Esther A. Coval
Esther A. Coval, 90, a resident of the Colonial Courtyard at Tyrone and formerly of Philipsburg, died Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at Tyrone.
Born on February 10, 1926 in Houtzdale, she was a daughter of the late Romeo and Josephine (Gatti) DiBiagio.
Mrs. Coval was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Philipsburg, where she was also formerly a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. She also enjoyed cooking and crocheting.
She was a 1943 graduate of the Woodward Township High School and had been employed as a bookkeeper with the Reiter Insurance/Real Estate Company of Philipsburg, until her retirement.
On November 29, 1947 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Houtzdale, she married George E. Coval. He preceded her in death on April 26, 2004.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Raymond DiBiagio; and a sister-in-law, Dolly DiBiagio.
Mrs. Coval is survived by three sons, Raymond J. Coval and his wife, Marlene D. of York, PA; George Coval and his wife, Kathleen of Philipsburg; Joseph P. Coval of York, PA; a sister, Nilda Bodholt and her husband, Erik of Spokane, Washington; two brothers, Anthony DiBiagio of Elwood City,PA; and Elmo DiBiagio and his wife, Journn of Oslo, Norway.
She is also survived by five grandchildren, Krista A. Bachert and her husband, Brett of Memphis, Tenn., Kara J. Mischler and her husband, Eric of Reading; Kevin G. Coval of Philipsburg; Angela S. Godfrey and her husband, Daniel of York; Christopher R. Coval and his wife, Liann of York; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, April 22, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Philipsburg, with Rev. John Gibbons as celebrant. Interment will follow at Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Philipsburg.
Friends will be received on Thursday, April 21, 2016, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home, Philipsburg.
The rosary will be recited at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook and share memories at beezerheathfh.com