Samuel A. Teolis, Supervisor | Carmella M. Teolis, Funeral Director

Rosalyn Marie Peffer, 73

Mrs. Rosalyn Marie Peffer, 73, of Franklin Twp. passed away on Monday, November 14th, 2022 at the UPMC Passavant-McCandless Hospital.

Mrs. Peffer was born on August 4th, 1949 in Ellwood City to the late John and Rose Marie (DeCola) Gurgacz. She had graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1967. Rosalyn had worked at Shenango Pottery in New Castle, and later for the Riverside School District at both the Middle School and High School cafeterias. For over 40 years she along with her husband Doug was a co-owner/operator of Doug Peffer’s Deer Cutting and Smoke House located in Franklin Twp.. She had grown up as a member of the 8th Street Christian Assembly Church in Ellwood City and most recently was faithfully attending the First Baptist Missionary Church in Chewton. Rosalyn was the leader of her weekly family Bible Study, and enjoyed playing cards.

She is survived by her husband Douglas Peffer whom she married on February 10th, 1973, daughters Autumn (Joe) Minnitte of Houston, TX and Amber (Ron) Michel of Franklin, TN, son Jonathan Peffer (Erin Price) of Ellwood City, grandchildren Skylar Marie Minnitte, Rocco Minnitte, Madison Michel, Coen Michel, and Emerson Michel. She is also survived by her sisters Debra Costa of Fombell, Rhonda (Richard) Wright of North Sewickley Twp., and Joni (Gennaro) DiBello of Pittsburgh, and many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm and on Saturday from Noon until the time of the service at 1:00 pm at the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. with Rev. Eric Board officiating. Interment will follow at the Locust Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Rosalyn’s name may be made to; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (, Special Olympics (, or to Club Hope Foundation 237 6th St., Ellwood City, Pa 16117

1 Comment

  • Jim Freshcorn Posted November 18, 2022 3:07 pm

    Doug and family. Please accept our sympathy for your loss. I always enjoyed talking to her when I brought in or picked up a deer. She will be missed.

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