Lived in Aurora 35 years
A memorial service will take place Sept. 28 at noon at St. Johns Funeral Home, 923 Broadway Ave., Bedford, to celebrate the life of Matilda “Babs” Szell, 96, who died Sept. 16 at Hillcrest Hospital.
She was born in Cleveland on June 26, 1917 to John and Matilda Soltesz. Her husband, Julius, preceded her in death in 1988.
A 35-year resident of Aurora, she was an original member of the Aurora Women’s Club, and enjoyed attending its meetings. She was also an associate member of the 101st Airborne Association, of which she attended many of its national conventions.
Survivors include daughter Patricia (Allen) Beck; grandchildren Ryan (Lisa) Beck and Kelly (Robert) Mascia; great-grandchildren Madeline and Benjamin Beck, and Gabriella and Bobby Mascia.