Sadly, on Tuesday, November 22, a shinning light was dimmed as we mark the passing of Eleanor "Ellie" Padolf. Although our hearts are broken, we do not mourn her death but celebrate her life. Ellie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, friend and inspiration to many. She can be remembered for her infectious giggle as it poured from the radio as a beloved Pittsburgh radio personality. Through her power of conviction, strength of character, innate wisdom and commitment, Ellie continued to use her talents to help her community. Whether it was through her work with non-profits or being second mother to many, she touched everyone she met. Her memory and spirit will be carried on by her husband of 57 years, S. Bruce Padolf; children, Michael, Ron, Susan and Amy;and grandchildren, Melinda, Daniella, Aria, Joy, Noah and Elijah. Services to be held at The Homewood Cemetery Chapel, 1599 South Dallas Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15217. Friday, November 25, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donation to The Make-A-Wish Foundation. Arrangement by RAPP FUNERAL HOME, 412-241-5415.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Nov. 24, 2011.