Elsie M. Tuma Monaca, Pennsylvania Obituary

Elsie M. Tuma

Elsie M. Tuma, 90, of Monaca, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 11, 2016, surrounded by her family. Her passing occurred at her residence.Born October 3, 1925, in Monaca, she was a daughter of the late Andrew Sr. and Mary (Baxa) Tuma. Following high school graduation, Elsie started working at Bell Telephone (now AT&T) in 1943, retiring with 43 years of service. At the time of her retirement she was working at the Koppers Building in Pittsburgh and supervised approximately 150 employees. Elsie was a generous individual who enjoyed helping others. As a member of the Telephone Pioneers she helped raised funds to support families in need by selling Koeze Nuts. Not one to sit idle, Elsie cherished travelling, visiting 49 of the 50 states (the exception was Arkansas), as well as trips to Europe and Germany and visiting relatives in the Czech Republic. Her travels were sometimes accompanied by her nieces and nephews. Her favorite destination was Hawaii. Elsies true passion was baking and she was famous for her oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies, five-layer banana cakes, nut rolls and prune rolls. She enjoyed gardening and canning, particularly tomatoes. Elsie also knitted items for everyone especially sweaters and articles for the kids. Her Tibetan terriers were the object of her affection.Surviving are a brother, William Tuma; nieces and nephews, Carol, Patricia, Thomas, George, Randy and Jeff, along with numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.In addition to her parents, Elsie was preceded in death by two brothers, Andrew Tuma, Sr. and Edward Tuma and a sister, Harriett Thomas.Friends will be received Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Avenue, Monaca, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. Rev. David Vaughn, pastor of Monaca United Methodist Church will officiate.Interment will follow in Union Cemetery.The family has suggested memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to Beaver County Humane Society, 3394 Brodhead Road, Aliquippa, PA 15001.To share online condolences, get directions and other information, please visit simpsonfuneralhome.com. Visitation Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services 1119 Washington Avenue MONACA, PA 15061 Monday 3/14, 6:00 pm Service Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services 1119 Washington Avenue MONACA, PA 15061 Tuesday 3/15, 11:00 am Hubbard Union Cemetery 210 Oakdale Ave SE Hubbard, OH 44425 Tuesday 3/15, 12:00 pm
October 3, 1925 - March 11, 201610/03/192503/11/2016
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Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
March 16, 2016
Sorry we could not make it to the viewing. Elsie was such a kind and giving lady. Dick enjoyed working for her as well as all of her bake goods.
March 14, 2016
I worked with Elsie at Grant Street TSPS in the 70's. She was the Chief Operator. A very nice person and I will never forget her. May she Rest in Peace.
Marge and Russ Cook
March 12, 2016
To Trish (Patty) and Rich, Randy, Marie, Wade, Bill & Sons, and the entire Tuma Family ....We have been so Blessed to have Elsie as a friend, who became FAMILY to us over the past 40 years! We live in Springboro, OH, (south of Dayton) but my Family still lives in B... Continue Reading