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Oliver Lawrence Mansfield
LAKE CITY Oliver Lawrence Mansfield, 86, a long-time resident of Elk Street, Lake City, died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at Pleasant Ridge Manor in Girard.
He was born in Francesville, Ind., Oct. 6, 1911, a son of the late Montie and Willa Mae Dimon Mansfield. He had retired from the General Electric Co. in Erie after 30 years of service as a machinist. He was a member of the Ashtabula County Rod and Reel Association and he was a hunter and an avid fisherman. His handle on CB radio was "Retired Fisherman." He also traveled to Alaska to catch salmon, which he ten canned himself.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lester and Floyd Mansfield.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Winifred Felton Mansfield; a daughter, Eileen Pettis of Girard; three sons, Richard Mansfield of East Springfield, Donald Mansfield of Ashtabula, Ohio, and Melvin Mansfield of Lowell, Ind.; three sisters, Donna Kreglein of Geneva, Ohio, Monna O'Conner of Ashtabula and Rose Marie Fails of Geneva; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Jean Evens Thompson Funeral Home, 11883 Main St., East Springfield, Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and may attend a service there Tuesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Charlie McClung of the Lake City Presbyterian Church will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the Lake City Volunteer Fire Department, Rice Avenue, Lake City, PA, 16423.
Burial will be in Springfield Cemetery, East Springfield.

James F. Rettew
Erie native was county inspector in Nevada
LAUGHLIN, Nev. James F. Rettew, 55, of Laughlin,and formerly of Erie, died Friday, Jan. 9, 1998, at Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas.
He was born in Erie, Aug. 15 1942, a son of the late D. William and Mary Elizabeth Orr Rettew. He was a graduate of Millcreek High School and attended Gannon University and Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. He was an inspector for Clark County Public Works in Nevada.
He is survived by his wife, Judith Trask Rettew of Laughlin; two daughters, Melissa Wenzler and her husband Chris of Cleveland, Ohio, and Elizabeth Rettew of State College and Erie; a sister, Elizabeth R. McLaren and her husband Harold of Erie; a brother, William Rettew and his wife Doris of Fleetwood, N.C.; a granddaughter, Madeline Wenzler; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held in Erie at a time to be announced.
The Burton Funeral Home, 602 W. 10th St., is handling local arrangements.

Louis Noe
Served in U.S. Army during World War II
ALBION Louis Noe, 81, of 12240 Wickwire Road, Albion, and formerly of 55 Watkins Lane, Clarksburg, W.Va., died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at Saint Vincent Health Center, following a brief illness.
He was born in Salem, W.Va., April 4, 1916, a son of the late Albert and Marie Lebon Noe. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Albion, and a former member of the First Methodist Church in Clarksburg. He was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the F.&A.M., Lodge in Clarksburg, and the Eastern Star Lodge in Clarksburg. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a fan of other sports. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was preceded in death by four sisters, Pauline Stillman, Mildred Hibbs, Marie Hefner and Simone Hurst, and a brother, Hector Noe.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Bernice Hilbert Noe; two sons, Ronald Noe and his wife Marlene of Albion, and Steven Noe and his wife Sheena of Canonsburg; a sister, Norma Bittiner of Maryland; two brothers, Albert Noe and his wife Rose, and George Noe and his wife Violet, all of Florida; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Davis-Weaver Funeral Home, 329 E. Main St., Clarksburg, this evening from 7 to 9 and may attend a funeral service there Monday at 1 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Arthur Bakus will officiate.
Burial will be in Bridgeport (W.Va.) Cemetery.
The Samuel J. Steff Funeral Home, Albion, is handling local arrangements.

Kathryn F. Lasher
Was assembler at Astatic Corp.
CONNEAUT, Ohio Kathryn F. Lasher, 80, of Harbor Street, Conneaut, died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at her home.
She was born in Conneaut, Sept. 30, 1917, a daughter of the late Sanford and Mabelle McMillan Fox. She worked as an assembler at the former Astatic Corp. until her retirement in 1982. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and enjoyed reading, especially religious material.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred V. Lasher, in 1984.
She is survived by her caretakers, Kenneth and Sandra Baldwin of Conneaut.
Friends may call at the March Funeral Home, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of a service there at 11. The Rev. Peg Welch, pastor of the First United Methodist Church will officiate.
Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
January 17, 1998 

Helen L. Flick Golis
Helen L. Flick Golis, 75, formerly of 1202 E. 29th St., died Friday, Jan. 16, 1998, at Millcreek Community Hospital.
She was born in DuBois, Nov. 29, 1922, a daughter of the late Alphonsus and Esther Hughey Flick. Before she retired, she was a beautician at the former Boston Store and Carlisle's Department Store. She was an avid reader and enjoyed decorating.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin V. Golis; a sister, Charlean Schleicher; and a brother, Jack Flick.
She is survived by a daughter, Michelle Floros and her husband Louis of Erie; a son, Mark E. Golis and his wife Lucy of Erie; three grandchildren, Charissa Floros, Zachary Golis and Matt Ratkowski, all of Erie; and four sisters, Peg Miller and Ann Liedl, both of DuBois, Mary Bohenski of Seneca Falls, N.Y., and Genevieve Miller of Erie.
Friends are invited to a service at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery Chapel, Tuesday at 11:15 a.m. The Rev. Monsignor William E. Biebel will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
The Carl A. Slomski and Son Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
January 17, 1998

Annette I. Johnson Ebert
Annette I. Johnson Ebert, 73, of 615 E. Gore Road, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 1998, at her home, following an extended illness.
She was born in Erie, March 3, 1924, a daughter of the late Bert L. and Anna T. Sandin Johnson. She worked in the clerical department of the Erie County Department of Public Assistance until her retirement in 1991. Before that, she had been a secretary for the Erie School District and the Erie County School District and had been office manager for the first Erie County Vo-Tech School Board.
She was a member of the Belle Valley Presbyterian Church, where she had been a deacon and elder. She was a member of the General Electric Exempt Employees Group. She was a Sunday School teacher and was active in the Cub Scouts, including six years as a den mother. She was an avid reader and enjoyed puzzles and gardening.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Milton R. "Mel" Ebert; a daughter, Marilyn Dorfman and her husband Robert of Columbia, Md.; three sons, Karl Ebert and his wife Sally and Frederick Ebert and his wife Diane, all of Waterford, and Douglas Ebert and his wife Gwen of Erie; two sisters, Bertelle Ebert of Erie and Connie Sandel of Boca Raton, Fla.; six grandchildren, Kira, Jenna, Jessica, Daniel, Matthew and Caitlin Ebert; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home, 2926 Pine Ave., this evening from 7 to 9 and Monday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., and may attend a service there Tuesday at 10:15 a.m., followed by a service at the Belle Valley Presbyterian Church at 11. The Rev. Susan Speakman, pastor of Belle Valley Presbyterian, and the Rev. Carl Hull, will officiate.
Memorials may be made to Belle Valley Presbyterian Church, 1694 Norcross Road, Erie, PA, 16510, the Regional Cancer Center, 2500 W. 12th St., Erie, PA, 16505, or the charity of the donor's choice.
Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery.
January 17, 1998

Louise Schweitzer Dolce
Louise Schweitzer Dolce, 91, of 422 Beverly Drive, died at her home Friday, Jan. 16, 1998.
She was born July 17, 1906, in Sheffield, Warren County, daughter of the late Louis and Kathryn Dolan Schweitzer.
Mrs. Dolce was a graduate of Brocton High School in New York state and earned a degree in music education from Fredonia State Teachers College.
She taught instrumental and vocal music at Academy High School from 1934-44 and instructed the Girls Glee Club at Mercyhurst College. She later taught elementary school band and orchestra for the Erie School District at Harding Elementary and other schools.
After retiring in 1971, Mrs. Dolce conducted the Erie Civic Orchestra until 1982.
She enjoyed playing in string quartets and played piano duets throughout the city with her late sister, Isadora.
She was a parishioner of St. Andrew Catholic Church for many years.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Isadora Schweitzer.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Phillip J. Dolce; a son, James L. Dolce of Lakewood, Ohio, and his wife, Christine; and three grandchildren, Jessica, Geoffrey and Amanda Dolce.
Friends may call at Brugger Home for Funerals, W. 38th and Greengarden Blvd., on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held there Monday at 10 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Andrew Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m.
Burial will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Andrew Catholic Church, 1116 W. Seventh St., Erie, PA 16507; Great Lakes Hospice, 300 State St., Erie, PA 16501; or the Erie Philharmonic, 1001 State St., Erie, PA 16501.
January 16, 1998

Alvin F. Bax
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Alvin F. Bax, 75, of Georgetown, Fla., formerly of Lake City, died at his home Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998, after a long illness.
He was born Dec. 21, 1922, in Lake City, son of the late Roy and Henrietta Hess Bax.
Mr. Bax worked for the Girard School District, where he was the director of maintenance and transportation, until his retirement in 1977. He had lived in the Fort Myers, Fla., area since then. He was a former chief of the Lake City Volunteer Fire Department.
Mr. Bax was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific as a chief machinist mate.
While living in Erie County, he was the scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 53 in Lake City and commodore of the Presque Isle Yacht Club. In Florida he was the director of the Fort Myers Senior Citizens Harmonica Club, which performed throughout the area.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Jean Everett Bax, and a sister.
He is survived by his daughter, Janet Jones of Larkspur, Colo.; his son, Dale Bax of Whitefish, Mont.; three sisters, Mary Sedler, Lucille Bax and Paulene Young, all of Lake City; a brother, Paul Bax of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and five grandchildren, Aaron and Adam Jones and Graywyn, Caylor and Sterling Bax.
Remains were cremated. A memorial service will be held later.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of North Central Florida, 3204 Crill Ave., Palatka, FLA 32178.
The National Cremation Society, 1914 Beachway Road, Suite 3-D, Jacksonville, was in charge of arrangements.
January 16, 1998

Sophia Grabinski Orlowski 
Sophia R. Grabinski Orlowski, formerly of 524 Ash St., died on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1998, at her Methodist Towers residence.
She was born in Erie on June 22, 1914, a daughter of the late Stanley and Gladys Zbikowski Grabinski.
She belonged to St. Hedwig Church, the Lakefront Senior Citizens and Senior Citizens Center, and the Society of the Holy Spirit.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Orlowski Sr., and three brothers, Louis Grabinski, Raymond Grabinski and Ted Gray. 
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Edward (Regina) Rutkowski of Erie and Mrs. Jack (Terri) Crytzer of Meadville; a son, Raymond Orlowski Jr. of Erie; four sisters, Jennie Pazdziesz, Mary Duskus and Stella Kelly, all of Erie, and Dorothy Fuller of Venice, Fla.; two brothers, Walter Grabinski and Leonard Grabinski, both of Erie; eight grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Edward J. Garr Funeral Home, 459 E. 12th St., Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held there Saturday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial at St. Hedwig Catholic Church at 10 a.m. 
Burial will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
January 15, 1998

Martin Barr Sr.
Martin Barr Sr., 85, 313 W. Sixth St., died on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1998, at his residence.
He was born in Newark, N.J., on Aug. 10, 1912, son of the late Peter and Mary Janas Barczynski.
Mr. Barr was preceded in death by his wife, Anna R. Bauser Barr on May 31, 1975; a son, Martin Barr Jr. on March 31, 1976; a sister, Cecelia Stein; and two brothers, William and Walter Barczynski.
He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Anthony (Anita) Sabetti of Erie; a son, James E. Barr of Fairview and his wife, Anne; seven grandchildren, Tony, Joe and Stefanie Sabetti, James, Stephen, Christine and Mara Barr; a sister, Mrs. James (Clara) Lack of Fairview; three brothers, Edward Barr of Detroit and Alexander Barczynski and Theodore Barr, both of Erie; and many nieces and nephews.
A private service was held at the Russell C. Schmidt and Son Funeral Home. 
Private burial was at Calvary Cemetery.
January 15, 1998

Helen D. Borzik Albright
Helen D. Borzik Albright, 85, of 160 W. 8th St., died on Monday, Jan. 12, 1998, at Hamot Medical Center.
She was born on May 8, 1912, in Briar Hill, Pa., a daughter of the late Joseph and May Streblak Borzik.
An Erie resident since 1980, Mrs. Albright had been a member of the Rebekah Lodge and a volunteer worker for the American Red Cross. She was a member of St. Peter's Cathedral.
She enjoyed gardening, cooking, traveling and reading.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Eugene H. Albright, on Nov. 28, 1994; a son, Thomas E. Albright; three sisters, Mary Ceccarelli, Mildred Lynch and Margaret Miller.
Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Vaughn and her husband, James, and Candy Kennedy and her husband, Michael, all of Erie; 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may attend a memorial Mass at St. Peter Cathedral on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
Burial wiil be at Calvary Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by the John Mark Gannon Funeral Home, 2505 Powell Ave.
January 15, 1998

Agnes P. Peterman
Agnes P. "Bunny" Peterman, 76, died on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1998, at Pleasant Ridge Manor West.
She was born in Braddock, Pa., on May 9, 1921.
Mrs. Peterman was the former manager of the Dixie Hat Shop and was a past senior regent for Chapter 269 Women of the Moose.
She was preceded in death by three husbands, Frank Ganzer, Frank Grucza and August Peterman.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by one son, Thomas M. Boyd III of Erie and his wife, Becky; a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Longstreet of Erie and her husband, Marc; one brother, Joseph Banister of Akron, Ohio, and his wife, Patricia; her former husband, Thomas Boyd II; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Chester S. Schaal Funeral Home, 550 W. 9th St., on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of a service there at noon. The Rev. Kevin Taylor of First Assembly of God Church will officiate.
Burial will be private.
January 15, 1998

Raymond T. Sires
FRANKLIN Raymond T. "Ted" Sires, 48, of Utica, Pa., died Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998, at Northwest Medical Center's Franklin Campus.
He was born in Franklin on Oct. 11, 1949, a son of George E. and Helen Runninger Sires of Franklin. 
Mr. Sires was a truck driver and had worked at W.L. Dunn of Cochranton. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. 
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Pearl Ehlers Sires; and two brothers, Steven Sires and George E. "Mike" Sires Jr. 
In addition to his parents, survivors include his wife, Jacqueline; a son, Raymond T. Sires Jr. of Utica; a daughter, Heather Reed of Utica; a stepson, Scott Reed of Utica; a stepdaughter, Kristie Reed of Franklin; a grandson, Austin Clark; three brothers, Richard and Thomas Sires, both of Utica, and Ronald Sires of Franklin; and two sisters, Mrs. Gene (Helen) Goldenberg of Franklin and Mrs. Ed (Cathy) Mattocks of Utica.
Friends may call at the Huff Chapel, 312 W. Park, Franklin, Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held at the funeral home Monday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Robert L. Goodnough, pastor of Lupher Chapel United Methodist Church, officiating. 
Burial will be at Lupher Chapel Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Utica Volunteer Fire Department.
January 15, 1998

Jerome Patrick Higgins Sr.
CONNEAUT, Ohio Jerome Patrick Higgins Sr., 76, Portland, Ore., died in Portland on Friday, Dec. 26, 1997, of complications following heart surgery.
He was born in Conneaut, Ohio, July 1, 1921.
He was active in sports at Conneaut High School and later at John Carroll University in Cleveland, where he played football and was the university's lightweight boxing champion.
Mr. Higgins interrupted his studies to serve in the Army Air Force in the Philippines during World War II.
He graduated from John Carroll in 1947 with a degree in business administration. 
He married Margaret Ann Collins in 1948. They lived in Cleveland and later in North Canton, Ohio, where he owned his own medical management consulting firm. Margaret Collins Higgins died in 1976, after which Mr. Higgins moved to Oregon.
Mr. Higgins was of the Roman Catholic faith.
In addition to his first wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Loewell.
Survivors include his wife, Nellie Jean Wyman, whom he married in 1983; a daughter, Catherine (Katie) Pelosi of Portland; seven sons, Jerry, Dan, Bart and Billy Higgins, all of Portland, Kevin of Chicago, Ill., Barney of Bellingham, Wash., and Tom of Geneva, Ohio; a sister, Leona Fannin of Bristol, Pa.; three brothers, Bernie, Jack and Romain Higgins, all of Conneaut; and 18 grandchildren.
Burial was at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.
A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary Church in Conneaut Saturday, Jan. 24, at 11 a.m.
Local arrangements are being handled by the Thompson-Smith Funeral Home, Conneaut.
January 15, 1998

Benjamin Michael VanderWeele
Benjamin Michael VanderWeele, infant son of Capt. Dr. Richard A. and Kelly J. Mitchell VanderWeele, stationed at Lajes Field Air Base, Terceira, Azores Islands, Portugal, died Monday, Jan. 12, 1998.
He was born in Portugal on Jan. 11, 1998.
In addition to his parents, survivors include his maternal grandparents, David and Nancy Mitchell of Corry; his paternal grandparents, Dr. Alan and Lois VanderWeele of Corry; his paternal great-grandfather, Gilbert Batten of North East; his maternal great-grandparents, Gust and Effie Litke of Morrisdale, Pa.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. 
A private funeral service will be held for the family, with the Rev. Russell D. Hines, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiating. 
Burial will be at Pine Grove Cemetery, Corry.
The Bracken Funeral Home, Corry, is handling arrangements.
January 15, 1998

Mary Lou Nelson Bailey
Mary Lou Nelson Bailey, 63, 570 Liberty St., Corry, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1998, at her residence.
She was born in Corry on March 13, 1934, daughter of the late Harry D. and Gertrude M. Lee Nelson.
Mrs. Bailey was raised and educated in the Corry area, graduating from Corry High School in 1952. She had worked as a secretary at Aero Supply in Corry for several years, and at several other companies in the Corry and Union City areas. She recently worked at Erie County Plastics for 16 years and retired in 1989.
She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Corry Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 264, and enjoyed bowling, bingo and watching football.
She was preceded in death on March 4, 1996, by her husband, Michael M. Bailey, whom she married on Dec. 17, 1955, in Clymer, N.Y. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Agnes Upperman in 1993 and Alberta VanWinkle in 1995; and a brother, Robert Nelson in 1951.
She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Paul (Mischelle) Patterson of Corry, Mrs. Stephen (Melinda) Sullivan of Colorado Springs, Colo., Ms. Kayla Shearer of Brownstown, Mich., Mrs. Timothy (Marsha) Bobseine of Cuba, N.Y., and Ms. Mari Lee Bailey of Corry; two sisters, Mrs. Elmer (Connie) Goodwill of Waterford and Gertrude Williams of Corry; four brothers, Edward Nelson and his wife, Ruby, and Donald Nelson and his wife, Lucy, all of Columbus, Pa., Harry Nelson and his wife, Phyllis, and James Nelson, all of Corry; nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Bracken Funeral Home, 315 N. Center St., Corry, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held there Saturday at 1 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Ralph Jones, pastor of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Corry.
Burial will be in the Lutheran section of Pine Grove Cemetery in Corry.
Memorials may be made to the Erie County Diabetes Association, 3850 Walker Blvd., Erie, Pa. 16509; or the American Heart Association, Western Pennsylvania District, 823 Filmore Ave., Erie, Pa. 16505.
January 15, 1998

Gertrude Haggerty Coe
Gertrude Haggerty Coe, 95, formerly of the Regency at Washington Place, died on Thursday, Jan. 15, 1998, at St. Mary's Home.
She was born in Erie on March 8, 1902, the daughter of the late Jeremiah and Mary Lennertz Haggerty.
She was a graduate of Saint Vincent School of Nursing and was employed by the Visiting Nurse Association through Saint Vincent Hospital.
She was a long-time resident of Ft. Pierce, Fla., before returning to Erie.
She was an active member of her church in Florida. In Erie, she was a member of St. Julia Church and a volunteer for St. Joseph's Orphanage.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Coe; and three brothers, Mark, Edward and Clayton Haggerty.
Survivors include many nieces and nephews, including John Haggerty of Cookville, Tenn., William and Michael Haggerty and Carol Semrau, all of Erie, Phillip Haggerty of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Edie Offhaus of Buffalo, N.Y.
Friends may attend a funeral Mass on Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Julia Church, 638 Roslyn Ave., and then call at the Burton West Lake Funeral Home, 3816 West Lake Road, from noon until 2 p.m.
Burial will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to VNA Hospice of Erie County, 1305 Peach St., Erie, Pa. 16501; American Heart Association, 823 Filmore Ave., Erie, Pa. 16505; or the American Cancer Society, 2115 W. 38th St., Erie, Pa. 16508.
January 15, 1998

Russell R. Shreve
Russell R. Shreve, 74, of Route 6, Union City, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1998, at Metro Health Center.
He was born Nov. 9, 1923, in Union City, son of the late Hobart and Dorothy Warner Shreve.
Mr. Shreve worked in the family business, W.H. Shreve and Son Dairy, and later became a heavy equipment contractor, retiring due to ill health. He specialized in soil conservation projects and construction of ponds and golf courses. He was a member of the Land Improvement Contractors of America.
Mr. Shreve owned several teams of Belgian horses and enjoyed taking horse-and-buggy rides. He hitched his Amish horses to a restored doctor's buggy or a two-seater. He traveled widely to horse-pulling shows.
He was affiliated with New Ireland United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by an infant twin daughter, Beryl Annette Shreve, in 1948; and a brother, Robert N. Shreve, in 1978.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Lois Warner Shreve, whom he married June 15, 1945; three daughters, Sheryl Rejzer and Jeanette Reynolds and her husband, Blane, all of Union City; a daughter, Carrie Welch and her husband, Joe, of Waterford; a son, Burt Shreve and his wife, Ginny, of Union City; a sister, Erma Jean Gerdon of Venango, Crawford County; and nine grandchildren, Bryan Rejzer, Megan and Brent Reynolds, Jeremy, Kyle, Julie and Katie Shreve and Travis and Taylor Welch.
Friends may call at Glenn Funeral Home, 62 South Main St., Union CIty, 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 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. William Sturdevant and the Rev. Betty Roach of New Ireland United Methodist Church.
Burial will be at West Union Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to New Ireland United Methodist Church, 15055 Willy Road, Union City, PA 16438; the Erie County Diabetes Association, 3850 Walker Blvd., Erie, PA 16509; or the Union City Library Fund, Stranahan Street, Union City, PA 16438.
January 14, 1998

Robert Michael Lachimia
Robert Michael Lachimia, 32, of 1924 Myrtle St., died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1998, at Twinbrook Medical Center.
He was born April 13, 1965, in Pittsburgh, son of James F. and Nancy Lawrence Lachimia of Harmony, Butler County.
Before his illness Mr. Lachimia was the dining room supervisor at Madeline's Restaurant at Holiday Inn Downtown.
In addition to his parents, survivors include two brothers, James Lachimia of Overland Park, Kansas, and his wife, Nicol, and Nicholas Lachimia of Harmony; three sisters, Linda Smith of Erie, Rhonda Dendis and her husband, Stephen, and Cynthia Dietrich and her husband, Rob, all of Slippery Rock; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may attend a service at Merle E. Wood Funeral Home, 215 W. 25th St., on Friday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Chet Gawronski will officiate.
January 14, 1998

Lucile Dundon Panitzke
OKEECHOBEE, Fla. Lucile Dundon Panitzke, 85, of Okeechobee, formerly of Erie, died at her home Monday, Jan. 12, 1998.
She was born July 21, 1912, in Erie, daughter of the late Emmett and Vivian Dundon.
Mrs. Panitzke graduated from Edinboro State College in 1932 and taught school in Cussewago Township, Crawford County, until 1936. She worked for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board in Erie County from 1944-69.
She moved to Florida in 1985.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, William J. Panitzke; two daughters, JoAnn Kitts of Stillwater, Maine, and her husband, James, and Bonnie Rohrer of Seattle, Wash., and her husband, Doug; a son, William E. Panitzke of Erie and his former wife, Dorothy L. Panitzke; a sister, Thelma Ekelund of Edinboro; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Private services were held in Okeechobee.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Okeechobee, Box 1548, Okeechobee, Fla.
January 14, 1998

Blanche Mitchell Ray
GAITHERSBURG, Md. Blanche Mitchell Ray, 66, of Derwood, Md., died Saturday, Jan. 10, 1998, at Shady Grove Hospital.
She was born July 28, 1931, in Pennsylvania, daughter of Lois K. Mitchell.
Mrs. Ray was a homemaker.
In addition to her mother, survivors include her husband, James F. Ray; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Leslie Ann) Roehl and Donna Leigh Sondlo; six sisters, Lois Hall, Doris Duncan, Shirley Weigand, Diane Springman, Dana E. Mitchell and Carol Speer; and four grandchildren, Kimberly, Kelly and Jimmy Roehl and Eddie Sondlo.
A memorial service will be held at DeVol Funeral Home, 10 East Deer Park Drive, Gaithersburg, on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Burial will be private.
January 14, 1998

Austa Viola Ludwig
FRANKLIN Austa Viola Ludwig, 92, of Winter Haven, Fla., formerly of Franklin, Venango County, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 1997, at Brandywyne Convalescent Center in Winter Haven.
She was born Dec. 23, 1905, in Franklin, and had lived in Winter Haven since 1976.
Mrs. Ludwig, who was a graduate of Franklin High School, was a homemaker. She was a member of St. John United Methodist Church in Winter Haven.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard E. Ludwig, on Feb. 3, 1996; they were married Nov. 14, 1928.
She is survived by a son, Richard Edward Ludwig and his wife, Bonnie, of Crystal River, Fla.; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held later.
Huff Chapel in Franklin is handling arrangements.
January 14, 1998

William H. Dudley
William H. Dudley, 71, of 161 South Lakeside Drive, North East, formerly of Erie, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1998, at Hamot Medical Center.
He was born Dec. 28, 1926, in New York, and had lived in North East for the past 19 years.
Mr. Dudley was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post 105.
He worked for Lyons Transportation Lines for 25 years, retiring in 1988. He belonged to the Teamsters Union.
Mr. Dudley was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in North East, where he was an usher. He also belonged to Masonic Lodge 399, F and AM, and Parkinson's Partners of Northwestern Pennsylvania.
Survivors include his wife of 19 years, Aurelia M. Nowotny Dudley; a son, James D. Mackey and his wife, Cherie, of Albion; and two grandchildren, Dustin and Garrett Mackey.
Friends may at William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake St., North East, Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The service will be at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 1500 Freeport Road, Saturday at 10 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Kenneth Laber.
Burial will be at North East Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Parkinson's Partners of Northwestern Pennsylvania in care of Trinity United Methodist Church, 3952 Pine Ave., Erie, PA 16504; the City Mission New Life Center, 1023 French St., Erie, PA 16501; or the Humane Society, 418 W. 38th St., Erie, PA 16508.
January 14, 1998

Patricia Kelly Bucksbee
TOWNVILLE Patricia V. Kelly Bucksbee, 57, of Belview, Neb., died Monday, Jan. 12, 1998, in Omaha, Neb.
She was born July 26, 1940, in Athens Township, Crawford County, daughter of Sylvia Kelly of Pennsylvania and the late Dennis Kelly.
Mrs. Bucksbee was a registered nurse. She was a 1958 graduate of Townville High School and graduated from Meadville Hospital School of Nursing in 1961.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
In addition to her mother, survivors include her husband, John D. Bucksbee Sr., whom she married Oct. 14, 1961; three sons, John D. Bucksbee Jr. of Omaha, Brian Bucksbee of Council Bluffs, Neb., and Steven Bucksbee and his wife, Sally, of Waterloo, Neb.; two daughters, Kelly Gibson and her husband, David, of Chandler, Ariz., and Karen Bucksbee of Belview; a sister, Kitty Wentz of Guys Mills, Crawford County; three brothers, Dennis Kelly of Clifton, Va., Mike Kelly of Lincolnville and Clifford Kelly of Vero Beach, Fla.; and five grandchildren.
Friends may call at Willis L. Arnold Funeral Home, Townville, Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. A service will be held there Saturday at 10 a.m.
Burial will be at Rootville Cemetery in Athens Township.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
January 14, 1998

Laura Fay Bradley
Laura Fay Bradley, 33, of 928 W. 11th, died Monday, Jan. 12, 1998, at Saint Vincent Health Center after a long illness.
She was born Feb. 1, 1964, in Erie, daughter of the late George and Muriel Bowers Wonner.
Mrs. Bradley had been a cook at several local restaurants.
She is survived by two sons, Michael T. Bradley of Sebring, Fla., and Gregory Scott Bradley, at home; three brothers, Thomas M. Wonner of Harborcreek Township, Scott Stanton of Erie and Fred W. Wonner of Lawrence Park Township; a sister, Patricia Confer of Erie; her grandmother, Evelyn Bowers of Erie; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Private funeral services and burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorials may be made to Catholic Charities, St. Mark Catholic Center, PO Box 10397, Erie, PA 16514-0397.
January 14, 1998

John Konn
John "Jack" Konn, 82, of 2622 Parade St., died Sunday, Jan. 11, 1998, at Erie Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
He was born March 12, 1915, in Washington County, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Constantine Konkolowitz.
Mr. Konn was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II, serving in the Aleutian Islands. He was wounded in combat and received the Purple Heart.
He was the proprietor of Pizza on Parade and owned a hearing aid shop.
He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
He is survived by two sons, John "Jack" Konn and his wife, Beverly, of St. Louis, Mo., and Jeffery Konn and his wife, Linda, of Pittsburgh; a daughter, Judith Heltsinger of Philadelphia; and four grandchildren.
No calling hours will be observed. Friends may attend a memorial service at A. Brugger & Sons Funeral Home, 845 E. 38th, on Friday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Thomas Fialkowski, chaplain of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, will officiate.
Burial will be private.
Memorials may be made to The Seeing Eye Inc., PO Box 375, Morristown, NJ 07963-0375; or Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc., 611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598.
January 14, 1998

Jerry Handy
Jerry "Chicken Man" Handy, 42, of 721 E. 19th St., died Sunday, Jan. 11, 1998.
He was born Nov. 24, 1955, in Crenshaw, Miss., son of the late Benjamin and Lucinda Handy Sr.
Mr. Handy, who had lived in Erie for 24 years, worked for Indee Exhaust. He previously worked for W&P Poultry as a truck driver.
He enjoyed fishing.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Handy.
He is survived by his wife, Janice Hansbrew of Erie; a son, Jermaine D. Hansbrew of Erie; a stepson, Jeffrey D. Hansbrew, serving with the U.S. Marine Corps on Okinawa; six brothers, Perry and Larry Handy, both of Malden, Mo., Charles Handy of Philadelphia, Benjamin Handy Jr. of Grenada, Miss., Willie Handy of Indianapolis, Ind., and James Handy of Crenshaw; three sisters, Eulestine Rice and her husband, James, and Betty Jean Handy, all of Pleasantville, Ky., and Barbara Ann Handy of Dwightsville, N.C.; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call at Law Funeral Home, 1861 Buffalo Road, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held at Morning Star Baptist Church, 327 E. 23rd St., Saturday at 1 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Leo Manning Jr.
Burial will be at Lakeside Cemetery.
January 14, 1998

Gloria Evanoff Simpson Chatman
Gloria Evanoff Simpson Chatman, 64, a resident of Friendship Towers, 111 E. 11th St., died at her home Monday morning, Jan. 12, 1998, after a long illness.
She was born Aug. 14, 1933, in Erie, daughter of the late Harry and Theresa Petroff Evanoff.
Mrs. Chatman, who lived in Erie all her life, was a homemaker. She had done volunteer work at the City Mission New Life Center and her church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall "Shorty" Chatman, in 1991; and an infant brother, Albert Evanoff.
She is survived by four daughters, Vicki Simpson Bonhomme of Phoenix, Ariz., Darlene Simpson Clayton of Houston, Texas, Trina Simpson Ibrahim of Durham, N.C., and Julie Barnett of Erie; two sons, Robert Simpson Jr. of Phoenix and Gary M. Simpson of Erie; five sisters, Fima E. Weed and Anita K. DeFonzo, both of Erie, Marilyn A. Voronovas of Brantford, Canada, Kay M. Pazdziesz of El Cajon, Calif., and Matrina Barry of Miami, Fla.; two brothers, Harry and Jack Evanoff, both of Erie; eight grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home, 2926 Pine Ave., on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service there at 11 a.m.
Burial will be at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the City Mission New Life Center, 1023 French St., Erie, PA 16501.
January 14, 1998

Ernest Katzwinkel Jr.
Ernest Katzwinkel Jr., 73, of 4117 Venice Drive, died Monday, Jan. 12, 1998, at Metro Health Center.
He was born April 11, 1924, in Erie, son of the late Ernest and Helen Klein Katzwinkel.
Mr. Katzwinkel, who lived in Erie all his life, was a graduate of Millcreek High School and attended Gannon University. He had worked for Bucyrus-Erie Corp. as a supervisor.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He was a member of the Erie Maennerchor Club and enjoyed hunting, fishing and duckpin bowling at the Maennerchor.
Survivors include a son, U.S. Navy Capt. Ernest J. Katzwinkel and his wife, Judy; a brother, Henry Katzwinkel of Erie; and his companion, Marie Cravinho.
Friends may call at John J. Quinn Funeral Home, W. 9th and Liberty streets, Thursday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. The service will be held there Friday at 1 p.m.
Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Sarah A. Reed Retirement Center, 227, W. 22nd St., Erie, PA 16502.
January 14, 1998

Charlotte Churchill Bevevino
WARREN Charlotte Churchill Bevevino, 62, of 4 East Woodcrest Drive, Clarendon, Warren County, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 14, 1998, at Warren Manor after a long illness.
She was born Dec. 21, 1935, in Teaneck, N.J., daughter of Sophie Kondak Churchill of Waterford and the late Winton A. Churchill.
Mrs. Bevevino, who lived in Warren County most of her life, was a 1953 graduate of Warren High School and studied nursing. She had worked for the Tri-County Intermediate Unit as a teacher's aide at Allegheny, North Warren, Pleasant and South Street elementary schools.
She was a parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church and also belonged to the Moose Lodge, Pennsylvania State Education Retirement Association, the YMCA and Warren Public Library Association. She was a Warren Special Olympics volunteer.
In addition to her mother, survivors include her husband, Mark A. Bevevino, whom she married Dec. 31, 1955; three sons, Randal Bevevino of Clarendon Heights, Warren County, and Robin and Ross Bevevino, both of Warren; a daughter, Mrs. David (Rebecca Lynn) Crossley of Warren; a brother, Leroy Churchill of Waterford; and nine grandchildren.
Friends may call at Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, 304 East Street, Warren, Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Friday at 10 a.m. Monsignor H. Desmond McGee, parochial vicar, will be the celebrant.
Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Warren Public Library Association or the Warren County Unit of the American Cancer Society.
January 14, 1998

Barbara Ann Goodwin
Barbara Ann "Barb" Goodwin, 46, formerly of Zimmerly Road, died Monday, Jan. 12, 1998, at Pleasant Ridge Manor West as a result of multiple sclerosis.
She was born Feb. 26, 1951, in Erie, daughter of Gerald W. McClelland of McKean and Donna M. Green Thomas of Erie.
Mrs. Goodwin, who was a 1969 graduate of McDowell High School, had worked with Metro Erie Meals on Wheels.
She was a member of Berean Baptist Church in Girard and a former member of the Altar Guild and the Episcopal Church Women at St. Mark Church. She formerly coordinated the Episcopal Diocesan Prayer Chain.
She enjoyed crafts, was an accomplished tole painter and painted landscapes and still lifes.
She was preceded in death by a stepbrother, Steven Roberts.
Survivors include her grandmother, Hazel McClelland Mansfield of Girard; a son, Daniel Keith Goodwin of Erie; a daughter, Nicole Marie Goodwin of San Antonio, Texas; three sisters, Patricia Schmitt of Erie, Sandra Sutch and her husband, Thomas, of Lake City, and Cheryl Seelinger and her husband, Robert, of East Springfield; her stepmother, Kay McClelland of McKean; her stepfather, Gordon Thomas of Erie; three stepbrothers, James and Dennis Roberts, both of Erie, and Richard Roberts of McKean; a stepsister, Virginia Sitter of Harborcreek and her husband, David; three half-brothers, William and Kenneth Thomas, both of Erie, and Richard Thomas of Tampa, Fla.; a half-sister, Linda McClelland of Erie; a grandson, Zachery Goodwin; and a close friend, Debra Warner of Girard.
Friends may call at Burton Funeral Home, 525 Main Street East, Girard, Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 p.m. until the time of the service there at 8 p.m. The Rev. John Bates of Berean Baptist Church will officiate.
Burial will be at Edinboro Cemtery.
Memorials may be made to Berean Baptist Church, Route 20, RD 1 Girard, PA 16417; or the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 104 E. 2nd St., Erie, PA 16507.
January 14, 1998

Alfred A. Grill
MEADVILLE Alfred A. Grill, 89, of 375 Meadow St., Meadville, died at his home Wednesday, Jan. 14, 1998.
He was born May 17, 1908, in Lewis Run, McKean County, son of the late Ralph and Eleanor D'Alessio Grill.
Mr. Grill was a retired Pennsylvania State Police officer and two-term Crawford County sheriff.
Mr. Grill served in the Pennsylvania State Police for 28 years, from October 1932 until his retirement in 1960. Over the years he was assigned to Troop A in Greensburg, Troop B in Washington County and Troop E in Erie, handling such duties as traffic control, criminal investigations and driver's license examinations.
As a state automobile inspection investigator, he supervised more than 325 state inspection garages in Erie and Warren counties. He also was the officer in charge of the PSP substation in Meadville.
Mr. Grill was the Crawford County sheriff and Crawford County Jail warden from 1968-75.
Since 1982, he had been a volunteer at Meadville Medical Center and did volunteer work at Wesbury, Crawford County Care Center and the Senior Citizen Center.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Force and was a licensed pilot with a commercial pilot's license.
He was a member of Elks Lodge 219, the Fraternal Order of Eagles and Italian Civic Club. He was a former member of the Sertoma Club, the Pennsylvania Sheriffs Association and Pennsylvania Prison Wardens Association.
He was a charter member of the Fraternal Order of Police and helped organize and was the first president of the Crawford County Chapter of PARSE.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Henry and Frank Grill, and a sister, Marie Grimaldi.
He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Williams Grill, whom he married April 10, 1942; a daughter, Mrs. Jack (Sharyn) Hanaway of Meadville; two sons, Terry Grill of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Robert Grill of Erie; a sister, Helen Apthorpe of Florida; eight grandsons, a great-grandson and several nephews.
Friends may call at Roofner-Collins Funeral Home, 544 Chestnut St., Meadville, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A prayer service will be held there Friday at 8:15 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Agatha Catholic Church on Saturday at 10 a.m. Monsignor Henry J. Schauerman, pastor of the parish, will be the celebrant.
Entombment will be at Roselawn Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Crawford County.
January 14, 1998


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