Arlene "Sugar" Ralko Bialko, 74 of Euclid, Ohio, formerly of Nemacolin, Pa. died Monday, February 9, 2009 in Community Health Partners Regional Health Center, Lorain, Ohio following a brief illness. She was born May 27, 1934 in Nemacolin, Pa. a daughter of the late William and Mary Catherine (Bill) Ralko. She was a 1952 graduate of Cumberland Township High School and had resided in the Cleveland area since 1959. Mrs. Bialko was a member of St. Christine's Catholic Church in Euclid, Ohio. She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking for her family and friends. On November 29, 1952 she married Stephen Bialko who died December 4, 2001.
Surviving is a son, Steve Bialko, Jr. and his wife Barbara of Amherst, Ohio; two grandchildren, Christopher S. Bialko and Alexander H. Bialko; two brothers, Edmond Ralko of Lakewood, Ohio and William Ralko and his wife Patricia of Livonia, Mich.; one sister Marilyn Mt. Joy. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Deceased in addition to her husband and parents is a brother Robert L. Ralko.
Family and friends are welcome from 7 to 9 P.M. Thursday in the Yoskovich Funeral Home, Carmichaels, Pa. where a Blessing Service will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday, February 13, 2009 followed by a Mass of the Resurrection at 11:00 A.M. in the St. Hugh R. C. Church, Carmichaels, Pa. with the Rev. John M. Bauer officiating. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Crucible, Pa. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to: N.A.M.I., PO Box 759155, Baltimore, MD 21275-9155 http://www.nami.org or the American Heart Association, PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693.