Obituaries

Ruth F. Derrick

Ruth F. Derrick, 92, Russell, PA, died Friday, April 24, 2015 at

Warren Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Ulysses, PA on

October 5, 1922 to the late Leon and Ellen Greene Spencer.

Ruth has resided in Russell, PA since 1993 moving there from

Warren, PA and was a former resident of Bradford, PA, Mayville,

NY, and Carrabelle, FL. She was employed with the former Speer

Resistor located in Bradford, PA working in the Quality Control

Department. Ruth was a member of the East End Presbyterian

Church of Bradford, PA. Ruth enjoyed crocheting and reading.

She is survived by her daughter – Dawn Higgins-Ford, and her

husband, Gary A., of Bear Lake, PA, 1 Granddaughter – Michelle

Lynn Smith and her husband, Ivan of Russell, Pa.

1 Great Granddaughter – Tequila Corbley of Falconer, N.Y., 1

Great Grandson – Ivan Smith, III of Russell, Pa., 1 Great Great

Granddaughter – Angela Harding and 1 Great Great Grandson –

Ryan Harding both of Falconer, N.Y.

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

husband, Francis M. “Fran” Derrick whom she married July 25,

1941 in Ulysses, PA, who died August 28, 1998, 1 Grandson –

Martin Higgins, 1 Son -in-law, Kenneth Higgins, 2 Sisters – Agnes

Brown, Esther Oridway, 3 Brothers – Alfred, Charles and Walter

Spencer.

Friends will be received at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home,

Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from

10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. when a funeral and committal service

will be conducted by Rev. Kenneth Morris, Pastor of Wrightsville

Community Church.

Interment will be in McKean Memorial Park, Mt. Alton, Pa.

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the

Wrightsville Community Church, P.O. Box 105, Pittsfield, PA.

16340. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Ruth Derr Williams

Ruth Derr Williams, 87, of Warren, PA. passed away peacefully in her sleep Thursday morning, April 23, 2015 at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Home. She was born October 29, 1927 in Warren, OH to the late Mark L. and Ethel Wadding Derr. Ruth was a Warren, PA. resident since 1954 and a former resident of Punxsutawney, PA. She was employed for 18 years with the former G.T.E. Sylvania.

Ruth was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church for more than 60 years, and a former member of the church dinner committee.

Ruth’s greatest treasure in life was her family, especially her husband, children and grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Eugene M. Williams who died November 11, 2003 whom she married June 5, 1948 in Punxsutawney, PA., 1 Son – Greg G. Williams, 1 Granddaughter – Jennifer A. Williams, and her brother – George Derr.

She is survived by her children – Christine Williams, Monona, WI., Kathleen Morris and husband, Frank of McLean, VA., Mark Williams of Warren, PA., Gary Williams of Sugarland, TX., Kevin Williams and wife, Cathy, of Clarks Summit, PA., Vincent Williams and wife, Tracy of Charlottesville, VA., and Shawn Williams and wife, Becky of Russell, PA; 14 Grandchildren – Shaley Williams, Danielle Berg, Charles and Alex Morris, Mathew and Ashton Williams, Abby and Ian Williams, Mariah and Derek Williams, Stephanie Huntoon, and Mariette and Jacob Williams. 1 Great Grandchild – Isabella Williams.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Monday, April 27, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA., Fr. Raymond Gramata, Pastor of St. Bernard R.C. Church, Bradford, PA., longtime family friend, officiating. There will be no visitation hours observed. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main 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.

Harold E. “Hal” Miller

Harold E. “Hal” Miller, 84, of Warren, PA. died Saturday evening, April 18, 2015 at U.P.M.C. – Hamot, Erie, PA. as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident on April 7, 2015.

He was born December 29, 1930 in Washington, PA. He was the son of Vincent and Margaret Bert Miller. Hal was a resident of Warren , PA for the past 59 years. He was a 1949 graduate of Washington High School, Washington, PA. and earned a full wresting scholarship and was Captain of the Wrestling Squad in his Senior year, at University of Pittsburgh where he earned his Bachelors of Science Degree in Health and Physical Education.

He then went into the U.S. Army as a Captain, serving with the Quartermaster Corp. Upon his return back to Pitt, he was a ROTC member and he earned his Master’s Degree. He was employed with the Warren District as a School Teacher. He served as their Wrestling Coach where he orchestrated the formation of the Warren High School Gym Show. He was also instrumental in combining of the Warren District Schools and the Warren County Schools, becoming one entity. There he served as a Director of Transportation, setting up all transportation countywide, for all schools and Director of Athletics and Health/Fitness for 29 years.

While Athletics Director he was an advocate of Title IX involving the development of Girls Athletics. He retired in 1989 after 33 years employment. Hal was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church and a 4th degree member with the Warren Knights of Columbus Council. He was an original charter member and longtime board member of the Warren County Crimestoppers.

Also a member of the Warren Eagles Aerie, Kalbfus Rod and Gun Club, American Legion Post 135, Warren Moose Lodge 109, Sheffield Senior Center, Circle 8 Square Dancing Club, Pennsylvania State Association of Retirees. Active Scout Leader with Troop 10 of Boy Scouts of America Cornplanter Council, where he helped his boys and grandsons become Eagle Scouts.

He was an avid gardener, woodworker, fisherman, hunter. He enjoyed traveling and his grandchildren cherish their fantastic “Poppy.”

He was an extremely proud Pittsburgh Alumni member. He enjoyed all sports, especially wrestling. Hal had a strong faith in his church and his God. His wife, children, grandchildren and family were the center of his being.

He has been married to his high school sweetheart for 62 years, Mary Anne Bendot Miller, marrying on August 23, 1952, at Holy Name Cathedral in Steubenville, Ohio.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his 5 children – James “Jim” Miller and wife, Denise of Warren, PA., Jeffrey Miller of Berlin, N.J., Joe Miller and wife, Karen of Washington, PA., Janice “Jan” Mattioli of Warren, PA., Jerry Miller and wife, Amy of Granville, OH, 11 Grandchildren – Greg Miller and wife, Maria, Julie Miller, Kelly Miller, Megan, Sarah and Matthew Miller, Christina Mattioli, Adam, Parris, Nate, Danielle Miller, 3 Step Grandchildren – Tyler, Logan, and Landon Nelson, several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Vincent Miller and his wife, Virginia, his daughter-in-law, Alice Miller.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted at 7:45 P.M., Deacon Joseph Lucia, presiding.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA., Fr. James Gutting, Pastor, officiating.

Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of the Ascension 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 Chief Cornplanter Council, Boy Scouts of America, 316 Fourth Avenue, Warren, PA. 16365. E–mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Phyllis Rasimovicz

Phyllis (Raz) Rasimovicz, 89, of Tidioute, PA. died Friday

morning, April 17, 2015 at Rouse Warren County Home after an

extended illness. She was born October 17, 1925 in West Hickory,

PA. Phyllis was the daughter of the late Emilio and Marie Donato

Colosimo. She has resided in Tidioute most of her entire life.

She enjoyed cooking, jewelry and her pets. She was of the

Catholic faith.

Phyllis is survived by 2 Daughters – Carol McGraw of Warren,

PA., Sharon Rasimovicz of Jamestown, N.Y., 3 Grandchildren –

Martin O’Hara, Lindsey Brown and Phylicia Chappel, 3 Great

Grandchildren – Isaiah Brown, Mary and Gabriel O’Hara, several

nieces and nephews.

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

husband of 63 years, Stanley “Razz” Rasimovicz who died March

11, 2010, whom she married February 15, 1947, 1 Daughter – Julie

Rasimovicz.

A private memorial service will be conducted at the convenience

of the family with Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplain, officiating.

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the 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.

Beverly J. Sisson

Beverly J. Sisson, 79, of Warren, PA, died Monday, April 13, 2015 at Golden Living-Kinzua, Warren, PA after an extended illness. She was born December 21, 1935 in Seneca, PA to the late Leonard and Frances Schuck Melat. She has resided in Warren since 1965 and was formerly of Bolivar, N.Y. Bev was Secretary/Treasurer with the former R.W. Norris Company for 25 years retiring in 1995. She was a member of the First Salem United Methodist Church and the Warren Garden Club.

She is survived by her children – Rhonda Haverlack and husband, Elliott, of Estero, FL, Melissa Wagner and husband, Joseph, of Warren, PA., Amanda Meyers and husband, Christopher, of Downers Grove, IL., Scott R. Sisson of Londonderry, N.H., 7 Grandchildren, Eric, Kristen, Amy, Katie, Mary, Erin and Claire, 2 Great Grandchildren, Baylee and Sophia, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald H. Sisson who died December 24, 2005 whom she married August 24, 1954 in Bolivar, N.Y., and 2 half-brothers – David and Dennis Melat.

Friends may call from 11:00A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Thursday, April 16, 2015 at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. A private funeral service will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Floyd R. Russ

Floyd R. Russ, 83, of Warren, PA., died Friday evening, April 10,

2015 at the Warren Manor Nursing Home. He was born June 15,

1931 in Howe Township, Forest County, PA. Floyd was a

longtime Warren area resident. He had served with the U.S.

Navy during the Korean War, serving on the ship known as

Midway. He was employed for 41 years with the former National

Forge Company as a Plumber, retiring in 1993..

Floyd was a Past Commander with the Kinzua Power Squadron,

was a member of the Warren American Legion Post 135, Warren

Eagles Aerie, Lakewood Rod & Gun Club, 32nd degree mason

with Joseph Warren Masonic Lodge, Coudersport Consistory,

Warren Shrine Club and the Warren Grotto. He was an avid

boater, fisherman, enjoyed camping, traveling and going on

cruises, where he especially enjoyed salmon fishing in Alaska

with his son-in-law.

He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Diane Tompkins Russ

whom he married June 13, 1998 in Warren, PA., 1 Daughter –

Cindy Reinsel and husband, Craig of Ft. Mills, S.C., 3

Stepchildren – James M. Horsley of Edwards, CO., Linda C.

Holtby and companion, Christopher Day both of Warren, PA.,

John C. Horsley and wife, Anna of Edwards, CO., 1 Brother –

Ronald Russ and wife, Andrea of Sheffield, PA., 1 Sister –

Florence Barton of Warren, PA., 3 Grandsons – Scott Baker, Bill

Baker and his wife, Courtney, Greg Baker, 4 Step Grandchildren –

Christopher Holtby, Monica, Marissa and Erica Day, 4 Great

Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his 1st

wife, Carolyn Joyce Hanson Russ whom he married November

30, 1952 in Sheffield, PA. who died February 27, 1991, 1 Brother –

Wayne E. Russ, 1 Sister – Janet Hahn.

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

East Street, Warren, PA., Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 11:00 A.M.

until 1:00 P.M. when a funeral service will be conducted by Rev.

Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of the Warren General Hospital,

officiating. Full military honors will be conducted at Sheffield

Cemetery by members of the John Gertsch Memorial Vietnam

Post and the U.S. Navy funeral detail. Interment will be in

Sheffield 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. E-mail condolences may be sent by

visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Ethelyne Swanson Lindblad Larson

Ethelyne Swanson Lindblad Larson, 91, a resident for the past 1 ½

years of the Rouse Warren County Home, Youngsville, PA., died

there Tuesday morning, April 7, 2015. She was born May 6, 1923

in Jamestown, N.Y. She was the daughter of George and Laurina

Nystrand Swanson. She was a longtime Bemus Point and

Jamestown, N.Y. resident, moving to Warren, PA., in 2011.

Ethelyne was employed as a legal Secretary most of her life and

was also employed with Ames Insurance of Falconer, N.Y. as a

Secretary and Office Manager. She has also been employed as a

Secretary with Soap and Solvent in Jamestown, N.Y.

Ethelyne was raised in the Immanuel Lutheran Church of

Jamestown, N.Y. and later attended St. Timothy Lutheran Church

in Bemus Point, NY where she was active in all aspects of the

church, was a church council member, ELCA and served as

financial secretary. She loved to play golf, bridge and pinochle.

She was a former member of Nordin Women’s Club, Vikings

Club and the Marvin House. She was an accomplished artist and

enjoyed music.

She is survived by her 4 children – Peter Lindblad and wife,

Cyndy and Beth Konkus all of Stuart, FL., Nancy Lindblad of

Warren, PA. , Patty Rosenberg and husband, Abe of Jamestown,

N.Y. 1 Sister – Elizabeth Ralph of Spokane, WA., 2 Sister-in-laws,

Doris Swanson of Cromwell, CT., Anne Swanson of Cotuit, MA.,

14 Grandchildren – Ryan Konkus, Kristen Signorelli, Piper

Spitzer, Hunter, Brooks, Whitney, Quint Lindblad, Adrian and

Andrew Shodi, Marc Carraher, Jessica Harvey, Erin Beckstrom,

Katie Chapman and Emily Wood, 19 Great Grandchildren,

several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her 1st

husband, Gordon Lindblad and 2nd husband, Larry Larson, 2

Brothers – Gordon and George Swanson.

Friends may call at the First Lutheran Church, 109 W. Third Ave.,

Warren, PA. Monday, April 13, 2015 from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00

A.M. followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00 A.M. with Revs.

David Blank, Pastor and Jeffrey Ewing, Associate Pastor,

officiating. Interment will be in Bemus Point Cemetery, Bemus

Point, N.Y. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through

First Lutheran Church, 109 W. Third Ave., 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.

Rose M. Papalia Loomis

Rose M. Papalia Loomis, 92, of Warren, PA died Monday, April 6, 2015 at the Rouse Warren County Home after an extended illness. She was born on August 4, 1922 in Warren, PA and was the daughter of the late Frank and Carmella Risitano Papalia. Rose was a lifelong Warren area resident and was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church. She worked as a riveter for Deluxe during World War II and later worked at Jamesway. Rose was well known for her cooking, especially her spaghetti and meatballs. She enjoyed gardening and loved having flowers around her home.

Rose is survived by her 3 sons – Harold “Jay” Loomis of Pittsburgh, PA., Charles “Chuck” Loomis and wife, Toni and Marty Loomis and wife, Debbie, all of Warren, PA, 5 Grandchildren, Betsy Loomis, Matt (Erin) Loomis, Dan (Chanel) Loomis, Alex Loomis and fiancé, Meredith Weir, and Katelyn (Brian) Johnson, 5 Great Grandchildren, 1 brother, Dr. Anthony Papalia and wife, Ruth, of McFarland, WI, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold J. Loomis, Sr. who died January 27, 2004 and whom she married on May 31, 1946 in Warren, PA., 1 Sister – Nancy M. Dorotics, and 4 Brothers – Ralph J., Carl F., John S., and Joseph L. Papalia.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 4 to 7 P.M., where a vigil service will be conducted at 3:45 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA on Saturday at 11:00 A.M. with Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Rouse Warren County Home Patient Activities Fund, 701 Rouse Avenue, Youngsville, PA 16371. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Teresa A. Sanden

Teresa A. Sanden, 83, of Youngsville, PA died Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at the Rouse Warren Co. Home after an extended illness.

She was born April 15, 1931 in Warren, PA. She was the daughter of William J. and Katherine Mansfield Nuhfer, Sr. Teresa was a resident of Youngsville, PA for the past 28 years and a former resident of Jamestown, N.Y. She was a 1949 graduate of Warren High School. She was employed for 16 years with Key Bank as a bank teller. She had previously been employed with the former New Process Company. She was a member of St. Luke’s R.C. Church and the church altar rosary society and was a former member of St. James R.C. Church, Jamestown, N.Y. She was a member of the Warren Senior Center, served as a Eucharistic Minister for shut-ins in Jamestown. She was an avid reader, a follower of the week day scripture readings and loved to pray the rosary.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, L. Eugene Sanden whom she married September 30, 1950 in Warren, PA. 4 Children – Frederick C. Sanden and wife, Susan of Newark, CA., Christal A. Rogers and husband, Patrick of Almond, N.Y., David E. Sanden and wife, Valerie of Coto De Casa, CA., John E. Sanden and wife, Nadine of Lake Forest, CA., 5 Brothers – William J. Nuhfer, Jr. and wife, Doris, Phillip Nuhfer and wife, Marion, Michael Nuhfer and wife, Beatrice all of Warren, PA., Thomas Nuhfer and wife, Sandra of Tiona, PA., Lawrence Nuhfer of Irvine, PA., 1 Sister – Martha Lafferty and husband, Joseph of Lakewood, CA., 1 Sister-in-law, Jane Nuhfer of Youngsville, PA., 12 Grandchildren, 12 Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Richard Nuhfer and sister, Delores Anthony.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted at 7:45 P.M. Additional visitation will be conducted at St. Luke’s R.C. Church, 420 N. Main Street, Youngsville, PA Monday, April 6th 2015 from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial with Fr. John Neff, Pastor, officiating. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Jamestown, N.Y.

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Warren Cancer Center, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA 16365 or St. Luke’s R.C. Church, 420 N. Main Street, Youngsville, PA 16371 or Rouse Warren County Home Patient Activities Fund, 701 Rouse Avenue, Youngsville, PA. 16371. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Kathleen Ann “Katie” Rooney

Kathleen Ann “Katie” Rooney, 37, of Folsom, PA and formerly of

Warren, PA died in Colwyn, PA on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 after

a long battle with the disease of addiction. She was born March

26, 1977 in Worcester, MA. Katie was a resident of Folsom, PA.

for the past 15 years and was a 1995 graduate of Warren Area

High School and a 1997 graduate of Wilma Boyd School of

Pittsburgh, PA. She had been employed as a flight attendant with

U.S. Airways. Katie was a former member of St. Joseph R.C.

Church. While in high school she was active in softball,

basketball and loved cheerleading. She enjoyed music, dancing

and fashion. She will be remembered for her spunk, contagious

giggle, huge heart and beautiful blue eyes.

She is survived by her mother, Mary Ann O’Neill Zdarko and her

husband, Dan of Warren, PA., her father, Richard Rooney and his

wife, Patti of Hudson, MA., 1 Sister – Christine Rooney of

Pittsburgh, PA., Half-Brother – Justin Rooney of Auburn, MA.,

Half-Sister – Liz Rooney of Worcester, MA., Step Brothers – Rich

Zdarko of Warren, PA., Tobin Zdarko of Broomfield, CO., several

nieces, nephews, cousin, aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents –

Howard and Mary Margaret McGraw O’Neill.

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

East Street, Warren, PA., Sunday, March 29, 2015 from 2 to 4 and

6 to 8 P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted at 7:45 PM

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Monday, March 30,

2015 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 4th & Forever

Foundation, 2655 Millersport Highway #771, Getzville, NY 14068,

NAMI Pennsylvania, 2149 N. 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA. 17110-

1005, Warren Unit of the American Cancer Society, 213 W. 3rd

Avenue, Warren, Pa. 16365 or 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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