Kathleen Penwell

Kathleen B. Penwell (Pezzulo)

Monday, September 7th, 1953 - Friday, September 13th, 2019
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Kathleen B. (Pezzulo) Penwell, 66, of Hillsville, Pa passed away peacefully, Friday September 13, 2019 at Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest, with her beloved twin sister, Marlene by her side.

Kathy was born on September 7, 1953 to the late Michael and Lillian Moffo Pezzulo.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death on December 2, 2012 by her beloved husband, John D. Penwell, whom she married August 24, 1973.

She was a graduate of Mohawk Junior/ Senior High School in 1971 and Youngstown State University in 1975. With a Master’s Degree in education she was a dedicated Special Education Teacher at Struthers City Schools for 30 years, B.C.C. Schools and with Autistic Children for 1 year. After she retired she continued to tutor children at Springfield Local Schools.

Kathy was a member of Holy Spirit Parish, Christ the King and served as President of Christian Mothers at Christ the King.

Kathy was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and everyone who knew her will always remember the great big Mama P. Hugs.

She is survived by her only son, Jonathan and daughter-in-law Heather (Moore) Penwell of Pulaski, Pa., the loves of her life, her six grandchildren, Samantha (Brandon) of Hillsville, Pa, Camrynn, Cadan, Brayden, Brianna and Hunter of Pulaski, Pa., one great-grandchild, Triton as well as her twin sister Marlene (Daniel) D’Amato, her brother Charles (Jackie) Pezzulo, a sister and brother-in-law, Barbara (Roy) Erwin and her mother-in-law Mary Margaret (Taylor) Penwell, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be on Tuesday 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Ed & Don DeCarbo Funeral Home & Crematory, 3000 Wilmington Road.

A Blessing Service will be held on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Russell Shuluga and Deacon John Carran will officiate.

Burial will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Ed & Don DeCarbo Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. - 3000 Wilmington Road
  • Service

    Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 | 7:00pm
    Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 7:00pm
    Ed & Don DeCarbo Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. - 3000 Wilmington Road
  • Interment

    St. Lawrence Cemetery


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Karen Hightower

Posted at 06:36am
Kathy was a great person who loved my kids like her own. R.I.P. my dear friend.

Posted at 12:45am
Kathy was an extremely giving person whose personality was magnetic. My sincere sympathy to the family of such a special person. Karen Edwards

Kelly Lenhart

Posted at 07:06pm
I am Kelly Lenhart, I attended Struthers High School. Mrs. Penwell was my favorite teacher. She made school fun. I will miss her. Rest In Peace Mrs. Penwell. We all loved her.

Melinda D’Augostine, Teresa Adams

Posted at 02:34pm
Melinda D’Augostine and Teresa Adams. Our thought and prayers for the family. We were so sorry to hear of Kathy’s illness and passing. Many years have passed since we would enjoy swimming with grandchildren at her cousin Lorraine’s home. May God’s comforter be with the family at this time. I know she is in God’s hands.

Mary Sandora

Posted at 11:41am
Chuckie you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. My sincere condolences. From Sandy Sandora's daughter, Mary Sandora

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