Mary Ellen Lighthall

Mary Ellen Lighthall

December 08, 1958 - April 22, 2021
Patterson Township

Mary Ellen Lighthall

December 08, 1958 - April 22, 2021
Patterson Township


Mary Ellen Lighthall, 62, of Patterson Township, passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at home.  Born on December 8, 1958 in Ashtabula, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Leland and Leona “Bernie” (Long) Roberson. 

Waiting her arrival was her husband, Richard Alan Lighthall, 66, who passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2013. Born on January 25, 1947 in Plattsburg, NY, he was the son of the late Egbert and Doris (McCloud) Lighthall.

They are survived by their daughters, Candice (Ryan) Frantz and Justine (Brian) Sicari; Mary’s sisters, Sally (Randy) Gran, Joann (Dave) Perry and Diana Carpenter and sister-in-law, Tahia Roberson, also surviving is Richard’s sister, Judith (A.J.) Marking as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

In addition to their parents, they were preceded in death by Mary’s brother, Leland Hayes Roberson and brother-in-law, Greg Carpenter, also Richard’s son, Robert Lighthall and his brother, William “Billy” Lighthall.

Things that Mary and Richard enjoyed together included spending time with their family and pets, traveling, working together, fishing, and gardening.

A memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4 pm until the time of service at 7 pm in the GABAUER-LUTTON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 117 Blackhawk Rd., Chippewa Twp., Rev. Lee Bittner will be officiating.

Private inurnment will be in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies-Bridgeville with full military honors.




  • Date & Time: April 28, 2021 (4:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
  • Venue: Blackhawk Road, Chippewa Twp

Memorial Service

  • Date & Time: April 28, 2021 (7:00 PM)
  • Venue: Blackhawk Road, Chippewa Twp

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3 responses to Mary Ellen Lighthall

  1. Thank you, pint sized spitfire… love that

  2. Lora C White says:

    Mary was one of the strongest, hardest, sweetest, funniest women I ever had the honor of knowing. She was a pint-sized spitfire. She loved unconditionally and cared so lovingly for everyone she knew. I am forever in debt to her for helping to care for my Dad in his last years of life.

    I am saddened for all of us she left behind, but man! What a reunion she must be having with Richard, her Mother, and all the people she loved that went before her.

    Sending all our love,
    Lora and Eddie

  3. To my dearest friend Justine and Candice,
    I wish you peace in knowing the suffering is done. During this incredibly difficult time lean on others, we will catch you…

    Death Is Nothing At All
    Canon Henry Scott-Holland

    Death is nothing at all
    I have only slipped away into the next room
    I am I and you are you
    Whatever we were to each other
    That we are still
    Call me by my old familiar name
    Speak to me in the easy way you always used
    Put no difference into your tone
    Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow
    Laugh as we always laughed
    At the little jokes we always enjoyed together
    Play, smile, think of me, pray for me
    Let my name be ever the household word that it always was
    Let it be spoken without effort
    Without the ghost of a shadow in it
    Life means all that it ever meant
    It is the same as it ever was
    There is absolute unbroken continuity
    What is death but a negligible accident?
    Why should I be out of mind
    Because I am out of sight?
    I am waiting for you for an interval
    Somewhere very near
    Just around the corner
    All is well.
    Nothing is past; nothing is lost
    One brief moment and all will be as it was before
    How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!

    Love Nicole

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