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Miscellaneous Crawford County, Pennsylvania Obituaries


Joseph Frederick Caskey
Lake Milton, Ohio - Joe Caskey, 68, of Lake Milton, Ohio, died Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital from cancer. He was born in Cleveland, July 13, 1932, a son of Joseph and Julia Hollitt Caskey. A graduate of Pymatuning High School, he attended Thiel College and Case Western Reserve University. He was a licensed Realtor, appraiser and paralegal. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in the division of military police. He formerly owned and operated the Golden Key Restaurant in Jamestown; the College Inn, Greenville; the Caskey Motor Inn, Alliance, Ohio; and the University Inn, Youngstown, Ohio. He developed Caskey Country Estates, Lordstown, Ohio, where he served as councilman, and was a sales agent for Century 21. At the time of his death, he was the owner of Real Property Appraisers of Lake Milton and Georgia Avenue Realty of Sebring, Ohio, and president of Lake Milton Utilities. He was a past president of Lordstown and Lake Milton businessmen's associations. For many years he was active in philanthropy through the Shriners Hospitals, the Salvation Army Board of Alliance and the Lions Club. He was a 32nd-degree Mason, holding membership in the Adelphic Lodge 424 in Jamestown, York Rite Valley of Canton, Ohio, Scottish Rite Valley of New Castle, Tadmor Temple and the Royal Order of Jesters Court 080 of Akron, Ohio. Survivors include two sons, John Frederick of Warren, Ohio, and James Robert of Lordstown; a half sister, Eleanor Zimmerman of Euclid, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home, 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance. The funeral will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home, with Edward Mitchell, M.D., officiating. Burial will be in Fairmount Memorial Park. The family suggests memorials be made to the Shriners Burn Institute, 1645 W. Eighth St., Erie, Pa. 16505. Friends may register online at www.ctcfuneral.com.

Sarah May York
Sarah May York, 78, of Chestnut Street, Meadville, died Monday, May 14, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center. She was born in Meadville June 1, 1922, a daughter of Chester and Erba Cole Coon. She married William (Uncle Bill) York Sept. 19, 1959. He preceded her in death Feb. 8, 1992. She completed 12 years of schooling and owned and operated the Midway Motel in Hartstown from 1976 to the late 1980s. She retired from American Viscose. She was a member and deaconess of Emmanuel United Church of Christ and a member of its "Kitchen Krew." She was also a former member of Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include seven sisters, Harriette Hoffman and her husband, Wayne, of Meadville, Wilma Means and her husband, Darrell, of Saegertown, Karen Johnson and her husband, Ray, of Cochranton, Betty Beckman of Denver, Colo., Alvira Peterson and her husband, Homer, of Tionesta, Shirley Layman and her husband, Lyle, of Mesa, Ariz., and Judy Coon of Meadville; five brothers, Arnold Coon and his wife, Evelyn, of Ashtabula, Ohio, Lawrence Coon and his wife, Dorothy, of Cochranton, Ronald Coon and his wife, Carol, of Meadville, Raymond Coon and his wife, Flo, of Cochranton, and Melvin Coon and his wife, Anita, of Pekin, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Irene Dillaman, Viola Rudy and June Coon; and two brothers, George Coon and Chester Coon Jr. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville. The funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 30 Park Ave., Meadville, with the Rev. Tim Solomon officiating. Burial will be in Reichel Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to American Cancer Society, 464 Pine St., Meadville, Pa. 16335.

Howard F. (Coach) Roche
Howard F. (Coach) Roche, 80, of Baldwin Street, Meadville, died Sunday, May 13, 2001, at Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community. He was born in Meadville April 29, 1921, a son of Carl and Eleanor Juliet Roche. He married Loretta Iva Lou Bump in 1953. She preceded him in death in 1962. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he took part in the D-Day Invasion. He worked for Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and was also self-employed. He enjoyed gardening, sports, collecting items and having yard sales. Survivors include two daughters, Delores M. Porter of Meadville and Doreen M. Bailey of Union City; six grandchildren, Loretta and Roy Estep, Mike Ender Jr., Jeremy Ender, Marty Woodcock II, Sunshine Geiger and Ellen Geiger; and a sister, Betty Wallace of Ohio. He was preceded in death by a sister, Gladys Haggerty, and a niece, Norma Jean. Services were private and under the direction of Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home and Crematory, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville. Burial was in Venango Cemetery.

Ralph Handley
VEGUITA, N.M. - Ralph Handley, 85, of Veguita, N.M., died Friday, May 4, 2001, after a short illness. He was born in Meadville May 1, 1916, a son of Arthur and Grace Handley. His wife, Harriet, preceded him in death in 1987. He was very active in the area's agriculture community until the summer of 1956 when he and his family moved to New Mexico. He was a devoted member of Chihuahua Bible Chapel, Belen Optimists and American Guernsey Cattle Club. His children noted he passed from their arms into the loving arms of his heavenly Father and many loved ones, especially their mother, waiting to celebrate his arrival in a much better place. Survivors include three sons, David and his wife, Audrey, Richard, and Doug and his wife, Irene; four daughters, Barbara Pruett and her husband, Wayne, Becky Tiley and her husband, Earl, Beverly Pareo and her husband, Jordan, and Bonnie Davidson and her husband, Randy; 22 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Bryan; two sisters, Marian Hamilton and Ruby Walton; and a brother, Frank Handley. The calling hours and funeral were Sunday at Chihuahua Bible Chapel, Veguita. Burial was in Chihuahua Bible Cemetery.

Frances Minnis
Frances Minnis, 84, of 20898 Alden St. Extension, Meadville, died Sunday, May 13, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center following an illness of two years. She was born in Greenwood Township, Crawford County, Jan. 26, 1917, a daughter of Oliver and Caroline DeArment Leavy. She married Clark R. Minnis Oct. 26, 1940, and he preceded her in death April 6, 1980. A homemaker, she also worked at Miller's Shoes for 12 years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Survivors include a son, Richard Minnis and his wife, Miriam, of Warren; two daughters, Phyllis Cline and her husband, John, of Oak Park, Ill., and Mary Lee Minnis of Meadville; four grandchildren, Glenn Minnis, Veronica Winslow, Jonathan Cline and Matthew Cline; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ruth Smith of Greenville. She was preceded in death by a sister, Cecile Leavy. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Robert W. Waid Funeral Home Inc., 581 Chestnut St., Meadville. The funeral will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Brian Moran of Trinity Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in Greenfield Cemetery, Greenwood Township. The family suggests memorials be made to Meadville Public Library, 848 N. Main St., Meadville, Pa. 16335; or Trinity Lutheran Church, 649 Park Ave., Meadville.

Alyce T. Pasterik Zelasko
Alyce T. Pasterik Zelasko, 79, of 81 Park Ave., Meadville, died Friday, May 11, 2001, at Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community after a lingering illness. Born in Conneautville Feb. 27, 1922, she was a daughter of Andrew and Anna Zajak Pasterik. On Jan. 8, 1942, she married Henry P. Zelasko. She was a member of St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church, where she belonged to the Alter and Rosary Society and the funeral choir. A graduate of Conneautville High School, she was a homemaker who served as a volunteer at the soup kitchen and was active in other community organizations. She enjoyed her family, home, gardening, growing flowers, traveling and collecting teddy bears. In addition to her husband of 59 years, survivors include a daughter, Lynda Snyder and her husband, John R., of Meadville; four grandchildren, Sharon Moore, Kathleen McCracken, Karen Zelasko, and John R. Snyder Jr. and his wife, Kimberly, who helped the family move through a difficult time; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Cauldwell of Niles, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas; one grandson, Scott R. Snyder; four sisters, Helen Jafko, Frances Smith, Leona Jones, and Elizabeth Pasterik; and two brothers, Thomas Pasterik and Michael Connor. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today at 10 a.m. at St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Robert Bower of Edinboro as celebrant. Entombment will be in St. Brigid Cemetery Mausoleum. Arrangements are under the direction of Roofner-Collins Funeral Home, 544 Chestnut St., Meadville. Scripture prayer services will be at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be made to St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church, 383 Arch St., Meadville, Pa. 16335; or St. Peter Church, 501 Washington St., Conneautville; or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Joseph N. Wiencek
LINESVILLE - Joseph N. Wiencek, 65, of Linesville, died Sunday, May 13, 2001, at his home. Born June 4, 1935, in Madison Township, Clarion County, he was a son of Anna Radesie and Walter Wiencek. On Aug. 31, 1959, he married Regina Meier in Elkton, Md. He was a member of Linesville First Baptist Church and the International Ladies Garment Union. From 1957 to 1959, he served in the U.S. Army, including a tour in Germany. For 25 years, he was employed by Dalton Industries in Wiloughby, Ohio, as a cloth pattern grader. Subsequently, he worked for Gilmore Trading Corp. for five years in Hialeah, Fla., before retiring in 1995. He enjoyed golf, fishing, and, most of all, his family. In addition to his wife of 41 years, survivors include a daughter, Andrea Ellen McKenney of Chesterfield, Mich.; two sons, Joseph Michael Wiencek and his wife, Shelby, of Thompson, Ohio, and Peter James Wiencek of Rock Creek, Ohio; four grandchildren, Angelique McKenney, Caleb Wiencek, Corey Wiencek and Erica Wiencek; two sisters, Dora Swintosky of Hooversville and Helen Makay and her husband, Joseph, of Boswell; and five brothers, George Wiencek of Boswell, Raymond Wiencek of Somerset, Andrew Wiencek of Boswell, Richard Wiencek of Johnstown, and Alvin Wiencek of Jerome. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Harold W. Coleman Jr. Funeral Home, 6028 U.S. Highway 6, Linesville. The funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Tom Sciple, visitation pastor of Linesville Baptist Church, officiating. The family suggests memorials be made to American Cancer Society, 505 Poplar St., Suite P310, Meadville, Pa. 16335.

Frances G. Weed
SAEGERTOWN - Frances G. Weed, 77, of 424 Water St., Saegertown, died Sunday, May 13, 2001, at St. Vincent Health Center in Erie following a short illness. She had lived in Saegertown since 1953. Born July 21, 1923, in Dunmore, W.Va., she was a daughter of Frank and Ida Gum Galford. On July 10, 1941, she married James Leroy (Roy) Weed. A member of First Baptist Church in Cambridge Springs, she was very faithful in visitation. From the late 1940s until 1958, she was employed at Talon Inc. in Meadville. From 1958 to 1975, she worked at GTI Inc. in Saegertown, first in assembly and then as head inspector. From 1975 until her retirement in 1983, she was employed at Saegertown Junior-Senior High School, first as a cafeteria worker and then as a custodian. She enjoyed baking and was known affectionately as "Mom" to a number of neighborhood kids. In addition to her husband of 59 years, survivors include four sons, James L. Weed Jr. and his wife, Carol, of Sebring, Fla., Richard Weed and his wife, Shirley, of Saegertown, Bob Weed and his wife, Kathie, also of Sebring, and Mark Weed and his wife, Patty, of Albion; 11 grandchildren, Barbara Stock, Steve Weed, Jeffrey Weed, Randy Weed, Jason Weed, Heather McKinney, Michelle Harding, Brandon Weed, Kellyanne Weed, Tina Benfakir, and Mark Steven Weed; 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Hazel Goodwill and Kathryn McGraw, both of Sebring, and Eula Orr of Lakeland, Fla.; and two brothers, Allen Galford of Centerville and Harold Galford of Saegertown. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia Root and an infant, Audrey Galford. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home, 335 Venango Ave., Cambridge Springs. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Cambridge Springs with the Rev. Rod Beardsley officiating. Burial will be in Venango Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be given to First Baptist Church Building Fund, 337 S. Main St., Cambridge Springs, Pa. 16403.

Ann Louise Spanogle
GUYS MILLS - Ann Louise Spanogle, 84, of 29439 State Highway 77, Guys Mills, died Saturday, May 12, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare in Cambridge Springs. She had been in failing health. Born in Philipsburg March 21, 1917, she was a daughter of Martin and Madeline Rusnak. She married James O. Spanogle Aug. 16, 1944. A homemaker, she enjoyed cooking, gardening and caring for her family. Her family considered her to be a very warm, loving and a devoted wife and mother. In addition to her husband of 56 years, survivors include a son, James Spanogle and his wife, Sylvia, of Guys Mills; two daughters, Belle Murray and her husband, Jim, of Conneaut Lake, and Gail Bufalino and her husband, Russell, of Cambridge Springs; five grandchildren, Shane Murray, Senta Karastury, Jesse Spanogle, Russ Bufalino, and Nicholas Bufalino; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church in Cambridge Springs with Monsignor Lawrence Speice as celebrant. Burial will be in New Richmond Cemetery Arrangements are under the direction of Van Matre Family Funeral Home, 335 Venango Ave., Cambridge Springs. The family suggests memorials be given to the American Cancer Society, 505 Poplar St., Suite P310, Meadville, Pa. 16335.

Alyce T. Pasterik Zelasko
Alyce T. Pasterik Zelasko, 79, of 81 Park Ave., Meadville, died Friday, May 11, 2001, at Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community after a lingering illness. Born in Conneautville Feb. 27, 1922, she was a daughter of Andrew and Anna Zajak Pasterik. On Jan. 8, 1942, she married Henry P. Zelasko. She was a member of St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church, where she belonged to the Alter and Rosary Society and the funeral choir. A graduate of Conneautville High School, she was a homemaker who served as a volunteer at the soup kitchen and was active in other community organizations. She enjoyed her family, home, gardening, growing flowers, traveling and collecting teddy bears. In addition to her husband of 59 years, survivors include a daughter, Mrs. John (Linda) Snyder of Meadville; four grandchildren, Sharon Moore, Kathleen McCracken, John Snyder and Karen Zelasko; a sister, Margaret Cauldwell of Niles, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Thomas; one grandson, Scott R. Snyder; four sisters, Helen Jafko, Frances Smith, Leona Jones, and Elizabeth Pasterik; and two brothers, Thomas Pasterik and Michael Connor. Calling hours will be today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Roofner-Collins Funeral Home, 544 Chestnut St., Meadville. Scripture prayer services will be at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Robert Bower of Edinboro as celebrant. Entombment will be in St. Brigid Cemetery Mausoleum. The family suggests memorials be made to St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church, 383 Arch St., Meadville, Pa. 16335; or St. Peter Church, 501 Washington St., Conneautville; or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Harold E. (Happy) Thompson
GIRARD - Harold E. (Happy) Thompson, 81, of Girard, died Friday, May 11, 2001, at St. Vincent Health Center in Erie. Born in Richmond Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio, July 17, 1919, he was a son of Charles N. and Vera Alice Winch Thompson. He married Lovina M. Heath. His experience selling farming supplies as a young lad paid off in later years; for eight years, he and his wife owned and operated the Kinsman Hardware Store and later worked at the John Deere dealership in Kinsman, Ohio. Known for his woodworking, he made "working" models of old historical items such as spinning wheels, piano stools, stage coaches and covered wagons. For the past 14 years, he was a minister at the Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Claridon, Ohio, and Pilgrim Holiness Church in Linesville. A musician at heart, he tuned pianos and played his favorite musical instruments, the piano and violin, regularly during church services. Recently, while living in Girard, he attended the Free Methodist Church. In addition to his wife of 62 years, survivors include a son, Larry E. Thompson and his wife, Jerri, of Erie; two daughters, Beth Powers of Girard, and Ellie Frank and her husband, Denny, of Austin Town, Ohio; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Hazel Sakuta and her husband, Mike, of Lake City, and Vivian Buell of Jefferson, Ohio; three brothers, Kenneth Thompson and his wife, Laura, of Richmond, Va., Duane Thompson and his wife, Norma, of Linesville, and the Rev. Garth Thompson of Miami, Fla. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Thompson and Joyce Heath; one brother, Stanley Thompson; and a grandson, Mark Powers. Calling hours will be Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Jean Evans Thompson Funeral Home, 11883 Main St., East Springfield. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Federated Church in East Springfield with Pastor Ed Huntley of the Federated Church and Pastor Byron Oakes of the Girard Free Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Richmond Center Cemetery in Richmond, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Peniel Holiness Camp, in care of Mrs. Carol Durfee, 10070 Reese Drive, Girard, Pa. 16417.

Caroline E. Klinginsmith
THOMPSON, Ohio - Caroline E. Klinginsmith, 73, of Sidley Road, Thompson, died Saturday, May 12, 2001, at University Hospital in Cleveland. Born Aug. 12, 1927, in Austinburg, Ohio, she was a daughter of Michael and Margrethe Larson Gockerell. On Aug. 14, 1948, she married Lawrence (Larry) Klinginsmith in Cumberland, Md. She attended the Congregational Church in Austinburg, Ohio. A homemaker, she enjoyed making hooked rugs, reading, doing crossword puzzles and bird watching. In addition to her husband of 52 years, survivors include two sons, Fred Klinginsmith of Moseley, Va., and Karl of Thompson; two daughters, Linda DeJesus and Alma Klinginsmith, both of Geneva, Ohio; eight grandchildren; a sister, Erna Nagy of Brecksville, Ohio; and a brother, Paul Gockerell of Harpersfield Township, Ohio. She was preceded in death by a son, Terry Klinginsmith in 1987; an infant sister; and two brothers, Robert Gockerell and Michael Gockerell Jr. Calling hours will be Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Donald E. Walker Funeral Home, 828 Sherman St., Geneva, Ohio. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. McCain of Grace Christian Fellowship, North Madison, Ohio, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Thompson, Ohio.

Wayne D. Klinginsmith
CONNEAUT LAKE - Wayne D. Klinginsmith, 92, of Conneaut Lake, died Thursday, May 3, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center. Born in Greenwood Township, Crawford County, Nov. 26, 1908, he was a son of Charles C. and Minnie I. McCracken Klinginsmith. He married Mary E. Ellison May 7, 1949, in Meadville. He graduated from East Fallowfield High School, and worked for the Erie Railroad for four years before going to Talon Inc. of Meadville as a chain machine operator for 38 years, retiring in 1973. He also operated a truck garden and sweet corn stand sending produce to Pittsburgh from the inlet garden he operated for 30 years. He also raised and sold Capon chickens. He was proud of and enjoyed his garden through last summer and was looking forward to this summer's gardening. He raised English setters and enjoyed hunting and fishing both in Canada and Pennsylvania. His greatest joy came from his family. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Conneaut Lake. He was a 50-year member of Pine Masonic Lodge 498. Past district deputy of Odd Fellows and a 55-year member of Odd Fellows Lodge 980, Conneaut Lake, he was an officer and very active with the Odd Fellows throughout his life. He was a life member of Conneaut Lake Park Fire Hall, a member of Harmonsburg Volunteer Fire Department and a proud and active member of Conneaut Lake Historical Society. Survivors, in addition to his wife of almost 52 years, include four children, Marian Coulson of Seal Beach, Calif., Richard of Corry, Robert of Aloha, Ore., and Bonita L. Klinginsmith of Spring Hill, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Thomas, Robert, James, Linda, Ricky, Holly and Dennis; two great-grandsons; and two great-granddaughters. He was preceded in death by a sister, Olive Klinginsmith; a brother, Holly Klinginsmith; and a half brother, J.G. Klinginsmith. Calling hours will be today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Waid-Coleman Funeral Home Inc., 12422 Conneaut Lake Road, Conneaut Lake, where Odd Fellows Lodge 980 will have a service at 6:30 p.m. and Pine Masonic Lodge 498 will have a service at 6:45 p.m. The funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Bruce K. Davis, pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 464 Pine St., Meadville, Pa. 16335.

Rylee Jean Gorski Roiz
ERIE - Rylee Jean Gorski Roiz, 5 months, died Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at Pittsburgh Children's Hospital. She was born in Erie Dec. 5, 2000, the daughter of Richie J. Gorski Jr. and Ramona L. Roiz. A very active baby, she enjoyed everything most babies her age love. She liked her swing, sucking her thumb and especially liked storytime at her bedtime. She loved to listen to music and was known by all as a "wiggle worm." Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her paternal grandparents, Laura Thompson of Harborcreek and Richard J. Gorski Sr. of Erie; her maternal grandparents, Sandy and Larry Roiz of Erie; a great-grandmother, Barbara Thompson of Erie; a great-grandfather, Ed Gorski of Erie; many aunts and uncles; several cousins; and relatives in Crawford County. Calling hours will be today from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Schmidt Funeral Home, 2926 Pine Ave., Erie. The funeral will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Paul Borneman of Stone United Methodist Church, Meadville, officiating. Burial will follow in Erie Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family in care of Jean Evans Thompson Funeral Home, 11883 Main St., Box 235, East Springfield, Pa. 16411-0235.

Linda L. DeLoss
Linda L. DeLoss, 68, of 519 Hartz Ave., Meadville, died Thursday, May 10, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center. She was born at Cambridge Springs Oct. 2, 1932, a daughter of Ronald and Inez Mickle McDuff. She married Joseph DeLoss Saturday, July 27, 1957. A 1949 graduate of Cambridge Springs High School, she had been a partner in DeLoss Repair Service for 37 years. She previously was employed by the weekly Enterprise newspaper in Cambridge Springs and later at Carpenter Light and Power Co. in Meadville. She attended St. Agatha Roman Catholic Church. An avid sports enthusiast in bowling and golf, she enjoyed following baseball and basketball on television. Survivors, in addition to her husband of 43 years, include four sisters, Betty Marzke and her husband, Eugene, Jean Miller and March Gray, all of Meadville, and Celia Thayer and her husband, Charles, of Venango; three brothers, Stanley McDuff of Erie, Frank McDuff and his wife, Shirley, of Venango, and Larry McDuff and his wife, Mary, of Cambridge Springs; 15 nieces and 15 nephews. Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Byham-Miller-Mizner Funeral Home Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville, with a scripture service at 1:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Agatha Roman Catholic Church, 353 Pine St., Meadville, with the Rev. Regis Meenihan as celebrant. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Vernon Township. The family suggests memorials be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 2022 W. 38th St., Erie, Pa. 16508.

Richard Steven Proctor
LINESVILLE - Richard Steven Proctor, 36, of 20225 Maple Road, Linesville, died Friday, May 11, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center. He was born in Meadville Feb. 13, 1965. His father, Harold (Skip) Proctor, preceded him in death. His mother is Marie A. Petrus Starcheski. He worked for 15 years at Palmer/Snyder Chair Factory of Conneautville. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Linesville-Conneautville Road. Survivors include his mother of Linesville; a daughter, Kristin Proctor of Conneautville; a sister, Stephanie Proctor of Conneaut Lake; a brother, Michael Proctor of Conneaut Lake; his grandmother, Emilia Petrus of Conneautville; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father Sept. 13, 2000; and his grandfather, Steven Petrus. There will be a calling hour Sunday from 3 to 4 p.m. at White-Cool Funeral Home, 1405 Main St., Conneautville. The funeral will follow Sunday at 4 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Loren Little of Conneautville Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to Life Building Ministry, Cochranton, Pa. 16314.

George G. Metroka
JOHNSTOWN - George G. Metroka, 78, of Johnstown, died Friday, May 11, 2001 at Windber Medical Center. He was born in Conemaugh, a suburb of Johnstown, April 9, 1923, a son of Afton and Mary Olecky Metroka. He married Helen Makuchan, who preceded him in death. He was a World War II Army Air Force veteran and a retired letter carrier. He was a member of St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church; Veterans of Foreign Wars Charles Menoher Post 153; National Society of Retired Federal Employees; and American Carpathan Club. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Hovanec of Johnstown; two sons, David Metroka and his wife, Heather, of Bartonville, Ill., and Robert Metroka and his wife, Cynthia, of Johnstown; eight grandchildren, Scooter and Kira Jewelene Hovanec, David Alan Metroka, Ashley Nicole Metroka, twins Christopher Michael and Christian Marc Metroka, and Brandon Thomas, Ryan Paul, Blaise Scot and Riana Kathleen Metroka; three sisters, Mary Findley and Anna Shannon, both of Meadville, and Irene Shelgosh of Roslyn; three sisters-in-law; and a brother-in-law and his wife. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Michael Metroka. Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Henderson-Makuchan-Ketterer Funeral Home, Conemaugh, where Parastas will be sung at 7 p.m. The funeral will begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday, with a brief service at the funeral home, followed by Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, with Monsignor Raymond Balta as liturgist. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery.

Margaret Dreisbach
CONNEAUT LAKE - Margaret Dreisbach, 77, of Conneaut Lake and formerly of Irvin Avenue, Meadville, died unexpectedly at her home Wednesday, May 9, 2001. She was born in Brookville April 25, 1924, a daughter of Mike and Anna Swanciger Popson. She married Alfred H. Dreisbach June 30, 1940, and he preceded her in death Jan. 26, 1980. She was a graduate of Brookville High School. From 1946 to 1982 she was operator and co-owner with her husband of Dreisbach Restaurant in Meadville. In her retirement she worked briefly at the Lamplighter Restaurant and the Villa Restaurant. She enjoyed her family and gardening. Survivors include four daughters, Sandra Miller and her husband, Tracy, of Polk, Shirley Schlosser and her husband, Ronald, of Saegertown, Sydney Neff and her husband, Eddie, of Lewisville, Texas, and Sharon Stang and her husband, Robert, of Conneaut Lake; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a sister and two brothers. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Tyson Schlosser; and several brothers and sisters. A private service will be Saturday at Robert W. Waid Funeral Home Inc., 581 Chestnut St., Meadville, with the Rev. Ellen Rezek, chaplain at Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community, officiating.

Sister Mary Angela Cervone
COOPERSBURG - Sister Mary Angela Cervone of the Carmelite Monastery, Coopersburg, died Sunday, May 6, 2001, in the monastery convent infirmary. Born in Meadville, she was a daughter of the late Nicholas and Amelia Camerino Cervone. The Carmelites are a cloistered order; as the extern sister, she was responsible for having contact with the outside for many years. She entered the monastery in 1938 and had her investiture in 1939, took her first holy vows in 1940 and made her solemn profession in 1943. Survivors include a brother, Charles Cervone; and two sisters, Antoinette J. Pascarella and Jenny Baker, all of Meadville. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph Cervone and Gerard Cervone. Calling hours were Wednesday in the monastery, followed by Mass of Christian Burial in the monastery chapel. The family suggests memorials be made to the Carmelite Monastery, Coopersburg, Pa. 18036. Arrangements were under the direction of Weber Funeral Home, Allentown.

Herbert Allen Graham
Herbert Allen Graham, 47, of Middle Road, Meadville, died Saturday, May 5, 2001. Born in Wilmington, N.C., Sept. 1, 1953, he was a son of Shirley Graham. He was a machine operator from 1993 to 1996 at Faivre Machine and Fabrication, and a delivery person for Keystone Nuclear Pharmacy from 1996 to 1998. He worked in 1999 as a contractor for Transport Tech of Erie. Most recently he was a bus driver for Conneaut Lake School District. He also drove tractor trailers. He was a member and past exalted ruler of Triple City Elks and was club manager from 1989 to 1994. Survivors include his mother, Shirley Dereef of Wilmington; and two brothers, Richard T. Dereef of Wilmington, and Anthony N. Dereef of Hookerton, N.C. Services will be in Wilmington. Arrangements are under the direction of Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home and Crematory, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville.

Charles E. Dunlap
TOWNVILLE - Charles E. Dunlap, 63, of 31782 State Route 77, Townville, died at home Monday, May 7, 2001, after a year-long courageous battle with cancer. Born in Franklin Jan. 22, 1938, he was a son of Thomas E. and Maude Porter Dunlap. He married Joanne Williams July 5, 1985. He was a 1956 graduate of Rocky Grove High School and, as a U.S. Navy veteran, traveled to Europe and South America. He retired in 1996 from Titusville Post Office after 30 years. He previously worked as an electrotech for Sperry Rail Services and Automation Industry in Danbury, Conn., for 12 years. He was president of the local union in Titusville for 16 years and of Masters Gardeners of Crawford County in 1998. He enjoyed whitetail deer hunting, gardening, auctions, garage sales and traveling. Survivors, in addition to his wife of 15 years, include two daughters, Jennifer Bradley and her husband, Cedric, of Centerville, and Rebecca Fransisco and her husband, Charles, of Townville; a son, Stephen Dunlap of Meadville; four grandchildren, Chase and Samantha Bradley, and Kevin and Tony Fransisco; six sisters, Bonita Brown and her husband, John, of Cochranton, Terry Cyr and her husband, Roger, of Tampa, Fla., Patti Jones and her husband, Russ, of New Castle, Dixie McEntire of Franklin, Georgia Rodgers and her husband, Lanny, of Carlton, and Kay Sutley and her husband, Richard, of Bessemer City, N.C.; and his friend, former wife and mother of his children, Kathleen Lawrence of Meadville. 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 and committal service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. David Duquette, minister for Hospice of Crawford County, officiating. Burial will be in Rootville Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to Hospice of Crawford County Inc., 448 Pine St., Meadville, Pa., 16335; or Crawford County Humane Society, 11012 Kennedy Hill Road, Meadville.

Jack W. Teasdale
Jack W. Teasdale, 67, of 527 Miller Ave., Meadville, died Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center. He was born in Meadville April 16, 1934, a son of Wallace N. and Norma M. Heyer Teasdale. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in Guam during the Korean Conflict. He retired from Laborers Union 564 of New Castle. He was a member of Meadville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2006, an active member of Vernon Central Hose Co. and a social member of West Mead 2 Volunteer Fire Department. An avid fisherman and hunter, he enjoyed going to various fishing camps in Canada for more than 35 years. Survivors include his mother of Meadville; a brother, Park Teasdale and his wife, Donna, of Meadville; a niece, Holly McCaslin, and her husband, of Canal Fulton, Ohio; a nephew, Troy Teasdale, and his wife, of Miamisburg, Ohio; a great-niece and a great-nephew. Calling hours will be Thursday 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 Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Gerald Walton of Lyona Bible Church officiating. Burial will be in Greendale Cemetery, West Mead Township. The family suggests memorials be made to American Cancer Society Crawford Unit, 464 Pine St., Meadville, Pa. 16335; or a charity of the donor's choice.

Lola Mae Keene-Hubert
Lola Mae Keene-Hubert, 64, of 1120 Market St., Meadville, died Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center after an extended illness. She was born in Greenwood Township Oct. 23, 1936, a daughter of John P. and Mary E. Williams Keene. She was formerly employed at Blazon of Linesville and Girard Tannery. She was of the Protestant faith. A member of the Italian Civic Club, she loved country music. Survivors include three sons, Robert D. Ransom and his wife, Mary, of East Springfield, and Marvin D. Ransom and Bryan E. Ransom and his wife, Tara, all of Conneautville; five grandchildren, Aaron, Jeremy, Margot, Zachary and Paige Ransom; a sister, Mrs. William (Pauline) Brooks of Linesville; two brothers, Bradley P. Keene and Paul L. Keene, both of Conneaut Lake; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by an infant son; a brother, John Keene; and a sister, Joan Van Dusen. There are no calling hours. The graveside service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Evergreen Cemetery, Harmonsburg, with Pastor Abe Edwards of New Life Community Church, Fairview, officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to Hospice of Crawford County Inc., 448 Pine St., Meadville, Pa., 16335. Arrangements are under the direction of White-Cool Funeral Home, 1405 Main St., Conneautville.

Walter Ray Smail
SARASOTA, Fla. - Walter Ray Smail, 81, of Sarasota, Fla., and formerly of Meadville, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at his residence after a period of failing health. Born in Westmoreland County March 12, 1920, he was a son of John Z. and Velma Hannah Smail. He married Marian E. Cheney March 20, 1942. She preceded him in death Sept. 26, 1972. He was employed for many years at the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad as a switchman, and he owned and operated Tamarack Tavern for several years before retiring to Sarasota in 1982. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force in Europe during World War II. He enjoyed his years in Florida, working in his vegetable and flower gardens. He also enjoyed his membership in Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3233 and Moose Lodge 608. Survivors include two daughters, Lois Hall and her husband, Fred, of Sarasota, and Shirley Gongaware of Columbus; five grandchildren, Michael, Marty and Matthew Knopp and Jeff and Penny Teasdale; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Chester and Robert Smail. Arrangements are under the direction of the National Cremation Society, Sarasota. There will be a private graveside service in Kiser Hill Cemetery at a later date. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fla. 34238.

Gertrude E. Earle
Gertrude E. Earle, 99, of Liberty Street, Meadville, died Tuesday, May 8, 2001, at home. She was born in Linesville March 17, 1902, a daughter of George Edwin and Mertie Clark Thompson. She married Anthony Vacanti, who preceded her in death in February 1924. She later married Williston W. Earle, who preceded her in death in 1997. She was a housewife for most of her life and lived in New Jersey from 1935 until they moved to Linesville in 1974. A member of First Baptist Church, Meadville, she enjoyed crocheting and baking. Survivors include a daughter, Mertie Kibler of Edinboro; a grandson, Anthony Williams; two granddaughters, Beverly Lupo and Dolores Iannello; five great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother. Services are private and under the direction of Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home and Crematory, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville. Burial will be in Linesville Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to First Baptist Church, 353 Chestnut St., Meadville, Pa. 16335.

Audrey Jean Smith
PENNDEL - Audrey Jean Smith, 45, of 255 E. Lincoln Highway, Apt. 109, Penndel, and formerly of Richmond Township, Cambridge Springs, died unexpectedly Sunday, May 6, 2001, at home. She had lived in Penndel for the past nine years. She was born in Philadelphia Sept. 7, 1955, a daughter of Samuel Norsen and Sally L. Vinnacombe Smith. She never married. A homemaker, she lived with her mother, with whom she was very close, in Penndel from 1990 until her mother's death in 1998. Survivors include two sisters, Kathi Salamone and her husband, Michael, of Penndel, and Patti Ralston and her husband, Richard, of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents. Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Van Matre Family Funeral Home, 335 Venango Ave., Cambridge Springs. The funeral will follow Thursday at 4 at the funeral home, with Monsignor Lawrence Speice, pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church in Cambridge Springs, officiating. Burial will be in New Richmond Cemetery, Crawford County.

Irene McFall Gehr
TAVARES, Fla. - Irene McFall Gehr, 79, of 500 Waterman Ave., Apt. 410, Tavares, Fla., died Saturday, May 5, 2001. She was born in Cambridge Springs Oct. 23, 1921. She married James F. Gehr in 1941 in Cambridge Springs. She moved to central Florida in 1993 and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Mount Dora, Fla. In addition to raising their daughter, she found time for a business career including cosmetology and real estate sales. At one time she owned her own beauty shop. Her philosophy of life was to "do unto others as you would have them do unto you." She supported her husband, an agricultural attaché assigned to American embassies in Cuba, West Africa and Venezuela, by organizing and implementing representational functions. In addition, she was active in the various embassy wives' organizations. Survivors, in addition to her husband of Mount Dora, include a daughter, Kathryn Austin of Laurel, Md., and her husband, Bryan; and three grandchildren, Joshua, Amy and Jonathon. The memorial service will be Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Bridgewater Chapel, Waterman Village, Mount Dora. Arrangements are under the direction of Steverson, Hamlin and Hilbish Funeral Home, 226 E. Burleigh Blvd., Tavares, Fla. 32778.

Leona Erma Irwin
COCHRANTON - Leona Erma Irwin, 84, of 144 S. Franklin St., Cochranton, died Monday, May 7, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center. She was born in Fairfield Township April 7, 1917, a daughter of Samuel James and Anna Kahler Hart. She was formerly married to William Kenneth Irwin August 1939. He preceded her in death. She was a graduate of Cochranton High School. She was a member of Mumford Chapel United Methodist Church and Crawford County Senior Citizens. Survivors include two daughters, Carol Hunt and her husband, Charles, of Greenville, and Joyce Gagnon of Burton, Ohio; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Catherine Hafer of Geneva; and a brother, Allan Hart and his wife, Betty, of Cochranton. She was preceded in death by a son, William Irwin Jr.; two sisters, Bernice Malliard and Lucille Kuehner; and a brother, William Hart. Calling hours are today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Ronald Dickson Funeral Home, 123 S. Franklin St., Cochranton. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Gary Runtas of Mumford Chapel United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Cochranton Cemetery.

Velma M. Beardsley
Velma M. Beardsley, 93, a resident of Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community, formerly of Murray Road, Meadville, died Saturday, May 5, 2001, at Wesbury. Born in Kerrtown, Vernon Township, June 13, 1907, she was a daughter of William F. and Myrtle B. Eastlake Grettler. She married Walter Beardsley in 1925. He preceded her in death in December 1966. She was a homemaker and a member of the Do-It-Yourself Club and the Rebekahs Lodge, of which she was a past Noble Grand. She enjoyed crocheting and having many flowers around. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer. Survivors include three daughters, Estella Spencer and her husband, Willard, of Smithville, Ohio; Doris Henegan and her husband, Clyde, and Jean Choffel and her husband, Rodney, all of Meadville; two sons, Robert Beardsley and his wife, Phyllis, of Linesville; and Edward Beardsley of Meadville; nine grandchildren, Rocky, Patty, Gary, Peggy, Thomas, Jack, Cris, Donna and Franklin; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Hamilton of Saegertown and Mary Terry of Meadville; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Carl Beardsley; a granddaughter, Kitty Beardsley; and a sister, Florence Beardsley. Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Roofner-Collins Funeral Home, 544 Chestnut St., Meadville. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Edwin D. Emmel, a retired Presbyterian minister, officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association, 933 Park Ave., Meadville, Pa., 16335.

Clyde Henry Moon
Clyde Henry Moon, 86, of 1101 Return Church Road, Seneca, S.C., formerly of Linesville, died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at his residence. Born Oct. 9, 1914 in Pontiac, Mich., he was a son of Arthur and Jessie Merket Moon. He was a retired automotive service manager. He was a member of Return Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy I. Moon at home; two sons, Arnold R. Moon and his wife, Mary Lynn, of Seneca; and Bruce R. Moon and his wife, Stella, of Ambridge; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, William Howard Moon. A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Return Baptist Church, 733 Return Church Road, Seneca, with the Rev. Jeff Whaley officiating. Burial will be at Spring Cemetery, Springboro, at a later date. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Return Baptist Church, 733 Return Church Road, Seneca, S.C., 29678, or to the Oakway Rescue Squad, West Oak Highway, Westminster, S.C., 29693. Arrangements are under the direction of the Sandifer Funeral Home, 512 E. Main St., P.O. Box 69, Westminster, S.C.

Mabel Stocker Wysel
Mabel Stocker Wysel, 82, of R.D. 5, Titusville, died Sunday, May 6, 2001, at the Titusville Area Hospital, where she had been a patient for two weeks. She was a resident of the Presbyterian Home since Aug. 25, 2000. Born Sept. 27, 1918, in Titusville, she was a daughter of Joseph and Josephine Gloor Schneider. She married George F. Stocker Nov. 5, 1938. He preceded her in death Oct. 10, 1976. She married Basil Wysel April 11, 1986. He preceded her in death May 22, 1992. She was a graduate of Colestock High School class of 1936 and was formerly employed as an inspector for Rural Smith Manufacturing, which later became GTE Sylvania. She retired in 1979 after 26 years of service. She loved her family, friends and reading. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and making lap robes for others. She was a member of the Chapmanville Community Church where she was active in many church activities. Survivors include four children, David Stocker and his wife, Cathy, of Austin, Texas; Judith Abrams and her husband, Gary, of Titusville; Karl Stocker and his wife, Marie, of Pinesville, La., and Barton Stocker and his wife, Judy, of Titusville; eight grandchildren, Cynthia Pettit of Titusville; Eric Abrams of Grand Valley; Brian Stocker of Austin; Leann Mamer of Dallas, Texas; Kim Newhouse and Candace Stocker, both of Pinesville; Michael Stocker of Cambridge Springs; and Tami Stocker of Cascade, Md.; five great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Lillian Bruso; and two brothers, Arthur and Karl Schneider and a sister-in-law. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home, 303 N. Washington St., Titusville. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Gerald Miller, pastor of the Diamond Evangelical United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Chapmanville Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Presbyterian Home, 701 N. Perry St., Titusville, Pa., 16354.

Emma Gene (Dorothy) Kerfoot
Emma Gene (Dorothy) Kerfoot, 77, of Golfview Manor, Meadville, died Friday, May 4, 2001. Born in Andover, Ohio, Sept. 5, 1923, she was a daughter of John D. and Bess Luce Buttermore. She married Richard D. Kerfoot July 26, 1943. She worked at Meadville Medical Center and attended the Methodist church. She was lovingly referred to as "Granny" by her grandchildren as well as by many others. Survivors, in addition to her husband of 57 years, include a daughter, Lynn Altenburg and her husband, David, of Meadville; a son, Scott Kerfoot and his wife, Kathy, of Enon Valley; five grandchildren, Charlotte Pelc, Ruben and Richard Mascitti, and Kyra and Taryn Kerfoot; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Tim Kerfoot; two sisters, Josephine and Lucille; and a brother, Robert Buttermore. Arrangements are private and under the direction of Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. The family suggests memorials be made to American Heart Association, in care of Twila Odell, 933 Park Ave., Meadville, Pa. 16335.

Edward Louis Poly
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. - Edward Louis Poly, 84, of Pompano Beach, Fla., died Sunday, April 22, 2001, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. He was born in Frenchtown April 14, 1917, a son of Desire and Kathryn Schweitzer Poly. He married Violet (Pat) Pressler in 1942. She preceded him in death in 1991. He grew up in Cochranton, graduating from Cochranton High School in 1934. His academic excellence and natural athleticism blossomed at Michigan State Normal College, now Eastern Michigan University, where he lettered in three sports and was class president. He earned a master's degree from Pennsylvania State University and took advanced studies at the University of Pittsburgh and Gannon University, Erie. His teaching and coaching career began in Michigan at Blanchard High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II and rose to the rank of chief petty officer. Following his discharge, he returned to Pennsylvania and taught at Union City High School for 2 1/2 years. He then began a long and legendary career as a teacher and coach in the Lawrence Park schools as well as the newly created Iroquois High School. He taught and coached at Lawrence Park for 17 years and at Iroquois for 12 years. One of the most successful coaches in Erie County high school football, and a beloved teacher and guidance counselor, he retired in 1977. He lived in Pompano Beach for the last 24 years. He spent summers working with children at the Lawrence Park Playground, and in 1975 created Parkers' Haven, a weekly gathering for Lawrence Park junior and senior high students. During his tenure at four high schools, he coached football, basketball, golf and track. He also enjoyed golf and bowling. He was a long-standing member of Lawrence Park Methodist Church and its choir, and also sang in the choir at the United Methodist Church of Pompano Beach. He was a musician, a humorist who graced many stages and a noted public speaker. His easy wit and constant smile inspired children of all ages to achieve, and he had a sense of fairness, love of learning and belief in every student he worked with. Survivors include a daughter, Suzanne Poly of Knoxville, Tenn.; a son, Michael Poly and his wife, Murlin, of Charlotte, N.C.; a sister, Neva Poly of Meadville; a brother, Lloyd (Joseph) Poly of Kissimmee, Fla.; a family friend; a sister-in-law; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Abel and Clarice Poly; and a brother, Howard. A gathering of friends and a service honoring his life will be May 12 from noon to 2 p.m. at G.R. Bailey Funeral Home, 4396 Iroquois Ave., Erie. The funeral will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be limited to the immediate family. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Hospice of Metropolitan Erie, 110 W. 10th St., Erie, Pa. 16501.

Job E. Grove
Job E. Grove, 68, of 1120 Water St., Meadville, died Thursday, May 3, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center. He was born in Pittsburgh July 14, 1932, a son of Emerson J. and Martha Simington Grove. He was previously employed by Conoco Coal Co. of Findleyville and attended Lebanon Presbyterian Church of West Mifflin. Survivors include a sister, Elizabeth Montgomery of West Mifflin; and two brothers, Emerson Grove of Lyle, Ill., and William Grove of Euclid, Ohio. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Shirley Parke and Florence Weitzel. There are no calling hours. Services will be at a date to be announced. Arrangements are under the direction of Byham-Miller-Mizner Funeral Home, 404 Chestnut St., Meadville.

Catherine E. Werling
MIDDLETOWN - Catherine E. Werling, 86, of 114 Richardson Road, Middletown, and formerly of Tryonville, died Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at Dauphin Manor Nursing Home, Harrisburg. She was born in Titusville June 24, 1914, a daughter of Claude L. and Joanna Sloan Tubbs. She married Daniel J. Werling in 1939, and he preceded her in death Dec. 11, 1987. A 1932 graduate of St. Titus School, she and her husband operated a successful dairy farm in the Tryonville area for more than 30 years. She was a former member of St. Walburga Church, Titusville. Survivors include a daughter, Carol A. Gratkowski and her husband, Robert J., of Middletown; five grandchildren, two of whom have spouses; five great-grandchildren; a cousin, Milton Akin; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Eva Greenawalt and Josephine VanCise; and a brother, Robert Tubbs. Calling hours are today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Willis L. Arnold Funeral Home, 33392 N. Main St., Townville. The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Rocco Tito of St. Walburga Church officiating. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Centerville.

Marie A. Kristoff
Marie A. Kristoff, 70, a resident of Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community, 31 Park Ave., Meadville, died there Wednesday, May 2, 2001. Born in Erie July 14, 1930, she was a daughter of John and Mary Johanna Butcher Hull. She married William Kristoff July 27, 1951. He preceded her in death Dec. 3, 1993. She was a 1948 graduate of Fort LeBoeuf High School and a 1951 graduate of the former Spencer Hospital School of Nursing. She was employed at Spencer Hospital and retired from there in 1986 as a nursing supervisor. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ. A member of Spencer Hospital Alumni, she was active in the lives and activities of her children and grandchildren, especially Meadville Area Senior High School Football and Meadville Figure Skating Club; and was involved in Girl Scout Troops 52 and 108. She enjoyed quilting. Survivors include five daughters, Rebecca Veith and her husband, Daniel Jr., of Boyers, Mary Schreiner and her husband, Curt J., of Dunedin, Fla., Sherry Woodrow and her husband, Robert J., of Conneaut Lake, Patricia Hauck and her husband, Richard E., of Oldsmar, Fla., and Marcia J. Rimer and her husband, Bradley A., of Meadville; a son, Willard L. Kristoff and his wife, Dixie, of Hannaville; eight grandchildren, Holly and Eric Schreiner, Bo and Brigot Woodrow, Annette and Zachary Hauck, Michael Kristoff and Gregg Muse; a sister, Thora Thompson of Union City; and a brother, Robert Hull and his wife, JoAnn, of East Springfield. She was preceded in death by a son, Stephen W. Kristoff; and a brother, John Hull. Calling hours are today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville. There will be an additional calling hour Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of the service at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 1070 Park Ave., Meadville. The funeral will follow Saturday at 11 a.m. at the church, with the Rev. Steve Aschmann officiating. Burial will be in Waterford Cemetery.

Miriam Lucille Senior
Miriam Lucille Senior, 90, a resident of Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community since 1998, and formerly of Timbercrest Apartments, Meadville, and of Bradford, died Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at Wesbury. She was born in Kane May 17, 1910, a daughter of Samuel and Mabyle Adams Alaskey. She married William Senior, and he preceded her in death April 7, 1990. She was of the Methodist faith and loved camping, fishing and hunting. Survivors include a daughter, Janet Gard and her husband, David, of Findley Lake, N.Y.; a son, Richard Senior and his wife, Leora, of Bloomington, Calif.; nine grandchildren, Michael Brace, Dr. Patricia Brace, Diane King, Robert Brace, Gail Percy, Tracy Galonga, Debra Senior, Mick Senior and Rose Senior; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Kathryn Blakeslee of Erie; and three stepbrothers, Sam, Ronald and Gerald Alaskey, all of Johnsonburg. She was preceded in death by a son, Master Sgt. Kenneth Senior; and a daughter, Nancy Kay Brace. Calling hours will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at Robert W. Waid Funeral Home Inc., 581 Chestnut S., Meadville. The funeral will follow Saturday at noon at the funeral home. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Mt. Alton. The family suggests memorials be made to the American Heart Association, c/o Twila O'Dell, 933 Park Ave., Meadville, Pa. 16335; or the American Diabetes Association, Corporate One Office Park, Building II, Suite 225, 4075 Monroeville Blvd., Monroeville, Pa. 15146.

Mary Ellen Grove
Mary Ellen Grove, 62, of Park Avenue Extension, died Sunday, April 29, 2001 at Beverly Healthcare-Meadville. She was born in Meadville May 4, 1938, a daughter of Frank and Kathryn Jeffers McBride. She attended St. Agatha Roman Catholic Church when she was physically able. There will be a calling hour Monday from 9 a.m. until time of the service at Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home and Crematory, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville. The funeral will follow at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Robert Fedor of St. Agatha Roman Catholic Church officiating. Burial will be in St. Agatha Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to CHAPS, 944 Liberty St., Meadville, Pa. 16335.

Mildred Lucille Stephens
Mildred Lucille Stephens, 86, formerly of Fairview and Conneaut Lake, and a resident of Beverly Healthcare-Meadville for the past two years, died Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at Beverly. She was born in Ten Mile Bottom (near Oil City) May 2, 1915, a daughter of Andrew D. and Jennie Stanley Bickel. She married Leonard W. Stephens Nov. 6, 1935. He preceded her in death. She was a graduate of Cranberry High School and a former member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Roberta Alexander and her husband, Darwin, of Conneaut Lake, Karen Miller and her husband, Daniel, of Marienville, and Linda Sturtevant and her husband, Ronald, of Erie; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty Saulsbery of Conneaut Lake; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Audrey Walker. There will be no calling hours. The memorial service will be Sunday at 4 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 240 N. Third St., Conneaut Lake, with the Rev. Bruce K. Davis, pastor, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Dickson Funeral Home, 130 N. Second St., Conneaut Lake.

Beverly K. Houser
Beverly K. Houser, 58, of Park Avenue Extension, Meadville, died Monday, April 30, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center. Born in Meadville June 21, 1942, she was a daughter of William W. and Marguerite Anderson Phillips. She married Raymond Houser June 18, 1975. She worked at American Viscose, Talon Inc., Lafayette Taxi and Vallonia Industries. A member of Grace United Methodist Church, she enjoyed working with the Vallonia children whose gifts she truly appreciated. She loved her dogs. Survivors, in addition to her husband of 25 years, include a daughter, Lynn Crawford and her husband, Jim, of Meadville; two sons, Jeffrey Houser and his wife, Cathy, of Pittsburgh, and Steve Houser and his close friend, Dusty, of Meadville; four grandchildren, Randy and Mindy Crawford, and Kristine and Jeffrey Houser; two sisters, Barbara A. Fanter of Marion, Ohio, and Kathy Bernard of Washington; a brother, Richard Phillips and his wife, Yvonne, of Savannah, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Georgene McConnaughy. Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville. The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Terry Morris of North Meadville Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be in Greendale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to American Cancer Society, 505 Poplar St., Suite P310, Meadville, Pa. 16335.

Harold E. Eich
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Harold E. Eich, 95, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., died Monday, April 30, 2001. He was born in Meadville June 11, 1905, a son of Frank R. and Sussie Florence Braymer Eich. He was a former employee of the Ft. Lauderdale News (now the Sun-Sentinel) and The Meadville Tribune. He was a member of First Alliance Church, Ft. Lauderdale. Survivors include a son, Harold C. Eich of Ft. Lauderdale; a daughter, Marian F. Williams of Fresno, Calif.; three grandchildren, Kimberly Ann Lawrence, Howard Williams and Beverly Wyman; and three great-grandchildren. Calling hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at American Burial and Cremation Center at Jennings Funeral Home, 1801 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale. The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in Lauderdale Memorial Park.

Susan F. Feldmiller
PALM BAY, Fla. - Susan F. Feldmiller, 44, of 705 Altona St. NW., Palm Bay, Fla., died Saturday, April 28, 2001, at home. She was born in Meadville May 30, 1956, a daughter of James and Shirley Conrad Feldmiller. She moved to Melbourne Fla., in 1997 from Rochester, N.Y. She had retired as office manager for Jim Rathman Chevrolet. Survivors include her parents of Melbourne; her fiance, Don Banach; a daughter, Susan Holberton and her husband, Chad, of Palm Bay; a son, Mark Kelley of Palm Bay; a granddaughter, Haylie; and three brothers, James, Joseph and Jeffrey Feldmiller, all of Albion. She was preceded in death by a sister, Carole Bowersox. There are no calling hours. The memorial service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home Chapel, 1010 E. Palmetto Ave., Melbourne. The family suggests memorials be made to Hospice of Health First, 1900 Dairy Road, Melbourne, Fla. 32904.

Charles Clark Dorchester
CONNEAUT, Ohio - Charles Clark Dorchester, 77, of Locust Drive, Conneaut, Ohio, died Saturday, April 28, 2001, at Carington Park, Ashtabula, Ohio, where he had been a patient for two days. A Conneaut resident for the past 26 years, he was born in Linesville Oct. 3, 1923, a son of Charles S.S. and Edna Hasson Dorchester. He was a 1941 graduate of Springfield High School and lived in the Erie and Albion area before moving to Conneaut. He was a veteran of World War II having served with the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was employed for more than 40 years by National Forge in Erie from which he retired in 1987. Following his retirement he was employed by Peterson Oil of Conneaut. He was presently employed by Chapin's West End Hardware of Conneaut and delivered the Star-Beacon newspaper in Conneaut. He enjoyed gardening, bowling, woodworking, fishing, attending Cleveland Indians games and eating. He was a member of Wellsburg United Methodist Church, Millcreek Post 773 of the American Legion and Moose Lodge 472 of Conneaut. Survivors include his special friend of 28 years, Phyllis M. Penfield of Conneaut; two daughters, Darlaine Fowler of Ashtabula and Leonore Dorchester of Cranesville; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Robert Dorchester of Albion and Leland Dorchester of Cochranton. He was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey L. Dorchester; a sister, Mabel Crom; and a brother, Harry Dorchester. The funeral is today at 11 a.m. at Marcy Funeral Home, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut. Burial follows in Linesville Cemetery, with military rites. The family suggests memorials be made to Hospice of Ashtabula County or Mooseheart, both in care of Marcy Funeral Home, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, Ohio 44030. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Eli Anekite
SAEGERTOWN - Eli Anekite, 85, of 18907 Grange Center Road, Saegertown, died Sunday, April 29, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born at Cass Lake, Minn., Sept. 29, 1915, a son of George and Victoria Anekite. He married Margurite Caird July 21, 1951. A U.S. Army veteran, he received the Purple Heart and was in one of the first tank divisions to reach Normandy on D-Day. He retired from Albion School District where he worked in the maintenance department and as a school bus driver. He was previously a farmer and delivered coal for his father. He was a Christian. He loved his family and enjoyed bowling, pinochle, camping and horseshoes. Survivors, in addition to his wife of Saegertown, include a son, David Brunton and his wife, Sandra, of Lyndhurst, Ohio; three grandchildren, Laurie, Gregory and Douglas; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Jennie Cedervall of Willoughby, Ohio; and a niece. Calling hours are today from noon to 2 p.m. at White-Cool Funeral Home, 1405 Main St., Conneautville. The funeral follows today at 2 at the funeral home, with the Rev. Temple Jarrell of First Church of God, Meadville, officiating. Burial will be in Venango Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to Rolling Fields Inc., 9108 State Highway 198, Conneautville, Pa. 16406; or First Church of God, 13226 Leslie Road, Meadville, Pa. 16335.

John Hania
CONNEAUT LAKE - John Hania of Conneaut Lake died Sunday, April 29, 2001. He was born in Holland. Survivors include his companion, Bonnie Eidell of Conneaut Lake; six children, Sylvia Hania-McMurter of Dorchester, Canada, Patricia Hania of Toronto, Canada, Joyce Mikail of Newmarket, Canada, and Jackie Hania-Eiler, Dan Hania and Sue Hania-McBeth, all of London, Canada; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by Wilhelhemina Bijkerk. There are no calling hours. The funeral will be Saturday in Forest Lawn Memorial, Dundas East, London, Ontario, Canada. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation of Pennsylvania, 2022 W. 38th St., Erie, Pa. 16508. Arrangements are under the direction of Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home and Crematory, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville.

Marjaye Marilyn Dean
SAEGERTOWN - Marjaye Marilyn Dean, 63, of 20881 State Highway 198, Saegertown, died Monday, April 30, 2001, at Crawford County Care Center after an extended illness. She was born in Meadville July 24, 1937, a daughter of Homer J. and Margaret E. Weyman Dean. A 1957 graduate of Conneaut Valley High School, she was a former columnist for The Conneautville Courier. She was affiliated with Valley Church-United Methodist of Conneautville and Conneaut Valley Woman's Club. Survivors include her mother, Margaret E. Adkins of Saegertown; a sister, Shirley M. Dean of Conneautville; a brother, Clarence E. Dean of Birmingham, Ala.; four nephews; two nieces; and several grand-nieces and grand-nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Royal L. Dean. There are no calling hours. An informal celebration of her life will be at the convenience of the family at a later date. The family suggests memorials be made to Crawford County Care Center or Quality Living Center, both of 20881 State Highway 198, Saegertown, Pa. 16433. Arrangements are under the direction of White-Cool Funeral Home, 1405 Main St., Conneautville.

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