Hazel M Hertweck

October 25, 1928 ~ January 3, 2024 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Hazel Hertweck Obituary

Hazel Marie Hertweck, age 95, of Portersville, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, January 3,2024 at Good Samaritan Hospice in Wexford.

Born October 25,1928 in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late John and Hazel Pearl Jacobs Averell.

She was a faithful member of St Faustina Parish, the St Christopher Church in Prospect, where she will be remembered for starting the former Strawberry festival, the potato pancake sales, and being an Eucharistic minister.

She enjoyed cooking and for many years worked at restaurants in Pittsburgh and the Portersville area.  She loved knitting, baking, cooking meals for other people, making Christmas and Easter chocolate candies, and making ceramics with her friends in Prospect. 

She was an avid Pittsburgh Sports Fan, and especially loved cheering for the Steelers and Penguins.

Hazel received the Paul Harris award and had a special friendship with the Rotary Club of Portersville – Prospect for many years.

She is survived by her children Charmaine Smith of Mars, Mary Alice Boston of Portersville, DeDe (Denny) Reed of Butler; her grandchildren Shannon (Mike) Homick and Shawna (Mike Kidder) Reed; her great grandchildren Melody, Shaydon, and Lillian, her great great grandson William; her siblings Mike Averell, Sandy Averell, Rick Averell all of Pittsburgh; and many nieces and nephews including her niece Joyce and her husband Tommy Carrigan who gave extra care and attention that was appreciated over the past years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Omer Hertweck, who she married June 19,1954 and passed away November 19, 2010; infant son Stanley John; grandson Heath Smith; son in law Bill Smith; brother John Averell; and her sister Mary Wirth.

Visitation will be on Sunday, January 7,2024 from 1pm to 5pm at the Raisley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, pc., 387 Main Street, Prospect.

Funeral Mass will be on Monday, January 8,2024 at 11am in St Faustina Parish, St Christopher Church in Prospect, 229 N Franklin Street, with Rev. Adam M. Verona, officiating.

Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Butler.

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January 7, 2024

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Raisley Funeral Home and Cremation Services
387 Main St.
Prospect, PA 16052

Funeral Mass
January 8, 2024

11:00 AM
St Christopher Church in Prospect (Franklin Street)


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