We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Singleton Funeral & Cremation Services, P.A.
Charlette Louise Pokorny, 82, passed away on May 20, 2022 while in rehabilitation recovering from complications caused by a stroke. She is preceded in death by her loving and cherished husband, Anthony, and her parents Elsie and Paul Mongold. She is survived by her son Gregory Mazzella, daughter-in-law Amy, and adored grandchildren Anthony (Gina), and Marissa; sister Eloise (Olen) and brother Paul (Louise), and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Charlette was born and raised in northeast West Virginia, moving with her parents to Maryland in her early twenties. She worked several jobs before being hired by Westinghouse (Northrop Grumman) where she began her career as a receptionist at the Baltimore site. She was promoted to the Purchasing Department, where she worked until her retirement. She retired shortly after her husband did. Charlette and her husband enjoyed traveling both before and after they retired. In their younger years, they took worldwide cruises and trips to Hawaii. One of her favorite trips was to the Holy Land. As they aged they still enjoyed traveling, although mostly via road trips. They never missed an interstate Cracker Barrel or roadside flea market on their travels.
She enjoyed an active and independent life into her eighties. Charlette was always on the go, making friends wherever she went. She could, and would, start a conversation with anyone and everyone. Her favorite dessert was pie - mostly the cream varieties, although, she would sample any flavor.
She loved to shop, always looking for a deal and never afraid to return an item that wasn’t exactly what she wanted. Charlette was highly creative and artistic. She could work in most mediums and what she didn’t know she would teach herself, not timid to jump in and try something new. Although her family knows her many talents, she is best known in crafting circles for holiday wreaths. Charlette’s wreaths were sought out by return customers and she would do custom orders as well.
Charlette was raised in a Christian home, which she carried into adulthood. She passed her faith on to her family and ministered to others whenever she had the chance. She was a woman of strong faith, which she kept until the very end. She was very active in the Nichols-Bethel United Methodist Church - serving on several committees, helping out with numerous events throughout the years, and leading the United Methodist Women more than once. Through involvement in Church activities, she met the women in the Covenant Discipleship group through which she made decades-long friendships. Charlette was also a regular attendee of the Ebenezer United Methodist Church, where she attended many services and events. Making many friends in that congregation as well.
She loved her family and being with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was always doting on them and concerned that they had what they needed to succeed.
Charlette lit up any room she entered and will be dearly missed, not just by her family, but by her many friends and the friends she did not yet have the chance to meet.
Memorial contributions may be made to:
Nichols-Bethel United Methodist Church, 1239 Murray Road, Odenton, MD 21113
Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 4901 Woodbine Road, Sykesville, MD 21784
The family will receive visitors at Singleton Funeral & Cremation Services, P.A., 1 2nd Ave. SW (at Crain Hwy) on Tuesday, May 24th from 2-4 & 6-8 pm. A Funeral Service will be held at Nichols-Bethel United Methodist Church on Wednesday, May 25th at 11 AM. Interment to follow at Nichols-Bethel United Methodist Cemetery.