Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

March 22, 2013

Ethel Bonlyn Pitzer

Bluefield Daily Telegraph

PETERSTOWN, — Ethel Bonlyn Pitzer

PETERSTOWN, W.Va.  — Ethel Bonlyn Pitzer, age 98, of Peterstown, W.Va., passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Country View Assisted Living, Peterstown, W.Va.  Born August 11, 1914 at Peterstown, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Ira Anderson and Fannie Florence Keffer Handy.  Ethel had worked from 1943 to 1962 as the Postmaster of the Lindside Post Office.  She was a member of the Spruce Run Church of the Brethren and was a past member of the Peterstown Garden Club.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert H. Pitzer in 1983, two sisters, Golda Albert and Bernice Bane and two brothers, Robert “Bud” Handy, Leonard Handy.

Survivors include six sons, Tom Pitzer and wife Cedella, of Pearisburg, Va., Gene Pitzer and wife Mary Lou, of Fredericksburg, Va., Bill Pitzer and wife Patty, of Salisbury, N.C., Jerry Pitzer and wife Sandra, of Peterstown, W.Va., Johnny Pitzer and wife Darla of Princeton, W.Va., and Dennis Pitzer and wife Sharon of Peterstown, W.Va., ten grandchildren, Keith, Jeff, Tim, Stephen and Pete Pitzer, Valerie Wick, Mindy Pendergrass, Sherri Dobbins, Tony Roach and Jennifer Porterfield, twenty one great grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown, W.Va., with Pastor Rodger Boothe and Pastor Dewey Broyles officiating.  Burial will follow in the Orchard Cemetery, Ballard, W.Va.  Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until time of the services at the funeral home.

Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the Pitzer family at  

Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown, W.Va.