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Marie A. Detrick

November 8, 1931 - April 20, 2020


Sayre, Pennsylvania

Date of Death:

April 20, 2020



Birth Date:

November 8, 1931

Birth Place:

Sayre, Pennsylvania

Service Information:

Private Services, Thursday, April 23, 2020 at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York



Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania

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Marie A. Detrick

Marie A. Detrick, 88, of Sayre, PA passed away on Monday, April 20, 2020 at Elderwood Care in Waverly, NY from complications of the COVID-19 virus.

She was predeceased by her parents, William C. and Edna Barnes Place; sister, Euleta Kasson; and brothers, Gerald Place and Howard Place.

Marie is survived by her longtime companion, John Pelchy; two children, Mark (Vicky) Detrick of Sayre and Gregg Detrick of Waverly; grandchildren, Brett Detrick, Jennifer VanZile, Matthew Detrick and Ashley Detrick; great grandchildren, Isla Cline, Amanda Hoak, Jade VanZile, Hallie VanZile, Caleb Detrick, Tyler Detrick and Emma Detrick; special nieces, Donna Horton and Sharon Clark; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Marie grew up in Ulster and South Waverly and graduated from Sayre High School.  She was a bookkeeper and cashier at the Grand Union in Waverly and later in Endicott, where she retired.

For many years, she and John enjoyed being snowbirds, spending winters in Florida with numerous special friends.

Marie was a kind and gentle person who loved spending time with family and friends. Her children and grandchildren were her pride and joy. Her zest for life will live on through them. She will be truly missed and will live in our hearts forever.

A private funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, NY and burial will follow in Tioga Point Cemetery in Athens.  The service will stream for public viewing at 10:00 AM on Thursday, April 23, 2020, to view the service go to and click on LiveStream.  Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Marie's family may visit our Facebook or in "Obituaries" at

Sympathy Messages

From: James Horton
My sincerest condolences.  Aunt Marie was such a sweet lady. I always looked forward to seeing her when I was young going go Grand Union and visiting her at her house.  She will be greatly missed by many.  Sending love and prayers.

From: Roxanne Stevens Testen
Prayers to all of Mrs. Detrick's family at this time of great loss. May she be at peace and God supports her loved ones.

From: Lacinda Phillips
My deepest condolences to family and friends.  Wonderful lady

From: Elaine and Matt Ameigh
Mark and Vicky ( and family), I am so sorry to hear this sad news.  My heart goes out to you both.

From: Octive Healey
I am sorry to hear of Marie's passing, especially due to the Virus. Marie was one of my favorite girlfriends of my Mom's. They had a lot of laughs together. 
I had no idea Marie was at Elderwood or I would have visited her when home to see my Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with her family, she will be sadly missed by many.
Octive Healey

From: CarolynBixby
To all the family of Marie Detrick, our sincere sympathy, she was a great friend, we had many good times together. Love&PrayersCarolyn Bixby

From: Phyllis Bixby
Sending prayers and condolences to John and all of her family that she always spoke so highly of. Have many fond photos and memories of fun times with them in Florida.

From: Dell/South Hill Mobile Home Park
On behalf of all the members here who new Marie, we extend our deepest sympathies to Marie's family and we know she has made it home!  We enjoyed Marie every year here in the park and have missed seeing her over these past several years.

From: Dawn Marlatt
Sending my deepest sympathies to the family.She was the best Grandmother a child could ask for, always making my children feel special and loved. Many fond memories of time spent at her house and enjoying her good cooking.She always treated me like I was her own.She will always hold a special place in my heart.

From: Ann Reagan Logue

Sorry for your loss.  Marie was a great friend. We had alot of good times together.

From: Barb & Roger Fike
Mark, Vicky and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad, difficult time.  May you find comfort in your memories.

From: Colleen Radney
Extra Special condolences on the loss of Marie, I knew her from visiting my mom Mary Carolyn Radney, who was also a resident of Elderwood and lost to the Covid battle as well.  sending hugs and prayers for your family.

From: Ed & Gwynne
Mark and Vicky, Brett, Jenny and all of the family. So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person that was always a joy to be around.

From: Charlotte McMichael
My deepest condolences to John, and family and All of Maries family ,Marie was my Dearest Forever Friend ,and was the Most Kind and Thoughtful person, Marie was Always there for anyone that needed help....Marie will be sorely missed ,by All who knew her and Loved her ,Rest  in Peace my Friend

From: Mary Adams
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I had the pleasure of knowing Marie thru her brother Howard. I was the administrator for the facility where Howard resided. Marie was one of the sweetest of people I ever met. My deepest sympathy to you all .
Mary Adams

From: Mark McQueeney
Mark and Gregg, my condolences to you and the entire family. Your Mom was a great lady. I remember when we were young in South Waverly she always took good care of us non family kids when we came over. If I recall correctly she was also our cub scout leader. She was always nice and kind.

From: Nancy Miller
My sincerest sympathy  to the entire family. She was such a sweet lady. She will be missed greatly.

From: Donna & Tom
To Mark Vicky, Gregg and the Family Members,
Tom and I send a very special message of sympathy and love about the passing of our wonderful Aunt Marie ( YourMom).
She was a  wonderful Aunt to us and a key important roll in our family.
As I stated in the Eulogy, she was loving, kind and generous to all and each one  of us ; friends as well. To know is to like her -----is to love her!!
Our love and support  to you all.
Donna & Tom

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