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Elaine M. Hondula

Born: Thu., Oct. 7, 1943
Died: Sun., Feb. 21, 2016

Memorial Mass

10:00 AM Sat., Feb. 27, 2016
Location: St. Maurice Church

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Of Chalfant, age 72, died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, February 21, 2016.  She was born in Braddock Hospital on October 7, 1943 to George and Mary (Kotulak) Hondula, both deceased.  She is survived by her brother George and his wife Jane, along with their children Jane and John, and her brother David and his wife Betty of Keswick, VA and their children David and Kelly.  Elaine doted on her nieces and nephews when they were growing up, treating them as her own.  She is also blessed with three beautiful grandnieces and a grandnephew.  Elaine was filled with kindness and will always be remembered as “Auntie.”

Elaine also leaves her loving companion of over 40 years, Wallace R. Utley, who was by her side through the years.  She will also be greatly missed by her lifelong friend, Carole McKeag.  Also missing Elaine is her caretaker, Joanne Crosby of Slickville, PA.

After graduation from Turtle Creek High School in 1961, Elaine completed a Business Training program at Robert Morris.  She started her career at Westinghouse and stayed for 25 years. She then retired to help care for her aging mother. Elaine always loved being around children and enjoyed her cats. She will be missed by family, friends, and all who knew her.  May her soul rest in peace.

Friends are welcome to a Memorial Mass in St. Maurice Church, Forest Hills, on Saturday at 10 a.m. Private interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Kopy Kat Sanctuary, P.O. Box 241, Delmont, PA. 15626 or www.kopykatsanctuary.org.

Arrangements by Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home, East Pittsburgh, 412-824-8800.


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Letita Lovette
   Posted Wed February 24, 2016
I am so very sorry for your loss during this difficult time. May you find comfort from your loving memories of her and God's promise at John 5:28,29 which explains that we do have the hope of seeing our love ones again.

Sushil Kapil
   Posted Wed February 24, 2016
To Wallace Utley,
I am very sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences.


Paula Blevins
   Posted Thu February 25, 2016
My deepest condolences. Please know that I am thinking about you during this difficult time.

Diane Fisher
   Posted Sat February 27, 2016
Wally - I am so very sorry for your loss. Elaine was so fortunate to have such a devoted and loving companion. Please know I am thinking of you during this difficult time.

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