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Clara Mae (Speigel) Salem

July 9, 1929 ~ December 3, 2019 (age 90)

Obituary

 

NAME: Clara Mae Salem

AGE: 90

TOWN OF RESIDENCE: New Kensington

DATE OF DEATH:  December 3, 2019

PLACE AND CITY OF DEATH: New Kensington

DATE OF BIRTH: July 9, 1929

CITY OF BIRTHDATE: McKeesport

PARENTS NAMES:  the late John and Clara (Bedlovitz) Speigel

SPOUSE NAME:   the late Samuel Salem in 2007

                         

DECEASED FAMILY MEMBERS: Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Alberta Kovacs

  • MEMBERSHIPS/ INTERESTS Clara Mae graduated from McKeesport High School in 1947.  She was married to her husband, Sam, on August 25, 1956.  She was a member of St. George Orthodox Church, New Kensington where she taught the Nursery Class for many, many years and was vital in making and organizing costumes for the annual Sunday School Christmas pageants.  She was honored to be called "Aunt Mae" by so many and to have the privilege to feed everyone.  She especially enjoyed making her homemade Syrian bread for others.  She was a very, caring person and spent her life serving and encouraging others.  She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to all.  

SURVIVORS: 4 Children, Daniel E. (Barb) Salem, Minnesota, Fr. John (Valerie) Salem, Oklahoma, Jane (Glenn) Griffin, Maryland, and Mother Melania “Elayne” Salem, California, 8 Grandchildren and 1 Great-grandson.  Also surviving her is a Sister-in-law, Jane Salem, New Kensington and many Nieces and Nephews.

 

VISITATION TIME & WHERE: Friends will be received Sunday 2-4:00 P.M., in the Giunta-Bertucci Funeral Home, Inc. 1509 5th. Avenue, Arnold, JohnPaul Bertucci Owner/Supervisor  Friends will also be received Sunday from 5-7:00 P.M. at St. George Orthodox Church, 1150 Leishman Ave., New Kensington followed by Trisagion Prayers of the Departed at  7:00 P.M.

FUNERAL TIME & PLACE:      A Funeral Service will take place on Monday at 10:00 A.M. at St. George Orthodox Church presided by His Grace, Bishop John (Abdalah) of Worcester and His Grace, Bishop (Thomas) of Charleston.  Everyone please meet at the church.              

BURIAL: will follow at Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell

 

In lieu of flowers, Donations may be made to St. George Orthodox Church, 1150 Leishman Ave., New Kensington, PA. 15068 or Holy Assumption Monastery, 1510 Washington St., Calistoga, CA 94515

 

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
December 8, 2019

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Giunta-Bertucci Funeral Home Inc.
1509 Fifth Avenue
Arnold, PA 15068

Visitation
Sunday
December 8, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
St. George Orthodox Church
1150 Leishman Ave.
New Kensington, PA 15068

Funeral Service
Monday
December 9, 2019

10:00 AM
St. George Orthodox Church
1150 Leishman Ave.
New Kensington, PA 15068

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