Ruth C. Pogoncheff

Ruth C. Pogoncheff passed away Friday, June 10, 2011 at the age of 82.  She was born March 28, 1929 in Lansing, the daughter of the late Christ and Sylvia (Popoff) Markoff.  Ruth was co-owner of Washington Foods.  She was a baker and master cake decorator.  She was a life-long member of St. Andrew Orthodox Catholic Church.

Surviving are her children, Gregory Pogoncheff, Elaine Pogoncheff (Nancy English), Gina (Robert) Stanley, and Catherine (Ralph) Hansen; grandchildren, James Stanley (Melanie Weytkow), Nicole Stanley, Ryan Swan, Lucas Hansen, and Kevin Hansen; sister, Helen (Phillip) Nicholoff and sister-in-law, Frances Markoff.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Christ Pogoncheff and brother, George Markoff.

The funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 13, 2011 at St. Andrew Orthodox Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Christopher Rozdilski officiating.  Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, with a Panikheda at 7:00 p.m.  Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Andrew Orthodox Catholic Church.

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Russ & Joyce Hansen
June 11, 2011 at 5:27 pm

We hope that happy memories bring her comfort at this time.

Our heartfelt condolences,
Russ & Joyce Hansen

Sue LaPorte
June 11, 2011 at 5:38 pm

I only have fond memories of Mrs. Pogoncheff, growing up in and out of their household with my friend, Cathy. I remember the delicious smell of home cooked Macedonian cuisine, and her laughter. My thoughts and prayers are with the family as you work through the loss of mom and grandma. She will never be forgotten.

Love, Sue Hanna LaPorte

Kim (Clark) Manor
June 11, 2011 at 6:40 pm

I recall so well that Mrs. P always had a smile to share, and a twinkle in her eye. Condolences to my High School friend, Cathy, and her family for their loss. Your memories of her are treasures to keep. May they help you through these difficult days of loss.


Kim Clark

Dani Cross
June 12, 2011 at 11:31 am

With Sincere Sympathy to my friend and daughter of Mrs. Pogoncheff, Gina;
– who has weathered several storms of loss this year. You and your family have a collective strength in love and devotion that defines “family”. And this will be exactly what brings each of you the peace that ultimately heals and gives you the strength to embrace life.

May this peace and love surround you all during this most difficult time.

Dani Cross

Jamie Bliesener Nelson
June 12, 2011 at 1:27 pm

Cathy and family,
My heart, thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time. The loss is great, but knowing we’ll be together again and the memories provides comfort.

God bless you all!

Jo Morley
June 13, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Dear Pogo and Family,

So sorry to here about your loss. It’s tough when you loose a parent.

Pogo, you are a great son for having taking such good care of both of your parents in the golden years of their life. The nice thing is that they are togather again for eturnity.

Love ya, miss ya, and if you need to talk feel free to call, John has my # I can relate alot, because I was lucky to have taken care of my dad the last 3 years of his life. Jomo


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