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Sylvia Jean "Sis" Work
December 23, 2020



Heaven got an angel on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 when Sylvia Jean “Sis” (Leasure) Work passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Rochester Mills, PA at the age of 82.

The daughter of Harry F. and Mary Belle (Ryen) Leasure, she was born on December 3, 1938 in East Mahoning Twp., Indiana, Co., PA.

On June 27, 1959, she married Ronald “Bay” James Work, Sr. and they shared over forty-seven years of marriage together until his death on January 3, 2006.

Sis attended the Rochester Mills Methodist Church and in more recent years the Rochester Mills Presbyterian Church. She had previously worked at Rolo Jensen in Punxsutawney, PA.

She never complained and was a selfless person always first to give a helping hand. Sis took it upon herself to be a great caregiver, she then moved on to the next person who needed her and asked for nothing in return. She enjoyed shopping and attending family gatherings.

Sis will be greatly missed by her son, Jeffrey L. Work of Marion Center, PA; and her three grandchildren: Tara Jo Martz (Ben) of Punxsutawney, PA; Shawna Work of Indiana, PA; Rachel Work of Rossiter, PA; her three great-grandchildren: Ava and Liam Covert and Luna Martz; her six siblings: Mona “Belle” Davis of Bristolville, OH; Elaine Harkins of Barr Slope, PA; Robert Leasure (Lois) of Warren, PA; Edward Leasure (Betty) of Marion Center, PA; Rebecca Nicholson (Tim) of Pittsburg, TX; Debra Barber (Chris) of Indiana, PA; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her son, Ronald J. Work, Jr. on November 11, 2015 and her brothers: Clifford “Bud”; Kenneth and Dennis “Duck” Leasure.

Due to COVID guidelines regarding attendance, private family arrangements are with the assistance of the Rairigh Funeral Home, Ltd. in Hillsdale, PA.

Interment will take place at Pine Grove Cemetery in Rochester Mills, PA.

Please visit to sign Sis’s guestbook and share a condolence message. A livestream of Sis’s funeral service will be available on the funeral home website obituary page beginning Saturday at 2:00 p.m.

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Rairigh Funeral Home
18944 Rte 286 Hwy East
Hillsdale, PA 15746