Obituaries

Gretta Dopudja Gillispie, 90 years old of Southview, died Thursday, December 9, 2021 in the home of her daughter.

She was born August 17, 1931 in Canonsburg, daughter of the late John and Edna Grimm Spencer.

She was a member of Venice Presbyterian Church, where she was a former Deacon & Elder, Cecil American Legion Auxiliary, TWIGS 14, and was a Canonsburg Hospital Volunteer. She worked for Blue Star Chip Co., RCA, and Ft. Cherry School District in the cafeteria.

Through the years she was a demonstrator for AVON, Queensway, and Beeline, and was a nanny to many. She enjoyed cooking and baking, was known for her nut rolls and lady locks. Gretta loved traveling, bowling, dancing Polka’s and spending time with family and friends.

Surviving are her son, Mark (Roberta, ‘Bobbi’) Dopudja of Cecil Twp., daughters, LuAnn (Howard) Russell of Canonsburg, and Paula (Randy) Cross of Southview, and Larry Joe Owens of Aliquippa, a nephew who she raised like her own son, grandchildren, Marko (Elise) Dopudja of South Park, Champagne Dopudja of Cecil Township, Tiffany (Jeff ) Goddard of McDonald, Randy Cross, Jr. of Southview, Heather (Doug) Kotar of Southview, Mark (Tiffany) Russell of Canonsburg, Jordan (Dana) Russell of Canonsburg, great-grandchildren, Yaszmin, Douglas, Ellionna, Malyna, Luke, Leyton, Kolson, Cameron, Jelena, and Lacey, sister, Lois Crawford of Houston, and several nieces & nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 1st husband, Marko Dopudja, 2nd husband Huey Gillispie, brothers- Robert Spencer, and Albert Hendal, her sisters, Goldie Spencer, Bertha Crothers, Marie Scarfo, and Jean Owens.

Friends will be received 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at the Coleman-Taylor Funeral Services 3378 Millers Run Road, Cecil, PA 15321 and additional viewing at the Venice Presbyterian Church 3694 Millers Run Road on Wednesday, December 15, from 11:30 am-12:30 pm. the time of Funeral Service with Pastor David Perry officiating.

Interment will follow in the Venice Cemetery.