HERMITAGE, PA (MyValleyTributes) - Stella Paulenich, formerly of Panin Road, Hermitage, passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, November 4, 2018, in St. John XXIII Home, Hermitage, where she was a resident for the past seven years. She was 97.
Mrs. Paulenich was born July 4, 1921, in New Castle, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late John and Alice (Milkevicz) Klishako.
She was a graduate of New Castle High School.
Stella was employed as a teller at People’s Bank in the Mahoningtown section of New Castle for several years.
A homemaker, she was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church, Sharon and a former member of the Eastern Star.
Stella enjoyed bowling in the senior’s league at 10 Pin Alley in Hermitage where she served as its secretary for more than 20 years.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Armando Ferrari and her second husband, Stanley Paulenich.
She is survived by a son, Eugene K. Ferrari and his wife, Patricia, of New Castle, Pennsylvania; daughter, Lynn Giddings, of Hermitage, Pennsylvania; her grandchildren, Michelle Katsadas and her husband, Paul, also of New Castle and Jason Giddings and his wife, Rachel, of East Lansing, Michigan; two great-grandchildren, Ryan George and Jacob Giddings and her stepchildren, Kathy Paulenich and John, her significant other, of Sharon and Randy Paulenich and his wife, Diane, of Centerport, New York.
Besides her parents and husbands, Stella was preceded in death by three sisters, Mary Kratofil, Helen Wigton and Joan Broschart and a stepson, Gary Paulenich.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
A private service will be held.
Interment: Graceland Cemetery, New Castle, Pennsylvania.
Arrangements handled by J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.
A television tribute will air Wednesday, November 7 at the following approximate times: 6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.