Stella Sophia (Poremba) Zafaras

William Snyder Funeral Home

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | May 08, 2019

Stella Sophia (Poremba) Zafaras, 90, a resident of Amber House, Mt. Pleasant, formerly of North Versailles, died Sunday May 5, 2019. She was born March 21, 1929 in Timblin, a daughter of the late Valentine John and Mary Magdalene (Sejmej) Poremba and was also preceded in death by her husband Charles Zafaras and siblings Valerie Rupp, Margaret Mikulich, and John and Chester Poremba. Stella was a retired administrator for Braddock General Hospital and a longtime active member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church, East McKeesport. She was a longtime volunteer for Meals-On-Wheels and a member of the Red Hatters. She is survived by her children Sylvia J. Kelly of McKeesport, Craig A. Zafaras of Yukon, and Cheryl J. Early and her husband Scott of Carmel, IN; 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, also nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, 412-823-8083. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Robert Bellarmine Church. Entombment will follow in All Saints Braddock Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a contribution can be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society at For online condolences please visit

Originally published May 08, 2019.

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