Violet K. Bayer of Farrell passed away at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in John XXIII Home, Hermitage. She was 87.
Mrs. Bayer was born March 22, 1930, in Sharon, a daughter of Anthony and Catherine (Ivankovic) Gluich.
She was a lifelong resident and a 1948 graduate of Farrell High School. She was employed at the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp.; and a long time sales associate at J.C. Penney, Hermitage.
Violet was a lifelong active member of St. Anthony's Church, Sharon where she was a member of parish council and the choir. She was also a PTO board member at St. Anthony's School.
Violet was a member of the Croatian Club, Lodge 126, Farrell and performed on tour with Veseljaci Tamburitzans.
Her husband, Anton G. Bayer, whom she married on July 2, 1949, in St. Anthony's Church, passed away on Dec. 21, 2000.
Surviving are: two daughters, Carol Ann Procas, Cincinnati, Ohio; and Sherry Lynn Cherry and her husband Frank, New Castle; Anton "Tony" Bayer Jr., Farrell; a sister, Norma Gianni, Sharon; a brother, Anthony Gluich, Hermitage; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, Violet was preceded in death by her parents; and two great-grandchildren, Bria Nicole and Noah Christopher Cherry.
The family suggest memorial contributions be made to St. Anthony's Church, 804 Idaho St., Sharon, PA 16146.
Mrs. Violet K. (Anton G.), 87, of Farrell.
Calling hours: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday (11-25-2017) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY, 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Mass of Christian Burial: 1 p.m. Saturday in St. Anthony's Church, Sharon, with Rev. Matthew Ruyechan, pastor, and Rev. Frank Almade, pastor of St. Vitus Parish, New Castle, as co-celebrants.
Burial: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Hermitage.
Published on November 23, 2017