Obituaries

Carol J. Littlefield

Carol J. Littlefield, 71, of Warren, PA. died Monday afternoon, February 11, 2013 at the Rouse Warren County Home, Youngsville, PA. after an extended illness. She was born February 7, 1942 in Warren, PA. to the late Howard and Ruth Steele Ansell. Carol was a lifelong Warren area resident and a 1960 graduate of Warren High School. She had been employed with Osram Sylvania retiring from there after many years service. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Ladies of the Warren Moose Lodge 109, where she enjoyed playing bingo. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and the Sylvania Quarter Century Club. She is remembered by friends and family with joy, when Carol walked into a room the room lite up. She is survived by her daughter – Tracy Venezia of Warren, PA., 1 Brother – Stephen Ansell and wife, Debbie of Warren, PA., 1 Sister –Heidi Ansell of Medford, Oregon, 1 Grandson – Corey Venezia of Rice Landing, PA., 1 Niece, 1 Nephew and several cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant sister, 1 step sister – Nancy Gadsby. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Thursday, February14, 2013 from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. when a 3:00 P.M. memorial service will be conducted with Rev. Kevin Haley, Pastor, officiating. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Rouse Warren County Home Patient Activities Funds or Paws Along the River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

D. Ann Brickley

D. Ann Brickley, 81, of Warren, PA. died Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Golden Living-Kinzua Valley Nursing Home after an illness of the past 2 months. She was born January 7, 1932 in Warren, PA.to the late George and Agnes A. Bloss Nuhfer. She has resided in Warren since 2002 and was formerly of Ponca City, OK., Wichita, KA. She was a 1950 graduate of Warren High School and was employed in the reservations department for the former TWA Airlines retiring from there any many years service. She was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, the church funeral luncheon committee and a member of the Women of the Warren Moose Lodge 109. She is survived by her son – George Shaw of California City, CA. 2 Sisters – Gale Johnson of Melbourne, FL., Virginia “Ginny” N. Peterson and husband, Randall of Warren, PA. 4 Grandchildren, 1 Great Grandchild, several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by, 1st husband, Roy Shaw, 2nd husband, Alfred Brickley, 1 Sister – Betty N. Galiano, 1 Brother- G. Douglas Nuhfer. Friends may call on Friday, February 15, 2013 at the gathering space of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA. from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Friday at 2:00 P.M. with Fr. James Gutting, Pastor, officiating. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA.16365 or Holy Redeemer Church Building Fund, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA. 16365. E – Mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. have been entrusted with her funeral arrangements.

Gilbert “Jim” Reier

Gilbert “Jim” Reier, 99, passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at Warren General Hospital. He was born on April 5, 1913 in Pittsburgh, PA. to the late Louis B. and Bertha E. Reier. Graduated from Dormont High School in 1932 and entered the School of Forestry at Penn State that same year, graduating in 1936. He met Bertha Gregory while they were both students at Penn State and were married on September 20, 1936 at Grace Lutheran Church in State College. He was employed by the Bell Telephone Company in Pittsburgh as a draftsman and transferred to Warren in 1937. He became Superintendent of Parks and Playgrounds for Warren in 1942 and as Superintendent of Public Works in 1968, retiring in 1978. Jim was a member of First Lutheran Church, served as Sunday School Teacher and Sunday School Superintendent. He was a member of Church Council and the Property Committee for both the Parish Education Building and the Church edifice. He and his wife maintained the church grounds for a period of 20 years. Jim served with the U.S. Navy Seabees during World War II.

He is survived by his son-in-law, Richard Schultz, 5 Grandchildren, 7 Great Grandchildren, and 3 Great Great Grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his daughter Bonnie Schultz in April 1987 and by his wife of 68 years in July 2005.

Friends may call on Monday, February 11, 2013 at First Lutheran Church parlors from 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 Noon. A funeral and committal service will be conducted Monday at 12:00 Noon by Rev. Jeffrey Ewing, Associate Pastor and Rev. David Blank, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Lutheran Church, 10 W. Third Avenue, Warren, PA. 16365 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 entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Ruth Cataldo

Ruth Cataldo, 75, of Sugar Grove, PA. died Thursday afternoon, February 7, 2013 at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Home after an extended illness. She was born February 2, 1938 in Kinzua, PA. to the late William L. and Edith V. Bova Strong. She has resided in Warren and Sugar Grove areas most of her life. Ruth was a graduate of Warren Area High School Class of 1956 and was employed with the Pennsylvania Employment Office for 21 years. She had also owned and operated the former Echo Valley Store in Sugar Grove, PA. She was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church. Ruth was a huge family genealogist, collector of dolls and doll houses, antiques, and an avid crafter. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Cataldo, Jr. whom she married June 9, 1956 at Holy Redeemer R. C. Church, Warren, PA. 3 Sons – Mark Allan Cataldo and wife, Sandra, Michael Cataldo and wife, Dawn, William Cataldo all of Sugar Grove, PA. Grandson Robbie Joe Cataldo whom she helped raise 1 Brother – Ralph G. Strong and his wife, Nancy of Mt. Morris, NY, 4 Grandchildren, 2 Step Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren, 3 Step Great Grandchidren, several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 1 Son – Joseph J. Cataldo, 2 Brothers – William L. Strong, J., Richard L. Strong, 2 Nephews – Charles J. Cataldo, Conrad Offi 1 Niece – Theresa Marie Carlson. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Wednesday, February 13, 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 on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 10:00 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 Paws along the River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA. 16365 or Alzheimer’s Association Greater PA Chapter, 1128 State Street, Erie, PA. 16501. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Marcia Eckman

Marcia Eckman, 72, of Warren, PA. died Tuesday morning, February 5, 2013 at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Home after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born February 3, 1941 in Warren, PA. to the late Marshall and Edith Eldridge Dahl. She was a lifelong Warren area resident and was employed with the former New Process Company in the mailing dept. retiring after 24 years employment. She was a member Hessell Valley Church where she enjoyed spending time with her friends. Marcia was a very family oriented woman, who dearly loved spending time with her grandchildren. She loved to travel, was a huge fan of the New York Jets and especially loved former quarterback, Joe Namath. She loved spoiling her animals and gardening. She is survived by her soulmate and best friend, Richard “Dick” Wadsworth of Warren, PA., her Children – Jill Morley and husband, Jerry of Warren, PA., Danny Eckman and wife, Maureen of West Middlesex, PA., Darlene Hintz of Jamestown, N.Y., Dickie Wadsworth of Denver, CO., 2 Sisters – Sabra Ristau of Warren, PA., Laura Greenwald of Las Vegas, NV., 2 Brothers – Elwin “Sonny” Nichols and wife, Marie of TN., Calvin Nichols and wife, Alberta of Lakeland, FL., grandchildren – Ashley, Chelsea, Alexandra, Logan, Donna, Jerry, Rachel, Kelly, Corrie, and J.R., Kyle, Shelby and Mark. Several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 Sons – Lee Eckman and Herbie Wadsworth, 1 Brother – Butch Dahl. Friends may call at the Hessell Valley Church, Hessell Road, Chandlers Valley, PA., on Saturday, February 9, 2013 one hour prior to the 11:00 A.M. memorial service conducted by Rev. Nancy Schwanke, Pastor, officiating. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made through the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Home, %Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA., 16365 or the Hessell Valley Church, Hessell Road, Chandlers Valley, PA. 16312. The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of funeral arrangements. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Josephine M. Greenland

Josephine M. Greenland, 71, of Warren, PA. died unexpectedly Sunday evening, February 3, 2013. She was born June 1, 1941 in Mayburg, PA. to the late Samuel J. and Stella Pisani Zaffino. She was a Warren area resident most of her life and was a 1959 graduate of Warren High School. Josephine was employed with the former Solar Electric and retired from Phillips Lighting Co. retiring in 1987 after 25 years employment. She was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church. She is remembered with great love as a woman who loved being a grandmother and all children in general. She was an avid cook, reader and a dedicated fan of the soap opera “The Young and the Restless.” She is survived by her husband of 46 years James C. Greenland whom she married September 3, 1966 in Warren, PA., 2 Children – Michael J. Greenland and wife, Shari, Beth Redfield all of Warren, PA., 2 Sisters – Rose Curtis of Warren, PA., Carmen “Susie” Donisi of Jamestown, N.Y., 1 Brother – Ned Zaffino and wife, Dottie of Warren, PA., 4 Grandchildren – Jeremy Church, Nerissa Greenland, Aubrey Greenland, Macy Winicki, several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother – Bruno Zaffino. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Thursday, February 7, 2013 at St. Joseph R.C. Church at 10:00 A.M. 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 Shriners Hospital for Children, 1645 W. 8th Street, Erie, PA. 16505 or the Warren Cancer Center, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365. Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Doris F. Scalise

Doris F. “Dee” Scalise, 86, a resident of Warren Manor died peacefully Sunday, February 3, 2013 at her residence. She was born June 17, 1926 in Sykesville, PA. to the late John and Ruth Buhite Foltz. She was a 1944 graduate of Sykesville High School, then entered the State Nursing School at Philipsburg, PA. to take the three year course in cadet nurses training. She began her career as a Registered Nurse at the Warren State Hospital retiring in 1985. She was a longtime Warren area resident. Doris enjoyed playing golf, bowling and was an avid reader. She was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Conewango Valley Country Club, Jackson Valley Country Club, Blueberry Hill Golf Course, Lakewood Rod & Gun Club. She is survived by her daughter – Jodee Andrews of Warren, PA., her son – Jon Scalise of Lakewood, N.Y., 3 Grandchildren, 9 Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph P. Scalise, (Papa Joe), who died September 17, 2011, whom she married August 28, 1948 in Warren, PA., 1 Sister – Roma Beaton, 1 Brother – Max Foltz.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Thursday, February 7, 2013 from 4 to 7 P.M. A funeral service will be conducted there Friday, February 8, 2013 at 12:00 Noon with Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Italian-American Charity, Inc., 3 Edgewood Drive, Lakewood, N.Y. 14750 or St. Joseph Church Educational Center Fund, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA. 16365 or a charity of one’s choice. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Velma Wholeben

Velma Wholeben, 90, of Clarendon, PA. passed into her next life on Sunday morning, February 3, 2013 at U.P.M.C. Hamot, Erie, PA. after a fall at her home on Sunday, January 27, 2013. She was born March 6, 1922 in Liberty, Mississippi to the late Handy and Lula Neville Ravencraft. She attended Liberty High School. She was employed by Sylvania and the Watson Memorial Home. Velma was a member of the Stoneham United Methodist Church where she had been on the church relations board. She was a member of the Clarendon V.F.W. Post 314 Ladies Auxiliary. She loved to cook and entertain before she suffered a stroke 13 years ago. She was always excited to have family functions at her home and looked forward to visits from family and friends. She is survived by her husband, Bill Wholeben whom she married June 22, 1942, and celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary, when they renewed their vows in front of family and friends at their home; 1 son – David and wife, Pat, 4 Grandchildren – James Wholeben, Kathy Davidson and husband, Roger, Lori Andersen and husband, Dan, Melissa Mahaney and husband, Sean, 12 Great Grandchildren all of Clarendon, PA., 1 Sister – Marie Graves, 1 Brother – Charles Ravencraft, several nieces and nephews all residing in the Liberty, Mississippi area. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers – Quin Ravencraft who died in 1944 in France during World War II, and Earl “Homer” Ravencraft. Friends may call on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 from 11:00 A.M. until 12:00 Noon at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. A funeral service will be conducted directly following visiting hours by Rev. Seth McClymond, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Stoneham United Methodist Church or the Shriners Hospital for Children, 1645 W. 8th Street, Erie, PA. 16505. E –mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Howard R. Thompson

Howard R. Thompson, 89, of Clarendon, PA. died Thursday evening, January 24, 2013 at the Warren Manor Nursing Home. He was born May 17, 1923 in Warren, PA to the late Dewey and Ella Bradway Thompson. Howard was a longtime resident of Clarendon and a 1941 graduate of Youngsville High School. Howard had served with the U.S. Army during World War II as Technical Sergeant, serving with the 3rd Infantry Regiment, serving in Northern France. He earned a American Campaign Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal. He was entered into the WWII Memorial Registry of Remembrance. He was employed with former National Forge Co., as a general foreman retiring after 43 years service. He was a former member of St. Clara’s R.C. Church and a member of their former parish council and a member of St. Anthony of Peduca R.C. Church, Tiona, PA. where he served as a commentator. Knights of Columbus member. Served as Past Commander of the Clarendon V.F.W. Post 314 and treasurer of the Clarendon V.F.W. Home Association, a member of the Clarendon Volunteer Fire Department, past secretary of the Clarendon Borough Council. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates fan. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his 4 children – Candy Wescott of Youngsville, PA., Robert Thompson and wife, Mary of Pittsburgh, PA., Penny Moore and husband, Don of Warren, PA., Kerry Thompson of Clarendon, PA., 10 Grandchildren, 13 Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Christina R. Pusateri Thompson who died August 15, 2008 whom he married August 14, 1943, 2 Sisters – Edna Hultman, Marilyn Jordan, 3 Brothers – Ronald, Bob and his twin brother, Harold Thompson. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Sunday, January 27, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted at Sunday at 3:45 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Monday, January 28, 2013 at St. Joseph R.C. Church at 10:00 A.M. by Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of the Ascension in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery where full military honors will be conducted by members of the Clarendon/Sheffield V.F.W. funeral honor guards and the U.S. Army personnel. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Autism Speaks, 1 East 33rd Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10016 or the Clarendon Volunteer Fire Department, E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Cindy Lou Brown-Horner

Cindy Lou Brown Horner, 49, of Panama, N.Y. and formerly of Warren, PA. died at her residence, Thursday evening, January 24, 2013. She was born August 15, 1963 in Warren, PA. and was a 1981 graduate of Eisenhower High School. She has resided for the past 3 years in Panama and resided most of her life in the Sugar Grove, PA. area. She was a lifelong animal lover, she enjoyed gardening and was very artistic. Cindy Lou was a member of the Starbrick Community Church and will be missed be all who knew her. She is survived by her mother, Mary Siliano Highhouse and her stepfather, Fred Highhouse of Starbrick, PA., 4 Children – Scott Brown and wife, Wanda of Pittsburgh, PA., Sean Brown, Shane Horner, Austin Horner all of Sugar Grove, PA., 2 Sisters – Carol McMillen of Warren, PA., Cathy Ostrom of Ashville, N.Y., 1 Step Brother – Corey McMillen, 1 Step Sister – Carrie Mc Millen, several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. She was preceded in death by her father, Glen McMillen, 1 Brother – Chris L. McMillen. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Sunday, January 27, 2013 from 6 to 8 P.M. when a funeral and committal service will be conducted at 8:00 P.M. by Rev. Donald Wells, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Paws Along the River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA. 16365 or a charity of one’s choice. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

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