Della M. Waterman, 81, of 280 Camp St., formerly of Bemus Point and Panama, died at 1:15 a.m. Tues-day (April 23, 2013), in UPMC Hamot.
She was born May 30, 1931, in Pittsburgh, Pa., the daughter of Samuel and Martha Eckhart Robinson.
Prior to retiring, she had been the manager of the Lakeside Cottages in Bemus Point for 12 years, and had earlier worked at Weber-Knapp Co., Willcare Inc., and the former Fenton Park Nursing Home.
She had been a member of the Bemus Point United Methodist Church, and was active with the Foster Grandparent program at Lincoln and Rogers schools.
Always one who loved to spoil her grandchildren, she also enjoyed crochet, shopping and making candy and cookies.
Surviving are three sons: Michael G. (Amy Jo) Waterman of Falconer, Dwight "Ike" D. (Shirley) Waterman of Warren, Pa., and Glenn L. (Sherry) Waterman of Panama; two daughters: Suzzan L. Thompson of Jamestown, and Brenda L. Waterman of Charlotte, N.C.; 33 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; a sister, Marion Przybelinski of Falconer; and a brother, Samuel Robinson of Pittsburgh, Pa.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn L. Waterman, whom she married July 20, 1951, in Inglewood, Calif., and who died April 9, 1993; and by two sons: Mark A. Waterman on Aug. 19, 1986, and Russell E. Waterman on Jan. 26, 2012.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Powers, Present & Sixbey Funeral Home. Burial will be in Grant Cemetery in Niobe.
The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. today (Thursday) in the funeral home. To send a message to the family, visit www. presentsixbey funeral.com.
Memorials may be made to the Foster Grandparent program.