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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.
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November 3, 2012
I always loved her piano in the living room. Hugs
October 17, 2012
Ron, Just saw this posting. I am very sorry to hear of her passing. Sending you good thoughts your way. God Bless.
November 30, 2011
Ron: So sorry to learn of Ellie's passing. Our thoughts and prayer's are with you and your family.
Ross Rogalski
November 29, 2011
My best to Ellie's family at this time. When she was on the air she made sitting in traffic better. Tom Lacko, Frederick, MD.
Tom Lacko
November 26, 2011
Amy and family, May you find peace in the many memories of your mother and know your angel will always be with you. My deepest sympathies and prayers.
Melissa Corbelli (Fransko)
November 26, 2011
I remember Ellie's bubbly personality from the radio days. She always sounded upbeat and happy. So sorry to hear this news. Condolences to her family.
Terry Moore
November 25, 2011
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