John D. Sekel

John D. Sekel

John D. Sekel, 96, formerly a resident of Erie, died peacefully on February 14, 2018. He was born in Edinboro on September 28, 1921, the son of the late John and Mary (Pecuch) Sekel. John retired from Hamot Medical Center in 1986 after 24 years and served on Hamot’s Credit Union Board of Directors in […]

Yvonne Marie (Onderko) Locke

Yvonne Marie (Onderko) Locke

Yvonne Marie (Onderko) Locke, 75, of McKean, died Friday, February 9, 2018 at home. She was born in North Braddock, PA, the daughter of the late John and Martha (Sopko) Onderko, Sr. Yvonne worked for the General McLane School District for 21 years. She was a lifetime member of the McKean Ushers Club, and past […]

Gloria Virginia Mann

Gloria Virginia Mann

Gloria Virginia Mann, 91, of McKean, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 at Edinboro Manor. She was born in Philadelphia, PA on October 15, 1926, the daughter of the late Joel Edward and Valda Mae Wardell. Gloria attended school in Long Branch, New Jersey and Monmouth Junior College. She took a course in Art from 1945 […]

Mary Ann (Beckwith) Jacobsen

Mary Ann (Beckwith) Jacobsen

Mary Ann (Beckwith) Jacobsen, 102, of Erie, formerly of Tacoma, WA, died Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at UPMC Hamot. She was born in Roanoke, VA on September 3, 1915, the daughter of the late Forrest and Mary Jane Beckwith. She previously worked and then retired from Raymond Manufacturing in Corry. Mary loved to travel, square […]

Former Edinboro Resident Inducted into National Muskies Inc. Hall of Fame

Former Edinboro Resident Inducted into National Muskies Inc. Hall of Fame

Vince Trotta, long-time resident of Edinboro and an Edinboro University Associate Professor and manager, was inducted into the Muskies Inc. (MI) Hall of Fame at its annual banquet held in Bloomington, Minnesota on January 27th. In the early 1970s, he started fishing for Muskies in Edinboro Lake and carried that activity to Minnesota when he […]

General McLane Students Advance In PJAS Competition

General McLane Students Advance In PJAS Competition

Edinboro, PA (January 29, 2018) – General McLane School District had presenters earn a first place and second place award at the PA Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) competition held Penn State Behrend this past weekend. Students now have the opportunity to advance to the State Competition. General McLane High School students Nick Tysiachney, Andrew […]

Diane L. Perry (Flach)

Diane L. Perry (Flach)

Diane L. Perry (Flach), 51, of Edinboro, passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018 at UPMC Hamot in Erie, Pa, following a brief illness. Diane was born April 2, 1966 in Akron, Ohio and during her life lived in Stow, Ohio; Oakland, California; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Edinboro, Pennsylvania. Diane was a loving person devoted to her […]

Mark Richard Erdely

Mark Richard Erdely

Mark Richard Erdely, 58, of Edinboro, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital. He was born in Erie on March 15, 1959, the son of George and Elizabeth Dietrich. Mark was a 1977 graduate of General McLane High School. He worked as a foundry worker at Penn-Union in Edinboro and later the Zurn […]

Phyllis E. Vatter

Phyllis E. Vatter

Phyllis E. Vatter, 93, of Edinboro, formerly of Lakewood, Ohio, died at home on Sunday, January 14, 2018. She was born in Edinboro, on August 12, 1924, the daughter of the late Albert and Iva Vatter. Phyllis graduated from Edinboro High School and attended Edinboro State Normal School, Fenn College and Cleveland State University. During […]

Dr. James Ray Kennedy

Dr. James Ray Kennedy

Dr. James Ray Kennedy, Ph.D., 85, of Edinboro died Saturday, January 13, 2018 at UPMC Hamot. He was born in California, PA on January 25, 1932, the son of the late James and Katherine Kennedy. Jim was a 1953 graduate of California State College (now California University of PA) and later received his Masters and […]

Remembering a Fallen Veteran

Remembering a Fallen Veteran

Sadly, one of the Vietnam veterans honored at my recent pinning ceremony has left this world for a better place. Gary E. Webster (pictured in the tan jacket, above) passed away recently. This proud Marine earned a Purple Heart for wounds sustained in July 1966. Two of the highlights in his life were meeting John […]

Michael Phillip Swift

Michael Phillip Swift

Michael Phillip Swift, 30, of Erie, died Saturday, January 6, 2018 at home. He was born in Erie, on November 13, 1987, the son of Sharon Swift of Saegertown and Jeffery Swift of Edinboro. He enjoyed playing guitar, video games, and listening to music. He loved his family and especially his nephews (Richard Diehl and […]

Ruth Mae (Nesbitt) Robinson

Ruth Mae (Nesbitt) Robinson

Ruth Mae (Nesbitt) Robinson was born May 11, 1925, in Syracuse, New York, to Laura Schrader. Ruth grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania, and became the older sister to one sister and two brothers. She married Grover Jacob Robinson, and she and Grover built their home in McKean, Pennsylvania. They were the proud parents of five […]

Eugene “Gene” Caldwell

Eugene “Gene” Caldwell

Eugene “Gene” Caldwell, 71, of Cambridge Springs, died Sunday, December 31, 2017 at Edinboro Manor. He was born in Cambridge Springs on December 22, 1946, the son of the late Arthor L. and Mary E. Caldwell. Eugene worked as a foreman at Penn Union in Edinboro for 35 years. He was preceded in death by […]

Justin Theodore Ethridge

Justin Theodore Ethridge

Justin Theodore Ethridge, age 37, resident of Washington Township, Edinboro, PA, died Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh after a hard fought battle with cancer. Born October 1, 1980 in Erie, PA, he was the son of Tracy L. Jankowiak Ethridge and the late Theodore C. Ethridge. Ethridge, Justin (2) Justin […]

Donna Mae Kaufman

Donna Mae Kaufman

Donna Mae Kaufman, 67, beloved mother and grandmother, of Edinboro, passed away peacefully on, December 30, 2017 at UPMC Hamot. She was born in Erie, PA on May 27, 1950, the daughter of the late Clyde and Elizabeth “Betty” Henderson. She married the love of her life, John (Jake) Kaufman on June 7, 1968. They […]

Dorothy Pavkov

Dorothy Pavkov

Dorothy Pavkov, 92, of McKean, died Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Wesbury United Methodist Community in Meadville. She was born in Erie on October 25, 1925, the daughter of the late George and Lola Nick. Dorothy graduated high school from Academy High in Erie. She married her husband Milan “Sy” Pavkov on May 1, 1945. […]

Wilson A. “Wags” Gruver

Wilson A. “Wags” Gruver

Wilson Anthony Gruver was born June 28, 1939 at home and was nicknamed WAGS by the doctor who delivered him. Wags is survived by his wife, Nancy (Blount) Gruver, whom he married on July 20, 1957; their three sons, Dan (Deb) Gruver, Jeff Gruver and Steve (Elizabeth) Gruver; 8 grandchildren, Rachel Gruver, Amanda (Garrett) Yates, […]

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