Obituary of Elizabeth Domsic
Elizabeth “Betty” A. Bistarky Domsic, 91, a resident of St. Mary’s Home East, passed away there on Tuesday August 21, 2018. She was born in Southview, PA on October 22, 1926, a daughter of the late John F. and Mary Lazorak Bistarky. Betty was finally able to meet her father, who passed away three months before her birth.
She was an original and very active member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, she worked in the school kitchen, while her children were enrolled there and donated her time at church festivals. Betty enjoyed polka dancing and was known for her wonderful cooking, especially her spaghetti and meatballs and Christmas Eve dinners. She always fed everyone well, hungry or not she could wear you down until you were eating her cooking. Her leftovers were also the best, even though it took time to get to them, on account of the hundreds of feet of masking tape used to preserve them! Betty loved her family and made a perfect home for them as they grew, may her laughter, strength and faith live on in all of us.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by husband, Michael G. Domsic who passed away on November 30, 2012 and one sister, Margaret LaSavage.
She is survived by three children, Dennis Michael (Judie Hermsen) of Iowa City, IA, Kenneth Gerard (Gabrielle) and Mary Lynn (Kevin) Slivinski all of Erie; six grandchildren, Robyn Therese Domsic, MD of Pittsburgh, PA, Jeffrey Kenneth Domsic, PhD (Leigh Farris PhD) of Dallas, TX, Gregory Michael Domsic of Erie, Robert Timothy (Andrea) of Iowa City, IA, John Francis Domsic PhD of Philadelphia, PA and Kayla Elizabeth (Joseph DC) Moon of Erie and four great-grandchildren, Collin Edward Fasanella, Kathryn Rose Fasanella, Aiden Robert Domsic and Emma Mae Domsic.
Friends may call at the Dusckas-Martin Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. 4216 Sterrettania Rd., on Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM and are invited to a prayer service there on Saturday morning at 9:30 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. Graveside Committal service’s will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Domsic Family Endowed Scholarship, in honor of Michael and Betty Domsic at Gannon University, Advancement Office, 109 University Square, Erie, PA 16541 or the loving care facility of St. Mary’s Home East, 607 East 26th St. Erie, PA 16504.