Elizabeth Lillian Sallade, 89, Coudersport, passed away Monday December 26, 2022 at UPMC-Cole, Coudersport. She was born on August 23, 1933, daughter of the late Clayton and Wanda (Petrosewitz) Reed. She married her high school sweetheart, Frederick William Sallade, on June 16, 1951 and they were married over 33 years until his passing on May 14, 1985.
Betty was a graduate of Coudersport High School, Class of 1951. She retired from Morgan AM&T, formerly Pure Carbon, when she was in her mid 70’s after 47 years of service. She loved her job and her friends on the inspection line. Betty was a member of St. Eulalia Catholic Church, Coudersport.
Betty had a great sense of humor and was fiercely loyal to her family. She enjoyed life with family and friends and staying in touch with the people she loved. She enjoyed go out with her late husband to local places for dining and entertainment and she enjoyed travelling. Earlier in life she loved working with her father outside, helping with chores on the farm. She continued this love for working outside with her husband and even later in life, after retiring, helping her son William with the outside chores.
Betty is survived by a son, William (Donna) Sallade of Coudersport; a daughter, Deborah (David) DeGroff of Florissant, MO; six grandchildren; Shannon Sallade, Megan Sallade, Jason Saler, Minelle Snay, Matthew Sallade, and Case DeGroff, 11 great grandchildren; Breanna, Corben, Liam, Sean, Lincoln, Finnen, Andrew, Emily, Lucas, Zoie, and Callum, a brother, Clayton Reed, Jr. of Coudersport; and a sister, Mary McCaigue of Coudersport.
A gathering of family and friends will take place at Sweden Hill Cemetery in the late spring. A date and time will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial contributions in Betty’s name be made to the American Legion, Potter Post #192, 2 Buffalo Street, Coudersport, PA 16915. The family has entrusted the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 N. East St., Coudersport. To share a memory or condolence visit www.thomasfickinger.com.
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