Jean (Wertz) Paradise

February 20, 1922 ~ March 27, 2022 (age 100)


Jean Wertz Drotos Paradise, 100, passed away peacefully March 27, 2022, at home surrounded by her loving family.  Born February 20, 1922, in El Paso, Texas, the daughter of the late Frank Wertz (Dec. 7, 1898 - Jan. 9, 1961) and Jeanne J. Gemoets (May 14, 1901 - June 4, 1923).  She and her sister Margaret "Peg" were raised from a very young age by their Paternal Aunt and the late Margaret Wertz Potiseck and her husband Frank Potiseck of Madison, PA.  

Jean was Roman Catholic and a member of Holy Cross Parish in Webster, PA, until its closing and then a member of St. Anthony Parish in Monongahela until its closing. 

Jean retired from Corning Glass Works in Charloeroi.

She was a wonderful cook and baker; everyone raved about her fantastic pies, homemade bread and pasta dishes.  She canned fresh vegetables and was an immaculate housekeeper.

Family was everything to Jean and she will be sadly missed by all.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Patsy Paradise (Jan. 14, 1924 - April 16, 1991), great-great granddaughter, Tessa Divelbliss (March 16, 2009 - Dec. 8, 2011), her grandson, Patrick L. Creighton (March 6, 1969 - Dec. 3, 2017), her sister, Peg (April 26, 1923 - July 11, 2015), her sons-in-law, John "Yunko" Poroda (Feb. 18, 1938 - July 21, 2018) and Alex Mastroianni (Oct. 26, 1942 - Nov. 13, 2019). 

She is survived by 3 daughters, Sandra (Drotos) Poroda of Washington, PA, Andrea (Drotos) Mastroianni of Lockport, NY, and Mrs. James (Patricia "P.J." Paradise) Schreibeis of Imperial, PA.  8 grandchildren: Jamie Poroda Divelbliss, John Poroda Jr. (Cathy), Toni Poroda (Lisa Burby), Jay Poroda (Jay Trainer), Joanie Mastroianni, Johnson Owens (David), Lee Mastroianni (Lori), Cindy Creighton Curran (James) and her step-granddaughter Stacy Schreibeis.  13 great-grandchildren: David (Stephanie) Divelbliss, Drew (Lauren) Divelbliss, Ashley Poroda McCombs (Jamison), Ben Poroda (Courtney), Jennifer Johnson Kirk (Jesse), Kellie Johnson, Gage Mastroianni, Stella Mastroianni, Jimmy Creighton, Valarie Lamport, Jax Creighton, Jordan Cecil, and Jena Curran. 7 great-great-grandchildren: Aaron Divelbliss, Emilia and Everly Divelbliss, Harper McCombs, Payton and Hunter Poroda, and Cameron Kirk.  One niece, Mrs. Timothy (Claudia Paradise) Blake and one nephew, Don Paradise (JoAnn) and their family.

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March 29, 2022

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Herrick Compassionate Funeral Service
951 Cliff Mine Rd.
Imperial, PA 15126

Mass of Christian Burial
March 30, 2022

10:00 AM
Saint Columbkille R.C. Church
103 Church Road
Imperial, PA 15126

March 30, 2022

2:00 PM
Mon Valley Memorial Park
2nd Street Ext.
Donora, PA 15033


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