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Volker , Mary T. 85


Mary T. Volker, 85, of Greensburg, passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital following a brief illness. She was born April 17, 1927, in Weedville, the daughter of the late Frank and Helen (Lanzel) Krellner. Mary was a member of Blessed Sacrament Cathedral and the Friday Music Club. She was an accomplished violinist and proudly performed in various symphonies. Mary was an expert in chamber music. Along with teaching at Seton Hill University in their music department, she had hundreds of past students that she gave personal instruction in their music development. Over the many years of teaching students, Mary was blessed in being able to see young minds being developed into musicians. She will be missed dearly. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, James F. Krellner; and a sister, Betty J. Krellner. Surviving are her husband, David J. Volker; son, Brian J. Volker, of Clarion; daughter, Karen E. Volker Martin and her husband, Tom, of Erie; a niece, Dr. Susan E. Gorman, of Atlanta, Ga.; a sister, Alice (William) Gorman, of St. Mary's; four grandchildren, Amy Volker Vikara, Amanda Volker Popelas, Mary Elizabeth Martin and Joseph Martin; and two great-grandchildren. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the KEPPLE-GRAFT FUNERAL HOME, an authorized remembrance provider, 524 North Main St., Greensburg. A prayer service will be held at 9 a.m. Monday in the funeral home followed by funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. at the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, 300 N. Main St., Greensburg. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in St. Mary's. Terence L. Graft, funeral director, entrusted with the arrangements. For online condolences and information, please visit or


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