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Yolanda “Yola” Cibocchi, 98

Mrs. Yolanda “Yola” Cibocchi formerly of Ellwood City passed away peacefully at the Gracious Living Assisted Living Home in Pittsburgh, Pa on Saturday, July 22, 2017.

Yola was born on April 2, 1919 the daughter of Vito and Julia (Basile) Palimino Macioge.  She had attended Lincoln High School and is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish. Yola had worked at the National Tube Mill during World War II, the Ellwood City Knitting Mill, and as a housekeeper in Ellwood City for various families for many years. Grandma was always the life of the party, always looking for a good time. Her favorite saying was “Bring it on”.

Yola is survived by her daughters, Kathy (Michael) McKee and Deborah Vankirk/Arch (William Arch) both of Pittsburgh, her grandchildren, Ryan (Gina) Vankirk, Mikki (Chris) Peters, Mackenzie (Sean) Petrasek, and Zacchious McKee, her great-grandchildren, Kyra Vankirk, Dylan Vankirk, Raiah Vankirk, Avery Peters, T.J. Peters, Reagan Petrasek, and Charlie Petrasek, her step-great-grandchildren, Grace Arch, Gavin Arch, Camrey Peters, and Jake Peters, her sister, Mary Carbone of New Castle, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband Dominick P. Cibocchi whom she married on November 7, 1949 and passed away on July 1, 1990, her sisters, Rose Perrotta, Etta Sacco, Helen Baron, and Lena Romantine, her brothers, Fred Palimino, John Palimino, Umberta Macioge, and Mitty Macioge, and her two sons-in-law, Gary Vankirk and Matthew Kattic.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2-6 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 am in the Holy Redeemer Church with Father Joseph Pudichery officiating. Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Those attending the funeral mass are asked to meet at the funeral home on Wednesday by 9:20 am.

Yola’s family would like to thank the Gracious Living facility especially the staff for the kind and loving care given to our mother, along with the Three Rivers Hospice tor their understanding and compassionate care.

5 Comments

  • Kathleen Bell Dean Posted July 24, 2017 1:11 pm

    Rest in Peace Yola. My prayers are with her family and the many friends who loved her. She was funny and honest and a blessing to her family. She will be missed.

  • Tammy Thompson Posted July 24, 2017 5:07 pm

    Kathy and Debbie, I am so sorry to hear of Yola’s passing. I have so many funny and fond memories of her. She sure could take control of a room. I know is will be missed by so many. We will keep you all in our prayers.

  • Patrice Markle Posted July 24, 2017 5:46 pm

    Rest In Peace. I remember going to your house with my grandparents, Jean and Tony. You were a wonderful loving person and let’s not forget your cooking.

  • Liz Prence Posted July 25, 2017 11:37 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a spitfire! I hope you find comfort in your memories and in the knowledge that you treated her well and loved her to the end.

  • Leslie Kattic Quealy Posted July 25, 2017 5:59 pm

    The entire Irwin Kattic family is saddened to hear of Yolas passing. She is a true spirit and lover of life and family.

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