Age 92, was reunited with the love of her life, Angelo Lappa, on February 20, 2018, when she passed from this world to the next. She is survived by her son, Michael (Ellen) Lappa; daughters, Connie Lappa (the late Bruce Campbell) and Sharon (John) Lonczynski; and son, Kenneth Lappa. She was the loving grandmother of Beth (Ralph) Miller, Dianne Lappa, Colin Campbell and Megan Campbell. Also survived by the sisters and brothers as well as the nieces and nephews she loved so dearly. Preceded in death by her husband, Angelo Lappa; and her brother, Earskin. Growing up on a farm in Virginia, she had a lifelong love for cows and their soulful eyes, even though she had to milk them early in the morning before school. She was a born caretaker and attended Lewis Gale School of Nursing, becoming an outstanding nurse. During WWII she was a cadet nurse and surely the soldiers appreciated being cared for by the dark haired beauty. Despite the suitors, her heart was given to Angelo, whom she married in 1947, moving to his hometown of Pittsburgh. She continued her nursing career at Mercy Hospital, taking a break to raise her children, but stayed active in civic clubs and was a charter member of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Nurses Club. She loved being a nurse, but her true passion was her family and she adored spending time with them. She loved her children and grandchildren so much that she would say “they can do no wrong in my eyes .” Music, especially country music, was important to her, with Elvis, Johnny Cash and Hank Williams, Sr. being among her favorites. As one of her favorite songs, “I'll Fly Away,” stated, she flew away to her celestial home on a bright morning to the place where joys will never end. Visitation Sunday, February 25, 2018, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at DAVID J. HENNEY FUNERAL HOME, 6364 Library Road, (Route 88), South Park. Funeral services will be at Monday, February 26, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. in First Bethel United Methodist Church, 5901 Library Road, Bethel Park. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
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PostedFebruary 24, 2018