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Mary T. McCandlessOctober 22, 1915 ~ May 12, 2017 (age 101)
Mary T. McCandless, age 101, of Concordia of Cabot, formerly of Mars went to be with our Lord and Savior on Friday, May 12, 2017.
Born on October 22, 1915, she was the daughter of the late James and Anna Chotta. She was preceded in death by her husband, L.E. McCandless, her parents, her sons, Thomas and James, her brothers, John and Thomas, and her sister “Kitty” Staley.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Janet Relihan and her husband, Frank, her grandchildren, James, Jason, Shannon (Shane), and Justin (Hollie), her great grandchildren, Kyrstin, Seth, MacKenzie, Hattie, Sadie, Kelsea, Connor, Jordyn and Brielyn. Also nieces, nephews and a sister-in-law, Doris.
She was a member of New Life Christian Ministries. She had a gift of giving and was a blessing to all who knew her. She was always open to share her faith with others. We know that she will hears the words “well done good and faithful Servant”.
Mary was instrumental in gathering special needs children in her home before there were schools for them. She was a founding member and V.P. of the Butler County Association for Retarded Citizens and helped develop the education and work habits for Butler County students with special needs. She was a cub scout leader and Sunday School Teacher.
Mary had worked for a real estate agency and an insurance company and later was employed by the Department of State, Division of Law Enforcement and as a State Inspector until her retirement.
At Mary’s request, there will be no viewing or service. There will be a private service with her family. Burial will be in Mars Cemetery, Adams Twp. Memorials may be made to New Life Christian Ministries Building Fund, 139 Knoch Rd, Saxonburg, PA 16056. Arrangements are under the direction of the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.