Age 86, of Scott Township,
died on January 17, 2019,
surrounded by her devoted
family. Molly was born in
Sidman, PA (Johnstown area),
November 8, 1932, the tenth
of thirteen children and
youngest daughter of Evan
and Antonia “Mary” (Opalecky)
Yakicic, immigrants of Croatia.
In addition to her parents,
Molly was preceded in death
by siblings, George (Mary),
Sally (John Barr), Agnes
(Charles Gelles), Anna (Tom
Jahoda), Elizabeth (George
Vasas), Edward (Katherine),
Dorothy (James Wingard),
Evan, Evonne, and Robert. She
is survived by her loving
husband of 63 years, Fred J.;
sons, Fred (Susan) (Lebanon,
PA), Jeffrey (Pittsburgh); and
daughters Diane and Daphne
(Pittsburgh); granddaughters,
Margaux (Jason Furrer)
(Haddon Heights, New Jersey),
and Madelon (Lancaster, PA);
she is also survived by a sister,
Lillian Hinderliter (South Fork,
PA); a brother, James
(Elizabeth) (Edison, NJ); and
sister-in-law, Janet (Robert)
(Sidman, PA); as well as many
dear nieces and
nephews. Molly was a dearly
beloved wife, mother,
grandmother, sister, aunt,
neighbor and friend -- an
inspiration to all! A proud coal
miner's daughter, Molly was
an honored graduate of
Adams Township High School
where, as Valedictorian, she
received a full scholarship to
the University of Pittsburgh,
opting to work in Washington,
DC as an executive secretary
instead, to provide support for
her widowed mother. Molly's
profound love of Jesus,
coupled with her sel?essness
and humility, genuine love of
others, tremendous joy, strong
advocacy of peace and justice,
and deep, indomitable faith,
made her irresistible to those
around her! An incredibly
balanced and loving individual,
Molly loved being a wife and
mother and was the ultimate
homemaker. No matter what
she did, she poured love into it
and gave it her all… cooking,
cleaning, washing, ironing,
guiding, teaching, listening,
encouraging, helping, and
hugging. For 15 years, Molly
shared her deep Catholic faith
with young minds and souls as
a faith formation teacher at SS
Simon and Jude Church, her
treasured parish of 53 years.
The family extends heartfelt
gratitude to Dr. Terence Philbin
and staff, Dr. Tatum Tarin and
staff, Fr. Richard Jones, the
many doctors, nurses, medical
staff, priests and clergy at
Mercy Hospital, as well as
many dear friends, relatives
and parishioners. Friends
received Monday 2-4 and 6-8
p.m. at the SZAFRANSKI-
INC., 101 Third Street,
Carnegie. Mass of Christian
Burial in SS Simon and Jude
Church on Tuesday at 11:00
a.m. Burial in Mt. Olivet
Cemetery. In lieu of ?owers,
donations may be made to
The Little Sisters of the Poor:
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PostedJanuary 21, 2019