Frances H. McCandless, 83, of Economy Borough, passed away peacefully on her birthday, Sunday August 16, 2020 at Concordia at Villa St. Joseph. She was born August 16, 1937 in Pittsburgh, to the late Charles and Helen (Baumgartel) Feiertag.
She worked in the cafeteria of Economy Elementary School, volunteered for Economy Ambulance and was a dental assistant for Drs. Dengle and Logan. She was an active member of New Hope Lutheran Church, Economy where she sang in the choir and was involved in many church activities. Her passion in life was spending time with her family and especially babysitting her great granddaughter Lizzy.
Preceding her in death in addition to her parents were her husband, Charles McCandless, two sisters, Shirley Feiertag and June Parker. She is survived by her three children, Chuck (Nancy) McCandless of Georgetown, Kay (Jeff) Bauer of Aliquippa, Lori Hare, who resided with her, nine grandchilren, Chuck (Rita) McCandless III of Steubenville, OH, Kristie (Ricky) Betke of Georgetown, Dan (Denise) McCandless of Hookstown, Jonathan (Brianna) McCandless of Aliquippa, Teddi Bauer of Hubert, NC, Joshua and Adam Bauer of Freedom, Amanda Hare and Willie King, and Brandan Hare who resided with her, 14 great grandchildren, a sister, Irene Vest of Hopewell Twp., and a nephew Brian (Tara) Vest of NJ. A public visitation will take place on Wednesday from 9 AM until time of a private family funeral service at 1 PM in the John Syka Funeral Home, Inc. 833 Kennedy Drive, Ambridge. Masks, social distancing, and the 25 people maximum mandate for public gatherings is in effect. Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.
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