Obituaries

Thomas R. Graziano

Thomas Graziano

Thomas R. Graziano, 79, of Warren, PA. died peacefully in his sleep at his residence, Tuesday morning, January 15, 2013. He was born September 27, 1933 in Warren, Pa. to the late Felice and Josephine Muscaro Graziano. He was a lifelong resident of Warren and a 1954 graduate of Warren High School. He had served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After the war, he earned a business degree from Bryant and Stratton College. Tom was employed as a manger of the Data Processing Dept. at Interroyal and Betts Industries retiring from there after many years. He was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church. Tom enjoyed playing golf and was an avid gardener. His family especially his grandchildren meant everything to him.

Tom is survived by his wife of 42 years, Barbara Johnston Graziano whom he married May 23, 1970 in Warren, PA. 2 Children – Greg W. Graziano and wife, Traci of Eugene, OR., Lynn M. Shaffer and husband, Colin of Jamestown, N.Y., 2 Grandsons – Dominic and Rocco Graziano of Eugene, OR. Nephew –James Graziano and wife, Janice, Niece – Joanne Anderson all of Warren, PA. several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 6 Brothers –Anthony, Peter, William, Frank, Joseph, Victor Graziano, 3 Sisters – Theresa Graziano, Theresa Bryant, Ann Corey.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Thursday, January 17, 2013 from 6 to 8 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Friday, January 18, 2013 at St. Joseph R.C. Church at 10:0 A.M. with Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating, assisted by Deacon Joseph Lucia. 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

Dr. Harold J. Reinhard

After living a long full life, Dr. Harold J. Reinhard, 88, Russell, PA died on Sunday morning, January 13th, 2013.

He was born on May 1, 1924, the third son of Milton E. and Julia Noonan Reinhard, in Macon, GA. Soon after, the family moved to Omaha, NB where he attended elementary school before the family moved to Bridgeport, CT. Dr. Reinhard was a graduate of Bassick Senior High School and then joined the United States Marine Corps serving in the South Pacific, the Philippines and China, attaining the rank of Staff Sargent before being honorably discharged.

He attended The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, and graduated from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA receiving his M.D. in 1953. While there he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Society. He served his Internship at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Bridgeport, CT. He did his Psychiatric residency at Warren State Hospital, Warren, PA with further training at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh, PA and the New York Psychiatric Institute in New York City, NY. At Warren State Hospital he held various positions, the final position being that of Superintendent from 1970 – 1981. He was on the Board of the Warren County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, serving as President for two years. He was on the Medical Staff of Warren General Hospital and was also a Consultant to Family Services of Warren. He was an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. He belonged to the American Psychiatric Association, which bestowed upon him the Life Distinguished Fellow Award.

He was a member of the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society serving on the Advisory Council as Membership Chairman and Treasurer. He was also a member of the Western Pennsylvania Psychiatric Society, the American Medical Association, Pennsylvania Medical Society and the Warren County Medical Society of which he was President for two years. He was a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, member of the Conewango Valley Country Club, former member of the Conewango Club and the Eagles Club. He enjoyed playing cribbage, and golf.

After retiring from Warren State Hospital in 1981, Dr. Reinhard moved with his family to Green Bay, WI., where he entered private practice with a group of fellow Psychiatrists. Dr. Reinhard was also very active in the medical community in the Green Bay area. He was on the staff of four hospitals in Green Bay, and was the Director of Adult Psychiatric Services at Bellin Psychiatric Center.

After retiring in 1991 he returned to Russell, PA to live. He was on the Mental Health and Mental Retardation Advisory Board for the Dept. of Human Services for 9 years, and served as the President for 1 ½ years.

He married the former Eileen Murray in 1950 with whom they had six children. Sheila (Timothy) Augustine, of Elyria, OH, Ellen Streich of Elyria, OH, Kerry (Sean) Abbott of Lander, PA, Jerome Reinhard of Farmingdale, ME, and Michael S. Reinhard of Peoria, AZ. He had 9 grandchildren, Joshua Tellman, Monroe, NC, Amy Johnson, Warren, PA, Erin Reinhard, Farmingdale, ME, Michael M. Reinhard, Farmingdale, ME, Patrick Augustine, Elyria, OH, Mairin Augustine, State College, PA, Nora Augustine, Chicago, IL., Zachery Reinhard, Vale, CO. and Kyle Reinhard, Chicago, IL, 3 great-grandchildren, Ryath, Ryleigh, and Brenden Johnson, Warren, sisters-in-law Evelyn Reinhard and Bea Murray, CT, and his former daughter-in-law, Susan Long, Pittsburgh, PA., and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Eileen in 2002, his youngest son, Mark H. Reinhard, his daughter-in-law Kathrine Reinhard, Farmindale, ME, his brothers the Hon. Milton Reinhard and Dr. Warren Reinhard.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., Warren, PA. Per Dr. Reinhard’s wishes, there will be no viewing and a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church by Fr. Richard E. Toohey, Pastor, on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 10:00 A.,M.. The family will meet with family and friends for an hour prior to the service at the church. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA 16365 or the Mark H. Reinhard Scholarship at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Foundation 842 Algoma Blvd. Oshkosh, WI 54901-3551. Burial will be in the Mausoleum of the Resurrection at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Duane O. Green

Duane Green

Duane Green, 79, of Warren, PA. died after an extended illness, surrounded by his daughter, Debbie & Jim by his side, on Thursday morning, January 10, 2013 at UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA. He was born September 12, 1933 in Warren, PA. to the late John and Georgia Siefert Green. He spent his childhood in Warren and was a 1951 graduate of Warren Area High School and retired to Warren in 1983. He was a 20 year veteran of the United States Army, serving two tours of duty during the Vietnam War serving with the 82nd airborne division as a Black Hawks Helicopter repairman retiring in 1983. He was an avid car buff, especially loved working on and restoring antique cars and helping family members repair and maintain their vehicles.

Duane is survived by his daughter – Debbie Patterson and her husband, Jim of Edmond, OK, 1 Granddaughter – Ambrosia Rollings of Oklahoma City, OK., 2 Sisters – Karleen Castagnino of Warren, PA., Sandra Burgeson of Wilcox, PA., his faithful ad loving companion, his Chihuahua, Skeeter, several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews also survive.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his 6 siblings – Burdessia Angelos, Raymond Green, Velma Roberts, Lois Pope, Clarence Green, Sarah Jane Pirillo.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Sunday, January 13, 2013 from 3 to 5 P.M. where a funeral service will be conducted Monday, January 14, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. by Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of the Warren General Hospital, officiating. Interment will be in the veterans section of Oakland Cemetery where full military honors will be conducted by members of the John Gertsch Vietnam Memorial Post and the U.S. Army. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through any veteran’s organization. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Phoebe “Kay” Marinoble

Phoebe “Kay” Marinoble

Phoebe “Kay” Marinoble, 73, of North Warren, Pa. and formerly of Hudson, N.H., died Sunday, January 6, 2013 at Warren General Hospital after an extended illness. She was born August 9, 1939 in Warren, PA. to the late Leonard and Eleanor Turner Strandburg. She was a 1958 graduate of Warren High School. Kay was employed with the former New Process Company, and the Warren County School District as a Teacher’s Aide. She retired from the Courville Nursing Home, Nashua, N.H. She enjoyed golf, reading, her children and her husband.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, David Marinoble whom she married July 8, 1961 at St. Joseph R.C. Church, Warren, PA., 3 Children – Joelle Thompson and husband, Todd of Uxbridge, MA., Dan Marinoble and wife, Kathryn, Pete Marinoble and wife, Erika, granddaughter – Abigail all of Highlands Ranch, CO., 1 Sister – Sue Ellen Nazario, 3 Brothers – Quay Strandburg, Charles Strandburg and wife, Bonnie, Dennis Strandburg and wife, Cindy all of Warren, PA., and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, David, 2 Sisters – Betty Lou Duckett and Connie Sovich and 2 infant brothers and a brother at age 6, Billy.

There will be no visitation hours observed. A private memorial service will be conducted at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice or the Arthritis Association. 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 arrangements.

Doris L. “Tooter” Covert

Doris Covert

Doris “Tooter” Fitzgerald Covert, 85, of Warren, PA. died Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Warren General Hospital after an extended illness. She was born April 28, 1927 in New Kensington, PA. to the late George and Laura Coon Fitzgerald. She has resided in Warren for over 35 years moving from Marienville, PA. Tooter was a 1945 graduate of Sigel High School and earned her Licensed Practical Nursing Degree from the Warren County Vocational Technical School. She was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse with the Rouse Warren County Home, Brookville Hospital and retired from the Warren State Hospital. She was a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Retired State Employees. She was a faithful attendee of the River Rat Reunion in Clarington, PA. She is fondly remembered as a devoted and loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She is survived by her son, Dennis C. Covert and wife, Jane Of Moon Twp., PA., 1 Son-in-Law – David Zock and wife, Karen of Warren, PA., 4 Grandchildren – Melissa Shene and husband, Mark of Clarendon, PA., Matthew D. Zock and wife, Dr. Kerstin of Pittsburgh, PA., Kristin Candiotti and husband, Mark of Clark, PA., Dr. Kayla Covert of Moon Twp., PA. 5 Great Grandchildren – Marylin and Parker Shene, Lilyann Zock, Isabella and Alexandra Candiotti, 2 Step Grandchildren – Abby Wenzel and husband, Chris, Andrea Hall all of Warren, PA., 3 Step Great Grandchildren – Bekah, Lani and Niclas Wenzel, 1 Half Sister – Katherine Fitzgerald of Leechburg, PA.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Robert Covert in 1975, 1 Daughter – Mary R. Covert Zock who died April 5, 2001, 1 Grandson – Jason Covert in 1979, 2 Brothers – Evan and Ray Fitzgerald, 2 Sisters – Marie Cassatt and Bernice McNeil.

Friends may call on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a funeral and committal service will be conducted Monday, January 7, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. with Rev. Nancy Schwanke, Chaplain of the Warren State Hospital, officiating. Interment will be in North Forest Cemetery, Marienville, PA. 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.

Angeline M. Vavala Natale

Angeline Natale

Angeline M. Vavala Natale, 89, of Scottsdale, AZ., formerly of Youngsville, PA. passed away, Wednesday, January 2, 2013 with her family by her side. She was born February 17, 1923 in Morrison, PA. to the late Joseph and Vincentina Zaffino Vavala. She had resided in Youngsville most of her life, having lived in Scottsdale, AZ. For the past 20 years. She was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Scottsdale, AZ., and a former member of St. Luke’s Roman Catholic Church in Youngsville. She was an active member of the Altar Rosary Society at St. Luke’s and was so devoted to her faith and the many activities celebrated there. She will always be remembered as a devoted wife, mother and loving grandmother, in addition to her outstanding Italian cooking and talent as a seamstress. She was the consummate homemaker.

She is survived by her two daughters, Jeanne M. Natale and Susan Natale Gulick (Chuck), all of Scottsdale, AZ., 1 brother – James J. Vavala of Warren, PA., 2 grandchildren – Bethany Gulick and Andrew Gulick both of Scottsdale, AZ., many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Natale, whom she married on September 23, 1944, 2 sisters – Rose Natale and Jean Vavala, 4 brothers – Bruno, Carl, Sam and Frank Vavala and an infant son, James Natale.

Friends will be received at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. Sunday, January 6, 2013 from 6 to 8 .M. where a vigil service will be conducted at 7:45 P.M. by Fr. John Neff. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at St. Luke’s R.C. Church on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. with Fr. John Neff, Pastor, officiating. Burial will take place at St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through St. Luke’s R.C. Church, 420 N. Main Street, Youngsville, PA. 16371 and e-mail condolences may be submitted by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Eileen M. Anderson

Eileen M. Anderson

Eileen Marie Anderson, 86, a resident of Golden Living-Kinzua Valley died there Tuesday morning, January 1, 2013. She was born in Buffalo, N.Y. on July 2, 1926 to the late George and Wilhilmine Struntz Potratz. Eileen was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church and Catholic Daughters of America.

She is survived by her daughter – Pamela A. Slack of Warren, PA., four sons – Lyle J. Slack (Jane) of Glendale, CA., Dennis Slack (Helen) of Kissimmee, FL., Joseph Slack (Cora) of Warren, PA., Jerry Slack (Helen) of Niles, OH., a half brother, Fred Altreuther of Lawrenceville, GA., 2 Step children, Mary Pat Mulder of Midland, TX., John Anderson of Washington State, 13 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard J. Anderson who died April 10, 1990 whom she married October 23, 1976, 1 Brother – Robert Potratz.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Friday, January 4, 2013 from 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 Saturday, January 5, 2013 at St. Joseph R.C. Church at 10:00 A.M with Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park. The family suggests in lieu of flowers contributions may be made through Golden Living-Kinzua Valley Nursing Home Patient Activity fund, 205 Water Street, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be made by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.

John C.R. Biekarck

John Biekarck

John C.R. Biekarck, 79, of Warren, PA. died Sunday morning, December 30, 2012 at the Warren Manor Nursing Home. He was born May 27, 1933 in Warren, PA., son of the late F.C. Rex and Martha Grettenberger Biekarck. He has resided in Warren most of his life. John was a 1951 graduate of Warren High School and a 1955 graduate of Allegheny College where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration. He had served with the United States Air Force as a 1st Lieutenant, serving from 1955 to 1957. He was a third generation, owner and operator of Biekarck Music Store, working there from 1960 until his retirement in 1988. He was a member of Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church where he was a former vestry member. John enjoyed canoeing, gardening, sailing on Chautauqua Lake, especially his time spent at his cottage at Colburns Point, Bemus Point, N.Y.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Phyllis Beck Biekarck whom he married September 1, 1954 in Jamestown, N.Y. 4 Children – R. Steven Biekarck of Corry, PA. David Biekarck (Lois) of Warren, PA, Marie Ann Biekarck of Newburg, OR., Nancy L. Biekarck of Johnstown, CO., 2 Sisters – Valerie Lynde and husband, Nelson of Bemus Point, N.Y., Violet “VI” Heise of Tuscan, AZ., 10 Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 Son – William “Bill” R. Biekarck.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 from 6 to 8 P.M. A funeral and committal service will be conducted Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church at 11:00 A.M. by Rev. Matthew Scott, Priest-in-charge, officiating. Interment will be Pine Grove Cemetery, Russell, PA. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Warren Cancer Center, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365 or National Parkinson’s Foundation Western Pennsylvania, 3468 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA. 15237. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Helen Steele

Helen Steele

Helen E. Steele, 77, of Warren, PA. died after a brief illness Wednesday evening, December 26, 2012 at St. Vincent Health Care Center, Erie, PA. She was born May 25, 1935 in Warren, PA. to the late Per August Sigred and Anna Budda Hoflund. She has resided in Warren her entire life and was a 1953 graduate of Warren Area High School. She was employed with the former Quality Markets in the produce department where she took care of the salad bar retiring from there after 11 years employment. She was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church and was an avid reader.

She is survived her husband of 51 years, John R. Steele whom she married October 28, 1961. 3 Children – Bryan and John Steele, Lori Johnson and husband, Craig, all of Warren, PA. 1 Sister – Mary Erik of Summerville, S.C. , 7 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph R.C. Church with Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating.

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. The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Anna M. Young

Anna M. Young

Anna Marie Anderson Young, 72, of Tiona, PA. died Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA. after a brief illness. She was born in Warren, PA. on April 16, 1940 to the late Melvin William and Mary K. Giltinan Anderson. She had resided in Clarendon and Tiona, PA. most of her entire life. Anna was a graduate of Warren Area High School Class of 1958. She was a member of Clarendon Volunteer Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary and attended the Tiona United Methodist Church. She was an avid cook, enjoyed Farmville on Facebook, fishing, camping and the outdoors and was a caretaker for everybody.

Anna is survived by her children – Deborah Casias and husband, Curtis of Russell, PA., Jodi M. Papalia and husband, Terry of Warren, PA., Ramsie W. Young and wife, Sandra of Panama City, FL., her companion, Tony B. Mihalko , Siblings – Mary Lou Trusso and husband, Matthew of N. Port, FL., Rita Cogar and husband, Daniel of Sutton, W.V., 6 Grandchildren 7 Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William C. Young whom she married September 1959 at the former St. Clara’s R.C. Church, Clarendon, PA. who died March 3, 2002, 1 Sister – Carol Samuelson, 2 Brothers – William J. and Melvin R. Anderson.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Friday, December 28, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a funeral and committal service will be conducted Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. by Rev. Martin Reynolds, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery, Warren, PA. E-mail condolences maybe sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

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