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Thelma L. (Wright) Biter

July 31, 1937 ~ May 1, 2020 (age 82)


Biter, Thelma L., 82, Cresson, passed away peacefully May 1, 2020 at home surrounded by her family. Born July 31, 1937, Mooresville, WV, daughter of the late Jesse A. and Alice J. (Trexler) Wright, Sr. She married Robert “Bob” A. Biter on June 14, 1958. Survived by her loving husband of 61 years; four daughters, Reine Bianconi and husband John Sr., Ashville; Lori Ruzzi and husband Darrell, Cresson; Patty Frank and husband Pat, Gallitzin; and Wendy Capelli and husband Jim, Cresson; grandchildren; John Bianconi, Jr. and wife Heather; Heather Crusinberry and husband Matt; Keith Frank and fiancée Kate Toumey; Jesse Bianconi and wife Amanda; Ashley Smith and husband Joe; Robert Capelli; Nicholas Frank; Mariah Lightner and husband Andrew; and Deonna Capelli and fiancé Nathan Keagy; great-grandchildren, MaKayla Bianconi, Isabella Bianconi, Talia Bianconi, Emalyn Smith, John Bianconi III, Sophia Bianconi, Juliana Bianconi, Palmer Bianconi, Logan Smith, Kennedy Smith and Grayson Crusinberry; brother, Jesse Wright, Jr and wife Helen; sister, Betty Rose Plowman; and a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, godchildren, friends and her special companion and deeply loved Yorkie, Molley. Thelma was a devoted wife, loving mother and Mum Mum. She treasured her family and embraced every moment with them. Thelma loved golfing, shopping, bird watching and her flowers. She was a member of the Summit Country Club, Barefoot Golf Resort in SC, International Golf Club of Sebring in FL, Auxiliary member of the Legion of Mary, and St. Aloysius Parish Cresson for 78 years. Thelma worked at McCory’s 5&10 in Cresson, St. Aloysius School as a teacher’s aide along with being the advisor for the St. Aloysius Cheerleading Squad. She worked alongside her husband at Bob Biter Electric for several years. Due to the recent COVID-19 recommendations and restrictions, the family will have a private viewing and funeral Mass, with a memorial Mass to be held at a later date, Rev. Leo Arnone, celebrant. Interment St. Michael’s Cemetery, Loretto. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cambria Alliance EMS, 725 2nd St., Cresson, PA 16630 or the Cresson Food Pantry, 115 Ashcroft Ave., Cresson, PA 16630. Arrangements have been entrusted to Anderson Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 233 Keystone Ave., Cresson. Condolences may be made at

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Private Mass of Christian Burial

St. Aloysius Catholic Church
7911 Admiral Peary Hwy
Cresson, PA 16630

Private Viewing

Anderson Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services
233 Keystone Ave.
Cresson, PA 16630


Cambria Alliance EMS
725 2nd St., Cresson PA 16630
Tel: 1-814-886-5641

Cresson Food Pantry
115 Ashcroft Ave, Cresson PA 16630

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