Eleanor Gettler Peckman, 85, of Ashburn, VA, formerly of Elizabeth Twp., died October 23, 2017. She was born May 13, 1932 in Monessen, PA and was the daughter of the late Howard and Pearl Madigan Gettler. She was the wife of 57 years to the late Russell C. Peckman, who died December 17, 2016. Eleanor was a member of the Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church and was retired elementary music teacher from the Elizabeth Forward School District after 30 years of service. Eleanor was a 1954 graduate of Seton Hill College and a 1950 graduate of McKeesport High School. She is survived sons, Neil Peckman of Pasadena, MD and Wade and his wife Julie of Broadlands, VA, grandchildren, Jamie, Zoe, and Liam, nieces and nephews.
There is no visitation. Private burial will be in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412)751-5000, Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Memorial Contributions may be made in Eleanor’s name to either the Seton Hill University Student Scholarship Fund, https://alumni.setonhill.edu/GiveSHU or to Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church 100 Timothy Drive, Elizabeth, PA 15037 (412) 751-0511. Condolences may be made at gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
Originally published November 01, 2017.