Theda J. (Garmer) Fredley

March 25, 1930 ~ December 29, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Theda Fredley Obituary

Theda Jean (Garmer) Fredley, 93, of West Deer Township, Died Friday, Dec 29, 2023, surrounded by her family. She was born March 25, 1930 to the late Arthur ‘Ted’ and Ruth (Felsing) Garmer. She was a 1948 Graduate of Tarentum High School and very proud to be an alumnus of University of Pittsburgh where she earned her certificate as a medical technician. She worked at Allegheny Valley Hospital under the mentorship of the late Dr Montgomery. Theda met the love of her life, Loyal, and married in the Bull Creek Church manse on May 2, 1953. Theda became an active and busy homemaker raising 4 children in their West Deer home.  

Theda always strived to serve others. She was a lifelong member of Bull Creek Presbyterian Church where she led Vacation Bible School, the Junior Sunday School Department and served on the Session among other responsibilities. She was a founding member of West Deer Meals on Wheels and spent many years planning, preparing and organizing the meals for delivery. She was a talented crafter and enjoyed quilting, embroidery, tatting, etc. and made many lovely gifts for friends and family. Theda loved history and her family spending many hours with her mother searching through records to expand the family tree. She served as President of the Tarentum Genealogy Society. Up until the time of her death, Theda was an active member of the Board of Directors of Bull Creek Cemetery Association.

Theda is survived by her son, Loyal (Barbara) Fredley Jr., of Winfield Township; two daughters, Lorraine Fredley of Frazer Township and Alice (Warner) Rice, of Reedville, VA and a daughter-in-law, Karen Fredley of Pittsburgh. Six Grandchildren: Kathie Fredley, Traci (Gary) Meyers, Sara (Jeremy) Losco, Matthew Fredley and Emily, Rachel and Ann Rice; Three Great-Grandsons: Alex Losco, Koolbie Fredley and Kale Meyers, and her brother, Arthur (Shirley) Garmer Jr. of Springdale.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Loyal W. Fredley, Sr., her parents, a son, Wayne Fredley, granddaughter, Frances A. Rice and a brother, Alvin Garmer.

The family would like to offer a special Thank You to the staff and friends at Magnolia Place of Saxonburg.  Thank you for all the love and kindness she received under your care.

Friends will be revived Monday 2-6 pm in the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer Twp. All are welcome to a graveside service Tuesday 10 am in Bull Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery, West Deer with the Rev. Robert Henry officiating.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions should be sent to Bull Creek Presbyterian Church 224 Tarentum Culmerville Road Tarentum, Pa. 15084. View obituary and leave condolences at

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January 1, 2024

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Siwicki - Yanicko Funeral Home
23 McKrell Road * PO Box 21
Russellton, PA 15076

Graveside Service
January 2, 2024

10:00 AM
Bull Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Tarentum Culmerville Road
West Deer Township, PA 15084


Bull Creek United Presbyterian Church
224 Tarentum Culmerville Road, Tarentum PA 15084


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