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Mildred E. (Austin) Chelko

June 4, 1927 ~ July 11, 2019 (age 92)

Mildred E. (Austin) Chelko, 92, of Parks Township, PA, passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at “Our Family’s Home” in Ford City.

A daughter of the late William A. Austin Sr. and Sarah E. (Jester) Austin, she was born June 4, 1927 in Aliquippa, PA.

Mildred had been employed by the J.S. Finch Co. Distillery Schenley Plant for 25 years before retirement.  She was a member of St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Vandergrift, Kiski Valley Coalition to Save Our Children, Armstrong County Tourist Bureau and Alle-Kiski Realtors.  Mildred enjoyed reading, crocheting, walking, cooking, watching movies and attending get-togethers with her family and friends.

Survivors include two sons, Mark Chelko of Ford City and Brian Chelko of Hyde Park.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew B. Chelko in July 2015; a brother, William A. Austin Jr.; and a sister, Betty Beck.

There will be no public visitation or funeral ceremonies.  Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family at Evergreen Cemetery in Gilpin Township.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, 170 Main Street, Leechburg (724-842-1051).   

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