Ebba Darrah (Hagstrom) Cuddy died peacefully on Saturday, October 15, in the company of her family.
A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and homemaker, she was sustained by her Christian faith, standing shoulder to shoulder with her husband at the heart of her family. Children and their growth and creativity delighted her. Ebba was a tireless advocate for her family and an educator to the core. She loved any opportunity for a family gathering, the arts, and all things outdoors, including camping, skiing, bicycling, chair yoga, and gardening. Ebba was an avid reader and traveler (including to continental Europe, the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, and Japan). She was blessed with a beautiful singing voice and extraordinary gift for harmony, sources of lifelong joy and inspiration to her family.
Born on August 26, 1933, Ebba was the daughter of the late Harry Otto and Evelyn (Cartwright) Hagstrom of Reading, PA. She was a 1951 graduate of Reading’s Wilson High School and an Early Childhood Education graduate of Kutztown State Teachers College (now Kutztown University), and taught in Bucks County, PA. On March 16, 1957, Ebba married Vincent D. Cuddy, M.D. They moved with their young family to Chippewa Township in 1962.
Ebba is survived by Vincent and their children Kimberly (William) Cuddy Crawford, Mark (Penny), Michael (Karla), Becket (Edward) Lung, James, and Jonathan (Christina), along with 18 grandchildren and step grandchildren—Jennifer (Mark), Susan (Nathan), Kelly (B. Jay), Magdelaine, Joshua (Cassandra), Brandon (Mandy), Stephanie (Luke), Levi, Nicole, Gabriela, Gisela, Josiah (Natalie), Elisha, Gideon, Naomi, Carson, Jackson, and Landon—and 11 dear great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Charlotte (Ronald) Robinson, sister-in-law June Hagstrom, brother-in-law Bernard (Mary) Cuddy, nephews Chris (Amy) and Guy Hagstrom, nieces Cara (Andrew) Milgram and Cristen Krebs, and treasured grand nephews and nieces.
In addition to her parents, Ebba was preceded in death by her sons John Kevin, David, and Don, her infant brother Harry, Jr., her twin brother Fred Hagstrom, and cherished aunts and uncles.
Friends will be received from 2:00 to 6:00 PM on Wednesday, October 19, at the Gabauer-Lutton Funeral Home, 117 Blackhawk Road, Chippewa. Interment will be private.