Mary E. Voegele, age 73, long time resident of Cambridge Springs, PA, lost her long battle with heart disease on June 22nd 2011 at Meadville Medical Center, Meadville, PA. Born on May 1st 1938 in Geneva, OH, Mary was the daughter of the late John Simko and Mary Simko Libby. She grew up in Ashtabula, OH where she graduated from high school. She then received advanced schooling for lab work in Cleveland, OH and later became employed by the University Hospital in Cleveland.

Voegele, Mary E.In 1968, she moved to Cambridge Springs, PA with her first husband, Walter Tucker. Since then she worked at several places, her last employment being with French Creek Pain Management in Meadville in their billing department, retiring in 2010. A member of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Cambridge Springs, Mary was the church organist and vocalist there, beginning in 1970. Mary had a passion for all things musical and was often using her singing and acting talent in the Cambridge Springs Community Theater, now known as the French Creek Community Theater.

Mary is survived by her husband – A. Robert Voegele of 801 Dogwood, Meadville, PA,; three sons – David Tucker and his fiancee, Alyssa of Edinboro; Richard Tucker and his wife, Jill of Meadville; Randy Tucker and his wife, Peggy of Oberlin, OH; six grandchildren – Katie Dobson, Ivan Tucker, and Max Tucker, Paige Tucker, Andy Tucker, and Eric Tucker. She is also survived by three step-children – Terri Long and her husband, Craig of Huntsville, Alabama; Cherie Wolfe and her husband, Don of Indianapolis, IN; and Robert D. Voegele and his wife, Diane of Cambridge Springs; and three step-grandchildren – Rachel Long, Stephanie Wolfe, and Stacey Wolfe. Included among survivors are two brothers -Norman Simko and his wife, Carol of Jefferson, OH and John Simko.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs, PA on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Vigil prayer services will be held Sunday evening at 9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday morning at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Church with prayer services to be held prior to the Mass at the Funeral Home beginning at 9:30 a.m. Reverend David Poulson, pastor of the Church will officiate. Interment will take place in Cambridge Springs Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Cambridge Springs Public Library, 158 McClellan St.