ST. MARYS - Yolanda E. "Viola" Geci, 95, of 1173 Million Dollar Highway, Kersey, passed away unexpectedly Monday (Dec. 8, 2014) the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, at Penn Highlands Elk.
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She was born Feb. 8, 1919, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Anthony and Lucia Pasta Salvatore. She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Sacred Heart School and St. Marys Public schools.
On June 15, 1940, in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Lucian M. Geci, who preceded her in death on July 18, 1982.
She is survived by two daughters, Florence (David) Wolfe of St. Marys and Rita (Thomas) Wiesner of St. Marys; eight sons, Karl (Mary) Geci of St. Marys, Donald (Char) Geci of St. Marys, Herman (Jackie) Geci of Raleigh, N.C., Raymond Geci of Kersey, Richard (Cindy) Geci of St. Marys, David (Annette) Geci of St. Marys, Daniel (Christy) Geci of Kersey, and James (Barb) Geci of St. Marys; 42 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Mary Geci of Rochester, N.Y.; one daughter-in-law, Marie (David) Bauer of St. Marys; and one son-in-law, James Wittman of St. Louis, Mo.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Patricia Wittman and Patricia Jean Geci, who passed away in infancy; one son, Lucian M. Geci Jr. who passed away in 1974; one grandson, Michael Geci; two sisters, Mary Dandrea and Anna Fleming; and five brothers, Matthew Salvatore, Anthony Salvatore, Lawrence Salvatore, Joseph Salvatore, and Albert Salvatore. She was the last member of her immediate family.
Mrs. Geci was a member of the St. Boniface Church. She was a past president of the Rosary Altar Society and had been a Rosarian for 74 years. She was a member and a past chaplain of the Fox Township Senior Center and was very devoted to the Blessed Mother.
Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Thursday from 5 until 8 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Boniface Church at 10 a.m. on Friday with the Rev. Ross Miceli, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Boniface Church, 355 Main Street, Kersey, PA 15846.
Online condolences may be made at www.lynch-radkowski.com
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home
169 Center Street
St. Marys, PA 15857
Published in The Bradford Era from Dec. 10 to Dec. 17, 2014