The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

April 8, 2013

Cecelia F. Connell

UPPER YODER TOWNSHIP — CONNELL – Cecelia F., 86, Upper Yoder Township, went to be with the Lord April 8, 2013, at Manor Care, Monroeville, Pa. Born Oct. 6, 1926, in Johnstown, daughter of George E. and Mable A. (Hollabaugh) Gross. Preceded in death by parents; brothers, George and Ted Gross; sisters, Alice Rose, Agnes Miller, Esther Gaunter, and Vera Barkehimer; and son-in-law, Terence L. Mitnik. Cecelia was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Survived by her loving daughters, Linda L. Mitnik, Pittsburgh; and Barbara S. Connell, Johnstown; granddaughter, Renee, Bedford; grandson, Dana (Angela) Mitnik, Turtle Creek, Pa.; sister-in-law, Victoria Gross, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews. Cecelia was a graduate of Dale High School. She retired from Conemaugh Hospital, where she was employed as a supervisor in the sewing room. Cecelia enjoyed reading, gardening and traveling. She was a devoted mother who loved spending time with her family. Friends will be received from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and from noon until time of service at 1 p.m. Thursday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, the Rev. Ronald Reed, officiating. Entombment, Richland Cemetery Mausoleum. The family suggests contributions be directed to Christ Lutheran Church, 837 Elknud Lane, Johnstown, Pa. 15905, in memory of Cecelia. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.

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