Obituaries

Sam R. Notoro

Sam R. Notoro, 89, of Clarendon, PA, passed from this life on earth Friday evening, November 13, 2015 at Warren General Hospital.

He was born March 25, 1926 in Clarendon, PA and resided there his entire life. He was the son of Frank and Mary Suppa Notoro. On November 21, 1953 in Kane, PA, Sam married Dorothy M. Ferry, who passed May 23, 2002.

He attended Warren Area Schools, graduating to go on to study law at Lincoln Institute and LaSalle University. He held several certifications and coordinated presidential and governor campaigns. Sam was a past president of Warren County Central Labor Council and Local Lodge 659. He was highly involved in community and civic affairs and sat on several advisory boards in Warren County. He loved politics and advocating for his fellow man.

Mr. Notoro retired in 1987 from Pittsburgh Des Moines Inc. and was a loader/laborer involved in the construction of the St. Louis Arch there in the 1960s. He was a former Chief of Police of Clarendon, PA and a former Mayor of Clarendon. He also worked as a US property guard, truant officer, and in the National Guard.

Sam had a passion for guiding young adults with compassion and respect to be all they could be. During his years here, he was a youth counselor, Little League Manager, and Boy Scout Master. He also loved and honored all of nature and animals, rescuing animals, and helping others however he could. He believed in a loving God that held all living things reverent. He had a saying, “Know the right – then do it, Know the beautiful – then appreciate it, Know the truth – then live it”.

Sam is survived by his son, Robert D. Putnam and wife, Mary, of Wesleyville, PA, two daughters, Frankie Jo Johnson of Warren, PA and Kathie Mae Notoro of Fresno, CA, three grandchildren, Denise Putnam, Jennifer Vrenna, and Robert Putnam, four great-grandchildren, Heather, Kacie, Sam, and Zack, and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by one sister, Katherine Check of Clarendon, PA, his great niece and care giver, Mandy Fitzgerald, and his beloved kitty companions of many years.

In addition to his parents, preceding Sam in passing from this life was his wife Dorothy, his brothers, Joseph, Frank, Ralph, Anthony, and John Notoro, and his sisters, Mary Benson and Angeline Costello.

There will be a celebration of Sam’s life at Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA, on Saturday, November 28, 2015. Visitation will be from 12 noon until 2pm with the service being held at 2pm. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park.

Memorial donations may be made to Paws Along the River Humane Society, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA 16365, or to an animal organization of your choice. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.

Helen Huck Mead

Helen Huck Mead, 93, a resident of the Rouse Suites, Youngsville,

PA., died Thursday, November 19, 2015. She was born January

10, 1922 in Warren, PA. She was the daughter of Emmet P. and

Margaret Dalrymple Huck. She lived in North Warren from birth

until moving to Youngsville, PA., in 2011.

Helen attended Warren area schools, graduating from Warren

High School, Class of 1939. After graduation from Hoff Business

School, she went to work at New Process Company and then the

Pennsylvania Gas Company where she met Keith E. Chase,

whom she married in 1941 at Wehauken, N.J.

She persevered through difficult times when Keith was captured

in the Battle of the Bulge and was held as a prisoner of war. On

his return they settled in North Warren to raise their family.

She was a lifelong member of North Warren Presbyterian Church,

serving in various capacities including teaching Sunday School.

She was very active in the Warren County Historical Society and

was employed there as Secretary for many years. Helen was an

avid genealogist and member of the New England Historic

Genealogical Society. She devoted considerable effort to research

leading to extending many branches of the family tree back to

colonial times and beyond. Her interests also included

archeology, geology and jewelry making, and she was a member

of the Gem City Rock and Mineral Society of Erie. She enjoyed

travelling, and even in later years enjoyed following the New

York Yankees.

Helen is survived by two sons, David L. Chase and wife, Dee of

Warren, PA., A. Timothy Chase and wife, Judy of Pocono Pines,

PA., three Granddaughters, Nikki Chase and husband, Clint

Uplinger of Youngsville, PA., Michelle Pike and husband, Jim of

Gloucester, VA., Patty Bell and husband, Aaron of Reading, PA.,

three Great-Grandchildren , Becca Pike, Grace and Chase Sturz,

one brother – Robert E. Huck of Mt. Joy, PA., close companion,

Gail Hunter of the Rouse Suites, several nieces and nephews.

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

husbands, Keith E. Chase and U. Sherwood Mead, two brothers,

Donald H. and Norman P. Huck.

The family will receive friends at the North Warren Presbyterian

Church, 200 S. State Street, N. Warren, PA., on Sunday,

November 22, 2015 from 2:00 to 3:00 P.M. followed by a memorial

service at 3:00 P.M. by Rev. Burfoot Ward, Pastor. Interment will

be in Pine Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Those wishing to place memorials in Helen’s memory may do so

through the Warren County Historical Society, 210 Fourth

Avenue, Warren, PA., 16365 or North Warren Presbyterian

Church. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com The Donald E. Lewis Funeral

Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Eric David Mead

Eric David Mead, 32, of Pittsburgh, PA., and formerly of Warren,

PA., died at his residence Saturday morning, November 14, 2015.

He was born August 28, 1983 in Warren, PA.

Eric was a 2001 graduate of Warren Area High School and a

graduate of Mercyhurst University where he earned his Bachelor

Degree. He was employed as an accountant, with ASKO Inc., of

Pittsburgh, PA.

He was an avid golfer.

Eric is survived by his mother, Melissa Sisson Wagner and

stepfather, Joseph, 1 Sister – Kristen Mead and her boyfriend,

Shawn Wertz, Parental Grandparents – Wyllis W. and Carol

Stewart Mead, 1 Nephew – Baylee Mead, all of Warren, PA.,

several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, David Michael Mead

who died February 8, 2011, Maternal Grandparents – Ronald and

Beverly Melat Sisson.

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

East Street, Warren, PA., on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 from

1 to 3:00 P.M. followed by a funeral and committal service by Rev.

Rich Pearson, Pastor of Grace United Methodist Church,

officiating. Interment will be Oakland Cemetery. In lieu of

flowers, family suggests memorial contributions be made through

a charity of choice. E-mail condolences can be sent by visiting

www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Lowell S. Gonano

Lowell S. Gonano, 82, of Warren, PA, died on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at UPMC Hamot in Erie, PA.

Born on October 11, 1933 he was the son of the late Otto and Alby Solary Gonano. On February 23, 1963 in Beaver, PA he married Maureen Mitchell who survives.

Lowell was a graduate of Turtle Creek High School and later graduated from Penn State University in 1955. He had served with the U. S. Air Force Strategic Air Command and the U. S. Air Force reserves. Lowell had been employed as a metallurgist for 23 years with Babcock and Wilcox in Koppel, PA and later as superintendent of the melt and forge shops with National Forge in Irvine, PA. He was a member of the North Warren Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon and also served on the Finance and Nominating Committees and the Men’s Bible Study. Lowell was an avid golfer and also enjoyed camping and fishing.

In addition to his wife Lowell is survived by two sons, David Gonano of Warren, PA, and Dennis Gonano and his wife, Becky, of Dover, OH and their 3 children, Nicholas, Regina and Patrick, 1 sister, Donna Hohman of Jacksonville, FL, 2 nephews and 1 niece. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mercedes McBride of Hampton, VA.

Friends may call from 6-8pm on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. A funeral service will be held at the North Warren Presbyterian Church on Thursday at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Burfoot S. “Buddy” Ward, III, Pastor, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to North Warren Presbyterian Church Deacons Fund, 200 S. State Street, Warren, PA 16365, or to a Hospice unit of choice. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

William “Brock” Braughler

William “Brock” Braughler, 81, of Warren, PA died Sunday, November 15, 2015 at The Rouse Home in Youngsville, PA.

Born on January 7, 1934 in Punxsutawney, PA he was the son of the late Owen and Esther Graffins Braughler. On October 3, 1954 in Punxsutawney, PA he married Kay Marshall Braughler who survives. Brock was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School, Class of 1951. He served with the U. S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict, 3 years with the U. S. Navy and 27 years with the U.S. Army Reserves, retiring as First Sergeant from the Jamestown, NY unit and was called to duty during Desert Storm.

Brock and his wife moved to Warren in 1960. He was a communications serviceman with AT&T and Bell Telephone Co. for 34 years, retiring in 1995. He was a 32nd degree Mason and was a member of the Joseph Warren Lodge, the Coudersport Consistory, American Legion Post 135 where he served as Past Commander, Warren Elks Lodge, Warren Eagles Aerie, and the Shriners. Brock enjoyed drum and bugle corps and taught 8 years with the Jamestown High School Band.

In addition to his wife, Brock is survived by 3 children, Cheryl Cook of Warren, PA, Eric Braughler of Athens, AL, and Jeff Braughler and his wife, Mary Frances, of Warren, PA, 3 grandchildren, Eric Allen Braughler, John Cook and Julie Cook and step-grandchildren, Shawna Beagle and Erica Kelly. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Albert J. Sumrrall and son-in-law Paul L. Cook, Jr.

At Brock’s request services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Pearce Cemetery, Rossiter, PA. Those wishing to place a memorial may do so through Friends of the Rouse, 701 Rouse Avenue, Youngsville, PA 16371. 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

David B. Hollingshead

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David B. Hollingshead, 73, of Warren, PA., died peacefully Sunday morning, November 8, 2015 at Warren General Hospital after an illness since October 28, 2014. He was born February 27, 1942 in Warren, PA. and was a lifelong Warren area resident.

He was a 1960 graduate of Warren High School and had served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict as a Midship Man and Radio Operator. He was employed with the former Thomas Coupling and Rexnord, Inc. as a machinist. David was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church and was currently serving as Commander of the Kinzua Power Squadron.

He was an avid Pittsburgh Pirates enthusiast and enjoyed taking pictures. He loved people, could make a friend out of any stranger, and had a great sense of humor. He enjoyed audio books.

He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Irene Knyzcheva Hollingshead whom he married October 26, 1996 at Ryazah, Russia, 2 Daughters – Justine Hollingshead and her companion, Debbie Dean of Mooresville, N.C., Karla Hollingshead of Cary, N.C., 2 Brothers – Jay Anthony Hollingshead and wife, Chloe and Charles W. Hollingshead, Jr. and wife, Denice all of Warren, PA., several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles W. and Angeline K. Musante Hollingshead, Sr., 1 infant sister – Catherine Hollingshead. Friends may call at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA., on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M.

Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial by Fr. James Gutting, Pastor of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church. Family suggests memorial contributions may be made through Kinzua Power Squadron, %Mr. Douglas C. Walters, Treasurer, 11 Drumcliffe Drive, Warren, PA. 16365, or Warren Cancer Center, 2 Crescent Park, 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.

Brandie Lynne Kent

Brandie Lynne Kent, 26, of Warren, PA., died surrounded by her family, Thursday evening, November 5, 2015 at her residence after an extended illness. She was born July 21, 1989 in Warren, PA., and was a lifelong Warren area resident. Brandie was a 2009 graduate of Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School and attended DeVry University in Photography. She loved taking nature pictures and pictures of her children.

She is survived by her mother, Michelle Morrison Cummings and her husband, Lyle, her father, Kevin Kent and his wife, Michele Depto Kent, 2 children – Robert age 5 and Elizzabeth Cantrell age 3 both at home, 8 siblings – Joshua & Valerie Kiser Kent, Logan Kent, Caitlyn Cummings, Mandy Jurkowski, Desiree Hirschman, Christopher, Cory and Angeleigh Jordan, Brian Wightman.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Sunday, November 8, 2015 from 1:00 until 3:00 P.M., followed by a funeral and committal service by Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of the Warren General Hospital, officiating. Interment will be in Weiler Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the funeral home to help family to defray cost of funeral expenses. E—mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Thomas J. Gerarde

Thomas J. Gerarde, 75, formerly of Warren, PA., passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday, October 31, 2015, in Orlando, FL. He was born in Tiona, PA., on May 6, 1940, the son of Marie A. and Thomas J. Gerarde. Tom retired from the International Labor Union in Orlando, FL. he was a veneer log buyer for many years with Penrod, Jordan and Clark in Norfolk, VA. Tom was best known for his professional boxing career and was inducted into the WCC PA Sports Hall of Fame in 2000. He was an avid fisherman and hunter as well as a talented guitarist and piano player. He was a loyal member of St. Andrew’s Church in Orlando, FL

He is survived by his three sons, Vincent T. Jon A. (Mary) and Ryan J. Gerarde, all of Warren, PA., and several cousins.

There will be no visitation hours observed and a private memorial will be held by his family. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Warren Sports Boosters, Inc., P.O. Box 304, Warren, PA. 16365. The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Jon K Scott

Jon K. Scott, 58, of Meadville, PA., and formerly of Warren, PA. died peacefully in his sleep Monday, November 2, 2015 at his residence. He was born November 1, 1957 to the late Clinton Rae and Lois Jean Wolf Scott. Jon was a resident of Meadville for the past 8 years, moving there from North Warren, PA., where he resided most of his life. He was a 1975 graduate of Warren Area High School and attended University of Pittsburgh-Bradford campus where he earned a degree in Petroleum Technology. He had served with the U.S. Army from March 14, 1979 until November 9, 1981, as a Specialist 5th Grade.

Jon was employed with Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection in Meadville, PA., and part time with Home Depot Store. He had previously worked with Range Resources in Cochranton, PA. He was a member of the North Warren Presbyterian Church and an active member with the church Boy Scout Troop 13. Jon was a longtime volunteer and served as Treasurer with the North Warren Volunteer Fire Department for over 30 years. He enjoyed being outdoors and is remembered for his great sense of humor.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Brenda Green Scott whom he married April 25, 1981 at North Warren Presbyterian Church, 3 Children – Cassandra R. Johnson and husband, Nicholas of Warren, PA., Megan Kupchella and husband, Sam of Pittsburgh, PA., Kevin Scott and wife, Lindsey of Meadville, PA., 1 Brother – Jeffrey R. Scott of Russell, PA., 1 Sister – Ellen Stace and husband, Garry of New Port News, VA., 3 Grandchildren – Loralei Johnson, Lucille Johnson, Quinn Kupchella, his mother-in-law, Agnes Green of Warren, PA., several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter – Eleanor J. Johnson, father-in-law, Clarence Green.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M.

A funeral service will be conducted Friday, November 6, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at North Warren Presbyterian Church, 200 South State Street, Warren, PA., with Rev. Burfoot S. “Buddy” Ward,III, Senior Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Stilson Hill Cemetery, Sugar Grove, PA. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Stilson Hill Cemetery, Cassandra R. Johnson, Treasurer, 21 E. Third Avenue, Warren, PA., 16365 or Boy Scouts of America, Chief Cornplanter Council, 316 Fourth Avenue, Warren, PA. 16365 or North Warren Volunteer Fire Department, 12 South State Street, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Stephen “Steve” Mayes

Mr. Stephen (Steve) Duane Mayes, 55, of Perkinston, MS, passed away unexpectedly, on Saturday, September 26, 2015 in Biloxi, Mississippi from natural causes. He was born on August 22, 1960 in Warren, PA, the second child of Mr. and Mrs. R. Duane Mayes. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sam (Eleanor) Mayes, whom he married on July 3, 2005, his brother, Andrew Mayes, and his grandparents, Stephen and Katherine Kundla, and Bruce and Catherine Donoff, and many aunts and uncles.

As a child, Steve liked to be outside building things, playing baseball, and riding his bike. He graduated from Warren Area High School in 1978, and then Steve joined the Construction Battalion of the United States Navy, the Seabees. While in the Navy, he served in Puerto Rico, Sicily, Diego Garcia, Japan, Iceland and Cuba, retiring as a Builder, first class. (BU1). Steve made his home in Mississippi and continued his work in construction as a glazer and was an expert concrete finisher. He believed strongly in community and surrounded himself with supportive, encouraging friends who became his adopted family.

Steve loved God, his Catholic faith, and his country. He liked people and was always willing to share his time, a joke, or a story. He was a third degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus. He cherished his nieces and nephews– the ones born to him and the ones he chose to adopt. He enjoyed hunting, camping, and riding his Harley whenever he could. Those who knew him well will remember his upbeat attitude, his laugh, his generous spirit and his gentle heart.

Steve is survived by his parents, Duane and Joanna Mayes of Warren; 2 sisters: Michele (Steve) Huber of Millersville, MD, and Melissa Mayes (Andy) Rogers of Allison Park, PA, and 3 brothers: Gregory (Sue) Mayes, Blaine, WA, John (Bonnie) Mayes of Russell, PA, Joel (Lori) Mayes of Springhill, TN; and nieces and nephews Caleb Stein, Robert, Logan, and Marlee Frasier, Emily and Jon Huber, Joshua, Rachel, Noah, Evan and Ethan Mayes, Leo and Cordelia Rogers, and one great nephew: Drake Stein.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on October 1st at St. Michael Catholic Church in Biloxi, MS. Following a police escorted motorcade, Steve was inurned with military honors at Biloxi National Cemetery, in Biloxi, MS. A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, November 7th, at 1 PM at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA., with Fr. James Gutting, Pastor and Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor of St. Joseph R.C. Church, officiating, assisted by Deacon Joseph Lucia. Donations may be made to Wounded Warriors, Boys Town, or a charity of your choice.

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