- Grove City, Pennsylvania

March 6, 2013

Flora E. DeGregory Cemate

Was bookkeeper and switchboard operator

Allied News

BUTLER — Flora E. DeGregory Cemate of Forestville, died at 3:20 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, in Butler Visiting Nurses Association Inpatient Hospice, two weeks after sustaining injuries in a fall from which she could not recover. She was 95.

Born Sept. 5, 1917, in Grove City, Mrs. Cemate was a daughter of Dominick and Ruth Petrozelle DeGregory.

Flora was formerly of Grove City and Boyers and was a graduate of Grove City High School.

Prior to marriage, she was employed in Grove City by Peters and Sloan as a bookkeeper and by Penn Grove Hotel as a switchboard operator and secretary.

She married Dominick F. Cemate on June 22, 1946, in Grove City, and was married for 58 years until his death March 4, 2005.

She was a homemaker and member of St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church of Forestville. She was a member of the Christian Mothers and Ladies Guild of the church.

Flora loved to cook, plant vegetables and flowers and discuss politics. She was a kind, poised and generous lady who always put others first.

Surviving are a son, John D. Cemate, Forestville; and a daughter, Ruth A. Klingensmith and her husband Robert J., Harrisville.

Also surviving is a sister, Blanche Bonanni of Grove City.  Numerous nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law also survive.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, James, Daniel, Michael and David DeGregory; and three sisters, Mary Grazaini, and two infants.

Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today (2-20-13 ) in Cunningham Funeral Home Inc., 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City.

Mass of Christian burial is 10:30 a.m. Thursday (2-21-13 ) in St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 232 Boyers Road, Forestville, with the Rev. Kevin Poecking as celebrant.

Interment in Crestview Memorial Park Inc., Pine Township.

Memorial contributions may be made in Flora's name to  Butler VNA Inpatient Hospice, 115 Technology Drive, Butler, PA 16001.

Published Feb. 20, 2013 in Allied News. Pick up a copy at 201A Erie St., Grove City.