Pauline M. (Zilch) Kalish

March 29, 1933 ~ February 18, 2020 (age 86)

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Pauline M. (Zilch) Kalish, age 86, of Erie, passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at UPMC Hamot. She was born in Erie, March 29, 1933 to Clifford and Margaret (Bohen) Zilch.

Pauline graduated from Mercyhurst College and was a teacher with the Erie School District prior to her marriage to her husband, Davis Kalish.

Besides her parents, Pauline was preceded in death by her husband Davis and a grandson, Michael Tarkowski.

She is survived by her children, Andrew Kalish and his fiancé, Laurie Mancuso of Leroy, NY; Paul Kalish of Erie; Chris Kalish of Erie; and Martha Kalish (Tony Tarkowski) of Dacula, GA. Pauline is further survived by seven grandchildren, and one great- grandson.

Pauline will be remembered for sharing a lifetime of kindness with her family, friends, neighbors, and animals.

Friends are invited to call at the Quinn Funeral Home, West 9th & Liberty St. on Monday, February 24, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and are invited to attend Prayer Services there Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. in Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Erie Humane Society, PO Box 3930, Erie, PA 16508

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February 24, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Quinn Funeral Home
728 West 9th Street
Erie, PA 16502

Funeral Mass
February 25, 2020

10:00 AM
Holy Rosary Catholic Church

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