Marita Pozek, SCN: Marita Pozek, SCN, 98, was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., on April 12, 1924, to Stephen and Hermina Schenker Pozek. She was one of five siblings. She died on Jan. 19, 2023, in Nazareth, Ky.
She entered the Vincentian Sisters of Charity (VSC) as a candidate in 1949. In 2008, she transferred her vows when the Vincentian Sisters of Charity merged with the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.
Sister Marita was an elementary teacher at St. Barnabas in Pittsburgh and St. Ursula in Allison Park, Pa. She taught business classes at the high school level for Cardinal Mooney High School in Youngstown, Ohio, and at Greensburg Central Catholic in Greensburg, Pa.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Education from Duquesne University and by 1970 had completed a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Notre Dame University in South Bend, Ind.
Sister Marita served as the administrator for St. Vincent Hospital in Monett, Mo., for 18 years. In 1994 she left Monett for the position of assistant administrator for Mercy Hospital in Waldron, Ark.
She served her Religious Community as the coordinator of Sisters at Greensburg and at St. Vincent Hospital and as the assistant administrator for the Motherhouse in Pittsburgh. Later, she volunteered with personal care and medical records at Vincentian Home from 2010-2020.
She is survived by her extended family and her religious community, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth.
Funeral and burial arrangements will be held on the SCN Pittsburgh Campus, 8200 McKnight Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 at the following times on Saturday, Jan. 28:
- Viewing: noon – 3 p.m.
- Wake Service: 3 p.m.
- Funeral Mass: 4 p.m.
- Burial to follow in the SCN Cemetery on the Pittsburgh Campus
Memorials may be made to the Office of Mission Advancement, P.O. Box 9, Nazareth, Kentucky. 40048.