HERMITAGE, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Josephine “Rena” Germano, 100, of Hermitage, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2022, in St. John XXIII Home, Hermitage.

Mrs. Germano was born February 2, 1922, in Sharon, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Leali.

A lifelong area resident, she graduated in 1940 from Sharon High School.

Rena was a dedicated homemaker and assisted her brothers at the former Leali Brothers Meats, Wheatland.

Rena was a member of Family Life Church, Hermitage.

She was an avid reader and in her younger years, she enjoyed making noodles and going to garage sales.

Her husband, John Germano, whom she married February 22, 1943, passed away December 3, 1988.

She is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Jean Gamble of Fredericksburg, Virginia and Sharon Russo and her husband, Alfred, of Naples, Florida; a son, John Germano of California; a grandson, Charles Gamble; a great-grandson, Lucas Max Gamble; two sisters, Eva Parich of Sharon and Lydia Foti of Syracuse, New York and a brother, Robert Leali of Hermitage.

In addition to her parents and husband, Rena was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Charles Gamble; a sister, Edith Schley; four brothers, John, Dan, Paul and James Leali and an infant brother, David Leali.

The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to either Family Life Church, 1455 N. Keel Ridge Road, Hermitage, PA 16148; or St. John XXIII Home, 2250 Shenango Valley Fwy., Hermitage, PA 16148.

Calling hour will be 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., until the time of the service, Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in Family Life Church. Funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Michael Sabella, officiating.

Interment: Hillcrest Memorial Park, Hermitage.

Arrangements are being handled by the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.

A television tribute will air Tuesday, May 3 at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV.