Elizabeth Baldrige

February 09, 1920 - November 04, 2016

Age 96, of Cranberry Twp., passed away on Friday, November 4, 2016, in the early morning hours. She was born February 9, 1920, in Ohio, and was raised in Dormont by her Aunt Eva Booth, following the unexpected death of her mother. Her summers were spent in West Virginia with her father and other brothers and sisters; many of whom have passed on. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, C. Ray Baldrige. Betty is survived by her seven children, Sandra McKinney (Charles), Martha DeMare (Robert), Charles (Deborah Barr), Mary Lou Orga (William), James (Cynthia DGiacomo), Margaret “Peggy” Dressler (Harry), and Timothy (Marolyn Burns); her 16 grandchildren, Debra Dutko, Scott McKinney, Chris McKinney, Richard DeMare, Cheri Stolberg, Katie Morton, David Baldrige, Michael Baldrige, Erin Orga, Daniel Orga, Kevin Baldrige, Brian Baldrige, Greg Dressler, Jack Dressler, Rachel Baldrige, and Kelly Lemon; her 20 great-grandchildren, Lindsay Dutko, Randy Dutko, Zachary Dutko, Robert Charles McKinney, Brad Butler, Greg Butler, Maxwell DeMare, Jacob DeMare, Abigail DeMare, Sofia DeMare, Coleman Stolberg, Chase Stolberg, Elisha Morton, Caroline Baldrige, Patrick Baldrige, Joshua Smith, Alex Dressler, Ava Dressler, Daniel Dressler, and Aubrey Dressler; and her three great-great- grandchildren, Lidia Butler, Brayden Butler, and Vivian Butler; Betty was the loving sister of Mary Hanna Collins, Lois Hanna Sheppard, Bill Hanna, Sharon Hanna Sprague, and the late Clayburn “Spud” Hanna, Virginia Hanna Criner, Janet Hanna Tanner, Jim Hanna, and Glen Hanna. A woman of deep abiding faith, Betty devoted her life to raising her children and creating a strong, loving, close-knit family. She was very involved in the church, Dormont Mother’s Club, Scouting, PTA, Work for the Blind, and many other volunteer projects. She loved to read, travel, quilt, do crossword puzzles, garden, and spend time with her extended family. A resident of Dormont most of her life, she and her husband retired to Elizabeth, West Virginia, to her country roots. She moved to Cranberry Township in 1995 and was a member of Dutilh U.M. Church, where she greatly enjoyed Bible Study and fellowship groups. Betty taught her family to enjoy the beauty of God’s creation and many excursions into the great outdoors. She had a very generous and giving heart, and supported many charitable causes. Visitation will be on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME OF CRANBERRY, 2678 Rochester Rd., 724-772-8800. A memorial service will be on Monday at 2:30 p.m. at Dutilh United Methodist Church, 1270 Dutilh Rd., Cranberry Twp., PA 16066. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Dutilh U.M. Church, 120 Dutilh Rd., Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 or Good Samaritan Hospice, 3500 Brooktree Rd., Wexford, PA 15090, where she spent her final days in a very peaceful, caring environment, before completing her journey to her heavenly home.

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  • Jay and Debbie Myers

    We are so sad to hear of dear Betty’s passing. But she is now in glory! What an amazing woman in all she did and an example to all who knew her. What a beautifully worded and truthful description of Betty in the obituary. We loved her and she will always be remembered in our hearts. She will be missed by so very many people.

  • Bill and Dianne Hanna

    We are so sorry we cannot be there. We offer our love and prayers to the family. Betty will be greatly missed by all who knew her.


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