Elizabeth J. "Betty" Samanka, age 92, of Erie, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2013 at St. Vincent Health Center. She was born in Onadago, Pa. on February 8, 1921, daughter of the late John and Helen Molnar. Betty was a member of Our Lady of Peace R.C. Church. She enjoyed being a homemaker to her family. She also loved her 14 year old Yorkie, "Rascal". Betty is survived by her two sons, Robert J. Samanka (M.J.) of Greene Twp. and Joseph Samanka of Sugar Grove, Pa.; two brothers, Donald Molnar (Dee) and Bobby Molnar (Helen); five sisters, Margie Duffalo, Ann Dalrymple, Mary Clay, Madeline Frantz and Connie Dougherty; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Samanka and one brother, John Molnar. Friends may call at the Dusckas-Martin Funeral Home, 4216 Sterrettania Road, on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. and are invited to attend a Prayer Service there on Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace R.C. Church. Private entombment, Mary, Queen of Peace Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the ANNA Shelter,155 East 10th St., Erie, PA 16511. To send condolences, visit www.dusckasfuneralhome.com.
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Dusckas-Martin Funeral Home
4216 Sterrettania Road Erie, PA 16506
Published in the Erie Times-News on Feb. 13, 2013