James A. Treiber, age 78, of Millcreek died with love, peace, and the fulfillment of a life well lived on Thursday, December 29, 2020 at UPMC Hamot as a result of complications from PSP (progressive supranuclear palsy).
He was born October 6, 1942 in Erie the son of the late Albert E. and Margaret (Sulecki) Treiber.
Jim graduated from East High School and attended Gannon University where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree and later a Master’s degree in Counseling. He taught civics for the Erie School District. Later, Gannon University and its Catholic mission became Jim’s passion as he was Gannon’s Director of Financial Aid from 1967 to 2004. Jim retied that year after winning his battle against throat and kidney cancer.
He was enthusiastic about college sports and served as President of the Gannon University Booster Club after his retirement. Jim also was a longtime board member and former president of the YMCA Board of Directors throughout the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. He had many fond memories of being a youth counselor at the YMCA. He always enjoyed mentoring, teaching patience and strength through his loving presence in a way that only the silent generation could.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his former wife, Mary Ann Calabrese Treiber.
Before anything else, Jim was a loving father to his son, John Calabrese Treiber. He is also survived by his former wife’s sister, Nancy A. Klein who was like a sister to Jim, and he also leaves behind his two furry feline friends, Jamie and Mario.
Friends are invited to call on Monday, January 4, 2021 at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 1116 W.7th St. from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at which time a Funeral Mass will be celebrated. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Andrew Church or to the ANNA Shelter, 1555 E.10th St., Erie, PA 16511.
Arrangements by the Quinn Funeral Home, West 9th & Liberty St.
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