Erica A. Runyan

Erica A. Runyan, 79, of 312 Pine Run Road, Lewis Run, passed away, Monday, July 8, 2024, in her home, with her loving family by her side. 

Born April 28, 1945, in Rudolstadt, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Wanda Izbinski and Joseph Wolfe.

Erica worked for 34 years in various capacities at Case Cutlery, she retired as Assistant Plant Manager. She owned and operated the Tacks Inn Produce Stand for many years, she also made all the home cooked specialty items at Tack's Inn such as perogies, fried tomatoes, Coleslaw, potato salad, and daily homemade pies for many years. 

She and Jim were avid Buffalo Bills fan and longtime season ticket holders during the glory years, and she also enjoyed following Nascar, especially Polish drivers, Alan Kulwicki, and Brad Kezlowski. For several years she was President and CEO of the Bank of Poland in Timbuck. 
 
Surviving are two sons, Robert W. (Staci) Sunafrank, of Stoney Beach, MD, and Edward A. Sunafrank, of Bradford, five grandchildren, Logan (John) Obermyer, Derek Sunafrank, Hunter Sunafrank, Trenton Sunafrank, and Gavin Sunafrank, two sister-in-laws, Melissa Gae Colligan, Susan Drnach, one brother-in-law William G. Runyan, and several nieces and nephews.

Erica was preceded in death by her first husband, William Sunafrank who died August 1, 1988, and her second husband, James P. Runyan, who passed away on February 7, 2010. 

Family will receive friends on Friday, July 12, 2024, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. 33 South Avenue. A private graveside service will be held for the family with Fr. Jim Gutting, of St. Bernard Church. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.

Friends of Erica's are invited to a Celebration of Life on Saturday July 13, 2024, from Noon to 2:00 pm at Tack's Inn.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the McKean County SPCA PO Box 113 Bradford, PA 16701. 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

 

HOLLENBECK-CAHILL Funeral Home

33 South Avenue • Bradford, PA 16701

All Condolences -

Robert, Ed and family, we were so sorry to hear of your mom''s passing. She was such a lovely lady. We have several fond memories of her when you boys were younger. Our prayers are with you.
— Robert Nielsen

Ed and family so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person and it was wonderful to work with her for so many years and so many wonderful memories.
— Tammy Troutman

Ed, Robert and family. So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. We had so many good times with wonderful memories.
— Tamra Schettler

To my aunt for giving me lots of memories to cherish. I want to extend my love and gratitude for all you have shared and given me in my life. May you finally be at peace with your husband Jimmy. Thank you for all the life lessons and the amazing pierogis. You will be forever missed in our hearts, but never forgotten!
— Terry and Katheryn Marich

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.
— Julie Mooney

So very sorry for your loss
— Kevin & Gail Moyer

Ed, I am so sorry to hear of Erica''s passing. She will be missed by many. My heart hurts for you and your family. I hope that you find peace in knowing that she is no longer in pain. Love Toni
— Toni Haight

Glad I had the opportunity to know Erica…as she was one of the loveliest women to grace this earth…my condolences to all
— Julie and Patrick McCord

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.
— Julie Mooney

We are sorry to hear of your loss.
— Stoney,Becky,Max,Michael Greenberg

I''m so sorry for your loss. Erica was such a wonderful lady. Prayers for your family.
— Doug Bryant

Condolences

  • Robert, Ed and family, we were so sorry to hear of your mom''s passing. She was such a lovely lady. We have several fond memories of her when you boys were younger. Our prayers are with you.

    — Robert Nielsen
  • Ed and family so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person and it was wonderful to work with her for so many years and so many wonderful memories.

    — Tammy Troutman
  • Ed, Robert and family. So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. We had so many good times with wonderful memories.

    — Tamra Schettler
  • To my aunt for giving me lots of memories to cherish. I want to extend my love and gratitude for all you have shared and given me in my life. May you finally be at peace with your husband Jimmy. Thank you for all the life lessons and the amazing pierogis. You will be forever missed in our hearts, but never forgotten!

    — Terry and Katheryn Marich
  • My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.

    — Julie Mooney