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Bernadette Presor Gray 
Was a parishioner of Our Lady of Peace Church
Bernadette E. Presor Gray, 74, of Millcreek Township, died at her home Monday, June 22, 1998.
She was born May 1, 1924, in Erie, daughter of the late Frank and Antoinette Grzesiak Presor.
Mrs. Gray was a parishioner of Our Lady of Peace Roman Catholic Church. She enjoyed china painting, ceramics and gardening.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Presor.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Bernard F. Gray; a daughter, Nancy Swisher of Twinsburg, Ohio, and her husband George; two sons, Michael J. Gray and his wife, Jane, and James Gray, all of Erie; a sister, Theresa Feick of Erie; three grandchildren, Timothy Gray and Jonathan and Marc Swisher; a brother, Charles Presor of Erie; a sister, Theresa Feick of Erie; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may attend a service at Edward J. Garr Funeral Home, 459 E. 12th St., today at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass at Our Lady of Peace Church at 10 a.m.
Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2115 W. 38th St., Erie, PA 16508-1999.
June 24, 1998 

Robert E. Chamberlain 
Memorial service will be held Sunday
A memorial service has been scheduled for Robert E. Chamberlain of Bradenton, Fla., who died Dec. 8, 1997, in Bradenton.
Mr. Chamberlain, who lived in Erie for many years, worked for American Sterilizer Co. before his retirement. He was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Erie for 20 years.
Friends may attend a service at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 7180 New Perry Highway, Sunday at 1:30 p.m. The service will be led by his surviving children, Donald Chamberlain, Margo Haldeman and Lynn Gardner.
June 24, 1998 

Olga Arden 
Cared for her mother for many years
BEAR LAKE Olga Arden, 76, RD 1 Bear Lake, died Wednesday, June 24, 1998, at the home of her sister in Bear Lake.
She was born Sept. 11, 1921, in Bear Lake, daughter of the late Andrew and Justine Hanas Arden.
Miss Arden was a 1939 graduate of Lottsville High School. For many years she cared for her mother, then worked for Corry Jamestown Corp. as an assembler and welder, retiring in 1984.
She was a member of St. Mary's Orthodox Church and the United Methodist Women in Lottsville. She enjoyed flower gardening and animals.
She is survived by a sister, Ann A. Solinko of Bear Lake; a brother, Michael Arden of Bear Lake; and several great-nephews.
Friends may call at Bracken Funeral Home in Corry on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A prayer service will be held there Friday at 8 p.m. A service will be held at the funeral home Saturday at 2 p.m., conducted by the Very Rev. Ronald A. Hazuda, protopresbyter of St. Nicholas Orthodox Greek Catholic Church of Erie.
Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Columbus.
Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Women of Lottsville, RD 1 Bear Lake, PA 16402.
June 24, 1998 

Norma J. Nason 
Owned Just the Right Angle hair salon
Norma J. Nason, 58, 2702 Angle St., died Tuesday, June 23, 1998, at Saint Vincent Health Center after a long illness.
She was born Aug. 13, 1939, in Conneautville, daughter of Virginia Viola Thomas Natcher of Erie and the late Clifford William Joslin Jr.
She owned "Just the Right Angle" hair salon. She was a mixologist at several local establishments, retiring in 1993.
She is survived by her son, Jeff Nason of Erie and his wife, Sandra; her fiance, Charles Eighmy; a sister, Shirley Amendola of North East; and two brothers, William Joslin and his wife, Lana, and Terry Joslin and his wife, Carol, all of Erie.
Friends may call at Brugger Home for Funerals, 1595 W. 38th St., today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held there Friday at 8:20 a.m., followed by a Mass at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church at 9 a.m.
Burial will be at Laurel Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America Inc., 386 Park Avenue S.-17th Floor, New York, NY 10016-8804.
June 24, 1998 

Ronald E. Shepard 
Was WW II Army veteran, serving in Europe
TOWNVILLE Ronald E. Shepard, 73, a resident of Crawford County Care Center, Saegertown, Pa., died at his home Saturday, June 20, 1998.
He was born on March 1, 1925, in Union City, son of the late Ernest Carl and Iva Lavinia Buell Shepard.
Mr. Shepard was a 1943 graduate of Union City High School and a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Europe and receiving a medical discharge in June 1945. He had been a part-time police officer in Union City, a crane operator in Erie and a truck driver.
He was preceded in death on March 6, 1998, by his wife, Virginia Frost, whom he married on May 5, 1950.
Survivors include a daughter, Cathy Lynne Nelson of Apopka, Fla.; a son, Curt Shepard of Apopka; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The service will be private.
Burial will be at Shreve Ridge Cemetery, Bloomfield Township, Crawford County.
Arrangements are being handled by the Willis L. Arnold Funeral Home. PO Box A, Townville, PA 16360.
June 23, 1998 

Dale Laverne Yost 
Worked in plastics industry
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. Dale Laverne Yost, 66, of Port Charlotte, formerly of North East, died Thursday, June 11, 1998, at Annapolis Hospital in Detroit, Mich.
He was born on July 9, 1931, in Wattsburg, son of the late Kenneth and Iona Yost.
Mr. Yost worked in the plastics industry in the Erie area before moving to Port Charlotte 22 years ago.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie E. Law; two sons, Dale M. Yost and his wife, Kelli, and Jerry A. Yost and his wife, Cynthia, all of Port Charlotte, Fla.; a sister, Joyce Shinko of Glenshaw, Pa.; and six grandchildren.
Friends may attend a local memorial service at 3 p.m., Thursday, July 9, at State Line United Methodist Church, 12591 E. Main St., North East.
Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, 1101 N. Lake Destiny Road No. 415, Maitland, Fla. 32751-7105.
Paul Schelm Funeral Home, Port Charlotte, is handling arrangements.
June 23, 1998 

Ann Radecki Webb 
Lived in Corry and Warren
Ann Radecki Webb, 77, of 117 Redwood St., Warren, and formerly of Marion St., Corry, died Tuesday, June 23, 1998, at Warren General Hospital.
She was born Jan. 21, 1921, in Corry, daughter of the late Wesley and Katheryn Zak Radecki.
Mrs. Webb was raised and educated in Corry. She worked at the former Corry Instrument in the 1940s. She then worked as a secretary at the former Ajax Iron Works in Corry for 10 years, retiring in 1975. She moved to Warren and has lived with her son there since 1995. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Corry.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph W. Webb Jr., on Jan. 25, 1989; a sister, Carol Lawson; and two brothers, Joseph and Chester Radecki.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. George (Mary) O'Dell of Jamestown, N.Y.; four sons, Ralph Webb III of Reading, Pa., Donald Webb of Tucson, Ariz., Bruce Webb of Oregon and Douglas Webb of Warren and his wife, Karen; four brothers, Stanley Radecki of Corry and his wife, Tillie, John Radecki of Upland, Calif., and his wife, Ruth, Eugene "Pete" Radecki of Walnut, Calif., and his wife, Margaret, and Lewis Radecki of Rangeley, Maine, and his wife, Judy; 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
No calling hours or service will be held.
Burial will be at Pine Grove Cemetery in Corry.
Bracken Funeral Home in Corry is handling arrangements.
June 23, 1998 

William R. Cass 
Was Navy veteran of World War II
William R. Cass, 80, 1217 W. 33rd St., died Monday, June 22, 1998, at Saint Vincent Health Center.
He was born in East Springfield, June 12, 1918, son of the late William H. and Jennie Olson Cass.
Mr. Cass had worked at Railway Express for many years and retired from Security-Peoples Bank. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater.
He was a member of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, Perry-Keystone Lodge 392 F.&A.M., Erepa Grotto Saga Club and Scottish Rite, Valley of Erie. He was also a member of the American Legion Carl Neff Post 571.
Mr. Cass is survived by his wife, Eleanore Krebs Cass; a son, Richard W. Cass of Erie and his wife Karen; a daughter, Diane L. Cass of Fayetteville, N.Y., and her husband, Timothy McLaughlin; and a grandson, William N. Cass.
There will be no calling hours. 
Private services and burial will be at Wales Cemetery.
The Merle E. Wood Funeral Home, 215 W. 25th St., is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 1645 W. Eighth St., Erie, PA 16502.
June 23, 1998 

Stephen A. Tobias 
Worked for the Village of Westfield
WESTFIELD, N.Y. Stephen Anthony Tobias, 49, of 34 Bourne St., died Monday, June 22, 1998, at home.
He was born Sept. 21, 1948, in Westfield, the son of Irene Harper Tobias and the late Stephan Tobias.
He lived in Westfield all his life. He worked for the Village of Westfield for 33 years and most recently was foreman of the village's water and sewer department. He was a member of St. James Major Roman Catholic Church and the Loyal Order of Moose No. 118 of Westfield, and was a social member of the John W. Rogers American Legion Post No. 327 of Westfield. He was an avid sports fan and played in the Westfield Softball League.
He was also preceded in death by an infant sister, Maxine Joan Tobias.
Survivors also include his wife, Barbara Eggleston Tobias, whom he married June 8, 1972; four sons, James Tobias of Raleigh, N.C., Mark and Kevin VanDyke, both of Florida, and Scott VanDyke of Westfield; a daughter, Kathy Tobias Tennies of Orlando, Fla.; two sisters, Christine Tobias and Maxine Tyczkowksi, both of Westfield; and two grandchildren.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Mason Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield, and may attend a service Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. James Major Roman Catholic Church. The Rev. Daniel A. Lapinski will officiate.
Burial will be at St. James Cemetery, Westfield.
Memorials may be made to the Westfield Volunteer Fire Department Ambulance Fund, 20 Clinton St., Westfield, N.Y. 14787.
June 23, 1998 

Richard Gatling Hawn 
WW II Navy veteran who served on submarines
Richard Gatling Hawn, 78, of Maryland Avenue, died Tuesday, June 23, 1998, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 7, 1919, in New York City, son of the late Gavin Campbell and Rosalind Gatling Hawn.
Mr. Hawn served in the U.S. Navy from 1937 to 1945. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving as chief petty officer aboard submarines in the Pacific. He went on 11 war patrols and was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action.
Following the war, he earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from New York University. He moved to Erie in 1955 and worked for over 30 years at General Electric as a diesel engine engineer. He was a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington. Mr. Hawn was a frequent contributor to the editorial pages of the Erie Times News and enjoyed photography, computers, motorcycles and fine automobiles.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Emme Wingate Hawn of Erie; one daughter, Sally Reynolds of Lancaster, Pa.; one son, Benjamin Hawn of New Iberia, La.; and two grandchildren, Rosalind and Madeline Reynolds.
Services will be private and cremation will follow.
Memorials may be made to the VNA Hospice of Erie County, 1305 Peach St., Erie, PA 16501; or to the Pennsylvania Soldiers and Sailors Home Activity Fund, 560 E. Third St., Erie, PA 16507.
The Carl A. Slomski and Son Funeral Home, East 21st and Ash streets, is handling arrangements.
June 23, 1998 

Ralph P. Madden 
Taught in Erie School District
Ralph P. Madden, 73, died on Sunday, June 21, 1998, at his camp in Warren, Pa.
He was born on Aug. 1, 1924, in Erie, a son of the late Dr. Louis Silverman and Bridget Madden.
He was U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving on the U.S.S. Yahara in the Pacific.
He received master's degrees in education and political science from the University of Pittsburgh.
He had worked for the Sheet Metal Workers' International Association and taught in the Erie School District for 25 years.
He was a member of the Sunflower Club, the Benevolent Order of the Elks, and the VFW Post 470.
He enjoyed the outdoors and photography.
He was preceded in death by a son, Ralph J. Madden, and four brothers, Wilfred, William, Louis and Harold Madden.
He is survived by two sons, David J. Madden and his wife, Mary, and James A. Madden, all of Erie; one brother, Clyde Madden of Pittsburgh; two sisters, Annabelle Shoup of Pittsburgh and Marge Fratus of Erie; five grandchildren, Jason, Carrie, Jenny, James and Ryan Madden; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the John R. Orlando Funeral Home, 2122 Raspberry St., Wednesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., and are invited to attend a service there on Thursday at 1 p.m., with the Rev. David Laakso officiating.
Burial will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
June 23, 1998 

James Marcus Davis 
Was born in Ashtabula, Ohio
CONNEAUT, Ohio James Marcus Davis, 3, of Shaker Heights, Ohio, died Sunday, June 21, 1998, at Fairview University Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minn. 
He had been a patient there since January for a bone marrow transplant.
Davis was born on Nov. 1, 1994, in Ashtabula, Ohio, a son of Thomas W. and Diane Sayles Davis.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John Sayles and Helen Davis Watson.
He is survived by two brothers, Thomas W. Davis Jr. and Michael Jemison; his maternal grandmother, Norma Sayles of Conneaut; his paternal grandfather, Willie Davis of Sheraw, S.C.; and a number of aunts and uncles.
Friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Marcy Funeral Home, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, where a service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday.
Burial will be at Greenlawn Memory Gardens.
June 23, 1998 

Robert L. Wilson 
Was a dairy farmer
Robert L. Wilson, 69, of 18345 King Road, Corry, died Saturday, June 20, 1998, at Corry Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Corry on Dec. 19, 1928, a son of the late Wayne and Marion King Wilson. 
Mr. Wilson was raised in Wayne Township and attended the former Spencer and Beaverdam Schools. He was a dairy farmer, owning and operating his own farm on Turnpike Road until 1983 when he sold his farm and began helping on his brother's dairy farm on King Road. He retired in 1995. He enjoyed riding horses.
Survivors include a brother, Bernard W. Wilson of Corry and his wife, Norma; a niece, Brenda Frost of Warrenton, Va.; a nephew, Brad Wilson of Corry; and four great-nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Bracken Funeral Home, Corry, Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. and attend a service there Friday at 11 a.m., conducted by Rev. Robert Carroll, pastor of the Wayne Valley, Elgin and McCray United Methodist Churches.
Burial will be at Lawn Cemetery, Beaverdam, Pa.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Corry Unit, Two S. Center St., Corry, PA 16407.
June 22, 1998 

Richard A. Yoder Sr. 
Was carpenter in Corry area
Richard A. Yoder Sr., 55, 614 South Center St., Corry, died Sunday, June 21, 1998, at his home.
He was born in Oak Ridge, Pa., on Dec. 16, 1942, a son of the late Clyde and Martha Adams Yoder.
Mr. Yoder was raised and educated in Oak Ridge near New Bethlehem, Pa., and moved to Bear Lake in 1958. He had worked at Clymer Bag Co., Firch's Bakery in Jamestown, N.Y., and Viking Plastics in Corry. He later worked as a self-employed carpenter in the Corry area.
He attended Harmony Baptist Church in Waterford and was a member of the Corry Moose Lodge 98 and the Corry VFW Post 264. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Mr. Yoder was preceded in death by a brother, Clyde Yoder Jr.
Survivors include a son, Richard A. Yoder Jr. of Columbus, Pa., and his wife, Rhonda; five sisters, Mrs. Paul (Doris) Keppel Sr., Mrs. Blaine (Sue) Burkett Sr., Mary Proctor and Mrs. Ronald (Linda) Jukes, all of Corry, and Mrs. John (Betty Jane) Coon of Sigel, Pa.; two brothers, Alfred Yoder of Columbus and his wife, Betty, and Kenneth Yoder of Waterford; three grandchildren, Dustin, Sarah and Alisha Yoder; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Bracken Funeral Home, Corry, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held there Wednesday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Joseph P. Billingsley, pastor of Harmony Baptist Church in Waterford, officiating. 
Burial will be at West Lawn Cemetery, Columbus.
Memorials may be made to the Richard A. Yoder Sr. Memorial Fund, in care of the Bracken Funeral Home, 315 North Center St., Corry, PA 16407.
June 22, 1998 

Norbert Szumigala 
Kingtown Kennels proprietor raised beagles
Norbert S. Szumigala, 70, of Erie, died Saturday, June 20, 1998, at Saint Vincent Health Center.
He was born March 25, 1928, in Erie, son of the late John Stanley and Pearl Kosciuch Szumigala.
Mr. Szumigala, a graduate of Tech High School, was a lathe operator by trade. He was an officer, business agent and served on the executive board of the Wood, Wire and Metal Lather's Union Local 295 for 28 years. He worked for the Erie Housing Authority for 16 years, retiring in 1993.
He was the proprietor of Kingtown Kennels, helped found the Presque Isle Beagle Club and was a life member, former officer and director of the club.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific, and was a member of American Legion Post 771.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church.
Mr. Szumigala was a former officer of Polish Falcons Nest 610 and received a bronze cross. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and coached Boys Baseball in the 1960s.
He was preceded in death by a son, John Stanley Szumigala; three sisters, Dolores Menuto, Pearljean Wodarski and Dorothy Pepicello; and a brother, Raymond Szumigala.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Anna Marie Dolecki Szumigala; three daughters, Kathleen Szumigala and Patricia Arneman, both of Erie, and Mary Beth Yacobozzi and her husband Edward, of Mentor on the Lake, Ohio; two sons, David Szumigala and James Szumigala and his wife Valery, all of Erie; a brother, Michael Szumigala and his wife Ann Marie, of Waterbury, Conn.; a sister, Jean Machuga and her husband George, of Erie; six grandchildren, Mattisin, Alex Jon and Nicholas Yacobozzi and Jonathan Campbell, Adam Arneman and Carey Shields; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at Dusckas Funeral Home East, 2607 Buffalo Road, Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. American Legion Post 771 will conduct a service there Tuesday at 7 p.m..
The service will be held at the funeral home Wednesday at 10 a.m.
Burial with full military honors by American Legion Post 771 will be at Erie County Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2115 W. 38th St., Erie, PA 16508-1999; or to the American Diabetes Foundation, 300 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 700, Pittsburgh, PA 15235.
June 22, 1998 

Gloria Dyke Ring 
Served on Academy High reunion committee
Gloria M. Dyke Ring, 70, of 3004 State St., formerly of 118 E. 30th St., died Sunday, June 21, 1998, at Hamot Medical Center.
She was born on Aug. 10, 1927, in Erie, a daughter of the late Willard B. and Mae Thielmann Dyke.
Mrs. Ring was a 1945 graduate of Academy High School and served on the class reunion committee for many years. She worked as a clerk for Lerners Clothing Store at the downtown and Millcreek Mall locations. She was a life member of the Sunflower Club and the Maennerchor Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Ring, on Sept. 2, 1981.
She is survived by two daughters, Kathleen Jarzomski of Erie and her husband, James, and Carol Clemmer of Wilmington, Del., and her husband, Robert; one son, Robert K. Ring of Erie and his wife, Kathy; six grandchildren, Christine Stenger, Jennifer, Robert and Timothy Ring, and Kelly and Katie Clemmer; three sisters-in-law and two nephews.
Friends may call at the Francis V. Kloecker Funeral Home, West 25th and Sassafras streets, Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held there Wednesday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. J. David Mumford of the Luther Memorial Church officiating.
Burial will be at Erie Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Western Pa. District, 823 Filmore Ave., Erie, PA 16505.
June 22, 1998 

Emma Jane Carris Smith 
Played piano at Stateline Methodist Church
RIPLEY, N.Y. Emma Jane Carris Smith, 83, of West Side Hill Road, Ripley, died Sunday, June 21, 1998, at Hamot Medical Center.
She was born in Ripley on June 17, 1915, a daughter of the late Edgar and Bessie Perdue Carris.
Mrs. Smith was a homemaker and a member of the Praise Cathedral in North East. She was active in the church's Joy Club and enjoyed playing the piano, which she did at Stateline Methodist Church for many years. 
She was preceded in death by a son, Marvin Smith; a granddaughter, Paula Smith, in 1979; a brother, Gerald Carris; and two sisters, Marvel Lawson and Nellie Janes.
Survivors include a son, Thomas Smith of Ripley; three daughters, Sally Young, Mary Hoyt and Kaye Kennedy, all of North East; two brothers, Ellsworth Carris of Sarasota, Fla., and Charles Carris of Ripley; a sister, Betty Beckerink of Clymer, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Mathews Funeral Home, 104 West Main Rd., Ripley, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Praise Cathedral, Station Road, North East, with the Rev. Jerry Bell officiating.
Burial will be at Northville Cemetery Stateline.
Memorials may be made to the Praise Cathedral, 5335 Station Road, North East, PA 16428.
June 22, 1998 

Dorothy Kramer Pinchin 
Played organ at Lake LeBoeuf Roller Rink
Dorothy E. Kramer Pinchin, 86, 1160 Western Lane, died Sunday, June 21, 1998, at her home.
She was born on June 14, 1912, in Erie, a daughter of the late William G. and Elizabeth Salisbury Kramer.
Mrs. Pinchin attended Academy High School and the Villa Maria Conservatory of Music. An accomplished organist, she helped her late husband, Charles, operate the Lake LeBoeuf Roller Rink in the 1960s, playing the organ nightly. She also played Monday nights at the West Lake Roller Rink and for 12 years served as organist for Trinity Lutheran Church in McKean. She had also played dinner music at the Erie Maennerchor Club.
In addition to her husband, who died in 1988, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred E. and William G. Kramer.
Survivors include a daughter, Norma Jean Kreidinger of Erie and her husband, Jack,; four grandchildren, Charles Kreidinger, Kim Liebau, Kevin Kreidinger and Kathy Dougherty; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 
Friends may call at the John J. Quinn Funeral Home, W. 9th and Liberty streets, 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. Jude Catholic Church at 10 a.m. 
Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Saint Vincent Hospice, 232 W. 25th, 4SE, Erie, PA 16544.
June 22, 1998 

Archibald MacDougall 
Local musician, played with Erie Philharmonic
Archibald F. MacDougall, 90, 4061 W. 15th St., died Monday, June 22, 1998, at his home following a short illness.
He was born in Erie, March 15, 1908, the son of the late William and Jennie Johnston MacDougall.
Mr. MacDougall was a graduate of Central High School and the General Electric Apprentice Program. He worked at General Electric Co. for 31 years, retiring in 1968. He then worked as a police dispatcher for the Millcreek Township Police Department for 15 years.
He was a member of the Lakewood United Methodist Church; Zem Zem Shrine, Scottish Rite and Tyrian Lodge 362, Zem Zem Kiltie Band; the GE Quarter Century Club and the American Federation of Musicians.
Mr. MacDougall played trumpet in local bands, French horn with the Erie Philharmonic and was an original member of the Zem Zem Kiltie Band, playing bagpipes. He was an avid golfer and played in the senior league at Elk Valley.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret MacDougall.
Mr. MacDougall is survived by his wife of 45 years, Dolores MacDougall; and a daughter, Patricia MacDougall Jarvis of Silver Spring, Md., and her husband John.
Friends may call at the Burton Funeral Home, 3816 West Lake Rd., Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held there Thursday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. James B. Patterson officiating. 
Burial will be at Erie Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 1645 W. 8th St., Erie, PA 16505; or Lakewood United Methodist Church, 3856 W. 10th St., Erie, PA 16505.
June 22, 1998 

Anthony Walden Moats 
Was clinical director Mayview State Hospital
Anthony Walden Moats, M.D., 77, a resident of the Pennsylvania Soldiers & Sailors Home, formerly of Mount Lebanon, Pa., and Fairchance, Pa., died on Friday, June 19, 1998, at the Erie Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
He was born in Uniontown, Pa., on Jan. 14, 1921, son of the late Anthony and Maude Tarr Moats.
Mr. Moats was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. When he practiced medicine, he specialized in forensic psychiatry. He retired as clinical director of Mayview State Hospital.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Blanc and Erma Ames.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Moats of Charlotte, N.C.; two daughters, Elisabeth Ann Oplinger of Charleston, S.C., and Maude Alma Luck of York, Pa.; one son, Anthony Walden Moats of Bangor, Pa.; and five grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Soldiers & Sailors Home Chapel, 560 W. Third St., on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of a service there at 11 a.m. The Rev. Tim Armstrong will officiate.
The Carl A. Slomski & Son Funeral Home, East 21st and Ash Streets, is handling arrangements.
June 22, 1998 

Willis "Pete" English 
Owned service station at 26th and Liberty streets
Willis "Pete" English, 70, of 708 W. 26th St., died Monday, June 22, 1998, while traveling to California.
He was born Sept. 9, 1927, in Erie, son of the late James M. and Bertha Wiegle English.
A lifelong Erie resident, Mr. English was a 1947 graduate of Strong Vincent High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and worked for 23 years in the stockroom of Reed Manufacturing, retiring in 1989. He was the owner and operator of the Sunoco Service Station at 26th and Liberty streets from 1955 to 1966. He also worked at Griswold Manufacturing for 11 years. He was a member of the Siebenbuerger Singing Society.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Carol Siegrist.
Mr. English is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ruth "Hennie" Karl English; three daughters, Nancy Schnars and her husband, Ivan, and Deborah Grise and her husband, Robert, all of Erie, and Cindy Anderson and her husband, Curtis, of Jacksonville, Fla.; four brothers, James M. English and his wife, Dot, of Miami, Fla., Stanley L. English of Baltimore, Md., Roger F. English and his wife, Marie, of La Mesa, Calif., and Alfred C. English and his wife, Shirley, of Dove Canyon, Calif.; two sisters, Beth Lukart and her husband, Robert, of Calif., and George Anna Poudevigne and her husband, Pierre, of Santa Ana, Calif.; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Scott Funeral Home, 21st and Myrtle streets, Wednesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held there Thursday at 1 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Rick J. Crocker of First Alliance Church.
Burial will be at Erie County Memorial Gardens.
June 22, 1998 

Sebastian DiMaria 
Worked for PennDOT
Sebastian "Sibby" DiMaria, 42, 1126 W. 21st St., died Monday, June 22, 1998, at Saint Vincent Health Center.
He was born on June 20, 1956, in Erie, a son of Anthony and Esther DiFucci DiMaria of Erie.
He had worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
He was a member of the Nuova Aurora and the National Club.
Besides his parents he is survived by a daughter, Caitlyn; a son, Adam; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Philomena DiFucci of Erie; one sister, Mrs. Dennis (Angela) Cologrande of Erie; a nephew and a great-niece.
Friends may call at the John R. Orlando Funeral Home, 2122 Raspberry St., on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and are invited to attend a service there on Thursday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral Mass at Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Church at 10 a.m., with the Rev. John Malthaner, friend of the deceased, officiating.
Burial will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
June 22, 1998 

Mary Lou Taylor 
CORRY - Mary Lou Taylor, 61, of 13695 W. Washington St., Corry, died Saturday, June 20, 1998, at the Corry Manor Nursing Home, following a lengthy illness.
She was born in Clarendon Oct. 4, 1936, daughter of the late Robert and Verna Graham Temple Elmquist.
She attended Corry Area High School. She worked at the former Crosscut Restaurant, G.C. Murphy's, and the former Frank & Verna's Restaurant. She worked at Erie Plastics for 23 years, until 1991. She enjoyed flowers, other plants, and being outside with nature.
She was preceded in death by a son, Harlen Taylor, in 1993, and her stepfather, Everett Elmquist.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Harlan Taylor; a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Lisa) Hiner of Corry; two brothers, William Temple and his wife Faye of Orlando, Fla., and Ron Elmquist and his companion Betty Bartley, of Corry; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Bracken Funeral Home, 315 N. Center St., Corry, Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and may attend a service there Tuesday at 11 a.m.
Burial will be at West Lawn Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, or to a charity of the donor's choice.
June 22, 1998 

Robert E. Schies 
OIL CITY - Robert E. Schies, 76, of 452 E. Bissell Ave., Oil City, died Sunday, June 14, 1998, after an extended illness.
He was born in Knox, Dec, 31,1921, a son of the late Emmett and Louell Best Hall Schies.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and served as a radio operator in the Pacific Theater with the 27th Air Depot Group.
He worked at Knox Glass Inc. as manager of cost accounting and had previously been a self-employed real estate agent. He retired from Quaker State in 1985. He enjoyed golf, buying and selling china and collecting post cards.
He was preceded in death by a half-sister, Evelyn Hall.
He is survivedby his wife of 51 years, Lilian Kay McCann Schies; three sons, Fred Schies of N. Windham, Conn., and his wife Patricia, Gordon Schies of Newington, Conn., and Daniel Schies of Norwich, Conn.; two daughters, Betty Jo Schies and Mary Ann McNulty, both of New Hartford, Conn.; four grandchildren; and a half-siser, Dorothy Hall Dunkle of Franklin.
Calling hours were private.
A funeral service was held Thurday.
Burial was at Knox Union Cemetery, Knox.
June 22, 1998


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