Jenny A. Zalepa
Jenny A. Zalepa, 99, of Springdale, died Thursday, April 13, 2017, in Pleasant Ridge Personal Care in Leechburg. She was born Aug. 18, 1917, in Boswell, to the late Michael and Valeria Joworski Kandziolka, and was a lifelong resident. Jenny was a member of St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church in Springdale, where she was a former member of the Mother's Club, Catholic Daughters of America, Council member of Springdale Borough, and Springdale Football boosters, and enjoyed very much cooking, crocheting, swimming and keeping up with her Polish tradition making Pysanki. Survivors include her son, Richard Zalepa, of Springdale, and her two daughters, Monica J. Zalepa, of Springdale, and Amara Valentine, of Lower Burrell; her six grandchildren, Christopher, Patrick and Mike Zalepa, Richelle Gourley, Russell and Monica Valentine, and eight great-grandchildren. Mrs. Zalepa was preceded in death by her husband, Russell A. Zalepa; three brothers, Mike, John and Pepper Kandziolka; stepbrother, Teddy Szczepanick; and a sister, Nellie Akins. The family will receive friends from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 17, in Springdale, at the CHARLES B. JARVIE FUNERAL HOME INC., 801 Pittsburgh St. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, in St. Alphonsus Church, with burial next to Russell to follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Lower Burrell. Visit us at www.jarviefuneralhome.com .
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