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, […]

David W. Szymanski, DDS

David W. Szymanski, DDS

David W. Szymanski, DDS On Wednesday, December 13, 2017, our greatly beloved David W. Szymanski unexpectedly went to be with our Lord. He was born on January 2, 1953, in Erie PA, to the late Joseph Szymanski, Sr. and the late Irene Wedzikowski Szymanski. A 1970 graduate of Gen. McLane High School, David attended Gannon […]

Kathleen A. Herrington Robin

Kathleen A. Herrington Robin

Kathleen Astarael (Herrington) Robin, 35, of Franklin Township, passed away suddenly as a result of a tragic accident. She was born Sarah Kathleen Herrington in Winter Park, Florida in 1982. She moved to Franklin Township with her family in 1998 and graduated from General McLane High School in 2000. Until recently Katie lived in Maryland […]

Anthony John Felicijan

Anthony John Felicijan

Anthony John Felicijan, 64, of Browns Mills, New Jersey, formerly of Edinboro, died at home on December 7, 2017. He was born in Eastlake, Ohio on November 4, 1953, the son of the late Edward and Eleanor (Plavsity) Felicijan. Tony had a 20 year decorated military career in the U.S. Navy and served in Operation […]

Peter “Pete” Bol

Peter “Pete” Bol

Peter “Pete” Bol, 81, of Edinboro, died Monday, December 4, 2017. He was born in Bayonne, NJ on October 13, 1936, the son of the late Carl and Madeline Bol. He enjoyed hunting and gardening. Peter served in the United States Navy. He worked at Snap-Tite, Inc. in Union City, and served as president of […]

Thomas M. West

Thomas M. West

Thomas M. West, age 76, of McKean Twp., passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017. He was born in North East, PA on July 12, 1941, the son of the late Floyd W. and Lorraine A. Bakerink West. He retired from Erie GE after 27 years of employment. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is […]

Judith M. “Judi” (Breese) Gleichsner

Judith M. “Judi” (Breese) Gleichsner

Judith M. “Judi” (Breese) Gleichsner, 85, of Edinboro, formerly of Erie, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on June 4, 1932 in Erie, PA, daughter of the late Charles and Cecelia (Demuling) Breese. Judi loved NASCAR and Dale Earnhardt was her favorite […]

Richard A. Savelli

Richard A. Savelli

Richard A. Savelli age 73, of Edinboro, passed away on December 2, 2017 at Sarah A. Reed. He was born in Erie on September 26, 1944, the son of the late Richard and Lucille Savelli. Rich fought a battle with brain cancer for almost 14 years with his ever faithful and loving wife Mary constantly […]

Jo Ann Schenker

Jo Ann Schenker

Jo Ann Schenker, age 60, of McKean, passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017 at her residence. She was born in Erie on August 30, 1957 the daughter of the late W. Alan and Bertha Elser Riley. Jo Ann was a graduate of General McLane High School. She was a member of the Millcreek Legion […]

James Daniel Roseberry

James Daniel Roseberry

James Daniel Roseberry, 59, of Edinboro, formerly of Meadville, died December 4, 2017 at Edinboro Manor. He was born in Meadville, PA on November 2, 1958, the son of Robert and Dorothy (Heffner) Roseberry. He served in the U.S. Army and worked in maintenance at Meadville Forge Co. Jim enjoyed fishing with his sons. He […]

Miriam J. Kerstetter Meeker

Miriam J. Kerstetter Meeker

Miriam J. Kerstetter Meeker, 82, of McKean, passed away Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Edinboro Manor. She was born in Erie, on December 14, 1934, a daughter of the late Oliver G. and Anna Price Kerstetter. Miriam worked for many years at the Green Shingle Restaurant. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic […]

George G. Pencille

George G. Pencille

George G. Pencille, 71, McKean, died Monday, November 27, 2017 at St.Vincent Health Center. He was born in Erie, PA on September 12, 1946, the son of the late William B. and Dorothy (Trojanovich) Pencille. George worked for Penn Dot for 30 years as a operator and served as a volunteer fireman at Kuhl Hose […]

Marian Margaret Vanco

Marian Margaret Vanco

Marian Margaret Vanco, 92, of Edinboro, passed away on November 27, 2017 at Independence Court, tended to by her loving family. Marian was born on September 20, 1925 in Erie, PA, the daughter of the late William and Ruth (Elliot) Banister. She was the eldest of the 11 Banister children. Marian finished her education in […]