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SPAID -- Carol J. (Reilly), 85, passed away August 1, 2023, at Conemaugh Hospital. Born September 4, 1937, daughter of Charles and Margaret Reilly.
Carol was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Portage, where she loved to arrive early for the Saturday evening contemporary service and listen to the praise band.
Preceded in death by her parents, son Raymond, sisters Ellen Pisarski and Janet Glass, brother James Schelling, grandson Joey Bolvin, and her beloved husband of 57 years, Raymond (Mook), who she lost in 2011.
Survived by children: Linda, wife of Rick Bolvin, Florida; Chuck, married to Patricia Guzic, Lilly; Randy, married to Cathy Phillips, Portage; and Lisa, wife of Richard Niese, Cresson; Grandchildren, Amanda (Matthew) Bender, Florida; Joe Skura, Gallitzin; Tara (Lance) Eckenrode, Loretto; Amy (Drew) Boggs, Altoona; Chucky (Erin) Spaid, Colorado; Krystine (Brandon) Myers, Portage; Randy (Angelica) Spaid, Summerhill; Stephanie Basile (Michael Kos), Gallitzin; and Kelsie(Trevor) Davis, Portage; Great-Grandchildren, Aden, Belle, Jenna, Willow, Konner, Kyla, Kennady, Lennae, Ella Rae, and Walker.
Carol loved being with her family, and always had a kind smile and warm greeting for those she encountered. She was a dedicated caretaker with Cambria Residential Services for many years, and enjoyed spending time on the golf course at Maple Crest, socializing with her friends while enjoying beers, and shopping trips with her friend, Joanne Redfern, and sister, Ellen.
Carol was a dog lover, and always had a furry friend or two in her home. Recently, while residing at Windber Woods, she kept patrol of the hallway, where she waited for visitors and greeted those passing through with her warm smile. Carol epitomized love and kindness in her actions and words, and she had strong faith in Jesus Christ and dedication to her family and friends. She was proud of her children and grandchildren, and deeply loved being part of their lives.
Service and viewing will be private for immediate family at Decort Funeral Home, Portage. Committal, Lloyd Cemetery, Ebensburg.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bethany United Methodist Church, Portage, or the Cambria County Humane Society in Carol's memory.
If you knew and loved Carol, let the same greeting and smile she shared with you be shared with those you encounter daily as a tribute to her.
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