Obituaries

Mildred R. Primerano

Mildred R. Primerano, 86, a resident of the Rouse Warren County

Home and formerly of Johnsonburg, PA. died at her residence,

Friday morning, June 19, 2015 after a brief illness. She was born

January 30, 1929 in Johnsonburg, PA. to the late Emerson and

Mildred Nordstrom Mowrey. She was a longtime resident of

Johnsonburg, PA. where she was a 1947 graduate of Johnsonburg

High School. Mildred was a former member of the United

Methodist Church of Johnsonburg, PA. and member of Christian

Women’s Organization. She loved family life, caring for them

and her animals.

She is survived by her 5 children – James J. Primerano and wife,

Anne of Johnsonburg, PA., Timothy B. Primerano and wife, Susan

of Scranton, PA., Thomas J. Primerano and wife, Jean of

Montoursville, PA., Mark A. Primerano of Kersey, PA., Lisa

Primerano of Warren, PA., 1 Sister – Laura Belle of Johnsonburg,

PA., 8 Grandchildren, 3 Great Grandchildren, several nieces and

nephews.

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

husband, James Vincent Primerano whom she married November

16, 1950 in Johnsonburg, PA., who died April 20, 2002

Per Mildred’s wishes, a private funeral service will be conducted

at the convenience of the family at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral

Home, Inc. with Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of the Rouse

Warren County Home, officiating. Interment will be in Holy

Rosary Cemetery, Johnsonburg, PA. Those wishing to place

memorials may do so through Paws Along The River, 212 Elm

Street, Warren, PA. 16365. E-Mail condolences may be sent by

visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Arthur Warr

Arthur Warr, 95, of Warren, PA. died Wednesday, June 17, 2015

at Warren General Hospital after an illness of the past 3 months.

He was born March 6, 1920 in Sheffield, England to the late Tom

and Doris Holmes Warr. Arthur was a Warren area resident most

of his entire life. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the

U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1945, as a Motor Machinist Mate, earning

a Victory Medal and American Campaign Medal. Arthur was

employed with the former National Forge Company as a

machinist retiring after 32 years employment. He had previously

worked at the former Anderson Bakery Company.

He was a former member of St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal

Church, Youngsville, Pa. He was a 32nd degree mason with the

Stillwater Masonic Lodge #543, member of the Zem Zem Shrine

Club of Erie, Pa., Lakewood Rod and Gun Club. He enjoyed

gardening, boating, fishing and waterskiing at Chautauqua Lake,

N.Y.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Fladry Warr whom he married

April 12, 2008 at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church,

Youngsville, PA., 2 Step Children – Richard Barrett and Linda

Ringer and husband, Leo, 1 Sister – Dorothy A. Krogler all of

Warren, PA., 3 Step Granddaughters, several Step Great

Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. In addition to his

parents, he was preceded in death by his 1st wife, Burnedette Ulah

Baker Warr who died October 30, 1995, 1 Sister – Mary Sergeant, 1

Brother – George Warr.

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

East Street, Warren, PA. on Friday, June 19, 2015 from 6 to 8 P.M.

where a funeral and committal service will be conducted

Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. by Rev. Marcus Briggs,

Chaplain of the Warren General Hospital. Full military honors

will be conducted by members of the Sheffield/Clarendon V.F.W.

Funeral Detail and U. S. Navy personnel. Interment will be in

Weiler Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so

through Paws Along the River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA, 16365

or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place,

Memphis, TN 38105. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Daniel J. Doherty

Daniel J. Doherty, 95, of Warren, PA., died Monday morning, June 15, 2015 at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Home. He was born February 1, 1920 in DePere, WI. He was the son of Clarence and Bertha Dennison Doherty. Dan was a longtime Warren area resident. He attended the former Hoff’s Business College for 2 years and Penn State University, Bucknell and Rutgers University where he studied Banking, Accounting and Banking Laws. He served as Vice-President of the former Penn Bank and Trust Company for 35 years, retiring in 1982. He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, serving for 5 ½ years during World War II. He was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church and former member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church. He had served as a Eucharistic Minister and a former member of the church pastoral council. He was a 4th degree member of the Warren Knights of Columbus, member of the Warren Lions Club where he was a past officer, former member of the Warren County School Board, past board member of Hospice of Warren County, former President of St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery Board of Directors. He had served on the Warren County Chamber of Commerce, Warren Salvation Army Board and a member of the Warren Senior Center. He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan.

He is survived by his 4 Children – Daniel J. Doherty, II and his wife, Leona of Pittsburgh, PA., Michael A. Doherty and wife, Laurann of Warren, PA., Thomas J. Doherty and wife, Karen of Strongsville, OH., Cheryl Doherty of Warren, PA., Doherty 2 Sisters –, Coleen Santy of Independence, MI, Mary Dashiell of Long Island, N.Y., 9 Grandchildren – Wendy Olson, Christopher Shine, Dan J. Doherty III, Donna Adams, Michelle Doherty, Kyle Doherty, Matt Doherty, Megan Doherty and Mallory Doherty, 7 Great Grandchildren – Colt Olson, Dalton Olson, Jayden Semelka, Hayden Shine, Austin Maubach, Claire Adams and McKenzie Doherty, several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Autumn Marie Ettinger Doherty who died January 28, 2015 whom he married April 29, 1945 in Portland, ME, 4 Brothers – Robert, Michael, James and Patrick Doherty, 3 Sisters – Idell LaCombe, Florence Grognet, Lucille Schuette

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA, on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 from 6 to 8 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, Pa. on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. with Fr. James Campbell, officiating. Full military honors will be conducted at St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery by members of the Sheffield/Clarendon V.F.W. Funeral Detail and the U.S. Coast Guard members. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Street, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Gloria L. DeFabio

Gloria L. DeFabio, 88, of Warren, PA died Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Golden Living Center – Kinzua, in Warren, PA. She was born on July 9, 1926 to the late Cleto and Mabel Zandi Duchi and has resided in Warren since 1954. She was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church.

She is survived by her daughter – Rose Marie McEvoy, and son-in-law, Gary Bullock, both of Warren, PA, and 1 brother, Jerd Duchi and wife, Ruth, of Wilcox, PA. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Joseph DeFabio, whom she married July 24, 1954 in Johnsonburg, PA and who died on August 29, 2008, twin daughters – Cheryl Lucks and Carol Bullock, grandson – Michael J. Gray, Jr., 1 sister and 8 brothers.

A private funeral service was conducted at 11:00 A.M. Monday, June 15, 2015 at St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery, Warren, PA, with Fr. James Gutting, Pastor of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, officiating. Entombment was in the Mausoleum of the Ascension in St. Joseph R. C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Holy Redeemer Church Building Fund, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA, 16365, or to Paws Along the River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA 16365, or to Golden Living Center – Kinzua Valley Patient Activity Fund, 205 Water Street, Warren, PA, 16365. Arrangements were entrusted to the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. E-mail condolences may be sent via www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Barbara J. Boutelle

Barbara J. Boutelle, age 78, of Cherry Grove, died June 9, 2015 at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice House in Warren, PA after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was born September 13, 1936 in Salamanca, NY, the daughter of the late Lyman and Minnie Mighells Wilson. She had resided in Salamanca for 19 years, then was a Cherry Grove, PA resident for some 45 years. She lived in Tucson, AZ from 1984 to 1991. Barb was a 1954 graduate of Salamanca High School. She was employed at Blair Corporation in Warren, PA and at CNA in Tucson, AZ. She was a volunteer E.M.T. with the Cherry Grove Volunteer Fire Department. She was a member of Sheffield V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary. Barb enjoyed dancing and was an avid bowler. But above all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Barb is survived by her husband of 60 years, Larry R. Boutelle, whom she married on October 22, 1955 in Salamanca, NY and by her 6 children, Ronald S. Boutelle and wife, Velvet, of Fulton, Missouri, Jeffery Boutelle and wife, Linda, of Cherry Grove, PA, David Boutelle and companion Connie Kellog of Russell, PA, Kelly Hishman and husband, Bruce, of Holley, NY, Casey Boutelle and companion Heidi Davies of Tucson, AZ, and Ken Boutelle and wife, Patty, of Peoria, AZ. She is also survived by 1 sister, Terri Degolier and husband, Dennis, of Kill Buck, NY, 16 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Barb was preceded in death by 3 sisters – Fay O’Donnell, Shirley Blendinger and Joan Wilson, and 1 granddaughter, Sarah Nicole Hishman. There will be no public calling hours. The family will gather privately at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, 304 East Street, Warren, PA, where a private service will be held with Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of Warren General Hospital, officiating. A public memorial service will be held at a later date and will be announced. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Scandia Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Cherry Grove Volunteer Fire Department, 6045 Cherry Grove Road, Clarendon, PA 16313, or to the Cancer Care Center of Warren General Hospital, 2 Crescent Park West, Warren, PA 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Lahoma Simpson Lowe

Lahoma Simpson Lowe, 100, of Warren, PA. died Tuesday, June

9, 2015 at11:37 A.M. at her residence. She was born August 20,

1914 in Dewitt, Kentucky. She is the daughter of Dynisidus and

Dewey Messer Simpson. Lahoma has been a Warren area

resident for the past 23 years and formerly of Youngstown, Ohio.

She was a professional seamstress for many years and enjoyed

being a homemaker. She was a member of Austintown Baptist

Church of Austintown, OH where she was a longtime Sunday

School Teacher.

She is survived by her daughter, Shirley Breitenreiter of Warren,

PA., 5 sons – Richard Lowe (Shirley) of Youngstown, OH., Robert

Lowe of Taylor, MI, Roy Lowe (Carol) of Pensacola, FL., Ralph

Lowe (Sharon) of Elizabeth, AK., Randy Lowe (Debbie) of

Youngstown, OH., her son by association, Calvin L. Knapp whom

she resided with, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great

great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. In addition to

her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer

Lowe, 1 Daughter – Sandra Holmes, 2 Sons – Raymond and

Ronald Lowe, 1 Sister – Estelle Creekbaum.

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

East Street, Warren, PA. Friday, June 12, 2015 from 2 to 4,

followed by a funeral service at 4 P.M. by Rev. Tim Olson, Interim

Chaplain of Hospice of Warren County. A memorial service will

be conducted in August at a date and time to be announced at

Austintown Baptist Church, Austintown, OH.

Interment will be in Greenhaven Cemetery, Austintown, Ohio

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of

Warren County, 1 Main Street, Warren, PA. 16365.

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Howard C. Brush

Howard “Howie” C. Brush, 66, of Sheffield, PA, died surrounded by his family on Monday, June 8, 2015 at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Home, Warren, PA, after a 2 year battle with brain cancer. He was born August 5, 1948 in Kane, PA.

He was the son of LeRoy “Roy” P. and Elaine Rose Bastow Brush, Jr. He was a longtime Sheffield area resident and a 1967 graduate of Sheffield High School. He had earned his Associates Degree in Business.

Howard was Director of the North West Regional office for Governor Ed Rendell from 2002 until 2010 and served as a Warren County Commissioner from 1995 until 2002. He had previously been employed with Howe’s True Value, former Struthers Wells Corporation, former National Forge Company and Pittsburgh Des Moines Steel Corporation. He was a member of Sheffield United Methodist Church, the church men’s bible study and a former church council member. He had previously been a coach for Little League Baseball teams, was a member of Sheffield Rod and Gun Club, former member and past president of the Sheffield Sports Boosters. He enjoyed his grandchildren and even children who were not his grandchildren. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed traveling to Florida.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Deanna Camp Brush whom he married June 29, 1968 at Sheffield Bethany Lutheran Church, Sheffield, PA., 1 Daughter – Amy Brush Markey and husband, Timothy, 1 Son – Steven H. Brush all of Sheffield, PA., 2 Brothers – Francis (Frank) Brush and wife, Pat of Burlington, KS, Alfred (Wesley) Brush and wife, Cindy, of Waretown, N.J., 2 Sisters – Fran Brush of Sheffield, PA., Elaine Fox and husband, Charles of Grand Valley, PA., 1 Sister – in – law, Sheila Brush, 2 Grandchildren – Jacqueline R. Markey and companion, Edwin, Drew Markey, 1 Great Grandson – Isaac James “I.J.” Markey, all of Sheffield, PA, and several nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother – Mark L. Brush, his father-in-law, Dean Camp, his mother-in-law, Elaine Playford Camp.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA on Thursday, June 11, 2015 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. and at Sheffield United Methodist Church on Friday, June 12, 2015, one hour prior to a funeral service at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Dennis Johnson, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Sheffield Cemetery. Family suggests memorial contributions may be made through Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA, 16365, or to Salvation Army of Warren County, 311 Beech Street, Warren, PA 16365, or to Sheffield United Methodist Church, 11 W. Main Street, Sheffield, PA 16347, or to Post 8755 Michael and Nicholas Peroski Post, PO Box 431, Sheffield, PA 16347, Sheffield Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 551, Sheffield, PA 16347, or the Sheffield Ambulance Service, 318 S. Main Street, Sheffield, PA 16347, or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Marlene A. English

Marlene A. Ceriola English, 79, of Corry, PA and formerly of Warren, PA passed away peacefully in her sleep at the home of her daughter on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, after a brief illness.

She was born February 17, 1936 in Warren, PA, the daughter of the late Dominic and Grace Iorfido Ceriola. Marlene was a graduate of WAHS and worked for several years as a waitress and at the former New Process Company before moving to Corry, PA where she worked until recently for McCray Aluminum.

Marlene loved her flower gardens, working outdoors and cooking. She adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and she above all loved her Lord. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Marlene is survived by her three children, Robert English of Erie, PA, Randall English of Corry, PA and Sheila English Bean (Doyle) of Garland, PA, her grandchildren, Joe English (Danielle), Susan English Ospina (Jason), Adam English, Amber Alexander (Austin), Abby English, Brian Bean, and Robbie Bean. Also surviving are her great-grandchildren, Kylee, Cole, Ava, Emma, Byron, Shirley and Andrew, and her companion of 38 years, Donald McCray, her best friend, Helen (Charles) McCray, and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Susan Marie, and her former husband, Robert English, Sr., all of her siblings, Frank Cervola, Rose Camp, Teresa Viglo, Bernice English, Angelo Ceriola and Samuel Ceriola.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA, on Friday, June 5, 2015 from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. at which time funeral and committal services will be held with Rev. Doug McCray, Pastor of Victory Harvest Fellowship, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R. C. Cemetery, Warren, PA. Those wishing to place a memorial may do so through St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105, or to Regional Home Care and Hospice, 13675 Route 6, Corry, PA 16407. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Shirley L. Rizzardi

Shirley L. Rizzardi, 79, of Warren, PA. died unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon, June 2, 2015 at the Warren Manor Nursing Home. She was born September 16, 1935 in Valier, PA. She was the daughter of Wasily and Mary Jurcenko Kaleina.

Shirley was a Warren area resident for the past 61 years and was a 1953 graduate of Punxsutawney High School. She was employed with the former G.T.E. Sylvania, in the molding department retiring after 30 years employment. She was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church. She and her husband enjoyed polka music and traveling.

Shirley thoroughly loved being a wife, mother and grandmother, her family was her whole life.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Louis F. Rizzardi whom she married June 2, 1956 in Warren, PA., 2 Children – Shirleen Keller and husband, Gregg, Louis M. Rizzardi and wife, Penny all of Warren, PA., 2 Sisters – Helen Marie Pantuso of Bradford, PA., Catherine Heitzenrater of Coraopolis, PA., 3 Grandchildren – Katelyn E. Typhair and husband, George of Depew, N.Y., Morgan Rizzardi of Saxonburg, PA., Ryan M. Rizzardi of Warren, PA., several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother – George Kaleina.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Friday, June 5, 2015 from 6 to 8 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Saturday, June 6, 2015 at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA., at 10:00 A.M. by Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor.

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

Mary E Bancroft

Mary E. Bancroft, 88, of Warren, died Friday morning, May 29,

2015 at Warren General Hospital after a brief illness. She was

born July 7, 1926 in Warren, PA. She was the daughter of Walter

and Helen Gern Blackwell. Mary was a lifelong Warren area

resident and a 1944 graduate of Warren High School. She was

employed as a Psychiatric Aide at Warren State Hospital and

employed with Warren Times Observer. She retired in 1989 from

Sylvania Credit Union as an office manager, after 20 years

employment. She was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church

and the church Altar Rosary Society and was a former CCD

Teacher and Eucharistic Minister.

She was a member of the Desert Club, enjoyed playing Bridge

with her friends. She had served as a former Girl Scout Leader.

Mary is survived by her 3 Children – Cheryl D. Stanko and

husband, Robert, Gerald Bancroft and wife, Suky, David Bancroft

and wife, Sandra all of Warren, PA.

7 Grandchildren – Jason Stanko (Melissa) Karin Navarro (Rick),

Matt Bancroft (Sherie), Doug Bancroft (Katie), Lisa Casey (David),

Mike Bancroft, Aaron Kotzbauer (Kathleen), 12 Great

Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Granddaughter, several nieces and

nephews.

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

husband, Lawrence C. Bancroft who died April 24, 2010, whom

she married April 18, 1947 in Jamestown, N.Y., 1 Son – Jimmy

Bancroft, 2 Grandchildren – Dennis and Beth Stanko, 1 Sister –

Carolyn Gnage.

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

East St., Warren, PA., on Monday, June 1, 2015 from 2 to 4 and 6

to 8 P.M.

A vigil service will be conducted Monday at 1:45 PM and

members of the church Altar Rosary Society will recite the parish

rosary at 7:45 P.M.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at Holy Redeemer

R.C. Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA., on Tuesday, June 2,

2015 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 so through Holy Redeemer Church

Building Fund, 11 Russell St., 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

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