Rose Mary Kneidel

Rose Mary Kneidel, 96, of 325 Evers Avenue, St. Marys, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 27, 2019, at Penn Highlands Elk.

She was born December 26, 1922, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Stanley and Frances Zurger Kavacht.  Rose Mary was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Ridgway Centennial High School.  She was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company, retiring in 1987, and was a member of the Sacred Heart Church.

On October 12, 1944, in the Sacred Heart Church, Rose Mary married Frank J. Kneidel, who preceded her in death on April 30, 1965.

She is survived by two daughters, Susan Werner and her husband Tony of Moneta, VA and Jane Vavala and her husband Joe Petrik of Hornell, NY; and a son, Lavern J. Kneidel of St. Marys; and by one granddaughter, Jennifer Vavala.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Friday, May 31, 2019, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Michael Gabler, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Sacred Heart Church, 337 Center Street, St. Marys, PA  15857, or to the St. Marys Public Library, 127 Center Street, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Charlene Mulcahy May 29, 2019 at 1:09 pm

My deepest condolences. I enjoyed your Mom when she worked in your store Jane. Always smiling. Treasure your memories.

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