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Eleanor (Biter) Strittmatter
March 31, 1920 ~ November 4, 2023 (age 103) 103 Years Old
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Eleanor Strittmatter, 103, of R.D. Ebensburg, died November 4, 2023, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Theresa and Leo Smith of Nicktown. She was born March 31, 1920, in Loretto, daughter of the late Sherman and Annie (Parrish) Biter. Preceded in death by her husband, Demetrius on April 27, 2006, son, Ed and his wife Nancy Strittmatter, brothers: James, Alvin, Lawrence, and Norbert, sisters: Alice Biter, Louise Ruffing, and Sr. Miriam Rita Biter R.S.M., survived by children: Mary Anne Phillips, Joe (Peggy), Ken (Ann), Dan (Janet) all of R.D. Ebensburg, and Theresa (Leo) Smith of Nicktown, 26 grandchildren, 54 great grandchildren, and 13 great-great grandchildren. Eleanor was the last member of her immediate family. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Eleanor and Demetrius had the pleasure of traveling to all 50 states, Canada, and Mexico in their 32 foot motorhome. She was a trustee for the State of Pennsylvania, past president of Loretto Senior Citizens, a 4 H Leader, and a member of the Altar Rosary, Auxiliary, and Legion of Mary, and life member of the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Loretto, where a funeral Mass will be concelebrated at 10:00 AM Thursday, Very Rev. John D. Byrnes, main celebrant. Committal St. Michael Cemetery. Friends will be received from 4 until 8 PM Wednesday at the Gibbons Funeral Home, 1688 Liberty St., Ashville, PA 16613, where a Vigil Service will be held Wednesday. The family would like to thank all the caregivers for their devoted help throughout the years. www.gibbonsfhashvillecoalport.com