Katrina Marks

Katrina Marks, age 64, of Harborcreek, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2018 following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Erie on August 13, 1953, daughter of the late John and Irene Strauss.

Katrina was a member of St James R.C. Church. She had worked for Bush Industries for several years. Katrina enjoyed reading, music, and flower gardening. She was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins fan. Katrina especially loved cheering loudly at her family's many gymnastic competitions and shows.

Katrina is survived by three children, Julie Swartz (Durke), Sara Ester (James), and Jacob Marks (Jillian); eight grandchildren, Isaiah, Tabitha, Hannah, Jared, Ladron, Noah, Eliana, and Kyleigh; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Vern Marks, and brother, Randy Strauss.

Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., 2607 Buffalo Road, on Friday from 3 to 7 pm and are invited to attend a Prayer Service there on Saturday at 9:30 am followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 am at St. James R.C. Church. Interment will follow at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.

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About Dusckas

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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    (814) 899 7656
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  • Main Address:
    Nancy E. Dusckas: Supervisor
    2607 Buffalo Rd.
    Erie, PA 16510
  • West Side:
    Gary J. Cumming: Supervisor
    536 West 10th Street
    Erie, PA 16502