Alberta Elizabeth Bigwood, age 94,
passed away on Friday, December 11, 2009 at Presque Isle Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born in Pittsburgh on January 4, 1915 the daughter of the late Joseph and Thecla Gloecki Holzer. She was a homemaker. Alberta and her husband were founding members and had been very active at Our Lady of Peace Church. She loved all her grandkids and had an especially close relationship with her granddaughter Melissa. Alberta was preceded in death by her husband Edward Bigwood in 1979; two sons, Alan and Bruce Bigwood; three brothers, Joseph. Raymond and Edward Holzer and three sisters Marie Scherer, Catherine Henrich and Evelyn Kraeuter. She is survived by a son Gary Bigwood of Erie; a daughter, Elaine Lewis, husband Ronald of Florida; nine grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and a brother, Sylvester Holzer. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call on Monday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Brugger Home for Funerals, 1595 West 38th Street at Greengarden Blvd. Services will be held there on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace Church. Burial will be private in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Peace Church, 2401 West 38th Street, Erie, PA 16506.
December 13, 2009,
Our Lady of Peace Church,