Obituaries

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

Madeline M. Lyons

Madeline M. Lyons, age 88, formerly of 10 Fourth St. in Warren, PA, passed away on February 26, 2014 at the Kinzua Golden Living Center of Warren where she had been a resident for nearly two years. She was born on May 4, 1925 in Dunkirk, NY, the daughter of Michael and Martha Gurney Kozlowski. A graduate of Dunkirk High School in 1943, Madeline married Daniel W. Lyons on January 10, 1948 at St. Hyacinth’s Catholic Church in Dunkirk. It was a marriage that endured for 47 years and produced two children, Jude and Anne. The Lyons family moved from Dunkirk to Warren in 1962 when Madeline’s husband accepted a position as a mechanical design engineer for Struthers-Wells. Madeline was the typical housewife and homemaker of her generation – caring for the children, tending the house and cooking delicious meals. Madeline had numerous talents, including quilling and the making of other types of crafts. Her cooking skills were extraordinary and she took great pride in the meals and culinary treats she prepared for family and guests. Madeline was fascinated with angels and, for a significant portion of her adulthood, collected items relating to angels and angelology. Madeline’s love for her family was matched only by her devotion to God and the Catholic church. A long-time member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Madeline immersed herself in many church activities including the Alter Rosary Society. Following her husband’s death in 1995, she served as cook/homemaker for the church rectory for seven years.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by both of her children – daughter Anne Mary (Albaugh) in November, 2012 and son Jude Joseph in January, 2013. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, four stepbrothers and one stepsister. She is survived by her son-in-law, Dan Albaugh of Waterford, PA, and daughter-in-law, Beth Channing Lyons of Greensboro, GA. Also surviving are three grandchildren – Jennifer Lyons Hadden (John) of Athens, GA, Gretchen Lyons Pearson (Anthony) of Athens, GA and Gwendy Albaugh Lanstrum (Jon) of Chardon, OH. Other survivors include three great-grandchildren – Madeline Hadden, Jack Hadden and William Pearson – all of Athens, GA; sister-in-law Adriana “Audrey” Anders of Dunkirk, NY; sister-in-law Geraldine Wood of Ripley, NY and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 1 at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA. . A Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated immediately after at the church with Msgr. John Lucas, retired priest, officiating. Interment will be in St. Hyacinth Cemetery, Dunkirk, N.Y. Memorial donations may be made to: St. Joseph Church Educational Center, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, 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.

George C. Mong

George C. (Clint) Mong, age 90, of Warren, PA and formerly of Sebastian, FL, died February 21, 2014 at Warren Manor after a brief illness and took off for the Aerodrome in the sky. He was born October 6, 1923 in Oil City, PA to the late Harold C. and Lily Rodamal Dimond Mong.

He was a 1940 graduate of Kinzua High School, and then went to work for the former South Penn Oil Company in the Bradford area as a roust-about and tractor driver. He enlisted and served for 28 years in the United States Air Force serving as a pilot during World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War retiring in 1970 as a Lt. Col., having been stationed in Alaska, Southeast Asia and Europe. He also attended college at Baylor University, Waco, TX and Anchorage (Alaska) Community College. He was a command and instructor pilot of various types of military aircraft. He was shot down July 13, 1944 on a mission to Munich, Germany. He bailed out over France and evaded capture with the help of the French underground. He continued to celebrate that anniversary every year with his left waist gunner, Pat Markham of Ripley, NY.

He was a former member of Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church, a 32nd degree Mason with the Tyrian Lodge 111 of Warner Robbins, GA; the Consistory of Macon, GA; Heroes of 76, Cape Canaveral, FL Chapter of the National Sojourners; life member of the Retired Officers Association; and the American Legion Post 747. His hobbies included raising beagle dogs, owning a fruit farm in Florida after his retirement, gardening and in later years traveling to military reunions with his nephew Richard A. Lawson (Warren, PA). He also served on the Kinzua Reunion Committee for many years.

He is survived by sister-in-law Martha Mong (Warren, PA); daughter-in-law Pat Mong (Melbourne, FL); grandson Kyle Mong (Orlando, FL); step-grandson Jeff Edwards (Melbourne, FL); nieces Sue Mong (Warren, PA), and Kim Main (Emmaus, PA) and nephews Harold Mong (Jamestown, NY) and Dan Mong (Akron, OH). In addition, he is survived by several additional nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-mother, Grace K. Mong; his wife Elizabeth R. Riley; who died July 6, 2002, son Thomas E. Mong; three brothers – Harry W. Mong, James L. Mong and Allison W. Mong; two sisters – Faith N. Mong and Ida L. Mong.

The family would like to thank all of the caregivers and family that provided 24 hour support to George so that he could remain in his home on the river the last several years.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 11am until 1pm at which time funeral and committal services will be held with the Rev. Martin Reynolds, Pastor of the Clarendon United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Redbrush, Forest Co., PA. Full military honors will be conducted at the funeral home by members of the Clarendon/Sheffield V.F.W. Funeral Detail and U. S. Air Force military personnel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Warren County Humane Society, “Paws Along the River,” 212 Elm Street, Warren PA. Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.

Marcia R. Baker

Marcia R. Baker of Warren, PA. died surrounded by her family, Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Home. She was born in Warren, PA. to the late Percy R. and Violet V. Van Dersluys Richardson. She was a Warren, PA. her entire life. Marcia was a 1949 graduate of Warren High School. She was employed from 1949 to 1953 with the former Sunray Electric, now known as Interelectric and was later employed with the Warren Public Library Association as a secretary in all departments where she worked from 1970 until her retirement as a District Librarian of the Seneca District in 1995. She was a member of Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church. A former Grey Lady with the Warren General Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, volunteer with the Warren State Hospital, Hospice of Warren County, Warren Unit of the American Cancer Society where she was a former member of the board of directors.

She is survived by her children – Creed Erickson of Livermore, CA., Stephen Erickson of Franklinton, N.C., Miriam (Mamie) Robinette of Oklahoma City, OK., Cyrus Erickson of New York City, N.Y., Peter Baker of Sherman, N.Y., Katherine Baker Bowley of Warren, PA., Margaret (Molly) Baker Long of Santa Fe, N.M., Richard A. Baker of Milwaukee, WI., Martha Baker Richardson of Williamsburg, VA., Elizabeth Baker Chavez of Houston, TX., 17 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren, several cousins also survive. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Canon Richard H. Baker whom she married November 27, 1970 at Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church who died November 25, 2004, 1 Sister – Ann Miriam Richardson who died in August 1928.

A Memorial Service will be conducted Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church with The Rev. Matthew R. Scott, Vicar and the Rt. Rev. Sean W. Rowe, Bishop of the Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania, officiating. The family will receive friends directly following the church service at the Conewango Club. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church, 444 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA. 16365 or Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365 or the Warren Public Library Association, 205 Market 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.

David E. Martin

David E. Martin, 82, of Manteo, NC, and formerly of Warren, PA, died Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Residence in Warren. David was born on June 14, 1931 in Brooklyn, NY, the son of Earl A. and Ruth (Lewis) Martin. He was a graduate of Rockville Centre High School, Rockville Centre, NY, and Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ. In addition to earning his engineering degree at Stevens, he served as the president of his fraternity Delta Tau Delta and was a decorated athlete. He was a two time Honorable Mention All American, co-captain and earned three letters as a member of the Lacrosse team. He also earned three letters in soccer and played on the freshman and Junior Varsity basketball teams. As a senior, he won the Gear and Triangle Best Athlete Award and the John A. Davis Award given to the student that best exemplified the qualities of Loyalty and Sportsmanship. Following graduation he was employed at Westinghouse Electric Company in Philadelphia and then entered Officers Candidate School at Newport, RI. His first assigned duty station was the Special Weapons Program of the Navy which was atomic weapons. The school was in Albuquerque, NM with further training at Norfolk, VA. He was then assigned to a unit that went aboard the USS Forrestal, CVA-59, with further training at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. After completing his naval service, David was employed with Foster Wheeler and lived in Wilkes Barre, PA, then Staten Island and Dansville, NY. From there he accepted a position with Struthers Wells Corporation in Gulfport, MS, and lived in Pass Christian, MS. He moved to Warren in 1967 to continue his work with Struthers Wells. He later worked for National Forge Company in Warren and Erie and then Allegheny Valve/Allegheny Coupling Company. In 2003, he retired to North Carolina leaving in Warren a legacy of excellence in leadership and community service. He held leadership positions on the Warren County Literacy Council, Allegheny Alive, Warren/Forest Hi Ed Council, Hospice of Warren County, Volunteer Involvement Council, Warren Rotary Club with its involvement with the 4-H Program, Warren Senior Center, Mental Health Association, Healthy Community/Healthy Youth, Warren Regional Partnership, Leadership Warren , Council of Governments, WGH Crescent Park Health and Dental Clinic Development Committee, United Fund of Warren County, RSVP, Warren County Development Association, Chamber of Commerce/Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry. He was a recipient of the Chamber’s Community Service Award in 2002. He, along with WGH, brought to Warren the state of the art cardio vascular screening program, Dare to C.A.R.E, the program created by his son Dr. John D. Martin of Annapolis, MD. This life changing and life saving program has benefitted hundreds of Warren County citizens. Also of great benefit to all of Warren County and beyond are the programs and projects that received financial support from the DeFrees Family Memorial Fund Committee, of which David served as Chairman until the time of his death. Indeed, Warren County has been made better by David’s having lived and worked here. He continued his volunteer commitment in Manteo where he shared his passion for scuba diving by volunteering regularly at the North Carolina Aquarium, completing 298 dives and was honored as Volunteer Diver of the Year. His love of gardening led him to the Elizabethan Gardens in the Fort Raleigh National Park where he was—along with his son Richard—in charge of the Rose Garden. He was considered an inspiration to volunteers of both organizations as well as by their management teams. Such a difference he made to his Manteo Community as well as his Warren Community. David’s pride of, commitment to, and love of his communities was surpassed only by his love of his family and friends.

He is survived by two sons: Dr. Richard J. Martin and wife Sandy of Manteo, NC; Dr. John D. Martin and fiancée Kelly Brown of Annapolis, MD; daughter Sue Martin and her partner, Linda Bolan of Woodstock, GA, and four grandchildren Sam and his wife Anna, Zachary, Ashley and Alexandra. He is also survived by his sister Anita and her husband Ralph Stutzman of Seneca, SC, sisters-in-law Priscilla Martin of Sussex, WI and Grace Kerr of Indiana, PA and their children. In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his wife Joanne McWilliams Martin whom he married on July 17, 1955, and who died on May 5, 2010. He was also preceded in death by his brother William Martin. During the last years of his life, he shared a joyous and loving relationship with Elsa Redding of Warren, PA., who was by his side at the time of his death. Special friends include Bob Sokolski, Hal Connaro, Joel Gaden, Jerry Lockwood, Herman Grishaver, Nan Cashman, Lynn Espin and all of the paddle team players with whom he shared years of expert and fun competition, as well as Bob Crowley, Howard Ferguson, Christine Cataldo, Pat Evans, Barb Tubbs, Ron Young, John and Pat Carlson, Dr. Keith Price, and JR Latona, his dive master. A great man, who defined his virtue by his actions and unwavering belief that honesty was always the right approach, no matter how painful that may be. Selfless and soft-spoken, he let his deeds and others speak of him rather than himself. The word “I” seemed to be left out of his vocabulary. He made a real difference not only in the communities he lived but in the lives he touched. Business, health, education and social programs all felt his gentle hand and Lincolnesque leadership. It is impossible to find anyone who would say anything other than a positive word about him, yet if you had asked him to reveal his deeds he would struggle to recount them. Not because he did not remember but because his humility prevented him from accurately reflecting the role he played. A life lesson David shared in a Lasting Legacy Initiative was from a quotation by Calvin Coolidge that hung in his daughter Sue’s kitchen. In David’s words, “The sum and substance of it is: there is nothing like perseverance. And nothing beats perseverance and I think that’s a great, great thing. And that’s what I would advise everybody. Persevere. You don’t have to be super smart. You don’t have to be anything else. You just have to keep trying. That would be my advice.”

A Celebration of Life to honor David E. Martin will be held at the Conewango Club on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. The community is warmly invited to attend. Memorials in David’s honor may be made to Hospice of Warren County, P.O. Box 68, 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 final arrangements.

Lucille M. Reisinger

Lucille M. Reisinger, 82, of Warren, PA died Tuesday morning, February 18, 2014 at Warren Manor Nursing Home. She was born August 14, 1931 in Lucinda, PA and was the daughter of the late Anthony and Anna Mary Guth Reisinger. She was a Warren area resident for the past 40 years and was employed with the Warren State Hospital in the Dietary Department retiring after 20 years employment. Lucille was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church. She enjoyed writing poems, which had been published in the Oil City Derrick.

She is survived by her siblings, Catherine Ditz (Charles) of Warren, PA., Mary Ann Whitling (John) of Lucinda, PA., E. Rita Eiseman (Steve) of Tuscan, AZ., James A. Reisinger (Mary) of Pleasantville, PA., Eugene M. Reisinger (Agnes) of Gilbert, AZ., Paul Reisinger (Cindy) of Erie, PA., Regis “Pete” Reisinger of Lucinda, PA., and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Dennis P. Reisinger and a sister-in-law Lorraine Reisinger.

Friends may call at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 A.M. Saturday with Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., Warren, PA, has been entrusted with funeral arrangements. Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

William J. “Billy” Moriarity, Jr.

William J. “Billy” Moriarity, Jr. 77, of Warren, PA. died at his residence, Sunday afternoon, February 9, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. He was born June 30, 1936 in Indianapolis, IN. He was the son of the late William John and Wilma Laura Fields Moriarity, Sr. Billy was a graduate of Decatur Center High School in Indianapolis, IN. He earned a degree in Agriculture from Purdue University, Lafayette, IN, and started his long career with the U.S. Forest Service at the Mark Twain National Forest in Missouri. He served there as the District Ranger of the Willow Springs Ranger District and then as the Forest soils scientist in Rolla, MO. In the mid 1980’s he moved to the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) in Warren, PA., as a Forest soils scientist. Throughout his career Billy was highly regarded for his professional advice and his ability to bring humor to difficult situations. In addition to his regular duties as soils scientist, Billy served in his younger years on several wild land fire crews responding to forest fires nationwide. He is remembered for his level-headed approach, his concern for the safety of his fellow crewmembers, and his ability to keep morale up. During his later ANF career, Billy worked with Dr. Chuck Williams of Clarion University on successive projects to catalogue rare plants and study watershed issues on the ANF. Billy was a key adviser during the national Rainbow Family gathering on the ANF, held at the Bear Creek area in Elk County, where he helped to identify locations better suited for trails and sanitary facilities to minimize impacts to the soil. He was fondly nicknamed “Mr. Bibs” (for the bib overalls he always wore). He also volunteered along with other ANF employees, to go to New York City to help during the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. He assisted in ground support to transport people and drive supply trucks through congested downtown Manhattan.

He had graduated July 15, 1962 with the Indiana U.S. Army Reserves National Guard Academy as a Second LT, where he was presented the academy saber award, for academic proficiency. In 2002, Billy retired from the U.S. Forest Service. After retirement, he then attended Edinboro University, graduating in 2006 with a History Anthropology major. He was presented the Outstanding Senior Award and graduated Summa Cum Laude. He was a member of Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church. Billy enjoyed an interest in historical landscapes by photographing old barns.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine Rath Winters Moriarity, 3 Daughters – Mary Lisa Moriarity of Rolla, MO., Laura Ann Moriarity DeSplinter and husband, Randy of St. Charles, MO., Amy Elizabeth Moriarity Young and husband, Dick of Rolla, MO., 1 Sister – Wilma Jean Moriarity Corlett of Fishers, IN., 1st wife, Shirley A. Moriarity of Rolla, MO., 6 Grandchildren – Derrick Hall and wife, Allison, David and Adam DeSplinter, Sean, Sarah and Olivia Young, several nieces, nephews and 2 cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 daughter, Sarah Kathleen Moriarity who died April 13, 1989, 1 Sister – Katherine Elizabeth Moriarity McClain, 1 Brother – Donald William Moriarity, 1 Cousin who was more like a brother to Billy, Dr. Bruce Fields who died April 23, 2013, 1 Aunt Betty Fields whom Billy lived with several summers in Camby, IN.

Friends will be received at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 Noon followed by a funeral service conducted there by the Rev. Matthew R. Scott, Vicar, officiating.

Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365 or the Warren Public Library Association, 205 Market Street, Warren, PA. 16365
E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Dr. Patricia Ann Martin

Dr. Patricia Ann Martin, Warren, Pa. died after a sudden illness

while visiting her brother and sister-in-law in San Diego, CA. on

Thursday, February 6, 2014. She was born to the late Edward J.

Martin and Marian Neurohr Martin Solomon on April 23, 1943 in

Indiana, PA. Trish graduated from Warren High School in 1961.

She received her undergraduate degree from Villa Maria College

in 1965, her MA in Psychology from Gannon College and her

doctorate degree in Education from John Hopkins University.

Trish entered into the religious order of the Sisters of Saint Joseph

in Erie, PA. in 1962 and became a teacher. In 1970 she left the

order and moved to Baltimore to teach in the Baltimore Public

School system. She was a counselor for the Union Memorial

Nursing School for 14 years. She worked at John Hopkins

University for over 15 years and retired as Director of Education

and Health and Wellness in 2006. Following her retirement, Tris

moved back to her hometown in Warren, PA.

Trish was a valued counselor and educator to hundreds of

students over her professional career. She was a devout Catholic

and had a close relationship with the Carmelite Sisters in

suburban Baltimore as well as the Sisters of St. Joseph in Erie, PA

She was an active member of St. Joseph’s Parish in Warren, PA.

Trish was an avid reader, and was knowledgeable about the

events of our time that impacted the lives of individuals and

families. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her large

extended family and many friends. Trish touched the lives of

countless people both professionally and personally and was

always a thoughtful listener and adviser.

Trish is survived by her sisters, Mary Martin Geckle (Edward) of

Cincinnati, OH., Barbara Solomon Hesse (Charles) of Chagrin

Falls, OH., Maureen Solomon Sullivan of University Heights,

OH., and her brothers, Captain Jerome Martin (Christine) of San

Diego, CA., Thomas Martin (Veronica) of Chalfont, PA., Terrence

Martin (Caroline) of Springfield, VA., Frank Solomon, Jr. (Judy) o

Holidaysburg, PA., and Steven Solomon (Nancy) of Quarrysville

PA., 23 nieces and nephews, many great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Edward J. Martin in

1967, her mother, Marian Martin Solomon in 2004, and her

stepfather, Francis P. Solomon in 2008.

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

East Street, Warren, PA. on Friday, February 14, 2014 from 5 to 8

P.M. A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will conducted

Saturday, February 15, 2014 at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600

Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA. at 11:00 A.M. with Fr.

Philip Oriole, Pastor of St. Lawrence R.C. Church, Albion, PA.

and Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor of St. Joseph Church, both

officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery, Warren

PA. The family suggest memorial contributions be made to Sister

of St. Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania, 5031 West Ridge

Road, Erie, PA. 16506-1249 or to the St. Joseph Church

Educational Center Fund, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West,

Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

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