Mary A. Kahala
Mary Kahala, age 67 of Girard, Pa., went home peacefully on Monday morning, November 1, 2022 at UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie, Pa.
Mary was born on July 23, 1955 in Erie, Pa., the daughter of the late Frank Joseph and Gloria Ann (Murkens) Kahala.
Mary worked for many years at Grimm Industries in Fairview and also at Pleasant Ridge Nursing Home. She was a member of the New Beginnings Church in Fairview. Mary never had any children of her own, but she enjoyed being with her three nieces and nephew and their children of which she treated like her own. Mary had a big heart and a smile to go along with it.
Besides her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her life partner, George Koscielniak.
She will sadly be missed by her brother, Frank (Terri) Kahala and three nieces; Sara Parrish, Nicole Neary, and Stephanie Kahala and a nephew, Josh Kahala. She also had seven great nieces and nephews and was recently blessed with one great-great niece.
Friends are invited to call on Saturday, November 5, 2022 from 10 until the time of the service at Noon at the Jean Evans Thompson Funeral Home, 11883 Main Street, East Springfield, Pa with Pastor Paul Friend of the New Beginnings Church of Fairview, officiating. Mary will be laid to rest next to her life friend, George in the Girard Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family payable to the Jean Evans Thompson Funeral Home.