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Viola Emili

November 5, 1925 — May 5, 2021


Viola E. (Schehr) Emili , 95, of Greensburg, died Wednesday, May 5, 2021, in Weatherwood Manor. She was born Nov. 5, 1925, in Rillton, a daughter of the late Frank and Hannah Plues Schehr. Viola was a member of St. Bartholomew Church, Crabtree. She also was a volunteer at Saint Vincent DePaul and a member of the Crabtree VFD Ladies Auxiliary. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Emili; three brothers, August, Joe and Frank Schehr; and a sister, Elizabeth Brocco. She is survived by her two sons, Jerry Emili (Barbara), of Greensburg, and Don Nazzareno Emili (Ana), of Doylestown; two granddaughters, Jessica Emili-Jonnet (Shawn) and Giovanna Emili; a great-grandson, Brendan Jonnet, who was her pride and joy; a brother, Dean Schehr (Cathy), of North Huntingdon; a sister-in-law, Ceil Antinori (John), of Latrobe; two brothers-in-law, Dr. Gregory Grabiak, of Latrobe, and Robert Marto, of Greensburg; and numerous nieces and nephews. At Viola's request, there will be no public viewing. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Viola's funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Bartholomew Church, Crabtree, with Father Justin Matro, OSB, celebrating. Private interment will follow in Calvary Hill Cemetery, Crabtree. Keeping with CDC guidelines, those attending the funeral are required to wear face masks and practice social distancing. Viola's family has entrusted her care to the CLEMENT L. PANTALONE FUNERAL HOME INC., 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601, 724-837-0020. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Bartholomew Church, 2538 Route 119, Crabtree, or the Crabtree Volunteer Fire Department, Crabtree, PA 15624. To share your memories and photos, or to offer your condolences, please visit us at Natale N. Pantalone, supervisor.

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Saturday, May 8, 2021

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