Kathleen B. Penwell
Kathleen B. (Pezzulo) Penwell, 66, of Hillsville passed away peacefully, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest, with her beloved twin sister, Marlene by her side.
Kathy was born on Sept. 7, 1953, to the late Michael and Lillian Moffo Pezzulo.
She was a graduate of Mohawk Junior/ Senior High School in 1971 and Youngstown State University in 1975. With a master's degree in education, she was a dedicated Special Education Teacher at Struthers City Schools for 30 years, B.C.C. Schools and with Autistic Children for one year. After she retired, she continued to tutor children at Springfield Local Schools.
Kathy was a member of Holy Spirit Parish, Christ the King and served as president of Christian Mothers at Christ the King. She was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and everyone who knew her will always remember the great big Mama P. Hugs.
She is survived by her only son, Jonathan and daughter-in-law, Heather (Moore) Penwell of Pulaski; the loves of her life, her six grandchildren, Samantha (Brandon) of Hillsville, Camrynn, Cadan, Brayden, Brianna and Hunter of Pulaski; one great-grandchild, Triton; as well as her twin sister, Marlene (Daniel) D'Amato; her brother, Charles (Jackie) Pezzulo; a sister and brother-in-law, Barbara (Roy) Erwin; and her mother-in-law, Mary Margaret (Taylor) Penwell; as well as several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death on Dec. 2, 2012, by her beloved husband, John D. Penwell, whom she married Aug. 24, 1973.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, at the Ed & Don DeCarbo Funeral Home & Crematory, 3000 Wilmington Road. A Blessing Service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, at the funeral home. Rev. Russell Shuluga and Deacon John Carran will officiate. Burial will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.decarbofuneralhome.com.
Published on September 15, 2019


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Kevin and Lisa DiLullo
Sep 18, 2019
Remembering my cousin Kathy with love
Jodie Colapietro
Sep 18, 2019
Mrs Penwell did touring for my son Dustin. She just loved working with him and for many years after asked about him. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed by all the knew her.
Martha and Ish Lopez
Sep 18, 2019
Even though your heart mourns Kathy, may you find strength and comfort in your memories. May she rest in peace as she is reunited with God, her parents and John.
Andrea Mason
Sep 17, 2019
So sad to hear of her passing. She was such an amazing person & a phenomenal teacher. She was one of the greatest that the Struthers school district ever had. My family & I give our deepest sympathy to her family.
Priscilla J Lodge
Sep 16, 2019
Kathy was a very special and kind person. She did not know me well but was so nice and baked some special cookies for me because she knew I couldn't find them where I live. She loved my sister and we were both so very lucky to have known her.
My sincerest sympathy to her family.
Melinda D’Augostine. Teresa Adams
Sep 16, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers for the family. We remember enjoying the time with Kathy, swimming at her cousin, Lorraine’s, house many years ago. We were so sorry to hear of her illness and passing. She is now in God’s hands. May God’s comforter be with all of you..
Lance Yanosky
Sep 15, 2019
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