Margaret "Dolly" (Bellas) Gergely

Born: Sat., Jan. 29, 1927
Died: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017


10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Sat., Sep. 02, 2017
Location: Donaldson-Mohney Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., Sep. 02, 2017
Location: Donaldson-Mohney Funeral Home

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Margaret “Dolly” Gergely, 90, of Sharpsville, passed away unexpectedly in her residence of natural causes on August 30th, 2017.
Dolly was born on January 29th, 1927 to George and Elizabeth (Jacob) Bellas in Maybeury, WV one of twelve children. At a young age her family moved to Hartford, Ohio. She graduated valedictorian from Hartford High School class of 1945. She worked at the former Westinghouse in Sharon in her younger years and then as a teller for First National Bank before retiring from McDowell Bank in 1985. On August 14th, 1948 she married her husband Steve Gergely, who passed away March 18th, 1993.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Sharpsville where she previously served as a Deacon. She enjoyed her church family and the many friends she made over the years. Dolly loved sports and was an avid Sharpsville Blue Devils fan. She rarely ever missed attending her grandchildren’s sporting events throughout the years. Dolly was also a devoted Cleveland Indians, Browns, and Cavaliers fan whom she stood by through the good times and bad. She would often discuss the Cleveland sports games on the phone with her best friend Mary Kay who called every day to check in on her. Dolly had a love for nature and the outdoors. She especially liked feeding the birds in her backyard and looked forward to the annual arrival of a mother duck and her ducklings that would walk down from the neighbor’s pond. In her younger years she enjoyed snowmobiling with her husband and neighborhood friends, often going to the mountains for a weekend of riding. She enjoyed golfing and was a member of a golf league at the former Birchwood Golf Course. Dolly loved to gamble and would often go with her son and daughter- in-law to nearby casinos. Family was most important to her and she cherished time with them, especially holidays when she would often cook her delicious stuffed cabbage. Most recently she celebrated her 90th birthday with a surprise party given by her daughter.
Margaret is survived by her daughter, Lori (David) Davis of Sharpsville, PA; two very special grandchildren, Ben and Megan Davis, daughter-in-law, Nancy Gergely, three step grandchildren, Matt (Jayne) Kornbau, Brianne (Tony) Pozar, Allison (Gene) Healy, four step great grandchildren, and younger brother Frank Bellas. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews who kept in contact with her throughout the years.

She was preceded in death by her parents George and Elizabeth Bellas, husband Steve Gergely, son Jeff Gergely, infant daughter, Gayle Ann Gergely, sisters, Helen Donich, Mary Chizmar, Elizabeth Tatro, Ann Scholtmer, brothers, Joe, Andrew, George, Michael, John, and Steve Bellas.
The family would like to thank the caring group of women who helped Dolly and her daughter during her recovery from surgery. Your kindness and compassion were greatly appreciated. Her wish was to stay in her home and that wish was honored.
Dolly will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.
Friends may call Saturday, September 2nd, 2017 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Donaldson-Mohney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 124 Main St. Sharpsville, PA.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 2nd, 2017, 1:00 pm in the Donaldson-Mohney Funeral Home, Sharpsville, PA, with Rev. Mike Carlin, officiating.

Burial will take place in Westside Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church of Sharpsville 603 W. Ridge Ave. Sharpsville, PA 16150.

Arrangements entrusted to the Donaldson-Mohney Funeral Home & Cremation Service.

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Margie & Jerry Hurl
   Posted Fri September 01, 2017
Lori & David & family,
We extend our love at this sad time. We have sweet memories of Dolly at Ben's basketball games. We had the privilege several times to sit with her and truly enjoyed chatting with her and especially enjoyed how she would clap & say yay every time a player made a point.
She was delightful.
God bless,
Margie & Jerry Hurl

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