Mary Ellen Murphy Gaidrich, 96 of Scottdale, passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, June 16, 2019, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by the love of her family.
She was born in Marion, Illinois, January 18, 1923, a daughter of the late Archibald and Ellen Robinson Murphy.
Mary was a member of the Partner Parish of St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, Scottdale.
She was a graduate of South Union High School, Class of 1940 and also a graduate of Uniontown Business School, Class of 1941.
She was employed at the Federal Housing in Washington, D.C. from 1941 to 1942. She was then employed as a secretary for the O C Cluss Lumber Company, Uniontown, for 10 years.
Mary was an avid reader and accomplished Pianist. She was a loving Mother, Grand Mother and Sister to her family.
She especially enjoyed her private time with her loving Great Grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Mary was predeceased by her Husband, Theodore Gaidrich (2010)
She is survived by her loving Children:
Christopher Gaidrich and wife Melody of Martinsburg, W.Va.
Patricia “Patty” Miller and husband Matthew, Scottdale, with whom she resided
Mark Gaidrich of Inwood, W.Va.
Her adoring grandchildren
Kristin Miller Smith and husband Bradley
Jennifer Miller Brown and husband David, all of Scottdale
Patrick Gaidrich and wife Melissa
Sarah Gaidrich Moree and husband Patrick, all of Martinsburg, W.Va.
Her loving Great Grandchildren
Gracie, Jackson and Liam Smith
Markenna Grove and Callen Gaidrich
At Mary’s request there will be a private family viewing.
Prayers of Transfer will be held Wednesday in the Funeral Home at 9:30 AM. All are cordially invited to the Partner Parish of St. John the Baptist R.C. Church, South Broadway, Scottdale, for her 10 AM Funeral Mass, with Rev Thaddeus Kaczmarek, as Celebrant.
Private Interment will follow in the Scottdale Cemetery.
In leiu of customary remembrances, the family suggests that memorial Contributions be directed to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 600 Waterfront Drive, #210 Pgh PA 15222, or the Scottdale Library, 106 Spring Street, Scottdale, Pa 15683 in her memory.
Funeral arrangements for Mary have been entrusted to the Frank Kapr Funeral Home, Inc, 417 Pittsburgh Street, Scottdale.
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