Josephine Liss, 91, of Las Vegas, Nevada, formerly of Haig Street, Ellwood City, passed away peacefully at Willow Creek Hospice on Friday, June 22, 2012. Born in Mt. Jackson, Lawrence County on May 1, 1921, Josephine was the daughter of the late Justin and Mary Burick Bozlinski. She married Walter J. Liss on September 28, 1946 and he preceded her in death on October 22, 2005. Mrs. Liss was a 1939 graduate of Mt. Jackson High School. She was a very active member of the former St. Agatha Church and its Christian Mothers. Josephine also sang in the church choir. Prior to her marriage she worked at the US Steel Ellwood Works during World War II, and looked forward to the "Tube Mill Girls" reunions. She was an avid gardener and loved her flowers, enjoyed baking, shopping and spending time with her family and friends. Josephine is survived by a daughter, Nancy E. Liss, of New York, NY and a daughter and son-in-law, Janet Liss Genter and Ron Genter of Las Vegas, NV, and a sister, Elizabeth Bozlinski Moskal of Ellwood City and Albuquerque, NM. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Joseph and three sisters, Anna, Rosalind and Gladys. Services for Mrs. Liss were private. Arrangements were entrusted to the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport. Memorial contributions can be made in Josephine's name to Willow Creek Memory Care West, Employee Holiday Fund, 3351 North Buffalo Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89129.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Moskal
Aunt Joseshine had an impeccable pesonality. I often remember the person she was awhile back. She loved her walks and gardening. My childeren recall visiting her and Uncle Walter. She will be greatly missed. Our Sympathy goes out to Nancy and Janet.
Karen and Bob Swanson
We are truly sorry for the loss of Aunt Josephine, and we wish God's peace and comfort for Janet and Nancy.
We will always remember Aunt Josephine and her dedication to her faith and her love of flowers and children. She walked to church every day to attend daily mass, and truly was a faithful woman. Her back yard and her sun room were always filled with the most beautiful plants and flowers. She also loved children and loved to help teach them. She enjoyed playing with and talking to my children no matter what age they were. Bob and I will always be especially thankful for her staying with us when I was confined to bed rest during my pregnancy with Kirsten. My mother was unable to come to help take care of my daughter, Jenn, for a few weeks when she was working. Aunt Josephine volunteered to stay with us to help take care of my daughter Jenn until my mother was able to come to help us. We will always be grateful for Aunt Josephine helping us in our time of need. She was truly a dedicated Catholic Christian woman, and she will be missed.
Nancy and Janet,
I'm sorry for the loss of your mom. The memory I will keep of her and your dad is growing up next door to them, and all the flowers that your mom grew in yard and on the front porch. They will be missed.
Your Cousin Gary
Im glad I had the opportunity to see your mom's picture and read about her life .
My thoughts and my prayers go to all.
Nancy & Janet and family,
I have fond memories of going to Ellwood City, especially for the 4th of July festival, and talking to your mom ("Aunt Josephine"). She always had some funny stories to tell. I am very sorry for your loss. Always remember the good times.
Nancy- I am sorry for your loss. My condolences, Ginny Tranchik
My prayers and thoughts are with Nancy and Janet during this very difficult time.
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