Irene L. Kean

Irene L. Kean

Irene L. Kean, 90, formerly of Cranesville, passed away Wednesday, May 08, 2019 at Millcreek Community Hospital.  She was born July 27, 1928 in Wellsburg, PA, a daughter of the late Wladyslaw and Eva (Olenik) Marcinowski.  Irene graduated from Albion High School and was a former member of the Albion Church of the Nazarene.  She enjoyed bird watching, reading, crossword puzzles, coloring, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Kean Sr., on May 26, 1998, a son, George Kean, and two sisters, Helen Rogers and Alice Yankosky.  She is survived by five children, Mary Kay Adams and her husband, Jim, of North East, PA, Cathy Bayless and her husband, Ron, of Harborcreek, James Kean Jr. and his wife, Dorothy, of Cranesville, Karen Kean of Cranesville, Connie Burns and her husband, Robert, of Lake City, a sister, Mary Ellen Confer of Lake City, a brother, Dane Marcinowski and his wife, Cheryl, of North Carolina.  Also surviving are many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  Calling hour will be held at the Lake City Presbyterian Church on Friday from 12pm until the time of a funeral service there at 1pm with Pastor Deb Rimmer officiating.  Burial will be in Erie County Memorial Gardens.  Memorials may be made in honor of Irene to Lake City Presbyterian Church, 10088 Seeley Street, Lake City, PA  16423.  The Mattera Funeral Home, 188 East State Street, Albion, is handling the funeral arrangements.  To send flowers, light a memory candle or leave a condolence, please visit 


Left by  “Nicole Alexander” on 07/02/2019

So very sorry for your loss. Irene was such a kind and sweet lady that I knew for several years from going to church with her (& Jim) back in the day. I thought of her often. She will be missed very much. She was a very special lady; they both were. Prayers of comfort to the entire family.

Left by  “Lisa Daugherty ” on 05/10/2019

Dear Karen and All of Your Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our sincere condolences, thoughts, and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May the Lord give you His comfort and His peace.
Gary & Lisa Daugherty

Left by  “Todd Kean” on 05/09/2019

I will always cherish the memories with Grandma while growing up. Love you.

Left by  “Ron & Chris Rogers” on 05/09/2019

Aunt Irene was a very sweet, loving, and happy person! Always smiling,and always a kind word for everyone she met! We will miss her greatly! Our prayers go out to the family during this time of great loss!

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