Sandra J. Cihon Powell

Sandra J. (Cihon) Powell, age 58, of Erie, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019, following a brief illness. She was born in Erie on May 16, 1960, daughter of the late Agatha Cihon Dorich and John Cihon.

Sandy received an Associate Degree in business and worked in store management for over 30 years. She was lovingly known as "Sissy" to her family. She loved her family and pets and was devoted to them. Her family always came first.

In addition to her parents Sandy was preceded in death by her son, Jamie Wilt; her maternal grandparents, Sebastian and Jennie Bianchi; and her paternal grandparents, Tony and Irene Cihon. She is survived by two daughters, Teasha Cihon and Rashell Ulrich (Bill); one brother, Sam Cihon; one sister, Jean Langer (Scott); three grandchildren, Danny, Isaiah and Jordan; former husband and devoted friend, William Powell; two nieces, Carly and Courtney; three nephews, Craig, Jared and Shawn; a very dear aunt, Rita and her husband, Peter; and many cousins and friends.

Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., 2607 Buffalo Road, on Monday, from 6 to 9 pm, and are invited to attend a Funeral Service there on Tuesday at 10 a.m., officiated by Rev. John Malthaner. Interment will follow at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to A.N.N.A. Shelter, 1555 E. 10th Street, Erie, PA 16511.

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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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