Ruth Helen Bryant Mazza Osterberg, age 87, resident of Edinboro Manor, Edinboro since 2007, and formerly of McKean, Pa., died there on Wednesday, February 16, 2011. Born on January 18, 1924 in Hazard, Ky., Ruth was a daughter of the late Isaac and Susan Bryant. She married William Osterberg and he survives. Ruth had been the proprietor of the McKean Tavern in McKean during the early 1980's and was a former member of the McKean Hose Company Women's Auxiliary. In addition to her husband, William Osterberg, who survives, Ruth was previously married to Domenic J. Mazza with whom she had four children, Susan Poynter and James Mazza, both of Florida, and Greg Mazza and Lori Nally, both of Erie. She is also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren, and two step grandchildren. Friends are invited to attend funeral services at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Edinboro on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. To send condolences, please visit vanmatrefuneralhome.com.
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Published in the Erie Times-News from Feb. 20 to Feb. 23, 2011