Stella (Grus) David

January 28, 1923 ~ July 26, 2020 (age 97)


Stella (Grus) David  (97) of Johnstown,  went to be with her Lord on July 26, 2020 at Arbutus Park Manor.  Born on January 28, 1923 daughter of Stanley and Anna (Slabinski) Grus.  Preceded in death by her parents, husband Stephen and daughter Carol David. Also infant brother Joseph and an infant granddaughter, her brother Leo Grus and his wife Louise (Plish) and brother-in-law John Cynar.  Survived by beloved daughters Dolores wife of William Gentile of Johnstown and Kathleen wife of Edward Barish of Fredericksburg Virginia. She is the loving grandmother of William N. Gentile of Johnstown, Stephen married to Sherry (Burton), Stephanie married to Christopher Steinbacher and Sarah Barish all of Virginia.  Loving great-grandmother of Brooke, Tyler and Kayla all of Virginia.  Also survived by special sister Joanne Cynar with whom she shared a special bond and nephews and a niece.  Stella was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt.  She was a “Rosie the Riveter” during WWII assembling airplane wings in Michigan and Maryland.  A retired employee of Lee Hospital.  After retirement she volunteered at Lee Hospital and local churches making pierogi, nut rolls and gobs.  Stella enjoyed working in her yard and garden and especially liked planting flowers around her Blessed Mother statue.  And shoveling snow!  We were blessed to have her in our lives all these years, for “those who fill their lives with love can count their age in blessings”.  We are comforted in knowing she is with her Lord and loved ones.  She will be sadly missed for her love and wisdom and she will be forever in our hearts.  She was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church.  Family and friends will be received on Tuesday July 28, 2020 at Moskal-Reid Funeral home from 4 to 6:30 PM where Vigil for the Deceased will be held (masks are recommended) and are invited to attend her Funeral Mass on Wednesday July 29, 2020 at 11 AM at St. Therese Catholic Church, the Reverend Bernard Karmonocky  celebrant.  Private Committal service at Grandview Cemetery.  The family would like to thank Arbutus Park Manor for their exceptional care during her stay and Asera Care Hospice for their care and compassion. The family requests in lieu of flowers please make contributions to St. Therese Catholic Church or Arbutus Park Manor.




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July 28, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Moskal Funeral Home
79 J Street
Johnstown, PA 15906

Funeral Service
July 29, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Therese Catholic Church

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