Vera M. Friedl

Vera M. Friedl, 89, of 396 Chestnut Street, St. Marys, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015, at the Elk Haven Nursing Home, following a lengthy illness.

She was born November 27, 1925, in St. Marys, daughter of the late August and Clara Kerner Dippold.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Public Schools.  She retired in 1983 from the Stackpole Carbon Company.

Vera is survived by her husband, Donald J. Friedl, whom she married many years ago in the St. Mary’s Church.  She is also survived by her son, Dale Duell and his wife Cindy of Byrnedale; and a grandson, Matthew E. Duell and his wife Jessica.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kelly J. Duell; and four sisters, Ada Clonan, Rita Azzato, Grace Geyer, and Annette Gerg.  She was the last member of her immediate family.

Vera was a member of the St. Mary’s Church, where she was instrumental in the formation of the funeral bereavement luncheons and the Rainbow counseling ministry.  She was also a member of the Altar Society.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Mary’s Church on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Alfred Patterson, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Mary’s Church Altar Society, 325 Church Street, St. Marys, PA  15857 or to the Elk Haven Nursing Home, 785 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Joyce and Bob Gerg May 8, 2015 at 8:54 am

Dale and family, So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was a great lady and will be missed by many. She is now resting in the arms of Our Lord. She is pain free and reunited with Kelly and the remaining family members in heaven. Bob & Joyce Gerg

Amy Welz May 8, 2015 at 9:43 pm

Dale & Cindy,
I was just thinking about Aunt Vera earlier this week. I’m so sorry for your loss. It’s never easy. I’m sending lots of love and prayers.


Vicky May 11, 2015 at 10:13 am

Dale and Cindy,
Sincere condolences at this time. Nothing in life is easy and times such as this is when you find strength in family and friends! God Bless and hang on to the memories!
Vicky Weinzierl

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