Irma ErichIrma B. Erich, 96, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 615 North St. Marys Street, passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor after a brief illness.

She was born June 19, 1918 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret Benninger Erich. She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools.  She was a retired employee of Stackpole Carbon Company, retiring with over 40 years of service and had worked at her family’s farm, the Joseph Erich farm, for many years.

She is survived by a sister, Ruth Trumble of St. Marys; two nieces, Gay Cassidy and Sandra Reider; and by great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Edna Kastner and Alice Cassidy; a brother who died in infancy; and a niece, Elaine Auman.

Irma was a member of the St. Mary’s Church. She loved to sew, make braided rugs, and being outdoors.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Mary’s Church on Saturday, November 1, 2014, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Alfred Patterson, OSB, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Saturday morning from 8:30 until 9:30 AM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses, Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857 or to the St. Mary’s Church, 325 Church Street, St. Marys, PA  15857.

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Shirley SchneiderShirley A. Schneider, 79, 118 Fairview Road, Kersey, passed away Monday, October 27, 2014, at Penn Highlands Elk after a lengthy illness.

She was born July 17, 1935 in Kersey, daughter of the late George and Caroline Stauffer Woelfel. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Kersey High School, Class of 1953.  She was a former employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company and retired from Osram Sylvania.

On June 23, 1956 in the St. Boniface Church, she married Gerald F. Schneider, who survives. She is also survived by a daughter, Ann Bolden of St. Marys; two sons, David A. Schneider of Kersey and Doug J. Schneider and his wife Lisa of St. Marys; ten grandchildren, Erica Sankey, Justin Schneider, Ryan Schneider, Ethan Schneider, Devin Folk, Danielle Schneider, Montana Schneider, Cherokee Schneider, Matthew Bolden, and Kyle Bolden; five great grandchildren; and a sister, Sara Facchine of St. Marys.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Gregory D. Schneider; a son-in-law, Tim Bolden; a brother, Wray Woelfel; and a grandson, Andrew Bolden.

Mrs. Schneider was a member of the St. Boniface Church. She was a very faithful person and a great mother who enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be held in the St. Boniface Church on Friday, October 31, 2014, at 12:00 PM, with the Rev. Ross Miceli, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Boniface Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Boniface School, 355 Main Street, Kersey, PA 15846.

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