PORT ALLEGANY - Opal J. Moshier, 88, of East Mill Street, passed away peacefully on Monday (Feb. 10, 2014) in her home after a lengthy illness.
Born April 1, 1925, in Oil City, she was a daughter of Clem and Myrtle Rhoades Baum. On June 14, 1948, in Port Allegany, she married Richard Moshier, who died Nov. 6, 1972.
Opal was a long-time resident of the area and a graduate of Port Allegany High School, Class of 1943.
Mrs. Moshier had worked for the Cameo Doll Factory in Port Allegany for seven years, as a secretary for attorney Jim Isherwood for three years, and most recently, as a bank clerk with First National Bank in Port Allegany for 30 years before her retirement.
She was a member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Port Allegany, where she served on the church council, and was a past president of the Gethsemane Lutheran Women.
Surviving are a son, Duane D. (Sarah) Moshier of North Huntingdon; two daughters-in-law, Barbara Moshier of New York City and Patricia Mancuso of Dunkirk, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Jacob (Jessi) Moshier of Santa Cruz, Calif., Erin (Sam) Moshier-Alpar of Henryville and Troy Moshier of North Huntingdon; three great-grandchildren, Elia and Miles Moshier of Santa Cruz and Fiona Skye Alpar of Henryville; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard; a son, Dean Moshier; two brothers, Merle and Lester Baum; and three sisters, Geraldine Ernst, Maebelle Kennedy and Imogene Baum.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Port Allegany with the Rev. Randall Headley officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.
Memorials can be made to Gethsemane Lutheran Church; or the S.W. Smith Library in Port Allegany.
Condolences can be made at switzerfuneralhome.com