Louise S. Withington

Private funeral services and visitation were held on Monday morning in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home with the Rev. Michael Gabler, OSB officiating for the late Louise S. Withington, 103, of 412 Dippold Avenue, St. Marys.  She passed away Saturday, June 27, 2020, at her residence, after an illness of the past several months.

She was born March 9, 1917, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Sebastian and Margaret Deth Sorg.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools.  Louise was a retired employee of GTE Sylvania, retiring in 1982, after 39 years of service.  Louise was a member of the Sacred Heart Church and the St. Anne’s Society.

On May 9, 1940, in the St. Mary’s Church Rectory, Louise married Raymond E. Withington, who preceded her in death on April 12, 1996.

She is survived by a brother-in-law, Tony Celin of St. Marys; and by 31 nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, Louise was preceded in death by nine sisters, Esther Hannibal, Marie Lang, Matilda DeWald, Bernice Ray, Rita Samick, Mabel Zernell, Helen Solic, Doris Celin, and by a sister, Magdalena Sorg, in infancy; four brothers, Martin, Alfred, John, and Thomas Sorg; and by a sister-in-law, Geraldine Sorg.  She was the last member of her immediate family.

Burial was in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Sacred Heart Church, 325 Center Street, St. Marys, PA  15857 or to the Sacred Heart Church Social Committee, 325 Center Street, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Tina Sorg June 30, 2020 at 3:09 pm

So sorry to hear about the passing of Aunt Louise. She was a very nice person. Tina (Richard) Sorg

Betty Samick Manno July 1, 2020 at 10:40 am

So sorry to hear about Aunt Louise. She was a big part of our lives over the years and will be missed. So glad we got to see her last fall.

Helen Heary July 4, 2020 at 2:05 pm

What a gal Louise was. So glad I got to enjoy her 100th birthday party with her.

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