Mrs. Tirlia was born on April 6, 1928 in Ellwood City to the late George and Orania Mazni Dan. She is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1946 and attended Geneva College. Mary was a member of the St. Elia’s Romanian Orthodox Church while living in Ellwood City. She was the co-owner and operator of “Dan’s Place” along with her sister Helen and her brother John for many years. Mary truly loved and enjoyed her grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter Dana Tirlia Fisher of Delmont, PA, her sons Tim (Kim) Tirlia of The Woodlands, TX and Tom (Patty) Tirlia of Scituate, MA, her daughter in law Karen Gilmartin Tirlia of Danville, CA. She is also survived by her 7 grandchildren Heath Polliard of Delmont, PA, Blake (Jessi) Tirlia of Plymouth, MA, Brett Tirlia of Plymouth, MA, Ben Tirlia of Houston, TX, Bret Tirlia of The Woodlands, TX, Ashley Tirlia and her fiancé Nate Garbon of Danville, CA, and Paul Tirlia of Danville, CA, and her 3 great-grandchildren Zooey and Zachary Tirlia of Plymouth, MA, and Khloe Tirlia Garban of Danville, CA.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Paul Tirlia whom she married on August 22, 1948 and passed away on April 1, 1988, her son Paul “KoKo” Tirlia, her sister Helen Celli, and her brother John Dan.
Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4-6 pm and on Friday from 10:00 am until the time of the Blessing Service at 11:00 am in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home Inc. and Cremation Services. Father Mark Thomas will officiate the service. Interment will follow at the Locust Grove Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Tirlia’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.