Gina  LaCamera


Gina (Comunale) LaCamera, 50, formerly of Hermitage, passed away Wednesday evening, Jan. 9, 2019, in Clepper Manor CCRC, Sharon, following an extended illness.
Gina was born May 2, 1968, in Sharon, a daughter of Marlene (Planchak) Comunale. A 1986 graduate of Sharon High School, she also graduated cum laude from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in
nursing and a minor in psychology.
Prior to her illness, Gina was employed for many years as a registered nurse at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Youngstown, Ohio, and later at Sharon Regional Medical Center.
Gina was a member of the Church of Notre Dame, Hermitage.
She adored her children and loved to entertain them and those she worked with at the Sycamore Center in Hermitage. A phenomenal cook, Gina looked forward to preparing meals for her family and friends. She also enjoyed riding her bike, shopping and volunteered for Meals On Wheels.
She is survived by her mother, Marlene (Planchak) Comunale, of Sharon; two daughters, Kelsey N. Anderson, of Sharon and Kristen R. LaCamera of Hermitage; a son, Kevin M. LaCamera, also of Hermitage; three sisters, Lisa Zdral and her husband, John, of Yorba Linda, Calif., Sharon Comunale of Grants Pass, Ore., and Heidi Solomon-Orlick and her husband, David, of Henniker, N.H.; and two grandchildren, James and Kaitlyn Anderson.
She is also survived by her former husband, Francis "Chookie" LaCamera and his wife, Katie, of Hermitage.
Gina was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Comunale.
The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the American Cancer Society, at

Gina, 50, formerly of Hermitage.
Calling hours: From 1 p.m. until the time of the service Sunday (1-13-19) in J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at
Service: Funeral will be at 4 p.m. Sunday (1-13-19) in the funeral home.
Published on January 10, 2019
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