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Nancy A. Kielar, 84, of 520 E. Friendship St., New Castle, formerly of Union Township, passed away the afternoon of Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the Golden Hill Nursing Home.
Nancy was born on Feb. 8, 1933, in New Castle to the late Frank and Genieve Turek Leckwart.
Mrs. Kielar was married for 60 years to the late Stanley J. Kielar Jr. He preceded her in death on Dec. 29, 2013.
She obtained her bachelor of science in special education from Slippery Rock University. Nancy then earned her BSN in nursing from the Community College of Beaver County.
Mrs. Kielar was a Sunday school teacher for many years at the former Madonna Church. Nancy was a devote Christian and lifelong member of the Catholic church. She was currently a member of St. Camillus Parish.
Nancy retired from Jameson Hospital as a supervisor and head nurse after many years of service. She also retired from Silver Oaks Nursing Home as the director of nursing. Mrs. Kielar taught special education at the Intermediate Unit #4 for Lawrence and Mercer County, and she previously worked as an aide for the Overlook Medical Clinic.
Mrs. Kielar is survived by her two sons and daughter-in-law, Deacon Dan (Karen) Kielar of New Castle and Paul F. Kielar of Mary Esther, Florida; and her brother, Frank A. Leckwart of Pittsburgh.
In addition to her parents and husband, Stanley, she was preceded in death by numerous aunts and uncles.
Calling hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Noga Funeral Home Inc., 1142 S. Mill St., New Castle.
A procession will leave the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday for St. Camillus de Lellis Parish, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. The Rev. Michael Robert Peck, pastor of St. Camillus Parish, along with Deacon Dan Kielar will officiate.
Burial will be in Madonna Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to St. Camillus de Lellis Parish, 314 Englewood Ave., New Castle, PA 16105.
Online condolences may be viewed or offered to the family by visiting nogafuneralhome.com.
Published on May 15, 2017
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