Former resident of Robinson Twp., age 89, died Sunday, January 6, 2013. After retiring from US Air and moving to Seabring, FL, Leona and her husband Ray spent time traveling the world, golfing, and her most favorite, spending time with friends, family, and especially grandchildren. Leona will be long remembered for years of volunteering in her community and church. She was instrumental in the start-up of AARP and Meals On Wheels, both programs serving Robinson Twp. and surrounding areas, dedicating time both as their President and on the Board of Directors. Leona was the first woman elected to serve as a Deacon and then Elder at Forest Grove Community Presbyterian Church. Loving mother of Dennis (Jane) Bishop, Shirley (Joseph Macurak) Hruby, Robert (Gloria) Bishop, Wayne (Elayne) Bishop; preceded in death by her husband, Richard and her son, William (Diane) Bishop; loving grandmother of Michael (Cindy), Jeffrey, Zane (Leah), Wade (Sarah), Mindy, Laura, Taylor, Tess, and Elizabeth Bishop, Chad (Kelly) and Ross Hruby, Holly Hruby, Banno (Jonathan), Anna Bishop, Conley (Brendan), Eliza Bishop (Bernie), Sage Bishop, Frane (Jordan); and nine great- grandchildren. Arrangements by the JOSEPH M. SOMMA FUNERAL HOME, INC., Robinson Twp. Funeral and Memorial Service for friends and family, Saturday January 12, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Forest Grove Presbyterian Church, 20 William Dr., Coraopolis, PA 15108. Memorials to Forest Grove Community Presbyterian Church.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Jan. 9 to Jan. 11, 2013