Matilda K. "Tillie" DeWald, 96, a resident of Pinecrest Manor, formerly of Elk Towers and West Mill Street, died Sunday, October 16, 2011 at Pinecrest Manor.
She was born February 19, 1915 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Sebastian and Margaret Deth Sorg.
On November 15, 1939 in St. Mary's Church, she married the late Joseph J. "Joker" DeWald, who preceded her in death on January 28, 1994.
Mrs. DeWald was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of Sacred Heart Church and the C.D. of A. She retired after many years as a cook at the Central Restaurant. She enjoyed cooking and polka music.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary Jane, Mrs, James Ryan of Apex, N.C.; two grandchildren; and two sisters, Doris, Mrs. Tony Celin of St. Marys and Louise Withington of St. Marys.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Martin, Thomas, John and Alfred Sorg; and six sisters, Mabel Zernell, Bea Ray, Helen Solic, Rita Samick, Marie Lang, and Esther Hannibal and one in infancy.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Matilda K. "Tillie" DeWald will be celebrated at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 325 Center Street, St. Marys, on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Meinrad Lawson, O.S.B., as celebrant.
Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, on Thursday morning from 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Nurses Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857.
Online condolences may be placed at www.LynchGreenFuneralHome.com .