Jill R. Wilkinson, 56, of Tarentum, Pennsylvania, died Sunday evening, February 3, 2019, at UPMC Horizon Hospital in Farrell, Pennsylvania, following a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born April 5, 1962, in Warren, a daughter of the late Earl E. and Norma L. Nydegger Wilkinson. She was raised in Howland Township.
Jill was a 1980 graduate of Howland High School. She received an associate degree and then a bachelor’s degree in 1984 from Youngstown State University. She received her paralegal certification in Pennsylvania.
Jill was presently working as a paralegal at Goldberg, Persky and White law firm in Pittsburgh, where she had worked for 30 years.
Jill was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Cleveland Browns and the Cleveland Indians. She was a devoted Parrothead and enjoyed golfing, bowling and traveling. She loved animals and supported animal rescue groups.
Jill is survived by one sister, Judith A. (Don) Fatobene of Cortland; two brothers, R. Patrick (Leslie) Wilkinson of Cortland and Rick F. (Kelly) Wilkinson of Terre Haute, Indiana; seven nieces and nephews, Donnie (Trish) Fatobene, Annette (Bill) Jones, Andrew (Whitney) Wilkinson, Curt, Stephen and Jessica Wilkinson and Kacey (Billy) Blundell; 11 great-nieces and great-nephews; a large supportive group of Pittsburgh friends, including Leslie Stevens, Donna Devlin and her four (rescue) Huskies.
One brother, Thomas Wilkinson, preceded her in death.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at Lane Family Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel in Warren, with Pastor Joel Theis, officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Orphans of the Storm (Huskie rescue), 11878 PA Route 85, Kittanning, PA 16201.
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