Lena Vasilopus, 95, of Lower Burrell, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020 in Allegheny Valley Hospital. She was born May 27, 1924 in New Kensington, a daughter of the late Frank and Clara Florence. She graduated from Ken-Hi in 1942 and was employed at Valos Candy for 44 years. Lena was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Lower Burrell and was a devoted fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates. Lena enjoyed Italian and Greek cooking, as well as word search puzzles and reading. Survivors include sons Steve Vasilopus and John (Diane) Vasilopus, both of Lower Burrell; grandchildren, Michele (David) Berg, Steven (Kelly) Vasilopus, Amanda (Jason) Simon, and Jonathan Vasilopus: great granddaughter Brittany Berg; step-grandchildren, John (Heather) Kuzmirek, Michael (Lindsey) Kuzmirek, Matthew Kuzmirek; step great grandchildren, Elijah, Noah, MacKenzie, and Dylan; and nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Vasilopus on April 22, 2016, five sisters, Margaret Stivenson, Sophie Scott, Rose Rios, Amelia Compass, Mary Esquivel, and granddaughter Marla. Family and friends will be received Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of Prayers of Transfer at 12 noon in the FRANK F. GIGLER FUNERAL HOME, INC., Robert P. Karish, Supervisor, 2877 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, PA 15068. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:30 p.m. in St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Lower Burrell, followed by burial in Greenwood Memorial Park. The family extends their thanks and appreciation for the care provided by the nurses and staff at Allegheny Valley Hospital and Belair Nursing Home.
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