Gloria F. Zernhelt

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Gloria F. Zernhelt, 88, of Newtown, passed away Friday at Providence Place, Pine Grove.

Born Dec. 6, 1929, in Llewellyn, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Christine Kerick Pellish.

Gloria worked as a postmistress for the Newtown Post Office. She was the site manager for the Tremont Nutrition Center and was well known for her organized bus trips.

She was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Newtown until it closed and then attended Most Blessed Trinity Parish, Tremont.

Preceding her in death were her husband, John A. Zernhelt; two grandchildren, Kyle Wessner and Brielle Zernhelt; a sister, Dorothy Ondisco; a brother, Ronald Pellish.

Surviving are a daughter, Patty and husband, John Chowansky, Pine Grove; two sons, John and wife, Katie Zernhelt, Ferrum, Va., and Brian Zernhelt and fiancee, Phyllis Azama, Alexandria, Va.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dolly Wetzel and Pat Dando; a brother, Kerry and wife, Julie Pellish; nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Most Blessed Trinity Parish, 113 Cherry St., Tremont, with Father Jason Stokes officiating. There will be a viewing from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at H.L. Snyder Funeral Home Inc., Pine Grove. Interment will follow in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the hospice of your choice in her memory. You may send condolences to the family online at

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Published in Republican & Herald on Apr. 9, 2018