Deeana:Now, John Doe is dead and Pennsylvania law says Mrs. John Doe owns the property as a Tenant by the Entirety immediately upon the death of John. These are both facts.
Pennsylvania is a tenancy by the entirety state. But, for property to be held as tenants by the entirety, BOTH spouses names must be on the deed. If the property was titled solely to John Doe, then the property was NOT held as tenants by the entirety and the property then passed to John Doe's estate, not to his wife Mary Doe. If Mary Doe wants the property in that case, she must open probate and go through the probate process to get title transferred to her.