Eleanor G. Molnar, formerly of Kennett Square

Eleanor G. Molnar, 96, affectionately known as “Baba,”,“Mom” and “Berra,” of Downingtown, died Thursday, Aug. 4, at Saint Martha Manor. Eleanor was the wife of John Molnar who died in 2006. They shared 51 years of marriage.

Born in Kennett Square, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna Reardon Gallery.

Eleanor was a graduate of West Chester State Teachers College class of 1942. She was active in many college sports. Post-graduation, Eleanor went on to become a physical education teacher, a profession she dearly loved. While teaching, she remained active in athletics as a field hockey referee and coach and volunteered many summers for the Red Cross Learn to Swim program.

Baba enjoyed sewing, reading and baking cookies daily. She was an avid Phillies fan and was able to attend the 2008 and 2009 World Series.  Baba had a great passion for animals, especially cats.

She is survived by one son, Mike Molnar and wife Shirley, of Downingtown; two daughters, Beth Odum and husband Russ of Centennial, Colo.; Mary Anne Nickel and husband Bobby of Key West, Fla.; five grandchildren, Ricky L. Clay, Jr., Emily Molnar, Michael Molnar and wife Katelyn, Kara Odum and Mathew Odum and two great grandchildren, Sincere and Kamron Clay.

She was predeceased by one brother, Jack Gallery and one sister, Grace Hallada.

You are invited to visit with her family from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 West State Street in Kennett Square. The funeral mass will follow at 10 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 212 Meredith Street in Kennett Square. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Route 82, Kennett Square.

In Lieu of flower, contributions may be made to the Neighborhood Health Hospice (Home Service), 795 E. Marshall Street, Suite 204, West Chester, PA. 19380

Online condolences may be made by visiting www.griecocares.com

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