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Deborah L. VanAlstine | 58

December 26, 1964 - October 15, 2023

Deborah L. VanAlstine, 58, of 120 Pear Road, St. Marys, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, October 15, 2023.

She was born December 26, 1964, in St. Marys, daughter of Donald Cunningham, who survives of St. Marys, and the late Carol Roth Cunningham. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1984. Deborah worked as a housekeeper at the Best Western Hotel.

In July of 1987, in St. Marys, Deborah married Keith A. VanAlstine, who survives.

She is also survived by her daughter, Gwen Bauer (Kris) of St. Marys; her son, Drew VanAlstine (Heather) of St. Marys; six grandchildren: Mackenzie, Taylor, and Chase VanAlstine and Abigail, Allison, and Claire Bauer; three sisters: Donna Blauser (Randy) of St. Marys, Yvette Reid (Romaine) of California, and Christie Wittman (Bill) of St. Marys; two brothers: Donald Cunningham, Jr. (Renee) and Dennis Cunningham (Barb), both of St. Marys; and by numerous nieces and nephews.

Deborah was a member of the Queen of the World Church. She was a loving mother, sister, and grandmother. She enjoyed going for car rides and spending time with her family. Deborah will be remembered for having a sweet heart for everyone.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Thursday, October 19, 2023, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Jeffery Noble, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk County Humane Society, 1029 East Eschbach Road, St. Marys, PA 15857.



No Visitation

Funeral Service

October 19, 2023
11:00 AM
Queen of the World Church

Final Resting Place

St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery

Tribute Wall


  1. Aloha — deepest sympathies to the family — Heaven a brighter place with her there. Thoughts and prayers

  2. Extending our deepest sympathies. Thoughts & prayers are with each of her loved ones.

  3. Keith

    So sorry my friend. You and your family are in my prayers.

  4. Sorry for your loss. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Dustin, Denise & Kiley

  5. We send our deepest sympathies to the friends and family of Debbie VanAlstine. She was a kind soul and always there for her family. She will be greatly missed. Keith, Drew, and Gwen, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Wow. She will be missed a lot. She would drop everything to do anything for anyone. So sorry for your loss of a great lady.

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