IN MEMORY – PSA. VICTORIA MOLDOVAN
Preoteasa Victoria Moldovan, of Jameson Care Center, formerly of Buhl Terrace, Farrell and Reith Miller Road, West Middlesex, passed away peacefully of natural causes at 4:50 a.m. on Friday, January 18, 2013 in Jameson Care Center, New Castle, Pennsylvania. She was 99.
Victoria Moldovan (nee Bertza) was born June 8, 1913 in East Chicago, Indiana, the daughter of John and Ana Bertza. She was a 1931 graduate of East Chicago High School. She earned her B.S. from Westminster College, West Middlesex where she majored in Religion, History, and English. She also earned her Master’s degree in Education from Westminster. She retired in 1978 from the Farrell Area School District where she was a teacher for 32 years.
She was a member of Holy Cross Orthodox Church, Hermitage, Pennsylvania, where her husband, Rev. Fr. Nicolae Moldovan, was the priest for many years. She was a member of the church’s ladies auxiliary and served as director of the Church Choir and its Sunday school. She was a teacher at the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America (ROEA) summer church camp in Grass Lake, Michigan and wrote for the SOLIA national newspaper. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great -grandmother who will be dearly missed by all who loved her.
Her husband whom she married in Romania on July 23, 1933, passed away on April 18, 1989. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her son-in-law Robert Price.
She is survived by two daughters, Adela Price, of New Castle, PA and Mariana McMullen and her husband Walter, of Palos Verdes Estates, California; three grandchildren, Robert N. Price and his wife Terri, of New Castle, PA, Nicolene McMullen, of San Francisco, CA and Kerry Mikkelsen and her husband Lon, of Hood River, OR; four great grandchildren, Victoria Price, Robert Price and Terra and Finn Mikkelsen; one brother, Emil Bertza and a nephew, John Bertza both of Las Vegas, NV.
In lieu of flowers, her family suggests that anyone wishing to make a memorial donation in her memory to please consider Holy Cross Orthodox Church, 950 Maple Drive, Hermitage, PA 16148. Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday (1-20-13), with Wake Service at 7 p.m. at Holy Cross Orthodox Church, Maple Drive, Hermitage. Condolences may be sent to her family by visiting the website of McGonigle Funeral Home (http://www.mcgoniglefuneralhomeandcrematory.com/). Services: Funeral Service at 10:00 a.m. Monday (1-21-12) in the church with Rev. Dr. Calinic Berger, Parish Priest, officiating. Interment: St. John’s Cemetery, Hermitage.