Clara Gardy

March 21, 2020

Clara Mae Knelly Gardy, 98, of Hazleton, passed away Saturday at the Manor at St. Luke Village.  Born in Peckville, PA, May 18, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Calvin and Viola Mae (Troy) Knelly.

She graduated from Nuremburg High School and worked in Tung-Sol Electric plant for many years before retiring in 1979.  She was a member of Diamond United Methodist Church and the Gleaner's Sunday School Class.  She was very active in many church functions.  She loved cooking, baking, traveling and especially caring for her family.   

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband Michael Gardy in 2003, and her brother Calvin Knelly.

Surviving are her son The Reverend Michael R. Gardy and his wife Sally, Muncy; daughter Carole Leonard, Hazleton; grandchildren Jacqueline Quiroz and her husband James, Joseph Leonard and his wife Jessica, and Shelley Seeno and her husband Vincent; and nieces and nephews.

Her funeral service will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

The Joseph A. Moran Funeral Home, 229 W. 12th St., Hazleton, is in charge of the arrangements. 


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