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Irene E. Krahe

November 16, 1934 ~ January 11, 2021 (age 86)


Olean- Irene E. Krahe of 123 S. 9th Street, Olean, passed away Monday (January 11, 2021) at the Olean General Hospital.

Born November 16, 1934 in Erie, PA., she was the daughter of, Joseph and Martha Jaskolski Skrzypczak. On June 27, 1959 in Erie, she married David J. Krahe, who survives.

Irene worked as a bookkeeper at Community Bank in Olean for many years. She was an active parishioner and volunteer at the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and St. John’s Church.  Irene also volunteered with the St. Francis Guild and Ball of Roses Dinner Committees.

Irene loved the Buffalo Bills and St. Bonaventure Basketball.  She enjoyed playing her daily casino games and candy crush on her iPad.  She loved playing pinochle and other card games, and was an avid book reader.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children; Michael (Pamela) Krahe, Mary (Scott) Krahe Shreve, Meme (Tom) Krahe Yanetsko, and Marcy Krahe Tyler; her grandchildren, Megan (Ashe), Jeffrey (Shannon), Ashley, Kelsey, Eric (Taylor), Ben, Alex, Ellie, Audrey, Tommy (Naomi) Joshua (Vanessa), Melanie (Tony), Mackenzie (Matthew), Katie (Derrick), Jacob, and Kayla; one great-grandchild, Lukas; one brother, Michael (Helen) Skrzypczak; one daughter-in-law, Brenda Krahe; and one son-in-law, David Peace.

She was predeceased by her children; Matthew Krahe, Michele Krahe Peace, and Mark Krahe; and one brother, James Skrypczak

Friends will be received at the Guenther Funeral Home, Inc., 1303 E. State Street, Olean on Thursday from 4-7pm.  Funeral services will be held on Friday (January 15, 2021) beginning with a 10am prayer service at the funeral home, followed by a 10:30am Mass of Christian Burial at St. John’s Church. Rev. Patrick Melfi, will be the celebrant.  Burial will follow in St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany.

Memorials if desired, may be made to the Michele Krahe Peace Scholarship, 301 N. Union Street, Olean.

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January 14, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Guenther Funeral Home, Inc.
1303 East State Street
Olean, NY 14760

Mass of Christian Burial
January 15, 2021

10:30 AM
St. John's Catholic Church (Olean)
931 N. Union St
Olean, NY 14760

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