Gertrude DiNicola Munch, age 83, of Erie, died Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at Saint Vincent Health Center, after a brief illness. She was born July 3, 1929, in Erie, a daughter of the late Peter and Mary Levis DiNicola. She lived in Erie her entire life. She was a graduate of Haborcreek High School, Class of 1947. Gertrude had worked at Carlisle Retailers for 24 years and at Trask Department Store for 4 years. She was a member of The Ladies Montenero Society, Legion of Mary, and a volunteer for VNA Hospice. She enjoyed playing cards. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick F. Munch; a son, Craig R. Munch; two brothers, Fred and Robert DiNicola; and two sisters, Angeline Jageman and Betty Berentzen. She is survived by her daughter, Marianne C. Stevenson and husband Timothy of Erie; a son, Frederick G. Munch of Erie; a daughter-in-law, Theresa Munch of Wayne, Pa.; one brother, Peter DiNicola and wife Theresa of Erie; one sister, Ann Stevens and husband Jim of Erie and seven grandchildren, Meghan, Samantha, Fred Jr., Robert, Angela, Regina and Edward. She is also survived by three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Arrangements were handled by John R. Orlando Funeral Home, Inc., 2122 Raspberry Street. Friends may attend a service there on Saturday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at Saint Paul RC Church, 1617 Walnut Street, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the
, 1128 State St., Ste 301, Erie, PA 16501. To send condolences visit www.orlandofuneral home.com.
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Published in the Erie Times-News from Nov. 23 to Nov. 24, 2012