Obituaries

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.

Lloyd H. Reynolds

Lloyd H. Reynolds, 83, a resident of Russell, Pa. for the past 8 years, passed from this life, Monday, October 6, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born May 14, 1931 in Laurens, South Carolina to John and Alice Price Reynolds.

Lloyd worked for Public Service Electric and Gas in Newark, NJ, for many years. He also had his own consulting business called Lloyd Reynolds Associates Lloyd established, Hendricks House, a halfway house in Vineland, NJ, for chemically dependent men. Hendricks House has since expanded to include three additional recovery houses.

Locally, Lloyd was an active member of St. Joseph Church where he coordinated the lectors. He also helped his wife, Mary by photographing the journey of each RCIA Class. He was a proud member of the Warren Elks Lodge and their Elks Club Band where he enjoyed playing his saxophone at each engagement.

Lloyd enjoyed life to the fullest. He loved telling stories and jokes. At age 79, he bought his first motorcycle. He enjoyed riding it so much he bought a second one two years later. He also loved working in his yard, keeping up with the latest technology, and praying with his wife, Mary at St. Joseph Church.

Lloyd is survived by the love of his life Mary Heldrich Reynolds, whom he has been married to for 33 years. 2 Step Children – Trudi Hoagland of Egg Harbor Twp, N.J., Robert Grossenbacher of FL., 2 Grandchildren – John and Rebecca Hoagland. 3 Siblings – John and Chuck Reynolds and Joyce Palfi all of Vineland, N.J. and his schnauzer, MacHeath. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Pauline Tolbert who raised him.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 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 Thursday, October 9, 2014 at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA. at 10:00 A.M. with Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery.

Memorials may be placed in Lloyd Reynolds memory to, Hendricks House Inc., 542 N.West Blvd., Vineland, NJ 08360. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Susan J. Tarbox

Susan J. Tarbox, 54, of Clarendon, Pa. died Monday, September 29, 2014 at Warren General Hospital after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born June 21, 1958 in Warren, PA. She was the daughter of the late Floyd Jennings and Sandra A. Foreman. Susan was a lifelong Warren area resident and earned her education in Phlebotomy and volunteered with the American Red Cross, Warren General Hospital and area schools. She was employed with Warren City Lines as a School Bus Driver. She was a member of Sheffield United Methodist Church. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, camping, fishing and being outdoors.

She is survived by her 5 children – Brandy Michael of Clarendon, PA., Rodney Baker of Erie, PA., Sierra Adams of Pittsburgh, PA., Ashley Tarbox of Erie, PA., Tina Knepp of Union City, PA., 3 Siblings – Bill Foreman of Warren, PA., Laura Hannold of Erie, PA., Debbie Foreman of Johnsonburg, PA., 11 Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Tarbox whom she married June 20, 1981 and 1 son – Shane Tarbox.

A graveside service will be conducted at Barnes Cemetery, Barnes, PA. on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Dennis Johnson, Pastor, officiating. Those wishing to help defray funeral expenses may send donations to the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East St., Warren, PA. 16365.

Sara Ahlgren

Sara “Sally” Ahlgren, 70, of Alexandria, VA and formerly of Warren, PA, died Tuesday, September 23, 2014 in Alexandria.

Sally was born on July 14, 1944 in Warren, PA the daughter of the late John Andrews and Rose Mihalko Andrews. She was a 1962 graduate of Warren High School. Sally was a longtime resident of Alexandria, VA and formerly employed as an insurance agent at Taylor and Clark (Wells Fargo). She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Alexandria, VA.

Sally is survived by her daughter Elizabeth Hunter and her husband, Eric, of Chesterfield, VA, a granddaughter, Megan Hunter, a sister Joan Phillips, and sister in law Gretchen Andrews, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Sally was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 49 years, Richard Ahlgren, and brother John Andrews.

Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8PM Friday, October 3, 2014 at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. A graveside service will be held at 11:00AM Saturday at St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery, Warren, PA with Fr. James Gutting, Pastor of Holy Redeemer R. C. Church, Warren, PA, officiating. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to place memorials may do so through the American Lung Association at www.lung.org/donate. Email condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

John P. Malone

John Paul “Jack” Malone, 83, of Cambridge Warren, and formerly of McDonald, PA, passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014.

Jack was born in McKeesport, PA on December 30, 1930, the son of the late Edward J. and Margaret Toohey Malone. He is survived by two sisters, Margaret Paul of Warren, PA and Ann Verbanic of Haber Heights, OH. Jack is also survived by five nephews, Douglas Paul, David Paul, John Paul, all of Warren, PA, Mike Verbanic of Ohio, and Mark Verbanic of Indiana, two nieces, Catherine Schenkein of Richmond, VA and MaryAnn Ray of Cabot, Arkansas, 17 great nieces and nephews and many cousins. Besides his parents, Jack was preceded in death by a brother, Edward J. Malone and a sister, Genevieve Little, brothers-in-law Lloyd J. Paul and Scotty Little and a sister-in-law, Irma Malone.

Jack was a 1948 graduate of Union High School in Burgettstown, PA. He was a Staff Sergeant with the 79th Engineering Co. in the U. S. Army and stationed in Japan for 3 years during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion and a lifetime member of the V.F.W. He helped build the first atomic power station in the world at Shippinport, PA on August 26, 1977. He worked there at the Elrama Power Station, now known as Duquesne Light Co., for 32 years. He was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church in Warren, PA and St. Alphonsus R.C. Church in McDonald, PA. Jack was a quiet, gentle man whose first love was for his family and he took great interest and pride in all their accomplishment in life.

Friends may call from 4:00pm – 8:00pm Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at the Nation Funeral Home, Inc., 218-220 East Lincoln Avenue, McDonald, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at St. Alphonsus R. C. Church, 219 W. Lincoln Avenue, McDonald, PA with Fr. Ben Vaghetto officiating. Interment will be in Robinson Run Cemetery, McDonald, PA. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Holy Redeemer R. C. Church Building Fund, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA, 16365 or to the St. Alphonsus R. C. Church Building Fund, 219 W. Lincoln Avenue, McDonald, PA 15057. Local 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

Charles D. Schreckengost

Charles Donald Schreckengost, 67, of Russell, PA died Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Warren General Hospital.

Born on November 3, 1946 in Oak Ridge, PA he was the son of the late Charles David and Bonnie Neese Schreckengost. Charles work at United Refining Company for 27 years and later worked in the maintenance department at the Warren State Hospital. He served with the U. S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. Charles enjoyed hunting, fishing, and was an avid softball player in his younger years.

Charles is survived by his wife, Judith Elaine Lindell Schreckengost. They were married on October 9, 1971 in Tidioute, PA. He is also survived by two children, Jill Malmgren and her husband, Jorgen, of Mint Hill, NC, and Eric C. Schreckengost of Conneaut Lake, PA, one grandson, Kason Schreckengost, one brother, Dave Neese and his wife, Betty, of Corsica, PA, and three nephews, Dave Brosious, Matt Proper and Andy Proper. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two sisters, Vicki Brosious and Robyn Schreckengost.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from Noon – 2:00 P.M. at which time funeral and committal services will be held with Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of Warren General Hospital, officiating. Full military honors will be conducted at the service by members of the John Gertsch Vietnam Memorial Post and U. S. Marine Corps personnel. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Marvin “Marv” Ross

Marvin “Marv” Ross, 73, of Warren, PA. passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at his residence surrounded by his devoted family after a 9 month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born July 11, 1941 in Gowanda, NY, the son of Virgilio Wriano and Cleo Alene Cooper Ross. Marv is survived by his loving wife, Diane Mineweaser Ross, three daughters – Linda Marie Sikora, Lisa Marie Ross both of Buffalo, NY, Wriana Jean Ross of Warren, PA., 1 son – Adam Anthony Ross and wife, Karen of Buffalo, NY, Brother – Douglas Johnson and wife, Dolores of Russell, PA., 5 Grandchildren – Kaylee and Antinina Sikora, Brooke, Brandi, and Adam Ross, Jr., several nieces and nephews. In keeping with the wishes of Marv, there will be no visitation hours or funeral services. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Warren General Hospital Cancer Care Center, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365 or Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Street, Warren, PA. 16365. The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements. Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Mitchell F. Kelly

Mitchell F. Kelly, 27, of Arlington, VA and formerly of Warren, PA died Monday, September 22, 2014 at his residence. He was born May 1, 1987 in Warren, PA. He is the son of Dennis J. Kelly of Warren, PA. and the late Diane L. Raffaele Kelly. Mitchell was a resident of Arlington, VA for the past 5 years and a longtime Warren area resident. He was a 2005 graduate of Warren Area High School and a 2009 graduate of Penn State University Main Campus, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He was currently working to obtain his Master’s Degree. He was employed for the past 3 years with BAE Systems as a Certified Public Accountant. He was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church. While in high school he was a member of the Warren Dragons Swim Team, and at the age of 10, was a Y.M.C.A. State Champion Swimmer. He enjoyed traveling, golfing, being outdoors, playing the piano and all sports. He loved spending time with family and friends, especially his 2 nephews and niece.

He is survived by his father, 4 siblings – Andrew D. Kelly and wife, Sara of Minocqua, WI., Olivia E. Kelly Zawacki and husband, Derek of Warren, PA., Douglas J. Kelly of Pitttsburgh, PA., Vanessa A. Kelly of Warren, PA., 2 Nephews – Brayden Kelly of Minocqua, WI., Aiden Zawacki and 1 Niece – Ashlynn Zawacki both of Warren, PA., his girlfriend – Kristen Decker of Durham, N.C. and formerly of Warren, PA.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents – Frank and Rose Mancuso Raffaele, his paternal grandparents – James A. and Dorothy Marturano Kelly.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. Friday, September 26, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted Friday at 7:45 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Saturday, September 27, 2014 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 the Warren Public Library Association, 205 Market Street, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Betty M. Harrington

Betty M. Harrington, 87, of Warren, PA died Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at her home following an extended illness. She was born on November 12, 1926 in Warren, PA to the late George A. and Ruby Sears Mertens. She had resided in Warren most of her life and was a graduate of Lakewood, Ohio high School. Betty was employed with Cady’s Hallmark Card shop for 15 years retiring in 2004. She enjoyed square dancing and was a member of numerous square dancing clubs in Warren, Salamanca and Jamestown, NY.

Betty is survived by her three children, Mark Harrington and his wife, Susanne, of Warren, PA, Julie Harrington of Irvine, PA and Shawn Harrington and his wife, Debbie, of Scandia, PA, nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one sister, Catherine Wilcox of Russell, PA, and several cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband, David W. Harrington, whom she married on May 7, 1955 at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church in Warren, PA, and who died on July 9, 2011.

Friends may call from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M. on Friday, September 26, 2014 at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday at the funeral home with Reverend Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of Warren General Hospital, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R. C. Cemetery, Warren, PA. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA 16365, or to a charity of one’s choice. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

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