Obituaries

Angelo L. Galiano, 85

Angelo “Ange” L. Galiano, 85, of Warren, PA. died Thursday, August 09, 2012 at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice House after an extended illness. He was born March 4, 1927 in S. San Francisco, CA. to the late Lewis and Franciska Incorvina Galiano and was a Warren area resident since 1958. He had served in the U. S. Navy serving on the USS Arkansas BB33 Battleship, USS Langley Aircraft Carrier, USS Lei Landing Craft, USS LST Landing Craft. Ange was a custodian with the Warren Times Observer for 19 years and was a letter sorter with the U.S. Postal Service for 37 years retiring from the Warren Post Office. He had previously been employed with TWA for 2 years. He was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, Knights of Columbus Warren Council, Circle 8 Square Dancing Group, Lakewood Rod & Gun Club, American Legion Post 135, Warren Eagle Club. He is remembered for his quick wit and fantastic sense of humor, who also enjoyed and loved his family and friends.

He is survived by 4 Children – Allen Galiano and wife, Diane, Linda Collins all of Warren, PA., Pam Siegrist and husband, Matt of Sandy, Oregon, Brenda Grady and husband, Kelley of Sedan, Kansas, 1 Sister – Lena Guidici of S. San Francisco, CA., 9 Grandchildren, 3 Step Grandchildren, 3 Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 55 year, Betty Nuhfer Galiano who died June 24, 2010 whom he married November 6, 1954 in S. San Francisco, CA., 1 Son – Peter L. Galiano, 1 Brother – Carl Galiano.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Sunday, August 12, 2012 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 Monday, August 13, 2012 at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church at 10:00 A.M. with Msgr. John Lucas, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery and full military honors will be conducted by members of the Sheffield/Clarendon V.F.W. Funeral Detail and the U.S. Navy personnel. 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

Harold L. Seymour, 93

Harold L. Seymour, 93, formerly of Warren, PA. and a resident of the Lynmoore in Fort Pierce, Florida died at his residence on Tuesday morning, August 7, 2012 after an extended illness. He was born March 6, 1919 in Warren, Pa. to the late Alva and Bertha Crozier Seymour. He had resided in Warren most of his life, moving to Florida in 2000.

Harold was a 1937 Graduate of Warren High School and had served in the U.S. Army where he was a Prisoner of War during World War II. He was employed as a truck driver with the United Refinery Company retiring from there in 1980 after many years service. He was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church where he had served as a former church usher.

Harold is survived by his 2 children – Timothy M. Seymour and his wife, Kelly of Port St. Lucie, Florida, Dennis M. Seymour of Bradenton, Fla., 2 Grandchildren – Corey Seymour and his wife, Jena of Monroeville, PA, Heidi Seymour of Port St. Lucie, FL., 1 Great Grandchild on the way, several nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Patricia Lopez Seymour, whom he married November 15, 1945 in Warren, Pa. who died October 25, 1990, 1 Brother – Merle Seymour, 1 Sister – Ruth Schuler, 1 Sister-in-law, Jean Baker, 1 Brother-in-law, Joe Lopez.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, Pa. on Friday, August 10, 2012 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 at St. Joseph R.C. Church on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. with Msgr. John Lucas, Pastor of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Richard W. Pihlblad, 74

Richard W. Pihlblad, 74, of Warren, PA died Friday, August 3, 2012 in Warren General Hospital following an extended illness. Born June 10, 1938 in Jamestown, NY to the late Robert W. and Irene B. Erickson Pihlblad, he was a Warren Area resident most of his life. A 1956 graduate of Warren Area High School, Dick was a member of the school’s 55- 56’undefeated football team. He served in the National Guard as Master Sergeant for seven years. Dick was a parishioner at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church. He was an engineering graduate of Alliance College Technical School and was a graduate and teacher of the Dale Carnegie courses. He was employed for 45 years at Loranger’s Manufacturing as an engineer manager and product manager, focusing on tool and die design and engineering; he also executed the lucrative IBM account at the firm. Dick had been a CCD teacher and Eucharistic Minister at Our Lady of Victory R.C. Church in Frewsburg, NY. He was a 3rd degree member of Warren Knights of Columbus Council and a member of the Warren Barbershoppers/ Conewango Clippers. In his leisure, Dick travelled the globe with his wife, with a special affinity to Maine, the ocean, Middle East and Mediterranean Europe. He loved all sports, but none more than the Pittsburgh Steelers. He also was an outdoors enthusiast having spent time boating at Chautauqua Lake, golfing, hunting and fishing. He was a gourmet cook who had a fantastic sense of humor. Dick had a special fondness for animals, especially his cat Sylvester. He had many friends who loved him.

He is survived by his wife – Phyllis Allamenciak Pihlblad, whom he married May 7, 1959 in Erie, PA; two daughters – Robin Susan Anderson and husband, Duane, and Wendy Ann Pihlblad Wilkins and husband, Rodney, all of Warren; three grandchildren – Rodney William Wilkins and wife, Makala, Mariah Alyssa Allen and Arick Edward Allen, all of Warren; two great grandchildren – Shayla Jo Wilkins and Wyatt Wilkins, all of Warren; and several friends.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. 304 East St, Warren, PA 16365 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 PM Tuesday, August 7, 2012 where a Vigil Service will be observed at 7:45 PM with Monsignor John Lucas, Pastor of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, officiating. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 10:00AM Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell St, Warren, PA 16365 with Msgr. Lucas officiating. Private interment is in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to St Judes Childrens Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Shriners Hospitals for Children, 1645 West 8th St, Erie, PA 16505. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.

Wrayburn F. Haynes, Sr., 92

Wrayburn F. Haynes, Sr., 92, of Russell, PA. and formerly of Warren, PA. died Thursday evening, July 26, 2012 at Warren General Hospital after a brief illness. He was born June 9, 1920 in Bradford, PA. to the late Clarence and Violet Allison Haynes. He grew up in Port Allegany, PA. and has resided in Warren since 1945. Wrayburn had served during World War II with the U.S. Army as a Private First Class, fighting at the Battle of the Bulge with the 354th Infantry Regiment and a Scout for Company F, 89th Division. He owned and operated Haynes Keystone and B & R Auto as a mechanic retiring in 1987 after many years service. Wrayburn was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved his dogs and cats, especially his cat, Gin Gin. He is remembered for having a great sense of humor, right up to the end of his life.

He is survived by his 3 children – Wrayburn F. Haynes, Jr. and his wife, Ruby of Springcreek, PA., Rosalee Feeny and husband, John of Warren, PA., Jeannie Riggle and her husband, Jeff of Russell, PA., Good Friends – Cynthia Simonsen of Russell, PA., Mike & Lisa Card and their children of Warren, PA., 7 Grandchildren – Becky Bostick of Alexandria, VA., Stewart Genberg of Reston, VA., Rosemari Carnahan of Russell, PA., Tonya Geer of Corry, PA., Rayna Tucher of Warren, PA., Wrayburn Haynes III of Hampton, VA., Monica Riggle of Erie, PA., 12 Great Grandchildren; A step-daughter -Margaret P. Genberg of Alexandria, VA., and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, June Eshbaugh Haynes whom he married February 25, 1941, 3 Sisters – Beulah Haynes, Virginia Schillinger, Merriel Curry, 1 Great Grandson – Wrayburg Haynes, IV.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Monday from Noon until 2:00 P.M. when a funeral service will be conducted with Rev. Kevin Haley, Pastor of Grace 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 Paws Along the River, 212 Elm St., Warren, PA. 16365 or Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences are being accepted at www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Pamela Thompson Martin, 54

Pamela Thompson Martin, 54, of Warren, PA. died Tuesday evening, July 24, 2012 at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio after a courageous battle with leukemia. She was born September 6, 1957 in Warren, PA. where she was a lifelong resident. Pam was a 1975 graduate of Warren Area High School. She was employed for 15 years with FedEx as a driver and delivery person. She attended Holy Redeemer R.C. Church. Pam enjoyed gardening, boating, water skiing, swimming and entertaining friends and family. She possessed a skill and knack for home interior design, had a great sense of humor to the end, with a fiery attitude, and was a take charge person. Family was her whole world, especially had a passion and love for her two grandchildren.

She is survived by her father, Charles L. Thompson and her stepmother, Lynne of Russell, PA., her husband, Robert G. Martin, Jr. whom she married July 7, 2007 in Warren, PA., 5 Children – Jenna Scotese and Loni Parks and her husband, Matthew all of Cleveland, OH., Erin Thompson and husband, Ben of Syracuse, N.Y., Kelly Martin and Connor Martin both of Buffalo, N.Y. 1 Sister – Margo Paul and husband, David, 1 Brother – Wade C. Thompson and wife, Ann all of Warren, PA. 1 Foster Brother – Gary Truitt of Maiden, N.C. 2 Grandchildren – Vito and Isabella Scotese of Cleveland, OH. Several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Gayle Wade Thompson, 1 Sister – Melissa Ann Thompson, Paternal Grandmother – Cecelia Smith, Maternal Grandparents – Ralph and Eva Wade.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. Friday, July 27, 2012 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 Saturday, July 28, 2012 at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church at 10:00 A.M. with Msgr. John Lucas, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, River Walk Corporate Center, 333 East Carson Street, Suite 441, Pittsburgh, PA. 15219. E-mail condolences are being accepted at www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Jack G. Hammerbeck, 84

Jack G. Hammerbeck, 84, of Warren PA, died Monday evening, July 23, 2012, in UPMC Hamot, Erie PA following a brief illness. Born June 2, 1928 in Warren to the late Oscar and Jennie Genberg Hammerbeck, he was a lifelong resident of Warren. Following his 1946 graduation from Warren High School, he served in the U.S. Air Force as Airman First Class. Jack had been employed as a linesman with Penelec, retiring after 37 years as a meter reader. He was a member of the Warren Congregation of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness. Jack was a member of the Warren Eagles Lodge #313 and enjoyed playing bingo. An outdoor enthusiast, he was a co-founder of the Farnsworth Trout Club and enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. Jack loved to travel and had an incredible sense of humor. He was a brilliant story teller and a flirt til’ the end. He is remembered as a man who always helped others.

He is survived by his wife – Sandy Frederick, whom he married July 17, 2005; Four children – Jackie Johnson of Warren, Christy Lee Vettenberg and her husband, Lee of Jeanette, PA, Lori A. Corey and her husband, Bill of Warren, and Gerald “Garry” Hammerbeck and his wife, Linda of Warren; Two step-children – Vicky Ferrie and her husband, Tim of Scandia, PA and Lee Frederick of Buffalo, NY; a brother – Bob Hammerbeck and his wife Marge of North Warren, PA; Sisters in law – Luella Chase of Warren and Florence Robins of Spokane, WA; Brother in law – Rick Cuddy and his wife, Shirley of Spokane; 10 Grandchildren; 12 Great grandchildren; several step grandchildren, step great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Jack is preceded in death by his first wife whom he married December 3, 1950 in Spokane – Peggy G. Hammerbeck, who died June 24, 2003; a son – William Hammerbeck; and 6 brothers – Ing, Bert, Sig, Donald, Ray and Leroy; and 4 sisters – Jean Nelson, Genevieve Phillips, Romaine Phillips and infant Ruth.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. 304 East St., Warren, PA 16365 on Friday, July 27, 2012, from 3:00 until 5:00PM when a memorial service will be conducted with Kevin Peace, Elder of Warren Congregation of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, officiating. The family invites friends for a dinner following the service at the Pleasant Township Fire Hall, 539 Pleasant Dr., Warren, PA 16365. Memorial contributions may be directed to Warren Congregation of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, 201 Pleasant Dr. Warren, PA 16365. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Mary A. Berardi, 89

Mary Berardi, 89, of Warren, PA. died Friday morning, July 20, 2012 at Warren General Hospital Emergency Room after a brief illness. She was born June 3, 1923 in Warren, PA. to the late Samuel and Phyllis Barone Berardi. Mary was a lifelong resident of Warren. She was employed with the former G.T.E. Sylvania as a machine operator for 42 years retiring in 1983 and a member of their Quarter Century Club. Mary was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church. She had been a volunteer with the Warren Senior Center and is well loved by all her nieces and nephews.

She is survived by 2 Brothers – Louis Berardi and Gerald J. Berardi and his wife, Nancy all of Warren, PA. several nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 Sisters – Betty and Jennie Berardi, 3 Brothers – John, Chuck and Sam Berardi. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Sunday, July 22, 2012 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 at St. Joseph R.C. Church on Monday at 10:00 A.M. with 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 American Heart Association 185 Hospital Drive Warren, PA 16365 or the St. Joseph Church Educational Center Fund, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA. 16365. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.

Maxine D. Smith, 83

Maxine D. Smith, 83, of Warren, PA died Wednesday evening, July 11, 2012 in St. Vincent HeathCare, Erie, PA following a brief illness. Born November 3, 1928 in Erie to the late Louis and Clare Beckwith Miller, she was a graduate of both Mt. Vernon Academy H.S. and Loma Linda University. Maxine was a first grade teacher at Corry Elementary School. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Russell, PA where she held several offices in the church. She was active in the Warren Senior Center. Maxine was proud to support the Honor Bus Tour; she had knitted, without pattern, an American Flag, and donated her work to Warren/ Forest Elder Council.

She is survived by three sons – Ivan F. Smith, Jr. and his wife, Michelle of Russell, Duane Smith and his wife, Joanne of Busti, NY, and Dale Smith and his wife, Sandra of Sugar Grove, PA; a daughter – Erika Jones and her husband, Lorian of Sacramento, CA; a brother – Duane Beckwith and his wife, Janet of Corry, PA; a sister – Shirley Beckwith of Russell; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years – Ivan F. Smith, Sr.; and a granddaughter – Deena Smith Littlefield.

Friends may call at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 6616 Market St, Russell PA 16345-1144 from 3:00 until 4:00PM Sunday, July 15, 2012 when a memorial service will be conducted by Rev. Lynn Gatz. A fellowship luncheon will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Seventh Day Adventist Church at the above address. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com. The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. is assisting the family with arrangements.

Cindy Jo Fredericks, 60

Cindy Jo Fredericks, 60, a resident of Cambridge Warren and formerly of 57 Cobham Park, Warren, PA. died at 12:56 A.M., Saturday, July 07, 2012 after a brief illness. She was born in Warren, Pa. on September 20, 1951 to the late Leroy R. and Joanne Highhouse Fredericks. She has resided her entire life in Warren and was a 1969 graduate of Warren High School. She was employed as a inserter with the Warren Times Observer and previously with the former Hadden Grocery Store for many years. Cindy was a volunteer and dedicated supporter, spending countless hours at the Animal Rescue Shelter and Warren General Hospital. She was an animal lover, enjoyed playing bingo and shopping.

Cindy is survived by 3 Siblings – Tom Fredericks and wife, Darlene, Mike Fredericks and wife, Kelly and Le Ann Waterhouse all of Warren, PA., several nieces and nephews and extended family of Cambridge Warren, who greatly adored and loved her, she was the center of their lives.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 12:00 Noon with Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor of St. Joseph R.C. Church, 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 Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA.16365 or a charity of one’s choice. E-mail condolences can be sent at www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Justin D. Smith, 31

Justin Daniel Smith, 31, of Thompson, PA and formerly of Warren, PA died May 31, 2012 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born September 6, 1980 in Warren to Suzanne M. Nelson of Warren. He was a former resident of South Carolina and Las Vegas, NV. Justin had been employed as an assistant chef at Bridgeview Restaurant in Nicholson City, PA and previously worked at the Conewango Men’s Club as a chef and Jackson Valley Golf Club as a cook. He enjoyed skateboarding in his leisure. His family and friends were the center of his life.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his companion – Shawna Alleman of Thompson; one child – Kai Alexander Smith of Warren; one adopted child – Tristan Alleman of Thompson; A brother – Shawn Smith; A sister - Trinity Zock both of Warren; a maternal grandfather – Marion Care of Warren; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. His grandmother, Theresa Care, died five hours after Justin.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East St., Warren, PA 16365 from 10:00AM until 12:00PM Saturday, July 7, 2012 when a memorial service will be held. Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of Warren General Hospital, will officiate. Memorial contributions may be directed to Paws Along the River, 212 Elm St., Warren, PA 16365 or any organization that supports skate parks. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

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