95, formerly of Conneaut Lake, passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at Rolling Fields Nursing Home. She was born November 12, 1917, in West Virginia, a daughter of Stanley Wright and Icey Ellen Davis Wright. She married Gail A. Black (Blackie) on October 3, 1936; he preceded her in death on January 5, 2005. She was a homemaker and attended Trinity United Methodist Church in Conneaut Lake. She enjoyed painting, gardening, knitting, and travelling with her husband. She is survived by three sons, Dennis Black and his wife Sally of Dallas, TX, Daniel Black of Conneaut Lake, Tim Black of College Station, TX; eight grandchildren, Debi Kendrick and her husband Aaron, Kelly Black and his wife Ann, Eric Black and his wife Jennifer, Tracie Black, Christy Powell, Matt Black, Brian Black and his wife Jeannine, Jeff Ricketts; eight great- grandchildren; and a former daughter-in-law, Ida Bucuren, with whom she remained close. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Mildred Swartzel and Bernice Young; and a brother, Stanley Wright. Calling hours will be Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at DICKSON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY. The Funeral Service will be on Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, officiated by Pastor Dave Brumagin of Trinity United Methodist Church, Conneaut Lake. Interment will be in Southside Cemetery, Shermansville. Arrangements are under the direction of Dickson Funeral Home & Crematory, Rocco R. Tedesco III, Supervisor, 130 N. Second Street, Conneaut Lake.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Jan. 30, 2013