LuAnn Blaine, 63

blaine,luannLuAnn Blaine, 63, of Spring Ave., Ellwood City passed away Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at the Ellwood City Hospital. Despite being in ill health, death was unexpected.

Born April 7, 1953 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late David and Rose Geniviva Moritza. She was married for 38 years to Robert J. Blaine as they were married June 10, 1978. He survives.

LuAnn graduated from Lincoln High School in 1971 and continued her education, graduating from Slippery Rock University. She was an elementary teacher and librarian at St. Philomena’s in Beaver Falls for 25 years. She also taught in the Big Beaver Falls Elementary School for 10 years. Luann was a member of Holy Redeemer Church. She enjoyed making crafts but her most cherished time was spent with the love of her life, her grandson, Danny.

In addition to her husband, Robert, survivors include two daughters, Kelly Blaine of Pittsburgh, Lori (Mathew) Harrison of Perry Twp.; grandson, Danny Harrison; two sisters, Linda (Denny) McCullough and Deborah (Richard) Rouse, both of Ellwood City; brother, David F.”Mitzi” Moritzi of Ellwood City; brother and sister in law, Jim (Donna) Blaine of Slippery Rock; sister in law, Cindy Blaine of Ellwood City; a nephew, Michael McCullough; and three nieces, Michelle Pelissier, Rebecca D’Addio, and Emily Mills.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday August 13 from 1 pm until the time of the funeral service at 2 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Scleroderma Foundation or the Lawrence County Humane Society.

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21 thoughts on “LuAnn Blaine, 63

  1. Our deepest
    Sympathy to Bob and family. We are here if you need us, please call. May LuAnn rest in peace and may God hold her in the palm of his hand.

  2. Sorry for your loss sending Prayers to the Family. I had Mrs Blaine at St Phils she was a very good teacher and my favorite ones. She will be missed.

    Teresa Ferraro

  3. My heart is broken. LuAnn was such a gentle soul with a huge smile. My deepest sympathy to your beautiful family.

  4. I worked with LuAnn while I was teaching at Big Beaver Elem. She was always kind, compassionate, and fun to work with. LuAnn worked very hard and was wonderfully helpful. She is a guardian angel, rejoicing in Heaven, for all of us now. May her exceptional spirit continue to touch the lives of many, as it did while she was on Earth.

  5. I am speechless!!! I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Blaine!!! What a wonderful role model for me for all my years attending St. Philomena! Sending my prayers for peace and healing to her family and friends!!! Heaven received an truly amazing woman!!! HUGS to everyone!!!

  6. Please accept my deepest condolences. LuAnn and I taught together at S. Phil’s and she was always a joy to her students and to all who knew her – she will be missed by so many people. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Sue Pokego

  7. Kelly, I’m so sorry to hear about your mom. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Always remember the good times that you shared. God Bless you and your family

  8. I was sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs Blaine, I worked as a custodian out at Big Beaver Elementary she was a very nice lady always had a smile and willing to talk she will be sadly missed by all that knew her. My deepest condolences to her family.

  9. I am so sorry for your loss. LuAnn was my first grade teacher at St. Philomena and she was wonderful. My heart goes to your family.

  10. Lori and Kelly, I am keeping you and your family in my heart. Please, please contact me if you need anything. I am not local, but I have been in this situation myself and will share any comfort that I can with you. Lots of love to you both. ~ Danielle

  11. We were shocked & so very saddened to hear this news. Our deepest sympathy to her husband, children & entire family!
    LuAnn taught my 3 little ones at our cherished wonderful St. Philomena school! What wonderful memories we all have!
    LuAnn was a special teacher especially to ‘my’ Anthony….he loved her so! Francesca said she remembers how “Mrs. Blaine felt., standing close by her desk teaching her & she always had pretty soft pink nail polish & filed just rounded”…Christina also has treasured memories of the “perfect 1st grade teacher”. We do share your loss, & extend our most sincere sympathy. Much too young, but we know she has seen the face of God & is resting in peace….until we meet again! God bless all of you ??

  12. May our Lord bring you and your family the much-needed peace during this very difficult time. Our condolences to you and your family.

    With sincere sympathy
    Brest family

  13. We are very saddened to learn of LuAnn’s passing. Our thoughts, prayers, and deepest condolences are with the entire family.
    Chick and Myrna Rouse

  14. I had the privilege of teaching with LuAnn for many years at Big Beaver Elementary. She was the kindest, sweetest, woman you could ever meet. We were blessed to have her in our lives. We loved to hear her tell us about “her Danny”. When she did, her eyes lit up the room. Many thoughts and prayers to her family.

  15. Our deepest sympathy to the Blaine and Moritza family’s. We pray you find peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

    Sincerely, Joe and Chris Trivilino

  16. Lori and Family, Our sympathy to you at this difficult time. May you find peace and comfort in Him. Take care, Tom and Sue Moore

  17. I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing, Kelly and Lori. I just heard about it today. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Chrissy Noysser (Graziani)

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