William E. Harvey

William E. Harvey

William E. Harvey, 82, of McKean, died Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at home. He was born in Erie, on August 5, 1935, the son of the late Michael and Elizabeth Harvey. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, at 8th and I Marine Barracks, Washington D.C. He was one of President Eisenhower’s chefs. He worked […]

Mildred Mae (Hoehn) Viera

Mildred Mae (Hoehn) Viera

Mildred Mae (Hoehn) Viera, 97, of McKean, died Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Saint Vincent Hospital. She was born in McKean on June 22, 1920, the daughter of the late Fredrick and Wilhelmina (Baron) Hoehn. Mildred worked as a machine operator at Buffalo Plastics for 30 years. She was also employed for 7 years at […]

Richard E. “Dick” Sweeney

Richard E. “Dick” Sweeney

Richard E. “Dick” Sweeney, 83, of McKean died Thursday, March 15, 2018 at St. Mary’s East in Erie. He was born in Erie on September 29, 1934, the son of the late Everett and Helen Sweeney. He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and golfing. His family meant the world to him, and he loved the family […]

Michael W. Bond

Michael W. Bond

Michael W. Bond, 64, of Edinboro, was called to heaven on March 1, 2018 after a two year battle with ALS. He was born in Erie on June 23, 1953, the son of William (Diane) Bond of Naples, FL and the late Audrey (May) Bond. Michael served his country for 23 years with both the […]

Ruth Banister

Ruth Banister

Ruth Banister, 80, of Erie, died Friday, February 23, 2018 at UPMC Hamot. She was born in Erie on June 8, 1937, the daughter of the late William and Ruth E. Banister. She was an avid Pittsburgh Pirate fan and loved making puzzles into art. She also enjoyed making scrapbooks. She loved hearing from and […]

Leslie Brozell

Leslie Brozell

Leslie Brozell, 95, of McKean, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 at Sarah Reed in Erie. He was born in Erie on July 10, 1922, the son of the late John and Bertha Brozell. Leslie worked as a boiler maker and pipe fitter at Erie City Iron Works for 33 years. He was the hardest working […]

Mary Louise Lakin

Mary Louise Lakin

Mary Louise Lakin, 88 years old, of Albion, Pennsylvania, died February 18, 2018 at her home,with the support of loving family, friends and caring nurses. Born in Titusville, Pennsylvania, Mary Louise, known to her friends as “Lou” or “Mary Lou”, was the third of three children. Preceding her in death were both of her parents, […]

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 […]

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 […]