H. Christine (Pelic) Klanica, 64, of West Leechburg, PA, passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.
A daughter of the late Anthony B. Pelic and Ellen Lourene (Adamson) Turner, she was born March 26, 1955 in Ambridge, PA.
Christine had been employed as inside sales in the electronic industry and Kensington Windows at one time. Most recently, she worked as a caregiver for Caring Companions organization. Christine enjoyed many activities such as spending time at her lakeside camp, reading, going to casinos, playing bingo, creating arts and crafts and showcasing them as a vendor at the local craft festivals. She was of the Catholic faith, former secretary of the Leechburg Elks, and honorary member of the West Leechburg Volunteer Fire Co.
Survivors include her husband of 30 years, Eugene D. “Gene” Klanica of West Leechburg; her dog, Toby; a sister, Fawn Smith of Raleigh, NC; several nieces and nephews, including one very special niece, Dr. Jessica Lynn (Smith) Virag (Scott) of Raleigh, NC; and great nephew and great niece, Graham and Emily Virag.
Friends welcomed by her family on Sunday, July 21, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, 170 Main Street, Leechburg (724-842-1051) where a prayer service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 22, followed by Divine Liturgy at 11 a.m. at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, Main Street, West Leechburg, with Rev. John D. Gribik officiating. Interment following at St. Catherine Cemetery, 614 Evergreen Road, Gilpin Twp.
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