Mary Anne Szewczyk, 85, of Girard, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. She was born May 6, 1927 in Erie, a daughter of the late Gabriel and Mary Vargo Ivan. Mary Anne was raised and educated in Erie, where she attended East High School and Tech Memorial, where she studied art. She had lived in Erie for many years, until moving to the Girard area in the 1960s, and has resided there since. She had most recently worked for the Kahkwa Club, as a housekeeper, and retired in 1992, after 15 years of employment. She attended the Faith Baptist Church, in Albion, and enjoyed watching birds and other animals. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Ann Schroyer, Cecilia Oleksiak and Frances Letkiewicz; a brother, Michael Ivan; and her former husband, Leonard L. Szewczyk. She is survived by three daughters, Rosemarie Fensel of Waterford, Carolyn Nies and her husband Bill of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Doris Szewczyk of Meadville; a son, Leonard T. "Tom" Szewczyk of Girard; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Edder Funeral Home, 309 Main St. East, Girard, with Rev. Dave Bousquet officiating. Memorials may be made to Platea Volunteer Fire Department, 10012 Maple Ave., Girard, PA 16417. To send condolences visit edderfuneralhome.com.
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309 Main Street Girard, PA 16417
Published in the Erie Times-News on Feb. 1, 2013