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1917 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
95, of New Kensington, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 3, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. Born December 29, 1917, in Gallitzen, Cambria County, to the late Benjamin and Claire Plummer Harding. She was a graduate of Indiana Normal School and St. Francis College of Loretto where she received her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. She taught in the New Kensington-Arnold school district at H.D. Berkey for 25 years, retiring in 1981. Previously, she was an elementary school teacher in Cresson for several years. Mrs. Lenz was a member of Grace Community United Presbyterian Church, the Pucketos Garden Club, and the Women's Club, both of New Kensington. She was also a social member of Hill Crest Country Club. She was an avid bridge player and played with five different bridge groups. She enjoyed spending her winters in Clearwater, FL for 20 years. Surviving are her children, Marsha Lenz Ewing of Plum Borough and Dr. William Harding (Barbara) Lenz of Fox Chapel; and grandchildren, Brian, Hilary and Kahle Lenz. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Francis Lenz, who died January 14, 2009; a sister, Virginia Gulbranson; and a brother, William Harding, killed in action during WWII. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 7, from 10 a.m. until funeral services at 11 a.m. in ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD., 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington. Her pastor, Rev. Kenneth Foust, will officiate. Entombment will be in Greenwood Memorial Park Mausoleum, Lower Burrell. To leave an online condolence visit www.rossgwalker.com. The family would like to thank the many wonderful people at Longwood at Home, Home Instead and Care At Home. These people, along with those from Family Hospice, extended excellent care and compassion. If desired, donations can be made to Alzheimer's Disease Research Center of the University of Pittsburgh, UPMC Montefiore Four West, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, or to a .
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Aug. 5, 2013
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