Margaret Jane Hartzell Hamilton Jones .
Longtime Erie Club Hostess Margaret Jane Hartzell Hamilton Jones, age 89,
died Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at Manchester Presbyterian Lodge. She was born on June 21, 1921 in Pittsburgh, Pa., a daughter of the late Clyde E. and Florence J. Gallagher Hartzell. Margaret was a 1940 graduate of Strong Vincent High School. She was a long time hostess at the Erie Club, and had worked there for 33 years, retiring in 1998. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles (Pete) Jones, her son, Edward Hamilton, her stepmother, Josephine Hartzell, her brother, Edward Hartzell, and most recently by her long time companion, William Taylor in October, 2009. Margaret is survived by two sisters; Dorothy E. Hill and her husband, William of Zimmerly Road Erie, Pa. and Mary Ann (Dolly) Coleman of North Hollywood, California; her sister-in-law, Loraine Hartzell of Lawrence Park, Pa., as well as several nieces and nephews. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Private burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Burton Westlake Funeral Home, 3801 West 26th Street at Powell Avenue. Memorials may be made to Second Harvest Food Bank 1507 Grimm Drive Erie, PA 16501.
(in the Erie Times-News from April 20 to April 21 2011