Tessie M. (Szpara) Stalmach

Tessie M. (Szpara) Stalmach, age 91, of Erie, went to be with the love of her life, Monday, January 21, 2013. Born in Erie, February 24, 1921, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Stella (Zybowski) Szpara. Tessie had worked at Hamot Hospital and Zurn, before becoming a full time mother of five children. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph J. Stalmach, who died in 1985; five brothers; Raymond, Leo and Casimir Szpara and Eugene and Edward Zaborowski; a sister, Florence Parker. Survivors include three sons; Joseph Stalmach, wife Kim, Ronnie Stalmach, wife Connie and Gary Stalmach, wife Terri, all of Erie; two daughters, Audrey Heberlein, husband Mark and Donna Cornelius, husband Norb, both of Erie; a brother, Henry Szpara; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Joyce Zaborowski. Several nieces and nephews also survive. Friends are invited to call at Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 W. 38th St., at Greengarden Blvd., Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and to attend prayers there, Friday at 10 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, at St. George Catholic Church, at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery. Tessie's family would like to thank all her wonderful caregivers at Millcreek Manor. Memorials are suggested to Regional Home Health & Hospice, 3526 Peach St., Erie, PA 16508. Condolences and photos may be sent at www.bruggerfuneralhomes.com

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Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory
1595 West 38TH St. Erie, PA 16508

Published in the Erie Times-News on Jan. 23, 2013