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Ruth Marie Giebfried

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Ruth Marie Giebfried, age 98, of Niagara Village in Erie, and formerly of Queens Village, New York, died Thursday, May 22, 2014, at Millcreek Manor. Born in New York, New York, in King's County, Ruth was the daughter of the late Arthur W. and Anna L Schillinger Steffens.

She was a graduate of Hunter College in 1936, and was a teacher with the Baldwin Public Schools on Long Island. Ruth was a devout Catholic and attended Our Lady of Peace Church while living in Erie these past few years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Wm Giebfried in 1991.

Ruth is survived by three sons, John Giebfried and his wife, Nancy, of Erie, James Giebfried and his wife, Sandi, of Norfolk, Mass., and Joseph Giebfried and his wife, Rosemary, of Bangor, Maine; six grandchildren, four in Bangor, Maine, one in Erie, and one in Ft. Worth, Texas. She is further survived by six great-grandchildren, two in Erie, and four in Fort Worth.

Private services will be in New York City at a later date. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Queens, N.Y.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 2816 Elmwood Avenue, Erie, PA 16508.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Burton Westlake Funeral Home, 3801 West 26th Street.

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Published in the Erie Times-News on June 8, 2014
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