BRIDGMAN — Mary Bernadette Pentavalle, 98, of Bridgman passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at her home.

Mary was born June 28, 1915, in Waukegan, Ill., the daughter of the late Jacob and Mary (Vidmar) Leskovec. She married Peter Pentavalle on Feb. 16, 1935, and they shared their lives for more than 55 years until his death in 1991.

Mary worked for Abbott Laboratories in North Chicago for 35 years. After retirement in 1983, she and Peter moved to Bridgman and wintered in Big Pine Key, Fla. Mary loved to sew, crochet, knit and was an avid bowler. But she enjoyed spending time with her grandkids more than anything else.

Survivors include her daughter, Evelyn M. (Dr. Joseph) Rambo of Bridgman; grandchildren Joseph (Susie) Rambo, Jean (Steve) Livengood, Michelle (Jim) Solgat, Peter Rambo and Stephen Rambo; great-grandchildren Sarah Livengood, Rachel Solgat, Jason Howard and Jamie Adams; great-, great grandchildren Caden, Carmen and Madison; nieces and nephews Jacqueline and Charles Leskovec, Lorna Hilton, Sylvia Trygar, Michael Zorc and Rose Schindler; and sister in- law Geri Leskovec of Florida.

Mary was also preceded in death by two brothers, Stanley and August Leskovec.

Mass of Christian Burial took place Saturday, Dec. 7, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 3903 Lake St., Bridgman, with Father Arthur Howard as celebrant. Burial was in Graceland Cemetery, Bridgman.

Memorial contribu tions may be given to Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church. Online condolences accepted at

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