Obituaries

John A. Notoro, Sr.

John A. Notoro, Sr., 92, of Clarendon, PA. died Monday evening, November 3, 2014 at UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA. after a brief illness. He was born March 15, 1922 in Clarendon, Pa. He was the son of the late Frank and Mary Suppa Notoro. John was a lifelong Clarendon resident and a 1940 graduate of Warren High School.

He had served with the U.S. Army during World War II as a Corporal. He was employed as a weld mechanic for 24 years with the former G.T.E. Sylvania retiring in 1973. He was an adjunct with the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #75. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed winter sports, playing guitar, banjo and piano.

He is survived by his 3 children – John A. Notoro, Jr. and wife, Deborah of Clarendon, PA., Deborah Dupont and husband, Kenneth of Temperance, MI., Joseph Notoro of Mt. Jewett, PA., 1 Brother – Sam Notoro, 1 Sister – Katherine “Kate” Check both of Clarendon, PA., 12 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Darlene Thomas Notoro whom he married on June 5, 1943 at Ft. Hood, Killeen, TX., 1 Son – Frank Notoro, 4 Brothers – Joseph, Frank, Ralph and Anthony Notoro, 2 Sisters – Mary Benson, Angeline Costello.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 2 to 5 P.M. A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home Friday, November 7, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. by Fr. James Gutting, Pastor of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, officiating. Full military honors will be conducted by members of the Sheffield/Clarendon V.F.W. funeral detail and the U.S. Army personnel. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Disabled American Veterans Chapter 75 Van Fund, c/o John Hoden, 3010 Mount Hope Road, Titusville, PA 16354, or the Clarendon or Glade Volunteer Fire Departments. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Joseph A. Gabriel

Joseph A. Gabriel, 84, of North Warren, PA, died Sunday morning, November 2, 2014 at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Home after an illness of the past year. He was born March 13, 1930 in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

He was the son of the late Antonio and Concetta Donatelli Gabriele. Joe was a graduate of Niagara Falls High School and attended the University of Buffalo. He was employed with the former National Forge Company as an Electronic Data Processing Manager retiring in 1995 after 28 years employment. He volunteered at St. Joseph Church Elementary School in their computer laboratory. He was a member of St. Antony of Padua R.C. Church, the Warren Knights of Columbus, Warren Elks Lodge. Joe was an avid golfer and former member of the Conewango Valley Country Club. He had served with the U.S. Navy as a Seaman First Class during the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, June R. Teufel Gabriel, whom he married May 25, 1963 at the Infant of Prague R.C. Church in Cheektowaga, N.Y., 4 Children – Dr. Anthony “T.J.” Gabriel, PhD and wife, Terri of Gainesville, GA., Maria Mandis and husband, Michael of Southern Shores, N.C., Melinda “Mindy” Simmons and husband, David of Charleston, W.V., Gina Burke and husband, David of Huntersville, N.C., 1 Brother – Thomas C. Gabriele of Fairport, N.C., 10 Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 Brother – Pat Gabriele. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted at 7:30 P.M. Members of the Warren Elks Lodge will conduct their funeral ritual at 6:00 P.M. Wednesday.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church, Saybrook, PA., Fr. John Neff, Pastor, officiating. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of the Resurrection in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Street, Warren, PA., St. Anthony of Padua R.C. Church, P.O. Box 518, Sheffield, PA 16347-0518, Warren Cancer Center, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA 16365 or the St. Joseph School, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA. 16365. Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

May Weber

May Lorraine Walker Bongle Weber, 92, formerly of Follett Run Road, Warren, PA, died Sunday, November 2, 2014 at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Home.

May was born on May 20, 1922 in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin, the daughter of the late Charles and Delia Thenell Walker. She was a 1940 graduate of Sturgeon Bay (Wisconsin) High School. She had lived in the Warren area for the past 60 years where she was a member of the North Warren Fire Hall, North Warren Crafters, and a life member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club. She served for 18 months in the Women’s Army Corps during World War II.

May is survived by her four children, Dolores (Dee Dee) Tucker and her husband, Bill, of Warren, PA; Lorraine (Lorry) Hazelwood and her husband, David, of Hot Springs, AR; John C. Weber, Jr. and his wife, Kathy, of Warren, PA and David E. Weber and his wife, Denise, of Russell, PA, 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Maureen Weber of Sturgeon Bay, WI and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, May was preceded in death by her husband, John Charles Weber, Sr., whom she married on September 22, 1949 and who died on February 28, 2010. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Earl Bongle, 3 sisters and 2 brothers and their spouses, and a brother-in-law, Chaunce Weber.

Friends may call on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA where a memorial service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday with Dr. Mark E. Hecht, Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church, Warren, PA, officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Weiler Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Heifer International, P. O. Box 6021, Albert Lea, MN, 56007-9831. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Helen Bunk

Helen Mary Bunk, 88, of Pittsburgh, PA passed away from this life on Sunday morning, October 26, 2014 at St. John Specialty Care Center, Mars, PA. A resident of Warren, PA until relocating to Pittsburgh with her husband in 1972. Helen was born on January 26, 1926 in Torpedo, PA, daughter of Helen and John Nodzak. She was a 1944 graduate of Youngsville High School. She worked as the gift shop manager North Hills Passavant Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA until she retired in 1991. She was a professional seamstress and member of the North Pittsburgh Quilters Guild.

Helen was a member of St. John Neumann Roman Catholic Church and a former member of Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church, Warren, PA., where she was a religious education teacher for 14 years, a charter member of the Holy Redeemer Church Parish Council and a member of Catholic Daughters of America Warren Court. Helen was an active member of St. John Neumann, as a Eucharistic minister, a member of RCIA and member of many church groups.

Helen is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Stephen Bunk in 1974, whom she married May 10, 1947. She is also preceded in death by sisters Mary, Ann, Mildred, Vera and Josephine; brothers Adam, John, Stephen, Anthony and Joseph and grandson Joseph Corbitt.

Helen is survived by her children Anita Corbitt and her husband Terrence of Omaha, NE, Monica Porter and her husband John of Gibsonia, PA and her son Kenneth Bunk and his wife Joan of Millersville, MD.; grandchildren Matthew Corbitt and his wife Cathy, Sam Corbitt, Anne Porter Golding and her husband Kenneth Golding, James Porter and his wife, Julia; Marseille Bunk and Erica Bunk Ray and her husband Stephen, three great-grandchildren Scarlett and Jackson Ray and Spencer Corbitt. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

The Sacrament of the sick was performed by Father Albin McGinnis. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at St. John Neumann Church, Monday, November 3, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. A committal service will be conducted on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. in the Mausoleum of the Ascension at St. Joseph Cemetery, Warren, PA., with Fr. James Gutting, Pastor of Holy Redeemer Church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. John Neumann Church, 2230 Rochester Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 or to Butler VNA Hospice, 154 Hindman Road Butler, PA 16001.

The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., Warren, PA. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Chris McAmbley

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Chris F. McAmbley , 71, of Warren, PA. died Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at Golden Living-Kinzua Valley, Warren, PA. after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born October 29, 1942 in Chelsa, Mass. He was the son of the late Joseph Fremont and Gladys Frenz McAmbley. Chris has resided in Warren since 1968 and was formerly of Charleston, S.C. He was a 1960 graduate of Bradford High School and attended St. Bonaventure and Edinboro Universities. He was employed with Prudential Life Insurance Company as a insurance agent from 1975 to 1995.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Warren Eagles Aerie, American Legion Post 135, former Sertoma and Exchange Club member. He had served with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and also served in the Naval Reserves.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Bette Case McAmbley whom he married October 23, 1965 in Bradford, PA.

2 Children – Jennifer M. Rossey and husband, Randy of Warren, PA., Jason F. McAmbley and wife, Anne of Bangor, Maine, 1 Sister – Jean R. McAmbley O’Carroll and husband, Phil of Arroyo Grande, CA., 2 Grandchildren – Amelia Perry and Rachel O’Carroll, 1 Great Grandson – Matthew Perry.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. for a memorial visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. on Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A Memorial Service will be conducted there on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 11:00 A.M., Rev. Jeff Ott, Pastor, officiating.

Full military honors will be conducted by the John Gertsch Memorial Vietnam Post members and members of the U.S. Navy Personnel. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Bradford, PA. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through a Charity of one’s choice or the Warren Eagles Club, 2101 Pennsylvania Avenue East, Warren, PA. 16365 or Paws Along the River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Elizabeth A. Hoffman

Elizabeth A. Hoffman passed away October 12, 2014 after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Warren on March 12, 1935, the daughter of John and Regis Eggleston, Youngsville, PA who predeceased her. She graduated from Warren Area High School in June, 1952 and enrolled in WCA School of Nursing. After training in NYC and working for WCA, she moved to Denver where she was employed for seven years at University of Colorado Medical Center. Returning to Warren in 1963 she worked off and on at Warren General Hospital, retiring in 1995 as Nursing Manager of the Emergency Room.

She was the oldest of nine children: Diane Hoh , Austin, TX; Linda Hagberg (John) Sugar Grove John Eggleston (Karen) and James Eggleston (Victoria) of Warren; Thomas Eggleston (Char) of Titusville; Margaret Brunecz (David) of Pittsburgh; Mary Passinger (Robert) of Youngsville; and Sally Eggleston, Tucker, GA.

She was a member of the Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery for many years. She was also a member of the WCA Alumnae Association and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

In addition to her parents and an infant brother, she was predeceased by her first husband, Charles W. Vogt (in 1963) and her second husband, Ralph W. Hoffman (in 2013). She leaves behind her sons, David C. Vogt (Annette) of Cotopaxi, CO. and Sean W. Hoffman (Pam) of Reading, PA and her daughters, Mary Beth Coltharp (Gordon) of Manassas, VA and Jane Pedrick of Annapolis, MD. Also her stepdaughter Linda M. Hoffman (Cindy Coleman) of Ashville, NC.; and stepson, Rodd W. Hoffman, Warren.

She was a wonderful, loving grandmother to her twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Finally, she thanks good friends and neighbors, Barry and Jewel Simon, who were such a big help to her and Ralph over the years.

She loved handiwork of all kinds, especially quilting and knitting Christmas stockings for everyone she knew. She and her family enjoyed many summer vacations at Lake Nippising, Ontario. Her joy in family and friends was abundant. Betty wished to be cremated and a memorial service will be held by Rev. Cindy Coleman, daughter-in-law, in the ballroom at Holiday Inn (210 Ludlow St.) on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. , a luncheon following in the Atrium. A mass will be offered in her honor at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at the New Year’s Vigil (5:30 p.m.) on Dec. 31, 2014. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Warren Cancer Center (2 Crescent Ave. Warren, PA 16365); Hospice of Warren Co. (1 Main Ave. Warren, PA 16365); and the Warren Public Library (205 Market St. Warren, PA 16365). The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with final arrangements. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Betty M. Johnson

Betty M. Johnson, 84, of Warren, PA. died unexpectedly at Warren General Hospital Emergency Room, Thursday, October 9, 2014. She was born in Warren, PA., and was the daughter of the late Martin V. and Violet Anthony Carlson, Sr. Betty was a 1948 graduate of Warren High School and had been employed with Penn DOT in the records keeping department. She had previously worked for the U.S. Navy at Great Lakes, Miss., in the records dept. during the Korean War. She was a member of North Warren Presbyterian Church. Betty enjoyed knitting, crocheting, reading, spending time with friends, family and especially her husband on their back porch swing.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Verner “Vern” Johnson whom she married August 3, 1951 in Warren, PA., 2 Sons – Rick Johnson and wife, Kathleen, Bradley Johnson and wife, Nicole, 1 Brother – William F. Carlson and wife, Janet, 3 Grandchildren – Sarah, Rachele, Christian Johnson all of Warren, PA., several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded by 3 Brothers – Robert D., Martin V. and William F. Carlson.

Private memorial services will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through North Warren Presbyterian Church, 200 South State Street, Warren, PA. 16365.

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Lloyd H. Reynolds

Lloyd H. Reynolds, 83, a resident of Russell, Pa. for the past 8 years, passed from this life, Monday, October 6, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born May 14, 1931 in Laurens, South Carolina to John and Alice Price Reynolds.

Lloyd worked for Public Service Electric and Gas in Newark, NJ, for many years. He also had his own consulting business called Lloyd Reynolds Associates Lloyd established, Hendricks House, a halfway house in Vineland, NJ, for chemically dependent men. Hendricks House has since expanded to include three additional recovery houses.

Locally, Lloyd was an active member of St. Joseph Church where he coordinated the lectors. He also helped his wife, Mary by photographing the journey of each RCIA Class. He was a proud member of the Warren Elks Lodge and their Elks Club Band where he enjoyed playing his saxophone at each engagement.

Lloyd enjoyed life to the fullest. He loved telling stories and jokes. At age 79, he bought his first motorcycle. He enjoyed riding it so much he bought a second one two years later. He also loved working in his yard, keeping up with the latest technology, and praying with his wife, Mary at St. Joseph Church.

Lloyd is survived by the love of his life Mary Heldrich Reynolds, whom he has been married to for 33 years. 2 Step Children – Trudi Hoagland of Egg Harbor Twp, N.J., Robert Grossenbacher of FL., 2 Grandchildren – John and Rebecca Hoagland. 3 Siblings – John and Chuck Reynolds and Joyce Palfi all of Vineland, N.J. and his schnauzer, MacHeath. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Pauline Tolbert who raised him.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 6 to 8 P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted at 5:45 P.M.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Thursday, October 9, 2014 at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA. at 10:00 A.M. with Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery.

Memorials may be placed in Lloyd Reynolds memory to, Hendricks House Inc., 542 N.West Blvd., Vineland, NJ 08360. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Susan J. Tarbox

Susan J. Tarbox, 54, of Clarendon, Pa. died Monday, September 29, 2014 at Warren General Hospital after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born June 21, 1958 in Warren, PA. She was the daughter of the late Floyd Jennings and Sandra A. Foreman. Susan was a lifelong Warren area resident and earned her education in Phlebotomy and volunteered with the American Red Cross, Warren General Hospital and area schools. She was employed with Warren City Lines as a School Bus Driver. She was a member of Sheffield United Methodist Church. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, camping, fishing and being outdoors.

She is survived by her 5 children – Brandy Michael of Clarendon, PA., Rodney Baker of Erie, PA., Sierra Adams of Pittsburgh, PA., Ashley Tarbox of Erie, PA., Tina Knepp of Union City, PA., 3 Siblings – Bill Foreman of Warren, PA., Laura Hannold of Erie, PA., Debbie Foreman of Johnsonburg, PA., 11 Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Tarbox whom she married June 20, 1981 and 1 son – Shane Tarbox.

A graveside service will be conducted at Barnes Cemetery, Barnes, PA. on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Dennis Johnson, Pastor, officiating. Those wishing to help defray funeral expenses may send donations to the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East St., Warren, PA. 16365.

Sara Ahlgren

Sara “Sally” Ahlgren, 70, of Alexandria, VA and formerly of Warren, PA, died Tuesday, September 23, 2014 in Alexandria.

Sally was born on July 14, 1944 in Warren, PA the daughter of the late John Andrews and Rose Mihalko Andrews. She was a 1962 graduate of Warren High School. Sally was a longtime resident of Alexandria, VA and formerly employed as an insurance agent at Taylor and Clark (Wells Fargo). She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Alexandria, VA.

Sally is survived by her daughter Elizabeth Hunter and her husband, Eric, of Chesterfield, VA, a granddaughter, Megan Hunter, a sister Joan Phillips, and sister in law Gretchen Andrews, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Sally was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 49 years, Richard Ahlgren, and brother John Andrews.

Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8PM Friday, October 3, 2014 at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. A graveside service will be held at 11:00AM Saturday at St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery, Warren, PA with Fr. James Gutting, Pastor of Holy Redeemer R. C. Church, Warren, PA, officiating. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to place memorials may do so through the American Lung Association at www.lung.org/donate. Email condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

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