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Sylvia J. (Smith) Korona

May 19, 1934 ~ January 25, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Sylvia J. Korona Obituary

Sylvia J. Korona

May 19, 1934 ~ January 25, 2024

     Sylvia J. Korona, 89, of Martinsburg, passed away Thursday morning, January 25, 2024, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring.

     She was born in Tionesta, daughter of the late Russell M. and Grace C. (Kostenbauder) Smith. On June 22, 1957, she married Robert L. “Bob” Korona in Tionesta.

     Surviving are her beloved husband, Bob, of 67 years; three daughters: Linda L. Korona of Parma Heights, OH, Katherine L. Cason of State College, and Lisa J. Decker (Jack) of Harmony; four grandchildren: Robert Guard, Melissa McCraw (Carson), Jacqueline Kissinger (A.J.), and Marissa Decker; and a sister, Shirley Hartman, of Topton.

     She was preceded in death by a brother, John Smith.

     Sylvia was a 1952 graduate of Tionesta High School and in 1957 received her bachelor’s degree in Home Economics Education from the Pennsylvania State University. She then went on to work as an agent for the Penn State Extension Home Economics Program for a few years until the birth of her first daughter.

     She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Roaring Spring, and also served as a local 4-H Club leader.

     Sylvia loved taking care of her husband, Bob, and spending time with her family, especially attending school and sporting events for her daughters and grandchildren. She also enjoyed reading, gardening, and was a very talented seamstress.

     A private memorial service will be held at John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg.

     Memorial contributions in memory of Sylvia can be given to the Martinsburg Community Library, 201 S. Walnut Street, Martinsburg, PA 16662.

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