Norma LaRue LaScola

Norma LaRue LaScola, 95, of Chester, WV passed away in the comfort of her daughter’s home on Sunday, October 16, 2022, while under the compassionate care of WVU Medicine Hospice. 

She was born in Pittsburgh, PA, on November 14, 1926, a daughter of the late Robert and Inez Sutton Camerlin. Norma was also preceded in death by her husband, Anthony “Buddy” LaScola; one grandchild, Frank Orenzuk; and three siblings: Joan Miller, Vince Camerlin, and Richard “Dick” Camerlin. 

On January 10, 1959 Norma married Anthony Joseph LaScola. They shared 40 years of marriage before his passing on January 20, 1999. 

Forever cherishing their memories of Norma are six children: Barbara Williams of Chester, WV, James Williams of Hartstown, PA, Mary Ann Stankus and husband, Joe, of Rock Cave, WV, Anthony “Tony” LaScola II and wife, Karen, of Chester, WV, Vincent LaScola and wife, Becky, of Chester, WV, and Michael “Mike” LaScola and wife, Sandy, of Galloway, OH; fifteen grandchildren: Stephanie and husband, Robbie, Marc and wife, Jill, Sean and wife, Jodie, Laura, Danielle and husband, Michael, Ann Marie, Anthony III, Madison, Lena, Shaina and husband, Jake, Vincent II, Alec, Mitchell, Victoria, Briana and husband, Greg; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; three siblings: Priscilla Kirkwood of Newell, Shirley Ann Widener of Wisconsin, and Wayne Camerlin of Newell; and several nieces and nephews. She will also be missed by her special friends Don who called her every day, and Sue who spent the last year playing cards and taking her on road trips. 

Norma began her career at TS&T Pottery but spent several years as a cook at Chester Junior High School where she eventually retired. She was a member of First Christian Church in Chester, WV and was a Deaconess for over seventeen years. Norma was also a member of quilt and card clubs over the years. Her faith was strong and she dedicated her time by volunteering at local facilities including Fox’s Nursing Home in Chester and F.I.S.H. Food Pantry. In her spare time, Norma enjoyed spending time with her family, taking walks, crosswords, her cat, and swinging on her front porch. She was the most caring and giving person and will be missed dearly by all who knew her. 

Norma’s request for Cremation has been honored. A Private Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First Christian Church of Chester (330 Indiana Ave Chester, WV 26204) or the Hancock County Animal Shelter (PO Box 485 New Cumberland, WV 26047). 

We, at Clutter Funeral and Cremation located at 21 Elnora Circle in Buckhannon, are honored and privileged to serve the family of Norma LaRue LaScola. Online condolences may be expressed at  

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