Rochelle L. Hager, age 31, of Waterville, Maine, formerly of White Oak, PA and Vero Beach, FL, died tragically on Monday, March 29, 2021. She was born November 30, 1989 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of Dean and Sandy (Bendinelli) Hager of White Oak. She was known as “Shelly” to family and “Roe” to her TikTok friends.
Her infectious smile is what made people gravitate towards her. She was a huge advocate for helping others with addiction and had been clean for over 10 years. She liked to say “it takes zero dollars to be kind”. She graduated from La Cordon Bleu Culinary School and loved working in the restaurant industry.
She worked at the Antonelli Event Center and the Jacktown Ride and Hunt Club in North Huntingdon before moving to Maine to be the Executive Chef at the Woodlands Senior Community. She is preceded in death by her grandfather Lido F. Bendinelli and her pet dog Keylo.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her sister Deanna Hager of White Oak; her fiancé Brittanie Lynn Ritchie and Brittanie's children Jensyn and Prestyn; her grandparents Elizabeth G. Bendinelli and Ralph and Norma Hager; also aunts, uncles, cousins, her pet dogs Diesel and Ty, and her cats. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 10th at the William Snyder Funeral Home, 521 Main Street, Irwin, 724-863-1200 where a blessing service will be celebrated at 5 p.m. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to either www.proudhaven.org or www.alphahouse.org to help others in need. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
Originally published April 06, 2021.