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    Vera Brown

    Vera Brown Lake City Vera M. Dunn Brown, 89, of Lake City, went to be with her Lord, Sunday, June 9th at Pleasant Ridge Manor. She was born in Conneaut Ohio on August 23, 1929, a daughter of the late Alexander K. and Pauline E. Blood Dunn.      She attended Rice Avenue Union High School. She had worked at Elk Valley Elementary School in the Cafeteria for many years retiring from there in 1988. Vera was a homemaker and mother of six, she taught primary Sunday school at Gira…

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    Jesse Kephart

    Jesse Kephart  Jesse L. Kephart, 90 of Girard, Went to be with his Lord, on Friday, May 30, 2019.  He was born January 15, 1929 in Houtzdale, Clearfield County, Pa., a son of the late Lemuel and Alice (Randolph) Kephart.  Jesse graduated from Girard’s Rice Avenue Union High School in 1969 with his daughter, following studying in night school. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1948 and was deployed to Adak Island, Alaska and also the Pentagon, as a Staff Sergeant in the commu…

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    August Rand

    August Rand August L. “Augie” Rand, age 59, of Springboro, and formerly of Girard, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He was born January 12, 1960 in Erie, PA, son to Robert and Janice (Payne) Rand. August graduated from Girard High School in 1978. He then moved to Alaska where he worked various companies before enlisting in the Air Force. He served as a Heavy Equipment Operator in Washington state.  Following his honorable discharge, he returned to….

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    Winifred Bowen

    Winifred Bowen Winifred I. (Martin) Bowen, 96, of Girard, died Sunday, May 19, 2019, unexpectedly at her home.  She was born March 9, 1923 in Albion, a daughter of the late Walter L. and Alice (Lasher) Martin.  She graduated from the Albion High School in 1941 and worked for Rogers Brothers in Albion in the office and later at Girard Tool and Die. She moved with her husband to Girard on Route 18 where she lived for many years. In 1955, Winifred began working for Marx Toys in Girard …

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    Edward Gresh

    Edward Gresh Lake City Edward J. Gresh, 87 formerly of Lake City, went  home to be with Jesus on Saturday May 18, 2019 at UPMC Hamot.  He was born March 17, 1932 in Erie, a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Arendas) Gresh.  Ed attended the Rice Avenue Union High School in Girard. Prior to graduation he enlisted in the US Army during the Korean War. He served overseas in Germany with the 112th Infantry, 28th Division and received the Army Occupation Medal (Germany). Upon his hono…

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    Erich Alsbaugh

    Erich Alsbaugh Erich W. Alsbaugh, 48, formerly of Lake City, a loving husband and father, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday May 14, 2019 following an extended illness.   He was born in Erie, October 17, 1970, a son of the late William and Judith (Whitling) Alsbaugh.    Erich had a great love of music and loved singing at the New Life Community Church. He also was a member of the local “Eastern Smyle” band.    He is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn A. (Dana)…

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    Jamey Palmer

    Jamey Palmer Jamey L. (Morgan) Palmer, 38, of Girard, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.  She was born in Detroit, MI, June 9, 1980, a daughter of Andrea M. (Beauregard) Federoff of Girard and Carlin W. Morgan of Erie.  Jamey attended Girard High School and later received her G.E.D. in Erie. She later studied nursing and graduated first in her class at Great Lakes Institute. She had worked at the Girard Dinor, the Salvation Army in Erie, Country Fair, worked as a maid, dr…

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    John Holmwood

    John Holmwood Edinboro John T. Holmwood, age 76 of Edinboro, passed away Saturday, May 11th at St. Vincent Hospital. He was born in Erie, son to the late Harry U. and Ina M. (Dale) Holmwood. John graduated General McLane High School in 1960. He worked as a milkman for Yaples Dairy in the city of Erie, later working for Walmer’s Trucking in McKean and Lyons Transportation. He then joined the Teamsters Trucking Union where he worked for many years before retiring in 1987. John and his wife Lind…

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    Susan Mitchell-Braden

    Susan Mitchell-Braden Susan M. Mitchell-Braden, 63 of Cranesvillle, died Sunday May 5, 2019 at Select Specialty in Erie.  She was born February 28, 1956 in Erie, a daughter of the late Clancy E. and Dona (Wilson) Mitchell Sr.  Sue grew up in the Albion and Cranesville areas, attending Nothwestern High School.  Her employment began at Commodore Downs in Erie and later Marx Toy’s in Girard, Brook Park Plastics and most recently, PHB Diecast in Fairview, where she was a Zinc Inspe…

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    Blakelyn Hayes

    Blakelyn Hayes Blakelyn Claire Hayes, infant daughter of Bradley and Samantha (Anderson) Hayes, was born into heaven, on Sunday, April 28 2019 at UPMC Hamot.  Blakelyn was preceded in death by her Paternal Grandfather, Jerry Hayes.  In addition to her parents, Blakelyn is survived by her big brother, Trevor W. Hayes; her Maternal grandparents, Charles “Chuck” and Deby Anderson; Paternal grandmother, Sharon Hayes; Maternal great grandparents, Don and Donna Brunner; Paternal great… …

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    Chong “Kim” Bulishak

    Chong “Kim” Bulishak Erie Chong “Kim” Bulishak, 76 of Erie, passed away on Tuesday April 30, 2019 at UPMC Hamot.  She was born on September 1, 1942 in North Korea. Her parents were Kim and Lee.   Kim  married Walter S. Bulishak, Jr. on March 31, 1962 at Holy Rosary Church in Erie. Kim was completely devoted to her husband. When her husband became ill and was a resident of Pleasant Ridge Manor for ten years, Kim was at his side every day of those ten years. She worked as a Machi…

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    Richard “Ricky” Adams

    Richard “Ricky” Adams Richard “Ricky” Eugene Adams Jr. 47, of Evans, GA and formerly of Albion, died Sunday, April 28, 2019 as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Evans, GA. He was born on August 12, 1971, a son of the late Richard Eugene Adams, Sr. and Jeanne (Taylor) Adams.  Rick enlisted in the US Army in 1990, he was honorably discharged from active duty in  1998 as Sergeant, serving with 1st Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment. Following active duty he served in reserves and was…

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    Harold Downey

    Harold Downey Fairview Harold E. ” Tink” Downey, 90, of Fairview died Saturday April 27, 2019 at UPMC Hamot.    Harold was born on November 15, 1928 in Erie, a son of the late Harold G. and Anna G. (Sterrett) Downey.   In 1946 he graduated from Fairview High School and attended Gannon College (now Gannon University) and Allegheny College, graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry and Biology. He left college to enlist and serve in the U.S. Navy, and later enlist…

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    Richard Vorse

    Richard Vorse Richard B. Vorse, 82 of Girard, died Saturday April 20, 2019 at Fairview Manor.  He was born in Erie on June 13, 1936 a son of the late Donald and Dorvel (McGuire) Vorse.  Richard was raised and educated in the Girard and Lake City areas, graduating from Springfield High School in 1954. He worked at  Erie Die, Applied Plastics in Lake City and most recently Tru Temper in lake City where he worked for almost thirty years. Following his retirement he assisted with c…

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    Mary Bensur

    Mary Bensur Mary J. (Hain) Bensur, 72, of Lake City, passed away on Friday, April 26, 2019 at home.     She lived with courage, patience, humor and love.  A beautiful woman, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Her family celebrates her life.  She was born on February 18, 1947 to the late John and Imogene (Sperry) Hain in Erie PA, affectionately known by her family as Dolly.  Mary was a founding member of LIFTS (Life Is For The Sharing), which she named, an orga…

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    Pamela Hickman

    Pamela Hickman Girard Pamela L. (Joslin) Hickman, 72 of Girard, passed away on Wednesday April 24, 2019 at St. Vincent Health Center following a courageous battle with renal cell carcinoma.  She was born April 2, 1947 in Erie, a daughter of the late Harry L. and Ruth (VanVolkenburg) Joslin.  Pam graduated from the Rice Avenue Union High School in 1965. Following high school, she graduated from Kendall College in Evanston, Illinois and later Bryant & Stratton Business Institute i…

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    Freya DiNunzio

    Freya DiNunzio Freya K. DiNunzio, age 4, of Girard, died on Friday, April 19, 2019 at her home, surrounded by her family, following a life long illness.  She was born in Erie on January 9, 2015, a daughter of Damion and Victoria (Britt) DiNunzio of Girard.  Her condition was known as Ohtahara Syndrome, where uncontrollable seizures occur frequently.  Although afflicted with this syndrome, Freya continued to giggle and smile all the time. She adored her siblings and watching all…

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    Edward Bible

    Edward Bible Edward A. Bible, 67 of East Springfield, passed away on Tuesday April 23, 2019 at UPMC Hamot, following a battle with COPD, Pneumonia and lung cancer.  He was born November 7, 1951 in Erie, a son of the late Robert E. and Geraldine L. (Wing) Bible.  Ed graduated from Rice Avenue Union High School in 1969. Following high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict. He served with the 17th Security Police SQ (SAC) at Wright Patterson Air Force Ba…