Elaine G. Higgins

Elaine HigginsElaine G. Higgins, 91, of 910 South Michael Road, St. Marys, passed away Friday, October 11, 2013, at the Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.

She was born September 6, 1922 in Latrobe, PA, daughter of the late Louis and Hilda Schick Geary.  She had been a resident of St. Marys since 1950.  She was a graduate of Latrobe High School, Class of 1940 and the Greensburg School of Business.  She retired from North Central Regional Planning and Development in 2000 after 30 years of service.

On December 28, 1948, in the Holy Family Church in Latrobe, she married Gerald C. Higgins, who preceded her in death on February 25, 2001.

She is survived by four daughters, Ann Crimaldi and her husband Anthony of Allentown, PA, Renee Anderson and her husband Paul of Shaker Heights, OH, Barbara Holley of St. Marys, and Eileen Krug of St. Marys; two sons, Michael P. Higgins and his wife Lisa of Germantown, TN and Timothy O. Higgins and his wife Melody of Dingmans Ferry, PA; 11 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Ruth Geary of Greensburg.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Marguerite Pritts and Agnes Blank; and four brothers, Edwin, Howard, Louis, and Roger Geary.  She was the last member of her immediate family.

Mrs. Higgins was a member of the Queen of the World Church, where she enjoyed volunteering in the cafeteria.  She was an avid reader, attended exercise classes, and enjoyed the company of her family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Monday, October 14, 2013, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Richard Allen, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Sunday evening, October 13, 2013, from 6:00 till 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses, Inc., Hospice, 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Don Geary October 12, 2013 at 8:45 pm

Aunt Elaine was one of my favorite aunts and I will miss her and will say a prayer for her, but she is surely in heaven. Our thoughts and prayers are with all her family and we are planning to attend the funeral on Monday.

Jocelynn Smrekar October 14, 2013 at 7:58 am

You have my sincere sympathy on the passing of your mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother. She was a wonderful Christian role model to everyone she met.

Jody Vollmer October 14, 2013 at 9:44 am

What a truly lovely lady Elaine was! I worked with her several years at NCPRPDC and she was the cornerstone of the organization. I will miss her little white car driving down South Michael Road. God bless to her family.

Mary Lou Jessop October 16, 2013 at 11:06 am

I had the privilege of working with Elaine from 1989 until she retired in 2000. She was a very special lady and will truly be missed. My sincere sympathy to all her family.

Kathy Meyer October 16, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Elaine truly was a role model – she loved God, her family, and friends. She was a lady that truly displayed peace – seen it in her smile, heard it in her words and most definitely in her actions towards others.
I will never forget Elaine – rest in peace – you finally achieved your reward of Heaven.
Loved you here on earth and love you now in Heaven.
Your friend always,

Vicky Braun Weinzierl October 17, 2013 at 8:35 am

To the Higgins Family,

Elaine was truly a wonderful woman. I am so sorry for your loss. May you find strength in family and friends during this time. She had a full and blessed life! God Bless!

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