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Christine M. Hetrick | 75

August 5, 1947 - February 12, 2023

Christine M. Hetrick, 75, of 642 Vermont Road, St. Marys, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, February 12, 2023 at her residence.

She was born August 5, 1947, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Leo T. and Marie Wildnauer Jacob.  Christine was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School, Class of 1965.  She was a retired employee of the St. Marys Carbon Company.

On March 29, 1974, in the First United Methodist Church, Christine married the late Paul D. “Denny” Hetrick, who preceded her in death on September 16, 1994.

Christine is survived by her daughter, Amy Buerk and her husband Toby of Erie; and by her two grandchildren, Ben and Nathan.

Along with her husband and parents, Christine was preceded in death by her brother, Howard T. Jacob.  She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Christine was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Friday, February 17, 2023, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Thomas More Sikora, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday morning, from 9:00 AM until 10:30 AM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 325 Church Street, St. Marys, PA  15857.



February 17, 2023
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home

Funeral Service

February 17, 2023
11:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church

Final Resting Place

February 17, 2023
12:00 PM
St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery

Tribute Wall


  1. Dear Amy,

    I was so very sad to come across this news. My sincerest sympathy to you and your family.

  2. Chris will be missed by all that knew and loved her. Such a kind and caring person who would never say an unkind word about anyone She is now with her husband that remained a part of her life every day.
    God be with her family. Especially her beloved grandsons.

  3. My heart is heavy with sadness.
    Chris was the most loving, caring and supportive friends I have ever had. Fly high Chris. You are now rejoined with your husband that you missed so much.
    Ginny Schneider

  4. Amy & Toby:

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. She truly was one of the greatest people I have ever met – so kind to everyone. I enjoyed working with her.

  5. Amy and family, so very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. You have Joan and my deepest sympathies, and will be in our prayers.

  6. Amy, my deepest condolences to you and Toby. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead. Sending hugs!

  7. So sorry Amy to hear your mother had passed. You have our deepest sympathy and our prayers.

  8. Amy, Toby & Family – I was so sorry to hear about the unexpected loss of your mom. I hope your positive memories of her will help comfort you in the sorrowful days ahead. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May your mom rest in peace.

  9. Amy…Rich and I send our deepest sympathy to you. Your Mom was so kind and sweet. She will always be remembered. Hugs to you all.

  10. Dear Amy and family, So very sorry to hear this hard on the heart news. Larry and I both graduated with Chris from ECC .
    Hold tight to the memories of your wonderful parents . Larry and K8 Nekuza
    Bradenton, Florida

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