Brenda Joyce Stacks Holby, age 65, formerly of Erie, passed away peacefully at her home in Sturbridge, Massachusetts on Saturday, April 14, 2012. She was born in Atlanta, Ga., on February 28, 1947, the daughter of Norma Dillinger and the late Virgil Stacks. Brenda was a 1965 graduate of Academy High School. She was an avid cat lover who also enjoyed travel, adventure and reading. Brenda recently retired from the Worcester Telegram & Gazette in Worcester, Mass. Brenda is survived by her mother, Norma Dillinger of Sturbridge, Mass.; four children, Ken Holby of Charlton, Mass.; Eric Holby of Reno, Nev., Mike Holby of Brookfield, Mass. and Rachel Kala of Erie; three grandchildren, Julianne, Justin and Halee Holby; and her four cats, Bear, Sissy, Ping and Pong. A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date by the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., East, 2607 Buffalo Road. Memorial contributions may be made in Brenda's name to the ASPCA online at www.aspca.org/donate. To send condolences, visit www.dusckasfuneralhome.com.
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Apr. 22, 2012