|RICHARD D. JOHNSON, 68
Richard D. Johnson, 68, of Grand Valley, RD 1, died at 4:20 p.m. on
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2001, in Northwest Medical Center West Unit following
an illness of several months.
Helen W. Schiewe, 80
Helen W. Schiewe, 80, of 634 E. Walnut St. died at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday,
Oct. 30, 2001, at Beverly Healthcare, where she had been a resident since
Sept. 12, 2001.
She was born July 7, 1921, in Oil City to the late Clarence and Bertha
The family moved to Titusville in 1936, and she graduated from Colestock
High School in 1940. She was employed at W.T. Grant Co. from the time of
her graduation until the store closed.
She married Russell Schiewe on May 31, 1952, in Emanuel Lutheran Church.
He died Sept. 22, 1985.
She was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church.
Surviving are: two sisters, Betty Burkett of Andover, Ohio, and Dolyne
Hasbrouck of Titusville; two sisters-in-law, Nettie Wilson of Oil City
and Lucille Schiewe of Virginia; a brother-in-law, Donald Laughery of Winter
Haven, Fla.; an aunt, Henrietta Blum of Seneca; several nieces and nephews
including Tracey Estok, Kim Hasbrouck and their families of Titusville;
and many cousins, one of whom is Barbara Smith of Titusville.
She was preceded in death three brothers, Russ Wilson, Will Wilson
and Bob Wilson; two sisters, Dorothy Toth and Beulah "Boots" Laughery;
two sisters-in-law; four brothers-in-law; and four nephews.
Friends may call Friday at Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home from noon
to 3 p.m., when the funeral will be conducted by the Rev. Kathleen Meyers,
pastor of Emanuel Lutheran Church.
Interment will be in Union Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1040 Fifth
Ave., Pittsburgh, 15219; or the charity of one's choice.
RICHARD C. HOLDEN, 47
JAMESTOWN - Richard C. Holden, 47, of 502 E. Walnut St. died late Tuesday
afternoon, Feb. 5, 2002, at WCA Hospital in Jamestown, N.Y., following
a lengthy battle with kidney failure and dialysis.
He was born April 2, 1954, in Meadville, a son of Alfred and Gervaise
Switzer Holden. He was the adoptive son of Richard and Carole Irwin Holden
He was married to Kristen Willson on July 3, 1982, in Houston, Texas.
He was a graduate of Meadville High School with the class of 1972 and
of Boston College in 1976.
Following college, he began his career at Pennbank in Meadville in
the loan department and served with various branches of the bank in the
area until 1980. At this time, he relocated to Houston, where he was a
loan officer. While in Houston, he attained the position of vice president
with his bank. In 1991, he moved to Tulsa, Okla., where he was employed
with FDIC. He relocated to Titusville in 1994, where he was employed by
BSI until 1996. Since then, he had worked with Jamestown Community College's
small business development center. At the time of his death, Holden was
assistant vice president of HSBC Bank USA in Jamestown, where he was in
the process of receiving an additional promotion.
He enjoyed spending time with his son and family. He also enjoyed reading.
In addition to his wife of Titusville, survivors include his son, Jonathon
Holden at home; his adoptive father, Richard E. Holden of Meadville; a
brother, John Holden and his wife, Sally, of Williamstown, Mass.; a niece,
Barbara Holden; two nephews, Peter and Patrick Holden; and a cousin, William
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Gordon
B. Garrett Funeral Home.
HAROLD A. MEALY, 75
Harold A. Mealy, 75, of 168 1/2 S. Main St., Pleasantville, died at
5:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, in Titusville Area Hospital shortly after
Born April 9, 1926, he was a son of the late Harry H. and Rosa Christena
He married the former Ida Jeanne Strain on Oct. 25, 1943. She died
Oct. 2, 1991.
He was formerly self-employed as a logger and lumberman.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and raising cats.
Survivors include: three daughters, Betty Jane Maier, Mrs. Robert (Mary
Ann) Smith and Mrs. Mark (Kimberly) Kolobitz, all of Titusville; nine grandchildren;
10 great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and two step-great-greatgrandchildren.
A daughter, Claudia Mealy; two sons, William and Claude Mealy; a brother,
Lawrence Mealy; a granddaughter; a grandson; and a great-great-granddaughter
No calling hours or funeral will be observed. Direct cremation will
Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of one's choice.
Arrangements are by Leo N. Hennes Funeral Home Inc.
MABLE M. BURNS, 81
Mable M. Burns, 81, formerly of Old State Route 8, Cherrytree Township,
died at 11:05 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2002 at Rouse-Warren County Home in
Youngsville, where she was admitted Dec. 23, 1992.
Mrs. Burns was born June 4, 1921 in the Pineville area of Southwest
Township, Warren County, a daughter of the late David and Alta Wright Jackson.
She married Edward W. Burns on Feb. 29, 1940 in Franklin. Mr. Burns
died on Feb. 13, 1987.
Mrs. Burns was formerly employed as a cook at Titusville High School
cafeteria for over 22 years, having retired in June 1982.
She was a member of Breedtown Baptist Church and a former member of
the Challenger Class there. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern
Star, Acacia Chapter #30.
Survivors include two sons, Edward D. Burns and his wife, Nancy, of
Pleasantville and James G. Burns and his wife, Letta, of Titusville; a
brother, Harold R. Jackson Sr., of Pleasantville; four grandsons, Edward
"Chip" Burns of Pleasantville, Michael "Mo" Burns of Hydetown, Rusty Burns
and Scott Burns, both of Titusville; three great-grandchildren; a step-great-grandson
and numerous nieces and nephews.
A sister, Marie Bevier, and six brothers, Louis, Clyde, Harrison, Paul,
Ralph and Robert Jackson, all died previously.
Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Leo
N. Hennes Funeral Home, Inc. The Order of Eastern Star will conduct a memorial
service at 6:45 p.m. today. The Rev. Gary Kinnear, pastor of the Breedtown
Baptist Church, will conduct the funeral service from the funeral home
at 11 a.m. on Friday. Interment will be in Plumer Cemetery, Cornplanter
Township, Venango County.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Breedtown Baptist Church,
RD 3, Titusville, Pa. 16354 or to a charity of one's choice.
WILLIAM H. BARKER, 84
William H. Barker, 84, of 921 Allen St., died at midnight Wednesday,
Oct. 16, 2002, in Titusville Area Hospital.
Born Dec. 13, 1917, at Bolton, England, he was a son of the late Thomas
Smith and Gladys Barker.
He married the former Danuta Makiewicz on Feb. 28, 1976, at Los Angeles;
He served in the English army for several years during World War II.
Later he moved from Bolton to Alhambra, Calif., and was employed as
a press operator for Adams Wright Steel in Industry, Calif. He retired
in 1982 and moved to Titusville in 1991.
He enjoyed reading, watching television, traveling and riding trains
Survivors include: three sons, Christopher Barker of St. Anns, England,
Timothy Barker of Grimsby, England, and Paul Barker of London, England;
a step-daughter and her husband, Maria and Peter Taylor of Titusville;
four grandchildren, James Barker and Ewan Barker, both of Grimsby, Michelle
Taylor of Titusville and Michael Taylor, stationed with the U.S. Army in
His first wife and two sisters died previously.
No public calling hours will be observed.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Gordon B. Garrett
Funeral Home by the Rev. William Hopkins, pastor of Titusville Church of
BETTY JEAN CLARK, 71
UNION CITY - Betty Jean Clark, 71, of 35631 Circuit Drive, Canadohta
Lake, Union City, died at 4:10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2001, at her home.
Born Dec. 3, 1930, at Union City, she was a daughter of the late Harold
and Beatrice Carter Weed.
She married Gene R. Clark on Feb. 4, 1951, in Lincoln Baptist Church;
She graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1948 and attended Erie
She was a member of Grace Fellowship Church.
She belonged to the Tuesday morning women's golf league at Union City
Country Club and was a former member of Titusville Garden Club.
She enjoyed working in her flower garden, designing floral arrangements,
decorating and entertaining.
Survivors include: three sons and daughters-in-law, Pastor Chris and
Judy Clark of Emlenton, Curtis and Karen Clark of Titusville and Calvin
and Jennifer Clark of Lexington, Ky.; a daughter, Cheryl Purser of Sarasota,
Fla.; nine grandchildren, Obadiah Clark, Silas Clark and Rachel Clark,
all of Emlenton, Christy Clark of Titusville, Kari Clark of Erie and Jordan
Clark, Michael Clark, Adam Clark and Kendra Clark of Lexington, Ky.
Two sisters, Violet Besonson and Kathryn Willey, died previously.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Gordon B.
Garrett Funeral Home, where the funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday
by Pastor Jeff Barnett of Grace Fellowship Church.
Interment will be in Rootville Cemetery, Bloomfield Township.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Crawford County, 322 1/2 W. Main
St., Titusville, Pa. 16354; or Grace Fellowship Church, 2 McKinney Road,
Titusville, Pa. 16354.
ELWOOD 'GENE' GRAY, 77
UNION CITY - Elwood "Gene" Gray, 77, of Church Road, Union City, died
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002, at his residence.
He was born Aug. 19, 1925, in Townville, the son of Walter and Corrine
Whitman Gray Opelt.
He was a World War II veteran, serving in the United States Navy.
He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5958,
Titusville, where he also was a past commander.
He was a lifetime member of the American Legion, LeBaron Post #237,
Union City, and a member of the Order of the Cooties.
He had retired from National Forge in 1986, where he was a rigger welder.
Mr. Gray was preceded in death by a grandson and five brothers, Wallace,
Lloyd, Donald, George "Lewis" and Oscar Gray.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Lininger Gray of Union City; two
daughters, Becky Reagle and her husband, Dave, of Bear Lake and Barbara
Blakeslee of Union City; three sons, Larry Gray and his wife, Barbara,
of Townville, Wayne Gray and his wife, Bobbi, of Titusville and Gerald
Sirak and his wife, Vicki, of Union City; a sister, Lois Ellen Engell,
and her husband, Wilmer, of McKean; and a brother, William Gray, and his
wife, Gloria, of Union City; two grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren
and several step-great-grandchildren.
Also surviving is his step-father, Edwin Opelt of Titusville.
Friends may call at the Glenn Funeral Home, an Independent Care Group
Inc. affiliate, 62 S. Main St., Union City, on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.
and attend a graveside service on Saturday at 10 a.m. in Waterford Cemetery,
Waterford, with the Rev. Bill Cox officiating. A military service will
follow the graveside service.
RICHARD J. WINKLER, 79
NAPLES, Fla. - Word has been received that Richard J. Winkler, 79,
of Naples, Fla., and Conneaut Lake, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002, at Naples.
Born July 2, 1923, at Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Richard
and Margaret Briscoe Winkler.
He and the former Mary Louise McCullough married 52 years ago; she
A former Franklin resident, he owned several McDonald's restaurants
in the region. He also owned Richard Winkler Real Estate and Insurance
Agency in the Pittsburgh area.
Survivors include: two sons and a daughter-in-law, Richard Winkler
of Titusville and Peter M. and Jennifer Winkler of Franklin; a daughter
and son-in-law, Susan and Joseph Nolan of Bellevue; seven grandchildren,
Marisa Winkler, Richard Winkler, Rosemarie Winkler, Peter J. Winkler, Bridget
Nolan, Kathleen Nolan and Michael Nolan; and two sisters, Marjorie Marks
and Marian Ganley.
A daughter, Rosemarie Winkler, died previously.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Lawrence T.
Miller Funeral Home, 460 Lincoln Ave., Bellevue.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday in
Church of the Assumption, 45 N. Sprague Ave., Bellevue.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rosemarie Winkler
Scholarship Fund at Wheeling Jesuit University, 316 Washington Ave., Wheeling,
GERALDINE J. CROSBY, 88
CORRY -Geraldine J. Crosby, 88, formerly of Spartansburg, died Tuesday,
Feb. 11, 2003, in Corry Manor Nursing Home, Corry.
Born June 23, 1914, at Corry, she was a daughter of the late Josiah
and Susie Clark Shepard.
She was raised and educated in the Union City area.
She married Glenn Crosby on Jan. 13, 1951, at Mayville, N.Y.; he died
Sept. 12, 1998.
After her marriage, she moved to Spartansburg. A homemaker throughout
her life, she lived in Spartansburg until 2000, when she moved to Corry
She was a member of Spartansburg Baptist Church.
Her hobbies included crocheting, cooking and gardening.
Survivors include: five daughters and four sons-in-law, Janet and Paul
"Sonny" Blakeslee of Spartansburg, Marjorie Heginbotham of Corry, Doris
and James Maynard of Corry, Linda and Dennis Donor of Centerville and Barbara
and Harry Hayes of Spartansburg; two sons and daughters-in-law, Edward
G. and Irene Weaver of Union City and Donald G. and Judy Weaver of Corry;
16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; a sister
and brother-in-law, Marjorie and Raymond Clark of St. Cloud, Fla.; and
several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, Richard Weaver, in 1952; as well
as two sisters, Eva Soety and Allene Morton, and three brothers, George
Shepard, William Shepard and Carlyle Shepard.
Friends may call Friday at Bracken Funeral Home, 211 Mechanic St.,
Spartansburg, from noon to 2 p.m., when a funeral will be conducted by
the Rev. Earl Gutberlet, pastor of Spartansburg Baptist Church.
Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Spartansburg.
Memorials may be made to Spartansburg Volunteer Fire Department, PO
Box 154, Spartansburg, Pa. 16434; or the Alzheimer's Association of Northwestern
Pennsylvania, 110 W. 10th St., Suite 212, Erie, Pa. 16501.
DEANNA HEHER KELLEY, 89
ERIE - Deanna Heher Kelley, 89, formerly of Titusville, died Tuesday,
Feb. 11, 2003, at Ball Pavilion at Brevellier Village, Erie, where she
Born Aug. 3, 1913, at Oil City, she was a daughter of the late William
and Margaret Connelly Heher.
She was married to Spicer Kelley of Erie, who survives.
She moved to Erie in 1981.
She had been employed as a sales clerk in grocery stores at Titusville
and Oil City.
Her hobbies included playing bingo and cooking.
Survivors include: a son, the Rev. Thomas Kelley of Midland, Texas;
two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Kenneth Dixon of Dyer, Ind., and
Mary Margaret and B.D. Gupta of Swampscott, Mass.; and five grandchildren.
Four brothers, William Heher, Thomas Heher, Richard Heher and John
Heher; and four sisters, Mary Heher, Margaret Baylor, Mercedes Heher and
Ann Heher, died previously.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Friday at A. Brugger and Sons Funeral Home's Pine Avenue Branch, 845 E.
38th St., Erie.
A service at 10:15 a.m. Saturday in Mount Calvary Church, 2004 E. Lake
Road, Erie, will be followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m.
Entombment will be in Calvary Mausoleum, Erie.
G. CLIFFORD PATTERSON, 95
DENVER - G. Clifford Patterson, 95, of 1950 S. Dayton St., Denver,
Colo., died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, in the Ilifs of Care Nursing Home in
Denver, where he had been a patient for three weeks.
Born July 24, 1907, at Titusville, he was a son of the late Irvin and
Ethel Shaffer Patterson.
He married the former Jennie Silvers, who survives.
He graduated from Titusville High School.
Employed by The Titusville Herald for 18 years until 1950, he also
worked as a proof reader for The Denver Post and The Rocky Mountain News.
He was a member of Central Presbyterian Church in Denver.
A member and 32nd-degree Mason of Liberty Lodge 134, Free and Accepted
Masons in Denver, he was active in various masonic and men's clubs, including
the Masonic Consistory in Denver.
Survivors include: a son, Thomas Patterson of Barrington, Ill; three
daughters, Helen Kreiger of Colorado Springs, Colo., Patricia "Pat" Greeb
of Denver and Nancy Verdick of Aurora, Colo.; a sister-in-law, Cleda Holliday
of Grantsville, Md.; and many nieces and nephews.
A brother, Glenn Patterson; and two sisters, Helen Walls and Ruth Patterson,
Friends may call Saturday at the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home from
noon to 1 p.m., when a funeral will be onducted by the Rev. Edward Patterson,
Mr. Patterson's nephew.
Interment will be Fairview Cemetery, Cherrytree Township, Venango County.
CHARLES A. TAYLOR, 66
ERIE - Charles A. Taylor, 66, of 32913 State Highway 77, Centerville,
died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003, in Hamot Medical Center, Erie.
Born Feb. 29, 1936, at Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Harry R.
Taylor and Mildred Llewellyn.
He was married to the former Janet Nale, who survives.
He was an Army veteran.
He worked as a spring coiler with Mercer Spring and Wire, retiring
after 42 years of employment. He also had been part owner of the former
N&T Discount Store.
He belonged to Titusville Elks Lodge.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing as well as spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include: two sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Kathie Taylor
of New Richmond and Scott and Joanne Taylor of Little Cooley; a daughter
and son-in-law, Alicia and Rick Scott of New Richmond; five grandchildren,
Shane Taylor, Samantha Taylor, Steven Taylor, Josh Scott and Breanna Scott;
a sister, Audrey Hanyo of Pittsburgh; and several nieces and nephews.
A brother, Donald Taylor; and a sister, Loreda Gomalchak, died previously.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Willis L. Arnold Funeral
Home, Townville. A memorial service will be held on a date to be announced.
EDITH S. HANNA, 95
Mrs. Edith S. Hanna, 95, passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at 4:10
p.m. at Country Acres where she had resided since April of 2001.
Mrs. Hanna was born on July 26, 1907, at Union City, a daughter of
the late Dennis and Carrie LeBaron Sargent.
A 1924 graduate of Union City High School, she entered Edinboro College
where she graduated and begin teaching school in several one-room schools.
She was employed by the state Department of Public Assistance in Meadville
and Titusville in 1949 as a caseworker and was promoted to a supervisor,
a position which she held until her retirement in 1976.
She was married to Delbert Kightlinger on March 26, 1932. Four children
from this marriage survive: Mrs. Joseph D. (Ginny) Anderson and Mrs. Duane
(Martha) Oakes, both of Titusville, Merle D. Kightlinger of Hopewell Junction,
N.Y., and Mrs. Raymond (Joyce) Woodard of Franklin; three grandsons; eight
granddaughters; and 20 great-grandchildren.
She later married Kenneth Skinner on Aug. 31, 1962. He preceded her
in death in 1964. She is survived by a step-son, Richard Skinner of Titusville.
In October of 1966, she married Joseph Hanna. He preceded her in death
in 1979. She is survived by the following step-children: Jack Hanna of
Florida, Donna Barstow of North Carolina, Roger Hanna of Florida and Mrs.
George (Joyce) Rodgers of Evans City.
She is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Pete (Lucille) Williams, of
Melbourne, Fla., and a brother, Millard Sargent of Tucson, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Lloyd Sargent and Howard
Sargent; three sisters, Mrs. William (Myrna) Weisberg, Mrs. Harry (Clarabelle)
McKeever, and Mrs. Glenn (Meredyth) Witten; and a step-son, George Hanna.
Mrs. Hanna was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
She will be remembered for her quiet, gentle nature, her optimistic
approach to life, and her love for her family.
Friends may call at the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home on Friday from
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and attend the funeral service there on Saturday
at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Glen Irvin, pastor of the First United Methodist
Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
PITTSBURGH - Harry Sherick, a former resident of Titusville, passed
away on April 6, 2003, at his home in Pittsburgh.
He was born in Oil City, the son of Harry and Mary Moran Sherick. He
was a graduate of Oil City High School.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army from 1942
to 1945, serving in the European Theater. He was awarded the European African
Middle Eastern Medal and five Bronze Stars.
He worked at Struthers Wells, Forge Division, until its closing and
then worked for Heppenstall Company in Pittsburgh and Connecticut.
He married the former Shirley Crone on Aug. 29, 1953, in St. Walburga
He was a member of VFW Post #02754 and the American Legion #2003. He
was an avid golfer and played in several tournaments.
In addition to his wife, he is also survived by four children, Harry
and his wife, Rosanna, of Endicott, N.Y.; John, Tami and her husband, Mark
Pierson, and Trudi and her husband, Joseph Mariani, all of Pittsburgh.
He is also survived by two grandchildren, Sara and Michael Sherick of Endicott,
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother,
Moran, and sister, Carolyn Bauer.
Burial was from St. Sebastian Church in Pittsburgh, of which he was
a member, with internment with full military honors.
WILLIAM 'WILEY' E. WELDON, 50
WARREN - William "Wiley" E. Weldon, 50, of 103 Willoughby St., Warren,
was pronounced dead on arrival at Warren General Hospital Emergency Room
Tuesday, June 3, 2003. His death was unexpected.
Weldon was born June 1, 1953, at Warren, and had resided there most
of his life.
A graduate of Warren Area High School Class of 1971, Weldon was employed
for 25 years at Osram as an electrician.
He was an avid family man.
Weldon had served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Conflict as an
He is survived by his wife, Karen Yosten Weldon, whom he married Nov.
11, 1972, in Warren; his mother, Dixie Eaton Weldon of Warren; two daughters,
Mrs. Nathan (Tara) Keller of Columbus, Ohio, and Jada Weldon of Warren;
one son, Charles E. Weldon of Pittsburgh; two sisters, Mrs. Tom (Pamela)
Hall and Mrs. Larry (Margery) Roth, both of Roseville, Calif.; and one
grandson. Several nieces and nephews also survived.
He was preceded in death by his father, William G. Weldon; and one
sister, Linda Campbell.
Friends are invited to a celebration of Weldon's life to be held Saturday
from 3 to 6 p.m. at his residence.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.
The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., is in charge of funeral arrangements.
MARY C. LUKE, 71
Mary C. Luke, 71, of Grand Valley, RD 1, died at 7:15 p.m. Thursday,
Jan. 21, 1999, at Titusville Area Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced.
CAPT. W.R. McCLELLAN, 92
Capt. W.R. McClellan, 92, U.S. Navy (retired) of Babylon Hill Road,
Tidioute, died unexpectedly in Warren General Hospital's emergency room
on Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999.
Capt. McClellan was born Nov. 27, 1906, in RayMilton, to the late William
and Arminta Perrine McClelland and had been a Tidioute resident since 1916.
A 1925 Tidioute High School graduate, he earned a degree from the University
of Pittsburgh School of Dentistry in 1931.
Capt. McClellan retired from the Navy in 1968, after serving 30 years
and seeing action in World War II and the Korean Conflict.
He was the oldest member of Pequignot/Yeager VFW Post 8803 of Tidioute.
Surviving are: a brother, Daniel McClelland of Seattle; and several
nieces and nephews, including Mrs. William (Noreen) Brown and William Konkle,
both of Tidioute, Betty Mailhot of Warren and Brooks Ambos of Albuquerque.
Three sisters, Genivieve McKown, Alice Konkle and Sarah Short, died
Interment will follow in Tidioute Cemetery with Pequignot/Yeager VFW
Post providing military honors.
EARNESTINE J. ROGERS, 51
Word has been received that Earnestine Janet Rodgers, 51, of Phoenix,
Ariz., died there Oct. 10, 1999, after a short illness.
Ms. Rogers was born July 1, 1948, to James and Julia Proctor Burnside
of Phoenix, formerly of Pleasantville.
Surviving are two daughters, four grandchildren, two brothers, four
sisters, and several nieces and nephews.
Two brothers died previously.
In lieu of flowers, donations to help the family can be sent to Julia
Burnside, 1220 E. Apache St., Phoenix, Ariz., 85034.
GLORIA JEAN DAVIS, 45
Gloria Jean Davis, 45, of 31463 Stanford Road, Cambridge Springs, died
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, after an automobile accident.
Mrs. Davis was born Oct. 25 1954, at Meadville to Ralph and Marge Sybrant
She married Robert Davis in June 1999.
Mrs. Davis graduated from the former Randolph-East Mead High School
For the past year and a half, she worked as an operator at PennDOT's
Meadville office. Previously, she worked at W.L. Dunn Construction and
for American General Insurance Co.
Mrs. Davis was a member of Lyona Bible Church.
She enjoyed her two Morgan horses, horseback riding and trail riding.
In addition to her husband and parents, survivors include two step-sons,
Brent Davis and Nicholas Davis of Cambridge Springs; three sisters and
two brothers-in-law, Sheryl and Don Lewis of Meadville, Lois and Ron Burns
of Conneautville and Connie Snyder of Conneautville; three nephews; and
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Robert W. Waid
Funeral Home, 581 Chestnut St., Meadville, where the service will be conducted
Monday at 10:30 a.m. by Rev. Gerald Walton and Rev. Mike Fraser, pastors
of Lyona Bible Church.
Interment will be in Kingsley Cemetery, Townville.
Memorials may be made to Lyona Bible Church's building fund, 28825
Lyona Road, Guys Mills, 16327.
ARTHUR V. COLLINS, 78
Arthur V. Collins, 78, of 212 11th St., Franklin, formerly of Cooperstown,
RD 1, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 000, at his home.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Gordon
B. Garrett Funeral Home.
MICHAEL SAVITZ, 78
Michael Savitz, 78, of Grand Valley, RD 1, died at 4:30 p.m. Thursday,
Feb. 22, 2001, in Titusville Area Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Gordon B. Garrett
RICHARD A. CATALFU, 53
Richard A. Catalfu, 53, of 740 Wayne St., Corry, died Thursday, April
5, 2001, in St. Vincent Health Center, Erie, after a brief illness.
He was born Nov. 15, 1947, in Corry to the late Joseph and Pauline
He married the former Rita Moore on May 5, 1972, in Columbus, Pa. She
Raised and educated in Titusville, he was a 1965 graduate of St. Joseph's
He was employed at Corry-Jamestown Co. in Corry prior to working for
McInnes Steel Corp., from which he retired after 26 years of service.
He was a member of the Sportsman Investment Club.
He enjoyed working around his home and yard, traveling, fishing and
going to garage sales. He also liked to bowl and hunt. He especially enjoyed
spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Survivors include: a daughter, Debbie J. Catalfu of Corry; a son, John
R. Catalfu of Corry; two grandchildren, Allison Catalfu and Collin Catalfu;
two sisters and a brother-in-law, Barbara and Ted Hoover of McKane and
Gloria Smith of Townville; a brother, Daniel Catalfu of Red Lion; and several
nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Bracken Funeral
Home, 315 N. Center St., Corry.
On Monday, a prayer service will be held at 9:15 a.m. in the funeral
home; a Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. in St. Thomas The
Apostle Roman Catholic Church, Corry, with the Rev. Thomas Brown, pastor,
JESSIE A. HEIDENREICH, 98
Jessie A. Heidenreich, 98, of Bradford died Tuesday, April 3, 2001,
in Bradford Nursing Pavilion.
A former Titusville resident, she was born Sept. 2, 1902, in Barre,
Vt., to the late John and Jessie Stephen Angus.
She moved to Aberdeen, Scotland, as a child, attended school there,
and returned to the United States at the age of 16.
She married Arvid R. Nelson on Dec. 21, 1921, in East Braintree, Mass.;
he died June 19, 1959. On Aug. 7, 1974, she married Walter Heidenreich
in Erie; he died April 3, 1982.
Before marrying, she worked as a secretary for Travelers Insurance
Co. in Boston. Then, she became a homemaker.
She had been a member of the Church of Christ Scientist in Bradford
and Erie. She also was a first reader, Sunday school teacher and church
She belonged to the Eastern Star.
Survivors include: a son, Arvid R. Nelson Jr. of Bradford; several
grandchildren, Arvid R. Nelson III, Carol Ryan, Stephen Nelson and Diane
M. Ludwig; four great-grandchildren; two nieces; and three nephews.
A daughter, Eleanor VanPelt, and a sister and two brothers died previously.
At the family's request, there will be no visitation.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday in Bradford
First Presbyterian Church by the Rev. W. LeRoy Beckes, pastor.
Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the First Church of Christ Scientist, 92 Congress
St., Bradford, 16701.
Arrangements are by Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Home, Bradford.