Erie Times-News Obituaries

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August 4, 2020

Virginia A. Ginnie Peterson (Scheffner)

Virginia A. Ginnie Peterson (Scheffner)

Erie, Pennsylvania

Virginia A. "Ginnie" (Scheffner) Peterson, 92, of Springfield, Pa., passed away peacefully on July 31, 2020. Ginnie was born in Erie, Pa., to the late Frank and Hattie (Kohler) Scheffner. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmom, and great-grandmom, and will be missed by...

Published in the Erie Times-News on Aug. 4, 2020.

August 3, 2020

Jean Lucille "Jeanne" Palmer

Jean Lucille "Jeanne" Palmer

Erie, Pennsylvania

Jean "Jeanne" Lucille Palmer, age 88, of Harborcreek passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2020, after a long battle with Alzheimer's Dementia. Jeanne was born in Erie, on March 4, 1932, daughter of the late Howard William and Ruby Mae Sturdivant Pier. Jeanne graduated from...

Alexandra Alice Silka (Proba)

Alexandra Alice Silka (Proba)

Erie, Pennsylvania

Alexandra "Alice" (Proba) Silka, age 86, of Erie, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020, at UPMC Hamot. She was born in Lodz, Poland, on December 9, 1933, a daughter of the late Stanley and Josephine (Filocha) Proba. Her family moved to Germany when she was eight, due to...

August 2, 2020

Joan Elizabeth Blass (Wroczynski)

Joan Elizabeth Blass (Wroczynski)

Erie, Pennsylvania

Joan Elizabeth (Wroczynski) Blass passed away at St. Vincent's Hospital, on Saturday, July 26, 2020, at the age of 80. Born in Erie, Pennsylvania, on January 25, 1940, to Frank and Susan Wroczynski, she graduated from St. Vincent's School of Nursing in 1961 and was a nurse...

Kenneth Lee Boyles

Kenneth Lee Boyles

Erie, Pennsylvania

Kenneth Lee Boyles, age 83, of Millcreek, passed away on July 21, 2020. He was born on February 11, 1937, in Meadville, Pa., to the late Elmer and Dorotha (Beebe) Boyles. First a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Kenneth enjoyed a long career at and retired from Mallinckrodt of...

Leslie Diane Clifton

Leslie Diane Clifton

Erie, Pennsylvania

Leslie Diane Clifton, age 62, of Erie, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Leslie was born on July 29, 1957, in Erie, Pa., to the late Edward Irving Clifton and Mary Lou Clifton Panos. Leslie graduated from Fairview High School and Rensslaer Polytechnic Institute. Upon...

Eleanor M. Kalinowski Kobielski Dombrowski

Eleanor M. Kalinowski Kobielski Dombrowski

Erie, Pennsylvania

Eleanor M. Kalinowski Kobielski Dombrowski, age 96, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020, at Saint Mary's Home of Erie. She was born in Erie, on May 30, 1924, daughter of the late Louis W. Kalinowski and Mary V. Szewczyk Kalinowski Johnson. Eleanor worked at the General...

Published in the Erie Times-News from Aug. 1, 2020 to Aug. 2, 2020.

Larry J. Feeney

Larry J. Feeney

Erie, Pennsylvania

Larry J. Feeney, of Canadohta Lake, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, following a brief battle with cancer, peacefully and comfortably at home, with his wife, Jane, by his side. Larry was born on August 21, 1952, in Erie, Pa., to the late Donald and Florence (Miazga)...

Ralph Ferguson Jr.

Ralph Ferguson Jr.

Erie, Pennsylvania

Ralph Ferguson Jr., 64, passed away Friday, July 24th, 2020, after a long battle with cancer. A resident of Youngstown, Ohio, formerly of Erie, Pa., he was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 10th, 1956, to the late Jean E. Martin and Ralph Ferguson. Besides his parents, he...

Dolores "Dee" Gray (Waidley)

Dolores "Dee" Gray (Waidley)

North East, Pennsylvania

Dolores "Dee" (Waidley) Gray, age 89, resident of North East, peacefully passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020, at her residence. She was born on November 2, 1930, in Erie, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Vern and Rose (Gehrlein) Waidley. Dee, always "the apple of...

Gregory Joseph Hampy

Gregory Joseph Hampy

Concord, Pennsylvania

Concord, N.C. Gregory Joseph Hampy, 65, originally of Erie, Pa., passed away peacefully, at home, with family, in Concord, N.C., due to complications from congestive heart failure, on Saturday, July 25, 2020. Greg is survived by his wife of 29 years Carol, daughters Kelly...

Patricia M. Heitzenrater

Patricia M. Heitzenrater

Erie, Pennsylvania

Patricia M. Heitzenrater, age 71, of Erie, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020. She was born in Erie, on June 16, 1949, daughter of the late Harry and Marcella Heitzenrater. Pat was a housekeeper at the Holiday Inn and the Court House prior to her retirement. Pat is...

Agustin "Pai" Hernandez

Agustin "Pai" Hernandez

Erie, Pennsylvania

Agustin "Pai" Hernandez, age 83, of Erie, passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. He was born in Loiza, Puerto Rico, on August 28, 1936, son of the late Cornelio Hernandez and Magarita Rivera. Agustin enjoyed watching baseball, boxing, and visiting with friends and...

Valerie Lynn Hodgkinson

Valerie Lynn Hodgkinson

Erie, Pennsylvania

Valerie Lynn Hodgkinson, age 51, of Erie, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020, at home. She was born in Zanesville, Ohio, on May 17, 1969, a daughter of Connie Brown Hodgkinson and the late Carl Hodgkinson. She graduated from Ashtabula High School. Family was a priority...

Joseph H. "Big Joe" Jasinski

Joseph H. "Big Joe" Jasinski

Erie, Pennsylvania

Joseph H. "Big Joe" Jasinski, age 71, of Greene Township, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at LECOM at Village Square. He was born in Erie, on October 31, 1948, son of Josephine Jasinski and the late Edward Jasinski. Joe was a plumber with Heisler Plumbing and Heating,...

Laura R. Manross

Laura R. Manross

Girard, Pennsylvania

Laura R. Manross, age 69, of Lake City, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020 at St. Vincent Hospital. She was born in Erie, on March 12, 1951, a daughter of the late Joseph and Helene Niebauer Sawyer. Laura graduated from McDowell High School in 1969. She worked as a...

Helen Carcic Michalak

Helen Carcic Michalak

Erie, Pennsylvania

Together Again Helen Carcic Michalak, age 85, of Millcreek, passed away unexpectedly, at her home, on Thursday, July 30, 2020. She was born in Erie, on April 25, 1935, a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Racz) Carcic. Helen worked for many years in the banking...

Marjorie Marge Nachman (Klotzbaugh)

Marjorie Marge Nachman (Klotzbaugh)

East Springfield, Pennsylvania

Marjorie "Marge" (Klotzbaugh) Nachman of Fairview, Pa. and East Springfield, Pa., passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at her home. Marge was born on April 19, 1929, in New Castle, Pa., to the late George and Freda (Smith) Klotzbaugh. She lived with her family in...

Phyllis G. Nelson (Rieck)

Phyllis G. Nelson (Rieck)

Erie, Pennsylvania

Phyllis G. Rieck Nelson, age 93, formerly of Erie, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at Sarah A. Reed Retirement Center. She was born in Corry, Pa., on November 2, 1926, daughter of the late William A. and Ruth Downey Rieck. Phyllis was a member of North...

Margot Vitali (Stettmaier)

Margot Vitali (Stettmaier)

Erie, Pennsylvania

October 25, 1935 – July 25, 2020 Margareta Maria Vitali (known as Margot), 84, died peacefully, on July 25, 2020, in the loving company of all three of her children. The second of three children, Margot was born in the village of Deggendorf in Bavaria, Germany, to Maria...

Dianne C. Wells (Kubeja)

Dianne C. Wells (Kubeja)

Erie, Pennsylvania

Dianne C. Wells (Kubeja), age 77, of Millcreek, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020, after a brief stay at St. Mary's East. She was born in Erie, Pa., on June 30, 1943. She was the daughter of the late Leonard and Cecilia (Hyziewicz) Kubeja. She was preceded in death by...

August 1, 2020

Michael D. DiSanti

Michael D. DiSanti

Erie, Pennsylvania

Michael D. DiSanti, age 76, of Harborcreek, passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Erie, on July 13, 1944, he was a son of the late Dominick and Theresa (Damico) DiSanti. Michael graduated from Tech Memorial High...

Charles E. Fried

Charles E. Fried

Erie, Pennsylvania

Charles E. Fried, age 78, of Erie, passed away at LECOM Senior Living Center, after a long battle with Alzheimer 's disease, on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. He was born in Erie, on March 29, 1942, son of the late Frederick and Mable (Dickey) Fried Sr. Charles was a 1961...

Published in the Erie Times-News from Jul. 31, 2020 to Aug. 1, 2020.

Joann T. Jackson (Palumbo)

Joann T. Jackson (Palumbo)

Erie, Pennsylvania

Joann Theresa Jackson, age 69, of Erie, passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2020. She was born in Troy, New York, on October 11, 1950, a daughter of the late Nicholas and Rose (Polito) Palumbo. Joann graduated from Rosary Hill College in Buffalo in 1972, now called Daemen...

Herbert G. Kern Jr.

Herbert G. Kern Jr.

Erie, Pennsylvania

Local Architect Passes Herbert G. Kern Jr., age 88, of Erie, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. He was born in Meadville, Pa., on August 25, 1931 son of the late Herbert G. and Mary C. (Baldauf) Kern Sr Herbert was a 1949 graduate of...

Published in the Erie Times-News from Jul. 31, 2020 to Aug. 1, 2020.

Carol Ann Curry Rutkowski

Carol Ann Curry Rutkowski

Erie, Pennsylvania

Carol Ann Curry Rutkowski, age 80, of Erie, passed peacefully back into the arms of her beloved mother, on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at Twinbrook Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Erie, on June 8, 1940, daughter of the late Howard and Jeanne (Kuntz) Curry. ...

Judith A. Silk

Judith A. Silk

Everett, Washington

Judith A. Silk died May 16, 2020. She was born April 27, 1945, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. She lived in Germany, New York State, Erie, Pa., and Everett, Wash. since 1969. She graduated from Villa Maria Academy and St. Vincent School of Nursing prior to serving as an Army...

July 31, 2020

Maxine Janet Hunt (Hamilton)

Maxine Janet Hunt (Hamilton)

North East, Pennsylvania

Maxine Janet (Hamilton) Hunt, age 82, of North East, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at Twinbrook Healthcare. She was born on November 1, 1937, in Kennerdale, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late David William and Florence Eileen (Grubbs) Hamilton. Maxine...

Alice Delores Milewski Slowikowski

Alice Delores Milewski Slowikowski

Erie, Pennsylvania

Alice Delores Milewski Slowikowski was born on October 18, 1931, oldest daughter of the late Jean and Stephen Milewski, who was a legendary commercial fisherman of the "Captain Jim." This very sweet and unselfish lady, who was a mighty, true and loyal spiritualist and...

July 30, 2020

Fr. Robert Francis "Bob" Bower

Fr. Robert Francis "Bob" Bower

Edinboro, Pennsylvania

Fr. Robert "Bob" Francis Bower, 87, of Edinboro, died Saturday, July 25, 2020, at Edinboro Manor. He was born in Oil City, Pa., on December 15, 1932, the son of the late Andrew and Nell Bower. Before entering the seminary, Bob attended St. Joseph School in Oil City. He...

Shirley Borkowski Braymiller

Shirley Borkowski Braymiller

Erie, Pennsylvania

Shirley Borkowski Braymiller, 81, of Erie, passed away peacefully, on Thursday, July 23, 2020, at AristaCare at Park Avenue, in Meadville. She was born in Erie, on October 12, 1938, a daughter of the late Chester Borkowski, Sr. and Sophie Witkowski Borkowski. Shirley...

Naomi Chittester

Naomi Chittester

Erie, Pennsylvania

Naomi Chittester, age 91, of Riverview, Fla., formerly of Erie, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2020. She was born in Corry, Pa., on June 23, 1929, daughter of the late Paul and Marjorie Long. Naomi was a strong woman of faith. For many years, she was affiliated with...

Alex Michael Horwath

Alex Michael Horwath

Erie, Pennsylvania

Alex Michael Horwath, age 73, of Canadohta Lake, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. He was born in Brownsville, Pa., on December 23, 1946, son of the late Alex P. and Helen Horwath. Alex was a veteran of the U.S. Marines, serving in the Vietnam War and was self-employed...

John Jensen

John Jensen

Erie, Pennsylvania

John Jensen, 75, of Erie, passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020, at his residence, following a brief battle with Leukemia. He was born in Erie, on October 18, 1944, a son of the late Henry and Alice Petersen Jensen. John graduated from Academy High School and Gannon...

Published in the Erie Times-News from Jul. 29, 2020 to Jul. 30, 2020.

Richard E. "Dick" Meyer

Richard E. "Dick" Meyer

Erie, Pennsylvania

Richard E. "Dick" Meyer, 85, of Erie, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at Sarah Reed Senior Living. He was born on March 26, 1935, in Erie, Pa., son of the late Eugene Edward and Ruth Caroline (Zimmerman) Meyer. Dick served in the U.S. Naval Reserves for 13 years....

Charles E. Smith

Charles E. Smith

Erie, Pennsylvania

Charles E. Smith, age 70, of Harborcreek, passed away at home, on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Erie, on May 16, 1950, son of the late Earl and Vivian Smith. Prior to his retirement, Chuck was employed at General Electric...

July 29, 2020

Kathryn Joan Barr (McDonald)

Kathryn Joan Barr (McDonald)

Fort Pierce, Florida

Kathryn Joan Barr (McDonald), 91, of Fort Pierce, Fla., passed away July 26, 2020. Joan was born November 30, 1928, in Erie, Pa., to the late Loraine Anthony McDonald and Frances Philomena McDonald (Selker). She grew up in Erie, graduating from the Academy High School in...

Susan Mary Burbules

Susan Mary Burbules

Waterford, Pennsylvania

February 4, 1956 - July 26, 2020. Susan became an angel in heaven on Sunday evening, following a long battle with Alzheimer's, while residing at Pleasant Ridge Manor. She was preceded in death by her parents, Stephen and Shirley (Rydbom) Burbules. Survivors include her...

Camille Kuligowski Malinowski

Camille Kuligowski Malinowski

Waterford, Pennsylvania

Camille was born on May 27, 1919, in Erie, Pennsylvania. She died on July 27, 2020. It is said that love makes the world go 'round. Camille, during her 101 years, played a big role in its rotation. Through the years, Camille was passionate about the love for her family. She...

Annabelle Chrapek Monoski

Annabelle Chrapek Monoski

Erie, Pennsylvania

Annabelle Chrapek Monoski, age 96, of Erie, formerly of Renova and Williamsport, Pa., passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2020, at Ball Pavilion Nursing Home. She was born in DuBoistown, Pa., on September 16, 1923, daughter of the late Joseph and Chloie Ling Chrapek. She was...

Kristan Trettel Mosley

Kristan Trettel Mosley

Bridgeville, Pennsylvania

On July 26, 2020, Kristan Trettel Mosley, age 51, passed to the Lord in her South Fayette home surrounded by her family and beloved pets. She bravely fought brain cancer for 13 years. Kristan was many things: a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, niece, daughter,...

Published in the Erie Times-News from Jul. 28, 2020 to Jul. 29, 2020.

Mary Alys Pitonyak (Carpenter)

Mary Alys Pitonyak (Carpenter)

Girard, Pennsylvania

Mary Alys (Carpenter) Pitonyak, 83, of Lake City, passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020, at St. Vincent Health Center. She was born February 28, 1937, in Buffalo, a daughter of the late Melvin and Margaret (Lewis) Carpenter. Mary Alys graduated from Villa Maria Academy in...

Frederick F. "Fast Freddy" Safford Jr.

Frederick F. "Fast Freddy" Safford Jr.

Erie, Pennsylvania

Frederick F. "Fast Freddy" Safford Jr., 73, of S. Ripley, N.Y. died Saturday, July 25, 2020, peacefully, at home, with his family at his side. Fred was born October 10, 1946, to the late Frederick and Helen Morey Safford. He grew up in S. Ripley, attended Sherman Schools...

Published in the Erie Times-News on Jul. 29, 2020.

Jon M. Skrabacz

Jon M. Skrabacz

Union City, Pennsylvania

Jon M. Skrabacz, 56, of Erie, left his earthly home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on July 25, 2020. He is now free from the pain he so bravely and courageously endured this past year due to a cancer diagnosis. He was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on May 26,...

Published in the Erie Times-News from Jul. 28, 2020 to Jul. 29, 2020.

Mary E. Cooper Traczenski

Mary E. Cooper Traczenski

Erie, Pennsylvania

Mary E. Cooper Traczenski, 96, of Erie, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2020, at Manchester Commons. She was born in Slippery Rock, Pa., on May 24, 1924, a daughter of the late Walter H. and Evelyn Moyer Cooper. Mary was a member of Elmwood Avenue Presbyterian Church...

July 28, 2020

Beverly Gail Brooks (Wilson Bearce)

Beverly Gail Brooks (Wilson Bearce)

Erie, Pennsylvania

Beverly Gail (Wilson Bearce) Brooks, 77, of Belleview, Florida, passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at home. She succumbed to her second battle of cancer. She was born August 1, 1942 to the late Waldo Blaine Wilson and the late Lois Myrtle (Yarrington) Wilson, in Erie,...

Published in the Erie Times-News on Jul. 28, 2020.

Eric George Farel

Eric George Farel

Leesburg, Virginia

Eric George Farel, of Winchester, Va., died Saturday, July 25, 2020 and entered into the presence of his Lord. He was surrounded by his family and friends. He was the youngest of two children born to Harry and Ellen Farel in Erie, Pa., on January 8th, 1945. He graduated...

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