John Pitonyak

John Pitonyak

John Pitonyak John Joseph Pitonyak, 93, died Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Saint Mary’s Home East in Erie PA. He was born October 17, 1924 on the family farm in Bitumen PA, son of the late Joseph and Eva (Pitonyak) Pitonyak. He was very proud of his Slovak heritage. A veteran of World War II,

Joyce Osiecki

Joyce Osiecki

Joyce Osiecki Joyce L. (Emig) Osiecki, 74 of Lake City, passed away on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Pleasant Ridge Manor.  She was born February 3, 1944 in Meadville, a daughter of the late Lawrence A. and Mildred (Berrier) Emig.  She graduated from Cambridge Springs High School in 1962. She had worked for home health

John Hornyak

John Hornyak

John Hornyak John  E. Hornyak, 92, of Girard, passed away on Saturday June 16, 2018 at Pleasant Ridge Manor.     He was born in Newton Falls, OH,  March 12, 1926, a son of the late John and Anna (Surdenik) Hornyak.   As a young man, on March 11, 1944 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where

Evelyn Koford

Evelyn Koford

Evelyn Koford Evelyn J. Koford, 88, of Girard, went to be with her Lord on Monday, March 26, 2018 at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh.  She was a lifelong resident of Girard, born July 28, 1929, the daughter of the late John F. and Thora (Jenson) Koford.  Evelyn graduated from Girard’s Rice Avenue Union High

Charles Leffingwell

Charles Leffingwell

Charles Leffingwell Charles E. “Chuck” Leffingwell, 86 of Girard, passed away on Monday, June 4, 2018 at Pleasant Ridge Manor, surrounded by his family.  He was born February 7, 1932 in Meadville, a son of the late Charles and Blanche (Guenther) Leffingwell.  Chuck graduated from Meadville High School in 1950. Following high school he enlisted

Paul Skapura

Paul Skapura

Paul Skapura Paul  Skapura, 61, of Girard passed away on Wednesday May 30, 2018 at St. Vincent Health Center following a brief illness.      He was born on August 2, 1956 to Michael and Florence (Wasiulewski) Skapura in Erie.      Paul graduated from Girard High School in 1974.While in school, he was a

J. William Pustelak

J. William Pustelak

J. William Pustelak  J. William Pustelak, 79, of Girard, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at UPMC Hamot, following a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family.  He was born in Erie, June 13, 1938, a son of the late Joseph E. and Susan B. (Gruzosky) Pustelak.  Bill graduated from the Rice Avenue Union

Mary Surovick

Mary Surovick

Mary Surovick Mary M. (Postas) Surovick, age 102 of Girard, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at her family home.  She was born in Carteret, N.J., a daughter of the late John and Margaret (Muldavom) Postas.  Mary moved to Erie as a young girl with her family. She graduated from Villa Maria High School

Susan Jacobs

Susan Jacobs

Susan Jacobs Susan I. (Martek) Jacobs, 66 of Lake City, passed away on Wednesday May 16, 2018 at St. Vincent Health Center, following an extended illness.  She was born December 27, 1951 in Buffalo, NY, a daughter of the late Gerald and Irene (Wolicki) Martek.  Susan graduated from the Cheektowaga Central High School in 1970.

Cade Finnegan

Cade Finnegan

Cade Finnegan Cade Michael Finnegan, infant son of Emily A. Morrow and Zachary S. Finnegan, died prior to birth and was delivered on Saturday May 12, 2018.  In addition to his parents he is survived by Maternal Grandparents, William Morrow (Barbara) of Millcreek; paternal grandparents,  Dan Finnegan (Christine) of Girard, Tracy Stockton-Fullerton (Thomas) of North

Patricia Hites

Patricia Hites

Patricia Hites Patricia L. (Martin) Hites, 87 of Lake City, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at St. Vincent Health Center.  She was born in Erie, November 18, 1930 in Erie, a daughter of the late Carl H. and Hannah (Sullivan) Martin.  Pat began her education at St. Patrick’s Catholic School in Erie,

Robin Smith

Robin Smith

Robin Smith Robin Lee (Sullivan) Smith, 60, of Erie, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at UPMC Hamot.    She was born July 1, 1957 in Erie, a daughter of the late Richard and Joann (Dawley) Sullivan.   Robin met the love of her life as a teenager and married Al on August 18, 1975. 

Gary Eicher

Gary Eicher

Gary Eicher Gary R. Eicher, 71 of Toms River, NJ and formerly of Akron, died unexpectedly on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at St. Vincent Health Center.  He was born in Akron on October 16, 1946, a son of the late Donald C. and Anne L. (Vargo) Eicher.   Gary graduated from South High School in Akron,

Leona Sleppy Holland

Leona Sleppy Holland

Leona Sleppy Holland Leona A. (Hardner) Sleppy Holland, of Girard died on May 4, 2018 at Pleasant Ridge Manor.  She was born in Erie, a daughter of the late Louis C. and Dorris E. (Wester) Hardner.  She graduated from Strong Vincent High School and worked in the Sales Dept. at R.P. & C Valve (now

Dale Thayer

Dale Thayer

Dale Thayer Dale D. Thayer, 79, formerly of Albion, passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Pleasant Ridge Manor, following an extended illness.  He was born in Cherry Hill, Pa. on May 28, 1938 to the late Horace and Mary (Ryan) Thayer. He was raised and educated in the Albion/Springfield area and attended school

Jack Delavern

Jack Delavern

Jack Delavern Jack E. Delavern, 79 of Girard, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday April 21, 2018 at his home.  He was born May 2, 1938 in Erie, a son of the late Edward M. and Elizabeth “Betty” L. (Carr) Delavern.  Jack graduated from McDowell High School in 1956 where he was known as “Whitey”. While

SPC. John Cook

SPC. John Cook

SPC. John Cook SPC John Daniel Cook, 24, active duty U.S. Army, of  Ft. Bragg, NC, died suddenly at his family’s home in Cranesville on Monday, April 16, 2018 of natural causes.  He was born March 12, 1994 in Erie, a son of Kevin M. and Laura (Gourley) Cook of Cranesville.  John graduated as a

Robert Mehok

Robert Mehok

Robert Mehok   Robert J. “Bob” Mehok, 76 of Sykesville and formerly of Lake City, died peacefully Sunday April 15, 2018 at Highland View Nursing Home in Brockway. He was born in Helvatia, (Clearfield County), November 22, 1941, a son of the late Joseph and Helen (Gresock) Mehok. Bob graduated from the Sykesville High School

Patricia Curtis

Patricia Curtis

Patricia Curtis Patricia A. (Lawson) Curtis, 57 of East Springfield, died Sunday April 15, 2018 at St. Vincent Health Center following an extended illness.  She was born August 5, 1960 in Erie, a daughter of Judie L. (Irwin) Lawson and the late Willard Lawson.  Patricia graduated from Northwestern High School in 1979. Following high school

Mary Gula

Mary Gula

Mary Gula Mary J. Gula, 40 of Lake City, died Saturday, April 14, 2018 as a result of a motor vehicle accident.  She was born in Erie, June 26, 1977, a daughter of John S. and Darlene (Sipe) Gula of Lake City.  Mary graduated from the Girard Alliance Christian Academy in 1995. She worked at

Thelma Felegie

Thelma Felegie

Thelma Felegie Thelma F. (Baugher) Felegie, 87, of Girard, passed away on Friday April 13, 2018 at St. Vincent Health Center following a brief illness.  She was raised and educated in Girard, graduating from the Rice Avenue Union High School in 1948. Following high school she worked at the Marx Toys Co. in the Payroll