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Marian Scicchitano Ehrlacher, 81, passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, surrounded by her family.

She was born Mariana Caterina Scicchitano on May 7, 1935, in Mount Carmel, the youngest daughter of Carmen and Catherine (Scicchitano) Scicchitano. She was the beloved wife and best friend of Gordian V. Ehrlacher for 54 years.

She attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School and Susquehanna College.

After moving to Doylestown in 1971, she became an active volunteer at the Doylestown Hospital where she founded and chaired the Welfare Committee. She was on the Board of Directors of the Village Improvement Association.

From 1982 to 2012 she was an anger management therapist at the Bucks County Correctional Facility. She also taught several classes at the Central Bucks Community School.

First and foremost she was a wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She will be remembered for her hospitality and wonderful cooking. Marian always greeted family and friends at her home with the question "Are you hungry?"

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her loving daughters, Maribeth T. Ehrlacher (Gregory C. McCarthy) and Kathy A. Ehrlacher. She was the adoring and cherished "Gran" to her two grandsons, JR and Anthony (Mac) Denning, who will miss her dearly; one sister, Sr. Mary Helen Scicchitano, D.M.; two sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; 32 nieces and nephews, their families and many extended relatives.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Dr. David Scicchitano and Carmen Scicchitano; and one sister, Antoinette S. Gearhart.

Services will be private under the direction of the Varcoe-Thomas Funeral Home/Central Bucks Crematory, 344 North Main St., Doylestown, PA 18901.

In lieu of flowers and food, the family wishes for donations to be made in Marian's name to the Alzheimer's Association, Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market St., Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (www.alz.org/donate) or a charity of the donor's choice.

Send condolences to www.varcoethomasfuneralhome.com.
Published on November 12, 2016
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