Obituaries

Neva Y. Anderson

Neva Y. Anderson, 78, of Warren, PA. died Friday afternoon at 4:25 P.M. June 28, 2013 at the Rouse Warren County Home. She was born Sunday, June 23, 1935 at the home of her grandmother, Ruth Irvine in Mt. Jewett, PA. to the late Albert and Merle Irvine Lore. Neva was a Warren area resident since 1945 and a graduate of Warren High School Class of 1954. She was employed at Lorangers retiring from there after many years employment. She was a member of the former Warren Free Methodist Church, a 30 year member and Past President of the Warren Eagles Auxiliary, she was a member of the Forest Grange and also served as State Bulletin Editor and on various state committees. She was an avid cat lover, enjoyed reading. She fulfilled one of her bucket list items, at the age of 77 she had her 1st ride ever on a Harley Davidson Motorcycle, driven by her great nephew, Tony. She made a difference in many lives with sternness and love. She is remembered as a wonderful wife and mother.
Neva is survived by her husband of 57 years, Leroy “Sonny” Anderson whom she married June 16, 1956 in Warren, PA., Her bestfriend and caregiver, Julie Shaffer, several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her 2 sons – Leroy A. Anderson, Jr. and Albert C. Anderson, 4 brothers – Howard, Raleigh, Stanley and Thomas Lore.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. Monday, July 1, 2013 from 4 to 7:00 P.M. and on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Followed by a funeral and committal service at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Ned Burkett and Rev. Bruce Burkett, friends and retired pastors. Interment will be in Barnes Cemetery, Barnes, PA. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Warren Cancer Center, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365 or the Warren Eagles Memorial Fund, %Julie Shaffer, 203 Central Avenue, Warren, PA. 16365. E –mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Carolyn J. Atkins

Carolyn J. Atkins, 78, of Warren, PA. died peacefully at her residence Friday morning, June 28, 2013. She was born September 11, 1934 in Warren, PA. to the late Samuel and Jennie Kujava Castagnino. She was a lifelong Warren area resident and a 1953 graduate of Warren High School. Carolyn was employed with Certified Electric, Johnson Enterprises and United Refinery Company as a secretary retiring in 1995. She was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church where she was a Eucharistic minister. She enjoyed decorating and working in her flower beds at her home. Her family and friends were her life. She is survived by her 3 children – Judy M. Anderson and husband, Thomas, Margie A. Finscher and husband, Erik all of Russell, PA., Michael R. Atkins of Warren, PA., 7 grandchildren – Troy and Cory Anderson of Washington, D.C., Robert and Nicole Atkins of Warren, PA., Alex, Zack and Logan Finscher of Russell, PA., several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Atkins who died March 8, 1979 whom she married September 16, 1956 in Warren, PA., 1 Brother – John C. Castagnino, 1 Sister – Marlene Mealy. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Sunday, June 30, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted Sunday at 3:45 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Monday, July 1, 2013 at 1:30 P.M. at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA. by 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 or Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

David J. Seceniquia

David J. Seceniquia, 61, of Warren, PA. died peacefully in his sleep, Wednesday morning, June 26, 2013. He was born August 14, 1951 in Bradford, PA. to the late Frank and Margaret Purcell Seceniquia. David was a 1969 graduate of Warren Area High School and attended Allegheny College and graduated from Jamestown Community College with a associate degree in nursing. He was employed with Warren State Hospital as a registered nurse, and was previously a psychiatric aide and worked in the maintenance and ground keeping departments. He was a lifelong Warren area resident. David enjoyed music, especially guitar and piano music, fishing, gardening, computer work, Indian head and driftwood collector, scavenging for metal with his metal detector. He was a real animal lover, especially loved his three cats – Weiber, Spirit and Dreamer. He is survived by his longtime companion of over 27 years, Joyce Fehrer Lester of Warren, PA., her two children – Daniel Lester of Pittsfield, PA., Scott Lester of Muncy, PA., 2 Step Grandchildren – Paige Lester, Jasmin Jensen, 1 Sister – Mary Egidio and husband, Steve of Lakeland, FL, 1 Niece – Elizabeth Pendergrass of Lakeland, FL, 1 Nephew – Benjamin Egidio of Clermont, FL., Great Nephew – Logan Pendergrass and several cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Marie Lynn Seceniquia, his favorite friend, Sammy, his short haired german pointer. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Sunday, June 30, 2013 from 6 to 8 P.M. and on Monday, July 1, 2013 from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. A funeral service will be conducted Monday at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of the Warren General Hospital, 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. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Gail E. Cobb

Gail E. Cobb, 88, of Warren, PA died Sunday, June 23, 2013 at Golden LivingCenter – Kinzua, in Warren, PA. Gail was born on December 24, 1924 in Warren, PA and was the son of the late George M. and Myrtle Rogers Cobb. He graduated from Warren High School in 1942 and in 1943 he began his two and a half years of service with the U. S. Army during World War II, serving one and a half years in the European Theatre. In 1950 Gail graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and continued evening studies at Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. While there he worked for Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., later the National Lead Co. In 1954 he bought Simonsen Wallpaper and Paint, later changing the name to Cobb’s Wallpaper and Paint, Inc., which he owned for over 45 years. Gail truly enjoyed and appreciated his customers. Gail was a member of First Lutheran Church in Warren where he served on the church council for two terms. He was a Sunday school teacher and served as Sunday school superintendent. He also served on various church committees including the educational and new church building committees. Gail was a AAA board member for over 43 years and also past president. He was on the boards of the Warren Jaycees, Warren Chamber of Commerce, Higher Education, Friends of Library Theatre, and involved in establishing the VoTech school as well as other community activities. Gail was also a member of North Star Lodge #241 F. and A.M. of Warren, the Coudersport Consistory, Jaffa Shrine, Warren Moose Lodge #109 and Warren Elks Lodge #223. Gail is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ruth Simonsen Cobb, whom he married on December 21, 1946 in the First Lutheran Church, of Warren, PA, 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, and first cousins Dorothy Smith and Mary Schorman. In addition to his parents, Gail was preceded in death by a grandson, Jeffrey David Cobb, a sister, Audrey Torrance and her husband, Jim, and a nephew, Jon Torrance. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, June 27, 2013 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 Gail’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 St., Warren, PA. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Carol Dalrymple

Carol E. Scalise Dalrymple, 74, passed away on Sunday, June 16, 2013 after a brief illness surrounded by her family. She resided in Huntington Beach, CA, but spent several months each summer in Erie visiting family and friends with her husband, Jerry, who passed last September. She was born on February 10, 1939 in Weldbank, PA. to the late James A. and Mary E. Griebel Scalise. Carol graduated from Warren High School in 1956 and continued her education and graduated in 1959 from St. Vincent’s Hospital School of Nursing in Erie, PA. Carol thoroughly loved her grandchildren and was an avid reader. She is survived by her 3 children – Kevin C. Dalrymple of Orange, CA., Mark J. Dalrymple of Evergreen, CO., and Susan M. Hillenbrand and her husband, Pat of Westminster, CA, 3 Grandchildren – Nicole Dalrymple, Sean and Christina Hillenbrand, 1 Sister – Joanne Jewell and husband, Charles of Youngsville, PA., James A. Scalise and wife, Susan of Warren, PA., several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry C. Dalrymple who died September 10, 2012 whom she married August 20, 1960. Friends may call at the gathering space of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA. on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 A.M.with Rev. James Gutting, Pastor, officiating, assisted by Deacon Joseph Lucia. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Paul E. Nordine

Paul E. Nordine, 92, of Warren, Pa. died Saturday morning, June 15, 2013 at the Warren Manor Nursing Home after an extended illness. He was born March 15, 1921 in Warren, PA. to the late John F. and Tekla Hammer Nordine. Paul was a lifelong Warren area resident and was a 1940 graduate of Warren High School. He had been employed as a district storekeeper with the Pennsylvania Electric Company for 31 years retiring in 1976. He was a charter member of St. John’s Lutheran Church where h was active in many church activities. He was a 70 year member of the Joseph Warren Masonic Lodge and also a member of the Chapter and Commandry. Paul enjoyed playing the Harmonica. He enjoyed entertaining, especially giving candy to the staff of Warren Manor. He is remembered for having a very strong faith He is survived by his God Daughter, Pam Nordin and her husband, Myron, whom he especially loved. Cousins – William and Joy Nordin., Wilbur “Bud” Nordin of Warren, PA, Richard and Yvonne Nordin of Lititz, PA., Marilyn and Kenneth Larson o Fairfield Glade, TN, John and Lois Nordin of Warren, PA., 2 Nieces – Sandy and husband, John Sottile of Clarence, N.Y., Patricia and husband, Paul Burkhart of Columbia, PA., 2 Nephews – Jim Morris and wife, Susan of Queensbury, N.Y., David Morris and wife, Diane of Cheektawaga, N.Y. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marian R. Simones Nordine whom he married May 28, 1949 in Warren, PA., 3 Brothers – Robert, James and John Nordine. Friends may call at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 Pleasant Drive, Warren, PA. on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 from 1:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. followed by a Memorial Service conducted by Rev Jeffrey Ewing, Pastor and Rev. David Blank, Pastor of First Lutheran Church, co-officiating. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through St. John’s Lutheran Church 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. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Charlotte M. Zaffino

Charlotte M. Zaffino, 85, of Warren, PA. died Friday evening, June 14, 2013 at her residence after a brief illness. She was born April 8, 1928 in Tionesta, PA. to the late Charles and Lottie Carll Host. She has resided in Warren, PA. since 1946 and was a 1946 graduate of West Forest High School. She was employed with Blair Corporation in the finishing dept. for 18 years. She had previously been employed with the former G.G. Greene Co. and Browns Boot Shop. Char was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Women of the Warren Moose Lodge 109 where she enjoyed playing Bingo and Trivia. She was a member of the Warren Eagles Aerie. Char was an avid bowler, traveler and beach lover. Her family was the center of her life, she especially loved her grandchildren. She is survived by her 3 children – Holly and Cindy Zaffino, Jeff F. Zaffino and his wife, Diane, 2 grandchildren – Kyle and Ashley Zaffino all of Warren, PA., several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Bruno J. “Jeff” Zaffino whom she married September 19, 1956 in Warren, Pa., who died December 1, 1991, her siblings, Jeanette Licht, Charles Host, Audean Blum, John Host, Allen Host. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted Tuesday at 3:45 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA. Fr. Raymond Gramata, Pastor of St. Bernard R.C. Church, Bradford, Pa., officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Warren Chapter of the Special Olympics or Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Sean P. Forbes, Sr.

Sean P. “Donny” Forbes, Sr., 64, of Russell, PA. died Wednesday, afternoon, June 12, 2013 at his residence after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was born February 12, 1949 in Dunkirk, N.Y. to the late Gunnard B. “Gunny” and Mary Gron Liliestedt, Sr., Donny was a longtime resident of the Warren and Russell, PA. area. He was a 1967 graduate of Eisenhower High School.

He was employed as a maintenance mechanic at Warren General Hospital for 32 years, retiring in December 2009, and previously worked for 6 years at Falconer Plate Glass. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed spending time with his family. He was also known for his spontaneity. He once was out of maple syrup and drove all the way to Vermont to purchase authentic maple syrup. He especially enjoyed his cats.

He is survived by his wife, Sara L. Condron Forbes, 1 Son – Shad Forbes of Russell, Pa., 2 Daughters – Heidi Rodgers and husband, Steve, Heather Foote all of Warren, PA., 1 Brother – Gunnard B. “Butch” Liliestedt, Jr. and wife, Linda of Jamestown, N.Y., 1 Sister – Sue Thorpe and husband, Richard of Falconer, N.Y., 1 Stepbrother – Ernest “Sarge” Wood and wife, Grace of Ishpeming, MI., 1 Stepsister – Lynn Burlingame and husband, Robert of Winter Spring, FL., 2 Grandchildren – Stacy Marie Tyler, Kayla Sue Stillwell both of Warren, PA., several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his adoptive parents, who raised him, Maury and Gladys Ewing Forbes, 2 Sons – Steven Paul Forbes and Sean P. Forbes, Jr. both in 1993, 1 Brother – Gary Johnson, 1 Sister – Carin Liliestedt Seaburg.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Sunday, June 16, 2013 from 6 to 8 P.M. and on Monday, June 17, 2013 from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. A funeral service will be conducted Monday, at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of the Warren General Hospital, officiating. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Russell, PA. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 2810 West 21st Street, Erie, PA. 16506 or Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Gulf Tower, 707 Grant Street, 37th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA. 15219-1938. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Peter G. Ekblom

Peter G. Ekblom, 61, of Warren, PA passed away Monday, June 10, 2013 at his home following a lengthy 7 ½ year battle with cancer.

Born on December 5, 1951 in Williamsport, PA he was the son of the late Ero J. and Catherine Vogel Ekblom. Pete was a 1970 graduate of Titusville High School and had worked at Struthers Wells for a number of years and retired from Alcoa in Randolph, NY due to ill health.

Pete served with the National Guard and was a member of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and a member of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Isaac Eaton Camp No. 504 Department of Pennsylvania located in Mercer. He enjoyed hunting and the outdoors, having picnics and playing cards with friends. Pete loved reading about American history, especially the Civil War, going on vacations to Gettysburg, PA , Cape Cod and Nantucket Island.

Pete is survived by his sister, Elaine Ekblom of Warren, PA and their faithful dog, Kody, and many relatives and friends. The family would like to thank Father Toohey and Tom for their prayers and visits to their home during Pete’s illness. And a special thanks to all the angels at Hospice for their care and compassion during their time of need.

Friends will be received from 10 to 11:00A.M. Friday, June 14, 2013 at St. Joseph R. C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, West, Warren, PA where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00A.M. with Rev. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be at the family’s convenience in Union Cemetery in Titusville, PA. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA 16365. The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. of Warren, PA has been entrusted with arrangements. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Jane Johnson

Jane L. Johnson, age 67, of McKinley Ave., Warren, PA, died Monday, June 3, 2013 at her home following an extended illness. Jane was born May 13, 1946 in Marktbreit, Germany, to the late Master Sergeant Joseph J. Bertetto and Luise Gotz Bertetto. On September 18, 1965 in Warren, PA she married Gary W. Johnson who survives. Jane had resided in Warren since 1961 moving here from Pittsburgh, PA and was formerly of Richmond, VA. She was a 1964 graduate of Warren High School and was employed for 14 years with the former Jamesway Retail Store as a bookkeeper. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and an avid collector of stuffed and collectible bears.

In addition to her husband Gary, of 47 years, Jane is survived by two sons, Timothy Johnson and his wife, Kathy, and Rick Johnson, all of Warren, PA, two grandchildren, Michael Andrew Johnson and Emily Kathryn Johnson, both of Warren, PA, two sisters, Susan Allen of Youngsville, PA and Barbara English of Warren, PA, two brothers, Joseph M. Bertetto of Warren, PA and David J. Bertetto of Cleveland, OH, and several nieces and nephews. Jane was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter-in-law, Sandra Johnson.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA, on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 from 5 to 8 P.M. and also on Thursday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 Pleasant Drive, Warren, PA from 1 to 2 P.M. at which time a funeral service will be held with the Rev. Jeff Ewing, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through St. John’s Lutheran Church or to the Pleasant Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept., 539 Pleasant Drive, Warren, PA 16365. E-mail condolences may be placed by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

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