Deborah Cottom Aston, born in Sewickley on Nov. 3, 1951 to the late Charles William and Dorothy Beatrice (Rucker) Cottom. She passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 in her home in Coraopolis at the age of 68. Beloved mother of Michelle (Chris) Eichelberger of Irmo, SC, Kristin (James) Ashby of Atlanta, GA and Stevie Bronaugh of Coraopolis; proud grandmother of Caleb Burns, Amari and Maya Eichelberger, Amici Ashby and Nalani Ondriezek; cherished sister of Leonard Cottom, Richard Cottom, Sherry Cottom, Karen (Charles) Haines, Charla Cottom Booth, Frederick Griffith and the late Patricia (surviving husband Walter) Landrum, Stacy Cottom, Clifford Cottom and Tracey “TC” Cottom. Steve Bronaugh and Thomas Aston who remained true friends in her life; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends; and last but not least, Bella her adored puppy. Deborah was a life-long resident of Sewickley and a faithful member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church where she often drove the church van. She retired from People’s Gas in 2016 where she was a senior program analyst. After retirement, she enjoyed working for STA driving the school bus for special needs children. She was a member of the Auxiliary of American Legion Post 450 in Sewickley and VFW Post 402 in Coraopolis. Deborah was a die-hard Steeler fan (let me repeat this three times over!!!), an avid bowler and loved animals. As we celebrate Deborah’s life, please wear Steeler Attire to her memorial service on Tuesday at 11 AM at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. A graveside service will follow in Sewickley Cemetery. Because of Deborah’s love of animals, the family suggests donations in her name to Animal Friends.
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