Nancy Lee (Behnke) Dylewski, born July 28, 1934 in Erie, PA, daughter of Roland A. and Millia (Ponzanille) Behnke, passed away at the age of 79 on November 11, 2013 at Saint Vincent Hospital. She graduated from McKean Joint High School in 1953 and was the wife of the late John M. Dylewski.

Dylewski, Nancy Lee (Behnke)Nancy leaves behind three daughters: Deborah McLaughlin, wife of Rick McLaughlin of McKean, Diane Brownmiller of Lehighton, PA, and Denise Snyder, wife of Mark Snyder of McKean; one son, Jeff Dylewski of McKean; also, three beloved grandchildren who were her pride and joy, Patrick McLaughlin of Montreal, Canada, Megan McLaughlin Asher, wife of Neil Asher of Charlotte, NC, and Tia Brownmiller of Lehighton, PA. Also, Shawn Snyder, Courtney, wife of Jeremy Bauer, and Scott Snyder all of St. Marys, PA, a brother, Duane Behnke and his wife Betty Lou, sisters Audrey Spadacene of McKean, and Dorothy, wife of Henry Zimmer of Erie, PA; and many nieces and nephews. Nancy enjoyed her grandchildren immensely and her beloved dogs including Oliver.

Nancy was the Boro Tax Collector in McKean for 44 years, just recently being re-elected for her 12th term. She also worked for RGIS, as well as American Greetings. She was a founding member of the McKean Recreation Authority, being very instrumental in creating the McKean Recreational Park. Nancy was involved in many community events and activities throughout her lifetime, most having to do with providing recreation for children. She was a longtime member of the St. Francis Ushers Club Women’s Bowling League and the Ushers Club.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home, 306 Erie Street, Edinboro on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. and will be officiated by Deacon Ronald Fronzaglia from St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in McKean. Burial will follow at St. Francis Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the McKean Hose Company or the Humane Society.