BEATRICE R. CARLISLE, 88, OF KUTZTOWN Beatrice R. Carlisle, 88, of Kutztown, formerly of Pottstown, died, November 26, 2011 in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Presbyterian Hospital Campus, Pittsburgh after being stricken while visiting family for the Thanksgiving holiday. She was the widow of John C. Carlisle who died Dec. 1, 1987. Born in Philadelphia she was a daughter of the late Alvin P. and Mary R. (Ridge) Ross. Beatrice was a 1941 graduate of Bensalem High School, Bensalem, PA. She was a homemaker. Beatrice was a private pilot, earning her pilot's license at the age of 50. She is survived by her sons, Neil R. Carlisle, Texas; Douglas L., husband of Brendi (Beakley) Carlisle, Pottstown; Robert J., husband of Nyoka (Rhoads) Carlisle, Douglasville; Bruce C., husband of Nora C. (Cabaltera) Carlisle, Fleetwood, and Brian D., husband of Laurie A. (Sunseri) Carlisle, Kutztown, and brother, Sherwood Ross, Trevose, PA. She is also survived by grandchildren, Betsey (Carlisle) Miller, Meaghan (Carlisle) Cherney, Jennifer Carlisle and Clark M. Carlisle. She was predeceased by siblings, Marjorie (Ross) Sponeybarger, Janice (Ross) Roma, Doris (Ross) Hagerty, Caroline Ross, Donald Ross, Kenneth Ross, Gerald Ross, Stanley Ross and Alvin Ross. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 2, 2011 at 4 p.m. in Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., 333 Greenwich Street, Kutztown. Interment is private at the convenience of the family. Friends may call Friday, 2 to 4 p.m. in the funeral home. On-line condolences may be recorded at www.ludwickfh.com
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Published in The Mercury on Nov. 30, 2011