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Geraldine "Gerry" McClain Combe, age 82, of Erie, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at UPMC Hamot. She was born in Binghamton, New York, on August 7, 1931, the daughter of the late Edward and Eunice Sleigh McClain.
Gerry was a member and Deaconess of Eastminster Presbyterian Church, where she taught Sunday school for over 20 years. She also volunteered at Eastminster Day Camp for many years, and the EPCOR as a tutor for young people. She was employed as a teacher's assistant with the Erie School District at Edison, St. Mary's, and Wayne Schools for over 20 years. Gerry loved children and cherished her years in the school system. Gerry attended Villa Maria College while working on her undergraduate degree.
Gerry was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas D. Combe and her brother, Robert McClain, of Rapid City, South Dakota.
Survivors include three daughters Colleen Davis (Craig) of Harborcreek, Pa., Maureen Dallas (James) of Monroeville, Pa., and Robyn Wallace (Daniel) of North East, Pa.; seven grandchildren, Michele (Dallas) Mercer (Sean) of Queensland, Australia, Michael Dallas (Catie) of North Arlington, New Jersey, Thomas Dallas of Monroeville, Pa., Casey Davis of Harborcreek, Pa., Tara Dougan (Jacob) of Erie, Pa., Ian Wallace (Krysten) of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Conner Wallace of North East, Pa.; three sisters, Jean McCamley and Judith Williams of Phillipsburg, Pa., and Muriel Doran of Rockland, California.; and four great-grandchildren, Emma Davis, Savannah Davis, Flynn Mercer, and Mateo Dallas.
Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., 2607 Buffalo Road., on Saturday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. until the time of the Funeral Service there at 8:00 p.m., conducted by Rev. Pamela Gardner. Private interment will be in Lakeside Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Childrens' Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38101. To send condolences, visit www.dusckasfuneralhome.com
Published in the Erie Times-News on May 30, 2014