Denise Gass

July 19, 1961August 6, 2018

Denise Germaine Kleckner Gass

COLUMBIA – Denise Germaine Kleckner Gass of West Columbia, SC passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 6, 2018 of complications from cancer. Born July 19, 1961 in Jeannette, PA she is the daughter of Patricia Wasielewski Carini of Irwin, PA and the late Norman “Pudge” Carini and Terry and Henrietta Kleckner of Manor, PA. In addition to her stepfather, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Stanley and Ruth Wasielewski, Lester and Annabelle Kleckner and Reno and Sophie Carini and her aunt, Pamela Kleckner Eckels. In addition to her parents, Denise is survived by her beloved daughter, Ashley Elizabeth Sylvester with whom she lived; sisters, Leslie Kleckner Dean (husband Tim) of Cranberry Twp., PA, Stephanie Kleckner Carney of Natrona Heights. PA and Melissa Kleckner Snee (husband Jeff) of Wexford, PA; nephews, Joshua Carney (wife Karlie) of Parachute, CO, Jacob Carney of Natrona Heights, PA, Dylan Snee and nieces, Kaylee and Hannah Snee, all of Wexford, PA and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Denise worked as a senior customer support representative for AllScripts in South Carolina for the past 19 years. An Air Force veteran having served from 1980 to 1988 and a published author, Denise was an advocate for veterans’ rights, especially for those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. She enjoyed crocheting, writing, family genealogy, online gaming and Pittsburgh Steelers football, and previously had written a blog for the CBS Sports website. There will be no viewing; however, interment services at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Bridgeville, PA are pending. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributing to Hope for the Warriors at or a local no-kill animal shelter of your choice in celebration of her life.

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