Cumberland Times-News

Obituaries

October 24, 2013

NONNITA F. GRABENSTEIN [LaVale]

LAVALE — Nonnita Frances Grabenstein, 96, of LaVale, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.

Born on April 6, 1917 in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Edward P. and Margaret (Turner) Cosgrove. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Paul J. Grabenstein; daughter, Dolores Fuller; granddaughter, Heather Mich-elle Burrows; great-granddaughter, Cynthia Jene Flesher.  

Nonnita worked for the Celanese Fiber Corporation in her younger years in the looming department. She then moved on to work for Sears as a customer service professional where she spent 27 years before her retirement in 1983. Nonnita was a member all her life at the Our Lady of the Mountains, Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church. She loved to travel, and has been to many countries around the world. Nonnita was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Surviving are her one son, Gerald Grabenstein and wife Sue; grandchildren, Annette Flesher, Troy Grabenstein, Drinda Wiebusch, Becky Kreiling, Rhonda Piser; great-grandchildren, Shane, Chad and Paige Kreiling, Jared Piser, Nicole and Trina Flesher, Claire and Nathan Wiebusch, Cole and Emily Burrows; great-great grandchildren Carson and Corbin Bittner.  

Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home P.A. (www.scarpellifh.com) 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013 from 2 to 5 p.m.  A Christian Wake service will be conducted at the funeral home at 4 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of the Mountains, Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church on Monday at 10 a.m.

Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the Staff at Allegany Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and the Progressive Care Unit at Western Maryland Heath System for the wonderful care provided to Nonnita.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • JOHN E. BUCKHOLTZ JR. JOHN E. BUCKHOLTZ JR. [Lonaconing]

    John Edward Buckholtz Jr., 89, of Lower Georges Creek Road, Lonaconing, died Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, Cumberland.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • BERTIE M. STOTLER BERTIE M. STOTLER [Cumberland]

    Bertie M. Stotler, 84, of Cumberland, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at her home.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • MARY J. “JEANI” MCDONALD MARY J. “JEANI” MCDONALD [LaVale]

    Mary Jean “Jeani” McDonald, 57, of LaVale, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014, at her home.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • FRIEDA M. (BIBLE) SMITH FRIEDA M. (BIBLE) SMITH [Little Orleans]

    Frieda Myrth (Bible) Smith, 89, of Little Orleans, died Thursday, April 17, 2014 at her home. She was the widow of Paul N. Smith Sr. whom she married May 1, 1946 and he passed away Oct. 13, 2013.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • ARZELLA (BISHOP) SMITH ARZELLA (BISHOP) SMITH [Keyser, W.Va.]

    Arzella (Bishop) Smith, 90, of Keyser, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Heartland of Keyser Nursing Home.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • HARRY E. KIGHT HARRY E. KIGHT [Deep Creek Lake]

    Harry Edward Kight, 89, of Deep Creek Lake and Severna Park, passed away on April 15, 2014 in Severna Park, after a courageous battle with lung cancer.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • VIRGINIA LEE WARNICK [Lonaconing]

    Virginia Lee Warnick, 84, of Old Coney Cemetery Road, Lonaconing, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center, Cumberland.

    April 17, 2014

  • CONSTANCE S.  “CONNIE” MERSON CONSTANCE S. “CONNIE” MERSON [Moorefield, W.Va.]

    MOOREFIELD, W.Va. — Constance (Connie) Sue Merson, 71, of Moorefield, passed away on April 16, 2014, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg, W.Va.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • DOROTHY BENDER [Frostburg]

    FROSTBURG — Dorothy E. Bender, 94, of Frostburg, passed away at her residence on Sunday, April 13, 2014, surrounded by her family.

    April 16, 2014

  • JOY MALLOY JOY MALLOY [Cumberland]

    CUMBERLAND — Joy Malloy, 86, of Cumberland, passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

Facebook