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Christine Marlene Theresa (Pocian) Wydick

November 5, 1938 ~ October 19, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Christine Wydick Obituary

On October 19, 2023, Christine Wydick, of Shannon Street, Wilkes-Barre Township, Pennsylvania, peacefully passed into heaven while visiting her family in Wisconsin.

Born November 5, 1938, in Milwaukee, WI, Chris was the daughter of the late Anthony and Dorothy (Pietrowiak) Pocian. She attended St. Josaphat and Milwaukee Area Schools and served as an Admin Clerk, stationed at Mather Air Force Base in Sacramento, California. She was a proud veteran.

Chris was a talented dancer and portrayed those talents through her work at Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Milwaukee. She retired from the Engineering Department at the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Plains Township, Pennsylvania. She loved to do genealogy with her sisters, volunteer at church and the Senior Craft Shop and travel with her husband and daughters.

Over many years, she made thousands of quilts that were donated to the children’s hospitals; as well as rosaries that she donated to various organizations and the military. Chris’s life revolved around her family. She was always there for anyone who needed her help. She was the best wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt anyone could ask for. We will miss her more than words can express.

Surviving are her daughters, Carrie Gavel (Bernard) of Bear Creek, PA, and Sandra Dervin (Robert), of Edwardsville, PA; grandchildren David Centi (Amy Lynn) of Bear Creek, PA; Alan Centi (Erin) of Sweet Valley, PA; and Robert Dervin Jr., of Edwardsville, PA; great-grandsons, Giovanni Anthony and Brody Centi; brothers Gary Pocian (Sharon), Anthony Pocian (Sue Simmonson), Dwayne Pocian (Betty); sisters Kathleen Upson, Janice Depies (Gerald), and Corrine Pocian; brother-in-law Dave Kollmansberger, sisters-in-law Carol Kashuba and Jean Pocian; and dear cousin Catherine Bat (Tom), as well as many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Chris in death include her husband of 51 years, Stephen Joseph Wydick; parents, Anthony and Dorothy Pocian; brothers, Jack Pocian, Dennis Pocian, and Terrence Pocian; sister, Joyce (Pocian) Kollmansberger; brothers-in-law, Michael Kashuba and Ray Upson; sister-in-law, Sherry Pocian; parents-in-law, Stephen J. (Peg) and Anna Wydick; and her dear aunt Helen Kalinowski.

VISITATION: Chris’s family will greet relatives and friends on Monday, October 23, 2023, at Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service (1315 W. Washington Street, West Bend, WI – 53095) from 3:00 p.m., until the time of service at 5:00 p.m.

SERVICE: Dan Schroeder will minister the family during the service at the funeral home following the visitation, beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Additional funeral services will be held at Our Lady of Hope (40 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) on Thursday, October 26, 2023 from 10 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., when a Mass of Christian Burial will take place.

The family would like to thank Randi Todorov with the Washington County Medical Examiner’s Office for her care and compassion during this unexpected time.

Donations would be greatly appreciated by the family to the charity of your choice, instead of sending flowers.

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October 23, 2023

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Myrhum-Patten Funeral and Cremation Service, West Bend
1315 W. Washington Street
West Bend, WI 53095

Funeral Service
October 23, 2023

5:00 PM
Myrhum-Patten Funeral and Cremation Service, West Bend
1315 W. Washington Street
West Bend, WI 53095


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