Rosamary Ditty

Rosamary M. Ditty, 76, of 722 W. Washington St., passed away Friday (Dec. 7, 2012) at the Bradford Manor.
Born June 19, 1936, in San Francisco, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Goldie Starkey Crimmel.
On Nov. 21, 1959, in St. Charles Church in New Bethlehem, she married William E. Ditty, who survives.
Mrs. Ditty was a 1954 graduate of East Forest High School in Marienville and a 1957 graduate of Oil City Hospital School of Nursing. She worked at Kittanning Hospital, Brookville Hospital, Bradford Hospital and as an occupational health nurse at Witco Corporation, Kendall-Amalie Division. She was instrumental in forming their Emergency First Aid Response Team in 1992.
Her favorite pastimes include, spending time with family and friends, vacationing in Florida, fishing, quilting, enjoying art and music and performing in the Kiwanis Kapers. She was an avid Steelers fan.
She was a member of St. Bernard Church, past member of the Bradford Council of Republican Women, vice president of West Branch PTO, 1979 charter member and vice president of the Allegany Association of Occupational Health Nurses, member of Bradford Hospital Emergency Nurses Organization and a member of the Harvard Medical School Nurses Health Study from 1976 to present. She worked with the West Branch Little League, was a Cub Scout den mother and an active supporter of the Bradford Owls Marching Band.
In addition to her husband of 53 years, she is survived by a daughter, Suzanne M. (Max) Simunich, of Greenville; two sons, Scott J. (Silvia) Ditty from South Korea and David W. (Christine) Ditty of Titusville; a sister, Frances Taylor of Knox; 13 grandchildren; and one niece.
Family will be receiving friends on from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., East Main Street, where a prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Bernard Church with the Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor, as Celebrant. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Bradford Stroke Group or a .
Online condolences may be made at

Published in The Bradford Era from Dec. 8 to Dec. 14, 2012