Obituaries

Ann Marie Leasure

Ann Marie Leasure, 84, of Sheffield, PA, died Friday, April 15, 2016 at her home following a lengthy illness.

Born on June 9, 1931 in Sheffield, PA, Ann was the daughter of the late Louis and Catherine Limar Peroski. On February 19, 1965 in Sheffield, she married Richard H. Leasure, who survives.

Ann was a lifetime resident of Sheffield and graduated from Sheffield High School in 1948. She had been employed with New Process Co. in Warren, PA and later with Groboski’s and Highland Group. Ann was a faithful member of St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church in Sheffield where she sang in the choir and was a member of the Rosary Society. She loved gardening and flowers. Her joy was singing in church.

In addition to her husband, Ann is survived by two children – Fr. Mark Leasure and his wife, Bev, of Taylor, PA, and Sonja Miller and her husband, Dave, of Warren, PA, two grandchildren – Kyra and Adam, one brother, Joseph Peroski and his wife, Lelo, of Germany, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Ann was preceded in death by five brothers – John Odonish, Michael, Nicholas, Charles, and Steven Peroski and one sister – Mary Mikolas.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA, from 4-7pm on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. The Parastas will be sung at 6:30pm Tuesday at the funeral home. A Funeral Divine Liturgy will be held at 10:00am Wednesday at St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church, 407 School Street, Sheffield, PA, with the Fr. David A. Bosnich, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Sheffield, PA. Those wishing to place a memorial may do so through St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine Catholic Church. 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

Margaret Lucia Piccirillo

Margaret Lucia Piccirillo, 97, of Warren, PA., died Sunday, April 17, 2016 at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice House after an extended illness. She was born in Warren, PA., on June 6, 1918 and was the daughter of Angelo A. and Clara “Carrie M.”
Nicotera Lucia. Marge was a Warren area resident her entire life. She was employed with the former New Process Company and former Betty Lees Department Store. She was an avid card player. Marge was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church, former member of the church Catholic Daughters of America, Altar Rosary Society and was an active volunteer at the church.

She is survived by her 3 children – Carol Stone and husband, Harvey, Joan Swartz all of Warren, PA., Robert L. Piccirillo and wife, Jane of Homer City, PA., 1 Brother – Frank R. “Butch” Lucia and wife, Bonnie of Russell, PA., 2 Sisters – Maria Coppola, Elizabeth “Betty” Donovan both of Warren, PA., 7 Grandchildren, 3 Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Ward L. Piccirillo who died December 27, 1980 whom she married December 22, 1943 in Warren, PA., 2 Brothers – Joseph A. and James V. Lucia.

Friends may call at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA, on Friday, April 22, 2016 from 9:00am until 10:00am at which time a Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted with Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of the Resurrection in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through St. Joseph Church Educational Center Fund. The family would like to thank the volunteers and staff of Hospice of Warren County for their warmth and generosity. The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.

Angeline M. Valone

Angeline “Angie” Cerra Valone, age 97, of Warren, PA died on Saturday, April 9, 2016

after a brief illness. She was born in Warren to the late Phillip and Rose Colica Cerra, and has

resided her entire life in Warren. She owned and operated the former Angie’s Beauty Salon and

later was a co-owner with her husband James of Valone Shoe Store. Angie was a member of

Holy Redeemer Church and the Catholic Daughters of America. She was a volunteer with the

Warren General Hospital, a member of the Conewango Valley Country Club, the Warren Senior

Center, and a 70+ year member of the Women’s Club of Warren. Angie was an avid bridge

player and achieved the status of Senior Life Master of Bridge Playing.

She is survived by her children Dr. Ross J. Valone of Des Moines, IA; Rosemary Wright

and her husband, Ronald, of Blossvale, NY; Phyllis French and her husband, Brian, of

Gettysburg, PA; Carol Ann Adams and her husband, Jeff, of Palmyra, VA; Patricia Tata and her

husband, James, of Westfield, NJ. She is also survived by her sister Stella Vrenna of Lady Lake,

FL; 12 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Angie was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Valone

whom she married May 25, 1946 in Warren, PA. Her late siblings include infant brother John

Cerra, August “Gus” Cerra, Orlando Cerra, Sylvia Trusso, and Helen Cerra.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA

on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM where a vigil service will be conducted

at 3:45 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Redeemer Church, 11

Russell Street, Warren, PA., on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. with Rev. James G.

Gutting officiating. Interment will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Jamestown, NY. Those

wishing to make memorial donations may do so to the American Heart Association or a charity

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

Lois E. Labesky

Lois E. Labesky, 72, of Sheffield, PA, passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family.

Born on August 7, 1943 in Kane, PA, Lois was the daughter of the late Maximillian and Margaret Pollock Lugar. On June 29, 1963 in Sheffield, PA, she married Donald E. Labesky who survives.

Lois was a 1961 graduate of Sheffield High School. She was employed in the personnel department at the Warren State Hospital, retiring in 2003. She was a member of St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church. Lois enjoyed playing Bingo, reading, and especially enjoyed going to her grandchildren’s sporting events.

Surviving in addition to her husband are three children – Matt and Debbie Labesky of Warren, PA and their children, Alannah, Alicia, Alexa, and Mitch, Mark and Lisa Labesky of Kane, PA and their children, Austin, Gage, and Beck Labesky and Shana and Joe Wojcik, and Mark and Laurie (Labesky) Temple of Kane, PA and their children, Christopher and Kendra Udovich. Lois is also survived by a sister, Anita Weiser and her husband, Tom, of Smethport, PA.

Friends may call on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church, Sheffield, PA, from Noon until 1:00 P.M. at which time a Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted by Fr. John Neff, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Sheffield, PA. Those wishing to place a memorial may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA 16365. 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

Frances Mae Kroemer

Frances Mae Kroemer, 73, of Warren, PA., died Wednesday morning, March 30, 2016 at Warren Manor Nursing Home after an illness of the past 4 months. She was born May 14, 1942 in Ridgway, PA. Frances was the daughter of Edward P. and Catherine Dunn Griech. She was a graduate of St. Leo High School, Ridgway, PA. Fran has been a Warren area resident since 1962. She was an avid cook and baker. Fran was of the Catholic faith. She had been employed as a nurse’s aide with the former Warren Nursing Home.

Frances is survived by her husband of 46 years, Harry W. Kroemer whom she married November 1, 1969 in Warren, PA.

2 Daughters – Patricia L. Larkin and husband, Jim of Wexford, PA., Diana W. Marusiak and husband, Luke of Snoqualmie, WA., 4 Grandchildren – Kaitlyn Uhlig, Garrett Larkin, Matthew Larkin, David Marusiak. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 Brothers – William Griech, infant brother, Eugene Griech. A private funeral service will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through American Cancer Society. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Helen D. Graham

Helen D. Graham, 86, a resident of Golden Living-Kinzua Valley Nursing Facility, Warren, PA., and formerly of Oil City, PA., died Tuesday afternoon, March 29, 2016 after an extended illness. She was born December 26, 1929 in Blawnox, PA. She was the daughter of Nicola and Amelia Zaborski Luke. Helen was a former member of St. Stephen’s R.C. Church, Oil City, PA., and was visited by the Priests and Eucharistic ministers of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Warren, PA.

She is survived by her 6 children – William Graham and wife, Cheryl of Fruitland Park, FL., Richard Graham and wife, Lori of Seneca, PA., John L. Graham and wife, Gloria of Sugar Grove, PA., Dorothy Allison of Holly Hill, FL., Judy Graham and husband, Ron Sisneros of Little Rock, AZ., Jackie L. Aupperle and husband, Tom of Pennsauken, N.J., 3 Sisters – Katherine Tirk of Slippery Rock, PA., Amelia Bump of Maryland, Virginia Vegas of Branchton, PA., 8 Grandchildren, 15 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Grandson, several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold L. Graham, 3 Brothers – Stephen Luke, John Luke, Nicholas Luke, 3 Sisters – Barb Ckrnkovich, Anna Baillie, Mary Lauer.

There will be no visitation hours observed. A private service will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., Warren, PA. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Sally L. Boughton

Sally L. Boughton, 78, of Warren, PA, died Monday, March 28, 2016 at Warren Manor.

Sally was born on June 1, 1937 in Pittsburgh, PA and was the daughter of the late Alan Frederick and Sarah Lou Marsh Clark. On January 24, 1981 Sally married Virgil L. Boughton at the home of his parents, Harry and Bertha Boughton, in Weldbank, PA.

Sally was a member of the Warren Congregation of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She worked for many years at the Youngsville Senior Center.

In addition to her husband, Sally is survived by a daughter, Debbie Talbert of Los Angeles, CA and her five children, and also two sisters, Mary Martha Clark living in Massachusetts and Genny Clark in Pittsburgh, PA.

Friends may call from 2-4pm and 6-8pm Friday, April 1, 2016 at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. A service will be held at a later date and will be announced. Those wishing to place a memorial may do so through the Warren Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 201 Pleasant Drive, Warren, PA 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Deborah “Deb” Lathrop

Deborah “Deb” Lathrop, 63, of Warren, PA., died unexpectedly at

Warren General Hospital, Friday morning, March 25, 2016.

She was born in Warren, PA., on October 28, 1952 to the late

Stuart and Leona Mesler Washburn. Deb was a Warren area

resident most of her life, and was formerly of Bradford, Kane and

Sheffield, PA. She enjoyed being an active volunteer at Warren

General Hospital and was of the Methodist faith. Deb loved her

dog, Amy. She is remembered as always being a friendly person

who could talk to anyone. Her greatest gift received in life, were

her children, grandchildren and great granddaughter.

She is survived by her children – Nicole Ordiway of Youngsville,

PA., Daniel (Missy) Lathrop of Killeen, TX., 4 siblings – Stephen

“Dale” Washburn of Clarksville, TN., Jeffrey (Paula) Washburn of

Covington, GA., Craig R. (Catherine) Washburn of Johnsonburg,

PA., Jerry Washburn and fiancé – Sandra Lowder of High Point,

N.C., 6 Grandchildren, 1 Great Granddaughter, several nieces and

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

by 1 Brother – John “Jack” Stuart Washburn, 1 Nephew –

Matthew Allen Washburn.

A private memorial service will be conducted at the convenience

of the family. 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 The Donald E. Lewis Funeral

Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Francis “Frank” X. Bauer, Jr.

Francis “Frank” X. Bauer, Jr., 84, formerly of Warren, PA, died on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at the Western Rehabilitation Care Center in Danbury, CT.

He was born on January 19, 1932 to the late Frank X. Bauer, Sr. and Agnes Dechant Bauer. He was a 1950 graduate of St. Joseph High School in Lucinda, PA. Immediately following graduation he took employment with the Pennsylvania Railroad in Erie, PA, then joined the U. S. Air Force in April 1951 serving with the 36th Fighter Bomber Wing during the Korean Conflict, holding the rank of Staff Sergeant.

Frank was a salesperson for the J.C. Penney Co. in Clarion, PA, Warren, PA, and in Olean, NY. In 1959 he moved into advertising sales with the Leader-Vindicator in New Bethlehem, PA, then in 1961 moved to the Jamestown (NY) Sun and in 1962 continued sales with the Jamestown Morning Star. Then in 1963 Frank continued newspaper sales with the Warren Times-Mirror, which later became the Warren Times Observer, retiring in 1987. Shortly thereafter Frank took up automobile sales with two different local dealerships, followed by employment with the Blair Co., retiring in 1994.

Frank is survived by a son, Frank X. Bauer, III, and a daughter, Nancy M. Bauer, 3 sisters – Mrs. William (Martina) Huefner of Clarion, PA, Mrs. Edward (Evelyn) Kearney Jr. of Erie, PA, Mrs. Chester (Geraldine) McMillen of Summerville, PA, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Frank was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy M. (DeStefano) Bauer, whom he married on November 22, 1956 in Warren, PA, also an infant sister and brother and three brothers – Alvin, Robert and Charles and a sister, Madeline.

Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be conducted at 2:00PM on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA, with Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to Mass at the church. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of the Ascension at St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place a memorial may do so through St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. 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

Kelley D. Morrison

Kelley D. Morrison, 44, of Clarendon, PA, died Monday, March 21, 2016 at UPMC Hamot in Erie, PA.

Born on July 1, 1971 she was the daughter of Joe D. and Sarah J. Bailey Morrison. Kelley was a 1989 graduate of Warren Area High School and a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of Cosmetology in Johnstown, PA. She had owned and operated Premier Hair Design in Warren, PA for many years and was a color consultant for L’Oreal. Prior to her disability she was employed with Hair Wizards and also with Blair. She was a member of the Warren Seventh-day Adventist Church, the Warren Eagles Club and was founder and coordinator of the Sarah J. Morrison Memorial Colon Cancer Awareness Fund and Motorcycle Run. Kelley was an avid motorcycle enthusiast. She loved photography, hunting deer, but most important to her was her family.

Kelley is survived by her father, Joe D. Morrison of Warren, PA, her fiancé, JT Walters of Clarendon, PA, 3 brothers – Steven J. Morrison, Ronald L. “RJ” Sweet, Jr. and his wife, Bernadette, and John A. Montour and his wife, Sue, all of Warren, PA, 1 nephew – Peter D. Morrison and his wife, Julie, of Sugar Grove, PA, 2 great nieces – Madelyn Rose Morrison and Leah Marie Morrison, 1 great nephew, Lane Thomas “LT” Morrison, all of Sugar Grove, PA and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Kelley was preceded in death by her mother, Sarah J. Bailey Morrison, maternal grandparents, Kenneth J. and Laura Mae Thompson Bailey, and paternal grandparents, Fred K. and Beulah Barnhardt Morrison.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA, on Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 11:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. at which time funeral and committal services will be held with Pastor Lynn Gatz officiating. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to 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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