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Devonne Thomson - JohnsonErie


Devonne Thomson - Johnson of Erie, passed away on May 2, 2024. Arrangements will be announced by Davis - Garr Cremation and Funeral Services, Inc.

Devonne Thomson - Johnson of Erie, passed away on May 2, 2024. Arrangements will be announced by Davis - Garr Cremation and Funeral Services, Inc.

Rodney FordErie


Rodney truly defined a good man, an honest, hardworking man, loving father, son and outstanding grandfather. He loved to be in the company of others, known widely as the life of the party, he enjoyed good southern food, traveling and most of all his family! Rodeny Alfonzo Ford age 62, of Erie, PA left us on April 30th 2024 fighting his final fight of cancer.Rodney was born December 16, 1961 in Memphis Tennessee, to Robert James Ford, and Ernestine Sarafinya Barber. He spent a fair share of...

Rodney truly defined a good man, an honest, hardworking man, loving father, son and outstanding grandfather. He loved to be in the company of others, known widely as the life of the party, he...

Richard WeltonErie


Richard Welton, passed away on April 29, 2024. Arrangements have been entrusted to Davis - Garr Cremation and Funeral Services, Inc.

Richard Welton, passed away on April 29, 2024. Arrangements have been entrusted to Davis - Garr Cremation and Funeral Services, Inc.

Herschel GriffithSummit


Herschel Eugene "Gene" Griffith, 73, of Summit Twp., Pa, passed away on April 27, 2024 at his residence. He was born in Linton, IN on November 2, 1950, son of the late Max Eugene and Barbara Jean (Hill) Griffith. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two daughters, Tabatha L. Griffith and Zabrina Griffith, one son, Herschel E. "Tiger" Griffith and one grandson, David Kline, II.Herschel served in the U.S. Marine Corps., he was an Over the Road...

Herschel Eugene "Gene" Griffith, 73, of Summit Twp., Pa, passed away on April 27, 2024 at his residence. He was born in Linton, IN on November 2, 1950, son of the late Max Eugene and...

James WilcottErie


James Earl Wilcott Sr. Son of the Lord was called home April 26, 2024. He was born to the late William and Kitty Caldwell. James as known “Earl” worked in his previous days as a supervisor at Urick Foundry. He always quoted “A Real Mans Job.”Earl had a gift from God, he could start a conversation with anyone, and it was like he knew them for years. He would have you feeling like, “Do I know this man?!” Earl was the Chief of his tribe.In addition to his...

James Earl Wilcott Sr. Son of the Lord was called home April 26, 2024. He was born to the late William and Kitty Caldwell. James as known “Earl” worked in his previous days as a...

Mary GanzerErie


Mary Anne (Chrostowski) Ganzer, 89, of Erie, passed away on April 25, 2024 at St. Mary's Home - Asbury Ridge. She was born in Erie, Pa on December 26, 1934, daughter of the late Peter and Josephine (Krupinski) Chrostowski. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Richard Ganzer, one son, Daniel Ganzer, her sister Delphine Ebert and husband Raymond and her brother-in-law, Alford Krierzek.She retired after 14 years from the former Loblaws Market,...

Mary Anne (Chrostowski) Ganzer, 89, of Erie, passed away on April 25, 2024 at St. Mary's Home - Asbury Ridge. She was born in Erie, Pa on December 26, 1934, daughter of the late Peter and...

John IngallsErie


John Ingalls, passed away on April 25, 2024. Arrangements have been entrusted to Davis - Garr Cremation and Funeral Services, Inc. A Celebration of Life will be celebrated at a later date.

John Ingalls, passed away on April 25, 2024. Arrangements have been entrusted to Davis - Garr Cremation and Funeral Services, Inc. A Celebration of Life will be celebrated at a later date.

Joseph ZeiberErie


Joseph Clayton Zeiber, 66, of Erie, lost his battle with cancer on April 24, 2024. He was born in Erie, Pa on August 7, 1957, son of the late John K. and Elizabeth (Buziewicz) Zeiber. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his son, Jason Filipowski and two brothers, John and William S. Zeiber.Joseph was an avid Steelers fan, he enjoyed spending time with his grandson Caleb, fishing and playing ball. He also enjoyed playing his guitar. He and his wife Marlene were...

Joseph Clayton Zeiber, 66, of Erie, lost his battle with cancer on April 24, 2024. He was born in Erie, Pa on August 7, 1957, son of the late John K. and Elizabeth (Buziewicz) Zeiber. In addition...

Leann M. LilleyErie


Leann Marie Lilley, 26, of Erie, PA, went home to heaven on April 20, 2024, after a long, courageous battle with cerebral palsy.Leann graduated from the Barber National Institute in 2016.Leann enjoyed listening to Elvis with her grandmother and hearing her brothers and sisters read books to her.Leann was predeceased by her grandmother, Sandy Huff. She is survived by her parents, Angela Lilley and Adam George. Six siblings: Ryan Lilley, Laura Lilley, Trey Lilley, Lexa George, Lacey...

Leann Marie Lilley, 26, of Erie, PA, went home to heaven on April 20, 2024, after a long, courageous battle with cerebral palsy.Leann graduated from the Barber National Institute in 2016.Leann...

Robert GoreErie


Robert Dwyane Gore, Sr. (Dgo), 64, of Erie, Pa transitioned unexpectedly on April 20, 2024.He was born in Erie, Pa on April 11, 1960, son of the late Nathaniel "Pooky" B. Wilcox and Willie Mae Gore. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Katreese Lanae (George) Gore, his maternal grandparents, Levon and Lillie Hinton, his siblings, Starlet Beard and Donna Beard, uncles, Roy Hinton, Sr., and Levon Hinton, Jr. and his brother-in-law, Timothy...

Robert Dwyane Gore, Sr. (Dgo), 64, of Erie, Pa transitioned unexpectedly on April 20, 2024.He was born in Erie, Pa on April 11, 1960, son of the late Nathaniel "Pooky" B. Wilcox and...

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