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Mary Lou (Ritz) Peden

October 3, 1935 ~ September 1, 2019 (age 83)


Mary Lou Ritz Peden, 83, of New Stanton, passed away peacefully Sunday, September 1, 2019, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by the love of family.

She was born in Jacobs Creek, a daughter of the late Michael A. and Julia Cook Ritz.

Mary Lou had been a member of the former St. Timothy R.C. Church, Smithton for a number of years.

She had been employed as a case worker for the Department of Public Welfare, Westmoreland County, with 32 years’ service, retiring, August 16, 1998.  Mary Lou was also a member of the Compassionate Friends of Excela Health Frick Hospital and Victims of Violent Crimes, Greensburg.

Those left to honor Mary Lou’s Life include:

Her Son, Charles P. Peden, Jr and wife Susanna, of Ruffsdale and their Children, Ryan and Lindsey Peden.

Her Sister, Michelle Patrick and husband Louis and their Son Michael of Smithton

Bill Laatu of New Stanton, with whom she resided.

In addition to her parents, Mary Lou was preceded in death by

Her Husband, Charles P. Peden, Sr, October 31, 1979

Her Son Jeffrey M. Peden , May 24, 1992

Family and Friends are cordially invited to the Frank Kapr Funeral Home, Inc., 417 Pittsburgh St., Scottdale, Wednesday, from 4 PM to 8 PM.

A Funeral Liturgy will be held Thursday at 9:30AM in the Funeral Home, with Rev. Teodoro A. Cortezano, of St. Pius X R.C. Church, as Facilitator.

Interment will follow in St. Timothy’s Cemetery, Smithton.

It was Mary Lou’s wish that those who desire may direct memorials in her name to Compassionate Friends of Excela Health Frick Hospital 508 So Church St., Mt. Pleasant, PA, 15666 or Victims of violent crimes, 2 North Main St, Suite 206, Gbh., Pa.15601.

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