Pamela (Russin) LeClair, 53, of Monaca, passed away early Tuesday morning, Nov. 17, 2009, at Friendship Ridge after two courageous battles with cancer which she handled with grace and dignity.
Born June 27, 1956, in Rochester, she was a daughter of the late Alexander and Dorothy (Wilczek) Russin. A graduate of Monaca High School, Class of 1974, Pam served as a cheerleader for the high school teams. She was proud of her hometown and never lost her love for the community. She was previously employed as a manager for The Limited clothing store and later as a receptionist for Dr. Nancy Wiggins of Hopewell. Pam was a NASCAR racing enthusiast.
She leaves two daughters, Lindsey and Amanda LeClair of North Versailles; a brother, Randall S. Russin and his wife, Lynda, in Fla.; a sister-in-law, Susan Russin of Sewickley; four uncles, Andrew and Chester Wilczek of Monaca, Edward Wilczek, of Rockport, Mo. and Robert Wilczek, Grand Junction, Colo.; several nieces, nephews and cousins and a special friend, Patty Majors, who faithfully stood by Pam as she battled her illness. The family is eternally grateful to Patty for her dedication.
Friends will be received on Wednesday and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Ave., Monaca, where prayers will be offered Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Monaca.
Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.
Contributions may be made, if desired, to the Beaver County Cancer & Heart Association, 3582 Brodhead Rd., Suite 104, Monaca, PA 15061.
The family wishes to extend their deep appreciation to Dr. Monica Farland and Dr. Stewart Lancaster and their staffs and Friendship Ridge Annex 2 for the compassionate care Pam received during her illness.
For online condolences, directions and other information, please visit www.simpsonfuneralhome.com.