William J. Spring Sr.

William J. Spring Sr., 67, of Erie, passed away Tuesday April 12, 2022 on his birthday at UPMC Hamot. He was born in Ridgway, PA on April 12, 1955 son of the late William E. and Mary Ann Lyons Spring.

Bill was a graduate of Venango Christian High School Class of 1973 and graduated from Gannon College. He began his career with Quaker State and retired from Pennzoil as a sales manager. He was an active Curillesta, an active member of Our Lady of Mercy Church in Harborcreek and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Bill spent many years coaching soccer with his sons and was a mentor to many young soccer players.

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Peter D. Jacquel

Peter David Jacquel, age 35, of Erie, passed away peacefully, at his parents’ home, on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, after an extended illness. He was born in Pusan, South Korea on October 1, 1986, son of Deacon David E. and Peggy S. (Hopkins) Jacquel of North East.

Peter was a 2005 graduate of Seneca High School and a graduate of Penn State University, The Behrend College. He was previously employed by Erie Insurance as an actuarial specialist. Peter was raised Roman Catholic and had attended the family parish, Our Lady of Mercy Church.

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Richard G. Wilhelm

Richard George (Dick) Wilhelm, age 81, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, surrounded by family after a brief but hard-fought battle with ALS. He was a lifelong resident of Erie, born on May 2, 1940, son of the late Walter and Catherine (Gorecki) Wilhelm.

Richard was a 1958 graduate of East High School and a veteran of the US Army. While serving in Germany, he met his best friend and the love of his life, Erika (Weber) Wilhelm. They cherished 60 years of marriage together, raising five children.

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Renee R. Dennen

Renee R. Dennen, age 84, of Erie, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2022. She was born in Youngstown, OH on September 15, 1937, daughter of the late Anthony and Helen D'Angio.

Renee was a graduate of Harbor Creek High School. She was a very accomplished woman, having worked in the nursing field for 30 years. Following that, she went to school to become a beautician and electrologist.

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Dorothy M. Reese

Dorothy M. Reese, age 87, of Harborcreek, passed away Friday, February 4, 2022. She was born in Pittsburgh, on August 18, 1934, daughter of the late Joseph and Dorothy Fehr.

Dorothy was a homemaker and enjoyed birdwatching and flowers. She loved babysitting her grandchildren as they were growing up and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers Fan. She was a member of Our Lady of Mercy R.C. Church.

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Gerald J. Stauffer

Gerald J. Stauffer, age 73, of Harborcreek, was lovingly surrounded by his family when he passed away Wednesday, February 2, 2022. He was born in St. Marys, PA on July 8, 1948, son of the late Joseph and Dorothy Stauffer.

Gerry was a graduate of the Kane Area High School. He then served in the US Army with the 82nd Airborne during the Vietnam War, where he was a Platoon Sgt and recipient of several medals.

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Audrey Ann Natcher

Audrey Ann Paczynski Natcher, age 82, formerly of Harborcreek, passed away January 28, 2022 at the Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington NC.

Born in Erie on May 31, 1939, she was the only child of Stanley and Janet Laskowski Paczynski.

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