Eileen M. Kochara
Eileen M. Kochara, 99, Gallitzin, died Tuesday. She was born in Tunnelhill, daughter of George and Marie Chirdon. Surviving are 12 children: Ann Sweet, Michael, Marie Burns, Joseph, Paul, Jane Maurer, Kate Vinglas, Tom, John, Pat, Jim and Mark; 31 grandchildren; and two sisters: Therese Farabaugh and Marie Beard. She was preceded in death by her husband, John; children: Daniel and infants George and Eileen; and five siblings. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Gibbons Funeral Home, Gallitzin. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, at St. Demetrius Catholic Church, Gallitzin.