OBITUARY

Stella V. Garlitz

March 9, 2019July 25, 2019

Stella Virginia Garlitz, 81, of Monaca, passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at her residence. She was born on March 9, 1938 in Indiana, PA, daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Ellen (Jennings) Gibbons. Stella proudly served her country with the U.S. Air Force. She retired from Penn State University, Beaver Campus where she enjoyed a wonderful career with the housing and food service department. She was loved by many of her associates, as well as the students. In her leisure, Stella was a ravenous reader on various topics from novels to history, a passion she passed on to her sons. She liked to assemble jigsaw puzzles, cook and bake, especially desserts. Stella was an avid Pittsburgh Penguin and Steelers fan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: John G. Garlitz; her life partner: Steve S. Holliday; two brothers: Thomas and Bill Gibbons; two sisters: Netta McDermott and Peggy Garlitz. Stella is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law: John “Greg” and Linda Garlitz, Monaca; Gary Garlitz, Monaca; three grandchildren: Zachary, Austin and Michelle; one sister: Martha Glass, Bridgeton, NJ. In honor of her wishes, private services were arranged by SAUL-GABAUER FUNERAL HOME, INC., with private entombment in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum. On line condolences may be offered at www.saul-gabuer.com

Services

  • Private Entombment, Private Family Gathering

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Gary Stauffer

July 29, 2019

Greg and Gary,

I am sorry to hear that your mother passed away. I hope that memories of happy times bring you comfort during this difficult time. My condolences to you and your families.

Gary Stauffer

Sharon Bryant

July 28, 2019

Gary,
So sorry to hear about your mother, my sincere condolences to you and your family.
Sharon Bryant

Lorraine Dechristoforo

July 28, 2019

Many fond memories of aunt Stella.You will be sadly missed.Rip Aunt Stella.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY