Obituaries

Barbara Jacobs

Barbara F. Jacobs, 88, 102 McPherson St, Warren passed peacefully from this earth surrounded by family at her home, on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.

Barbara was born April 24, 1924 in Lowell, Mass, where she was raised. Her heart was always in New England. She graduated from Skidmore College with a BA degree in English and married Robert B. Jacobs on Sept 11, 1948. Bob and Barbara raised their four children in New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania, where she was a homemaker and worked as a dental assistant. They retired to Sanford, Maine in 1978 where she worked part-time at the Sanford library, surrounded by her beloved books. She relished walks and riding the waves at her favorite beach in Kennebunkport. Barbara relocated to Warren after her husband’s passing August 5, 1993.

Her love of reading continued for her entire life and she filled her hours in Warren volunteering at the library, at Home Street School, and playing bridge. Until just 2 years ago she also filed part-time in Dr. Endres’ office, where she became everyone’s “Gram.” In her ‘spare time’ she loved to swim and knit and bake for family and friends. She will be remembered by all who knew her for her selfless good nature; she greeted the world with a smile and had a kind word for all she encountered.

Barbara is survived by her children: Jeffrey Jacobs and wife Marie, Fredericksburg, VA; Peter Jacobs and wife Linda, Medford, MA; Nancy Endres and husband Jay, Warren, PA; Wesley Jacobs and wife Beth, Warren, PA; her sister, Shirley Fenner and husband Jack, Rotonda West Florida; 8 grandchildren: Kristina Hughes and companion, Brian of Los Angeles, CA; Timothy Jacobs, Medford, MA; Forrest Jacobs and wife Barbara, Reading PA; Skyler Jacobs, Reading PA; Lena Kearney and husband Brison, Warren, PA; Emily Sorbara and husband Dino, Erie, PA; Carly Aloisio and husband Nick, Mars, PA; Robin Endres, Reading, PA. In addition to her husband, Barbara was preceded in death by her brother, Charles “Uncle Buster” Forrest and infant great-grandsons, Owen and Liam Aloisio.

Friends are invited to celebrate Barbara’s life with her family at her home on Friday, October 19 from 5 – 7 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Warren County Public Library. They probably have a book on hold for her. The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Dr. Nestor Kohut

Dr. Nestor Kohut

Dr. Nestor Kohut, 94, of Warren, PA. died Friday morning, October 12, 2012. He was born December 4, 1917 in LVIV, Ukraine to the late Theodore and Olha Zelena Kohut. He has resided in Warren since 1969. He had been a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Dental School, Class of 1957 where he earned his degree as a doctor of dentistry. He was employed as a dentist at the Warren State Hospital from 1969 until he retired there in January 1983. He was a member of St. Michael’s Byzantine Church. Nestor was a longtime volunteer at Warren General Hospital, one of the founding members of the Warren Stamp Club, a honorary member of the Warren Unit of the American Cancer Society Board of Directors, former member of the Warren Dental Association and American Dental Association.

He was active in the Warren Chest Club where he was known as “The Chestmaster” He is survived by his good friend, Patricia L. O’Dea and her children – Kathleen O’Dea-Wiles and husband, Kevin of Warren, PA., Karen McLaughlin and husband, George “Griz” of Youngsville, PA., Maureen Berg and husband, Stan of N. Warren, PA., 4 Grandchildren – Alex Berg, Lindsey Berg, Zachary McLaughlin and Ashley McLaughlin, 3 cousins in the USA. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother – Vladimir Kohut.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Monday, October 15, 2012 from 6 to 8 P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted will be conducted at 7:45 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph R.C. Church with Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating, assisted by Deacon Joseph Lucia. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made through American Heart Association, Hospice of Warren County or American Cancer Society. E-mail condolences may be made by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Nate Sedon

Nate R. Sedon

Nate R. Sedon, 20, of Warren, PA. died as the result of a one car motor vehicle accident on Preston Hill Road, Warren, PA. on Wednesday, October 10, 2012. He was born July 31, 1992 in Warren, PA. He was a lifelong Warren area resident. Nate graduated from Warren Area High School Class of 2010 and attended Bradford College in Pittsburgh, PA. for Graphic Design.

He had a great love and passion for music and was the bass guitar player and song writer for his band, East Coast Rhythm.

He enjoyed paint ball battles, and lived his life to the fullest.

He is remembered as always being a giving, optimistic and kind soul who always had a charismatic smile on his face.

He is survived by his parents, Timothy and Tammy Haight Sedon of Conover, N.C., his high school sweetheart, Amanda Guthrie, 3 Sisters – Jessi Sedon-Essad and husband, Michael, Elizabeth Sedon all of Pittsburgh, PA., Kathy Sedon and Ben Visnic both of Morgantown, W.V., 1 Brother – Tim A. Sedon and Shayla, Chamberlain of Warren, PA., Maternal Grandparents – Ray and Elizabeth Ustach Hesch, Paternal Grandmother – Joan Sedon all of Warren, PA., Best Friends and roommates, Joel VanOrd, Bubba Sweet, and Doug Sigmund, several aunts, uncles, cousins.

He was preceded in death by his infant brother – Joseph Sedon, paternal grandfather, Richard Sedon, paternal great grandparents – Leopold and Hulda Sedon and Lawrence and Florence Griebel, Maternal Great Grandparents – Edward and Frances Ustach.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Sunday, October 14, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. and on Monday, October 15, 2012 at the Warren State Hospital Interfaith Chapel from 12:00 Noon until 1:00 P.M. when a funeral service will be conducted there with Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of the Warren General Hospital, officiating. Interment will be St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through a charity of one’s choice. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Mina McCoy

Frances McCoy

Frances Ermina “Mina” McCoy, 91, of Warren, PA. died Thursday morning, October 11, 2012 at the Golden Living-Walnut Creek, Erie, PA. after a 6 month illness. She was born July 2, 1921 in Wynona, OK to the late Henry and Elizabeth Buchheit Lorenz.

She was a Warren area her entire life. She is fondly remembered as a great mother and grandmother, who always put everybody else first. She would always bake four loaves of homemade bread when family would get together. She was an avid walker, enjoyed baking, reading and traveling. She celebrated her 80th birthday in Hawaii. She was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church and had worked many election days at voting polls.

Mina is survived by 10 children – Mike (Barb) McCoy of Alamo, CA., Mary (Michael) Michalechen of Christiana, PA., Joe (Rene) McCoy, Pat (Stacey) McCoy, Tim McCoy all of Erie, PA., Dan McCoy of Warren, PA., Bobbie (Tim) Howell of Pittsfield, PA.,

Terry McCoy of Erie, PA., Ann (Dallas) McHenry of Warren, PA., Neil (Gayle) McCoy of Erie, PA., 1 Sister – Phyllis Dunham of Pleasantville, PA., 1 Brother – Bill Lorenz of Warren, PA., 25 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. McCoy who died July 8, 1977 whom she married September 22, 1945 at St. Joseph R.C. Church, Warren, PA., 1 Son – John McCoy who died December 31, 1991, 2 Brothers – John and Dick Lorenz, 2 Sisters – Bette Lorenz, Mary Billsbourgh. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Sunday, October 14, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted at 7:45 P.M. by Deacon Joseph Lucia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Monday, October 15, 2012, 10 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

David C Marquis

David Marquis

David C. Marquis, 74, of Warren, PA. died Monday afternoon, October 8, 2012 at Warren General Hospital surrounded by his family after a brief illness. He was born April 21, 1938 in Warren, Pa. to the late James and Edith Graham Marquis. He was a lifelong Warren area resident and a 1956 graduate of Eisenhower High School. David had served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam War serving as a Private First Class where he earned a Marksman and Sharpshooter Badge. He was employed as a mechanic for 45 years with Blair Corporation. He was a member of Lander United Methodist Church. David was an avid outdoorsman, enjoyed cutting wood, gardening and especially loved spending time with his buddy and grandson, Alex.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Linda R. Watson Marquis whom he married October 28, 1967 in Warren, PA., 3 Children –

Brad and Barry Marquis, Tammy Durante and husband, Frank, 1 Brother – James Allen Marquis and wife, Janet, all of Warren, PA.,

3 Sisters – Marie Calkins and husband, Ernie, Eleanor Troutman and husband, Dan all of Tuscan, Az., Helena Moore and husband, Alfred of Warren, PA., 1 Grandson – Alex Durante of Warren, PA.

Several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 Sister – Lynne Thompson and a infant brother. A private funeral service will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Interment will be private. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Warren Cancer Center, 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

Justin Gage

Justin R. Gage

Justin R. Gage, 27, of Clarendon, Pa. died unexpectedly Sunday morning, October 7, 2012. He was born December 16, 1984 in Warren, PA. to Bryan L. and Robin Cooper Gage of Warren, PA. He has resided in Warren his entire life and was a 2004 graduate of Warren Area High School. He attended PTI of Pittsburgh, PA. for one year.

For the last 5 years, he was employed in the Bakery Dept. at Thorne’s Bi Lo as a Baker. He was an avid reader, hunter, fisherman, lover of Ohio State and enjoyed football. He was a person of great integrity, he was honest and hardworking. A amazing friend to all, who was always there for others. He thoroughly loved being an Uncle.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister – Kasha Gage and her companion, Eric Allen of Warren, PA., Maternal Grandparents – Everett and Nancy Cooper of Youngsville, PA., 1 Niece – Kaylee Allen of Warren, PA., several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. He was preceded in death by his Paternal Grandparents – Lewis H. and Mary C. Sanules Gage. A funeral service will be conducted Thursday, October 11, 2012 at ST. Joseph R.C. Church at 10:00 A.M. with Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Warren Y.M.C.A.212 Lexington Avenue, Warren, PA. 16365, American Cancer Society, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365

Anthony Pellegrino, 87

Anthony Pellegrino

Anthony J. Pellegrino, 87, of Warren, PA. died surrounded by his family at his residence, Friday morning, October 5, 2012. He was born June 19, 1925 in Sheffield, PA. to the late Anthony and Angela Papalia Pellegrino. He has resided in Warren since 1960 and was formerly from Kane, PA. He was a 1943 graduate of Sheffield High School. In September 1943, he volunteered for military service and was inducted in the U.S. Army where he served as part of the 5th Army, liberating Rome. He was moved from Rome to Nancy, France where he was transferred into the the 7th Army making an amphibious landing on August 15, 1944 in Southern France. His troop continued through all of France into Germany and finally to Salsbury, Austria. He was wounded in France and awarded the Purple Heart. He also earned the Presidential Unit Citation with Oak Leaf Cluster, Silver Star, Bronze Star, European Theatre Medal with ne Arrow Head and Four Battle Stars, Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, The Combat Infantry Badge and the French Citation. After the service he enrolled at Buffalo State College and Edinboro State Teachers College where he obtained his business background. Tony built, owned and operated the former Warren Skating Rink, the former Lucky Strike Tavern and had worked at the former Pellegrino Grocery Store in Sheffield, PA. In 1946 he processed canned peppers in his mother’s basement, in 1970 the business had outgrown itself and he purchased the former Walker Dairy where he owned and operated Pellegrino Foods and was in a retired state but still active in operations. He was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, was a usher, served on the Stewardship Campaign and a member of the church Holy Name Society. He was a member of the Warren Knights of Columbus Council where he was a 4th degree member. Family was the center of his whole life. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Angela Zucco Pellegrino whom he married June 10, 1950 at St. Callistus R.C. Church, Kane, PA. his 5 Children – Angie Clopp and husband, Tom, Mary Ann Church and husband, David, Anthony Pellegrino and wife, Anita, Tom Pellegrino and wife, Sally all of Warren, PA., Rose Willis and husband, Mike of Carlisle, PA., 2 Sisters – Margaret Novosel of Kane, PA., Angie Pellegrino of Warren, PA., 11 Grandchildren – Tom, Michael and Greg Clopp, Angela Foote, Anthony Pellegrino IV, Alex Anthony Pellegrino, Lauren Hokamp, Edwin Willis, Joseph, Maria and Thomas Pellegrino, 2 Great Grandchildren – Jakey Clopp, Christopher Foote, several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 Sisters – Rose D’Agostino, Mary Boisseau and a infant sister – Mary Pellegrino. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Sunday, October 7, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted Sunday at 7:45 P.M. A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Monday, October 8, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA. with Msgr. John Lucas, former Pastor as main celebrant and Fr. James Gutting, Pastor as concelebrant. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery where full military honors will be conducted by members of the Sheffield/Clarendon V.F.W. funeral detail and the U.S. Army. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365 or Holy Redeemer Church Building Center Fund, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Robert Valone, 90

Robert Valone

Robert J. Valone, 90, of Russell, PA. died Thursday, October 4, 2012 surrounded by his family at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Home, Warren, PA. after a courageous battle with lymphoma. He was born March 26, 1922 in Clarendon, PA. to the late J. Battista and Theresa Frucci Valone. He has resided in the Warren and Russell area most of his entire life and had wintered for 26 years in Oviedo, FL. He had served with the U.S. Army as a Medic with the 304th Infantry Regiment during World War II serving in Germany, where he earned a Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 3 Bronze Stars, World War II Victory Medal .

Bob owned and operated Valone Auto Sales in Starbrick, PA. and Oviedo, FL. and also was employed as a car salesman with Midtown Motors and Shults Dodge Chrysler Dealership retiring at the age of 90. He was a member of the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club, Winterpark, FL Elks Lodge, served as 1st Commander of the Oviedo Veterans of Foreign Wars Club and a former member of the Warren Moose Lodge 109. Bob loved going to the Casino and golfing. He is lovingly remembered as a family man who was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and uncle. He is survived by his dear wife of 64 years, Jean Anderson Valone whom he married August 7, 1948, 3 Children – Dr. Dennis R. Valone and wife, Pam of Erie, PA., Jim Valone and wife, Ruth of Russell, PA., Pam Falber and husband, Benji of Warren, PA., 5 Grandchildren – Christy, Tracey (David Anderson), Taylor (Jill Dugan), Kendra and Jesse, 3 Great Grandchildren – Brandon, Ryan and Symantha, several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 9 Brothers – Dominic, Sam, Ralph, Frank, Victor, Mike, Patrick, Joseph, Theodore and Raymond Valone, 1 Sister – Carolyn Valone. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Sunday, October 7, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a funeral service will be conducted on Monday, October 8, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. with Rev. Neil Siefert, Chaplain of Hospice of Warren County and Rev. David Heckman, Pastor of Russell United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park where full military honors will be conducted by members of the Clarendon/Sheffield V.F.W. Funeral Detail and the U.S. Army personnel. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365 or Russell United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 28, Russell, PA. 16345. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Rose A. Reist, 67

Rose A. Reist, 67, of 108 Oak St, Warren, PA. died Monday morning, October 1, 2012 at the Warren Manor Nursing Home after a month long illness. She was born September 10, 1945 in Warren, PA. to the late Charles W. and Mina C. Stoddard Reist.

She was a 1963 graduate of Warren High School and earned her associates degree in business at Jamestown Business College. Rose was employed with PNC Bank East Side Branch and the Warren Holiday Inn. She retired in 2007 from Blair Corporation as a Customer Service Representative. She was a member of the Warren Salvation Army congregation. She enjoyed crocheting and being a “AUNT” to her family and persons she wasn’t even related too.

She is survived by 1 Brother – Albert C. Reist and wife, Dorothy of Farmington Twp., 2 Sisters – Barbara J. Cook and husband, Richard of North Warren, PA., Mary Chapel of Pleasant Twp.,

Life Long and grade school friend, Nancy Stanko of Warren, PA., several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 Brothers – Richard H. and Robert C. Reist, 1 infant brother and sister. A private funeral service will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Warren Salvation Army, 311 Beech Street, Warren, PA. 16365.

E-mail condolences may be made by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Marjorie Lopez, 77

Marjorie Lopez, 77, of Warren, PA died on Monday morning, September 17, 2012 at the John & Orpha Blair Hospice House. She was born March 28, 1935 in Falconer, NY to the late Elmer and Linnea Francis.

Marjorie graduated from Falconer High School and was a resident of Warren for the past 56 years. She was employed by the city of Warren as a bookkeeper for many years until her retirement. Marjorie believed in natural health and well-being and promoted this as an active Shaklee distributor. She loved music classical to pop and spent her summers enjoying concerts, symphonies, operas and theatre at Chautauqua Institution.

As a member of the Unity of Chautauqua Church, she loved and served her church as a longtime member of their board of directors. Every Sunday throughout the Chautauqua season she cooked and served a luncheon for the public at her church. Marjorie loved the Warren community and served it in many different ways over the years. She was an active and supportive volunteer of the Struthers Library Theater, a member of the Women’s Club, the Lion and Lioness clubs, Philomel club, the Garden club and the Antique Study club, along with tirelessly volunteering for many city organizations and events over the years.

Marjorie was famous for making outstanding homemade pies – apple, rhubarb, cherry, pecan, berry and that unforgettable pie crust. May a smile come upon your face as you remember your favorite!

Marjorie is survived by her daughters – Susan George of Warren and Sally (Kent) Heeter of Key Largo, FL.; a sister – Alice (Ralph) Brown of Randolph, NY; a brother in law – William Johnson of Warren along with many nieces and nephews and their children. She was preceded in death by two sisters – Laura Johnson of Warren and Faye Caswell of Falconer.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East St, Warren, PA 16365 on Friday, September 21, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 PM. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 1:00 PM at the Interfaith Chapel located on the Warren State Hospital grounds with Rev. Ron Neff from Unity of Chautauqua conducting the service. In honor of Marjorie’s memory, donations may be made to Struthers Library Theater, 302 Third Ave, Warren PA 16365, Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park West, Warren PA 16365, or Warren Public Library, 205 Market St, Warren PA 16365. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

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