PORT ALLEGANY - Emily I. Schena, 21, of Route 155, passed away Monday (Jan. 14, 2013) as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
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Born July 8, 1991, in Coudersport, she was a daughter of Gregg A. and Deborah Laney Schena.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Port Allegany High School, Class of 2009. She would have graduated from Clarion University in May 2013.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Port Allegany.
She was a cheerleader, peer helper, pianist, member of Show Choir, and Athlete of the Year 2009 in high school. She also was active in 4-H. While attending Clarion University, she was a member of Delta Zeta, and on the dean's list, majoring in speech pathology.
Surviving, besides her father Gregg (Holly Miller), are her mother, Deborah Schena of Leroy, N.Y.; grandma, Bert Thurlow of Alamogordo, N.M.; a sister and best friend, Heather Schena of Port Allegany; a half-brother and three half-sisters; and several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her great-grandma, Rachel McCloskey; and grandpa, Harold Laney.
Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the United Methodist Church, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Randall Headley, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Portage Valley Cemetery, Wrights.
Memorials can be made to the United Methodist Church or the McKean County SPCA.
Condolences can be made at switzerfuneralhome.com
Switzer Funeral Home
77 Willow St
Port Allegany, PA 16743
Published in The Bradford Era from Jan. 15 to Jan. 22, 2013