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Mary Linda Trexler

April 16, 1949 ~ September 23, 2020 (age 71)


Mary Linda Trexler, 71 of Westmont, died, on September 23, 2020, at peace and with her husband at her side.  Born April 16, 1949 in Johnstown, daughter of William and Anne (Bako) Pilat. 

Preceded in death by her parents, brother William Pilat Jr., and infant nephew Ronnie Black.  Survived by loving spouse of 51 years, Don, children Don Trexler Jr.,  and Elizabeth Haberstroh (Jason), grandchildren Ryan and Macey Trexler, Isaiah and Ruth Haberstroh, sister Deborah Black (Ronald) and many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Lynn was a 1967 graduate of Bishop McCort High School. Her first great love and passion was for Jesus and His church.  This was manifested in everything she did and her love and concern for others.  Every morning you could find her at daily mass, filling candles and saying the rosary.  She loved the monthly breakfast club and always found a way to make others feel special as they celebrated their birthdays together.  Her devotion to Mary and the Saints could easily been seen in her house and by the dozens of rosaries she had around.  In thanksgiving for the many miracles God granted her and her health, she had the Sacred Heart of Jesus painted on her garage for everyone coming down Bucknell Street to see.  Her faith in Jesus carried her through this life and into the next.

Lynn had a great imagination and creativity.  Her home was always full of her inspirations.  She was the chief architect, designer and decorator of her home.  The holidays were always her favorite time of year, she would transform her home with decorations, bake for weeks and cook for armies.  There was never a hungry mouth in her home. 

She always enjoyed planning family vacations and parties to celebrate life achievements for her husband and children.  Lynn’s favorite things to do included traveling, visiting casinos and shopping.  Her favorite vacation spot was Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia.  While all of these things were limited in her final years, they did prompt her “high-tech” phase of life of online gaming and QVC shopping. 

She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend that will always be missed.  

Mary Linda fought a courageous life-long battle against the hereditary disease, Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD).  Her fight included three kidney transplants at UPMC. The family would like to thank all of her great caregivers at UPMC, Conemaugh Medical Center and West Hills Ambulance.  Their care and compassion was a source of comfort for our family and for Mary Linda. 

Friends will be received from 2-5 PM on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at FRANK DUCA FUNERAL HOME, WESTMONT CHAPEL, 1622 Menoher Blvd. Johnstown PA 15905. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday at Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church. Very Rev. Mark S. Begly. Interment, Grandview Cemetery. Facial masks and social distancing protocols enforced for viewing and mass.

Donations to the PKD foundation are welcomed, visit


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September 27, 2020

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Duca Funeral Home - Westmont Chapel
1622 Menoher Blvd.
Johnstown, PA 15905

Funeral Mass
September 28, 2020

10:00 AM
Our Mother Of Sorrows
415 Tioga St
Johnstown, PA 15905

September 28, 2020

11:00 AM
Grandview Cemetery
801 Millcreek Rd
Johnstown, PA 15905


PKD Foundation
PO Box 871847, Kansas City MT 64187

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