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Virginia E. "Ginny" (Anater) Mader

August 11, 1931 ~ December 23, 2020 (age 89)

Obituary

A recording of Ginny's Funeral Mass can be found below.

Virginia E. "Ginny" Mader, was welcomed to Heaven after peacefully passing surrounded by her loving family on December 23, 2020, at the age of 89. She is survived be her children, Richard P. (Marianne) Mader, Jr., Rodney (Jeff) Mader, and Ginette (Bill) Brumbaugh; grandchildren, Jacqueline (Levi) Logan and Richard (Leigh) Mader III, and Ana, Chloe and Liam Brumbaugh; great-grandchildren, Kellan, Felicity, and Alister Logan; and generations of nieces and nephews. Along with her beloved husband of 45 years, the late Richard P. "Dick" Mader, Sr., who passed in 1997, she was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Marjorie (Pfahl) Anater; and her siblings, two brothers, and four sisters, one of which was her twin.

After retiring from the Bettis Atomic Power Lab in 1954 to raise her children, Ginny became an active and devout member of St. Therese of Lisieux Church of the St. Thomas the Apostle Parish. She was a charter member of the St. Therese and Resurrection choirs for over 55 years, 10 of which she cantored Mass, and acted as a Eucharistic Minister taking the Host to those unable to attend. Her devotion to Christ extended well beyond the church and into her community. During her active years, she was a committee member for Our Campaign for the Church Alive!, a longstanding member of the St. Therese Church Council and Worship Committee, administrator and active 12-year member of the Traveling Cup Vocational Program, committee member of the Vocation Council since its inception, member of the church Welcoming Committee, 19-year member of the Mother's Club, worked parish festivals, and founded the St. Therese Prayer Group in 1998. She was honored to receive the "Manifesting the Kingdom Award" from the Diocese of Pittsburgh, which is given to those who demonstrate the presence of Jesus in their lives and have participated in an exceptional service to the Church.

She returned to the workforce in 1982 as a Customer Service Representative at the First Home Savings Bank in Munhall before retiring in 1991 with her husband. Ginny could also regularly be found working at local election polling places, or attending meetings of the Steel Valley Chapter of T.H.E.O.S., a support group for those who have lost their spouses. She enjoyed to travel with her family and friends, and was a 42-year "500" card club member. She spent her free time working in her garden and yard. Ginny was a loving mother who remained a pillar of faith and strength to her family and friends. She will be remembered for the unwavering generosity and love she showed to everyone she met.

Family and friends received under current mandated guidelines on Monday, December 28, 1-4 & 6-9 PM at the SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3501 Main Street, Munhall, PA 15120. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, December 29, 10 AM, at her beloved St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, St. Therese Church, Munhall. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Interment to follow at the "New" St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, North Versailles. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Divine Redeemer Academy of Elizabeth, PA. Condolences may be left at www.swgfuneralhome.com.

 

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Services

Visitation
Monday
December 28, 2020

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Savolskis - Wasik - Glenn Funeral Home, Inc.
3501 Main Street
Munhall, PA 15120

Visitation
Monday
December 28, 2020

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Savolskis - Wasik - Glenn Funeral Home, Inc.
3501 Main Street
Munhall, PA 15120

Funeral Mass
Tuesday
December 29, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Therese of Lisieux Church
1 St. Therese Court
Munhall, Pennsylvania 15120

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