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Maxine Gifford Pardick, 87, of Union Township passed away the evening of Feb. 4, 2018.
Born on Sept. 2, 1930, in New Castle, she was the daughter of Howard Earl and Bertha Dowdy Gifford.
Maxine had worked as a school bus driver for the Union Area School District, and she later retired as the first female bus driver for New Castle Transit Authority. After retirement, she worked for Infocision.
Maxine was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Steelers. Maxine cherished the time she spent with her family and dogs.
Maxine is survived by her children, William Pardick and wife Jodi, Carole Iwanejko and husband Rick, all of New Castle, and Karen Minteer and husband Fred of Edinburg, Pa.; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Gifford; sister, Billie Darlene Brown; and former husband, Otto "Bud" Pardick.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 941 S. Mill St. Services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, officiated by Reverend Dennis Bupp.
Interment will take place in Parkside Cemetery.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.decarbofuneralhome.com.
Published on February 5, 2018
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