Obituaries

George C. Mong

George C. (Clint) Mong, age 90, of Warren, PA and formerly of Sebastian, FL, died February 21, 2014 at Warren Manor after a brief illness and took off for the Aerodrome in the sky. He was born October 6, 1923 in Oil City, PA to the late Harold C. and Lily Rodamal Dimond Mong.

He was a 1940 graduate of Kinzua High School, and then went to work for the former South Penn Oil Company in the Bradford area as a roust-about and tractor driver. He enlisted and served for 28 years in the United States Air Force serving as a pilot during World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War retiring in 1970 as a Lt. Col., having been stationed in Alaska, Southeast Asia and Europe. He also attended college at Baylor University, Waco, TX and Anchorage (Alaska) Community College. He was a command and instructor pilot of various types of military aircraft. He was shot down July 13, 1944 on a mission to Munich, Germany. He bailed out over France and evaded capture with the help of the French underground. He continued to celebrate that anniversary every year with his left waist gunner, Pat Markham of Ripley, NY.

He was a former member of Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church, a 32nd degree Mason with the Tyrian Lodge 111 of Warner Robbins, GA; the Consistory of Macon, GA; Heroes of 76, Cape Canaveral, FL Chapter of the National Sojourners; life member of the Retired Officers Association; and the American Legion Post 747. His hobbies included raising beagle dogs, owning a fruit farm in Florida after his retirement, gardening and in later years traveling to military reunions with his nephew Richard A. Lawson (Warren, PA). He also served on the Kinzua Reunion Committee for many years.

He is survived by sister-in-law Martha Mong (Warren, PA); daughter-in-law Pat Mong (Melbourne, FL); grandson Kyle Mong (Orlando, FL); step-grandson Jeff Edwards (Melbourne, FL); nieces Sue Mong (Warren, PA), and Kim Main (Emmaus, PA) and nephews Harold Mong (Jamestown, NY) and Dan Mong (Akron, OH). In addition, he is survived by several additional nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-mother, Grace K. Mong; his wife Elizabeth R. Riley; who died July 6, 2002, son Thomas E. Mong; three brothers – Harry W. Mong, James L. Mong and Allison W. Mong; two sisters – Faith N. Mong and Ida L. Mong.

The family would like to thank all of the caregivers and family that provided 24 hour support to George so that he could remain in his home on the river the last several years.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 11am until 1pm at which time funeral and committal services will be held with the Rev. Martin Reynolds, Pastor of the Clarendon United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Redbrush, Forest Co., PA. Full military honors will be conducted at the funeral home by members of the Clarendon/Sheffield V.F.W. Funeral Detail and U. S. Air Force military personnel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Warren County Humane Society, “Paws Along the River,” 212 Elm Street, Warren PA. Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.

Marcia R. Baker

Marcia R. Baker of Warren, PA. died surrounded by her family, Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Home. She was born in Warren, PA. to the late Percy R. and Violet V. Van Dersluys Richardson. She was a Warren, PA. her entire life. Marcia was a 1949 graduate of Warren High School. She was employed from 1949 to 1953 with the former Sunray Electric, now known as Interelectric and was later employed with the Warren Public Library Association as a secretary in all departments where she worked from 1970 until her retirement as a District Librarian of the Seneca District in 1995. She was a member of Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church. A former Grey Lady with the Warren General Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, volunteer with the Warren State Hospital, Hospice of Warren County, Warren Unit of the American Cancer Society where she was a former member of the board of directors.

She is survived by her children – Creed Erickson of Livermore, CA., Stephen Erickson of Franklinton, N.C., Miriam (Mamie) Robinette of Oklahoma City, OK., Cyrus Erickson of New York City, N.Y., Peter Baker of Sherman, N.Y., Katherine Baker Bowley of Warren, PA., Margaret (Molly) Baker Long of Santa Fe, N.M., Richard A. Baker of Milwaukee, WI., Martha Baker Richardson of Williamsburg, VA., Elizabeth Baker Chavez of Houston, TX., 17 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren, several cousins also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Canon Richard H. Baker whom she married November 27, 1970 at Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church who died November 25, 2004, 1 Sister – Ann Miriam Richardson who died in August 1928.

A Memorial Service will be conducted Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church with The Rev. Matthew R. Scott, Vicar and the Rt. Rev. Sean W. Rowe, Bishop of the Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania, officiating. The family will receive friends directly following the church service at the Conewango Club. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church, 444 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA. 16365 or Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365 or the Warren Public Library Association, 205 Market Street, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

David E. Martin

David E. Martin, 82, of Manteo, NC, and formerly of Warren, PA, died Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Residence in Warren. David was born on June 14, 1931 in Brooklyn, NY, the son of Earl A. and Ruth (Lewis) Martin. He was a graduate of Rockville Centre High School, Rockville Centre, NY, and Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ. In addition to earning his engineering degree at Stevens, he served as the president of his fraternity Delta Tau Delta and was a decorated athlete. He was a two time Honorable Mention All American, co-captain and earned three letters as a member of the Lacrosse team. He also earned three letters in soccer and played on the freshman and Junior Varsity basketball teams. As a senior, he won the Gear and Triangle Best Athlete Award and the John A. Davis Award given to the student that best exemplified the qualities of Loyalty and Sportsmanship. Following graduation he was employed at Westinghouse Electric Company in Philadelphia and then entered Officers Candidate School at Newport, RI. His first assigned duty station was the Special Weapons Program of the Navy which was atomic weapons. The school was in Albuquerque, NM with further training at Norfolk, VA. He was then assigned to a unit that went aboard the USS Forrestal, CVA-59, with further training at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. After completing his naval service, David was employed with Foster Wheeler and lived in Wilkes Barre, PA, then Staten Island and Dansville, NY. From there he accepted a position with Struthers Wells Corporation in Gulfport, MS, and lived in Pass Christian, MS. He moved to Warren in 1967 to continue his work with Struthers Wells. He later worked for National Forge Company in Warren and Erie and then Allegheny Valve/Allegheny Coupling Company. In 2003, he retired to North Carolina leaving in Warren a legacy of excellence in leadership and community service. He held leadership positions on the Warren County Literacy Council, Allegheny Alive, Warren/Forest Hi Ed Council, Hospice of Warren County, Volunteer Involvement Council, Warren Rotary Club with its involvement with the 4-H Program, Warren Senior Center, Mental Health Association, Healthy Community/Healthy Youth, Warren Regional Partnership, Leadership Warren , Council of Governments, WGH Crescent Park Health and Dental Clinic Development Committee, United Fund of Warren County, RSVP, Warren County Development Association, Chamber of Commerce/Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry. He was a recipient of the Chamber’s Community Service Award in 2002. He, along with WGH, brought to Warren the state of the art cardio vascular screening program, Dare to C.A.R.E, the program created by his son Dr. John D. Martin of Annapolis, MD. This life changing and life saving program has benefitted hundreds of Warren County citizens. Also of great benefit to all of Warren County and beyond are the programs and projects that received financial support from the DeFrees Family Memorial Fund Committee, of which David served as Chairman until the time of his death. Indeed, Warren County has been made better by David’s having lived and worked here. He continued his volunteer commitment in Manteo where he shared his passion for scuba diving by volunteering regularly at the North Carolina Aquarium, completing 298 dives and was honored as Volunteer Diver of the Year. His love of gardening led him to the Elizabethan Gardens in the Fort Raleigh National Park where he was—along with his son Richard—in charge of the Rose Garden. He was considered an inspiration to volunteers of both organizations as well as by their management teams. Such a difference he made to his Manteo Community as well as his Warren Community. David’s pride of, commitment to, and love of his communities was surpassed only by his love of his family and friends.

He is survived by two sons: Dr. Richard J. Martin and wife Sandy of Manteo, NC; Dr. John D. Martin and fiancée Kelly Brown of Annapolis, MD; daughter Sue Martin and her partner, Linda Bolan of Woodstock, GA, and four grandchildren Sam and his wife Anna, Zachary, Ashley and Alexandra. He is also survived by his sister Anita and her husband Ralph Stutzman of Seneca, SC, sisters-in-law Priscilla Martin of Sussex, WI and Grace Kerr of Indiana, PA and their children. In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his wife Joanne McWilliams Martin whom he married on July 17, 1955, and who died on May 5, 2010. He was also preceded in death by his brother William Martin. During the last years of his life, he shared a joyous and loving relationship with Elsa Redding of Warren, PA., who was by his side at the time of his death. Special friends include Bob Sokolski, Hal Connaro, Joel Gaden, Jerry Lockwood, Herman Grishaver, Nan Cashman, Lynn Espin and all of the paddle team players with whom he shared years of expert and fun competition, as well as Bob Crowley, Howard Ferguson, Christine Cataldo, Pat Evans, Barb Tubbs, Ron Young, John and Pat Carlson, Dr. Keith Price, and JR Latona, his dive master. A great man, who defined his virtue by his actions and unwavering belief that honesty was always the right approach, no matter how painful that may be. Selfless and soft-spoken, he let his deeds and others speak of him rather than himself. The word “I” seemed to be left out of his vocabulary. He made a real difference not only in the communities he lived but in the lives he touched. Business, health, education and social programs all felt his gentle hand and Lincolnesque leadership. It is impossible to find anyone who would say anything other than a positive word about him, yet if you had asked him to reveal his deeds he would struggle to recount them. Not because he did not remember but because his humility prevented him from accurately reflecting the role he played. A life lesson David shared in a Lasting Legacy Initiative was from a quotation by Calvin Coolidge that hung in his daughter Sue’s kitchen. In David’s words, “The sum and substance of it is: there is nothing like perseverance. And nothing beats perseverance and I think that’s a great, great thing. And that’s what I would advise everybody. Persevere. You don’t have to be super smart. You don’t have to be anything else. You just have to keep trying. That would be my advice.”

A Celebration of Life to honor David E. Martin will be held at the Conewango Club on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. The community is warmly invited to attend. Memorials in David’s honor may be made to Hospice of Warren County, P.O. Box 68, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www. lewisfuneralhomeinc.com. The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with final arrangements.

Lucille M. Reisinger

Lucille M. Reisinger, 82, of Warren, PA died Tuesday morning, February 18, 2014 at Warren Manor Nursing Home. She was born August 14, 1931 in Lucinda, PA and was the daughter of the late Anthony and Anna Mary Guth Reisinger. She was a Warren area resident for the past 40 years and was employed with the Warren State Hospital in the Dietary Department retiring after 20 years employment. Lucille was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church. She enjoyed writing poems, which had been published in the Oil City Derrick.

She is survived by her siblings, Catherine Ditz (Charles) of Warren, PA., Mary Ann Whitling (John) of Lucinda, PA., E. Rita Eiseman (Steve) of Tuscan, AZ., James A. Reisinger (Mary) of Pleasantville, PA., Eugene M. Reisinger (Agnes) of Gilbert, AZ., Paul Reisinger (Cindy) of Erie, PA., Regis “Pete” Reisinger of Lucinda, PA., and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Dennis P. Reisinger and a sister-in-law Lorraine Reisinger.

Friends may call at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 A.M. Saturday with Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., Warren, PA, has been entrusted with funeral arrangements. Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

William J. “Billy” Moriarity, Jr.

William J. “Billy” Moriarity, Jr. 77, of Warren, PA. died at his residence, Sunday afternoon, February 9, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. He was born June 30, 1936 in Indianapolis, IN. He was the son of the late William John and Wilma Laura Fields Moriarity, Sr. Billy was a graduate of Decatur Center High School in Indianapolis, IN. He earned a degree in Agriculture from Purdue University, Lafayette, IN, and started his long career with the U.S. Forest Service at the Mark Twain National Forest in Missouri. He served there as the District Ranger of the Willow Springs Ranger District and then as the Forest soils scientist in Rolla, MO. In the mid 1980’s he moved to the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) in Warren, PA., as a Forest soils scientist. Throughout his career Billy was highly regarded for his professional advice and his ability to bring humor to difficult situations. In addition to his regular duties as soils scientist, Billy served in his younger years on several wild land fire crews responding to forest fires nationwide. He is remembered for his level-headed approach, his concern for the safety of his fellow crewmembers, and his ability to keep morale up. During his later ANF career, Billy worked with Dr. Chuck Williams of Clarion University on successive projects to catalogue rare plants and study watershed issues on the ANF. Billy was a key adviser during the national Rainbow Family gathering on the ANF, held at the Bear Creek area in Elk County, where he helped to identify locations better suited for trails and sanitary facilities to minimize impacts to the soil. He was fondly nicknamed “Mr. Bibs” (for the bib overalls he always wore). He also volunteered along with other ANF employees, to go to New York City to help during the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. He assisted in ground support to transport people and drive supply trucks through congested downtown Manhattan.

He had graduated July 15, 1962 with the Indiana U.S. Army Reserves National Guard Academy as a Second LT, where he was presented the academy saber award, for academic proficiency. In 2002, Billy retired from the U.S. Forest Service. After retirement, he then attended Edinboro University, graduating in 2006 with a History Anthropology major. He was presented the Outstanding Senior Award and graduated Summa Cum Laude. He was a member of Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church. Billy enjoyed an interest in historical landscapes by photographing old barns.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine Rath Winters Moriarity, 3 Daughters – Mary Lisa Moriarity of Rolla, MO., Laura Ann Moriarity DeSplinter and husband, Randy of St. Charles, MO., Amy Elizabeth Moriarity Young and husband, Dick of Rolla, MO., 1 Sister – Wilma Jean Moriarity Corlett of Fishers, IN., 1st wife, Shirley A. Moriarity of Rolla, MO., 6 Grandchildren – Derrick Hall and wife, Allison, David and Adam DeSplinter, Sean, Sarah and Olivia Young, several nieces, nephews and 2 cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 daughter, Sarah Kathleen Moriarity who died April 13, 1989, 1 Sister – Katherine Elizabeth Moriarity McClain, 1 Brother – Donald William Moriarity, 1 Cousin who was more like a brother to Billy, Dr. Bruce Fields who died April 23, 2013, 1 Aunt Betty Fields whom Billy lived with several summers in Camby, IN.

Friends will be received at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 Noon followed by a funeral service conducted there by the Rev. Matthew R. Scott, Vicar, officiating.

Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365 or the Warren Public Library Association, 205 Market Street, Warren, PA. 16365
E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Dr. Patricia Ann Martin

Dr. Patricia Ann Martin, Warren, Pa. died after a sudden illness

while visiting her brother and sister-in-law in San Diego, CA. on

Thursday, February 6, 2014. She was born to the late Edward J.

Martin and Marian Neurohr Martin Solomon on April 23, 1943 in

Indiana, PA. Trish graduated from Warren High School in 1961.

She received her undergraduate degree from Villa Maria College

in 1965, her MA in Psychology from Gannon College and her

doctorate degree in Education from John Hopkins University.

Trish entered into the religious order of the Sisters of Saint Joseph

in Erie, PA. in 1962 and became a teacher. In 1970 she left the

order and moved to Baltimore to teach in the Baltimore Public

School system. She was a counselor for the Union Memorial

Nursing School for 14 years. She worked at John Hopkins

University for over 15 years and retired as Director of Education

and Health and Wellness in 2006. Following her retirement, Tris

moved back to her hometown in Warren, PA.

Trish was a valued counselor and educator to hundreds of

students over her professional career. She was a devout Catholic

and had a close relationship with the Carmelite Sisters in

suburban Baltimore as well as the Sisters of St. Joseph in Erie, PA

She was an active member of St. Joseph’s Parish in Warren, PA.

Trish was an avid reader, and was knowledgeable about the

events of our time that impacted the lives of individuals and

families. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her large

extended family and many friends. Trish touched the lives of

countless people both professionally and personally and was

always a thoughtful listener and adviser.

Trish is survived by her sisters, Mary Martin Geckle (Edward) of

Cincinnati, OH., Barbara Solomon Hesse (Charles) of Chagrin

Falls, OH., Maureen Solomon Sullivan of University Heights,

OH., and her brothers, Captain Jerome Martin (Christine) of San

Diego, CA., Thomas Martin (Veronica) of Chalfont, PA., Terrence

Martin (Caroline) of Springfield, VA., Frank Solomon, Jr. (Judy) o

Holidaysburg, PA., and Steven Solomon (Nancy) of Quarrysville

PA., 23 nieces and nephews, many great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Edward J. Martin in

1967, her mother, Marian Martin Solomon in 2004, and her

stepfather, Francis P. Solomon in 2008.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304

East Street, Warren, PA. on Friday, February 14, 2014 from 5 to 8

P.M. A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will conducted

Saturday, February 15, 2014 at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600

Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA. at 11:00 A.M. with Fr.

Philip Oriole, Pastor of St. Lawrence R.C. Church, Albion, PA.

and Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor of St. Joseph Church, both

officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery, Warren

PA. The family suggest memorial contributions be made to Sister

of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania, 5031 West Ridge

Road, Erie, PA. 16506-1249 or to the St. Joseph Church

Educational Center Fund, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West,

Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Joseph W. Slack

Joseph W. Slack, 64, of Warren, PA. died at his residence Tuesday afternoon, February 4, 2014 surrounded by his family. He was born January 8, 1950 in Buffalo, N.Y. He was the son of the late Lyle Slack and Eileen Potratz Slack Anderson. He was a veteran with the U.S. Marine Corp. serving as a Staff Sergeant during the Vietnam War from 1969 to 1976. Joe was a longtime Warren area resident and had resided in Bullhead AZ. for 15 years. While in Bullhead, he was employed as a dispatcher with the Bullhead City Taxi service. He lived to ride his motorcycle and had rode
cross country 6 times. He enjoyed attending Sturgis and Daytona Beach Bike Week. He also enjoyed attending his sons and grandsons baseball games.

Joe is survived by his wife of 21 years, Cora Hamilton Slack whom he married April 10, 1992 in Bullhead City, AZ., 4 Children – Harold Slack and wife, Jennifer of Warren, PA., Dennis Slack and wife, Claudia of Reedsville, N.C., Kileigh Bees and her son, Chase, Joseph Scott Slack all of Warren, PA., 1 Sister – Pamela A. Wills of Warren, PA., 3 Brothers – Lyle J. Slack and wife, Jane of Glendale, CA., Dennis Slack and wife, Helen of Kissimmee, FL., Jerry Slack and wife, Helen of Niles, OH., 2 half brothers – Fred Altreuther of Lawrenceville, GA., Rusty Slack of Warren, PA., 2 half sisters – Melissa Johnson of Warren, PA., April Barr and husband, Michael of Cherry Grove, PA., 8 Grandchildren, several great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Howard Anderson.

A memorial service will be conducted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. by Pastor John Agricola, at Praise Fellowship of Russell, PA. Interment will be in the Veterans Section of Oakland Cemetery. Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Those wishing to send sympathy cards may do so to Cora Slack, P.O. Box 142, Warren, PA. 16365. The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

William D. Paul, Jr.

William “Bill” D. Paul, Jr., 70, of Warren, PA. and formerly of

Frewsburg, New York, died peacefully in his sleep, Tuesday

morning, February 4, 2014 at his residence. He was born in

Jamestown, N.Y. to the late William D. Paul, Sr. and Lois Johnson

Paul Spacht. He was a 1961 graduate of Sherman Central High

School and a 40 year resident in Frewsburg, New York. He

moved to Warren 3 years ago. Bill was employed with Fairbank

Farms, Quality Markets and retired from Sysco. He owned and

operated Frewsburg Hotel for 8 years. He was a member of St.

Joseph R.C. Church, Warren, PA., Jackson Valley Golf Club where

he was assistant Chef for past 5 years. He was an avid member of

the Warren Y.M.C.A. where he enjoyed playing Pickle Ball and

Racquet Ball.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Rosann Lucia Paul whom

he married May 13, 1971 in Warren, PA. at St. Joseph R.C.

Church. 2 Sons – William D. Paul, III and wife, Erika of

Rochester, N.Y., Craig Paul and fiancé Katy, both of Buffalo, N.Y.,

12 Siblings, 1 granddaughter – Elizabeth Paul, 1 grandson –

Jonathan Paul both of Rochester, N.Y. , several nieces, nephews

and cousins also survive.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his

stepfather, Larry Spacht, 1 Brother.

Family will receive friends on Friday, February 7, 2014 from 5 to 8

P.M. at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street,

Warren, PA. where a vigil service will be conducted Friday

evening at 7:45 P.M.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Saturday, February

8, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania

Avenue West, Warren, PA. by Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor.

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 or a charity of one’s choice.

Ruth B. Cobb

Ruth B. Cobb, 89, of Warren, PA died Monday, February 3, 2014 at Golden LivingCenter – Kinzua, in Warren, PA.

Ruth was born on November 6, 1924 in Pittsburgh, PA the daughter of the late Clyde J. and Dorothy Bosin Simonsen. She was a graduate of Thiel College and lived most of her life in Warren. She was a homemaker and also helped her husband at his business, Cobb’s Wallpaper and Paint, Inc., doing a little bit of everything. Ruth was a member of First Lutheran Church in Warren where she was a Sunday school teacher. She was also a member of the Warren Woman’s Club, Philomel Club, and the antique study club.

Ruth is survived by her a daughter, Diane (Dick) Smith of Warren, PA, two sons, William (Celia Knapp) Cobb of Warren, PA and Dr. David (Sue) Cobb of Greensburg, PA, three grandsons, Jonathan (Whitney) Cobb, Eric (Aleshia) Smith and Patrick Smith (fiancé, Abby), nephews Jim, Jeffrey, Mark and Alan Torrance. In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Gail E. Cobb who died on June 23, 2013. They were married on December 21, 1946 at the First Lutheran Church in Warren. She was also preceded by a grandson, Jeffrey David Cobb, and a nephew, Jon Torrance.

Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, February 7, 2014 at the First Lutheran Church, Warren, PA with the Reverend David Blank, Pastor, officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Pine Grove Cemetery, Russell, PA. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Ruth’s memory may be made to the First Lutheran Church Building Fund, East and Third Ave., Warren, PA 16365. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Hugh M. Keeney

Hugh M. Keeney, 75, of Warren, PA died Thursday, January 30, 2014 at U.P.M.C. Hamot in Erie, PA.

Born on March 31, 1938 in Buffalo, NY he was the son of the late Lloyd and Ethel Schott Keeney. On August 13, 1960 in Riverside, CA he married Shirley Ann Raver who survives.

Hugh and his wife had lived in Warren since 2006, moving to the area from California. He was a self-employed painting contractor for many years. Hugh coached Little League baseball for 44 years. He loved his family and especially enjoyed helping children.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three children, Patrick Keeney and son-in-law, Gordon Anderson of Riverside, CA, James Keeney and Micki Monroe, both of Warren, PA, 5 grandchildren, Michael Monroe, Amanda Monroe, Sarah Blackmon, Thomas Keeney and David Keeney, 6 great-grandchildren, a brother, Earl (Dorothy) Keeney of Warren, PA, a sister, Cheryl (Tony) Catalino of Angola, NY, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Keeney.

Per Hugh’s request services will be private at the convenience of his family. Those wishing to place a memorial in Hugh’s memory may do so through any local program or charity that helps children. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., Warren, PA. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

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