Meadville Tribune

June 19, 2013

Esther R. Phelps

Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Esther R. Phelps, 91, of Meadville, died Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Meadville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Esther was born Feb. 28, 1922, in Meadville, a daughter of the late Joseph and Nicolina Giordano Saputo.

Esther was educated through the Meadville school system.

She is survived by two daughters, Nicolina J. Lewandowski of Garnet Valley and Kathryn Ann Phelps; a son, Robert G. Phelps of Meadville; five grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and a sister, Philomena Furno of Meadville. She is further survived by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Joseph and Nicolina Saputo, Esther was preceded in death by a sister, Madlyn; and by four brothers, Abie, Carl, Joseph and James.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home & Crematory, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville.