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Born on Sep. 2, 1903
Departed on Jan. 21, 2004 and resided in Erie, PA.
Visitation: Sunday Jan. 25, 2004
Service: Monday Jan. 26, 2004
Gertrude Hoitinga, 100 of 1217 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY died
Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at St. Andrews Nursing Home in Buffalo, NY.
She was born in Erie on September 2, 1903, daughter of the late
Remmo and Anna Gust Hoitinga.
She attended Gridley High School and Erie Business College and had
been a secretary at Marine Midland Bank for 49 years.
She was a member of Central Presbyterian Church in Buffalo.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Stancliff.
She is survived by a sister in law, Eileen Strawn of Erie; one niece
Cindy Galena of Erie; two nephews, Richard Hoitinga of Prescott, AZ
and Gary Hoitinga and his wife Melanie of Erie and a dear friend
Sharon Jones of Buffalo.
Friends may call at Burton Funeral Home, 602 West 10th Street,
Sunday are invited to attend a service there on Monday.
Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery.
Dr. Hugh Allen
Born on Feb. 18, 1918
Departed on Jan. 18, 2004 and resided in Erie, PA.
Visitation: No Visitation
Service: Sunday Jan. 25, 2004
Hugh L. Allen, M.D., 2323 Edinboro Road, died Sunday, January 18, 2004 at Forestview Skilled Nursing Center.
He was born February 18, 1918 in Sheffield, PA, a son of the late Joseph A. Allen, D.D.S. and Adelaide Jaycox Allen.
He graduated from Sheffield High School, Westminster College in 1939 where he was a member of the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity and class treasurer. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School in 1943, was a member of the Phi Rho Sigma medical fraternity, and was president of the Deaver Surgical Society in 1942.
He served as a physician in the U.S. Army.
He was a medical doctor and practiced in Erie from 1944 to 1966 at which time he became Emergency Room Director at Hamot Medical Center. He retired in 1980. He was a member of the Erie County and Pennsylvania Medical Societies, the American Medical Association, the American Society of Internal Medicine, and became a charter member of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
He became a member of the Presidentís Club of Westminster College in 1975, became a member of the Benjamin Franklin Society of the University of Pennsylvania in 1979 and received a citation from the Alumni Association of Westminster College for his professional accomplishments in 1984. Those that knew Dr. Allen stated that he was instrumental in bringing Emergency Medicine to the forefront as a specialty in the Erie Area and at Hamot Medical Center. He lobbied for the creation of a clinical department of Emergency Medicine at Hamot, and was the Departmentís first Chairman. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, Killeen Lodge No. 1125 F.&A.M., Killeen TX; Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Erie and Zem Zem Temple Shrine. He was a member of the Hamot Corporators and the Y Menís Club. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, music and photography.
Survivors include his wife, Sarah B. Allen, a son, Joseph B. Allen and his wife Sarah, Wappingers Falls, NY; two daughters: Sally Rogers of Millcreek, M. Elizabeth Ettinger and her husband Frederick, Mont Clare, PA; eight grandchildren: Bethany Rogers Lang and her husband Fritz, Phoenixville, PA; Gordon Rogers, St. Petersburg, FL; Sally Ann Houston and her husband Dennis; Brent Rogers, both of Millcreek; James Allen and his wife Catherine, Poughkeepsie, NY; Robert Allen, Potsdam, NY; Sherry McDermott and her husband Jack, Royersford, PA; Stacey Ettinger-Watts and her husband Bobby, Mont Clare, PA; seven great grandchildren: Heather, Matthew, Michael and Josh Houston; Justin and Chelsea Allen, and Dylan McDermott.
Friends are invited to a service at the First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 247 West 6th Street, Sunday at 2:00 with Reverend Dr. Steven M. Marsh officiating. The service will be followed by a reception in the church parlor. Interment in Erie Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, 250 West 7th Street Erie PA 16501; Hamot Second Century Fund, 302 French Street, Erie PA 16502, or the Springhill Fellowship Fund, 2323 Edinboro Road, Erie PA 16509.
Julia Amelia Detrick
Born in Italy
resided in Erie, PA.
Visitation: Friday Jan. 23, 2004
Service: Saturday Jan. 24, 2004
Julia Amelia Serena Detrick, of Millcreek, died unexpectedly Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at her residence.
Born in Cavaso Novo, Italy a daughter of the late Costante and Giuseppina Bier Serena.
She had worked at Marx Toys.
A member of Blessed Sacrament Church she loved to cook, bake, and especially spend time with her family.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Detrick; three brothers, Pete, Victor, and Ray Serena; and a sister, Mary Bruno.
She is survived by her daughter, Colleen DeMatteo and her husband Jack, of Fairview; two granddaughters, Melissa Matczak and her husband Tim, of Waterford and Becky Higley and her husband Josh, of Millcreek. She is further survived by her great grandson, T.J. Matczak.
Friends may call at the Burton Funeral Home 3816 West Lake Road on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and are invited to attend a funeral Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church 1626 West 28th Street on Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Reverend Monsignor Daniel E. Magraw celebrant.
Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Second Harvest Food Bank 1703 Ash Street Erie, PA 16503.
Susie Mae Crockett
Born in Houston, Miss on Jan. 19, 1922
Departed on Jan. 15, 2004 and resided in Erie, PA.
Visitation: No Visitation
Service: Saturday Jan. 24, 2004
Susie Mae Crockett, 81, of Erie, died Thursday, January 15, 2004 at her residence.
She was born in Houston, Mississippi on January 19, 1922.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Bayview Congregation of Jehovahís Witnesses.
She is survived by two sons, Bobby Crockett and his wife Carol J. Crockett, of Erie and Dannie Crockett of Tucson, AZ and two daughters, Bernice Crockett and Winnie Peg Johnson, both of Tucson, six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
There will be no calling hours.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 24 at the Bayview Congregation of Jehovahís Witnesses at 2 p.m. with Nathan Thomas officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Bayview Congregation of Jehovahís Witnesses, 621 W. 2nd Street, Erie,
Born in Erie on Jul. 23, 1952
Departed on Jan. 16, 2004 and resided in Erie, PA.
Visitation: Monday Jan. 19, 2004 & Monday Jan. 19, 2004
Mass: Tuesday Jan. 20, 2004
Cemetery: Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery
Robert Hanson age 51 of 4815 Avellino Dr. Erie, died Friday January 16, 2004 at his
residence following an extended illness.
He was born on July 23, 1952 the son of Florence Gorny Hanson of Erie and the late Conrad W. Hanson.
He was a graduate of East High School in 1970, received a two year degree from Penn State Behrend and a bachelors degree in Business from Gannon University.
He worked for Lord Corporation as a shipping and distribution manager for many years.
He was an active member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and a Cursillo member #175.
He was an avid sportsman loving to fish and hunt. He was a member of the Gem City gun club.
In addition to his mother he is survived by his wife of 30 years Deborah Schlindwein Hanson of Erie; a daughter Karianne M. Hanson of Erie; a son Brian Robert Hanson of Erie; 3 sisters: Christine Shaffer and her husband Michael of Springfield, VA; Karen
Hanson of Bad Salzuflen, Germany; Kathleen Hanson of Lake City; two brothers: Michael Ericsson and his wife Linda of Cincinnati, OH; Paul Hanson of Edinboro;1aunt; 3 nieces; 3 nephews; and numerous cousins.Friends may call at the Burton Wintergreen Funeral Home 2532 Norcross Road on
Sunday from 7-9pm and Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm and are invited to attend a prayer service there on Tuesday at 9:30am followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Mount
Carmel at 10am. with Rev. Bruce Allison celebrant and Fr. Tom Fialkowski co-celebrant.
Burial in Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Harborview House #1, 210 West Sixth Street, Erie, PA 16507 or Great Lakes Home Health Care 1700 Peach Street, Suite 244,
Erie, PA 16501.
This is the last and final update of Bob's courageous journey. This news brings both joy and sadness to all those who knew Bob. Today at 3:15 p.m. Bob left this earth to go home to his heavenly Father. What started out as a gloomy dark day turned to sunshine after he passed away. He told us that every time the sun shines to know that this is his sign that he is watching over us.
Bob was an amazing man and will be missed more than words can say. He appreciated life and lived to the fullest. His final hours were spent surounded by many family members. He told us that there is always hope til the end and as Jimmy Valvano said, "NEVER EVER GIVE UP." which Bob didn't because he also preached, "NO MATTER WHAT, YOU SHOULD KEEP YOUR FAITH IN GOD AND SHOW UNCONDITIONAL LOVE TO EACH OTHER". That in itself is a miracle and "Miracles Happen."
Love and blessings to all, Debbie, Kari and Brian.
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