Obituaries

Michael V. Lindvay, 91

Michael V. Lindvay, 91, of Warren, PA. died Monday morning, September 17, 2012 after an extended illness. He was born September 5, 1921 in Lackron, Green Co., PA. to the late Michael and Mary Lindvay. He has resided most of his entire life in Warren County, PA. and was a 1941 graduate of Youngsville High School. He earned a certificate of blueprint reading at a correspondence school in Scranton, PA. Michael had served with the U.S. Army Air Corps in the U.S. Signal Air Warning Battalion as a signal corps ground aircraft observer, plotting, waterproofing and sharpshooting during World War II and received 5 bronze stars serving in Normandy, France, Belguim and Central Europe. He owned and operated the former Lindvay Diner in the 1960’s in Youngsville, PA. and was employed for 35 years as a Class A Fitter with the former Pittsburgh Demoine Steel Corporation retiring from there in 1986. Michael was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church and a former member of the Holy Name Society. He was a life member of the Clarendon V.F.W. and served as commander of the former Warren V.F.W. Post 631 and was district commander of the 19th District. He was a former commander of the Coodie and a member of the Warren American Legion Post 135, Lakewood Rod & Gun Club, Warren Eagles Aerie, Sugar Grove Senior Center Kitchen Volunteer and bingo caller. Senior Olympics participant, avid walker, walking 3 miles everyday, avid hunter, fisherman and gardener. He placed flags on veterans graves at Wetmore Cemetery. He made numerous clocks and sold them nationwide. He enjoyed gardening and helping his wife, can vegetables.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Gladys May Anderson Lindvay whom he married June 18, 1949 at St. Joseph R.C. Church, Warren, PA., 4 Children – Nancy Marie Gustafson and husband, Allan, Michael A. Lindvay and wife, Lona all of Warren, PA., Sue Ann Irvine and husband, Bruce of Pinetta, FL., Elizabeth McClellan and husband, Stanley, Jr., of Warren, PA., 1 Brother – Joseph Lindvay of Erie, Pa., 9 Grandchildren – Carrie Gustafson, Tracy Carlson and husband, Mathew, Christopher Lindvay and wife, Emily, and Kevin Lindvay and wife, Amanda, Douglas Irvine and wife, Bobbie and Dustin Irvine, Kellie Goldthwaite and husband, Joseph, Stephanie Larson and her husband, Toby, and Amy McClellan; 8 Great Grandsons; 5 Great Granddaughter, several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by Andrew and Anna Zolko who raised him; and a sister – Mary Irman.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Thursday, September 20, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church on Friday, September 21, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. with Fr. James Gutting, Pastor, officiating, assisted by Deacon Joseph Lucia and Deacon Raymond Wiehagen. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of the Resurrection in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery 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 a charity of one’s choice. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Anne Tassone, 88

Anne Rossell Tassone, 88, of Warren, PA. died at 8:17 A.M. Wednesday morning, September 12, 2012 at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Home. She was born December 19, 1923 in Warren, PA. to the late Merle and Alta Virtue Rossell. She was a lifelong Warren resident and was a 1941 graduate of Warren Area High School. Anne was employed for 25+ years with New Process Company. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church, where she was also a member of the church Altar Rosary Society, volunteer for their Catholic Christian Doctrine program and worked many wedding receptions and other church dinners.

She was a member of the Warren Y.M.C.A., enjoyed reading, playing cards with her friends and playing Bocce. Anne was an avid golfer for many years and an active volunteer with the Warren Public Library Association.

She is survived by her 6 children – Camilla Hays and husband, Bob of Glenmoore, PA., Gail Robillard of Warren, PA., Ronald G. Tassone and wife, Natalie of Edinboro, PA., Nick A. Tassone, Jr. of N. Warren, PA., Mark A. Tassone and wife, Jackie of Cincinnati, OH., Daniel J. Tassone and wife, Linda of Warren, PA., 1 Sister – Jeanne Parisi of Warren, PA., 6 Grandchildren – Jessica Tassone, Justin Blair, Mark Tassone, Katie (Andy) Hays, Kelly Robillard, Abby Tassone. 1 Great Grandson – Arlo Ciatola.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Nicholas Anthony Tassone whom she married in Warren, PA. on October 23, 1948, who died November 7, 1993. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Friday, September 14, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Saturday, September 15, 2012 at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA. at 10:00 A.M. with Fr. James Gutting, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do the Warren Public Library Association, 205 Market Street, Warren, PA. 16365 or Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.

Jeannine Oleksak, 83

Jeannine Oleksak, 83, of Warren, PA. died Monday, September 10, 2012 at 12:55 P.M. at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Home after an extended illness. She was born October 14, 1928 in Oil City, PA. to the late Edward and Elizabeth Sanner McGraw. She was a resident of Warren for the past 65 years and was a 1946 graduate of St. Joseph High School of Oil City, PA. Jeannine was employed as a clerk at New Process Company, former Betty Lee Dress Shop and Levinson Brothers Department Store, she retired after 10 years employment at the Bon Ton Dept. Store.

She was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church. Jeannine always put her family first, where it was the center of her life, especially loved her grandchildren. She loved watching old movies.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Anthony “Tony” J. Oleksak whom she married October 22, 1955 in Oil City, PA., 2 Daughters – Ann Oleksak Vizza and husband, Louie, Margaret Oleksak Lodowski and husband, Rick all of Warren, PA., 1 Sister – Carol Rudisille of Lancaster, OH., 1 Sister-in-law, Mary Catherine McGraw of Meadville, PA., 3 Grandchildren – Mollie (Adam) VanOre, Peter Vizza, Ricky Lodowski all of Warren, PA., several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 Sisters – Mary Margaret O’Neil and her husband, Howard, Theresa Ann McIntyre and husband, Richard “Mac”, 1 Brother-in-law, Daniel Rudisille, 3 Brothers – Jack McGraw and wife, Rita, Francis McGraw and infant brother – Jimmy Lee McGraw.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted at 3:45 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Thursday, September 13, 2012 at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA. at 10:00 A.M. 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 Hospice of Warren County, designated specifically for the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Home, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365 or Shriners Hospitals for Children, 1645 W. 8th Street, Erie, PA. 16505. E-mail condolences are being accepted by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Anna B. Leonard, 86

Anna B. Leonard, 86, of Warren, PA died Wednesday, September 5, 2012 in Warren General Hospital. She was born March 13, 1926 in Sharon, PA to the late Finley and Ruby Shook Beatty. She and her husband, Louis B. Leonard owned and operated a family farm on German Hill for 42 years and was a former resident of Youngsville, PA for 10 years and has resided in Warren since 2001. She was an avid crochetier, cook and enjoyed needle point. She was a talented gardener, having brought many plants back from the brink. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Anna is survived by her daughter – Patricia A. Hemmerly and her husband, Ernest of Youngsville; two brothers – Finley “Bud” Beatty, Jr. and his wife, Jackie of Mercer, PA and Chester “Chub” Beatty of Farrell, PA; a sister – Estella Baumgratz of Earle, AR; eight grandchildren – Timothy Pence, Joe Pence, Adam Pence, Dana Pence-Nelson, LuAnn Leonard, Michael Leonard, Janice Leonard-Moore and Charlie Leonard; 17 great grandchildren – Shane Pence, Stephanie Pence-Theuret, Kane Nelson, Riley Nelson, Wade Nelson, Olivia Nelson, Anna Pence, MacKenzie Pence, Madison Pence, Sadè Moore, Jordan Moore, Skylar Moore, Jayden Moore, Jason Moore, Charlize Leonard, Ashlee Leonard and Charles Moore; daughter in law – Susan Leonard of Temecula, CA; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Louis B. Leonard, whom she married July 3, 1941 in Maryland; two sons – Louis E. Leonard and John T. Leonard; and a sister – Dorothy Loreno.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. 304 East St., Warren, PA 16365 on Friday, September 7, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM and on Saturday, September 8, 2012, from 10:00 until 11:00 AM when a funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home by Rev. Rick Hamrick, Pastor at Youngsville Free Methodist Church. Private interment will be in Starr Cemetery, Ashland, PA. Memorial contributions may be directed to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attn: Donor Services PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Margery I. Woods, 84

Margery I. Woods, 84, of Warren, PA. died Saturday morning, September 1, 2012 at Warren General Hospital after an illness of the past week. She was born October 28, 1927 in Scio, New York to the late Ernest and Mildred Housenick Rounds. She has resided in Warren for the past 55 ½ years. Margery was employed with the former Struthers Wells Corporation as a secretary and with Kinzua Valley and Warren Manor Nursing Homes as their cook, retiring from there in 1986. She also owned and operated a private day care center for 15 years from her home. She was of the Lutheran Faith. Margery was a member of the North Warren Volunteer Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary, Circle 8 Square Dancing Group and enjoyed crocheting.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, David S. Woods, Sr. whom she married March 2, 1957 in Erie, PA., 4 Children – David S. Woods, Jr. of Phoenix, AZ., Mary Sue DeHart of Sarasota, FL., John Woods and wife, Barb of Warren, PA., Margery Woods-Murray and husband, Mike of Sarasota, FL., 6 Grandchildren – Keith Woods, Stephanie Arthurs and husband, Jonathan, Brad Woods and wife, Jodie Ladie, Michael DeHart, Katie Aldrich and husband, Tim, Ryan Woods and wife, Erin. 4 Great Grandchildren – Oakleigh Gilbert, Brooke Lynn Woods, Peyton Arthurs, Kenley Woods, several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter – Ernestine Woods who died June 4, 1988, 1 Brother – Ernest Rounds, 4 Sisters – Lou Ella, Leola, Lois and Josephine. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a funeral and committal service will be conducted Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 1:00 PM with Rev. Buddy Ward, Pastor of the North Warren Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Russell, PA. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365 or the North Warren Volunteer Fire Dept. S. State Street, N. Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be accepted by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Neil E. Rockwell, 77

Neil E. Rockwell, 77, of Warren, PA. died peacefully Friday, August 31, 2012 surrounded by his family at UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA. after a brief illness. He was born August 25, 1935 in Leroy, Bradford County, PA. Neil has resided in Warren for the past 4 years, moving here from Tiona, PA. where he resided or 38 years. He was a veteran with the United State Navy serving from May 1956 until May 1959. He had been employed with the former Warren Concrete as a mixer operator for 15 years, then worked for the former Struthers Wells Corporation for many years and retired in 2000 from the Warren County School District. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and reader. He enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Steelers play and Nascar races. One of his favorite things to do was go 4-wheeling. He is lovingly remembered as man who enjoyed being a loving father, and family man. He especially enjoyed his grandchildren, family picnics, traveling and going out to eat.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carolyn J. Bullock Rockwell whom he married December 5, 1958 at Clarendon United Methodist Church, Clarendon, PA., 4 Children – Blaine Rockwell and wife, Brenda of Sheffield, PA., Brian Rockwell and wife, Ellen of Tiona, PA., Brenda Saporito and husband, Don, Barbara Anderson and husband, Bo all of Warren, PA., 1 Brother – Dennis Rockwell and wife, Esther of Sergeant, PA., 9 Grandchildren, 9 Step Grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren, 3 Step Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 Brothers – Harold and Hugh Rockwell, 2 Sisters – Mildred Howard and Margie Huckabone. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of the Warren General Hospital, officiating. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery where full military honors will be conducted by members of the Sheffield/Clarendon V.F.W. Funeral Detail and the United States Navy Personnel. Those wishing to place memorials may do so though the Warren Public Library Association, 212 Market Street, Warren, PA. 16365. Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Mary E. Scalise, 102

Mary E. Scalise, 102, a resident of the Rouse Warren County Home and formerly of Weldbank, PA. died Friday, August 31, 2012 at 1:55 P.M. peacefully surrounded by her family. She was born October 3, 1909 in Lucinda, PA. to the late A. Louis and Josephine Lander Griebel. She has resided in Weldbank most of her life. Mary was a 1928 graduate from St. Joseph Catholic School in Lucinda, PA. She was a former member of the former St. Clara’s R.C. Church, St. Joseph R.C. Church and a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church and was very strong in her faith.

She is survived by her 3 children – Joanne Jewell and husband, Charles of Youngsville, PA., Carol Dalrymple and husband, Jerry of Huntington Beach, CA., James G. Scalise and wife, Susan of Warren, PA., 6 Grandsons – Charles, Thomas and Dale Jewell, Kevin and Mark Dalrymple, and Andrew Scalise, 4 Granddaughters – Diane Hartson, Mary Jewell, Sue Hillenbrand and Jennifer Rosa, 15 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Scalise who died July 30, 1982 whom she married September 4, 1933 in Warren, PA., 2 Brothers – Fred and Joseph Griebel, 3 Sisters – Catherine Zacherl, Minnie Zacherl, Martina Griebel.

Friends may call at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA. Tuesday, September 4, 2012 from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. when a Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted by Fr. James Gutting, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Friends of the Rouse, P.O. Box 207, Youngsville, PA. 16371 or a charity of one’s choice. E –mail condolences are being accepted by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Earl S. Robeson, Jr., 80

Earl S. (Sonny) Robeson, Jr., 80, of Russell, PA, died Wednesday morning, August 29, 2012, at his residence. He was born October 13, 1931 in Beccari, Clearfield Co., PA to the late Earl S. and Margaret Dobish Robeson, Sr. He had served as a Corporal with the U.S. Army, providing combat duty in Korea. Earl had lived in Cleveland, OH for 10 years where he was employed at Baker Lift Truck, and then moved to Russell, PA and has resided there for the past 46 years. He was employed as a machine operator at Carborundum/Monafax Company for 30 years, retiring in 1996. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and his Golden Retriever, Jax. He is remembered as a person who loved to tell a good story. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Debra J. Gibson Robeson, who he married May 5, 1956 in Cleveland, OH, 4 Children Meg Robeson of Warren, PA, Rick Robeson and wife, Sutton of Casper, WY, Scott Robeson and wife, Lesley of Lander, WY, Derek Robeson of Russell, PA., 4 Siblings Marlene Pearce of Loraine, OH, Joanne Stack and husband, Andy of Cleveland, OH, Don Robeson and wife, Faye, Kenneth Robeson and wife, Donna, all of Russell, PA, 4 Grandchildren Tassie, Ashlee, Brynn, and Nicholas Robeson, 2 GreatGrandchildren Nakita and Nicoli Robeson, several nieces and nephews. A private family gathering will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Warren Cancer Center, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA 16365. Email condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com. The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Mary B. Holcomb, 92

Mary B. Holcomb, 92, of Warren, PA. died Monday afternoon, August 27, 2012 at Warren General Hospital after a brief illness. She was born March 23, 1920 in Water Valley, Mississippi to the late Cornelius and Zeralda Weir Buckley. She has resided in Warren since 1943. She had been employed at the Warren County Courthouse as Director of Domestic Relations for 20 years retiring in 1965. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and the church altar guild for many years.

Mary is survived by 2 sons – James L. Holcomb and wife, Alana of Warren, PA., Richard G. Holcomb and wife, Nancy of Pleasant Twp., 4 Grandchildren – Scott Holcomb, David Holcomb and his wife, Jessica, Cathy Wskiewitz and husband, Thomas, Kari Holcomb, 3 Great Grandchildren – Taylor, Kyle and Zack Holcomb, several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, George E. Holcomb who died March 8, 1992 whom she married April 17, 1938 in Westfield, N.Y., 2 Sisters – Nora Recktenwalt, Fern E. VanArsdale, 3 Brothers – William, Ralph and Jake Buckley.

Friends may call at St. John Lutheran, 200 Pleasant Drive, Warren, PA. on Wednesday from 12:30 P.M. until 1:30 P.M. when a funeral and committal service will be conducted with Rev. Jeffrey Ewing, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through St. John Lutheran Church Altar Guild. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Audrey Fox, 92

Audrey Fox, 92, of Russell, PA. died Monday morning, August 27, 2012 at Warren General Hospital after a brief illness. She was born August 17, 1920 in Russell, PA. to the late Wallace J. and Freda Mattson Barstow. She was a lifelong resident of Russell and a 1938 graduate of Russell High School. Audrey was employed for 20 years as a clerk with the former New Process Company retiring from there in 1985. She was a member of Russell United Methodist Church, where she was a choir member and a member of the Thursday Women’s Circle. She was a former member of the former Rebekah Lodge and a member of the Russell Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed reading, watching football and Nascar Races.

She is survived by her granddaughter – Shelly Sapp and husband, Scott, 2 Great Grandchildren – Morgan and Kyle Sapp all of Bronson, FL., 1 Sister – Bernice Cockshott of Jamestown, N.Y. , Sister-in-law, Dorothy Barstow of Upstate, N.Y., several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son – Marshall Fox, 1 Sister – Alma Laughlin, 1 Brother – Harley Barstow. A private funeral and committal service will be conducted graveside at Pine Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family with Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of Warren General Hospital, officiating. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Russell, PA. Memorial contributions may be made through the Russell Volunteer Fire Department Ambulance Service or the Russell United Methodist Church. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

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