Harry A. Wertelet, 79, of Albion, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at his residence. Harry was born in Pittsburgh, PA, on August 27, 1940, a son of the late Henry and Sarah (Wilson) Wertelet. He graduated from Carrick High School in Pittsburgh. Harry owned and operated Wertelet Painting. He attended St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church in Albion and was a member of the Albion Area Sportsmen’s Club. He enjoyed farming, hunting, fishing, trapping, and traveling with his family. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ruth Ann (Linz) Wertelet, whom he married June 19, 1965, three sons, Joseph Wertelet and his wife, Lynn, of Albion, John Wertelet and his wife, Michelle, of Pittsburgh, PA, and Jason Wertelet of Albion, three grandchildren, Savannah, Lucas and Nathan, a sister, Mercedes Debor and her husband, Dan, of Pittsburgh, PA, and a brother, Henry Wertelet and his wife, Rose, of Massachusetts, and several nieces and nephews. A private funeral mass will be held by the family. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Crossingville. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, 180 East State Street, Albion, PA, 16401. To light a memory candle or leave a condolence, please visit www.matterafuneralhome.com
Ruth Ann and family,
Harry and I were friends since grade school in Carrick. We had many exciting fishing and hunting and trapping experiences. We were friends for about 75 year. With special memories from grade school years until recently coyote and fox trapping and Concord grape wine making. He was a good guy and a great friend. He will be greatly missed.