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Bernice L. Iorio, 79, of Edinburg passed away the afternoon of Friday, June 16, 2017, at Allegheny General Hospital.
Born on Jan. 17, 1938, in Butler, Bernice was a daughter of the late Frank and Dorothy Lewis Hartle.
Preceding her in death on Nov. 9, 2005, was her husband of more than 48 years, Marion C. Iorio, whom she married on June 8, 1957.
Bernice was a devoted member of St. James the Apostle Church and it's Christian Mothers of the church.
Bernice retired from the Mohawk School District, where she had worked for 35 years as a school bus driver.
She enjoyed camping, playing computer games and was an avid follower of NASCAR racing.
Bernice was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who loved being surrounded by her family.
She is survived by her two children, Denise Carr and her husband, Larry, of Edinburg, and Cathleen Wimer and her husband, Michael, of Northern Virginia; her brothers, Frank Hartle, Bernard Hartle and Gary Hartle, all of New Castle; her sisters, Betty Byers of Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, Beverly Metzgar of Pulaski, Nancy Metzgar of New Castle, Linda Waddington of Lynchburg, Virginia, and Sherry Michaels of New Castle; her grandchildren, David Badura, Michael Badura, Aaron Wimer, Mariah Carr, Samantha Carr, Michelle Wimer and Steven Wimer; and her great-granddaughter, Aubrie.
In addition to her parents and husband, Bernice was preceded in death by her daughter, Donna Iorio Critchlow; and her sisters, Infant Sandra Hartle, Bonnie Ray and Barbara Campbell Barker.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home, 941 S. Mill St.
A procession will leave the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday for St. James the Apostle Church, where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. by the Rev. Father Michael Peck of St. Camillus Church.
Burial will take place at St. James Cemetery.
Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.decarbofuneralhome.com.
Published on June 18, 2017
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