Penny (Tarr) Schwab

Born: Mon., Dec. 29, 1941
Died: Fri., Apr. 24, 2020


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Penny L. (Tarr) Schwab, age 78, of North East, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020 at UPMC Hamot. She was born on December 29, 1941 in Erie, Pa., the daughter of the late Lawrence Edward and Evelyn (Serene) Tarr. Penny graduated Harborcreek High School and was formerly employed by Children’s Hospital, the North East Breeze, and was a home health care worker for several years. She was a member of the Park United Methodist Church. Penny was a warm hearted, caring, loving person who enjoyed laughter and spending time with family. Her biggest accomplishment in life was raising her eight children. She enjoyed reading books, camping, bird watching, and playing Bingo with her friends at College View Manor. Penny touched so many lives and will be sadly missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing her. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Edward P. Schwab; and sisters, Peggy Urmann and Patricia Haglund. Penny is survived by her sons, Richard Schwab of Mo., Raymond Schwab of North East, Robert Schwab (Maria) of N.J., Martin Schwab of Calif., and Ted Schwab (Tina) of North East; daughters, Dee King (Dan) of North East and Tina Boniconti (Rich) of North East; grandchildren, Mary, Katie, Julie, Chrystal, Brad, Amanda, Justin, Megan, Mackenzie, Zachary, Nicole, and Ricky; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Penny’s family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Jodi Vargo and Lori Otto-Smith for their care and professionalism. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 1645 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505. Private funeral arrangements are being handled by the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake Street, NorthEast. Due to the pandemic a memorial service will be announced at a later date.

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Helen Kloss
   Posted Wed April 29, 2020
Dear Schwab Family,

I send my sincere sympathy to all of you at the loss of dear sweet Penny. She always had a big smile and was so very kind to me during the time I knew her..It will stay with me forever. Penny will be truly missed by all and made a great impact on everyone with love. God Bless her and all of you, her family and loved ones as he guides you through this sad and difficult time....AMEN~


Most Sincerely,
Helen Kloss
North East Pa. 16428

Steve aldrich
   Posted Thu April 30, 2020
Sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. I always enjoyed being around her, running into her at the store and restaurants, and especially running into her at the retirement home when i was working. She had great energy and she will be missed.

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