Obituaries

Ralph W. Hoffman

Ralph W. Hoffman, 86, of Warren, PA died Thursday, September 12, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Mary’s, PA. Born on January 25, 1927 in Warren, Pa he was the son of the late Charles and Nellie Gosden Hoffman. Ralph attended Warren Schools and enlisted in the U. S. Navy in 1944 where he served in the Pacific until his discharge in 1946. He was an apprenticed brick layer stone mason, working in construction for 20 years and was mason foreman at Warren State Hospital from 1968 until his retirement in 1985. Ralph was a past member of Cornplanter Gun Club and an active member of the Sugar Grove American Legion Post 758. He was an avid gardener, hunter and fisherman and spent many summers fishing in Canada. Ralph is survived by his wife of 46 years, Elizabeth Eggleston Hoffman, six children, Rodd (Pat) Hoffman of Warren, PA, Linda Hoffman and her spouse, Cindy Coleman, of Candler, NC, David (Annette) Vogt of Cotopaxi, CO, Mary Beth(Gordon) Coltharp of Manassas, VA, Jane Pedrick of Annapolis, MD, and Sean (Pam) Hoffman of Reading, PA, six grandsons, Jon, Steven, Chad, Duncan, Luke and Nate, six granddaughters, Alicia, Tina, Jessica, Brynn, Rachel and Mary Grace, twelve great-grandchildren, one sister, Frances (Ed) Darling of Youngsville, PA., and one brother, Raymond Hoffman of Chandlers Valley, PA and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Ralph was predeceased by an infant son, two sisters, Margaret Carlson and Vera Taft, and three brothers, George, Donald and Albert Hoffman. Friends will be received at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA on Monday, September 16, 2013 from 12:00 Noon until 1:00 P.M. when a memorial service will be conducted by Rev. Cindy Coleman. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Weiler Cemetery, Warren, PA. Those wishing to place a memorial in Ralph’s memory may do so through Hospice of Warren County or the Warren Cancer Center, both located at 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA 16365, or to the Friends of the Rouse, 701 Rouse Avenue, Youngsville, PA 16371.

Bonnie Mack Corcoran

Bonnie Mack Corcoran, 81, of North Warren, died on Thursday afternoon, September 5, at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Residence. Bonnie was a daughter of the late D.B. “Dude” and Vera C. Himebaugh Mack and a granddaughter of “Jake” and Cora Himebaugh and Philip and XXX Mack.

Bonnie was born in Warren, Pennsylvania on January 31, 1932. A 1949 graduate of Warren High School, she was proud to be a sixth-generation Warren Countian. For many years, Bonnie was a legal secretary, employed by three generations of the Blackman and Blackman law firm in Warren. She was also employed by the PA Department of Welfare, a local insurance agency, and Ridg-U-Rack Corporation. She was a volunteer archivist at the Warren County Historical Society and assisted with the initial organization of the Wilder Museum in Irvine.

Bonnie was proud of her roots in the former community of Kinzua and was a collector of Kinzua and family history. She was an excellent seamstress and knitter, creating many custom-designed sweaters, and was an enthusiastic gardener. She loved her home on the Conewango and enjoyed years of bird- watching from her back yard.

Bonnie is survived by her daughter, Pat Evans, and her son-in-law, Mark Evans, of Warren. She is also survived by nieces, Sherri Lightner and her husband, Bruce, and Bonnie Cogan and her husband, Kenny Overmiller, all of the San Diego, California area. She is also survived by a great-nephew, two great- nieces, and her beloved cocker spaniel, Molly. She was preceded in death by her parents and a great nephew, Mack Davis Lightner. Visitation and a memorial service will be held at Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church in Warren.

Visitation and a memorial service will be held at Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church in Warren on Tuesday, September 10, with visitation at 5 p.m. and a service to follow at 6 p.m. Burial will take place in the columbarium at Trinity Church.

Those wishing to place memorials may do so with a charity of choice or to the Warren County Humane Society (Paws Along the River), Warren County Historical Society, or Hospice of Warren County. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Frank B. Skidmore

Frank Bernard Skidmore, 45, of Warren, PA. passed away Thursday morning, September 5, 2013 at St. Vincent Health Care Center, Erie, PA. He was the son of Mary and Jack Ferry. Frank was a volunteer fireman at Clarendon Volunteer Fire Dept. Left to cherish his memory loving parents, Jack Eugene and Mary Louise Menard Ferry of Warren, PA., maternal grandmother – Minnie M. Siliano Menard of Warren, PA., son, Dylan Michael Skidmore of Pittsburgh, PA., daughter – Jerdine Farren of Warren, PA., sister, Lori Ann Whippo and husband, Shelby of Virginia Beach, VA., brothers – Scott Alan Skidmore and wife, Carrie of Warren, PA., Jack Eugene Ferry and wife, Carla of Sheffield, PA., John Henry Matha of Warren, PA., Ken Eugene Matha of Tidioute, PA., several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, that he loved very much. Frank was loved by all and will be missed. A memorial service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at Clarendon Volunteer Fire Department. Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Ronald F. Rummel

Ronald F. Rummel, of Pittsfield, PA. who would of celebrated his 66th birthday on Wednesday, August 28, died Sunday morning, August 25, 2013 at Warren General Hospital Emergency Room after suffering a heart attack. He was born August 28, 1947 in Johnstown, PA. He was a resident of Pittsfield, PA. since 1984 an was formerly of Home and Seward, PA. Ron was a 1965 graduate of United High School of Armagh, PA. and a 1968 graduate of Penn State University with a associate degree in electrical engineering. He was employed for 28 years with Penelec GPU, now known as First Energy. He was a 32nd degree masonic member of Benjamin Indiana-Franklin Lodge 0313, Orient Royal Arch Chapter #247, an endowment life member of the National Rifle Association. Member of the Garland Presbyterian Church. He thoroughly loved shooting, reloading and working on his computer. He is survived by his mother – Maxine Glessner Powell of Zephryhill, FL., his wife of 44 years, Madeline “Nan” Darby Rummel whom he married July 12, 1969 in Seward, PA., 2 Sons – Scott A. Rummel of Pittsburgh, PA., Chad W. Rummel and wife, Jessica of Oxford, Mich., 1 Grandson – Kellan Franklin Rummel of Oxford, Mich., 3 Sisters – Janet Diehl of Pittsburgh, PA., Beverly Mrosky and husband, Jim of Armagh, PA., Maxine Toth and husband, Bob of Homer City, PA., several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank A. Rummel. At Ron’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral services held. Entombment will be in the columbarium at Oakland Cemetery, Warren, PA. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Garland Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 101, Garland, PA., 16416. E – mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Albert J. Holcomb, Jr.

Albert J. Holcomb, Jr., 102, of Warren, PA. died Friday morning, August 16, 2013 at the Warren Manor Nursing Home after an extended illness. He was born October 6, 1910 in Warren, PA. to the late Albert J. and Grace Kelly Holcomb, Sr. He was a lifelong Warren area resident. Graduate of Warren High School, where he played football. He had served with the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. Al had been employed as a truck driver with the former Smith Horton and Emmis George Trucking Companies. He had also worked with the Pennsylvania Railroad retiring as an engineer after 35 years employment. He was a member of the former Warren Marconi Club. Albert is survived by 3 children – Gary Holcomb and wife, Meredith of Warren, PA., Barb Black and husband, Fred of Sugar Grove, PA., Sue Shoemaker and husband, Adam of Tarpen Springs, FL. 6 Grandchildren, several Great Grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Lillian Merski Holcomb whom he married August 11, 1946 in Lawrence Park, PA. who died March 3, 2010, 2 Brothers – Ray and Harold Holcomb, 1 Sister – Doris Clickinoid. Private funeral services will be conducted at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. at the convenience of the family. Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Margaret B. Jansen

Margaret B. Jansen, 93, of Warren, PA died Sunday, August 11, 2013 at the Rouse Warren County Home in Youngsville, PA. Born on November 20, 1919 on Lanning Hill, Farmington Township, PA, she was the daughter of the late Warner Beck and Sophronia Jones Beck. In 1983 in Bradenton, FL she married Herman Jansen, who died on June 15, 2000. Margaret was a graduate of the Lander High School and was employed for 25 years with GTE Sylvania in Warren, retiring in 1980. Along with her husband she enjoyed traveling, especially spending the winter’s in Florida. Margaret is survived by one son, Larry (Maxine) Anderson and one daughter, Shirley (Sonny) Carlson, all of Russell, PA, one step-daughter, Kym (David) Snell of Fairview, PA, four grandchildren, Jodi Guthrie, Kerri(Rich) Burge, Christy(Matt) Johnson and Wayne Carlson, four great-grandchildren, Madison Guthrie, Keyah Anderson, Janey and Annie Johnson, five step-grandchildren, one sister, Rose Wolfe of Warren, PA, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Margaret was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Beck, who died in 2008. The family will receive friends from 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Rouse Warren County Home, 701 Rouse Avenue, Youngsville, PA 16371. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Joseph A. Critelli

Joseph A. Critelli, 70, of Warren, PA. died Monday morning, August 12, 2013 at his residence. He was born July 25, 1943 in Warren, PA. to the late Louis J. and Constance V. Necci Critelli, Sr. He had resided most of his life in Warren and was a 7 year resident at Carson City, NV. Joe was a 1961 graduate of Warren High School and served with the U.S. Navy during the Cuban Missile Crisis as a gunner’s mate, on the U.S. Independence. He was employed and retired from the former Rexnord, Inc. after several years employment as a machinist. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, watching western movies, especially ones with John Wayne in them. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by 5 Children – Anthony J. Critelli and his companion, Megan both of Sheffield, PA., Joseph A. Critelli, Jr. of Florida, Louis Critelli of Evansville, IN., Lisa Rumich of Clarendon, PA., Judy Hoden of Sheffield, PA., 2 Brother – John Critelli of Rochester, N.Y. and Louis Critelli, Jr of Henrietta, 1 Sister – LuAnn Critelli of South Carolina, 2 Stepdaughter – Heather and Mikki Pierce both of Warren, PA., 17 Grandchildren, 2 Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by Brother – Edward Critelli. A celebration of his life will be conducted at a later time by the family. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Warren General Hospital Dialysis Unit, 2 Crescent Park, 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.

Dale Joseph Yucha

Dale Joseph Yucha, 38, of Warren, PA. died Sunday morning, August 11, 2013 after a long battle with alcohol addiction. He was born August 28, 1974 in Warren, PA. and was a lifelong resident. He was a 1992 graduate of Warren Area High School and by trade was a chef with several local restaurants. He was a very talented artist, could draw and paint anything. He could pick up a musical instrument and play it by ear. He is survived by his parents, Marty and Barb Fitch Yucha, his 13 years old son, Gabriel Joseph Yucha all of Warren, PA., 1 Brother – Trevor Martin Yucha and his wife, Josie of Miliani, Hawaii, Maternal Grandmother – JoAnn L. Ettinger Fitch Dorrion and step grandfather – Jerry Dorrion both of Tiona, PA., 2 Aunts – Debbie Fitch of Warren, PA., Mary Ann Devore of Youngsville, PA., 3 Uncles – George Yucha and wife, Carolyn of Las Vegas, Nevada, Randy Yucha and wife, Teri of Bradenton, FL., Paul Yucha and wife, Kitty of Tampa, FL., and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather – Donald Fitch, paternal grandparents – Ted and Annie Lyszaz Yucha, 1 Uncle – Anson Devore. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Northwest Savings Bank to establish an educational fund for Dale’s son, Gabriel. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Peter J. Bova, Sr.

Peter J. Bova, Sr., 73, of Warren, PA. died Wednesday morning, August 7, 2013 at Warren Manor. He was born in Warren, Pa. on September 30, 1939 to the late August and Martha Reilly Bova. Pete resided most of his entire life in Warren and was a 1957 graduate of Warren High School. He was a self-employed barber for 40 years and a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church. He was an avid fisherman and golfer. He is survived by his 5 Children – Casey Bova Casell and husband, Jess of Jamestown, N.Y., Kerry Buchanan and husband Richard, Peter Bova, Jr. and companion, Jen Adams, Jane Highhouse and husband, Jim, Elizabeth “Bib” Lasecki and husband, Kevin all of Warren, PA., 2 Sisters – Barbara Kerr of Tecumeh, MI., Sally Marino and husband, Anthony of Warren, PA., 11 Grandchildren, 3 Step Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death b 1 Brother – Paul Bova who died December 25, 2004, 1 Sister – Elaine Salerno A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. with Fr. John Neff, Pastor of St. Luke’s R.C. Church, Youngsville, officiating. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365, Warren Public Library Association, 205 Market Street, Warren, PA. 16365, St. Joseph Church Educational Center Fund 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.

Daniel C. Honhart

Daniel C. Honhart, 65, of Warren, PA died Wednesday morning, July 31, 2013 at Warren Manor Nursing Home after a courageous battle with brain cancer. He was born May 9, 1948 in Warren, PA to the late Emerson and Phyllis Beichner Honhart. He was a lifelong area resident of Warren and a 1966 graduate of Warren High School. Dan was a buyer and supervisor at Blair Corporation in the Men’s Clothing Dept. for many years. He was also co-owner of the former Fernwood Inn. He was a member of the Warren Elks Lodge and a former member of the Warren American Legion Post 135, Moose Lodge 109, Lakewood Rod and Gun Club, Jackson Valley Golf Course. He is survived by the love of his life of 13 years, Margaret “Peggy” Kelly of Warren, PA., his children – Megan Honhart and her companion, Michael Miller, and Aaron Honhart all of Erie, PA. , Peggy’s children – Emily (Mike) Wadlow of Warren, PA., Rachel (Brett) VanGuilder of Youngsville, PA., Peggy’s mother, Laura Kelly of Warren, PA., 1 Brother – Todd Honhart and his wife, Taffy of Warren, PA., 1 Sister – Deborah Bevevino and husband, John of Russell, PA., 1 Sister-in-law – Debra Eastman of Pittsfield, PA. , 5 Grandchildren – Madison Miller of Erie, PA, Joey and Jack Wadlow, both of Warren, PA, and Maddie and Brody VanGuilder of Youngsville, PA. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 Brother – Randal “Randy” Honhart, and Peggy’s father, Joseph Kelly. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA on Saturday, August 3, 2013 from 9 to 11:00 A.M. followed by a memorial service at 11:00 A.M. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County or the Warren Cancer Center, both located at 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

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