Bernadette Marie DeWitt

Bernadette “Bernie” Marie DeWitt, of Simpsonville, SC, formerly of Erie, PA, passed away on Friday, December 3, 2021 at home surrounded by her family. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother during her 83 years of life.

Born in Erie, PA, she was the daughter of the late Bertha P. Kowalski and Stephen Kowalewski. Bernie graduated from Mount Mercy College and began her 40-year nursing career in the Washington D.C. area where she met her best friend and husband of 57 years, Robert E. DeWitt. The couple were long time members of Mt. Calvary Catholic Church in Erie, where they raised their family. Bernie was an avid reader, Disney fan, and loved spending time with her family.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. DeWitt is survived by her children, Robert DeWitt (Theresa), Debbie Wollman (Erich), Scott DeWitt, and Dawn Milbourne (Matthew); her grandchildren, Chelsea Fleming (Alex), Alex DeWitt, Nicole Milbourne, Jacob Wollman, Madison DeWitt, Zack Milbourne, Abigail DeWitt, Max DeWitt, Shane Milbourne, and Wyatt Milbourne; and her great-grandchildren, Elijah and Grayson Fleming.

Arrangements are being handled by Heritage Funeral home in Simpsonville, SC. A funeral mass will be held in Erie, PA and will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers Memorials to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Special Olympics.

Condolences to the family of Bernadette Marie DeWitt

  • Michelle Kissell
    3 years ago

    Sorry for your loss Mrs.Dewitt was a wonderful person inside and mom Valerie Hamm love her like a sister ,she going to be missed so much.I hope she flying with angles and at peace.Your family is in my prayers.

  • Natalie M. Cassaro
    3 years ago

    I’m so sorry to hear the news of Aunt Bernie’s passing. Prayers and sympathy to my Uncle & cousins. May she be having a big party with Busia, Aunt Bertha, Grammy and all the Erie crew!! Much love, Natalie (Kranz) Cassaro & family ❤️

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