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LaVerna P. (Long) Newell

November 14, 1923 ~ March 10, 2021 (age 97)
LaVerna P. Newell, 97, of Murrysville, passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at Harbour Senior Living in Monroeville. She was born November 14, 1923 in McKeesport, PA, daughter of the late Robert C. Long Sr. and Clara May Deneen. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband, Douglas H. Casbard in 1954; her second husband, William E. Newell in 1976; and a brother, Robert C. Long Jr. LaVerna graduated from Carnegie Tech with a Bachelor’s Degree, pursued graduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh, and carried out her career at the Westinghouse Energy Center. She was a veteran of the US Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), having served during WWII. Her love for travel took her halfway around the world.  She also developed an incentive in cooking which took her 3 times to France to study with 5 star chefs.  She led a very active life and loved dancing, bowling, cooking, playing bridge, mahjong & hosting guests. LaVerna is survived by two children, Alison F. Haider and Elise G. Dworek; a granddaughter, Bethia L. Reillo; a great grandson, Jasiel C. Reillo. At LaVerna’s request, there will be no services. Interment will be at William Penn Memorial Park, Pittsburgh. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Murrysville Meals on Wheels or to the Salvation Army. www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com
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