Mary Ellen Murphy Gaidrich, 96, of Scottdale, passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, June 16, 2019, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by the love of her family.
She was born in Marion, Ill., January 18, 1923, a daughter of the late Archibald and Ellen Robinson Murphy.
Mary was a member of the Partner Parish of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Scottdale.
She was a graduate of South Union High School Class of 1940 and also a graduate of Uniontown Business School Class of 1941.
She was employed at Federal Housing in Washington, D.C., from 1941 to 1942. She was then employed as a secretary for the O C Cluss Lumber Company, Uniontown, for 10 years.
Mary was an avid reader and accomplished pianist. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister to her family.
She especially enjoyed her private time with her loving great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Mary was predeceased by her husband, Theodore Gaidrich, in 2010.
She is survived by her loving children, Christopher Gaidrich and wife Melody of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Patricia “Patty” Miller and husband Matthew of Scottdale, with whom she resided, and Mark Gaidrich of Inwood, W.Va.; her adoring grandchildren, Kristin Miller Smith and husband Bradley, and Jennifer Miller Brown and husband David, all of Scottdale, Patrick Gaidrich and wife Melissa, and Sarah Gaidrich Moree and husband Patrick, all of Martinsburg, W.Va.; her loving great-grandchildren, Gracie, Jackson and Liam Smith, Carmine Gaidrich, Markenna Grove and Callen Gaidrich.
At Mary’s request there will be a private family viewing.
Prayers of Transfer will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, in the funeral home. All are cordially invited to the Partner Parish of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, South Broadway, Scottdale, for her 10 a.m. Funeral Mass, with Rev Thaddeus Kaczmarek as celebrant.
Private interment will follow in Scottdale Cemetery.
In leiu of customary remembrances, the family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 600 Waterfront Drive, #210 Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or Scottdale Library, 106 Spring Street, Scottdale, PA 15683, in her memory.
Funeral arrangements for Mary have been entrusted to FRANK KAPR FUNERAL HOME, INC., 417 Pittsburgh Street, Scottdale.
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