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Elizabeth F. Giordano | 97

June 23, 1924 - February 21, 2022

Elizabeth F. “Betty” Giordano, 97, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of Evers Avenue, passed away peacefully Monday, February 21, 2022, at Elk Haven.

She was born June 23, 1924, in St. Marys, daughter of the late John C. and Bertha Wolf Fields.

On July 10, 1945, in the Sacred Heart Church, Betty married Nicholas J. Giordano, who preceded her in death on July 20, 2006.

She is survived by five daughters: Katherine Cheatle (James) of St. Marys, Ellen Gerber (Bruce) of St. Marys, Amy Schreiber (Keith) of St. Marys, Laura Kuntz (Karl) of St. Marys, and Ann Lockwood (Ben) of Haughton, LA; four sons: Paul Giordano (Peg) of Farmville, VA, Stephen Giordano of St. Marys, Michael Giordano of Rock Hill, SC, and Gregory Giordano of Dublin, PA; twelve grandchildren: Tim Giordano, Doug Giordano, Zachary Cheatle, Noah Cheatle, Erin Gilroy, Rhonda Surrena, Joseph Gerber, Brianne Muccio, Brett Kuntz, Michael Schutza, Brian Schutza, and Jonathan Schutza; and by fifteen great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, Betty was preceded in death by two sisters: Frances “Nancy” Ewing and Patricia Hoffman; and by her brother, John C. Fields.  She was the last member of her immediate family.

Betty was a member of the Sacred Heart Church.  She was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time playing Mah Jongg with her friends and family.  She was a fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers and enjoyed watching Jeopardy.  She often would know the answers before anyone was finished reading the question.  She was proud to be a native of St. Marys and would often be seen on her porch enjoying the weather, reading, or listening to a baseball game.  Above all else, her faith and family were most important to her.  She loved travelling the country to visit her children and grandchildren, she was so proud of her family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Friday, February 25, 2022 at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Thomas Curry, OSB, Pastor officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Thursday, February 24, 2022, from 4:00 until 6:00 PM.

The family kindly requests that safety measures are taken to protect against Covid-19, such as masking and social distancing.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk Haven Nursing Home, 785 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Events

Visitation

February 24, 2022
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home

Funeral Service

February 25, 2022
10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Church

Final Resting Place

February 25, 2022
11:00 AM
St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery

Tribute Wall

4 Comments

  1. I remember the first time that I met her , I was 6 or 7 and my dad took me up to the house and the whole family went. She was just such a whole hearted and nice lady and I loved her since the day I met her. I remember everyone as a family playing cards at the table and she prepared a dessert pizza that I had never had before. This lady’s kindness and ability to cook brought a warmth to my heart and I wouldn’t know this world without her. I love you Mimi Betty

  2. Dear Kathy and all your brothers and sisters,
    I was so sad to hear about your Mom’s passing. I have such great memories of the wonderful times we shared. My thought and prayers are with you and your families.

  3. Ellen,Laura & family. So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom

  4. So sorry to read of Betty’s passing. A special lady. I have good memories of her and Nicky. Always good to me. I enjoyed sending her cards at Elk Haven and so glad she enjoyed them. God Bless all of you. A wonderful family.

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