Elizabeth J. Bliss

Elizabeth Jane (Betty) Bliss, 98, entered eternal life on Monday August 23, 2021. Betty was born on February 25, 1923 in Erie, daughter of the late Maria Dorothy Heffner and Carl Henry Owens.

She graduated from Wesleyville High School in 1942, where she participated in theatre and dance productions. She was a telegraph operator, a Five-and-Dime store clerk in Oklahoma, and earned money on the side by ironing clothes, where she was noted to sing while she ironed. Our mother gave 110% while raising her 8 children in an old one-room schoolhouse.

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Sally Furey

Sally Furey passed away on Sunday, August 22, 2021. She was born in Erie, on January 4, 1938, a daughter of the late Gilbert and Neal Smith.

Sally was a graduate of Harbor Creek High School Class of 1955. She was upset to have missed their 66th Class Reunion, held on August 21st. She had attended every reunion since graduation and was a member of Club 55, a group of longtime school friends that gathered once a month.

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MaryElla Eaglen

MaryElla Eaglen, age 78, of Harborcreek, passed away Sunday, July 11, 2021. She was born in Brookville, PA on June 26, 1943, daughter of the late Otto and Vera Becker.

MaryElla was a 60 year member of Our Lady of Mercy R.C. Church. She was active in the Small Faith Group, the Prayer Shawl Ministry, and was a teacher's aide for CCD. She also volunteered at Brevillier Village for 20 years.

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Irene B. Abbate

Irene B. Haraburda Abbate, age 90, of Harborcreek Twp., passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 30, 2021. She was born in Erie on October 7, 1930, daughter of the late Casimir and Sophia (Naguszewski) Haraburda.

Irene B. Haraburda Abbate, age 90, of Harborcreek Twp., passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 30, 2021. She was born in Erie on October 7, 1930, daughter of the late Casimir and Sophia (Naguszewski) Haraburda.

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Patricia J. Murzynski

Patricia Jean York Murzynski, age 84, of Harborcreek passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home on Tuesday, April 27, 2021.

Pat spent her childhood in North East and Erie. She graduated from East High School in 1956, where she excelled in archery, cheerleading, and choir. Pat worked for Lord Corporation for many years and retired from General Electric after 33 years of service.

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Barbara E. Payne

Barbara E. Payne, 87, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, April 15, 2021 listening to her favorite Hail Mary prayer.

She enjoyed walking with her dogs, tending her rose garden, drinking coffee, reading, cooking, and her church.

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Florence B. Kobylinski

Florence B. Banaszek Kobylinski, age 97, of Erie, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2021. She was born in Erie on August 8, 1923, daughter of the late Anthony and Frances Ziomek Banaszek.

After raising three children, Florence was employed at St. Vincent Health Center and Metro Health Center for many years. She was a member of Our Lady of Mercy R.C. Church and AARP in Harborcreek and also the Mercy Center for the Aged.

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Mary Ann Spring

Mary Ann Lyons Spring, 90, a resident of Ball Pavilion at Brevillier Village and formerly of Benetwood Apartments, passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Ball Pavilion.

She was born in Oil City, Pa. on June 18, 1930, daughter of the late William and Anna Schwakopf Lyons.

She was a graduate of St. Joseph's High School in Oil City and Bryant & Stratton Business College.

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