Lillian A. (Papay) Kobialko

Died: Wed., May 20, 2020

Private services will be held due to current health concerns

Sun., May 24, 2020
Location: Stephen J. Sherman Funeral Home

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Lillian A. Kobialko “Aunt Lil”, 96, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2020 at Manor Care of Boca Raton, in Florida.  
Lillian was born on February 1, 1924 to Frank and Mary (Segaty) Papay in Sharon, PA. Lillian worked for Westinghouse Inc. and Dean Dairy, but most importantly she dedicated her life to caring for numerous children throughout the Shenango Valley. On August 20, 1949 she married the love of her life Thaddeus J. “Ted” Kobialko.  They settled into their first home in Masury, Ohio and later built a home in Brookfield, Ohio where they spent many happy years together until Ted’s passing on October 3, 1993.
She was a longtime member of the former Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in Sharon, PA where she served as an Elder, a member of the Golden Circle and spent many, many hours cooking in the kitchen for numerous events over the years.  She also served as President of the Women’s Guild.  
Lillian is survived by her son, Thaddeus “Ted” J. Kobialko, Jr, daughter in law, Jackie Kobialko and step-grandson Joshua, all of Oakland Park, FL; sisters, Eleanor O’Hara of Sharpsville and Irene Timlin of Sharon, PA, also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Frank Papay, mother, Mary Papay, husband, Ted Kobialko, brothers, Louie Kaldy, Zoltan Kaldy, Frank, Ernest, Albert, and Joe Papay who was her twin brother. Sisters, Margaret Sewinsky, Violet Rock, and a nephew Frank Papay.  
Due to the current pandemic, a private family service will be held. However, the family will be receiving visitors at the family home (894 Valley View Drive, Brookfield), from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Sunday.    
Burial will take place in Oakwood Cemetery next to her husband.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in her name to either St. Judes Hospital, Zem Zem Shrine of Erie, PA for benefit of Shriner’s Hospital or any other children’s organization that is close to your heart.
Arrangements entrusted to the SHERMAN Funeral Home & Crematory LLC 2201 Highland
Rd. Hermitage, PA

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Ed and Paula (Yonchak) Pinch
   Posted Fri May 22, 2020
Teddy: We were so sorry to hear of Aunt Lil's passing. Mom and she were so
close; I'm sure they are up there in heaving talking about all the cookies they can
bake for the Angels, etc. You were blessed to have her for so long. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and will have a Mass said in her honor at
our home Parish in Surprise, AZ. God Bless, Paula and Ed

Michael and Donna Yonchak Davis
   Posted Fri May 22, 2020
We were saddened to hear about the passing of Aunt Lil. She was an amazing woman and a blessing to all who knew and loved her! Some of my best memories are baking cookies with my Mom and Aunt Lil. To this very day, every time I bake I can hear her telling me “don’t make them look too perfect or they won’t look homemade!” I know heaven is overflowing with German twists, Raspberry Tarts, Lady Fingers, Hungarian Goulash and the list goes on..
Take comfort in a life well lived! Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers!
Michael and Donna Yonchak Davis

Cousin Joe
   Posted Sat May 23, 2020
Dear Teddy,
We just lost a good, kind, loving soul.
Cousin Lil was always there to help anyone any way she could; whether it was a dinner invite to a stranger (always room for one more at the table, bring out another chair!), making cookies, palacsinta, or stuffed cabbage for a friend or neighbor, or babysitting all her favorite little ones. Yes, she never turned anyone away.
Her genuine love of all and overflowing generosity will never be forgotten.

Dave & Yvonne Hartman
   Posted Sat May 23, 2020
Ted, Words cannot express our heartfelt sympathy in the loss of our beloved Aunt Lil. She was like a second mother to me and our children whom she cared for for many years. We would have been lost without her in our lives. Our hearts are broken by the sad news but I know she is with PaPa Ted once again. The angels are rejoicing as heaven has gained an Angel with Aunt Lil. We loved her dearly ~ and she left her footprints on all of our lives.
We Love you Aunt Lil ~ you made the world a better place!

Dave & Yvonne & Family

The Papay family..Peggy,Sonny,Mark,Jerry,Rick
   Posted Sat May 23, 2020
Hi Ted, So sorry to hear about Aunt Lil! She was a fun person and always made us laugh. Do you remember the time Sonny and his Dad went to Fort Lauderdale to deliver a Mustang and your Mom sent us down with a trunk load of Palacsinta for you?
Take care and God Bless you.
You are in our thoughts and prayers!

Fran zoccola
   Posted Sun May 24, 2020
Teddy. I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Not a day that has gone but that I have not thought of her and her home in Broofield. The happiness of the children there. She is now happy with uncle Ted.

God bless you and your family Fran Zoccola Cowarts Al

Thomas DeMarco
   Posted Sun May 24, 2020
Deepest sympathies to you and your family. We have fond memories of her and your Dad living in Valley View.
Kindest regards,
The DeMarco family.

Mary Ethel and Ken Renshaw
   Posted Sun May 24, 2020
Teddy, So sorry to hear of Aunt LILY,S passing.She was so kind and caring. Heaven has another angel. May your memories with her last a lifetime. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Michele (Kilgore) Bliss
   Posted Mon May 25, 2020
The Kobialko Family,
My family knew her as Aunt Lil. She and Uncle Ted lovingly welcomed me and my sister, Lori, into their home in Brookfield as part of the crew they provided child care to. They both touched our lives and loved us like their own. I feel so blessed to have known her, to have shared in her smile and to have received some of her wisdom.
My mom would take us to her chicken paprikash dinners when she was cooking & serving. To this day, my sister and I search for a recipe like hers!
On behalf of my family, you have our deepest condolences. God bless.

Mary Lou Fabian
   Posted Tue May 26, 2020
Teddy, I was shocked when I heard of Aunt Lil's passing. I cried mostly because I hadn't kept in touch with her like I should have. I remember many times my mom and dad and I would go over to your mom's house in Masury by the high school football field. Aunt Lil would make a lot of coffee and if she had baked pastries, kolach, or cookies she always put them out on a plate for us to eat. We also had many home cooked meals especially chicken paprikash with the little dumplings. I'll never forget Aunt Lil teaching me how to make it in the house on Valley View Drive. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Your cousin, Mary Lou Fabian

Mary Ethel and Ken Renshaw
   Posted Tue May 26, 2020
Teddy , So sorry to hear of Aunt Lil,s passing.She was so kind and caring.She taught me so much about baking she was the best.She made everyone feel so special. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Your memories you had with her will last a lifetime. May God give you peace.God bless.

Alex & Joyce (Clark) Loychik
   Posted Sat June 06, 2020
Dear Ted,
So many fond memories of our families growing up together on Lindbergh St and what a support and compassion she showed when my dad got sick. She was always always there for us, picnics on 4th of July, birthday celebration, neighborhood gatherings. Those were certainly the "olden" days that will never be forgotten. She had a beautiful way of showing her love with firmness. I remember her putting on my wedding shower at her church and then a personal shower at her home in the Florida room. I will forever remember her for the Christmas candy she showed me how to make and then the clothespin cookies, raspberry tarts using the bottom of pill bottles to form the cups for the cookies. That was Papa Ted's idea. There will never be another MaMa Lil and I will most definitely attempt to carry on her style of treating others with unconditional love. MaMa Lil, know you will be deeply missed and so appreciate all that you have done for me and my family. Love you and hugs, Alex & Joyce

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