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Sylvia Whiten

June 15, 1936 — November 28, 2023



             Sylvia Whiten, 87 of Charleroi, passed away Tuesday November 28, 2023 at Premier Washington Health Center. Born June 15, 1936 to George and Kathrine Yadrick Humphries. A 1954 graduate of Charleroi High School, she received a Bachelor of Science Degree from California State Teachers College. During her time in college, she met her future husband of 66 years. She had a school teaching career of more than 30 years.

            Sylvia was an active member of the Greater Charleroi Community Development Corporation as well as the Charleroi Garden Club, Charleroi Football Parents Association, Mon Valley Quilt Club, Catholic Daughters of America, and numerous other clubs and organizations in Charleroi and throughout the Mon Valley. She was always ready to volunteer her time to help with the Charleroi Volunteer Fire Department and other community groups.

            In her spare time, Sylvia most enjoyed spending time with her grandsons. She also enjoyed quilting, needlework, and calligraphy.

            Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband Robert (Bob) Whiten Sr., a son Robert (Janice) Whiten Jr., a daughter-in-law Linda Whiten, two grandsons Sean (Kelsey) and Ian (Lauren) Whiten. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son Sean Whiten, two sisters Gloria Eckhardt and Delores Humphries and numerous nieces and nephews.

            A gathering of family and friends will take place Monday December 4, from 6:00-7:00pm in the Leonard M. Pavlic Funeral Homes, Inc. 235 Fallowfield Ave. Charleroi, a blessing service will begin at 7:00pm in the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her memory to the Charleroi Volunteer Fire Department.

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