Nelda Hart

Nelda Hart (Scalzitti)

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Nelda H. Scalzitti Hart, age 92 of Erie Pa. Passed away on Wednesday, June 19,2019 at Sarah Reed Senior Living Center .

Nelda  was born February 9, 1927 the daughter of the late Felix J.Scalzitti and Annunziata (Anna) Pallotta Scalzitti.

Nelda had a long and full life. She was a home maker and proud of her family and was the happiest when family would spend time together, no reason needed. She attended Sacred Heart Church and was a member of the Rosary Society and had a great devotion to Mary, the Blessed Mother. Giving back to the church and community was very important  to her. Along with her husband Richard, she volunteered for many years at the church's Food Pantry. They were members of the Golden Hearts Club which encouraged senior members of congregation to stay active. Nelda participated in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life fundraiser events as a survivor, having beaten cancer once. Her hobbies included ceramics, knitting and collecting Hummel figurines. she enjoyed traveling with their pop up trailer and spent many Erie winters in Florida as "Snow birds ".

In addition to her parents, Nelda was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Richard D Hart, who passed away February 21st,  2019. Her brothers, John and Nick Scalzitti, Sisters, AnnaMarie Scalzitti and Gilda Scalzitti Myers (Ray), plus 2 of her children, Nancy M Schlegel and Richard A (Rick) Hart.

Survivors include a daughter, Susan Hart. Grandchildren Adam Zaborowski (Cassandra), Randall Schlegel, Matthew Zaborowski, Beth Zaborowski Lanich (Gregory) and Siobhann Hart. Sisters-in-law, Joyce Bahm Dodge (Ray) and Molly Ingro Scalzitti (John). Many nieces and nephews also survive.

Nelda's family wishes to thank staff and nurses of Family Hospice for their expert care, compassion and support during her illness.

A thank you  also to the aides and nurses at Sarah Reed Senior Living Center for their kindness and care. We're forever grateful. All of you made a difficult  time a bit easier.

Friends may call on Sunday at the Kloecker Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 2502 Sassafras St. Erie, PA. 16502 from 2 pm until 6 pm and are invited to a service there on Monday at 10:30 am followed by the Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Church at 11 am. Send condolences to

Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
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    Sacred Heart Church
    816 W. 26th St.
    Erie, PA 16508
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Posted at 09:20am
our sincerest heart felt sympathy to Nelda's family on her passing. She was a great person as was Richard. Bless you all. Cas & Faye Jarmolowicz(AARP)

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