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Miscellaneous Crawford County, Pennsylvania Obituaries


Frances Stroup Brooks
DECATUR, Ala. - Frances Stroup Brooks, 75, of Decatur, Ala., died Monday, June 25, 2001, at Parkway Medical Center, Decatur. Born in Titusville Aug. 17, 1925, she was a daughter of Adam and Geraldine Kerr Stroup. She married Walter Brooks, who preceded her in death in August 1994. She was a graduate of Colestock High School in Titusville and received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Edinboro University. She did post-graduate work at Smith College, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, and the University of Pittsburgh. She served Tri-County Intermediate Unit No. 5 in Meadville as teacher and head teacher. She was a Girl Scout leader, den mother and Sunday school teacher. She was a volunteer for Morgan County and Parkway Medical Center in Decatur. She was a member of Central United Methodist Church in Decatur, Kappa Delta Pie, Delta Kappa Gamma and Golden Crown Chapter No. 44 Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include a son, Walter Brooks of Decatur; a brother, Merl Stroup of Titusville; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Shirley Galmish of Titusville, and Ruth Whitescarver of Pittsburgh. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Brooks Robbins; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Tillman Aldridge; and a sister, Doris Stroup Erickson. The memorial service was at Sheltons Funeral Home, Decatur, with the Rev. John Clotfelter officiating. The family suggests memorials be made to the UAH Elizabeth Cedridge Fund, in care of the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Development Alumni House 128, Huntsville, Ala. 35899; or Central United Methodist Church building fund, Decatur, Ala. 35601.

Betty Virginia Hough
SAEGERTOWN - Betty Virginia Hough, 83, formerly of Brown Hill Road and Holland Towers, Meadville, died Thursday, June 28, 2001, at Crawford County Care Center, Saegertown, where she had been a resident for the past few months. Born in Scotsdale March 10, 1918, she was a daughter of Frank C. and Bessie I. Smith Hough. She was married a short time to Edward Anthony, and he preceded her in death. She worked at the former A & P Market in Meadville and the Rural Electric Cooperative. She also worked at the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad in Brewster, Ohio, American Viscose and Conair in San Diego, Calif. She was a partner in the former Texas Lunch Restaurant on Water Street in Meadville, and she worked at Meadville Laundry and the former National Teletronics (now Wintronics). She was a member of Watson Run United Church of Christ, where she was a Sunday school superintendent for many years, and a life member of Vernon Central Hose Co. Auxiliary. Survivors include a sister, Marian C. Ulbrich and her husband, William, of Meadville; a brother, David Hough of Saegertown; many nieces and nephews; and an uncle. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Emerson, Thomas and Milton Hough. Calling hours are today from 2 to 5 p.m. at Dickson Funeral Home, 130 N. Second St., Conneaut Lake. The funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Watson Run United Church of Christ, South Watson Run Road, with the Rev. Sam Heagy, pastor, and Brandon Hough, a great-nephew, officiating. Burial will be in Watson Run Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to the Keystone Blind Association, 312 Chestnut St., Meadville, Pa. 16335; Crawford County Care Center, 20881 State Highway 198, Saegertown, Pa. 16433; or Crawford County Quality Living Center, 16871 Craig Road, Saegertown.

R. Joseph (Joe) SanFelice
R. Joseph (Joe) SanFelice, 46, of 1026 W. 30th St., Erie, died Thursday, June 28, 2001, at Hamot Medical Center, Erie. He was born in Erie Aug. 25, 1954, a son of Joseph and Corrine Hastings SanFelice. He married Trish Davis Nov. 24, 1985. A 1972 graduate of Meadville Area Senior High School, he served in the U.S. Army from 1976 to 1977. He was a former semi truck driver and was presently working for Quality Markets in Erie. He was of the Catholic faith and enjoyed bingo, fishing and the computer. Survivors, in addition to his wife of 15 years, include two stepchildren, Theresa Askins and her husband, George, of Erie, and Robyn Coyle of Meadville; a grandson, Logan Radar; four step-grandchildren, Maresa and Travis Norr, and Jeremiah and Mariah Coyle; several great-grandchildren; a sister, Angela Desko of Erie; a brother, Anthony (Tony) SanFelice and his wife, Sara, of Meadville; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Jamie SanFelice. 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. The funeral will be Monday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greendale Cemetery, West Mead Township. Memorials may be made to the family in care of Byham-Miller-Mizner Funeral Home Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville, Pa. 16335.

William Aubrey Arnold
CONNEAUTVILLE - William Aubrey Arnold, 97, a resident of Rolling Fields, Conneautville, died there Friday, June 29, 2001. Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of White-Cool Funeral Home, 1405 Main St., Conneautville.

M. June Kebort
McKEAN - M. June Kebort, 72, a resident of 477 Old State Road, McKean, for the past 48 years, died Thursday, June 28, 2001, at Saint Vincent Health Center, Erie, following a short illness. Born at Beaver Dam, Erie County, July 19, 1928, she was a daughter of Theodore and Florence Maynard Hanby. She married Harry Joseph Kebort Sr. Oct. 17, 1945. He preceded her in death Oct. 30, 1988. A homemaker, she also was a licensed practical nurse and years ago had worked for several years at the Edinboro Convalescent Home. She was affiliated with Edinboro First Assembly of God and enjoyed bowling. Survivors include three daughters, Karen Godfrey of Edinboro, Sharon Burger and her husband, Melvin, of Cambridge Springs, and Wendy Milburn and her husband, Robert, of Union City; two sons, Michael J. Kebort of North East, and an adopted son, John Carniewski and his wife, Melinda, of Boynton Beach, Fla.; a brother, Calvin Hanby and his wife, Ruth, of Canadohta Lake; seven grandchildren, Brittany, Robert, Shawn, Tia, Beth, Melvin and Michele; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Theodore and Norman Hanby; and a sister, Martha Dyne. Calling hours are today from 6 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. Ron Whited of Edinboro First Assembly of God officiating. Burial will be in Millers Station Cemetery, Rockdale Township.

William A. Meadors
ASHTABULA, Ohio - William A. Meadors, 72, of Ashtabula, Ohio, died Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at Cleveland (Ohio) Clinic following a long battle with leukemia. Born in North Shenango Aug. 6, 1928, he was a son of Harry and Margaret Meadors. He married Norma Eastlake, who preceded him in death March 6, 1989. He subsequently married Mary Alyce Campbell Sept. 23, 1990. He was a lifelong Ashtabula resident. He was president and chief executive officer of Zehrco Plastics Inc., formerly the Carl Zehr Co., which he and his son, Chuck, purchased in 1976. He enjoyed sharing his lifelong passion of the outdoors; hunting, fishing and golf; but most especially the time he spent with his grandchildren, family and friends was his most endeared enjoyment. He regularly attended First Church of the Nazarene; was a member of Elks Lodge 208; a golden eagle member of the National Rifle Association; and a member of the Ashtabula Country Club. He was past president of the Linesville Rotary Club and a member of the Northshore Boat Club in Linesville. Additionally he served on the boards of the Ashtabula Country Club, the Ashtabula Port Authority and the Ashtabula County Medical Center. Survivors, in addition to his wife of 10 years, include a son, Chuck, of Ashtabula; a daughter, Pam Thomas of North Kingsville, Ohio; two stepsons, Curtis Payne of Roaming Shores, Ohio, and Jeff Shellito of Cleveland; two stepdaughters, Linda Duncan of Ft. Myers, Fla., and Laura Thomas of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; six grandchildren, Chase and Travis Meadors, and Zacch, Jordan, Abraham and Hanna Thomas; five stepgrandchildren, Calvin Duncan, Amanda and Alex Thomas, and Blake and Alexis Payne; two brothers, Jim of Dorset, Ohio, and Harry of Sheffield, Ohio; and two sisters, Margaret Hanna of Herlong, Calif., and Ruth Gorby of Cochranton. He was preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Keyes. Calling hours will be Saturday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Zaback-Czup Funeral Home, 500 Prospect Road, Ashtabula. The funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at First Assembly of God Church, 2300 Austinburg Road, with the Rev. Michael Legg of First Church of the Nazarene officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memory Gardens. The family suggests memorials be made to First Nazarene Church or American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Betty Virginia Hough
SAEGERTOWN - Betty Virginia Hough, 83, formerly of Brown Hill Road and Holland Towers, Meadville, died Thursday, June 28, 2001, at Crawford County Care Center, Saegertown, where she had been a resident for the past few months. Born in Scotsdale March 10, 1918, she was a daughter of Frank C. and Bessie I. Smith Hough. She was married a short time to Edward Anthony, and he preceded her in death. She worked at the former A & P Market in Meadville and the Rural Electric Cooperative. She also worked at the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railroad in Brewster, Ohio, American Viscose and Conair in San Diego, Calif. She was a partner in the former Texas Lunch Restaurant on Water Street in Meadville, and she worked at Meadville Laundry and the former National Teletronics (now Wintronics). She was a member of Watson Run United Church of Christ, where she was a Sunday school superintendent for many years, and a life member of Vernon Central Hose Co. Auxiliary. Survivors include a sister, Marian C. Ulbrich and her husband, William, of Meadville; a brother, David Hough of Saegertown; many nieces and nephews; and an uncle. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Emerson, Thomas and Milton Hough. Calling hours will be Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Dickson Funeral Home, 130 N. Second St., Conneaut Lake. The funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Watson Run United Church of Christ, North Watson Run Road, with the Rev. Sam Heagy, pastor, and Brandon Hough, a great-nephew, officiating. Burial will be in Watson Run Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to the Keystone Blind Association, 312 Chestnut St., Meadville, Pa. 16335; Crawford County Care Center, 20881 State Highway 198, Saegertown, Pa. 16433; or Crawford County Quality Living Center, 16871 Craig Road, Saegertown.

Virginia Grace Kough
CONNEAUTVILLE - Virginia Grace Kough, 85, formerly of 10009 Franklin Pike, Meadville, died Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at Rolling Fields, Conneautville. She was born in Wayne Township, Crawford County, Oct. 3, 1915, a daughter of Frank and Dora Shoey DuPont. She married Russell Kough, who preceded her in death Aug. 13, 1996. She worked at Talon Inc., F. W. Woolworth and was last employed at Frantz Bakery of Meadville. She was a member of First Christian Church of Meadville and Eastern Star, Golden Crown Chapter of Meadville. Survivors include a daughter, Judy Kough of Burlington, N.C.; a son, Richard James Kough of Tacoma, Wash.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Viola Snodgrass of Deland, Fla.; and two sisters-in-law, Bernice Freyermuth of Meadville, and Neva DuPont of St. Petersburg, Fla. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert, Esley and Harold DuPont. The Eastern Star will have a service Friday at 7 p.m. at Ronald Dickson Funeral Home, 123 S. Franklin St., Cochranton. There will be a calling hour Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of the service at the funeral home. The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. John Brown, retired director of Hospice of Crawford County, officiating. Burial will be in Peters Cemetery.

Michael Stevens
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Michael Stevens, 65, of Tallahassee, Fla., longtime professor at Allegheny College and former Meadville mayor, died Friday, June 22, 2001, of cancer. He was born in Sioux City, Iowa, June 6, 1936. He married Charlotte Schweitzer. He joined the political science department at Allegheny in 1968, eventually becoming department chair. He retired to Tallahassee in 1998. During his 30 years in Meadville, he devoted himself to numerous humanitarian and civic causes in the city, as well as at the state and national levels. He was elected to the Meadville City Council in 1978 and served as mayor of the city from 1980 to 1982, focusing much of his attention on economic development projects, including preserving Conrail jobs and revitalization of the city's downtown area. He was also a member of the executive committee of the federally funded Lake Area Health Education Center in Erie; chairman of the Meadville Area Water Authority and chairman of the Meadville Human Relations Committee; and a consultant to both the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources and the U.S. Department of Labor. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include a daughter, Sidney Stevens of Coopersburg; a son, Heath Stevens of Santa Cruz, Calif.; and two grandchildren. The memorial service will be this fall in Meadville. The family suggests memorials be made to Big Ben Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, Fla. 32308-5428; or to any hospice organization. His wife, Charlotte, may be contacted at 1559 Pine View Drive, Tallahassee, Fla., 32301; (850) 877-2100; or by e-mail at Cyrus6636@aol.com.

Russell E. Bowser
ATLANTIC - Russell E. Bowser, 73, of 3294 Kennard Road, Atlantic, died Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at his home after a lengthy illness. Born in Fairview Township, Butler County, June 17, 1928, he was a son of Joseph C. and Mary Crissman Bowser. He married Twila Mae Kuhn May 9, 1946, in Grove City. She preceded him in death March 14, 2001. He lived in Atlantic since 1976. He worked at Westinghouse for nine years and Greenville Steel Car for 13 years. He subsequently owned and operated Bowser Trucking until retiring in 1982. He also was a dairy farmer, which he fully enjoyed from 1957 to 1976. He was a member of West Unity Community Church of Harrisville. Survivors include his stepmother, Hazel Bowser of Grove City; a daughter, Sally Bowser Watkins of Ft. Worth, Texas; three sons, Glenn E., Paul L. and John R. Bowser, all of Atlantic; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert W. Bowser; a sister, Beatrice Bowser Chraska; and four brothers, Elmer L., Thomas C., Charles L. and Joseph L. Bowser. Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Cunningham Funeral Home Inc., 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City. The funeral will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Charles G. Polley of Greenville, retired pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Cemetery, Harrisville. The family suggests memorials be made to UPMC Horizon Hospice, Greenville, Pa. 16125.

Naomi Barr Acker
SAEGERTOWN - Naomi Barr Acker, 56, of 16453 S. Mosiertown Road, Saegertown, died Monday, June 25, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center. Born in Venango County Aug. 7, 1944, she was a daughter of Tyre and Mary Tarr Wright. She married Jack E. Acker Nov. 13, 1982. She attended Titusville and Saegertown schools. She was a self-employed cake decorator and known in the Meadville area as the "cake lady." She enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren, bingo and crafts. Survivors, in addition to her husband of 18 years, include four sons, Bill Barr of Meadville, Russ Barr and his wife, Wanda, of Saegertown, Mike Barr and his wife, Cindy, of Meadville, and Tim Barr and his wife, Jodi, of Saegertown; three stepdaughters, Diana Householder and her husband, Dan, of Saegertown, Mary Mitchell and her husband, Rob, of Cedar City, Utah, and Chris Wiggins and her husband, Pat, of Tucson, Ariz.; 17 grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Webb and her husband, Carl, of Kossuth; a brother, Bill Wright and his wife, Alice, of Jackson, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home, 330 Broad St., Saegertown. The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Lea Guiney of Littles Corners United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Acker-Roger Cemetery, Hayfield Township. The family suggests memorials be made to Hayfield Volunteer Fire Department, Littles Corners.

Rankin F. Manning
CONNEAUT LAKE - Rankin F. Manning, 84, of Conneaut Lake, died Monday, June 25, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center. Born in Linesville May 6, 1917, he was a son of Raleigh and Marybelle Rankin Manning. He married Nina Ewing Jan. 5, 1946. He and his wife farmed for many years at Center Road in Linesville and continued to enjoy the farm after they moved to Conneaut Lake in recent years. He married his wife shortly after returning home from World War II where he was a member of Gen. George S. Patton Jr.'s Third Army. He participated in the march across France, Belgium and into Germany. He landed within the first 24 hours of D-Day at the Normandy Invasion on Omaha Beach. He retired in 1980 after 35 years with Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. He was a member of Pine Masonic Lodge 498 and the Scottish Rite of Erie. Survivors, in addition to his wife of 55 years, include two daughters, Patricia Brundage, and Linda Brown and her husband, Joe, all of Collingswood, N.J.; three sons, Gary Manning and his wife, Missy, and Rodney Manning, all of Conneaut Lake, and Richard Manning and his wife, Carmella, of Canton, Ohio; five grandchildren, Michael Rankin Brundage, Jennie and Sarah Brown, and Zachary and Matthew Manning; a sister, Maxine Litwiler of Espyville; a brother, Bill Manning of Millington, Tenn.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Herman Manning. Calling hours are today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Dickson Funeral Home, 130 N. Second St., Conneaut Lake. The funeral will be private following calling hours, with the Rev. Joseph Rial, retired Methodist minister, officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Harmonsburg. The family suggests memorials be made to the Rosewell Park Alliance Foundation, Rosewell Park Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 631, Buffalo, N.Y. 14240; or the Crawford County Unit of the American Cancer Society, 464 Pine St., Meadville, Pa. 16335.

Betty Rae Klingensmith
JUPITER, Fla. - Betty Rae Klingensmith, 58, of Jupiter, Fla., died Monday, June 18, 2001. She was a cancer patient at Charles W. Gerstenberg Hospice Center, West Palm Beach, Fla., and had fought a 10-year courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born in Meadville Dec. 1, 1942, a daughter of Eugene and Ruth Putnam Ritenour. On Feb. 23, 1963, she married John D. Klingensmith. They moved to Florida in 1972. She was a 1960 graduate of Saegertown High School and a 1961 graduate of Michael's Beauty Academy of Erie. She owned and operated Betty Rae's Beauty Shop in Saegertown and later worked for Gra-Mar Beauty Salon in Meadville. After moving to Florida, she owned and operated Scissors Edge Beauty Salon in Tequesta, until her illness forced her to sell and give up her profession. She had written short stories, two of which were published. She also wrote poetry and painted as her hobbies. She started the Breast Cancer Support Group at Jupiter Cancer Center and also started the Spiritual Support Group at First United Methodist Church in Jupiter. In May 2001 she was nominated Cancer Patient of the Year. Survivors, in addition to her husband of 38 years, include her parents of Saegertown; a sister, Phyllis R. Baer and her companion, William W. Page, of Mosiertown; and three nieces, Jane Gable, Susan Dagney and April Archacki. She was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Lawrence R. Baer. Calling hours and prayer services were at Taylor-Modeen Funeral Home in Jupiter. The memorial service will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at Saegertown United Methodist Church. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to The Charles W. Gerstenberg Hospice Center, 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, Fla. 33407-2387.

Mabel I. Latshaw
TITUSVILLE - Mabel I. Latshaw, 81, of 40636 Mystic Park Road, Titusville, died Monday, June 25, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare in Titusville where she had been a resident since May 12, 2000. Born in Titusville March 25, 1920, she was a daughter of Herbert and Maude Kelly Barker. She married Allan F. Latshaw Jan. 29, 1937 in Ripley, N.Y. He preceded her in death Nov. 25, 1991. She had attended Titusville area schools, and had been employed as a final inspector for Queen Cutlery until her retirement in November 1979. She was a member of Mageetown Immaculate Conception Church and Cleo J. Ross American Legion Post 368 Auxiliary. An avid bingo player, she also enjoyed woodworking, camping and tying fishing flies. She also enjoyed all her grandchildren. Survivors include a son, Harold F. Latshaw of Centerville; two daughters, Katherine Young of Centerville, and Nancy Burke and her husband, Roy, of Sun City, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a sister, Lillian Kerr of Port Ritchey, Fla.; a brother, Albert Barker; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by five brothers, Robert, Herbert, Merle, Lawrence and Herman Barker; and two sisters, Maude Blitz and Violet Myers. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home, 303 N. Washington St., Titusville. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 3 p.m. at Mageetown Immaculate Conception Church, with the Rev. John Detisch of St. Titus Church as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Catherine's Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to Immaculate Conception Church, Centerville, Pa. 16404.

Fern L. Allen
Fern L. Allen, 92, of 218 Chestnut St., Shryock Apartments, Meadville, died Sunday, June 24, 2001, at Crawford County Care Center, Saegertown. She was born in Shelby, Ohio, Nov. 16, 1908, a daughter of Andrew and Dora Tucker Melick. She married George W. Allen June 16, 1933. He preceded her in death May 16, 1986. She was a member of Stone United Methodist Church. She was also a former member of the Eagles Auxiliary Post 419 and a member of Rebekah Lodge. Survivors include seven children, Howard Swanger of Norfolk, England, Richard Allen and his wife, Betty, of Meadville, Gene Allen and his wife, Sondra, of Medford, Ore., Mary Jane Schwab and her husband, Lou, of Summerfield, Fla., Gerald Allen and his wife, Rose, of Meadville, Charles Allen and his wife, Ann, of Newton, and Sandra Hennig and her husband, Joseph, of Pittsburgh; 31 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Alice Gundrum of Hernando, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Beverly Laine and Ida Mae Zehnder; and a brother, Milo Melick. Calling hours will be Wednesday 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 Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with her grandson, Brian Allen, officiating. Burial will be in Kiser Hill Cemetery, East Mead Township.

Leanna J. Gerhart
ALTOONA - Leanna J. Gerhart, 70, of Altoona, formerly of Meadville, died at home June 17, 2001, following a brief illness. Survivors include a son, Raymond E. Gerhart and his wife, Sharie, of Guys Mills; three granddaughters, Nicole M. Gerhart, Kelsie Ray Gerhart and Lena Ann Gerhart; and a great-grandson. She was preceded in death by a son, Rick Gerhart, in 1982.

William C. Harry Jr.
MERCER - William C. Harry Jr., 52, of Dydek Lane, Mercer, died Sunday, June 24, 2001, at his residence after a two-year illness. Born in New Castle, Feb. 7, 1949, he was a son of William C. and Thelma Louise Campbell Harry Sr. He married Sandra Lee Dydek July 11, 1970. He worked at Duferco-Farrell Corp. as a millwright until June 2000. He first began his work at the plant, which was then called Sharon Steel, in 1969. He was of the Protestant faith. He enjoyed bowling and was a former member of Volant Lions Club. Survivors, in addition to his wife 30 years of Springfield Township, include two daughters, Janell Harry of Sharpsville and Tenille Harry of Volant; a grandson, Alexander Ealy; and a sister, Judy Neff of Meadville. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Patricia Harry. Calling hours are today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Village of Leesburg, 1778 Perry Highway, Volant. The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Donald P. Wilson of Lebanon Presbyterian Church, Lackawannock Township, Mercer County, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Park Cemetery, New Castle.

Harry B. Rushmore
VANDERGRIFT - Harry B. Rushmore, 92, of Vandergrift, died Monday, June 25, 2001, at Highland Eldercare, Brackenridge. Born in Linesville Oct. 30, 1908, he was a son of Vern and Lena Rushmore and had lived in Vandergrift since 1952. He married Alice M. Merritt, who preceded him in death. He was president of Vandergrift Savings and Trust, which became Union National Bank, now National City Bank of Vandergrift, until 1970 when he retired. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, the Moose Lodge and Masonic Lodge, all in Vandergrift; the Scottish Rite of Coudersport; the Syria Shrine of Pittsburgh; and the VAL Caravan. Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Stang of Vandergrift; two granddaughters; three great-grandsons; and a great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by a great-grandson, three brothers and a sister. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 p.m. until the time of service at Dunmire-Kerr Funeral Home, A Golden Rule Member, 244 Franklin Ave., Vandergrift. The funeral will follow at 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Robert James officiating. A graveside service will be Thursday at 1 p.m. in Linesville Cemetery.

M. Jane White
GREENVILLE - M. Jane White, 85, of 643 Methodist Road, Greenville, formerly of Grove City and Hartstown, died Monday, June 25, 2001, at St. Paul Homes, Greenville. She was born in Adamsville Nov. 7, 1915, a daughter of Sam and Jennie Rizonni Mosca. She married Nicholas White Aug. 28, 1937. She was a 1933 graduate of East Fallowfield High School, East Fallowfield Township, and was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Greenville. Survivors, in addition to her husband of 63 years, include a son, Nicholas J. White and his wife, Jean, of Greenville; two grandchildren, Mark White and Jennifer L. White; a half sister, Sara Kiskadden and her husband, Harry, of Hudson, Ohio; a stepsister, Mary Nageotte of Oakridge, Tenn.; and four stepbrothers, Joe White of Greenville, John White of Kingsville, Ohio, Dan White of Hartstown and Henry White of Linesville. She was preceded in death by a son, Valentino White; a stepbrother, Adam White; a stepsister, Eleanor Hough; and a sister, Grace Scott. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Baird Funeral Home, 14 Louisa Ave., Greenville. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church, High Street, Greenville, with Monsignor Andrew Karg, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Michael's Cemetery, Greenville. Condolences may be sent by e-mail to the family at Baird@infonline.net.

Diane Basile Anderson
HARBORCREEK TOWNSHIP - Diane Basile Anderson, 54, of Harborcreek Township, formerly of Greene Township, died Saturday, June 23, 2001, at St. Vincent Health Center in Erie following a short illness. Born Feb. 4, 1947, in Staten Island, N.Y., she was a daughter of John and Stella Schwab Basile of Erie. She married David W. Anderson, who preceded her in death Feb. 10, 1985. Employed by Petra Fashions since 1991, she had been their regional director since 1997. She was a social member of American Legion Carl Neff Post 571. In addition to her parents, survivors include two daughters, Tammy DeSanto of St. Cloud, Fla., and Jill Wisniewski and her husband, Patrick, of Wattsburg; two sons John Anderson of Florida and Jesse Anderson of Harborcreek; five grandchildren, Jamie Wisniewski, Jade, Brittany and Sonney De Santo, and Dante Korondi; two sisters, Renee Basile Bearce of Philipsburg and Tina Basile of Erie; a dear friend, Tina Russell of Erie; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Calling hours are Monday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Dusckas Funeral Home Inc., East, 2607 Buffalo Road, Erie. A prayer service will begin Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, which will be celebrated at St. James Roman Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 2635 W. 26th St., Erie, Pa. 16505; or to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 2810 W. 21st St., Erie, Pa. 16508.

Clarence K. (Fink) Dietz
CONNEAUTVILLE - Clarence K. (Fink) Dietz, 77, of 14961 Foster Road, Conneautville, died Friday, June 22, 2001, at home. Born in Burghill, Ohio, March 21, 1924, he was a son of August and Elizabeth Dietz. He married Wanda A. Swavey, March 10, 1945. He was a first-class pipefitter at Avtex in Meadville and retired in May 1985 after 40 years of service. He was a lifetime member of Hayfield Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the National Rifle Association. He was an avid hunter and especially enjoyed gardening and birdwatching. He was well known for predicting the weather and was also a loyal Cleveland Browns fan. Survivors, in addition to his wife of 56 years, include a son, Ronald L. Dietz and his wife, Colleen, of Meadville; a daughter, Rebecca A. Smith and her husband, Elmer, of Meadville; six grandchildren, Wanita Smith Burlingham, Stephanie Dietz Myers, Sherry E. Smith, Scott Dietz, Tabitha Dietz Longo and Jackie Smith Henry; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Lloyd, Glenn, Leo and Harold; and two sisters, Martha and Eleanor. 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 Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Denny's Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to Hospice of Crawford County Inc., 448 Pine St., Meadville, Pa. 16335; or American Cancer Society, 464 Pine St., Meadville, Pa. 16335.

Betty C. Shiner
CONNEAUT LAKE - Betty C. Shiner, 64, of 15356 Church Road, Conneaut Lake, died Thursday, June 21, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center. She was born in Erie County Dec. 12, 1936, a daughter of John and Alice Williams Williams. She married Donald Shiner, who preceded her in death June 28, 1996. She was a homemaker and was of the Protestant faith. Survivors include four daughters, Kimberly Collins and her husband, Tom, of Germany, Tammie Hoagland and her husband, Clair, of Conneaut Lake, Sherrie Kregel and her companion, Mark Farmer, of Meadville, and Alice Smith and her husband, Robert, of Conneaut Lake; a son, John Shiner and his wife, Amy, of Cochranton; a stepdaughter, Judy Russo and her husband, Charles, of Ohio; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Nancy Marshall of Meadville; and her first husband, Doug Boyle, who remained a life-long friend. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Marion Boyle. Calling hours are today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Dickson Funeral Home, 130 N. Second St., Conneaut Lake. The funeral will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Merle Hock of Geneva Pilgrim Chapel officiating. Burial will be in Williams Cemetery, Cochranton.

Dorothy Dellamedaglia
Dorothy Dellamedaglia, 72, of Meadville, died unexpectedly Friday, June 22, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center. Born in Phillipsburg Feb. 6, 1929, she was a daughter of Anna and Thomas Smith. She married Frank Dellamedaglia, who preceded her in death. She graduated from Frankfort High School in Phillipsburg and worked at many local restaurants. She also worked as an aide at Spencer Hospital and was employed at the former Wintronics and Heatrex. She co-owned Pine Street Tavern with her husband and was a caregiver for many years. She loved caring for people one-on-one. In her spare time, she enjoyed her family, playing bingo and cards, and reading. Survivors include a son, Keith Dellamedaglia and his wife, Cindi, of Meadville; three daughters, Sue Murphy and her husband, Jack, of Guys Mills, Phyllis Riggs and her husband, Donnie, of Oklahoma, and Karen Dellamedaglia of Meadville; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three sisters, Betty Harvey and her husband, Bob, of Meadville, and Velma DeJulia and her husband, Ray, and Peggy Esposito, all of Sharpsville; a brother, Clay Peters of Indiana; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Pat Timko. There will be no calling hours or funeral. Cremation will take place. Arrangements are under the direction of Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home and Crematory, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville.

Richard Edward Kleeman
Richard Edward Kleeman, 74, of 298 W. John St., Meadville, died Friday, June 22, 2001, at home following an illness of almost two years. He was born in Auburn, Ind., Dec. 12, 1926, a son of Karl and Maude Meyers Kleeman. He is survived by June Smith Kleeman, whom he married July 18, 1948. He attended the Fort Wayne School of Art from 1946 to 1948 and the Cape Cod School of Art in 1947. He received his bachelor of fine arts degree in 1951 and his master of fine arts degree in 1953, both from the University of Iowa. He came to Allegheny College in 1953 as an art instructor and was named an assistant professor in 1955, associate professor in 1962 and full professor in 1968. He was chair of the Allegheny Art Department from 1979 to 1987 and retired in 1993 after 40 years of teaching. In addition to his teaching, he had numerous local, regional and national exhibitions of his work. He was also a consultant to the education department and co-author of the Independent Study Program of the Whitney Museum in New York, N.Y. He also was director of the Whitney Museum/Smithsonian Institute Summer Program for Art Teachers. He spent several summers conducting workshops for Upward Bound. His last 12 years of teaching at Allegheny included the "Art-in-France" summer program offering studio courses in LePuy Notre Dame, France, and study in Paris. Other student trips included London, England; Florence and Rome, Italy; and Athens, Greece. In his retirement, he was involved with Habitat for Humanity, the Crawford County Historical Society and the Meadville Council on the Arts. He was also a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Meadville and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors, in addition to his wife of 52 years, include three daughters, Kay Kleeman and her husband, Wiwin Darmawan of Honolulu, Hawaii, Ellen Stacy and her partner, Kanaredorah of Howardsville, Va., and Anne Kleeman of Jupiter, Fla.; two sons, Mark Kleeman and his wife, Beth, of Loveland, Colo., and Eric Kleeman of Austin, Texas; 10 grandchildren; three brothers, Robert Kleeman and his wife, Marge, of Bradenton, Fla., Joseph Kleeman and his wife, Rea, of St. Louis, Mo., and John Kleeman and his wife, Nancy, of Windermere, Fla.; and a sister, Anita Whitson and her husband, Clyde, of Auburn, Ind. He was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Kleeman. The memorial service will be at the Unitarian Universalist Church at a date and time to be announced. The family suggests memorials be made to the Richard Kleeman Research Fund, c/o Amara Geffen, Allegheny College Art Department, 529 N. Main St., Meadville, Pa. 16335. Arrangements are under the direction of Robert W. Waid Funeral Home Inc., 581 Chestnut St., Meadville.

Gary A. Cottrell
CONNEAUT LAKE - Gary A. Cottrell, 49, of Conneaut Lake, died Friday, June 22, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center. Born in Library, July 3, 1951, he was a son of Raymond Donald and Audry Williams Cottrell. He married Janice M. Hosick, April 7, 1984, at Lake Lutheran Church, Conneaut Lake. He was a 1969 graduate of Conneaut Lake High School and a former employee of PPG, Meadville. He attended Lake Lutheran Church. He was a life member of Conneaut Lake Volunteer Fire Department and Conneaut Lake Park Fire Hall, a member of Meadville Elks Lodge 219, former member of Crawford County Amateur Radio Society and member of South Hills Amateur Radio Club. His call letters were WM3V. He was a past vice president of Conneaut Lake Water Authority, a member of Local, State and National Cerebral Palsy Inc., past president of Spinal Cord Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania and a board member of Community Resources for Independence of Erie. He was a member of Pine Lodge Free and Accepted Masons 498 of Linesville and Valley of Erie, Zem Zem Shrine. Survivors, in addition to his wife of 17 years, include two daughters, Rae Ann Davis and her fiance, Tim Carner, of Conneaut Lake, and Dawnelle Lynne Luppe and her husband, Earl, of Pittsburgh; four grandchildren, Shawna Davis, Bridgette Carner, John Cottrell and Aaron Luppe; and a brother, Clinton C. Cottrell of Pittsburgh. He was preceded in death by his parents and stepmother, Louise Cottrell. Calling hours will be Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Waid-Coleman Funeral Home Inc., 12422 Conneaut Lake Road, Conneaut Lake, with a Masonic service at 7 p.m. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with a friend, William D. Sandburg of Lake Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Linesville Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to Shriners Hospital, 1645 W. Eighth St., Erie, Pa. 16505; or Community Resources for Independence, 2222 Filmore Ave., Erie, Pa. 16506.

Harry (Bud) Hershberger III
Harry (Bud) Hershberger III, 54, of 10463 Cutter Road, Meadville, died Thursday, June 21, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center. Born in Meadville Oct. 24, 1946, he was a son of Harry E. II and Ida Grace Anderson Hershberger. He married Dorothy Bowser, June 5, 1971. He was a 1964 graduate of Meadville Area Senior High School. He was a graduate of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, receiving his bachelor of science degree in education in 1970, and a master's degree in education in 1972. He began teaching in 1970 with the Conneaut School District. One of his favorite recess activities while teaching fourth and fifth grades was to organize and run silent kickball games with his students. His concern for his students went beyond the classroom, and he spent many hours talking to parents to devise the best approach to help a students with their education. He was an avid outdoorsman who really enjoyed nature. He excelled at hunting and demonstrated his skills with the bow, pistol, muzzleloader and rifle. He also enjoyed supporting his son over the years in many baseball and soccer competitions and was very proud of his son's accomplishments. He recently celebrated his 30th wedding anniversary. He was a CORE donor. He was of the Protestant faith. Survivors, in addition to his wife, include his parents; a son, Garrett Vaughn Hershberger at home; an uncle; two aunts; and several cousins. Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Byham-Miller-Mizner Funeral Home Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville. The private funeral will be at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jeffrey Conley of Meadville Alliance Church officiating. Burial will be in Greendale Cemetery, West Mead Township.

Jack L. McFadden
OIL CITY - Jack L. McFadden, 69, of RD 1, Oil City (Plumer), died Thursday, June 21, 2001, at his residence following an extended illness. Born in Oil City Sept. 27, 1931, he was a son of James and Helen Reesman McFadden. He was first married to Marilyn McClelland for 31 years until her death in 1983. He later married Carol Strawbridge Swartz June 21, 1986, at Mt. Carmel Tabernacle, Dempseytown. He attended the Oil City schools and was a veteran, having served with the U.S. Army. He had been employed as a yard foreman at Electralloy in Oil City until his retirement in 1993. He had also been employed by U.S. Steel, Oilwell Division, in Oil City and with Aspen Tree Co. He was a member of Mt. Carmel Tabernacle where he attended Monday night Men's Disciple Club. He was a life member of Bruce Shorts Post No. 5958 Veterans of Foreign Wars. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, playing pool and his pet dog, Precious. Survivors, in addition to his wife of 15 years, include three sons, Jack McFadden of Centerville, John McFadden of Oil City and Tim McFadden of Franklin; a daughter, Sharon Surrina and her husband, Rocky, of Centerville; a stepson, David Swartz of Erie; nine grandchildren, Jason, Jack, John, Joshua, Jeremy and Joseph McFadden, and Sarah, Jacob and Autumn Surrina; his adopted mother and fishing companion, Sally Proper; a brother, James McFadden of Oil City; three sisters, Grace Connolly of Bridgeton, N.J., Jane O'Dell of Silver Springs, Md., and Doris Hargenrader and her husband, Richard, of Oil City; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert McFadden. Calling hours will be Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 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 Monday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Carmel Tabernacle, with the Rev. Glenn Walker officiating. Burial will be in East Troy Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to Mt. Carmel Tabernacle, Oil City, Pa. 16301.

Richard Hugh Smith
LINESVILLE - Richard Hugh Smith, 66, of 7117 U.S. Highway 6, Linesville, died Thursday, June 21, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare, Meadville. Born in Meadville, June 19, 1935, he was a son of W. Lyle and Emily Rankin Smith. He married Faye Chatley Dec. 6, 1957. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and retired from Rockwell International of Ashtabula, Ohio, after 25 years. He was a member of American Legion Post 462 of Linesville, Pymatuning Sportsman's Club of Linesville, and Veterans of Foreign Wars of Linesville. An avid reader, he enjoyed sports trivia and history and was a die-hard Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Yankees fan. Survivors, in addition to his wife of 43 years, include three children, Lawrence L. Smith and his wife, Roxanne, of Meadville, Hugh C. Smith and his wife, Sandy, of Mechanicsburg, and Carole R. Walker and her husband, Douglas, of Linesville; four grandchildren, Matthew L. Smith, Justin M. Smith, Rebecca Alice Walker and Kristin Renee Walker; three sisters, Marylyle Johnson of Minneapolis, Minn., June Louise Butler of Pensacola, Fla., and Abigail Jones and her husband, David A. Jr. of Owasso, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, David Lyle Smith and Rankin F.T. Smith; and a sister, Eleanor Lee Smith. The funeral will be private and at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Linesville Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to Linesville Community Public Library, 111 Penn St., Linesville, Pa. 16424. Arrangements are under the direction of William H. Houghton Funeral Home, 127 Conneaut St., Linesville.

George LeRoy (Cooney) Coon
FRANKLIN - George LeRoy (Cooney) Coon, 91, of RD 2, Franklin, died Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center. Born in Reno Oct. 26, 1909, he was a son of Albert B. and Mary Hazel Rebecca Mong Coon. He married Elsie Harwick Jan. 2, 1932, and she preceded him in death July 3, 1999. He was employed as a foreman at Wolf's Head Oil Refinery in Reno for more than 39 years, retiring in 1971. He served in Reno Volunteer Fire Department for more than 35 years as chief of the department, and had been active in the Fire Chief's Association. He was a member of Reno United Methodist Church. He was a 32nd-degree Mason; a member of Franklin Moose Lodge, where he had served a term as governor; and a founding member of the Coon and Fox Club. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and golfer, and enjoyed playing baseball in his younger years. He also enjoyed camping and family gatherings and events. Survivors include a daughter, Betty Lou Gilmore and her husband, Robert, of Meadville; two sons, Gary L. Coon and his wife, Arvilla, of Karns City, and William R. Coon Jr. and his wife, Cheryl, of Franklin; 11 grandchildren, William R. Coon Jr., Andrew Coon, Jacob Coon, Emily Hamby, George Coon, Sue Mershimer, Marshall Coon, Tracie Jones, and Tricia, Terri and Jeffrey Gilmore; 19 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ila L. Coon of Reno. He was preceded in death by a sister, Irma McLaughlin. Calling hours were Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Huff Chapel, 312 W. Park St., Franklin. The funeral is today at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Larry Bell of Messiah Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Reno Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to Reno Volunteer Fire Department, Allegheny Avenue, Reno, Pa. 16343.

David E. Bailey Sr.
MASURY, Ohio - David E. Bailey Sr., 73, of Orange Village Care Center, Masury, Ohio, formerly of Scenic Mobile Home Park, Pymatuning Township, Transfer, died Sunday, June 17, 2001, at the care center. Born in Greenville Aug. 5, 1927, he was a son of Orrie and Vernie May Matthews Bailey. He attended Kennard Schools, Mercer County, and worked as a meat cutter for several grocery stores in Mercer County for 42 years. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a staff sergeant with the National Guard Armory in Hermitage. He enjoyed fishing, bird watching, watching TV and spending time with his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his neighbors. Survivors include four daughters, Toni Kurelko of Sharon, Margaret Miller of Mercer, Kathryn Helsel of Grove City and Teresa Jones of Transfer; two sons, David E. Bailey Jr. and Patrick L. Bailey, both of Sharon; four sisters, Esther Swartz and Viola Ann Baker, both of Greenville, and Isabelle Ralston and Ruth Ann Bailey, both of Whittier, Calif.; four brothers, Robert Bailey of Meadville, Willis Bailey of Saegertown, and Orrie Bailey and Howard Bailey, both of Greenville; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles Alterman, James Bailey and George Bailey. The funeral was Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Loutzenhiser-Jordan Colonial Funeral Home, 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.

Albert Griggs
ESPYVILLE - Albert Griggs, 81, of Espyville, died Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at Rolling Fields, Conneautville, after a long illness. He was born in Guys Mills Jan. 22, 1920, the son of Lynn P. and Louise Lattarer Griggs. He married Florence L. Tuttle Oct. 18, 1941. She preceded him in death in April 1997. He was a dairy farmer for more than 50 years. He enjoyed bowling, golf and playing cards with his family. He enjoyed bowling, golf, and playing cards with his family. Survivors include four daughters, Judith Bowman and her husband, James, of Meadville; Cathy Dyson and her husband, James, of Crystal Lake, Ill., Debra Yelenich and her husband, Ronald, of Townville, and Laurie Griggs and her husband, Mark Broughton, of Andover, Ohio; five sons, Lawrence Griggs and his wife, Jean, of Espyville, Daniel Griggs and his wife, Theresa, of Fort Worth, Texas, Russell Griggs and his wife, Vicky, of Swanton, Ohio, Jeffrey Griggs and his wife, Evette, of Mercer, and Albert Griggs Jr. of Ashtabula, Ohio; 21 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Cornelia Mihoci of Hartstown, and Betty Mihoci of Espyville; a brother, Robert Griggs and his wife, Delores, of Espyville; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter; and a grandson, Michael L. Hood. Calling hours will be Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at William H. Houghton Funeral Home, 127 Conneaut St., Linesville. The funeral will be private and at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Espyville Cemetery.

Justin Andrew Lehman
Justin Andrew Lehman, 10, of 513 Willow St., Meadville, died Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center. He was born in Erie June 18, 1991, a son of Carl L. Lehman Jr. and Christiana Dooley. He had just finished the third grade at Second District Elementary School and loved to play basketball and go fishing. Survivors include his parents, Christiana Slater and Kevin Kline of Meadville, and Carl Lehman Jr. and Dorothy Shoffner of Conneautville; a brother, Christopher Slater of Meadville; a sister, Amanda Lehman of Warren, Ohio; maternal grandparents, Bernadette Ambuski and Gary Sandler of Long Island, N.Y.; paternal grandparents, Paul and Irene Lauderman; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by a brother, Nicholas Lehman, in 1988. Calling hours will be Thursday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Byham-Miller-Mizner Funeral Home Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville. The funeral will follow at 2:30 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Southside Cemetery, Conneaut Lake.

Kevin Carlyle White
MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. - Kevin Carlyle White, 42, of McKinleyville, Calif., died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, in Six Rivers National Forest as a result of a boating accident on Fish Lake, in a remote area of Humboldt County in northern California. He was born in Franklin Dec. 27, 1958, to one of the founding families of Venango County. He was a son of Joseph E. and Marjorie Cobb Ladd White. He married Cheryl Collins. He was raised in Cochranton and upon his 1977 graduation from Cochranton Junior-Senior High School, moved west to Denver, Colo., and later to San Diego, Calif. A 1988 graduate of the California Culinary Academy of San Francisco, he subsequently relocated to the northern California area to open Brahma's Restaurant, where he was the chef/owner. At the time of his death, he was the chef at the Silver Lining Restaurant in Arcata, Calif. He also worked as an independent restaurant consultant. He was a mentor and a model for all those who worked for him. Throughout his life, he loved spending time outdoors. As a youth, he and his brother spent days in the woods, exploring and fishing. As an adult, he took his sons camping, fishing, hunting and mushroom picking. He was an avid outdoorsman and died while fishing - doing what he loved most. He was a kind, generous and very loving husband, father and friend. He had a quick wit and a ready laugh. He was a daredevil who enjoyed bungee jumping. He loved his family, and that of his siblings and friends. He also enjoyed his devoted Dalmatian dog, Camille. Kids of all ages loved him, and appreciated his warm and nurturing spirit. He loved teaching many friends how to fish, hunt and camp. Survivors, in addition to his wife of 18 years, include his mother, Marjorie Cobb Frampton of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; two sons, Morgan Hamilton White, and Joseph (Joey) Shields White; four sisters, Brenda Lee McMaster of Buffalo, N.Y., Kathy Jensen of Marina, Calif., Jolene White-Armstrong of Laguna Niguel, and Melissa White of Russellville, Ark.; two brothers, David B. White of Garden Grove, Calif., and Terry C. Wilcox of North Tonawanda, N.Y.; several aunts, uncles and innumerable friends; and his beloved nieces and nephews, including Sarah and Christopher White. He was preceded in death by his father; grandparents, Howard and Naomi White; and his maternal grandmother, Olive F. Ladd. The funeral was June 12 at which time some of his cremains were inurned at Greenwood Cemetery in Arcata, Calif., and some of the ashes were scattered at sea, off Trinidad Point along northern California's beautiful Pacific coast. The family suggests memorials be made to a youth organization that feeds and clothes homeless and transient children in the Eureka, Humboldt County, area of California: The Raven Project, 523 T. St., Eureka, Calif. 95501.

Amos Carl Stewart
Amos Carl Stewart, 63, of 209 Spring St., Meadville, died Wednesday, June 20, 2001. He was born in Calenburg April 19, 1938, a son of Ira Lee and Martha Washington Stewart. He served in the U.S. Army and worked at Mike's Place and the Scoreboard Tavern. He lived with friends at Carousel House and was known as the "Mayor of Fifth Ward." Survivors include two sisters, Laura B. Mook of Roseville, Calif., and Dorothy M. Gregory of Orangeville, Calif.; two brothers, Charles Clyde Stewart of Conneaut Lake, and Frank A. Stewart of Meadville; and caretakers, Jamie and Bill Lilley. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mini Fink; and three brothers, Gerald C., Eugene and Arthur Stewart. Calling hours will be Friday from 7 p.m. until time of the service at Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home and Crematory, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville. The funeral will follow Friday at 9 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Kim Wallace of First Church of God officiating. Burial will be in Denny's Cemetery.

Robert Luther Stafford
Robert Luther Stafford, 89, of 13329 Calvin St., Meadville, died Sunday, June 17, 2001, at Wesbury United Methodist Community following a period of declining health. Born in Meadville Oct. 9, 1911, he was a son of Charles and Carrie Ella Schneider Stafford. He had been married to Mary Stainbrook and subsequently married Alyce Brown Nov. 30, 1957. She preceded him in death in December 1988. He was a much decorated U.S. Army veteran of combat in both World War II and the Korean War, retiring after 24 years of active military service. He was awarded the Bronze Star for outstanding combat performance in the Korean War and received the Purple Heart for his wounds in France during World War II. Other decorations include the combat infantryman's badge with star, European theater of operations ribbon with combat battle stars for Normandy, Northern France, Central Europe and the Rhineland campaigns, and the Korean service ribbons with three battle stars. After retiring from the Army, he lived in Orlando, Fla. from 1968 to 1983 working for Pinkerton Security Services. He was a member of Harm Jan Huidekooper Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2006 and Charles N. Stafford American Legion Post 111. This American Legion Post is named in his brother's honor who was killed in action during World War I. Survivors include a daughter, Jean Flickinger of Meadville; a son, Robert Charles (Bud) Stafford of Central Coast, Australia; a stepson, Wayne Hoffman and his wife, Harriette, of Meadville; nine grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles, Arthur and Myron; and four sisters, Bertha, Katherine, Gertrude and Esther. Calling hours are today 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. Timothy Solomon of Emmanuel United Church of Christ officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Greendale Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Susan A. Hovenac Boyle
SAEGERTOWN - Susan A. Hovenac Boyle, 97, of Route 198, Saegertown, died Monday, June 18, 2001, at Crawford County Care Center. Born in Czechoslovakia March 29, 1904, she was a daughter of Michael and Mary Petrenchik. She married John Hovenac, who preceded her in death. She later married Nicholas Boyle, who also preceded her in death. She had previously had been employed by the former American Viscose Corp. and Talon Inc. Survivors include a son, John Hovenac and his wife, Mary, of Meadville; two daughters, Elaine Beard and her husband, Ed, of Moore, Okla., and Ophelia Hastings and her husband, Lew, of Meadville; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by five sisters and three brothers. 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 Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with Monsignor Casimir Bogniak of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church officiating. Burial will be in Greendale Cemetery, West Mead Township.

Dorothy D. (Dot) Adams
Dorothy D. (Dot) Adams, 85, a resident of Beverly Healthcare, Meadville, died there Sunday, June 17, 2001. She was born in Armstrong County May 16, 1916, a daughter of Harvey Winkleman and Edith Adams Allen. She married Leonard L. Adams March 2, 1937. He preceded her in death March 3, 1997. She was employed in pilot production at Talon Inc. for 22 years, retiring in 1979. She was a past member of Meadville Eagles Auxiliary. She loved bingo, crocheting and bird-watching. Survivors include two sons, Kenneth C. Adams and his wife, Jane, of Meadville, and LeRoy Adams and his wife, Donna, of Indianapolis, Ind.; three daughters, Carol Miller and her husband, David, of Meadville, Gloria Sopher of Saegertown, and Janis Vanderslice and her husband, Dewayne, of Meadville; 15 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren. The funeral and committal service is today at 11 a.m. at Roofner-Collins Funeral Home, 544 Chestnut St., Meadville, with the Rev. Jeffrey Conley of Meadville Alliance Church officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Vernon Township. The family suggests memorials be made to American Diabetes Association, 300 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 700, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15235; or American Cancer Society, 464 Pine St., Meadville, Pa. 16335.

James R. Hofius
SAEGERTOWN - James R. Hofius, 73, a resident of Quality Living Center, Saegertown, died there Tuesday, June 18, 2001. He was born in Meadville Oct. 5, 1927, a son of John E. and Marion Beth McKinney Hofius. He was employed at American Viscose Co. for 35 years and attended Grace United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, Roy R. Hofius of Meadville; several grandchildren; a sister, Marian Kellogg and her husband, Ron, of Bradford; and nieces and nephews. There is a calling hour Thursday from 1 p.m. until the time of service at Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville. The funeral will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Denny Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to CHAPS, 944 Liberty St., Meadville, Pa. 16335.

Viva Clary Heath
Viva Clary Heath, 82, of Meadville, died Sunday, June 17, 2001. Born in Bennetown Feb. 2, 1919, she was a daughter of Percy V. and Helen Chamberlain Clary. She worked as a spinner at American Viscose for 25 years. In 1971, she moved to Bradenton, Fla., from Meadville, then returned to Meadville in 1999. She was a charter member of Kirkwood Presbyterian Church in Bradenton. She loved her church and was a member of the Crafty Society, which made crafts to sell for contributions to missionary work. Every three months for 21 years, she took part in preparations for communion at the church, including baking the bread that was served. Survivors include her daughter, MaryJo Sanner and her husband, Frank, of Meadville; a son, Thomas Bensinger of Louisiana; three grandchildren, Jody Slingluff, David Sanner and Holly Adams; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Blanche Clary and Florence McClintock. Services will be at a later date. The family suggests memorials be made to Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 6101 Cortez Road West, Bradenton, Fla. 34210; or a charity of the donor's choice.

John Hritzay
CONNEAUTVILLE - John Hritzay, 80, formerly of Bateman Avenue, Cranesville, died Saturday, June 16, 2001, at Rolling Fields, Conneautville, after a brief illness. He was born Feb. 12, 1921, in Wood, a son of Paul and Xenia Karpovich Hritzay. He retired from Morelite in Girard, where he worked as a press operator after several years of service. He served in the U.S. Army in the military police company, aviation, during World War II in the Pacific Theater. Survivors include his wife, Helen Chaklos Hritzay; a daughter, Dorothy Hritzay of Washington, D.C.; a son, James Hritzay of California; two brothers, William Hritzay of Conneautville and Alex Hritzay of Saegertown; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Olga Hritzay, and a brother, Michael Hritzay. Calling hours were Monday at Samuel J. Steff Funeral Home, 188 E. State St., Albion. The funeral was Monday at the funeral home, with the Revs. Don Swonger and Dixie Welker officiating. Private burial will be in Albion Cemetery.

Joseph J. Mogush
Joseph J. Mogush, 82, of 19988 Talon St., Meadville, died Saturday, June 16, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center. Born in Adah March 19, 1919, he was a son of George and Eva Tomasic Mogush. He attended Littles Corners School and retired from the Pennsylvania Fish Commission where he worked in the maintenance department. He was a member of St. Agatha Roman Catholic Church and a former member of Hayfield Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed attending auctions. Survivors include three sisters, Rose Franklin and her husband, Ben, of Daly City, Calif., Ann Webb of Ashtabula, Ohio, and Evelyn Almgren and her husband, Louis, of Clarksville, Ark.; three brothers, John Mogush of Pittsburgh, Michael Mogush and his wife, Barbara, of Edinboro, and Frank Mogush and his wife, Mildred, of Meadville; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Mulvey and Helen Kardosh; and a brother, Charles Mogush. Calling hours will be Thursday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Roofner-Collins Funeral Home, 544 Chestnut St., Meadville. The funeral and committal service will be Friday at 10:30 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Gregory P. Passauer of St. Agatha Roman Catholic Church officiating. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Crossingville. The family suggests memorials be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Helen Saber
CONNEAUTVILLE - Helen Saber, 91, a resident of Rolling Fields, Conneautville, died there Monday, June 18, 2001. She was born in Kerbet Anafar, Lebanon, Feb. 14, 1910, a daughter of George and Ida Saber. She married John A. Ferris, a partner in Ferris Brothers Clothing Store on Water Street, Meadville, in 1925. He preceded her in death in 1945. She later married Louis Elias in 1949 and he preceded her in death in 1964. She had worked in restaurants in California and Ohio, and also did baby sitting in Arizona. She was a member of St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church. She enjoyed cooking Lebanese foods. Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Lyons and her husband, Ralph, of Meadville; a son, attorney Thomas J. Ferris and his wife, Ernestine, of Pittsburgh; eight grandchildren, John, Jeannine, James and Jeffrey Lyons, Joyce Uplinger, Mark and Stephan Ferris, and Lisa Ernst; a sister, Ann Gosser of Cleveland, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Maurice (Mo) Ferris; two sisters, Alice Lessing and Shafea; and a brother, Shaffie Saber. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Roofner-Collins Funeral Home, 544 Chestnut St., Meadville, with a scripture prayer service at 8:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 1 p.m. at St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church, 383 Arch St., Meadville, with the Rev. Regis J. Meenihan, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Brigid Cemetery.

Dorothy L. Broms
Dorothy L. Broms, 83, of 571 Chestnut St., Meadville, died Saturday, June 16, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center following a period of declining health. She was born in Pittsburgh Feb. 27, 1918, a daughter of Einer and Emma Ogren Walter. She married Charles H. Broms Sept. 18, 1937, and he preceded her in death Nov. 13, 1989. A graduate of McKeesport High School, she worked at Talon Inc. for 33 years, retiring in 1981 as an inspector. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church. She was also a member of the Meadville Elks Lodge 219 Auxiliary, Meadville Women's Club, and a member and active volunteer of the Meadville Medical Center Auxiliary for almost 20 years. Survivors include a son, Chuck Broms and his wife, Karen, of Cary, N.C.; two grandchildren, Kristen Broms and J.B. Broms; two great-grandchildren; three sisters; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, 581 Chestnut St., Meadville. The funeral will be Friday at 10 a.m. in the chapel of First Presbyterian Church, 890 Liberty St., Meadville, with the Rev. David R. Hosick officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Meadville Medical Center Foundation, 1035 Grove St., Meadville, Pa. 16335.

Mildred Durasa
CONNEAUTVILLE - Mildred Durasa, 74, formerly of RD 1, Springboro, died Monday, June 18, 2001 at Rolling Fields, Conneautville, after a long illness. She was born in Pittsburgh, July 7, 1926, a daughter of Elmer and Rosella Reinersman Schirmer. She married Michael J. Durasa, who preceded her in death Feb. 9, 1996. She was a member of St. Philip's Church, Crossingville. She enjoyed watching television and her family. Survivors include a son, James Durasa of Adamsville; a daughter, Pauline Griffin and her husband, Mike, of Cochranton; a sister, Margaret Adams and her husband, Robert, of McKean; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two brothers, Lawrence Schirmer of Wisconsin, and Howard Schirmer and his wife, Doris, of Albion; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Schirmer. Calling hours will bre Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Samuel J. Steff Funeral Home, 188 E. State St., Albion, with parish prayers to be recited at 8:30 p.m. Prayer services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Philip's Church, with the Rev. Thadduis Kondzielski as celebrant. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Crossingville. The family suggests memorials be made to St. Philip's Church, Edinboro, Pa. 16412.

Duane W. (Chick) Murray
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. - Duane W. (Chick) Murray, 93, of 2150 S.W. 10th Court, Delray Beach, Fla., died Sunday, June 17, 2001, at Delray Beach. Born in Grove City Aug. 16, 1907, he was a son of Harry D. and Lena D. Murray. He married his wife, Helen P., Dec. 19, 1933. She preceded him in death June 9, 2000. He graduated from Grove City High School, attended Grove City College, graduated from North Carolina State University in 1932 and was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity. He was employed by Talon Inc. in Meadville from 1935 until he took early retirement in 1968. Most of his 33 years of service were in managerial positions. For 11 years prior to retirement, he was general planning manager. He was a life member of Meadville Masonic Lodge 408 and a life member of Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Consistory of Erie. He was awarded his 50-year Masonic Service Emblem in December 1995. He was a past member of First Presbyterian Church of Meadville, Zem Zem Shriners Temple, Erie, Talon Management Club, National Management Club and the Country Club in Meadville. At Boynton Beach, Fla., he was a past member of First Presbyterian Church, Chamber of Commerce, Palm Beach Leisureville Men's Golf League and a life member of Palm Beach Masonic Square Club. Survivors include a daughter, Louise Bates and her husband, John D., of Sacramento, Calif.; a son, Douglas P. Murray of Lumberton, N.C.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two nieces and two nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald G. of Lake Worth, Fla., and John M. of Allison Park. The memorial service is today at 2 p.m. at Abbey Center, 2000 Lowson Blvd., Delray Beach, with the Rev. Randall M. Gill of First Presbyterian Church of Boynton Beach officiating. The cremains will be buried at Greendale Cemetery, Meadville. The family suggests memorials be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Robert Luther Stafford
Robert Luther Stafford, 89, of 13329 Calvin St., Meadville, died Sunday, June 17, 2001, at Wesbury United Methodist Community following a period of declining health. Born in Meadville Oct. 9, 1911, he was a son of Charles and Carrie Ella Schneider Stafford. He had been married to Mary Stainbrook and subsequently married Alyce Brown Nov. 30, 1957. She preceded him in death in December 1988. He was a much decorated U.S. Army veteran of combat in both World War II and the Korean War, retiring after 24 years of active military service. He was awarded the Bronze Star for outstanding combat performance in the Korean War and received the Purple Heart for his wounds in France during World War II. Other decorations include the combat infantryman's badge with star, European theater of operations ribbon with combat battle stars for Normandy, Northern France, Central Europe and the Rhineland campaigns, and the Korean service ribbons with three battle stars. After retiring from the Army, he lived in Orlando, Fla. from 1968 to 1983 working for Pinkerton Security Services. He was a member of Harm Jan Huidekooper Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2006 and Charles N. Stafford American Legion Post 111. This American Legion Post is named in his brother's honor who was killed in action during World War II. Survivors include a daughter, Jean Flickinger of Meadville; a son, Robert Charles Stafford of Central Coast, Australia; a stepson, Wayne Hoffman and his wife, Harriette, of Meadville; nine grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles, Arthur and Myron; and four sisters, Bertha, Katherine, Gertrude and Esther. 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. Timothy Solomon of Emmanuel United Church of Christ officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Greendale Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Larry J. Clark
HADLEY - Larry J. Clark, 62, of 3802 Perry Highway, Hadley, Sandy Creek Township, died Sunday, June 17, 2001, at Hamot Medical Center, Erie, following an unexpected illness. Born in Sandy Creek Township March 27, 1939, he was a son of James Frank and Ruby M. Roberts Clark. He married Mary E. Russell Aug. 20, 1960. He had served with the U.S. Air Force in Korea following the Korean Conflict. He was employed in the railroad industry, having retired in 2000 as a yard master from Conrail at the Goodman Yard in Lordstown, Ohio. He was of the Protestant faith and was an active member of the Arro Forge Golf League of Meadville. Survivors, in addition to his wife of 40 years, include his mother of Hadley; a daughter, Denise Palmero and her husband, Larry, of Cambridge Springs; a son, Michael J. Clark and his fiancee, Mary Kelly, both of Oil City; four grandchildren, Michael, Carly, Matthew and Marcus Palmero; a sister, Wanda Shaft and her husband, Robert, of Meadville; and two brothers, Richard Clark and his wife, Deb, of Sandy Lake, and Gordon Clark of Mercer. The memorial service will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Sheakleyville United Methodist Church, Perry Highway, with the Rev. Jim Callender of First Church of God of Cambridge Springs officiating, assisted by the Rev. Glea Foster of Sheakleyville United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Stevenson Cemetery, Greenville. The family suggests memorials be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Robert L. Snyder Funeral Home Ltd., 3223 Perry Highway, Sheakleyville.

Donna Seaman Brown Arnold
CAMARILLO, Calif. - Donna Seaman Brown Arnold, 86, died peacefully in Camarillo, Calif. Saturday, June 9, 2001. She was born in Guys Mills April 15, 1915, a daughter of Otto J. and Mabel Loro Seaman. She had been a member of First Christian Church of Meadville for many years. Survivors include her husband, Herbert, of Camarillo; two sons, Gary Brown of Collegeville and Douglas Brown of Phoenix, Ariz.; two daughters, Bunny Leatherwood of North Carolina and Nancy Marriott of Los Angeles, Calif. Graveside services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in Radle Cemetery, Randolph Township.

Susan A. Boyle
SAEGERTOWN - Susan A. Boyle, 97, of Route 198, Saegertown, died Monday, June 18, 2001, at Crawford County Care Center, Saegertown. Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of Byham-Miller-Mizner Funeral Home, 404 Chestnut St., Meadville.

Robert F. Schandelmeier
Robert F. Schandelmeier, 65, of 2582 Brick Church Road, Cochranton, died Saturday, June 16, 2001, at UPMC-Horizon Hospital, Greenville, after an extended illness. He was born June 2, 1936, in Altoona, a son of Charles and Catherine Van Coor Schandelmeier. He married Nancy L. Titus on May 25, 1968. He graduated from Tyrone High School. He served in the U.S. Army in the Korean Conflict and was a member of the APHA and the AQHA. He worked as a truck driver, blacksmith and farmer. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Kelly Alter of Cochranton and Tammy Barr of Conneautville; two sisters, Becky Akins of Huntington and Lola Akins of Tyrone; six brothers, Harold Schandelmeier of Monroeville, Kenny Schandelmeier of Alder, Mont., Melvin Schandelmeier of Alexandria, William Schandelmeier of Ormond Beach, Fla., Jack Schandelmeier of Tampa, Fla. and Don Schandelmeier of Prescott. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Earl, Charles and Cecil. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Alexander-McMullen Funeral Home, 3235 S. Main St., Sandy Lake. There will be no funeral service. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

Theodore E. Heckman
Theodore E. Heckman, 90, of 14770 Hatch Hill Road, Meadville, died Saturday, June 16, 2001, at the Crawford County Care Center. He was born Jan. 1, 1911, in Brookville, a son of Issac and Nancy Myers Heckman. He married Hila Hamler in 1934. He was a graduate of Brookville High School. He retired form the Pennsylvania State Employment Service in 1976 after 32 years of service, the last 24 of which he was manager of the Meadville office. Following retirement he worked for Tom DeLoe and Park real estate offices. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II. He was a 50-year life member of the Meadville Lions Club. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Thora Resinger of Meadville; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by five sisters. Calling hours will be today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 at the Roofner-Collins Funeral Home, 544 Chestnut St., Meadville. A funeral and committal service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Tracy Cox, pastor of Blooming Valley United Methodist Church, and his nephew, the Rev. James Kane, retired pastor of United Methodist Church of Erie, officiating. Burial will be in Blooming Valley Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Budd Dwyer Scholarship Fund, in care of Bonnie Zilhaver, 25093 Roudebush St., Meadville, Pa., 16335.

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