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Alma Ruth Blakeslee

January 30, 1946 November 7, 2019
Alma Ruth Blakeslee
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Obituary for Alma Ruth Blakeslee

Alma Ruth Blakeslee, age 73, entered into eternal peace with her Heavenly Father, on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. Alma was the recipient of a living donor liver transplant on June 27, 2019 and fought a courageous battle against multiple ailments and complications which soon followed.

Alma was born on January 30, 1946, to the late James and Grace (Parson) Cisney of Shade Gap, Pennsylvania. She resided in Erie, PA since 1968.

Alma was a graduate of Southern Huntingdon County High School and Northwest Regional Technical Institute. She was an active member of Erie First Assembly of God and Erie Family Church. Alma sang in many Christmas and Easter Musical/Drama Productions under the direction of Joseph Chiarelli, taught three and four-year-old Rainbow Classes for eight years, and was dedicated to co-leading a Small Group with her husband Paul. She worked in the hotel industry for 30 years as a desk clerk and assistant manager with Baldwin Brothers, Scott Enterprises, and the Patel Family. She also held positions with Paris Cleaners, Erie First Assembly of God and Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc.

Alma loved life and was a people-person. She loved to help those in-need, but most of all, she loved Jesus Christ, and made Him the center of her life. Alma enjoyed attending church services on a regular basis, where she gained many life-long friendships. Alma also enjoyed music, crafting, and sewing in her spare time.

Survivors include her husband, Jerome (Paul) Blakeslee, “The Love of Her Life”; one son, Jeremy Paul Blakeslee, “The Joy of Her Life” and his devoted, loving wife, Julie (Vogt) Blakeslee “Her Very Special Daughter-In-Law”; and one beautiful granddaughter, Claire Elizabeth Blakeslee”, “A Special Treasure God Gave Her”, of Fredericksburg, VA; one brother, James Carl Cisney (Sarah Jane) of Lancaster, PA; brothers-in-law: George, Robert (Sonya) and John (Janet) Blakeslee, all of Erie; a sister-in-law, Dr. Ann Blakeslee (Kim Beneteau) of Ann Arbor, MI and many special nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Alma was preceded in death by three sisters: Naomi Cisney (infant), Mae E, Rohrer and Edith Anna Robinson; three brothers: Elder J., Cecil C. and Clement A. Cisney; two brothers-in-law, Wayne Rohrer and Daryl Robinson, Sr.; four sisters-in-law: Pearl, Madeline, Martha and Emogene Cisney; two nephews, Ray and Ronald and her in-laws, Mr. & Mrs. Jerome H. Blakeslee.

A special thank you is extended to Michael Blakey of Jamestown, New York, who graciously donated the majority of his liver to Alma. His unselfish act will never be forgotten, and words cannot express the gratitude felt towards him.

Family and friends may call at the Dusckas-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 5151 Buffalo Rd. (at Hannon Rd. in Harborcreek Twp.), on Monday from 3 to 7 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held there on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Following the service, Alma will be laid to rest at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Family Church Erie, 6075 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16509.


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Visitation

Monday

11

Nov

3:00 PM 11/11/2019 3:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 11/11/2019 7:00:00 PM
Dusckas-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

5151 Buffalo Road
(at Hannon Rd. in Harborcreek Twp.)
Erie, PA 16510

Dusckas-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
5151 Buffalo Road Erie 16510 PA
United States

Service

Tuesday

12

Nov

10:00 AM 11/12/2019 10:00:00 AM
Dusckas-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.

5151 Buffalo Road
(at Hannon Rd. in Harborcreek Twp.)
Erie, PA 16510

The Celebration of Life Service will be conducted by Pastor Tim Stahlman and Pastor John Whitman. Dear friend of the Blakeslee Family, Joseph Chiarelli, will serve as soloist.

Dusckas-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
5151 Buffalo Road Erie 16510 PA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery Final Resting Place

2601 Norcross Road
Erie, PA 16510

2601 Norcross Road Erie 16510 PA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Family Church Erie

6075 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509
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