Gail W. McCain Counts Hecker

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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 Williard 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 McKean; grandchildren, Ashley Yerkey, Anthoney Oberley, Selena, Sabrina, Rinoa and Maddie McCain and Keira and Ashlyn Kapis; a great-grandson Jace; 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 are invited to call Monday at the Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th Street at Greengarden Boulevard, from noon until a memorial service at 1p.m., with Rev. James McCormack . Burial will follow in Erie Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family. Add condolences and photos at

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Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory
1595 West 38TH St.
Erie, PA 16508
Published in the Erie Times-News on Jan. 20, 2013
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