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June Gehrlein

Jun 14, 1930 - Nov 20, 2023

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Erie, PA

June L. Gehrlein was proceed in death by husband, John A Gehrlein and brother Claude Whitcher. June L. Gehrlein is survived by her children Kevin (Marie) Gehrlein, Mary H Parker, Rebecca "Becky" Forness, Marie (James "Jim") Ingram, and Judy (Todd) Bush, grandchildren Kirsten and Kathleen Parker, Lisa (Ryan ) Maas and great grandchild Cora Maas, nieces Judy Graham and Charotte Oliver and many friends and other family members. June was a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, nurse, G...Read More

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Nancy Jo Pinar Savage Wassell

Jan 27, 1941 - Feb 21, 2024

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Erie, PA

Nancy Jo Pinar Savage Wassell, 83, of Erie, departed this life on Wednesday February 21, 2024. Nancy was born on January 27th, 1941, the eldest daughter of the late John W. and Josephine Smith Pinar. She lived in Lawrence Park her entire childhood and teenage years graduating from Lawrence Park High School class of 1958. She loved being a mom to her two children, Karen and Michael, and enjoyed watching them grow from infants to responsible adults. Nancy was employed by AT&T prior to becoming a mother. When her children were older she then worked many years at Union/Mellon Bank in various positions. Following her retirement (she was not ready to stay home) she then worked at the Gertrude Barber Center (now Barber National Institute). Nancy was a longtime member of Wesleyville Baptist Church and in recent years also at Asbury United Methodist Church. She was a lifetime member of Beta Sigma Phi (Alpha Eta Master Chapter) and Koinonia of Erie County (#234). Additionally she was an active member of both the Lawrence Park Alumni and the Lawrence Park Historical Society. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her daughter, Karen; her grandson, Nathan; her brothers in law, Eugene Kurt and Danny King; and her former husband, Thomas E. Savage. Nancy is survived by her beloved husband, Bill; her son, Michael Savage (Leslie); her devoted grandson, Luke; her two stepchildren, Linda Sullivan (Tim) and Susan Hall; two cherished sisters, Judy Kurt and Wendy King; many loved grandchildren and great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Additionally, the Carl Witherow families hold a special place in her heart. At Nancy's request calling hours will not be observed and services and burial were private. Funeral arrangements were made by the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home Inc., 5000 Wattsburg Rd., Erie, 16504. Memorial contributions can be made to a charity of one's choice.

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Nancy Jo Pinar Savage Wassell

Jan 27, 1941 - Feb 21, 2024

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Erie, PA

Nancy Jo Pinar Savage Wassell, 83, of Erie, departed this life on Wednesday February 21, 2024. Nancy was born on January 27th, 1941, the eldest daughter of the late John W. and Josephine Smith Pinar. She lived in Lawrence Park her entire childhood and teenage years graduating from Lawrence Park High School class of 1958. She loved being a mom to her two children, Karen and Michael, and enjoyed watching them grow from infants to responsible adults. Nancy was employed by AT&T prior to becoming a mother. When her children were older she then worked many years at Union/Mellon Bank in various positions. Following her retirement (she was not ready to stay home) she then worked at the Gertrude Barber Center (now Barber National Institute). Nancy was a longtime member of Wesleyville Baptist Church and in recent years also at Asbury United Methodist Church. She was a lifetime member of Beta Sigma Phi (Alpha Eta Master Chapter) and Koinonia of Erie County (#234). Additionally she was an active member of both the Lawrence Park Alumni and the Lawrence Park Historical Society. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her daughter, Karen; her grandson, Nathan; her brothers in law, Eugene Kurt and Danny King; and her former husband, Thomas E. Savage. Nancy is survived by her beloved husband, Bill; her son, Michael Savage (Leslie); her devoted grandson, Luke; her two stepchildren, Linda Sullivan (Tim) and Susan Hall; two cherished sisters, Judy Kurt and Wendy King; many loved grandchildren and great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Additionally, the Carl Witherow families hold a special place in her heart. At Nancy's request calling hours will not be observed and services and burial were private. Funeral arrangements were made by the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home Inc., 5000 Wattsburg Rd., Erie, 16504. Memorial contributions can be made to a charity of one's choice.

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Zachary R. Alward

Sep 27, 1995 - Feb 20, 2024

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Erie, PA

Zachary R. Alward, age 28 of Erie passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. He was born in Erie on September 27, 1995, a son of Darlene (Slivinski) Alward and the late Richard Alward.Zach attended Central High School. He worked as a mechanic at Tire for Less and Bianchi Honda.He enjoyed watching stock car racing. Zach was a fan of the Browns, Indians, and the Penguins.Zach is survived by his mother Darlene Alward, his sister Sarah Ryan, brother Brandon Dean, foster sister, Tasha Szoski, nieces Malyna, Aydan, Raylan, and Annabelle, a nephew Ian and his aunt Blanche Kohl, husband Ed.Services for Zach are private. Burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th Street is assisting with arrangements.Condolences may be sent at www.bruggerfuneralhomes.com

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Barbara A. Dougherty

Jan 08, 1940 - Feb 22, 2024

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Erie, PA

Barbara A. (Jasinski) Dougherty, age 84, a lifelong resident of Erie, passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2024, surrounded by her loving family. Barbara was born in McKeesport, PA on January 8, 1940, daughter of the late Michael and Helen (Lojciekowski) Jasinski.Barb graduated from St. Vincent’s School of Nursing in the class of 1960. She maintained a lifelong connection with her fellow graduates and was passionate in her work as a registered nurse. She retired in 1999 after serving in many professional roles, her favorite being her final position at Renal Care of Erie where she was able to develop long-term relationships with her patients.Barb loved spending time hosting her family for holiday celebrations and passing along her amazing cooking and baking skills to her children and grandchildren. She was a lifelong gardener, avid reader, and enjoyed playing bridge.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Eugene and Thomas Jasinski and Helen Visnosky.Barb is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Charles “Chuck” Dougherty; children, Chip Dougherty and wife Kathryn, Jennifer Held, Michael Dougherty and wife Kathleen, Anne Smith and husband Richard; grandchildren, Lauren Philips and husband Liam, Delaney Held, R.V. Dougherty, Coal Dougherty, Colleen Dougherty, Matthew Dougherty, and Morgan Dougherty; and one great grandchild, Jack Charles Phillips. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.Barb was a devout catholic who felt blessed throughout her life. She believed in kindness and charity toward all, thus, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Sisters of St. Joseph and/or St. Paul’s Food Pantry, places where Barb spent her time volunteering in the service of others.Friends and family are invited to gather at Our Lady of Peace Church, 2401 West 38th Street on Thursday February 29th, for visitation starting at 1:30 pm followed by her funeral Mass at 3:00pm.Special thanks to the staff at St Mary’s Asbury Ridge and UPMC Family Hospice for the loving care they provided to Barbara and family.The Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th street is assisting with arrangements.

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Cynthia L. Brown

Aug 08, 1955 - Feb 22, 2024

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Erie, PA

Cynthia L. Brown, 68, of Erie passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2024. She was born in Erie on August 8, 1955, a daughter of the late, Gerald L. And Betty Ann (Harrington) Brown. Cindy graduated from East High School and attended Villa Maria College, Gannon University, and Mercyhurst University. She was a Sister of St. Joseph for over 13 years, and was one of the first Agregees of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Northwestern, PA. She worked at Saint Vincent Hospital for over 30 years and loved her ministry there. She was also involved in many committees over the years, from being the youngest PTA President at Wayne School to being a part of Hospice Spiritual Care Team and numerous SSJ Community Committees. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Gerald E. Brown and sister, Kathy M. (Brown) Niebauer. Cindy is survived by her nephews, Christopher Niebauer (Jamie) and Thomas Niebauer (Michelle), niece, Keri (Niebauer) Mayes (Darrin), great nephews, Derek, Shane, David, and Nick Niebauer and Tyler Mayes, and great niece, Tori Mayes. She is also survived by a very close aunt, Lois Forness and many close friends including Sister Moira Sullivan and her family, Colette Tomlinson from England that have been friends and pen pals since they were 16 years old, Sister Rosemary O’Brien, Deni Howley, Nancy Benacci, and the Saturday Night Group of friends, the Sisters of Saint Joseph Community, their Agregees and Associates, and all of her friends that she worked with over the many years at Saint Vincent Hospital. Friends are invited to visiting on Tuesday, February 27th at St. Patrick Church from 10 am until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11 am. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. The Funeral Mass will be live-streamed on the Kloecker Funeral Home Facebook Page. Send condolences to www.kloeckerfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be made to SSJ Mission and Ministries Foundation 5031 West Ridge Rd. Erie, PA 16506.

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Alice Grantham Myers

Feb 10, 1924 - Feb 22, 2024

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Erie, PA

Alice Grantham Myers, 100, of Erie, passed away Thursday February 22, 2024. She was born in Sandy Lake, PA on February 10, 1924 a daughter of the late William and Catherine Van de Kuil Grantham. Alice graduated from Sandy Lake High School and worked for Westinghouse during World War II. She went on to work as a jewelry retail merchandiser. She also worked at estate sales for years. Alice was a member of Elmwood Presbyterian Church and a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing, gardening, cooking, and playing bridge. The family had a wonderful party for her 100th birthday on February 10th where she celebrated with family and friends. Her most cherished memories were of times spent with her family. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Myers; two sisters, Mary Pringle and Henrietta Minshull; and two brothers, Richard and Robert Grantham. Survivors include two daughters, Marsha Sonntag (Tom) of Erie and Melanie Casciano (Dan) of Wyomissing, PA; three sons, Thomas Myers (Nita) of Apple Valley, MN, Kriss Myers (Cheryl) of Roanoke, VA, and Roger Myers (Christina) of Fairview; thirteen grandchildren, Matthew, Emily, Mackenzie, Sydney, Todd, Andrew, Halley, Megan, Jillian, Timothy, Kelsey, Mitchell, and Rachel; 12 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home Inc., 5000 Wattsburg Rd., on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and are invited to services there on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family in Oak Cemetery in Sandy Lake, PA. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Shriners Children's Erie, 1645 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505 or Elmwood Presbyterian Church, 2816 Elmwood Ave, Erie, PA 16508. The family would like to express their sincerest thanks to the staff at Manchester Commons for the wonderful care given to Alice.

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Alice Grantham Myers

Feb 10, 1924 - Feb 22, 2024

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Erie, PA

Alice Grantham Myers, 100, of Erie, passed away Thursday February 22, 2024. She was born in Sandy Lake, PA on February 10, 1924 a daughter of the late William and Catherine Van de Kuil Grantham. Alice graduated from Sandy Lake High School and worked for Westinghouse during World War II. She went on to work as a jewelry retail merchandiser. She also worked at estate sales for years. Alice was a member of Elmwood Presbyterian Church and a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing, gardening, cooking, and playing bridge. The family had a wonderful party for her 100th birthday on February 10th where she celebrated with family and friends. Her most cherished memories were of times spent with her family. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Myers; two sisters, Mary Pringle and Henrietta Minshull; and two brothers, Richard and Robert Grantham. Survivors include two daughters, Marsha Sonntag (Tom) of Erie and Melanie Casciano (Dan) of Wyomissing, PA; three sons, Thomas Myers (Nita) of Apple Valley, MN, Kriss Myers (Cheryl) of Roanoke, VA, and Roger Myers (Christina) of Fairview; thirteen grandchildren, Matthew, Emily, Mackenzie, Sydney, Todd, Andrew, Halley, Megan, Jillian, Timothy, Kelsey, Mitchell, and Rachel; 12 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home Inc., 5000 Wattsburg Rd., on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and are invited to services there on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family in Oak Cemetery in Sandy Lake, PA. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Shriners Children's Erie, 1645 W 8th St, Erie, PA 16505 or Elmwood Presbyterian Church, 2816 Elmwood Ave, Erie, PA 16508. The family would like to express their sincerest thanks to the staff at Manchester Commons for the wonderful care given to Alice.

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Joan Elizabeth Kraus Konzel

Oct 02, 1932 - Feb 22, 2024

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Erie, PA

Joan Elizabeth Kraus Konzel, age 91, fondly known as “Gramma-in-the-woods”, passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2024, in the same manner in which she lived, peacefully and without a fuss. She was born in Erie, PA on October 2, 1932, daughter of the late Norbert L. and Gertrude M. Jacquel Kraus.Joan graduated from St. Benedict Academy in 1950 and the St. Vincent School of Nursing in 1953 and then promptly married her grade-school sweetheart, Nicholas Konzel. As a registered nurse, she worked the night shift one day a week at St. Vincent while raising a family, which grew to nine children, and then went on to work at the Gertrude Barber Institute as evening supervisor, retiring at age 70. She volunteered for many years at the Caring Place finishing quilts for grieving children and families. Her kind and peaceful demeanor were the cornerstones of her life. Within her quiet countenance was a strong, witty, and creative individual who respected others for their opinions, and deferred all judgments to the Lord. In her youth, Joan was an artist and as time went on, she mastered the art of simple living, keeping her hands busy with sewing, gardening, volunteering, beading, quilting, caring for and comforting the sick, creating family dinners, all the while keeping an open door for anyone who happened to stop by. She was also a Tai Chi Master and an expert at crossword puzzles and word games. Joan loved books and was a voracious reader, especially enjoying poetry and historical fiction, and at the end of the day, she always tucked into a good book.Joan will be sadly missed by her nine children, Douglas Konzel (Cheryl), Mary Sorger (Arthur), Patricia Merski (Ronald), Barbara Henry (Martin), Nicholas Konzel Jr. (Crystal), Nancy Konzel, Thomas Konzel (Tracy), Theresa Konzel, and James Konzel (Julie); her twin sister, Jacqueline Kraus Staab of Erie; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren plus, a multitude of nieces and nephews. In addition to her beloved husband, Nicholas Konzel, Sr. and her parents, Joan was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Ann Wickham; and her brother, Norbert Kraus.Friends may call at the Dusckas-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 5151 Buffalo Road (at Hannon Rd. in Harborcreek Twp.) on Sunday from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm with a Rosary Prayer Service being held at 7:30 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. James R.C. Church on Monday at 11 am with interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Barber National Institute, 100 Barber Place, Erie 16507, or St. James R.C. Church, 2635 Buffalo Road, Erie 16510.

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Ken Bickel

Apr 09, 1935 - Feb 20, 2024

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Erie, PA

It is with a heavy heart that I announce my dad, Ken Bickel, passed away on February 20th, 2024, with family by his bedside.Ken was born on April 9th, 1935, to David and Ecce "Margaret" (Stover} Bickel in Fertigs, PA. He was the youngest of 7 children.He was always a hard worker. He would help anyone that had a project for him. Believe me, we all kept him busy! It's been said many times, "That man can fix anything!” At the age of 14 he started playing music, mainly guitar, in bands in the Oil City, PA area. When he turned 16, he had saved enough to buy his first car.He met my mom when they were in 7th grade and started dating. Shirley (Manson) and Ken graduated from Cranberry HS, Class of 1953. Thet got married on June 14th, 1954. They were married for 66 years before she passed away in June of 2020.Ken owned his own Underground Construction Company, Bickel Contractors, until he retired at 62. He was a very active person until his health started failing about 12 years ago. He coached his sons from MYAA Little League through Millcreek American Legion and finally he sponsored a Glenwood League Team for many years, Bickel Construction. He coached them