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Genevieve E. EllermeyerGenevieve E. Ellermeyer, 81, of Kittanning, PA, passed away peacefully on November 12, 2013 at UPMC Passavant Hospital, Pittsburgh, surrounded by her husband, Charles, and her entire loving family of seven children.
She was born on February 1, 1932, in Ford City, PA, the daughter of Gregory and Xenia (Barna) Kotyk.
Jenny was a graduate of Ford City High School but was a resident of Kittanning for the past 60 years. She was a homemaker whose true calling was tending to her home and family. Nothing gave her more pleasure than caring for her husband and children. She loved spending time with her family, grandchildren, and friends. She enjoyed reading novels, and swimming at the YMCA when she was able to do so. Jenny also enjoyed watching classic movies and football, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers and Notre Dame.
She was a very committed and devout Catholic who was very dedicated to her church. Her greatest treasure was watching her children and grandchildren grow. She received great joy from all the moments of their endeavors.
She will be sadly missed but will live on forever in our hearts. Her memory will be cherished by her loving husband of 59 years, Charles Ellermeyer who she married on June 19, 1954; seven children, Kathleen Blakley and husband, Ben of DuBois, PA, Dr. Charles R. Ellermeyer and wife, Therese of Webster, NY, Colleen "Connie" Dodd and husband, Eric of Greenville, SC, Robert Ellermeyer of Philadelphia, PA, Carol Hartmann and husband, Bob of Pompano Beach, FL, Michael Ellermeyer and wife, Lynne of Ashland, VA, and Susan Secen of Gibsonia, PA. She also leaves behind 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Michael Kotyk of New Kensington, PA; a sister, Luby Gavran of Ford Cliff, PA; and many nieces and nephews.
Jenny was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, John "Chuckie" Kotyk, Wallace Kotyk, and Paul Kotyk; and two sisters, Annie Richey and Mary Gladysiewski.
Relatives and friends may visit from 2-4 and 7-9 PM on Friday, November 15, 2013, at the Bauer Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 515 N. McKean Street, Kittanning.
A funeral mass will be held at 1 PM on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at St. Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 101 W High Street, Kittanning, with the Reverend Douglas E. Dorula officiating.
Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Kittanning, PA.
Contributions can be made in Jenny's memory to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 96280 Washington, DC 20077.
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