Evelyn R. Mariano Sekel, 101, of Perryopolis, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at Frick Hospital, Mt. Pleasant. Born October 10, 1918 in Jacobs Creek, she was the daughter of the late Rosario and Philomena Mariano. A lifelong resident of Perryopolis area, Mrs. Sekel was a member of St. John The Baptist RC Church, Perryopolis, was a retired book keeper from Smithton bank, was a waitress at the old Twin Coaches and worked as a phone operator in West Newton. Evelyn always enjoyed dancing with her husband, especially polka's and was an excellent baker.
She is survived by her two daughters & son in law Teresa & Gary Thomas of Belle Vernon, Helen Smiley of Bloomfield Hills, MI, son & daughter in law James & Jean Nutter of Mission Viejo, CA; six grandchildren Christopher Thomas, Joseph Nutter, Deborah Hanratty, Eileen Smith & husband Matt, Suzanne Wilkinson & husband Tracy, Chris Smiley; eight great grandchildren Alicia Hanratty, Ryan Hanratty, Emily Hanratty, Lindsay Haller, Jake Haller, Luke Haller, Walker Haller, Michaela Moore and a great great granddaughter Sienna Jean Moore. She is preceded in death by her husband Michael V. Sekel Jr. (11/22/2014), three brothers Frank Mariano, Anthony 'Tony' Mariano, Fred Mariano and a sister Jenny Zwolenik.
Visitation will be held Friday from 4-7 PM at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC, Family Owned and Operated, 191 Liberty St. Perryopolis, PA 724-736-2515. Prayers of Transfer will be held Saturday at 12:30 pm in the funeral home followed by funeral mass at 1:00 pm at St. John The Baptist RC Church with the Rev. Rodolfo Mejia as celebrant. Interment will take place in St. John The Baptist RC Cemetery.
Keeping in compliance with the County and State Mandate, guests are asked to please abide by personal protective guidelines, masks MUST be worn and social distancing must still be maintained.
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