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Erminia "Erma" (Sponza) Molinari

May 4, 1931 ~ December 28, 2020 (age 89)


Erminia Italia "Erma" Molinari, 89, of Altoona, formerly of Glassport and West Mifflin, passed away on Monday, December 28, 2020, at Graystone Manor at Bellemeade in Altoona, PA.  Erma was born on May 4, 1931, in McKeesport to the late Rocco and Julie D'Angelo Sponza. She was the loving wife of the late John F. Molinari, who preceded her in death in 2001. Erma is survived by her beloved grandchildren, Johnna (Jim) Gority, Jennifer Edwards, and Elizabeth (Tim) Liedl.  Also survived by great-grandchildren, Colton and Madison Gority, Owen, Cecilia, & Hudson Edwards, Alivia and Adalynn Liedl. Erma was preceded in death by her son John R. Molinari, sister Rosalie Slack, and best friend Geri Deanovich. She was formerly a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Christy Park. She volunteered with South Allegheny School District helping elementary students in the Generations Together program. She enjoyed baking, cooking, and ceramics. Family and friends will be received on Thursday, December, 31 from 10 am-1 pm at E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave, Glassport, PA 15045. A service will take place Thursday at the funeral home at 1:00 pm.  Entombment is private. Also survived by one daughter and an additional granddaughter. Online condolences may be offered at

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December 31, 2020

10:00 PM to 1:00 PM
E.C. Finney Funeral Home, Inc.
235 Monongahela Ave
Glassport, PA 15045

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