Died: February 28, 2020
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MARIA PIVIK age 83 of Middleburg Hts., passed away peacefully February 28, 2020 while surrounded by family. Maria was the beloved daughter of the late Joze and Ivanka Novak born January 30, 1937 in Idrija, Slovenia. As a young child she knew the horrors of war, and throughout her life she promoted peace and harmony amongst her friends and colleagues. Maria had a passion for music and singing. She was active in many Fraternal organizations. Maria was also actively involved in numerous Slovenian choirs singing and teaching melodies of her home land. She had a love for cooking and baking and sharing her culinary skills with friends and neighbors. She especially loved baking all the ethnic Slovenian pastries. Maria retired from United Airlines Flight Kitchen after 23 years of faithful service. She is survived in life by Rudy, her beloved husband of 65 years. Devoted mother of Frank (Monica-deceased), and Sonja. Caring sister of 11 brothers and sisters. Loving Grandmother of  Karina, Frank, and Eric (Deshone). Great Grandmother of Eric, Faith, and Mariah. Aunt to many nieces and nephews and friend to many.


The family will receive friends in celebration of Maria’s life at Humenik Funeral Chapel 14200 Snow Rd Brook Park, 44142 on Monday March 02, 2020 from 6-8 PM, Tuesday from 10-11 AM at St Vitas Church 6019 Lausche Ave, Cleveland, OH 44103 where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 AM.  Everyone please meet at church.

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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, March 2, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Humenik Funeral Chapel


14200 Snow Road
Brook Park, OH 44142

Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

St Vitas Church 6019 Lausche Ave, Cleveland, OH 44103

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Time: 11:00 am

St Vitas Church 6019 Lausche Ave, Cleveland, OH 44103


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Died: February 28, 2020

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Vickie butler posted on 11/21/20

Myself and two of my cousins drive out to visit Marie and her family a few years ago She was a lost relative that my cousin Julie discovered We - myself Rocuba butler. And two cousins Julie and barb Marie showed us a fabulous time and we were able to hear and write down so many of her stories. What a treat So sorry for your loss. Vickie barb and Julie


Frank Loucka posted on 4/20/20

We are very saddened to hear the news of Marie’s passing. Marie was a great friend of my mother when they sang together in the Triglav Chorus based in the former Westside Slovenian Home. Marie & her loving husband Rudy, have been staunch supporters of Slovenian culture in the Cleveland area for many years. Our prayers go with Marie & her family. Sincerely, Frank & Sandra Loucka Vermilion, Ohio


Rose Zaletel posted on 3/2/20

Maria was a kind and loving person, always had a kind word for everyone she came in contact with. She loved to cook and bake and we loved her Potica. We loved hearing stories about her homeland and we were privileged to have been there and meet some of her family. She will be missed by many Rose and Larry Zaletel


Richard and Carole Kmetz posted on 3/1/20

RUDY Our deepest sympathies on the death of your wife. We will keep you and the family in our prayers. She’ll be waiting for you in heaven and you can play your squeeze box for her and St. Peter. Richard and Carole Kmetz


Jorge Rosario posted on 2/29/20

Much Love for the Pivik Family. Loved seen Maria and Rudy at the West Park Slovenian Home ! Amazing memories!


Peggy Martin posted on 2/29/20

I’m very sorry for your loss. Maria was a very kind and beautiful lady. And boy she Knew how to Polka ! Much love and prayers to Rudy and the family ❤️