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Betty (Archibald) Witchey

February 10, 1928 ~ January 1, 2019 (age 90)

Betty L. (Archibald) Witchey, 90 years of age, of Oakmont, formerly of New Kensington passed away on Tuesday January 1, 2019 in her residence at Westminster Place in Oakmont, PA.  She resided most of her life in New Kensington, PA.  Betty was co-owner of Allegheny Floral in Natrona Heights, a member of Grace Community Presbyterian Church and Hillcrest Country Club.   Betty was married to R. Gordon Witchey on August 2, 1949.  She and Gordon enjoyed 65 years together before his passing in 2015.  She was the mother of Cynthia Bianco, who preceded her in death in 1999, and Dr. R.G. Witchey, Jr.  Betty was the daughter of Charles and Mamie (Cunningham) Archibald.  She was the youngest of four siblings:  Isabelle Prager, Doretta Kurn and Charles Archibald-all of whom preceded her in death.  She and her husband, Gordon, both graduated from Har-Brack High School in 1946.  Betty is survived by her son R.G. and daughter-in-law Sharon Witchey of Lakewood, N.Y. and her son-in-law Camillo Bianco of Lower Burrell.  Betty was grandmother to seven grandchildren: Cam (Leanne) Bianco, Jr., of Gilbert, S.C.; Erin Bianco of Johns Island, S.C.; Amy Bianco of Lower Burrell; Jessica (Tim Egenrieder) Witchey of Quincy, Mass.; Kylee (Kristopher) Clements of Fox Chapel; Andrew Witchey of Pittsburgh; and Dexter (Nichole) Witchey of Millcreek, PA.  Betty was great-grandmother to Leo John Bianco son of Cam and Leanne.  Betty was a devoted wife, mother and mother-in-law.  Her grandchildren enjoyed sandwiches and special dishes that she made that became their favorites.  Betty was a friend to everyone and was known for giving her favorite people big bear hugs.  Her smile and sunny demeanor will be missed by those that she encountered on her “walk arounds” at Westminster Place.  There will be no public funeral service.  Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Frank F. Gigler Funeral Home, Inc., Robert P. Karish, Supvr, 2877 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, PA  15068. (724) 335-6500.  Condolences can be left online at  It is suggested that any memorial contributions be made online to the Valley Points Family YMCA or Grace Community Presbyterian Church, 2751 Grant Street, Lower Burrell, PA  15068.  Betty will be buried next to Gordon at Mt. Airy Cemetery in Natrona Heights.


Donations may be made to:

Grace Community Presbyterian Church
2751 Grant Street, Lower Burrell PA 15068

Valley Points Family YMCA
800 Constutition Blvd., New Kensington PA 15068

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