Elsie Virginia Cress

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Elsie Virginia Cress, 96, of Finksburg, formerly of Pikesville, passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017 at the home of her granddaughter. Born on September 6, 1920 in Baltimore, she was the daughter of the late Emory Gozzo and Mary Margaret Wilt Snyder. Elsie was the wife of her late first husband Roger Cecil Detamore, Sr. who predeceased her in 1948 and her late second husband Harlan George Cress who predeceased her in 2009. Elsie was an assembly worker with Bendix Radio retiring in 1978. She enjoyed spending time with and raising her family. She also enjoyed cooking, gardening, and ceramics. Surviving her are son H. Gary Cress of Westminster; sister Dorothy Burgess of Orrtanna. PA; granddaughters and spouses Tara and Keith, Cindy and Larry, and Carla and Mike; grandson and companion Donald and Krissa; granddaughter Dawn; grandson Paul; 18 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren; daughter-in-law Lydia Cress; caregivers Gloria Balassone and Danielle Simpkins; and numerous nieces and nephews. Elsie was predeceased by son Roger C. Detamore, Jr., 11 siblings, and 2 grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Sunday, June 11 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Rd., Westminster. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 12 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Michael Hubers, Sr. officiating. Interment will be in Lakeview Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to , 1850 York Rd., Suite D, Timonium, MD 21093.

Funeral Home
Pritts Funeral Home
412 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157
Published in Carroll County Times on June 6, 2017
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