Clara Barbara Durinzi

November 28, 1925 ~ December 7, 2020 (age 95)


Clara Barbara Durinzi, 95, of Uniontown, formerly of Masontown, died on December 7, 2020,        at Mt. Macrina Manor from the effects of the COVID 19 virus.  She was born in Republic, PA, on November 28, 1925, the daughter of Ermelindo and Rose Maraney Durinzi. She was a loving daughter, sister and bevoved Aunt Babby.


Being a bit of a tomboy, she played with her brother, Dave, and the neighborhood kids.  After 

graduating from Redstone High School, she moved to Detroit, joining other women as "Rosie

the Riveter" during WWII. She then pursued two successful careers, the first as executive 

secretary for the United Mine Workers in Morgantown, WV.  In 1959, she began studies at

California State College, majoring in literature and language which prepared her to teach 

English for the Albert Gallatin School District, from which she retired.There she was respected

by both students and colleagues and was a credit to her profession.  Also during these years 

she traveled to Europe, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Atlantic City.  She spent a summer in Spain, studying at the university in Valencia.  She became skillful at cross stitch and many people now 

own these beautiful works of art.


How will she be described and remembered by those who knew her?  They say she was kind,

witty, generous, astute, a loving caregiver and one never holding back on expressing her

opinion. She had a well-lived life, full and purposeful.


She was predeceased by her parents and her brother, Dave.  She is survived by her sisters

Teresa Durinzi and Rita Wilson(Morris); sister-in-law Louise Durinzi; nieces  Dr.Karen Durinzi-Heng(Allen), Roseanne Moriarty(Dennis) and Polly Wilson(John); nephews David Durinzi(Lorraine), and Michael Wilson(Maeve).  She will be remembered and missed by many.

Arrangements were private and under the direction of the Terravecchia-Haky Home for Funerals, Inc., 515 N. Main St., Masontown, PA,

Interment was held in Mt. Saint Macrina Cemetery, Uniontown, PA.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the late spring.

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