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Bertha M. Diesel

May 27, 1924 ~ April 28, 2020 (age 95)


Bertha M. Diesel age 95 of Canonsburg passed away peacefully AT 9  pm Tuesday April 28, 2020 in Donnell House, Washington following a brief illness. She was born May 27, 1924 in Westland, a daughter of the late Pete and Sophia Sharek. Bertha live most of her life in Muse where she was a devoted member of Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church. She was a graduate of Cecil High School class of 1942 and had been the proprietor of Sharek’s Grocery in Muse for many years. Mrs. Diesel enjoyed television, loved playing cards, spending time on her patio and her cat Missy. Left behind to cherish her memory are her beloved children, daughters, Sandra Marie Hankey and her husband John of Clinton, April D. Hahn and her husband William of Pittsburgh, Kimberly Anglin and her husband Christopher of Sharpsville, her son Robert J. Diesel and his wife Pam of Rockwood, daughter in law Deana Diesel of Grand Blanc, Michigan, twelve grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Diesel was the last of her immediate family. Deceased is her husband Robert Milton Diesel, her son Peter Louis Diesel, a grandson Douglas P. Hankey, three sisters, Adele Waite, Estelle Fagen and Jean O’Neil and her brother Walter Sharek.

Due to the CORONA-19 pandemic there will be no public visitation or services. Family will have a private (limited to 10 persons) visitation in Salandra Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. Joseph P. Salandra LFD owner/supervisor 304 West Pike Street Canonsburg 724-745-8120 where a Catholic Blessing Service will LIVE-STREAMED for family and friends through the funeral home website at 11 am Friday May 1, 2020 with reverend George T. DeVille officiating through Zoom. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Interment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery Peters Twp. In addition to the LIVE-STREAMED services, to view or extend condolences please visit  

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Private Catholic Blessing Service Live Stream only
May 1, 2020

11:00 AM
Live Stream Only from Salandra Funeral and Cremation Services
Canonsburg, PA 15317

Video is available for this event

Interment following funeral service
May 1, 2020

Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Peters Twp

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