The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

December 5, 2013

Alice Maria Brodish

Homemaker was club waitress, grocery baker


- — Alice Maria Brodish of Hermitage passed away at 11:55 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System after a brief illness. She was 77.

Mrs. Brodish was born June 8, 1936, in Wheatland, a daughter of Michael and Florence Sewell Schiller.

She was a lifelong area resident and a 1954 graduate of Farrell High School.

Alice married Cleon Brodish on Sept. 8, 1956.

She was a waitress at the Italian Home in Farrell for 15 years and later employed for eight years in the bakery department of D’Onofrio’s Food Center in Hermitage.

Alice was a homemaker and a member of Grace Chapel Community Church, Hermitage.  

She enjoyed reading, traveling and spending time with her family, nieces, nephews and many friends. She was a wonderful wife, mother, neighbor and friend and will be missed dearly.

Surviving are: her husband, at home; two daughters, Cindy M. Brodish, Masury; and Donna L. Brodish and her companion Gary Dufford, Sharpsville; her son, David F. Brodish, Masury; and Morgan, Garrett and Lindsey Dufford, all Michigan, whom she considered grandchildren. She also leaves two brothers, Paul Schiller and his wife Beverly, Sharon; and Michael Schiller, Masury; and several nieces and nephews.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Marlene Wolford; and a brother, Thomas Schiller.  

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation, 186 Princeton Hightstown Road, Building 4, 2nd Floor, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550; or go to


Mrs. Cleon (Alice Maria), 77, of Hermitage.

Calling hours: 2 p.m. to time of service Sunday (12-8-13) in J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Friends may e-mail condolences by visiting

Service: Funeral service at 6 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home with the Rev. Larry Haynes, pastor of Grace Chapel Community Church, Hermitage, officiating.