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William D. Lewis Sr. 
EDGEWATER, Fla. William D. Lewis Sr., 69, of Edgewater, died at his home Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998.
He was born in Erie and moved to Edgewater in 1990 from Ripley, N.Y.
Mr. Lewis owned and ran Bill Lewis & Sons Welding Co., retiring in 1975.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and was a member of VFW Post 4789 in North East and American Legion Post 17 in New Smyrna Beach, Fla.
He also was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 4242 in Edgewater. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Florence A. Lewis; his stepmother, Barbara Lewis of Punta Gorda, Fla.; two sons, William D. Lewis of Ripley and Tracy L. Lewis of North East; three daughters, Susan D. Tharp of West Lawn, Pa., Tina Marie Lewis of Jamestown, N.Y., and Teri A. Holsinger of Harborcreek Township; a brother, Gerald Lewis of North East; three sisters, Joan Wilson of Casa Grande, Ariz., Janet Leslie of Cambridge Springs and Linda King of North East.
The Volusia County Cremation Society was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Volusia Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FLA 32119.
January 23, 1998 

Stella Donikowski Slupski 
Stella Donikowski Slupski, 86, of Fairview Manor, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998.
She was born Nov. 21, 1911, in Erie, daughter of the late Dominick and Antoinette Janczewski Donikowski.
Mrs. Slupski formerly worked for Lovell Manufacturing Co.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Slupski, and two sisters, Clara Wicks and Rose M. Pruzenski.
She is survived by a daughter, Shirley Froehlich of Erie and her husband, Kenneth Froehlich Sr.; four sons, Richard Slupski and his wife, Janet, Paul Slupski and his wife, Debbie, Harry Slupski and Stanley Slupski and his wife, Kathy, all of Erie; two brothers, Joseph and Chester Donikowski, both of Erie; 20 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at Edward J. Garr Funeral Home, 459 E. 12th St., on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held there Monday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church at 10 a.m.
Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 110 W. 10th St., Suite 212, Erie, PA 16501.
January 23, 1998 

Raymond G. Sontheimer Jr. 
PALM HARBOR, Fla. Raymond G. Sontheimer Jr., 47, of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Erie, died at his home Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998.
He was born April 7, 1950, in Erie, son of Raymond G. and Violet Sontheimer Sr. of Waterford.
Mr. Sontheimer served in the U.S. Army and was an Erie police officer for 18 years, moving to St. Petersburg from Erie. He was a construction laborer.
Mr. Sontheimer was a martial arts enthusiast and founded the American Martial Arts Institute. He was a Taoist.
In addition to his parents, survivors include his wife, Deborah Vance Sontheimer; a daughter, Kelly Sontheimer of Erie; a son, Raymond G. Sontheimer III of Erie; a sister, Patty Boblentz of Union City; and two nephews.
Abbey Parklawn Funeral Home in Palm Harbor was in charge of arrangements.
January 23, 1998 

Mary Ann Zemba Kovach 
Mary Ann Zemba Kovach, 100, a resident of Elmwood Presbyterian Lodge, died at her home Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998.
She was born June 29, 1897, daughter of the late John and Anna Bedner Zemba.
Mrs. Kovach, a former resident of Curwensville, Clearfield County, was a homemaker. She formerly worked at Kovach's Clothing Store in Curwensville.
She attended Curwensville Presbyterian Church, where she was a member of the Presbyterian Women. She also belonged to Rhoda Rebekah Lodge in Curwensville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Kovach, in 1968; and a brother, Joseph Zemba.
She is survived by four daughters, Grace Francemore of Clearfield, Louise Kovach and Dorothy Larson, both of Erie, and Mary Jean Kuhn of Edinboro; two sons, John Kovach of Baltimore, Md., and William Kovach of Phoenix, Ariz.; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Friends may call at Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home in Curwensville on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. The service will be private, conducted by the Rev. Matthew L. Sauer.
Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Elmwood Presbyterian Lodge, 2628 Elmwood Ave., Erie, PA 16508.
Burton Funeral Home, 602 W. 10th St., is in charge of local arrangements.
January 23, 1998 

Marjorie Cooper Lewis 
Marjorie Ann Cooper Lewis, 63, of Erie, died at her home Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998.
She was born March 14, 1934, in Mansfield, Ohio, daughter of the late Oscar and Mayrtle Balliet Cooper.
Mrs. Lewis had worked as an apartment manager. She was an avid reader and belonged to many book and reading clubs.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David Sheridan Lewis.
She is survived by two sons, Philip and Michael Troy Lewis, both of Erie.
Friends may call at Burton Funeral Home, 602 W. 10th St., Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. until the time of a service there at 8 p.m.
Burial will be at Erie Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the family in care of Burton Funeral Home, 602 W. 10th St., Erie, PA 16502.
January 23, 1998 

Helen Skrzypczak Kurczewski 
Helen Skrzypczak Kurczewski, 89, of 304 Olivia St., McKees Rocks, Allegheny County, formerly of Erie, died Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at Mariner Health of West Hills in Coraopolis.
She was born June 26, 1908, in Lubin, Wis., daughter of the late Michael and Josephine Skoropinski Skrzypczak.
Mrs. Kurczewski worked for General Electric Co. in Erie as a moldmaker for 15 years. She was a housekeeper at James Parker Middle School for eight years and owned the Phillipsville Store and Tavern.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Kurczewski, in 1982; a son, Richard Kurczewski, on June 23, 1997; two brothers, Joe and Edward Skrzypczak; and two sisters, Mary Pawlowski and Sophie Nunewski.
She is survived by one sister, Elizabeth Podsiadly of McKees Rocks; five grandchildren, Laurie Cock, Barbara Babo, Richard Kurczewski II, John and Robert Kurczewski; and six great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at Harry D. Glunt Funeral Home, 210 Erie St., Edinboro, on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held there Monday at 1 p.m.
Burial will be at Edinboro Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2115 W. 38th St., Erie, PA 16508.
January 23, 1998 

Harold H. Madrigale 
CLEARWATER, Fla. Harold H. Madrigale, 54, of Largo, Fla., formerly of Erie, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at Morton Plant Hospital in Clearwater.
Mr. Madrigale moved to Florida from Erie in 1979. He worked for Amoco Oil Co. in Clearwater as a manager and performed as a musician in the Harold More Musical Group.
He was a member of American Legion Post 252 in Seminole, Fla., Moose Lodge 1030 in Clearwater and Elks Lodge 2159 in Largo. He was a Methodist.
Survivors include his mother, Sylvia Madrigale of Erie; his wife, Nin Madrigale; two sons, Thomas J. Madrigale of Erie and Robert Madrigale of Clearwater; a daughter, Laura Miller of Clearwater; two brothers, Gil Madrigale of Bridgewater, Mass., and Oliver Madrigale of Erie; a sister, Kathleen Blawn of Dayton, Ohio; a close friend, Jean Newman of Clearwater; and five grandchildren.
Moss Feaster Funeral Home, 693 South Belcher Road, Clearwater, is in charge of arrangements.
January 23, 1998 

Edna Flynn Scheidemantel 
Edna Mae Flynn Scheidemantel, 91, formerly of Edinboro, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at Wesbury United Methodist Community in Meadville.
She was born Oct. 2, 1906, in Edinboro, daughter of the late Joseph and Nina Mae Billings Flynn.
Mrs. Scheidemantel, who was a graduate of Edinboro Normal School, taught at Sherrod Hill School for two years. Later she became a typesetter for the Edinboro Independent newspaper.
She was a charter member of the Edinboro Heather Garden Club and a life member of Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 359. She also belonged to the United Methodist Women and Edinboro Shadbush Club. She enjoyed quiltmaking and gardening.
Mrs. Scheidemantel was very interested in Edinboro University student life; she hosted many students and kept in contact with them over the years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank C. Scheidemantel, in 1993; a brother, Carl McWilliams; and a sister, Doris Hovis.
She is survived by a son, David Scheidemantel of Flushing, Mich.; four daughters, Mrs. Clair (Joanna) Hamilton of Ulysses, Potter County, Mrs. Thomas (Jane) Lloyd of Edinboro, Mrs. David (Joyce) Dunkle of Spring Creek, Warren County, and Mrs. Kirby (Laura Lee) Oldham of Olean, N.Y.; a brother, Clare L. Flynn and his wife, Marie, of Edinboro; two sisters, Mrs. R.A. (Marie) Fuller and Mrs. Dale (Elsie Jean) Harned, both of Edinboro; 17 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at Glunt Funeral Home, 210 Erie St., Edinboro, on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held at Edinboro United Methodist Church, 113 High St., on Monday at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Dean Ziegler.
Burial will be at Edinboro Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Edinboro United Methodist Church or the charity of one's choice.
January 23, 1998 

Betty Umstead Manross 
FRANKLIN Betty Umstead Manross, 67, of RD 1 Seneca, Venango County, died Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at Northwest Medical Center.
She was born Sept. 17, 1930, in Butler, daughter of the late Daniel and Dorothy Caldwell Umstead Sr.
Mrs. Manross was a homemaker. She attended First Church of God in Oil City, Venango County. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting and camping.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil W. Manross, on March 25, 1995; they were married Aug. 8, 1948.
Also preceding her in death were an infant son, Theodore Wallace Manross; a brother, Clarence E. Umstead; and two sisters, Mae Kaye and Barbara Jean Umstead.
She is survived by two sons, Robert W. Manross Sr. and his wife, Sharyn, and Thomas E. Manross and his wife, Dora, all of RD 1 Seneca; a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Cheryl) Johnston of RD 1 Seneca; seven grandchildren, Robert Manross Jr., Stacey Beightol, Michele Vickous, Brooke Johnston and Tonya, Misty Sue and Cathi Jo Manross; two brothers, Daniel Umstead Jr. and Charles Lloyd Umstead, both of Franklin; five sisters, Mrs. Robert (Sara) Meals, Mary Briley, Joan Boyles and Dorothy Longwell, all of Franklin, and Mrs. Ray (Shirley) Diefenderfer of Ahrensville, Venango County; and three great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at Robert W. Gardinier Funeral Home, 1315 Chestnut St., Franklin, on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held there Monday at 1 p.m.
Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association.
January 23, 1998 

Arthur Henry Hurst 
Arthur Henry Hurst, 63, of Woodland Hills, Calif., formerly of Erie, died Jan. 10, 1998, in Woodland Hills.
He was born Feb. 1, 1934, in White Oak, Allegheny County, son of Thomas Hurst of White Oak and the late Charlotte Mae Ball Hurst.
Mr. Hurst, who was a 1952 graduate of McKeesport High School, graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology with a bachelor of science degree in 1956. While attending college he was enrolled in ROTC, then served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps as a lieutenant.
Mr. Hurst was an engineer, knowledgeable in computers, who had lived and worked in California for the past 37 years.
He worked for Erie Resistor Corp. in Erie and California starting in 1958, then for 3M Company from 1962 until his retirement in 1996. With 3M he was a senior systems engineer with the data storage tape technology division in Camarillo, Calif. Since 1997 he had worked for Leadtec Systems of Canoga Park, Calif.
Mr. Hurst, who played piano and violin, collected music recordings from around the world and was an officer of ethnic dance and music groups.
In addition to his father, survivors include his wife, Donna Didion Hurst, formerly of North East, whom he married Dec. 31, 1960; two sisters, Nancy Clark of White Oak and and Sally Patterson of McKeesport; an uncle and several aunts, nieces and nephews.
W.O. Hunter Funeral Home in McKeesport, 1600 Coursin St., was in charge of Pennsylvania arrangements.
Burial was at Jefferson Memorial Park in Pleasant Hills.
Memorials may be made to a fund established to buy a computer for the West Valley Boys & Girls Club, PO Box 6576, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; Attention Columbus Unit Computer Lab.
January 23, 1998 

Raymond Paul Drummer 
CONNEAUT, Ohio Raymond Paul Drummer, 84, formerly of Beaver St., Conneaut, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at Ashtabula County Nursing Home.
He was born Dec. 8, 1913, in Dayton, Ohio, son of the late Carl A. and Mary A. Kolhoff Drummer.
Mr. Drummer, who had been a resident of Conneaut since 1948, worked for Union Carbide Corp. as a furnace tapper, retiring in 1975.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a parishioner of St. Mary Catholic Church in Conneaut. He enjoyed reading.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marianne Drummer, in 1986; and a daughter, Roberta J. Young, in 1985.
He is survived by two daughters, Janice R. Vincent of Akron, Ohio, and Mary A. Drummer of Conneaut; three sons, Raymond J. Drummer of Conneaut, David P. Drummer of Akron and James S. Drummer of Geneva, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Matthew and Monica Young, Michael Crossman, Raymond J. Drummer Jr. and Gloria, Marianne and Crystal Drummer; two sisters, M. Helen Volle of Green Valley, Ariz., and Mary D. Jackson of Arlington, Va.; and two brothers, William Drummer of New Orleans and Thomas V. Drummer of Ottawa, Ohio.
Friends may call at Marcy Funeral Home, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary Catholic Church, 480 State St., Conneaut, on Monday at 10 a.m.
Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the family.
January 23, 1998 

Raymond A. Emerson 
Raymond A. Emerson, 91, formerly of South Street, Union City, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at Rolling Fields Nursing Center in Conneautville, Crawford County.
He was born Dec. 17, 1906, in Union City, son of the late George and Donna Parker Emerson.
Mr. Emerson served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked for the Pennsylvania Fish Commission at the Union City Fish Hatchery before his retirement.
He attended the United Presbyterian Church of Union City.
Survivors include his wife, Leona Gale Emerson; a daughter, Alice Harrison and her husband, Paul, of Raleigh, N.C.; a brother, Howard Emerson of Melbourne, Fla.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at Glenn Funeral Home, 62 South Main St., Union City, Saturday from 2 p.m. until the time of the service there at 4 p.m. The Rev. Robert Willert, pastor of the United Presbyterian Church of Union City, will officiate.
Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.
January 23, 1998 

Adelaide Causgrove Pietron 
Adelaide "Addie" M. Causgrove Mosher Pietron, 85, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at St. Mary's Home.
She was born in Erie on May 16, 1912, daughter of the late Charles J. and Stella Spiringer Causgrove.
She was a 1930 graduate of Academy High School and was a longtime resident of Lawrence Park. She had her own catering business serving mostly Lawrence Park. She was a member and past president of the Rosary Society at St. Mark Church.
She served as an auditor in Lawrence Park and was a District 2 committeewoman and vice-chairperson of the Erie County Democratic Party. She also served as an executive of the Federation of Democratic Women, and co-chaired the ECWDC convention in 1985. She was honored as "Women of the Year" by Erie County Women Democrats in 1979.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Alfred M. Mosher Sr., in 1956; her second husband, Chester J. Pietron, in 1983; a brother, Charles P. Causgrove; and a sister, Stella Causgrove.
Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Olesnik of Sag Harbor, N.Y.; three sons, Russell N. Mosher of Chantilly, Va., Richard Mosher of Colton, Calif. and Alfred Mosher of New York City; 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Francis V. Kloecker Funeral Home, W. 25th and Sassafras streets, on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday at St. Mark Church at 10 a.m.
Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.
The Rev. John Hilbert with the Rosary Society will recite the Rosary on Sunday at 4:45 p.m. at the funeral home.
January 22, 1998 

Paul V. Brown 
Paul V. Brown, 71, 4934 N. Main St., McKean, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at Saint Vincent Health Center.
He was born in Louisville, Ky., on Oct. 27, 1926, son of the late Chester and Olivia Paul Brown.
Mr. Brown had served with the U.S. Navy. He had been employed with General Electric Co. in Louisville for 27 years before moving to the Erie area.
He was a member of the St. Francis Catholic Church and the Golden Agers Group, both in McKean; and had been a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars in Louisville.
Mr. Brown was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles Brown and Melvin Brown; and a sister, Margaret Crenshaw.
He is survived by his wife, Maude Richardson Brown; two daughters, Debra Henderson of McKean and her husband, Michael, and Colleen Gaskill of Cox's Creek, Ky. and her husband, James; a son, Paul K. Brown of Fern Creek, Ky., and his wife, Karen; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Calling hours and services will be in Louisville.
Burial will be at Highland Memorial Gardens in Louisville.
The Burton Funeral Home, 602 W. 10th St., handled local arrangements. 
January 22, 1998 

Mary E. Thayer Wise 
OIL CITY Mary E. Thayer Wise, 90, formerly of Grandview Road and Towne Towers, died on Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at the Oil City Presbyterian Home.
She was born on July 10, 1907, the daughter of the late Smiley George and Musetta N. Montgomery Cramer.
She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Hope Circle of the United Methodist Women.
Mrs. Wise worked at the Blind Association and was a secretary at Grace United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death on Oct. 14, 1968, by her first husband, Easton B. Thayer; and on June 24, 1991, by her second husband, Byron E. Wise, whom she married on June 19, 1970.
She also was preceded in death by two sons, William Easton Thayer and Richard L. Thayer; a daughter, Marjorie Kreamer; and two brothers, Harold C. Cramer and Kenneth L. Cramer.
She is survived by one son, Kenneth S. Thayer of Altona, N.Y.; two stepsons, Will Wise of Seneca RD 2 and Charles Wise of Erie; a sister, Marjorie Kirk of Rocky Grove; six grandchildren, four stepgrandchildrem and several great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Morrison Funeral Home, Oil City, on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from noon until the time of a service there at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Byron K. Myers, pastor of Grace United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial will be at Rocky Glenn Cemetery, Adamsville.
January 22, 1998 

Alois B. Anysz 
Alois B. Anysz, 76, of Erie, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at Saint Vincent Health Center.
He was born in Erie on Jan. 1, 1922, son of the late Walter and Stella Wrzeszcz Anysz.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Before his retirement, he was a pattern maker for several years at Lake Shore Markers, then most recently Packiun Pattern. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Kyhn Anysz; and two sisters, Charlotte Anysz and Mary Kaczmarek.
Survivors include four sons, Bernard Anysz and Charles Anysz, both of Erie, and Gerald Anysz and Willian Anysz, both of Waterford; and eight grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Carl A. Slomski & Son Funeral Home, E. 21st and Ash streets, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be there Saturday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Rosary Catholic Church at 10 a.m.
Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.
January 22, 1998 

Michael B. Toth 
Michael B. Toth, 64, 618 E. Ninth St., died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at Metro Health Center.
He was born in Coaldale, Pa., July 4, 1933, son of the late Michael and Anna Novak Toth.
Mr. Toth served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He had formerly been employed at Bethlehem Steel.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Theresa Wyhoushy and Lillian Kellet; and two brothers, Bernard Toth and Edward Toth.
Mr. Toth is survived by his wife, Yvonne Gratto Toth; four sons, Caleb Michael Toth of Erie, Stephen Toth of York, Pa., and his wife, Lori, Michael Toth of New Ringold, Pa., and his wife, Linda, and Mark Toth of Tanaqua, Pa., and his wife, Amy; three sisters, Anna Mae Betz, Frances Toth and Mary Jane Hartranft, all of Tamaqua, Pa.; and five grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Carl A. Slomski and Son Funeral Home Inc., 2101 Ash St., Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held there Saturday at 1 p.m., conducted by Monsignor William Biebel.
Private burial will be at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.
January 22, 1998 

Lola Boozer Wolfe 
Lola R. Boozer Wolfe, 82, of Pennsylvania Memorial Home in Brookville, Pa., and formerly of R.D. 2, Brookville, (KnoxDale, Pa.) died Thursday, Jan. 22, 1998, at her residence.
She was born on April 9, 1915, in Distant, Pa., daughter of the late Jessie and Essie Willison Boozer.
Mrs. Wolfe had been a homemaker and was of the Methodist faith.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Wempler, in 1966; her second husband, Lincoln Wolfe, in 1992; three brothers and a sister.
Mrs. Wolfe is survived by four stepchildren, Mrs. James (Margie) Hartman of Arcade, N.Y., Paul C. Wolfe of Erie and his wife, Sandra, Louella Janusleski of Erie and Mrs. Robert (Charlotte) Minnus of Erie; a brother, Ben Boozer of Albion; a sister, Mary Xethakis of Erie; and many stepgrandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Galbraith-McKinney Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Brookville, Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of services there at 1 p.m., with the Rev. William Chamberlin officiating.
Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in KnoxDale, Pa.
Memorials may be to the charity of one's choice.
January 22, 1998 

Frank P. Zappia 
RIDGWAY Frank P. Zappia, 71, 1532 Hill, Ridgway, died on Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at Elk County Regional Medical Center.
He was born on Nov. 17, 1926, in Ridgway, a son of the late Dominick and Angeline DePalma Zappia.
Mr. Zappia, a graduate of St. Leo High School, had been a lifelong Ridgway resident and worked for West Penn Power for 42 years before retiring. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
He was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church and its Ushers Club, the St. John of God Society, Knights of Columbus 4th Degree, the Ridgway Elks, VFW and the Ridgway Senior Center.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Santina Zappia; a brother, Joseph, in infancy; and a sister, Mary, in infancy.
Survivors include his wife, Geraldine M. DePanfilis Zappia, whom he married July 5, 1948; a daughter, Deborah Cotorceano of Williamsburg, Va.; a son, Joseph E. Zappia of Ridgway; four grandchildren, Justin P. and Nicole Zappia and Leah and Adam Cotorceano; two sisters, Jennie O'Connell of Ridgway and Grace Zappia of Erie; two brothers, Joseph Zappia of Olean, N.Y., and Rocco Zappia of Erie; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Meehan-Shilk Funeral Home, Ridgway, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Leo Catholic Chruch Wednesday at 10 a.m. 
Burial with military honors will be at Parklawn Memorial Gardens. 
A wake service will be held at the funeral home Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. 
Memorials may be made to St. Leo Catholic Church or St. Leo School.
January 22, 1998 

William F. Patterson 
CONNEAUT, Ohio William F. Patterson, 84, Fenton Avenue, Conneaut, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1998, at his home.
He was born in Conneaut on Nov. 11, 1913, son of the late Harry G. and Mabel Poland Patterson.
A resident of Conneaut his entire life, Mr. Patterson was employed as a conductor for the former Nickel Plate and Norfolk and Western railroads. He retired after more than 30 years of employment for the railroads.
He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose No. 472, and the BPO Elks No. 256.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Kathryn McGill, and a brother, Edmond Patterson.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Arvide; two daughters, Mary Jane Jarvi of Conneaut and Charleen Sabo of Geneva; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Thompson-Smith Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Conneaut, from 7 to 9 p.m. today. A service will be held at the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, with the Rev. A. Edward Gretchko, pastor of St. Francis Cabrini Church, officiating.
Burial will be at East Conneaut Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Ashtabula County, P.O. Box 6, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
January 22, 1998 


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