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Elsie Leona (Luko) Bohna

August 18, 1938 - January 31, 2023


Obituary For Elsie Leona (Luko) Bohna

Age 84, of Castle Shannon, passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. She was surrounded by her loving family.

She will be joining her late husband of 59 years, Eugene Paul Bohna in heaven. Loving and cherished mother to Jeannie Bohna (Brian) Cassidy, Kimberly Bohna (Timothy) Finocchi, Denise Bohna (Wade) Killen and Joanne Bohna. "Pretty Precious Grandma" to Brian Jr., Bradley, and Brett Cassidy; Alyssa and Dylan Finocchi; and Keegan, Ryan, and Shane Killen and her favorite grand dog Zoey. She is survived by many other family members and friends who loved her.

Her giggle will forever ring in our hearts and her dance moves will never be forgotten. She never missed an opportunity to tell everyone and anyone how "Blessed she was with her four beautiful girls". However, they were the ones truly blessed with their "beautiful mother". Her happiness shined brightest during family time and sleepovers. Dearest Elsie/Mom/Grandma, you lived your life deeply loved and it will continue in our hearts throughout eternity. We dearly miss you already.

Please join us in honoring the amazing lives of our beloved mother, Elsie as well as our cherished father, Eugene who we lost during Covid. Family and friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227 on Monday, February 6, 2023 from 4-8 p.m. Funeral prayer on Tuesday morning at 9:15. Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Hope Parish, St. Gabriel of the Sorrowful Virgin Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies at 12:30 p.m.

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  • February 05, 2023

    Our hearts are truly broken. We have been more than neighbors for almost 50 years. We still can't believe she is gone. Our deepest sympathies to all her "girls" because you have lost a jewel of a mother. A mother is the hardest thing to lose. But time will heal the loneliness of her passing, the pain will lessen and the memories of her will always be there. We miss her dearly. She was a great lady and a wonderful friend. May she rest in peace. Jan and Dave

  • February 04, 2023

    Dear Jeannie, Kim, Denise & Joanne, We are so very sad to hear of your beautiful Mom's passing. She was beauty, class, elegance, as well as a fashionista with her outfits & accessories. 💕 Most of all she was always so kind & always had something nice to say whenever we saw her. My brother Brian hit the jackpot for Mother-in-Laws! Our condolences to all her beautiful daughters.❤️ Rest in Peace Mrs Bohna. We love you!❤️ — Martha & Kevin Collier.

  • February 03, 2023

    Joanne and family: My deepest sympathies. May God be with you as you grieve, yet celebrate both of your parents' lives. Fond memories of both of them.

  • February 03, 2023

    What a beautiful tribute to a beautiful soul. Deepest sympathies.

  • February 03, 2023

    My heartfelt condolences to friends and family of dear Elsie. She will be missed greatly

  • February 03, 2023

    Elsie will be missed by everyone who knew her. I always enjoyed her laughs and light hearted spirit. Rip, Elsie. My love goes out to you girls, I know you will miss your mom.

  • February 02, 2023

    Sending prayers and condolences to the Bohna family. My deepest sympathies. God Bless Elsie & Eugene as they are together again 🙏🏼

  • February 02, 2023

    I have so many good memories of time spent together as we grew up. The dance parties in the basement with your daughters and your niece! You will be missed! Love, your niece Rosanne

  • February 02, 2023

    Aunt Elsie, You are forever in my heart. You were such a beautiful person inside and out. I'll always remember the laughs we shared. I love you. ---Barb