Eleanor "Cookie" Dando, 71 of Jefferson Twp., Fayette City, PA, passed away Tuesday, February 12, 2019 in Allegheny General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born June 25, 1947 in Monessen, PA, daughter of Michael Skira and Bertha Barch Skira Bilski.
She was a member of the Historic Church of St. Peter in Brownsville, Pa. Cookie worked with children for over 40 years, starting with Brownies, Girl Scouts, Campfire and then finally Mon Valley Youth and Teen organization. Her love went beyond her family. It also went to all the children and their families in the communities.
She is survived by her husband, Richard L Dando; three daughters, Lisa Jane Pollock of Belle Vernon, Chasity Marie Girvin and husband Jody Thomas of Fayette City and Christy Dawn Broadwater and husband Timothy B, II; ten grandchildren, Emily Ann Pollock Holp & husband Ronald, Jr., Jacob Michael Girvin & wife Devan Marie, Timothy Brian Broadwater & Morgan Lynn Fidel, Nicolena Marie Girvin & Avery Scott Matthews, Tyler Lee Girvin & Stephanie Bibel, Briana Dawn Broadwater, Joshua Thomas Girvin, Adam Robert Pollock, Andrew Richard Pollock, Wyatt Marshall Broadwater; brother, Ronald Skira and wife Beverly, two sisters, Dee Dee Bilski, and Donna Bilski all of Arnold City, Pa.
She was preceded in death by her parents; step father Joseph Bilski, sister Marie Bilski Schallenberger and son-in-law Robert M Pollock.
Family and Friends will be received Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 6 to 8 pm & Friday, February 15, 2019 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 in the Eley-McCrory Funeral Home,Inc., 334 Main St. Fayette City, PA. www.eleymccroryfuneralhome.com
Prayres of Transfer will be held Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm followed by a funeral mass at 1:30 pm in the Historic Church of St. Peter, Brownsville, Pa. with Rev. Fr. Timothy J. Kruthaupt as celebrant.
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