Anna Mae Bartholow Bray, age 85 of North East, died on Saturday February 23, 2013 at her residence. She was born on June 22, 1927 in King, Pa. to the late Bruce and Lillian Brumbaugh Bartholow. Anna was formerly employed at Landes Smith Cherry Co. for 30 years, Den Dressing and Rich Foods. She was a member of South Ripley United Methodist Church. Anna enjoyed playing cards, bowling and making candy for her family and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Bray whom she married September 10, 1960; sisters, Mary Margaret Mong, Violet Souders, and Alma Jean Perdue. Anna is survived by her nieces, Judy Angleotti of Placentia, Calif., Jeanette (David) Keem of Erie, Sandy (Daniel) Kochanowski and Darlene Meeder both of South Ripley, N.Y. and several other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and step-grandchildren. Friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake Street, North East on Saturday at noon until time of service at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Officiating Rev. Jeff Rotunda of South Ripley United Methodist Church. Private Interment Quincy Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Community Nursing Services of North East, 7 Park Street, North East, PA 16428, or Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice, 719 Indiana Drive, Erie, PA 16505 or South Ripley United Methodist Church, 10008 NE Sherman Rd., Ripley, N.Y. 14775. Please send condolences to www.elkinfh.com.
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Feb. 27, 2013