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Constance E. (Richards) Biller, 94, of North Charleroi, passed away peacefully at home with her loving family by her side on November 5th, 2023. Constance was born on January 7th, 1929, to the late Bernard and Gertrude (Cullen) Richards.
Connie will be remembered as a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. She will be celebrated as someone who truly cared about others and greatly desired to know how you were; both in good times and during life's struggles. In addition to valuable words of wisdom, Connie would take the time to listen, and truly care in a world that is often too busy for one another.
Although much can be said about Connie's beauty, grace, and dignity; those who knew her best will fondly remember her incredible sense of humor and never ending sense of fun. She was well loved and she loved well.
Connie knew Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. A note found in her journal to her children and grandchildren describes the sacrificial love she strived to model and pass on to her family. “To my five beautiful children: You have made this world a better place. I wish for you not only peace in this life, but peace that abounds in your hearts as well. Love is the key. Help one another. Please, look for the good side in people. In the long run, you will be better off for it. I love you all!”
Her words echo those of Paul in Philippians 4; “4 Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! 5 Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do… 6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus…Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. 9 …Then the God of peace will be with you.”
Preceding her in death were her husbands, Ernest Elias, John Dodato, and Rudolph Biller. Her sister Shirley (Richards) Hall. Her sons Ernest Elias Jr. and John Jeffrey Dodato. As well as two grandsons, John Andrechak and Jeremy Elias.
Constance is survived by her daughters, Maureen Sproull, Dianne Zinsmaster; along with Dianne’s husband James, her grandchildren Brian, Michael, Connie Jo, Doug, Kimberly, Shantae, John A., Abigail, Vinnie, and Lindsey. She is also survived by twenty-seven great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
Family and friends will be received from 2:00 - 4:00pm and 6:00 - 8:00pm on Friday, November 10, 2023, at the Hogan-Melenyzer Funeral Home & Cremation Services INC., 226 Fallowfield Ave, Charleroi, PA 15022. A Service to celebrate the life of Constance Biller will be held at 11:00am at the Hogan-Melenyzer Funeral Home on Saturday, November 11, 2023, Rev. Doug Raraigh officiating. Interment will follow at Westland Cemetery, Centerville.