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Ellen Cordial

January 5, 1928 — March 4, 2017

Ellen Lee Cordial

89, of Lonaconing, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 at New Horizons, Frostburg Village Nursing Care Center.

Born January 5, 1928 in Lonaconing to Urban and Sarah (Garlitz) McKenzie; she is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Lawrence “Shorty” McKenzie and Walter F. McKenzie Sr.; and a sister Catherine Danahey of Wheeling, WV.

Mrs. Cordial attended Divine Mercy Parish, St. Michael and St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She was a graduate of Central High School, class of 1945; worked at Elm Grove Drive-in at Wheeling, WV and Kelly Springfield during the war. Ellen was active with Frostburg Senior Citizens; was a 50 year member of Ladies Auxiliary VFW and Women of the Moose #348.

Surviving are husband, Bernard D. Cordial Sr.; son, Bernard D. Cordial Jr. and wife Colleen, Palmyra, PA; grandsons, Bernie Cordial III and wife Allison, Dallas, GA and Benjamin Cordial and wife Jen, Short Gap, WV; great grandchildren, Jade Elizabeth Cordial, Molly Kate Cordial, and Jackson DeSales Cordial.

Ellen was cremated in accordance with her wishes.

A Memorial and Committal Service will be held at Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Avenue, Frostburg, MD on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 10:00 am with Fr. Greg Chervenak OFM Cap. as celebrant.

Memorials may be directed to The Capuchin Friars, 220-37th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201.


Charitable donations may be made to:

Capuchin Friars
220-37th /street, Pittsburgh PA 15201



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