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Miscellaneous Crawford County, Pennsylvania Obituaries


Stanley Dronko
Stanley Dronko, 82, of 16785 E. Shaw Road, Meadville, died Saturday, April 14, 2001, at his residence. Born in Donora, May 7, 1918, he was a son of Andrew and Sophia Gugala Dronko. He married Mary Pawelek Nov. 27, 1941. He was a dairy farmer most of his life. He then worked for the former J & J Portion Control Meats before retiring from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in 1985. He was a member of St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church. He was a hard working man devoted to his wife, his family and his farm. Survivors include his wife, Mary Dronko; two daughters, Genevieve Clark and her husband, Dennis, of Saegertown, and Frances Maziarz and her husband, Tim, of Meadville; a son, Leonard Dronko and his wife, Beverly, of Millington, Mich.; four grandchildren, Mike Dronko, Danielle Dronko, Melissa Maziarz and Allison Maziarz; two step-grandchildren, Joel Clark and Denise Arbuckle; and a sister, Sophie Warzybok of Warren, Mich. He was preceded in death by a son, Raymond Dronko; and six brothers. Calling hours are today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Roofner-Collins Funeral Home, 544 Chestnut St., Meadville, where a prayer service will be at 8:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church with Monsignor Richard E. Butryn of the church as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Brigid Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church, 383 Arch St., Meadville, Pa., 16335.

Nickolas Varee
ASHTABULA, Ohio - Nickolas Varee, 72, of 6230 Runkle Ave., Ashtabula, Ohio, died Saturday, April 14, 2001, at his home following an extended illness. Born in Spring Township, Crawford County, Nov. 21, 1928, he was a son of Constantine and Elizabeth Schaeffer Varee. He was retired from Millennium Inorganic Chemicals Plant No. 1 of Ashtabula. He previously had worked at Reactive Metals of Ashtabula for 10 years. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Ashtabula. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in the Korean War. He was very proud of his grandchildren and loved spending time with them. He also loved traveling, hunting and writing poems. He was a carpenter building many homes, garages and barns in the area. Survivors include a son, Dennis Varee and his wife, JoAnn, of Ashtabula; four daughters, Marilyn Westropp and her husband, Michael, of St. Petersburg, Fla., Lori McLaughlin and her husband, Dick, of Conneaut, Ohio, Madonna Glenn and her husband, Kevin, of Fredericksburg, Va., and Connie Robbins and her husband, Michael, of Ocala, Fla.; six grandchildren, Nicole, Mary, Stacy, Megan, Nyssa and Nicholas; five sisters, Elizabeth (Betty) Lehman and Barbara Varee both of Conneautville; Marjorie Slubowski of Erie, Katherine Martin of Richmond, Mich. and Maggie Steigerwald of Springboro; three brothers, Constantine Varee of Madison Heights, Mich., John Varee of Springboro and Joe Varee of Conneautville; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Varee; and two sisters, Frances Fenn and Anna Varee. Calling hours are Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at White-Cool Funeral Home, 1405 Main St., Conneautville. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church of Conneautville with the Rev. Robert Fedor of the church as celebrant. Burial will be in Spring Cemetery, Springboro. The family suggests memorials be made to Hospice of Ashtabula County, 2420 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, Ohio, 44004.

Betty Ann Prusia
CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS - Betty Ann Prusia, 59, of 411 McClellan St., Cambridge Springs, died Friday, April 13, 2001, after a lengthy struggle with cancer. She was born in Meadville, April 10, 1942, a daughter of William and Elsie Smith Vivian. She married Raynold L. Prusia Sept. 10, 1960. Since 1979, she had worked for Gibson Greeting Card Co. as a senior merchandiser for the company for various stores in the area. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Cambridge Springs. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, hiking and spending time with her family. Survivors include her husband, Raynold L. Prusia; three daughters, Lynnette A. Tripoli and her husband, Alan, of Centerville, Brenda S. Van Matre and her husband, H. William III of Cambridge Springs, and Diana R. Perkins and her husband, Tom, of Centerville; three sons, Raynold L. Prusia of Cincinnati, Ohio; William P. Prusia of Cambridge Springs, and Robert A. Prusia of Cambridge Springs; 14 grandchildren; a sister, Helen Guelich and her husband, Ward, of Saegertown; a brother, Charles Vivian and his wife, Barb, of Harmonsburg; and many nieces and nephews. Calling hours are Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Van Matre Family Funeral Home, 335 Venango Ave., Cambridge Springs. A funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Cambridge Springs. Burial will be in Cambridge Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to the Regional Cancer Center of Erie and the United Methodist Church of Cambridge Springs Memorial Fund.

Rose Ann Trefiletti
BLAINE, Minn. - Rose Ann Trefiletti, 83, of 1005 Paul Parkway, Blaine, Minn., died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at Alterra Health Care Center, Blaine. She was born in Wauchula, Fla., June 9, 1917, a daughter of Samuel and Mary Troila Johns. She married Samuel Trefiletti. She had been employed as a medical secretary. Survivors include a daughter, Jan Sofka of Blaine; a grandson; two sisters, Peg Hemler and Frances Santenello, both of Meadville; two brothers, Arthur Johns of Hastings, Neb., and Charles Johns of Marion, Ohio. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Jane Damico and Joan Wendaur. There were no calling hours. A private funeral service was Saturday at Roofner-Collins Funeral Home, 544 Chestnut St., Meadville, with the Rev. Gregory P. Passauer of St. Agatha's Roman Catholic Church officiating. Entombment was in St. Brigid Mausoleum.

Lauren B. McCracken Callen
KANE - Lauren B. McCracken Callen, 41, of 306 Janeway St., Kane, and formerly of Meadville, died Thursday, April 12, 2001, at Kane Community Hospital. She was born in Meadville Aug. 15, 1959, a daughter of George and Bette Cremi McCracken. She married Doug Callen Sept. 19, 1981. A 1977 graduate of Meadville Area Senior High School, she worked in sales at the Sugar Plum Shoppe with her mother for more than 25 years, then at Tall Oaks Gift Shop in Sheffield. She also worked as a volunteer at Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center. Survivors, in addition to her husband of 19 years, include her mother of Meadville; a brother-in-law, John Bell; several cousins; and her dear friends, Margaret and Joseph Pasquino. She was preceded in death by her father; a sister, Nancy McCracken Bell; and a brother, David McCracken. Calling hours will be Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Roofner-Collins Funeral Home Inc., 544 Chestnut St., Meadville. The funeral will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Gregory P. Passauer of St. Agatha Roman Catholic Church officiating. The family suggests memorials be made to Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center, 21601 Stull Road, Saegertown, Pa. 16433; or Diabetes Center of Crawford County, 505 Poplar St., Meadville, Pa. 16335.

Billie E. Meinhardt
GROVE CITY - Billie E. Meinhardt, 79, of Grove Manor, Grove City, formerly of St. Louis, Mo., died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2001, at Grove City Hospital after a monthlong illness. She was born in St. Louis Oct. 15, 1922, a daughter of Charles and Susan Clifton Hyfield. She was previously married to Eddie Meinhardt, who died in 1994. She spent summers in Crawford County for many years, then moved to Grove City in May. She lived at Lakeview Manor in Stoneboro before moving to Grove Manor. A homemaker, she enjoyed crocheting and her family. Survivors include a niece, Karen K. Kelley Buchanan of Carlton, who helped to take care of her; a great-niece; and several great-nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy M. Hyfield Kelley, and a niece, Pauline Kelley Johnston, both of whom lived in Cochranton. There were no calling hours. The graveside committal service was at Valhalls Cemetery, St. Louis. Arrangements were under the direction of Kutis Funeral Home, St. Louis.

Margaret E. (Peg) Garnett
SAEGERTOWN - Margaret E. (Peg) Garnett, 93, formerly of Erie Street, Centerville, died Friday, April 13, 2001, at Crawford County Care Center, Saegertown, following an extended illness. Born at Coraopolis July 12, 1907, she was a daughter of Emery J. and Margaret Cornish Edwards. She married Herbert C. Garnett June 2, 1928 in Little Valley, N.Y. He preceded her in death Aug. 14, 1976. She attended the Titusville schools, and was employed by the local telephone company in Titusville for many years as a switchboard operator. She and her husband also operated their business, Schoolhouse Furniture in Centerville, for many years. She was a member of Centerville Baptist Church. A Republican committeewoman for more than 50 years, she was a volunteer for the American Red Cross and the United Way. She was a member of the Acacia Chapter 30 Order of the Eastern Star, Centerville Women's Club and the auxiliary of Centerville Volunteer Fire Department. She and her husband began the Strawberry Festival in Centerville many years ago, which is still an annual event. Survivors include a son, Donald H. Garnett and his wife, Sandra, of Meadville; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Edwards, and a sister, Irene Edwards. Calling hours will be Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home, 303 N. Washington St., Titusville. Members of Acacia Chapter 30 Order of the Eastern Star will conduct a memorial service at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Timothy Cope, pastor of Centerville Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Titusville. The family suggests memorials be made to Centerville Volunteer Fire Department, Centerville, Pa. 16404; or Centerville Baptist Church, Centerville, Pa. 16404.

Frank C. Blystone
EDINBORO - Frank C. Blystone, 81, of 25581 Fry Road, Edinboro, died Wednesday April 11, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare, Cambridge Springs, following an extended illness. Born at home in Cussewago Township April 27, 1919, he was a son of Claude and Laura Scheidemantel Blystone. He married Mary Rogers Feb. 20, 1947. He operated the family dairy farm his entire adult life until his retirement in 1977. He also owned and operated school buses, providing service to Cussewago Township from 1953 to 1964. He then worked for Hutchinson Builders and for Hobbs Lumber from 1967 to 1972. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Drakes Mill, since 1964, where he served as councilman for six years and was the current financial secretary since 1964. A former director of the Edinboro Community Fair, he was also a member of the Dairymen's League Association. Survivors, in addition to his wife of 54 years, include three daughters, Mary Lou Lazor and her husband, Daniel, of Warren, Ohio, Cheryl Harney of Cambridge Springs, and Diane Lechefsky and her husband, James, of Edinboro; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Calling hours are today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Van Matre Family Funeral Home, 335 Venango Ave., Cambridge Springs. The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Elsa Clark of St. Paul's Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in Venango Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to Cambridge Area Volunteer Ambulance Service, Cambridge Springs, Pa. 16403; or St. Paul's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 25812 Mt. Pleasant Road, Cambridge Springs.

Phyllis E. Kunz
TITUSVILLE - Phyllis E. Kunz, 73, of 16909 State Highway 89, Titusville, died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at Titusville Area Hospital following her illness with sideroblastic anemia. Born in Spartansburg July 12, 1927, she was a daughter of Ralph and Hazel Johnson Martin. She married Paul E. Kunz June 11, 1949 at Bethel United Methodist Church. A 1946 graduate of Spartansburg High School, she attended Edinboro State Normal School. She had been employed as a school teacher at the Excelsior and Springcreek schools. She also operated the Dolly Run Farm with her husband and was an avid promoter of real dairy products. She later worked at Grandview Healthcare (Beverly Healthcare) as an aide and also in the laundry. She was also an Avon representative for more than 30 years. A member of Bethel United Methodist Church, she was active in many of the church's groups. She was a former member of the Gresham Grange and a former 4-H leader. She enjoyed sewing, spending time with her family and friends, and was active in several farm associations. Survivors, in addition to her husband of 51 years of Centerville, include five children, Hazel E. DeMarco and her husband, Robert Jr., of Warminster, and Joyce E. Smith, John E. Kunz and his wife, Cynthia, Paula E. Kunz, and Nancy E. Kunick and her husband, Calvin, all of Centerville; 11 grandchildren, Chrystie DeMarco, Jaymie Smith Stine, Lowell Smith, Carrie Smith, Brenda Smith, Emilie Smith, Kellie Kunz, Chad Kunz, Jessica Kunz Bryan, Cale Kunick and Case Kunick; three great-grandchildren; three half brothers, Clarence Martin and his wife, Marjorie, of Hamlet, N.C., Donald Martin and his wife, Thresa, and Dana Martin and his wife, Maxine, all of Spartansburg; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her stepmother, Rennie Martin; and an infant sister, Beryl Martin. Calling hours are today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home, 303 N. Washington St., Titusville. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Gregory Cox of Bethel United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, 15068 State Highway 89, Titusville, Pa. 16354; or Titusville READ Program, c/o Benson Memorial Library, 213 N. Franklin St., Titusville, Pa. 16354.

Charles A. Leighty
HARMONSBURG - Charles A. Leighty, 88, of Cemetery Road, Harmonsburg, died Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center following a period of declining health. Born in Vernon Township March 30, 1913, he was a son of John L. and Caroline Smock Leighty. He married Esther E. Flaugh June 8, 1940. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II serving in Europe and seeing action in the Battle of the Bulge. He retired in 1978 from Sunbeam after 16 years of service and previously worked at American Viscose Corp. for 19 years. He was a member of Harmonsburg United Presbyterian Church, Masonic Lodge 498, Linesville American Legion Post 462, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7842, Dicksonburg Grange, a 60-year member of Vernon Grange and a charter member of Summit Township Volunteer Fire Department. He was also a Pamona State and National Grange member and a member of the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, dancing and doing things for other people. Survivors, in addition to his wife of 50 years, include a son, Charles A. Leighty and his wife, Connie, of Clinton; a daughter, Linda Mae Warren and her husband, Michael, of Erial, N.J.; four grandchildren, Charles A. Leighty III, Jenea Leighty, Jessica Warren and Erin Warren; a sister, Dorothy L. Heasley of Meadville; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Henry and John Leighty; and three sisters, Marie Hogue, Sadie Onspaugh and Reba Comstock. Calling hours are today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Harold W. Coleman Jr. Funeral Home, 6028 U.S. Highway 6, Linesville. Members of Linesville Lodge 498, Free and Accepted Masons, will assemble at the funeral home Friday at 7 p.m. for the purpose of conducting a Masonic service, by order of the Worshipful Master. The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Ann Pettit officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to Summit Township Volunteer Fire Department, Box 51, Harmonsburg, Pa. 16422; or Harmonsburg Presbyterian Church, Box 124, Harmonsburg, Pa. 16422.

Ann K. Liedl
Ann K. Liedl, 86, formerly of West Long Ave., DuBois, died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community. Born in Clarion Feb. 13, 1915, she was a daughter of Alphonsus and Esther Hughey Flick. She married Bernard Liedl and he preceded her in death Oct. 20, 1956. She worked in DuBois at Riverside Market in the bakery department for many years. She was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church in DuBois and its altar and rosary society. She was also a member of Christ the King Manor Ladies Auxiliary. Survivors include a son, Bernard Liedl of Norfolk, Va.; a daughter, Barbara Smith of Townville; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; numerous stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Bohensky of Seneca Falls, N.Y., and Genevieve Miller of Erie; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a grandson; a brother, Jack Flick; and three sisters, Charlene Schleicher, Helen Golis and Margaret Miller. Calling hours will be Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Goble-Baronick Funeral Home Inc., 211 S. Main St., DuBois. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church, 116 S. State St., DuBois, with Monsignor Richard Siefer as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Catherine Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Robert K. Bayer
Robert K. Bayer, 64, of Coleman Road, Meadville, died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at Lake County West, Willoughby, Ohio. He was born in Meadville Nov. 24, 1936, a son of Carl A. and Flossie Norris Bayer. He married Betty Mae Chest May 3, 1958. He was employed with Advanced Cast Products (Meadville Malleable Iron) for 34 years. He was a member of St. Agatha Roman Catholic Church. An avid hunter and fisherman, he also enjoyed gardening. Survivors, in addition to his wife of 42 years, include a son, Robert Michael Bayer of Meadville; two daughters, Deborah Susan Eger and her husband, Raymond, and Dianna Marie Paris and her husband, Bryan, all of Meadville; three grandchildren, Anthony B. Paris, Natasha E. Eger and Robert M. Bayer Jr.; and five brothers, Ed Bayer and Minor Bayer and his wife, Barb, all of Blooming Valley; George Bayer and his wife, Betty, of Meadville, Frank Bayer of Mentor, Ohio, and Joseph Bayer of Meadville. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen Bayer and Ruth Evelyn Steele; and a brother, Kenneth Bayer. Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home Inc., 614 Baldwin St., Meadville. The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Gregory Passauer of St. Agatha Church officiating. Burial will be in St. Brigid Cemetery.

Robert Britton Long Sr.
LINESVILLE - Robert Britton Long Sr., 55, of 333 Homestead Ave., Linesville, died Monday, April 2, 2001, at Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Oakland Division), Pittsburgh, of lung carcinoma. Born in Brookville April 26, 1945, he was a son of Robert E. and Mary R. Cramer Long. He married Deborah Ann Ward June 21, 1980. A specialist 4 in artillery repair in the U.S. Army, he attended North East School and was a factory worker until becoming a self-employed roofer in 1990. He was a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Pymatuning Sportsman's Club. Survivors, in addition to his wife of 20 years, include his mother of Linesville; four daughters, Amy Barnes and her husband, Jason, of Hillsboro, Ky., Rhonda Adams and her husband, Jeremy, of Linesville, Susan Mello of Freeport, N.Y., and Robbi Lynn Dynda of Emporium; four sons, Joseph Toth and his wife, Lena, of Conneaut Lake, Brian Toth of Linesville, Robert B. Long Jr. and his wife, Heather, of DuBois, and Gary Long of Emporium; 19 grandchildren; a sister, Vicki Harper and her husband, Ronald, of Linesville; three brothers, Clyde Long of Florida, Larry Long and his wife, Shirley, of Springboro, and David Long and his wife, Peggy, of Conneautville; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, paternal grandparents and maternal grandparents. There are no calling hours. A graveside service will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in Linesville Cemetery, with the Rev. Brad Dendler officiating, followed by a luncheon at Linesville Fire Hall. The family asks that no flowers be sent.

Edna W. Drayer
SAEGERTOWN - Edna W. Drayer, 89, a resident of Crawford County Care Center, Saegertown, and formerly of Denny Road, Hayfield Township died Monday, April 9, 2001, at the center after a long illness. Born in Adamsville July 20, 1911, she was a daughter of Irvin J. and Myrtle B. Courtney. She married Marsden A. Drayer June 1, 1932. He preceded her in death Aug. 15, 1994. A homemaker, she was a member of Denny Chapel and its women's club. She enjoyed music and playing cards. Survivors include a son, George I. Drayer and his wife, Lynda, of Winter Park, Fla.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Vivian Graham; three sisters, Lelia, Amelia and Alice; and two brothers, Homer and Russell. There are no calling hours. The memorial service will be at the convenience of the family at a later date. Burial will be in Denny Cemetery, Hayfield Township. The family suggests memorials be made to Crawford County Care Center Alzheimer's Unit, 20881 State Highway 198, Saegertown, Pa. 16433.

Linda J. Teyssier
ATLANTIC - Linda J. Teyssier, 47, of Adamsville Road, Atlantic, died unexpectedly Sunday, April 8, 2001, at home. Born in Ashtabula, Ohio, Sept. 24, 1953, she was a daughter of Paul and Eleanor Dahn Sammons. She married Timothy Teyssier April 14, 1992. A graduate of Edgewood High School, she attended Jefferson County Vocational School where she earned her practical nursing license. She resided in Atlantic for the past 12 years and at one time worked as a nurse for Visiting Nurse Association of Crawford County. Most recently she had been employed at Firedecks as a restoration cleaner. She enjoyed her family, taking care of her two Rottweilers, riding her Harley-Davidson motorcycle, listening to rhythm and blues music, shopping, gardening and attending Medieval festivals. Survivors, in addition to her husband, include her parents of Conneaut, Ohio; a daughter, Shonene Fisher and her husband, Edward, of Conneaut; a son, Robert Dickey and his wife, Shawna Johnston Dickey, of Jamestown; a stepdaughter, Nichole Teyssier of Pittsburgh; three sisters, Janet Lundgren of Conneaut, Melissa Dickey of Saginaw, Mich., and Glenda Baugher of Sachse, Texas; and three brothers, Ed Sammons of Placerville, Calif., Fred Sammons of Gulfport, Miss., and Dana Sammons of Conneaut. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Dahn; and her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Sammons. Calling hours will be Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Marcy Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut. The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Revs. Stephen Szilagyi and Walter Coy of United Church of Christ officiating. The family suggests memorials be sent to a wildlife refuge, for which there will be envelopes at the funeral home.

Dr. Robert T. Hendricks
NAPLES, Fla. - Dr. Robert T. Hendricks, 86, of 875 Retreat Drive, Naples, Fla., died Monday, April 9, 2001, at Bentley Health Center. He was born in Youngstown, Ohio, March 2, 1915, a son of Laird and Blanche Alfred Hendricks. He married Dorothy F. Kelly; she preceded him in death April 30, 1997. A graduate of the University of Florida and Cornell University, he was a well-known surgeon in the Meadville area from 1949 until his retirement. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II serving in the Medical Corps. He was a former member of St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church. Survivors include a daughter, Susan Beekman and her husband, Peter, of Greenwich, Conn.; and two sons, John Hendricks and his wife, Maureen, of Madison, N.J., and Robert C. Hendricks of Atlantic. Calling hours are today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Roofner-Collins Funeral Home Inc., 544 Chestnut St., Meadville. A non-Eucharistic Funeral Rite of Christian Burial will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church, 383 Arch St., Meadville, with Monsignor Richard E. Butryn, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Brigid Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to Alzheimer's Association of Northwest Pennsylvania, 110 W. 10th St., Erie, Pa. 16500.

Robert J. Holzwarth
PITTSBURGH - Robert J. Holzwarth, 52, of Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, and formerly of Cambridge Springs, died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at home after a yearlong courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Pittsburgh Sept. 28, 1948, a son of Regis and Catherine Holzwarth Sr. He married Kathleen Homberg in 1972; he subsequently married Linda Meyer in 1981. A Vietnam veteran, he was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. He was of the Methodist faith. Survivors, in addition to his wife of 19 years, include his parents of Pittsburgh; four sons, Robert Holzwarth and his wife, Mary, and Keith Holzwarth and his fiancee, Jennifer Ehardt of Pittsburgh, and Mark and Jerry Holzwarth, both at home; three grandchildren; a brother, Regis Holzwarth Jr. of Meadville; a sister, Judith Holzwarth Peters of Meadville; and several aunts, uncles and nieces. Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m. at Readshaw Funeral Home Inc., 1503 Brownsville Road, Carrick. The funeral will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Wayne Meyer of McKees Rocks officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Family Hospice, 250 Mt. Lebanon Blvd., Suite 203, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15234.

Lillian Mae Corliss
CONNEAUT LAKE - Lillian Mae Corliss, 86, of 7167 Church Road, Conneaut Lake, died Monday, April 9, 2001, at the home of her daughter, Dorothy Bailey. She was born in Tidioute Oct. 7, 1914, a daughter of Dallas Charles and Edith Mae Freeman Stricker. She married Charles Edward Corliss in June 1934. He preceded her in death Aug. 26, 1986. She was a 1934 graduate of Tidioute High School and a homemaker. She attended Geneva Faith Methodist Church. Survivors include three sons, Robert Corliss and his wife, Sue, of Meadville, Charles Corliss of Cochranton, and William Corliss and his wife, Milly, of Atlantic; five daughters, Marion Gray and her husband, John, and Dorothy Bailey, all of Cochranton, Edith Roberts and her husband, Fred, of Guys Mills, Jean Hamilton and her husband, David, of Conneaut Lake, and Cindy Kline and her husband, Doug, of Cochranton; 30 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Charles, Mike, Ray and Louie Wedlock. Calling hours are today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Dickson Funeral Home, 130 N. Second St., Conneaut Lake. There will be an additional calling hour Thursday from 1 p.m. until the service at Faith United Methodist Church, Geneva. The funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the church, with the Rev. Alice McClymonds officiating. Burial will be in Geneva Memorial Cemetery.

Marvin T. Baker Sr.
GROVE CITY - Marvin T. Baker Sr., 72, of 1013 W. Ketler Drive, Grove City, died Monday, April 9, 2001, at Grove Manor, Grove City, after a 10-month illness. Born in Buffalo, N.Y., Feb. 13, 1929, he was a son of George Raymond and Christina Coutts Spence Baker. He married Mary A. Galbo May 11, 1957. She preceded him in death May 4, 1998. The present mayor of Grove City, he served 12 years on Grove City Borough Council, the last eight as mayor. He had lived in Grove City since 1978. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. A graduate of Ridgeway High School, Ontario, Canada, he went on to earn a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering in 1953 from the University of Buffalo. He then became a professional engineer. He retired in 1992 from Spang Power Control (formerly Magnetics of Sandy Lake) as manager of manufacturing. Previously, he worked at the former Westinghouse and Kemco in Meadville. He was a member of Tower Presbyterian Church, American Legion Post 220, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 519, and Elks Lodge 1579, all of Grove City; Grove City Community Library Board; Pennsylvania Association of Mayors; and Dominion Masonic Lodge 615 of Ridgeway. Survivors include his mother of Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada; a son, Marvin T. (Tom) Baker Jr. of Hendersonville, Tenn.; and a twin brother, Melvin C. Baker and his wife, Margaret, of Youngstown, N.Y. He was preceded in death by a brother, Carl George Baker, in the Royal Canadian Air Force over Germany during World War II. Calling hours are today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Cunningham Funeral Home Inc., 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City. The funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jean Gomola, associate pastor of Tower Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Crestview Memorial Park, Grove City. The family suggests memorials be made to the Grove City Foundation, c/o Law Offices of McNickle and Bonner, 209 W. Pine St., Grove City, Pa. 16127; or Grove City Community Library, 125 W. Main St.

Frank Edward Rey
DALLAS, Texas - Frank Edward Rey, 80, of Dallas, Texas, died unexpectedly Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at home. Born in Meadville Feb. 11, 1921, he was a son of Joseph and Ernestine Mona Rey. He married Dorothy Frances Platt of Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1946. They divorced in 1968 and she died in 1986. He attended St. Agatha School in Meadville and graduated from the University of Notre Dame. He served proudly as lieutenant junior grade in the U.S. Naval Reserves during World War II on USS LST 495, GTG 127, USNAB Cherbourg and USS LST 389, participating in the Normandy Invasion. His long career included teaching economics and business at Notre Dame; business administration and accounting at the University of Dallas; and journalism and accounting at Bishop Dunn in Dallas. He later worked for the late Robert W. Higgins as secretary-treasurer of Gopher Oil Co. of Dallas. In recent years he was an avid supporter of Theatre Three of Dallas and The Lyric Stage of Irving, Texas. Survivors include a daughter, Margaret L. Rey of Dallas; a son, Thomas Edward Rey and his wife, Kelly Moore Rey, of Aubrey, Texas; a granddaughter, Dorothy Gail Rey; a companion, Harland Wright of Dallas; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by five sisters, Ernestine Rey Harmon, Mary Rey Diehl, Theresa Ann Rey, Sister Louisa Rey of the Order of Sisters of St. Joseph, and Rita Rey Kemper; and a brother, Joseph Eugene Rey. The memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Frank Rey Memorial Fund, Theatre Three, 2800 Routh St., Dallas, Texas 75201. Arrangements are under the direction of Restland Funeral Home, 13005 Greenville Ave., Dallas.

Richard (Wayne) Beish
Richard (Wayne) Beish, 66, of Wadsworth Avenue, Meadville, died Monday, April 9, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center. He was born in Phillipsburg May 31, 1934, a son of Raymond and Clara Jackson Beish. He married Della R. Rogers July 15, 1954. A construction worker for Local Union 964, he loved deer hunting, trapping and gardening. He was a member of the National Rifle Association. Survivors, in addition to his wife of 46 years, include five sons, Wayne Beish, Gary Beish and his wife, Ruth, Thomas Beish and David Beish, all of Meadville, and Randy Beish and his wife, Tammy, of Guys Mills; 10 grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Towoey of Phillipsburg, and Betty Hunt and her husband, Chester, of Ohio; and a brother, Kenneth Beish and his wife, Annette, of Georgia. He was preceded in death by a brother, John (Jack) Beish. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home and Crematory, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville. Services will be private. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens.

George F. Cyzewski
George F. Cyzewski, 84, of 17287 Cussewago Road, Meadville, died Sunday, April 8, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center. Born in Etna May 26, 1916, he was a son of Edward and Frances Greleski Cyzewski. He married Flora E. Stavey June 28, 1947. A 1937 graduate of Meadville High School and a graduate of Robert Morris College, Pittsburgh, he was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving as a tower operator in Manila, Guam and New Guinea. He was an accountant with American Viscose, Molded Fiber Glass and Spaldings Inc. He retired in 1981 from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Masonic Blue Lodge, Kismet Grotto, Zem Zem Shrine Temple of Erie, the Meadville Club, and a past member of Meadville Elks Lodge 219. He loved to travel. He and his wife traveled to Europe, Japan, China, New Zealand, Australia, and took several cruises. Survivors, in addition to his wife of 53 years, include a sister, Cecilia Patton of Meadville; a brother, Joseph Romonoski of Pinellas Park, Fla.; a close niece, Janice Fargo and her husband, Alton, of Meadville; and several other nieces and nephews. Calling hours are today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Roofner-Collins Funeral Home Inc., 544 Chestnut St., Meadville. The funeral and committal service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. John L. Miller of Park Congregational Church officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. The family suggests memorials be made to Visiting Nurse Association of Crawford County, 747 Terrace St., Meadville, Pa. 16335; or Shriner's Hospital for Children, 1645 W. Eighth St., Erie, Pa. 16505.

Charles E. Richmond
SPRINGBORO - Charles E. Richmond, 90, of 141 S. Main St., Springboro, died Sunday, April 8, 2001, at Hamot Medical Center, Erie. Born in Pittsburgh Aug. 13, 1910, he was a son of Oliver C. and Mamie Cox Richmond. He married Helena Myers Jan. 1, 1933. She preceded him in death Jan. 12, 1973. He was a World War II Army veteran. Employed as a maintenance of way foreman at Bessemer-Lake Erie Railroad, he retired after 42 years. After retirement, he did janitorial work at Northwest Bank of Springboro. He attended Harmonsburg United Methodist Church. He was a life member of Linesville American Legion Western Star Lodge 306; a member of the Masons, Crawford County Shrine Club, Zem Zem Shrine Temple of Erie and Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite; and a social member of Springboro Volunteer Fire Department. He received the Distinguished Service Award in 1989 from Conneaut Valley Business Association. Survivors include a cousin, who was his caretaker for the past five years, S. George Richmond of Conneautville; a niece, Shirley McCoy of Linesville; and three nephews, Dale Richmond and Paul Richmond, both of Linesville, and George Campbell of Buffalo, N.Y. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter Richmond and O.C. (Budd) Richmond Jr.; a sister, Genevieve Jones; and a nephew, George Richmond. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at White-Cool Funeral Home, 1405 Main St., Conneautville. The funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Alan Harris of Harmonsburg United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Harmonsburg.

Harold T. Wombacker
CONNEAUT LAKE - Harold T. Wombacker, 74, of Conneaut Lake, and formerly of Moscow, Pa., died Sunday, April 8, 2001, at his home. Born in Moscow, he was the son of John and Mable Haines Wombacker. He married Mary Lou Hopes Morris, who preceded him in death in 1979. His second wife is Nancy DeGrange of Hermitage. He attended Moscow High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Employed as a yard foreman for Conrail, working in several locations, he eventually retired in Meadville. He was a member of Stone United Methodist Church, Meadville, and a former member of Moscow United Methodist Church. He was also a member of Moscow Masonic Lodge 504. Survivors include his mother of Gouldsboro; a daughter, Kathy Spiteri of Erie; two sons, Ralph Wombacker of Connellsville and Carl Wombacker of Hermitage; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Richards of Moscow and Lois Stout of Gouldsboro; two brothers, Don Wombacker of Gouldsboro and Robert Wombacker of Mt. Cobb; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Alberta Rauf; and two brothers, John and Ralph Wombacker. Calling hours are today from 6 to 9 p.m. at Brian Arthur Strauch Funeral Home, Route 690 and First Street, Moscow. The funeral will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Judith Johnson-Siebold of Moscow United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst. The family suggests memorials be made to the Hickory Wrestling Booster Club, c/o Hickory High School, 690 N. Hermitage Road, Hermitage, Pa. 16148; or the American Cancer Society, 1101 Hill St., Jessup, Pa. 18434.

Ralph C. Decatur
Former Conneaut Lake resident Ralph C. Decatur, 84, of Meadville, died Sunday, April 8, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center. Born March 1, 1917, in Sayre, he was a son of Oliver and Frances Keene Decatur. He was of the Protestant faith. In 1982, he retired from American Standard after 38 years of service. A former member of Espyville Senior Center, he enjoyed his flower gardens and fishing. Survivors include a special friend, Eloise Scickora of Meadville; three daughters, Susan Greenhaugh and Donna Hormel, both of Sacramento, Calif., and Pat Gandolph of Palm Springs, Calif.; one son, William O. Decatur of Sacramento; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a sister, Helen Grace of South Waverly, N.Y. He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Decatur; and one sister, Hazel Cortright. No calling hours are scheduled. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Waid-Coleman Funeral Home Inc., 12422 Conneaut Lake Road, Conneaut Lake. The family suggests notes of remembrance be sent to William O. Decatur, 6541 Bitterbush Way, Citrus Heights, Calif. 95621.

Elizabeth A. (Bette) Hill
Elizabeth A. (Bette) Hill, 57, of 14714 Park Ave. Extension, Meadville, died Saturday, April 7, 2001, in Meadville Medical Center. Born Aug. 25, 1943, in Franklin, she was a daughter of David and Esther Dean Minnis. On Feb. 15, 1964, she married Forrest Hill. An active member of First Church of God in Oil City, she was a member of the Women of the Church of God. She also enjoyed reading and arts and crafts. In addition to her husband of 37 years, she is survived by three daughters, Shelly Newsome and her husband, Robert, of Reno, Pa., Suzanna Hill of Oklahoma City, and Janice Brown and her husband, Mike, of Seneca; five grandchildren; a sister, Mary Peterson and her husband, James, of Meadville; one brother, Frank Dean and his wife, Edie, of Franklin; and three nieces and nephews. Calling hours are Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Byham-Miller-Mizner Funeral Home Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Arnold Yost, pastor of Church of the Nazarene in Oil City, officiating. Interment will be in Bethel Cemetery, Bethel.

Ann Hoffman
Former Cochranton resident Ann Hoffman, 81, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community in Meadville. Born in Imperial Aug. 8, 1919, she married Arthur Hoffman, who preceded her in death. A member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church in Cochranton, she belonged to the church's Ladies' Guild. She was a member of the Cochranton Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary and an avid reader. Survivors include a stepdaughter; four step grandchildren; five step great-grandchildren; one step great-great-grandchild; and several nieces. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters, including her sister Caroline Deramo. A memorial service will be held at a later date with the Rev. LeMounte Sayers of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church officiating. Interment will be in St. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Pettis. Arrangements are under the direction of Ronald Dickson Funeral Home, Cochranton.

Charles W. (Charlie) Powell
Charles W. (Charlie) Powell, 96, of 18256 Cussewago Road, Meadville, died Saturday, April 7, 2001, at his home following a period of declining health. Born in Woodcock Township on Jan. 28, 1905, he was a son of Jeff and Laura Clay Powell. On Aug. 16, 1944, he married Mildred M. DeRouchie, who preceded him in death May 2, 2000. He attended Calvary Baptist Church. Before his retirement in 1978, he owned and operated Powell Sanitation for many years. In earlier years, he worked as a farmer and auctioneer. For over 50 years, he operated Charlie Powell's Restaurant at the Crawford County and Waterford fairs. It was the first restaurant at the Crawford County Fair. He especially enjoyed going to flea markets with his family, both locally and in Florida. Survivors include four daughters, Shirley Skillsky and her husband, Bill, of Guys Mills, Annabelle Price and her husband, Paul, of Meadville, Rosemarie Dewey and her husband, Dale, of Guys Mills, and Donna Trypus of Meadville; four sons, Harold Powell of Saegertown, Gary Powell of Meadville, Timothy Powell and his wife, Linda, of Meadville, and William Powell of Saegertown; 15 grandchildren, Richard Trypus, Dana Osborne, Gary Powell Jr., Rhonda Powell, Shavonne Powell, Eric Powell, Shawn Powell, Dustin Powell, Teresa Skillsky, Wally Skillsky, David Dewey, Dorothy Anderson, Frank Delmadaglia Jr., Mary Ann White and Rosie Erickson; and many great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife of 55 years, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence and Lawrence Powell, and three sisters, Mildred, Lenora and Agnes. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, 581 Chestnut St., Meadville. A funeral service will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. William L. Brown, visitation pastor of Stone United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. A memorial luncheon will follow at noon at Vernon Central Fire Hall. The family suggests memorials be made to Hospice of Crawford County Inc., 448 Pine St., Meadville, Pa. 16335

Daniel A. Weaver
WEST SALEM TOWNSHIP - Daniel A. Weaver, 77, of 511 Kinsman Road, West Salem Township, died Saturday, April 7, 2001, in Residence, Ohio. Born Aug. 31, 1923, in Middlefield, Ohio, he was a son of Abraham J. (Abe) and Fannie D. Miller Weaver. On April 3, 1952, he married Elizabeth S. Miller. He was a member of Kinsman Amish Church. A long-time resident of the West Salem Township area, he worked as a farmer and a carpenter. In addition to his wife of 49 years, survivors include six sons, Abe Weaver and his wife, Erma, of Dawson Springs, Ky., Dan Weaver and his wife, Esther, of Leesburg, Ohio, Chris Weaver and his wife, Ruth, of Cochranton, Sam Weaver and his wife, Sarah, of Jamestown, David Weaver and his wife, Nancy, of Greenville, and Robert Weaver and his wife, Lavina, of Meadville; four daughters, Barbara Miller and her husband, Dan, of Auburn, Ky., Betty Miller and her husband, Mahlon, of Meadville, Sally Miller and her husband, Daniel, of Greenville, and Susan Miller and her husband, Levi, of Fredericksburg, Ohio; 49 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; a brother, Abe Weaver Jr.; and nine sisters, Martha Kurtz, Sarah Byler, Jemima Schmucker, Katie Kumher, Saloma Misterka, Rebecca Mast, Fannie Weaver, Ella Gingerich and Emma Mast. He was preceded in death by four brothers, John, Andy, Joe and Ervin Weaver; three sisters, Lydia Tills, Mary Hostetler and Barbara Weaver; and one grandson, Thomas Lee Weaver. Calling hours will be today during the afternoon and evening at the home of Samuel Weaver, 5 Short Road, Jamestown. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Kinsman Amish School on Ward North Road in Kinsman with Bishop Menno Fisher officiating. Burial will be in Kinsman Amish Cemetery.

Katrina Marie Clark
Katrina Marie Clark, 23, of 33803 Centerville Road, Centerville, died Friday, April 6, 2001, at Butler Hospital, Butler, where she was life-flighted following a sudden illness. Born Jan. 14, 1978, in Phoenix, she was a daughter of Rebecca Louise Stearns Clark. She never married. A homemaker, she enjoyed reading, puzzles and spending time with her family. Survivors include her mother, Rebecca Walker, and her stepfather, Daniel Roy Walker, with whom she made her home; two sisters, Danielle Marie Walker and Sarah Sue Walker, both at home; her paternal grandmother, Patricia Ann Cory of Meadville; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. There will be no calling hours. Memorial services will be Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the little Cooley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Sarah Roncolata officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs. The family suggests memorials be made to the family at 33803 Centerville Road, Centerville, Pa. 16404.

Marguerite J. (Marge) Harry
FRANKLIN - Marguerite J. (Marge) Harry, 65, of R.D. 3, Franklin, died Friday, April 6, 2001, at St. Vincent Health Center in Erie. Born Jan. 22, 1936, in Framingham, Mass., she was a daughter of Wilfred F. and Emily Paradis. On April 15, 1954, she married Wayne E. Harry, who preceded her in death April 22, 1998. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary, Franklin Post 476. A homemaker, she enjoyed playing bingo and enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors include two sons, Dale Harry and his wife, Theresa, and Gerald Harry and his wife, Judy, all of Franklin; and four grandchildren, Jennifer Beers, Trish Worst, Marcia Strautnieks and Melissa Harry. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Rita Kelly and Marie Miller; a son, Stephen Harry; and a daughter-in-law, Carolyn Harry. Calling hours are today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Hatheway Tedesco Funeral Home, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville. The funeral will be Monday at 1 p.m. at the First Assembly of God with the Rev. Philip Torre officiating. Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to American Cancer Society, 505 Poplar St., Suite P310, Meadville, Pa. 16335; Diabetes Center of Crawford County, 505 Poplar St., Meadville, Pa. 16335; or American Heart Association, in care of Twila Odell, 933 Park Ave., Meadville, Pa. 16335.

William D. Humphrey
GREENVILLE - William D. Humphrey, 79, of 553 Fredonia Road, Greenville, died Friday, April 6, 2001, at UPMC Horizon in Greenville. Born Feb. 8, 1925, in Greenville, he was a son of Emerson and Hattie (Houselton) Humphrey. On Dec. 6, 1960, he married Tethel F. Hays. In 1985, he retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 30 years as a rural postal carrier. He also worked for the former Greenville Steel Car for 25 years as a machine operator. In addition, he was a mechanic for the former Stevenson Motors in Greenville. He attended Jerusalem United Church of Christ in Greenville. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and taking walks through the woods. He and his wife dedicated time to recycling, volunteering for Mercer County Recycling. In addition to his wife of 40 years, survivors include a son, William E. Humphrey and his wife, Linda, of Greenville; two daughters, Jaunita Walls of Conneaut Lake and Sally Humphrey-Giles and her husband, Robert, of Greenville; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Leonard (Edith) Miller of Greenville and Mrs. Ernest (Erma) Clark of Hadley. He was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Humphrey; one sister, Helen Marini; a daughter, Patricia Wooley; and his first wife, Christina (Cindy) Anthony. Calling hours are Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Osborne Funeral Home, 73 and 75 Columbia Ave., Greenville. The funeral service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Kathleen Mitchell of Jerusalem United Church of Christ in Greenville officiating. Following the funeral service, a procession will leave the funeral home to Stevenson Cemetery in Sugar Grove Township, where a committal service will be held prior to burial. The family suggests memorials be made to Jerusalem United Church of Christ, 560 Donation Road, Greenville, Pa. 16125.

John. W. Racey
RICHMOND, Ohio - John W. Racey, 90, of 3472 State Route 7, Richmond, Ohio, died Friday, April 6, 2001, at his home. Born Nov. 2, 1910, in Richmond, he was a son of William J. and Myrtle Gibbs Racey. On Sept. 19, 1936, he married Lola I. Falkenburg, who preceded him in death Jan. 13, 2001. A life-long resident of Richmond, he was a potato farmer for 43 years with the former Shellito's farm, now the Boleratz farm. He was a member of the Richmond United Methodist Church. He enjoyed gardening, bird watching, cats and spending time with his grandchildren. Survivors include a son, Charles W. Racey and his wife, Virginia, of Conneaut, Ohio; one daughter, Norma J. Thompson and her husband, Duane, of Linesville; two grandsons, John R. Racey and Dale D. Thompson; four granddaughters, Debbie M. Maze, Mechele L. Stuper, Tammy R. Racey and Kathy A. Wight; 12 great-grandchildren; one nephew; and two nieces. Calling hours are Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Baumgardner Funeral Home, 134 Prospect St., Andover, Ohio. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Don C. Sillaman officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Richmond United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1585, Andover, Ohio 44003.

Victor L. Wise
Victor L. Wise, 68, of Louisville, Ky., died Friday, April 6, 2000, at his home. A native of Meadville, he was a member of the Little House Baptist Church. An army veteran who served in the Korean conflict, he retired as a lot manager for Tri-City Oldsmobile. Survivors include his wife, Betty; two sons, Michael L. and Gary A. Wise; two daughters, Doreen L. Hampton and Laura E. Ratterman; one brother, Bernard M. Wise; a sister, Iris L. Williams; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Calling hours are from 1 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Evergreen Funeral Home, 4623 Preston Highway, Louisville. The funeral service will be at noon Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery.

Charles W. Marsteller
CONNEAUTVILLE - Charles W. Marsteller, 78, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Rolling Fields, Conneautville. Born at Sandy Lake June 29, 1922, he was a son of William P. and Alice Stone Marsteller. He married Irene Heffern Aug. 29, 1942. A veteran of World War II, he retired from Ohio Rubber in Conneautville after working there from 1956 to 1986. He was a member of United Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer of Meadville, where he was an elder and Sunday school teacher. He was also a member of Conneautville American Legion. Survivors, in addition to his wife of 58 years, include a son, Donald E. Marsteller and his wife, Dianna, of Downers Grove, Ill.; a daughter, Ronda Marsteller Deitch and her husband, Charles, of Mooresville, N.C.; four grandchildren, Douglas, Dean and Dwayne Marsteller, and Steven Deitch; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Jean Hassan of Pittsburgh; and a brother, C. Richard Marsteller of Sandy Lake and his wife, Dana. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jeffery Charles Deitch. Calling hours will be today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home Inc., 614 Baldwin St., Meadville. The funeral will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at United Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer, Conneaut Lake Road, Meadville, with the Revs. Mary Kathryn Crom and Edwin Emmel officiating. Burial will be in New Lebanon Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to the American Parkinson's Disease Association Inc., 1250 Hylan Blvd., Suite 4B, Staten Island, N.Y. 10305-1946; or Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer, 16864 Conneaut Lake Road, Meadville, Pa. 16335.

Richard T. Gill
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Lt. Col. Richard T. Gill, 72, retired, died Wednesday, April 4, 2001 at Colorado Springs. He was born in Grove City Aug. 26, 1928, a son of Ray and Gladys Gills Gill. He married Billie J. Joyce Feb. 15, 1955. He was a resident of Colorado Springs from 1991 to 2001. He served for more than 20 years in the U.S. Air Force and retired Nov. 30, 1969 with the rank of lieutenant colonel. Survivors, in addition to his wife of 46 years, include three daughters, Patti Hurt of Jacksonville, Fla., Teri Cappellucci of Monument, Colo., and Leslie Corey of Littleton, Colo.; eight grandchildren; two brothers, James and Donald Gill, both of Meadville; and three sisters, Dorothy Wood of Cochranton, Connie Merchbaker of Meadville and Sue Riley of Erie. Private services were in Mountain View Mortuary, 2350 Montebello Square Drive, Colorado Springs. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the American Heart Association, 415 N. Tejon St. Suite 210, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80903.

Dawn M. Carpenter
Dawn M. Carpenter, 40, of 11146 Saeger Lane, Meadville, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center. She was born in Meadville Feb. 11, 1961, a daughter of Donald E. and Mary Edna Caskey Beck. She had been married to Randy L. Carpenter. Employed by Meadville Medical Center, she had attended Conneaut Lake High School. She enjoyed life and her family, especially her children and grandchildren. Survivors include her parents, of Meadville; a daughter, Mandi Marie Latsko of Meadville; a son, Sean Carpenter, at home; two grandsons, Matthew and Kevin Lusier; a sister, Cheryl Harry of Conneaut Lake; a brother, Walter R. Beck of Meadville; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by a brother, Donald R. Beck; and her grandparents, Walter and Audrey Beck and Robert and Matilda Caskey. Calling hours are today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Byham-Miller-Mizner Funeral Home Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville. The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Rodney A. Johnson of Church of the Nazarene officiating. Burial will be in Greendale Cemetery, West Mead Township.

Russell D. Freyermuth
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Russell D. Freyermuth, 84, a 47-year resident of Albuquerque, N.M., died Friday, March 23, 2001. He was born March 15, 1917 on a farm near Meadville, a son of Daniel J. and Gertrude M. Shilling Freyermuth. He was a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a degree in industrial engineering. He served in World War II as a combat fighter pilot with the 14th Fighter Group flying P-38 Lightnings, and later with the 363rd Fighter Group flying P-51 Mustangs. The U.S. Air Force (formerly the U.S. Army Air Corps) awarded him several decorations and gave him credit for 77 combat missions. He retired as an Air Force colonel and from Sandia National Laboratories in 1977. He was a charter member and elder of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque, lifetime member of the Penn State Alumni Association, member of the New Mexico Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association, member of the Air Force Association and a founding member of the American Air Museum in Britain. Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Geraldine; three children, John and his wife, Carolyn, of Las Cruces, N.M., Lee Ann Calhoun and her husband, Thomas, of Manassas, Calif., and Thomas and his wife, Patty, of Corrales, N.M.; four granddaughters; a stepgrandson; a stepgranddaughter; a brother, Wesley Freyermuth and his wife, Mary Jane, of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth, in 1974. Cremation has taken place. The memorial service was March 29 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Albuquerque. Burial followed in Santa Fe National Cemetery with full military honors. The family suggests memorials be made to Covenant Presbyterian Church, 9315 Candelaria Road N.E., Albuquerque, N.M. 87109. Arrangements were under the direction of French Mortuary, Wyoming Chapel, Albuquerque.

Robert D. Acker
VENANGO - Robert D. Acker, 83, of 21784 Erie St., Venango, for the past several years, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center following a brief illness. For most of his life he maintained residences in Sebring, Fla., and Vail, Colo. Born in Venango July 31, 1917, he was a son of George D. and Mildred Lilly Acker. He never married. Following his graduation from Cambridge Springs High School in 1935 where he was active in sports, particularly baseball, he attended the University of Ohio in Athens for three years pursuing a degree in petroleum engineering. He became a veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a fighter pilot. Following the war, he worked for several years at Talon Inc. in Meadville and then until the late 1950s as personnel manager at Mesta Inc. in New Castle. He then began a career of golf course management, first as owner of a course in Georgia and then for a number of years as a manager at South Hampton National Golf Course in Long Island, N.Y. In recent years, he was employed by Charley's Shirt Company in Vail. He belonged to American Legion Post 381 in Cambridge Springs and Venango Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 169 in Venango. He also belonged to Covenant Masonic Lodge 473 in Cambridge Springs and Scottish Rite Bodies, Erie Consistory. Survivors include two brothers, James F. Acker of Venango and Jack L. Acker of Bulger. He was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy J. Acker; and a brother, George Gerald Acker. Calling hours will be Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Van Matre Family Funeral Home, 335 Venango Ave., Cambridge Springs. The funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Pat Ellis of Venango United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Venango Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to Cambridge Area Volunteer Ambulance Service, Cambridge Springs, Pa. 16403; or Venango Volunteer Fire Department, Venango, Pa. 16440.

Ora Hunter Fultz
Ora Hunter Fultz, 85, formerly of Holland Towers, Meadville, died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center. Born in Arbovale, W.Va., Aug. 18, 1915, he was a son of Jessie and Etta Mae Hinkle Fultz. He retired from Talon Inc. Plant No. 5 in August 1977 after 37 years. He was a life member of the Meadville Club. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Verna Tracy; and two brothers, Jessie and Woodrow Fultz. There will be no services. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Harmonsburg. Arrangements are under the direction of Roofner-Collins Funeral Home, 544 Chestnut St., Meadville.

William E. Reed
William E. Reed, 72, formerly of 480 Hartz Ave., Meadville, and a resident of Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community since June 26, died there Tuesday, April 3, 2001. He was born in Bentleyville Oct. 3, 1928, a son of Albert Evans and Anna Deems Reed. He married Marion Roach Oct. 26, 1945. In 1956, he and his brother opened and operated Reed's Amoco on Washington Street and subsequently opened Reed's United at North and Liberty streets, and Reed's Gulf Station in the Park Avenue Plaza. He opened and operated Mr. Donut in Meadville Feb. 17, 1970, with his business partner Norm Sundstrom. They subsequently opened Mr. Donut stores in Edinboro and Myrtle Beach, S.C., retiring in 1992. He was a life member of Meadville Sertoma Club and Meadville Elks Lodge 219. He was a former member of the Meadville Country Club, Happy Hashers Square Dance Club and Meadville High School Basketball Boosters. He was the recipient of the first Outstanding Citizen Award in 1970 from Meadville Area Chamber of Commerce for his active participation in many youth activities. He loved golf and especially taking golf trips to Myrtle Beach. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church. Survivors, in addition to his wife of 55 years, include two daughters, Donna Giles and her husband, Carey, of Saegertown, and Darilynn (Lynn) Luzier of Saegertown; a son, Dean Reed of Meadville; six grandchildren, Pamela Ryder, Bill Novak, and David, Kelly, Lynsey and Christopher Luzier; two step grandchildren, Darren Giles and Kimberly Snyder; five great-grandchildren; three step great-grandchildren; two sisters, Nora Pemberton, and Amanda Harsch and her husband, Jim, all of Cleveland; and two brothers, Albert (Bud) Reed of Sun Valley, Ariz., and Milton Reed and his wife, Edna, of Fruita, Colo. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Elizabeth Waid, Sara Smith Brown and Martha Meadville. The funeral is today at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. David R. Hosick of First Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Beallsville Cemetery, Washington County. The family suggests memorials be made to First Presbyterian Church, 890 Liberty St., Meadville, Pa. 16335; or American Cancer Society, Crawford Unit, 464 Pine St., Meadville.

Lynda Jane Kerlin
CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS - Lynda Jane Kerlin, 57, of 325 Center St., Cambridge Springs, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001 at Saint Vincent Health Center, Erie. Born in Erie June 17, 1944, she was a daughter of Dorothy Wagner and Joseph Wawrzyniak-Wagner. She married Jack Kerlin Oct. 9, 1976. She had lived in Cambridge Springs for the past 25 years. A homemaker, she enjoyed gardening, interior decorating, cooking, reading and especially her family and children. Survivors, in addition to her husband of 24 years, include her mother of Edinboro; two daughters, Danielle Bartone and Jessica Kerlin, both of Cambridge Springs; two sons, Curtis Bartone and his wife, Pamela Warren, of Chicago, Ill., and Jeffrey Bartone of Indiana, Pa.; three step children, John Kerlin of Meadville, Karla Kerlin-Torres and her husband, Rick, of Los Angeles, Calif., and Tony Kerlin of Erie; three grandchildren; a sister, Olivia McCoy of Terra Lynda, Calif.; and several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by her father. Calling hours are today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Van Matre Family Funeral Home, 335 Venango Ave., Cambridge Springs. The funeral will be Friday at 6 p.m. at the funeral home, followed by a gathering of family and friends at the banquet hall of Ramada Inn, Route 6n, Edinboro. Cremation will take place.

Margaret Louise Fahr Kirkpatrick
Margaret Louise Fahr Kirkpatrick, 76, of Concord House, Golfview Manor, Meadville, formerly of Tucson, Ariz. died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center following a lengthy illness. She was born in Meadville Dec. 24, 1924, a daughter of Herman Fahr and Carolyn B. Arthur. Upon the death of Herman Fahr, she was adopted by William C. Arthur. She grew up in Meadville, attended finishing school at the House of the Pines, and graduated from Meadville High School. A homemaker, she was a devoted mother and grandmother, an avid lover of animals and volunteer for the American Cancer Society. Survivors include two sons, T.E. (Tim) Kirkpatrick II and his wife, Luann, of Meadville, and Bruce H. Kirkpatrick and his wife, Nancy, of Danville, Calif.; four grandchildren, Monnie Fahr Kirkpatrick, Maile Louise Kirkpatrick, Conor William Kirkpatrick and Kelley Anna Kirkpatrick; and two step-brothers, William C. Arthur Jr. of Jaffrey, N.H., and Dr. James Arthur of Aurora, Colo. There are no calling hours. The memorial service will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of First Presbyterian Church, 890 Liberty St., with the Rev. David R. Hosick, pastor officiating. Burial will be in Greendale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Meadville Free Clinic, 216 Chestnut St., Meadville, Pa. 16335; or the Crawford County Humane Society, 11012 Kennedy Hill Road, Meadville, Pa. 16335. Arrangements are under the direction of Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home and Crematory, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville.

James T. Welsh
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. - James T. Welsh, 87, of 6820 SW 16th Street,Pembroke Pines, Fla. died Monday, March 26, 2001. He was a resident of the Linesville area for 35 years prior to moving to Florida. He graduated from Slippery Rock State Teachers College in 1937 and received his Masters in Education from West Minister College. He was employed in the Linesville Conneaut Summit School System. Prior to him becoming the guidance counselor at Linesville High School, he taught physical education as well as algebra. He was instrumental in the development of the Linesville High School May Gym Show and coached volleyball. He was a member of the Linesville Pine Lodge 498 as well as the Solomon Royal Arch Chapter No. 191, Royal Arch Masons, Meadville. He was a member of Zem Zem Shrine Club in Erie. In addition to his wife of 60 years Sarah Walker Welsh, he is survived by a son, James C. of Pembroke Pines, Fla.; two daughters, Susan Stranahan and her husband, Gary, of Union, Mich., and Betsy Welsh of Pembroke Pines, Fla.; and a grandchild, Jami Stranahan. The family suggests memorials be made to Zem Zem Shriners Memorial Fund in Erie, 2525 West 38th Street, Erie, Pa. 16502.

James Russell Roberts
SANDY LAKE - James Russell Roberts, 59, of 374 Lake Road, Sandy Lake, Millcreek Township, died Tuesday, April 3 at UPMC Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born in Geneva Oct. 19, 1941, he was a son of Malcolm E. and Florence B. Pfaff Roberts. He married Dianne K. Fisher Aug. 2, 1973. He was a graduate of Lakeview High School. Self-employed as a saw mill operator, he was talented with the ability to straighten and sharpen the large-diameter saw mill blades. He was a supervisor for Millcreek Township. He was a member of Sheakleyville Church of the Nazarene. A Hadley Rod and Gun Club member, he enjoyed hunting and was an avid NASCAR fan, previously owning and racing his own stock car at Mercer Speedway. Survivors, in addition to his wife of 27 years, include two daughters, Barbara O'Hara and her husband, Robert, of Oil City, and Laura McNany and her husband, Greg, of Emlenton; four sons, Michael Davison of Sheakleyville, and Jason Roberts, Jonathan Roberts and Jeremy Roberts, all of Sandy Lake; four grandchildren, Brandon Harrah, Jami Harrah, Kenton McNany and Ashton McNany; two sisters, Gloria Davison and her husband, John, of Hadley, and Jane Polick and her husband, David, of Jackson Center; and a brother, Merlin Roberts and his companion, Mae Taylor, of Utica. He was preceded in death by his parents. Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Robert L. Snyder Funeral Home Ltd., 3223 Perry Highway, Sheakleyville. The funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Paul Crew of Sheakleyville Church of the Nazarene officiating. Burial will follow in Sheakleyville Cemetery.

Lois June Robinson
SAEGERTOWN - Lois June Robinson, 75, formerly of 19365 Boone St., Meadville, and a resident of Crawford County Care Center, Saegertown, died Monday, April 2, 2001, at her residence. Born in Pittsburgh Nov. 17, 1925, she was a daughter of Jerry O. and Gertrude J. McGurk Fulkerson. She married Thomas Robinson June 21, 1950, and he preceded her in death Sept. 18, 1995. She had been employed at the former Meadville Talon Employees Credit Union, retiring in 1989. She was a member of St. Agatha's Roman Catholic Church in Meadville, and a former member of West Mead 1 Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. She enjoyed spending time with her family. Survivors include two sons, Thomas Michael Robinson and his wife, Cindy, of Linesville, and Robert John Robinson and his wife, Linda, of Cochranton; a daughter, Lois Jean Stein and her husband, Dallas, of Meadville; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Norma Campbell of Franklin. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Elma Coulter, LaVerne Green and Mae Hovis; a brother, Jerry Fulkerson; and a great-granddaughter, Kayla Robinson. Calling hours are today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Ronald Dickson Funeral Home, 123 S. Franklin St., Cochranton, with a scripture service at 3:45 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Cochranton, with the Rev. B. LaMounte Sayers of the church officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Franklin. The family suggests memorials be made to Alzheimer's Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania, 110 W. 10th St., Erie, Pa. 16501.

Blanche L. Say
GROVE CITY - Blanche L. Say, 94, of Trinity Living Center (formerly Buchanan Commons), Grove City, since October 1999, formerly of Harrisville and Zelienople, died Monday, April 2, 2001, at United Community Hospital, Pine Township, Mercer County. Born in Clay Township, Butler County, Jan. 13, 1907, she was a daughter of Mossie E. and Pearl M. Tebay Grossman. She married Asa William (Bill) Say Dec. 6, 1922. He preceded her in death Feb. 23, 1965. A homemaker, she helped her husband in his auto business. She was a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church, Slippery Rock Township, its women's missionary society and the adult Sunday school class. She was also a member of Grove City Order of the Eastern Star 86 and White Shrine of Jerusalem Grove City Chapter 53. An avid gardener, she was also very active in needlework. Survivors include three daughters, Pearl B. Hughes Kilpatrick and her husband, James W., of Butler, Betty S. Waechter and her husband, Eugene H., of Overland Park, Kan., and Margie C. Thompson and her husband, Glenn W., of Meadville; nine grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, P. Mae Faith of Worthington and Margie R. Thompson of Butler. She was preceded in death by two sons, Robert W. Say and Clarence A. Say; a sister and two brothers. Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Jamison Funeral Home, 117 N. Main St., Harrisville. The funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jack D. Patterson, retired minister, officiating. Burial will be in Muddy Creek Cemetery, Clay Township, Butler County. The family suggests memorials be made to the memorial fund of Bethel Presbyterian Church, 877 Franklin Road, Slippery Rock, Pa. 16057.

June M. Drake
June M. Drake, 65, formerly of Water Street, Meadville, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center. She was born in Townville Aug. 30, 1935, a daughter of Morris Earl and Carol Sybrant Drake. A graduate of Townville High School, she was a secretary with Carpenter Electric for seven years. She then worked at Penelec for 27 years and retired in 1991. She enjoyed crocheting afghans, photography and traveling. Survivors include her mother of Townville; two sisters, Joan M. Drake Bentley of Laurel, Md., and Janet M. Chris and her husband, Bill, of Spartansburg; a brother, Gary M. Drake and his wife, Dottie, of Townville; a sister, Judy M. Glasgow and her husband, Rusty, of Baltimore, Md.; and seven nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father. Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Willis L. Arnold Funeral Home, Main Street, Townville. The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. John L. Miller of Park Congregational Church officiating. Burial will be in Kingsley Cemetery, Townville. The family suggests memorials be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Edna Evelyn Schroer
COCHRANTON - Edna Evelyn Schroer, 85, of 22647 State Highway 285, Cochranton, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at Crawford County Care Center, Saegertown. She was born in Summit Township April 15, 1915, a daughter of Homer and Grace Gerard Consla. She married John J. Schroer July 15, 1937, and he preceded her in death March 31, 1990. A homemaker, she enjoyed taking care of her yard and dancing at the senior citizen center. Survivors include a daughter, Janis Friend and her husband, Robert, of Pinellas Park, Fla.; two sons, Raymond Schroer and his wife, Shirley, of Hadley, and Robert Schroer of Cochranton; eight grandchildren, Tracie Aitken, Vicki Mitchell, Michael Schroer, Lori Sindlinger, Patty Alcorns and Christy Burchill, and their spouses, and Jon J. Schroer and Eric Schroer; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Merritt Consla. Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Roofner-Collins Funeral Home Inc., 544 Chestnut St., Meadville. The church service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Joseph C. Rial, retired Methodist minister, officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Vernon Township.

Helen O'Connell
Helen O'Connell, 78, of 557 Chestnut St., Meadville, and formerly of Reading, died Saturday, March 31, 2001, at Cribbs Home of Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community. Born in New York, N.Y., May 13, 1922, she was a daughter of Impolis and Blanche Zukas Baltrusaitis. She married Dennis O'Connell Aug. 11, 1950. He preceded her in death March 11, 1995. She received her master's and bachelor's degrees in business administration from City College, New York. As director of personnel for Rockwood Corp. in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was a member of one of the first white-collar unions. She was also secretary in the architectural firm of Kahler and Kahler in Milwaukee, Wis., and worked as assistant to the borough secretary in Morris Plains, N.J. She attended St. Catherine Church of Siena in Reading. She enjoyed New York theater and shopping, reading, walking and spending time in the sun. Nothing was more important to her than being with friends and family. Survivors include two daughters, Deirdre Kingen and her husband, Ted, of Meadville, and Barbara O'Connell of Weston, Conn.; two grandchildren, Matthew and Autumn Kingen; a sister, Alga Gabriel of Olympia, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother. There are no calling hours. There will be a private service at a later date. The family suggests memorials be made to Meadville Public Library, 848 N. Main St., Meadville, Pa. 16335; or Pelletier Library, Box 44, Allegheny College, Meadville. Arrangements are under the direction of Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville.

Rev. Earl Emerson Roberts
GREENVILLE - The Rev. Earl Emerson Roberts, 89, of White Cliff Nursing Home, 110 Fredonia Road, Greenville, and formerly of Adamsville, died Monday, April 2, 2001, at White Cliff. Born in Fredonia July 15, 1911, he was a son of Samuel and Anna Coulter Roberts. He married Beryl Youngblood 68 years ago. He retired from the former Chicago Bridge and Iron Co. after 37 years as a machinist. He was a member of Greenville Church of the Nazarene. An ordained minister with the Association of Fundamental Ministries and Churches, he was a member of the Greenville Ministerial Association. He was the retired pastor of Rambling Acres Camping Association and the Rambling Recs Camping Club. He was the supply pastor for several local churches, and held church services for many years at White Cliff. He enjoyed gardening, camping traveling and reading. Survivors, in addition to his wife of 68 years of Greenville, include two sons, Arden Roberts of New Castle and Edward Roberts of Cochranton; four daughters, Beverly Miller and her husband, C.R, Millie Carlson and her husband, Robert, Audrey Snodgrass, and Janet Scannell and her husband, Rodney, all of Greenville; 20 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Grant Earl Roberts; a grandson, Rusty Roberts; a brother, Joseph Roberts; and a sister, Delores Buck. Calling hours are today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Andrew H. Osborne III Funeral Home Inc., 73 and 75 Columbia Ave., Greenville. The funeral and committal service will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. J. Bret Metcalfe of Greenville Church of the Nazarene and the Rev. Walter (Bud) Anthony of Mt. Carmel Church, Franklin, officiating. Burial will be in Greenfield Cemetery, Atlantic. The family suggests memorials be made to Greenville Church of the Nazarene, 94 Columbia Ave., Greenville, Pa. 16125; or District Church of the Nazarene at the same address.

Lena Luper
CONNEAUT LAKE - Lena Luper, 87, of 11745 Oakwood Road, Conneaut Lake, died Thursday, March 29, 2001, at Rolling Fields after a long illness. Born April 19, 1913 in Uniontown, she was a daughter of Frank and Annie Machulka Malik. She married George B. Luper Feb. 26, 1934. He preceded her in death Jan. 22, 1987. She was an honorary life member of the Harmonsburg Volunteer Fire Department auxiliary. She enjoyed making ceramics and was an instructor in the Harmonsburg area. She was of the Methodist faith. Survivors include a daughter, Sally Luper; a son, George B. Luper Jr. and his wife, Gloria, of Conneaut Lake; three brothers, Charles Malik of Lehigh Acres, Fla., Harry Malik and Alfred Malik, both of Uniontown; four grandchildren; three great-grandsons and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Edith Robinson. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family at Evergreen Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Corner of Lakeview United Methodist Church officiating. The family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society's Research Fund, 18320 Conneaut Lake Road, Meadville, Pa., 16335. Arrangements are under the direction of the William H. Houghton Funeral Home, Linesville.

William Fred Sandy
William Fred Sandy, 79, of Circle West, Meadville, died Saturday, March 31, 2001, at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Erie. He was born July 17, 1921, in Akron, Ohio, a son of Howard H. and Margaret Luce Sandy. He married Marjorie Yim Oct. 23, 1943. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor in World War II, serving then as a sergeant at Wheeler Field, Oahu. He had been employed as a salesman at various car dealers and at Lake Road Trailer Sales. He was a 32nd degree Mason, Crawford Lodge 234 and Valley of Erie, and was a past president of the Pennsylvania Pearl Harbor Survivors. He was affiliated with Watson Run Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his wife of 57 years; a sister, Eleanor Allen of Maryland; three nieces; five great-nieces; two great-nephews; three great-great-nieces; and one great-great-nephew. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home and Crematory, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

Dana R. Hoffman
CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS - Dana R. Hoffman, 43, of Cambridge Springs, died Tuesday, March 27, 2001. He was born in Erie Nov. 17, 1957, a son of Don and Opal Hoffman. He married Lynda Clonan, who preceded him in death in April 1997. He subsequently married Cecile Przekop Aug. 15, 1998. He was employed by Standard Manufactured Home Sales of Erie. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include his parents of Cambridge Springs; six children, Mary Frontera, Martha Stewart, Wesley and Benjamin Hoffman, and Lisa and David Barbieri; three grandchildren; and five brothers, Rod and Lance Hoffman of Greenville, Bradley Hoffman of Springboro, Kirk Hoffman of Lancaster and Robert Hoffman of Albion. The memorial service will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Cambridge Springs Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, 412 McClellan St. Arrangements are under the direction of John F. Murray Funeral Home Inc., 5175 Butler St., Pittsburgh.

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