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Royer , Emma J. 89

Lower Burrell

Emma Jean Royer, 89, of Lower Burrell, died Tuesday, April 5, 2011, in the VNA Hospice, Butler. She was born Sept. 9, 1921, in Mt. Jewett, Pa., a daughter of the late Fred Brock and Lenna Nogar Brock. She lived in Lower Burrell for most of her life and was employed by Allegheny Valley Hospital for 15 years. A member of Bethesda Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lower Burrell, she was a graduate of Mt. Jewett High School. Emma enjoyed cooking, gardening and companion dog, Rudy. Her greatest enjoyment was her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Royer, in 1973; sister, Doris Danielson; and brother, Robert Brock. Survivors include her daughter, Tonia (Chuck) Stapinski, of Lower Burrell; son, Larry (Janet) Royer, of Canton, Ohio; daughter, Lenna (Alan) Duschen, of Bakersfield, Calif.; daughter, Sharette (Tony) Ciccocioppo, of Lower Burrell; grandchildren, Kristina Tardivo, of Lower Burrell, Valerie Weinzierl, of Seven Fields, Chad Royer, of Canton, Ohio, Eric Royer, of Greensburg, Joshua and Amber Duschen, of Bakersfield, Calif., and Eryn and Nicholas Ciccocioppo, of Lower Burrell; and great-grandchildren, Emily, Heather, Leah and Nathen Royer and Gabrielle Tardivo. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the FRANK F. GIGLER FUNERAL HOME, 2877 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, PA 15068. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Bethesda Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lower Burrell. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bethesda Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3084 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, PA 15068 or VNA Inpatient Hospice, 115 Technology Drive, Butler, PA 16001.

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