Olga R. Gera, 95, of Latrobe (Derry Township), passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at her home. Olga was born December 13h, 1922 the daughter of the late Guiseppe and Maria Mosso-Cignetto.
If you're reading this, I would like to let you know that my work here is done. I received a call, a sort of an offer you can’t refuse, for a new job from which I will not be returning. This assignment comes with a huge sign-on bonus, a reunion with my George and all of those I haven't been able to see for a long time. Job security is exactly 100 percent. My new mission will be dancing, painting, sculpting, and reading everything I can find; maybe I'll even get to meet some of the authors. Food is delicious and you never gain a pound. I have left detailed instructions to my Son and Grandson, as well as my new Granddaughter, to celebrate my mission here, which has now been completed, and to always take care of each other. Not following this "instruction" will not be tolerated.” I will be watching, gleefully as you all flower going forward, and remember that we are all all still children in our own way; keep your hearts open and listen to each other, and do not accept that a woman cannot be all she wants to be.
Olga is survived by her son Mark, her grandson Joseph and his wife and new granddaughter, Tera Yingling, and her brother, Charles Cignetto. She was a member of St. Rose Roman Catholic Church in Latrobe. She leaves this world as she came in and looks forward to the future. Her career was long and accomplished, far too long to list in this small section and this is not a time for self aggrandizement.
There will be no funeral home visitation. All are welcome to a funeral mass on Saturday, June 23rd at 11 AM in St. Rose Church, 4969 State Route 982, Latrobe, PA 15650. Private interment will be in St. Rose Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at www.stjude.org. The Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home, Inc. in Latrobe is assisting the family with the arrangements.