Ilona M. (Dunay) Cole

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Ilona M. (Dunay) Cole, 75, of North Huntingdon, died Sunday August 27, 2017, at home. She was born June 14, 1942 in Swissvale, a daughter of the late Michael Thomas and Helen Dunay and was also preceded in death by her husband Edward L. Cole Sr. and a sister Lillian Balkovec. Ilona was a former employee of U.S. Steel Carrie Furnace, and a member of F.O.E. Aerie, 1671, Irwin. She loved her home and enjoyed having family over for Sunday dinners. She also loved her dogs. Surviving are her children Theresa M. (Thomas) Lusher, Edward L. Cole Jr., and Michael T. Cole all of North Huntingdon; her former daughter in law Sara Czolba; her grandchildren Jessica M. Ellis, Cole T. Lusher, and David, Zachary, Cheri, Michael, and Dustin Cole; her great grandchildren Aleeah Jean Cole and Maisy Elizabeth Gorman; also brothers and sisters in law; nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the William Snyder Funeral Home Inc., 521 Main Street, Irwin, 724-863-1200, where a funeral service will follow at 5 p.m. with Pastor Glenn Myers, officiating. For online condolences please visit

Originally published August 28, 2017.

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