Mary L. (Dluhy) Scalzott, age 88, formerly of Leechburg, PA passed away at noon on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at the Lorien Nursing Home in Columbia, MD. Her parents were the late John and Mary (Dluhy) Long of North Vandergrift, PA. Mary was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Charles M. Scalzott in 1992, as well as brothers John and Steve Long of North Vandergrift and sisters Anne Jason of Elizabeth, NJ and Margie Long of North Vandergrift.
During World War II, Mary worked for several years at an ammunition plant in Latrobe, PA to support the war effort. Mary dedicated her life to her family, son Charles R. Scalzott and his wife Gloria G. Scalzott of Laurel, MD, grand daughter Dr. Jennifer M. (Scalzott) Poptic and husband Robert B. Poptic of North Olmstead, Ohio, grandson Charles P. Scalzott and Jenna Lentini of West Atlantic City, NJ, three great grandchildren, Robert Charles Poptic, Angelina Gabrielle Poptic and Michael James Poptic of North Olmstead, Ohio.
Mary is also survived by sisters Irene (Long) Bochniak and husband Richard Bochniak of Rahway, NJ, Eleanor Long of North Vandergrift, Joan (Long) Kohnken and husband Robert Kohnken of Lavalette, NJ and brothers Joseph Long of North Vandergrift, Edward Long and wife Linda Long of Bossier City, LA and John S. Long and wife Virginia of Avonmore, PA
Mary was a lifelong parishioner of St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Vandergrift. She will be remembered by all as a caring, compassionate person who would help anyone in need. Her favorite hobbies were being with her grandchildren, yard work and bingo.
Family and friends will be received Sunday from 6-8 in the Dunmire-Kerr-Rowe Funeral Home, Inc. 244 Franklin Avenue, Vandergrift. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday at 10 am in the St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church with Fr. James Loew O.S.B. as celebrant and Fr. John Sweeney as co-celebrant. Entombment will be in the St. Gertrude Cemetery, Vandergrift. Visit us at www.dunmirekerr.com