Leah J. Pricener, 59, of Herminie, passed away Thursday, August 26, 2021 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born, October 11, 1961 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Thomas and Jo Anne (Layman) Hill. Leah was a program manager for JB's Bright Beginnings Childcare Center and a member of The Potter's Church, New Stanton. She enjoyed photography, collecting Polish pottery, decorating for the holidays, spring flowers and attending the fall festivals, especially Fort Ligonier Days. Leah loved children and serving God and her church. She is survived by her loving husband or 37 years, John S. Pricener; sons, Stanley and Zachary Pricener; brothers, Thomas III (Lynn), Glenn (Gay), Gregory (Debbie), Jonathan (Diana); sisters, Rebecca Hill, Beverly (Russ) Faust, Rachel (Raymond) Sapienza, Marjorie (Brian) Cooke, Claudia Rapp, Esther (Andrew) Pasedag; sisters-in-law, Patricia (Pete) Boyko, Mary Beth (Horacio Sam) Pricener-Uvalle; brother-in-law, Robert Genda; and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister-in-law, Lee Anne Genda. Family and friends will be received from 12-3 & 4-7 p.m. on Monday at Norwin Christian Church. A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday in the church. Interment to follow in West Newton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Potter's Church, P.O. Box 49, Hermine, PA 15637. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com
Originally published August 28, 2021.