Sylvia R. Willrich
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Sylvia Ruth Willrich, 91, of Edinboro, died on June 28, 2016 at Golden LivingCenter - Walnut Creek.

She was born in Louisville, Ohio, on February 22, 1925, the daughter of the late Samuel and Bertha Paar Hossman.

Sylvia was a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Albion for more than 45 years.

She graduated from Albion High School in 1942, from Hamot Hospital School of Nursing in 1945, and Lakeside School of Anesthesia in Cleveland, Ohio in 1949.

Sylvia retired in 1987 from Hamot Hospital after more than 35 years. She assisted in establishing the School of Anesthesia for Nursing in 1965.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Thomas J. Willrich in 2011; and a brother, Samuel R. Hossman of Albion.

Survivors include a niece, Sandra Hossman of Albion; two nephews, John Stafford (Patti) of Lawrenceville, Ga. and David Stafford (Kristeen Ivan) of Edinboro; and also many great-nieces and great-nephews and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

Friends may call at the Glunt Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 210 Erie Street, Edinboro, on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. A service will be held there on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. R. Blaine Jorg officiating.

Burial will be in Erie Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 80 Third Ave., Albion, PA 16401. To send condolences, please visit

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Published in Erie Times-News on Jun. 30, 2016.
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July 5, 2016
Sylvia was a great lady and outstanding in her profession of Nurse Anesthesia. She was an inspiration to many over the years.
Connie Dusckas
July 1, 2016
So sorry for the loss of Sylvia. She was such a good neighbor. She will be missed by many. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of her family members.
John & Cathi Mitchell
June 30, 2016
My sincere sympathy to.the family .
Sandra Reed
June 30, 2016
Praying for friends to comfort you, faith to uphold you and loving memories to carry you through. Sylvia lived a good life and is now with her beloved husband, Tommy. She will be missed by many who loved her.
Ellie Doucette-Turnage
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