Della GIna (Tarallo) Chieski of Corapolis, age 90, passed away with family at her side on February 21, 2019. She was the beloved wife of the late Julius "Joe" Chieski for 65 years and the devoted mother of Michael (Jeanne Swan) Chieski, Kathy "Kate" (Dr. Rodney) Ross, Donald (Patty Ivankovich) Chieski, and Paula (George) Palefsky. Della was also a loving grandmother to Michelle, Brian, Gina and Emily. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe; sister, Clara Baldassare and husband Louis; brother, Red Tarallo and wife Sally; sister-in-law, Shirley Tarallo; brother, Mario Tarallo and wife Ruth; sister Rose Maggi and husband Luke; sister, Martha Burkey and husband Joe; brother-in-law, Ray Carl; niece, Esther Wilhelm; in-laws, Edward and Madeline Chesky; and godson, Eddie Chesky. Della is survived by Louis Tarallo, Josephine Carl, Frank Wilhelm, and many nieces and nephews.
Born in a house once standing on Third Avenue, Della grew up and remained in Coraopolis until moving into Presbyterian Senior Care Facility in Washington PA., at the age of 85. Della was an active member and regional leader with Recovery International, and worked with Moppets Daycare. She enjoyed her flower garden and being with family and friends. She will be remembered with love and admiration for her strength, positivity and devotion.
Family and friends will be welcomed in the Sanvito Funeral Home, Coraopolis, PA.. 1316 4th Ave., on Sunday 2-4pm and 6-8pm. A prayer service will take place on Monday at 9:30 am in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in St. Joseph Church, Coraopolis.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Coraopolis Meals on Wheels or Presbyterian Senior Care Benevolent Fund.