Ella J. Longenecker

Sept. 15, 1934 -Feb. 17, 2021


Ella J. Longenecker, 86, Tyrone, died Wednesday at UPMC Altoona.

She was born in Philipsburg, daughter of Wasco and Anna (Semetkosky) Lashinsky. On Sept. 18, 1954, she married Donald E. Longenecker at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Janesville. He died Aug. 19, 2004.

Surviving are two daughters: Doreen Longenecker of Tyrone and Donna Campbell and husband, Kevin, of York; three grandchildren: Matthew, Rachel and Noah Campbell; and a sister, Marie Lidgett of Smithmill.

She was preceded in death by five sisters: Katherine Barno, Evelyn Novak, Ann Rishtscheit, Helen Tutokey and Martha Tanish; and four brothers: Paul, Frank, Jack and Andrew Lashinsky.

Ella was a member of St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Janesville. She had worked in the cafeteria at Tyrone Area High School.

She enjoyed being with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Services are private and will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery, Ramey.

Arrangements are by Feller Memorial Home, Tyrone.