Gertrude L Pierce Ondrizek, 89, of Apollo, passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019 at Mercy Hospital. She was born on March 17, 1930 to Floyd and Ruby Repine Pierce in Clarksburg, Pa. She grew up in Saltsburg and then moved to Kiski Township when she married.
Gert loved making pies for family and friends. She enjoyed knitting dishcloths, quilting and she previously made slippers and robes for the VA. She was a past member of the Apollo-Spring Church Sportsmen Club Auxiliary and enjoyed cooking for the Pennsylvania Conservation League of Delegates meetings. She also worked previous in the cafeteria at the former Elders Ridge Joint High School and the Red Bandana Boutique in Apollo.
She is survived by her sons Larry (Diane) Ondrizek of Apollo, Jerry Ondrizek (Karen) of Indiana, Danny (Barb) Ondrizek of Apollo. Grandsons, Chuck Ondrizek (Kelly) and Clay Ondrizek (Stacey) Great grandson Alex. Sisters Patricia Leach of Dubois and Gloria Jean Orvosh of Saltsburg. Brothers Donald (Kathie) Pierce of White Haven and Lester (TaeSun) Pierce of Saltsurg. Sister-in-laws Mary Ann Pierce of Saltsburg, Maxine Caprara of Allegheny Township and Gail Sweathelm of Apollo and numerous nieces nephews and other family.
Gert was preceded in death by her parents (Floyd and Ruby), Husband Clayton S. Ondrizek, Sister Annabelle Macurak, Brothers James Pierce and Glen Pierce, Nieces Wendy Sue Mullen, Amy Pierce and Carol Macurak, Nephews Donald Pierce Jr., John Macurak and Sam Macurak.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the wonderful Doctors, Nurses and Aides at St. Margaret’s ER and Mercy Hospital for the excellent care they provided for Gert.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kiski Township Fire Department #1, 1037 State Route 56 East, Apollo, Pa. 15613 and VNA Hospice. A Memorial Service for Family and Friends will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at the Kiski Township Fire Department. All arrangements were entrusted to the Kelly L. Corridoni Funeral Home LTD, 1916 Moore Ave., North Apollo, Pa.