Alberta Mates

Obituary of Alberta Mates

Alberta Permuka Mates, age 95 of Mount Pleasant, PA, died Monday, (11/9/2020) in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Mates was born July 12, 1925 in Central, PA, the daughter of the late John and Mary Frances Spearnock Permuka. She was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church of Mt. Pleasant. Alberta had been employed for more than 50 years as a sales clerk with the former George and Cunningham Hardware Store of Mt. Pleasant. She was an excellent baker and enjoyed playing cards, but most of all loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Alberta is survived by her loving family: her sons; David A. (Colette) Mates of Scottdale and John E. (Kimberly) Mates of Monroeville, by her beloved grandchildren, Ryan (Lori) Mates, Adam (Vickie) Mates, Maria Mates, and Barbara Mates and by her very special great grandchildren, Ethan and Carter Mates. She is also survived by her brother, John Permuka, Jr. and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Alberta was preceded in death by her husband, Emerson Mates in 1994 and by her sisters, Rose Vrable, Ann Clawson and Frances Kern. Honoring Alberta’s wishes, there will be no hours of public visitation. A private graveside service will be held at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery for her family, with her pastor, the Rev. Robert Ellson officiating. The family would like to thank the staff of Medi Home Hospice, especially: Amy, Tammy, Cheryl, Michelle, Marissa and Brenda and Alberta’s close friends, Sue and Nancy for their care and compassion and the kindness shown to Alberta. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions may be made to: Medi Home Hospice, 109 Crossroads Road at Rt. 119, Scottdale, PA 15683, in Memory of Alberta Mates. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Galone-Caruso Funeral Home, 204 Eagle Street, Mount Pleasant. To offer an online condolence, please visit our website at: www.galone-carusofuneralhome.,com

Final Resting Place

Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Braddock Road Avenue
Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania, United States
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