Ethel R. Pistole


Our beloved mother, Ethel R. Pistole, passed into the arms of Jesus on October 16, 2012. Several family members and her caregivers were with her when she passed. Ethel was a vibrant spirited lady, who made an impression of warmth and kindness on everyone she met.

Ethel was born on July 26, 1918 in Brooklyn, New York and her maiden name was Ethel O'Hare. Her parents were Maurice O'Hare and Caroline Epp O'Hare, who were also born in New York. She had a brother, Maurice and a sister, Ruth, who are all deceased. She was married to Charles P. Pistole, who passed away in 2003. She leaves behind, Daughter Nannette Brodie, Son Steven Pistole, and Grandsons, Matthew Scharff, Trenton Brodie, Taylor Brodie and Christopher Harrelson.

Ethel was grand in every way. She gave of herself generously to her family, friends and anyone who needed her help. She will be missed but never forgotten. She lives in our memories and now she is at peace with the Lord.

A Memorial Mass will be given on Saturday, November 10th at the San Gabriel Mission at 10:30 am. Address for the San Gabriel Mission is 428 South Mission Drive, San Gabriel, CA 91776.

Following the mass at 12:30, there will be a lovely luncheon at her favorite restaurant, The Derby, 233 East Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91006.

Published in Pasadena Star-News on Nov. 10, 2012