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Richard Charles Seymour 
Richard Charles Seymour, 77, of Erie, died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at Hamot Medical Center.
He was born July 31, 1920, in Whittemore, Iowa, son of the late Charles and Marie Dorweiler Seymour.
Mr. Seymour, who was a graduate of the University of Nebraska, was a licensed professional engineer. He worked for General Electric Co. for 15 years.
Mr. Seymour was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II, completing 32 bombing missions over Europe as a B-24 pilot.
He was a parishioner of St. George Catholic Church. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, the Blind Veteran Association and American Legion Post 11.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Florence Vetre.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mrs. Benita C. Stork Seymour; a daughter, Mrs. David (Anne) Strazisar of Erie; four grandchildren, Mark, James, Laura and Jeanette Strazisar; and a sister, Mrs. Russell (Dorothy) Kernick of Norfolk, Neb.
No visiting hours will be observed. The service will be private.
Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. George School, 1612 Bryant St., Erie, PA 16509; St. Andrew School, 606 Raspberry St., Erie, PA 16502; American Lung Association, 352 W. 8th St., Erie, PA 16502; or the Humane Society, 418 W. 38th St., Erie, PA 16508.
Francis V. Kloecker Funeral Home, W. 25th and Sassafras streets, is handling arrangements.
January 20, 1998 

Martha Schultz Penske 
SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio Martha Schultz Penske, 90, of Shaker Heights, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, at the home of her son, Roger, in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
She was born July 7, 1907, in Cleveland, Ohio, daughter of the late William S. and Clara Louise Johnston Schultz.
Mrs. Penske was an active member of her church, Christ Episcopal in Shaker Heights. Her late husband, Julius H. Penske, was born and raised in Erie.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her husband, was a brother, Joseph Schultz.
Survivors include two sons, Roger S. Penske of Bloomfield Hills and his wife, Kathy, and David B. Penske of Valley Forge and his wife, Trish; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at Brown-Forward Funeral Home, 17022 Chagrin Blvd., Shaker Heights, on Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Christ Episcopal Church on Friday at 4 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Christ Church Foundation, in care of Christ Episcopal Church, 3445 Warrensville Center Road, Shaker Heights, OH 44122.
January 20, 1998 

Margaret O'Brien Snyder 
FRANKLIN Margaret A. O'Brien Snyder, 87, of 22 Oak St., Franklin, Venango County, died Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 20, 1998, at Northwest Medical Center in Franklin.
She was born Aug. 28, 1910, in Franklin, daughter of the late Thomas J. and Vivian Viola Cozad O'Brien.
Mrs. Snyder worked at Polk Center in the dietary department for 10 years, retiring in 1975. She was a member of Fox Street Church of God, where she was a member of the communion committee.
She enjoyed reading.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence A. Snyder, on Feb. 14, 1964; they were married Oct. 28, 1935.
Also preceding her in death were three brothers, Thomas, John and Paul O'Brien; a sister, Virginia Brandon; and a granddaughter, Stacy Sue Snyder.
Survivors include two sons, William Paul Snyder of Franklin and David Frank Snyder of RD 3 Franklin and his wife, Donna; two daughters, Mrs. Earl (Barbara "Bobbie") Latchaw and Sue Anne Buchan, all of Franklin; 14 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at Robert W. Gardinier Funeral Home, 1315 Chestnut St., Franklin, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held there Thursday at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Robert Meckley of Fox Street Church of God.
Burial will be at Franklin Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of Venango County.
January 20, 1998 

Judith Olson Sholtis 
ASHTABULA, Ohio Judith M. Olson Sholtis, 96, died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at Carrington Park Nursing Home in Ashtabula.
She was born July 15, 1901, in Ashtabula, daughter of the late John and Anna Olson.
Mrs. Sholtis, who was a lifelong resident of Ashtabula, worked for Brunner Fabric Factory as a seamstress for more than 20 years.
She was a parishioner of Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in Ashtabula. She took part in senior citizen activities at the YMCA and enjoyed traveling.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul J. Sholtis, in 1988; a grandson, Mark Sholtis; two brothers, Walter and Hugo Olson; and four sisters, Evelyn, Esther Love, Alice Johnson and Hilder Tappe.
Survivors include two sons, Donald P. Sholtis of Erie and Robert J. Sholtis of Melbourne, Fla.; 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at Ross-Billman Funeral Home, 526 Prospect Road, Ashtabula, on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, 1514 W. 6th St., Ashtabula, on Friday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Bernard Gaeta will be the celebrant.
Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Saybrook Township, Ohio.
Memorials may be made to Mother of Sorrows Church.
January 20, 1998 

John R. Lepley Sr. 
FRANKLIN John R. "Bob" Lepley Sr., 74, of South Main Street, Cooperstown, Venango County, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 20, 1998, at Northwest Medical Center in Franklin.
He was born Oct. 16, 1923, in Franklin, son of the late Robert L. and Mary Richey Lepley.
Mr. Lepley, who was a graduate of Franklin High School, owned and ran John R. Lepley & Sons Bus Service in Cooperstown for more than 50 years. He had also worked as an auto mechanic for Voit Auto and was a supervisor at Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co.
He was a member of Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 83, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 328, BPO Elks Lodge 110 and American Legion Post 476, all in Franklin, and the National Rifle Association.
Mr. Lepley was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in Europe with the 157th Battalion.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Glora J. Hoovler Lepley, on Jan. 25, 1993; they were married Feb. 15, 1947.
Also preceding him in death were a sister, Neva Heffern, and a brother, E. Denton Lepley.
He is survived by a son, John R. "Jack" Lepley Jr. of Cooperstown; three daughters, Cheryl Eakin and Mrs. Ronald (Carolyn) Bradley, all of Franklin, and Mrs. Donald (Charlene) Tarry of Bradleytown, Venango County; a sister, Mrs. Wilbur (Marianna) Miles of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; a brother, Zenas ""Bill" Lepley of Franklin; eight grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.
Friends may call at Huff Chapel, 312 West Park St., Franklin, on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held there Friday at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Jeffrey S. Bingman, pastor of Cooperstown Community Church.
Burial will be at Cooperstown Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the church of one's choice.
January 20, 1998 

John P. Szczutkowski 
John P. Szczutkowski, 69, of Erie, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998.
He was born Dec. 27, 1928, in Erie, son of the late Bernard J. and Julia Bagniszewski Szczutkowski.
Mr. Szczutkowski was a member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, serving as a corporal.
He was a member of the Polish National Alliance. He enjoyed gardening and precious stones.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Szczutkowski.
He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Charles (Bernadette) Statton of Erie; three brothers, Bernard J. Szczutkowski of Colorado Springs, Colo., Francis A. Szczutkowski of Erie and Arthur J. Szczutkowski of Charleston, W.Va.; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at Edward J. Garr Funeral Home, 459 E. 12th St., on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held there Saturday 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 Trinity Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.
January 20, 1998 

Edmund G. Weschler 
YOUNGSVILLE Edmund G. Weschler, 54, a resident of Warren State Hospital, formerly of Erie, died at the hospital Monday, Jan. 19, 1998.
He was born May 19, 1943, in Erie, son of the late Edmund E. and Elizabeth G. Weschler.
Mr. Weschler had worked as a laborer. He had lived in Warren since 1977 and attended the Warren State Hospital Interfaith Chapel.
He is survived by a stepbrother, Victor Weschler of Tampa, Fla.
There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the hospital chapel Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. The Rev. Jack Bauer, chaplain, will officiate.
Burial will be in Tampa, Fla.
Hubert-Lewis Funeral Home in Youngsville, Warren County, is in charge of arrangements.
January 20, 1998 

Ann Batorik Quadri 
Ann M. Batorik Quadri, 86, of 3009 Greengarden Blvd., died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at Saint Vincent Health Center after a brief illness.
She was born May 2, 1911, in Erie, daughter of the late John and Vincentia Batorik.
Mrs. Quadri was a lifelong parishioner of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer J. Quadri, in 1993; a sister, Mary Bacher; and three brothers, Joseph, Michael and Frank Batorik.
Survivors include a daughter, Gloria Quadri of Erie; two sisters, Vera O'Keefe of Youngsville, Warren County, and Mrs. Michael (Josephine) Vereb of Erie; a brother, John Batorik of Erie; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Friends may call at Brugger Home for Funerals, W. 38th and Greengarden Blvd., on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held there Thursday at 10:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church at 11 a.m.
Burial will be on the family lot at Calvary Cemetery.
January 20, 1998 

Michael J. Brink 
CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS Michael J. Brink, 39, of 857 Lura Road, Cambridge Springs, died at his home Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998.
He was born Feb. 12, 1958, in Meadville, son of Joe D. Brink of Coraopolis and Edna Cooper Brink Haines of Sebring, Fla.
Mr. Brink, who was a lifelong resident of Cambridge Springs, was a 1976 graduate of Cambridge Springs High School. He had worked for Lord Corp. as a machinist since 1988 and previously worked for Teledyne Penn-Union Corp. in Edinboro for eight years.
He was a member of American Legion Post 381 in Cambridge Springs and the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed hunting and motorcycling.
In addition to his parents, survivors include his wife, Diane Elizabeth Hoehn Brink, whom he married Dec. 31, 1990; a daughter, Alyssa Dobson, at home; a son, Craig Dobson, at home; a granddaughter, Kathrine Dobson; a brother, Joey D. Brink of Saegertown, Crawford County; a sister, Mrs. Thomas (Margaret) Massung of East Amherst, N.Y.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at Van Matre Funeral Home, 335 Venango Ave., Cambridge Springs, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held there Thursday at 2 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Rod Beardsley, pastor of Cambridge Springs Baptist Church.
Burial will be at Cambridge Springs Cemetery.
January 20, 1998 

Letty Logsdon Deeter 
FRANKLIN Letty Logsdon Deeter, 67, of Box 68, Cooperstown, Venango County, died at her home Monday afternoon, Jan. 19, 1998.
She was born March 7, 1930, in Guys Mills, Crawford County, daughter of the late Owen and Ruth Watson Logsdon.
Mrs. Deeter most recently worked for Weston's Department Store as a department head. She previously worked for American Viscose Co.
She attended Cooperstown United Methodist Church. She enjoyed cooking, baking and home decorating.
She was preceded in death by an infant daughter and a brother, John Logsdon.
Survivors include her husband, Chesley Deeter, whom she married Oct. 15, 1949; two daughters, Deborah Ritchey of Cooperstown and Mrs. Jeff (Brenda) Bell of RD 2 Franklin; five grandchildren, Alicia Ritchey and Brieann, Catelynn, Lynee and Daneen Bell; three brothers, James "Pete" Logsdon of Troy Center, Crawford County, Richard Logsdon of Meadville and Thomas Logsdon of Pleasantville, Venango County; and a sister, Mrs. James (Betty) Rodgers of Saegertown, Crawford County.
Friends may call at Robert W. Gardinier Funeral Home, 1315 Chestnut St., Franklin, on Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held there Friday at 1 p.m. conducted by the Rev. Joseph Martin of Cooperstown United Methodist Church.
Burial will be at Cooperstown Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Cooperstown United Methodist Church, Cooperstown Library or the Cooperstown Volunteer Fire Department.
January 20, 1998 

Emma Kruszewski 
Emma Kruszewski, infant daughter of David G. and Margaret Wolfe Kruszewski of Erie, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, at Hamot Medical Center.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Richard "Whitey" Wolfe and Mary Margaret Wolfe.
In addition to her parents, Emma is survived by her brother, Grant Richard Kruszewski; her paternal grandparents, Walter and Linda Kruszewski of Erie; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family.
Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.
John Mark Gannon Funeral Home, 2505 Powell Ave., is in charge of arrangements.
January 20, 1998 

Dorothy Maldoon Sperry Craik 
CONNEAUT, Ohio Dorothy Maldoon Sperry Craik, 82, of Poplar Street, Conneaut, died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at Inn Conneaut Health Center.
She was born Dec. 28, 1915, in Dexter, N.Y., daughter of the late Claude and Maude Burlingame Maldoon.
Mrs. Craik, who graduated from Dexter High School and Albany Business College, worked for Bayer Corp. as an accountant, retiring in 1963. After her retirement she worked in a dental office.
Mrs. Craik, who had lived in Conneaut since 1951, was a member of the United Church of Christ. She also was a member of the Rose Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, Aerta Temple of the Pythian Sisters and the Past Chiefs Club. She was a Gray Lady at Brown Memorial Hospital in Conneaut.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, A. Culver Sperry, in 1944; her second husband, James M. Craik, in 1990; a sister, Alma Grant; and a brother, Thayer Maldoon.
She is survived by twin daughters, Claudia A. Sperry of Rensselaer, N.Y., and Claudette E. Denning of Annandale, Va.; and two granddaughters, Karen Denning and Michelle Dessormeau.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family.
Memorials may be made to the Conneaut Rescue Squad.
Marcy Funeral Home in Conneaut, 208 Liberty St., is in charge of arrangements.
January 20, 1998

Allen Richard Cook Sr. 
LAUREL, Miss. Allen Richard Cook Sr., 80, of 1917 North Joe Wheeler Ave., Laurel, died at his home Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998.
He was born June 25, 1917, in Laurel, son of the late George and Emma Jones Cook.
Mr. Cook was preceded in death by his first wife, Bessie McDonald Cook; his second wife, Helen Nelson Cook; and two daughters, Mae Dorothy Cook Barnett and Mary Nelson Mathis.
Survivors include three daughters, Shirley Ann Cook Martin of Erie, Marjie Ducksworth of Warrensville, Ohio, and Betty Carolyn Cook Heidelberg of Joliett, Ill.; two sons, William "Billy" Cook and Allen R. Cook Jr., both of Erie; a sister, Joanne Gaines of Erie; a son-in-law, Samuel A. Martin Jr. of Erie; a close friend, Mildred Gaviston of Laurel; and many grandchildren.
A service will be held at Provident Baptist Church in Laurel on Saturday.
Brown Mortuary, Meridian Ave., Laurel, is in charge of arrangements.
January 20, 1998 

Irene Laniewicz Szczesny 
Was a parishioner of St. Hedwig Catholic Church
Irene A. Laniewicz Szczesny, 80, of 601 E. 8th St., died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at Hamot Medical Center.
She was born March 12, 1917, in Erie, daughter of the late Anthony and Alexandra Ranczkonski Laniewicz. After her mother died, Mrs. Szczesny was raised by her stepmother, Susan Laniewicz.
She was a lifelong parishioner of St. Hedwig Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Ave Marie Society, Rosary Society and the St. Ann's Ladies Society.
Mrs. Szczesny was the cook at Polish Falcons Nest 610 for many years. She was known for her czarnina, pierogis and cheesecake.
She did volunteer work at the Gertrude A. Barber Center, was a life member of the Polish Falcons and enjoyed traveling.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter P. Szczesny, in 1995; and three brothers, Thaddeus, Henry and Edward Laniewicz.
Survivors include five daughters, Joan P. Szczesny, Barbara Chiaramonte and her husband, Dennis, Christine Gaydos, Sandra O'Hara and her husband, Joseph, and Michaeline Szczesny, all of Erie; a brother, Richard Laniewicz of Sherman, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at A. Brugger & Sons Funeral Home, 845 E. 38th St., on Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held there Wednesday at 9:20 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass at St. Hedwig Catholic Church at 10 a.m.
Burial will be at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.
January 19, 1998 

Rose Miklinski Shubert 
Rose J. Miklinski Shubert, 94, of Canton, Ohio, formerly of 3926 State St., died Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998, at Canton Regency Health Center.
She was born Aug. 19, 1903, in Erie, daughter of the late Alex and Joan Wisniewski Miklinski.
While living in Erie, Mrs. Shubert was a parishioner of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and St. Luke Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Felix Shubert, and nine brothers and sisters.
She is survived by a son, Dr. Ronald A. Shubert of Canton, and four grandchildren, Sheryl, Leslie, Kurt and Doug Shubert.
A private service was held Monday at Carl A. Slomski & Son Funeral Home, E. 21st and Ash streets.
Burial was at Trinity Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.
January 19, 1998

Rev. John F. Morris Jr. 
CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS The Rev. John F. "Junior" Morris Jr., 82, of 17986 Grange Center Road, Saegertown, Crawford County, died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at Meadville Medical Center.
He was born June 28, 1915, in Meadville, son of the late John Francis and Sarah Jane Lefever Morris.
Rev. Morris was ordained a minister in the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church on Sept. 16, 1948. Most recently he was the pastor of Lyona Community Church from 1960-62. From 1944-57, he was the pastor of CMA churches in Watrous, Tioga County, Canton, Bradford County, Tulsa, Okla., and Pleasantview in Crawford County. He also was the interim pastor for several churches.
From 1961 until his retirement in 1978, he worked for Abex Corp. in Meadville as a copper tester. He previously worked at the Post Office in Saegertown for several years and for W.T. Grant Co. in Meadville for four years.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Darlene, in 1954; a sister, Sarah Dittmer; two brothers, John A. and Robert Morris; and a great-granddaughter, Angela Morris.
He is survived by his wife, Ordella Marie Kiser Morris, whom he married April 20, 1940; three sons, Kenneth R. Morris of Saegertown and his wife, Florence, Dan J. Morris of Meadville and his wife, Helen, and C. David Morris of Cambridge Springs and his wife, Ruthie; two sisters, Mrs. Marian Toohey and Eleanor Sauer and her husband, Harold, all of Girard; two brothers, Paul Morris of Henderson, N.C., and the Rev. Henry Morris of Johnstown; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at Van Matre Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Cambridge Springs on Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Larry Mills, pastor, and the Rev. Rod Beardsley, pastor of First Baptist Church, will officiate.
Burial will be at Brookhauser Cemetery in Saegertown.
Memorials may be made to the Cambridge Springs Missionary and Alliance Building Fund, 233 Church St., Cambridge Springs, PA 16403; or the American Cancer Society.
January 19, 1998

Philip F. Jacobus
Philip F. Jacobus, 82, of Clay Street Extension, Kane, McKean County, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at New York University Medical Center in New York City.
He was born Nov. 11, 1915, in Kane, son of Dante and Rose Boiney Jacobus.
Mr. Jacobus graduated from Kane High School in 1932 and from the University of Pittsburgh Law School in 1940. He had been a lawyer in Kane since 1945. He was a member of the McKean County Bar Association and belonged to the Pennsylvania Bar Association for more than 50 years.
Mr. Jacobus served in the U.S. Army from 1940-45 in a searchlight battalion and with Army Intelligence. He also played clarinet and sang in the Army band. At one time he was a member of the Deutsch Meisters Band.
He was a parishioner of St. Callistus Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Jacobus, and a brother, Henry Jacobus.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Holmes Jacobus, whom he married in 1942; a daughter, Kathryne Jacobus of San Diego, Calif.; two sons, Henry Jacobus of Spangler, Cambria County, and Philip Jacobus of New York City; a brother, Paul Jacobus of Kane; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at Cummings Funeral Home, 151 Greeves St., Kane, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A vigil will be held there at 8:45 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Callistus Catholic Church on Wednesday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Philip Pinczewski will be the celebrant.
Burial will be at St. Callistus Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Kane Ambulance Assurance Plan.
January 19, 1998

Eddie B. Evans Jr.
Eddie B. Evans Jr., 42, of 1110 W. 20th St., died at his home Monday, Jan. 19, 1998.
He was born May 5, 1955, in Laurel, Miss., son of Eddie B. Evans and Mary Henderson of Erie.
Mr. Evans, who attended McKinley Elementary School and Academy High School, graduated from Penn State University Behrend College with a bachelor of arts degree in sociology.
He had worked for Case Management Support Services as a supervisor for several years. He was an advocate for the homeless and a former president of the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
Mr. Evans, who graduated from Inter-Denominational Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Ga., was an assistant pastor of Holy Trinity Church of God in Christ.
He was a Big Brother and a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity. He enjoyed basketball, tennis and camping.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Arthur Henderson, and a sister, Gloria Henderson.
He is survived by his wife, Janet Saunders Evans; three sons, Loren E., Ja-Ned B. and Marcus R. Evans, all at home; three brothers, Willie L. Henderson and his wife, Sharon, Ernest L. Evans and his wife, Lydia, all of Erie, and Joseph Evans of Lexington, Ky., and his wife, Monica; a sister, Debra A. Evans of Erie; two stepsisters, Marilyn and Pam Persons, both of Erie; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends may call at Holy Trinity Church of God in Christ, 1703 Holland St., on Friday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held there Saturday at 11 a.m. Elder Willie A. Harris will officiate.
Burial will be at Erie Cemetery.
Burton Funeral Home in Erie is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the family in care of Burton Funeral Home, 602 W. 10th St., Erie, PA 16502.
January 21, 1998 

Orville A. Ohl Jr.
ROANOKE, Va. Orville A. "Bud" Ohl Jr., 64, of Roanoke, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998.
He was born in Summerville, Pa., son of the late Orville A. and Bertha Markell Ohl Sr.
Mr. Ohl, who attended Penn State University Behrend College, most recently worked for International Telephone and Telegraph Corp. (ITT) before his retirement. He was a member of the International Union of Electrical Workers (IUE) Local 162.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Roanoke.
Survivors include his wife, Esther Mason Ohl; four daughters, Julie Doss of Largo, Fla., and her husband, Steve, Peggy A. Ohl of Christiansburg, Va., Melissa Rice and her husband, Anthony, and Crystal J. Ohl, all of Roanoke; a son, Rick Ohl of Salem, Va., and his wife, Becky; six grandchildren, Eric and Amy Doss, Jennifer and Aaron Rice, Jake and Matt Ohl; two sisters, Florence Richards of Brookville, Jefferson County, and her husband, Harold, and Grace Singleton of Summerville and her husband, Don; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at Simpson-Tharp Funeral Home, 5160 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke, on Tuesday from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. A service will be held at St. James Episcopal Church on Wednesday at 2 p.m., conducted by the Rev. M. Anthony Seel.
Memorials may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 4515 Delray St., Roanoke, VA 24012; or the Alzheimer's Association Roanoke Chapter, 320 Hershberger Road, Roanoke, VA 24012.
January 19, 1998 

Mike Leone
WESTFIELD, N.Y. Mike Leone, 79, of Academy Street, Westfield, died at his home Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998.
He was born Jan. 25, 1918, in Westfield, son of the late Frank and Angeline DeFrancisco Leone.
Mr. Leone, who lived in Westfield all his life, owned a family grape farm until his retirement in 1982. He was a member of the National Grape Cooperative Association. He grew grapes for Welch Foods Co. and was an accomplished winemaker. He briefly worked at General Electric Co. in Erie as a welder after World War II.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific. He was a member of American Legion John W. Rogers Post 327 and VFW William P. Jackway Post 6764.
Mr. Leone was a parishioner of St. James Major Catholic Church in Westfield. He was a member of Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 118 and the Westfield Fish & Game Club. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Russell and Anthony Leone, and two sisters, Mary Mallozzi and Frances Keefe.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Grace Yacklon Leone, whom he married Nov. 11, 1939; two sons, Frank Leone of Washington, W.Va., and Charles Leone of North Ridgeville, Ohio; a daughter, Joanna Erskine of Fairhope, Ala.; four grandchildren, Diann Schnell and Wendy, Brian and Carli Leone; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at Mason Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass will be celebrated at St. James Major Catholic Church on Wednesday at noon. The Rev. Daniel A. Lapinski will be the celebrant.
Burial will be at Westfield Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.
January 19, 1998

Mary Venelli McGavisk
Mary Venelli McGavisk, 81, of 1417 W. 26th St., died Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at Saint Vincent Health Center after a brief illness.
She was born March 17, 1916, in Bradford, McKean County, daughter of the late Joseph and Fanny Venelli.
Mrs. McGavisk, who lived in Erie most of her life, worked at Saint Vincent Health Center for 36 years, retiring in 1984.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. McGavisk, and a son, Dennis J. McGavisk.
She is survived by a daughter, Jane McGavisk of Erie; a son, William F. McGavisk of Erie and his wife, Sandy; a brother, John Venelli of Bradford; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at John R. Orlando Funeral Home, 2122 Raspberry St., Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held there Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass at St. Peter Cathedral at 10 a.m.
Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.
January 19, 1998

Lawrence Ozarski
DOWNINGTOWN Lawrence "Bud" Ozarski, 54, of Downingtown, Chester County, formerly of Erie, died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville, Chester County.
He was born Nov. 10, 1943, in Jersey City, N.J.
Mr. Ozarski was the director of information systems for Weyerhaeuser Paper Co. in Valley Forge. He was a parishioner of St. Peter Catholic Church in Honey Brook and was a member of the Elks club.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Ozarski; three daughters, Michele Putnam of North Attleboro, Mass., Lorraine S. Ozarski and Janice P. Ozarski, both of Downingtown; two sons, Stephen J. and Jeffrey Ozarski, both of State College; a brother, Joseph Basista of Belleville, N.J.; and three grandchildren.
Friends may call at Donohue Funeral Home, 43 West Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in North Arlington, N.J., on Wednesday at noon.
Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington.
January 19, 1998

Jerome E. Omniewski
Jerome E. "Jerry" Omniewski, 77, of 134 Longacre Drive, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Pittsburgh.
He was born May 13, 1920, in Erie, son of the late Stanley and Celia Falkowski Omniewski.
Mr. Omniewski, who was a graduate of Erie Tech High School, attended Penn State University. He worked for the Times Publishing Co., where he was a district manager of circulation, for 45 years, retiring five years ago. He was a former treasurer of the Erie Times Employees Credit Union. He also owned the Pines Motel near Ripley, N.Y.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II with the 451st Bomb Squadron.
Mr. Omniewski was a parishioner of St. George Catholic Church, where he was a eucharistic minister. He was a member of the Moniuszko Singing Society, Presque Isle Yacht Club, Siebenbuerger Club, Polish Falcons and Foresters Beneficial Association. He enjoyed golfing, bowling and fishing.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Lucille Kroto, and three brothers, John, Stanley and Joe Omniewski.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ida H. Jakubowski Omniewski; three sons, Daniel J. Omniewski and his wife, Rosemary, and Terry T. Omniewski, all of Erie, and Timothy J. Omniewski of Ripley; three grandchildren, Erin, Emelia and Nicholas Omniewski; and a brother, Walter Omniewski of Erie and his wife, Rose.
Friends may call at Brugger Home for Funerals, W. 38th and Greengarden Blvd., on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held there Thursday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. George Catholic Church at 10 a.m.
Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum.
Memorials may be made to the Erie Cursillo Movement, in care of St. Mark Church, 695 Smithson Ave., Erie, Pa. 16511.
January 19, 1998 

Gertrude Hawke Harrah
FRANKLIN Gertrude E. Hawke Harrah, 76, of 412 Eleventh St., Franklin, Venango County, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at Northwest Medical Center in Franklin.
She was born Feb. 11, 1921, in Franklin, daughter of the late Herbert W. and Emma Flickner Hawke.
Mrs. Harrah worked for Manifold Printing Co., then for Weston's as a receiving clerk. She enjoyed camping.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Curry Harrah; a son, Ronald Hawke, in 1994; and five brothers, Richard, Raymond, Herbert, Andrew and Burton Hawke.
She is survived by a sister, Sandra Welshans of Marienville, Forest County; five grandchildren, Linda Reddish and Ronald, David, Stephen and Scott Hawke; and three great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at Robert W. Gardinier Funeral Home, 1315 Chestnut St., Franklin, on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held there Wednesday at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. John Sass, a retired United Methodist minister.
Burial will be at Franklin Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Christ United Methodist Church or the Visiting Nurse Association of Venango County.
January 19, 1998

Evelyn Hall Greenlee
Evelyn Hall Greenlee, 83, of RD 1 Albion, died Sunday, Jan. 18, 1998, at Edinboro Manor after a long illness.
She was born April 8, 1914, in Erie, daughter of the late James and Esther Thompson Hall.
Mrs. Greenlee was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Albion. She enjoyed sewing and needlework, baking, canning and especially gardening.
She was preceded in death by three sons, Donald Greenlee in 1954, Larry Greenlee in 1993 and Robert Greenlee in 1995.
She is survived by her husband, W. Lawrence "Farmer" Greenlee, whom she married May 23, 1931; a daughter, Mrs. Roy (JoAnn) Juhl of Rochester, Mich.; two sons, Roy Greenlee of Albion and Roger Greenlee; a brother, Norman Hall of St. Petersburg, Fla.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at Samuel J. Steff Funeral Home, 188 East State St., Albion, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The service will be held there Thursday at 11 a.m.
Burial will be at Spring Cemetery.
January 19, 1998

Cornelia Pratt Smith
Cornelia L. Pratt "Neal" Smith, 84, of 1120 Parkside Drive, Harborcreek Township, died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at Hamot Medical Center.
She was born Aug. 12, 1913, in Erie, daughter of the late George Thomas and Rose Hain Pratt.
Mrs. Smith, who lived in Harborcreek for 53 years, was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church.
She was affiliated with the Gertrude A. Barber Center and the Steady Strivers.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert C. Smith, on May 19, 1997; seven brothers, George, Thomas, Louis, Henry, Norman, Arthur and Joe Pratt; three sisters, Mae Hewitt, Esther Malmberg and Viola Scott; two grandsons, Kenneth Bird and Thomas Furey; a great-granddaughter, Melissa Mishik; and a great-grandson, Daniel Brown.
She is survived by two daughters, Shirley Bird and her husband, Robert, and Sally Furey and her husband, Carl, all of Harborcreek; a son, Thomas Smith of Harborcreek; a sister, Irene Wagner of Harborcreek and her husband, John; 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at Dusckas Funeral Home East, 2607 Buffalo Road, on Wednesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A prayer service will be held there Thursday at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church at 10 a.m.
Burial will be at St. Gregory Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 837 Bartlett Road, Harborcreek, PA 16421; or the Gertrude A. Barber Center, 136 East Ave., Erie, PA 16507.
January 19, 1998

Teresa A. Conant
Teresa A. Conant, 38, of 522 E. 32nd St., formerly of Corry, died at her home Monday, Jan. 19, 1998.
She was born March 4, 1959, in Corry, daughter of Charlotte Proper Conant of Erie and the late Walter Conant, who died June 30, 1985.
Miss Conant was raised and educated in Corry. She moved to Erie to live with her mother in 1979.
In addition to her mother, survivors include her stepfather, John Besanson of Erie; a sister, Mrs. Randy (Natalie) Richards of Erie; three nieces and a nephew.
Calling hours and the funeral service will be private.
Burial will be at Pine Grove Cemetery.
Bracken Funeral Home in Corry is in charge of arrangements.
January 19, 1998

John J. Dropsho
John J. Dropsho, 77, of 11125 Lake Pleasant Road, Greene Township, died at his home Monday morning, Jan. 19, 1998.
He was born May 7, 1920, in Nanty Glo, Cambria County, son of the late Andrew and Anna Pazur Dropsho.
Mr. Dropsho, who lived in the Erie area most of his life, most recently worked for the Wattsburg School District as a bus driver for five years, retiring in 1984. He was the building manager for Highpoint Towers in Erie for six years, owned a wholesale meat route for more than 10 years and worked for Haibach Brothers Meat Co. for 19 years.
Mr. Dropsho was a member of the Greene Township Senior Citizens, the United Commercial Travelers and the American Association of Retired Persons. He enjoyed gardening.
Survivors include his wife, Phyllis A. Eckert Dropsho; four daughters, Mrs. Bob (Karen) Krieger of Waterford, Barbara Troutman of Wesleyville, Mrs. Bruce (Nancy) Kinsinger of Union City and Mrs. Bob (Dolores "Dolly") Hughes of Fuquay-Varina, N.C.; a son, David Dropsho of Greenfield Township and his wife, April; two sisters, Margaret Gross of Erie and Mrs. Chester (Irene) Healey of Greene Township; a cousin with whom he was raised, George Dropsho of Zephyrhills, Fla.; 12 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home, 2926 Pine Ave., on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held there Thursday at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Robert Orsted, pastor of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.
Burial will be at Phillipsville Union Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the family for the charity of their choice.
January 19, 1998

Jeffrey A. Allen
Jeffrey A. Allen, 29, of 200 Freeport Road, North East, died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at Hamot Medical Center from complications from injuries he sustained in a traffic accident.
He was born Oct. 29, 1968, in Erie, son of John and Carol Myers Allen of Harborcreek Township.
Mr. Allen, who lived in the Erie area all his life, was a draftsman for CDI Corp. He enjoyed classic cars.
In addition to his parents, survivors include his wife, Mindy Miller Allen; two brothers, Scott Allen of Jefferson, Ohio, and his wife, Lauri, and Noah Allen of Harborcreek; his maternal grandparents, Marion and Jane Myers of Harborcreek; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends may call at Dusckas Funeral Home East, 2607 Buffalo Road, on Wednesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. The service will be held there Thursday at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. A.K. Graff.
Burial will be at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.
January 19, 1998

Olive Mae Russell Nowoczynski
Olive Mae Russell Nowoczynski, 53, of 2112 Downing Ave., died Monday, Jan. 19, 1998, at Saint Vincent Health Center.
She was born Jan. 10, 1945, in Erie, son of John E. Russell of Erie and the late Hope Lydic Russell.
Mrs. Nowoczynski was an employee of the Erie Parking Authority. She enjoyed sewing and knitting.
Preceding her in death, in addition to her mother, was a brother, Edward Russell.
In addition to her father, survivors include her husband, Joseph T. Nowoczynski, and a daughter, Mrs. Raymond (Tresa) Delinski of Erie.
Friends may call at Edward J. Garr Funeral Home, 459 E. 12th St., Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held there Wednesday at 8:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Luke Catholic Church at 9 a.m.
Burial will be at Mary, Queen of Peace Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Renal Care of Erie, Patient Welfare Fund, PO Box 4046, Erie, PA 16512-4046.
January 19, 1998

Bryce T. Burton
Bryce T. Burton, 63, of 524 Wayne St., died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at Twinbrook Medical Center.
He was born Nov. 24, 1934, in Durham, N.C., son of the late Charlie V. and Blanche Hayth Burton.
Mr. Burton was a graduate of Person County High School in Roxboro, N.C. He worked for Lord Corp., where he had been a department manager, for 20 years. He then worked for the Erie Water Authority, where he monitored the meter board readings.
Mr. Burton formerly sang in a quartet with the Erie Harmonizers and with the men's chorus at Shiloh Baptist Church. He enjoyed bowling and golfing.
He was preceded in death by a son, at birth; and four brothers, Charlie Burton Jr. and Leon, William and George Burton.
Survivors include his wife, Rachel B. Burton; two sisters, Janie Parker and Bertie Peoples, both of Bahama, N.C.; three brothers, Matthew Burton and his wife, Willie Mae, and Joseph Burton and his wife, Malbe, all of Bahama, and Mark Burton of Erie; four stepchildren, Jeffery Coleman and his wife, Patricia, of Erie, Robert Mickens and his wife, Marsha, of Dayton, Ohio, Kevin Stanton and his wife, Stacie, of Jackson, N.C., and Natasha Stanton of Jacksonville, Fla.; 12 step-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at Burton Funeral Home, 602 W. 10th St., Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be at Shiloh Baptist Church, 901 E. 5th St., Wednesday at 1 p.m. conducted by the Rev. Clifton McNair.
Burial will be at Lakeside Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2115 W. 38th St., Erie, PA 16508; or to Twinbrook Medical Center, 3805 Field St., Erie, PA 16511.
January 19, 1998

Vida Meeder
RIPLEY, N.Y. Vida Meeder, 67, West Side Hill Road, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at Hamot Medical Center.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Mathews Funeral Home, 104 W. Main Road, Ripley.
January 17, 1998

Robert E. Fling
Robert E. Fling, 50, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at the residence of his mother, 410 W. Avonia Road, Fairview.
Mr. Fling was born in Erie, Nov. 30, 1947, a son of Anne Hess Fling of Fairview and the late Gene V. Fling. He is a former resident of Kentucky and had lived there for the past 10 years before returning to Fairview in December 1997.
Besides his mother, he is survived by a son, Shawn Fling of Erie; a sister, Sheri Yaple and her husband Gerald of Fairview; two brothers, William Fling and his wife Peggy of Pittsburgh, and Gene C. "Bucky" Fling and his wife Kathleen of Millcreek; his maternal grandmother, Anne Hess of Erie; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home Inc., West, 536 W. 10th, Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.
The service will be private.
Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
January 17, 1998

Mildred Mains Garnon
GIRARD Mildred Mains Garnon, 78, of Summer Place, Girard, died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at New England Sinai Hospital, Stoughton, Mass., following a brief illness.
She was born in Berberton, Ohio, Oct. 10, 1919, a daughter of the late Claude and Mary Ashbaugh Mains. She had worked for Saint Vincent Health Center as a Licensed Practical Nurse for 31 years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Girard. She enjoyed sewing and crafts.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Fred Garnon Sr.; two sons, Fred Garnon Jr. and his wife Jackie and David Garnon and his wife Mardi, both of Erie; a daughter, Karen Madrigale and her husband Gilbert of Bridgewater, Mass.; a brother, William Mains of Akron, Ohio; a sister, Hazel Pavkov and her husband Milan of Barberton; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call at the Robert A. Jaworowicz Funeral Home, 309 Main St. East, Girard, Monday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and may attend a service there Tuesday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Pamela Gardner will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church of Girard, 48 Main St. East, Girard, PA, 16417.
Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery.
January 17, 1998

Irene Buterbaugh Tofel Osborne 
Irene C. Buterbaugh Tofel Osborne, 60, formerly of Erie, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1998, in Clinton, Okla.
She was born in Indiana, Pa., May 15, 1937, daughter of Boyd Denver Buterbaugh of Erie and the late Agnes Gregg Buterbaugh. Mrs. Osborne lived in Erie for most of her life, moving to Oklahoma in September 1997. She worked at General Electric Co. as a machine operator for 23 years, retiring in 1997. She was a former member of the Pulaski Club. She enjoyed traveling and bingo.
She is survived by her husband, John Osborne, whom she married in September 1997; four daughters, Catherine Patron of Oklahoma and her husband Ramon, and Norma Ochrang and her husband David, Kimberly Bisbee and Tina Schubert, all of Erie; two sons, Richard Hartleb of Oklahoma and Don Schubert of Erie; five stepdaughters, Kathy Whitford and her husband, Dennis, Sandy Shreve and her husband, Donald, Barbara Winkelman and Michelle "Miki" Costello, all of Erie, and Heidi Baniszewski of Lititz and her husband, David; four sisters, Margaret Come and her husband, Frank, Dorothy Buck and her husband, Don, and Joyce Smith and her husband, Sam, all of Erie, and Helen Leslie and her husband Jim, of California; two brothers, Art Buterbaugh of Erie and Ed Buterbaugh of Marienville, Forest County, and his wife, Judy; 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchildren, 12 step-grandchildren, 11 step-great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews.
Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home East, 2607 Buffalo Road, this evening from 7 to 9 and Monday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held there Tuesday at 10 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Bill Snyder of Walnut Creek Baptist Church.
Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Sandy Lake, Mercer County.
January 17, 1998

Elizabeth L. Scott
OIL CITY Elizabeth L. (Betty) Scott, 84, formerly of 20 Scott's Lane, Oil City, died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at Grandview Advanced Health Services.
She was born on April 13, 1913, in Oil City, daughter of the late Mike and Betty Fekete.
Mrs. Scott and her late husband, Willard, operated Scott's Greenhouse for 28 years along with her husband's family. She also worked for the Peoples Clothing Store in Oil City for 33 years. She served as president of The Resident Council at Grandview Advanced Health Services, where she had lived since May 1994.
She was a member of the Hasson Heights Presbyterian Church; the Oil City Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, where she volunteered at the hospital snack bar for 17 years; and was a charter member of 25 years of the Cornplanter Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, where she held several offices before her retirement. She attended Welch's Business School in Oil City and was a member of the Morris Chapter No. 14 of the Order of Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her husband, whom she married on June 13, 1941, and who died in 1986; and a by a brother, William Black of Erie, in 1997.
Survivors include a son, William Scott, and his wife, Peggy, of Oil City; and three granddaughters, Kristine and Kathleen Scott, both of Charleston, S.C., and Sue Ann Scott of Pittsburgh.
At Mrs. Scott's request, her body has been donated to the Humanity Gifts Registry at the University of Pittsburgh.
No viewing or calling hours will be held. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Hasson Heights Presybterian Church, with the Rev. Richard Geiger officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hasson Heights Presbyterian Church, the Cornplanter Volunteer Fire Co. or the Visiting Nurse Association.
The Osenider Funeral Home, Oil City, is handling arrangements.
January 17, 1998

Ronald J. Farrell
Ronald J. Farrell, 70, of 1036 E. 27th St., died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1998, at the James A. Hales Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tampa, Fla.
He was born in Erie, Jan. 9, 1928, a son of the late Jack and Edith Borse Farrell. He owned and operated the Farrell Automotive Machine Shop for 30 years. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran of World War II. He was also a member of the East Erie Turners, the Siebenbuerger Club, the Wesleyville American Legion, and the Grandfather's Bowling League. He enjoyed flowers and animals.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph P. Farrell.
He is survived by two sons, Ronald J. Farrell II of Marenga, Ohio, and Ralph J. Farrell of Erie; a daughter, Karen Bundas of Plattsburg, N.Y.; a beloved friend, June Blossey of Erie; four brothers, Carl Farrell of Greensboro, N.C., and Manuel, Edward and Robert Farrell, all of Erie; six sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Jean) Santone, Mrs. Clarence (Irene) Swanson, Mrs. Edward (Agnes) Helsley and Rose Marie Taylor, all of Erie, Anna Sadowski of Pine Island, N.Y., and Marie Thomas of Wickatunk, N.J.; four stepdaughters, Denise Farrell Shorts, Dawn Massey and Edith Blossey, all of Erie, and Natalie Blossey of Riverview, Fla.; and seven grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Brugger Home for Funerals, West 38th Street and Greengarden Boulevard, today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and may attend a service at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 643 W. 17th St., Monday at 1 p.m.
Burial will be in Erie County Memorial Gardens.
January 17, 1998


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