Tirzah E. Connolly 91 of Latrobe died Sunday December 22, 2019 at home. She was born December 15, 1928 in Jeannette a daughter of the late William and Edna (Daugherty) Smail. Prior to retirement she was employed by Westmoreland Country Club and she was a member of Tree of Life Church, Latrobe. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband William Connolly, two daughters Cheryl Huffman and Eleanor Dyer, two sons Leslie Smail and Richard Underwood, an infant son, a sister Romaine Smail and a brother Gerald Smail. She is survived by her children Walter "Bud" Underwood and his wife Kathy of Jeannette, Carol Underwood and her husband Willis Parker of Greensburg and Jolene Oravec and her husband Mike of Latrobe, a daughter in law Bonnie Smail of Penn, 15 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, numerous great great grandchildren, two brothers Milton Smail and his wife Sandy of MN and Tracy Smail and his wife Sandy of TX, step children William Connolly and his wife Debbie of Latrobe and Patricia Kuchta and her husband Jim of Derry and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the Mason-Gelder Funeral Home Inc. 201 N. First St. Jeannette. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:00 PM in the funeral with Pastor Nick Poole officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Penn Twp. To send online condolences visit www.mason-gelder.com. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Labre School 1000 Tongue River Rd. Ashland, MT 59003.
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