying “I’m going to marry that soldier.” Three months later in Pottsville, she became Mrs. Charles Fleegle and they shared 65 happy years together. Mary stayed at home to take care of her children and once they became school age she worked as a cook for the Bedford Area School District. For 15 years, she served every lunch to the children with a smile. Charles and Mary enjoyed their retirement of 35 years. During her retirement she sold Avon. Mary was a woman of strong faith and was the heart of the Fleegle Family; she shaped her families spirituality by her tireless example of being a good Christian. Mary was a member of the St. Thomas Catholic Church and Ladies Guild, and also chaplain for the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Prayer was how she started and ended each day, specifically by saying the rosary for others and not herself. Mary never met a stranger and will be remembered for her kindness and generosity, not only to her family but to those that needed kindness. Mary enjoyed dancing the polka, prayer, bowling, baking, gardening, her flowers, and especially chatting with her family. She also enjoyed camping and traveling with her family to a lot of the different states. Mary’s most prized possession was her family. She had a signature gift of nurturing love and faith that will never be forgotten.
Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, June 15, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Thomas Catholic Church, in Bedford, with Father Richard Tomkosky Celebrant, Burial at Bedford County Memorial Park. Friends will be received on Wednesday, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Timothy A. Berkebile Funeral Home in Bedford. Those wishing can make memorial contributions in Mary’s name to St. Thomas Catholic School, 215 West Penn Street, Bedford, PA 15522, or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Our online guest book is available at www.berkebilefuneralhome.com.
St. Thomas Catholic School
215 West Penn Street, Bedford PA 15522
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105