Mary F. Erich, 73, of 200 Elm Road, St. Marys, died on Friday, May 17, 2013 at Christ the King Manor in DuBois following an illness of the past few months.
She was born August 17, 1939 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Leo J. and Mary Engel Schade.
On August 11, 1962 in St. Mary's Church, she married the late Jerome J. Erich, who preceded her in death on January 12, 2013.
Mrs. Erich was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Central High School, Class of 1957. She was member of Queen of the World Church, where she was also a member of the Rosary Altar Society. She was a kind and generous woman who spent a great deal of her time volunteering for different organizations. She enjoyed hiking and going to lunch with her family and friends. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family.
She is survived by four sons, Doug Erich and his wife Meg of Kansas City, Kurt Erich and his wife Christine of Phoenix, Joel Erich and his wife Cheryl of Pittsburgh, and Martin Erich and his wife Darlene of Salt Lake City; eight grandchildren; a brother, Paul Schade and his wife Aggie of St. Marys; and a sister, Kathleen DePrator of St. Marys.
In addition to her parents and her husband of more than 50 years, she was preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Alice Schade; and a brother-in-law, Jerome DePrator.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Mary F. Erich will be celebrated at the Queen Of The World Church, 134 Queens Road, St. Marys, on Friday, May 24 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Michael Ferrick, pastor, as celebrant.
Interment will be in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys on Thursday evening from 5-8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Road, St. Marys, PA 15857; St. Marys Public Library, 127 Center Street, St. Marys, PA 15857; or to Christ the King Manor, 1100 West Long Avenue, DuBois, PA 15801.
Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be placed at www.LynchGreen.com .