MELISSA SUE KETTERER, 52, surrounded by her loving family, passed away on August 22, 2021, after a short, but hard-fought battle with cancer. Melissa was born in Ellwood City, PA to Eleanor and Harry Evans. She married her college sweetheart in May 1987 and together they raised a daughter. Melissa’s distinguished career as a dedicated Employee Benefits and Health & Welfare Professional was punctuated on July 31, 2021 when she received her designation as Juris Master from the Florida State University College of Law.
Melissa was passionate about mentoring and guiding all people, but especially young women as they began their professional careers. She was a true friend and trusted confidant with a tenacious spirit that energized those around her. In her spare time, Melissa enjoyed attending Renaissance Festivals (in costume, of course), in addition to donating countless hours to the Basenji Rescue and Transport Home to ensure dogs in need received the love and care they deserved.
Melissa is survived by her husband of 34 years, Robert (Bob) Ketterer, daughter Katherine (Katy) Ketterer, mother-in-law Alice Ketterer, and father-in-law Walter Ketterer. Melissa was preceded in death by her parents.
A celebration of Melissa’s life will be held on Saturday, September 4, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at Valerie Panciera’s Landmark Funeral Home, 4200 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, FL 33021. The family requests all monetary donations be directed to the Basenji Rescue and Transport Home https://www.basenjirescue.org/donations
This Event will be live streamed through our Landmark Funeral Home Facebook Page see link below