Obituaries

Robert Wilcox

Robert E. Wilcox, 85, of Warren, PA., died Sunday, January 24,

2016 at Golden Living-Kinzua Valley after a brief illness. He was

born June 2, 1930 in Mayburg, PA. Bob was the son of Robert H.

and Gladys Elizabeth Miner Wilcox. He was a longtime Warren

area resident and a graduate of Warren High School. He had

served with the U.S. Naval Reserve.

Bob was employed with the former G.T.E. Sylvania in the T & E

office, retiring in 1989 after 34 years employment.

He was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church where he was a

church usher and member of the funeral luncheon committee. He

had served as a supervisor with Pleasant Township for 16 years.

Bob will always be remembered for always being a good father

and grandfather, whom he loved playing with along with the

dog. He was an avid reader and Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

He enjoyed woodworking and was instrumental in helping to

build his current home.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Patricia McFarland Wilcox

whom he married July 14, 1956 in Warren, PA., 3 Children – Jeff

Wilcox and wife, Kim of Naperville, IL., Lisa Fowler and

husband, Jim of Columbus, MS., Johanna Niebrier of Chantilly,

VA., 1 Brother – Donald C. Wilcox and wife, Pearl of Shreveport,

LA., 6 Grandchildren – Grayson, Blak, Layton Wilcox all of

Naperville, IL., Zoie and Jimmy Fowler both of Columbus, MS.,

Zack Niebrier of Chantilly, VA., several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell St.,

Warren, PA., on Saturday, January 30, 2016, one hour prior to a

Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 A.M., Fr. James Gutting, 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 Holy Redeemer Church Building Center Fund. E-

mail condolences may be sent by visiting

www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com The Donald E. Lewis Funeral

Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Ronald E. Cook

Ronald E. Cook, 79, of New Smyrna Beach, FL and formerly of Warren, PA., died Friday afternoon, January 15, 2016 at Halifax Medical Center, Daytona Beach, FL.

He was born July 19, 1936 in Warren, PA. Ron was the son of Van H. and Wilma D. Irwin Cook. He was a graduate of Warren High School and had served with the U.S. Navy

He was co-owner of the former Warren Auto Parts and had other various occupations throughout his life.

He was a member of FOE Fraternal Order of Eagles, Warren, PA. since 1970, American Legion Warren, PA., St. Jude Cancer Center for Children, Warren General Hospice Center, New Smyrna Beach Drug Free Youth Foundation, Disabled Veterans

His passion was fast cars and trucks with big engines. Only living miles from the Daytona speedway he enjoyed racing and followed it through the years. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, and driving his John Deer tractor. His greatest contribution in life was his wonderful story telling. He had a million jokes and remembered them all. He brought joy and laughter to all that knew “Cookie”. He will be sadly missed by all.

He is survived by his wife, Amy Cimellaro- Cook whom he married February 19, 2015 at Dayton Beach, Florida, Courthouse

1 Sister – Marion Klakamp of S.C., 1 Brother – Richard Cook and wife, Barbara of Warren, PA., several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his 1st wife, Diana Stenstrom Cook who died May 10, 2005, 1 Brother – Wayne V. Cook.

A private funeral service will be conducted at the convenience of the family by Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of the Warren General Hospital, officiating.

Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park.

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Leroy R. “Mickey” Weaver

Leroy R. “Mickey” Weaver, 86, of Warren, PA, died Monday, January 18, 2016 at his home after an extended illness. He was born July 23, 1929 in Warren, PA to the late William I. and Geraldine Shatzle Weaver. He has resided his entire life in Warren and was a 1947 graduate of Warren High School. He had served in the U.S. Army in the Adjutant Generals Division as a Staff Sergeant. Mickey was employed as a data processing manager with the former G.T.E. Sylvania for 18 years and also with Northwest Savings Bank as an assistant vice president, retiring from there after 12 years service. He was a life member of the Warren Elks Lodge and a member of the Frewsburg American Legion Post 556.

He is survived by his companion, Sabra Ristau of Warren, PA., 2 Daughters – Linda Sue Tecce and husband, Gene of Washington Crossing, PA., Penny Weaver of Petrolia, PA., 1 Sister – Marjorie Harp and husband, Ralph of Warren, PA., 5 Grandchildren – Amos, Ira and Eli Good, Gina Tecce and Marielena Brennan and husband, Dave, 4 Great Grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 Brother – Forrest Weaver. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA, on Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 6 to 8 P.M. Funeral and committal services will be held on Friday at the funeral home at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Jeff Ewing, Pastor of First Lutheran Church, Warren, PA, officiating. Full military honors will be conducted by members of the Clarendon/Sheffield V.F.W. Honor Guard and U.S. Army Personnel. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Paws Along the River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

John R. Baker

John R. Baker, 97, of North Warren, PA., died peacefully Saturday

morning, January 16, 2016 in his chair after a brief illness. He was

born October 10, 1918 in Warren, PA. He was the son of Bert and

Maude Hale Baker. John was a veteran with the U.S. Army

during World War II, where he served as a Private First Class,

with Company E, 120th Infantry Regiment. He earned a Bronze

Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal after being wounded in Belgium

on January 16, 1945, Good Conduct Medal, European African

Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 2 Bronze Stars and the

World War II Victory Medal. He was employed for 42 years with

the former Struthers Wells Corporation as a welder/fitter, retiring

in 1982. After retirement, he worked painting houses and

delivering the Erie Times News Sunday edition. He enjoyed

doing odd jobs around his home and is remembered as a

hardworking, loving husband, father, grandfather and great

grandfather. He was a strong family man. John was a longtime

member of St. Joseph R.C. Church, past member of the Warren

Elks Lodge, member of Lakewood Rod & Gun Club.

He is survived by his 2 daughters, Debbie Martin and husband,

Fred, Susan Baker all of Warren, PA., Longtime friend and

companion, Barbara Imperial of Warren, PA., 2 Grandchildren –

Christopher J. Martin, Elizabeth Caldwell and husband, Joshua, 2

Great Grandchildren – Noah and Reagan Caldwell, His Brother-

in-laws David & Mary Lopez, James & Carol Lopez, all of

Warren, PA., several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of

53 years, Jean L. Lopez whom he married June 1, 1944 in Warren,

PA., who died January 30, 1998, 2 Brothers – Harry and William

Baker, 2 Sisters – Hazel Christie and Laura Regina.

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

East Street, Warren, PA., on Tuesday, January 20, 2016 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 Wednesday,

January 21, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600

Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA., by Fr. Richard J.

Toohey, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C.

Cemetery, where full military honors will be bestowed by

members of the U.S. Army and Clarendon/Sheffield V.F.W.

funeral detail. Those wishing to place memorials may do so

through St. Joseph Church Educational Center Fund, or the

Warren Unit of the American Cancer Society, 2 Crescent Park,

Warren, PA. 16365 or Paws Along the River, 212 Elm Street,

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

www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Alice M. Dalton Tomasone

Alice M. Dalton Tomasone, 88, of Warren, PA. died Wednesday

evening, January 13, 2016 at Warren Manor Nursing Home after

an extended illness. She was born December 10, 1927 in Kane,

PA. She was the daughter of the late Park and Ruth Shrubb

Dalton. Alice was a longtime Warren area resident and was

formerly of James City, PA. She was a member of St. Joseph R.C.

Church where she was a Eucharistic Minister, and helped in the

school cafeteria. She was a member of the church Altar Rosary

Society. Alice was a volunteer at Warren General Hospital and

enjoyed traveling. She was a wonderful, loving and caring wife,

mother and grandmother, who lived for her family.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Charles J. Tomasone

whom she married September 1, 1947 at St. Callistus R.C. Church,

Kane, PA., 5 Children – Diane Stull and husband, John of Warren,

PA., Fr. Richard C. Tomasone of Sykesville, PA., Peggy Viola and

husband, Randy, Jim Tomasone and wife, Donna, Laura

Tomasone all of Warren, PA., 1 Sister – Doris Bojantic and

husband, Pup of Kane, PA., 7 Grandchildren, 9 Great

Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. In addition to her

parents, she was preceded in death by 1 Sister – Mary Hannold, 2

Brothers – Clair “Cano” Dalton, Don “Rev” Dalton.

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

East Street, Warren, PA., on Sunday, January 17, 2016

from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted

on Sunday at 7:45 PM by Fr. Tomasone.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at St. Joseph R.C.

Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA., on

Monday, January 18, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. by her son, Fr. Richard J.

Tomasone, main celebrant and Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor,

concelebrant, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C.

Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through

St. Joseph Church Educational Center Fund. E-mail condolences

may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Lee W. Yaegle

Lee W. Yaegle, 93, of Russell, PA, died Tuesday morning, January 12, 2016 at Golden Living-Kinzua after an extended illness. He was born September 22, 1922 in Russell, PA. Lee was the son of Frank and Anna Carlson Yaegle. He was a self-employed contractor, building several homes (40), retiring after 40 years employment. He was a member of Russell United Methodist Church, was a former Sunday School Teacher, member of the Good Samaritan Group and took part in various church activities. He was an avid hunter, especially enjoyed hunting deer.

Lee was a veteran of the U.S. Navy as a coxswain during World War II.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jean Ryberg Yaegle whom he married June 3, 1950 in Warren, PA.

3 Children – Bonnie Duich and Don of Rockford, IL., Becky Carlson and husband, Kihm, Ben Yaegle and wife, Sarah all of Russell, PA., 1 Nephew – Willis Yaegle of Warren, PA., 6 Grandchildren – Lisa Miller, Dan Duich, Angie Ecklund, Andrew, Alex and Adam Yaegle, 3 Great Grandchildren – Edie Carlson, Ashlee McClure, Tyler Watson.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 Brothers – Howard and Warren Yaegle, 2 Sisters – Marie Johnson and Jane Hildum.

Friends may call at Russell United Methodist Church on Friday, January 15, 2016 from 1:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. at which time a funeral and committal service will be conducted by Rev. David Heckman, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Russell, PA. Those wishing to place a memorial may do so through Russell United Methodist Church, 17 N. Main Street, PO Box 28, Russell, Pennsylvania 16345. The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Evelyn G. Baker

Evelyn G. Baker, 91, of Warren, PA., died Friday morning, January 8, 2016 at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Home after a brief illness. She was born March 9, 1924 in Damascus, PA. She was the daughter of Forest and Lillian White Canfield. Evelyn was a Warren area resident since 1992 and formerly of Ridgway and Meadville, PA. She was a 1942 graduate of Damascus High School and a 1946 graduate of Binghamton City Hospital School of Nursing as a registered nurse. She was employed with Binghamton City Hospital and the former Meadville City Hospital. Evelyn was a former member of Warren Eagles Ladies Auxiliary and American Legion Post 135 Ladies Auxiliary.

She enjoyed her family and traveling. Evelyn was an avid reader and like going to the casino and working her crossword puzzles.

She is survived by 2 daughters – Barbara Sopkin and husband, Chuck of Russell, PA., Brenda Harkins and husband, William of Clymer, PA.,4 Grandchildren – David Sopkin and Ashley Nickels, William and Oressa Harkins, 1 Great Grandson – Jase Nickels.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Baker whom she married May 10, 1946 in Meadville, PA., who died on May 15 1991, 6 Sisters and 2 Brothers.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Monday, January 11, 2016 from 6 to 8 P.M. A funeral and committal service will be conducted at the funeral home on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Allan Jones, Pastor of Cable Hollow Church, Russell, PA, officiating. Interment will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens of Ridgway, PA. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

William E. “Yogi” Hyatt

William E. “Yogi” Hyatt, 56, of Warren, PA., died Wednesday morning, January 6, 2016 at Warren General Hospital, Warren, PA., after a brief battle with cancer. He was born April 4, 1959 in Warren, PA. He was the son of the late Emerson S. and Anne Louise Krantz Hyatt. Bill was a lifelong Warren area resident and a 1977 graduate of Warren Area High School. He was employed with En Tech Plastics as operations manager and was previously employed for several years at Loranger’s Manufacturing Corporation as a supervisor. He was a member of Struthers Hose, Warren American Legion Post 135, Moose Lodge 109 and Eagles Aerie. He was an avid golfer. He was deeply loved for his positivity, profound sense of humor, and love of life. Bill truly valued and cherished his many friendships.

He is survived by his wife and family who were all by his side the day before he died, Bridgett Barrett Hyatt whom he married September 13, 2014 in Warren, PA., 3 Stepchildren – Michelle Webster of Negaunee, MI., Amanda Klasic and Katelinn Kuzminski both of Warren, PA., 5 Siblings – Patricia Messick (Wayne) of New York City, NY., James Hyatt (Linda) of Suffolk, VA., Mary Belleau (Glenn) of Warren, PA., Thomas Hyatt of Potomac, MD., twin sister – Margaret (Peg) Cunnie (Edward) of Narragansett, RI., 7 Step Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Sunday, January 10, 2016 from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Monday, January 11, 2016 at 9:00 A.M. at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA., with Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Warren Cancer Center, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA., 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

James W. Wagner

James W. Wagner, 76, of Cherry Grove Rd., Clarendon, PA. died peacefully at his residence surrounded by his family, Tuesday, December 29, 2015. He was born March 21, 1939 in Harborcreek, PA. James was the son of John Edwin and Irene Emma Pratt Wagner. He was a former Albion, PA., resident. Jim was a graduate of Harborcreek High School and University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. He was owner and operator of Albion and Sheffield, PA., Pharmacies and retired in 2003 from Warren State Hospital after 15 years employment. He had also worked with Thrift Pharmacy and ran Stephen Professional Pharmacy of Meadville, PA., and McAndrews Drug Store in Titusville, PA.

He had served as President of the Cherry Grove Fire Department, was a member and past President of Sheffield Rod & Gun Club,, Foster Parent and Foreign Exchange Student Parent, Past President of the Sheffield Medical Board, St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church where he served as Past President of the church council and charter member of the Sheffield Knights of Columbus Council. He was currently a Cherry Grove Twp. Supervisor. He had served as President of NEHCA – North East Highland Cattle Association. Jim was an avid hunter and fisherman. He is remembered as a man with a dazzling sense of humor, who was generous with his time and talents. He truly had a Servants Heart and gave his all to the benefit of others.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary Louise Washabaugh Wagner whom he married September 3, 1962 in Harborcreek, PA., Children – James W. Wagner, II and wife, Kathryn of Cherry Grove, PA., Dr. Jean M. Lindsey of Bourbonnais, ILL., Jennifer S. Giannelli and husband, Dan of Erie, PA., John P. Wagner of Cherry Grove, PA, Judith F. Fischer and husband, Eric of Kasilof, Alaska,

Foster Sons – Scott Hoyt and wife, Darlene of Kane, PA., Rafael Figeroa Godoy and wife, Victoria of Guatemala Central America,

1 Brother – John T. Wagner and wife, Carol of Sebring, FL., 1 Sister – Mary Lou Scott and husband, Raymond of Erie, PA., 9 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at St. Anthony’s R.C. Church, 7222 Route 6, Sheffield, PA., from 10 to 11:00 A.M. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial with Fr. John Neff, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Cherry Grove Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church, 7222 Route 6, Sheffield, PA. 16347 or Cherry Grove Volunteer Fire Department, R.D.#1, Box 1082, Clarendon, PA. 16313 or Cleveland Clinic designated to Brain Cancer Treatment and Research, P.O. Box 931517, Cleveland, OH 44193-1655. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., Warren, PA, has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Barbara R. Confer

Barbara R. Confer, 81, of Warren, PA, died peacefully surrounded by her family and friends on Monday, December 28, 2015 at Warren General Hospital.

Barb was born on July 5, 1934 in Knox, PA, the daughter of the late Luther and Mabel Johns Read. On November 12, 1954 in Warren, PA, she married Richard L. Confer, who survives.

Barb was a graduate of Kane High School. She was employed for 25 years with the Blair Corporation as an order handler. She was a member of the Pleasant Community Church where she was Sunday School treasurer and a member of the Faith Circle. Barb was an avid reader, especially of the Bible. She loved her grandkids and, at the age of 80, discovered the Internet, which she enjoyed. Barb was also an avid Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers fan!!

In addition to her husband, Barb is survived by her three children, Debbie Groves and her husband, Dennis, of Clarendon, PA, Jeff Confer and his wife, Carolyn, of Pittsfield, PA, and Lori Brown of Austin, TX. Barb is also survived by four grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, 2 step great grandsons, 2 step great-great grandsons, one brother, Jake Read and his wife, Jane, of Kane, PA, and many nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, Barb was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA, on Thursday, December 31, 2015 from 12Noon until 2:00P.M., at which time funeral and committal services will be held with the Rev. Brian Haight, officiating. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park. Those with to place a memorial may do so through the Warren Cancer Center, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA, 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

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