Donna A. (Contrucci) Gerlesky, 67, of Indiana, PA., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 5, 2011 at Beacon Ridge Nursing Home, Indiana, surrounded by her brother and sister and their spouses.


She was born on February 24, 1944, in Akron, OH., and was the daughter of Enzo and Irene (Frogge) Contrucci.


Donna was a member of St. Thomas More University Parish, Indiana.  She was a proud graduate of the former St. Xavier’s Academy, Latrobe, PA.  Donna was also a graduate of Dorinda’s Beauty School and was a licensed beautician.  She was a huge Steeler fan and particularly liked Hines Ward and Big Ben.  Donna was employed at the Chevy Chase Community Center prior to her final illness.


She is survived by a daughter, Catherine Gerlesky of Luxor, PA; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Gerlesky, Shawn, Tiffany and Derek Pearce; one brother, E. Lynn Contrucci and wife Rose of Indiana, PA; one sister, Rosemary Markel and husband Larry of Penn Run, PA.; and a daughter-in-law, Tracy (Shearer) Gerlesky Bertelle, of Avonmore, PA.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents, and her son, John Paul Gerlesky.


Friends will be received on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 from 7-9 p.m. at the Bence-Mihalcik Funeral Home, Indiana.  Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at St. Thomas More University Parish, Indiana.  Interment will follow in St. Bernard’s Cemetery.


Her family requests that memorial contributions be made to St. Thomas More University Parish, 1200 Oakland Ave., Indiana, PA, 15701; or Beacon Ridge Nursing Home, 1515 Wayne Ave., Indiana, PA, 15701.


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