Vera Piscitelli Sinibaldi

Vera Piscitelli Sinibaldi, 94, a resident of Silver Creek Terrace and formerly of 455 Spruce Street, St. Marys, passed away early Monday morning, January 7, 2013, at the Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.

She was born March 3, 1918 in Lewis Run, PA, daughter of the late Humbert and Anna Carrara Piscitelli.  She attended Lewis Run Schools and had been a resident of St. Marys since 1965.  She was a former employee of Riverside in St. Marys and was a cafeteria aide at the Spruce Street Elementary School.

On May 4, 1946, in St. Bernard’s Church in Bradford, she married Nicholas J. Sinibaldi, who preceded her in death on January 29, 2006.

She is survived by five daughters, Donna (Mrs. Robert) Miller of Williamsport, Elizabeth (Mrs. Ronald) Sobierajski of St. Marys, Anne (Mrs. Stephen K.) Herzing of St. Marys, Mary Margaret (Mrs. Larry) Mancino of Bethlehem, PA and Patricia Sindelar of Aurora, Ill.; twelve grandchildren, Jacqueline Miller Reinhart, Ashley Miller, Abby Sobierajski Carver, Maggie Sobierajski, Portia Herzing Belsole, Nichole Herzing Simpson, Karl Herzing, Lisa Mancino Barnhardt, Gena Mancino, Krista Mancino Lansek, Nicholas Sindelar and Danielle Sindelar; and seven great grandchildren.  Also surviving are a sister, Louise Stoltz of Bradford; and a brother, Clem (Liz) Piscitelli of Langhorne, PA.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, David J. Y. Miller; four sisters, Fannie Ross, Vincie Costanzo, Virginia Sylvester and Tonet Caputo; and four brothers, James Piscitelli, Steve Piscitelli, Nat Piscitelli and Frank Piscitelli.

Mrs. Sinibaldi was a member of the Queen of the World Church, the St. Anne’s Society, the Rosary Altar Society, the Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the St. Marys Senior Center and the Red Hat Society.  She was a volunteer at the Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital and was a charter member of the Silver Creek PEER group.  In addition to spending time with her family, she enjoyed playing cards, dominoes and Scrabble.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Michael Ferrick, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM and Friday morning from 9:00 to 10:30 AM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Nicholas J. Sinibaldi Music Scholarship, c/o the Elk County Community Foundation, PO Box 934, St. Marys, PA  15857 or to the Silver Creek Terrace Activity Department, 791 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Leo and Ellen Lenze January 8, 2013 at 8:28 am

Dear Sinibaldi Family,
What a great lady and a great friend. We are sorry this cannot be delivered in person but we are in FL. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we have such wonderful memories of both your parents. The world is a much better place because they were part of it.

Paul Fleming January 8, 2013 at 9:08 am

I am extremely saddened to hear of the loss of your mother. I am sure she is by Nick’s side as I write this.

Carolyn Slaughter January 8, 2013 at 9:08 am

Patty, Nick & Danielle,

Sending my condolences and thinking of you all during this time. Heaven just received another angel and I’m sure she’ll be watching over you.

Carolyn Slaughter

Kelly Beyer January 8, 2013 at 9:28 am

May you rest in peace, Vera.

My thoughts are with you and your family.

Amanda Sockett January 8, 2013 at 10:28 am

Dear Betty, Ron, Abby and Maggie,

We are so sorry for the loss of your mother/grandmother. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. May your memories give you comfort during this difficult time.

Mike, Amanda, Evan and Owen Sockett

Nikki Greene January 8, 2013 at 10:57 am

My thoughts are with Vera and all who knew her. May you be comforted by an overwhelming sense of peace and love today.

(coworker of Patty Sindelar)

Northwest Savings bank January 8, 2013 at 11:44 am

To the family of Vera Sinibaldi: Just knowing your mother was such a joy. Both of your parents were great customers, and so much enjoyment came from their visits to the bank. Please know that each and everyone of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Now Vera is with Nick and the heavens will be singing with joy, for a great couple is together in the arms of the Lord.
God Bless, The Management and Staff of the Downtown and Bucktail offices of Northwest Savings Bank.

Edie Boscarino January 8, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Dear Anne and Steve,

Tony and I are so sorry that your mother passed away. We both understand how hard it is, so we will keep you in our prayers.

Edie and Tony

Hope Holben January 8, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Anne and Steve,
I don’t think there is much more difficulty then losing your mother. Please know that we are holding you in our hearts and prayers.
Love to you,
Hope, Maureen, Mari and Anyah

Kathy & Joe Weidenboerner Family January 8, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Please accept our sincere sympathies. We understand the loss you and your family must feel. Know that we will all pray for your mom, you and Steve, and your family.

God bless.

Chuck and Peggy Bidondo January 8, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Dear Cousins:
We are so glad we were able to visit with Aunt Vera at the family reunion this year. What a sweet, gentle angel she is and with a smile to match. She was my godmother as well. Now she can join my dad and mom and the rest of her family in their eternal home where we will see them again one day. I’m sure Uncle Nick greeted her with an entire heavenly orchestra!
God bless all of you.
With much love and many prayers,
Chuck and Peggy Anne

Karen Caseman January 8, 2013 at 8:28 pm

To the Sinibaldi Girls and Families,
You were blessed with a beautiful Mother and Father. Please accept my sincere sympathies. I have obligations on Thursday and Friday that I can not break but all of you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Russ Siegel January 9, 2013 at 4:52 am

The Sinibaldi Family,

Though I never met you Mother, I feel your loss. I am certain that she is now once again standing by Nick’s side watching over you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jennifer Locey January 9, 2013 at 7:57 am

The Chartwell family would like to extend our deepest sympathy to
your family. We have you in our thoughts.


The Gigliotti Family January 9, 2013 at 9:46 am

Dear Mary and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time.
Peace and Love,
Bobby, Dawyn, Jared and Jeremy

Debbie Davis January 9, 2013 at 10:29 am

Patty, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I’m praying for you
and your family. My deepest sympathy to you and yours.
Your Friend,
PS – Maybe your mother & my mother are friends up there like us…..

Clem Piscitelli January 9, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Vera and I had a truly sister-brother relationship. Enjoying early childhood in Lewis Run, taking a trip to Louisville, Kentucky in 1945 when I was discharged from the army to visit my brother Nat’s wife and family.
We communicated frequently up until Christmas. I’ll greatly miss you, Vera and forever love you. Amen

Wayne and Ann Bauer January 9, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Dear Betty and Family,

Your mother was such a lovely woman. We know your heart will be heavy with her loss and we’re thinking of you. Isn’t it wonderful to have experienced the love of such great parents? Please accept our sincere sympathy.

Wayne and Ann

Larry and Kate Nekuza January 9, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Dear Sinibaldi Girls and Families,
So very sorry for your loss. What wonderful parents you had. The best parts of you all, you shared with all of us who knew and enjoyed your Mom and Dad. Mothers are the glue to the family; Dads are the heart. We were honored to have a little of both from your parents. Sincere condolences.
Larry and Kate Nekuza, Bradenton, FL, Tim Nekuza, Long Beach, California

James Derr January 9, 2013 at 7:15 pm

To the family of Vera Sinibaldi,

I just want to express my sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Grandma Vera. I enjoyed the few times I was in her presence and saw how loved she was by her entire family. Her happiness was obvious when her family was around her. She and her family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jim Derr

Denise Sarnoski January 9, 2013 at 8:28 pm

To Vera’s Entire Family:
Mr. and Mrs. Sinibaldi did touch so many lives and we are all better people because of it. So sad to hear of her passing but they are at last together again. Will always remember her smile and all the surprises we all did to her. She was indeed “ONE OF A KIND” and will be missed much. Prayers go out to all of you and God Bless.
Denise Shaffer Sarnoski (clarinet)

Mike & Lynn Herzing & Family January 9, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Anne, you have our deepest sympathy with the passing of your mother. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Mike, Lynn and Family

Chris and Marissa January 9, 2013 at 10:21 pm

May you find comfort in the wonderful memories your mom left with you. May you find peace in knowing that she is surrounded by the love and grace of God. Hold each other close and celebrate her life. She was truly a gift to all those who’s life she touched.

Much love,

Chris and Marissa Wilhelm

Suzanne Watras January 9, 2013 at 11:38 pm

To Vera’s Family and Friends…especially Mrs. Donna Miller…my deepest condolences to you regarding your loss…

“May you see God’s light on the path ahead
When the road you walk is dark.
May you always hear,
Even in your hour of sorrow,
The gentle singing of the lark.
When times are hard may hardness
Never turn your heart to stone,
May you always remember
when the shadows fall—
You do not walk alone.”
~ Irish Blessing

Bud Pitzer January 10, 2013 at 6:22 am

To the entire family but especially my classmate, Betty, my deepest sympathy. May you receive some comfort in knowing that even long time ago friends wish to share your grief and hopefully lighten its load for you.

Lisa Fletcher January 10, 2013 at 10:29 am

Mrs. H… Stevie… and family,

I am soooo sorry for your loss. I know what a wonderful woman your mom was, Mrs. H. She had to have been in order to raise such an AMAZING daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time and forever!

Lisa, Chester, and boys

Aunt Bernice January 10, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Ann & Steve and family,
You all are in our thoughts and prayers. She was a great gal..
Aunt Hy and Bernice.

Laura and Brian Claypool and family January 10, 2013 at 6:26 pm

So sorry to hear about Vera, and I feel terrible that I can’t attend her funeral. I am presently in California, sending my thoughts and prayers. She will be missed, she was a wonderful lady! Again my sympathy.
Laura Claypool

Ron & Jodi Thomas January 10, 2013 at 10:41 pm

Please accept our condolences. Losing a loved one is never easy. You are blessed to have had her in your life for so long. The heart remembers most what it has loved best. May memories comfort you and bring you peace.

Pamela Johnson January 11, 2013 at 10:09 pm

So very sorry, Betty, to hear that you have lost your mother. My heart goes out to you.

Nancy (Carter) Evans January 13, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Dear Betty,

I was just catching up on reading the week’s newspapers when I read in the Bradford Era of your Mom’s passing. I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember you and your Mom so well, from the time you and I were in Sister Mary Alice’s first grade class at St. Bernard’s through your move to St. Marys. I think my brother, Dave, was in the same grade with your sister, Donna.

Your Mom was such a lovely lady. I remember well her chicken and biscuits which she always served at your birthday parties. (As I recall, that was your favorite dish.) I often think of those birthday parties and you and your Mom whenever I make chicken and biscuits. (And wish I had your Mom’s recipe!)

Please know that time will ease your pain and we will always carry our Mothers in our hearts.

With heartfelt condolences,
your former schoolmate,

Steve & Marilyn Marconi January 13, 2013 at 8:21 pm

I will always remember Vera as a great lady. She always warmly reached out to our family. She was always a great supporter.
Our hearts go out to all her family. God bless you all in this difficult time.

Steve & Marilyn Marconi Family

Nick and Margie January 14, 2013 at 2:07 pm

When I think of Mr. and Mrs. Sinibaldi, I think of smiles, caring, sharing, and unselfish time spent with children, giving of themselves so much dedication and time. This is proven not only by their children who are so respected and kind themselves, but by looking all over the community in which their lives touched so many. I am sure they are smiling from Heaven together and still watching over and guiding all of their children/grandchildren/and all the children they took such pride in teaching. As a former SMAHS Band member, I am certain Mr. Sinibaldi directed the Heavenly band as Mrs. Sinibaldi entered, and I am certain we all agree it was done with precision. What a fine person Vera exhibited here on earth as did Nick. I can only imagine what Heaven has gained. My prayers and most sincere sympathy to all of you. Twas with great honor I knew her.
Margie Shaffer Fritz, (Clarinet)

Sam & Chris Vallone January 15, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Dear Anne & Steve,
Please except our deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother. Words cannot express the sorrow you must feel. We will pray for you and your family and if you need anything at all please give us a call. Sam & I are very sorry for your loss. May your mother rest in peace beside your father.
Thoughts & Prayers Are With You All,
Sam & Chris (Gnan) Vallone

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