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Dawn C. Contrucci

Dawn Cheri Contrucci, 65, of Erie (formerly of Ellwood City) unexpectedly passed away Saturday, September 29, 2018 at UPMC – Hamot Hospital in Erie. She was a loving wife, an amazing mother, proud grandmother and a woman of God, who whole heartedly shared her faith with all.

Born April 28, 1953 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Wallace Carroll and Betty Boots Carroll Koch. She married her high school sweetheart, John J. Contrucci. They have been married for 41 years.

Dawn was a Mary Kay Consultant for over 30 years and was a Senior Sales Director. She graduated from Lincoln High School and received her Associates Degree from Geneva College. While in college, she sang with “The Genevans”. Dawn was a member of the Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church. In Erie, she is a member of Church of the Cross since its inception, where she is active in the Women’s Bible Study and the choir. Dawn also volunteered at the Erie City Mission and Dress for Success.

In addition to her husband, John, survivors include a daughter, Rachel (Kevin) Carlson of Pittsburgh; three sisters, Jackie Streckeisen of North Sewickley Twp., Bonnie (Aaron) Stabryla of Ellwood City, Cindy (Dwayne) Martin of Winchester, VA; one grandson, Parker Carlson, and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-father, Wallace Koch, and brother in law, Dick Streckeisen.

Friends will be received on Wednesday October 3 from 4-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday at the Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church at 11:00 am with Rev. Drew Himes officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the family in care of the funeral home.

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