Obituaries

Michael E. Nuhfer, Sr.

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Michael E. Nuhfer, Sr., 69, of Warren, PA., died Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at Warren Manor Nursing Home, after an extended illness. He was born March 20, 1946 in Warren, PA. He was the son of William and Katherine Mansfield Nuhfer, Sr., Mike was a lifelong Warren area resident. He was employed with the former Pittsburgh Des Moines Steel Company as a Blacksmith and also with Chicago Bridge and Iron Company.

He was a member of Warren Salvation Army, an avid bocce player with the Warren Senior Center. He had an exceptional love for his children, family and his dogs. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Beatrice Hyde Nuhfer whom he married April 4, 1992 in Warren, PA., 4 Children – Michael E. Nuhfer, Jr. and wife, Patricia, of Norman, OK., Jennifer Nuhfer Whiteman and Amy Nuhfer DeGolier, both of Bradford, PA., Douglas Nuhfer of Pittsburgh, PA., 4 Brothers – Phillip Nuhfer and wife, Marian, of Warren, PA., Thomas Nuhfer and wife, Sandra, of Tiona, PA., Lawrence Nuhfer of Irvine, PA., William J. Nuhfer, Jr. and wife, Doris, of Warren, PA., 1 Sister – Martha Laufferty of Lakewood, CA., 11 Grandchildren, 1 Great Grandson, several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 Brother – Richard Nuhfer, Sr., 2 Sisters – Theresa Sanden and Delores Anthony. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Sunday, December 27, 2015, from 2 to 4PM. A funeral service will be conducted at the Warren State Hospital Interfaith Chapel at 11:00 AM Monday with Major Thomas Aplan, officiating. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to help defray costs of funeral expenses may send funds to the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Michael N. McElvravy

Michael N. McElravy, 62, of Warren, PA., died peacefully in his

sleep, Monday, December 21, 2015 at his residence. He was born

on November 22, 1953 in Brookville, PA. Michael was a Warren

area resident since 1990 and formerly of Clarion, PA. He was a

graduate of Clarion High School and Clarion University, where

he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. He had been

employed as Chief Financial Officer with PETREX, Inc. working

there for the past 17 years. He was a member of the Warren

Moose Lodge 109 and P.I.C.P.A. He was an avid fisherman and

boater and enjoyed gem mining.

He is survived by his son, Evan R. McElravy of Brno, Czech

Republic, his mother, Shirley Breniman McElravy of Shippenville,

PA., 2 Brothers – Robert McElravy and wife, Kathleen of

Shippenville, PA., Scott McElravy of Austin, TX., 2 Nephews –

Clayton and Milton McElravy, several cousins also survive.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Donald McElravy.

Friends may call Monday, December 28, 2015 from 12:00 Noon

until 1:00 P.M. at the Donald E. Lewi s Funeral Home, Inc., 304

East Street, Warren, PA., followed by a Memorial Service at 1:00

P.M. Private interment will be conducted at the convenience of

the family. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through

Warren Public Library Association, 203 Market Street, Warren,

PA. 16365 or the Clarion Free Library,

644 Main Street, Clarion, PA. 16214

E –mail condolences may be sent by visiting

www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Thomas Eugene Kay

Tim Kay, 86, of Youngsville, Pa., formerly of 203 Walker Ave., Warren, died Dec. 14, 2015 at the Rouse Home in Youngsville.

He was born January 12, 1929 in Warren, Pa. the son of Howard M. and Esther Day Kay. He married Patricia L. Fletcher of Jamestown, NY on July 10, 1954 who preceded him in death on Oct. 14, 2013.

Tim graduated from the Cranbrook School in Bloomfield, Mich. after attending Youngsville High School. He was a graduate of the Wharton School at the Univ. of Pennsylvania in the class of 1951. Subsequently he served in the U. S. Marine Corps for 2 years and attained the rank of Sergeant before returning to Warren County.

Along with his brother Gordon H. Kay, Tim purchased the family business, Youngsville Star Mfg., Co. (furniture manufacturing) and operated the company for most of his working career. After the sale of Youngsville Star he was the plant manager of Union National Furniture Co., Jamestown, NY for several years. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Bank and Trust Company.

Tim and his wife Pat enjoyed travel throughout their lifetime and above all they were consummate golf enthusiasts. Besides being a long–time member of the Conewango Valley Country Club he was also a 25 year member of the Port Royal Golf Club, Southampton, Bermuda. As a partner in Youngsville Skiways, Tim and his family grew up skiing. It was one of his favorite pursuits. In his earlier years he also enjoyed sailing on Chautauqua Lake and competing with his Snipe. Tim liked being outdoors, gardening and planning the perfect family picnic. He cherished his relationship with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and will be greatly missed at family gatherings. During his lifetime he was a member of the Conewango Club, the Chautauqua Lake Yacht Club, Masonic Lodge 547, Kiwanis and St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church.

He is survived by three children: Fletcher T. Kay of Warren, Pa., Elizabeth K. Morando (Adolph) of Lakewood, N.Y. and Christopher T. Kay (Lori) of Watertown, Mass. He had five grandchildren, Catherine M. Powell (Steve), Sara M. Schaefer (James), Caroline M. Allin (Case), Leslie M. Kay and Andrew T. Kay. His great grandchildren are: Elizabeth K. Schaefer, Theodore J. Schaefer, Claire S. Powell and Connor B. Powell.

Besides his wife he was preceded in death by his brother Gordon H. Kay and his sister Barbara K. Schumacher.

A memorial service for Thomas E. and Patricia F. Kay will be held in the Chapel at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Jamestown, NY on Saturday, Dec. 19th at 11:00 AM, with Fr. Luke Fodor, Rector, officiating. Charitable contributions may be made to Hospice of Warren County or the Lakewood Library Memorial fund. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. Email condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Edward J. Reasor

Edward J. Reasor, 76, of Russell, PA, died Friday, December 11, 2015 at Warren Manor, Warren, PA.

Ed was born on September 30, 1939 in Moline, IL. He served with the U. S. Army from 1958 until 1961, the Iowa National Guard Reserve from 1961 until 1962 and the U. S. Air Force Reserve from 1962 until 1965. In January of 1969, Ed was discharged from the U. S. Army as a First Lieutenant with the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Ed graduated from Drake Law School and practiced law most of his life in Alaska and Hawaii. Following an early retirement from his law practice, Ed followed his two favorite loves, writing and making movies, for which he had some success. He was of the Catholic faith.

Ed is survived by his wife, Liliane Reasor, 4 children – Edward A. Reasor of Tampa, FL, Lt. Col. Reid D. Reasor, Retired, and his wife, Heidi, of Austin, TX, Richard Reynolds, and Sterling M. Reasor and his wife, Waka Kitabayashi of Seattle, WA. Ed is also survived by 2 grandchildren, Chase Reasor and Halston Reasor of Colorado Springs, CO.

Funeral services will be private at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. In lieu of flowers or making a charitable contribution, please take a moment to remember Edward.

Helen V. Pusateri

Helen V. Pusateri, 89, of Clarendon, PA, died Sunday, December 13, 2015 at Warren General Hospital.

Born on August 8, 1926 in Sheffield, PA, Helen was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna Laskody Trubic. On October 15, 1946 in Sheffield, PA she married Samuel F. Pusateri, who died on January 19, 1998.

Helen was a graduate of Sheffield High School, Class of 1944. She was formerly employed with the Warren Times Observer for 23 years. She was a member of St. Anthony of Padua R. C. Church in Sheffield and a former member of St. Clara’s R. C. Church. She would assist at daily Mass, was a former CCD teacher and was a member of the Legion of Mary. Helen was a charter life member of the Clarendon V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary where she was treasurer for 50+ years and past president and secretary. She was also a member of the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club and the Sheffield Senior Center.

Helen is survived by 2 children – Darrell Pusateri and his wife, Carol, of Warren, PA, and Darleen Souder of Laurel, MD, 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, Helen was preceded in death by 1 son, Dana Pusateri and his wife, Ellie, and 1 son-in-law, Wayne Souder.

Friends may call from 2-4pm and 6-8pm on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., where a vigil service will be held at 7:45pm. Members of the Clarendon V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary will present their service at 5:45pm Wednesday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday at St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church, Sheffield, PA, with Fr. John R. Neff, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R. C. Cemetery, Warren, PA. Those wishing to place a memorial may do so through St. Anthony of Padua R. C. Church, P. O. Box 518, Sheffield, PA, 16347, or to a charity of one’s choice. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Genevieve A. “Kitty” McKown

Genevieve A. “Kitty” McKown, 82, of Warren, PA., passed from

this life following a brief illness, Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at her

home surrounded by her family. She was born in Warren, PA., to

Bert and Margaret Dase Larson. Kitty was a Warren resident all

of her life, graduated from Warren High School in 1951, married

the love of her life, Brent McKown on April 22, 1955 at Epworth

Methodist Church, Warren. She was a career woman who spent

30 years in the advertising department at what is now the Times

Observer. After her husband, she loved her family best. She

enjoyed life through traveling, attending “festivals” of all kinds,

that sported good food, drink and music; reading her favorite

authors and watching movies. In her younger days, she enjoyed

dancing locally wherever music was played. She loved and

greatly missed her beloved dog, Snoopy. All who knew her

describe her as a “True Lady” who was beautiful inside and out.

Kitty is survived by her two sons and their wives, Daryl and

Karen McKown, Derek McKown and Pamela Tidrick, all of

Warren, PA., her loving grandchildren, her grandson, Justin

McKown and his family Bre Sarver-Neizmik and daughter,

Hailey, her granddaughter, Mandy Meneo and husband, Eric,

Her grandson, Phil Gilbert and his son, Holden, 1 Sister – Nancy

Wilson of Warren, PA., Sister-in-law, Mona Wiles Adams,

Brother-in-law, Jack McKown, both of Tidioute, PA., Sister-in-

law, Margie Larson of Youngsville, PA., several nieces and

nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded from this

life by her husband, Brent McKown who passed February 9, 2001,

her older brother, Nels Larson.

There will be no public visitation hours observed or funeral, there

will be a private celebration of Kitty’s life at the convenience of

the family. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through

Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Street, Warren, PA., 16365,

who helped her immensely in her final weeks or 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.

Marjorie N. Ticconi

Marjorie Ticconi, 92, of Clarendon, PA and formerly of Syracuse, NY, died

Monday, December 7, 2015 at the home of her daughter.

Born on March 24, 1923 in Bailey, NC, she was the daughter of the late

Robie Ransom and Lillian Gertrude Harper Bunn. On September 28, 1945

in South Mills, NC, Marjorie married Peter James Ticconi, who died on

April 18, 2004.

Marjorie loved her family, sitting on the porch with her flowers and her

beloved dogs. She is survived by 6 children – Linda White and her

husband, Robert, of Bedford, NH, Elizabeth Walker and her husband, John,

of Syracuse, NY, Amy Bevevino of Warren, PA, Jane Miller and her

husband, Glenn, of LaGrange, OH, Peter James Ticconi and his wife, Janet,

of Smyrna, GA, and James Robert Ticconi of Clarendon, PA, and 9

grandchildren.

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

Street, Warren, PA, on Friday, December 11, 2015 from 10:00A.M. until

11:00A.M. at which time a funeral service will be held with Reverend

Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of Warren General Hospital, officiating. Interment

will be in Oakland Cemetery. Those wishing to place a memorial may do

so through Hospice of Central New York, 990 7th North Street, Liverpool,

NY 13088. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Richard C. Sowa

Richard “Dick” Sowa, 83, of Warren, PA., loving husband, father

and grandfather died peacefully with his wife at his side,

Thursday, December 3, 2015 at Cambridge Warren. He was born

August 23, 1932 in Torpedo, PA. He was a 1950 graduate of

Youngsville High School and had served with the U.S. Army

from October 21, 1953 until October 20, 1955. He earned his

Bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Rochester

while working for 30 years with Eastman Kodak as a

manager/supervisor. He retired from Sherwin-Williams after 4

years employment in 1990.

Dick had resided in Rochester, N.Y. for 14 years and in Loveland,

Colorado for 23 years.

He enjoyed hiking and was an avid fisherman. He adored and

loved his wife, children and grandchildren. He was a man of

very strong faith and conviction.

He is survived by his loving wife of 12 years, Mary Yarzabek

Sowa whom he married May 24, 2003 at St. Joseph R.C. Church,

Warren, PA., 5 Children – Kathy Birdsall and husband, Mark of

Topeka, Kansas, Rick Sowa of Midvale, Utah, William Sowa and

wife, Cindy of Simsbury, Connecticut, Ellen Smith and husband,

Eric of West Jordan, Utah, Adam Sowa and wife, Amy of

Springfield, VA., 1 Brother – Donald Sowa of Youngsville, PA., 25

Grandchildren, several Great Grandchildren, nieces and nephews

also survive.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents, John and Suzanne

Paylo Sowa, 1st wife, Cordelia Dunkle Sowa, 1 Brother – Joseph

Sowa.

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

East Street, Warren, PA., on Sunday, December 6, 2015 from 6 to 8

P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted at 5:45 P.M.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Monday, December

7, 2015 at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West,

Warren, PA., at 10:00 A.M., with Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor,

officiating. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of the

Ascension in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place

memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main

Avenue, Warren, PA., 16365 or the Greater Pennsylvania Chapter

Alzheimer’s Association, 2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100,

Harrisburg, PA., 17110-9378.

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Goldie Elizabeth Gelotte Hecei

Goldie Elizabeth Gelotte Hecei, 91, of Warren, PA., and a resident of the Rouse Warren County Home, died at her residence, Monday, November 30, 2015 after a brief illness. She was born July 28, 1924 in Barnesboro, PA. She was the daughter of Anthony and Lucia Onorato Gelotte. Goldie was a longtime Warren area resident and a 1943 graduate of Warren High School.

She was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church and the church Altar Society. She was an avid cook and loved to crochet. She is a women remembered for her great sense of humor.

Goldie is survived by her three sons – Nicholas A. Hecei, Jr. and his wife, Josie of Rocky River, OH., Ronald M. Hecei and wife, Sharon, Michael A. Hecei and wife, Debbie all of Warren, PA., 1 Sister – Viola Ferraro of Jamestown, N.Y., 7 Grandchildren, 18 Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Nicholas A. Hecei, Sr., whom she married June 21, 1947 in Warren, PA., who died September 16, 1995, 4 Brothers – Frank, Ralph, Samuel and Mark Gelotte, infant sister – Martha Gelotte, 3 Sisters – Mary J. Cerra, Hilda Hill and Clara B. Wooster.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Thursday, December 3, 2015 from 5 to 8 P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted at 7:45 P.M.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Friday, December 4, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA., with Fr. James Gutting, Pastor, officiating, assisted by Deacon Joseph Lucia. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of the Resurrection in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Holy Redeemer Church Building Center Fund 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

Dennis Dickey

Dennis Dickey, 63, of Opelika, AL., and formerly of Warren, PA., died Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at Ohio Valley Hospital in McKees Rocks, PA. He was born October 24, 1952 at Warren, PA.

Dennis was a 1970 graduate of Warren Area High School and had been employed with Rexnord, Inc. retiring from there after 42 years employment. He was an avid hunter, enjoyed photography, gardening, woodworking and birdwatching.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Pamela Jeanne Bearfield Dickey whom she married August 13, 1983 at Salem United Methodist Church, Warren, PA., his mother, Ruth Adele Pasco Dickey of Warren, PA., 4 Children – Katey Dickey and Fiance, Tony of Bethlehem, PA., David Bednez and wife, Jennifer of Reading, PA., Toby Bednez and his wife, Valerie of Plum, PA., Jamey Bednez and wife, Lauren of McDonald, PA. 1 Brother – John Dickey of Warren, PA. 5 Grandchildren – Alexis, Madison, Trenton, Reagan, Preston Bednez.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Dickey, a son – Shaun Dickey, 1 Brother – Martin Dickey, 1 Sister – Deborah Dickey Proctor-Haskins.

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

A funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Covenant United Methodist Church at 11:00 A.M., with Rev. Erica Wellner, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park.

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through a Charity of one’s choice. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

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