Mary Elizabeth (Ulishney) Kmetz, 85, of Unity Township, died Friday, March 12, 2021 in Bethlen Home, Ligonier. She was born September 18, 1935 in Marguerite, a daughter of the late Michael and Mary E. (Surofsky) Ulishney. She was a graduate of St. Xavier Academy, Latrobe. Prior to retirement she worked at Old Republic Insurance Co. then later at the information booth at Westmoreland Mall. She was a member and parish festival helper of St. Benedict Catholic Church, Marguerite, and member of its Rosary Altar Society. Her favorite past times included baking, cooking (especially ethnic foods) and collecting cookbooks, as well as keeping in touch with her many friends. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank B. “Abe” Kmetz, a brother, Thomas Ulishney and many brothers and sisters-in-law. She is survived by her children, Mary Kay Gettemy and husband Ken of Unity Township, Frank B. Kmetz, Jr. of Imler, Theresa M. Bolby and husband Don and David M. Kmetz and wife Julie all of Unity Township, nine grandchildren, Christine Lesser (Andrew), Katie Copelli (Jesse), Abe Kmetz (Katlyn), John Kmetz (Brittany), Kelly Kmetz (Dylan), Nathan Bolby (Carly), Max Bolby, Kayla Cochran (Caleb) and Elizabeth Wilkinson (Troy) and eleven great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Patricia Murtha of Mt. Pleasant and Dolores Mehalic and husband Thomas of Unity Township, a brother, Michael J. Ulishney and wife Nancy of Unity Township, two sisters-in-law, Judy Ulishney of Unity Township and Rose Kmetz of Acme and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM Tuesday at the Leo M. Bacha Funeral Home, Inc., 2072 Route 130, Pleasant Unity. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 AM Wednesday in St. Benedict Catholic Church, Marguerite. Please go directly to the church. Interment will follow in St. Vincent Cemetery, Unity Township. Please be prepared to adhere to all current health guidelines, including face masks and social distancing. Funeral home occupancy will be limited as well. The family would like to thank her caretaker Diane and also the staff at Bethlen Home for all their wonderful and compassionate care.
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