Obituaries

Howard C. Brush

Howard “Howie” C. Brush, 66, of Sheffield, PA, died surrounded by his family on Monday, June 8, 2015 at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Home, Warren, PA, after a 2 year battle with brain cancer. He was born August 5, 1948 in Kane, PA.

He was the son of LeRoy “Roy” P. and Elaine Rose Bastow Brush, Jr. He was a longtime Sheffield area resident and a 1967 graduate of Sheffield High School. He had earned his Associates Degree in Business.

Howard was Director of the North West Regional office for Governor Ed Rendell from 2002 until 2010 and served as a Warren County Commissioner from 1995 until 2002. He had previously been employed with Howe’s True Value, former Struthers Wells Corporation, former National Forge Company and Pittsburgh Des Moines Steel Corporation. He was a member of Sheffield United Methodist Church, the church men’s bible study and a former church council member. He had previously been a coach for Little League Baseball teams, was a member of Sheffield Rod and Gun Club, former member and past president of the Sheffield Sports Boosters. He enjoyed his grandchildren and even children who were not his grandchildren. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed traveling to Florida.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Deanna Camp Brush whom he married June 29, 1968 at Sheffield Bethany Lutheran Church, Sheffield, PA., 1 Daughter – Amy Brush Markey and husband, Timothy, 1 Son – Steven H. Brush all of Sheffield, PA., 2 Brothers – Francis (Frank) Brush and wife, Pat of Burlington, KS, Alfred (Wesley) Brush and wife, Cindy, of Waretown, N.J., 2 Sisters – Fran Brush of Sheffield, PA., Elaine Fox and husband, Charles of Grand Valley, PA., 1 Sister – in – law, Sheila Brush, 2 Grandchildren – Jacqueline R. Markey and companion, Edwin, Drew Markey, 1 Great Grandson – Isaac James “I.J.” Markey, all of Sheffield, PA, and several nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother – Mark L. Brush, his father-in-law, Dean Camp, his mother-in-law, Elaine Playford Camp.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA on Thursday, June 11, 2015 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. and at Sheffield United Methodist Church on Friday, June 12, 2015, one hour prior to a funeral service at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Dennis Johnson, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Sheffield Cemetery. Family suggests memorial contributions may be made through Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA, 16365, or to Salvation Army of Warren County, 311 Beech Street, Warren, PA 16365, or to Sheffield United Methodist Church, 11 W. Main Street, Sheffield, PA 16347, or to Post 8755 Michael and Nicholas Peroski Post, PO Box 431, Sheffield, PA 16347, Sheffield Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 551, Sheffield, PA 16347, or the Sheffield Ambulance Service, 318 S. Main Street, Sheffield, PA 16347, or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Marlene A. English

Marlene A. Ceriola English, 79, of Corry, PA and formerly of Warren, PA passed away peacefully in her sleep at the home of her daughter on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, after a brief illness.

She was born February 17, 1936 in Warren, PA, the daughter of the late Dominic and Grace Iorfido Ceriola. Marlene was a graduate of WAHS and worked for several years as a waitress and at the former New Process Company before moving to Corry, PA where she worked until recently for McCray Aluminum.

Marlene loved her flower gardens, working outdoors and cooking. She adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and she above all loved her Lord. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Marlene is survived by her three children, Robert English of Erie, PA, Randall English of Corry, PA and Sheila English Bean (Doyle) of Garland, PA, her grandchildren, Joe English (Danielle), Susan English Ospina (Jason), Adam English, Amber Alexander (Austin), Abby English, Brian Bean, and Robbie Bean. Also surviving are her great-grandchildren, Kylee, Cole, Ava, Emma, Byron, Shirley and Andrew, and her companion of 38 years, Donald McCray, her best friend, Helen (Charles) McCray, and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Susan Marie, and her former husband, Robert English, Sr., all of her siblings, Frank Cervola, Rose Camp, Teresa Viglo, Bernice English, Angelo Ceriola and Samuel Ceriola.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA, on Friday, June 5, 2015 from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. at which time funeral and committal services will be held with Rev. Doug McCray, Pastor of Victory Harvest Fellowship, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R. C. Cemetery, Warren, PA. Those wishing to place a memorial may do so through St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105, or to Regional Home Care and Hospice, 13675 Route 6, Corry, PA 16407. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Shirley L. Rizzardi

Shirley L. Rizzardi, 79, of Warren, PA. died unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon, June 2, 2015 at the Warren Manor Nursing Home. She was born September 16, 1935 in Valier, PA. She was the daughter of Wasily and Mary Jurcenko Kaleina.

Shirley was a Warren area resident for the past 61 years and was a 1953 graduate of Punxsutawney High School. She was employed with the former G.T.E. Sylvania, in the molding department retiring after 30 years employment. She was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church. She and her husband enjoyed polka music and traveling.

Shirley thoroughly loved being a wife, mother and grandmother, her family was her whole life.

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Louis F. Rizzardi whom she married June 2, 1956 in Warren, PA., 2 Children – Shirleen Keller and husband, Gregg, Louis M. Rizzardi and wife, Penny all of Warren, PA., 2 Sisters – Helen Marie Pantuso of Bradford, PA., Catherine Heitzenrater of Coraopolis, PA., 3 Grandchildren – Katelyn E. Typhair and husband, George of Depew, N.Y., Morgan Rizzardi of Saxonburg, PA., Ryan M. Rizzardi of Warren, PA., several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother – George Kaleina.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Friday, June 5, 2015 from 6 to 8 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Saturday, June 6, 2015 at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA., at 10:00 A.M. by Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor.

Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through a charity of one’s choice. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Mary E Bancroft

Mary E. Bancroft, 88, of Warren, died Friday morning, May 29,

2015 at Warren General Hospital after a brief illness. She was

born July 7, 1926 in Warren, PA. She was the daughter of Walter

and Helen Gern Blackwell. Mary was a lifelong Warren area

resident and a 1944 graduate of Warren High School. She was

employed as a Psychiatric Aide at Warren State Hospital and

employed with Warren Times Observer. She retired in 1989 from

Sylvania Credit Union as an office manager, after 20 years

employment. She was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church

and the church Altar Rosary Society and was a former CCD

Teacher and Eucharistic Minister.

She was a member of the Desert Club, enjoyed playing Bridge

with her friends. She had served as a former Girl Scout Leader.

Mary is survived by her 3 Children – Cheryl D. Stanko and

husband, Robert, Gerald Bancroft and wife, Suky, David Bancroft

and wife, Sandra all of Warren, PA.

7 Grandchildren – Jason Stanko (Melissa) Karin Navarro (Rick),

Matt Bancroft (Sherie), Doug Bancroft (Katie), Lisa Casey (David),

Mike Bancroft, Aaron Kotzbauer (Kathleen), 12 Great

Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Granddaughter, several nieces and

nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her

husband, Lawrence C. Bancroft who died April 24, 2010, whom

she married April 18, 1947 in Jamestown, N.Y., 1 Son – Jimmy

Bancroft, 2 Grandchildren – Dennis and Beth Stanko, 1 Sister –

Carolyn Gnage.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304

East St., Warren, PA., on Monday, June 1, 2015 from 2 to 4 and 6

to 8 P.M.

A vigil service will be conducted Monday at 1:45 PM and

members of the church Altar Rosary Society will recite the parish

rosary at 7:45 P.M.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at Holy Redeemer

R.C. Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA., on Tuesday, June 2,

2015 at 10:00 A.M. with Fr. James Gutting, Pastor, officiating.

Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to

place memorials may do so through Holy Redeemer Church

Building Fund, 11 Russell St., Warren, PA. 16365 or the Warren

Public Library Association, 205 Market Street, Warren, PA. 16365.

E–mail condolences may be sent by visiting

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Nan I. Perry Fischer

Nan I. Perry Fischer, 80, of Warren, PA, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Olean General Hospital, Olean, NY. Born on May 8, 1935 in Warren, PA she was the daughter of the late Maurice Anson Perry, Sr. and Edna Kunselman Perry.

Nan was a longtime resident of the Warren area where she was a very active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. She enjoyed knitting and was a member of the Red Hat Society and Close to the Heart.

Surviving are her daughter, Patricia E. (Richard) Lipka of Buffalo, NY, 2 step-children, Janine Nowaczewski of Cobleskill, NY and Thomas B. Fischer of Albany, NY, 8 grandchildren, Gerald, Melissa and her husband, Robert, Kristen, Danielle, Sarah, Katie, Ashley and R.C., 3 great-grandchildren, James, Benjamin and Gracelynn, and her forever friend, David Woodruff. In addition to her parents, Nan was preceded in death by her first husband, Gerald C. Mueller, whom she married in June of 1957 and who died in 1973, her second husband, Robert C. Fischer, whom she married on June 30, 1978 and who died on March 30, 2002, a son, James Mueller, a daughter, Michele Yung, and her brother, Maurice A. “Bud” Perry, Jr.

Friends may call from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M. on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, June 1, 2015 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 200 Pleasant Drive, Warren, PA, with Rev. Susan M. Scofield, Interim Pastor, officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Acacia Park, N. Tonawanda, NY. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Close to the Heart, 4 Hyatt Drive, Warren, PA 16365. Email condolences may be placed by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Jeffrey L. Gorton

Jeffrey L. Gorton, 55, of Clarendon, PA died Monday, May 25, 2015 at UPMC Montefiore in Pittsburgh, PA. He was born on April 6, 1960 in Warren, PA, the son of Jay L. and Rose H. Manno Gorton.

Jeff was a hard worker and was a heavy equipment operator for the past several years. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed feeding the wildlife. He was a big fan of old cars and enjoyed the show, Fast N’ Loud and loved to tinker in his garage. Jeff was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 658 in Youngsville, PA and the Clarendon V.F.W. Post.

Jeff is survived by his father, Jay L. Gorton and his companion, Geraldine Knolton, of Youngsville, PA, two sons, Bradley Gorton of Boyertown, PA and Brandon Dickey of Youngsville, PA, three sisters, Ginger (Rusty) Williams of Irvine, PA, Tammi Nelson and her fiancé, Scott Gustafson, of Bradford, PA, Kelly (Todd) Kibby of Warren, PA, one brother, David Gorton and his fiancé, Vickie Saulsgiver, of Warren, PA, sister-in-law, Debbie Gorton of Youngsville, PA, nieces and nephews – Bruce, Brandi, Jessica, Dustin, Samantha, Nicole and Ashley, one great niece, Norah, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Jeff is also survived by his beloved cat, Booger. He was preceded in death by his mother, Rose Manno Gorton, a brother, Jay M. Gorton, maternal grandparents, Samuel and Vera Manno and paternal grandparents, Gilbert and Emma Gorton.

At Jeff’s request, there will be no visitation or formal service. Those wishing to place a memorial may do so through the UPMC Montefiore Hospital Liver Transplant Unit, 3459 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., Warren, PA. Email condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Nick J. Monti

Nick J. Monti, 83, of Warren, PA, died Saturday, May 23, 2015 at U.P.M.C. Hamot, Erie, PA after a brief illness. He was born May 6, 1932 in Bradford, PA. He was the son of the late Nick J. and Tena Zamberlan Monti, Sr. Nick was a Warren area resident since 1982, and a former longtime resident of Lewis Run, PA. He was a 1950 graduate of Bradford Area High School where he was the running back on the 1949 undefeated football team. He attended Clarkson University. He had served with the U.S. Marine Corp., during the Korean War. Nick was employed with Penelec, working in Bradford, Towanda and Warren, PA, retiring in 1997 after many years employment. He had also worked with his dad in his construction business. He was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Marine Corp League- General Joseph Warren Detachment, Devil Dog Marine, American Legion Post 135, Clarendon Veterans of Foreign Wars Club, Sons of Italy, and the Italian Club of Bradford, PA. He was a former member of the Blueberry Hill Senior and Cable Hollow Golf Leagues. He was a member of Jackson Valley Golf Club where he worked as a ranger and serviced golf carts.

He is survived by his 5 Children – John Monti and wife, Roseann of Meadville, PA., Joe Monti and wife, Robin of Winter Springs, FL., Kathryn Monti of Brookhaven, PA., Vicky Pingie and husband, Mark of Bradford, PA., Julie Moyer and husband, Thomas of Warren, PA., 1 Sister-in-law, Sr. Mary Cecelia Carter of Terra Haute, IN., 2 Nieces & 2 Nephews, 7 Grandchildren – Eric Monti of Laurel, MD., Chris Monti of Westlake, OH., Kelly, Casey and Shannon Moyer all of Warren, PA., Mitchell Sommers of Washington, D.C., Stephanie Sommers of Winter Springs, FL.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Joanne M. Carter Monti whom he married May 8, 1954 at St. Boniface R.C. Church, Anaheim, CA, who died July 10, 2003.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA, on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted at 3:45 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA., with Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be at McKean Memorial Park, Mt. Alton, PA. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Toys for Tots or American Heart Association Warren County Chapter, 185 Hospital Drive, Warren, PA. 16365 or American Diabetes Foundation, Greater Pittsburgh Chapter, 100 W. Station Square Drive, Suite 1900, Pittsburgh, PA. 15219. Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Donald E. Lewis

Donald E. Lewis, 79, of Warren, PA and Findley Lake, NY, died peacefully Friday morning, May 22, 2015 at his residence, surrounded by his family. He was born in Harborcreek, PA on January 5, 1936. He was the son of Harry and Mary Connor Lewis. He was a graduate of Cathedral Preparatory School, Erie, PA., and attended Gannon University and Slippery Rock College. He was a graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and has been a licensed funeral director for 54 years. At the age of 15, he started working for C.J. Dusckas, of Dusckas Funeral Home, Erie, PA. In 1972 he opened the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, working there until 1998, when he retired and sold to his son and daughter-in-law. Funeral Directing was not a job to him, it was his calling in life, Don, felt it was a privilege to be of service to people in their time of need. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, enjoyed boating, spending time at his cottage on Findley Lake and wintering in Madeira Beach, FL. He was a member of the Warren Moose Lodge 109, Warren Eagles Aerie, Warren Knights of Columbus bowling league. He had an intense sense of humor known by many friends and family and was affectionately known to some as John Bears for Tipton and Digger.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, his best friend and lifelong companion, Sandra “Sandy” Miller Lewis whom he married on June 24, 1961 in Erie, PA. , 2 Sons – Michael B. Lewis and wife, Lisa of Warren, PA., Scott S. Lewis and wife, Wanda of Sugar Grove, PA., 1 Daughter – Kimberley A. Mihalko and husband, Larry of Gilbertsville, PA., 1 Brother – Harry Lewis of Corpus Christi, TX., 4 Grandchildren – Jeremy Lewis and wife, Taryne of Pittsfield, PA., Crystal Lewis and fiance, Zach DeVault of Warren, PA., Tiffany and Jordan Mihalko of Gilbertsville, PA, 1 Step Grandson – Brandon Bobelak and his wife, Tara of Port Orange, FL., 3 Great Grandchildren – Blake and Maddyn Lewis, Emily Marie Bobelak, 1 Aunt, Irene Lewis of Edinboro, PA., and several cousins. He leaves behind many cherished friends from Warren, Erie, PA., Findley Lake, NY and Canada. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one of his best friends, Casey, his English spaniel.

Friends may call at the family home, 304 East Street, Warren, PA on Sunday, May 24, 2015 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. by Fr. James Gutting, Pastor and his personal friend, Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of the Warren General Hospital. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hunt of a Lifetime, 6297 Buffalo Road, Harborcreek, PA., 16421 or Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Street, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Mary Titulaer Danielson

Mary Titulaer Danielson, 70, of Warren, PA, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Home.

Born on October 20, 1944 in The Hague, Netherlands, she was the daughter of the late Frans and Cornelia De Nijs Titulaer.

Mary was formerly employed with environmental services at Warren General Hospital. She enjoyed bike riding, knitting and loved her family, especially her grandson, Basil. She had a tough, brave, self-less spirit.

Surviving are her daughter, Andrea Danielson White and her husband, Jacob, of Pittsburgh, PA, her grandson, Basil Augustus White, one brother, Frans Titulaer of Spain, a half-sister, Michelle Titulaer of the Netherlands, three nieces, Marsha, Misha and Elja Titulaer and great-nephew Luuk and great-niece Michelle. Mary is also survived by her former husband, William Danielson of Fredonia, NY.

The family will receive friends from 4-7 P.M. on Friday, May 22, 2015 at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. Those wishing to place a memorial may do so through Paws Along the River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Rick S. Shama-Feeny

Rick S. Shama-Feeny, 71, of Russell, PA. died Sunday afternoon,

May 17, 2015 at his residence after an extended illness. He was

born in Santa Barbara, CA. Rick was a lifelong resident of Russell,

PA. He had served with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War

and Cuban Blockade. He was employed with CAE Ultrasonics of

Jamestown, N.Y. retiring from there after 8 years employment.

He had previously owned and operated for 20 years, Pet World of

Russell, PA. He drove an escort vehicle for wide load hauling

truck drivers. He was a former Captain of the Russell Volunteer

Fire Dept. Fire Police and a member of 55 years with the Russell

Volunteer Fire Department. Rick was a member of the Russell

United Methodist Church, Pine Grove Lions Club, Pine Grove

Sportsman’s Club where he was former President. Member of

Sugar Grove AMVETS. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, motor

cyclist. Rick is survived by his wife of 40 years, Linda A.

Murdock Feeny whom he married July 6, 1974 in Jamestown,

N.Y., 3 Sons – R. Sam Feeny, III, Vince P. Feeny and wife,

Marlene, Aaron C. Feeny and wife, Lisa all of Warren, PA., 2

Sisters – Heather Chartier and husband, Chris of Haymarket, VA.,

Linda Denning and husband, Quinn of Ivins, UT., 1 Brother – Ed

Shama and wife, Marcy of Eagle River, Alaska, 2 Grandsons –

Hunter and Kohl Feeny. Several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold Shama and

Margaret A. Phares Feeny and Carlyle Feeny.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304

East Street, Warren, PA. Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 4 to 7 P.M.

and on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Russell United Methodist

Church from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. A funeral service will be

conducted there at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday by Rev. David

Heckman, Pastor, officiating. Full military honors will be

conducted at Pine Grove Cemetery by members of the John

Gertsch Vietnam Memorial Post and members of the U.S. Navy

funeral detail. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial

contributions may be made through Hospice of Warren County, 1

Main Street, Warren, PA. 16365 or Russell Volunteer Fire

Department Fire Police, 111 Perrigo Lane, Russell, PA. 16345 or

Pine Grove Lions Club, P.O. Box 488, Russell, PA. 16345. E-mail

condolences may be sent by visiting

www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

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