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Site visitor Bekky Tatar-Kinsey has extracted and transcribed many of her family obituaries from the Erie newspapers. Many of these obituaries were previously posted. They may be seen at Tatar and related family Obituaries. Additional obituaries have been extracted which are provided below.


[record added 7/20/08] Erie Daily Times Monday 24 Aug 1908

John Mankowski, father of Theodore Mankowski, 547 East 13th street , died in Harborcreek Township, August 21.   He was born in Germany in 1844, and came to this country in 1882.  He passed the first five years in Jackson, Michigan and came to Erie in 1887.   In 1892 he moved to Harborcreek where he lived until his death.  His wife died about three years ago.  He leaves to mourn his loss, two daughters, Lena and Mary and five sons, John Jr., Theodore, Joseph, Leo, and Teofil.  The funeral was held this morning from the residence of his son, Theodore, at 8 o’clock and from St. Stanislaus Church at 8:30 o’clock.

[record added 7/20/08] Erie Daily Times Friday 27 Feb 1920

KONKOL – In this city, February 26, 1920, Mary Konkol aged 61 years.  Funeral will take place from late residence, 1414 Ash Street, Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. from St. Stanislaus Church at 9 o’clock.

Wednesday 09 Dec 1936

Ex-Erietie in is Auto Victim in Detroit

Stanley Ketchel, native of Harborcreek, and for many years a resident of Erie, having left here 12 years ago, died in Detroit, Michigan, hospital Sunday evening from injuries suffered when struck by an automobile in downtown Detroit.  He was 36 years of age and an employee in a Detroit automobile factory.  He resided in East Detroit.  He leaves his wife, Mrs. Helen Konkol Ketchel, Detroit; two sons, Norman and Gordon Ketchel, Detroit; one brother, Casimer; Detroit; five sisters, Sr. M. Antonia, Mrs. Laura Lewandowski, Erie; Mrs. Helen Herlet, Olean, NY, Mrs. Pearl Walczak, Detroit , Mrs. Victoria Hart, California . Interment in Trinity cemetery.

[record added 7/20/08] Erie Dispatch-Herald Saturday 19 Mar 1938

BLOW RESULTS IN MAN’S DEATH

Peter Angelotti, Coremaker, is Victim

Complications arising from a blow on the side if the death apparently caused the death of Peter Angelotti, 49, of 2617 Pennsylvania Ave, at his home at 5:30 am, Saturday according to the attending physician, Dr. Samuel Scibetti.  Just where Angelotti, a coremaker at the Skinner Engine Company received the blow, could not be established Saturday afternoon.  Rev. P.H. McNally administered the last rites of the Catholic Church shortly before Angelotti died.  He is survived by his widow Mrs. Assunta Duchini Angelotti; four sons, Louis, Anthony, Bruno and James Angelotti; a sister, Mrs. Anthony Spadacene, and four brothers, William, Edward, Leo and Raymond Angelotti, all of Erie.  Funeral arrangements are being completed Saturday. 

[record added 7/20/08] Erie Daily Times Thursday 27 Apr 1939

Florence Baranowski – Funeral services for Mrs. Florence Baranowski, twenty-two, who died in Buffalo, NY , Tuesday morning, will be held Saturday morning in the residence of her sister, Mrs. Rose Rogers, 3305 East Ave.   Friends are invited to call there at any time until Friday noon. Interment will be in Trinity cemetery.  A native of Erie, the deceased is survived by her daughter, Katherine Ann and her husband, Michael Baranowski; her father, Anthony Krotoszynski; three sisters, Mrs. Rose Rogers, Mrs. Mary Mankowski and Miss Dorothy Krotoszynski, and nine brothers, John, Edward, Frank, Joseph, Alois, Stephen, Leo, Henry and Stanley Krotoszynski, all of Erie.

Saturday 30 Sep 1939

Funeral services for Anna M Gorny, 455 E. 11th Street, were conducted in St. Stanislaus Church Saturday morning with the Rev. Joseph Radiszewski in charge of the requiem mass.  Interment followed in the family plot in Trinity.  Those who carried the casket included Ray Mankowski, Leonard Mankowski, Andrew Kopkowski, Carl Gorny, and John Walczak.  Mrs. Gorny died in her residence Tuesday night after a long illness.  She was the wife of Cassius Gorny.  Survivors include, besides her husband, seven children, Lucille, Margaret, Christine, Reita, Jean, Mary Alice and John Russell Gorny; seven brothers, Joseph, Frank, John, Paul, Bernard, Casmir, and Leo Konkol; and four sisters, Mrs. Frances Mankowski, Mrs. Rose Paluh, Mrs. Helen Ketchel and Mrs. Clara Dobrzynski.

[record added 7/20/08] Erie Daily Times Wednesday 07 Jul 1943

Leo Konkol a veteran of the First World War, died Monday in the Veteran’s Hospital in Cleveland, where he had been a patient for a number of years.  Mr. Konkol was wounded in the war and since receiving his honorable discharge, has received constant treatment at the Cleveland Hospital.  The deceased is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Frances Mankowski, Mrs. Rose Paluh, Mrs. Helen Kozlowski and Mrs. Clara Dobrzynski, and five brothers, John, Frank, Bernard, Casimir and Paul, of Erie.  Military services will be held Friday in the John J. Brzezinski funeral home at a time to be announced.  Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

[record added 7/20/08] Erie Daily Times Wednesday 29 Sep 1943

Nellie Jares – Funeral services will be conducted at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in the late residence, 1110 Brewster St, in memory of Mrs. Nellie Jares, who died early Monday in Hamot Hospital following a heart attack.  Requiem High Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. in St. Ann’s church and internment will be in Calvary Cemetery.  Mrs. Jares, widow of Leo Jares, is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Jennie Eskut, Sally, Irene and Dorothy Jares; six sons, John and Joseph, with the U.S. Navy; Henry, Leo and Edward, Erie, and Bernard, with the U.S. Army Air Forces; six grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Wienski, Brooklyn, N.Y. and Mrs. Stella Penkalski, Erie.

Thursday 06 Jan 1946

Irene T. RastatterIll for more than a year, Irene Tatar Rastatter, 38, 5220 Richmond St, died in her residence Wednesday.  A native of Erie, she is survived by her husband, Raymond Rastatter; one son, Raymond Rastatter Jr.; her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Tatar; three sisters, Mrs. James Falcone, Mrs. Anthony Witkowski, and Mrs. Rudolph May, all of Erie; and two brothers, Alfred and Water Tatar.  Interment will be in Trinity cemetery.

[record added 7/20/08] Erie Daily Times Friday 04 Mar 1955

Ronald C Richards, age 49 years, suddenly March 3, 1955; husband of Rita Nowacki; residence, R D 2, Grubb Rd.; father of Mary Lynn, Terry, Gerald, Ronald, Karen all of Erie; brother of Frank, Norman and Lloyd Richards, Mrs. Irma Guyett, Mrs. Ed McCoughlin and Mrs. Robert Proctor, all of Buffalo, NY.  Friends may call at the Thomas M Wells Funeral Home, and attend services Sunday at 2:30 from the Weiss Library Evangelical United Brethren Church.  Interment in Weiss Library Church Cemetery.

Friday 18 Mar 1955

Anthony I Mizikowski, 77, died Thursday on his home, 651 East 25th Street, after a brief illness.  He was a retired employee of the Standard Stoker Company and was a member of the Polish National Alliance Group 234.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Helen Mankowski Mizikowski, two daughters, Sophie Szymanowicz, Dorothy Pytlarz; seven sons, Edward, Joseph, Stanley, Paul and Frank Mizikowski, Erie; Bernard Mizikowski, Los Angeles, CA. Stephen Mizikowski, U.S. Navy, Long Beach, CA; 19 grandchildren. Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery.

[record added 7/20/08] Erie Daily Times Monday 14 Apr 1958

Joseph Mankowski became ill as he was preparing to leave his home, 1122 E. Lake Rd, Saturday evening.  An ambulance was summoned and an intern pronounced him dead.  Mr. Mankowski, a native of Erie, was employed for many years as a shipping clerk at the lake plant of Ruberoid Co.  He is survived by a son, Robert; a daughter, Mrs. Ernest Zdunski; three sisters, Mrs. Frances Zimenski, Mrs. Josephine Folga and Mrs. Julia Eichner; and two grandchildren.  A brother, John Mankowski, died in 1945.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Brugger Funeral Home.  Services will be held there at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, followed by a Requiem High Mass at 9 a.m. at St. Ann’s Church.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

[record added 7/20/08] Erie Daily Times Tuesday 09 Mar 1965

Louise Hatton Baranowski, 58, of 2524 Cumberland Rd, Harborcreek Twp., died Monday in Hamot Hospital after an extended illness.  She is survived by her husband, Michael Baranowski; a step-brother, Arthur Hatton of Lawrence Park, and a number of cousins.  Friends are invited to call at the C.J. Dusckas Funeral Home, Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and attend prayer services there at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.  Requiem High Mass will follow at 9 a.m. in St. James RC Church and internment in Trinity Cemetery.

Saturday 10 Jul 1965

Michael Baranowski, age 60, died Friday, July 9, 1965.  Husband of the late Louise Hatton Baranowski.  Brother of Mrs. Mary Zylka of Erie, Mrs. Robert (Rita) Wolford of Cleveland, Ohio, and Joseph Pierce of Cayuta, NY.  Friends may call at the C.J. Dusckas Funeral Home, 2607 Buffalo Rd, Saturday evening from 7 to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. where prayer services will be conducted Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. followed by requiem mass at St. James Church at 9 o’clock.

[record added 7/20/08] Erie Daily Times Sunday 12 Apr 1970

Virginia Spadacene (Spadacini), 82, 1449 W. 26th died early Saturday morning unexpectedly at Hamot Hospital.  Mrs. Spadacene and her husband, the later Antonio Spadacene, had operated a grocery store at 16th and Parade for 13 years, until his death 22 years ago.  Born in Italy, she had lived in Erie for the past 71 years.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Anna) Ferraro; two grandchildren, Anthony and Carol Ferraro of State College, PA; two great grandchildren, Helen Ann and Joseph Scott Ferraro; three brothers, Leo and Edward Angelotti, both of Erie and William Angelotti of Girard; several nieces and nephews also survive.  Friends may cal at the St. George Funeral Home, 628 W. 18th today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm.  Completed funeral arrangements will be announced. 

Friday 19 Jun 1970

Felix F. (Monty) Walczak, 65, of 336 East 8th, died Wednesday at Veterans Administration Hospital following an extended illness.  He was born in Erie , May 13, 1905, son of the late Martin and Frances Streg Walczak.  He was a veteran of WWII and served with the Corps of Engineers as a refrigeration operator.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Frank Walczak.  He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Theresa Jackna, Mrs. Al (Mary) Polanski, and Mrs. Marion (Pearl) Bartnik, all of Erie; and several nieces and nephews and cousins.  Friends may call at the Leon S. Rzepka Funeral Home from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and attend services there Saturday at 8:30 a.m. followed by a requiem high mass at St. Casimir Church at 9.

Saturday 15 Jan 1972

Adolph R. May, 70, died Friday afternoon at Hamot Medical Center.  Born in Erie February 19, 1901, son of the late Rudolph Agnes May, he was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and a retired employee of the Water Department of the City of Erie, where he worked for 27 years.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Yourke May, in 1968.  He is survived by a son, Richard A. May; two grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Kirby, Mrs. George Sacherison and Mrs. Dorothy Davenport, all of Erie; and a brother, Rudolph May of Erie. Interment will be in Erie Cemetery.

Thursday 15 Nov 1973

Henry J. Jares, 62, died Wednesday at his home.  Born in Brooklyn, NY October 17, 1911, he was the son of the late Leo and Nellie Gulczynski Jares.  He was employed for the past 33 years at the Erie City Mfg. Co, as a paint finisher.  He was a member of the Huzar Club and the Brothers Bowler League.  He was an ardent fisherman.  He is survived by his wife, Helen Sobczak Jares; three daughters, Mrs. John (Henrietta) Everts, Pottstown, Mrs. William (Charleen) Pepicello, and Miss Patricia Jares; two sons, John and Robert Jares; three brothers, Leo, Bernard and Edward Jares; four sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Jennie) Eskut, Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Martin (Sally) Pomorski, Mrs. Walter (Irene) Rogers, and Mrs. Donald (Dorothy) Aiken; and for grandchildren, Lorraine Everts, John Jares, Cindy Jares, and Michael Jares.   Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

[record added 7/20/08] Erie Daily Times Friday 27 Dec 1974

Bruno F Angelotti, 55, of 1403 E. 8th, died Thursday afternoon at St. Vincent Health Center after being stricken at his home Christmas Eve.  He was employed as a foreman at A. Duchini Inc.  Born May 14, 1919, in Erie, he was a son of Assunta Duchini Angelotti, of Erie, and the later Peter Angelotti.  He was a member of Holy Rosary Church and a veteran of the US Army in WWII.  Besides his mother, survivors include his wife, Louise Fox Angelotti; a son, Michael J. Angelotti, Erie; a daughter, Mrs. David (Linda) Heinrich, Erie; a granddaughter, Michelle Heinrich; and two brothers, Anthony and James Angelotti, Erie.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Louis Angelotti and a sister, Mary Angelotti.  Friends may be received Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm at A. Brugger & Sons Funeral Home.  Services will be held Monday at 8:30 am followed by a Funeral Mass at Holy Rosary Church at 9.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. 

Sunday 02 Mar 1975

Sig Gorny, 72, 200 Carpenter Street, Philadelphia died unexpectedly Tuesday at his residence.  Mr. Gorny lived in Philadelphia for the past 30 years.  He was born in Erie, Sept. 28, 1902, the son of the late John and Praxeda Szuba Gorny.  He had been employed as a clerk at the Supply Depot of the U.S. Navy Signal Corps in Philadelphia.  A graduate of Edinboro State College he was a talented musician and artist.  Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Andrew (Helen) Kopkowski, Clara Gorny and Mrs. Conrad (Florence) Hanson; two brothers, Cassius B. and Carl Gorny; and several nieces and nephews all of Erie. Interment will be in the family plot at Trinity Cemetery.

[record added 7/20/08] Erie Daily Times Wednesday 23 Jul 1980

Leo L Angelotti, 79, 8260 Old French Rd, died Thursday at St. Vincent Health Center after suffering a stroke.  He was born in Erie, a son of the late Dominic and Mathilda Angelotti.  He worked as a sheet metal and wood worker at Erie General Electric and retired ion 1966 after 21 years of service.  He also worked 21 years with the Gloekler Manufacturing Co prior to its closing.  He was a member of St. Mathews in the Woods Church and formerly belonged to the Sukor Club, Eye Club, the Saegerbund, and the South Erie Turners.  Survivors include his widow, Lucille M (Palmer) Angelotti of Erie, two brothers Edward Angelotti of Erie and William Angelotti of Santa Ana, CA.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 pm Thursday at the Francis V Kloecker Jr. Funeral Home, 215 W. 25th.  A service will be held Friday at 9:15 am followed by a funeral Mass at St. Mathews in the Woods Church at 10.  Burial will be at Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Tuesday 23 Dec 1980

Andrew P. Abahaze, 75, died Monday at St. Vincent Health Center following an extended illness.  He was born in Witherbee, MY, May 1, 1905, a son of the late Andrew and Esther Halasz Abahaze.    He was employed as a pipe fitter at Bucyrus-Erie Corporation for 50 years.  He was a member of the Eagles Club and the Cascade Club.  Survivors include his widow, Irene Paluh Abahaze; four brothers, Alex, Frank and Elmer Abahaze, all of Erie, and Arthur Abahaze of Winston Salem, NC, a sister, Margaret Abahaze of Erie; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Richard (Rose Marie) Vargo, of Erie; two step sons, Charles Kamholz and Russell Kamholz, both of Erie; 10 step grandchildren. Burial will be at Erie Cemetery.

[record added 7/20/08] Erie Daily Times Monday 28 Sep 1981

Nellie Prylinski Saur, 72, died Sunday at St. Vincent Health Center.  She was born in Erie, Dec. 15 1908, a daughter of the late Valerian and Josephine Mankowski Prylinski.  She was a member of St. Stanislaus Church.  Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Shirley) Miaczynski of Erie; a son, David C. Saur of Waterford; and nine grandchildren.  Her husband, Louis C. Saur, died in July.  Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.

Thursday 11 Aug 1983

Bernard D. Jares, 64, died Wednesday at Hamot Medical Center.   He was born in Erie on March 27, 1919, a son of the late Leon and Nellie Gulczynski Jares.  He was a sergeant in the US Army Air Corps during WWII.  He was a machinist for Erie City Manufacturing got 28 years until his retirement six years ago.  He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, and a member of St. Hedwig Catholic Church.  Survivors include his widow, Elizabeth Cabada Jares, five sons, Timothy, Mark, Thomas, and Scott Jares of Erie, and David Jares of San Francisco, CA, two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Susan) Stark and Mrs. Gary (Jean) Smith both of Erie; two sisters, Mrs. Walter (Irene) Rodgers and Mrs. Martin (Sally) Pomorski, both if Erie; and a brother, Edward Jares of Erie.   Burial will be at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.

Wednesday 11 Jul 1984

Assunta Duchini Angelotti, 90, died Monday following an extended illness.  She was born in Pulica, Italy, Aug 15, 1893, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Luigi Duchini.  She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Angelotti, in 1938; two sons, Bruno and Louis Angelotti; and a daughter, Mary Angelotti.  Survivors include two sons, Anthony T and James W Angelotti both of Erie; seven grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Burial will be at Trinity Cemetery.

Wednesday 02 Sep 1987

Mary Zylka, 86, 1753 East Grandview Blvd, died Sunday at Erie County Geriatric Center Annex.  She was born in Erie Aug 19, 1901, a daughter of the late Michael and Mary Mankowski Baranowski.  She also lived in Owasso, OK .  She was a member of Faith Reformed Church P.C.A., and had been involved with the Ladies of the Golden Eagle.   She was the widow of Stanley Zylka.  Survivors include a son, Norbert F. Zylka of Madera, CA; two daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Dolores) Jones of Erie and Mrs. Donald (Florence) Sharpe of Owasso; and a brother, Joseph Pierce of Dover, FL.   Burial will be at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.

[record added 7/20/08] Erie Daily Times Sunday 27 Dec 1987

James W. (Geno) Angelotti, 64, 311 E. 8th, died Saturday at Metro Health Center.  A life-long resident of Erie, he was born here on Aug 27, 1923, a son of the late Peter and Assunta Duchini Angelotti.  He served in the Army during WWII in the Pacific Theater.  Mr. Angelotti was employed at A. Duchini Inc and later worked as a bartender at the Liberty Club.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Angelotti, and two brothers, Bruno and Louis Angelotti. Survivors include a brother, Anthony T. Angelotti of Erie; a cousin and several nieces.  Friends may call at the A. Brugger Funeral Home 449 E. 9th, Tuesday from 7 to 9 pm and attend a service there Wednesday at 9:30 am to be followed at 10 by a mass of Christian Burial at Holy Rosary Church.  Burial will be at Gate of heaven cemetery. 

Tuesday 12 May 1988

Raymond A Ropelewski, 69, of Thousand Oaks, California, and formerly of Erie, died April 26.  He was born in Erie on July 5, 1918, a son of the late Joseph and Stephanie Sudol Ropelewski.  He was a US Navy veteran of WWII.  He had been a machinist for 45 years at Uniflow Mfg.  He moved to Thousand Oaks in 1981.  He was a member of St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church in Thousand Oaks, where he was past chairman of the Senior Club and the Ushers Club.   He was also a member of Seniors Friendship Club of Newbury Park.  In Erie, he was a member of St. James Catholic Church.  Survivors include his widow, MaryAnn Paluh Ropelewski; two sons, Robert R. Ropelewski of Great Falls, VA and Michael J. Ropelewski of Baton Rouge, LA; two daughters, Marilyn J Hutchinson of Geissen, West Germany, and Joan M. Bradley of Castle Rock, CO; four brothers, Frank, Joseph, and Norbert Ropelewski all of Erie and Edward Ropelewski of Richmond, VA, and a sister, Irene Paczynski of Erie.  Burial will be at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.

Saturday 23 Mar 1996

Edward J. Szymanowicz, 92, of Erie, died Friday March 22, 1995 at Erie Veterans Affairs Medical Center.  He was born in Erie on Oct. 31, 1903, son of the late Andrew and Anastasia Nowack Szymanowicz.  He was a US Army Veteran of WWII serving with the 241st AAF base unit.  He was a retired employee of United Industrial Supply Company.  He was a parishioner of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Sophie Jagodzinski and two brothers, Steve and Charles Szymanowicz.  Survivors include his wife, Sophie Mizikowski Szymanowicz, three daughters, Helene Hamilton of Hickory, NC, Judith Frankhouser and Audrey Slubowski of Erie; three sisters, Margaret Lewandoski of Eddyville, KY, Helen Kaczmarek and Teresa Suleski, both of Erie; a brother, Stanley Szymanowicz of New Port Richey, FL; and three grandchildren.  Burial with military services will be at Calvary Cemetery.

Wednesday 09 Apr 1997

Robert R. Ropelewski, 54, formerly of Erie, died Saturday, April 5, 1997, in Mclean, Virginia.  He was born in Erie on July 1, 1942 , son of Mary Ann Paluh Ropelewski of Denver, CO and the late Raymond Ropelewski.  He was a public affairs specialist with the FAA for the past five months.  He was the publisher and editor of Jane’s Information Group of London, England , from 1990-1996.  He was the senior North American editor for Jane’s in Washington, DC from 1993-1996, and the senior editor of the Armed Forces Journal in Washington, DC from 1988-1990.  He worked for Aviation Weekly and Space Technology magazines from 1970-1988 with posts in Washington, Los Angeles, and Paris.  He was with Pacific Southwest Airlines in 1970.  He was a US Marine veteran of the Vietnam War as a fixed wing and helicopter pilot.   He was a 1964 graduate of Penn State with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.  Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Lynda Rothwell Ropelewski, a daughter, Robin Ropelewski of Alexandria, VA; three sons, Raymond and Robert Ropelewski both of Mclean, VA and Richard Ropelewski of Denver CO; a brother, Michael Ropelewski of Westminster, MD; two sisters; Marilyn Hutchinson and Joan Bradley, both of Denver.   Burial will be at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.

[record added 7/20/08] Erie Daily Times Saturday 23 May 1998

Denise Jones Lanius, 40, of Millcreek Township, died Thursday, May 21, 1998, after a long illness.  She was born July 8, 1957, in Erie, daughter of Ralph and Dolores Zylka Jones of Millcreek.  Mrs. Lanius, who lived in Erie most of her life, was a 1975 graduate of McDowell High School.  She attended Grace Baptist Church and was a member of Providence Presbyterian Church in York.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Lanius IV.  She is survived by a daughter, Mary Beth Lanius of Millcreek; a son, Jeremy Lanius of Millcreek; a sister, Diane Augustine of Millcreek and her husband, John; two step-daughters, Laura Yoakum and Susan Schearer, both of York; and two step grandchildren, Elaina and Brady.  There will be no calling hours.  Friends may attend a memorial service at Grace Baptist Church on Thursday, May 28, at 7 p.m.  The Rev. Al Detter, pastor of Grace Baptist and Pastor Andrew Phillips of York will officiate.  Burial will be at Mill Village Cemetery. 

Sunday 14 Nov 1999

Stanislaus “Stanley” A. Soliwoda, 82, of Erie, died Friday, Nov 12, 1999 at St. Mary’s Home of Erie.  He was born in Erie, Aug 12, 1917, a son of the late Anthony and Mary Tynecki Soliwoda.  He was a manager of production control at GE and retired after 46 years.  He was a 1936 graduate of Cathedral Prep.  He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and the parish Rosary and Altar Society and the Legion of Mary.  He was a member of the Cursillo movement.  He was a life member of Polish National Alliance Lodge 224, the Huzars Club and Polish Falcons News 123.  He was a member of the GE Quarter Century Club and the GE Management Association.  He enjoyed golfing and gardening.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Bernard Soliwoda.  He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Virginia Smieciuch Soliwoda; a daughter, Cynthia Werstein and her husband, Mark, of Chambersburg; a son, Dennis Soliwoda and his wife, Doris, of North Carver, Mass., four grandchildren, Matthew and Sarah Werstein, and Andrew and Rebecca Soliwoda; and a brother, Chester Soliwoda and his wife Doris, of La mesa, Calif.  Friends may call at the Carl A. Slomski & Son Funeral Home Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and may attend a service there Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., followed by Mass at St. John the Baptist Church at 10.  Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.

Tuesday 21 May 2002

Raymond R. Luniewski, 77, died Monday, May 20, 2002 , at St. Mary’s Home of Erie.  He was born Sept 7, 1924 , in Erie, son of the late Joseph P. and Genevieve C. Danowski Luniewski.  He worked for A. O. Smith Co., retiring after 15 years.  He was a musician and taught the accordion for many years.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Rita T. Gorny Luniewski.  Survivors include two sons, Raymond Luniewski and his wife, Edith, and Gary J. Luniewski and his wife. Margery all of Erie, and two grandchildren, Benjamin and Danielle Luniewski.   Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 t 9 p.m. at the Mark G. Razanauskas Funeral Home.  A service will be held there Thursday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.  Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.

Sunday 20 Mar 2005

Lawrence “Larry” Wilczynski, age 68, of Erie, died Friday March 18, 2005 at his residence following a brief illness.   He was born in Erie on August 18, 1936, the son of the late Ignatius and Emilie Wilczynski.   He was a member of Mount Calvary R.C. Church and a 38-year employee at Hammermill Paper Co. prior to retiring in 2000.  He enjoyed gardening, walking, reading, and was a veteran of the US Army.  Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Mary Alice Gorny Wilczynski; seven children, Lawrence and wife Mary Ellen; Beth Reed, Kevin and his wife Christina; Michelle, all of Erie; Patrick and wife Jennifer of Memphis, Tenn.; Christopher and Christian of Mahwah, NJ; and John and wife Nicole of Pontiac, Mich.; a brother, Paul and his wife Frankie of Erie; eight grandchildren, Joshua, Jacob, Zachary, Jared, Samuel, Calvin, Sean and Kara.  He was preceded in death by a granddaughter Ellen and a brother Daniel Wilson.  Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home on Monday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and are invited to attend a prayer service there on Tuesday at 11:45 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 12:30 p.m. at Mount Calvary RC Church.   Private interment St. Gregory Cemetery.

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