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Mary T. Volker

December 7, 2012

Mary T. Volker, 85 of Greensburg, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 in Excela Health: Westmoreland Hospital following a brief illness.
She was born April 17, 1927 in Weedville, the daughter of the late Frank and Helen (Lanzel) Krellner.
Mary was a member of Blessed Sacrament Cathedral and the Friday Music Club.  She was a graduate of Duquesne University and an accomplished violinist who proudly performed in various symphonies.
Mary was an expert in chamber music. Along with teaching at Seton Hill University in their music department, she had hundreds of past students to whom she gave personal instruction in their music development. Over the many years of teaching students, Mary was blessed in being able to see young minds being developed into musicians. She will be missed dearly.
Surviving are her husband, David J. Volker; son, Brian J. Volker of Clarion; daughter, Karen E.Volker Martin and her husband Tom of Erie; a niece, Dr. Susan E. Gorman of Atlanta, Ga.; a sister, Mrs. William "Alice” Gorman of St. Marys; four grandchildren, Amy Volker Vikara, Amanda Volker Popelas, Mary Elizabeth Martin, and Joseph Martin; and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, James F. Krellner; and a sister, Betty J. Krellner.
Family and friends of Mary T. Volker will be received on Sunday from 2-6 p.m. at the
Kepple-Graft Funeral Home, an authorized remembrance provider, 524 North Main St., Greensburg.
A prayer service will be held on Monday in the funeral home at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. at the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, 300 N. Main St., Greensburg. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in St. Marys.
Terence L. Graft, funeral director, is entrusted with the arrangements.
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