Obituaries

Sandra “Sandy” Cable Ponick

Sandy Cable Ponick, 57, of Warren, PA. died Friday morning,

September 5, 2014 at her residence. She was born in Warren, PA.

to the late Paul W. and Delores Buerkle Cable. Sandy was a

lifelong Warren area resident and a 1975 graduate of Warren Area

High School. She was employed with Blair Corporation for 30

years in the Customer Service Dept. She was a member of First

Lutheran Church. She is remembered as a woman who always

gave her whole life for everyone else, especially her children and

granddaughter.

She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Anthony C. “Tony”

Ponick whom she married September 16, 1978 in Warren, PA.,

2 Children – Kodi Papalia and husband, Joe, and Anthony

“Taylor” Ponick all of Warren, PA., 3 Siblings – Steven Cable and

wife, Anne of McKinney, TX., Deborah Suppa of Warren, PA.,

Barbara Bradshaw of Jamestown, N.Y., 1 Granddaughter – Alena

Papalia of Warren, PA., several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304

East Street, Warren, PA. on Monday, September 8, 2014 from 2 to

4 and 6 to 8 P.M. A funeral and committal service will be

conducted there Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with

Rev. David Blank, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Pine

Grove Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so

through Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA.

16365 or National Stroke Association, 9707 E. Easter Lane, Suite B,

Centennial, CO 80112.

Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by

visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Maria Atkins Beach

Maria Barbara Atkins Beach, age 90, of Warren, PA passed away

at home on Thursday, September 4, 2014. She was born on May 7, 1924 in New York, NY, the daughter of the late Pasquale and Anna Detoria Quaglia. Maria resided in Warren most of her life and had owned and operated Maria’s Cake Shop of N. Warren, where she learned this trade through the Warren Vocational School. She had also owned and operated the former Rainbow Laundry Mat., and was a greeter at K-Mart.

She had previously worked at GTE Sylvania in the 1950’s. She lived a full life, loved to entertain and enjoyed shopping, cooking Italian food, and baking . Maria was a very loving, kind mother and friend. She was a great seamstress who made many clothesfor her children, grandchildren and friends.

Maria is survived by her three sons, David Paul Atkins and his wife, Brenda, of Cape Canaveral, FL, Douglas Allen Atkins and his wife, Jane, of St. Croix, Virgin Island, Alan George Beach of Warren, PA, , two daughters, Paulette “Paula” Atkins of Warren, PA, Laura Lynn Marsh and her husband, Larry, of Rochester, NY, 10 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren and one sister, Rosie Simioni of Miami, FL., several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Maria was preceded in death by her first husband, her true love, Paul Emory Atkins who died in 1962, her second husband, Harold Beach who died in 2009, a son, Kenneth Thomas Atkins who died in January of 1990, two grandsons, Daniel and Paul Hugh Atkins, and a brother, Frank Quaglia.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Monday, September 8, 2014 from 6 to 7 P.M. A funeral and committal service will follow at 7:00 P.M with Rev. Mark Rusnak, Chaplain of Asera Care Hospice, officiating. Interment will be in Fentonville Cemetery, Fentonville, N.Y. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Asera Care Hospice, 1600 Peninsula Drive, Suite 14, Erie, PA. 16505. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Mary Catherine Scott

Mary Catherine “Mary Kay” Scott, 85, of N. Warren, PA. died

Sunday, August 31, 2014 at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice

Home after a brief illness. She was born May 8, 1929 in Butler,

PA. She was the daughter of John F. and Martha Park Wilson.

She was a longtime Warren area resident and a 1947 graduate of

Butler High School. She earned her associates degree in nursing

from Shadyside Hospital School of Nursing. She was employed

as a registered nurse at Warren General Hospital and Warren

State Hospital where she retired from after 20 years. She was a

member of North Warren Presbyterian Church, enjoyed traveling,

playing cards with lady friends, Friday Night Fish Fries,

snowmobiling, bowling, square dancing and the Sheffield Senior

Center.

She is survived by 2 children – Merle “Mike J.” Scott and wife,

Wendy of Russell, PA., Nancy Deming and husband, John

“Auggie” of Clarendon, PA., 1 Brother – James D. Wilson and

wife, Ruth of Valencia, PA., 4 Grandchildren, 1 Great Grandson,

several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her

husband of 46 years, Russell “Bud” M. Scott whom she married

May 5, 1951 in Valencia, PA. who died November 11, 1997.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304

East Street, Warren, PA. on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 from 2 to

4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a funeral service will be conducted

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 1:30 P.M. with Rev. Burfoot

“Buddy “ Ward, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Oakland

Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through

Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA. 16365.

Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by

visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Reverend Monsignor John J. Lucas

The Reverend Monsignor John J. Lucas, 75, died Wednesday, August 27th at UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie.

Msgr. Lucas was born on February 13, 1939 in Grassflat, Pennsylvania, the son of Michael and Veronica (Kuzilla) Lucas, Sr. He is survived by 2 Siblings – Michael D. Lucas, Jr. and his wife, Marlene, of Erie, Pennsylvania, Maureen Lucas of Girard, Pennsylvania, a sister-in-law Shirley Lucas of Niagara Falls, New York, – as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ann Folmar, a brother, Andrew Lucas, and an infant sister, Agnes Lucas.

After attending elementary school in Grassflat and high school in Cooper Township, Pennsylvania, he entered St. Mark Seminary in Erie and attended Gannon College (1957-1959). He received his major seminary formation at St. Mary Seminary in Baltimore, Maryland and was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Erie on May 27, 1965 in St. Peter Cathedral by Bishop Frederick Hall.

Msgr. Lucas began his priestly ministry as a teacher at Cathedral Preparatory School in Erie, while serving as weekend assistant at Holy Family Parish, where he remained until 1967. In 1967, he was appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Thomas Parish in Corry (1967-1980). He was appointed Pastor of St. Hippolyte Parish in Guys Mills in 1980 and subsequently served as pastor at Our Lady Queen of the Americas in Conneaut Lake (1985-1998) and Holy Redeemer Parish in Warren (1998-2012). He was parochial administrator of St. Peter Parish, Conneautville in 1997. Msgr. Lucas served the Diocese as Dean of the Meadville Deanery for four years and of the Warren Deanery for more than a decade. He was also a member of the priests senate.

Msgr. Lucas was an active member and spiritual director of Cursillo in Crawford County, chaplain to the Knights of Columbus in Corry and a Fourth Degree Knight himself.

On October 27, 1996, Msgr. Lucas was made a Chaplain of His Holiness by Bishop Donald Trautman, with the attendant title of Monsignor.

He retired from active ministry in 2012, but continued to assist with parish Masses throughout the Erie region.

Visiting hours will be on Monday, September 1 at Holy Redeemer Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren, Pennsylvania from 2:00 – 8:00 pm, with the celebration of Evening Prayer beginning at 7:30 pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Redeemer Church at 10:00 am Tuesday with The Most Reverend Lawrence T. Persico, Bishop of Erie, as the main celebrant. Burial will be at St. Gregory Roman Catholic Cemetery in North East, Pennsylvania.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bishop Michael J. Murphy Residence for Retired Priests, 400 East Gore Rd., Erie, PA 16509. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Lillian C.M. Laird Ibbs

Lillian C.M. Laird Ibbs, 50, of Warren, PA. died peacefully in her

sleep, Sunday, August 24, 2014 at her residence. She was born

October 10, 1963 in Jamestown, N.Y. She was the daughter of the

late Ellis S. Laird and JoAnn Swiderski. She was a graduate of

Jamestown Community College Nursing School where she

earned a Associate degree in nursing. She was employed as a

Registered Nurse at W.C.A. Hospital retiring after many years

with much dedicated work. She truly enjoyed her vocation as a

nurse. She had resided in Warren, PA. most of her life.

Lillian loved being at the beach, especially when she was

vacationing in Jamaica. She enjoyed traveling with her husband,

making others laugh and bring a smile to all those in the room.

Her grandchildren were the center of her life.

She is survived by her husband, Charles W. Ibbs

3 Children – Jeremy Chew and wife, Alexandra of Warren, PA.,

Dena Penley and husband, Stephen of Lander, PA., Kira Lipps

and husband, Matthew of Warren, PA.

6 Grandchildren – Eric Chew, Hayden Morse, Paige Penley,

Roland Lipps, Madison and Maysen Wonderling.

3 Brothers – Theodore Laird of Erie, PA., William Laird of

Warren, PA., Shannon Laird of New Jersey, 1 Sister – Yvonne

Wonderling of Jamestown, N.Y., 1 Niece – Michelle Wonderling

of Russell, PA., lifelong friends, Jackie and Rich Kifer of Sheffield,

PA.

A Memorial service will be conducted on Wednesday, August 27,

2014 at 1:00 P.M. Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East

Street, Warren, PA., Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of the Warren

General Hospital, officiating.

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Jon F. Wiedmaier

Jon F. Wiedmaier, 76, of Bennett, CO. and formerly of Warren, PA., died Monday, August 18, 2014 at his residence surrounded by family after a brief illness. He was born August 12, 1938 in Warren, PA. He was the son of the late Perry and Jesse Miller Wiedmaier. Jon was a 1957 graduate of Warren High School where he was an All Star and State competitor in Track and Field, and played Baseball.

Jon was a resident of Warren, PA., until 1974 when he moved to Colorado. While in Warren, he was employed as a Draftsman with the former Pittsburgh Demoine Steel Company, Dorcon and Struthers Wells Corporation until his retirement, when he started, and owned/operated JFW Mining, working until his death. He also owned and operated his home, C J Ranch. He was a member of Kalbfus Rod and Gun Club, was an avid hunter, fisherman, enjoyed camping and boating. He loved all sports, especially motorcycle racing, shooting trap with his brothers and friends, racing stock cars at Stateline and Eriez Speedways. He is remembered as an energetic man, loving life and was very friendly.

He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Caroline Lanoue whom he married in 1983 in Santa Fe, N.M., 3 children – Vicki Wiedmaier Tomica of Warren, PA., Jay Wiedmaier and wife, Stacey of Strassburg, CO., Tina Seeker and husband, Carl of Warren, PA., 3 Stepchildren – Melissa Miller of Worcester, MA., Ronald Miller of Thornton, CO., Sarah Ryan of Bennett, CO., 1 Brother – Lee Wiedmaier of West Minister, CO., 12 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren , several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 Siblings – George “Bud” Wiedmaier, Betty Wiedmaier Fitzpatrick, Perry Wiedmaier and Neal Wiedmaier.

A private Celebration of Jon’s Life will be conducted at the convenience of the family at a later time. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA. 16365 or Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Pennsylvania, 2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA. 17110 or a charity of one’s choice.

Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Kathleen Shea

Kathleen Shea, 41, of Warren, PA. and formerly of Los Angeles, CA. died Wednesday evening, August 14, 2014 at U.P.M.C. Hamot, Erie, PA. after a 20 year battle with Anorexia. She was born May 23, 1973 in Warren, PA. She is the daughter of John “Toby” and Susan Orbanic Shea of Warren, PA. She was a 1991 graduate of Warren Area High School and earned a Associates Degree at Santa Monica Community College. Kathy had resided in Los Angeles for 19 years where she was employed in retail stores, restaurants and active modeling. She had modeled in the Victoria Secret catalog, was an extra in the movie, “Love is a gun and Hail Caesar.” She loved being with children, especially her nieces and nephews. She had a tremendous sense of humor.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her sister, Jennifer Wortman and husband, David of Warren, PA., her brother, Tobin Shea of Los Angeles, CA, 2 Nephews – John and Luke Wortman, 3 Nieces – Megan, Grace and Isabel Wortman, 1 Uncle – Robert Orbanic and wife, Pat all of Warren, PA., 3 Cousins – Martha Jane Davey, Bridget Natale and husband, Matt, Kelly Orbanic.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents – John and Bertha Fill Orbanic, paternal grandparents – William and Eleanor Wycoff Shea, 2 Aunts – Eleanor “Billie” Hartwig and her husband, Ed and Georgianna Shea.

There will be no visitation hours observed but friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA. at 11:00 A.M. with Fr. Richard Toohey, Pastor of St. Joseph R.C. Church and Fr. James Gutting, Pastor of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Community Foundation of Warren County, P.O. Box 691, 213 W. Third Street, 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.

Anne Louise Hyatt

Anne Louise Hyatt, 92, of Warren, PA. passed peacefully after

declining health on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at the John and

Orpha Blair Hospice Home. She was born in Warren, PA. on

January 10, 1922. She was the daughter of the late Karl and Ethel

Marie Jones Krantz.

Anne was a 1939 graduate of Warren High School and attended

Grove City College and Edinboro University, obtaining her

Bachelor’s Degree in Education, while raising six children. She

was employed with the Warren County School District and had

taught at Lincoln Elementary, St. Joseph’s School, and taught

English at Youngsville High School and Warren Area High

School, retiring in 1987. While at Warren Area High School, she

helped to coordinate all – school musicals.

She was involved with the Warren Players Club, former member

of Delta Kappa Gamma and in the 1980’s was honored as a

YWCA “Women of the Year” in education. She was highly

respected and loved by all for her positivity and joy of living each

day. She always put her family first and was proud of each and

every one of them.

She is survived by her six children – Patricia (Wayne) Messick of

New York City, NY., James (Linda) Hyatt of Suffolk, VA., Mary

(Glenn) Belleau of Warren, PA., Thomas Hyatt of Potomac, MD.,

Margaret (Edward) Cunnie of Narragansett, RI., William Hyatt

and fiancée, Bridgett Barkley of Warren, PA., 13 Grandchildren –

Kit Messick, Taylor, Christian and Scott Hyatt, Timothy, Emily

and Erin Belleau, Sean and Conor Hyatt, Mairin, Grace, Patrick

and Owen Cunnie, 3 Great Grandchildren, 1 niece and several

nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death

by her husband, Emerson S. Hyatt who died in 1960, 3 Brothers –

Karl, Alfred and John Krantz.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304

East St., Warren, PA. Tuesday, August 12, 2014 from 6 to 8 P.M.

where a vigil service will be conducted at 5:45 PM.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Wednesday, August

13, 2014 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania

Avenue West, Warren, PA. 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, 1 Main Ave., Warren, PA. 16365 or Struthers

Library Theatre, 302 West Third Avenue, Warren, PA. 16365 or

the Warren Public Library Association, 205 Market Street,

Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Martin E. (Gene) Nelson

Martin E. (Gene) Nelson, 88, of N. Warren, PA. and formerly of Pittsfield, PA., died Thursday morning, August 7, 2014 at 12:15 A.M. due to complications from cancer. Gene was born January 11, 1926 to the late Clarence William and Arlie Belle Johnson Nelson. He was born on Nelson Hill, Freehold Twp., where he continued to reside until recently, he moved to Warren, PA. He had served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1952, where he obtained the rank of Sergeant. He was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. He worked for Warren Rural Electric Corporation for 42 years retiring in 1988. Gene was a long standing member of Berea Lutheran Church, where he was very active. After moving to Warren he attended First Lutheran Church. He very much enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, bicycling, hiking and camping, all of which he especially loved sharing with his family. He still bowled with the Sunshiners and golfed at Maplehurst with the Senior Golf League.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Engstrom Nelson whom he married May 19, 2007 at Berea Lutheran Church, Pittsfield, PA., 3 Children – Randy Nelson and wife, Lois of Northeast, PA., Linda Ross and husband, Earl of Warren, PA. Brenda Hunter and husband, Marc of Russell, PA., 3 Stepchildren – Kirsten Perry and husband, Ernest, of Eldred, PA., Dan Engstrom and wife, Ronda, of West Newton, PA., Dave Engstrom and wife, Kristy, of Warren, PA., Niece – Joyce Rowland and husband, Ken, of Warren, PA., Nephew – Bill Hartford and wife, Mira of San Jose, California, 5 Grandchildren, 7 Step Grandchildren, also many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his 1st wife, L. Joyce Colter Nelson who died in 2004, 5 Brothers – Wilber T., Allen W., Joseph M., Charles R., Warren Laverne Nelson and 1 Sister – Mary E. Sproveri, 1 Grandson – Jezidiah Brannon.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Sunday, August 10, 2014 from 5 to 8 P.M. and on Monday, August 11, 2014 from 10:00 to 11:00A.M. at First Lutheran Church, 109 W. Third Avenue, Warren, PA. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. David Blank, Pastor and Rev. Jeffrey Ewing, Associate Pastor, Rev. Seth McClymonds, Pastor of Covenant United Methodist Church, all 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 funeral personnel. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA. 16365 or a charity of one’s choice. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Louis F. Berardi

Louis F. Berardi, 82, of Warren, PA. died Monday evening, July 28, 2014 at Warren General Hospital after an brief illness. He was born October 26, 1931 in Warren, PA. He was the son of the late Samuel and Phyllis Barone Berardi. He was a lifelong Warren area resident and a 1951 graduate of Warren High School. He had served with the U.S. Army as a Corporal during the Korean War. Louie was employed with the former Struthers Wells Corporation as a dispatcher for 42 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member and former President of the Sons of Italy, member of Warren American Legion Post 135. He enjoyed golfing and bowling. He was of the Catholic faith.

He is survived by his brother – Gerald J. Berardi and wife, Nancy of Warren, PA., many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 Sisters – Betty, Jennie and Mary Berardi, 3 Brothers – John, Chuck and Sam Berardi.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 6 to 8 P.M. A funeral service will be conducted there Thursday at 8:00 P.M. by Fr. Raymond Gramata, family friend and Pastor of St. Bernard R.C. Church, Bradford, PA. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. 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

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