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December 7, 2010

Harriet L. Feltenberger Palka

MEADVILLE —

Harriet L. Feltenberger Palka, 84, of Market Street, Meadville, left us from her residence Sunday morning, Dec. 5, 2010, to be with our Lord.

Born May 30, 1926, in West Mead Township, she was a daughter of Alfred J. and Gertrude E. Yocum Joliet. She married Alfred E. Feltenberger, who preceded her in death; she then married Paul Palka and he also preceded her in death.

She attended Meadville schools and, with little education, but with a lot of hard work and perseverance, she rose to the top and owned and operated Harriet’s Lunch on Arch Street for 10 years. After it’s closing she owned and operated Harriet’s News Room on Willow Street until the building was to be torn down. She then sold the business, which is now located on Park Avenue. At age 50, Harriet decided to try housekeeping and worked for many people at Holland Towers and in the Meadville and Saegertown areas. Harriet also helped to raise her first granddaughter, Tammy, who lived with her for eight years and had a very special bond. Harriet was a lover of life and especially loved to sing and dance and loved her dog, Sadie. Harriet was there to help, whether it was her children, grandchildren, friends or someone she just met.

Survivors include a daughter, Beverly Hubert and her husband, Jeffery, of Meadville; three sons, Dan Custard and his companion, Sue SanFlice, Fred Feltenberger and Richard Feltenberger, all of Meadville; grandchildren, Tammy Petruso and her husband, James, of New York, J.R. Hubert Sr. and his wife, Mandi, of Meadville, Scott Feltenberger and his wife, Tonya, Tera and her companion Pat Deaven of Harrisburg, Ken Feltenberger Jr. and his wife, Victoria, of Pittsburgh, Kerra Feltenberger, Rich Custard and his wife, Karen, and Steve Custard and his wife, Karen, of Meadville; stepgrandchildren, Michele Baker and her husband, Mike, Jeffrey Hubert and his wife, Chisa, Jason Hubert and his wife, Stacy, Jason Urey and his wife, Marlo, and Terry and Sally Cook; great-grandchildren, Nicole Malliard, J.J. Petruso, Taylor Petruso, Jeremy Hubert Jr., Bella Feltenberger, Tori Feltenberger, Kyle Feltenberger, Serria and Nikita Feltenberger, Savannah and Heather Cass, Codi and Ty Custard; stepgreat-grandchildren, Cheyenne Sample, Haiden Baker, Krista, D.J. and Joshua Hubert, Kasi and Karli Custard and Matt and Kevin Luzier; a sister, Judi Reed of Florida; a brother, Harold Joliet of Michigan; a special person who Harriet thought of like a daughter, Glenda Swenn and her husband, Joe, of Meadville, and her children, Rudy Troples and Shannon Krolikowski, and Eric Troples, and their families; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; a son, Kenneth Feltenberger Sr.; and two brothers. Robert A. and Donald L. Joliet.

A memorial service will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home and Crematory, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville, with Pastor Dave Brumagin, Meadville Medical Center chaplain, officiating.

Please sign the guestbook at Hatheway-Tedesco.com.

 

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