Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 10:30am at St. Christine Church with prayers at 10:00am at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home in Youngstown, for Lucille A Gocala, who passed away on Monday, May 21, 2019. Lucille was born in Youngstown on December 11, 1933, a daughter of Stephen and Anna Svetlak. She graduated from Wilson High School and was a cashier at Loblaws grocery store. She belonged to St. Christine Church, was an avid knitter and crocheter, and made baby blankets for the NICU at Akron Children's Hospital. Surviving are her husband, Stephen Gocala, whom she married July 11, 1977; two stepsons, Stephen Gocala Jr. of Youngstown and Mark (Peggy) Gocala of Canfield; a stepdaughter Lisa (John) Rotz of Campbell; a brother, George Svetlak of Canfield; and five grandchildren, Maxwell, Christopher, Tyler, Megan, and Haylie. She was a champion for her grandchildren, sharing in their activities and being a personal cheerleader. She was preceded in death by her parents, nine brothers and two sisters . Friends will be received on Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00pm at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home.
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