Emily Reynolds Bostwick

Born: Sat., Dec. 28, 1974
Died: Fri., Jan. 15, 2021


3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Jan. 19, 2021
Location: William D. Elkin Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Wed., Jan. 20, 2021
Location: St. Gregory Church

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Emily Reynolds Bostwick, 46, of North East, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2021 at UPMC Hamot after a strong and courageous battle with cancer. She was born on December 28, 1974 in Erie, Pa., the daughter of Sue (McArthur) Hetrick (David) of Erie and Craig Reynolds of Erie. Emily graduated Villa Maria Academy in 1992; Clarion University, obtaining a B.A. Elementary Education; and Mercyhurst University, obtaining a M.A. in special education. Throughout her four years at Clarion University, Emily was a member of Delta Phi Epsilon, National Honor Society and graduated Summa Cum Laude. She was employed by the Westfield School District as a special education teacher for 21 years and loved her students. Emily was an active member of St. Gregory Catholic Church in North East where she was a lecture and faith formation teacher. She was also involved with the North East Band Booster, Linked By Pink, and Girl Scouts of America, where she served as troop leader for several years. Emily was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Herbert and Alice McAuthur and p ternal grandparents, James Reynolds and Constance Stanbro (Roy). Emily will be sadly missed by her parents; husband of 23 years, Matthew Bostwick whom she married June 6, 1998; children, Isabella Rose, Iris Lenora and Elijah George Bostwick and her sister and brother-in- law, Kathryn “Kate” and Ross McCullough of North Carolina and their children, Aria and Austin. She is further survived by her stepsisters, Jennifer Trott (Matthew) of Erie, Laurie Huya (Wayne) of Corry, and Keri Gilson (Keith) of Waterford; father-in-law, Robert Bostwick (Jean) of Geneva, Ohio and mother-in-law, Beverly Hewitt of Canada; a brother-in-law, Joshua Bostwick (Mary) of North East; sister-in-law, Tamara Bostwick of Geneva, Ohio; as well as several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and are invited to a Funeral Mass on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Gregory Church. Interment will be held at Phillips Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the North East Band Booster Inc. or the Triple Negative Treat Cancer Research Foundation. Condolences may be made to elkinfh.com.

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Jillian and Matt Caster (Gannon)
   Posted Tue January 19, 2021
Our deepest sympathies. Prayers for peace during this difficult time.

Anthony (TK) and Leaha Bostwick
   Posted Tue January 19, 2021
Emily was truly a compassionate and incredibly strong woman. Our deepest and most heartfelt sympathies. Words cannot express the overwhelming emotions felt at this loss. Our love always.

   Posted Wed January 20, 2021
To the Bostwick Family,
I'm so sorry to hear of Emily's death. I taught with Emily before I retired in 2002. She was a wonderful teacher and a kind and gentle person. Westfield has lost another super member of its family. May God give you the strength to get you through this difficult time.
Once again I offer my sincerest condolences.

Rebecca L Huber-Ross
   Posted Wed January 20, 2021
Emily was a real force and a light. She touched many lives and will always be remembered by those who knew her. Me included. My thoughts are with her family at this time.

Diane DeFazio
   Posted Sun January 24, 2021
Dear Craig and family,
I'm deeply sorry to hear about the passing of your daughter, Emily. I'm wishing you comfort and peace in these difficult times.
Sincerely, Diane DeFazio,Temple Anshe Hesed

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