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Mon, Tu, Wed, Th -- 9:00-5:00 
Fri -- 9:00-6:00 
Sat -- 9:00-12:00 
Sun -- CLOSED 

Contact Information
Lake Erie Community FCU 
721 Rice Avenue 
Girard, PA 16417 
(814) 774-4130 
FAX: (814) 774-5306 

About Us 

We are a small credit union serving the west Erie County area.  Currently anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Girard or Lake City is eligible to join.  Membership is also available to immediate family or household members of existing members.

We are governed by the NCUA, and insured by the NCUSIF (up to $250,000 per account), so your money is absolutely safe with us.

We have a volunteer Board of Directors that set policies, supervisory committee that reviews operations, and an office staff to perform the day to day operations.


Lake Erie Community Federal Credit Union was originally chartered as the Toymakers Federal Credit Union in 1948 to serve the employees of Marx Toys and their family members. In 1980, after Marx was bought by Quaker Oats, the parent company filed bankruptcy and the Marx Toys plant in Girard was closed. Under the leadership of the credit union manager and the Board of Directors, the credit union was re-chartered as a community credit union, open to serve its existing members and the Girard and Lake City communities.

Although we have seen many changes over the years, we continue to maintain the principles of service that we were founded on in 1948. Every member has a “share” in the credit union. We are member owned and operated, and every member has a vote and a voice in the operations. Our profits are returned back to the members in the form of dividends. Often you’ll find that our interest rates on loans and fees for services are lower than many other institutions.

Statistics as of December 2015
Members 1412
Assets 4,549,859
Shares 4,165,543
Loans 2,452,814

Board of Directors
Jeremy Anderson President
Eileen Hanisek Vice President
Robert Ryan  Treasurer
Mary Louise Little  Secretary
Connie Bible  
Ronald Brewer  
Kris Russin  
Supervisory Committee
Marjorie Burbee      
Reid Porter  
Mary Ellen Coonfer  
Anna Porter  
Susan Rastetter


Loan Officers
Sherri Kaputa-Jarvi  

Kris Russin - CEO krussin@lecfcu.com
Trudi Jarvi - Member Service tjarvi@lecfcu.com

Emily Eaton - Member Service


Joyce Jones (retired) - Member Service


New Hours 5/1/16 - Open 6 days/week!
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs  9:00AM - 5:00PM



9:00AM - 6:00PM

9:00AM - 12:00PM

Lake Erie Community FCU
721 Rice Avenue
Girard, PA 16417
Phone:  (814) 774-4130      FAX:  (814) 774-5306

Routing Number: 243381586
Lake Erie Community FCU - Proudly Serving Our Members Since 1948
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