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Jeanne Laskowski

Jun 28, 1943 - Nov 27, 2023

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Erie, PA

Jeanne H. Laskowski, age 80, of Erie, PA. , passed away on Monday, November 27, 2023. She was born on June 28, 1943, a daughter of the late John "Eddy" and Dorothy McHale Richards. Jeanne was a graduate of St. Benedict Academy. She was a secretary at AMSCO for many years. She enjoyed many things in life including her dogs, sewing, music, reading, cookies, and spending time with her grandchildren. She was giver, always willing to lend a hand and care for those she loved. Her smile and laugh wer...Read More

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Alice (Laughlin) (Mancuso) Bailey

Jun 03, 1928 - Feb 27, 2024

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Erie, PA

Alice (Laughlin) (Mancuso) Bailey, age 95, passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2024. Alice was born on June 3, 1928 to Lawrence and Florence (Wehan) Laughlin.Alice was the oldest of their seven children. She grew up in Millcreek, PA and attended schools there. She married Joseph Mancuso in 1948 and they had four children. Alice married Wayne Bailey in 1964. They were a very happy couple and could always be found bowling, at bingo, playing cards or going to a casino, or out at their campgrounds. They loved eating out before their outings. Wayne passed away in 1997.Alice was predeceased by her parents, husbands, and 3 of her siblings, Dr. Lawrence Laughlin of Nashville, TN, Lois (Laughlin) Irwin, and James Laughlin of Millcreek. Alice was also sadly predeceased by her son, Dennis Mancuso in 1996. Alice is survived by 3 siblings, Mary Renwick of Erie, Carol Grieshaber of Erie and Kathleen "Kay" Haibach of Wattsburg, and many nieces and nephews.Alice leaves behind her children, Susan (Mancuso) & John Reardon of Hooksett, NH, Diane (Mancuso) & Steve Jackson of Erie, PA, and Lawrence "Larry" & Lynea Mancuso of Millcreek. She also leaves behind her four grandchildren: Jennifer (Reardon) & Conrade Lavigne of Candia, NH, Kristianna Reardon Penman of Amesbury, MA, Allison (Jackson) & Ryan Tant of Erie, and Daniel Jackson of Erie. Alice also leaves 3 great-grandchildren: Arianna Lavigne, Kathryn Lavigne of NH, and Amelia Tant.Friends are invited to call at Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th St., on Monday (3/4/24) from 10:00 am until the time of a service at 12:00 pm. Burial will follow in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Condolences may be sent at www.bruggerfuneralhomes.comIn lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pennsylvania Soldiers & Sailors Home, 560 E. 3rd St., Erie, PA 16507

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Shirley A. Albrecht

Mar 11, 1958 - Feb 26, 2024

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Erie, PA

Shirley A. Albrecht, age 65, of Erie passed away Monday, February 26, 2024, at LECOM at Presque Isle after an extended illness. Born in Virginia on March 11, 1958 she was a daughter of the late William W. and Shirley Anne (Weisenseel) Albrecht.Shirley followed in her mother’s footsteps working in the bridal industry as a seamstress and bridal dress designer. She enjoyed gardening and tending to her flowers, drawing, and coloring. Shirley always had a lavish outgoing personality and kind spirit.Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Cary Albrecht.Survivors include a son, Jerimy J. Schleicher; siblings, Audrey Lafferty (Marcus), Laurie Wiesner (Jeff), Mark Albrecht (Cindy), and Kimberlee McHugh (Doug); a granddaughter, Destiney Schleicher; a great-granddaughter, Kendyll; a sister-in-law, Kelle Albrecht; and many nieces and nephews.Shirley’s family would like to thank the staff at LECOM at Presque Isle for their compassion and care of Shirley during her time there. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to LECOM at Presque Isle, 4114 Schaper Ave., Erie, PA 16508.Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th St. at Greengarden Blvd. is handling arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.bruggerfuneralhomes.com

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Kelli A. Kuhl

Sep 28, 1964 - Feb 21, 2024

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Erie, PA

It is with a heavy heart that we announce our sister, Kelli A. Kuhl, passed away on February 21st, 2024 with family and friends at her bedside after battling cancer for 3 years. Kelli was born on September 28th, 1964, to Walter “Chubby” and Joan (Winarski) Kuhl in Erie, PA. She was one of four daughters. She was a high school graduate of Mercyhurst Prep and attended interior design school at Villa Maria College in Buffalo, NY. She worked as an industrial kitchen designer in Parsippany, NJ. She adored spending time with family and friends as well as boating, skiing, gardening, and organizing a room. Above all, Kelli was a loving daughter, sister, companion, sister-in-law, aunt, godmother, and friend. She is survived by 3 sisters, Kathy Wilhelm (Wayne) of Williamsville, NY, Carolyn Kuhl, and Kristy Klapsinos (George) both of Erie. She has 3 nephews, Jeffery Wilhelm of Seminole, Fl, Cory (Emily) Wilhelm of Buffalo, NY, and Marko Klapsinos and 1 niece Kendall Klapsinos of Erie.? Also surviving is a special friend and companion, Joe Dill, of Morris Plains, NJ and many cousins and good friends. She will be missed by all. On Friday, March 15, there will be calling hours at St. Luke's Church 421 E. 38th St., Erie, Pa 16504 from 10:30 am until the time of service there at 11:30 am. Burial will be private in Trinity Cemetery next to her parents and grandparents. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Joys Angels Holistic Healing Center P.O. Box 274, Rockaway, NJ 07866. A special thanks to Joy, Michelle, and Luna of Joys Angels for helping her through this journey. Rest in Peace Kelli. We love you! Funeral arrangements were made by the Russell C. Schmidt and Son Funeral Home, Inc., 5000 Wattsburg Rd., Erie, Pa 16504. Condolences on Kelli's Book of Memories may be expressed at http://www.SchmidtFuneralHomeErie.com

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Kelli A. Kuhl

Sep 28, 1964 - Feb 21, 2024

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Erie, PA

It is with a heavy heart that we announce our sister, Kelli A. Kuhl, passed away on February 21st, 2024 with family and friends at her bedside after battling cancer for 3 years. Kelli was born on September 28th, 1964, to Walter “Chubby” and Joan (Winarski) Kuhl in Erie, PA. She was one of four daughters. She was a high school graduate of Mercyhurst Prep and attended interior design school at Villa Maria College in Buffalo, NY. She worked as an industrial kitchen designer in Parsippany, NJ. She adored spending time with family and friends as well as boating, skiing, gardening, and organizing a room. Above all, Kelli was a loving daughter, sister, companion, sister-in-law, aunt, godmother, and friend. She is survived by 3 sisters, Kathy Wilhelm (Wayne) of Williamsville, NY, Carolyn Kuhl, and Kristy Klapsinos (George) both of Erie. She has 3 nephews, Jeffery Wilhelm of Seminole, Fl, Cory (Emily) Wilhelm of Buffalo, NY, and Marko Klapsinos and 1 niece Kendall Klapsinos of Erie.? Also surviving is a special friend and companion, Joe Dill, of Morris Plains, NJ and many cousins and good friends. She will be missed by all. On Friday, March 15, there will be calling hours at St. Luke's Church 421 E. 38th St., Erie, Pa 16504 from 10:30 am until the time of service there at 11:30 am. Burial will be private in Trinity Cemetery next to her parents and grandparents. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Joys Angels Holistic Healing Center P.O. Box 274, Rockaway, NJ 07866. A special thanks to Joy, Michelle, and Luna of Joys Angels for helping her through this journey. Rest in Peace Kelli. We love you! Funeral arrangements were made by the Russell C. Schmidt and Son Funeral Home, Inc., 5000 Wattsburg Rd., Erie, Pa 16504. Condolences on Kelli's Book of Memories may be expressed at http://www.SchmidtFuneralHomeErie.com

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Robert L. Kwiatkowski

Aug 25, 1950 - Feb 22, 2024

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Erie, PA

Robert L. Kwiatkowski Robert “Bob”, “Bobby”, “Bobby Kwi”, “Kwi”, “Coach” Kwiatkowski, age 73, of Erie, PA, who was born on August 25, 1950, peacefully passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2024. Bob attended East H.S. and completed his Bachelor’s degree at Slippery Rock University where he played on the football team and was a brother of the Sigma Pi fraternity. He returned to Erie to teach physical education. Over the course of a 30 year career, he taught at East as well as at Pfeiffer-Burleigh, Diehl, and Harding Elementary schools. He served as an East football and wrestling coach. Bob also owned a masonry business with his father. They would always throw a couple pennies into the mortar so “no one would ever go broke”. Bob knew how to enjoy life. He was not a man who rushed anything. He was an excellent cook and always made enough for visitors at his table. He loved nothing more than to be on the water with his family and friends and was a long-time member of the Erie Yacht Club. He enjoyed spending time at a hunting camp he shared with his friends, cross country skiing, and cheering on the Steelers. Bob’s humor, deep sense of loyalty, and enormous love of life will be dearly missed. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn (Lewis), his daughters; Molly Clancy (Kevin) and Mallory Kwiatkowski (Michael Woollen), his sister Nanette Winkelman (Fred), his grandson Ronan Clancy, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Martha Kwiatkowski and his sister Mary Kwiatkowski. May he sail peacefully into the eternal sunset. The Dusckas-Martin Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.4216 Sterrettania Rd. handled all arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mary E. Kwiatkowski Social Services Fund via the Erie Community Foundation. Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Life on Saturday, July 20, 2024, at 4 PM at the Erie Yacht Club.

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William E. Esser

May 24, 1926 - Feb 27, 2024

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Erie, PA

William E. Esser age 97, of Erie, passed away on Tuesday February 27, 2024, at UPMC Hamot. He was born in Erie on May 24, 1926, the son of the late Elmer and Fanny (Landis) Esser.Bill served with the U.S. Navy, as a member of the Armed Guard during WWII and had the great fortune to be in Times Square in New York City to celebrate VJ Day! After his discharge, he worked for Reliable Cleaners, and Frank’s Cleaners. He was a longtime member of St. George Church, enjoyed golf, loved playing pinochle at the GECAC Center, was a member of the Siebenbuerger Club, and the former East Erie Turners; and was an Erie Otters season ticket holder.Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Rita (Breter) Esser.Survivors include his daughter, Janet Lee Esser, of Erie, and two sons, William Esser, and his wife Karen, of Lake City, and Dr. Mark Esser, and his wife, Kathy, of Mount Laurel, New Jersey; four grandchildren, Eric Esser, and his wife Christina, of Camp Hill, Pa., Adam Esser, of Atlanta, Dr. Cara Esser MD, of, Baltimore, Md., and Dylan Esser, of Mount Laurel, N.J.; three great grandchildren, Hailey Marie Esser, Ryan Theodore Esser and Mckenzie Ruth Esser; and several nieces and nephews.Friends are invited to call at Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th St., at Greengarden Blvd., on Friday, March 8th, from 3 to 7 p.m., and may attend prayers there, on Saturday, March 9th, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass at St. George Church at 10 a.m. Entombment will follow in the Holy Family Mausoleum at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Erie VA Hospital, 135 East 38th St., Erie, 16504. Condolences may be expressed at www.bruggerfuneralhomes.com.

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Patricia J. (Alexander) Stevens

Aug 11, 1949 - Feb 26, 2024

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Erie, PA

Patricia J. (Alexander) Stevens, age 74, of Erie, PA, passed away on Monday, February 26, 2024, at Fairview Manor. She was born in Erie on August 11, 1949, to the late John Martin Crane and Betty Jane (Hersperger) Crane.Patty graduated from Stong Vincent High School. Upon graduation from high school, she began her 30-year banking career at Security Peoples Trust Company working in the Proof Department. She also worked at Penn Bank in the Human Resources Department and then went on to supervise the Student Loan Department at Integra Bank. Later in her career, she became the President & Co-Owner of Russell Upholstery Co. along with her late husband, Kenneth R. Stevens and later with her brother, John Crane.Patty was a die-hard Cleveland (Indians) Guardians fan, making sure to watch every game she possibly could and proudly wearing her Indians shirts in support of her team. She enjoyed bowling, doing puzzles, crossword books and her “Saturday Night Uno League” with her grandson Chris and his wife, Marissa. She also enjoyed going to the outdoor concerts at Bemus Point with family. She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. She will always be remembered as a wonderful confidant to everyone seeking her advice. Patty most enjoyed spending time with her family and especially her 6 grandchildren who were the light of her life.In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two cousins, Norman Jensen and Gary Lawson and several aunts and uncles.Survivors include her sister, Kathleen Crane and her brother, John Crane (Mary Beth). Her children, Carolyn (Carrie) Martin, Ashley Myers (Xavier), Jerry Stevens (Amy), Craig Stevens, all of Erie and Kenny Stevens (Cara) of Overland Park, Kansas. Her grandchildren, Chris Martin (Marissa), Alivia & Emily Stevens and Kayleigh & Skyler Myers, all of Erie. Also surviving are cousins Karen Lawson of Claremont, CA and Jean Jensen & family of Overland Park, KS. One niece, Ryan Lynn Crane and her children, Ryan Scott and Parker Ann & her nephew, John D. Crane of Erie.The family would like to thank the staff at Fairview Manor for the care you gave Patty while she was there.Calling hours will be from 3 to 7pm, Friday, March 1st at Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory (1595 W 38th St, Erie, PA 16508). A funeral mass will be held Saturday, March 2nd at 11am at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (1553 E Grandview Blvd, Erie, PA 16510). Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the charity of one's choice.

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Richard (Rick) F. Pakela

Dec 18, 1944 - Feb 27, 2024

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Erie, PA

Richard (Rick) "Fuzzy" F. Pakela, age 79 of Erie, passed away on Tuesday February 27, 2024, at Nightingale Nursing Facility. He was born in Erie on December 18, 1944, a son of the late Anthony and Elizabeth (Thorton) Pakela.Rick retired from Zurn Industries where he was a welder. He was an avid fisherman.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Patricia (Serafin) Pakela in 2021 and three children, Donald Kennedy, Diane Kennedy Olowinski and Sandra Gaskin.He is survived by daughters, Deborah "Debbie" Bongiorno and Patty (Drew) Bishop; sons, Douglas (Missy) Kennedy, Mark (Rhona) Bishop all of Erie; his brother Thomas Pakela and niece Aimee Pakela.Funeral services were private and held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the care of the Brugger Funeral Homes and Crematory 845 East 38th St. Erie, Pa 16504. Send condolences at www.bruggerfuneralhomes.com

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Dolores J. Rapela Zawistoski

Apr 11, 1930 - Feb 16, 2024

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Erie, PA

Dolores J. Rapela Zawistoski, 93, of Erie, passed away on Friday, February 16, 2024, at Nightingale Nursing Home. She was born in Erie on April 11, 1930, a daughter of the late Walter and Mary Ann Grzelak Rapela. She attended St. Stanislaus School. Dolores was a Production Worker for many years at Erie Crate Manufacturing. She was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Carl J. Zawistoski in 2013; her brothers, Walter, Joseph and Alexander; her sisters, Jean Schneider, Mary Zawistoski, and Stella Wojciechowski. Dolores is survived by her nephews, Henry and John Zawistoski, both of Erie; Paul, Dale, and Eric Rapela; her nieces, Norma Stasiewski (To