Deborah Coughlin

Deborah Coughlin, age 46, of Greene Township, passed away Monday, February 5, 2018 at UPMC Hamot. She was born in Erie on August 11, 1971, the daughter of John and Mariann Coughlin.

Debbie was a beautiful, loving, strong-willed caretaker to many. She enjoyed spending time in the woods with her beloved dogs, making works of art and sharing her passions with others. Debbie was a one of a kind woman with a spirit like wildfire.

Debbie was preceded in death by her sister, Darlene Markiewicz and grandmother, Florence Kuruc. In addition to her parents, Debbie will be missed by her son, Brandon Skrutsky, whom she was especially close with; her two daughters, Brittnee and Brooklynn Skrutsky; two grandchildren, Madilyn and Brayden, whom she had an unconditional bond with; and her siblings, Steven Coughlin, Paul Markiewicz and John Coughlin Jr.

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Saturday, February 17, from 1 to 3 pm at The Summit, 8160 Oliver Road (by Erie First Assembly of God). Arrangements are being handled by the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc.

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The founder of the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., Constantine "Gus" Dusckas, was born in Titusville, Pennsylvania, on July 22, 1915, the son of Greek immigrants. It has been noted that the Dusckas family had a close relationship with the Drake family of oil well fame. Because of the family's deep religious beliefs, young Gus got involved with many families who were in need and less fortunate.  read more...

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