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Marcella M. "Mae" Irvine

May 17, 1932 ~ October 4, 2017 (age 85)

Marcella M. “Mae” (Matulis) Irvine, 85 of Curtisville, West Deer Township, died suddenly Wednesday October 4, 2017. She was born May 17, 1932 in Curtisville to the late Joseph and Edith E. (Thomas) Matulis. Mae grew up in Curtisville graduating from West Deer High School in 1950. A member of the former Curtisville Presbyterian Church, the Bull Creek United Presbyterian Church, the Philathia Class, the church Women’s Association, the West Deer Alumni Group. Mae worked as a cook for the former Valley View Nursing Home then Tandem Nursing Home, Indiana Township, worked as a clerk for the Butler Auto Auction for over fifty years and worked as a planter for Peterson Greenhouse in Springdale.  Mae also served for Judge of Elections at the Curtisville polling station in West Deer for over 50 years. She enjoyed traveling, playing her slot machines, visiting her relatives, camping and especially spending time with her friends and family.

Survivors include her children Leanna Mae (Joseph) Shurina of Curtisville, William J. (Shelly) Irvine of Curtisville, Gerald L. (Debbie) Irvine, II of West Deer, Dean A. (Amy) Irvine of West Deer, Anne Marie (Jeff) Mravintz of Frazer and Mark W. (Kim) Divelbiss of Robinson Township, sixteen grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Gerald L. Irvine, her daughter Edith K. “Dee Dee” Werner, her sisters Norma A. Burchell, June Olar and Darlene K. Divelbiss and her brothers Joseph and Robert Matulis.

Family will receive friends Saturday from 6-8 PM and Sunday from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM in the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer Twp. where services will be conducted Monday 10 AM with the Rev. Frank Deluce, officiating. She will be privately laid to rest with her husband in Bull Creek Cemetery, West Deer Township. View obituary online and leave condolences at

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