Esther M. Feldbauer
Esther M. Feldbauer, 85, of Elk Towers and formerly of 178 Queens Rd., St. Marys, died on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 at Cedars Hospice Center in Monroeville following a short illness.She was born Sept. 4, 1925 in Driftwood, a daughter of the late Mark and Beatrice Winslow Blanchard.On Jan. 3, 1943 in St. Mary's Church, she married the late Michael Feldbauer, who preceded her in death on Sept. 14, 1995.Mrs. Feldbauer was a member of Queen of the World Church. She was a proud member of the Elk Towers Residents Association and enjoyed attending and volunteering for the different activities. She also enjoyed reading, sewing and playing cards. She was the last member of her immediate family.She is survived by a daughter, Georgia, Mrs. William Weaver of Sykesville; three grandchildren, Heather, Mrs. James Meyer of Greensburg; Matthew Baumgratz and his wife Sarah of Concord, N.H. and Michael Baumgratz of Erie; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great grandchild. In addition to her parents and her husband of 52 years, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Joseph, Mark, James and Charles Blanchard; a sister, Bernadette Urb; and two siblings in infancy. A Mass of Christian Burial for Esther M. Feldbauer will be celebrated at the Queen Of The World Church, 134 Queens Rd., St. Marys, on Saturday, Jan. 29 at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Michael Ferrick, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.Visitation will be at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, on Friday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elk Towers Residents Association, c/o Diane Groeger, 185 Center St., St. Marys, PA 15857.Online condolences may be placed at www.lynchgreenfuneralhome.com.