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Curtis Duncan Jr

Nov 23, 1981 - Jun 08, 2023

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East Springfield, PA

Curtis "Mark" Duncan, Jr.Curtis M. Duncan, Jr. of West Springfield, Pa. , passed away suddenly in the early morning hours of Thursday, June 8, 2023. Mark as most people called him was born in Salineville, Ohio on November 23, 1981, the son of Curtis M. and Peggy Sue (Atkins) Duncan, Sr.Mark enjoyed life and he was famous for training race horses, he also worked as a maintenance engineer at many motel establishments over the years. Besides training horses, Mark was an avid hunter, fisherman, a...Read More

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Richard "Rick" Burman Casto, Jr.

Feb 28, 1957 - Feb 09, 2024

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East Springfield, PA

Richard "Rick" Burman Casto, Jr. Richard Casto, Jr., known to many as "Rick" passed away on Friday morning, February 9, 2024 at his home with his family beside him. Rick was born in Girard, Pennsylvania on February 28, 1957, the son of the late Richard B. and Betty (Confer) Casto, Sr. He proudly graduated from the Girard High School Class of 1975. He met his wife, Luann Stratton and they were married on May 20, 1985 and together they raised three beautiful children. Jamie, Louise, and Richard the 3rd. Rick was a loving and outgoing man. He loved spending time with his family and had a way of making you feel special. He would get so excited when it came to card night with his granddaughter, Jessica. Rick spent hours in the garage with his grandson, David Jr., tinkering with the cars and he was full of smiles when giving his grandsons Leland and Aiden tractor rides around the neighborhood. Rick really enjoyed playing pool and was a self-proclaimed pool shark. He also enjoyed riding his electric bike, hunting, shooting, camping and sitting around a campfire laughing and joking with his family. Rick was all around an amazing, selfless, sweet man who enjoyed the simple things in life. He was very dedicated to his family and friends and was ALWAYS there to lend a helping hand or go the extra mile. He will always be cherished and loved. Besides his parents, Rick was preceded in death by his Father-in-law, Elwood "Woody" Dautrich; a brother-in-law, Fredrick Peskorski, Sr.; and his sister-in-law, Mary Ellen Lomax. He is survived and will be missed by his wife of 38 years, Luann (Stratton) Casto; two daughters,Jamie (David) Kiehlmeier and Louise (Gabriel) Negron; and son, Richard (Lacey) Casto, 3rd; also four grandchildren: Jessica (Anthony) Leone, David Kiehlmeier(Katey), Leland and Aiden Negron. He also will be missed by three sisters, Rose Peskorski, Wanda (Andy) Franz, and Norma Casto; and two brothers, Robert (Carmen) Casto and John Casto. Family and friends are invited to call at the Jean Evans Thompson Funeral Home, 11883 Main Street, East Springfield, Pa on Thursday, February 15, 2024 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and are invited to a Life Celebration Service In Memory of Rick on Friday at 1 p.m. with burial following in the Dunn Valley Cemetery where he will be laid to rest next to his dad. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations may be made to the funeral home.

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Arlys Rea

Feb 17, 1926 - Nov 17, 2023

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East Springfield, PA

Arlys M. Rea, age 97 of Girard, Pa. , was taken by the hand of God on Friday afternoon, November 17, 2023 at Pleasant Ridge Manor, Girard, Pa. Arlys was born on February 17, 1926 in Minneapolis, Minnesota the daughter of the late Charles W. and Cecil Victoria (West) Green. She graduated from the Clymer Central High School Class of 1942 and then started working at the Erie County Home in Girard where she earned her LPN license and continued working there until she retired. Arlys married her husband, Robert L. Rea who left her a widow in 1969. Together, Arlys and Robert raised six children. She was a member of the Federated Church in East Springfield where she was a member of the Golden Circle, attended the Senior Center and she enjoyed working as a kitchen helper during church dinners. She also was a member of the Tabitha Team which made lap robes for shut-ins in the area. She enjoyed reading historical and Christian books. She was very versed in the Bible and had read it from cover to cover too numerous times to count. Besides her parents and her husband, Arlys is preceded in death by two daughters, Cynthia A. Rea and Linda Sue McFadden; two sisters, Ardys Moniot and Shirley Peterson; two grandchildren, Courtney and Mike Rea; and a son-in-law, Bill McFadden. She is survived by four sons: Jim A. (Linda) Rea of Cranesville, Pa. , Robert L. (Sonia) Rea, Jr. of DelRay, NC, Edward A. (Naomi) Rea of Girard, and Darin L. (Carolyn) Rea of Michigan. She is also survived by a brother, Arold K. (Eva) Green of Ridgecrest, CA. , and fifteen grandchildren, and several great and great-great grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to call at the Jean Evans Thompson Funeral Home at 11883 Main Street, East Springfield, Pa on Monday, November 20, 2023 from 2 until the time of the service at 4 p. m. , officiated by Pastor Ed Huntley of the Federated Church and Chaplain Keith Nitschke of Pleasant Ridge Manor. Arlys will be laid to rest next to her husband, Robert in the Beaver Dam Cemetery, Elgin, Pa at the convenience of the family. The family would like to express their many thanks to the staff of Unit A at Pleasant Ridge Manor for their wonderful and loving care that they gave to Arlys. God Bless You All! In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations may be made to the Federated Church Mission Fund or to the Erie City Mission. (Envelopes will be provided during the visitation. )

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Ronald Harouff

Feb 05, 1952 - Oct 25, 2023

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East Springfield, PA

Ronald L. Harouff, age 71 of East Springfield, Pa. , passed away Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at UPMC Hamot Medical Center. Ronald was born on February 5, 1952 in Meadville, Pa. , the son of the late William and Oletha (Shorts) Harouff. He graduated from the Fairview High School where he had excelled in the automotive department in the Tech Program. Upon graduating from high school, Ron worked at the Marx Toys in Girard until it Closed and also worked at the Northwest Gravel Pits for 25 years and various other local gravel pits. He was a member of the Northwestern Sportsman’s Club and also served as the Police Captain for the Springfield Volunteer Fire Department. In his spare time, Ron enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and working as a pit-crew member on the race cars at Raceway Seven. Besides his parents, Ron was preceded in death by his four brothers; an Infant twin, Robert, Al, and Otis Harouff and a step-sister, Shirley Bowers. Ron is survived by his loving, supportive, special lady, Jan Daugherty. They have been together for the past 42 years. A son, Mark and his wife, Jen Betts of Conneaut, Ohio, and his step-son, Jason Daugherty of East Springfield. He is also survived by a step-sister, Diane Ferry of Edinboro and a step-brother, Duane Crandall of Kingsoul, Ohio, and four grandchildren: Ian Betts, Nathan Salovich, Aiden Daugherty, and Devin Mellot and many nieces and nephews. As was Ron’s wishes, no calling or services will be observed for him. He will be laid to rest with his parents in the Denny’s Cemetery in Meadville, Pa. The arrangements are being handled with love and care by the Jean Evans Thompson Funeral Home, East Springfield, Pa. , (www. jeanevansthompsonfh. com) In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice or to the family.

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Natalie Slaney

Oct 15, 1936 - Jul 03, 2023

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East Springfield, PA

Natalie B. Slaney, age 86 of Girard, Pa. , took the hand of Jesus home on Monday evening, July 3, 2023 at Pleasant Ridge Manor in Girard where she was residing temporarily. Natalie was born on October 15, 1936, the daughter of the late James and Doris (Smith) Ellard in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Natalie worked at the North Attleboro Nursing Home in North Attleboro Massachusetts for 17 years in the housekeeping department before she retired in 2004. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles and reading mystery books. In her earlier years, when her sight was better, she crafted beautiful needlepoint pictures. Besides her parents, Natalie was preceded in death by two sisters: Mary and Martha and a niece, Kathy. She is survived by two sons; Joseph (Karen) Slaney and Tim (Susan) Slaney. She also leaves behind two grandsons; Trey and Tyler Slaney. The family would like to give special thanks to three Angels that took very special care of Natalie while she was staying at Pleasant Ridge. A special thanks to Pam, April, and Haneenn. Your dedicated care and attention to mom, means the world to us. As per the family’s wishes, there will be no services for Natalie. Arrangements are being made by the Jean Evans Thompson Funeral Home in East Springfield, Pa.

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Barbara Keith

Oct 17, 1936 - Jul 30, 2023

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East Springfield, PA

Barbara L. Keith Barb L. Keith, age 86 of East Springfield, Pa. , went home to be with her Lord and her husband, Willie on Sunday evening, July 30, 2023 at her home. Barb was born in Conneautville, Pa. , on October 17, 1936, the daughter of the late Charles M. and Louise C. (Knapp) Dana. She graduated from Conneaut Valley High School in the Class of 1955 and worked for the Great Lake Growers in Lake City, Pa. She also worked at the Gunnison Brothers Tannery in Girard for many years and babysat for many people. She married William (Willie) Keith on October 18, 1958 and together they had a daughter, Lucille. Barb was active in the Albion Nazarene Church and she enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and genealogy. Besides her parents, Barb is preceded in death by her husband, Bill on June 16, 2008 and her brother, Gale Dana, Jr. Barb is survived by her daughter, Lucille B. Bell of Erie and a Granddaughter, Sabrina Bell and two Grandsons, Brian and Mark Sullivan. Also five Great-Grandchildren; Layla and Logan Scott, and Zoey Sullivan, Brett Griffin and Ilvy Mae Bell. Friends are invited to call at the Jean Evans Thompson Funeral Home, 11883 Main Street, East Springfield, PA on Tuesday, August 8, 2023 from 11 a. m. until the time of the service at 1 p. m. with Rev. Wayne Hennen, Retired Pastor of the Church of the Nazarene, officiating. Barb will be laid to rest with her husband, Bill in Springfield Cemetery.

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Curtis Duncan Jr

Nov 23, 1981 - Jun 08, 2023

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East Springfield, PA

Curtis "Mark" Duncan, Jr. Curtis M. Duncan, Jr. of West Springfield, Pa. , passed away suddenly in the early morning hours of Thursday, June 8, 2023. Mark as most people called him was born in Salineville, Ohio on November 23, 1981, the son of Curtis M. and Peggy Sue (Atkins) Duncan, Sr. Mark enjoyed life and he was famous for training race horses, he also worked as a maintenance engineer at many motel establishments over the years. Besides training horses, Mark was an avid hunter, fisherman, and he enjoyed riding his motorcycle. Mark was preceded in death by his brother, Travis Duncan. Besides his parents, Mark is survived by his loving companion for the last 15 years, Julie Addessi and their daughter, Taylor Duncan. There will be no services per the family’s request. Arrangements are made by The Jean Evans Thompson Funeral Home in East Springfield, Pa. Memorial donations may be made to the funeral home at P. O. Box 235, East Springfield, PA 16411 to help the family at this difficult time.

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Robert Zurn

Sep 18, 1944 - May 24, 2023

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East Springfield, PA

Robert "Bob" F. Zurn Robert "Bob" Zurn, age 78 of East Springfield, Pa. , was welcomed home to be with the Lord on Wednesday morning, May 24, 2023 at Pleasant Ridge Manor, Girard, Pa. Bob was born in Erie, Pa. , the son of the late Frederick W. and Dolores P. (Sonnabend) Zurn on September 18, 1944. After high school, Bob attended Kent State University where he met the love of his life, Juleann Peto. They were married in Geneva, OH on March 19, 1966. Together, they raised two children; Robert and Beth. Bob attended the West Springfield Baptist Church and had also served on the Springfield Boro Council, he was a Boy Scout Leader, and a baseball coach for the minor league in East and West Springfield. Bob was the Owner and President of Zurn Aluminum Products Co. in Girard for 55 years. His father, Frederick, started the business in 1966 and upon finishing his schooling, Bob went to work with his father and continued on with the business until he retired recently. In his earlier days, when Bob wasn’t working, he enjoyed canoeing, going to the hunting camp, and gardening. He enjoyed raising azaleas. Besides his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his sister, Ruth Ann Briggs; two cousins, Billy Johnson and Bob Rapp; a brother-in-law, Louie Peto; and his grandma, Louise Hemme. He is survived by his wife, Juleann Zurn of 57 years and his son, Robert F. (Victoria) Zurn II and his daughter, Beth (Michael) Blum. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren; Rob Zurn III, and Sarah Zurn; Nikki, Abby, Carrie Ann, and Eliana Blum, Amber Vernon and a great-granddaughter, Marion Vernon. He is also survived by a sister, Carol (Kit) Kramer; and cousin, Kathy Rightnour; and brother-in-law, Tom Briggs. Services will be held at the convenience of the family and Bob will be laid to rest in the Springfield Cemetery alongside his parents and Baby Girl Zurn. Memorial donations may be made to the West Springfield Baptist Church, 13695 W Ridge Rd, West Springfield, PA 16411. Arrangements were handled by the Jean Evans Thompson Funeral Home, East Springfield, Pa.

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Sherry Bankes

Oct 13, 1944 - May 17, 2023

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East Springfield, PA

Sherry L. (Lord) Bankes Sherry L. Bankes, age 78 of East Springfield, Pa. , went home to be with her Savior on Wednesday morning, May 17, 2023 at Pleasant Ridge Manor, Girard, Pa. Sherry was born on October 13, 1944, the daughter of the late Raymond and Mary (Arthur) Lord in Oakland, California. She graduated from the Strong Vincent High School in Erie, Pa and was a member of the New Life Community Church in Fairview, Pa. Sherry enjoyed bird watching, being active in her church, flowers, and playing with her cats. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Bankes, Jr. , and her son Damon Paternaster. Sherry is survived by her daughter, Deanna (David) Calladine of Hutto, TX and four grandchildren: Bryant Silman, Brandon Richardson, Brandon and Brittany Calladine and four great-grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to attend calling hours at the Jean Evans Thompson Funeral Home at 11883 Main Street, East Springfield, Pa on Monday, May 22 from 2 to 4 and again from 6 to 8 p. m. A Life Celebration Service will be held on Tuesday, May 23 at 11 am with Pastor Abe Edwards of the New Life Community Church, officiating. Sherry will be laid to rest in Springfield Cemetery at the family’s convenience with her husband Art and next to her son, Damon. Memorial donations may be made to the Anna Shelter, 1555 E 10th St, Erie, PA 16511 .

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John Shank Jr

May 22, 1937 - Apr 24, 2022

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East Springfield, PA

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Matthew Robson

Feb 16, 2012 - Apr 01, 2022

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East Springfield, PA

He embodied the Golden Rule, always treating others the way he wanted to be treated. He was a friend to everyone. To plant or send flowers to the family in memory of Matthew Robson, please visit our .

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