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Josephine S. (Franze) Spalla
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 600 Waterfront Dr., #210, PGH, PA 15222 or the Shriner's Hospital for Children, 1645 W. 8th St., Erie, PA 16505.

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“As my mother's older sister, I recall the stories of my aunt Josie taking her little sister on long treks, up and down Pittsburgh's city steps,...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Frank Weber - Wayne, PA - Family

“I like to think Aunt Jose is at peace with her love, Uncle Frank. I treasured her yearly calls thanking me for my Christmas card and her advice...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Lisa Allen - Pittsburgh, PA

“My sister might be remembered for her strength and determined nature but her devotion to the memory of her husband Frank, and our talks about her...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Geraldine DeFoe - Pittsburgh, PA

“I feel so blessed that I got to know Aunt Josephine and Uncle Frank. They were so kind, loving, and always happy. I am sad that she has passed but...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Rose Lentulay - Ellicott City, MD

“Rest In Peace Aunt Josie. You're finally with you're life's partner again. Thanks for all the stories, history lessons and help along the way. Your...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Gus Franze - Fishkill, NY

“I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Josie's passing. I know she missed Uncle Frank so very much. They can now be together with Our Heavenly Father...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Barbara Andolina - Las Vegas, NV


Age 101, passed away on Friday, January 29, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Frank J. Spalla for 65 years; loving mother of Josie Soltis (Bob) of Green Tree, Geraldine Durst (the late George) of Bel Air, Maryland and Dr. Frank J. Spalla, Jr. (Susan) of the Villages, FL; Cherished grandmother of Michele Iorio, Michael Miele, Dr. George Durst, Daniel Durst, Nicole Dismuke and Natalie Bass. She was blessed with 11 loving great-grandchildren, Donnie and Briana Iorio, Matthew and Rowan Durst, Nicolas and Mira Miele, Emily Gibson, Grant Dismuke, Carson and James Bass and Cash Durst. She was the sister of Geraldine DeFoe and predeceased siblings including Christina, August and Natalie Franze, Angeline Hunter, Christine Romano and Lena Weber. Josephine was a member of the Italian Sons and Daughters of America and a longtime member of Amity Lodge, and St. Thomas More Church. She loved working at the Upper St. Clair High School for many years. Josephine lived a long and blessed life. She has now gone to be with her beloved husband, Frank. Family and friends welcome Tuesday, 4-8 p.m. WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, 412-563-2800, 1650 Greentree Rd., Scott Twp. 15220. Funeral Mass in Resurrection Parish, St. Thomas More Church, Wednesday 10 a.m. DUE TO INCLIMATE WEATHER, PLEASE CALL FUNERAL HOME TO VERIFY VISITATION AND FUNERAL TIMES. Entombment in Queen of Heaven Mausoleum, Peters Twp. Due to Covid-19 requirements, everyone must wear a mask and practice social distancing. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 600 Waterfront Dr., #210, PGH, PA 15222 or the Shriner's Hospital for Children, 1645 W. 8th St., Erie, PA 16505. www.slaterfuneral.com

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