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Emily Gazi

Emily (Pottios) Gazi, of Charleroi and formerly Roscoe, left this world on December 12, 2021 at age 86.Her battle with serious medical issues in recent years showed her courage and faith in facing life challenges. She was preceded in death by her husband James, parents Peter and Anna (Babirad) Pottios, and siblings Harry, Rose, Pauline, Johnny, Frances and Ray. She is survived by daughter Debi Gazi of Pittsburgh, PA; son Mark Gazi (Annamarie) of Elco, PA; daughter Leah Krnjaic of Lititz, PA; siblings Michael Bitskoand MyronPottios; grandchildren Christy Mudry (Matt); Lindsay Lawson (Richard); Tom Mavrovic; and Paige, Cassidy and Morgan Krnjaic; great grandchildren Celeste Mudry and Ricky and Gabriela Lawson.

Emily was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Her family was everything to her and she loved spending time with them. Emily was an original member of the Elco Civic Center and volunteered as a cook at the Charleroi Area of Aging. She enjoyed her time in the kitchen, creating delicious meals for her family and friends. She was a devoted Christian who spent many hours volunteering with the church and taught at Bible school.

Friends and family are invited to join the family in celebrating Emily’s life. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, December 17 in the Melenyzer Funeral Home, Roscoe. A funeral service will be held Saturday, December 18, at 10 a.m. at the Melenyzer Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Kevin Roberts of Charleroi Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora.


I will issue you Emily. You were a great friend and neighbor. Thank you for the ant traps!

LeH Dubnansky Dec 19 2021 10:12 AM

I am so sorry to read this , you are all in my thoughts and prayers , Blessings of healing , strength and love at this time . She will be deeply missed .

Melissa S Bloom Dec 18 2021 2:27 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Emily Gazi

Melissa S Bloom Dec 18 2021 2:26 AM

So sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family.

Lisa Reed Dec 17 2021 3:28 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Emily Gazi

Lisa Reed Dec 17 2021 3:26 PM

Dear Debi, Mark, Leah, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren,
Please accept by deepest sympathies. Emily was a kind and caring person. She was always a joy to be around and will be sadly missed by all members of your family. I am so sorry for your loss.

Max Mavrovic Dec 15 2021 5:14 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Emily Gazi

Michael Jett Dec 15 2021 11:25 AM

Dear Debi & family,
You all have our deepest sympathy.

Gary & Virginia Sharrer Dec 14 2021 6:39 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Emily Gazi

Mark and Anna Gazi Dec 14 2021 4:56 PM

Lindsay and Family, My deepest sympathy to you and family.

Judy (Kaschok) Foulks Dec 14 2021 12:51 PM