Vera Irene Penatzer, 78, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL formerly of Blairsville, PA passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at the Harbor Beach Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

          A daughter of William F. and Patience Rose (Stock) Penatzer, she was born, April 7, 1934 in Blairsville.

          Vera was a member of SS Simon & Jude Roman Catholic Church, Blairsville.

          She worked as a secretary for 31 years at FMC, retiring in 1991.

          Surviving are a brother, Leo Penatzer of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and a niece, Lisa Aho of Coconut Creek, FL.

          She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister-in-law, Mary Penatzer.

          The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 P.M. Wednesday at the Shoemaker Funeral Home, Inc., 49 N. Walnut St., Blairsville where a Wake service will be held at 8:30 P.M. Wednesday.  A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Thursday at SS Simon & Jude Roman Catholic Church, Blairsville, with Fr. Chester J. Raimer as celebrant.

          Interment will be in SS Simon & Jude Cemetery, Blairsville.

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