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Elizabeth M. "Betty" (Lejko) Gustitus
November 11, 1924 ~ July 17, 2023 (age 98) 98 Years Old
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Elizabeth M. "Betty" Gustitus, lifelong resident born in St. Clair. Her parents always called it a beautiful valley. The youngest child of Michael and Anna (Kovac) Lejko. Immigrants of Austria Check. Born on November 11, 1924, she was the last of her immediate family. On November 11, 1948, Betty married her best friend William (Bill) Gustitus at the Immaculate Church by Father Michael Sirach in St. Clair, who they both admired. They had a wonderful life together. Bill passed on October 21, 1999. They were the owner of Whitey's Grille for 38 years retiring in 1986. They had the privilege sharing Whitey's with so many loving dear friends which will live on forever. Precious memories of Whitey's happen once in a lifetime. Betty was preceded in death by her loving husband Bill and three sons at birth, her brothers: Joseph, George, and John Lejko, sister Anna Stock and four siblings at a young age. Surviving is her son William E. Gustitus Jr. and his wife Joni; grandchildren: William Jr., Michael J. and Rachel C.; three great granddaughters: Kacey Staller, Brianna Gustitus, and Olivia Welgo; two great great grandchildren: Foster James and Nolan; numerous loving nephews, nieces, and caregivers who were with her in time of need' and twelve Godchildren. A member of St. Clair Historical Society, a 62 year member of the Six County Ladies Fireman Association till 2015, a member of the former St. Boniface Church, and now a member of the St. Clare of Assisi Church in St. Clair. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday July 24th at 12:30PM at the St. Clare of Assisi Church in St. Clair. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Monday from 11AM till time of Mass. Interment will be held in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in St. Clair. The Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please send condolences to www.robertaevansjrfh.com