Ida (Garola) Ghrist, 91, of Greensburg, died Friday, July 19, 2019 in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. She was born September 20, 1927, in Forbes Road, a daughter of the late Santino and Teresa Simonini Garola. Ida attended the Ascension Church in Jeannette and loved to dance, to read and to cook. She will be greatly missed by her friends and family.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Ghrist in 2001; her brother, John Garola; and her three sisters, Lillian Brahosky, Maria Valore and Dena Tutich. She is survived by her three children, Mary Kuhns (Bill) of Jeannette, Linda Helman (Gary) of Greensburg and Albert Ghrist (Janet) of Ligonier; six grandchildren, Gretchen Kuhns(Matt Stewart), Shawn Helman (Melissa), Tim Helman (Dr. Tiffany), Dr. Ben Helman(Dr. Julie), Stephen Ghrist (Jessica) and Adam Ghrist (Kristina); thirteen great grandchildren, who were the light of her life, Ella, Cass, Aalina, Lauren, Garret, Annalee, Daniel and Silas Helman, Nico, Gino, Logan, Anna and Nicholas Ghrist; her sister, Marlene Grabenstatter of Buffalo, NY; a special friend, John McFeely of Greensburg; and numerous nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate the life of Ida, Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Clement L. Pantalone Funeral Home, Inc. 409 W. Pittsburgh Street, Greensburg, PA 15601, (724) 837-0020. Parting prayers will be held in the funeral home Tuesday 12:30 P.M., followed by a funeral Mass to be celebrated at 1:00 P.M., Tuesday July 23, 2019 in the Ascension Church with Fr. Paul Lisik, celebrating. Interment will follow in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont, Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to, Acension Catholic Church, 615 Division St, Jeannette, PA 15644 Ida’s family has entrusted her care to the Pantalone Funeral Home, Inc., Greensburg. To share your memories and photos, offer your condolences, or for directions, please visit us at www.pantalone.com Natale N. Pantalone, Supervisor.
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