Mary Sarita White Guelcher

November 26th, 1938 - March 6th, 2018

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          Mary Sarita (White) Guelcher, age 79, of Erie, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Born in Erie, November 26, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Sarella (Campbell) White.

          Mary graduated from Mercyhurst Seminary and Mercyhurst University before receiving her master’s degree from Gannon University.  For many years, she was a teacher at various public and parochial schools in Erie, a member of Blessed Sacrament Church and later, a member of St. Jude the Apostle Church. She loved spending time with her family, traveling to Nantucket, and shopping. Her love of shopping was matched only by her disdain for cooking.  She never met anyone with whom she could not have an engaging conversation.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Walter “Brother” White. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Thomas C. Guelcher, of Erie; two sons, Jeffrey M. Guelcher, wife Christine, of Bethesda, Md., and Stephen J. Guelcher, wife Nicole, of Shrewsbury, Mass.; five grandchildren, Megan C., Kylie C., William W., Dylan R., and Owen T. Guelcher; two sisters-in-law, Anne Jordan and Marilyn Guelcher; and a brother-in-law, David Guelcher, wife Teri. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

          Friends are invited to call at Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 W. 38th St. at Greengarden Blvd., Thursday, from 3 to 8 p.m., and are invited to attend prayers there, Friday at 10:15 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass at St. Jude the Apostle Church at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery.

          In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Dr. Gertrude A. Barber Foundation, 100 Barber Place, Erie, PA  16507.