PORT ALLEGANY - Elaine J. Blood, 83, of Sartwell Creek Road, passed away Wednesday (Aug. 27, 2014) in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.
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Born March 3, 1931, in St. Marys, she was a daughter of the late Norman and Gorda Hill Herbstritt. On June 5, 1949, in Emporium, she married Eugene E. Blood, who survives.
Elaine had been an assembler with Sylvania (now GTE) in Emporium for 24 years, before her retirement.
She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses of Port Allegany. She was also a member of American Association of Retired Persons.
Surviving are a son, Mitchel E. (Karolyn) Blood of Port Allegany; a daughter, Neena J. Pendergraf of Haw River, N.C.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Shirley Devoe of Garnett, Kan.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Eric E. Blood; two brothers, Norman and Ronald Herbstritt; and three sisters, Thorarose Smith, Evelyn Llewlyn and Melody Herbstritt.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sept. 6, 2014 in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Bradford with Clint Connell officiating.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.
Condolences can be made at switzerfuneralhome.com
Switzer Funeral Home
77 Willow St Port Allegany, PA 16743
Published in The Bradford Era from Aug. 28 to Sept. 6, 2014