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Eileen L. Ahl

Eileen L. Ahl                   “beloved by all”

SHINGLEHOUSE, PA----Eileen L. Ahl, 89, of Shinglehouse, passed away at home with her loving family by her side on Thursday, November 5, 2015, after a long illness.
     Born on September 9, 1926 in Pleasant Mount, she was a daughter of John R. and Sadie C. O’Neil Leonard.  On July 1, 1950 in Rock Lake, she married Robert S. “Bob” Ahl, who passed away on June 17, 1991.
     She was a graduate of Pleasant Mount Vocational High School, Class of 1942 and was a graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College in 1946 with a Bachelor’s degree in education.
     Mrs. Ahl retired from teaching at Oswayo Valley High School, Shinglehouse, in 1987.  Her teaching career spanned 39 years, all being spent in Shinglehouse with the exception of four years where she taught in Port Allegany.  She was a natural teacher who loved to teach all of her students.
     Mrs. Ahl was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Shinglehouse.  She was also a member of the Pennsylvania State Teachers Association and the Potter-Tioga Teachers Association.  She enjoyed sewing, crafts and reading.  Her greatest love was her family.
     Surviving are two sons, Patrick L. (Carol) Ahl, Ph.D, of Yardley and David J. Ahl of Shinglehouse; a daughter, Nancy A. (Robert) Owens of State College; two grandchildren, Hope J. Carter and Stephan R. Ahl; a brother, John R. Leonard of  Charleston, SC; and several nieces and nephews.
     In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Ahl was predeceased by two brothers, J. Paul Leonard and Leo B. Leonard; and two sisters, Margaret E. Greenwood and Mary Ann O’Hara.
     Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 7, 2015 in St. Theresa Catholic Church, Shinglehouse with the Rev. Thomas Brown, pastor, as celebrant.  Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.
     A prayer service will be held at 8:30 p.m. on Friday evening in the funeral home.
     The family wants to thank the caregivers, friends, and community for their prayers, care, and love to Mrs. Ahl.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Theresa Catholic Church, PO Box 277, Shinglehouse, PA 16748 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.


Our deepest sympathy for you - she was one of our all time favorite teachers and a very special lady.  We have many fond memories and she will be profoundly missed by many.  God Bless

Mike & Beth (Austin) Bell Nov 11 2015 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Mrs. Ahl was one of my favorite teachers. She was so kind and loving. I will always remember how fun she made Home Ec. as well as how interesting she made PA History :) She was one very special lady and will be greatly missed. May our Lord grant you comfort and peace and fill your hearts and minds with wonderful memories!

Diane (Howard) Gilroy Nov 9 2015 12:00 AM

I am saddened by the news but I also know that Eileen is in heaven with her loving husband. She was an angel here on earth and will be missed by all you knew her.

Kay Mertsock Nov 8 2015 12:00 AM

I didn't know Eileen very long, but grew to love everything about her, she was such a sweetheart.
I was one of the caregivers there, and we will miss her.

Cindy Feile Nov 8 2015 12:00 AM

My sincerest condolences to the family.

Doug Blanchard Nov 8 2015 12:00 AM

We are sad to learn that our friend and colleague had passed. Eileen was a teacher that we respected and loved. We have fond memories of her; she was always willing to lend a hand or give us advice. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

Cindy and Gary Lisac Nov 7 2015 12:00 AM

Our prayers and sympathies to all of you at this time. Your mom was one of my favorites at OV High School. I admired her love of God and all of the hard work she did at St Theresa Church. She will be missed. Many blessings to all of you.

Fog and Mugsie Jones Nov 6 2015 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy go out to the Ahl family. Eileen was one of my favorite teachers. Heaven has gained another beautiful angel.

Dewey and Tobie Swift Nov 6 2015 12:00 AM

She was a beautiful and grand lady. I wished I'd had been friends with her years ago. She will be missed but not forgoten . Nickkie Howard

Nickkie Howard Nov 6 2015 12:00 AM

Our most sincere and deepest sympathy for the Ahl family.  Eileen was a true treasure and will be missed.  Peace and blessings to the entire family.

Ann Shaffer and Mary Shon Nov 6 2015 12:00 AM

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