Margaret E. Palya Angelo


Margaret E. Palya Angelo, 91, of Fairchance, passed away into eternal life Monday, August 12, 2019, with her loving family by her side.

She was born January 29, 1928, in Uniontown.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Andrew W. Palya and Mary Hromlyokou Palya; husband of 66 years, Elroy L. "Bud" Angelo; infant brother George Palya; brothers Joseph Palya, Andrew Palya and William Palya; sister Mary Ann Petruska; grandson Private Daniel C. Angelo; and son-in-law Larry Kozak. She was the last surviving member of her parents' immediate family.

Surviving are her six children, Joyce E. Dankovich and Tony Tizzano of Painesville, Ohio, Margaret M. Kozak of Uniontown, Elroy J. Angelo and wife Paulette of Fairchance, Renee Lafferty and husband Brian of Fairchance, William Angelo, Hemet of California and Lisa M. Patterson and husband Steven of Smithfield; eight grandchildren, Matthew Dankovich, Cindy Robbins, Michael Kozak, Jocie Konopa, Douglas Patterson, Lacey Greeley, Christi Patterson and Jessica Patterson; nine great-grandchildren, Brena, Jacob, Kelsey, Amelia, Craig Jr., Brendan, Sara, Chance and Scarlett; one great-great-granddaughter, Kinley Rae; brother-in-law William Petruska; sister-in-law Henrietta Palya; and loving caregiver Shirley Bebout.

Margaret was a homemaker who provided very well for her family. She loved to cook, bake and crochet. She was also employed as a waitress for many years at many area restaurants.

She was a member of SS. Cyril and Methodius Church and the choir and a member of the former Ladies Bowling League of Fairchance.

The family will greet friends and family from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, August 14, and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, August 15, and until 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 16, when Prayers of Transfer will be said, in DEAN C. WHITMARSH FUNERAL HOME, 134 West Church Street, Fairchance. The Funeral Mass follows at 11 a.m. in SS. Cyril and Methodius Church, 50 North Morgantown Street, Fairchance, with the Rev. Douglas E. Dorula officiating.

Interment will follow in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Fairchance.

A Parish Wake Service will take place at 3:45 p.m. Thursday.

A special thank you is extended to Terry Rahm and caregivers at Fairfield's Liberty Hall Personal Care Home for all of the loving care given to Margaret.

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