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Mary Ellen Grau

March 13, 1933 ~ June 27, 2021 (age 88)


Mary Ellen Grau, age 88, of Valencia, formerly of Middlesex Twp., passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.

Born in Pittsburgh, PA on March 13, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Grace Moehring McCune.

She was a member of the Mars United Presbyterian Church.

Mary Ellen enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, and made many of the family’s clothes. She played the organ and piano, and had sung with the Sweet Adelines. A talented artist, she painted landscapes and also enjoyed woodwork and small furniture making.

Surviving are her husband, John B. Grau, who she married on August 9, 1952, her three daughters, Karen (Roger) Marshall of Slippery Rock, Linda Hawkins (Julius Forehand) of Biloxi, MS, and Carol (Wayne) Sunday of Evans City, a sister, Linda (Roy) Geyer of Renfrew, twin granddaughters, Jill (Jeff) Reed and Julie (Pete) Sebock, and four great grandchildren, Dylan and Logan Sebock, Brock Reed and Abigail Marshall.

She was preceded in death by her grandson, Michael Marshall.

Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Thursday, July 1, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8. A service will be held at 8 PM with Rev. Terry Stoops, officiating. Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Gardens, Cheswick, PA. Memorials may be made to the Butler County Humane Society, 1015 Evans City Rd, Renfrew, PA 16053. Directions and condolences are available at

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