• SALATA IRENE Age 91, belov...

Age 91, beloved mother and
grandmother, formerly of
Hazleton, PA died Tuesday
March 12, 2019 at the
Vincentian Home, Pittsburgh,
where she had been a
resident. She was born in
Hazleton; daughter of the late
John and Ann Honis Velky. She
was a member of the Parish of
Ss. Cyril and Methodius at the
Church of St. Joseph; she was
preceded in death by her
husband, Joseph George
Salata, in 1997; a grandson,
Ari Scheck; and brothers and
sisters, John, Jr., Anna
Gallagher, Helen Gasper, Mary
Kuzmission, Michael, Agnes
Bensko, Joseph Velky, DDS,
and Elizabeth Guido; she is
survived by her children, Anne
Marie Zack, Conyngham;
Joseph John Salata, PhD, and
his wife, Lore Carter Salata,
Lansdale; Rose Ann Salata,
MD, and her husband,
Laurence Scheck, Pittsburgh;
John "Jack" Paul Salata,
Woodbridge, VA.; Mary Beth
Fernie, PA, and her husband,
Peter, Wexford; James Andrew
Salata, MD, and his wife,
Kimberly H. Salata, MD,
Winchester, VA.; and Christine
Marie Pisano, Lancaster;
brothers, Edward "Ted" Velky
and his wife, Dorothy, South
Carolina; and Leonard Velky,
Drums; 11 grandchildren, Tara
Zack-Kurten, Christopher
Salata, Jared Scheck, Ian
Salata, Andrew Fernie,
Katherine Salata, Elizabeth
Salata, Allison Salata and
Nicholas, Steven and Ava
Pisano; two great-
grandchildren, Zoe Lynn and
David Kurten; and several
nieces and nephews. She is
cherished by her family for her
nearly 70-year dedication to
motherhood and grand-
motherhood, and will be
fondly remembered for her
gentle nature, her kindness,
her innocent sense of humor,
and her winning smile. The
funeral was held Saturday,
March 16 from FRANK J.
INC., in Hazleton, followed by
a Mass of Christian Burial
celebrated at the Parish of Ss.
Cyril and Methodius at the
Church of St. Joseph,
Hazleton. Interment was in
Calvary Cemetery, Drums. A
memorial service will be held
in Pittsburgh at a later date
still to be determined. In lieu
of ?owers, the family would
appreciate donations in Irene's
memory to Bethany Hospice,
Six Parkway Center, 875
Greentree Road, Suite 100,
Pittsburgh, PA 15220,
www.bethanyhospice.com, or
the Vincentian Home, 111
Perrymont Rd. Pittsburgh, PA
15237, www.vcs.org. Send
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PostedMarch 24, 2019