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Veronica Stodolak Derzy, 91, of Castle Street, New Castle, died at Jameson Care Center, Neshannock Township, Lawrence County.
She was born in Springfield Township, Mercer County, on Jan. 15, 1926, to the late Joseph and Mary Zielinski Stodolak.
She married Walter Joseph Derzy on Oct. 29, 1950, and he preceded her in death on April 14, 2011.
Veronica was a homemaker and a member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish.
She loved gardening and spending time with her family.
Survivors include two daughters, Patricia (Tom) Campbell of Punta Gorda, Florida, and Jean Empfield of New Castle; and two grandchildren, Robert and Steven Empfield.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Stodolak; and six brothers, John, Henry, Anthony, Frank, Stanley and Nick Stodolak.
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Smith Funeral Home, 1778 Perry Highway, Volant.
A blessing service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Zachary Galiyas officiating.
Interment will follow in SS. Phillip and James Cemetery, New Castle.
Published on August 7, 2017
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