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Vera Piscitelli Sinibaldi, 94, a resident of Silver Creek Terrace and formerly of 455 Spruce St., St. Marys, died early Monday morning, Jan. 7, 2013 at the Elk Regional Health Center after a brief illness.
She was born March 3, 1918 in Lewis Run, daughter of the late Humbert and Anna Carrara Piscitelli. On May 4, 1946, in St. Bernardâ€™s Church in Bradford, she married Nicholas J. Sinibaldi, who preceded her in death on Jan. 29, 2006.
Mrs. Sinibaldi attended Lewis Run schools and had been a resident of St. Marys since 1965. She was a former employee of Riverside in St. Marys and was a cafeteria aide at the Spruce Street Elementary School.
She was a member of the Queen of the World Church, the St. Anne Society, the Rosary Altar Society, the Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the St. Marys Senior Center and the Red Hat Society. She was a volunteer at the Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital and was a charter member of the Silver Creek PEER group. In addition to spending time with her family, she enjoyed playing cards, dominoes and Scrabble.
She is survived by five daughters, Donna (Mrs. Robert) Miller of Williamsport, Elizabeth (Mrs. Ronald) Sobierajski of St. Marys, Anne (Mrs. Stephen K.) Herzing of St. Marys, Mary Margaret (Mrs. Larry) Mancino of Bethlehem, Pa. and Patricia Sindelar of Aurora, Ill.; twelve grandchildren, Jacqueline Miller Reinhart, Ashley Miller, Abby Sobierajski Carver, Maggie Sobierajski, Portia Herzing Belsole, Nichole Herzing Simpson, Karl Herzing, Lisa Mancino Barnhardt, Gena Mancino, Krista Mancino Lansek, Nicholas Sindelar and Danielle Sindelar; and seven great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a sister, Louise Stoltz of Bradford; and a brother, Clem (Liz) Piscitelli of Langhorne, Pa.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, David J. Y. Miller; four sisters, Fannie Ross, Vincie Costanzo, Virginia Sylvester and Tonet Caputo; and four brothers, James Piscitelli, Steve Piscitelli, Nat Piscitelli and Frank Piscitelli.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Vera Piscitelli Sinibaldi will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Michael Ferrick, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Maryâ€™s Cemetery.
Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Friday morning from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Nicholas J. Sinibaldi Music Scholarship, c/o the Elk County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 934, St. Marys, PA 15857; or to the Silver Creek Terrace Activity Department, 791 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, PA 15857.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.