Obituaries

Ellis A. Homan

Ellis A. Homan, 72, of Warren, PA, died Friday, June 10, 2016 at Warren Manor.

Ellis was born on December 16, 2016 in Warren, PA, the son of the late A. Walter and Hazel Baxter Homan. He was formerly employed with United Refining Co. in Warren, PA, and later worked for many years as a groundskeeper at Warren State Hospital. He loved animals, especially horses and his cat, Fred, and enjoyed helping on the Ames Farm in Jamestown, NY.

Ellis is survived by his brother, Ellery C. Homan of Warren, PA, several nieces and nephews and many friends.

There will be no visitation for service. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Scandia Cemetery. Those wishing to place a memorial may do so through Experience, Inc./Area Agency on Aging, 905 Fourth Avenue, Warren, PA, 16365, or to a local Veteran’s organization. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Harold B. Gilson

Harold B. Gilson, 93, of Warren, PA, died Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Warren General Hospital.

Born on December 25, 1922 in Warren, PA, he was the son of the late Emery A. and Keziah Kirkham Gilson. Harold lived his entire life in Warren and was a 1940 graduate of Warren High School. He was a production coordinator with United Refining Company for 42 years retiring on January 1, 1985. He was a member of Pleasant Community Church/First Baptist Church of Warren. Harold loved his Lord, family, and friends and was a wonderful example to everyone he came in contact with. A committed father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, he was loved and respected by all who knew him.

Harold is survived by 4 daughters – Linda E. Gilson, and Mary E. Swanson and her husband, Mark, all of Warren, PA, and Emily J. Braley and her husband, David, of Sugar Grove, PA, Susan E. Gilson of Altoona, PA, 3 grandchildren – Michelle Swanson, Brian Johnson and his wife, Elizabeth and their son, Deegan, and Cara Johnson-Ledebur and her husband, Andrew. In addition to his parents, Harold was preceded in death by his wife, Edith Shearer Gilson, who he married on June 17, 1950 at the Bethel E.U.B. Church in Warren, PA. She died on June 13, 2004. He is also preceded in death by 1 sister – Thelma Crouch.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA, on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 10:00AM until 11:00AM, at which time funeral and committal services will follow with Rev. Michael Poindexter, Pastor of Pleasant Community Church, officiating. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Russell, PA. Those wishing to place a memorial may do so through Pleasant Community Church, 673 Pleasant Drive, Warren, PA, 16365, or to the American Heart Association, 4682 Douglas Circle NW, Canton, OH, 44718. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Lee R. Lundmark

Lee Lundmark, 57, of Russell, PA, died unexpectedly on Friday, June 10, 2016 at his home. He is survived by his wife, Frankie Lundmark of 20 years – 1 son, Scott Lundmark and his wife, Veronica, of Russell, PA, one daughter, Crystal Gibson and her husband, Andy, of Frewsburg, NY, one step-son, Matthew Zimmerman and his wife, Andrea, of Warren, 3 brothers – Timothy Lundmark and Bruce Lundmark, both of Pittsfield, PA, and Martin Lundmark and wife, Tammy, of Warren . He was preceded in death by his father, Keith Lundmark, his mother Lois Owen Lundmark and one brother, Jed Lundmark.

A private funeral service will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Paws Along the River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA 16365, or to Disabled American Veterans Chapter 75. 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

Minor S. Kaltenbach

In the past, which is now lost forever, this man lived from October 9, 1939 until June 7, 2016. To those who knew Minor, he left us with many of his adventures and his love of wildlife through his artwork, sculptures, and stories.

His family meant a great deal to Minor. His father spent many hours afield teaching Minor upland bird hunting and native brook trout fishing and gave him these words to live by, “A man is only as good as his word,” which Minor did all his life and shared with his son, Marshall.

Minor hunted “The Great Kodiak Island Bear” and sat sipping a sundowner in Kenya, while listening to a lion roaring off in the gathering darkness. He walked the black sand beaches of Tahiti and Bora-Bora and, not least of all, smelled fresh baked goods while walking down Duvale Street in Key West, Florida. All these things, not to be taken lightly, in this man’s life, or any other’s, to have done in their lifetime.

Minor is survived by his son, Marshall Kaltenbach of East Aurora, NY, a sister, Kay, living in Texas, 1 niece and 2 nephews.

At Minor’s request, no visitation will be observed. A private memorial service will be given to Minor by his dear friends, Lee and Melissa Turk and Ron and Mary Jane Thomas. 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

Charles “Les” Vanderhoof

Charles L. “Les” Vanderhoof, Sr., 66, of Warren, PA, died Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at his home following a brief illness.

Born on January 23, 1950, Les was the son of Gerald Miller and Barbara Ann Prather Vanderhoof. He was a graduate of Titusville High School. Les served with the U. S. Navy in 1969 and was formerly employed as a licensed practical nurse with the Bradford Regional Medical Center, the Warren State Hospital, and was last employed as a nursing supervisor at The Rouse Home. Les was an avid photographer and was a member of the Camera Club in Jamestown, NY. He was also a member of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Per Les’s wishes there will be no visitation. Services will be at the convenience of the family. Those wishing to place a memorial may do so to a charity of one’s choice. 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

Kyle Lee Roberts

Kyle Lee Roberts, 13, of Mt. Jewett, PA, died unexpectedly Saturday, May 28, 2016 in Sheffield, PA.

Born on September 17, 2002, Kyle was the son of Joseph Robert Notoro and Tina Louise Roberts.

Kyle attended school in Kane, PA and most recently was finishing the seventh grade in Bradford, PA where he enjoyed the Votech school and computer science. He loved hunting, hiking, fishing, gardening, baking, and being the leader of the pack. He enjoyed all kinds of animals and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He was a member of the Mt. Jewett Assembly of God.

In addition to his parents, Kyle is survived by his maternal great-grandmother, Peg Wilbur of Warren, PA, maternal grandmother, Nancy Moore of Warren, PA, maternal step grandmother, Kimberly Hollingsworth of S. Valley, NY, 5 brothers – Ralph Notoro of Curtis, NE, Frank Notoro of Bellefonte, PA, Brandon Kightlinger and his fiancé, Alisa Conklin of Sheffield, PA, Kris Roberts of Albion, PA, and Quentin Notoro of Mt. Jewett, PA, one sister – Stephanie Kightlinger of Warren, PA, and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Kyle was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, James Roberts, Sr., maternal step-grandfather, Robert Moore, paternal grandfather, John A. Notoro, Sr. and paternal grandmother, Darlene Thomas Notoro.

Friends may call from 2-4pm and 6-8pm on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA, where funeral and committal services will be held at 11:00am on Friday with Rev. Cam Mealy, Pastor of the Mt. Jewett Assembly of God, officiating. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Marilyn Lyke Bonace

Marilyn Lyke Bonace, 83, passed away at Warren General Hospital on Thursday, May 26, 2016 after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. Recently diagnosed, she handled her illness with grace and dignity, and went on to a better world and her just reward with courage and strength. She has been surrounded by loving family and friends since her diagnosis as well as Hospice Staff and Volunteers for which her family is extremely grateful to have known.

Marilyn was born on March 14, 1933 in Midway, PA to the late John and Rosalia Riehl Lyke. She attended schools in DuBois and Warren, PA. She was a graduate of Warren Area High School, Class of 1951. Marilyn was employed by Sylvania Electric Company and Morrison’s, here in Warren at various times in her life, but her most important achievement and her greatest joy and passion were found in being a mother to her two daughters, a grandmother to her grandson, and a homemaker for her family.

Some of her achievements included being an exceptional seamstress for her children, family and friends over the years.

She had a knack of turning a house into a beautiful home and had the opportunity to do so on 4 different homes during her married life while living in Warren, Bradford and DuBois, PA. She had a real pleasure for gardening and working in her yards over the years. She was a great cook and always saw that her family enjoyed meals together in their home. Being an interested parent in her children’s education, she was always ready to volunteer being a homeroom mother or serve in other capacities in her children’s schools. She saw the value and importance in education and instilled those qualities in her two daughters.

Marilyn always found fun holiday activities for her children to take part in at home, and those were special memories for her children to recall growing up. Her children were her world, and they never doubted that for a moment. Her daughters were blessed to have her for their mother. Marilyn also had an infinite capacity to care for animals, and dearly loved her two dogs, Jenny and Annie. Marilyn made the most of every day, and provided her family with many memories to cherish.

Marilyn was married to her high school sweetheart, Dennis L. Bonace, and they just celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on March 15, 2016. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Warren, PA., and the Warren High School Class of 1951 Women’s Lunch Club.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her infant brother, John Lyke, Jr., and her beloved daughter, Brenda Bonace Martin.

Besides her husband, Marilyn is survived by her daughter, Pamela Bonace Lyle (Gregory) and grandson, Brendan S. Lyle, her sisters, Jacqueline Johnson, Jean Swanson (David), Margaret Kay Mahaffey (Donald), several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Sunday, May 29, 2016 from 6 to 8 P.M.

A private family funeral service will be conducted at the convenience of the family with Rev. Jeff Ott, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will be at their family plot at Oakland Cemetery.

Those wishing to place memorial donations for Marilyn, may do so through Paws Along the River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA. 16365 or 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.

John S. German

John S. German, 72, of Sheffield, PA, died Monday evening, May 23, 2016 at Warren Manor, Warren, PA. Born on March 10, 1944, John was the son of the late Alex and Margaret Dorrion German. He was a member of St. Anthony of Padua R. C. Church in Sheffield. John loved motorcycling, flying, amateur photography, and was an avid gun collector. He had owned and operated JSG Sporting Goods in Sheffield.

John is survived by his wife, Debra Thornton German, whom he married on March 29, 1996, 5 children – Marc Grandinetti of Kane, PA, Stacey Bailey and her husband, Kevin, of Bethlehem, PA, Jennifer Ament and her husband, Howard, of Natrona Heights, PA, Jesse Grandinetti and his wife, Jessica, of Buckley, WA, and Krystal Mergner and her husband, Dan, of Reading, PA, 8 grandchildren – Jillian Ament, Jackson Ament, Jacob Mergner, Jocelyn Grandinetti, Aliena Bailey, Olivia Mergner, Alexa Bailey and Maya Grandinetti, 1 sister – Jo Mary Kervin and her husband, Kim, of Tallahassee, FL, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Dorrion.

There will be no visitation. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at a later date and will be announced by the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA 16365, or to Paws Along The River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA, 16365, or to a charity of one’s choice. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

David N. “Doc” Rounds

David N. “Doc” Rounds, 65, of Warren, PA., died Friday morning, May 20, 2016 after a brief illness, at UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA., surrounded by his family. 

Doc was born February 13, 1951 in Warren, PA. He was the son of the late Fred “Doc” and Violet Nasman Rounds. He was formerly of Sheffield, PA., and has resided the last 29 years in Warren. Doc was a 1970 graduate of Sheffield High School and attended 1 year at Juniata College. He had served with the United States Army from 1970 to 1975 as an E-5. He was employed with United Refining Company as a pipefitter, retiring in 2007 after many years employment.

He had coached Junior Varsity Football and Baseball and was an avid sports fan. He especially loved the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Pirates, the University of Pittsburgh and Notre Dame.

He was a member of the Warren American Legion Post 135, Warren Elks Lodge #223.

Doc is survived by his wife of 42 years, Margo Miley Rounds, whom he married June 23, 1973 in Sheffield, PA., 1 Son – David F. Rounds of Moon Twp., PA., 1 Sister – Valarie Pierson and husband, Craig of Warren, PA., 3 Nieces – Laura Hughes of West Grove, PA., Heather Consla of Abingdon, MD., Kelly Consla of Erie, PA.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 5 to 8 P.M. where the Warren Elks Lodge Members will conduct their funeral ritual at 7:45 P.M.

A funeral service will be conducted there on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. William Cox, officiating, followed by full military honors by members of the U.S. Army and the John Gertsch Vietnam Memorial Post. Interment will be in Barnes Cemetery, Barnes, PA. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Warren Sports Booster, P.O. Box 293, Warren, PA. 16365 or Bethany Lutheran Church, PO Box 824, Sheffield, PA. 16347. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Daniel L. Hansen

Daniel L. Hansen, 59, of Clarendon, PA., died Thursday, May 19, 2016, peacefully at his home surrounded by his family, after an illness of the past 9 months. Dan was born in Warren, PA., and is the son of David Blum of Sheffield, PA., and the late Shirley Anderson Blum. He has resided most of his life in the Clarendon Area and was an 8 year resident at Ravenswood, West Virginia. Dan was an oil field service worker for 40 years working with Pool Oil Service and had also been employed with Berenfield Barrel Works. He was a past member of the Warren Eagles Aerie and a member of the Clarendon VFW and Warren County Dart League. He was an avid NASCAR Fan, Hunter, enjoyed 4-Wheeling, Boating and Snowmobiling.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Sandra Durlin Hansen, his father, David Blum of Sheffield, PA., 2 Children – Jennifer Hansen Albaugh and husband, Richard, Justin Hansen and wife, Margia, 1 Brother – Scott Blum and wife, Michele all of Clarendon, PA.,

4 Grandchildren – Tiffani Hansen and her companion, Mike Tenney, Taran, Tierra and Tyler Hansen, 1 Great Grandson – Hunter Tenney, several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by 2 infant siblings – Tammy and David Blum.

A Celebration of Dan’s life will be held Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the Clarendon Veterans of Foreign Wars Club from 4pm to 7pm.

Private interment will be in Oakland Cemetery, Warren, PA.

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Warren Cancer Center, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA., 16365 or Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Street, Warren, PA., 16365.

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhome1@verizon.net The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

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