Rosamary M. Ditty, 76, of 722 West Washington Street, passed away, Friday, December 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 November 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, arts & music and performed 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 fifty three years she is survived by a daughter, Suzanne M. (Max) Simunich, of Greenville, two sons Scott J. (Silvia) Ditty of 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 Monday, December 10, 2012, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., East Main Street, where a prayer service will be held at 9:30am on Tuesday, December 11th, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am in St. Bernard Church with 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 charity of the donor's choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com