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Vera A. ( Gelesh ) OHara, Ebensburg. Age 86. Died Dec. 26, 2017 at Latrobe Hospital. Born July 4, 1931 in Johnstown. Daughter of Frank and Bertha ( Ozimok ) Gelesh. Preceded in death by parents, husband Henry OHara and these sisters and brothers, John (Eleanor) Gelesh, Charles (Dorothy) Gelesh, Mary (Frank) Cosenzo, Irene (Stanley) Grata, Michael Mitch (Helen) Gelesh, and George (Violet) Gelesh. Survived by children, MaryJo OHara HenryDan (Nancy) OHara, and Lynn (Greg) Frank. Grandchildren, Dan (Francena) OHara, Tim (Lori) OHara, Stacy (Jason) Shellabarger, Justin Swanhart, Rachel (Kenny) Osman, Jake (Stacy) Frank and Glenn (Jessica) Frank. Great grandchildren, James & Jake OHara, Haylie & Atlys Shellabarger, Gavin, Kiera, Piper and Thea Osman, and Leon & Riley Frank. Also numerous nieces and nephews especially her loving Goddaughter Barbara Dryzal who was always there for her. Mom was a wonderful lady who loved everyone especially children. She was a truly everybodys grandma who will always be remembered that way. Vera was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Vera was a fulltime mom who loved to cook meals for her grown family and invite them to dinner. She was a former member of C. D. of A Court 680 and was a foster grandparent. Friend will be received Sunday 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Matevish and Matevish Funeral home, Ebensburg. Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Basicilla of St Michael the Archangel, Loretto. Fr John Byrnes. Committal St Michaels Cemetery Loretto.
Published on December 29, 2017
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