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Arlene Williams

November 12, 1937 — February 18, 2023

Pleasant Hills

ARLENE (LEONE) WILLIAMS

Arlene Williams, age 85 of Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania, died on Saturday, February 18, 2023. She was born Arlene Carmella Leone in Dunkirk, New York on November 12, 1937 one of two daughters of Samuel Russell Leone and Mary Josephine (Alessi) Leone.

Arlene was a cheerleader at Dunkirk high school, and her senior superlative was DHS Jitterbug Star and Best Actress. She was a spokesmodel for Pontiac before meeting and marrying Ed. She loved NASCAR, the Buffalo Bills, her iPad, arguing politics, and her church, not necessarily in that order. Now, can we talk about her grandchildren? Oh, how she love them!


Her most cherished title was Mom. She was everyone’s room parent, CCD teacher, prom planner, driver to away football and basketball games, a compassionate listening ear.  Not just for her own children.  Her girls’ friends felt as at home with her as her own children, and she welcomed everyone. She was a block parent. This meant that there was a poster of Snoopy in her front window that told any child who was scared or felt threatened, that her house was a place they could run to, to be safe. That loving attention extended to friends, neighbors, and random people she met in shopping lines and various waiting rooms!

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Ann Bielaszka.  Arlene is survived by her husband of 65 years, Edward Herschel Williams; three daughters, Dawn (Philip) Baird, Dana (Samuel) Barone and Diana (Stephen) Wood and eight grandchildren, Derrick Bachman, John (Ixchel) Parr-Culver, Dean Culver, Ryan (Madaleine) Wood, Alex Barone, Ben Wood, Gennaro Wood and Lizzy Wood.

Family and Friends will be received in the Stephen D. Slater Funeral Home 1701 Route 51 Jefferson Hills, PA on Monday, February 20, 2023, from 5 – 8 PM.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Thomas A’ Becket Catholic Church 139 Gill Hall Road, Jefferson Hills, PA 15025 on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at 10 AM. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH.

Her burial will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, McMurray, PA immediately following her Mass.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Monday, February 20, 2023

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Stephen D. Slater Funeral Home

1701 PA-51, Jefferson Hills, PA 15025

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Thomas A' Becket Church

139 Gill Hall Rd, Clairton, PA 15025

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Cemetery Committal Service

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Starts at 11:45 am (Eastern time)

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