Eleanor Marie Filmeck, Collier, Pa.
Eleanor Marie Dziak Filmeck, 90 of Collier, Pa. passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2020 with her loving family by her side.
She was born May 21, 1930 in Georges Township, Pa.
She was predeceased by her parents, John Dziak and Anna Elizabeth Hmura Dziak; her loving husband of 40 years, Frank W. “Tim” Filmeck; son-in-law, James Williams and siblings, George Dziak, Marge Zeleznik, Patty Ryan and Delores Ryan.
Surviving are her children, Carolyn Schuessler and husband Scott, Frank Filmeck and wife Sharon, John Filmeck and wife Vickie and Janice Shell and husband Ron; grandchildren, James Williams and wife Marnie, Craig Williams and wife Jen, Nikea Scarletto and husband David, Matthew Filmeck, Bethany Filmeck, Paige Turner and husband Jared and Jessika Shell; step-grandchildren, Kim Kavenshansky and husband Mike and Craig Schuessler; great grandchildren, Shawna and Ashlyn Williams, James and Josie Williams and Mia Scarletto; step-great granddaughter, Gianna Schuessler; brother, Michael Patchner and wife Lisa; very special sister-in-law, Josephine DeLorenzo and husband James; sister-in-law, Emma Dziak; many beloved nieces, nephews and friends and a close special friend, Carol Ludwig.
Eleanor has touched many lives in her ninety years, especially in sharing her strong Christian faith with others. She was a lifelong member of SS. Cyril and Methodius Roman Catholic Church where she was one of the founding Christian Mothers and also a Eucharistic Minister. She was a vocal leader in the Praise the Living God prayer group where she participated in numerous retreats.
She was a teacher's aide in the Albert Gallatin School District for many years and also worked as a companion and caregiver for the elderly. Her meals and desserts were legendary as was the hospitality that she showed by hosting so many memorable holidays and dinners. She was a loving, giving person who always knew how to light up a room with her smile and laugh.
The family would like to thank the empathetic employees at the Paramount Senior Living Center in McMurray where she spent her last days and her wonderful caregivers Elaine and Meghan. A special thanks to her nephew Dr. Riad Saradar for taking such great care as her doctor before he retired and his wife and her niece Carolyn for taking a loving interest in her health and well-being.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, July 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.in SS. Cyril and Methodius Roman Catholic Church in Fairchance, Pa. with Reverend Douglas E. Dorula as Celebrant.
Private interment will follow in Mount Moriah Baptist Cemetery, Smithfield, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cornerstone Television at CTVN.org or Food for the Poor.
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