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Kathleen Kelemen passes away at age 73

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Kathleen C. Kelemen, 73, of Rostraver, PA, died unexpectedly, on Tuesday June 9, 2020.

She was born on September 7, 1946 in New Eagle, PA, the daughter of the late William J. and Lena (DeMarino) Greco.

Kathleen, along with her husband Bob, and cousins, Maria and Mike Bachuchin, were owners/directors of Lakeshore Gymnastics in Chesterton, IN, from 1986 to 2006.

Kathleen was a 1964 graduate of Monessen (PA) High School and received her BS in Education from California State College. She went on to Purdue University where she attained her MS in Special Education. She was also retired from Trade Winds Rehabilitation Center in Gary, IN where she was Director of Special Services. Kathleen was a member of Epiphany of Our Lord Church in Monessen, Friends of Monessen Public Library, and the Catholic Women's College Club.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Robert P. Kelemen, two sisters, Marlene Bishop of Flemington, NJ, Cynthia Greco of York, PA; brother, William J. (Melanie) Greco of Beallsville, PA; and by nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received on Friday, June 12, from 2 to 4 p.m., and 6 to 8 p.m., in Dalfonso-Billick Funeral Home Inc., 441 Reed Avenue, Monessen.

Funeral Mass will be Saturday, June 13, at Epiphany of Our Lord Church, in Monessen, PA. Interment will follow in the Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora, PA.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Monessen Public Library, 326 Donner Ave. Monessen, PA 15062.

Condolences accepted for the family at


Posted 6/11/2020




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