Violet B. Wentz

Violet B. Wentz, age 90, of North East, formerly of Erie, passed away at her home on Thursday, January 2, 2020 after a long illness. She was born in Erie on March 10, 1929, daughter of the late Merle V. and Josephine B. Boesch Batts.

Violet worked until her retirement for Erie Organ Supply where she wired the boards for organs. She also worked at Buffalo Molded Plastics and General Electric.

In addition to her parents, Violet was preceded in death by her companion, Thomas Dewey; daughter, Elaine Wentz; son, Dale Wentz; stepson, William Dewey; three brothers, Elwin, Elmer, and William Batts; and five sisters, Muriel Batts, Beatrice Perkins, Mary Pierson, Ellen Pajersky and Josephine Coburn. Survivors include her son, Gene David Wentz (Ann); sister, Charlotte M. Steele, with whom she resided this last year; three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., 2607 Buffalo Rd., on Saturday from 11 am until the time of the Funeral Service there at 1 pm. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

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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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