Carol Gradler

Obituary of Carol F. Gradler

Carol Lorraine (Fox) Gradler, 89 of Mount Pleasant, PA died Thursday, September 29, 2022 in Findlay, Ohio. She was born December 28, 1932, the daughter of the late Wilmer E. and Eliza (O'Donnell) Fox. Mrs. Gradler was a member of St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church in Mount Pleasant, where she often volunteered, but most notable were her years spent teaching Second grade CCD classes and her active membership in the church choir.  Carol was a 1950 graduate of Ramsay High School and then went on to obtain her Degree from Indiana University of PA in 1954. She began her career as an Elementary School Teacher working for the Connellsville School District from 1954 until 1958. Carol then joined her husband Jack and his parents at the Gradler Studio of Photography. In 1973, she and Jack purchased  the business and then operated it until 1994. Carol's friendly personality and smile will be remembered by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.


Carol is survived by her son, Frank A. Gradler and his wife, Dolores of Greensburg, her daughter, Dr. Mary Beth Dillon and her husband, Dr. Thomas H. Dillon of Findley, Ohio and by her eight grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Carol was preceded in death by her husband, John "Jack" Gradler in 2003 and by her brothers, Wilmer E. Fox, Jr. in 2004 and Donnell H. Fox in 2019. 

Family and friends will be received Sunday, October 9th from 4 until 8 PM at the Galone-Caruso Funeral Home, 204 Eagle Street, Mount Pleasant, PA.  All are invited to attend Carol's Funeral Mass on Monday, October 10th at 11 AM in St. Pius X RC Church, Summit Street, Mount Pleasant. Interment will be private. 

The family wishes to thank the hospice team from Bridge Home Health and Hospice in Findlay, Ohio for their compassionate care and assistance. In lieu of flowers, the family requests Memorial Contributions be made to St. Pius X RC Church, Walnut Street, Mount Pleasant, PA 15666 in Memory of Carol L. Gradler.

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Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunday, October 9, 2022
Galone-Caruso Funeral Home Inc.
204 Eagle Street
Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, United States

Funeral Mass

11:00 am
Monday, October 10, 2022
St. Pius X. Roman Catholic Church
Summit Street
Mount Pleasant,, Pennsylvania, United States
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