Cecilia Miriam Prechtl, 78, of St. Marys, died at home surrounded by her family Monday, July 14, 2014.
Cecilia was born Feb. 18, 1936 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Dorothy Simbeck and Jerome Nicklas. She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools.
On Dec. 15, 1951, she married her husband Albert in the Sacred Heart Church. Cecilia and her husband were the owners of Elk Cameron Bus Lines, St. Marys Equipment Company, Inc., and Eagle Express Trucking, Inc.
Cecilia was a member of the Sacred Heart Church. She enjoyed walking, cooking, traveling, and her dogs, Girlfriend and Beau.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Albert A. Prechtl; two daughters, Christine Prechtl and Jacqueline (Michael) Pearsall, both of St. Marys; three sons, Wayne (Rita) Prechtl, Edwin Prechtl, and Louie Prechtl, all of St. Marys; five grandchildren, Shari (John) Walton, Dana (Terri) Prechtl, Andrea Prechtl, Savannah and Michael Pearsall; six great-grandchildren, Corey and Treâ€™von Walton, Brandon, Gracie, Julian, and Ethan Prechtl; a sister, Frances Zimmerman of St. Marys; and a brother, Paul (Patricia) Nicklas of St. Marys.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Marie Walker.
Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial for Cecilia Miriam Prechtl to be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Wednesday, July 16 at 12 p.m., with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Maryâ€™s Cemetery.
There will be no visitation.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Elk County Catholic High School, 600 Maurus St., St. Marys, Pa. 15857, the Community Nurses, Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, Pa. 15857, or the St. Marys Ambulance Service, 773 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, Pa. 15857.
The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.