Mrs. Mildred Delivuk, age 95, of Catonsville, passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2020. She was born on May 16, 1924 in Ralph, Pennsylvania. Loving wife to the late Paul Delivuk; beloved mother to Patricia Delivuk Arnold, Diane Delivuk Dickinson, Paul Delivuk (Rob Wilson) and Jeanne Delivuk Mele (Art). Grandmother to David Wilson (Erica), Jennifer Wilson (Joe Haines), Stephen Arnold (Tiffany), Ryan Dickinson, Corey Dickinson and Josh Mele; Great grandmother to Matthew Bozman, Jonathan Bozman, Juliana Arnold, Sara Arnold, Hannah Arnold, Carter Balkunas, Jacob Arnold, Olive Wilson and Asher Dickinson. Loving sister to Thomas Laginja (Linda) and predeceased siblings Matthew Laginya (Mildred) and George Laginja. Daughter of Matthew and Magdalene Laginja, a true coal miner’s daughter.
After graduating high school she worked at General Electric in Cleveland, Ohio for 5 years on the assembly line putting filaments in light bulbs until marrying Paul, who served in WWII, in the Battle of Bastogne as part of the 82nd Airborne collecting many honors. He passed in 1985.
As a Catonsville resident for 65 years, she worked as the lunch lady at the old Catonsville Jr. High School and then at the Catonsville Middle School. She always took pride in her home both inside and out by mowing the lawn and trimming her hedges well into her 80's. After retirement, she enjoyed the neighborhood block parties, dining out (nothing fancy), bingo, craft shows, road trips, being pampered with mani-pedi's, puzzles, cards (but don’t let her keep score – she’ll cheat) and word search. TV marathons were the best for her. Nothing like the court shows or Chicago Med, Fire and PD. She was always fun at heart. Her grandson caught her on video mastering the Bottle Flip which aired on America's Funniest Home Videos in October of 2017 and has the T-shirt to prove it. One of our favorite traditions was Ocean City Springfest, 5th street and boardwalk just to sit on the balcony and watch. The last couple of years, relaxing on the front porch was a comfort. Watching the planes fly over and leaving a white tail, neighbors out working in their yard or walking the dog, kids playing, always wanting someone to pass by and sit with her, and they did.
From her, we learned to be kind, lend a hand, go to work every day and be accountable for ourselves. Most important, to let go of the things you cannot control.
A private graveside service will be held Friday, May 1, 2020 at Loudon Park Cemetery. Because of the current restrictions with the Covid 19 Pandemic, a Celebration of Millie's life will be held at a later date.
Arrangements by the locally-owned LOUDON PARK FUNERAL HOME, INC.
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