Obituary of Arlene Marietta Barlekoff
Arlene Marietta Barlekoff Arlene Marietta Barlekoff (Calabrese), age 86, passed away peacefully in her sleep at St. Mary’s Home in Erie on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. She was born on May 18, 1934 in Pittsburgh before moving to Erie as a child. She graduated from Strong Vincent H.S. She was married at age 20 to Alexander Barlekoff. Arlene worked for many years as a waitress at her family restaurant, Carmen’s. She was a Lady of St. Patrick’s Church and was active in may local ministry groups; including the local Crusillo movement. Arlene had a well-known sweet tooth and especially loved chocolate. She was well known for her baking; especially Christmas cookies-pizzelles, cut outs, peanut butter blossoms, hunkie cookies, and her apple pies. Unfortunately, she never did find a recipe with enough cinnamon. She was a virtuoso at Dr. Mario, regularly beating her grandson, much to his dismay. She was preceded in death by her husband Alexander Barlekoff and her sister Laverne Stewart. She is survived by her sister Sharon Christopher and her husband Dennis Marovich, her four nieces: Julie Malone, Trisha Christopher, Beth Lustig, and Megan Christopher, her four daughters: Mary Steck, Patricia Hopkins, Carolyn Guthleben and her husband John, Jane Gittens, and her grandson Samuel Barlekoff. We love you NENE! Friends may call at the Dusckas-Martin Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 4216 Sterrettania Rd. on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and are invited there on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. for the Funeral Service. Interment Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the ANNA Shelter in Arlene’s name, 1555 East 10th Street, Erie, PA 16511.
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