Teresa Dawes Smales, 86, of Warren, PA died Tuesday morning, December 3, 2013 at Warren Manor Nursing Home after an extended illness. She was born April 10, 1927 at Carrollton, NY. Teresa was the daughter of Francesco and Santa Bruno Cataldo. She was a Warren area resident since 1960 and formerly resided in Pompano Beach, FL and Kinzua, PA. Teresa was a 1945 graduate of former Kinzua High School and earned a degree in Beauty School. She was a beautician and owned and operated Teresa Beauty Salon for many years. She had previously worked at Blair Corporation. She was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church and was an avid walker. She is survived by her 2 children – Diane Bindas and husband, Nelson of Franklin, PA., William J. Dawes, Jr. of Warren, PA. 4 Siblings – Umberto F. Cataldo of Pasadena, MD., Joseph J. Cataldo of Sugar Grove, PA., Frank J. Cataldo, Jr. of Clarendon, PA., Rose Harvoth and husband, Joseph of Cleveland, OH., several nieces and nephews, 4 Grandchildren, Christine McCauley and her husband, Stephen, Erica Thomas and her husband, Steve, Leslie and Michele Dawes, and 5 Great Grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her 1st husband, William Dawes, 2nd husband, Harry Smales, 1 brother – Charles Cataldo. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA on Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted Thursday at 1:45 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Friday, December 6, 2013 at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA at 1:00 P.M. with Fr. Raymond Gramata, Pastor of St. Bernard R.C. Church, Bradford, PA., officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Alzheimer’s Foundation or the American Heart Association. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com
Lance Michael Harrington, 51, of Williamsburg, VA. and Delray Beach, FL., and formerly of Warren, PA. passed away Friday, November 29, 2013 in Hollywood, FL. after an extended illness. He was born June 10, 1962 in Warren, PA. son of Robert J. Harrington and the late Ina C. Safford Harrington. At the age of 8 until 10, he lived in Waterloo, Belgium France, where he went to elementary school and learned fluent French. He enjoyed traveling extensively, especially Belgium, France, Italy, Germany, Monaco, England, Luxenberg, Portugal, Taiwan, Holland and Canada. Lance was a 1980 graduate of Warren Area High School. He earned two degrees, a Bachelor of Arts in Economic and a Masters of Business Administration from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. Lance had multiple interests, particularly all levels of Business, Politics involving public policy, economic development, recreational sporting activities, yard landscaping and a lifelong love of dogs. He recently established a recovery home for men in Delray Beach, FL. His college roommate shared that Lance was extremely brilliant and, he had an unusual, but very loving way of caring for people in his life. He is survived by his son whom Lance idolized, Robert Scott Harrington of Portsmouth, VA., his father, Robert J. Harrington of Warren, PA., his brother, Robert J. Harrington, Jr. of Boca Raton, FL, 1 Aunt – Betty Harrington of Warren, PA., 1 Uncle – John Harrington, III and his wife, Leona of Newark, Del., several cousins including Dr. Jack Harrington of Warren, PA., his faithful dog, Sampson, a 250 pound mastiff. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, Pa. on Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 6 to 8 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Friday, December 6, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA. Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Paws along the River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA.16365 or a charity of one’s choice.
Frieda M. Mansfield, 90, of Warren, PA. died Sunday afternoon, December 1, 2013 at John and Orpha Blair Hospice Home. She was born December 21, 1922 in Warren, PA. of immigrants of Innitkirchen, Switzerland, daughter of the late Casper and Anna Kehrli Dahler. She was a Warren area resident her entire life and was a graduate of Warren High School. She was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church and was a active member of the funeral luncheon committee. She is survived by her son – Edward P. Mansfield, Jr. and his wife, Norma of Riva, MD., Several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward P. Mansfield, Sr. whom she married October 19, 1945 in Warren, PA. who died July 15, 1998, 2 Brothers – Robert L. and Walter H. Dahler, 3 Sisters – Louise Tannler, Ruth Gorfida and Martha Solock. Friends may call at the gathering space of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA. on Thursday, December 5 2013 from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. when a Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted by 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. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.
Margaret B. Gilson, 89, a resident of the Rouse Warren County Home died there Sunday, December 1, 2013 after an extended illness. She was born in Warren, PA. on December 13, 1923 to the late Floyd W. and Camilla Kidder Bathurst. She was a lifelong Warren area resident and a 1941 graduate of Warren High School. She became a registered nurse at the former W.C.A. School of Nursing and also trained at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, N.Y. during World War II. She attended Clarion State College and Edinboro State College earning her Bachelors of Arts degree in English. She was a member of Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church where she was a choir member and the E.C.W. She had also been a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church E.C.W. Warren Y.W.C.A. League of Women Voters, former member of the Home Street and Irvinedale Schools PTA. Margaret enjoyed reading, poetry, writing, gardening, her cats, 3 trips to England in the 1980’s during which she met James Herriot, having tea with friends, camping with Canadian friends at Buckaloons and Red Oak Campgrounds. She is survived by her 4 Children – Claudia Pontious and her husband, Rodrick of Warren, PA., Rev. Anne Bathurst Gilson and her partner, The Rev. Dr. Judith Davis both of Harwick, MA., Eileen G. Williams of Erie, PA., Richard A. Gilson, Jr. of Nashville, TN., 1 Sister – Elizabeth Withington and husband, John of Titusville, FL., 5 Grandchildren – Whitney Pontious-Wells, Adam C. Pontious, Brittany E. Williams, Tyler R. Williams, Jamie Gilson. 2 Great Grandchildren – Dylan and Bryan Wells. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death in 2001 by her husband, Richard A. Gilson whom she married June 23, 1950 at the First Presbyterian Church, Warren, PA. A memorial service will be conducted at a later time and place to be announced. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Warren Public Library Association, 205 Market Street, Warren, PA. 16365 or Paws Along the River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA. 16365. Those wishing to send e-mail condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.
Robert F. Porter Sr., 96, of Naples, FL. and formerly of Warren, PA. died in Naples, November 19, 2013. He was born October 19, 1917 in Chandlers Valley to the late Ross and Ella Hurlburt Porter. He married Victoria Nelson in 1945, she passed away in 1982. In 1999 he married Martha Johnson in Naples, she passed away in 2011. He was the Senior Vice President of United Refining Company when he retired in 1983. He had served as Captain in the U.S. Army during World War II and was decorated with the Silver Star and 2 Bronze Stars for valor. Bob lived a wonderful fulfilling life. He especially enjoyed the special times he spent with his grandchildren and great – grandchildren. We are all so very proud of him and all his accomplishments. He will be dearly missed. He is fondly remembered by his family for always ending his conversations with “Love You Greatly,” Grandpa. He is survived by his children –Robert F. Porter, Jr. (Glenda) of Erie, PA., John Porter and Ann Porter both of Medina, OH., 4 Grandchildren – Robert F Porter III of Mentor, OH., Alecia K. Satyshur of Erie, PA., Julie S. Purcell of Rolesville, NC. and Blaire Victoria Porter of Arlington, VA., 7 Great Grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and spouses, he was preceded in death by 2 Brothers – Kenneth and Lloyd Porter, 1 Sister – Margaret Abbott. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA. Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. by Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of the Resurrection in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Full military honors will be conducted at the cemetery by members of the Sheffield/Clarendon V.F.W. Funeral Detail and the U.S. Army Personnel. The family requests memorials be made to the charity of one’s choice. Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Julia A. Shaffer, 65, of Warren,, PA. who died Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at St. Vincent Health Care Center, Erie, PA. after an illness since September 2013. She was the daughter of Myron Monroe and Jeannette Smith Miller. Julia was born December 7, 1947 in Warren, Pa. and resided in the Warren area most of her life. She was formerly of Youngsville and Irvine, PA. She was a 1965 graduate of Youngsville High School. Julia was employed with the former S.S. Kresge Co., Warren Components and Loranger Corporation. She was an avid crafter. Longtime member of the Warren Eagles Club where she served as a current officer and trustee. She had been Co-Chairman of the PA State Eagles News Letter. She is survived by her 3 siblings – Marilyn “Micki” McCoy and her husband, Jack of Columbus, PA., Norine G. Avery whom she resided with, Walter Miller and his wife, Betsy all of Warren, PA., Several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death on June 28, 2013 by her best friend, whom Julia was her care giver, Neva Anderson. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. when a funeral and committal service will be conducted by Rev. Kevin Haley, Pastor of Grace United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Youngsville Cemetery, Youngsville, PA. Memorial contributions may be made through charity of one’s choice. Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com
Walter R. “Doc” Smith, 88, of Tiona, Pa died on Monday, November 25, 2013 at his residence following an extended illness. Born on July 4, 1925 in Norway, NY he was the son of the late Robert P. J. and Magdalena Kingsbury Smith. On October 8, 1949 he married Ruth Mary Huckabone, who died in 1989. On November 28, 1993 he married Christine Szybist, who died on May 19, 2013. Doc was a longtime resident of Tiona. He served with the U. S. Army in Italy and North Africa during World War II. Following the war Doc worked with Hannah’s Garage and later with Dan’s Chevrolet, both in Warren, then owned his own garage from 1955 until 1970. He later worked with Jones Chevrolet in Sheffield, PA. Doc was also a teacher with the Warren County Vo-Tech, retiring in 1989. Doc was a 63 year member of Joseph Warren Lodge #726 and the Coudersport Consistory. He was also a member of the Warren County Shrine and the National Camping Travelers. Doc is survived by three children, Allen W. Smith of Tiona, PA, Linda J. Jordan and her husband, Tim, of Tiona, PA, and Mary Catherine Blaski and her husband, John of Virginia Beach, VA, four grandchildren, including Michael Jordan and his wife, Michelle, of Sheffield, PA and Heather Jordan of Las Vegas, NV, ten great-grandchildren, including Deanna Jordan and Nicholas Jordan, three great-great-grandchildren, two brothers, Tracy R. Smith of Ballston Spa, NY and John R. Smith of Dickson, TN, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and his wives, Doc was preceded in death by two grandsons, Christopher J. Blaski and Jeffery L. Blaski, one brother, Edward Smith, four sisters, Anna Newgard, Mary Reinhardt, Marge Restante, and Katherine Agnew and an infant sister, Jane Smith. Friends may call from 2 – 4:00 P.M. and 6 – 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. A Masonic Service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home by members of the Joseph Warren Masonic Lodge. Funeral and committal services will be held at Tiona United Methodist church on Friday, November 29, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. with the Rev. Martin P. Reynolds, Pastor, officiating. Flag presentation will be made by members of the U. S. Army. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park, Warren, PA. Those wishing to place memorial contributions may do so through the Tiona United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 257, Tiona, PA 16352, or to the Disabled American Veterans Warren County Chapter #75, c/o John Hoden, 3010 Mt. Hope Road, Titusville, PA 16354, or to Joseph Warren Lodge #726, P. O. Box 312, Warren, PA 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com
Ann Jackson Blackman, 93, a resident of Cambridge of Warren died Monday morning, November 25, 2013. Ann was born on April 7, 1920 to Allan C. Jackson and Louise Chapman Luce and lived in Warren for most of her life. Ann was a 1938 graduate of the National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C. and attended Ward-Belmont School in Nashville, T.N. Ann was a member of the Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church of Warren. She was also a member of Warren Players Club, Conewango Valley Country Club, Warren Women’s Club, Garden Club, Warren General Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, Volunteer for the Window Box at Warren General Hospital, and Friends of Library Theatre. Ann was an avid traveler to Europe and many excursions with family within the United States. She loved horses, steeple racing, riding, and also boarded horses in a field on Redwood Street and later on Daughtery Run Road. She was a great downhill skier and enjoyed that well into her middle ages. She continued her love of the theatre and entertaining by taking her grandchildren to many of her plays in which she performed. Ann worked many years for the Warren County School District at both North Warren and Home Street Elementary Schools. Ann is survived by four children; Suzanne B. Tome of Ashville, NY, Frederick C. Blackman (Margaret) of Bristow, VA, Nancy B. Chapman of Warren, PA, and Charles R. Blackman of Jamestown, NY. Also surviving are three Grandchildren; Wendy Galvin of Canton, GA, John Hickey, Jr. of Jamestown, NY, and Tracy A. Tome-Nystrom of Warren, also four Great- Grandchildren; Jaya Nystrom, Katelyn Hickey, Stephen Galvin, and Gabriel Mansi, a half sister – Mary Brant Landon of Charlottesville, VA, a favorite cousin, Hewitt Chapman of New York City, N.Y.. In addition to her parent Ann is preceded in death by as sister, Barbara Conway, Step-father, John Wilson Ayres Luce, 2 nephews, James C. Blackman and Thomas Conway. Calling hours will be held on Friday, November 29, 2013 from 12:00 Noon until 1:00 P.M. at Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. A funeral service will follow at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Matthew Scott, Vicar, officiating. Interment will be at Oakland Cemetery In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church, 444 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com
Cordelia A. “Cookie” Skinner, 66, of Warren, PA died Friday, November 22, 2013 at UPMC Hamot in Erie, PA. Born on January 18, 1947 in Jamestown, NY she was the daughter of the late Edson A. and Margaret Smutz Skinner. Cookie was a 1965 graduate of Eisenhower High School. She was formerly employed at New Process Co. and later as a layaway clerk for Grant’s Department Store and also at Jamesway. She was a member Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church, the Eagles Club and the Warren County Stamp Club. Cookie enjoyed word search puzzles, reading, cooking, traveling, and talking with her friends. She was also a trained EMT. Cookie is survived by her longtime friend, Gordon Mathis of Warren, PA, her cat, Snowy, one brother, Aldon “Sonny” Skinner of Buffalo, NY, sister-in-law, June Skinner of Russell, PA, a step-brother, Jim (Nancy) Carlson of Lander, PA and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, William Skinner and Edson T. “Toot” Skinner. Friends may call from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Monday, November 25, 2013 at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Matthew R. Scott, Vicar of Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church, officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, 1645 West 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505, or to Boy Scouts of America, Chief Cornplanter Council, 316 Fourth Avenue, Warren, PA, 16365, or to a charity of one’s choice. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com
Helene Erika Edling Hetesi, 89, of Newtown, PA, passed away on November 16, 2013. Erika, as she preferred to be called, was born April 14, 1924 in Pfungstadt, Germany. She was one of 9 children of the late Marie and Jacob Edling. In 1951, Erika and her husband, Janos (John), who pre-deceased her in June, 1991, left Germany and emigrated to America to provide a better life for their children, and settled in Warren, PA, where they lived for 46 years. Erika worked for the New Process Company in Warren until age of retirement. Due to increasing age-related health issues, Erika moved to the Washington Crossing/Newtown, PA area in the summer of 2007, to live closer to family. Erika is survived by three daughters, Heidemarie (Heidi) Peditto, Washington Crossing, PA, Julianna Green, Morgantown, WV, and Rosemarie Abruzzese, Philadelphia, PA, as well as by eight granddaughters and ten great-grandchildren. A private, family-only viewing will be held at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. Friends are invited to attend and pay their respects at a memorial service beginning at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at the First Presbyterian Church in Warren, PA with the Rev. George Johnson officiating. Interment will be private at Oakland Cemetery. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com