Mary M. Cortellesi Altizer

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Mary M. Cortellesi Altizer

Mary M. Cortellesi Altizer, 98, of War passed away Saturday, October 6, 2018 in Welch Community Hospital.
Born February 20, 1920 in War she was the daughter of the late George Cortellesi and Erminia Cortellesi Falgiani. Mary was a homemaker, a loving wife and wonderful Mother. Her family was the center of her life. She enjoyed crocheting, reading and word search puzzles. She loved flowers of all types. She was a devout Catholic and attended Christ the King Catholic Church in War until her health no longer permitted her to go.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Homer Altizer; daughter Sandra Altizer Cook; son-in-law Robert Cempella; brothers Mike Cortellesi, E. J. Cortellesi, George "Chink" Cortellesi and Dominick Falgiani; sisters Frances Clingenpeel, Jean Vest, Minnie Cortellesi and Nancy Prichard; and a special niece Carolyn Ann Robbins.
Left to cherish her memory are her loving daughter, Carolyn "Kitten" Cempella with whom she made her home; sisters, Rose Beavers and Helen Altizer both of War; her special care givers Freda Hurley and Joe Falgiani; her loving and devoted friend Marcella Marrs; and a host of nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Christ the King Catholic Church in War with Father Sebastian Devasya serving as celebrant. Burial will follow in Grandview Memory Gardens, Bluefield, VA.
Friends may visit with the family from 1 p.m. until service time at the church on Wednesday.
The Douglas Mortuary of Welch is serving the family.
Published on October 8, 2018
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Sondra & Frank Stamper (Salem, VA)
Oct 12, 2018
Kitten,
We are so sorry for the loss of your husband and mother. We can't image the grief you are going through at this time. May God put his arms around you and carry you through this very difficult period in your life hon. Death may take your loved ones away, but the many memories you have of both of them will be close to your heart and memory forever. They were both wonderful people and definitely will brighten the streets of heaven.
Jerry Grant Wood
Oct 10, 2018
I just found out about this. So sorry. I am now living in Knoxville. I will try to come see you next time I am in area.
Jerry