Obituaries

William E. “Yogi” Hyatt

William E. “Yogi” Hyatt, 56, of Warren, PA., died Wednesday morning, January 6, 2016 at Warren General Hospital, Warren, PA., after a brief battle with cancer. He was born April 4, 1959 in Warren, PA. He was the son of the late Emerson S. and Anne Louise Krantz Hyatt. Bill was a lifelong Warren area resident and a 1977 graduate of Warren Area High School. He was employed with En Tech Plastics as operations manager and was previously employed for several years at Loranger’s Manufacturing Corporation as a supervisor. He was a member of Struthers Hose, Warren American Legion Post 135, Moose Lodge 109 and Eagles Aerie. He was an avid golfer. He was deeply loved for his positivity, profound sense of humor, and love of life. Bill truly valued and cherished his many friendships.

He is survived by his wife and family who were all by his side the day before he died, Bridgett Barrett Hyatt whom he married September 13, 2014 in Warren, PA., 3 Stepchildren – Michelle Webster of Negaunee, MI., Amanda Klasic and Katelinn Kuzminski both of Warren, PA., 5 Siblings – Patricia Messick (Wayne) of New York City, NY., James Hyatt (Linda) of Suffolk, VA., Mary Belleau (Glenn) of Warren, PA., Thomas Hyatt of Potomac, MD., twin sister – Margaret (Peg) Cunnie (Edward) of Narragansett, RI., 7 Step Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Sunday, January 10, 2016 from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Monday, January 11, 2016 at 9:00 A.M. at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA., with Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Warren Cancer Center, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA., 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

James W. Wagner

James W. Wagner, 76, of Cherry Grove Rd., Clarendon, PA. died peacefully at his residence surrounded by his family, Tuesday, December 29, 2015. He was born March 21, 1939 in Harborcreek, PA. James was the son of John Edwin and Irene Emma Pratt Wagner. He was a former Albion, PA., resident. Jim was a graduate of Harborcreek High School and University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. He was owner and operator of Albion and Sheffield, PA., Pharmacies and retired in 2003 from Warren State Hospital after 15 years employment. He had also worked with Thrift Pharmacy and ran Stephen Professional Pharmacy of Meadville, PA., and McAndrews Drug Store in Titusville, PA.

He had served as President of the Cherry Grove Fire Department, was a member and past President of Sheffield Rod & Gun Club,, Foster Parent and Foreign Exchange Student Parent, Past President of the Sheffield Medical Board, St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church where he served as Past President of the church council and charter member of the Sheffield Knights of Columbus Council. He was currently a Cherry Grove Twp. Supervisor. He had served as President of NEHCA – North East Highland Cattle Association. Jim was an avid hunter and fisherman. He is remembered as a man with a dazzling sense of humor, who was generous with his time and talents. He truly had a Servants Heart and gave his all to the benefit of others.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary Louise Washabaugh Wagner whom he married September 3, 1962 in Harborcreek, PA., Children – James W. Wagner, II and wife, Kathryn of Cherry Grove, PA., Dr. Jean M. Lindsey of Bourbonnais, ILL., Jennifer S. Giannelli and husband, Dan of Erie, PA., John P. Wagner of Cherry Grove, PA, Judith F. Fischer and husband, Eric of Kasilof, Alaska,

Foster Sons – Scott Hoyt and wife, Darlene of Kane, PA., Rafael Figeroa Godoy and wife, Victoria of Guatemala Central America,

1 Brother – John T. Wagner and wife, Carol of Sebring, FL., 1 Sister – Mary Lou Scott and husband, Raymond of Erie, PA., 9 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at St. Anthony’s R.C. Church, 7222 Route 6, Sheffield, PA., from 10 to 11:00 A.M. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial with Fr. John Neff, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Cherry Grove Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church, 7222 Route 6, Sheffield, PA. 16347 or Cherry Grove Volunteer Fire Department, R.D.#1, Box 1082, Clarendon, PA. 16313 or Cleveland Clinic designated to Brain Cancer Treatment and Research, P.O. Box 931517, Cleveland, OH 44193-1655. 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.

Barbara R. Confer

Barbara R. Confer, 81, of Warren, PA, died peacefully surrounded by her family and friends on Monday, December 28, 2015 at Warren General Hospital.

Barb was born on July 5, 1934 in Knox, PA, the daughter of the late Luther and Mabel Johns Read. On November 12, 1954 in Warren, PA, she married Richard L. Confer, who survives.

Barb was a graduate of Kane High School. She was employed for 25 years with the Blair Corporation as an order handler. She was a member of the Pleasant Community Church where she was Sunday School treasurer and a member of the Faith Circle. Barb was an avid reader, especially of the Bible. She loved her grandkids and, at the age of 80, discovered the Internet, which she enjoyed. Barb was also an avid Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers fan!!

In addition to her husband, Barb is survived by her three children, Debbie Groves and her husband, Dennis, of Clarendon, PA, Jeff Confer and his wife, Carolyn, of Pittsfield, PA, and Lori Brown of Austin, TX. Barb is also survived by four grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, 2 step great grandsons, 2 step great-great grandsons, one brother, Jake Read and his wife, Jane, of Kane, PA, and many nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, Barb was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA, on Thursday, December 31, 2015 from 12Noon until 2:00P.M., at which time funeral and committal services will be held with the Rev. Brian Haight, officiating. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park. Those with to place a memorial may do so through the Warren Cancer Center, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA, 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Andrew J. Elinski

Andrew J. Elinski, 97, a resident of the Rouse Suites, Youngsville, PA., died at his residence, Wednesday evening, December 23, 2015. He was born February 26, 1918 in Ridgway, PA. He was the son of John and Catherine Kochan Elinski. 

He was a 1936 graduate of Wilcox High School. He joined the U.S. Army, right after graduation and was discharged April 5, 1939. In the summer of 1939, he met Sue Steffan of Sheffield, Pa and they became good friends. On May 4, 1940, Sue and Andy were married at St. Michael’s Byzantine Church. On January 2, 1940, he started his employment with National Forge and Ordinance Co. later known as National Forge Company. While employed at the National Forge Company he was “ invited back”into the U.S. Army Air Force on December 4, 1943, where he qualified for pilot, navigator and bombardier. Right after the Battle of the Bulge, 25,000 Air Cadets were shipped over in various branches of the service but because he could type, he was shipped to Westover Field, Massachusetts where he worked in the payroll department.

He was discharged from the Army Air Force on April 12, 1946, and went back to work at National Forge Company. He started his working career as a helper in the machine shop, operated lathes, planers, drill presses, etc. While working, Andy attended several seminars and correspondence courses in mathematics, engineering and manufacturing practices and operations. He had served as foreman, general foreman, process engineering manager, production manager, director of production and manufacturing. In 1974, he became Vice President and Director of Manufacturing and assistant general manager of the Erie Plant, retiring in 1979. 

Andy was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church and American Society of Tool and Manufacturing Engineers.

He was an avid sportsman, liked to golf, fish, hunt and hike in the woods. His family was always number one in his life, but the love of the outdoors was number two.

He is survived by his two daughters – Suzanne Candreia and husband, Gary of Warren, PA., and Donna M. Smith and husband, James of Lake Worth, FL., 6 Grandchildren – Michael Cronmiller and wife, Stacy of Russell, PA., Mark Cronmiller of White Lake, MI, Lisa Smith of Pittsburgh, PA., James Smith and wife, Tara of Calabasas, CA., Ty Candreia of Glenwood Springs, CO., Jenna Clinchard and husband, Jeff of Erie, CO., 9 Great Grandchildren – Sydney Cronmiller, Tyler and Alexa Diven, Matthew and Josh Cronmiller, Taylor and Tanner Smith, Madison and Jude Clinchard, many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Sue P. Steffan Elinski , who died November 25, 2008, 5 Sisters – Rose Holec, Nellie Schaffer, Josephine Mattis, Marie Holec, Katherine Palmquist 4 Brothers – Joseph, Michael, John and James Elinski.

Family and friends will be received at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA, on Monday, December 28, 2015 from 12:30pm until 1:30pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1:30pm with Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park where full military honors will be conducted by the Sheffield/Clarendon V.F.W. and the U.S. Army funeral detail.

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 The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Alice Nasman

Alice Nasman, 92, a resident of Cambridge Warren, Warren, PA. died surrounded by her family, Thursday, December 24, 2015 after an extended illness. She was born September 13, 1923 in Irwin, Allegheny County, PA. Alice was a Russell, PA., moving there at age 5 until 1955, moving to Warren, PA. She was a 1941 graduate of Russell High School, while in school she earned a trophy reading she was a member of the school basketball team Women’s Upper Allegheny Championship League 1941-1942.

She played trumpet in the school high school marching band in numerous parades and athletic events. Alice was one of the first employees of the late Al Loranger, working for 35 years at Loranger Manufacturing as a press operator. 

 She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Warren Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary where she worked with veterans from the Warren State Hospital. She also was an active volunteer with the Russell Volunteer Fire Department and Warren General Hospital in the one day surgery unit. 

She along with her husband, were members of the Cooties and Cootiettes. Alice enjoyed mowing her lawn, shoveling her sidewalk and continued using a step ladder up until the age of 90. She enjoyed playing lawn darts and occasionally golfing. Alice and her husband, enjoyed attending World War II reunions.

She is survived by her 3 Children, Nancy A. Nichols, Wayne Nasman and wife, Pam, Richard “Rick” Nasman and wife, Dianne all of Warren, PA., 10 Grandchildren, 16 Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles S. and Mary Alice Lane Roberts, her husband of 59 years, Axel Nasman whom she married September 25, 1942 in Scandia, PA., who died February 16, 2002, Son-in-law, Charles Nichols, Daughter-in-law, Catherine Harding Nasman, 1 Grandson – Stephen Axel Nasman, 4 Sisters – Constance Roberts Jesperson Fehlman, Virginia Roberts Szalai, Minnie Roberts Johnson, Elizabeth Lane Benson, 3 Brothers – William Lane, Charles Roberts and Vernon Roberts.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 from 11:00 A.M. until 12:00 Noon A funeral and committal service will follow directly after visitation hours with Rev. Lawrence Scofield, Interim Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Street, Warren, PA. 16365 or Paws Along the River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

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

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