Gail W. McCain Counts Hecker

Gail W. McCain Counts Hecker, age 60, died peacefully at home on Monday, December 10, 2012, surrounded by her family and her dog, Pooh-Bear. Born in Erie on June 2, 1952, she was a daughter of the late William and Virginia (Way) McCain. Before retiring, she was a bookkeeper at several small businesses, including Adjusta-Bucket. She collected cow and Indian memorabilia, and enjoyed watching court shows on television. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Steven Jarecki. Survivors include two daughters, Laura Yerkey, of McKean, and Courtney Kapis, husband, Todd, of Albion; a son, Brandon McCain, of Albion; grandchildren, Ashley Yerkey, Anthoney Oberley, Selena, Sabrina, Rinoa, Maddie and Alia McCain, and Keria and Ashlyn Kapis; a sister, Elizabeth J. Chilcott; a brother, Charles McBrier Jarecki; a niece and nephew, Gwendolyn Dean and Geoffrey Chilcott; and her best friend, Diane Rowland. Friends may call at Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th Street at Greengarden Boulevard, Wednesday from 3 P.M. until 7 p.m. A memorial service will be announced. Burial will be in Erie Cemetery. Add condolences and photos at

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Published in the Erie Times-News on Dec. 11, 2012