Obituaries

Kathy Anne (Wood) Walker

Kathy Anne (Wood) Walker, 69, of Warren, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday morning, May 26, 2013 at UPMC Hamot in Erie, PA. She was born December 12, 1943 in Meadville, PA to the late Harold E. and Georgene L. (Gaub) Wood of Saegertown, PA.

Kathy was a graduating member of the Class of 1961 of Saegertown High School in Saegertown, PA. She attended Edinboro State College majoring in Special Education and completed an Associate of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 1982.

Kathy had a lifelong passion for children, which she lovingly displayed throughout her life as a teacher for Head Start in Warren County and as a teacher/director for the Youngsville First United Methodist Church Preschool, a career that spanned more than 20 years. She was proud to raise two sons, Shawn O. (Suzanne) Walker of Warren, PA, and Erin D. (Stephanie) Walker of Pittsburgh, PA. In addition, over the last nine years, she made a lasting impression on six grandchildren, Lauren, Sophie, Lily, and Madeline of Warren, PA and Ryan and Brady of Pittsburgh, PA, always encouraging them to expand there imagination and explore their creativity.

She loved animals and the outdoors and was an avid gardener, (not surprisingly) marrying a biology teacher, Paul O. Walker, on December 29, 1962, celebrating 50 years of marriage last year. Referred to as “Mother Nature” by her grandchildren, there wasn’t anything that she couldn’t grow or nurture back to health. The beauty of her gardens is a tribute to a woman who appreciated and valued the simple pleasures in life.

Kathy was all about family and made sure that every holiday and birthday was special. Through her thoughtful gifts, gestures or famous baking (blueberry and brown bread, and knot rolls are family favorites) she made sure that family occasions were always memorable. Time with Gramma (and Grampa) was one of the most sought-after commodities, never knowing what activity was coming next or what adventure lied around the corner. A new song, rhyme or dance was always waiting as a cherished treat. To everyone’s benefit, she looked at the world a little differently, brought out the best in people and set the stage for all to succeed, inspiring everyone to believe in themselves and seek out the best in life. The world could never ask for a better wife, mother, grandmother, sister or friend.

In addition to her husband and sons, she is survived by her brother Timothy P. (Kimberly) Wood, sister Susan C. (Scott) Hindle, and stepmother, Shirley Mae (Dworshak) Wood, all of Saegertown, PA, sisters-in-law, Lois R. (Kent) Duve’ of Sarver, PA; Jane G. Walker of Atherton, CA; Kaye G. Dryden of Meadville, PA; Dana G. (Mark) Ruttenberg of Conneaut Lake, PA and brother-in-law, Lynn A. (Marsha) Walker of Meadville, PA.

She will always be remembered for her optimistic spirit, caring nature and the endless smiles she put on people’s faces. A celebration of Kathy’s life will be hosted at 108 East Street, Warren, PA on June 8th, between 11am and 2pm. All are welcome.

Those who wish to share a memory or express condolences may do so at www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com. Memorials, if desired, are encouraged to be made to the Warren County Humane Society (Paws Along the River), 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA or the Warren Garden Club, (Dorothy McCarthy), 6 Beaty Court, Warren, PA.

Howard R. Kimmel

Howard R. Kimmel, 71, of Warren, PA. died Sunday, May 26, 2013 at Warren General Hospital after an extended illness. He was born July 9, 1941 in Wilkinsburg, PA. to the late Ralph and Nellie Hemple Kimmel. He has resided in Warren for the past 28 years and was formerly of Marienville, PA. He was a 1959 graduate of Wilkinsburg High School. He was employed as a furnace operator with the former Glass Container of Marienville, PA., and was a bus driver with the Transit Authority of Warren retiring from there due to illness after many years. He was a member of the Olive Temple Masonic Lodge of Tionesta, PA. Howard enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Dorothy Ishman Kimmel whom he married March 13, 1988 in Tionesta, PA., 4 Children – Cheryl Durlin (Darwin) of Pittsfield, PA., Beth Gisselbrecht (Chuck) of Foxburg, PA., Tim Kimmel of Marienville, PA., Mary Wagner and companion, Chris of Jamestown, N.Y., 2 Step Children – James Cochran (Laurie) of Irvine, PA., Joseph Cochran and companion, Sue of Marienville, PA., 2 Sisters – Betty Meloney of Marienville, PA.., Shirley Orr (Richard) of North Huntington, PA., 7 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 Brother – Ralph Kimmel, Jr., 1 Granddaughter – Samantha Lewis. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, Pa. on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 from 6 to 8 P.M. and on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. when a funeral and committal service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of the Warren General Hospital, officiating. Interment will be in North Forest Cemetery, Marienville, PA. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or American Lung Association, 3001 Gettysburg Road, Camp Hill, PA., 17011. E- mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Nancy Nowacki

Nancy C. Nowacki, 82, of Warren, Pa. died Saturday morning, May 25, 2013 at her residence after an extended illness. She was born July 4, 1930 in Hamburg, N.Y. to the late Clifford and Isabelle Schuler Link. Nancy was a graduate of Fredonia N.Y. High School. She enjoyed providing home day care and babysitting service for many children for over 30 years. She was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church where she was an active member with numerous activities, member of the church Catholic Daughters of America. She loved bowling, bingo and spending time at the casino. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Raymond J. Nowacki whom she married June 15, 1949 at St. Joseph R.C. Church, Fredonia, N.Y., 10 children – Jim Nowacki (Lori), Tom Nowacki (Cindy), Barb Faust, all of Warren, PA., David Nowacki (Jennifer) of Lambertville, MI, Patty Swihart (Craig) of Virginia Beach, VA., Mark Nowacki (Cheryl) of Locust Grove, VA., Brian Nowacki (Kathy) of Powhattan, VA., Rick Nowacki (Sharon) of Warren, PA., Scott Nowacki (Missy) of Irvine, PA., Marcia Curtis (Chris) of Spotsylvania, VA., 22 Grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 infant daughters – Julie Lynn and Mary Nowacki, 3 Brothers – Wayne, Robert (Bob), and Eugene Link. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted at 7:45 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell St., Warren, PA. 10:00 A.M. with Fr. James Gutting, Pastor, officiating, assisted by Deacon Joseph Lucia. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the National Kidney Foundation, 3109 Forbes Avenue, Suite 101, Pittsburgh, PA. 15213-3000 or the Holy Redeemer R.C. Church Building Fund. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Christine M. Smith

Christine M. Smith, 94, of Tiona, PA died Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Warren General Hospital, Warren, PA. Born on January 2, 1919 in Williamsport, Pa she was the daughter of the late John J. Szybist and Katherine Zielewicz Szybist. On May 22, 1937 in Pittsburgh, PA she married Elmer L. Toth, who died on August 8, 1983. On November 28, 1993 in Sheffield, PA she married Walter Smith who survives. Mrs. Smith was a long-time licensed practical nurse at Warren State Hospital. She was a member of St. Anthony of Peduca R. C. Church in Sheffield, PA and was a member of National Camping Travelers. Surviving in addition to her husband Walter of Tiona, PA, are three children, Mary Catherine Blaski and her husband, John, of Virginia Beach, VA, Linda J. Jordan and her husband, Tim, of Tiona, PA, Allen W. Smith of Tiona, PA, four grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, one brother, John J. Szybist and his wife, Jean, of Williamsport, PA, three sisters, Wilhelmina T. Waldman and her husband, Emil, Virginia L. Szybist, and Jacqueline C. Fleisher and her husband, Bob, all of Williamsport, PA, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and first husband, Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by two grandsons, Christopher J. Blaski and Jeffery L. Blaski, two brothers, Edward J. Szybist and Frank S. Szybist, and four sisters, Lenora H. Lukowsky, Evelyn C. Hoover, Thelma E. Bradley, and H. Jeanne Caringi. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 6 to 8 P.M., where a vigil service will be conducted at 7:45 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, May 23, 2013 at St. Anthony of Peduca R. C. Church with Fr. John Neff, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R. C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Warren Cancer Center, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Adam A. Piccirillo, Sr.

Adam A. Piccirillo, Sr., 95, a resident of the Rouse Warren County Home and formerly of Warren, PA. died Friday morning, May 10, 2013 at his residence after an extended illness. He was born October 29, 1917 in West Hickory, PA. to the late Benjamin and Angeline Demattio Piccirillo. He has resided most of his life in Warren and was a former resident of Ridgway and Irvine, PA. Adam had been employed with the former National Forge Company, Struthers Wells Corporation and retired as a die maker from the former G.T.E. Sylvania after many years service. He was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church and a former member of St. Luke’s R.C. Church. He was a former member of the Holy Redeemer Church Holy Name Society, Struthers Hose, Marco Polo Club of Jamestown, N.Y., Warren Moose Lodge 109, Warren American Legion Post 135, and Lakewood Rod and Gun Club. He was a 4th Degree member of the Warren Council of the Knights of Columbus. Adam was an accomplished ball room dancer and lover of his family, especially his grandchildren. He enjoyed carpentry, remodeling, woodworking, was an avid golfer, boater and traveler, enjoying cruises and trips to Europe. He is survived by his daughter – Carol Confer and husband, Jim of Warren, PA., 3 Sons – Adam A. Piccirillo, Jr. and wife, Mary Jane of Bangor, Maine, Benjamin Piccirillo and wife, Linda of Spring Hill, Kansas, Michael Piccirillo and wife, Terrie of Phoenix, AZ., Daughter-in-law, Susan Piccirillo Marino of Erie, PA., 16 Grandchildren, 20 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Regina Ciroli Piccirillo whom he married at Holy Rosary R.C. Church in Johnsonburg, PA. on November 12, 1938 whom died July 7, 2007, 1 Son – J. Patrick Piccirillo, 3 Sisters – Amelia Randinelli, Mary Princepe, Amerika Kulbacki, 2 Brothers – John and Michael Piccirillo, 1 infant brother – Michael Piccirillo. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. Monday, May 13, 2013 from 5 to 8 P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted at 7:45 P.M. Members of the Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree will stand guard during visitation hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 with Fr. James Gutting, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365, Friends of the Rouse, 701 Rouse Avenue, Youngsville, Pa. 16371 or Holy Redeemer Church Building Fund, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Barry Lewis

Barry W. Lewis, 54, of Warren, PA. was found deceased at his home, Friday, April 19, 2013. He was born November 19, 1958 in Pittsburgh, PA. to the late Roy and Mary Violet Dilliplane Lewis, Jr. He was a longtime Warren area resident. He is survived by his 2 sisters – Diane M. Sumrow of Warren, Pa. Nancy Bore of Vero Beach, FL., several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 brother, Richard Lewis, 1 Nephew – Terry James Sumrow. A memorial service will be conducted at Praise Fellowship of Russell, PA. on Monday, May 13, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Rick Roland, Pastor, officiating.

Robert L. Belleau

Robert L. Belleau, 86, of Warren, PA. died at his residence, Sunday morning, May 5, 2013 after declining health. He was born November 2, 1926 in Salem, Mass. to the late Adelard and Amelia Morin Belleau. He has resided in Warren since 1957 and was a 1944 graduate of Salem High School, Salem, Mass. He had served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. Robert was employed by Loranger Manufacturing, in charge of Building and Maintenance for over 30 years, retiring in 1989. He was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church where he was a Eucharistic minister and had served on the board of directors of the St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. He was a volunteer with lifeline, served as a consultant with S.C.O.R.E He was a member of the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club, North Warren Men’s Breakfast Club. He was an avid baseball fan, enjoyed traveling. He was all about his family, he especially enjoyed boating, swimming and spending all the time he could with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Claire Dion Belleau whom he married May 26, 1951 at St. Joseph R.C. Church in Salem, Mass., 2 Sons – John R. Belleau and wife, Cheryl, Glenn M. Belleau and wife, Mary all of Warren, PA., 8 Grandchildren, 6 Great Grandchildren, several niece and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 Sister – Priscilla Coniskey. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 6 to 8 P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted at 5:45 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Joseph R.C. Church with Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through St. Joseph Church Educational Center Fund, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Flora V. Weidert

Flora V. Weidert, 86, of Warren, PA. died Saturday morning, May 4, 2013 at Warren Manor Nursing Home. She was born September 23, 1926 in Clearfield, PA. to the late Lloyd and Sarah Lawhead Morris. She has resided in Warren since 1946 and was a 1944 graduate of Sandy High School in Dubois, PA. She was a 1947 graduate of Spencer Hospital School of Nursing as a registered nurse and had been employed in the maternity ward of the Warren General Hospital retiring in 1981 after several years employment. She was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church, she was an avid hunter and fisherman with her husband. She enjoyed reading, loved her husband, kids, grandkids and great grandkids. She especially enjoyed traveling in her motorhome. She had served as a cadet with the U.S. Army during World War II. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Robert L. Weidert whom she married September 11, 1948 in Warren, PA., 1 Son – Michael Weidert and his wife, Clarissa of Newton, N.C., Michele Hoak and her husband, Dennis of Hughesville, PA., 1 Brother – Lloyd Morris and 1 Sister – Betty Illey both of Iverness, FL, 4 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her 2 Sisters – Ethel Sikora and Martha Nelson. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Monday, May 6, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted at 7:45 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, West, Warren, PA. with Rev. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery, Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365 or St. Joseph Church Educational Center Fund, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA. 16365 or a charity of one’s choice. Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Rev. Daniel W. Wolboldt

Rev. Daniel Williard Wolboldt, 69, North Warren, was recovered by rescue volunteers from the waters of the Conewango Creek on Sunday, April 28, 2013. He was born June 8, 1943, in Canfield, Ohio to John Daniel and Alice Beverly Williard Wolboldt who survive of Canfield, Ohio. Dan was a 1961 graduate of Canfield High School and he completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture and Education in 1966 from The Ohio State University where he was an ROTC Cadet Colonel and Commander of the Cadet Corps. He was a Distinguished Military Graduate and was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army. In 1969 he earned a Masters of Divinity from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio (METHESCO) and completed doctoral work at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. As an ordained minister he served as a Chaplain in the United States Army at home and overseas, most notably with the 82nd Airborne Division as the Deputy Division Chaplain. His military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Airborne wings, German Airborne Wings, Army Achievement Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Service medal, Overseas Medal with 1 Device and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal. He was a member of the American Legion Keystone State Lodge. With 22 years of service he retired in 1989 and relocated to Warren where he was employed as a Clinical Mental Health Supervisor at the Warren Forest County Department of Health and Human Services and in 1991he was recognized by the Warren County Victim/Witness Program with the Warren County Victim Advocacy Award for Outstanding Victim Advocacy. Since 2003 he has served as the Chaplain at the Interfaith Chapel and Spiritual Support Services Director at the Warren State Hospital. He served on the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross, the Warren Players Club and the Struthers Library Theatre. He felt privileged to be involved in various aspects of the theatre from set building to production management in support of youth theatre participation. He was a 25 year member of the North Warren Presbyterian Church and served as interim pastor there for a year. In addition to his position at the Warren State Hospital, he was currently serving as the interim pastor of the Emmanuel United Church of Christ. He also served as the treasurer of the Warren Area Ministerium Dan was a dedicated 60 year member of the Boy Scouts of America serving youth in numerous capacities and locations in the United States as well as in the Transatlantic Council while stationed in Europe. As a youth, Dan, was a Boy Scout in Troop 25 sponsored by the Canfield United Methodist Church, Canfield, Ohio, where he earned the Eagle Award and was presented with the Vigil Honor and was a member of the Neatoka Lodge Order of the Arrow. During his life he had received many Scouter awards and honors including: the District Award of Merit, Scouters Training Award, the St. George Award of the Roman Catholic Church, the God and Service Award from the Presbyterian Church of the U.S.A., the Silver Beaver Award from the Transatlantic Council B.S.A., Founder’s Award from the Order of the Arrow, the Silver Antelope Award from the Northeast Region, and he was a Four-Bead Recipient of the Wood Badge Training Program. He especially valued the 27 Eagle Scout Mentor Pin Awards he has received during his years with Troop 13 and the “Golden Man-Hole-Cover” he received at the closing campfire at Camp Olmsted’s Summer Camp. Dan’s adult leadership and service positions include Unit Commissioner, Merit Badge Counselor, Council Executive Board Member, Venturing Crew Advisor, Varsity Scout Coach National Camp School Staff, National Jamboree Sub-Camp Staff, Wood Badge Staff, Wood Badge Course Director, Camp Visitation Specialist and Staff, Chancellor Commissioner’s College West, Section Advisor for the Order of the Arrow, District Training Chairman, District Commissioner, Council Training Chairman, OA Lodge Advisor and Council Commissioner. This leadership service extended from local to regional and area service in various councils. Other service includes Campaganza Staff Food Service/Commissary Director, Summer Camp Staff, Camp Chaplain for 21 years at Camp Olmsted, Scout Craft Director and Camp Bugle Corps at Camp Olmsted. In 2012 Dan was recognized as a Hometown Hero in Warren County and in 2013 he was selected as part of the National Scoutmaster Recognition Program to be one of 56 Scoutmasters nationwide to attend the National Annual Meeting of the Boy Scouts of America and represent all Scoutmaster nation-wide. He was currently serving as the District Commissioner for the Chief Cornplanter Council, the Lodge Advisor for the Gyantwachia Lodge, Order of the Arrow and the Scoutmaster of Troop 13 in North Warren, PA, sponsored by the North Warren Presbyterian Church. He has attended every National Jamboree since 1957. He was the Scoutmaster for the Chief Cornplanter Council Troop to the 1993 National jamboree and the Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 13 at the 1997 National Jamboree. He headed the Council Contingent to the National Order of the Arrow conference and took local Scouts to the Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico. Surviving are his parents, his wife of 45 years, Penelope Barley Wolboldt who he married in 1968, a daughter, Michelle Wabrek and three grandsons, Auden, Trillin and Asher of Louisville, KY, his sister Barbara Wszelaki of Seville, Ohio, and two brothers, William C. Wolboldt of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Dr. Clinton G. Wolboldt of Ransom Canyon, Texas. There will be a memorial service at the Struthers Library Theatre, 302 W. Third Avenue, Warren, PA. on Saturday, May 4th, at 11:00 A.M. Friends may inquire at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., for information regarding the memorial service. The Public is asked to please send remembrances and thoughts of Dan to Chief Cornplanter Council of the Boy Scouts of America, 316 Fourth Avenue, Warren, Pa. 16365. A private burial will be held at the Excelsior/Vroman Cemetery near Grand Valley at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Chief Cornplanter Council of the Boy Scouts of America, the Struthers Library Theatre, the Warren Public Library, 205 Market Street, Warren, PA. 16365, the North Warren Presbyterian Church, 200 S. State Street, Warren, PA. 16365 or the General Joseph Warren Chapter of the DAR, %Judith Wilson, President, 105 Alexander St., Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhome.com

Dazeglia “Dazi” N. Gern

Dazeglia (Dazi) N. Gern, 94, of Warren, Pa. died Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Warren Manor Nursing Home after an extended illness. She was born in La Maddalena, Italy on December 25, 1918 to the late Joseph and Nicoletta Secchi Atzori and has resided in Warren since April 3, 1946. Dazi had worked at the former G.T.E. Sylvania as a inspector in the Wire Dept. and the Metal Base and had been a team leader in the Plastics Dept., retiring in 1979 after 29 years employment. She was a volunteer at the Warren Area Federal Credit Union where she had served as a loan officer and chairperson of the credit committee. She had served on their board of directors where she had held the position of Membership Chairperson and had taken several courses to help serve the WAFCU, such as credit committee, VIP Program and the volunteer achievement program along with attending many conferences and seminars. She was honored for her 40 years of service to WAFCU. She was a former member of the Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, Catholic Daughters of America, the Church Altar Rosary Society. She was a member of Warren Garden Club and held the position of the city Beautification Chairperson. She was a volunteer with Warren General Hospital since 1979 and a life member of the hospital Ladies Auxiliary. She was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church.

She is survived by her son – Charles G. Gern of Zimmerman Hill, Clarendon, PA., 3 Grandsons – Charles V. Gern and wife, Jessica, Bradley A. Gern and wife, Nicole all of Warren, PA., Kevin M. Gern and wife, Beth of Hershey, PA., 5 Great Grandchildren – Corinn A. Gern, Tyler L. Gern, Devon M. Bosko, Braden U. Gern, Carter C. Gern, Brodee I. Gern, 4 Sisters – Benita Atzori, Anna Piu, Mariea Vignoli, Floriona Morello all of La Maddelena, Italy. Several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Gern whom she married October 25, 1944 in la Maddalena, Sardinia, Italy, her daughter-in-law, Denna L. “Dee” Gern who died August 24, 2012, 3 Sisters – Dominica and Fanicia, Lugia De Mauro, 4 Brothers – Eleio, Dominico, Eleio and Bruno Atzori.

There will be no public visitation hours observed. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at St. Joseph R. C. Church on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of the Ascension in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent through a Warren Garden Club, Paws Along the River or a charity of one’s choice. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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