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Penny L. (Wendereusz) Mell

September 17, 1959 — July 31, 2019

Penny L. (Wendereusz) Mell, 59, of Tarentum, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019 in West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born September 17, 1959, in Natrona Heights to Nancy (Hughes) Wendereusz of Natrona Heights and the late Walter Wendereusz. Penny was employed at Sheryl's Salon in Natrona Heights, where she enjoyed spending time with clients and co-workers. She was a member of the First Church of God in Brackenridge, where she served as Council President as well as an Elder, the Tarentum Eagles and the Women of the Moose in New Kensington. Penny enjoyed helping at her church, rooting for the Steelers, trips to the casino and spending time with her dogs and watching her grandchildren grow. In addition to her mother, Penny is survived by her son, Gary 'Geno' (Deb) Mell II, of Cranberry Township; stepdaughters, Tammy Mell, of Natrona Heights and Terri Galvach, of Plum; grandson, Parker Mell; granddaughters, Samantha Galvach, Allie Galvach and Skylar Labonte; and by her siblings, Larry (Peggy) Wendereusz, of Evans City, Marlene (Darwin) Stivenson, of Buffalo Township and Vickie Clark, of Cheswick. She was preceded in death by her father and by her husband Gary G. Mell on April 25, 2002.

Friends are invited to celebrate Penny's life on Monday from 5-9 PM in the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc., 1522 Carlisle Street, Natrona Heights 724-224-8688. The Women of the Moose will hold services in the funeral home on Monday at 7:00 PM. Burial will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. To send an online condolence please visit

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