Mary E Dechant

August 23, 1937 ~ December 24, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Mary Dechant Obituary

Mary E. Dechant, 86, of Fryburg passed away Sunday December 24, 2023 after a brief illness.


Born on August 23, 1937 in Fryburg she was the daughter of Henry W. and Lucy Obenrider Dechant.


Mary attended St. Michael Elementary School and graduated from North Clarion High School in 1955.


She was a member of St. Michael Church and served as the church secretary for over 50 years starting in 1962 until she retired a few years ago.


Mary enjoyed spending time in her garden, reading, making Christmas decorations, and watching the Pirates and Steelers


She is survived by her siblings: John Dechant and his wife Lorraine of Meadville, James “Jim” Dechant of Fryburg, Martha Kaltenbach of Fryburg, Thomas and his wife Kathleen of Chargrin Falls OH, Anna Rose Gilara of Venus, and Dennis Dechant and his wife Jody of San Diego CA. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.


Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Paul, brothers-in-law Victor Gilara and Dewayne Kaltenbach and a sister-in-law Sally Dechant.


Friends will be received at the Faller Funeral Home, Inc. in Fryburg on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. 

Mass of a Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am on Thursday, December 28, 2023 at St. Michael Church in Fryburg, with Rev. Michael Polinek Pastor presiding.

Interment will be in the St. Michael Cemetery following the Mass.


Memorials in Mary's honor may be made to St. Judes Childrens Hospital.


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December 27, 2023

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Faller Funeral Home, Inc.
19200 Rte 208 PO Box 79
Fryburg, PA 16326

December 27, 2023

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Faller Funeral Home, Inc.
19200 Rte 208 PO Box 79
Fryburg, PA 16326

Mass of Christian Burial
December 28, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Michael Church
18765 Route 208
Fryburg, PA 16326


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