Marvel Marie Gamble, age 93, of Erie, passed away Friday, February 24, 2012 at the Sarah A. Reed Retirement Center. Born February 12, 1919 in Erie, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Theresa Melzer Armour.

For many years, Mrs. Gamble worked at Marx Toy Company, and prior to that, Talon Industries in Meadville. She had great love for African violets and was very proud of her collection. She also was an excellent cook, always cooking from scratch.

Mrs. Gamble was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Gamble, and also her son, John Peter Gamble, who died in 2007. Her family includes her grandson, Robert John Gamble of Buzzards Bay, MA, and two daughters-in-law, Ruth Gamble of Erie and Denise Gamble of Denver, CO.

A graveside committal service and burial will take place at Chapinville Cemetery, Rockdale Township, Crawford County on Monday morning at 10:00 am with Rev. Thomas Shelow officiating.