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Denise A. (Collins) Rager
October 28, 1956 ~ January 1, 2024 (age 67) 67 Years Old
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Denise A. Rager crossed over on January 1, 2024 at Windber Hospice after a long and courageous battle with colon and brain cancer. Preceded in death by her Father, James Collins; Mother, Shirley Wendell; Stepfather Richard Wendell; in-laws Melvin and Shirley Rager; and Stepmother, Martha Collins. Survived by loving husband and soulmate of 46 years, Gary; wonderful daughter and best friend Jennifer Gorzelsky, her husband Brett and the apple of her eye, grandson Axel. Siblings Marsha Reed (Dennis), Richard Wendell II (Christine), and Kevin Collins. Brothers-in-law Denny, Kemp, and Mark (Mary). Also survived by numerous aunts, nieces, nephews, and her Bestform girls- you know who you are and wonderful cats Ozzy and Finny a.k.a Little One. Formerly worked at Bestform and the American Red Cross. She enjoyed crafting, crocheting, gardening, but most of all she enjoyed sitting on the beach watching the waves. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Windber Hospice for the amazing kindness and care they showed Denise in her final days. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Windber Hospice in Denise's name. By request, there will be no public viewing. A Celebration of Life for family and friends will take place at Henderson Funeral Home-East Hills, 2503 Bedford St. on Saturday, January 13, 2023 at 11AM.