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Theresa E. Valerio

January 1, 1925 ~ July 23, 2020 (age 95)


Theresa E. (Gorshin) Valerio, 95 of Russellton, West Deer Township, died Thursday July 23, 2020 at Fair Winds Manor Care Home, Sarver. She was born January 1, 1925 in Russellton to the late Frank and Mary (Medved) Gorshin. She was a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Parish, Russellton and the SNPJ Lodge. Theresa attended Springdale High School. During the war, she worked at Glenshaw Glass as a packer. Following the war, she worked for the Welfare Department and was involved with distributing food to the coal miners during the mine strikes, and she also worked for the Census Bureau gathering census information in Allegheny County. Theresa loved to shop and play the slot machines. For many years she was the “Hostess with the Mostess” on the Chuck Gides casino bus tours to Atlantic City, though her greatest joy of her life was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughters Joyce Valerio of New Ken, Patricia (Joe) Logue of Freeport and Cathy (Wade) Baker of Frazer, grandchildren Amy (Jim) Galie of Upper Burrell, Kimberly Zajac and her fiancé Jeff Herschel, Jr., Bradley (Ellen) Baker of Glenshaw and Kristin Baker and her fiancé David Krapp of Frazer, great-grandchildren, Aspen and Grayson Baker and her brother Edward Gorshin of Plum Boro.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Daniel Valerio January 1987 and her grandson Samuel F. Scrima, September 2002, her sisters Ann Massack, Mary (Mici) Zaplata and her brother Frank Gorshin.

With the present health crisis, a private family viewing and blessing service will be held in the Siwicki-Yanicko Funeral Home, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer Township. She was laid to rest next to her husband in Deer Creek Cemetery, Harmar. The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at View the obituary and leave condolences at

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