Elsie M. Spalla
Active member of Canonsburg U.P. Church
Elsie M. Spalla, 80, of Houston, died Tuesday, December 11, 2012, in Canonsburg General Hospital.
She was born May 22, 1932, in Houston, a daughter of the late Irwin and Marie Ranegar Hamilton.
Mrs. Spalla attended Hickory High School.
She was a member of Canonsburg United Presbyterian Church, where she was active in the grief share, vacation Bible school and served as a deacon.
Mrs. Spalla loved stitching baby blankets, spending time with her family and helping with her grandchildren.
On September 14, 1948, she married Henry Spalla, who died October 23, 1982.
Surviving are five daughters, Linda Potts (John) of Aliquippa, Lynn Stubenbordt (James) of Houston, Debra Campagna (Joe) of McMurray and Denise Buyan (Dennis) and Toni Manganas (Lynn Dunn), both of Canonsburg; 15 grandchildren, Jodi Kubit (Ed), Shawn and William “Carl” Fetcko, Krissy Andreolli (Tony), Jamie Shaner (Josh), Paul Studenbordt (Jenn), Michelle Andreolli (Mike), Mike Campagna, Dennis Buyan (Joan), Angel and Alex Buyan, Tommy Manganas (Jill) and Tina, Marissa and Alana Dunn; 20 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Irwin Y. Hamilton Jr. of Cecil.
Deceased, in addition to her husband,is a daughter, Tina Spalla.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, owner/supervisor, 27 Cherry Avenue, Houston, PA 15342. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 14, in Canonsburg United Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow in Oak Spring Cemetery, Canonsburg. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Canonsburg U.P. Church. Condolences may be left by viewing the obituary at www.mcilvaine-speakman.com.