Mabel Palombo

Obituary of Mabel Shearer Palombo

Mabel Shearer Palombo, 88, of Latrobe, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2019 at her home. She was born April 16, 1930 in Latrobe, a daughter of the late Edward Shearer Sr, and Sophia (Hercha) Shearer.

Mabel was a 1948 graduate of Latrobe High School and a 1951 graduate of the Latrobe Hospital School of Nursing. Prior to retirement, she worked as a private duty Registered Nurse. She also served as an ombudsman for the Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging for many years. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing at the Latrobe Elks Golf Course.

In addition to her parents, Mabel was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur L. Palombo in 2015, two brothers, Jack Shearer and Edward “Buster” Shearer Jr., and her sister, Dorothy Fuchs. She is survived by her daughter, Pamela Stanislaw of Latrobe, her son Gary Palombo (Barb) of Sun City West, AZ, sisters-in-law: Mary Palombo, Yola Mucci, Lydia Blasiole (Dennis), Ruth Shearer, and Faye Palombo; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM in the Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home, Inc. 1500 Ligonier Street, Latrobe. Funeral Liturgy will be held at 10 AM Tuesday in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Unity Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Action for Animals, P.O. Box 814, Latrobe, PA 15650 or online at To post an online condolence, please visit