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Ella Gaudlip

Ella Mae Gaudlip (Eckenrode)

Thursday, October 5th, 1933 - Monday, March 4th, 2019
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GAUDLIP – Ella Mae (Eckenrode), 85, Johnstown, formerly of Jerome, died March 4, 2019 at her home. Born October 5, 1933 in Jerome. Daughter of Earl and Anna (Bracken) Eckenrode. Preceded in death by parents; mother and father-in-law Joseph and Catherine Gaudlip; brother Patrick Eckenrode; sister Emma Shaulis; sister-in-law Alberta Smith and brother-in-law Joseph Gaudlip, Jr. Survived by husband David W., Sr.; sons David, Jr. married to Rhonda (Yoder), Craig married to Lisa (Schiffhauer) and Darrin married to Cathy (Marker); daughter Andrea married to Randy Roberts; grandchildren Alicia, Brock, Adam (Barb), Nicole (Vinny) and Amber Gaudlip, Derek (Stephanie), Josh (Flori) and Nicholas (Carly) Szala and Elizabeth Budzina; great grandchildren Austin and Logan Wienand, Kinsleigh Gaudlip and Amelia Dodson; sister Shirley married to Michael Budzina and brothers and sisters-in-law Jack (Verna) Gaudlip, Kathleen Berkey, James (Mary Ann) Gaudlip and Barbara (Eugene) Szymanski. A 1952 graduate of Conemaugh Township High School. Retired employee of former Dorman & Hoffman Garment Factories. A volunteer for Arbutus Park Manor Retirement Community and a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Lilly. Ella loved her family and the times they spent together. She liked teaching her grandchildren ornery phrases and jokes. She also enjoyed writing poetry, baking, decorating cakes, reading and playing cards. She spent every day sitting beside her husband, her true love of 64 years, holding hands and being together. Friends received from 4-7PM Thursday at Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 109 Church Road, Davidsville. A private service will be held Friday. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ella’s memory may be sent St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by calling 1-800-873-6983. You may also express condolences, make a donation or plant a memorial tree at HoffmanFuneralHomes.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 7th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, March 7th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Hoffman Funeral Home - Davidsville
    109 Church Road
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Funeral service will be private.


Donations are being accepted for: ST JUDE CHILDRENS RESEARCH HOSPITAL INC.


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Nancy Phillips Glessner

Posted at 10:49pm
I am so sorry for the loss of Ella Mae. I worked with her at the factory in Boswell. Praying for the family 🙏

Chris Ladosky

Posted at 06:55pm
Our deepest sympathies to Dave and family. Ella Mae and Dave lived near us when we lived in Jerome, she was the sweetest person. Chris and Rick Ladosky

The Executive Team at Pressley Ridge

Posted at 11:47am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Kelly Weimer

Posted at 10:35am
Expressing deepest sympathies for your loss.
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Posted at 08:46am
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