Jennie F. Lester, of Warren, PA. died Thursday morning, March 14, 2013. She was born in Kushequa, McKean Co., a daughter of the late Giulio and Mary Seri Frattali. She was a resident of Warren since 1954. She was a graduate of Hamlin Township High School in McKean Co., and the former Westbrook Commercial Academy, Olean, N.Y., She began her secretarial career at J.H. Williams & Co., Buffalo, N.Y. After several years she returned to her home town in Kushequa, PA. and was secretary in the offices of E. Kent Kane and Kane Industrial Gas. Upon her marriage she and her husband, moved to Harrisburg where she was a secretary in the offices of the American Oil Company. Upon moving to Warren in 1954 she was a legal secretary in the offices of Stewart and Swanson and later in the offices of Swanson, Bevevino and Millin, retiring in 1987. She later joined the offices of Whirley Industries as a personnel assistant, retiring in 1995. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Conewango Valley Country Club, serving as board secretary for several years, a former member of the Warren Women’s Club and Warren Players Club. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Donald V. Lester whom she married in St. Joseph’s Church in Mt. Jewett, McKean Co., on June 1, 1946, and a son, Gary R. Lester and his wife, Penny Sweetland Lester of Warren, PA., 2 Sisters – Rita Matter and her husband, Donald of Timonium, Md., Josephine Magnuson and her husband, Robert of Kane, PA., a nephew, four nieces, two great nieces and two great nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister – Melvina Chrisman and a nephew, Roger Chrisman. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Sunday, March 17, 2013 from 2 to 4 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Monday, March 18, 2013 at St. Joseph R.C. Church at 10:00 A.M. with Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Hale Cemetery, Akeley, PA. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through St. Joseph Church Educational Center, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA. 16365 or a charity of one’s choice. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com
Aaron Lee Fileger, 38, of 103 East St., Warren, PA. died Wednesday afternoon, March 13, 2013 at his residence after a very courageous battle with colon cancer. He was born June 1, 1974 in Warren, PA. He attended Warren Area High School and Jamestown Community College. Aaron formerly worked as a cook at Peppermill Restaurant and Applebee’s and had most recently worked at Superior Tire before becoming ill. Aaron loved riding his Harley and was a member of the War Dogs Motorcycle Club. He also loved the Grateful Dead and his dog bear. He is survived by his wife, Valerie Schreiner Fileger whom he married August 11, 2012, his daughter, Hannah of Jeanette, PA. his mother, Mona Darr Fileger of Warren, PA., stepdaughters – Amber Anderson and Colleen Heffner and stepson, Scott Heffner all of Jamestown, N.Y., twin brother – Aaric Fileger (Lisa) of Clarendon, PA., brother – Arthur Fileger, Jr. (Darlene) of Tampa, FL, 5 Sisters – Tammy Peters (Ken) and Teresa Albaugh (Rich) of Warren, PA., Jeanette Wagner of Clarendon, PA., Deborah Campbell (Steve) of Tiona and Roberta Garcia (Tom) of Tampa, FL., numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Fileger, Sr. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 1 to 3 P.M. A celebration of Aaron’s life will be conducted at 4:00 P.M. at the Warren State Hospital Interfaith Chapel with Pastor Angus Watkins, Pastor of the Unitarian Church of Jamestown, N.Y., officiating. It was Aarons desire that a fund be set up in his memory for his daughter, Hannah, donations are being accepted at the funeral home for this cause. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com
Michael H. Catterall, 68, of Warren, Pa. died at his residence, Wednesday morning, March 13, 2013. He was born in Butler, PA. to the late Harry and Lee Marcuis Catterall. Mike was a Warren area resident of the past 16 years moving here from Butler, PA. He was a 1962 graduate of Mars High School and had served with the U.S. Navy. He was employed as a truck driver with Crossett Trucking, Inc. He was a member of Praise Fellowship of Russell, PA. Mike was a real outdoorsman and family meant everything to him. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Behrend Catterall whom he married in 1997 in Warren, PA., 1 Son – Michael H. Catterall, Jr. and his wife, Janet of Butler, PA., 1 Daughter in Washington, D.C. and 1 Daughter in Butler, PA. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 Brother – Timothy Catterall. A Memorial service will be conducted Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. at Praise Fellowship of Russell with Rev. Rick Rohlin, Pastor, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made through Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Evelyn L. Host, 83, a resident of Cambridge Warren, Warren, PA. and formerly of Wrightsville, PA. died Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the Warren General Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Clarion County on May 13, 1929 the daughter of the late Clement S. (Toot) and Mabel Kaness Gesin. She married Alvin B. Host on October 16, 1948 at the Washington Methodist Church. Evelyn worked and raised her family on the farm in Corry, PA. for many years. The family then moved to Lottsville, PA. and she operated Host’s Grocery, then retired and moved to Wrightsville, PA. She loved going on the yearly trips with her daughter’s, especially where there was a body of water and little craft shops where she shopped until she dropped. She would listen for hours to her music and spark up the dinner table with her humor. She enjoyed collecting a large number of Tea Pots, she was an avid crocheter and seamstress. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin B. Host who died August 9, 1999, a brother – Clyde E. (Dick) Gesin. Surviving are two daughters – Sandra A. (Robert) Nelson of Warren, PA., and Sherry E. (Timothy G.) Curry of Tiona, PA., one son – Dell A. Host of Hanover, PA., Her grandchildren, Carrie E. Nelson of Pittsburgh, PA., Michael T. (Melanie) Curry of Warren, PA., Matthew D. (Jodi) Curry of Homer City, PA., Rachel S. Host, Crystal R. Host, Katie N. Host, Melanie E (Christopher) Ross all of Hanover, PA., Three great grandchildren – Amberly, Alva and Chase Curry, a sister – Dixie Schrum of Lickinsville, PA., several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Thursday, March 14, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a funeral and committal service will be conducted Friday, March 15, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. with Kevin Peace, Elder with the Warren Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, officiating. Interment will be in Wrightsville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made through Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com
Albert E. Hoffman, 88, of Warren, PA. died Sunday evening, March 10, 2013 at the Warren Manor Nursing Home after an extended illness. He was born July 16, 1924 in Warren, PA. to the late Charles and Nellie Gosden Hoffman. He was a lifelong area resident. A 1942 graduate of Warren High School and earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He had served with the U.S. Navy during World War II as an air crewman and Fleet Airwing #7, serving in Africa, European Atlantic Submarine Hunting Squadron accumulating 1400 hours. He earned a Good Conduct Medal, Air Medal with one gold star. Albert was a contractor who helped build the Warren County Vocational Technical School where he also was a school teacher, teaching carpentry retiring in 1986. He was a union carpenter with Carpenter Union 1014 for 66 years. He was a member of North Warren Presbyterian Church, longtime member of the board of directors of Weiler Cemetery Association where he served as a past president and trustee, charter member of the AMVETS, Frewsburg American Legion Post, Warren Moose Lodge 109 and the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed hunting, trapshooting, wood carving and fishing. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Norma L. Victory Hoffman whom he married June 19, 1982 in Warren, PA. 2 Children – Nan Oviatt and husband, Brian of Pittsfield, PA., Dan Hoffman and wife, Erin of Warren, PA., 1 Stepdaughter – Deborah Ludwig and husband, Michael of Topsom, Maine, 2 Brothers – Raymond Hoffman of Chandlers Valley, PA., Ralph Hoffman and wife, Betty of Warren, PA.,1 Sister – Frances Darling and husband, Ed of Youngsville, PA., 5 Grandchildren – Nicole Klark, Seth Hoffman, Ben Oviatt, Sam Ludwig, Jonathan Ludwig, 1 Great Granddaughter – Olivia Hoffman, several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 Brothers – Donald and George Hoffman, 2 Sisters – Vera Taft, Margaret Carlson, 1 Grandson – Chad Peterson. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Thursday, March 14, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. A funeral and committal service will be Conducted there Friday, March 15, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. by Rev. Buddy Ward, Pastor, officiating. Full military honors will be Conducted by members of the Clarendon/Sheffield V.F.W Funeral Detail and the U.S. Navy Personnel. Interment will Be in Weiler Cemetery, Warren, PA. Those wishing to place Memorials may do so through the North Warren Presbyterian Church or Hospice of Warren County. E-mail condolences may Be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com
Thomas Emmett Gibson, 71, of Audubon, PA and formerly of Warren, PA., passed away on March 9, 2013 after an extended illness. He was born in Warren, PA on April 4, 1941 and graduated from Warren High School in 1959. From 1961 through 1964, Tom served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a loyal Marine throughout his life, believing strongly in the motto: “once a Marine, always a Marine.” Following his time in the service, Tom attended St. Joseph’s University. After working in the business field for a number of years, he determined that he wanted to work outdoors. He spent the remainder of his working years in the landscaping industry. Tom loved being outside-in the woods, on the beach, in his garden. Maine was his favorite destination. Tom is survived by his wife of 47 years, Ruth Hamilton Gibson and their daughter, Amanda Gibson Lofink and her husband Brian P. Lofink. Tom also survived by several nieces and nephews. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Leo D. and Kathleen Gibson and two sisters, Eileen Anderson and JoAnne Shanshala Friends may call at Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from 6 to 8 P.M where a funeral service will be conducted Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. by Fr. James Gutting, Pastor of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, officiating. Interment will be Foster Cemetery, Lander, PA. where full military honors will be conducted by members of the John Gertsch Memorial Vietnam Post and the U.S. Marine Corp. personnel. In Lieu of flowers, it is suggested that contributions be made to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, 825 College Blvd., Suite 102, PMB 609, Oceanside, CA 92057 (www.SemperFiFund.org) Online condolences may be made to the family at www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com
Aurletta A. Barbary, 93, a resident at Golden Living Center- Kinzua, Warren, PA. for the last 5 years, died on Thursday, March 7, 2013. Born in Pittsburgh, PA. on March 4, 1920, the oldest daughter and child of the late Andrew and Mary Kramer Kasper, she married Austin John Barbary, Sr., on November 9, 1942, was the mother of three children, Austin John Barbary, Jr. and his wife, Susan of Rollinsford, N.H.; the late Mary Linda Barbary, and the Rev. Sandra B. Kerner of Powhatan, VA., the grandmother of Kyle Barbary and Jenna Barbary; and the aunt of many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, her husband, her son-in-law, Fr. Robert J. Kerner, her three sisters and two brothers. For the past 50 years she has lived in Warren County, retiring from GTE Sylvania after 20 years, in 1982. As a long-time member of Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church in Warren, she served as an Usher and Eucharistic Minister. She visited the sick and homebound, bring Holy Communion to many parishioners of the years and leading Communion Services in the absence of a priest. Her spiritual life was deepened by participation in Cursillo and in the Spirit of Christ Charismatic Community. She was active in the Catholic Daughters of America, appointed to leadership positions as Regent, then district Deputy, and Grand Regent. Aurletta was a member of the Altar Rosary Society, serving a term as President. Cooking and gathering people together around good food was her passion, especially in retirement. She made many meals for the clergy and for parish receptions; her passion led her to initiate the ministry of providing meals for families after funerals and she chaired this effort many years. Aurletta will be remembered for her willingness to serve in whatever way she was called by God, in prayer and in action, and always with a loving, joyful spirit. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Sunday, March 10, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a rosary will be recited by the church Altar Rosary Society Sunday at 3:45 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church Monday at 10:00 A.M. by Fr. James Gutting, Pastor, officiating, assisted by Deacon Joseph Lucia. A Committal service will follow the mass at St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. A luncheon will provided for at Holy Redeemer Church Center following the Committal. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Redeemer Church Building Fund, 6 Russell Street, Warren, PA. 16365 or to Asera Care Hospice, 1600 Peninsula Drive, Erie, PA. 16505. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com
William E. Knapp, 99, a resident of the Rouse Suites, Youngsville, PA. passed away at his residence, Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 10:30 P.M. after a brief illness. He was born October 29, 1913 on Thompson Hill, Farmington Twp. To the late Henry E. and Anna Wenzel Knapp. He attended the one room Thompson Hill School and graduated from Lander High School Class of 1930. William was drafted in the military during World War II serving with the Army Corp of Engineers in 1941 and spent the next 5 years serving his country. He traveled around the globe, but spent much of his time in China and India. He returned to the family farm on Thompson Hill in 1946 which he operated with his brother, Philip. He was a member of the Ackley Grange. He was a wonderful cook, taught by his mother to cook and bake, when she died when he was 16 years old. He is survived by his good friends, Ron Hunter and Debbie Haines, 1st cousins, Frank Knapp, Priscilla Knapp Lohnes, Pauline Sarvis, Leah Bacchetti, Eleanor Johnson, Maurice Ruland and many friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 his brother, Philip in 2004. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Sunday, March 10, 2013 from 2 to 4 and on Monday, March 11, 2013 from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. when a funeral and committal service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. by Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of the Rouse Warren County Home. Interment will be in Thompson Hill Cemetery, Farmington Twp. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Rouse Warren County Home Patient Activities Fund. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com
Joseph A. Care, 89, of Warren, PA. died Tuesday afternoon, March 5, 2013 at UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA. He was born March 23, 1923 in Mayburg, PA. to the late Bruno and Josephine Farone Care. He has resided in Warren for the past 15 years moving from West Hickory, PA. where he owned and operated West Hickory Beverage for 30 years retiring in 1979. He was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, East Hickory American Legion Post. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed spending time with his family. He had served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He is survived by his son – Michael Care and his wife, Debbie, 1 Brother – Marion Care all of Warren, PA., 1 Sister – Jennie Stahlman of N. Tonawanda, N.Y., 2 Grandchildren – Ashley Elms and Lacey Criswell, 2 Great Grandchildren – Peyton and Josephine Elms, several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Edith V. Remington Carr, his wife, whom he married September 19, 1946 in Pleasantville, PA. who died August 24, 2012, 2 Brothers – Samuel Care and Carman Carey, 2 Sisters – Mary Fivoranti, a infant sister. Friends may call at the Holy Redeemer Church Gathering Space, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA. on Friday, March 8, 2013 from 10:30 A.M. to 11:30A.M. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 A.M. by Fr. James Gutting, Pastor, assisted by Deacon Joseph Lucia. Interment will be in Warren Co. Memorial Park. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Warren Manor Activities Dept. 682 Pleasant Drive, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. was entrusted with funeral arrangements.
James J. Newton, 94, a resident of the Rouse Warren Co. Home Died Monday, March 4, 2013 at his residence after an extended illness. He was born March 3, 1919 in Grand Valley, PA. to the late James McCoy and Fairl Loomis Newton. He was a longtime Warren area resident and graduated from Warren High School Class of 1938. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1939 and had attained the rank of technical sergeant when he was discharged January 3, 1945, in order to accept a commission as a 2nd LT. “Infantry”. He was assigned to “General Patton’s 3rd Army”, 4th armored division and was honorably discharged November 3, 1945 after serving overseas 3 ½ years in the Pacific Theater, the South American Theater and in the European Theater of Operations, for a total of 6 ½ years service. After his military service he graduated from Bryant and Stratton Business Institute, Buffalo, N.Y. He worked as an accountant in Warren for Hammond Iron Works and successor Pittsburgh Desmoines Steel Co. and for Dorcon, Inc. He retired in 1986 from Blackstone Corp., Jamestown, N.Y. where he was employed for 17 years as Senior Accountant. He was a past member of the Warren Jamestown Chapter of Accountants, The Warren Veterans of Foreign Wars, Warren American Legion Post 135. He was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He spent most of his spare time enjoying his hobby producing and selling charcoal at his home between Warren and Scandia. He is survived by his 5 Children – James M. Newton and wife, Vivian, John D. Newton and wife, Diane, Jay W. Newton and companion, Wendy Dickey, Jena L. Newton and her fiancé, Rick Ackley, all of Warren, PA. , Jeffrey L. Newton and wife, Sharon of Bristol, Conn., 1 Brother – William “Bill” Newton of Hershey, PA., 9 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine Glotz Newton whom he married August 24, 1946 in Tidioute, PA., who died July 24, 2000, 1 infant son at birth, 1 Sister Helen Dahl. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. Friday, March 8, 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, March 9, 2013 at 12:00 PM with Fr. James Gutting, Pastor, officiating, assisted by Deacon Joseph Lucia. 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 Personnel. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Holy Redeemer R.C. Church Building Fund, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA. 16365 or Rouse Warren Co. Home Alzheimer’s Unit, 701 Rouse Avenue, Youngsville, Pa. 16371. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com