Philomena Grovanz, 94, of 319 Oak Street, Emporium, PA died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA on Sunday (January 10, 2010) afternoon.
She was born Sept. 23, 1915 in Russellton, PA a daughter of the late Loretto and Christina DeMoro Gentile.
On August 27, 1940 in Emporium she married the late Joseph Grovanz.
Mrs. Grovanz atteded school in Russellton, PA. She retired from GTE Sylvania where she worked for many years. She was a member of the Quarter Century club and a member of St. Mark Catholic Church. She also owned and operated the former Phil's Shoe Store in Emporium.
Son: Carl Grovanz and his wife Linda, Ontario, NY
Daughter: Gloria Kengor husband Paul, Butler
Daughter: Marlene Kane, Emporium
9 Grandchildrren Joseph, Mark, Paul, Christian, Kerrie, Casey, Zack, Courtney & Billy
12 Great Grandchildren Christopher, Michael, Joelle, Jeremy, Paul, Mitchell, Amanda, Abby, John, Jordan, Kennedy & Rian
Sister: Reatta Mull, Cheswick
Sister: Mary Micklow, Russellton
Sister: Olga Hibner, Russellton
Brother: Samuel Gentile and his wife Ruth, Tarentum
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Loretto and Christina DeMoro Gentile
Husband: Joseph Grovanz who died December 9, 2006
2 Sisters: Emma LaBrozzi, Della LaBrozzi
Brother: William Gentile
Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Wednesday (January 13, 2010) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4:00 - 8:00 PM.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.