Monica L. Sanutelli

Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | September 28, 2020

Monica L. Sanutelli, 75, of Sutersville, (formerly of Clairton) died on Friday, September 25, 2020, at Heritage Valley Health System Beaver. Born December 15, 1944, in McKeesport, PA she was the daughter of the late Albert and Eva (Wetzel) Ehrhardt and the wife of the late Albert Sanutelli.

Monica never did get over losing Albert, he was the love of her life, and she chose to celebrate his birthday by joining him in heaven. Monica was a waitress for 37 years at the Blue Flame restaurant. She was a member of Holy Family Church in West Newton and the Christian Mothers Society. She loved to spend the day shopping and going out to eat at her favorite restaurant, Olive Garden.  Monica enjoyed attending church picnics, playing poker and bingo. She was a music lover, listening to artists such as Kenny Rogers and bands Air Supply and Volbeat. She loved the color purple and she enjoyed any show or movie with Chris Farley in it. Monica had a laugh and smile that was contagious to everyone around her.  She adored animals, especially her grand-dogs, Mackie and Geno. Most of all, Monica cherished the time she spent with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Monica is survived by her daughters, Lisa (Edward) Zalewski of Monaca, Melissa (David) Ryckman of Sutersville (with whom she resided) and Christina Sanutelli (Kevin Falk) of Jefferson Hills; grandchildren Michelle, Brenda and Amanda Zalewski and Tammy (Dave) Gorecki, Joshua (Ashley) , Zachary, Emily and Elyssa Ryckman, Kevin (Jessica), Collin and Cassidy Falk; great-grandchildren, Silas, Myla, Evelyn and Ashton; brother Jerry (Gladys) Ehrhardt and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be on Thursday at 10 a.m. at Holy Family Church in West Newton. Inurnment will be at a later date. Monica’s family would like to thank Dr. Woodske, Dr. Erukhimdo and the Nursing Staff at Heritage Valley and the doctors and staff at Jefferson Cardiology Association. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association at or any local food bank. Condolences and memories may be shared at

Originally published September 28, 2020.

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