Preoteasa Victoria Moldovan

Preoteasa Victoria Moldovan
Preoteasa Victoria Moldovan

Preoteasa Victoria Moldovan, 99, fell asleep in the Lord peacefully at the Jameson Care Center here on Friday morning, January 18, 2013.

Born June 8, 1913 in East Chicago, IN, the daughter of John and Ana Bertza, she was a 1931 graduate of East Chicago High School.  She earned her B.S. from Westminster College, West Middlesex, where she majored in religion, history, and English.  She also earned her Master’s degree in Education from Westminster.  She retired from the Farrell Area School District, in which she taught for 32 years, in 1978.

She was a member of Holy Cross Church, Hermitage, PA, which her husband, Priest Nicolae Moldovan, served as pastor for many years. She was a member of the parish’s ladies’ auxiliary and served as director of its choir and Sunday School.  She also taught at the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America’s summer camp in Grass Lake, MI, and wrote for the Episcopate’s SOLIA national newspaper.

Her husband, whom she married in Romania on July 23, 1933, fell asleep in the Lord on April 18, 1989. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her son-in-law Robert Price.

Preoteasa Victoria is survived by two daughters, Adela Price, of New Castle, PA and Mariana [Walter] McMullen of Palos Verdes Estates, CA; three grandchildren, Robert N. [Terri] Price of New Castle, PA; Nicolene McMullen of San Francisco, CA; and Kerry [Lon] Mikkelsen of Hood River, OR; four great grandchildren, Victoria Price, Robert Price and Terra and Finn Mikkelsen; one brother, Emil Bertza, and a nephew, John Bertza, both of Las Vegas, NV.

Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 20, at Holy Cross Church, Hermitage, PA.  The Wake Service will be celebrated at 7:00 p.m.  The Funeral Service will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 21.  Interment will follow at Saint John Cemetery, Hermitage, PA.

In lieu of flowers, Preoteasa Victoria’s family suggests that memorial donations be sent to Holy Cross Church, 950 Maple Drive, Hermitage, PA 16148.

May Preoteasa Victoria’s memory be eternal!