Cecelia A. Haser, 76, 159 Queens Rd., St. Marys, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at her home.
She was born Dec. 18, 1936 in St. Marys, daughter of the late James and Assunta Scarnati Carino. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1956.
On May 30, 1960 in the Queen of the World Church, she married Raymond J. Haser, who preceded her in death on Aug. 30, 2001.
Mrs. Haser was a member of the Queen of the World Church and the Altar Society. She and her husband were members and head of the marriage encounter for 10 years. She volunteered as a CCD teacher and classroom aide at Queen of the World School. She also worked as a classroom aide in the public school system and volunteered at the Christian Food Bank.
She is survived by a sister, Marie Pontzer of Kersey; two sisters-in-law, Sally Carino and Zita Carino, both of St. Marys; and by 10 nieces and nephews, David Carino of Painesville, Ohio, Lee Carino of New Franklin, Ohio, James Carino of Simpsonville, S.C., Jude Carino of Casper, Wyo., Diane Fedder of Milton, Paul Carino of Ashburn, Va., Douglas Pontzer of Erie, Michael Pontzer of Kersey, Lisa Quinn of Erie, and Melissa Pontzer of Binghamton, N.Y.; 19 great-nieces and nephews; and three great-great-nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Rose Carino; two brothers, Frank Carino and William Carino; and a brother-in-law, Mark P. Pontzer.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Cecelia A. Haser will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Saturday, Sept.14, 2013, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Richard Allen, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Maryâ€™s Cemetery.
Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday evening, Sept. 13, 2013, from 6-9 p.m.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Road, St. Marys, PA 15857, or to the St. Marys Catholic Elementary School Memorial Fund, Development Office, 114 Queens Road, St. Marys, PA 15857.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.