Birthplace & Residence
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Michele “Mitzi” Bryan of Bessemer passed away at St. Elizabeth Hospital on Sunday, July 17th,
2022 with her family by her side. She was born in Youngstown, Ohio on March 16, 1946, to the
late Maurice and Martha (Yeager) Fountaine.
Mitzi was married to her loving husband Michael Andrew Bryan for 28 years until he passed
away in February 1998.
After graduating from Boardman High School in 1964, Mitzi worked for JCPenney in
Boardman, Ohio as a supervisor for over 30 years. After retirement, she worked part-time for
Canan Insurance of New Castle, PA.
Mitzi was an excellent cook who loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
She loved a good story, especially true crime. Mitzi adopted many wonderful dogs throughout
the years, Emily, Mandy, Murphy, Mrs. Beasley, and Maisy. Her generosity and wonderful sense of
humor will be missed by all.
Mitzi leaves behind a daughter and son-in-law, Megan and John Colella of New Galilee, PA and
a son Michael Bryan and his partner Jonathan Allen of Ypsilanti, MI, and two grandchildren Gianna
and John Colella, along with two honorary grandchildren Paige and Kyle Murray, and a sister
Mary Beth Wagner of Elizabethtown, PA.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, July 21, 2022, from 4-6 pm at the Terry Cunningham Funeral Home, 203 Oak Street in Bessemer, PA., followed by a service at 6 pm, Rev. James Downs officiating.
In keeping with Michele’s generous spirit, the family requests no flowers. Instead, please make
a donation to your local animal shelter.