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More Erie County Obituaries

Contributed by Bekky Tatar-Kinsey


While extracting and transcribing family obituaries, site visitor Bekky Tatar-Kinsey transcribed other obituaries on the same newspaper page. Some of these have been previously posted in an article Miscellaneous Erie County Obituaries. Additional obituaries are included below.


Erie Daily Times Friday 27 Feb 1920 [added 3 June 2008]

KUHN – At the family residence, No. 2301 Peach Street, February 27, 1920.  Edward P. Kuhn aged 41 years.  Time of funeral will be announced later. 

DORMANNFebruary 27, 1920, Louis Joseph son of Mr. and Mrs. George Dormann, nee Josephine Thaler, aged 5 years and 2 months.  Funeral under quarantine regulations will be held at the family residence, No. 522 West 19th Street.  Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock.  Interment in Trinity cemetery. Cause of death diphtheria. 

SMITH – Thursday evening, February 26, 1920, Clyde D. in his 52nd year.  Friends may call at his later residence, 1330 East Lake road anytime until Monday noon.  Funeral services and interment private.

LATCHFORD – Thursday, February 26, Arley Donovan, beloved wife of Leo Latchford, in her 22nd year.  Friends may call at the residence of Mrs. J. V. Ryan, 513 ½ East 25th St. Services at St. John’s Catholic Church, Monday morning at 8 o’clock. 

STINSONFebruary 25, 1920, John Stinson, aged 76 years.  Friends are invited to call at the family residence, 124 east 26th Street, Saturday evening.  Services and interment private Sunday afternoon.

SMITH – In this city, February 26, 1920, Margaret McNulty, wife of Thomas P. Smith, aged 29 years.  Funeral will take place at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Charles Zurn, 903 West 5th Street, Monday morning at 9:30 and at St. Patrick’s Cathedral at 10 o’clock.  Friends invited.

VOGELThursday Feb. 26th, 1920, Frederick C. Vogel aged 78 years.  Friends invited to the services Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at his late residence, 535 West 18th St. Interment private. 

Erie Daily Times Monday 29 Oct 1934 [added 3 June 2008]

ANSELMENTSunday October 28th, 1934, Tillie M Seroka, beloved wife of George Anselment, age 37 years.  Funeral services at the late residence, 2620 Hazel Street, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  Rev. Sheldon S. Schweikert, officiating.  Friends invited to call at any time and to attend the services.  Interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery. 

Erie Dispatch-Herald Saturday 19 Mar 1938 [added 3 June 2008]

MRS. J. G. EBERLE DIES FRIDAY – WIFE OF RETIRED DRUGGIST SUCCUMBS – Mrs. Charlotte M. Eberle, wife of John G. Eberle, retired Erie druggist, died Friday afternoon in her home, 956 W. 8th St.  Dean Francis B. Blodgett of St. Paul’s Cathedral will conduct the funereal services Monday at 2 pm.  The rites will be held from the residence, 956 W. 8th St.  Interment will be in Erie Cemetery.  Surviving are her husband and two daughters, the Misses Helen and Margaret Eberle; four brothers, John and Emmett Kelly of Ontario, Canada, Malcolm Kelly of Oshawa, Ontario, Burton Kelly of Grand Rapids, Mich., and a sister, Mrs. Mary Ketchum of Toronto, Canada.  A native of Prince Edward County, Ontario, she had lived in Erie for the past 34 years.  She was a graduate nurse of the Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, N.Y., in the class of 1900.  Mrs. Eberle was a member of St. Paul’s Cathedral. 

Saturday 30 Sep 1939

Maude L. Dean – a several months illness resulted in death to Maude L. Dean, 41, in her home at 11:45 p.m. Friday.  She was the wife of Herman J. Dean.  A native of Virginia, the deceased is survived by her husband, one daughter, Lillian Dean; one son, Herman Dean, Jr., two sisters, Mrs. Edgar Murray and Mrs. Dorothy Okes, Chicago, Ill., and two brothers, Edward Lyle, Chicago, Ill., and Oscar Lyle, Clifton Forge, Va.  Interment will be in Lakeside Cemetery. 

Erie Daily Times Wednesday 07 Jul 1943 [added 3 June 2008]

Daisy Fisk Kelly – Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Chester A. Schaal Funeral Home in memory of Mrs. Daisy Fisk Kelly, seventy, 1243 W. 24th St., who died after an extended illness.  The Rev. C. H. Hagadorn, of Cascade Methodist church officiated.  Interment was in Lakeside cemetery and assisting as pallbearers were Elmer Bingham, August Olson, Henry Adams, Robert Gill, William Hannah and Charles Pelton.

Erie Daily Times Monday 24 May 1948 [added 3 June 2008]

George Anselment, forty-seven, an employee of Newberry’s Café, 802-808 E. 6th Street died suddenly Sunday night in his home, 3728 W. 12th St.  He is survived by his wife, Edith Knobloch Anselment; a daughter, Mrs. Marion Kuzmin; two sons, Frederick and George Jr; two grandchildren; his father, Frank Anselment; two brothers, Valentine and Leroy, and three sisters, Mrs. Irene Yantzer, Mrs. Raymond Stubbe, and Mrs. Michael Adelhardt, all of Erie.  Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Wednesday in the Chester A Schaal funeral home, 550 W. 9th St, with burial following in Laurel Hill Cemetery. 

Erie Daily Times Monday 24 May 1948 [added 3 June 2008]

Frank L Beck, a salesman for Peterson Max and Co, wholesale jewelers of Buffalo, NY died Sunday in his home, 702 Cascade St.  He had been ill for several months.  Beck, a native of Sag Harbor, Long Island, NY is survived by his wife, Alice Tuttle Beck; a son, Jack Beck, and two sisters, Mrs. C.H. Billard, Peconic, NY, and Mrs. G. L. Ward, Detroit, Mich.  He was a member of the Erie Yacht Club, Wamponamon Lodge 437, F. and A.M. South Erie Turners and Press Club.  Funeral services will be held at 11 am Wednesday in the Donald C Burton funeral home, 10th and Cherry Streets, with Maj. Earl P. Gray officiating.  Burial will be private. 

Erie Daily Times Monday 24 May 1948 [added 3 June 2008]

RICHERSunday, May 23, 1943, Anna J. Schmitz, beloved wife of Gus Richer, of 1011 W. 6th Street.   Friends may call at the Edward C. Hanley & Sons Funeral Home, W. 9th and Liberty Streets, any time and attend prayer services Wednesday morning at 8:30 and Mass of Requiem in St. Andrew’s Church at 9 o’clock.  Interment in Calvary Cemetery.  The Rosary Society and Sacred League of St. Andrew’s Church, St. Mary’s Ladies auxiliary and the Auxiliary of Knights of St. John Dist. 3 will meet at the funeral home Tuesday evening at 8 o’clock. 

Erie Daily Times Monday 24 May 1948 [added 3 June 2008]

McCAULEY – May 23, 1948 at Oak Ridge, Tenn., Daniel Leroy McCauley, age 59 years, beloved husband of Mabel Driscoll McCauley, father of William and Robert McCauley.  Remains will arrive in Erie Tuesday.  Funeral services at the Brugger Funeral Home, 449 East 9th Street, Time will be announced later. 

Erie Daily Times Monday 24 May 1948 [added 3 June 2008]

MacFAYDEN – In Hot Springs, Ark., Sunday May 23, 1948, Finley MacFayden, formerly of 1819 Wallace Street.  Friends may call at the Donald C Burton Funeral Home, 10th and Cherry Streets at a time to be announced. 

Erie Daily Times Tuesday 13 May 1953 [added 3 June 2008]

Frank Konkel, 76, a retired employee of the Griswold Mfg. Co., died unexpectedly Tuesday in his home, 1017 E. 32nd Street.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Josephine Krvawski Konkel; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Glowecki and Mrs. Gustie Porkorski, one brother, Bernard Konkel.  Friends are invited to the Brugger funeral home where services will be held at a time to be announced.

Friday 18 Mar 1955

Mrs. Theresa (Slick) Slivkanich, 43, died Thursday at the home of her brother-in-law, Steve Slivkanich, RD4, Erie, after a 3 month illness.  Surviving are her husband, Metro Slivkanich; one daughter, Miss Theresa Slivkanich; four sisters, Mrs. Anna Wojtasik, Miss Mary Jaskiewicz, Mrs. Stephanie Bujanowski, and Miss Stella Jaskiewicz; two brothers, John Fisher and Joseph Jaskiewicz.  Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery.

Friday 18 Mar 1955

Rt. Rev. Msgr. Alfred M. Watson officiated Thursday at Mass Requiem in St. Peter’s Cathedral for Miss Mary O’Connor, who died Tuesday.  Assisting at the Mass were Rev. John Slater and Rev. Summers.  Prayer services preceded in the Quinn funeral home.  Burial was in Trinity cemetery.   Pallbearers included John J. O’Connor, Thomas J. McCarthy, John J. Burgoyne, Jr., Dr. Robert Carrick and Vincent and Robert O’Connor. 

Friday 18 Mar 1955

The Rev. Paul H. Olmstead officiated Thursday at Solemn Requiem Mass in St. Andrews’s church for Mrs. Myra Disterdick, wife of Dr. J. H. Hart, who died Monday.  Deacon of the Mass was rev. Francis Gallagher and sub deacon was Rev. Joseph J. Wiley.  Prayer services preceded in the Brugger funeral home.  Present in the Sanctuary during Mass were Rt. Rev. Msgr, G. Gerald Dugan, Very Rev. Msgr. Vitus J Reiser, Very Rev. Msgr. James Gannon, Rt. Rev. Msgr. James W. Weithman, Rev. Thomas Crowell, Rev. Francis Carrick, Rev. William Hastings, Rev. Stephen Meke, Rev. Raymond Geiger, Rev. Charles Crowley and Rev. Charles Ward.  Serving as pallbearers were Dr. Ralph Tidd, Dr. James Jackman, Dr. Norbert Gannon, Dr. Joseph Walsh, Edward J. Mehl, Edward Wuenschel, Charles Farber and Lawrence Nagle.  Burial was in Calvary cemetery. 

Friday 18 May 1955

Funeral services for Peter Kloor, 80, who died Wednesday, were held Friday afternoon from the Melzer funeral home, with the Rev. A. U. Gesler, St. Stephen’s Lutheran church, officiating.  Burial was in Calvary cemetery.  Pallbearers were Lawrence Dunst, Harold Locks, John Lee, Leonard Majewski, Norbert Rogers and Kenneth Skonieczka.

Sunday 12 May 1957

Miss Myrna Blount, 57, McKean, PA, died Saturday morning in Hamot hospital after an extended illness.  Miss Blount was born Feb. 4, 1900, in McKean, daughter of the late Clarence and Margaret Propeck Blount and had spent her life in McKean.  She was a member of the McKean Methodist church.  She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Wayne Michael of Erie; Mrs. Leona Schell, and a brother, Leroy Blount, both of McKean; a nephew, Richard Michael.  Interment will follow in the Valley cemetery at McKean.

Sunday 26 Jan 1958

Anthony J (Red) Witkowski, 64, died Friday at the Veterans Administration Hospital here.  He had been hospitalized for three weeks.  Mr. Witkowski was a son of the late Jacob and Catherine Witkowski.  He was a veteran of WWI, during which he served as a private in the U. S. Motor Transport Corps.  He was employed as a machinist at the American Meter Co., Inc.  Mr. Witkowski was a sports fan.  He was a life member of the Erie Arbeiter Club, the Zukors and the Siebenbuerger Club.  He is survived by three brothers, Walter and Leo of Erie and Edward of Michigan City, Ind., and a sister, Mrs. Anna Mroz of Erie.  Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery.

Sunday 26 Jan 1958

Luciano DiCara, 75, died unexpectedly Saturday morning of a heart attack.  He retired three years ago from his job at Superior Bronze Co.  For many years he was an employee of Erie forge and Steel Corp.  He was born in Italy.  He is survived by his widow, Josephine Ruggerio DiCara; two sons, James and Albert; six daughters, Mrs. Phillip Pedano, Mrs. John Sciolino, Mrs. Charles Rizzo, Mrs. Andrew Jiannelli, Mrs. Louis Natalie, all of Erie, and Miss Angeline DiCara, Almenti, Calif.; 19 grandchildren and two great grandchildren; two brothers, Joseph and John and two sisters; Maria and Angeline DiCara, all of Italy.  A member of the Sons of Italy.  Mr. DiCara came to this country 51 years ago.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Friday 14 Apr 1960

Harry C. Strick, Wednesday, April 12, 1960.  Cousin of Mrs. Everett (Ann Pollitt) Benson.  Interment Erie Cemetery.

Friday 14 Apr 1960

William J. Wernette, Thursday, April 13, 1960, age 80.  Brother of Joseph J. Wernette of Big Rapids, MI.  Interment in Calvary Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times Sunday 02 Apr 1961 [added 3 June 2008]

Bernard J. Konkel, 3019 East Ave., died last Friday at St. Vincent Hospital after a brief illness.  Born in Germany, Mr. Konkel lived in Erie for more than 70 years.  He was a retired employee of the Erie School District, having been water tender for about 18 years.  He is survived by his wife, Josephine Konkel; a son, Raymond Konkel; a sister, Mrs. Anna Glowacki; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.   Burial will be in Trinity cemetery. 

Friday 14 Apr 1961

Charles J. Ingram , Thursday April 13, 1961.  Husband of Minnie B. Ingram.  Father of Mrs. Leonard Fletcher, Mrs. Joseph Braccini of Erie and Mrs. Ralph Ohmer of Cleveland, Ohio.  Brother of Thomas Ingram of Schenectady, NY, Manual Ingram of Florida and Ollie Ingram of Gray, IN.  Also survived by 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  Interment in Erie Cemetery.

Friday 14 Apr 1961

Mae Williamson Dasen, suddenly, Thursday morning, April 13, 1961.  Sister of Mrs. Bessie Miller, Mrs. Alice Paul, Charles, John and Frank Williamson.  Interment in Phillipsburg, Phillipsburg, New Jersey.  Dames of Malta services Friday evening at 7:30.  Ladies Aux. of the Eagles 282 will meet Friday night at funeral home at 8 p.m. for prayers.

Friday 14 Apr 1961

Lena May Swick, 78.  Wednesday, April 12, 1961.  Residence Buffalo New York.  Sister of Mrs. Flossie Crowe, Union City, PA.  Also leave several nieces and nephews.  Interment Evergreen Cemetery, Union City, PA.

Erie Daily Times Sunday 01 Jul 1962 [added 3 June 2008]

Joseph J Szczerba, 64, 849 E. 22nd, died at Hamot Hospital Saturday after an illness of one week.  He was employed by the Hammermill Paper Co for the past 45 years and worked in the finishing department.  Survivors include his wife, Mabel Szczerba; three daughters, Mrs. Margaret Reed, Mrs. Robert Wilt and Mrs. Edward Krawczyk, all of Erie; one step-daughter, Mrs. Richard Brown, Erie; one son Joseph J. Szczerba, Jr., Miami, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Alex Sarnowski, Erie; one brother, Paul Szczerba, Erie and six grandchildren. Friends may call at the Brugger Funeral Home, Sunday from 7 to 10 p.m. and Monday from 10 am to 10 p.m., and are invited to services Tuesday at a time to be announced.

Thursday 15 Nov 1962

Joan Rosett Ropelewski, 27, English teacher at St. Benedict’s Academy, died Wednesday morning in Hamot Hospital after an illness.  She was a graduate of St. Casmir’s parochial school, East High School, after which she attended and graduated at Mercyhurst College in 1957.  She also attended Edinboro State College during the summer.  She was a member of Mercyhurst college alumnae, the Blessed Virgin Mary sodality of St. Casmir’s church and St. Bernadette society.  She is survived by her parents Michael and Helen Wasielewski Ropelewski; five sisters, Mrs. Anthony (Sophie) Sokolowski, Mrs. Stanley (Theresa) Kownacki, Ann Marie, Helen Mae, Eileen and Elizabeth Ropelewski; six brothers, John, Alois, Edwin, Richard, Casimir, and Daniel Ropelewski, all of Erie; and four nieces.  Interment in Calvary Cemetery.

Thursday 15 Nov 1962

Mrs. Annetta Luke Van Geem, 89, long-time resident of Erie, died Wednesday at her home after an extended illness.  Born in North East in 1873, Mrs. Van Geem lived in Erie most of her life.  She was the widow of John Van Geem who died in 1935, and the daughter of Frederick and Minnie Schultz Luke.  She was a member of the Lutheran Memorial Church.  Survivors include two daughters.  They are Annette Whaley and Mrs. Charles H. (Helen) Wilson.  Also surviving is a granddaughter, Sara Brook Wilson.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, North East.

Wednesday 06 Nov 1963

Antoinette Konkol Glowacki, age 88, died Monday, November 4, 1963.  Widow of the late Julius Glowacki.  Sister-in-law of John Pokorski Sr.  Other survivors include a number of nieces and nephews.  Burial in Calvary Cemetery. 

Erie Daily Times Sunday 12 Apr 1970 [added 3 June 2008]

PETERSON – Peterson, Bessie, died Saturday April 11, 1970.  Survived by her husband, Doyle Peterson, 1 daughter, Mrs. Mabel Lester Davis of Venango, 2 sisters, Mrs. George Schmidt and Mrs. Burdell Watson, both of Saegertown, 1 brother, Ted David, RD #1, Cambridge Springs.  Friends may call at the Kenneth M. Downs Funeral Home, Cambridge Springs, Monday 2-4 and 7-9, services will be Tues at 2 pm.

Friday 19 Jun 1970

Florence B. Brechtel, 94, formerly of RFD Rasselas, Elk County, died Friday afternoon at Doctors Osteopathic Hospital.  She was born in Rasselas and had resided there most of her life before moving to Lawrence Park.  Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Wallace (Mable) Gray with whom she resided with and Mrs. Charles (Dorothy) Lord of Erie; two sons, Eugene Brechtel of Rasselas and Arthur Brechtel of Wilcox; 11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph J. Brechtel and a son, Clair Brechtel.  Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Rasselas. 

Friday 19 Jun 1970

Arthur Ostergard, 72, Claremont, CA, died Sunday following a brief illness.  Born in Warren, Mr. Ostergard had lived inErie until 1960.  He was a member of the Scottish Rite Tryian Lodge No. 263, and the Zem Zem Temple in Erie and a member of the First Lutheran Church of Pomona.  Surviving him is his wife, Mrs. Ruth E, Ostergard; a brother, Chris Ostergard of Hollywood, FL and a nephew, Merle Ostergard of Anaheim, CA.  Private entombment will be made in Pomona Mausoleum.

Erie Daily Times Friday 27 Dec 1974 [added 3 June 2008]

California, PA - Pauline Keller , 82, of 221 Green, died at South Hills Convalescent Home Wednesday.  She was born in Gosher, Ind., December 2, 1892, the daughter of the late Charles Collett and Lorinda Tuttle Piatt.  She was educated at Wells College, Aurora, N.Y., and was a founder of the Myerstown, Pa., Women’s Club.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church.  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Marian Fresch of Erie and Mrs. Beatrice Snyder of Bethlehem, PA., a son, Atty. Charles C. Keller of California; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Fillion of Indianapolis, Ind.; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.  Services will be held at the Caleffie and Greenlief Funeral Home, California, Saturday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Charles Goodin of the United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment will be in Lafayette Memorial Park, Briar Hill, Pa. 

Saturday 19 Apr 1975

Joseph A. Pierce died April 1 in the Medical Center Hospital, Punta Gorda, Florida following a lengthy illness.  He was born in Erie County on February 11, 1903.  He served as US Postal mail carrier for Harborcreek and Erie, Route 6, from 1924 until 1938 when he was transferred to Oneonta, N.Y.  He moved to Florida in 1945, where he has owned and operated Flamingo Motel and nursery.  Funeral services were conducted in Punta Gorda, with burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Arcadia, Fla.  Survivors include his wife, Quessie Pierce; a daughter, Mrs. Ira L. (Dorothy) Bartlett of Phoenix, AZ; two sons, Marion Townsend of Aracadia, Fla and Robert Townsend of Houston, TX; eight grandchildren; one brother, Clayton Pierce of North East; two sisters, Lucy Pierce of North East and Dover, Fla.; and Myrtle Wakeley of Erie; and several nieces and nephews.

Erie Daily Times Wednesday 01 Dec 1976 [added 3 June 2008]

Louis J. Angelotti, 67, of 2910 Joyce Dr., Tallahassee, Fla., formerly of Erie, died Monday at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.  Born in Erie on March 6, 1909, he was the son of the late John and Richetta Marchini Angelotti.  Before his retirement he was employed at the Ft. Prince Nuclear Power Plant in Florida.  He was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Tallahassee and was a former member of the Sons of Italy, and Knights of Columbus, and the Moose Club in Erie.  He is survived by his wife, Mayme DeSantis Angelotti; two sons, Michael of Lubbock, Texas and Gerald of Houston, Texas; two brothers, Frank and Leonard Angelotti of Erie; a sister, Mrs. Mary Toskin of Erie; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the A. Brugger and Sons Funeral Home, 449 E. 9th, Thursday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm and are invited to services there Friday at 10:30 am, followed by a Funeral Mass at Holy Rosary Church at 11 am.  Interment will be in trinity Cemetery.  The Parish Rosary will be recited at the Brugger Home Thursday at 8 pm.  Memorials may be made to the American cancer Society. 

Erie Daily Times Sunday 26 Jun 1977 [added 3 June 2008]

Mrs. Helen Sarnowski, 81, of 719 E. 13th Street, died early Saturday evening at Twinbrook Convalescent Home, Lawrence Park.  A member of St. Stanislaus Church, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alexander Sarnowski, on Jan 17, 1976.  The couple had celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug 16, 1964.  Mrs. Sarnowski is survived by a daughter, Mrs. John (Theresa) Dorich, and three sons, Edward, Raymond and Leonard Sarnowski, all of Erie; seven grandchildren and 48 great grandchildren and one brother, Paul Szczerba, Erie.  Funeral arrangements are being completed by the Edward J. Garr Funeral Home, 459 E. 12th, where friends may call beginning at 7 p.m. this evening. 

Friday 16 Nov 1979

Me Notleolli Baumgartner, 85, of Ashland, Ohio, died Wednesday at Good Shepherd Home.  She was born in Erie, Feb 21, 1894.  She was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church, the Ruth Naomi Circle and Nora Vesper Sunday school, where she was a teacher.  Her husband, the Rev. Elmer Baumgartner, died in 1956.  Survivors include two nephews and four nieces.  Burial will be in Erie Cemetery at 1 p.m. Monday. 

Friday 16 Nov 1979

Lolita Shampoe Morvay , 52,Union City, died Thursday.  She was born in Union City, Nov 2, 1927, a daughter of the late Leonard and Mildred Bliley Bishop Shampoe.  She was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Union City.  Survivors include her widower; John (Jan) Morvay, Jr.; two daughters. Mrs. Lyle (Sharon) Bishop of Fayetteville, N.C., and Cynthia Geisler of Union City; two sons, Timothy Morvay and John Mark Morvay, both of Union City; two brothers, Robert Shampoe of California and Lyle Bishop of North Carolina.  No calling hours will be observed.  Memorial services will be announced.  Memorials may be made to the Missionary Pledge of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church of Union City.

Friday 16 Nov 1979

Dr. Joseph A Baranowski, 72, of Tuscaloosah, Ala., died Thursday in Tuscaloosah.  He was born in Erie. A son of the late Boleslaw and Rose Kawczynski Baranowski.  He was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and the Georgetown Medical School.  He practiced medicine in Erie for one year and then moved to Olean, NY.   He entered the US Army in 1942 and was assigned to various government hospitals until his retirement as a major 12 years ago.  Survivors include his widow, Mamie Baranowski, a daughter, Anna Baranowski; a son, John Baranowski, all of Tuscaloosah; a brother, Anthony Baranowski of Erie; and five grandchildren.  Services and burial will be in Tuscaloosah on Saturday.

Erie Daily Times Wednesday 23 Jul 1980 [added 3 June 2008]

Arleen Same Arnold, 58, 2112 Lakeside Dr, died Tuesday at St. Vincent Health Center,  She was born in Rochester, N.Y, a daughter of the late Arthur and Anna Same.  A resident of Erie since 1950, when she married Charles F. Arnold, she was a member of the East Erie Turners.  Survivors include a son, Gary Arnold; two daughters, Charleen and Pamela Arnold, a brother, Roy Same of Webster, N.Y., and a sister, Mrs. Frank (Margaret) Morris of Livingston, N.J.  Friends may call at John J. Quinn Funeral Home, 9th and Liberty, today from 7 to 9 pm and Thursday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm.  A service will be held at the funeral home Friday at 9:30 am followed by a Mass of Resurrection at Mt. Calvary Church at 10 am.  Burial will be at Trinity Cemetery. 

Erie Daily Times Wednesday 23 Jul 1980 [added 3 June 2008]

Dunkirk, N.Y. – Tillie Puder, 75, 317 Woodrow Ave, Dunkirk, N.Y. died Tuesday at Brooks Memorial Hospital.  She was born in Erie, Dec 14, 1904, a daughter of the late Karl and Louise Zimmer Schraeder.  Her husband, Emil A Puder, died May 20, 1980.  Mrs. Puder was a member of the Sylzan Chapter 258 O.E.S. and Good Samaritan Rebekah Lodge No. 251.  Survivors include two sons, Edgar Puder, Dunkirk, and Donald Puder, Jamestown, N.Y.; and three grandchildren.  Friends may call at the Gardinier-Colletti Memorial Home, 43 W. 4th St, Dunkirk, today from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  A service will be held there at 1 pm Thursday.  Burial will be at Forest Hills Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times Wednesday 23 Jul 1980 [added 3 June 2008]

Helen Pallo Loesch, 65, 4155 Vegas Valley Drive, Las Vega, N.V. and formerly of Erie, died Monday at a hospital in Las Vegas.  She was born December 13, 1914, and formerly lived at 116 West Kelso Drive in Erie.  Survivors include her widower, Gordon E. Loesch of Las Vegas; two daughters, Mrs. Don (Peggy) Carson of Chalmette, La., and Mrs. Brady (Marilyn) Smith of Las Vegas; a step-son Claude Frederick Loesch of Alaska; and two sisters, Mary Wolfe Crandon of Wisconsin and Mrs. Adam (Marge) Tokarczyk of Erie.  Funeral arrangements were made at Palm Mortuary in Las Vegas, Nev.  Burial will be Thursday and final arrangements are being planned. 

Erie Daily Times Wednesday 23 Jul 1980 [added 3 June 2008]

Carrie Smith Gleason, 83, formerly of 2927 Poplar, died Tuesday at Ball Pavilion.  She was born in Springsboro, a daughter of the late Arthur and Minnie Smith.  She lived in Erie area most of her life.  She was the widow of John E. Gleason.  Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Norma Landis of Erie; a sister, Mrs., Christine Swartzman of Titusville, a brother, Faye Smith of North East; and four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.  Friends may call at the Dusckas-Balley Funeral Home Inc West 536 W. 10th today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm.  A service will be held there Thursday at 10:30 am with the Rev. J. W. Jones of Wesleyville Baptist Church officiating.  Burial will be at Spring Cemetery, Springsboro. 

Erie Daily Times Wednesday 23 Jul 1980 [added 3 June 2008]

Hilda Rinke Force , 70, formerly of Erie, died Tuesday.  She was born in Austria, a daughter of the late Joseph and Johanna Knopp Rinke.  She lived in Erie most of her life.  Survivors include a son, Gary J. Force of Reno, Nev.; a daughter, Mrs. Donna Mae Fitch of Reno; two brothers, Joseph Rinke of Harborcreek, and Rudolph F Rinke of Erie; a sister, Mrs. Dencil (Frieda) Hovis of Bushnell, Fla.; and 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Friends may call at the Dusckas-Bailey Funeral Home, Inc East, 2607 Buffalo Road, today from 7 to 9 pm and may attend a service there Thursday at 9 am.  Burial will be at St. Gregory Cemetery.

Wednesday 21 Jul 1982

Hazel Crawford Amey, 71, died Tuesday.  She was born March 8, 1911, in Pleasant Prairie, WI, the daughter of the late Homer and Fannie Benson Crawford.  She was the widow of Donald Amey.  Survivors include two sons, Tom Mosier, Pineville, NC; and Gerald Mosier, Charlotte, NC; and a brother; Charles Crawford, Roanoke, VA.  Funeral arrangements are being handled by H. William Van Matre Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs.  Friends may call at a date and time to be announced.  Burial will be at Poland Cemetery Lowellville, Ohio. 

Wednesday 21 Jul 1982

Joseph (Jack) S. Beightol, 55, died Monday at Hamot Medical Center.  He was born in Erie on May 30, 1927, a son of the late Charles and Barbara Brown Beightol.  He was a member of St. George Church and was employed as a carpenter most of his life.  He is survived by three brothers, John Beightol and Daniel Beightol, both of Erie, and Paul Beightol of California; and two sisters, Sophia Miller and Mrs. Leonard (Marcella) Gray, both of Erie.  Funeral service and burial were at the convenience of the family.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.  Funeral arrangements were made by the Warren W. Wood and Son Funeral Home.

Wednesday 21 Jul 1982

Michael J. Ropelewski, 90, died Tuesday at Hamot Medical Center.  He was born in Mlawo, Poland, a son of the late John and Joanna Grabowski Ropelewski.  He was a charter member of St. Casmir Church and a member of the Holy Name Society.  Prior to his retirement, he was employed at Hammermill Paper Company for 45 years.  He was the widower of Helen Wasielewski Ropelewski.  Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Anthony (Sophie) Sokolowski, Mrs. Stanley (Theresa) Kownacki, Ann Marie Ropelewski, Helen M. Ropelewski and Eileen Ropelewski, all of Erie, and Mrs. Donald (Elizabeth) Wiertel, Mentor, Ohio; six sons, John, Alois, Edwin, Richard, Casmir and Daniel Ropelewski, all of Erie and a sister, Mrs. Anna Kowalczyk of Erie. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.

Thursday 11 Aug 1983

Mildred “Millie” Youschak Bensur, 55, died Wednesday at St. Vincent Health Center.  She was born in Pittsburgh on Oct 31, 1927 , a daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Sokatch Youschak.  She was a member of St. John Catholic Church of Girard and the church’s Rosary Society.  She competed in Suburban Lanes’ Tuesday Evening Odd Couple League.  She worked at Girard Manufacturing Co for eight years and at Lake City IGA for 15 years.  Survivors include her widower, Edward Bensur, three sons, Dennis and Michael Bensur, both of Girard and Kenneth Bensur of Lake City; two sisters, Mary Schultz of Tulsa, OK and Sue Schultz of Erie and two brothers, John Youschak of Albion and William Youschak of Girard.  Burial will be at St. John Cemetery.

Sunday 08 Mar 1987

Catherine Baranowski Huyck, Saturday, March 7, 1987.  Wife of Robert L Huyck with whom she has been married 39 years.  Mother of Mrs. Kenneth (Roberta) Strong and Mrs. Ronald (Kristen) Brumagin both of Erie.  Sister of Mrs. Joseph (Ann) Pasky, Mrs. Lee (Mary) Bronakoski, Mrs. Blair (Therese) Crosby, Joseph Baranowski, Frank Baranowski all of Erie.  Grandmother of Rebecca Strong, James Strong, Julie Brumagin and Amy Brumagin all of Erie.  Also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by a brother, Anthony Baranowski.  No calling hours will be observed.  Burial will be held at the convenience of the family at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.  A memorial mass will be held at St. James Roman Catholic Church Monday at 1 p.m.

Erie Daily Times Sunday 27 Dec 1987 [added 3 June 2008]

Charles C. Rohrbach, 85, formerly of 2242 W. 32nd, died Saturday at St. Mary’s Home.  He was born in Blair, Ohio, a son of the late Edward and Sylvia Turnbull Rohrbach.  Before retiring in 1973 after 45 years of service, Mr. Rohrbach worked at Firch Baking Co. as a route salesman and then at the Surplus Store on Brown Ave for the final three years.  He and his wife, Evelyn Steger Rohrbach, were founding members of Our Lady of Peace Church.  Besides his wife, who died in 1985, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Ethel Rohrbach and Helen Johnson and two brothers, John and Floyd Rohrbach.  Survivors include three sons, Charles F., Edward J. and Robert R. Rohrbach all of Erie; three sisters, Mrs. Merle (Carol) Canfield and Mrs. Charles (Ann) Sample, both of Warren, Ohio, and Mrs. Del (Lois) Mines of Niles, Ohio, a brother, George Rohrbach of Elyria, Ohio; and four grandchildren.  Friends may call at the Francis V. Kloecker Funeral Home, W. 25th and Sassafras, Monday from 7 to 9 pm and Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm and attend service there Wednesday at 9:15 am to be followed at 10 by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Peace Church.  Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. 

Erie Daily Times Sunday 27 Dec 1987 [added 3 June 2008]

Teddy Jon (T.J.) Hetz, 18, 6200 Bear Creek Road, Fairview, died Friday.  He was born in Erie July 14, 1969, a son of ted P. and Shirley A. Hetz.  He was a member of the class of 1988 at Fairview High School.  He was on the school golf and baseball teams and was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church and the Gem City Outdoorsman Club.  Besides his parents, survivors include two brothers, Christopher L. and Timothy P. Hetz, both of Fairview; his paternal grandparents, Geraldine and A. Leroy Hetz of Fairview; and several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Burton Funeral Home, 7463 Main St., Fairview, Monday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm and attend a service Tuesday at 11 am at Fairview United Methodist Church, 121 South Garwood St., Fairview with the Rev. Edward Hammett officiating.  Memorials may be made to Fairview U.M. Church or to the Fairview Fire Department, 205 East Main St., Fairview. 

Thursday 12 May 1988

Earl Merton Strick, 91, of Fort Lauderdale and formerly of Erie, died Saturday in Miami, Florida.  He was born in Erie April 17, 1897, a son of the late William and Gertrude Weiblen Strick.  He was a veteran of World War I.  Mr. Strick had been a consultant with Erie Malleable Iron Co, where he worked for 53 years.  He was past commander of Barracks 554 of Fort Lauderdale and Barracks 121 of Erie, past master of Keystone Masonic Lodge 455 of Erie, past monarch of Erepa Grotto, past president of the Erie County Crippled Children’s Society and an honorary life member if the American Foundrymen’s Society.  Survivors include his widow, Marie Strick; a daughter, Norma Jean Stoops of Delray Beach, Fla.; and two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Comstock of Erie and Mrs. Herman Peterson of Fort Worth, Tex.  The Kraeer Funeral Home in Fort Lauderdale is handling arrangements.  Burial will be at Erie Cemetery.

Friday 06 Jul 1990

Wayne V. Swanson, 47, died Wednesday, July 4, 1990 after a long illness.  He was born in Albion Sept. 24, 1942, a son of the late Emerson and Bessie Stoker Swanson.  Mr. Swanson was a member of the Albion Veterans Club and attended Grace United Methodist Church.  He was an avid hunter.   Survivors include a brother, Richard Swanson of Albion; a step-brother, Robert Hoch of Erie; a step-sister, Lucille Seelinger of Erie; and several nieces and nephews. Burial will be at Springfield Cemetery, east Springfield.  Memorial may be made to Albion Volunteer Fire Department, Albion, PA 16401.

Friday 06 Jul 1990

Anthony Rogowski, 85, of Plano, Texas, and formerly of Erie, died Tuesday, July 3, 1990, at the HCA Medical Center in Plano.  He was born in Erie May 30, 1905, a son of the late Frank and Stella Chylinski Rogowski.  Mr. Rogowski had been a window glazer at the Erie Window Glass Company for many years and retired in 1972.  He moved from Erie to Plano eight years ago.  While in Erie, he was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the Foresters Beneficial Association.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Sophie Kowalski Rogowski, in July 1980; a sister, Harriet Taylor; and two brothers, Joseph and Peter Rogowski.  Survivors include a son; Dr. Donald Rogowski of Plano; three brothers, Edward, Richard and Eugene Rogowski all of Erie; three sisters; Mary Krym, Sophie Skladanowski and Josephine Grzejka, all of Erie; a grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times Sunday 17 Nov 1990 [added 3 June 2008]

Frederick W “Buddy” Anselment, 64, 1603 Fillmore, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 1990, at Millcreek Community Hospital.  He was born in Erie, Dec 12, 1925, a son of the late George S and Tillie Seroka Anselment.  He had been a construction worker and later worked for Industrial Sales Manufacturing until his retirement at age 62.  He had served as a Fireman First Class with the U.S. Navy.  He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Thelma Flickner Anselment; two sons, George Anselment of Erie and Dale Anselment of Cranesville; a daughter, Linda Anselment of Erie, two stepchildren Ralph and Cheryl Dolan, a sister, Marian Kuzman, a half-brother; George M. Anselment; three granddaughters; four step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elise Hermansen Anselment in 1958.  Burial at Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times Monday 15 Apr 1991 [added 3 June 2008]

The Rev. John Mankowski, 93, of Fairview Manor, formerly of 111 East 11th St, died Saturday April 13, 1991.  He was born in Poland, Feb 1, 1898, a son of the late Stanley and Anna Sierakowska Mankowski.  He graduated from Bible school and was ordained in Poland, then served as an evangelist in Poland, Germany, the U.S. and Argentina for the Slavic Evangelical Christians.  He was the former pastor of the Slavic Evangelical Christian Church in Erie.  Earlier, he pastored the Polish Evangelical Christian Church in Warsaw; and the Black Rock Polish Baptist Church, Black Rock, N.Y.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Emilia Wallesch Mankowski in 1978, a brother, Joseph; and two sisters, Stasia and Lodzia.  He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. David (Henrietta) Lawson of North East, Mrs. Alfreda Johnson of Erie and Mrs. Steve (Ruth) Kulish of Canonsburg, Pa.; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  Burial will be at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery. 

Erie Daily Times Sunday 04 Jan 2004 [added 3 June 2008]

Alexander Stanley “Oily” (Jechne) Jackna Sr., 82, of 4711 Conrad Road, died Friday Jan 2, 2004, at Hamot Medical Center.  He was born in Erie on Feb 18, 1921, son of the late Alexander and Catherine Belvin Jackna.  He worked at Griswold Manufacturing got 20 years, and was a custodian at the Annex for 20 years.  He served in the US Coast Guard.  He was a fan and participant of boxing.  He was preceded in death by three brothers, William, Edward and Alfonz Podbilski; two sisters, Sabine Santor and Regina Loll; a great grandson, Billy Edinger; a nephew, David Podbilski; and a niece, Nancy Adolina.  He is survived by his wife of 60 years, June Harrison Jackna; two sons, Robert Jackna and his wife, Shirley, of Largo, Fla. And Alexander Jackna Jr and his wife, Sandra, of Erie; one daughter, Catherine Wheeler and her husband, David, of Erie; seven grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren; three godchildren; and many nieces and nephews.  Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm at Burton Funeral Home, 602 W. 10th St.  A service will be held there Wednesday at 1 pm officiated by the Rev. John Santor and Debbie Coleman of East Side Church of God.  Burial will be at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made at East Side Church of God, 2001 Buffalo Rd, Erie, PA 16510, or to the charity of one’s choice. 


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