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Lois M. (Burke) Grabiak

August 16, 1927 ~ December 25, 2018 (age 91)

Lois M. Burke Grabiak, 91 of Scottdale, died early Tuesday morning December 25, 2018, at her residence, in the presence of her loving family.

She was born August 16, 1927 in Owensdale, a daughter of the late Michael J. and Annabelle Canose Burke.

Lois was a longtime and faithful member of the Partner Parish of St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Scottdale. She was also a member of the Funeral Choir in the church for several years.

Lois was a graduate of the former Scottdale Joint High School. Prior to raising a family, she was employed as an operator for Bell Telephone Company, before becoming a homemaker to raise her children.

Lois was a Poll Worker for the Third Ward, Scottdale for many years and for a number of years she was the committee woman for the Democratic party.

She also enjoyed vacationing on cruises and bus trips with her close friends. Lois was an avid animal lover and enjoyed an occasional bottle of wine with her family.

Lois was a loving mother, grandmother and Sister to her family

Lois is gone from our lives, but will remain in the hearts of those who knew and loved her,

Her loving and devoted children:

Gail Rhodes and husband Roger of Scottdale

Ronald Grabiak and wife Rochelle of Scottdale

Kay Marie Seaman and husband Thomas of Scottdale

Her Seven Grandchildren:

Kristian Dillard and husband Michael of Moon Twp.

Gary Rhodes of Scottdale

Nicole Lori and husband Jonathan of Scottdale

Joshua Grabiak and wife Ida of Charles Town, VA.

Aleece Brown and husband Ryan of Mt. Pleasant

Corey W. Rhodes of Scottdale

Nicole Wiltrout of Scottdale

Her Five Great Grandchildren:

Emily and Tristan Lori, Hudson Brown, Wyatt Dillard and Doltyn Wiltrout

Her Brothers:

Francis “Mick” Burke and wife Florence of Scottdale

Ronald Burke and wife Patricia of Mt. Pleasant

Her Sister-In-Law:

Patricia Burke of Scottdale

And a number of Nieces and Nephews

In addition to her parents, Lois was preceded in death by:

Her Husband, William T. Grabiak (May 26, 1990)

Son: Gary M. Grabiak (Sept. 17, 1985)

Brothers:  Billy, Jack and James Burke

Family and Friends are cordially invited to the Frank Kapr Funeral Home, Inc. 417 Pittsburgh St. Scottdale, Friday from 1 – 4PM & 6 -8PM.

Prayers of Transfer will be offered Saturday at 10:30AM, in the Funeral Home, followed by her Funeral Mass at 11 AM in the Partner Parish of St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Scottdale, with Rev. Richard Kosisko, as Celebrant.

Committal Services and Interment will follow in St. John Parish Cemetery, Scottdale

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