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Rebecca A. Total | 61

August 24, 1960 - January 20, 2022

Rebecca A. Total, 61, of 165 North Paul Road, St. Marys, passed away Thursday, January 20, 2022, at her residence with her family by her side, after a courageous battle with cancer over the past four years.

She was born August 24, 1960, in DuBois, daughter of the late Raymond and Shirley Nussbaum Ehrensberger.  Becky was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1978, as well as a graduate of the University of Pitt at Bradford.  She worked as a radiology technician at Warren General Hospital.

Becky is survived by her daughter, Renee Total of El Paso, TX; her son, Keith Total of St. Marys; her sister, Robin Buerk of St. Marys; and by two brothers, Raymond Ehrensberger of St. Marys and Russell Ehrensberger of Kersey.

In addition to her parents, Becky was preceded in death by her brother, Richard Ehrensberger.

Becky was a compassionate and caring person.  She loved the outdoors and was a free spirit.  She especially enjoyed camping and kayaking, finding great joy being on the water.  Becky also loved her job and her coworkers, who were like family to her.  She took great pride in her career and was determined to work throughout her ongoing chemotherapy treatments.  She was an inspiration and will be greatly missed.

A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday, January 24, 2022, at 4:00 PM, with her brother, Deacon Ray Ehrensberger, officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday from 3:00 PM until the time of the service.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Penn Highlands Community Nurses, Hospice Care, 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA  15857.



January 24, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home

Funeral Service

January 24, 2022
4:00 PM
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home

Final Resting Place

St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery

Tribute Wall


  1. I write poetry and wrote a Tribute Poem For Becky on January 14, 2022 which her kids read to her and wanted to include that before I sign off.

    Rebecca A. Total

    Rebecca Ehrensberger married my brother, Jerry Total, on May 8, 1982 at Sacred Heart Church in St. Marys, PA.

    Their union lasted 13 years and produced 2 children; Keith Robert Total and Renee Ann (Total) Keller and it seems like yesterday.

    We all welcomed her into the family and had a lot of good times together which we’ll carry with us until we take our last breath
    on Earth.

    We had fun at Wood Lake in Westfield, WI when Jerry, Becky, Kevin and I would go out for our midnight swims; we got silly and
    laughed until our ribs hurt!!!

    We visited Summerfest in Milwaukee several times and saw a wonderful concert when Richard Marx first started his career.

    Kevin and I saw him in concert at a theatre in DeKalb, IL which was acoustic with his three sons performing alongside Richard, with our
    seats quite near.

    Familyland Waterpark at Wisconsin Dells was a staple for us when Jerry’s family came to visit on their annual vacation trip to see us.

    Becky stopped me from going down their speed slide on a mat, which Jerry and Kevin suggested; my descent would have been faster than a huge wind gust!!!

    We all loved you, Beck, but were hurt and saddened you wanted to call it quits; it was a shock we won’t forget.

    We want you to know that you are forgiven and that you did bring joy to us all; it’s not our place to judge you—-our thoughts and prayers
    surround you yet!!!

    Diane (Total) Lupker

  2. Becky was my sister-in-law for 13 years and my husband and I shared a lot of laughs with her. She liked to water ski and go sail boating with my Dad on his Sunfish.

    We went out for midnight swims at Wood Lake in Westfield, WI and also made a trips to Familyland Waterpark at WI Dells, WI when Becky and my brother came to visit us annually from PA.

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