Jenna Duda Obituary;- One of the region’s long-time residents and business owners, Jean J. (Duda) Remillard, passed away on Sunday, December 15, 2019, at her home. Her parents, Hilary and Anastasia (Aduska) Duda, died in Ledgedale, Pennsylvania, where she was born on January 31st, 1922. She was the eldest in a family of three kids. Jean was 97 years old when she died. At her North East home, Lindsey Brianne Duda, 25, died on October 27, 2014.
On August 19, 1989, she was born in Erie, Pennsylvania, to Richard and Melissa Good Duda of North East. Thereafter, Lindsey attended Mercyhurst College North East, where she studied hotel management and graduated in 2013. Pets, painting, woodworking, being in the fresh air, and traveling to the beach were all things she loved.
A number of other members of her family predeceased her, including her maternal grandparents Thomas and Virginia Good, her paternal grandparents Leon and Anna Duda, as well as her uncles Bernie and Teddy Duda. She is survived by her parents, two sisters, Erin (Mike Yokom) of North East and Allison (Allison Duda), two nieces, Mykenzi and Hadley, three nephews, Aivan and Dario, and a slew of other relatives.
There will be a visitation at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home in North East on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-7:30 p.m. until the funeral service begins at 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home, which is located at 65 South Lake Street. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Because You Care Inc., PO Box 54, McKean PA 16426, or the family can accept them immediately at the funeral home’s direction.
Jenna Duda Obituary
- When Jean was born, she was the youngest of five children and grew up on the family farm, where she learned about farming.
- Even though she was in school, she and her family were hard at work on the farm, milking cows and doing other farm chores.
- While on vacation in Vermont in the summer of 1943, she met Philip Euclid Remillard, the man who would become her husband.
- In St. Albans, on the 3rd of July 1945, they exchanged vows in a little church. In the winter of her pregnancy with their first child, Diane, they packed up and moved to Vermont from their home in New York.
- The Music Center” in Burlington, Vermont, was their first radio and television station. After Philip’s death on August 2, 1978, she was left without a partner.
- Because of her likability and esteem among her clients, Jean took over the Music Store when Philip died, as well as City Limits and the Old Foundry Restaurant.
All three Charleroi parishes, the 10th Street Associated Citizenship, and the American Legion Post 22 were among his numerous connections. The Monessen Croatian Club was also among his many organizations. One of Mr. Durko’s many roles was that of father and coach. For more than 30 years, he served as a volunteer coach for youth baseball and football teams in Bentleyville, Charleroi, and other Pittsburgh areas.
Fisher Body’s West Mifflin plant has employed Mr. Durko for many years. He is survived by his son Dennis P. Durko and wife Theresa of Valparaiso, IN; his two daughters Barbara Duda of Carroll Township and Donna Lapcevic and husband David of Scenery Hill; and his brother John Durko of Carroll Township. Also, surviving are his six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, including his sister, Rita Calendrillo of New Jersey.
Traveling with her family, notably to New Hampshire, Boston, and Myrtle Beach to see relatives and go camping were among Jean’s favorite pastimes. Along with her love of red roses and other flowers, she also liked arranging bouquets, doing crafts of all sorts, reading, and going on road trips and lunch dates with her husband.
On December 25, 2017, Robert Merlin Keithley, 55, passed away after a short illness. His parents, Merlin Clyde Keithley and Betty Jean (Thompson) Keithley welcomed him into the world on May 23, 1962, in Plattsburgh, New York. Betty Jean (Thompson) and Merlin Clyde Keithley were his parents.
As a former inhabitant of the town of Donnelly in Idaho, he also resided in Kuna. There are many people left to mourn Scott Keithley’s passing in addition to his wife and best friend, Rebecca Keithley, his brother Scott and his wife, Donna Keithley, as well as his sister Susanne, her husband Jeff, and her husband Darren, as well as his nieces and nephews Jenna and Melissa and their husbands Darren and Carsen and Corbin’s husbands Jason and Jeff.
Their uncle Rob was always up for a good time, and they all had wonderful recollections of him as a youngster. Betty and Keithley Keithley, Keithley’s loving parents, died before he could join us in paradise. Robert, I pray that you rest in peace. “Mom was a woman of faith and honesty who always put the needs of her family first. She was a woman of humility, tenderness, strength, and patience. The best mother and grandma anybody could have hoped for, she was.”