Eleanor "Scotti" Minkle passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2022 from complications of Alzheimer's disease at the age of 85. At the time of her transition, she was a resident of ArborTerrace in Willistown, but she lived most recently with her daughter, Tara Lynn Minkle, and her daughter-in-law, MaryJo Yannacone, in their home in Willistown, PA. In addition to Tara and MaryJo, Scotti is survived by her daughters, Toni Anne Minkle, of Phoenixville, and Tania Kirsten Grambo [Jon] of Jacksonville, FL. She was greatly loved also by her grandchildren, Kimberley Miles [Connor] of Gainesville, FL, Tyler Alexander Grambo of Jacksonville, FL and Tori Amaro Grambo of Jacksonville, FL. She is also survived by her sister, Roberta Coppinger [Norm] of St. Petersburg, FL, her brother-in-law, Karl Neuroth [Diane Paparo] of Clarks Green, PA and her nieces and nephews, Karla Jennings, Scott Coppinger, and Karen Peterson [Donald]. She was blessed with four great grandchildren, Charlotte, Madeline, Cooper and Grace, who reside in Gainesville with their parents, Kimberly and Connor Miles. Scotti was predeceased by her older sister, Rose Ann Scott, and her niece Brett Mershon [Jim]. Scotti was raised by parents Ernestine Miller and Robert J. Scott in Clarks Green, PA, where she graduated from Clarks Summit-Abington High School in 1955. In her yearbook, she was described as a "happy, good-natured lass...always wearing a glowing smile...winning many friends with her pleasing personality." She married Anthony J. Minkle in 1958, and they raised their daughters in suburban Philadelphia. Scotti was a successful real estate agent for Irving Miller, Century 21, and Fox-Roach over thirty years, and made her home in Paoli, PA. Following her retirement from real estate, Scotti worked as an instructional assistant at Tredyffrin-Easttown Middle School in the Tredyffrin-Easttown School District until her second retirement at the age of 78 in 2014. Scotti deeply explored her spirituality throughout her life, teaching night school courses in Astrology, helping others by completing their astrological charts, and studying as a member of the Sabian Assembly. Friends, family, and colleagues were drawn to her as a loving, open, and accepting person who liked to cook for others, host at her home and pool, and enjoy her deep friendships. She was independent and funny, and in her later years, loved to sing, dance, and visit with the many friends and family she enjoyed. Her loved ones are eternally grateful for the caregivers who supported Scotti throughout her later years.
Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Life on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Delaware County at 145 West Rose Tree Road in Media, PA at 11:00 a.m. Visitation with the family may occur from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at the same location. A luncheon for all family and friends will follow the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made to SaraCare of Malvern, the Mayo Clinic Research for Alzheimer's, or the Open Land Conservancy of Chester County.