Betty Jane (Damon) Pitcavage

Born: Wed., May 14, 1924
Died: Thu., Jul. 20, 2017


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Wed., Jul. 26, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Wed., Jul. 26, 2017
Location: William D. Elkin Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Jul. 27, 2017
Location: William D. Elkin Funeral Home

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Betty Jane Damon Pitcavage, 93, was a resident of Ball Pavilion, Brevillier Village, Erie, Pa. She was
formerly of Erie, Florida and Findley Lake, N.Y. and originally from Corry, Pa. She died on July 20, 2017. Betty was born May 14, 1924, in Corry, Pa., the daughter of Hugh Marshall Damon and Ruth Cleo Marsh Damon Smith. She graduated eighth grade at the McCrayville Church near Elgin, Pa. She attended Corry High School then worked at Aerial Supply Company, Corry, Pa. She married Albert Vincent Pitcavage (original spelling- Pietkiewicz) at the U.S. Army base at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. on December 12, 1942. They were members of the Catholic Church. They completed 61 years of marriage before Albert passed away on January 30, 2004 in Florida. She retired from the General Electric Co., Erie, Pa. After retirement she held many jobs as a home health aid, collecting parking fees on Daytona Beach and with her husband, managed motels and apartments in Florida. Their spare time was spent outdoors worshiping the sun and being near water. They loved camping, water skiing, lounging in the boat, “The Queen Merrie” on Findley Lake and always wanting the family close by. They really enjoyed music and were excellent dance partners. Their constant hobby was card playing. They were never without a deck of cards and belonged to card clubs in Findley Lake. After Albert passed, she moved back to Erie, Pa. She reconnected with Mignon “Minnie” White, the nicest and sweetest lady you will ever meet, and was her constant companion and card playing partner. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Cheryl Ann Norcross who passed on March 27, 2011, her brother, Lyle Damon and his wife, Maryon (Voigt) Damon and a son-in-law, John Byrd. She was never quite as content, calm or at peace as when she was surrounded by her daughters and family. She is survived by four of her five daughters, Patricia Suzan (Thomas) Smith, Westfield, N.Y., Mary Lynn (Daniel) Norcross, Findley Lake, N.Y., Ruth Elaine Eaton Towery, Pierson, Fla. and Paula Marie (James) DeDionisio, Erie, Pa. and son-in-law, Wayne Lee Norcross, Sun City, Ariz. Grandchildren: Jennifer Lee (Steven) Rutkowski, Oologah, Okla., Paul Albert Norcross, Sun City, Ariz., Jesse Taylor (Jodi) Smith, Erie, Pa., Sarah Elizabeth Archila, Pierson, Fla., Beth April Eaton (Ryan Lytle), Orange City, Fla. and Kattie Michelle Eaton, Pierson, Fla., and step-granddaughter, Angelina DeDionisio and many great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. She is also survived by five Damon step-sisters: Shirley (Phil) Gravink, Saco, Maine, Charlene Damon, Loveland, Colo., Barbara “Bobbie” Poorman, Bemus Point, N.Y., Jackie Rhodes Clymer, N.Y. and Kathryn (Rand) Dawson, Westlake, Ore. and several nieces and nephews from the Damon  and Pitcavage families. Friends and family are invited to attend visiting hours at the William Elkin Funeral Home, 65 S. Lake St., North East, Pa. on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be at the funeral home on Thursday at 11 a.m. After the funeral, internment will be at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Corry, Pa. Memorial donations can be made to the Brevillier Village, 5416 E. Lake Rd., Erie, PA 16511-1496 www.  The family would like to express their extreme gratitude to the whole campus of Brevillier Village and especially the staff at Ball Pavilion. They all showed exemplary professionalism and the warmest and most wonderful care for our mom throughout the years.

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