Erie County (PA) Genealogy

Tatar and related family Obituaries

Contributed by Bekky Tatar-Kinsey


Site visitor Bekky Tatar-Kinsey has extracted and transcribed many of her family obituaries which are provided below. Additional information and photos have been posted in the Faces of Erie County section of this web site.


Erie Daily Times – Tuesday 19 Mar 1935

Frances Mankowski , age 28, 1119 Brewster Street, died at home Tuesday after a lingering illness.  Miss Mankowski is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. Charles Mankowski, a brother, Raymond Mankowski; and three sisters, Mrs. Clara Tatar, and the Misses Nellie and Cecelia Mankowski.  Funeral services will be held in her late home at 8:30 am Friday and at 9 am in St. Ann Church.  Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Tuesday 23 Mar 1937

Joseph O. Tatar died Sunday March 21, 1937.  He was the beloved husband of Thekla Tatar in his 41st year.  Residence, 655 East 14th Street.  Funeral services will be held at the late residence, Wednesday morning at 8:00 am.  Requiem High Mass with Rev. Benedict Schlimm officiating will be celebrated at St. Mary’s church at 9:00 am.  Friends are invited to call at anytime and to attend services.  Interment will be made in Trinity Cemetery.  Funeral detail from the Pennsylvania Soldiers & Sailors Home will accord him military rites at the graveside.

Erie Daily Times – Tuesday 23 Mar 1943

A cerebral hemorrhage caused the death Tuesday morning of John Mankowski, 651 East 25th Street, who died in Hamot Hospital.  The decreased, a native of Poland, was retired.  He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Helen Mizikowski, and two brothers, T. Charles and Teofil Mankowski.  Funeral services will be held in the last residence, at 8am Thursday, and Requiem High Mass will be celebrated at 8:30 am in St. Stanislaus Church.  Interment will be in Trinity Cemetery. 

Erie Daily Times – Thursday 25 Mar 1943

Requiem High Mass was celebrated at 8:30 am Thursday in St. Stanislaus Church in memory of John Mankowski, 651 E. 25th Street, who died Tuesday in Hamot Hospital from a cerebral hemorrhage.  The Rev. W. J. Stanczak officiated at the mass.  Interment was in Trinity Cemetery and pallbearers were Stanley Jendrusczak, Joseph Mizikowski, Frank Mizikowski, Richard, Leonard and Raymond Mankowski.  The deceased, a native of Poland, is survived by a sister, Mrs. Helen Mizikowski, and two brothers, Charles and Teofil Mankowski.

Erie Daily Times – Monday 03 Jan 1944

Teofil J. Mankowski, a heart attack, which he suffered after an eight weeks illness, claimed the life of Teofil J. Mankowski, 48, 830 E. 21st Street, Sunday afternoon in his residence.  The deceased, native of Erie, served in the First World War and was a member of the 313th Machine Gun Battalion.  He was a car repairman for the Pennsylvania Railroad.  Mr. Mankowski is survived by his wife, Mary Krotoszynski Mankowski; three sons, Robert, with the US Army at Camp Davis, NC, Richard, with the US Navy, San Francisco, CA, and Teofil Mankowski, Jr, Erie, a sister, Mrs. Helen Mizikowski and a brother, Charles Mankowski, both of Erie.  Friends may call at the late residence at any time and are invited to services at 8:30 am, Thursday and to attend requiem High Mass at 9 am in St. John’s Church.  Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, with military rites at the graveside.

Erie Daily Times – Saturday 28 Jul 1945

John J. Konkel , age 58, 320 West 20th Street, a pipefitter for the General Electric Co, died at 5: 30 pm Friday, Jul 27th, in his residence following an illness of the past year.   The deceased is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sarah Stritzinger Konkel; two sons, Corp. Elmer Konkel, stationed with the army in England, and Eugene J. McEnery, of Pontiac, MI; three grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Charles Mankowski, Mrs. Joseph Paluh, Mrs. Helen Ketchel, and Mrs. I. F. Dobrow all of Erie; and three brothers, Paul Konkel of Erie, and Frank and Charles Konkel of Cleveland.  Funeral services will be held at 9:30 am Monday in the Francis V. Kloecker funeral home and at 10 am in St. Joseph’s Church with the Rev. Dr. Edward J. Fischer officiating.  Interment will be in Trinity Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Wednesday 16 Mar 1949

Anthony Tatar , 78, an Erie City Iron Works employee, retired, died at the residence of a son, 3743 Argyle Ave., Lakewood, Tuesday.  Ill several months, he had been serious since Sunday.  He had resided at 1160 East 11th Street.  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mary Witkowski, Mrs. Patrick Falcone, and Mrs. Rudolph May; two sons, Walter and Alfred Tatar; 11 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.  He also leaves a brother, Joseph Tatar of Kesietrville, PA.  Funeral services will be held in St. Julia’s church at 9 am Friday, after a service in the Brugger funeral home at 8:30 am.  Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. 

Erie Daily Times – Wednesday 07 Jan 1953

Frances M. Mankowski, age 69, of 1119 Brewster Street, passed away on Tuesday, Jan 6.  Beloved wife of Theodore Charles Mankowski, mother of Raymond Mankowski, Mrs. Clara Tatar, Mrs. Cecilia Jares, Mrs. Angela Angelotti; sister of Paul Konkol, Casimer Konkol, Mrs. Rose Paluh, Mrs. Helen Ketchel, and Mrs. Clara Dobrzyniski.  She also leaves eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.  Funeral from the Brugger Funeral Home, Saturday morning at 9 am.  Friends are invited to call Thursday and Friday and to attend the funeral Saturday morning.  Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Wednesday 19 Apr 1954

Theodore Charles Mankowski, age 79, of 1119 Brewster Street, passed away on Tuesday Apr 18.  Husband of the late Frances M. Mankowski; father of Raymond Mankowski, Mrs. Clara Tatar, Mrs. Cecilia Jares, Mrs. Angela Angelotti; brother of Helen Mizikowski.  He also leaves eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  Services will be held at Brugger Funeral Home on Wednesday at 8:30 am and at St. Ann’s Church at 9 am.  Members of the Guard of Honor of St. Ann’s will meet at the Funeral Home, Tuesday at 8 p.m.  Friends are invited. Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times - Friday 14 Oct 1955

John Mankowski, 64, died Wednesday at Hamot Hospital after being ill for three weeks.  Mr. Mankowski lived at the home of his sister, Mrs. Frances Zimenski, 918 Hess Ave.  Retired for 18 years, he was formerly a butcher at Haibach Brothers.  Mr. Mankowski was the son of the late Joseph and Rose (Kaklewski) Mankowski.  He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Frances Zimenski, Mrs. Josephine Fogel and Mrs. Julia Eichner; and one brother, Joseph Mankowski.  Friends may call at the Brugger funeral home and are invited to services there Saturday morning at 8:30 am and at St. Ann’s Church at 9 am.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Wednesday 02 Mar 1955

Rose Konkol Mankowski Paluh, age 64, RD7, Harborcreek, died Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Josephine Szczerba.  Mrs. Paluh is survived by her husband, Joseph Paluh; four daughters, Mrs. Josephine Szczerba, Mrs. Irene Kamholz, Mrs. Mary Ann Ropelewski, and Eleanor Paluh, the latter of Los Angeles.  Also, surviving is one son, Leonard Mankowski; 13 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Ketchel and Mrs. Clara Dobrzynski, and two brothers, Paul Konkol and Casimir Konkol, the latter of Cleveland.  Funeral arrangements, as yet incomplete, will be conducted by the Leon Rzepka funeral home.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Monday 07 Nov 1960

Mrs. Praxeda Gorny, age 86, died at her residence, 440 E. 11th Street, Sunday morning following an extended illness.  She was the widow of John Gorny.  Mrs. Gorny is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Andrew (Helen) Kopkowski, Miss Clara Gorny, and Mrs. Conrad (Florence) Hanson, all of Erie; three sons, Cassius and Carl Gorny; both of Erie, and Sigmund Gorny of Philadelphia; 18 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.  Friends may call at the Garbacz Funeral Home, Monday and Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 am followed by a Requiem High Mass at St. Stanislaus Church at 11 am.  Burial will be in the family plot at Trinity Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Thursday 21 Jan 1960

Charles A. Kamholz, 71, of 1049 West 9th, died suddenly Tuesday.  For the past ten years he had been employed as a furniture refinisher at the M.V. Irwin Co., and was considered one of the most outstanding wood finishers in this area.  His favorite pastime was hunting and fishing.  He is survived by his wife, Irene Paluh Kamholz; three sons, Howard Kamholz, Buffalo, NY, Charles L. Kamholz, a private in the Army, stationed in Korea, and Raymond R. Kamholz; one daughter, Mrs. Rose Marie Fenchel; one sister, Mrs. Amanda Abbers of Salamanca, NY; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Friends are invited to call at the John C. Melzer Funeral today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 am with the Rev. Harold Knappenberger, jr., minister of the Kingsley Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Erie Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Monday 17 Apr 1961

Leonard J. Mankoski, age 48, of 1117 E. 11th Street, died Sunday April 16, 1961 at Hamot Hospital after a week’s illness.  For the past 23 years he was a punch press operator at Parker White Metal Company.  Mr. Mankoski was a life member of the Moniuszko Singing Society, and belonged also to the Greek Catholic Slovak Club.  Survivors include his wife, Margaret Kostur Mankoski; three sons, Pvt. James Mankoski of Ft Dix, NJ, and William and Timothy Mankoski, both of Erie; a daughter Geraldine Mankoski of Erie; four sisters, Mrs. Paul (Josephine) Szczerba, Mrs. Irene Kamholz, and Mrs. Raymond (Mary Ann) Ropelewski, all of Erie, and Mrs. Joseph (Eleanor) Meyerhofer of St. Maria, CA., and his stepfather, Joseph Paluh of Harborcreek.  Friends may call at the Brugger Funeral Home.  Prayer services at the funeral home at 8:30 am Thursday will precede Requiem Mass at 9 am at Holy Family Church.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Friday 25 Nov 1966

Sarah Konkel, age 79, of 320 West 20th died late Wednesday night (Nov 23rd) after an extended illness.  Born in Erie, Mrs. Konkel was a daughter of the late Jacob and Elizabeth Wittman Stritzinger.  She lived in Erie all her life.  Her husband, John Konkel, died in 1945.  Mrs., Konkel is survived by two sons, Elmer Konkel of Erie and Eugene J. McEnery of Pontiac, MI.  Three grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.  Friends may call at the Francis V. Kloecker Funeral Home, from 10 am to 9 p.m. today.  The family will be present from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer Services will be held Saturday at 9:30 am.  A Requiem High Mass will be sung at St. Joseph’s Church at 10am.  Interment will follow at Trinity Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Monday 23 Oct 1967

John (Java) Jares, age 57, died Saturday at Erie Veterans Hospital.  He resided at 1114 Brewster Street.  He was born in Brooklyn, NY on Feb 8, 1910.  He was a veteran of WWII, a member of St. Ann’s Church, the GCS Club, the Romanian Club, and the Huzar Club.  He was a fisherman and for many years bowled in the Brothers tournaments.  Survivors include his widow, Cecelia Mankowski Jares; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Kathleen) Stuczynski, and Mrs. Gary (Linda) Hoover, a son, William; four sisters, Mrs. Jennie Eskut of Cleveland, Mrs. Sally Pomorski, of Erie, Mrs. Irene Rogers of Erie and Mrs. Dorothy Akin of Erie; four brothers, Henry, Leo, Bernard, and Edward all of Erie; five grandchildren, and several nephews and nieces.  Friends may call at the Rzepka Funeral Home from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday.  Prayer services will be held at 8:30 am at the funeral home.  Requiem mass will be celebrated at St. Ann’s Church at 9 am.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Wednesday 28 Aug 1968

Walter Tatar, 68, of 3735 Argyle Ave, died unexpectedly Monday in Hamot Hospital.  He was born in Depew, NY, the son of the late Anthony and Rose Tylka Tatar.  He had been a foreman at the Erie Casting Company until his retirement nine months ago.  He was a member of St. Julia Church.  Surviving are his wife, Clara Mankowski Tatar; a daughter, Donna Marie Tatar; a son, Richard W. Tatar, both of Erie; three sisters, Mrs. Frank (Mary) Meehan of Utica, NY, Mrs. Rudolph (Victoria) May and Mrs. James (Catherine) Falcone, both of Erie, a brother, Alfred Tatar of Erie; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  Friends may call at the A. Brugger & Sons Funeral Home, 449 East 9th, today and Thursday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm and to attend services Friday at 10:30 am followed by Requiem High Mass at St. Julia’s Church at 11.  Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Tuesday 17 Dec 1968

Stephen Mizikowski, 53, 1134 E. 39th, died unexpectedly Monday morning.  He retired from the US Navy in 1961 after 20 years of serve and was presently employed at the Cardinal Outdoor Adventure Co.  Survivors include two daughters, Sandra and Sharon, Glide, OR; a son, Stephen Jr., also of Glide, OR; his mother, Mrs. Helen Mizikowski; two sisters, Mrs. Edward (Sophia) Szymanowicz and Mrs. Harry (Dorothy) Pytlarz, and six brothers, Edward, Joseph, Stanley, Paul, Frank Mizikowski, all of Erie and Bernard Mizikowski of Los Angeles, CA.  Friends may call at the Slomski Funeral Home Wednesday and Thursday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and are invited to services Friday at 8:30 am followed by a Requiem Mass at Holy Trinity Church at 9 am.  Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery with military service.

Erie Daily Times – Wednesday 07 May 1969

Marie Mankowski, 67, 410 Reed, died Tuesday afternoon at her home.  She was a native of Erie and a member of St. Hedwig Church. Her husband Teofil Mankowski preceded her in death.  Survivors include three sons, Robert and Richard Mankowski of Erie, S-Sgt. Teofil S. Mankowski, Germany; one sister, Mrs. Dorothy Kubinski; three brothers, Frank, Edward and Leo Kroto.  Friends may call at the Slomski Funeral Home today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and are invited to services Friday morning at St. Hedwig Church.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Saturday 25 Apr 1970

Helen Mankowski Mizikowski, age 82, 651 East 25th Street, died unexpectedly Saturday at St. Vincent Hospital.  Born December 7, 1887, in Erie; she was the widow of Antoni Mizikowski.  Mrs. Mizikowski was a member of Holy Trinity Church, Our Lady of Sacred Heart Auxiliary, St. Catherine’s Society, Group 469, the Rosary Society, St. John Kanty Aid Society, and the P.N.A. Group 224.  Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Edward (Sophie) Szymanowicz, and Mrs. Harry (Dorothy) Pytlarz, both of Erie, six sons, Bernard Mizikowski, Los Angeles, CA., Paul Mizikowski, Chicago, IL, Edward, Joseph, Stanley, and Frank Mizikowski, all of Erie; twenty-one grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Besides her husband, Mrs. Mizikowski was preceded in death by her son, Steve Mizikowski.  Friends may call at the Slomski Funeral Home, on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and are invited to services on Monday at 9:30 am followed by a Requiem High Mass at Holy Trinity church at 10 o’clock.  Interment will be in Trinity Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Sunday 22 Aug 1971

James L. Falcone, age 63, 1037 E. 2nd Street, died suddenly Saturday morning at Hamot Hospital.  He was born in Shawmis, PA, November 2, 1907, the son of the late Angelo and Genevieve Falcone.  For the past nine years he had been employed as a custodian for the Erie School District and was a former employee of Bucyrus.  Survivors include his wife, Catherine Tatar Falcone; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Dolores) Zimmer of Fairview and Mrs. Eugene (Patricia) Maciak of Erie; five sisters, Mrs. Susie Federeci and Mrs. Mary Indre of DuBois, PA and Mrs. Al (Kelly) Ulrick, Mrs. Lucille Minadeo, and Mrs. Viola Yanitello, all of Erie; also three brothers, Leo, Dominic, and John Falcone, all of Erie and six grandchildren.  Friends may call at the Leon S. Rzepka Funeral Home, Sunday and Monday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer services will be held Tuesday morning at 9:30 followed by a Requiem Mass at St. Ann’s Church at 10 am.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Thursday 25 Apr 1974

Josephine Winkelman Folga, 87, formerly of 522 E. 23rd, died Wednesday.  She was born in Posnan, Poland on Mar 21, 1887.  The daughter of the late Joseph and Rose Mankowski.  She came from Poland at the age of three.  She was a practical nurse and a member of St. John the Baptist Church.  Mrs. Folga was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Folga, a daughter, Virginia, and a son, Walter.  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Clifford (Nellie) Sour, Erie, and Mrs. Stewart (Martha) Long, Corry, two grandchildren, Mrs. Shirley Miaczynski and David C. Sour, both of Erie; ten grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.  Friends may call at the Slomski Funeral Home, Thursday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., and are invited to services there Friday at 8:30 am, followed by a Mass of the Resurrection at St. John the Baptist Church at 9am.  Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Monday 12 Nov 1973

Ignatius F. (Pat Dobro) Dobrzynski, age 74, of 752 E. 30th Street, died Sunday at St. Vincent Hospital.  Born July 31, 1899, in Poland, he was the son of the late Joseph and Tekla Dobrzynski.  Prior to his retirement, he had been a salesman at Stanley Brothers Company.  Mr. Dobrzynski was a member of St. John the Baptist Church, the men’s Council of St. John’s Church, the East Erie Turners, the Polish Foresters Club, Polish Business and Professional men’s Association, the Polish Falcons Nest 123, the Polish National Alliance Club and the Moniuszko Singing Society.  Survivors include his wife, Clara Konkol Dobrzynski; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Dorothy) Rogowski and Molly Day of Erie; two sons, Donald D. Day, Appleton, WI and Eugene Dobrzynski of Fairview; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Oleksiak, Erie and Mrs. Camille Rzymek, Toledo, Ohio; a brother, Ben Dobro, of Erie; and 14 grandchildren.  Friends may call at the Slomski Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and are invited to services Wednesday morning at 9:30 followed by a Mass of the Resurrection at St. John the Baptist Church at 10.  Interment will be in Trinity Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Friday 04 Feb 1972

Paul B. Mizikowski, 50, of Chicago, IL, died January 27, 1972.  Born in Erie, June 9, 1921, he was the son of the late Anthony and Helen Mankowski Mizikowski.  He served in the Army during WWII.  Survivors include a daughter Ann Marie Madurski; two sons, Gary and Paul Mizikowski; two sisters, Mrs. Edward (Sophie) Szcymanowicz and Mrs. Harry (Dorothy) Pyrlarz; five brothers, Edward, Stanley, Joseph, Bernard and Frank Mizikowski; two grandchildren, all of Erie.  He was preceded in death by another brother, Steve Mizikowski.  Friends may call Friday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and are invited to services Saturday morning at 8, followed by a Mass of the Resurrection at St. Stanislaus Church at 8:30.  Interment will be in Trinity Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Wednesday 24 Jul 1975

Paul S. Konkol, died Tuesday July 23, 1974, at St. Vincent Hospital.  Mr. Paul Konkol, age 80, of 742 East 13th Street.  Beloved husband of Mrs. Mary (Sierota) Konkol, father of Raymond, Louis, Joseph, Edward, John and Thomas Konkol.  Brother of Mrs. Clara Dobrzynski and Mrs. Helen Ketchel.  Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.  Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Edward Garr Funeral Home Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and to attend services Friday morning at 8:30 followed by Christian Burial Mass at St. Stanislaus Church at 9 o’clock.  Interment in Trinity Cemetery.

Erie Daily News – Thursday 16 Jan 1975

Helen Konkol Ketchel, age 74, of 617 E. 13th Street, died Wednesday evening at St. Mary Geriatric Hospital.  She was born in Erie on March 9, 1900, and was the daughter of Jacob and Mary Ann Konkol.  Mrs. Ketchel was a member of St. Benedict’s Auxiliary.  Survivors include two sons, Norman and Gordon Ketchel of Erie, one sister, Clara Dobrzynski; eight grandchildren; and one great grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Ketchel.  Friends will be received Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at A. Brugger and Sons Funeral Home.  A service will be Saturday at 8:30 am followed by a funeral mass at St. Stanislaus Church at 9 am.  Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Saturday 13 Mar 1976

Mary Sierota Konkol, age 76, of 742 East 13th Street, died Friday at St. Vincent Health Center.  Born in Erie on Dec 10, 1899, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Josephine Sierota.  She was a member of St. Stanislaus Church.  She is survived by six sons, Raymond, Louis, Edward, Joseph, John and Thomas Konkol; a sister, Mrs. George (Rose) Klemm; a brother, Walter Sierota, 16 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  Her husband, Paul S. Konkol, preceded her in death.  Friends may call at the Edward J. Garr Funeral Home, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., and are invited to services there Monday at 8:30 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Stanislaus at 9 am.  Interment will be in Trinity Cemetery. 

Erie Daily Times – Sunday 18 Dec 1977

Cassius B. Gorny, age 80, 445 E. 11th Street, died Saturday morning at St. Vincent Health Center.  Born in Erie on Feb 20, 1897, he was the son of the late John and Praxeda Szuba Gorny.  He retired from the Hammermill Paper Company where he had been employed for 45 years.  He was a member of St. Stanislaus Church.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Anna Konkol Gorny in 1939.  Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Gallo Gorny; six daughters, Mrs. Bernard (Lucille) Murawski, Mrs. Margaret Lesniewski, Mrs. Christina Zapalski, Mrs. James (Joan) Ragen and Mrs. Lawrence (Mary Alice) Wilczynski; one son, Dr. John Russell Gorny, San Juan Capistrano, CA; three sisters, Mrs. Andrew (Helen) Kopowski, Miss Clara Gorny, and Mrs. Conrad (Florence) Hanson; one brother, Carl E. Gorny; thirty-one grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.  Friends may call at the Edward J. Garr Funeral Home from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and are invited to services Tuesday at 9:30 am, followed by a Christian Burial Mass at St. Stanislaus Church at 10 am.  Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Friday 08 Sep 1978

Teofil S. Mankowski – Funeral services were held in Security, Colorado on September 2 for Sgt. Teofil Stanley “Ted” Mankowski, 48, who died at a Denver Hospital on August 30.  Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, with full military honors.  He was born May 7, 1930 in Erie, PA.  He was a supply sergeant in the US Army, and was a member of Knights of Columbus 4636, American Legion Post 38, and the VFW.  Survivors include his wife, Hilde, whom he married December 11, 1964 in West Germany; a son, Mike Mankowski of Colorado Spring; two brothers, Richard and Robert Mankowski, both of Erie; and several nieces and nephews.  The family suggests that donations be made to the Cancer Society.

Erie Daily Times - Monday 13 Jul 1981

Paul Szczerba, age 75, of 413 Halley St, died on Friday July 10, 1981 at St. Vincent Health Canter.  Beloved husband of Josephine Mankowski Szczerba.  Dear father of Mrs. K. Paul (Shirley) Ross, Mr. Leonard E. Mankosky, both of Erie and Mr. Daniel Szczerba of Carmel, IN.  Preceded in death by his first wife Mrs. Nettie Szczerba.  Furthered survived by nine grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Leon S. Rzepka Funeral home, Sunday 7 to 9 p.m., Monday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer services Tuesday morning at 9:30.  Funeral mass at Mt. Calvary Church at 10 o’clock.  Interment in family plot in Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Monday 29 Nov 1982

Elmer J. Konkel, age 67, of 144 E. 8th Street died Wednesday, Nov 24, 1982.  Son of the late John J. and Sarah Stritzinger Konkel and brother of Eugene J. McEnery of Pontiac, Michigan.  Private services were held today at 10:00 am with Rev. John Rosenhamer, pastor of St. Joseph officiating.  Interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Wednesday 08 Jun 1983

Rudolph W. May, age 73, 418 Ross, died Tuesday at Hamot Medical Center.  He was born in Erie, Nov 11, 1909, a son of Rudolph and Agnes May Sr.  He worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Erie County Geriatric Center as a guard before his retirement 11 years ago.  Survivors include his widow, Victoria Tatar-May, a son, Leonard May of Erie, a daughter, Mrs. Theodore (Marge) Morris of Erie; and two sisters, Mrs. Frank (Dorothy) Heintzel, and Bertha Sachrison, both of Erie.  Friends may call at the A. Brugger & Sons Funeral Home, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and may attend a service there Friday at 10:30 am with the Rev. Donald Sallach, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, officiating.  Burial will be at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Wednesday 07 Mar 1984

Delphine Dobkowski Mankowski, 54, a resident of Erie County Geriatric Center, died Monday at St. Vincent Medical Center.  She was born in Buffalo, NY, June 1, 1929, a daughter of the late Sigmund and Victoria Michalski Dobkowski.  She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, and Polish Falconettes Nest 610A.  Survivors include her widower, Robert J Mankowski, a daughter, Mrs. James (Deborah) Heald, and two sons, Daniel and Thomas Mankowski.  Friends may call at the Slomski Funeral Home, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and may attend a service there Thursday at 9:30 am and a mass at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at 10 am.  Burial will be at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.  St. John parish will meet at the funeral home for a vigil today at 3 p.m.

Erie Daily Times – Friday 29 Jun 1984

Josephine Mankowski Szczerba, age 73, 413 Halley, died Thursday (Jun 28th) at Hamot Hospital.  She was born in Erie, a daughter of the late Joseph Mankowski and Rose Konkol Mankowski Paluh.  Mrs. Szczerba was an active member of Mt. Calvary Catholic Church.  Her husband, Paul Szczerba, died in 1981.  A son, Leonard E. Mankosky, died previously.  Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Shirley) Ross of Naples, FL; a son Daniel M. Szczerba of Carmel, IN; and three sisters, Irene Abahaze of Erie, Mrs. Raymond (Mary Ann) Ropelewski of Thousand Oaks, CA, and Mrs. Joseph (Eleanor) Meyerhoffer of Cerritos, CA.  Friends may call at the Francis V. Kloecker Funeral Home on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  A service will be conducted at the funeral home Monday at 9:45 am, followed by a funeral mass at Mt. Calvary Church at 10:30 am.  Burial will be at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Saturday 20 Oct 1984

Bernard F. Mizikowski, 75, of Los Angeles, California, died Oct 7, 1984 at Bortman Hospital, Culver City, CA.  He was born in Erie, June 5 1909, a son of the late Anthony & Helen Mankowski Mizikowski.  He was a veteran of the US Navy and was a retired employee of Northop Corp, Los Angeles. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Buzzo Mizikowski, and two brothers, Stephen and Paul Mizikowski.  Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Edward (Sophia) Szymanowicz and Mrs. Harry (Dorothy) Pytlarz, both of Erie; four brothers, Edward, Joseph, Stanley and Frank Mizikowski all of Erie.  Graveside services were held Monday at Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, CA.  Slomski Funeral Home handled local arrangements.

Erie Daily Times – Sunday 24 Nov 1985

Rita Gorny Luniewski, age 58, 1262 E. 28th Street died Friday.  She was born in Erie on July 18, 1927, a daughter of the late Cassius B. and Anna Marie Konkol Gorny.  Mrs. Luniewski had been employed as a registered nurse at St. Vincent Health Center for many years until her retirement in 1960.  She was a member of Holy Trinity R.C. Church.  Survivors include her husband, Raymond R. Luniewski; two sons, Raymond and Gary Luniewski, both of Erie; her step-mother, Dorothy Gorny of Erie; five sisters, Mrs. Bernard (Lucille) Murawski, Mrs. James (Jean) Ragen, Mrs. Lawrence (Mary Alice) Wilczynski, all of Erie, Margaret Lesniewski of Basking Ridge, NJ, and Christine Zapalski of Santa Rose, CA; a brother, Russell Gorny, M.D., of San Juan Capistrano, CA; and many nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Ronald J. Chlebowski Funeral Home this evening from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., and may attend a service here Tuesday at 8:30 am and a mass of Christian Burial at Holy Trinity Church at 9 am.  Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Saturday 18 Oct 1986

Dorothy Dobrzynski (Dobrow) Rogowski, age 60, died Friday at Erie County Geriatric Center.  She was born in Erie, April 27 1926, daughter of the late Ignatius and Alexandra Zukowski Dobrzynski.  A lifelong Erie resident, she was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  She graduated from St. Vincent School of Nursing and worked as a registered nurse for more than 20 years at St. Vincent Health Center, retiring in 1969.  She was the past president of the Post Office Auxiliary, past vice-president of Sacred Heart P.T.O. and former member of the Sacred Heart Ladies Sodality.  Survivors include two daughters, Deborah A. Halbach of Erie and Mrs. Gerald (Susan) Kolljeski of Bruin, PA; two sons, Daniel A. Rogowski and Paul S. Rogowski, both of Erie; her mother, Clara Dobrzynski of Erie, one sister, Molly Day of Erie; two brothers, Donald Day of Appleton, WI and Eugene Dobrzynski of Fairview; five grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  Friend may call at Dusckas Funeral Home Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm and may attend prayer services there Monday at 10:30 am followed by a mass at 11 am at Sacred Heart catholic Church.  Burial will be at Trinity Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Saturday 10 May 1986

Alfred J. Tatar, age 74, of 1338 West 35th, died, Thursday at St. Vincent Health Center after a short illness.  He was born in Meadville, the son of the late Anthony and Rose Tylka Tatar.  He had lived in Erie most of his life.  He had been employed as a core maker at Bucyrus Erie for about 32 years before he retired.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and Walter Tatar.  Survivors include his wife. Mary Grande Tatar; one son William Tatar of Erie, three sisters, Mrs. Victoria May and Mrs. Catherine Falcone, both of Erie, and Mrs. Mary Meehan of California; and several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the St. George Funeral Home Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Services will be held there Monday at 10 am followed by a funeral mass at St. Paul Catholic Church.  Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times - Saturday 13 Jun 1987

Clara Konkol (Dobrow) Dobrzynski, age 84, died Friday at St. Mary’s Home.  She was born in Erie on Sept 6, 1902, daughter late Jacob and MaryAnn Konkol.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ignatius “Pat” Dobrzynski and a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Rogowski.  She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and the St. Catherine Society, Group 469.  Survivors include one daughter, Molly Day of Erie; two sons, Eugene Dobrzynski of Fairview and Donald Day of Appleton, WI; 14 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  Friends may call at the Slomski Funeral Home Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  Further calling hours will be at the St. Mary’s Home Chapel Monday from 8 am until time of the funeral Mass there at 9 am.  Burial will be at Trinity Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Friday 12 Aug 1988

Anthony “Tony” Angelotti, age 74, 1119 Brewster, died Wednesday at the Erie Veterans Administration Medical Center.  He was born in Erie on Feb 6, 1914, a son of the late Peter and Assunta Duchini Angelotti.  He served in the US Army Air Corps during WWII in both the Pacific and European theaters.  Mr. Angelotti had been a truck driver with GAF Corp., formerly Rubberroid Company, in the asphalt building material division for 37 years and retired in 1977.  He was active on the City Rec softball team and local bowling leagues.  He was a member of AARP 3074 and Lake Front Senior Citizens Center.  Survivors include his widow, Angela “Nellie” Mankowski Angelotti of Erie, a son, Thomas Angelotti of Worcester, MA, and two daughters Susan Angelotti and Mrs. Theodore (Jane) Ganska, both of Erie.  Friends may call at the A. Brugger and Sons Funeral Home on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and may attend a service there Monday at 9:30 am, and a Mass at St. Ann Catholic Church at 10 am.  Burial will be at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Sunday 28 Oct 1990

Richard Walter Tatar, age 65, died unexpectedly at home on Saturday, Oct. 27, 1990.  He was born in Erie, June 29, 1926, a son of Clara Mankowski Tatar and the late Walter Tatar.  Mr. Tatar was employed as an electrician in the maintenance department of the American Sterilizer Co., for 33 years, retiring in 1988.  He served in the United States Coast Guard during WWII, and was a member of the American Legion, Millcreek Post 773.  In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife of 46 years, Mary Elise Fuselier Tatar; two sons, Richard Allen Tatar of Groves, TX, and Phillip Andre Tatar of Erie; one daughter Kris Tatar of Poquoson, VA; one sister, Donna M. Tatar of Erie; and four grandchildren.  Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Brugger Home for Funerals, and may attend a service there Tuesday at 9:30 am followed by a Mass at St. Julia Church at 10 am.  Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Wednesday 05 Dec 1990

Catherine Tatar Falcone, age 84, 1037 E. 2nd Street, died Wednesday Dec 5, 1990, at St. Vincent Health Center.  She was born in Depew, NY, March 7, 1906, a daughter of the late Anthony and Rose Tylka Tatar.  Mrs. Falcone was a member of St. Ann Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James “Pat” Falcone in 1971; and five sisters and brothers.  Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Dolores) Zimmer of Fairview, and Mrs. Eugene (Pat) Maciak of Erie; a sister, Victoria May of Erie; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  Friends may call at the A. Brugger and Sons Funeral Home, Thursday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., and may attend a service there Friday at 9:30 am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Ann Church.  Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Saturday 28 Apr 1990

Joseph Mizikowski, 76, died Friday morning, April 27, at St. Vincent Medical Center.  He was born in Erie, Oct 24, 1913, a son of the late Anthony and Helen Mankowski Mizikowski.  He was an employee of the Boston Store and a retired employee of Hornes Department Store.  He was preceded in death by three brothers, Stephen, Paul and Bernard Mizikowski.  Survivors include his wife Clara T. Majewski Mizikowski, a daughter, Annette Minnick, two sisters, Sophie Szcymanowicz and Dorothy Pylarz and three brothers, Edward, Stanley and Frank Mizikowski.  Friends may call at the Edward J. Garr Funeral Home, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Services will be at the funeral home Monday at 9:30 am, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 am at St. Stanislaus Church.  Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Tuesday 16 Apr 1991

Edward J. Mizikowski, 82, died Sunday April 14, 1991, at St, Mary’s Home.  He was born in Erie, July 19, 1908, a son of the late Anthony and Helen Mankowski Mizikowski.  He had been a stationary engineer at the Penn. Soldiers and Sailors Home.  He had been the sextant at St. Stanislaus Parish for many years. He was a member of St, Stanislaus Parish and the Holy Name Society of the parish.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Michalski Mizikowski; and four bothers, Stephen, Paul, Bernard and Joseph Mizikowski.  Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Mary Lou) Maracci and Mrs. Thomas (Bernadine) Zdunski, both of Erie; a son Edwin of Erie; two sisters, Sophie Szcymanowicz and Dorothy Pytlarz both of Erie; two brothers, Stanley and Frank Mizikowski, both of Erie.  Friends may call at the Edward J. Garr Funeral Home, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and may attend a service there Thursday at 9:30 am, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 am at St, Stanislaus Church.  Burial will be at Trinity Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Monday 09 Nov 1992

Edwin A. Mizikowski, 57, 324 Irvine Dr, died Sunday, Nov 8, 1992, at Hamot Medical Center.  He was born in Erie, May 31, 1935, a son the late Edward and Louise Michalski Mizikowski.  He had been a former employee of Wesco Electric, and also worked at Seaway Supply Inc.  Survivors include his wife, Marlene Bonanti Mizikowski; two daughters, Kathryn Marzka and Juliann Mizikowski, both of Erie; two sons, Christopher Mizikowski and James Mizikowski, both of Erie; two sisters Mrs. Robert (MaryLou) Maracci and Mrs. Thomas (Bernadine) Zdunski, both of Erie; a grandson, a niece, nephews, and aunts and uncles.  Friends may call at the Edward J. Garr Funeral Home tonight from 7 to 9 and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  A service will be held there Wednesday at 12:15 p.m., followed by a mass of Christian burial at St. Stanislaus Church at 12:45 p.m.  Burial will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Sunday 07 Jul 1996

Victoria J. May, formerly of Schmid Towers and 418 Ross Street, died Friday, July 5, 1996, in Punta Gorda, FL, following an extended illness.  Born in Depew, NY, a daughter of the late Anthony and Rose Tatar.  She had been a member of the Senior Citizen Center, St. Ann Church and St. Patrick Catholic Church.  She had worked in the dining room of the former Boston Store for more than 20 years.  She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ted (Marge) Morris of Punta Gorda, a son, Leonard May and his wife, Laura of Erie; a step-son, Ray Rastatter; six grandchildren, Tom May, Michael, dale and David Morris, Chris James and Karin Beals; six great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph May in 1983; three brothers, Joseph, Walter and Arthur Tatar; and three sisters, Mary, Irene and Catherine.  Friends will be received at St. Ann Church, Tuesday from 10 am until the time of a Mass of Christian Burial at 11.  The Alton E. St. George Funeral Home is handling arrangements.  Burial will be in Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Thursday 13 Nov 1997

Clara Mankowski Tatar, 92, 3745 Argyle Ave., Millcreek Township, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1997, at her home.  She was born in Erie April 18, 1905, daughter of the late Theodore Charles and Frances Konkol Mankowski.  She was a member of St. Julia Roman Catholic Church and its Rosary Society, the Polish Women’s Alliance of America Group 515, and had volunteered at the Erie Center for the Blind.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Tatar, in 1968; a son, Richard W., in 1990; and two sisters, Frances Mankowski and infant Theresa Mankowski.  Survivors include a daughter, Donna Tatar of Erie; a brother, Raymond Mankowski of Lake City; two sisters, Cecilia Jares and Nellie Angelotti, both of Erie; three grandchildren, Richard A. Tatar, Kris Tatar and Andre Tatar; four great grandchildren; a great great grandson; and several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Brugger Home for Funerals, West 38th Street at Greengarden Blvd., today and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  A service will be held Saturday at the funeral home at 9 am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Julia Church at 9:30 am.  Burial will be at Trinity Cemetery. 

Erie Daily Times – Tuesday 15 Dec 1998

Angela D. “Nellie” Mankowski Angelotti, age 85, of Brewster Street in Erie, died Monday Dec 14, 1998 at Hamot Medical Center.  She was born in Erie on May 1, 1913, daughter of the late Theodore Charles and Frances Konkol Mankowski.  Mrs. Angelotti attended East High School.  During WWII, she worked for Kaiser Aluminum.  She also worked for the Boston Store during the Christmas season and did housekeeping for Judge Gerald Weber and Nina and Rollie Durst.  She was a member of Lake Front Senior Citizens Club and the Polish Women’s Alliance.  Her husband of 47 years, Anthony “Tony” Angelotti, died previously, as did three sisters, Clara Tatar, Frances Mankowski and Theresa Mankowski, who died in infancy.  Surviving are two daughters, Susan Angelotti of Erie and Jane Ganska and her husband, Theodore, also of Erie; her son, Thomas Angelotti and his wife, Marilyn of Worcester, MA; a brother, Raymond Mankoski of Fairview; her twin sister, Cecilia Jares of Millcreek; two grandchildren, Amy Elizabeth Ganska and Christopher Matthew Ganska, both of Erie and several nieces and nephews, including a very dear niece, Donna Marie Tatar.  Friends may call at the A. Brugger & Sons Funeral Home on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and may attend services on Friday at 9:30 am followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Ann Church at 10am.  Burial will be at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Sunday 27 Dec 1998

Mary Grande Tatar, age 82, died Saturday, Dec. 26, 1998, at St. Vincent Medical Center.  She was born in Erie, Nov. 24, 1916, daughter if the late Joseph and Josephine Qualteri Grande.  She worked at Marx Toys and several retirement homes as a cook.  She was a life-long Erie resident and lifetime member of St. Paul Catholic Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred J. Tatar, in 1986; five brothers, William, Carl, Peter, Bennie and Louis Grande; a sister, Filomena Ferri; and two nephews.  She is survived by a son, William J. Tatar, with whom she lived; a brother, Joseph Grande of Erie; a sister, Rose DeMarco, and her husband, John, of Erie; and several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Brugger Home for Funerals, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m., and Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., and may attend a service there Wednesday at 9:20 am, followed by Mass at St. Paul Catholic Church at 10.  Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Tuesday 24 Mar 1998

Stanley W. Mizikowski, 80, a resident of the Pennsylvania Soldiers & Sailors Home, formerly of Wallace St, died Monday, March 23, 1998, at his residence.  He was born in Erie, Sept 10, 1917, son of the late Anthony and Helen Mankowski Mizikowski.  Mr. Mizikowski served with the US Army during WWII.  He retired from General Electric in 1977 after many years of service.  He was a member of St. John the Baptist Church, a life member of both the Huzars Club and the Minuszko Singing Society, and a member of the Society of the Holy Trinity.  He was an avid fisherman, hunter, golfer and bowler.  He was preceded in death by five brothers, Bernard, Paul, Edward, Joseph and Steve Mizikowski.  He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Frances Jablonski Mizikowski; three sons, Stanley G. Mizikowski and his wife Theresa and Richard J Mizikowski and his wife Judith Ann, all of Erie, and Joseph D. Mizikowski and his wife Patricia of Wattsburg; three grandchildren, Staley, Robert and Steve Mizikowski; two sisters, Sophie Szymanowicz and Mrs. Harry (Dorothy) Pytlarz, all of Erie, a brother, Frank Mizikowski of Erie; a great grandson; and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Carl A. Slomski & Son Funeral Home, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and may attend services there Thursday at 12:30 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Baptist Church at 1 p.m.  Burial will be at Mary Queen of Peace Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Saturday 20 Mar 1999

Robert J. Mankowski, 74, resident of the Pennsylvania Soldiers & Sailor’s Home, and formerly of East 9th Street, died Thursday, March 18, 1999.  He was born in Erie, June 14, 1924, son of the late Teofil and Mary Krotozynski Mankowski.  He served in the US Army during WWII.  He earned the rank of staff sergeant with the 78th Lightning Infantry Company H.  He was self-employed as a contractor and was a former officer of Polish Falcons Nest 610.  He was a member of the Huzars Club, American Legion Post 724 and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Delphine Dobkowski Mankowski; a grandson, Matthew Heald; and two brothers, Teofil and Richard Mankowski.  He is survived by a daughter, Deborah Heald and her husband, James, of Erie; two sons, Daniel Mankowski and Thomas Mankowski and his wife Victoria, all of Erie; four grandchildren, Michelle and Ryan Heald and Jason and Angela Mankowski; and a great granddaughter.  Friends may call at Carl A. Slomski & Son Funeral Home, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and may attend a service there Monday at 9:30 am, followed by Mass at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.  Burial with full military honors will be at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Thursday 16 Sep 1999

Timothy A. Mankoski, 48, 1117 E. 11th Street died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999 at his home after a lengthy illness.  He was born in Erie, Oct. 5, 1950, a son of Margaret Kostur Mankoski and the late Leonard Mankoski.  He graduated from tech Memorial High School in 1968 and worked as a delivery representative for Optioncare Apothecary.  He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and enjoyed music and sports.  Survivors include a sister, Jeri Easterday and her husband, Gary, of Angola, IN; two brothers, James Mankoski and his wife, Elaine, of North East and Bill Mankoski and his wife, Patty, of Erie; and many nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at Dusckas Funeral Home, Friday from 2 to 4:30 and 7 to 9 p.m.  A service will be held there Saturday at 10:30 am, followed by a Mass at Holy Family Church at 11 am.  Burial will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Friday 16 Apr 1999

Raymond T. Mankoski, age 87, a resident of Pleasant Ridge Manor West, Girard, and formerly of 424 Prospect Drive, Lake City, died Wednesday, April 14, 1999.  He was born in Erie on Feb 6, 1912, son of the late Theodore Charles and Frances Konkol Mankowski.  He worked as a supervisor for Parker White Metal and retired in 1975 after 50 years.  He was a member of the Fulton Athletic Club.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Josephine Dylewski Mankoski in 1993, and four sisters, Clara Tatar, Angela “Nellie” Angelotti and Frances and Theresa Mankowski.  He is survived by a sister, Cecilia Jares of Erie and many nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Holy Cross Church greeting area Saturday from noon until the time of a Mass there at 1pm.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

Erie Daily Times – Monday 26 Apr 1999

Margaret A. May Morris, age 69, Ripley, NY, and formerly of Erie, died Sunday April 25, 1999, at Hamot Medical Center following a lengthy illness.  She was born in Erie, April 6, 1930, daughter of the late Rudolph and Victoria Tatar May.  Morris worked as a telephone operator for GTE, retiring in 1992.  She previously worked for Cell Telephone Company.  She was a lifelong member of St. Ann Catholic Church.  She is survived by her husband, Theodore Morris; three sons, Michael and David Morris, and dale Morris and his wife, Trudy, all of Erie; one daughter, Christine James and her husband, John of Erie; one brother, Leonard May and his wife, Laura, of Erie; five grandchildren; one niece and one nephew.  Friends may call at the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  A service will be held there Wednesday at 12:30 p.m., followed by a Mass at St. Ann Church.  Burial will be at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Thursday 05 Aug 1999

Irene M. Paluh Abahaze, 80, formerly of 2916 W 34th Street, died Wednesday, Aug 4, 1999, at Pleasant Ridge Manor West.  She was born in Erie, on Oct 24, 1918, daughter of the late Joseph and Rose Konkol Paluh.  Mrs. Abahaze attended St. Ann’s Grade School and was a graduate of East High School.  Mrs. Abahaze was a cook at the Sportsmen’s Athletic Club for many years.  She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 773 and the VFW Auxiliary.  She was past president of Pleasant Ridge Manor Resident Council.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Charles Kamholz and Andrew Abahaze; a brother, Leonard Mankoski; and a sister, Josephine Szczerba.  Survivors include a daughter, Rose Marie Vargo and her husband, Richard; two sons, Charles Kamholz and his wife Patti. And Russell Kamholz and his wife, Georgeann; two sisters, Mary Ann Ropelewski of Denver, CO, and Eleanor Meyerhoffer and her husband, Joseph, of Cerritos, CA; 10 grandchildren: Michelle Vargo Carlsons and her husband Brian, of Chicago; Charles Kamholz III and his wife Jacqueline; Ellen Marie Kamholz of Texas; Gerald Kamholz; Jeffery Kamholz of Minnesota; Michael Kamholz and his wife, Emily, of Centerville, PA, Timothy Kamholz of Kansas; Nathan and Brian Kamholz; 10 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Burton Funeral Home on Friday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and are invited to attend services Saturday at a time and place to be announced.  Burial will be at Erie Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Friday 11 Feb 2000

Sophia Mizikowski Szymanowicz, 89, of Erie, died Thursday, Feb 10, 2000 at her home.  She was born in Erie, May 5, 1910, daughter of the late Anthony and Helen Mankowski Mizikowski.  She worked for the Nu-Bone Company for 21 years, then retired from the Boston Store.  She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church its Life Spring choir, the Polish Women’s Alliance of America’s St. Catherine’s Group 469, servicing as its financial secretary for 13 years and as president of the group’s Council 23.  She was a member of Our Lady of Sacred Heart Auxiliary.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward J. Szymanowicz, and six brothers, Edward, Bernard, Joseph, Steve, Stanley and Paul Mizikowski.   Survivors include three daughters, Helene Hamilton and her husband Stephen of Hickory, NC and Judith Frankouser and her husband Severin, Audrey Slubowski and her husband, Kenneth all of Erie, a brother Frank Mizikowski and his wife Irene of Erie.  Friends may attend a service by St. Catherine’s Group 469 today at 1:30 p.m. at Carl A. Slomski & Son Funeral Home, followed by calling hours from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  A service will be held there Saturday at 9:30 am, followed by a Mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at 10 am.  Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times - Saturday 30 Sep 2000

Chester A. Soliwoda, 79, of Le Mesa, California, died Thursday, Sept 28, 2000, at Frederick (MD) Memorial Hospital.  He was born in Erie, Dec. 11, 1920, a son of the late Anthony and Mary Tynecki Soliwoda.  He served with the US Navy throughout the Pacific Ocean during WWII.  He served an apprenticeship with Reed Manufacturing Co., then worked as a tool and die maker for Louis Marx and Co. for 18 years.  He moved to San Diego in 1966 and worked for Stolar Turbines.  He retired as a manufacturing engineer in 1980.  He served as president of the Moniuszko Singing Society in Erie and was also a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in El Cajon, CA.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Bernard and Stanley Soliwoda.  Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Doris Tatar Soliwoda; a son, Lee C. Soliwoda and his wife, Helen, of Thurmont, MD; four grandchildren, Eric, Helee, Leigh Lana and Meera Soliwoda; and two great grandchildren.  There will be no calling hours.  Burial will be private at Calvary Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Friday 04 May 2001

Gary S. Mizikowski, 49, East 27th, died Sunday April 29, 2001 at his home.  He was born Oct. 11, 1951, in Erie, son of the late Esther M. Aleksiewicz Mizikowski Deutsch.  He graduated from East High School, and then served on the US Army in Anchorage, Alaska, from 1971 to 1973.  He worked for International Paper for 28 years.  Survivors include his step-father; Jack Deutsch of Erie, a sister, Ann Taylor and her husband, Jeffery of Erie, a twin brother, Paul Mizikowski of Las Vegas, NV; two nieces and a great nephew.  There will be no calling hours.  A reception will be held Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the home of Ann Taylor, 4018 Hoyt St. Burial will be private at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.  Arrangements were handled by Dusckas Funeral Home.

Erie Daily Times – Friday 04 Apr 2003

Margaret P. Gorny Lesniewski, age 78, 462 E. 33rd Street, died Wednesday, April 2, 2003, at Pleasant Ridge Manor East.  She was born July 21, 1924, in Erie, daughter of the late Cassius and Anna Konkol Gorny.  She worked for a professional answering service.  She enjoyed cooking, gardening and spending time with her friends at an informal car club.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Rita Luniewski.  Survivors include four daughters, Patricia Lesniewski of Charlotte, NC, and Janet Fowler and her husband, Bill, Elaine Winslow and her husband, Charles and Jean Vollentine and her husband, Ken, all of Erie, two sons, Joseph M. Lesniewski and John Lesniewski and his wife, Melissa, all of Erie; four sisters, Christine Zapalski of Santa Rosa, CA, and Lucille Murawski, jean Ragen and Mary Alice Wilczynski, all of Erie; a brother, Russell Gorny of San Juan Capistrano, CA; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 at the Edward J. Garr Funeral Home.  A service will be held there Saturday at 11:30 am, officiated by Monsignor Bernard J Urbaniak.  Burial will be private at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Friday 05 Mar 2004

Norman E. Ketchel, age 79, 5219 Jason Dr, Millcreek Township, died Wednesday, March 3, 2004.  He was born Aug 19, 1924 in Detroit, son of the late Stanley and Helen Konkol Ketchel.  He founded Erie Bearings Company and served on the board of the Bearing Specialist Association for five years.  He graduated from Academy High School.  He served as a gunner in the US Army Air Forces during WWII.  He attained the rank of staff sergeant.  He was a coach for Boys Baseball of Erie and was honored with its coach of the year award.  He was a member of Lake View County Club in North East, the Aviation Club, the Erie Maennerchor and the East Erie Turners.  He enjoyed hunting and golf.  Survivors include his wife, Edel Patterson Ketchel; two daughters, Nancy Bennett and husband, Dave, and Judy Miller, all of Erie; two sons, Scott Ketchel of Waterford and Michael Ketchel and his wife Sue of Edinboro; a brother, Gordon Ketchel and his wife, carol, of Erie, and six grandchildren.  Friends may call Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Brugger Funeral Home.  A service will be held there Monday at 10:15 am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:45 am at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church.  Burial will be at Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Sunday 24 Apr 2005

Margaret T. Kostur Mankoski, age 88, of Erie, died Thursday April 21, 2005.  She was born in Bridgeport, CT on Feb 22, 1917, daughter of the late Paul and Theresa Kostur.  She was a lifelong member of Holy Family R.C. Church where she had been a housekeeper with the church school and cafeteria and had also worked for the Dusckas family since 1968.  Preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Mankoski, a son, Timothy Mankoski, one brother, Steven Kostur and two sisters, Rose Amon and Ann Ward, Margaret is survived by one daughter, Jeri Easterday and husband Gary of Angola, IN.; two sons, James L. Mankoski and wife Elaine of North East and Bill R. Mankoski and wife Patty of Erie; two sisters, Dorothy Spence of Verona, PA and Mary Gearing of Derry, PA; nine grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home on Sunday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9, and are invited to attend a prayer service there on Monday at 10:15 am followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 am at Holy Family R.C. Church.  Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Tuesday 06 Dec 2005

Cecilia Mankowski Jares, age 92, formerly of 3745 Argyle Ave, passed away peacefully after a brief illness, on Monday, Dec 5, 2005 at Pleasant Ridge Manor West.  Born on May 1, 1913, she was a daughter of the late T. Charles and Frances (Konkol) Mankowski. During WWII, she worked for Kaiser Aluminum, then later worked at the Boston Store.  She retired from her job at Lake Shore Country Club and was a foster grandparent at St. Vincent Health Center pediatric department for over 20 years.  She enjoyed bowling at the Fulton Club.  She was a member of St. Julia Church where she belonged to the Rosary Society.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John Jares, in 1967, a brother, Raymond Mankoski, and four sisters, Clara Tatar, twin sister Angela “Nellie” Angelotti, Frances Mankowski and infant Theresa Mankowski.  Survivors include a daughter, Kathleen Stuczynski and her husband Richard of Girad, a son, William Jares, wife Althea of Erie; a daughter, Linda Fullerton and her husband, Dennis of Girad; 8 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Brugger Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Services will be held there Wednesday at 9:15 am and followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Julia Church at 10 o’clock.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Saturday 04 Sep 2005

PEACE – that is what Richard S. Rogowski, 84, of Erie, received when he passed away on Friday September 2, 2005, at Erie VAMC.  He was the son of the late Frank and Stella (Hilinski) Rogowski.  He was born on February 13, 1921, in Erie.  He attended St. Stanislaus grade school and old Tech Memorial.  During WWII he was an instructor in the US Army.  He worked at Bucyrus Erie, GE, and retired as a mail carrier from the Post Office in 1979.  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy (Dobrzynski) Rogowski, in 1986 and by nine brothers and sisters.  He was married to Molly (Day) Rogowski since 1989.  He leaves his adult children, Daniel R. Rogowski, wife Anita of Erie, and Paul R. Rogowski, wife Becky of Sheffield, Debbie Haibach of Erie, and Susan Kolljeski of New Brighton; six grandchildren; one great grandchild; two sisters, Sophie Skladanowski and Josephine Grijka, both of Erie; and many nieces and nephews.  Visitation will be at Brugger Home for Funerals on Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Services Wednesday at 9:15 am, followed by a Funeral Mass at Holy Trinity Church at 10 am.  Entombment in Calvary Mausoleum with full military honors provided by American Legion Millcreek Post 773.

Erie Daily Times – Thursday 01 Dec 2005

Frances E. Jablonski Mizikowski, 85, of Erie, died Wednesday Nov 30, 2005, at St. Vincent.  She was born in Erie, December 29, 1919, a daughter of the late John and Theresa Czerwinski Jablonski.  Frances worked for 23 years at St. Mary’s Home East.  She was a member of St. John the Baptist Church, and catholic Women’s Union, where she served as Vice President for 10 years.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley W. “Carmels” Mizikowski; two sisters, Mary Zemanek and Helen Pol; and one brother, Joseph Jablonski.  Survivors include three sons, Stanley G. Mizikowski and wife Theresa, of Erie, Joseph D. Mizikowski and wife Patricia, of Wattsburg, and Richard J. Mizikowski and wife Judith, of Erie; three grandchildren, Stanley, Robert and Steven Mizikowski; two great grandchildren, Evan and Francis Stanley Mizikowski; and many nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Carl A. Slomski & Son Funeral Home on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and may attend services there Saturday at 9:30 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Baptist Church at 10.  Burial will be at Mary Queen of Peace Cemetery.

Erie Daily Times – Thursday 31 Aug 2006

Mary Elise “FUSE” Tatar, age 80, passed away Wednesday, Aug 30, 2006.  Born in St. Martinsville, Louisiana on Jan 16, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Irma (Comeaux) Fuselier.  She was a member of St. Julia Church and Rosary Society.  She enjoyed sewing costumes for the Westminster Ice-Skating Club.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard W. Tatar, in 1990, a stepfather, Sidney Demahy, a sister, Emily Marie Cammariri, and a daughter-in-law, Suzanne Tatar.  Survivors include two sons, Richard Allen Tatar, Port Arthur, TX and Phillip Andre Tatar, Erie; a daughter, Kris Tatar, Erie; four grandchildren, Kimberly Lewis and Bekky Tatar-Kinsey of Houston, TX, Michele Allen of Dallas, TX and Richard S. Tatar of Beaumont, TX; five great grandchildren; a brother, Allen Joseph Fuselier, Port Arthur, TX; a half-sister, Camille (Anna Mae) Bergeron, and a half-brother, LeRoy Fuselier, both of St. Martinsville.  Friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9 pm and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at the Brugger Home for Funerals.  Services will be held there Saturday at 9:15 am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Julia Church at 10am. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. 

 

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