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Marian Woloshyn Smith

Marian Woloshyn Smith, age 92, of Millcreek Twp., passed away at Manchester Commons on Friday, June 30, 2017. She was born in Erie on January 8, 1925, daughter of the late Louis Woloshyn and Mary Woloshyn Bush and stepdaughter of the late Peter Bush, Sr.

Marian had resided in Riverside, CA from 1957 to 1991, where she had worked at Bourn's Inc. as an inspector and analyst with electronic manufacturing. She was a member of the Church of the Cross. She was an avid animal lover, particularly, her cherished dog, "Cindy".

Marian is survived by her in-laws, Robert Potthoff, and Mary Lou Bush; nieces and nephews, Shari Gross (Judy Zurinski), Lori DiPlacido (Mario), Susan Mayes (Gary), Linda Pekarski, Thomas Lazarz (Sherry), Edward Lazarz (Becky), Mary Lou Cerwinski (Dan), and Nancy Schupp (Dan). She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Woody" Smith; two sisters, Anne Lazarz, and Shirley Potthoff; and two brothers, Peter Bush, Jr., and Steve Woloshyn.

The family would like to thank the staff at Manchester Commons for their kindness, dedication, and phenomenal care given to Marian.

Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at Manchester Commons on Tuesday, July 18 at 1 pm. Interment was held at Lakeside Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., 2607 Buffalo Rd.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Because You Care, 6041 West Rd., McKean, PA, 16426, or Emmaus Soup Kitchen, 218 E. 11th St, Erie, PA, 16503.

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