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Nancy W. Chitester

Nancy W. Chitester     “beloved mother and grandmother”

COUDERSPORT, PA---Nancy W. Chitester, 67, a lifelong resident of Coudersport, passed away unexpectedly with her loving family by her side on Friday, July 15, 2016 at Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.
     Born on January 23, 1949 in Coudersport, she was a daughter of Joseph M. and Gladys Davey Walaski.  On August 26, 1967 in Coudersport, she married Thomas R. “Tom” Chitester, who passed away on May 20, 2012.
     Nancy was a graduate of Coudersport High School, Class of 1967.  She held several jobs throughout the years until her retirement.
     Nancy was a member of St. Eulalia Catholic Church in Coudersport where she served as a Eucharistic minister.  She was also active in the Maternity Closet Ministry of the church.  She volunteered at the Coudersport Senior Center and its Meals on Wheels program.  She loved her family, especially her grandchildren.
     Surviving are a daughter, Michelle L. (Jodi) Chitester of Santa Rosa, California; two sons, Jason S. (Julie) Chitester of Coudersport and Jeremy D. (Tamara) Chitester of Wellsboro; three granddaughters, Ashley M. (Cole) Chitester, Briena A. Chitester, and Lily G. Chitester; a grandson, Joseph E. (Kelly) Childers; two brothers, William (Soledad) Walaski of Dallas, Texas and Gary M. (Sue) Walaski of Coudersport; two sisters, Delores “Dee” Taylor of Mechanicsburg and Jean A. (Don) Grom of Bangor; and several nieces and nephews.
     In addition to her parents and husband, Nancy was predeceased a daughter, Carrie A. Chitester; and a brother, James Walaski.
     Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at St. Eulalia Catholic Church, Coudersport where a memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2016 with the Rev. James C. Campbell, pastor, as celebrant.  Burial will be in St. Eulalia Catholic Cemetery, Coudersport.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, 4401 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224; to the Maternity Closet of St. Eulalia Catholic Church, 6 East Maple Street, Coudersport, PA 16915; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
     Nancy’s family has entrusted her care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.


I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Nancy. She was such a kind and caring person. May she rest in peace and may God bless all of the children, family, and friends during this difficult time. My most sincere condolences.

Christine Cote-Murphy Jul 20 2016 12:00 AM

I am saddened to hear of this - Nancy was a warm, loving, and compassionate person with an unforgettable smile.  Prayers of comfort and peace to her family and to all the hearts she touched so deeply. Nancy, you will not be forgotten.

Joy Barnard Jul 19 2016 12:00 AM

Yet another angel entering Heaven,to the Walaski and Chitester family so sorry to hear of Nancy's passing,may she rest in peace and that you find peace in knowing that she is with aunt Gladys and uncle Joe now.

Kimberly Hanes Jul 19 2016 12:00 AM

To the Walaski and Chitester family's, condolences are sent.  Nancy was a person to be proud to know.  May God be with you all at this time.  An Angel has been called home.

Doris Robison Jul 18 2016 12:00 AM

May God Bless the family and friends of Nancy. Heaven has gained a special Angel. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you..

Dewey and Tobie Swift Jul 18 2016 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to learn of Nancy`s passing. She was such a nice person to everyone and that quality is very rare. May you find comfort in knowing what a beautiful person she was and that she loved you all so much.

Barbara Easton Jul 18 2016 12:00 AM

To Michelle, Jason, and Jeremy and families- We are so sad to learn of Nancy's passing.  Coudersport has lost one of it's sweetest and most loving people.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Dave and Sue Reese and family

Dave and Sue Reese Jul 17 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Nancy's passing, she was an inspiration to all, always had a smile and kind words to share. She was "everyone's mother", always saying the right things at the right times to make your day brighter. She will never be forgotten and I have to say it must have been a true honor to have a mother and grandmother such as she. Missing you already.

Kevin Pelchy Jul 17 2016 12:00 AM