Ann C. Bechtold, 97, of Bolivar, died peacefully Wednesday May 6, 2020 with her husband at her side. She was born January 12, 1923 in Bolivar, a daughter of the late Luigi Dominick (DeAmicis) and Carina DeRugeris Dominick (DeAmicis). Luigi and Carina immigrated to the United States from Abruzzo, Italy in 1913. Their name was changed from DeAmicis to Dominick when they arrived at Ellis Island.
Ann was a member of Holy Family Roman Catholic Church in Seward, but was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s in Bolivar until its closing. She owned and operated Dom's Deli in Bolivar where she was famous for her spaghetti. “Annie” lived in Bolivar all her life and was reportedly its oldest resident.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister Louise Peer and her two brothers; Willard and Anthony Dominick.
Ann is survived by her loving husband of 72 years James E. Bechtold whom she married on December 27, 1947, her son James R. Bechtold of Latrobe, and her two daughters; Karen Gerlach (Rob) of Greensburg, Jane Bishop (Lee) of Owings Mills, MD, and one grandson Jeffrey Gerlach (Stephanie) of Boston MA., as well as several nieces and nephews.
Visitation and burial in St. Simon & Jude Cemetery, Blairsville, was private for family.
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