Jean E. Hollarn

Jean E. Hollarn, age 75, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018 at St. Mary's Home. She was born in Erie on April 22, 1943, daughter of the late Clarence and Donna Emhoff Postlethwait.

Jean was a Registered Nurse, first working at Rex in North Carolina, then in Virginia, Iowa, and finally in Erie at St. Vincent and Hamot Health Centers. She was an active member of Our Lady of Mercy R.C. Church, where she volunteered with the Religious Ed Program. As a Den Mother, she oversaw many fund raisers for Troop 151. Jean enjoyed being a homemaker, participating in the Lawrence Park Garden Club, and spending time caring for her mother and aunt.

Jean was married 52 years to Dennis Hollarn before his passing in August, 2017. She is survived by five children, Dennis J. Hollarn II, Tarasia Maguire, Thomas Hollarn (Karen), Michael Hollarn (Marcia Lynch) and Michelle Winans (Casey); 13 grandchildren, Mackenzie, Kahla, Caitlin, Sarah, Rayna, Dennis, Abby, Rachel, Taylor, Michael, Taryn, Aliyah and Cooper; one great granddaughter, Laurel; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., 2607 Buffalo Rd., on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm and are invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Friday at 11 am at Our Lady of Mercy R.C. Church. Interment, Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be designated to Our Lady of Mercy R.C. Church, 837 Bartlett Road, Harborcreek, PA 16421.

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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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