Stella T. (Czurzman) Hecker

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Stella T. (Czurzman) Hecker, age 87, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014 at St. Mary's West. She was born in Albion, Pa. on March 22nd, 1925, the daughter of the late Jacob and Anastazia Borys Czurzman.

Stella graduated from Albion High School, Class of 1943. She then went to Cleveland and worked for a while, and then returned to Erie, where she was employed at the Erie Insurance Exchange for a few years, then went to the General Electric Co. for many years until her retirement. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Girard, and loved to play the organ, work with ceramics, and make gifts for family and friends.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Eugene; twin brother, Stephen Czurzman; her sisters, Pauline Mihalak Popa and Julie Mazanec and a brother, Nick Czurzman. She is survived by her step children, Owen Hecker (Christine), Boyd Hecker and wife Lorena, and Fae J. Safer and her husband Brian, of Allentown. She is further survived by seven nieces, two nephews and several great nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at St. Mary's West for their great care of Stella. Friends may call at St. Mary's Asbury Ridge, 4855 W Ridge Rd, Erie, PA 16506, on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. till the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. with Father William Fischer, celebrant. Burial at Erie County Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Burton Funeral Home, 525 Main Street East, Girard PA 16417. Send condolences at

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Published in the Erie Times-News on Mar. 24, 2014
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