"Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Sun. Sept. 19, 2004 Obit
91, of Carmel Ind., formerly of Elizabeth, died Sept. 17, 2004... She was born Oct. 9, 1912, in Springdale, to the late John & Anna Pavlik Sakala. Mrs. Kollias was the former owner of The Hotel Elizabeth, Elizabeth Boro....Wife of the late Stephen Kollias. Mother...four grandchildren, two great-grnadchildren...Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home,,,Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township..."
not my family
Article on pg. E4 "Hotel Owner made time for her friends. By Jerry Vondas
...Veronica Kollias was a successful hotel owner... said her brother Casper Sakal, a retired PPG Industries employee...
"There were nine children in our family" said her brother. "I was only 7 years old when our mother died & it fell on Vera...(later) work at the Liberty Mirror Co., in Springdale.
...when our sister, Mary Kollias, who was living in Chicago, died, to take our sister's two sons into their home" said Sakala.
Veronica Sakala later married her widowed brother-in-law, Stephen Kollias...
Born & raised in Springdale, Elizabeth Sakala was the daughter of John & Anna Sakala, immigrants from Czechoslovakia. Her father was employed at the Sakala Foundry in Creighton, Allegheny Co., which was operated by his brother...."