Clare G. (Leasure) Kissel, age 74, of Irwin passed away peacefully after a long courageous battle with cancer on Tuesday December 1, 2020. Clare was the daughter of the late Eugene Leasure and Clare (Conville) Sterrett born October 4, 1946, in Wilkinsburg. Her greatest delight was her children and grandchildren. Her strong will to live, unwavering faith in God and the love of prayers of family and friends carried her through life. Most recently she was employed by Walmart, in North Huntingdon. Formerly she spent over 30 years with Beneficial/Household/HSBC Loan Company. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her fiancé William J. McNelis; her brother Donald P. O’Toole; sister-in-law Gerry Tamino. She is survived by her son Kevin (Sherry) Kissel, her daughter Tammy (Ray) Harding and daughter Courtney (Kevin) Stape; one sister Jayne Richardson, of Johnson City, TN and six grandchildren Kristen, Zachary, Brian, Holly, Kamden and Carson. Clare also leaves behind a circle of friends who had maintained over 50 years of friendship. Friends and family will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Ott Funeral Home Inc 805 Pennsylvania Avenue Irwin. A funeral service will be held Saturday 10 a.m. in the funeral home. Entombment will follow in St. Clair Cemetery, Greensburg.
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