ST. MARYS - Elizabeth J. "Betty" Friedl, 84, of 312 West Creek Road, St. Marys, passed away Wednesday (June 10, 2015) at the Pinecrest Manor, following an illness of the past several months.
She was born Feb. 27, 1931, in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Herman and Caroline Mallison Eckl. On Nov. 5, 1949, in Sacred Heart Church, she married Wallace J. "Bud" Friedl, who preceded her in death on May 15, 1993.
Mrs. Friedl was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of St. Marys Public High School, Class of 1949.
She was elected justice of the peace for Benzinger Township in 1954. In 1970, she took office as district justice for District 59-3-03, Elk County, serving until her retirement in 1993.
Mrs. Friedl was a member of Sacred Heart Church, the St. Anne's Society and Special Court Judges. She was a volunteer at Elk Regional Health Center and enjoyed traveling.
She is survived by three sons, Robert L. Friedl of Eldred, Wayne J. Friedl of St. Marys and Dennis (Julie) Friedl of St. Marys; nine grandchildren, Denise E. Friedl, Robert M. Friedl, Kristin Lee Swanson, Joseph W. Friedl, Paige M. Friedl, Valerie Hatton, Jennifer Ingham and Katie Friedl; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Joan Thorne of St. Marys; a special niece, Cathy McQuone; and by many other nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Ben Friedl; a sister, Eileen Herzing; and a brother, Thomas Eckl.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home, St. Marys. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Sacred Heart Church with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses Inc., Hospice, 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home
169 Center Street
St. Marys, PA 15857
Published in The Bradford Era from June 12 to June 19, 2015