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Miscellaneous Crawford County, Pennsylvania Obituaries


Nathan James Kimmel
Nathan James Kimmel, 23, of R.D. 2, Titusville, died Saturday, June 16, 2001, at his residence. He was born Oct. 29, 1977, in Meadville, a son of Russell J. and Helen M. Thornton Kimmel. He was a graduate of Titusville High School, class of 1995. He attended Edinboro University of Pennsylvania as an art major with a focus on ceramic sculpting. He was employed by Homer Wood Corp. of Titusville. He was also developing his own business, NJ Enterprises, which produced landscaping signs and fountains, for the last year and a half. He was a member of the Erie Art Museum and Pithole Hunting Club. He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping and developing a public viewing garden for his sculptures. He is survived by his parents of Titusville; a brother, Brian R. Kimmel of Titusville; six aunts and uncles, Betty and Gary Krause of Florida, Regina and James Etzkorn of Washington and Mary Ann and Ron Brown of Pleasantville; and several cousins. There will be no public calling hours. A private funeral service will be conducted for the family with the Rev. Alice Jean Parker of the Pleasantville United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Pleasantville. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Pleasantville Recreation Baseball Committee, Pleasantville, Pa., 16341, or to the Erie Art Museum, 411 State St., Erie, Pa., 16501. Arrangements are under the direction of the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home, 303 N. Washington St., Titusville.

Dorothy E. Irwin
Dorothy E. Irwin, 52, of 215 Kearney St., and formerly of Venango, died Sat., June 9, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center following a two-month illness. Born in Ashtabula, Ohio, April 25, 1949, she was a daughter of John and Thelma Klingensmith Leckie. She married William Kenneth Irwin Jr. Oct. 28, 1978. He died March 4, 1994. In her younger years, she was a nursing assistant, working at several nursing homes in the area. She was affiliated with the American Rescue Workers in Meadville. Survivors include two sons, Timothy Johnson and his wife, Marsha, with whom she made her home, of Meadville, and Jose A. Ortiz and his wife, Julie, of Norfolk, Va.; a daughter, Anna Ortiz of Ashtabula, Ohio; her mother; two sisters, Shirley Reinhart and her husband, Melvin, of Conneaut Lake, and Barbara Leckie of Ashtabula; five grandsons and two step-grandsons. She was preceded in death by her father. Calling hours will be Tuesday 1 to 3 p.m. at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home, 335 Venango Ave., Cambridge Springs. The funeral will be at the funeral home at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Pat Ellis of Venango United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Harmonsburg.

Major Irene H. Faulds
ESPYVILLE - Major Irene H. Faulds, 63, of Espyville, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, after a short illness. She was born in Buffalo, N.Y., May 26, 1938, a daughter of Thomas and Iva Harris Wood. She married L. Garth Faulds Dec. 2, 1961. A graduate of Riverside High School in Buffalo, she attended The Salvation Army School For Officers Training, Bronx, N.Y. She was ordained as a minister in June 1959. The locations in which she served included: Lewistown, Pittstown, Monessen, New Kensington, Northside Pittsburgh, Connellsville, Jeannette and Meadville in Pennsylvania; and Hempstead, N.Y., Utica, N.Y., Cleveland, New Haven, Conn., and Newport, R.I. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Jeannette Chapter 69; and White Shrine of Jerusalem, Westmoreland Shrine 18. Survivors, in addition to her husband of 39 years, include four daughters, Malinda Klingensmith and her husband, Michael, of Meadville, Atha Faulds of Rochester, N.Y., Cynthia Lawrence and her husband, Christopher, of Newport News, Va., and Wendy Senior and her husband, Richard, of Buffalo; seven grandchildren, Tabatha and Taylor Faulds, Alyxandra Allen, Jacobb Faulds-Allen, Caleb Lawrence, and Sabrina and Jared Senior; two sisters, Elizabeth Knapp of Bradford and Evangeline Groat of Buffalo; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by an infant granddaughter, Samantha Joy Allen; two sisters, Marietta Armbuster and Catherine Grisby; and three brothers, Victor, Vernon and John Wood. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Waid-Coleman Funeral Home, 12422 Conneaut Lake Road, Conneaut Lake. The funeral will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home, with Major Warren Smith of The Salvation Army officiating. Burial will be in Espyville Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to The Salvation Army School For Officer Training Scholarship Fund, c/o Major L. Garth Faulds, 9254 N. Sunnyside Drive, Espyville, Pa. 16424.

Patricia (Pat) Holben
COCHRANTON - Patricia (Pat) Holben, 70, of 182 S. Atlantic Ave., Cochranton, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center. Born March 10, 1931, in New Bethlem, she was a daughter of Albert and Edith Myers Yarger. She married Bill Holben. He died July 6, 1988. Before retiring in 1990 she was last employed at Polk State Hospital as a dietary supervisor. She had also worked at Morco in the printing department and at Isaly's of Cochranton. She is survived by a daughter, Dottie Lesh of Saegertown; three grandchildren Patti Lesh, Melissa Lehner and her husband, Patrick, and Stephanie Lesh; one great-grandchild; a sister, Mary Ellen Shaffer; and a life-long family friend, Diane Sutton. She was preceded in death by a son, William (Billy) Holben who died in July 1968, and an infant daughter Terry Darlene Holben, three sisters; Lottie Smith, Buena Markle and Garnet Cramer; and one brother, Albert Yarger Jr. Calling hours will be today 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ronald Dickson Funeral Home, 123 S. Franklin St., Cochranton. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at First Church of God, Leslie Road, Meadville, with the Rev. Temple Jerrell of the First Church of God officiating. Interment will be in Cochranton Cemetery.

Alberta L. Kent
ENDICOTT, N.Y. - Alberta L. Kent, 63, of Endicott, N.Y., died Friday, June 8, 2001, at Wilson Hospital in Johnson City, N.Y., after an extended illness. Born Sept. 30, 1937, in Cambridge Springs, she was a daughter of Barton and Florence Sanders. She married Leonard Kent. A graduate of Edinboro High School and Thiel College, she retired from the New York Office of Court Administration where she was a criminal court clerk in Broome and Delaware counties. An active member of Central United Methodist Church of Endicott, she was involved with the United Methodist Women and had served on various church boards and as a church trustee. Family and friends say she looked for the good in every person, took great pleasure in her family, home life, church and work and was optimistic until the end of her life, although she battled serious illness. Survivors, in addition to her husband of 44 years, include a daughter; Denise Straut, and her husband, Gregory, of Otego, N.Y., two sons; Leonard Kent Jr. of Johnson City, N.Y., and Bradley Kent and his wife, Kathryn, of Franklinville, N.Y.; six grandchildren, Nathan and Holly Straut and Charlotte, Joshua, Ethan and Clarissa Kent; her mother of Cambridge Springs; a brother, Maylon Sanders and his wife, Barbara, of Waterford; a sister, Charlotte M. Gilson and her husband, Donald, of Cambridge Springs; and several nephews, nieces and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father. Calling hours will be Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Coleman and Daniels Funeral Home Inc., 300 E. Main St., Endicott. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Central United Methodist Church in Endicott. An interment and cemetery service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Mitchell's Cemetery, Cambridge Springs. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Brain Tumor Association, 2720 River Road, Suite 146, Des Plaines, Ill. 60018.

Ellen Barr Roller Smock
CONNEAUTVILLE - Ellen Barr Roller Smock, 85, of 9108 State Highway 198, Conneautville, died Saturday, June 9, 2001, at Rolling Fields, Conneautville. Born in Union City July 20, 1915, she was a daughter of Charles and Bernice Barr Roller. She married Milford D. Smock Dec. 24, 1936. He died Feb. 25, 1992. A graduate of Lakewood High School, Lakewood N.Y., she was a homemaker who had worked for American Viscose. She was a member of the United Church of Springboro whose family and friends say passed her love of music and reading, and her calm manner, to those around her. Loved ones also say that one of her favorite pastimes was sharing memories of her childhood in Ellington, N.Y. Survivors include one daughter, Dmaris Ann Whitehill and her husband, Robert, of Meadow Vista, Calif.; three sons, David D. Smock and his wife, Sara, of Conneautville, Wayne D. Smock and Peter J. Smock and his wife, Dorothy, all of Springboro; five grandchildren, Jon Whitehill, David Whitehill, Kelly Smock, Julie Smock and Holly Smock; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a step-mother, Alice Derby Roller and one brother, Charles Roller. Friends may call Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the White-Cool Funeral Home, 1405 Main St., Conneautville. The funeral will follow Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Marshall S. Lillie, pastor of Springboro Church of the Nazarene. Interment will be in Spring Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to the Turner Syndrome Society, 14450 T.C. Jester Suite 260, Houston, Texas, 77014, or to the Conneaut Valley Music Boosters, 22154 State Highway 18, Conneautville, Pa., 16406.

Hazel Marie Chizmar
CONNEAUT LAKE - Hazel Marie Chizmar, 74, of 155 High St., Conneaut Lake, died Sunday, June 10, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under direction of Dickson Funeral Home, 130 N. Second St., Conneaut Lake.

Paul R. Stainbrook
COCHRANTON - Paul R. Stainbrook, 53, of 7435 Mailliard Road, Cochranton, died Friday, June 8, 2001, at Shady Side Hospital in Pittsburgh. Born May 31, 1948, in Meadville, he was a son of Bernard and Irene Thompson Stainbrook. He married Deborah Walick March 18, 1978. A 1966 graduate of Cochranton High School, he went on to graduate from Pennsylvania State University in 1970 with a bachelor's degree in health and physical education. While at Penn State, he was on the school's basketball team for two years. He subsequently received a master's degree in administration from Penn State. In 1971, he became assistant basketball coach at Juniata College. From 1976 to 1979, he was head boys basketball coach at Cochranton High School, and served as assistant boys basketball coach there since 1996. Also at Cochranton High School, he served as girls basketball coach from 1991 to 1996. In 1992, the girls won the Western Semifinals under his coaching. He was also boys volleyball coach at the high school from 1980 to 1983, baseball coach for the Cochranton Youth League from 1988 to 1992, and was a member of the Cochranton Sunday League for many years. After serving as a physical education teacher at Cochranton Elementary School from 1976 to 1981, he was employed by Deeter Plumbing and Heating as a project manager since 1982. He was past-president and member of the Cochranton Lions Club and enjoyed gardening, golfing, hunting and shooting hoops. He was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church on Pettis Road. Survivors, in addition to his wife of 23 years, include his mother, Irene Stainbrook of Meadville; one son, DuWayne J. Stainbrook of Cochranton; one daughter, Amy Elizabeth Stainbrook of Cochranton; three sisters, Carole Ward and her husband, Bill, of Saratoga, Wyo., Donna Choffel and her husband, John, of Meadville, and Janet Girardat and her husband, Harold, of Cochranton; several nieces, nephews, cousins and great-nieces. He was preceded in death by his father. Calling hours will be Monday 6 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ronald Dickson Funeral Home, 123 S. Franklin St., Cochranton. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Cochranton United Methodist Church with the Rev. Russell Hines officiating. Burial will be in Cochranton Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to Cochranton Athletic Boosters, c/o Mike Dale, 104 Ridgeway Hill, Cochranton, the Cochranton Lions Club, the Crawford County Unit of the American Cancer Society or a memorial college education fund to benefit Paul Stainbrook's children, which will handled in care of the funeral home.

Ann E. Miller
ORRVILLE, Ohio - Ann E. Miller, 68, of 8697 East Lincolnway, Orrville, Ohio, died Friday, June 8, 2001, at her residence following a lengthy illness. Born Aug. 12, 1932, in Meadville, she was a daughter of Emmanuel J. and Mary J. Miller Fisher. She married Crist Miller March 15, 1951, in Atlantic. A resident of the Orrville, Ohio, area since 1975, she retired in 1996 after working as a licensed practical nurse at Wayne Manor in Smithville, Ohio. Prior to that, she worked as a licensed practical nurse at Shady Lawn Nursing Home in Dalton, Ohio, and Brenn-Field Nursing Center in Orrville. An active member of the Martins Mennonite Church, she was involved in the church's sewing circle. She also volunteered with the Dunlap Hospital Auxiliary and the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Survivors, in addition to her husband of 50 years, include two sons, William C. Miller and his wife, Susan, of Sarasota, Fla., and Melvin C. Miller and his wife, Sherron, of Atlantic; three daughters, Linda A. Beachy of Sterling, Ohio, Kathy S. Crouse and her husband, Rod, of Cambridge Springs, and Deb. J. Horst and her husband, Bob, of Dalton; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two sisters, Saloma Shrock of Greenville and Mary Miller and her husband, John, of Smicksburg. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Albert Fisher and a sister, Katie Fisher. Calling hours will be Monday 6 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday 10 to 11 a.m. at the Martins Mennonite Church in Orrville. The funeral will be at the church at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Randy Murray and the Rev. Herman Myers officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Auble Funeral Home, 512 E. Oak St., Orrville, Ohio, 44667. The family suggests contributions be made to Hospice of Wayne County, 2525A Back Orrville Road, Wooster, Ohio 44691.

Marion L. Krueger
MARANA, Ariz. - Marion L. Krueger, 61, formerly of Gravel Run Road, Saegertown, died Friday, June 8, 2001, in Marana after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born Aug. 1, 1939, in Cambridge Springs, she was a daughter of Hazel and Woodrow Willey. She married Karl (Buz) Krueger Sept. 7, 1957. The Meadville High School graduate also attended Rockdale and Cambridge schools. Before her retirement, she worked for 25 years at Turner's Mill in Cambridge Springs. Survivors, in addition to her husband of 43 years, include a daughter, Trisha of Marana, Ariz.; a son, Keith of Pennsylvania; her mother, Hazel of Ohio; a mother-in-law, Myrtle Krueger of Meadville; a brother, Don Krueger, and his wife, Marilyn, of Meadville; two sisters, Lucille Deuschle and Velma Free, and her husband, Chuck, all of Ohio; three brothers, Wilson (Liz) of Tennessee, Luie (Clara) of Ohio, and Lawrence (Chris) of Montana; and five grandchildren, Jennifer, Jessica, and Timmy Dronko and Dale and Michaela Hunter. There will be no formal services. Before her death, she asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Odyssey Hospice, 1730 E. River Road, Suite 107, Tuscon, Ariz., 85718. Her remains will be placed at Cambridge Springs Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Evergreen Mortuary of Tuscon.

Louise Klingensmith Richards
MIAMI - Louise Klingensmith Richards, 84, of Miami, Fla., and formerly of Cochranton, died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, in Miami. Born Feb., 21, 1917, she was a daughter of Howard E. and Edith Burson Klingensmith. The 1936 graduate of Meadville Business College worked for a governmental contractor from 1943 to 1945, and was publicity director for WITV Channel 17 in Miami from 1952 to 1955. She also held sales and secretarial jobs. Survivors include three nephews, William Klingensmith of Maryland, Richard Klingensmith of Cochranton and Gary Klingensmith of Meadville; a sister-in-law, Frances May Klingensmith of Cochranton; and a niece-in-law, Shirley DeRoss Klingensmith of Jacksonville, Fla. She was preceded in death by a nephew, Edward Klingensmith. Calling hours will be today from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Ronald Dickson Funeral Home, 123 S. Franklin St., Cochranton. There will be no funeral services. Interment will be in Cochranton Cemetery.

Ellen Smock
CONNEAUTVILLE - Ellen Smock, 89, of 9108 State Highway 98, Conneautville, died Saturday, June 9, 2001, at Rolling Fields, in Conneautville. She was born in Union City July 20, 1915. Arrangements are incomplete and are under direction of the White-Cool Funeral Home, 1405 Main St., Conneautville.

Ruth I. Thompson
CONNEAUTVILLE - Ruth I. Thompson, 97, of 1117 Main St., Conneautville, died Saturday, June 9, 2001, at Rolling Fields. Born May 29, 1904, in Beaver Township, she was a daughter of George H. and Nettie Irish Foster. She married Earl Thomas. He died in 1944. She subsequently married Harry Sherlock. He died in 1954. She then married Mylo Thompson. He died in 1985. The 1923 graduate of Conneautville Vocational School worked for Conneautville Farmers National Bank and retired from Ohio Rubber Co. of Conneautville. She attended Valley Church United Methodist and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Conneaut Valley Women's Club and Conneaut Valley Senior Center. Survivors include a son, Wayne Thomas and his wife, Florence, of Conneaut Lake; two daughters, Lucille Wible and her husband, Robert, of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Phyllis Ackert and her husband, Richard, of Meadville; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren. In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by a son, George Thomas; a grandson, Lee Thomas; and a brother, Roy Foster. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Valley Church United Methodist, 1118 Main St., Conneautville. The funeral will follow at the church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Hinkle of Valley Church officiating. Interment will be in Conneautville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Conneaut Valley Historical Society, c/o Betty Kovac, 1619 Main St., P.O. Box 266, Conneautville, Pa., 16406, or to Valley Church United Methodist, 1118 Main St. Conneautville, Pa., 16406. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the White-Cool Funeral Home, 1405 Main St., Conneautville.

William Harold Price
JAMESTOWN - William Harold Price, 90, of Rolling Fields in Conneautville and formerly of Jamestown, died Thursday, June 7, 2001, at the nursing home. Born Sept. 11, 1910, in LaRue, Ohio, he was a son of Bill and Sylvia Price. He married Ethel J. Livingston June 6, 1936. Before his retirement, he was self-employed as a farmer. He attended North Shenango Presbyterian Church. In addition to his wife of 65 years, he is survived by a niece, Elizabeth Geitgey of Summerfield, Fla.; and a nephew, Marshall Livingston of Jamestown. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Thelma Coon and Edna Easterday; and two brothers, Norman and Lester Price. Calling hours will be 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Randall Funeral Home, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown. The funeral will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Matthew G. Roberts of North Shenango Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in the South Shenango Cemetery, Hartstown.

The Rev. Glenn Weaver Hammerlee
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The Rev. Glenn Weaver Hammerlee, 78, of Sioux Falls, S.D., and a native of Polk and brother of Meadville resident James Hammerlee, died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, of congestive heart failure at home. Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of George Boon Funeral Home, Sioux Falls.

Mary Alice Terrill Armstrong
CENTERVILLE - Mary Alice Terrill Armstrong, 70, of 37024 State Highway 408, Centerville, died Friday, June 8, 2001, at Presbyterian University Hospital in Pittsburgh where she had been a patient since May 31. She was born at Worthville Aug. 17, 1930, a daughter of Franklin Eugene and Vena Ann Chamberlin Wonderling. She married Wayne Terrill, who preceded her in death Oct. 5, 1992. She later married Donald (Dick) Armstrong Jan. 6, 2001, in Titusville. A 1948 graduate of Titusville High School, she was a member of Chapmanville Community Church and a former member of Chapmanville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. She enjoyed bingo, the Titusville Senior Center and collecting pig ornaments. Survivors, in addition to her husband, include a son, Emery E. Terrill and his wife, Judy, of Pleasantville; a daughter, Laura Marvin and her husband, Blaine, of Chapmanville; two stepsons, Paul Armstrong and his wife, Brenda, of Titusville, and Dale Armstrong and his wife, Cheryl, of Cadorus; five stepdaughters, Cathy Armstrong and her husband, Wayne, of Titusville, Linda Davidson and her friend, Wayne, of Franklin, Pam Hall and her friend, Tim, of Cadorus, Paula Cartney and her husband, Pat, of Titusville, and Gayle Kaster of Titusville; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald Wonderling and his wife, Vikki, of Almogardo, N.M.; five sisters, Shirley Steadman and her husband, Alfred, of Verona, Va., Barbara Hogue and her husband, Al, of Conneaut Lake, Norma Rockafellow of Saegertown, Diana Hoover and her husband, John, of Conneaut Lake, and Donna Adams and her husband, Leroy, of Indianapolis, Ind.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be 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 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Philip Torre, pastor of First Assembly of God in Meadville, officiating. Burial will be in Kingsley Cemetery, Townville. The family suggests memorials be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Grace E. Hoffman
GREENVILLE - Grace E. Hoffman, 88, of 339 E. Jamestown Road, Greenville, and formerly of 565 Fredonia Road, Greenville, Perry Township, died Thursday, June 7, 2001, at St. Paul Homes, Greenville. She was born in Sheakleyville April 3, 1913, a daughter of Walter A. and Mary A. Sprong Wiley. She married Lee H. Hoffman Feb. 20, 1937. He preceded her in death March 15, 1976. She attended the former Vosler and Coulter Schools in North Salem. She attended Country Chapel of Greenville and Hadley Wesleyan Methodist Church. A homemaker, she enjoyed baking and cooking for those in need. Survivors include a son, Ronald Lee Hoffman of Greenville; a daughter, Linda Tremmel and her husband, Lyle, of Hurst, Texas; a grandson, Aaron Hoffman; three granddaughters, Ramona Baker, Michele Moore and Kara Turlij; a great-grandson; four great-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three infant children; a great-grandson; four brothers, Frank V., Oscar S., Dennis L and Evan; three infant brothers; and an infant sister. Calling hours will be Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Andrew J. Vana Funeral Home, 102 Church St., Hadley. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Revs. Jack Benninger and Roger Thawley, pastor of Hadley Wesleyan Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Hadley Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to Country Chapel, 275 Kennard/Osgood Road, Greenville, Pa. 16125.

Arthur E. Wygant
Arthur E. Wygant, 69, of 672 Williamson Road, Meadville, died Thursday, June 7, 2001, at Crawford County Care Center, Saegertown. He was born in Meadville Oct. 4, 1931, a son of Edward Clayton and Arlene Snyder Wygant, later Arlene Schweitzer. His stepfather was Louis Schweitzer. He married Mary F. Kolesar. He was a graduate of Meadville High School and a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Conrail where he was an engineer. He was a member of St. Agatha Roman Catholic Church and a commmentator there. He was cubmaster for Cub Scout Troop 209 at Seton School for 17 years, tutor for The READ Program of Crawford County and a member of Friends of the Meadville Public Library. He was an avid fisherman. He dearly loved his family, friends, his Church and his dogs, Misty and Shayla. Survivors, in addition to his wife of Meadville, include his stepmother, Ginny Wygant of Deming, N.M.; two daughters, M. Laura Thompson and her husband, Terry, of Dunedin, Fla., and Kathleen Flack and her husband, Scott, of Cochranton; five sons, Michael Wygant and his wife, Wendy, of Cross Junction, Va., Richard Wygant and his wife, Lisa, of Dayton, Ohio, James Wygant and his wife, Linda Baughman, of Canton, N.Y., Daniel Wygant and his wife, Sherry, of White Hall, and Mark Wygant and his wife, Kimberly, of Guys Mills; a brother, William Wygant and his wife, Nancy, of Albuquerque, N.M.; 15 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by several aunts and uncles. Calling hours will be Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Roofner-Collins Funeral Home Inc., 544 Chestnut St., Meadville, with a prayer service at 8 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. Gregory P. Passauer, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Agatha Cemetery, West Mead Township. The family suggests memorials be made to St. Agatha Roman Catholic Church, 353 Pine St., Meadville, Pa. 16335; or Crawford County Care Center, 20881 State Highway 198, Saegertown, Pa. 16433.

Jennie M. Percival
Jennie M. Percival, 75, of 849 Grove St., Meadville, died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center. She was born in Meadville June 19, 1925, a daughter of John and Lucy Gori Rossi. She married Edward A. Percival in 1954 and he preceded her in death in 1986. She worked at Meadville Malleable Iron for 13 years and also cooked at various restaurants. She attended St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and was a member of its altar and rosary society. She was also a member of the Italian Civic Club Auxiliary. Her family was her life; she enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren in Arizona and North Carolina. She had many close friends with whom she enjoyed spending time while she was home. Survivors include six daughters, Donna Belles of North Carolina; Lucy Koehler and her husband, Joseph, of Apache Junction, Ariz., Anna Smith and her husband, David, of Raleigh, N.C., Cindy Percival Smith and her husband, Edwin, of Mesa, Ariz., Connie Schuffert and her husband, James, of Queen Creek, Ariz., and Chrisy DuPont and her husband, Donald, of Meadville; two sons, John Percival and his wife, Alice, of Mesa and Edward Percival Jr. of Tucson, Ariz.; a stepdaughter, Sharon Heckathorn and her husband, Herbie, of Spartansburg; 24 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Anna DiAngio and her husband, John, Yolanda Zejavac and her husband, Joseph, and Jeanette Rossi, all of Meadville. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Carlo Belles; a brother, Dominic Rossi; and two sisters, Mary Fergotti and Loretta Bookamire. Calling hours are today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville, with a scripture service at 8:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, 1085 Water St., Meadville, with Monsignor Casimir Bogniak, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. The family suggests memorials be made to St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church Altar and Rosary Society, 1085 Water St., Meadville, Pa. 16335.

Joy M. Rogers
PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio - Joy M. Rogers, 77, of Parma Heights, Ohio, formerly of Conneaut, Ohio, died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at her residence. She was born in Bonne Terre, Mo., Feb. 9, 1924, a daughter of Winford and Anna Hess. She married Lynn David Rogers June 1, 1983. She attended Boardman High School, Ohio. She had retired as a dog groomer, and also worked as a real estate agent for Joan Curtis Real Estate and supervisor at Astatic Corp. She attended Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Survivors, in addition to her husband of 18 years, include a daughter, Winifred Dooling of Parma Heights; a sister, Sally McCall; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, David Barabasch; and three sisters, Jean Yaslick, Betty Hudson and Winifred Hess. There are no calling hours. The funeral will be Monday at 9:30 a.m. at Ridgewood United Methodist Church, 6330 Ridge Road, Parma, Ohio, with the Rev. James Longsworth officiating. Burial will be in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, Ohio. Arrangements are under the direction of Ripepi Funeral Home, 5762 Pearl Road, Parma, Ohio.

Elvira Miller Steele
NEW ALEXANDRIA - Elvira Miller Steele, 79, of New Alexandria, died Thursday, June 7, 2001, at the Bethlen Home, Ligonier. She was born in Salem Township April 24, 1922, a daughter of Edgar T. and Eugenia Eidemiller Miller. She married William E. Steele in 1942 and he preceded her in death in 1999. She was a 1939 graduate of Greensburg High School. She was a member of Community United Presbyterian Church of New Alexandria and the Auxiliary of American Legion Post 652. Survivors include two sons, William E. Steele II and his wife, Katy, of Stahlstown, and Thomas P. Steele and his wife, Cheryl, of Blairsville; a daughter, Linda Steele Curtis and her husband, Robert, of Alabama; seven grandchildren, Wes Steele, Kara Steele O'Connor, Toni Steele Maline, Tami Steele Robinson, Tom Steele, Michael Steele Curtis and Jonathan Curtis; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Edgar T. Miller of Conneautville; five sisters, Helena Lamb, Irene Lawrence, Betty Roan and Stella Wheeler, all of Conneautville, and Peggy Brown of Jamestown, N.Y. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Philip T. Miller and an infant, Robert Miller. Calling hours are today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at P. David Newhouse Funeral Home, corner of Church and Washington streets in New Alexandria. The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Terry J. Carnahan of Community United Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, New Alexandria.

Nancy G. Snyder
Nancy G. Snyder, 86, of North Street, Meadville, died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center. She was born in Oil City May 9, 1915, a daughter of Albert E. and Luella Vogus Barnes. She married Charles Snyder. He preceded her in death. A graduate of Meadville Commercial College, she was employed as a buyer at J.C. Penney Co. for six years, and at Avtex for 30 years. She loved animals, especially her dog, Midnight. Survivors include a sister, Sarah Longstreth of Meadville; a brother, George E. Barnes, and his wife, Patricia, of Meadville; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sons, George and William Smith; and a brother, Charles A. Barnes. Arrangements were private and under the direction of Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home and Crematory, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville.

Cecil R. Williams Jr.
SPRINGBORO - Cecil R. Williams Jr., 57, of 23410 N. Creek Road, Springboro, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at Buffalo, Wyo., from a sudden illness. He was born in Salamanca, N.Y., Dec. 27, 1943, a son of Cecil Ralph and Georgia Cox Williams Sr. He married Lola Mae Harruff Oct. 2, 1998. A U.S. Army veteran, he was employed at R.W. Sibley of Ashtabula, Ohio. Survivors, in addition to his wife of Springboro, include a daughter, Joanne Henderson of Little Valley, N.Y.; a son, Tequilla Williams of Springboro; three stepchildren, Justin Johnson and Sarah Johnson, both of Springboro, and William Johnson of Meadville; a sister, Pauline Stoddard of South Dayton, N.Y.; two brothers, George Williams of Randolph, N.Y., and Richard Williams of Conneaut Lake; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Edward Williams. Calling hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at White-Cool Funeral Home, 1405 Main St., Connneautville. The funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Brad Dendler of Pilgrim Holiness Church officiating. Burial will be in Spring Cemetery, Springboro.

Laura Margaret (Peggy) Heffern
SANDY LAKE - Laura Margaret (Peggy) Heffern, 64, of Reed Road, Sandy Lake, died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at UPMC Horizon, Greenville, after a short illness. She was born July 27, 1936, to Paul E. and Ruth M. Thomas Heffern and raised at 37 Turner Lane, Jackson Center. She married Frank Heffern June 24, 1989, and he preceded her in death Dec. 2, 1993. She attended Perrine and Lakeview schools, graduating in 1955. She worked for 42 years at Clinch-Tite Corp. of Sandy Lake, formerly Newell Lumber, retiring in 1998. She was a 40-year member of Scofield Methodist Church of Millbrook, Cochranton Bowling League and Scofield Methodist Women Association. Survivors include a stepdaughter, Vickie Geibner and her husband, Charles, of New Lebanon; a stepson, Rick Heffern of Sandy Lake; four step-grandchildren; a sister, Francis (Fran) Turner of Jackson Center; a brother, James R. Turner Sr. and his wife, Marylin, of Jackson Center; a nephew; and an uncle. She was preceded in death by two uncles. Calling hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Alexander-McMullen Funeral Home, 3236 Main St., Sandy Lake. The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Robert Getchman of Scofield Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in New Lebanon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Personal Touch Homecare, New Castle, Pa. 16101.

Margaret E. Consla
HARMONSBURG - Margaret E. Consla, 86, of Harmonsburg, died Tuesday, June 5, 2001, at Crawford County Care Center, Saegertown. Born in Harmonsburg Aug. 14, 1914, she was a daughter of Charles F. and Daisy L. Mansell Sorg. She married Merritt Consla June 15, 1935. He preceded her in death Sept. 16, 1980. She was a 1932 graduate of Summit High School and served as Summit Township tax collector for four years. A member of Harmonsburg United Methodist Church, she served as organist and pianist for many years. She was also a member of United Methodist Women, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7842 Linesville Auxiliary and a life member of Summit Township Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. Survivors include a daughter, Kay E. Shilling and her husband, John, of Conneaut Lake; a son, Roy K. Consla and his wife, Ann, of Phoenix, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Monica Skeens, Aaron Shilling and George Consla; four great-grandchildren; a half sister, Sandra Kowalczyk of Anaheim, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by several sisters and brothers. Calling hours are today from 6 to 9 p.m. at Roofner-Collins Funeral Home, 544 Chestnut St., Meadville. The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Alan K. Harris of Harmonsburg United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. The family suggests memorials be made to Harmonsburg United Methodist Church, 14182 First St., Harmonsburg, Pa., 16422; or a charity of the donor's choice.

John C. Capozzi
John C. Capozzi, 82, of 691 Chestnut St., Meadville, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center. Born in Meadville Feb. 14, 1919, he was a son of Antonino and Josephine Miele Capozzi. He married Teresa Costa Nov. 22, 1951. He was a graduate of Meadville High School and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He served as tank commander in the 11th Armor Division and had the rank of sergeant. A decorated veteran, he received the American Campaign Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and World War II Victory Medal with three Bronze Stars. He was a lifelong resident of Meadville where he was a second generation. President and chief executive officer of Capozzi Enterprises Inc. for 22 years, he also owned and operated Keystone Sanitation for more than 45 years. Over the years, he was active in real estate in the Meadville area. He attended St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church. He was a talented artist who loved to draw. A devoted husband, father, grandfather and uncle, he had a wonderful sense of humor that inspired others. He was known as a very giving and caring person by his family and friends. Survivors, in addition to his wife of 50 years, include a daughter, Josephine Passarelli and her husband, Frank, of Pittsburgh; a son, John Francis Capozzi and his wife, Leslie, of Fredericksburg, Va.; four grandchildren, Robert and Anthony White, and Mychal and Claire Capozzi; two sisters, Carmella LaPuma and her husband, Sam, and Dorothy Nuzzulo, all of Meadville; a brother, Albert Capozzi and his wife, Mary, of Buffalo, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Barco. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 1085 Water St., Meadville, with Monsignor Casimir Bogniak, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Brigid Cemetery, West Mead Township. Arrangements are under the direction of Byham-Miller-Mizner Funeral Home Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville.

Major Irene H. Faulds
ESPYVILLE - Major Irene H. Faulds, 63, of Espyville, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, after a short illness. She was born in Buffalo, N.Y., May 26, 1938, a daughter of Thomas and Iva Harris Wood. She married L. Garth Faulds Dec. 2, 1961. A graduate of Riverside High School in Buffalo, she attended the Salvation Army School For Officers Training, Bronx, N.Y. She was ordained as a minister in June 1959. The locations in which she served included: Lewistown, Pittstown, Monessen, Northside Pittsburgh, Connellsville, Jeannette and Meadville in Pennsylvania; Hempstead and Utica, N.Y.; Cleveland; New Haven, Conn.; and Newport, R.I. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Jeannette Chapter 69; and White Shrine of Jerusalem, West Moreland Shrine 18. Survivors, in addition to her husband of 39 years, include four daughters, Malinda Klingensmith and her husband, Michael, of Meadville, Atha Faulds of Rochester, N.Y., Cynthia Lawrence and her husband, Christopher, of Newport News, Va., and Wendy Senior and her husband, Richard, of Buffalo; seven grandchildren, Tabatha and Taylor Faulds, Alyxandra Allen, Jacobb Faulds-Allen, Caleb Lawrence, and Sabrina and Jared Senior; two sisters, Elizabeth Knapp of Bradford and Evangeline Groat of Buffalo; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by an infant granddaughter, Samantha Joy Allen; two sisters, Marietta Armbuster and Catherine Grisby; and three brothers, Victor, Vernon and John Wood. Calling hours will be June 12 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Waid-Coleman Funeral Home, 12422 Conneaut Lake Road, Conneaut Lake. The funeral will be June 13 at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home, with Major Warren Smith of the Salvation Army officiating. Burial will be in Espyville Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to the Salvation Army School For Officer Training Scholarship Fund, c/o Major L. Garth Faulds, 9254 N. Sunnyside Drive, Espyville, Pa. 16424.

John George McGuire Sr.
UNION CITY - John George McGuire Sr., 58, of Union LeBoeuf Road, Union City, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at his residence. Born in LeBoeuf Township Dec. 21, 1942, he was a son of Emmett and Elizabeth Trojanovich McGuire. He married Leora Pulos Sept. 9, 1963. A 1960 graduate of Union City High School, he was a state champion wrestler. He was a longtime resident of Union City and worked for Christionsons Motors in Corry after graduation, then for Agway Fertilizer Co. in Union City. A deputy game commissioner, he also drove school bus for 13 years for Union City School District. He also worked for Urich Foundry in Erie as a tool and die maker, and owned and operated his own dairy farm on Lincolnville Road for 30 years. He was a member of Moose Lodge 882 of Union City, a former member of Parade Street United Methodist Church and more recently of Temple Baptist Church of Union City. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, gardening and doing things with his family. He also liked jigsaw puzzles and card games. In 1990, he was a contestant on "The Price is Right" and won a car. He also held the 1988 record for Pennsylvania's beaver pelts. Survivors, in addition to his wife of 37 years, include two daughters, Leora Weilacher and her husband, Terry, of Union City, and Debbie McGuire and her fiance, Bill Holesapple, of Denora; two sons, Pastor John McGuire II and his wife, Pam, of Union City, and Pastor Dan McGuire and his wife, Jeanette, of Providence, R.I.; 12 grandchildren, John, Stephanie and Jennifer McGuire, Leora, Serena and Anthony Higby, Ashley and Adam Weilacher, and Aaron, Corey, Brittany and Nicholaus McGuire; two sisters, Sarah Waring and her husband, Boyd, of Linesville, and Janet Kelly and her husband, Chet, of Solon, Ariz.; two brothers, Tom McGuire and his wife, Jeraldine, of Waterford, and Claude McGuire Sr. and his wife, Kathy, of Waterford; and a sister-in-law. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Bob, Emmett and Rodney McGuire.; and a son-in-law, John Matthew Higby. Calling hours are today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. at Temple Baptist Church, Route 97, Union City. The funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the church, with the Revs. John McGuire II and Dan McGuire officiating. Burial will be in Rootville Cemetery, Bloomfield Township. Memorials may be made to Leora McGuire, 15011 Union LeBoeuf Road, Union City, Pa. 16438. Arrangements are under the direction of Glenn Funeral Home, 62 S. Main St., Union City.

Cecil R. Williams Jr.
CONNEAUTVILLE - Cecil R. Williams Jr., 57, of Box 349, Conneautville, died Monday, June 4, 2001, in Buffalo, Wyo., after a brief illness. Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of White-Cool Funeral Home, 1405 Main St., Conneautville.

Wilmot Thomas Bartle
CALDWELL, N.J. - Wilmot Thomas Bartle, 83, of Caldwell, N.J., died Thursday, May 17, 2001, at St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, N.J. Born in Meadville, he was a son of Bill and Mildred Bartle. He married Dorothy Budd. After graduation from Allegheny College in 1940, he moved to New York, N.Y., and earned a master's degree from Cornell University in 1941, then moved to Caldwell 32 years ago. He was an administrative assistant for public services at the Newark Museum from 1970 to 1983 when he retired. He joined the museum in 1964 as a public relations supervisor. He was editor of publications, including "Arshile Gorky: Murals Without Wall" and "The American Art in the Newark Museum." He was an associate editor of "The Newark Museum Quarterly," and was listed in the 20th edition of "Who's Who in the East." He was a chairman of the Museum Council of New Jersey, trustee of the Montclair Historical Society and a member of the Essex Fells Country Club, American Association of Museums, American Institute of Archaelogy and North East Museum Conference Club. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a cousin, Richard J. Noonen of Meadville. Services were private and under the direction of Dancy Funeral Home, Caldwell.

Robert Dean (Bee Jay) Anderson III
SAEGERTOWN - Robert Dean (Bee Jay) Anderson III, 22, of Saegertown, died Friday, June 1, 2001. Born in Meadville Oct. 23, 1978, he was a son of Robert D. and Vicki Rodriguez Anderson Jr. He attended Saegertown Junior-Senior High School and graduated from Cochranton Junior-Senior High School in 1998. He had numerous jobs since graduating. He enjoyed weight lifting, mountain biking and playing golf. Survivors include his mother, Vicki Humes and her husband, Fred, of Cochranton; his father, Robert D. Anderson Jr. of Saegertown; paternal grandparents, Robert D. and Shirley Anderson Sr. of Oil City; paternal great-grandmother, Gladys Moffatt of Cambridge Springs; maternal stepgrandparents, Dolores Humes of Woodcock Township and Fred Humes of Meadville; three sisters, Brooke E. Anderson of Cambridge Springs, Lori Lynn Anderson of Erie and Morgan B. Humes of Cochranton; a brother, Jesse L. Anderson of Saegertown; a niece, Taylor Anderson; and a nephew, Cole Hunter. He was preceded in death by a maternal great-grandfather, Charles Moffatt, in 2000; maternal grandmother, Emma Gene Rossi, in 1999; an infant sister, Jennise Maurice Anderson, in 1977; and a cousin, in 1987. Calling hours are today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville. The funeral will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery.

David R. Williams
GRETNA, La. - David R. Williams, 56, of Gretna, La., and formerly of Meadville, died unexpectedly Tuesday, May 29, 2001. Born in Meadville Oct. 15, 1944, he was a son of Walter and Margaret First Williams. He graduated from Meadville High School in 1962 and was in the U.S. Army 509th Airborne Division in Germany from 1966 to 1968. He was employed by Talon Inc. in pilot production and engineering in Meadville, and then moved to Gastonia, N.C. He was also employed by B & D Sign Co. in New Orleans, La., where he worked as an artist until his death. He enjoyed his cats, painting and collecting music, and was an avid fan of the Raiders football team. Survivors include a brother, Danny, and his wife, Carol, of New Orleans; a sister, Linda Fialkowski and her husband, David, of Erie; and an uncle, David First of Meadville, who was his godfather. He was preceded in death by his parents. The memorial service was Friday at Faith Christian Church in Gretna.

Earl Thomas Morrison
CONNEAUT LAKE - Earl Thomas Morrison, 83, of Rising Sun Estates, Conneaut Lake, and formerly of Clarks Mills, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at UPMC Horizon, Greenville, after a lengthy illness. Born in Sharon July 14, 1917, he was a son of Edward and Leah Mullen Morrison. He married Shirley Hane Oct. 14, 1970. He was formerly married to Dorothy G. Elder. He attended Hadley and Sharon schools and worked as a welder for Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad, retiring after 25 years. A U.S. Army veteran, he served during World War II as a private first class in the European Theater, and also with the Coast Artillery in Bermuda. He was of the Methodist faith. He was a former member of Sheakleyville Oddfellows, Hadley Rod and Gun Club, and Pleasant Ridge Grange. Survivors, in addition to his wife of 30 years, include a son, Merle E. Morrison of Hadley; two daughters, Frances Ryan and her husband, Robert, of Mercer, and Carol McCullough and her husband, David, of Clarks Mills; two stepsons, Willard Moreland Sr. of Meadville and James Moreland of Conneaut Lake; two stepdaughters, Amanda Sturgill of Meadville, and April Shartle and her husband, Harold, of Conneaut Lake; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; 16 step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harry Morrison of Sarasota, Fla., and Joel Morrison of Hermitage; and three sisters, Irene Thomas and Twila Morrison, both of Hermitage, and Jean Snyder of Franklin. He was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Gail Truschka; a stepson, John A. Moreland; and a stepgrandson, Earl Thomas Flora. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Andrew J. Vana Funeral Home, 102 Church St., Hadley. The funeral will be Thursday at 3 p.m. at the funeral home, with Earl Dykes, lay minister, officiating. Burial will be in Hadley Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to American Diabetes Association, 300 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 700, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15235.

George W. Smith
CAMBRIDGE, Wis. - George W. Smith, 70, of Cambridge, Wis., died Sunday, June 3, 2001, at Fort Health and Rehabilitation Center, Fort Atkinson, Wis., following a short illness. He was born in Westmoreland County March 27, 1931, the son of Samuel and Berta Rebecca Farlow Smith. He married Margaret Claeyssens. He worked as a mechanic most of his life and retired from Mac Tool Co. in the Cambridge area. He was a member of Willerup United Methodist Church in Cambridge, and a former member of Masonic Lodge 325 of Madison, Wis., and the Eastern Star. He loved fishing, hunting, bowling, dancing and gardening. Survivors, in addition to his wife of 34 years, include two sons, David Smith and his wife, Pam, of Rockford, Ill., and Bob Smith and his wife, Annie, of Espyville; two daughters, Nancy Egli and her husband, Gerald, of Meadville, and Barb Seitz and her husband, Larry, of Conneautville; a stepson, Charles Twigg of Rockford, Ill.; a stepdaughter, Connie James of Rockford, Ill.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Lester Smith of Guys Mills; three sisters, Dot Mellinger of Dawson, Audrey Becktel and her husband, Keith, of Guys Mills, and Betty Anderson and her husband, Robert (Bob), of Sheakleyville. He was preceded in death by a brother, Samuel Smith Jr.; and a sister, Verda. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Nitardy Funeral Home, 208 N. Park St., Cambridge. There will be an additional calling hour Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at Willerup United Methodist Church, Cambridge. The funeral will follow Thursday at 11 a.m. at the church, with the Rev. Brian Cook officiating. Burial will be in Willerup Methodist Cemetery, Cambridge.

William I. Smith
WILMINGTON, Del. - William I. Smith, 72, of Wilmington, Del., died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, from complications of diabetes. He was born in Reno Oct. 8, 1928, the son of Paul E. and Esther Ray Smith, formerly of Meadville. He married his high school sweetheart, Marilyn E. (Bunny) Smith, formerly of Conneaut Lake. His love of aviation led him to enlist in the U.S. Air Force in 1949 and was stationed in New Castle, Del., for more than four years. He retired from Diamond State Telephone Co. in 1980, where he was an installer/repairman for more than 26 years. He was a lifelong member of Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 240 and throughout his life enjoyed building and restoring home-built aircraft. He was currently building a Smith miniplane at home in his workshop and was almost ready to fly. Survivors, in addition to his wife of 50 years, include a son, William I. at home; three daughters, Deborah L. McVeigh and her husband, John, of Wilmington, Cynthia E. McGrellis of Wilmington, and Laura L. Quesenberry and her husband, Kennith L., of Hockessin, Del.; four grandchildren, Adrienne and Alex McGrellis, Tara McVeigh and Kenny Quesenberry; and a brother, Donley P. Smith and his wife, Gula, of Linesville. He was preceded in death by a sister, Kay Bartlett Hovis. Services were April 9 at Doherty Funeral Home, Pike Creek, Del. Burial was in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Millcreek Fire Co., 3900 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, Del. 19808.

Mildred Edmiston
Mildred Edmiston, 95, of 370 N. Main St., Meadville, died Friday, June 1, 2001, at Grace Nursing Center of Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community, after a seven-year illness. She was born in Jersey Shore Jan 12, 1906, the daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Mary Knapp Burtnett. She married Millard Frederick Edmiston of Jersey Shore Feb. 4, 1926. He preceded her in death July 4, 1979. A devoted wife and mother, she spent her life as a source of strength and encouragement to her family. A housewife most of her married life, she also spent time working with children as a Brownie Scout leader in the 1960s and 1970s, a church nursery leader, and doing private duty child care for many years in Lake Wales, Fla., and Meadville. Survivors include two daughters, Jacque D. Bryerton of Mill Hall and Billie E. Harris of Meadville; a grandson, Samuel J. Bryerton; a granddaughter, Pamula E. Rogers; and three great-granddaughters. The memorial service will be June 16 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Park Avenue Extension, Meadville, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. followed by a light supper at 5:30. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Visiting Nurse Association of Crawford County, 747 Terrace St., Meadville, Pa. 16335. The middle child of a family of seven, she was the last surviving sibling.

Louis Morandini Jr.
VANDERGRIFT - Louis Morandini Jr., 71, of 527 Sycamore St., Vandergrift, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at home following a lengthy illness. Born in Vandergrift Aug. 14, 1929, he was a son of Louis Sr. and Margaret Zanotti Morandini. He lived in Vandergrift all of his life. He was a graduate of Vandergrift High School and a U.S. Army veteran in the Korean War, serving as a sergeant from 1951 to 1953. He was employed by Schenley Distillery for 38 years retiring in 1984, and worked part time for the Donghia Lumber Co. in Vandergrift for 13 years. A member of St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church in Vandergrift, he was also a member of the Bari Club and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Vandergrift. He was very interested in sports and was especially a great hockey fan. He also enjoyed golf, baseball and basketball, and was a member of the Vandergrift Golf Club. His best quality was his real love for helping others. Survivors include a brother, Andrew Morandini and his wife, Vicki, of Meadville; a sister-in-law, Betty Morandini of Leechburg; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, James Morandini, in 1970. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Brady-Curran Funeral Home Inc., 429 Franklin Ave., Vandergrift. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church, Vandergrift, with the Rev. Thaddeus Rettger as celebrant. Burial will be next to his parents in St. Gertrude Cemetery, Vandergrift. The family suggests memorials be made to American Cancer Society, 464 Pine St., Meadville, Pa. 16335; or a charity of the donor's choice.

Geraldine S. Robinson
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Geraldine S. Robinson, 76, of 306 Lake Evelyn Drive, West Palm Beach, Fla., died Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at Good Samaritan Medical Center, West Palm Beach, after a brief illness. She had lived in Woodcock Borough and in Erie prior to 1957, when she became a resident of Florida. Born in Erie on Aug. 31, 1924, she was a daughter of Clayton N. and Ethel H. Snow. A music teacher in the Palm Beach County School System for many years, in recent years she was a representative of Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida. Survivors include a son, Gary Robinson and his wife, Chris, of West Palm Beach; one daughter, Deborah Murphey and her husband, David, of Parker City, Ind.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Clayton Snow and his wife, Kathleen, of Saegertown. Graveside services will be at Cambridge (Upper) Cemetery on Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Viktoria Berlik, pastor of the Gravel Run United Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Cambridge Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Van Matre Family Funeral Home, 335 Venango Ave., Cambridge Springs.

Sister Eileen Marie Fahey
ERIE - Sister Eileen Marie Fahey, SSJ, 95, of the Sisters of St. Joseph Community Living Center, 5031 W. Ridge Road, Erie, died there Sunday, June 3, 2001. A native of Ireland, she was a daughter of Michael and Mary Rowley Fahey. In 1923, she migrated to America and settled in Erie. A graduate of Spencer Hospital School of Nursing in Meadville with a degree as a registered nurse; she also studied at Duquesne University and St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Ill. In 1929, she entered the Sisters of St. Joseph, celebrating her Diamond Jubilee in 1988. As a registered nurse, she ministered at Spencer Hospital for 37 years, 20 of which she spent in charge of maternity. She also ministered for eight years at St. Vincent Health Center; 11 years at St. Mary's Home of Erie; and six years at the Villa Maria Motherhouse Infirmary, Rosary Hall. Officially retiring in 1981, she never lost her concern for the sick. Survivors include two sisters, Rita Gray of Astoria, N.Y., and Catherine Clarkson of England; several nieces and nephews; and her religious community. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Michael, Patrick and Thomas E. Fahey; and three sisters, Nora McGoldrick, Theresa Minogue, and Mary Scanlon. Calling hours will be today from 2 to 7 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Sisters of St. Joseph Community Living Center, 5031 W. Ridge Road, Erie. A prayer service will begin tonight at 7. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in the Living Center's chapel. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of John J. Quinn Funeral Home, 728 W. Ninth St., Erie. The family suggests memorials be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph Support Fund, 5031 W. Ridge Road, Erie, Pa. 16506.

Paul W. (Ike) Sires
UTICA - Paul W. (Ike) Sires, 80, of R.D. 1, Utica, formerly of Clarks Mills, New Vernon Township, died Sunday, June 3, 2001, at the White Cliff Nursing Home in Greenville following a four-month illness. Born in Franklin on May 25, 1921, he was a son of Joseph Henry and Edna Lily Bean Sires. On Nov. 21, 1950, he married Barbara J. Gravatt. He was of the Protestant faith. For most of his life, he worked in the feed-mill business. He worked for the former Vandervort Feed Mill in Clarks Mills, and subsequently was employed by the McCartney Feed Mill of Fredonia until his retirement in March 2000. A draft horse owner and enthusiast, he enjoyed people and was especially fond of telling jokes and entertaining with his practical jokes and stories. In addition to his wife of 50 years, survivors include three daughters, Patricia Jolley and her husband, John J. Jr., of Utica, Robin Arbuckle of Clarks Mills, and Kimberly Smith and her husband, Bradley, of Hadley; a son, James Sires and his wife, Andrea, of Hadley; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Clyde (Martha Jane) Foster of Franklin and Dorothy L. Socha of Oil City; and two brothers, George E. Sires of Utica and Harry D. Sires of Franklin. He was preceded in death by three brothers, John Sires, Robert W. Sires and Joseph C. Sires, along with four infant siblings. Calling hours are Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Robert L. Snyder Funeral Home Ltd., 3223 Perry Highway, Sheakleyville. Funeral and committal services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Andrew P. Stallsmith, retired United Methodist minister, officiating. Interment will be in the Perry Chapel Cemetery. The family suggest memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 464 Pine St., Meadville, Pa. 16335.

Margaret (Peggy) Gill
Margaret (Peggy) Gill, 72, of 719 Graff Ave., Meadville, died Sunday, June 3, 2001, at Hamot Medical Center in Erie. Born in Meadville on March 8, 1929, she was a daughter of Leo and Amelia McCavish Haugh. On Oct. 5, 1957, she married James E. Gill. She was a member of St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church. A 1947 graduate of Meadville High School, she was a member of the Meadville Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and did volunteer work for R.S.V.P. of Meadville. For 28 years, she was employed by the City of Meadville Housing Authority, serving as executive director for the last seven years before retiring in 1994. In earlier years, she was employed by the former Talon Inc. and the former Northwest Trust Co. Survivors include her husband of 43 years; and three nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia C. Levinsky. There will be no calling hours. Funeral services are Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Byham-Miller-Mizner Funeral Home inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville. The family suggests memorials be made to Meadville Public Library, 848 N. Main St., Meadville, Pa. 16335; of R.S.V.P., 956 S. Main St., Meadville, Pa. 16335.

Josephine L. Dubowski
ROCKY RIVER, Ohio - Former Meadville resident Josephine L. Dubowski, 84, a resident of The Normandy Manor of Rocky River, Ohio, for the past four years, died Friday, June 1, 2001, at Lakewood Hospital, Lakewood, Ohio. Born in Franklin Nov. 1, 1916, she was a daughter of Charles and Maude Dunkin Cummings. On Oct. 17, 1942, she married Alex J. Dubowski; he preceded her in death Oct. 9, 1993. A 1942 graduate of the Spencer Hospital School of Nursing, she worked in the hospital as a registered nurse for 30 years until her retirement in 1972. She enjoyed traveling and reading, and she was active in all activities at Normandy Manor including bingo, ceramics and the Lunch Bunch. Survivors include two sons, Thomas Dubowski and his wife, Nadine, of North Olmstead, Ohio, and Lawrence Dubowski and his wife, Rebecca, of Meadville; two grandchildren, Michael and Melissa Dubowski; a sister, Geraldine Thomas of Cabot; one niece; and one nephew. In addition to her husband of 50 years, she was preceded in death by a brother, Elmer (Bus) Cummings. Friends may call Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, 581 Chestnut St., Meadville. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Phil Conklin, pastor of Fox Street Church of God, Franklin, officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. The family suggsts memorials be made to the American Heart Association, in care of Twila O'Dell, 933 Park Ave., Meadville, Pa. 16335.

Thelma G. Theuret Bartlow
CORRY - Thelma G. Theuret Bartlow, 87, formerly of 13363 W. Smith St., Corry, died Saturday, June 2, 2001, in the Corry Manor Nursing Home. Born in Spartansburg on May 10, 1914, she was a daughter of Herbert and Mary Blakeslee Burton. Three husbands preceded her in death: Clare Theuret in 1967; Charles Pitkin in 1980; and Ernest Bartlow in 1999. She was raised and educated in Spartansburg and later in Meadville, where she graduated from Meadville High School. She attended the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Corry and was a member of the Watson Grange in Warren. A homemaker, her main priority was raising and caring for her family. She enjoyed crocheting, dancing and all types of crafts. Survivors include six daughters, Mary Rockow and her husband, Robert, of Oshkosh, Wis., Barbara Williams of Beaufort, N.C., Martha Vanderhoof and her husband, Richard, of Spartansburg, Linda Peterson and her husband, Victor, of Fort White, Fla., Diane Kysor and her husband, Walter, of East Branch, and Juanita Bunting and her husband, John, of Texas; a stepdaughter, Janice Palmer and her husband, Maurice, of Williamstown, Vt.; five sons, Clare Theuret and his wife, Rose, of Youngsville, Charles Theuret and his wife, Nancy, of Garland, David Theuret and his wife, Diane, of Oshkosh, Dennis Theuret and his wife, Doris, of Corry, and Terry Theiret and his wife, Joan, of Enca, N.C.; 31 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Lelia Eastman and Vee Raymond; four brothers, George, Philip, Glenn and Theodore Burton; and one great-granddaughter. Calling hours are Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Bracken Fruneral Home, 315 N. Center St., Corry. The funeral service will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. J. Lynn Cirigliano, pastor of Faith Evangelical Church in Corry officiating. Burial will be in the Trimms Corners Cemetery in Eldred Township, Warren County. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Trimms Corner Cemetery Association, in care of Bracken Funeral Home Inc., 315 N. Center St., Corry, Pa. 16407; or to the Visiting Nurses Association Hospice Services of Erie County, 1305 Peach St., Erie, Pa. 16501.

Merle S. Krotzer
Merle S. Krotzer, 87, of 426 Fairmont Ave., Meadville, died at his home Saturday, June 2, 2001. Born in Meadville on June 11, 1913, he was a son of Earl H. and Nellie Stanton Krotzer. He married Mildred Poloskey, who preceded him in death in 1967. He was a member of Stone United Methodist Church. A graduate of Meadville High School, he was a draftsman at Westinghouse Electric. He later owned and serviced jukebox and vending machines and also sold advertising for the Ketterer Company. He studied health and nutrition for many years. Survivors include a daughter, Judith A. Hart of Meadville; one granddaughter, Laura Domowicz of Venango; a grandson, Kevin Hart of Meadville; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a son, James M. Krotzer. There will be no calling hours. Memorial services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Stone United Methodist Church, 956 S. Main St., Meadville, with the Rev. William L. Brown, minister, officiating. Burial will be in Greendale Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Roofner-Collins Funeral Home Inc., 544 Chestnut St., Meadville.

Anne Reich Bulger
Anne Reich Bulger, 86, of 557 Chestnut St., Meadville, died Saturday, June 2, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center. Born Nov. 24, 1914, in Wilkinsburg, she was a daughter of John Edgar and Edna Ruhe Reich. On March 19, 1937, she married Samuel A. Bulger, who preceded her in death July 27, 1974. She attended Christ Church Episcopal. Before retiring in 1985, she was a secretary and office manager for the late attorney J. Perry Eckels and his partners for 30 years. A member of the Meadville Women's Club, Legal Secretaries and Vernon Group, she was a former charter member of both Meadville and Vernon Lioness clubs. Survivors include two cousins, Joseph M. Kock Jr. of Bellevue, Wash., and Lois M. Norton of New Hartford, Conn. There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Byham-Miller-Mizner Funeral Home Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville, with the Rev. Joanna McDermot of Christ Church Episcopal officiating.

Josephine D. Fernacz
CONNEAUT LAKE - Josephine D. Fernacz, 70, of 11376 Crestwood Ave., Conneaut Lake, died Sunday, June 3, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center following a sudden illness. Born March 19, 1931, in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of Joseph and Josephine Titir Seidel. She married Michael J. Fernacz on June 18, 1966. A homemaker, she was a member of Our Lady Queen of the Americas Roman Catholic Church and a former member of the church's Altar and Rosary Society. In addition to her husband of 34 years, survivors include several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Leo, Harry an Walt Seidel; and a sister, Helen Seidel. Private family calling hours will be Tuesday morning at Waid-Coleman Funeral Home, 12422 Conneaut Lake Road, Conneaut Lake. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of the Americas Roman Catholic Church, 155 S. Ninth St., Conneaut Lake, with the Rev. Steven Anderson as celebrant. Burial will be in Our Lady Queen of the Americas Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to the American Heart Association, in care of Twila O'Dell, 933 Park Ave., Meadville, Pa. 16335.

Alfred Scott Widmann
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. - Former Meadville resident Alfred Scott Widmann, 89, of 22B Country Club Drive, New Smyrna Beach, Fla., died Friday, June 1, 2001. He was born Dec. 24, 1911, in Butler. A former Veteran's Administration field representative, he served in the armed forces and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He was a member of New Smyrna Beach Masonic Lodge 149, Scottish Rite, Bahia Shrine, New Smyrna Beach Shrine Club and American Legion Post 17. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Mima; three sons, A. Scott Widmann of Hollywood, Md., and Jeffrey B. Widmann and Robert Widmann, both of New Smyrna Beach; and one grandchild. A memorial service will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Country Club Chalets, Wayne Avenue, New Smyrna Beach. Arrangements are under the direction of Baldwin Brothers Memorial Care Services, One North Causeway, New Smyrna Beach. The family suggests memorials be made to Hospice of Volusia, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, Fla. 32119.

Dorothy Ann Warden
LINESVILLE - Former Cleveland resident Dorothy Ann Husak Warden, 77, of 377 E. Erie St., Linesville, died Friday, June 1, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center following a long illness. Born Jan. 29, 1924, in Cleveland, she was a daughter of Vincent and Dora Gretchko Husak. A homemaker, she was a member of St. Procop Roman Catholic Church in Cleveland. Survivors include a daughter, Diane Johnson of Linesville; one brother, Anthony Husak and his wife, Rose, of Sun City, Ariz.; four granddaughters, Mrs. Brian (Janette) Sterlitz, Mrs. Mauricio (Jennifer) Campos, Mrs. Eric (Christine) Brinker and Jamie Johnson; three great-grandchildren; three nephews; and one niece. There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon Wednesday at St. Procop Roman Catholic Church in Cleveland with the Rev. Payton as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Cleveland. The family suggests memorials be made to the Blue Army of Fatima, Box 976, Washington, N.J. 07882-0976. Arrangements are under the direction of William H. Houghton Funeral Home, 127 Conneaut St., Linesville.

Shirley Ann Lippert
Shirley Ann Lippert, 61, of 11300 Oakgrove Ave., Meadville, died Saturday, June 2, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center's Grove Street facility. Born in Guys Mills on March 12, 1940, she was a daughter of Steve and Helen Kotermanski Lojek. On Nov. 22, 1958, she married Roy J. Lippert. She was a member of St. Agatha Roman Catholic Church. A homemaker, she attended Randolph School and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Meadville Post 2006. In addition to being a loving mother and grandmother, she loved taking care of people. In addition to her husband of 42 years, survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Karole Jastromb and her husband, Brett, of Meadville; one son, Edward J. Lippert and his wife, Melinda, also of Meadville; six sisters, Dorothy Caneer and her husband, Floyd, and Ann Mae Krouse and her husband, James, all of Meadville, Sandra Wilcoxson of Phoenix, Ariz., and Patricia Mailliard and her husband, Charles, and Louise (Dolly) Werner and her husband, Dan, all of Conneaut Lake; Nine brothers, John Kotermanski of Pittsburgh, Steve Lojek of Butler, Stanley Lojek and Chester Lojek, both of Akron, Ohio, Frank Lojek of Guys Mills, Joseph Lojek of Prescott, Ariz., Eugene Lojek of Cambridge Springs, and Jack Lojek and Ronald Lojek, both of Meadville; four grandchildren, Joshua Jastromb, Matthew Jastromb, Brennan Lippert and Carleith Lippert; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Marjorie Lojek. Calling hours are today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Roofner-Collins Funeral Home, 544 Chestnut St., Meadville. A prayer service will begin Monday at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Agatha Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Gregory P. Passauer as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Peter and Paul Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Gertrude A. Maynard
SAEGERTOWN - Gertrude A. Maynard, 89, a resident of Crawford County Care Center, 20881 State Highway 198, Saegertown, died there Friday, June 1, 2001. Born Dec. 12, 1911, in Salamanca, N.Y., she was a daughter of Cornelius and Fannie Roff Callahan. In August 1929, she married Donald John McGill Maynard, who preceded her in death Jan. 23, 1983. A housewife, she was a member of the Protestant faith. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Irene) Kiser of Greenville and Mrs. Raymond (Sally) Kennernecht of Meadville; two sons, Charles E. Maynard and his wife, Cathy, of Conneaut Lake, and David L. Maynard of Spanaway, Wash.; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband of 53 years, she was preceded in death by a son, James A. Maynard; two brothers, Daniel Callahan and Edward Callahan; and an infant brother, Cornelius. Calling hours are Monday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville. The funeral will begin at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. William Brown, minister of visitation of Stone United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. The family suggests memorials be made to Crawford County Care Center, 20881 State Highway 198, Saegertown, Pa. 16433.

Ruth Louise Wheeler
Ruth Louise Wheeler, Ph.D., 62, of 720 Bashore Drive, and Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community, Meadville, died Thursday, May 31, 2001, at home. Born in Erie July 4, 1938, she was a daughter of Theodore Frederic and Bertha Louise Becker Wheeler. She was a 1956 graduate of Academy High School and a graduate of Grove City College, where she received a bachelor's degree. She went on to earn a master's degree at Ohio State University and her doctorate from the University of Minnesota. She taught at Grove City College and Augustana College, Rock Island, Ill. She was administrator of Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, and associate vice president of planning and information at Allegheny College. Survivors include her mother, Bertha L. Wheeler of Wesbury Hillside Home, Meadville; a sister, Mary E. Barker and her husband, Don M., of Groveland, Mass.; two aunts, Florence Magenau of Erie and Eleanora Gage of Cambridge Springs; nieces, a nephew and many dear friends. No calling hours or funeral are planned; the memorial service will be at a later date. 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. Arrangements are under the direction of Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home and Crematory, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville.

Irene S. Schroeder
Irene S. Schroeder, 83, formerly of 628 N. Main St., Meadville, and a resident of Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community since 1997, died there Thursday, May 31, 2001, following a period of declining health. Born in McKeesport July 31, 1917, she was a daughter of Daniel and Suzanna Bartok Toboz. She married George W. Schroeder June 30, 1938, and he preceded her in death Jan. 31, 1996. She was co-owner-operator of Willeys Car Wash on lower Chestnut Street, Meadville, from 1962 to 1971. She attended Emmanuel United Church of Christ and was a member of the Gallivanters and the Hobby Club. She loved sports and was an avid competitor. She was especially proud of playing girls basketball while a student at Saegertown High School. She also enjoyed traveling, especially across the western United States. Survivors include a daughter, Carol S. Prather and her husband, Mark, of Meadville; a son, George L. Schroeder and his wife, Mary, of Meadville; five grandchildren, J.D. and Ross Prather, Kathryn O'Connor, and Jessica and Jennifer Schroeder; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Elizabeth Griffin of Meadville; a brother, Edward Toboz of Winter Haven, Fla.; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by eight siblings, Helen Bado, Daniel Toboz, Emma Orris, and Louis, Albert, William, Leslie and Eleanor Toboz. The private family service will be Sunday at Robert W. Waid Funeral Home Inc., 581 Chestnut St., Meadville, with the Rev. Roberta Schroeder, niece, officiating. Burial will be in Blooming Valley Cemetery.

James L. Bish
CONNEAUTVILLE James L. Bish, 67, of 5245 State Highway 198, Conneautville, died Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at Hamot Medical Center, Erie, after a brief illness. He was born in Hannastown Aug. 1, 1933, a son of Vernon H. and Olive G. Long Pyle Bish. He married Donna I. Bisbee Jan. 21, 1956. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and worked at Elkem Metals of Ashtabula, Ohio, for 35 years. He attended Palmer United Methodist Church. He was a member of Conneautville American Legion Post 615, serving as post commander in 1968. He was also a member of Scottish Rite Consistory of Erie, Zem Zem Shrine and Western Crawford Masonic Lodge 258 where he was master in 1961. Survivors, in addition to his wife of 45 years, include his mother, Olive Pyle of Kansas; two daughters, Beverly Starr Barickman and her husband, Timothy, and Patricia Ann Wright and her husband, Craig, all of Meadville; a son, James C. Bish and his wife, Debra, of Beaver Center; six grandchildren, Cassie and Jason Barickman, Holly and Tricia Wright, and James E. and Jared D. Bish; three sisters, Grace Kiser of Kansas, Ethel June Mullens of Florida and Olive Louise Molnar of Conneautville; three brothers, David E. Bish of Conneautville, Vernon A. Bish of Virginia and Walter H. Bish of Linesville; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by an infant sister. Calling hours are today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at White-Cool Funeral Home, 1405 Main St., Conneautvile, where there will be a Masonic service at 6:45 p.m. The funeral will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Howard Roxberry of Palmer United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Beaver Center Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Palmer United Methodist Church, c/o the Bish Family, 5245 State Highway 198, Conneautville, Pa. 16406.

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