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Mary Marcisz, of Mesa, AZ passed away May 2, 2010. She was born in East Chicago, IN on August 13, 1913. She was the oldest of the 6 children born to her Polish immigrant parents Szczepan and Kazimiera Krajewski. During the Depression, Mary assisted Polish immigrants who could not speak English with various civil/government issues and problems and later became a bookkeeper for the East Chicago Water Department. In 1945, Mary married John Joseph Marcisz and moved to Hammond, IN. Mary not only worked as head bookkeeper for the Hammond Water Department, but was also politically active in the Democratic Party, serving as assistant precinct committeewoman and president of the Women’s Jefferson-Jackson Club. She retired and moved to Mesa, AZ in 1976. She kept herself busy with oil painting, scrap booking, and sending relief packages to relatives in Poland. She was active in her faith, being affiliated with St. John Cantius Church in Indiana Harbor, IN (1913-1945), St. Adalbert’s Church in Whiting, IN (1945-1976), and Holy Cross Catholic Church in Mesa, AZ. She is survived by son Leonard (Lindy) of Scottsdale, sister Irene Saska of Munster, IN, and grandchildren Jacob (Mesa), Joshua (Salt Lake City) and Drew (Phoenix). She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, John Marcisz, sister Harriet and brothers Anthony, Edward and Harry. The Funeral Mass for Mary will be Thursday May 6, 2010 at 10:00 am at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1244 S. Power Rd., Mesa, AZ.

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