Betty Lou Emling LaFontaine Weber

December 27th, 1930 - April 12th, 2018

Print This Obituary Listing

« Return to Obituary Listings

     Betty Lou (Emling) LaFontaine Weber, age 87, formerly of Mercy Terrace Apartments, passed away peacefully from this world at LECOM Senior Living Center on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Betty was born in Erie on December 27, 1930 a daughter of the late John “Jaz” Emling and Annie (Strong) Emling.

     She was an active member of Blessed Sacrament Parish throughout her children’s education and beyond. Saint Luke was her parish for the last few years. Betty loved to play cards, especially Euchre and Pinochle. Her preference for dessert made her a baker extraordinaire. Playing board games with her children and grandchildren was a special delight for her.

     Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband Howard N. LaFontaine and her second husband Jack R. Weber. She was also preceded in death by her son David LaFontaine; her three brothers John Robert, Richard and Warren Emling; three of her sisters Charlotte Hofstetter, Margaret Smith and Mary Ann Haley and a son-in-law James R. Brown.

      Betty is survived by her daughters; Karen Ochs (Don), Debra Rzodkiewicz (Stephen), Janet Guthrie (George) and Deidre “Dede” Brown all of Erie, a daughter-in-law Shirley LaFontaine and her fiancé, Tom Straseske of Fort Atkinson, WI; her two sisters Norma Squire and Sylvia Johnson and a sister-in-law, Rose Emling all of Erie.

      Betty is further survived by her step children; Richard Weber (Sue), Jack Weber (Carol), all of Erie, Christine Greulich (John) of Novi, MI, Don Weber (Ann) of Ashburn, VA and Barbara Weber of Richmond, VA.

     Grandma Betty will be dearly missed by her many grandchildren and remembered lovingly by her great grandchildren who called her GG.

     Her family would like to thank the staffs at Millcreek Community Hospital, Hamot Medical Center with very special thanks going to the fantastic staff on 2 West at LECOM Senior Living Center and the wonderful ladies from VNA Hospice.

     Friends are invited to call at Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th St. at Greengarden Boulevard on Sunday from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. and are invited to attend a prayer service at the funeral home on Monday at 9:15 a.m. followed by the funeral mass at St. Luke Church at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

          Condolences may be expressed at