With profound sadness we announce the passing of Mary Louise (Mary Lou) Fodor, our loving and devoted mother and friend to all whose lives she touched. She passed surrounded by all six of her children at her bedside on May 20, 2019. She was 84.
Mary Lou was born on July 1, 1934 in Martins Ferry, Ohio; she was the daughter of the late Louis Fodor and Julia Fodor. She moved to Phoenix in 1984 and became an avid fan of the Phoenix Suns. Her favorite Sun’s player of all time was Charles Barkley. She never missed a game!
Besides being an amazing mother, Mary Lou was also a remarkable cook and baker who enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends, especially during the holidays. She spent countless hours making her own chocolate candies and other dishes from scratch. Her many dishes including Chicken and Dumplings, Cabbage Rolls, Stuffed Peppers and Little Chickens will be missed by all.
Mary is survived by her six children: Three sons; Michael Hankish and wife Nelly, Ken Hankish and wife Cecilia, and James Hankish and wife Ana. Three daughters, Tracey Rohr, Carla Schrader and husband Marty, and Stephanie Lutz, as well as her brother Steven Fodor, fourteen grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.
Vigil service with the Rosary will held on Thursday, May 23, from 6:00pm-9:00pm at Regency Mortuary, 9850 W. Thunderbird Blvd, Sun City and Funeral mass will be held on Friday, May 24, at 10:30 am at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church, 17111 W. Bell Rd, Surprise.
"Mom, nana, and friend, you have given so much and asked for so little in return. Thank you for always being there for us, for teaching us, listening to us, helping and forgiving us, loving us, and always, always paving the way for us. We will work hard to reach the standard you set. Farewell sweet mom. You were simply magnificent.”