Condolence & Memory Journal

Thank you for the reminder--Adele is in my thoughts!

Posted by N. Andre (Dre) Rega - Mount Pleasant, PA - friend   November 21, 2019

Dearest Judy;

It's been a very long time since I've seen you, but had to send a note of condolence on the passing of your mother. She was such a class act. I know the Elsbury's loved her. I hope all is well with the rest of your family. Darren is still Darren, and continues to make everyone laugh. God Bless.

Shelly Case Rimel

Posted by Shelly Case - Rimel - Mount Pleasant, PA - Family Friend   December 09, 2018

From teaching me "situational ethics" in Sunday school at the synagogue in Mt. Pleasant to helping me (many years later) to snap out of despair about writing my doctoral dissertation with "reality therapy", Adele has been a wonderful influence in my life for many years.

I will miss her and send my sympathy and love to Marcy, Ellie, and Judy.

Posted by Janet Levin - Santa Monica, CA - Friend   December 05, 2018

There must be a limerick and so,

There once was a gal named Adele,
Her virtues I'm happy to tell.
She was smart, she was sassy
She was generous and classy
And her poetry was truly--NOBEL!

There is less sparkle in the world with your passing, my friend.

Posted by Kathy Howanek - Johnstown, PA - Friend   November 29, 2018

I fondly remember Adele during her time at Hiram G. Andrews when she was the Director of Education. She interviewed me when I was about 7 months pregnant and thought my chances of landing a job as vocational instructor were slim to none. But she hired me and helped me fulfill my wish to work with people with disabilities. I loved her strength and ability to perform her job as a woman at a time when not many women had positions of authority. She had a big heart and I will forever appreciate her faith in my ability to do my job. Eventually I became the Director of Education and remember her in the same office. I would not have had that opportunity if she had not hired me in the first place.

Posted by Barbara Petersen - Johnstown, PA - Coworker   November 29, 2018

My condolences to your family. Adele was a joy to work with at WCCC. She did a wonderful job moving the Act 101 program forward and supporting students with academic needs. And she was fun to be with! Siincerely, Mary Stubbs

Posted by Mary Stubbs - Latrobe, PA - Coworker   November 29, 2018

I knew Adele through my mother, Susan Shincovich, who worked for her at the Hiram G. Andrews Center. Adele was so matter of fact, so good with people, and so vivacious and quick to laugh. She always made me feel like I was exactly the person she wanted to be talking with. In about 2002 when I was living in Shadyside, Adele took me out for a drink near Pitt's campus. This is my favorite memory of her: us having great martinis and conversation in a campus bar. She went out of her way to make time for me after a long day running errands in Pittsburgh. I truly enjoyed her company! Adele was a great lady and a great inspiration.

Posted by Ann Shincovich - Tobyhanna, PA - Friend   November 29, 2018

Condolences to your family. I have many fond memories of your beautiful Mother.

Posted by Tricia DePalma Michal - Greensburg, PA - Friend   November 29, 2018

When I think of Adele, I always remember her zest for life. Her New Year's Day parties were something everyone look forward to. My deepest sympathy to Adele's family.

Posted by Michaelene McWhinney - Greensburh, PA - Friend   November 28, 2018

So sorry to hear. Our condolences to all three girls It was a pleasure knowing and working with Adele She will be sorely missed. Judith & Donald

Posted by Donald & Judith Pripstein - Austin, TX - Friend   November 28, 2018


I am so sorry for your loss. It was such a privilege to get to know Adele by doing her hair this last year and half. She was truly a remarkable woman and will always have a place in my heart.

Posted by Amanda Riddle    November 28, 2018

Dear Marcy, Ellie, and Judy,
Our heartfelt sympathy to you and your families at the loss of your very special Mom and Grandmother. I'm so glad to have known her as a boss and mentor for eight years and a dear friend for much longer. Her personality and loving heart makes her irreplaceable in our lives and we will miss her very much. Our sincere condolences, Jim and Susan Shincovich

Posted by Susan (and Jim) Shincovich - State College, PA - Friend   November 28, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Adele at Hiram G Andrews in the Education department. She was always so upbeat and nice to me. I will remember her fondly. Prayers and condolences to the family.

Posted by Phyllis Kimmell - Johnstown, PA - Coworker   November 28, 2018

Dear Marcy and family,
I was so sad to hear of your MOTHER'S passing...what a wonderful person! Please accept my deepest condolences.
N.Andre "Dre" Rega

Posted by Neal Andre Rega - Mount Pleasant, PA   November 28, 2018