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Esther J. (Cornwell) East

October 15, 1926 ~ September 15, 2017 (age 90)

Esther (Cornwell) East, 90 of Fairview, passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017 at Pleasant Ridge Manor.
 She was born on October 15, 1926 a daughter of Joseph "Paul" and Sylvia (Richardson) Cornwell in Albion, PA.  She attended Academy High School and was married to Richard E. "Dick" East on April 18, 1947.  She assisted her husband on the family dairy farm in McKean for many years and also worked for General Electric and the Diana Shop in the Millcreek Mall. She loved visiting with her friends and family and her family was her main priority throughout her life. 
 Esther was a member of the McKean United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.  She enjoyed traveling throughout the US and Europe with her husband and making ceramics and enjoyed baking.
 She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard E. "Dick" East; and two brothers, Richard "Dick"and Paul "Buster" Cornwell.
 Esther will be greatly missed by her family, which include three daughters, Susan C. More (Larry Majersky), Barbara  A. Vanderhoof  (Scott), and Vicki L. Lasher (Daniel);  two sons,  Richard J. East (Sheila), Patrick A. East  (Melissa); a sister, Arlene Byrne; a brother, John B. Cornwell ; thirteen grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews
 Friends may call on Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m at Edder Funeral Home, Inc., 309 Main St. East, Girard and are invited to attend services there on Monday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Barb English officiating.
 Memorials may be made to The United Methodist Women, C/O McKean United Methodist Church, 5041 N. Main St., McKean, PA 16426
 Burial will be in Erie County Memorial Gardens.
 Esther's family would like to express their gratitude to the staff, for the love and care their mom received while a resident of unit A, Pleasant Ridge Manor.
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 Service Information

September 17, 2017

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Edder Funeral Home, Inc.
309 Main St. East
Girard, PA 16417

Funeral Service
September 18, 2017

10:00 AM
Edder Funeral Home, Inc.
309 Main St. East
Girard, PA 16417

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