Bertha Neilson

RED LION Bertha Neilson, 90, formerly of Northern Cambria, passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at York Hospital. Born April 15, 1922, in Barnesboro, she was the daughter of Andy and Catherine (Mulato) Kosto. She was preceded in death by parents; husband, James A. Neilson, who died June 30, 1995; son-in-law, Joseph Eshleman; sisters, Betty Gonsman, Catherine Sherry, Mary Kosto, and Margaret Kosto; and brother, Andy Kosto. Surviving are her daughters, Mary C., wife of Mike Moran of La Vale, Md., and Therese A., wife of Bradley Pheasant of Dallastown; grandson, Ryan Smith; and great-grandson, Xzavier Smith. Bertha was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was a member of the St. Josephs Catholic Church, Dallastown, and former Christ The King Catholic Church, Northern Cambria. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Moriconi Funeral Home, Inc., Northern Cambria. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at Prince of Peace Chapel, Northern Cambria. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Feb. 7, 2013