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Magda E. Shelar, 54, of 519 Waldo St. died the morning of June 29, 2008, in her home.
Born Dec 26, 1953, in New Castle, she was a daughter of George and Katharina Medved Reiter. Her father preceded her in death. Mrs. Shelar enjoyed painting, sewing, playing the guitar - She Loved Music - and especially playing with her grandchildren. She was Catholic.
Her mother survives. Magda was married to Norman Panella for 14 years. He died April 24, 2008. She was married to Lee F. Shelar for 13 years. He died Jan 4, 2006. Mrs. Shelar was a former employee of Shenango China as a selector for 25 years. She also worked for Heid's Day Care as a child-care supervisor for five years. She was a graduate of New Castle High School and New Castle Beauty Academy. In addition to her mother, survivors include five sons, Norman "Pookie" Panella, Shawn A. Panella, Jason D. Panella, Dennis J. Kirkwood and Justin W. McHale, all of New Castle; two brothers Thomas A. Reiter and Joseph M. Medved, both of New Castle; six sisters, Heidi J. Cuscino, Ingrid Ann Jaworksy, Rosalie Hope May, Barbara F. Robinson, Kathy B. Reiter, and Christine M. Eakin, all of New Castle; and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father and husbands.
Calling hours are 5-8pm today at the Noga Funeral Home Inc., 1142 S. Mill St.
A blessing service will be conducted at 9a.m. tomorrow at the funeral home. The Rev. Victor Molka, pastor of Mary Mother of Hope Parish will officiate. Committal will immediately follow the blessing at the funeral home. Burial will be in Madonna Cemetery.