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Obituary of Grace M. Bardine, 86


Grace M (McCloskey) Bardine, 86, of State College, PA, passed away peacefully at Juniper Village on May 16, 2019. She was born on March 4, 1933 in Pitcairn, PA. She was married to Angelo L. Bardine who preceded her in death in May 1999. She also was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Clara (Lucas) McCloskey; siblings, Peggy McCloskey, Charlotte Veazey, Rose Ardine, Dolly Ankney, Edna McLay, Thomas McCloskey, Anthony McCloskey and Mildred McCloskey. Grace is survived by her daughter Linda Natale; grandson Stephen Bardine; brother, Walter McCloskey, Jr.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Grace graduated from Penn State in 1955 with a bachelor’s degree in education and met her beloved husband Angelo through their work as computer programmers for a government agency. Grace also taught high school students and adult learners at different times in her career. Since retiring and relocating to State College, she spent her time volunteering in the community where she was awarded a certificate of merit by the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Centre County recently for serving 500 or more hours in 2015. Grace and her husband Angelo also established three scholarships over the years; volleyball and special education scholarship at Penn State, and a graduate-level scholarship in the field of public health at Cal Berkeley, Mr. Bardine’s alma mater.

Donations in Grace’s memory may be made to Centre County Paws, 1401 Trout Rd, State College, PA 16801, or a charity of the donor's choice.

Visitation will be at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 867 Grays Woods Blvd, Port Matilda, from 6 until 8 PM on Sunday, May 19, 2019 and 10 until 11:30 AM on Monday, May 20, where there will be a Funeral Mass said by Father Charles M. Amershek at Noon on Monday, May 20, 2019. Burial will be at Centre County Memorial Park at 2:30PM.

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Name of Deceased

Grace M. Bardine



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Funeral Home

Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral and Cremation Service

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