Rosalee J. Blatchford, 101

Rosalee J. Blatchford, 101, of Ellwood City passed away at the residence of her daughter on August 17, 2020.

Born February 12, 1919 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late John and Cora (White) Snare. She was married for 63 years to Alfred L Blatchford who passed away September 3, 2004.

Rosalee was a member of Bell Memorial Presbyterian Church. She graduated from Lincoln High School with the Class of 1937. She was an associate member of the Ellwood City Hospital Auxiliary. Rosalee’s most cherished time was spent with family.

Survivors include a daughter, Donna (Alan) Weyand of North Sewickley Twp.; brother, Robert Snare of Ellwood City; three grandchildren, Haley (George) Allison, Carrie (Mike) Farrow, Bryan Weyand; six great grandchildren, Jayden, Alexea, Alyssa, Taylor, Faith, and Aubree; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Lee Blatchford in 1954, five sisters, Beulah Stasick, Hilda Latiano, Audrey Pander, Dorothy Eicholtz, and Ruth Snare in infancy; and six brothers, Gerald, Raymond, Howard, Jack, Russell and Paul Snare.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, August 19 from 4pm until the time of the funeral service at 6 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Rev. Tod Custer will officiate. Final interment will take place in Locust Grove Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff of Good Samaritan Hospice for the kindness and compassion shown to Rosalee.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice, the Ellwood City Library or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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16 thoughts on “Rosalee J. Blatchford, 101

  1. Dear Donna and Family ; I am So sorry About Your Mom.. She Was the nicest, Sweetest Person. We used to chat When We picked up the Girls up From Elementary School. She Loved and Was So Proud of You Guys . May God Bless You and Give You and The Family Comfort . My thoughts and Prayers are With You., Denise .

  2. Donna and family. I am sorry to hear the passing of your mom. She was quite a woman and an inspiration. My mom, Ethel Snare, is truly heartbroken to loose her. She was so special to her. May you find peace knowing she lived life to the fullest and she was blessed to have a daughter like you.
    In sympathy,
    Elaine (Snare)Cuddy

  3. Donna, please accept my sincere condolences upon learning of your Mother’s passing. Oh, if only we could keep Our Mothers with us a little longer, how wonderful that would be! I am sure your Mother thanked God each day for you. May each day ahead bring you peace, and comfort.

  4. Donna and family,
    Thank you for calling me about your mom’s passing. My mother and she were good friends and I always was glad when we visited your Mom.She was so kind and gracious.we shared stories and she always brought out those delicious maple flavored cookies.She even sent me the recipe. After My mom passed I continued to visit and call your Mom .She was so sweet, I loved her and miss her.
    May God surround you with His Love and peace.
    Carol Mayer

  5. To Donna and family.
    Thank-you for calling me about your Mom passing .I was surprised and saddened.My mother and I had many pleasant visits with her.She was always kind and gracious.We shared stories and she always brought out he delicious maple flavored cookies. She even sent me the recipe.After my mother passed I continued to visit and call. I loved her and miss her.
    May God surround you with His love,strength and peace.

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