Obituaries

Carol Yencik

Carol Yencik, 85, of Warren, PA died Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Warren Manor Nursing Home.

Born on November 25, 1928 in Nurnberg, W. Germany, she was the daughter of the late Willibald and Therese Falkner.

Carol was a longtime resident of Warren and attended St. Joseph R.C. Church. She loved birds, dogs and rabbits. She enjoyed knitting, reading and making afghans.

Carol is survived by her husband, James A. Yencik, who she married on March 14, 1968 in Hopewell, VA. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Gottlieb Leybold and her best friend, Lottie, who passed away several years ago in Germany.

There will be no visitation. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service to be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA, with Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor of St. Joseph R.C. Church, officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions in Carol’s memory may be made to the American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association, PO Box 32698, Tucson, AZ, 85751, or to an animal shelter of one’s choice.
E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

James E. Urey

James E. Urey, 96, of Titusville, PA and formerly of Warren, PA died of a brief illness, Wednesday morning, April 2, 2014 at Titusville Hospital, Titusville, PA. He was born August 8, 1917 in Franklin, PA. He was the son of the late James F. and Anna Stasis Hazlett Urey. James was a 1935 graduate of Corsica High School and served with the U.S. Army in the Pacific during World War II, serving with the 694th Medical Ambulance Corp as a Technician 5th Grade. He had resided in Warren for 43 years and was employed as a truck driver with Crossett Trucking, Inc. for 23 years and then was their dispatcher for 20 years retiring in 1983. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Warren American Legion Post 135, Joseph Warren Masonic Lodge where he was a 32nd degree member, Coudersport Consistory, Erie Shrine Club, Zem Zem Shrine. He was an avid hunter.

He is survived by his 2 daughters – Carol Lopez and husband, Jim of Warren, PA., Mary Anderson and husband, Larry of Mayville, N.Y., 1 Sister – Maxine Siers of Franklin, PA., 6 Grandchildren, 9 Step Grandchildren, 23 Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Lucy Graham Urey whom he married March 31, 1939 in Oil City, PA. who died December 21, 2004, 1 Daughter – Patricia Urey Nelson, 1 Son – James R. Urey, 3 Sisters – Jenny Rodgers, Mary Eleanor Urey, Zeldean Urey Foster, 4 Brothers – Carl Robert Urey, William John Urey, Lyle “Pete” Urey, Frank Urey.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. Friday, April 4, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a funeral and committal service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 5, 2014 with Rev. Kevin Haley, Pastor of Grace United Methodist Church, officiating. Full military honors will be conducted by members of the Sheffield/Clarendon V.F.W. Funeral Detail and the U.S. Army personnel. Interment will be in Maultby Cemetery, Grand Valley, PA. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Disabled American Veterans, VA Regional Office, 1000 Liberty Avenue, Room 1606, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or the Warren Unit of the American Cancer Society, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Janice Kane Hawks

Janice Kane Hawks, 75, of Warren, Pa. died Monday, March 31, 2014 at St. Vincent Health Care Center after an extended illness. She was born September 30, 1938 in Russell, PA. Janice was the daughter of the late Richard and Catherine Lucks Kane. She was a lifelong Warren area resident and a 1956 graduate of Warren High School. She was employed for over 30 years at Blair Corporation, working in the returns dept. Janice was of the Baptist faith.

Janice was a member of the Warren Women of the Moose Lodge 109, Farrah Grotto Farrahettes, AmVets, Warren Eagles Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the former Order of the Amaranth. She dearly loved her family, especially her grandchildren, her dog, Scrappy and cat, Boots. She enjoyed shopping.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Ross A. Hawks whom she married August 30, 1958 in Warren, PA., 4 Children – Dennis Hawks of Warren, PA., Donna Johnson and husband, Craig of Youngsville, PA., Debbie Hawks and companion, Don Sturdevant of Warren, PA., Diane Hawks and companion, Kim Grey of Sanford, N.C., 5 Siblings – Helen Scalise, of Warren, PA., Raymond Kane of Youngsville, PA., Harold Kane and wife, Karen of Warren, PA., Dick Kane of Youngsville, PA., Nancy Lyon and husband, Bill of Warren, PA., 5 Grandchildren, 3 Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 1 Brother – Donald Kane, 1 infant Sister – Bernadette Kane. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 6 to 8 P.M. where a funeral service will be conducted Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 12:00 Noon by Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of Warren General Hospital, officiating. Interment will be at Warren County Memorial Park. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the National Kidney Foundation, 3109 Forbes Avenue, Suite 101, Pittsburgh, PA., 15213-3000 or Paws Along the River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Robert W. Bugbee

Robert W. Bugbee, 59, of Corry, PA. and formerly of Warren, PA. died Friday morning, March 21, 2014 at the residence of his son in Warren, PA., He was born September 15, 1954 in Corry, PA. He was the son of the late Robert W. Bugbee and Bernice Black Bugbee Flasher. He has resided most of his life in the Corry, PA. area. He was employed as a over the road truck driver for P.I.N.I.

Robert is survived by his 4 children – Jim L. Bugbee and his companion, Natasha Rader of Warren, PA., Robert W. Bugbee, Jr. of Oklahoma City, OK., Matthew J. Bugbee and Lacy J. Bugbee both of New Philadelphia, Ohio, Stepson – Mike Morrison and wife, Tracy of Youngsville, PA., 1 Sister – Sylvia M. Proctor of Corry, PA., 2 Grandchildren – Lorali Rader and Donovan Bugbee both of Warren, PA., 2 Step Grandchildren – Nathan Morrison of Youngsville, PA., Jacob Jordan of San Diego, CA.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 Brothers – Kelvin and Charles Huff. There will be no visitation hours observed. A celebration of his life will be conducted at Family Acres Campgrounds, Youngsville, PA. at a date and time to be announced. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA., 16365. 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.

Stephen A. Dilick

Stephen Dilick, 71, of Barnes, PA. died Friday afternoon, March 7, 2014 at Warren General Hospital after an extended illness. He was born December 9, 1942 in Apollo, PA. He is the son of Norma M. Shawley Dilick and the late Frank J. Dilick. Stephen was a longtime resident of Barnes, PA. and a 1960 graduate of Shannock Valley High School. He had a long career working in the light bulb industry and had been employed with Rite-Lite, Solar Electric, Philip Lighting and Sylvania as a maintenance mechanic and supervisor. He retired in 2004 from Quality Components. He enjoyed cooking and was an avid golfer, hunter and fisherman. He was a member of St. Anthony R.C. Church

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Judy Bator Dilick whom he married August 14, 1965 at St. James Church, New Bedford, PA., 2 Children – Sheryl Burge and husband, Robert of Sheffield, PA., Scott Dilick of Milwaukee, WI, Daughter-in-law, Julie Beck Dilick of Fortville, IN., 4 Brothers – Gregory Dilick and wife, Jackie of King George, VA., M. David Dilick and wife, Juanita of Madison, TN., Daniel Dilick and wife, Susan of Clarendon, PA., Jeffrey Dilick and wife, Rose of San Diego, CA, 4 Sisters – Leona Castagnino and husband, Joseph, Patricia Peck and husband, Gary all of Warren, PA., Sharon Cummings and husband, Stephen of Russell, PA., Cynthia Dilick of Depew, NY., 4 Grandchildren – Kayla and Kyle Burge, Noel and Jacob Dilick, 1 Great Granddaughter, Kirra Nicole Causer, 2 Brother-in-laws, Jerry Bator and wife, Joan of Bradford,A., Roland Bator and wife, Pat of Brunswick, OH., 1 Sister –in-law, Billie Jean Bator of Lewisville, TX., several nieces and nephews. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his son, Shawn Dilick who died on July 18, 2013, Father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Anna Trope Bator, 1 Brother-in-law, Lambert John Bator, 1 Nephew – Marty Dilick.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 4 to 7 P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted at 7:00 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Anthony’s R.C. Church with Fr. John Neff, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Barnes Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through St. Anthony’s R.C. Church, P.O. Box 518, Sheffield, PA. 16347-0518 or Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

John W. Downey

John W. Downey, 83, Warren, PA., died Friday morning, March 7, 2014 after an illness of the past year and a half. He was born March 31, 1930 in Wilkinsburg, PA. He was the son of the late John T. and Wilhelmina Zurn Downey. John was a Warren area resident for the past 44 years. He was a 1948 graduate of Turtle Creek High School and attended Carnegie Tech. where he was educated in Drafting. He had served with the U.S. Army as a Specialist 3, serving in the infantry from October 14, 1954 until he was honorably discharged October 9, 1956. He was employed at Westinghouse Electric, Universal Standard, Inc., Simplex Machine Tool, Warren Corp, Mine Safety Appliance Co., where he served in numerous occupations of detail draftsman, product tool and layout draftsman and chief draftsman. He had served as President of his own company working with a friend, with Patent Drawings and Mold Designs. He retired from Whirley Drink Works as Vice President of Engineer/Designs department after 42 years employment.

During his lifetime, he was an accomplished artist, creating artwork with oil and acrylic paints, he enjoyed archery and fencing. He was always a creative thinker who had a great sense of humor. He had a great ability to pass on to his family, friends and those he touched, his Christian influence and upbringing. He was proud of his family and especially had a great love of his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Renate M. Gauck Downey whom he married March 18, 1957 in Worms, Germany, 7 Children – Mary Boyles and husband, Raymond of Titusville, PA., Theresa Darling and husband, Reginald of Warren, PA., Kathleen Tabol and husband, Mitch of Cleveland, OH., Karl H. Downey and wife, Michele of France, Kevin T. Downey and wife, Amy of Warren, PA., Paul M. Downey and wife, Elizabeth of Tiverton, RI., Michael Downey of Westfield, N.J., 1 Sister – Mary Capalongo of McKeesport, PA., 4 Brothers – Paul Downey and wife, Phyllis of Navarre, FL., Patrick Downey and wife, Linda of N. Richland Hills, TX., Larry Downey and wife, Jane of Austin, PA., Joseph Downey of Butler, PA., longtime and very good friends, Robert Sokolski, Bruce Shreves and Lynn Schnarrs, 14 Grandchildren and 18 Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 son – John F. Downey who died January 27, 1980, 1 Grandson – Justin Downey, 1 Granddaughter – Angela Swanson, 2 Sisters – Kathleen Ricci, Dorothy Pantalone.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. Monday, March 10, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted 7:45 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA. Fr. James Gutting, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery where full military honors will be conducted by members of the Sheffield/Clarendon V.F.W. Funeral Detail and the U.S. Army Personnel. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Holy Redeemer Church Building Fund or the Warren Salvation Army, 311 Beech Street, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Carol Elaine Irvine

Carol Elaine Irvine, 55, of Warren, PA. died at her residence on Friday morning, March 7, 2014 after a 10 month illness. She was born September 6, 1958 in Ridgway, PA. She was the daughter of Ruth Jordan Marrone of Johnsonburg, PA. and the late Robert F. Marrone. Carol was a Warren area resident since 1966 and was a 1976 graduate of Warren High School. She earned her degree as a registered nurse from the Jamestown Community College School of Nursing, and later earned her degree as a Nurse Practitioner from Clarion University. She had been employed with Warren General Hospital for 35 years and the last 3 years with the doctor’s office of Dr. Jay Endres. She was a member of the Women of the Moose Warren Lodge #109, She enjoyed playing the slot machines at Seneca Allegany Casino. She truly enjoyed her extended family, her friends whom she worked with in the Warren General Critical Care Unit. She was an avid camper, spending time at her Uncle Louie’s Camp, camping at Penn Highlands and most recently camping at their camp on Route 337. She enjoyed cooking and eating crabs with her brother in Atlantic City, N.J.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her longtime companion and caregiver, Alan R. Kiser of Warren, PA., 1 Son – Robert J. Irvine Marrone of Warren, PA., her adopted children – Ashley, Valerie, Jennifer and Garrett Kiser, 4 Sisters – Shirley Luby and husband, Thomas of Tonawanda, N.Y., Joyce DeVallance and husband, Bob, Elizabeth Fitch and husband, Walter all of Johnsonburg, PA., Angela Sloan of Marion, S.C., Grandchildren – Gabriel Irvine of Warren, PA., Chloe Irvine of Junction City, KA., Madison, Ethan and Carson Kent, Gavin Siffin all of Warren, PA., several nieces and nephews. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother – Donald Cicuzza, Jr.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. Monday, March 10, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted at 3:45 P.M.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA. Fr. James Gutting, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Wardville Cemetery, Johnsonburg, PA. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Pregnancy Support Center, 210 W. Third Avenue Suite #203, Warren, PA. 16365, Warren Cancer Center, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365 or a Charity of one’s choice. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Connor J. English

Connor James English, 21, of Warren, PA died Wednesday, March 5, 2014 as a result of injuries sustained in a snowboarding accident at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville, NY. Born on July 26, 1992 in Warren, PA he was the son of Gregory Allen and Beth Ann Williams English. Connor was a 2010 graduate of Warren Area High School where he was involved in baseball, football and wrestling. He was a student at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford where he was majoring in Environmental Studies and was a member of the Ski Club and Pool League. Connor was a member of First United Methodist Church in Warren and the Pennsylvania Kinzua Pathways Club. He was loving, helpful, a good friend to many and lived life to the fullest. When he was younger, Connor enjoyed playing the saxophone and viola. He also enjoyed paintball, ping pong, camping, kayaking and fishing.

Surviving in addition to his parents are his brother, Jordan Gregory English of Warren, PA, his sister, Mariel Elisabeth English of Warren, PA, paternal grandfather James W. English and his wife, Jeanne, of Warren, PA, maternal grandmother, Patricia Williams of Warren, PA, longtime girlfriend Hannah Marie Ploss of Warren, PA, many aunt, uncles and friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Anna Frances Halle and maternal grandfather, Charles A. Williams.

Friends are invited to attend a funeral service to be held at First United Methodist Church, 200 Market Street, Warren, PA. Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 4:00 P.M. with Rev. Jon Swart, Parish Associate, officiating. There will be no visitation hours observed. Memorials in Connor’s memory may be made to Pennsylvania Kinzua Pathways, Post Office Box 533, Warren, PA 16365, or to Shiners Hospitals for Children, 1645 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505, or to the Warren County Humane Society, “Paws Along the River,” 212 Elm Street, 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

Janet Vavala Smith

Janet Vavala Smith, 64, of Warren, PA. died peacefully Wednesday afternoon, March 5, 2014 surrounded by her family. She was born February 15, 1950 in Warren, PA. She was the daughter of the late Samuel J. and Jean Arnold Vavala. Janet was a Warren area resident her entire life and a 1968 graduate of Warren High School. She was currently employed with Holy Redeemer R.C. Church as assistant secretary and housekeeper of the church rectory, where she has been employed for over 20 years. She was formerly employed for 18 years as a desk clerk with the Warren Y.M.C.A. and also worked at the former Struthers Wells Corporation. She was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church and the church funeral luncheon committee. She was an avid traveler, enjoyed spending summers at Bemus Point and watching reruns of the show “I Love Lucy.”

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Eugene “Gene” E. Smith whom she married July 14, 1973 at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, Warren, PA., 3 Daughters – Wendy Skaggs and husband, Marc of Harrisburg, PA., Michelle Nichols and husband, Cory of Sewickley, PA., Kristin Smith of Lakewood, OH., 1 Sister – Mary Ann Vavala of Dunedin, FL., 2 Grandchildren – Madison and Marlee Skaggs of Harrisburg, PA., 2 Nieces and several cousins.

Friend may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted by Deacon Raymond Wiehagen at 7:45 P.M. A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Monday, March 10, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell St., Warren, PA., with Fr. James Gutting, Pastor, and Msgr. John Lucas, former Pastor, celebrating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Holy Redeemer Church Building Fund. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Nancy Ruth Bonavita

Nancy Ruth Bonavita, 71, of Warren, PA, died Sunday morning March 2, 2014, at 11:55 a.m., after a brief illness. Nancy was born March 3, 1942, in Warren, PA to the late Albert and Ruth Erickson Goodwill.

Nancy was a 1960 graduate of Warren Area High School and resided in Warren most of her life where she was employed with the National Forge, the former Lacy School, Allegheny Valley School, the Library Theatre and Goodwill’s Mattress and More. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church. From 1991-2002, she lived in DuBois and was employed at Triangle Tech and Clearfield Mental Health Clinic and she was a member of Saint Catherine of Siena Church. Nancy was an avid reader, prolific knitter, and was known for her great love of family.

Nancy is survived by her children: Theresa Knight; Gregory Bonavita; Michael Bonavita and his wife, Colette Guadagnino Bonavita; all of Warren, PA; Christopher Bonavita and his wife, Rose Santillo Bonavita, of Collegeville, PA; and Col. Matthew Bonavita and his wife, Lorraine Betts Bonavita, of Springfield, VA; and Natalie Bonavita Spencer and her husband 1Lt. Matthew Spencer, of Arlington, VA; as well as her siblings: Sharon Eaton and her husband, James; Susan Curren and her husband, Richard, Stephen Goodwill and his wife, Kathi, all of Warren, PA; and Jay Goodwill and his wife, Mimi, of Sarasota, FL; as well as 14 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Maria Knight, her nephew, Jamie Eaton, and two grandsons, Adam and Ian Bonavita.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, Pa. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 where a vigil service will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church at 10 a.m. on Thursday with Father James Gutting, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Warren Public Library Association, 205 Market Street, Warren, Pa. 16365 or Bollinger Enterprises Inc. or a charity of one’s choice. Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

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