Grace Kontz

Obituary of Grace Kontz

Grace Eleanor (Potersnak) Kontz, 95, passed away peacefully at Meadowood Senior Living in Worcester, PA on December 10, 2017.  She was born on June 4, 1922 in McKeesport, PA to the late Edward and Elizabeth (Walko) Potersnak. Her husband of thirty-four years, John Kontz, passed away in 2009. 


She was the proud and loving mother of three daughters from a previous marriage to Edward Garbett, Judith Harrison (deceased), Susan Farrell (John) of Houston, TX and Rebecca Cornacoff of Collegeville, PA.  In addition, she is survived by her brother, Roy Potersnak of Port Vue, PA, 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.


A graduate of McKeesport High School, Grace worked for many years at the local radio station (WEDO) including hosting the Trading Post program.   She loved sewing, knitting, cooking and hosting holiday meals for the family.  In retirement, she was active in her church (Hungarian Reformed), McKeesport Garden Club and McKeesport Symphony Board, until her move to Worcester, a suburb of Philadelphia.  At Meadowood, Grace cultivated close friendships and served her new community, where she was known for her warm smile, welcoming nature and positive spirit. 


Services will be private. Arrangements are by the R. L. Williams, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. of Skippack, PA. Online condolences may be made to the family at     Donations in Grace’s memory may be made to the Meadowood Benevolence Fund ℅ Meadowood Senior Living P.O. Box 670 3205 W. Skippack Pike Worcester, PA 19490 or Hungarian Reformed Church 101 University Drive McKeesport, PA 15132. 

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