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Thelma Mae Penatzer

February 24, 1929 — December 17, 2021

PENATZER – Thelma Mae, 92, formerly of New Germany, died peacefully, December 17, 2021, at McCullough Place, Westmont. Born February 24, 1929, in St. Michael, daughter of George H. and Margaret C. (Barr) Patterson.

Preceded in death by parents; beloved husband, Ernest J. Penatzer, who died December 28, 2013; infant son, Joseph Ernest; sisters, Donna Lucas and Patricia Patterson; and brothers, Leroy and George.

Survived by children, Jana, married to William Peters, Pennsylvania Furnace; Terri, married to Robert Feather, Windber; Timothy, married to Lori Deyarmin, Purcellville, Virgina; Carol, married to Donny Totten, Trinity, Florida; and Ronald married to Traci Woodley, Saltsburg; sister, Peggy Friend, Ravenna, Ohio; grandchildren, Kitty (Brandon), George (Claire), Alyssa (Nathan), Caitlin, Joseph (Melanie), Thomas, Eden (Jon), Adria, Erika, Stephanie (Brandon), and Jordan (Ross); great-grandchildren, Georgia, Ren, Gabriela, Esme, Asher, James, Andrew, Roger, Graham, and Magnolia; in-laws, Elaine, Jeanette, Robert, and J. Martin; and numerous nieces, nephews and other beloved family and friends.

Thelma was a graduate of Adams High School, class of 1947. In her younger years she worked for the former Eureka Store in St. Michael. She was a devoted and active member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, New Germany; where she enjoyed fellowship with friends in the Altar Rosary Society and serving in other capacities as a gifted and loving member of the laity. Thelma was also a member of St. Michael American Legion Auxiliary and the Summerhill Social Club. Thelma possessed a kind and gentle spirit and a smile for everyone. She had a beautiful faith. Thelma loved her family which were the focus of her life in addition to caring for her home. She enjoyed reading, especially mystery novels and nurturing her flowers.

Friends will be received from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, December 19th at Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home, Inc., South Fork.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, December 20th at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Father Joseph C. Nale, celebrant.

Funeral Mass broadcast live via Facebook at

Committal, St. Marys, New Germany.

Special thanks to the staff and residents of McCullough Place for their love and support of Thelma.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to Interim Hospice, 322 Warren Street, Suite 250, Johnstown 15905 or Immaculate Conception Church, P.O. Box 248, Summerhill, 15958.
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Sunday, December 19, 2021

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home

621 Maple Street, South Fork, PA 15956

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Funeral Mass

Monday, December 20, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

1640 New Germany Road, Summerhill, PA 15958

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