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Tuesday August 22nd, 2017
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Emma L. Mesteller

Mesteller – Emma L., “Em”, 89, East Conemaugh Borough, went to be with the Lord on August 19, 2017 at Westmont Woods. Born on May 3, 1928 in Johnstown, daughter of Ross and Frances (Corriero) Pingatore. Preceded in death by her parents; brother, Ralph and Tony; sister-in-law, Rossary, and a brother-in-law, Walter Buchan. She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Julius P. Mesteller, East Conemaugh Borough; children, Susan, wife of James Wagner, Pittsburgh, PA, Doug, East Conemaugh, Neal, married to the former Joani Bordak, Seward, and Gail, wife of John Drzewiecki, Bennington, VT; grandchildren, Brian and Aaron Mesteller, Melissa (Josh) Spinelli and Cory Mesteller, married to the former Jenna Pallo, and Christopher, Olivia, and Morgan Drzewiecki; great grandson, Julius John Mesteller; sisters, Yolanada Buchan, Parkhill, and Angie, wife of Richard Polonkey, Parkhill; brother, Joseph, married to the former Rose Macri, Somerset; sisters-in-law, Irene Strayer and Maggie Johnson both of Johnstown and numerous nieces and nephews. Emma was a 1945 graduate of East Conemaugh High School. She was employed in the grocery department and later as a seamstress at the former Penn Traffic. After leaving Penn Traffic she went to work at Insley’s Department Store and later retired from JC Penney, where she was employed as a seamstress. Emma was a member of the Church of the Transfiguration, where she volunteered for many years. She enjoyed going the family camp at Raystown Lake. Emma loved spending time with her entire family. Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, Conemaugh, where Vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday at the Church of the Transfiguration, Fr. Robert C. Hall. Pastor. Committal will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.

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Such a lovely woman. Deepest sympathy for your loss.

Mary Ann Acton Aug 22 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Emma Mesteller

Susan Wagner Aug 22 2017 12:00 AM

Doug, I am so very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I wanted to send my condolences to you and your family. Peace to all of you.

Kathy Frombach Aug 22 2017 12:00 AM

"Aunt Emma" was such a wonderful person who always treated you as one of the family. Her memory will remain in our hearts forever. We will always remember the good times we had at the pool, on Sundays, and during the holiday seasons. We will all miss her terribly. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you in the hopes that you will find some solace in knowing that she is in a very wonderful place - a place with no pain, no tears, and only happiness. We send our love to all of you. Cathy & Jack

Cathy & Jack Grove Aug 22 2017 12:00 AM

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