Regina “Jean” Stossel, 88 of Northern Cambria passed away Thursday, July 8, 2021 at Maple Valley Personal Care Home in Indiana.
Jean was born July 19, 1932 in Barnesboro, a daughter of the late John and Mary (Jobb) Prusak. She married Charles A. Stossel on November 13, 1954. He preceded her in death on October 18, 2017. She was also preceded in death by seven siblings, Mary, John, Helen, Ann, Joseph, Michael and Agnes.
Surviving are a son, Ken Stossel and wife June of Cherry Tree; a daughter, Carol Duman and husband Raymond of Indiana; four grandchildren, Dr. Laura Stossel and husband Dr. Jonathan Wright of San Antonio, Tx, Dr. Michele Craig and husband John of Lilly, Matthew Duman of Indiana, and Deanna Duman of Blairsville; three great-grandchildren, Florian Wright, Charlie Craig and baby John Craig III due in October; a sister, Margie (Patrick) Kielkucki of Bush, La; and a brother, George Prusak of St. Marys.
Jean was valedictorian of her 1950 graduating class from Barnesboro High School and retired from Northern Cambria High School after 39½ years as a secretary, a job she truly loved.
Jean was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Church Choir, Eucharistic Minister and Lector, and also a member of the Ladies Slovak Catholic Union and Cambria County Chapter Pa Association of School Retirees. She enjoyed music, dancing, flowers, cooking, baking, her pets and spending time with family. She also loved going to the Casino to play slots and enjoyed travelling all over the United States, Canada and Europe.
The family would like to thank Maple Valley Personal Care Home and their staff for all the wonderful care they provided these past 2½ years and VNA Hospice for their support.
Friends will be received Tuesday, July 13, 2021, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Barrett Funeral Home, 822 Philadelphia Ave., Northern Cambria. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church with Father Mark Groeger officiating. Committal will be held at the St. John the Baptist R.C. Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.
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