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Sunday September 30th, 2018
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Monday October 1st, 2018
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Mary E. Seitz

Seitz – Mary E., 86, Belmont, went to be with the Lord on September 25, 2018. Born on May 25, 1932 in Toronto, ON, daughter of Ralph Edward and Eleanor (Paterson) Hammett. Preceded in death by her parents; infant daughter, Jayne Anne; infant son, Paul Bernard; Joseph Lawrence; sister, Carolyn Watt; sisters-in-law, Carole and Eileen Hammett, and a brother-in-law, Vincent DeFrank. She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Bernard “Bud” L. Seitz; children, Timothy P., Belmont, Janice M. (Michael) Molchany, Westmont, Robert E. (Coleen) Topeka, KS, B. Paul (Mary) Geistown, and Thomas R. (Claudine), Westmont; grandchildren, Sara (Jason) Eddy, Mickey and Ben Molchany, Carlee, Drew, and Dylan Seitz, Brianne (Zach) Vignero, Adam, Laura, and Meghan Seitz, and Brett Seitz and Chad Michael; great grandsons, Hunter and Hendrix Eddy; brothers, Ted and Paul Hammett and J. Patrick (Janet) Hammett; sister, Theresa DeFrank; brother-in-law, John Watt, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was a 1948 graduate of Ferndale High School. She was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, Geistown, where she was a Eucharistic Minister; and an active member of Compassionate Friends. Mary was employed at GTE for 4 years and later retired from JSTC Federal Credit Union after 13 years of service as a Teller. She had a strong faith in God, and loved their church community at St. Benedict Catholic Church, where she was a volunteer for many years, especially for the chicken and waffle dinners. Mary loved spending time with her beloved family and friends at family gatherings, holidays, Penn State games, and progressive dinners. Anytime there was a get together, friends were always treated like family. She touched many lives and that was evident from the outpouring of love shared with her and the family during her illness. Mary was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to so many. She was at peace leaving us, and will be watching over us all until we meet again. Friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. on Sunday at the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland, where Vigil Service will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Fr. David S. Peles, Pastor. Committal will be at St. Joseph Cemetery. The family suggests contributions be directed to St. Benedict Catholic Church, 2310 Bedford Street, Johnstown, PA 15904 or to Windber Hospice, 600 Somerset Avenue, Windber, PA 15963 in memory of Mary. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.


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Guestbook

Dear Mr. Seitz and Family: I have such fond memories of time spent at your home and how wonderful, welcoming, and gracious Mrs. Seitz always was - her smile and laughter lit up a room. My deepest sympathy to you all - and you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. Love - Dee Dee (Pavlosky) Guidry

Dianne (Pavlosky) Guidry Oct 3 2018 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother, Paul. She was a wonderful person and always treated me like family. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kurt Trabold Oct 1 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry too hear of the passing of Mrs. Seitz. My condolences to the entire Seitz Family.

Jim E Martin Sep 30 2018 12:00 AM

I am very saddened by the loss of my Aunt Mary. She was a wonderful person and always a joy to spend time with at family events. She always went out of her way to make all of us feel welcome in her home. Our sincere condolences to my Uncle Bud and all of the Seitz Family.

Her nephew Pat, Lyn, and Ryan

Pat Hammett Sep 30 2018 12:00 AM

A BASKET GARDEN was ordered on September 29, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Sep 29 2018 12:00 AM

A SOPHISTICATION WILLOW BASKET SPRAY was ordered on September 28, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Sep 28 2018 12:00 AM

A RAYS OF SUMMER SUNSHINE was ordered on September 28, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Sep 28 2018 12:00 AM

An ELEGANCE AND SIMPLICITY STANDING SPRAY was sent on September 28, 2018

God Bless. You will be forever missed. Dorothy McLinden. David, John, Larry, Tim McLinden and families

Expression of Sympathy Sep 28 2018 12:00 AM

A SPATHIPHYLLUM was ordered on September 28, 2018

Expression of Sympathy Sep 28 2018 12:00 AM

Today and for years to come, family, friends and neighbors mourn the loss of Mary Seitz. I will always remember Mrs. Seitz as a "True Belmont Mom" to all the kids. One that looked out for her own children as well as all the neighborhood kids with the same amount of caring and love. Mary was joined by other "Belmont Moms" to ensure we all had fun together as kids, no matter if it was a baseball game in their families backyard, or if we all played kick the can on Freedom Ave. I will always remember Mary's smile and cheerful hello as I would see her and Bud going for walks in the neighborhood.Bud, Tim, Janice, Rob, Paul, Tom and your families, you are ALL in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Thank you Mary for giving us all a reason to smile.

Michael Duell Sep 28 2018 12:00 AM

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