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Ethel L. Podsobinski

November 10, 1932

November 7, 2020


On Saturday, November 7, 2020. Wife of the late Edward Podsobinski; mother of Jeffrey (Linda), Valery, and Zachery (Kathi Pogany) Podsobinski; grandmother of Anya, Zane (Lexy), Christopher, and Jaidyanne Podsobinski, and Sabrina Trautski; also survived by two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mercedes Kormick, Shirley Koerner and Joann Staub; and several nieces and nephews, including Jean Smith.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the SZAFRANSKI-EBERLEIN FUNERAL HOME, INC., where family and friends will be received Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. at 101 Third St., Carnegie. Service and interment private.

Masks are required for Visitation. (412)276-1107

Family Testimonial:
Ethel L. Podsobinski, born November 10th, 1932, peacefully passed away on November 7th, 2020. While she was a mother of three, she was best known for being everyone’s Nanny. In fact, using her real name usually got you a swift kick in the “Dupa.”

She dedicated many years to her work at Thorofare supermarket as a meat wrapper. Her independence and spitfire personality made her a unique woman of the times. With her hard work and selflessness, she also raised three children and built a house alongside her husband in Carnegie. Her home in Carnegie was also a testament to her Crafton roots, where she had been born and raised.

Nanny was never shy with her words and told it like it was, even if a little white lie might seem more polite at times. Although she never cared for comedies, her sense of humor was a key trait of hers. Part of her spunk came from her long marriage to her husband, the late Edward “Zot” Podsobinski. From dance hall nights to stories of young love shenanigans, the life that she and Zot built together continues to live on through their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Some of Nanny’s hobbies included, full shopping trips to West Virginia and/or Ohio with her beloved niece Jeanne, daily marathons of Judge Judy – complete with yelling at the television, crafting thrift store puzzles – usually, missing a few pieces, and forgetting to take her medicine. Nanny’s true craft, however, was her cooking: She lived for cooking large family dinners and baking desserts for literally days at a time.

Although Ethel did not quite reach her 88th birthday, she had a full life lived. No one else will ever compare to her and the people she brought together.

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