Obituaries

Scott W. Warner

Scott William Warner

Scott William Warner, 56, of Pittsfield, PA died unexpectedly on Friday, December 21, 2012 at UPMC-Hamot, Erie, PA. He was born October 14, 1956 in Warren, PA to William S. and Shirley J. Hubert Warner of Youngsville, PA. He was a Warren County resident most of his life and was a 1974 graduate of Youngsville High School. He attended Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio where he met his wife, Nancy Hammond Warner whom he married November 14, 1981 in Marysville, Ohio. He was employed as Vice-President of Allied Fire Protection, Inc. of Falconer, NY, where he worked for over 25 years. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed and treasured the protection of St. Hubert, Patron Saint of hunters, he was also an avid fisherman.

Scott coached Warren Girls Little League for many years and took an All Star Team to compete in the State Championship. Scott’s faith and family were the highest priorities of his life. He dearly loved his family and focused all his energy and life experiences with them. He was instrumental in taking care of his entire family.

In addition to his parents and his wife, he is survived by 3 Daughters – Megan Warner of Richmond, VA, Sara McGraw and husband, Kelly, Emily Warner all of Pittsfield, PA, his sister – Jill Schnell and husband, Richard of Chantilly, VA, mother-in-law, Jean Johnson Hammond of Columbus, OH, one grandchild on the way through his daughter, Megan, several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents – Ivan and Lovinia Warner, maternal grandparents – Ferdinand and Rose Prigent Hubert, step- grandmother Betty Mulvey Hubert, his father-in-law, John “Jack” J. Hammond.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. A prayer vigil service will be conducted Wednesday at 8:45 P.M. A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Thursday, December 27, 2012 at St. Joseph R.C. Church with Fr. Mark Hammond, brother-in-law to Scott and Pastor of St. Vincent DePaul R.C. Church in Mt. Vernon, OH, main celebrant and Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, concelebrant officiating. Interment will be in Davey Hill Cemetery, Pittsfield, PA. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through St. Joseph Educational Center Fund, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA 16365 or Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Ruth G. Gorfida

Ruth G. Gorfida

Ruth G. Dahler Gorfida, 84, of Warren, PA. died Friday evening, December 14, 2012 at Forsyth Memorial Hospital, Winston Salem, N.C.. She was born November 17, 1928 in Warren, PA. to the late Casper and Anna Kehlri Dahler. She was a lifelong Warren area resident. Ruth was employed at the former Montgomery Wards Company as a credit clerk for 16 years and had been employed at the former Struthers Wells Corp. from 1969 to 1975 as an office service specialist. She was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, the church altar rosary society, Lakewood Rod & Gun Club Ladies Auxiliary. She had served on the board of directors of the Warren Crimestoppers and was crowned as Warren County Ms. Senior.

She is survived by her daughter – Judith A. Meyer and husband, David J. of Winston Salem, N.C., 1 Granddaughter – Allison Marie Meyer, 1 Grandson – Adam James Meyer, 1 Sister – Freida Mansfield of Warren, PA., several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, James P. Gorfida whom she married July 18, 1955 in Bradford, PA. who died June 17, 2000, 2 Brothers – Robert L. and Walter H. Dahler, 2 Sisters – Louise Tannler, Martha Solock. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA. on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. with Fr. James Gutting, Pastor, officiating. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of the Resurrection in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery.

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Holy Redeemer Church Building Fund or Music Ministry at Holy Family Catholic Church, 4820 Kinnamon Road, P.O. Box 130, Clemmons, N.C. 27012 or a charity of one’s choice. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Regis P. Geitner, Jr.

Regis P. Geitner, Jr.

Regis P. Geitner, Jr., 79, of Warren, PA. and formerly of Oil City, PA. died Thursday, December 13, 2012 at his residence after suffering a heart attack. He was born July 3, 1933 in Warren, PA. to the late Regis P. and Alice Mullen Geitner. He was a resident of Oil City, PA. for 30 years where he was employed Joy Manufacturing retiring from there after more than 25 years employment. He was a 1951 graduate of Warren High School and a Warren area resident for 49 years. Regis was a member of the Oil City Eagles Club, Franklin Elks Lodge, avid golfer and a member of the Senior Golf League of Jamestown, N.Y. A avid fisherman and enjoyed playing softball in his younger years. He had served with the U.S. Air Force.

He is survived by his companion, Shirley DeVore Hoden of Warren, PA., 2 Children – Virginia ”Ginny” Eakin of Seneca, PA., Regis P. Geitner, III and wife, Irene of Rocky Mount, N.C. 4 Grandchildren – Halyce Eakin, Kailyn Lam, Regis P. Geitner, IV., Sara Geitner, 1 Great Grandchild – Reid Geitner, several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister – Margaret Ann “Peggy” Dudenhoeffer. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 from 12:00 Noon until 1:00 P.M. when a memorial service will be conducted by Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of the Warren General Hospital, officiating. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Paws along the River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Richard T. Long

Richard T. Long

Richard T. Long, 68, of Warren, PA. died Wednesday morning, December 12, 2012 at the Warren Manor Nursing Home after a brief illness. He was born April 14, 1944 in Kittanning, PA. to the late Geraldine Wingard Kerns. Richard was a resident of Warren since 1971 and formerly of Kane, PA. He graduated in 1962 from Kane High School and completed his licensure for insurance after his duties in the U.S. Air Force, where he was a Sergeant, serving in the Vietnam War, serving in Turkey and Istanbul. He was employed with the former Beneficial Finance as manager for many years. He had also worked with Northwest Savings Bank, sold cars for Jones Chevrolet, Humes of Corry, PA., Ed Shultz Nissan of Jamestown, N.Y. He was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, Warren Knights of Columbus Council where he was former Treasurer and sold their membership insurance. He was an avid fisherman, National Rifle Association, was a huge Greenbay Packers fan, enjoyed Nascar Races especially Mark Martin.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Marie Rambish Long whom he married at St. Anthony’s Church, Sheffield, PA., 2 Daughters – Carrie Steber and husband, Brian of Lewistown, PA., Sherri Burlingame of Warren, PA., 2 Sisters – Barbara Woll and husband, Michael of Kane, PA., Carol Mumau and husband, Ralph of Lakeland, FL., 2 Grandson – Nathan Steber and Madisyn Steber, several nieces and nephews. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by 1 Brother – James Long. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Friday, December 14, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Saturday, December 15, 2012, 10 A.M. at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church with Fr. James Gutting, Pastor, officiating, assisted by Deacon Joseph Lucia. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of the Ascension in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Full military honors will be conducted at the cemetery by members of the John Gertsch Memorial Vietnam Post and the U.S. Airforce Funeral Personnel. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Holy Redeemer Church Building Fund, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

James C. Deigan

James Deigan

James C. “Puggum” Deigan, 86, of Warren, PA. and Brookeville, MD., died at his Warren residence, Sunday morning, December 9, 2012 after a brief illness. He was born June 24, 1926 in Erie, PA. to the late Raymond and Mildred Foley Deigan. He has resided in Warren for the past 61 years. James had served with the U.S. Navy as Seaman 2nd Class and had served as Battery Operator of the U.S. Cleveland. He went to a trade school for Optometry and worked with the former Gahring Optical and then started working with G.T.E. Sylvania as a Weld Technician, working in the welding and plastics division as a foreman, retiring from there after many years employment. He was owner and operator of Celebrations Unlimited for 52 years where he was trade name was Alphonse. James was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, was a 32nd degree masonic member of the North Star Lodge. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed spending time at the camp in the Hearts Content area. One of his greatest loves and passions was the circus. At the age of 6 and throughout his whole life, he enjoyed making miniatures of all circus related equipment, animals and carousels. He is even registered as “Buttons the Clown” with the American College of Clowns.

He is survived by his son – James Deigan, Jr. and wife, Beth of Brookeville, MD., 5 Stepchildren – Chief Petty Officer, Richard J. Dyke and wife, Ebeth of Russell, PA., Phillip Dyke and wife, Diane of Warren, PA., Terry L. Dyke of Seattle, WA., Lona Lindvay and husband, Michael of Warren, PA., Sonja Couse and husband, LaVern of Lander, PA., 2 Stepbrothers – Ronald and Raymond Deigan both of California, 2 Grandchildren – Christopher Deigan of Urbana, MD., Cecily Perez of Gaithersburg, MD., 2 Great Grandchildren, 13 Step Grandchildren and many Step Great Grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandmother Foley who raised him, his 1st wife, Evelyn E. Rosanski Deigan who died July 26, 1991, 2nd wife, Dorotha “Dot” Gibson Dyke Deigan who died November 11, 2007.

Friends may call at Holy Redeemer Church Gathering Space, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA. on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. when a Mass of Christian Burial will follow by Fr. James Gutting, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365. Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Richard D. Pascuzzi

Richard David Pascuzzi, 72, of Warren, PA. passed away on Saturday afternoon, December 8, 2012. He was born December 2, 1940 in Warren, PA.to the late Santo F. and Clara F. Chiodo Pascuzzi. Rich was a lifelong Warren area resident and a graduate of Warren High School Class of 1959. He attended Cleveland Engineering Institute. Rich retired from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania after 25 years employment as a caseworker with the Department of Public Welfare. He was a active deputy fish warden with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission for 17 years. He gave thousands of hours of his time to help enforce these laws. He was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church. While his sons were young, he was a Cub Scout master and loved to help his boys build pine wood derbies. He once melted the new kitchen carpet with hot lead getting the car to the correct weight. He was President of Warren Little League for over seven years. While President he arranged indoor clinics in the winter months, had four new T-Ball field built, a new senior league field and rebuilt many of the old fields. He also worked hard to get an electric scoreboard and lights installed on Betts Jackson Field for night games. He was instrumental in hosting the Little League District 10 Championship Tournament and coached the boys to a first ever District 10 Senior Boys Championship Title for Warren. He started the T-Ball League with the help of his daughter and her friends, started the first Girl’s Softball League. For twenty-two years, Rich has coached many teams while his four sons and daughter played. During his time of presidency, the Little League grew from 250 players to over 650 children. He served on the Board of Directors for BMX Racing for many years. He helped build and maintain the Warren BMX track, which brought many racing families to Warren. He also took kids to other tracks in Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio to race. Rich was an active member of the Warren Jaycees and served on the board of directors for twelve years. As a member, heheld the first Miss Warren County Pageant at Beaty Junior High School. Being affiliated with the Miss Pennsylvania pageant, Rich was able to arranged for Miss Pennsylvania and Miss America to attend our local pageant in Warren. Rich escorted Miss Warren County to the Miss Pennsylvania pageant to compete for the title. Rich organized the first Fireman’s Water Battle, Junior Olympics, Warren’s Water Ski Program on the Allegheny River, and the Punt, Pass and Kick Football contest. He was presented with the Joseph Defrees Community Service award in honor of his commitment, dedication, service and contribution to these and many other non-sports related achievements to the community of Warren. In 2000, he was also inducted into the Warren County Sports Hall of Fame for his dedication in developing, fostering and improving sports of many kinds and recreational events for youth and adults. Rich was elected as a member of the Warren County School District Board of Directors for a four year term and also held the position of Vice President. Over his lifetime, his dedication and involvement has made a significant contribution to Warren County. He will be missed everyday by his wife, children and grandchildren. He will be remembered forever for the way he loved and prayed for his family, and shared his wisdom. Throughout his life he was an amazing father who always wanted the best for his children and grandchildren, loved the holidays, restored antique cars (most recently a 1964 Chevey Impala SS Convertible. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons and grandchildren and just spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Patricia Ann Catalano Pascuzzi who he married June 18, 1966, 5 Children – Richard S. Pascuzzi and wife, Diana, Scott Pascuzzi and wife, Tracey, Lynette Swab and husband, Daniel, Jeff Pascuzzi and wife, Amber, Matthew Pascuzzi. 2 Brothers – Santo (Sam) Pascuzzi, Joseph Pascuzzi and wife, Margaret, 6 Grandchildren – Alexandra Pascuzzi, Connor Swab, Carter Pascuzzi, Shawn Pascuzzi, Cole Swab and Alexis Pascuzzi who he dearly loved and told them often. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. by Fr. James Gutting, Pastor, officiating. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of the Resurrection in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com Memorial contributions may be made through the Warren Unit of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Teams or Holy Redeemer Church Building Center Fund or American Heart Association.

Luise C. Bertetto

Luise Bertetto

Luise Gotz Bertetto, 87, of Warren, PA. died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family, Thursday afternoon, December 6, 2012 after an extended illness. She was born November 26, 1925 in Marktbreit, Germany to the late Michael and Emilie Schurz Gotz. Luise has resided in Warren since 1961 and became a U.S. Citizen on August 21, 1957, which was her proudest achievement. She was employed with the Warren State Hospital as a nurse’s aide, retiring from there after 15 years employment.

Previously she was employed with G.T.E. Sylvania as a supervisor in the white room. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, the church bible study group, quilters group and senior luncheon fellowship. Luise enjoyed baking German cookies, crocheting and working in her flower garden. She is

survived by her children – Jane Johnson and husband, Gary, Susan Allen , Barbara English and Joseph M. Bertetto all of Warren, PA., David J. Bertetto of Mayfield Heights, OH., 2 Sisters – Hermine Hoppe of Stuttgart, Germany, Waltraud Sutton and husband, Jack of Land of Lakes, FL., her caregiver – Cynthia Simonsen, 6 Grandchildren, 7 Great Grandchildren, Cooper and Gracie her dogs and Lucas her cat which were the light of her life. Several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Master Sergeant Joseph J. Bertetto.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. Sunday, December 9, 2012 from 2 to 4 P.M. and on Monday, December 10, 2012 at St. John Lutheran Church, 200 Pleasant Drive, Warren, PA. from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. when a funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. by Rev. Jeffrey Ewing, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through St. John Lutheran Church, 200 Pleasant Drive, Warren, PA. 16365 or Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365. E –mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Robert M. Wybiral, Jr.

Robert M. Wybiral, Jr.

Robert M. Wybiral, Jr., 61, of Russell, PA. died Monday morning, December 3, 2012 at Warren General Hospital Emergency Room after suffering a heart attack. He was born March 2, 1951 in Erie, PA. to the late Robert M. and Lorraine Sexauer Wybiral, Sr. He has resided in Russell for the past 10 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with his sons. Robert had served in the U.S. Army as a Spec. 4 during the Vietnam War.

He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Anita Georgetson Wybiral whom he married June 4, 1995 in Richburg, N.Y., 7 Children – Amber, Dustin, Brandon, Christopher and Daniel Wybiral all of Russell, PA., Matthew Wybiral and wife, Tina, of Kissimmee, FL., Michelle Vroman of Titusville, PA., Adopted children – Phillip and Suzanna Sergeant both of Erie, PA., Danielle and Shelley Gilger, Stephanie Fischer and husband, John all of Russell, PA., 2 Sisters – Linda Janke and husband, David of Erie, PA., Sharon Hall and husband, Michael of Wattsburg, PA., several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, December 15, 2012 at the Russell Volunteer Fire Dept. at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. David Blank, Pastor of First Lutheran Church, officiating. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. 304 East Street, Warren, PA. 16365.

Larry Meneo

Larry Meneo

Larry M. Meneo, 54, of Lakewood, N.Y. and formerly of Warren, PA. and Naples, FL. died Monday, December 3, 2012 at W.C.A. Hospital, Jamestown, N.Y. after a brief illness. He was born November 6, 1958 in Warren, PA. to the late William and Marcia Gray Meneo. He was a 1976 graduate of Warren Area High School and had served 4 years with the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Warren Players Club and an accomplished musician who worked with charity bands. He was an avid golfer and bowler.

Larry is survived by his 3 Children – David and Christina Meneo both of Mesa, AZ., Mayan Cook of Warren, PA., 2 Brothers – Thomas Meneo and wife, Cindy of Warren, PA., Marty Meneo and wife, Vicky of Lakewood, N.Y., 4 Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 infant sisters – Josephine and Linda, maternal grandparents – Hilga and Frank Gray, paternal grandparents – Thomas and Nellie Meneo. A private funeral service will be conducted at the convenience of the family. 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. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Diana Doyle

Diana Doyle

Diana L. Doyle , 65, of Sheffield, PA. died Monday, December 3, 2012 after an extended illness at UPMC Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. She was born July 22, 1947 in Warren, PA. to the late Roy George Power and Romaine Irene Rodgers Spicer. Diana was a Warren and Sheffield area resident most of her entire life and a 1966 graduate of Sheffield High School. She was a former member of Barnes United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her son – Robert E. Doyle of Sheffield, PA., 3 Sisters – Catherine McLaughlin of Sheffield, PA., Grace Jones and husband, Tom of Kane, PA., Marjorie Power of Warren, PA. Several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter – Robin Doyle, a sister – Rose Marie Tyler, a nephew – Joseph Bryan Power.

A private graveside funeral service will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Sheffield Cemetery, Sheffield, PA. The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., Warren, PA. is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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