Obituaries

Kathryn “Kitty” Gentz

Kathryn “Kitty” Gentz, 92, a resident of Cambridge of Warren,

died there Sunday morning, November 16, 2014 after a brief

illness. She was born September 13, 1922 in Mahanoy City, PA. to

the late John J. and K. Cecelia Klein McAnulty. Kitty was a

Warren area resident since 1972 and formerly of East Brunswick,

N.J. Kitty was a 1940 graduate of West Catholic Girls High

School of Philadelphia, PA. She was employed for 36 years with

the former Bell Telephone Company as an operator and office

clerk, retiring in 1976. She was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C.

Church, Women of the Warren Moose Lodge 109, Warren Senior

Center, Bell Telephone Pioneers and an active volunteer with

Warren General Hospital working in the One Day Surgery Ward.

She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and

great granddaughter. In her illness, she accumulated her

extended family members who took care of her and who touched

her life.

Kitty is survived by her 2 children – Karen Gentz of Warren, PA.,

Dr. Edward J. “Ned” Gentz and his wife, Renee of Albuquerque,

N.M., 4 Grandsons – Joseph and Christopher Covino, E. Seamus

and Graham Gentz, 1 Granddaughter – Kelli Covino, 1 Great

Granddaughter – Alasya Luce, and her special pal, Sooty, her

granddaughter’s Pomeranian dog.

Several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

husband, Edward F. Gentz whom she married August 11, 1945 in

Ardmore, PA., he died May 19, 1999, 1 Sister – Rose M. Coogan, 1

Brother – John “Jack” McAnulty.

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

East Street, Warren, PA on Friday, November 21, 2014 from 6 to 8

P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted at 7:45 P.M.

Further visitation will be held Saturday, November 22, 2014 at

Holy Redeemer R.C. Church gathering space from 10:00 A.M.

until 11:00 A.M. when a Mass of Christian Burial will be

conducted by Fr. James Gutting, Pastor, officiating, assisted by

Deacon Joseph Lucia. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of

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

place memorials may do so through Holy Redeemer Church

Building Fund, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA. 16365, or Hospice

of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA 16365, or the

Memory Center at Cambridge of Warren, 706 Pennsylvania

Avenue West, Warren, PA. 16365.

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Jenny Tassone DeMarco

Jenny Tassone DeMarco, 86, a resident of Tucson, Arizona for 35 years, passed from this life on Friday, November 14, 2014 after an extended illness.

Jenny was born in Brognaturo, Italy to Giovanni “John” A. Tassone and Camilla Rizzo Tassone. She came to America in 1930 and grew up in Morrison, Pennsylvania along the Kinzua Creek. In 1949 she married Dominick A. DeMarco in Warren, Pennsylvania. They moved to Ashtabula, Ohio in 1951. During the 1950’s Jenny worked at the Carlisle-Allen Company (Carlisle’s) selling clothing and participating in style shows. In the summer of 1979 Jenny and her family moved out west to Tucson, Arizona. She was an active member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Tucson and enjoyed volunteer activities for many years. She will be remembered for her kindness and dedication to helping others.

Jenny is survived by her husband Dominick A. DeMarco, daughter Diane M. DeMarco, and son David J. DeMarco all of Tucson, AZ, sister Mary Tassone Bobby of Hermitage, PA, sister-in-law Geraldine “Gerry” Tassone of Warren, PA, sister-in-law Diana Pohlman, (Fl), brother-in-law Frank P. DeMarco, and sister-in-law Collette DeMarco (NJ), nieces, nephews, cousins, and many wonderful friends.

In addition to her parents, Jenny was preceded in death by her sister Teresa Tassone, sister Rose Consolata Tassone Rizzo, brother Joseph Tassone, and brother Nick A. Tassone.

Inurnment will be in St. Joseph R. C. Cemetery in Warren, Pennsylvania. The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA has been entrusted with arrangements. A private memorial gathering will be arranged by the family.

Memorials may be placed in Jenny T. DeMarco’s memory to “Alzheimer’s Association,” www.alz.org (Tucson, AZ) or “Casa de la Luz Foundation”/Casa de la Luz Hospice, www.casahospice.com (Tucson, AZ)

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Joyce Hecei

Joyce M. Hecei, 91, of Warren, PA. and formerly of Sheffield, PA.

died Tuesday afternoon, November 11, 2014 at the John and

Orpha Blair Hospice Home after a brief illness. She was born

August 7, 1923 in Barnes, PA. Joyce was the daughter of Harold

W. and Grace E. Morley Miller. She was a resident of Sheffield,

PA. for over 50 years moving to Warren in 2009. She was a 1940

graduate of Sheffield High School and was employed with the

U.S. Forest Service at the Sheffield Rangers Station for 24 years

retiring August 20, 1993. Joyce was a member of St. Joseph R.C.

Church and a former member of St. Anthony Church, Sheffield

Senior Center and the Warren Community Center. She enjoyed

knitting, crocheting, reading, bowling, golf, playing cards, bingo.

She especially loved and enjoyed her two grandchildren and

great granddaughter.

She is survived by her 4 Children – Thomas Hecei and wife, Kay

of St. Peters, Missouri, Rick Hecei and wife, Patti of Cary, N.C.,

Sandra Hecei of Warren, PA., Timothy Hecei and wife, Donna of

Meadville, PA., 2 Grandchildren – Heather Smith and husband,

Greg of Cary, N.C., John “J.J.” Hecei of Lake St. Louis, Missouri, 1

Great Granddaughter – Lexie Smith of Cary, N.C., several nieces

and nephews. In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in

death by her husband of 66 years, Joseph N. Hecei whom she

married May 17, 1946 at the former St. Clara’s R.C. Church who

died April 1, 2013, 1 Brother – Harold W. Miller, Jr., 1 Sister –

Ruth Lewis, 1 Grandson – Adam Hecei.

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

East Street, Warren, PA. on Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 6

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

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Friday, November

14, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania

Avenue West, Warren, PA. Fr. James Gutting, Pastor of Holy

Redeemer R.C. Church, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph

R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so

through American Diabetes Association, 1701 N. Beauregard

Street, Alexandria, VA. 22311, or Hospice of Warren County, 2

Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365, or a Charity of one’s choice. E-

mail condolences may be sent by visiting

www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

John A. Notoro, Sr.

John A. Notoro, Sr., 92, of Clarendon, PA. died Monday evening, November 3, 2014 at UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA. after a brief illness. He was born March 15, 1922 in Clarendon, Pa. He was the son of the late Frank and Mary Suppa Notoro. John was a lifelong Clarendon resident and a 1940 graduate of Warren High School.

He had served with the U.S. Army during World War II as a Corporal. He was employed as a weld mechanic for 24 years with the former G.T.E. Sylvania retiring in 1973. He was an adjunct with the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #75. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed winter sports, playing guitar, banjo and piano.

He is survived by his 3 children – John A. Notoro, Jr. and wife, Deborah of Clarendon, PA., Deborah Dupont and husband, Kenneth of Temperance, MI., Joseph Notoro of Mt. Jewett, PA., 1 Brother – Sam Notoro, 1 Sister – Katherine “Kate” Check both of Clarendon, PA., 12 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Darlene Thomas Notoro whom he married on June 5, 1943 at Ft. Hood, Killeen, TX., 1 Son – Frank Notoro, 4 Brothers – Joseph, Frank, Ralph and Anthony Notoro, 2 Sisters – Mary Benson, Angeline Costello.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 2 to 5 P.M. A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home Friday, November 7, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. by Fr. James Gutting, Pastor of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, officiating. Full military honors will be conducted by members of the Sheffield/Clarendon V.F.W. funeral detail and the U.S. Army personnel. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Disabled American Veterans Chapter 75 Van Fund, c/o John Hoden, 3010 Mount Hope Road, Titusville, PA 16354, or the Clarendon or Glade Volunteer Fire Departments. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Joseph A. Gabriel

Joseph A. Gabriel, 84, of North Warren, PA, died Sunday morning, November 2, 2014 at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Home after an illness of the past year. He was born March 13, 1930 in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

He was the son of the late Antonio and Concetta Donatelli Gabriele. Joe was a graduate of Niagara Falls High School and attended the University of Buffalo. He was employed with the former National Forge Company as an Electronic Data Processing Manager retiring in 1995 after 28 years employment. He volunteered at St. Joseph Church Elementary School in their computer laboratory. He was a member of St. Antony of Padua R.C. Church, the Warren Knights of Columbus, Warren Elks Lodge. Joe was an avid golfer and former member of the Conewango Valley Country Club. He had served with the U.S. Navy as a Seaman First Class during the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, June R. Teufel Gabriel, whom he married May 25, 1963 at the Infant of Prague R.C. Church in Cheektowaga, N.Y., 4 Children – Dr. Anthony “T.J.” Gabriel, PhD and wife, Terri of Gainesville, GA., Maria Mandis and husband, Michael of Southern Shores, N.C., Melinda “Mindy” Simmons and husband, David of Charleston, W.V., Gina Burke and husband, David of Huntersville, N.C., 1 Brother – Thomas C. Gabriele of Fairport, N.C., 10 Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 Brother – Pat Gabriele. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted at 7:30 P.M. Members of the Warren Elks Lodge will conduct their funeral ritual at 6:00 P.M. Wednesday.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church, Saybrook, PA., Fr. John Neff, Pastor, officiating. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of the Resurrection in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Street, Warren, PA., St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church, P.O. Box 518, Sheffield, PA 16347-0518, Warren Cancer Center, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA 16365 or the St. Joseph School, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA. 16365. Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

May Weber

May Lorraine Walker Bongle Weber, 92, formerly of Follett Run Road, Warren, PA, died Sunday, November 2, 2014 at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Home.

May was born on May 20, 1922 in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin, the daughter of the late Charles and Delia Thenell Walker. She was a 1940 graduate of Sturgeon Bay (Wisconsin) High School. She had lived in the Warren area for the past 60 years where she was a member of the North Warren Fire Hall, North Warren Crafters, and a life member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club. She served for 18 months in the Women’s Army Corps during World War II.

May is survived by her four children, Dolores (Dee Dee) Tucker and her husband, Bill, of Warren, PA; Lorraine (Lorry) Hazelwood and her husband, David, of Hot Springs, AR; John C. Weber, Jr. and his wife, Kathy, of Warren, PA and David E. Weber and his wife, Denise, of Russell, PA, 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Maureen Weber of Sturgeon Bay, WI and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, May was preceded in death by her husband, John Charles Weber, Sr., whom she married on September 22, 1949 and who died on February 28, 2010. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Earl Bongle, 3 sisters and 2 brothers and their spouses, and a brother-in-law, Chaunce Weber.

Friends may call on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA where a memorial service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday with Dr. Mark E. Hecht, Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church, Warren, PA, officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Weiler Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Heifer International, P. O. Box 6021, Albert Lea, MN, 56007-9831. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Helen Bunk

Helen Mary Bunk, 88, of Pittsburgh, PA passed away from this life on Sunday morning, October 26, 2014 at St. John Specialty Care Center, Mars, PA. A resident of Warren, PA until relocating to Pittsburgh with her husband in 1972. Helen was born on January 26, 1926 in Torpedo, PA, daughter of Helen and John Nodzak. She was a 1944 graduate of Youngsville High School. She worked as the gift shop manager North Hills Passavant Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA until she retired in 1991. She was a professional seamstress and member of the North Pittsburgh Quilters Guild.

Helen was a member of St. John Neumann Roman Catholic Church and a former member of Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church, Warren, PA., where she was a religious education teacher for 14 years, a charter member of the Holy Redeemer Church Parish Council and a member of Catholic Daughters of America Warren Court. Helen was an active member of St. John Neumann, as a Eucharistic minister, a member of RCIA and member of many church groups.

Helen is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Stephen Bunk in 1974, whom she married May 10, 1947. She is also preceded in death by sisters Mary, Ann, Mildred, Vera and Josephine; brothers Adam, John, Stephen, Anthony and Joseph and grandson Joseph Corbitt.

Helen is survived by her children Anita Corbitt and her husband Terrence of Omaha, NE, Monica Porter and her husband John of Gibsonia, PA and her son Kenneth Bunk and his wife Joan of Millersville, MD.; grandchildren Matthew Corbitt and his wife Cathy, Sam Corbitt, Anne Porter Golding and her husband Kenneth Golding, James Porter and his wife, Julia; Marseille Bunk and Erica Bunk Ray and her husband Stephen, three great-grandchildren Scarlett and Jackson Ray and Spencer Corbitt. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

The Sacrament of the sick was performed by Father Albin McGinnis. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at St. John Neumann Church, Monday, November 3, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. A committal service will be conducted on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in the Mausoleum of the Ascension at St. Joseph Cemetery, Warren, PA., with Fr. James Gutting, Pastor of Holy Redeemer Church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. John Neumann Church, 2230 Rochester Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 or to Butler VNA Hospice, 154 Hindman Road Butler, PA 16001.

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

Chris McAmbley

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Chris F. McAmbley , 71, of Warren, PA. died Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Golden Living-Kinzua Valley, Warren, PA. after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born October 29, 1942 in Chelsa, Mass. He was the son of the late Joseph Fremont and Gladys Frenz McAmbley. Chris has resided in Warren since 1968 and was formerly of Charleston, S.C. He was a 1960 graduate of Bradford High School and attended St. Bonaventure and Edinboro Universities. He was employed with Prudential Life Insurance Company as a insurance agent from 1975 to 1995.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Warren Eagles Aerie, American Legion Post 135, former Sertoma and Exchange Club member. He had served with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and also served in the Naval Reserves.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Bette Case McAmbley whom he married October 23, 1965 in Bradford, PA.

2 Children – Jennifer M. Rossey and husband, Randy of Warren, PA., Jason F. McAmbley and wife, Anne of Bangor, Maine, 1 Sister – Jean R. McAmbley O’Carroll and husband, Phil of Arroyo Grande, CA., 2 Grandchildren – Amelia Perry and Rachel O’Carroll, 1 Great Grandson – Matthew Perry.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. for a memorial visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. on Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A Memorial Service will be conducted there on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 11:00 A.M., Rev. Jeff Ott, Pastor, officiating.

Full military honors will be conducted by the John Gertsch Memorial Vietnam Post members and members of the U.S. Navy Personnel. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Bradford, PA. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through a Charity of one’s choice or the Warren Eagles Club, 2101 Pennsylvania Avenue East, 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

Elizabeth A. Hoffman

Elizabeth A. Hoffman passed away October 12, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Warren on March 12, 1935, the daughter of John and Regis Eggleston, Youngsville, PA who predeceased her. She graduated from Warren Area High School in June, 1952 and enrolled in WCA School of Nursing. After training in NYC and working for WCA, she moved to Denver where she was employed for seven years at University of Colorado Medical Center. Returning to Warren in 1963 she worked off and on at Warren General Hospital, retiring in 1995 as Nursing Manager of the Emergency Room.

She was the oldest of nine children: Diane Hoh , Austin, TX; Linda Hagberg (John) Sugar Grove John Eggleston (Karen) and James Eggleston (Victoria) of Warren; Thomas Eggleston (Char) of Titusville; Margaret Brunecz (David) of Pittsburgh; Mary Passinger (Robert) of Youngsville; and Sally Eggleston, Tucker, GA.

She was a member of the Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery for many years. She was also a member of the WCA Alumnae Association and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

In addition to her parents and an infant brother, she was predeceased by her first husband, Charles W. Vogt (in 1963) and her second husband, Ralph W. Hoffman (in 2013). She leaves behind her sons, David C. Vogt (Annette) of Cotopaxi, CO. and Sean W. Hoffman (Pam) of Reading, PA and her daughters, Mary Beth Coltharp (Gordon) of Manassas, VA and Jane Pedrick of Annapolis, MD. Also her stepdaughter Linda M. Hoffman (Cindy Coleman) of Ashville, NC.; and stepson, Rodd W. Hoffman, Warren.

She was a wonderful, loving grandmother to her twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Finally, she thanks good friends and neighbors, Barry and Jewel Simon, who were such a big help to her and Ralph over the years.

She loved handiwork of all kinds, especially quilting and knitting Christmas stockings for everyone she knew. She and her family enjoyed many summer vacations at Lake Nippising, Ontario. Her joy in family and friends was abundant. Betty wished to be cremated and a memorial service will be held by Rev. Cindy Coleman, daughter-in-law, in the ballroom at Holiday Inn (210 Ludlow St.) on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. , a luncheon following in the Atrium. A mass will be offered in her honor at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at the New Year’s Vigil (5:30 p.m.) on Dec. 31, 2014. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Warren Cancer Center (2 Crescent Ave. Warren, PA 16365); Hospice of Warren Co. (1 Main Ave. Warren, PA 16365); and the Warren Public Library (205 Market St. Warren, PA 16365). The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with final arrangements. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Betty M. Johnson

Betty M. Johnson, 84, of Warren, PA. died unexpectedly at Warren General Hospital Emergency Room, Thursday, October 9, 2014. She was born in Warren, PA., and was the daughter of the late Martin V. and Violet Anthony Carlson, Sr. Betty was a 1948 graduate of Warren High School and had been employed with Penn DOT in the records keeping department. She had previously worked for the U.S. Navy at Great Lakes, Miss., in the records dept. during the Korean War. She was a member of North Warren Presbyterian Church. Betty enjoyed knitting, crocheting, reading, spending time with friends, family and especially her husband on their back porch swing.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Verner “Vern” Johnson whom she married August 3, 1951 in Warren, PA., 2 Sons – Rick Johnson and wife, Kathleen, Bradley Johnson and wife, Nicole, 1 Brother – William F. Carlson and wife, Janet, 3 Grandchildren – Sarah, Rachele, Christian Johnson all of Warren, PA., several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded by 3 Brothers – Robert D., Martin V. and William F. Carlson.

Private memorial services will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through North Warren Presbyterian Church, 200 South State 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.

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