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Elizabeth Cornman

September 21, 1930 — June 1, 2021

Elizabeth Pedrotty Cornman, age 90, died on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at Sunrise Senior Living of Newtown Square.

She was born in Mishawaka, Indiana to Francis and Elizabeth (Cutson) Pedrotty. She was the youngest of four children. Her older brothers were Francis Pedrotty (deceased), Richard Pedrotty, and Charles Pedrotty.

After graduating from Mater Misericordiae Academy, she attended Immaculata College before transferring to University Pennsylvania where she graduated with a BS in nursing. During her professional career, she was a member of Dr. Beardsley's team who started the first surgical ICU at Rhode Island Hospital. She ended her nursing career at Wayne Family Physicians, when she retired at the age of 80.

She married James Welton Cornman (deceased) and raised four daughters: Deborah Cornman, Julie Perron, Diane Cornman Levy, and Elizabeth Cornman.

She was actively involved in the Democratic party and filled the position of democratic committee chairwoman for several years. She loved reading, classical music, opera and theater. In addition, she was an avid Philadelphia sports fan.

Always an entertaining storyteller, she happily shared stories of her life including the time her father pulled her out of high school to attend the opening game of the Phillies. She played tennis and bowled into her 70s and even took up skiing at the age of 48. She also volunteered to help others including tutoring children at Radnor Middle school and working in the library at Mitchell Elementary School. She and her husband started Radnor A Better Chance house and served on its board.

The family will hold a small gathering for family only in September to remember her life.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the following: A Better Chance of Radnor , Academy of Vocal Arts , Women’s Way of Philadelphia .

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