Maryann Bodnar (nee Bobos), 77 of Hammond, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at the Community Hospital, Munster. Maryann is now with her parents, siblings and late, beloved partner, Robert Strabavy - content, tranquil, and knowing that her legacy of love, caring, and concern for others live on. She was the devoted youngest sister to late John (late Theresa) Bobos, Ron (Cynthia) Bobos, Jerry (late Rosemary) Bobos, late Richard (late Justine) Bobos, George (late Shirley) Bobos, late James (Lois) Bobos, late Dorothy (late William) Murawski, late Sophie (late Emil) Jacobsen, late Joseph (late Dolores) Bobos and late David Bobos; proud aunt to many nieces and nephews. Maryann is the loving mother of Scott (Cynthia) Bodnar, Russell (Michael Axford) Bodnar, and Benjamin (Stefanie) Bodnar; cherished grandmother of Nathaniel, Ethan, Aiden, and Astro.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday, March 15, 2021 at 10:00am at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 119th St. and Lincoln Ave., Whiting with the Rev. Mark R. Peres, C.PP.S., officiating; interment of cremains to follow at St. John Cemetery, Hammond; visitation at the church Monday morning from 9:00am to time of services. (Due to the current health situation a limitation of 100 people will be allowed in the church, face masks must be worn, social distancing is expected and temperatures will be taken.) Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th St., Whiting. The Mass will be live-streamed at www.stjohnbap.org. Expressions of sympathy may be placed on-line at www.baranfh.com.
Maryann was born on March 22, 1943 to John and Mary (Kaminsky) Bobos. She was a lifelong resident of the Whiting-Robertsdale Community and was a graduate of George Rogers Clark High School, Class of 1961. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Whiting, the St. John Rosary Society, the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Assoc., BR. 81. She was a retiree of the City of Hammond Clerk-Treasurer’s Office with a service of 15 years. Devoted to her family, Maryann will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. John Church, Whiting, IN would be appreciated.
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