Obituaries

Barbara J. Chester

Barbara J. Chester, 90, of Warren, PA., died Sunday, January 15,

2017 at her residence. She was born April 8, 1926, to the late

Margaret Wilson Chester who died in 1998 and Ralph M. Chester

who died in 1983. She was a graduate of Warren High School in

1944. She was employed by Walker Creamery Products for 6

years and Sylvania Electric Products and G.T.E. Sylvania for 33

years, retiring in 1983. Barbara was a member of the First

Presbyterian Church, Warren Senior Center, Allegheny Outdoor

Club and Riverside Senior Bowling League.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Elizabeth

“Pat” Chester in 1972 and 2 brothers in infancy.

She is survived by her sister, Joanne I. Chester of Warren, PA.,

and several cousins, including Susan (Michael) W. Zaprowski of

Salamanca, N.Y., William (Susan) M. Wilson of Scandia, PA.

There will be no visitation hours and a private funeral service will

be conducted at the convenience of the family by Rev. Marcus

Briggs, Chaplain of the Rouse Warren County Home, officiating.

Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, Barb

requests memorials be made to the First Presbyterian Church

Building Fund or to a charity of one’s choice. E-mail condolences

may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with

funeral arrangements.

Roger Frederick

Roger A. Frederick, 72, of Warren, PA., died peacefully in his

sleep at his residence, Wednesday morning, January 11, 2017. He

was born February 1, 1944 in Warren, PA. Roger was the son of

R.D. and Buelah Geraldine Smith Frederick. He was a lifelong

Warren area resident and a 1962 graduate of Warren High School.

Roger had served with the U.S. Navy and was employed for over

20 years with the former Deluxe Metal Company. He was a

member of the Clarendon Volunteer Fire Department, Warren

American Legion Post 135 and served with Clarendon/Sheffield

V.F.W. Military Honors detail.

He is survived by his wife – Joan Rice Frederick of Warren, PA.,

3 Brothers – Clarence R. Frederick and wife, Marie of Warren,

PA., George Frederick and wife, Joan of Minor, N.D., Rufus

Frederick and wife, Gloria of Clarendon, PA., 2 Sisters – Sandy

VanHouton and husband, Tom of Jamestown, N.Y., Debbie

Frederick of Houston, TX., several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 Brother

– R.D. Frederick, Jr., 1 Sister – Laura Stoddard.

A Memorial Service will be conducted Wednesday, January 18,

2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304

East Street, Warren, PA., with Rev. Martin Reynolds, Pastor of the

Clarendon United Methodist Church, officiating. Full military

honors will be conducted following the memorial service by

members of the Clarendon/Sheffield V.F. W. Military Honors

Detail. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the

Clarendon V.F.W. Post, 22 Brown Ave., Clarendon, PA., 16313.

E –mail condolences may be sent by visiting

www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Millie L. Johnson

Millie L. Johnson, 85, of Warren, PA., and wintered in Pensacola,

FL., died Thursday morning, January 12, 2017. She was born June

30, 1931 in Chester County, PA. Millie was a Warren area

resident for most of her life. She was employed as a Machine

Operator at the former New Process Company for 24 years. Millie

was a great cook, loved the outdoors and especially spending

time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Burton M. Johnson

whom she married June 30, 1981 in Warren, PA., 4 Children – Bill

Bennett of Warren, PA., Clarissa Wiedert and husband, Mike of

Newton, N.C., Doris Boyce and husband, Dale of Wellsboro, PA.,

Tina Shaeffer and husband, Clay of Vale, N.C. 3 Step Children –

Ernest (Kevin) Johnson and wife, Paula of Russell, Pa., Lois

Owen of Warren, PA., Diane Kolasa and husband, Ray of

Strasburg, OH., 20 Grandchildren, several Great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her former husband, Chester

Bailey, Stepson – James Johnson, Grandson – Jamie Boyce.

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

East Street, Warren, PA., on Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 2 to

5 P.M. A funeral and committal service will be conducted there

on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Marcus Briggs,

Chaplain of the Warren General Hospital, officiating. Interment

will be in Warren County Memorial Park. Those wishing to

submit e-mail condolences may do so by visiting

www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Marvene Rich

Marvene Howland Rich, 92, of Phoenix, AZ., and formerly of

Warren, PA., died Tuesday evening, January 10, 2017 in

Goodyear, AZ. She was born July 14, 1924 in Morgantown, Ohio

to the late Earl J. and Eva Jennie Morris Howland.

She was a longtime Warren area resident, moving to Phoenix, AZ

in 1997. Marvene was employed as a cashier with the former

Loblaws Grocery Store of Warren, PA. She was a member of St.

Joseph R.C. Church, the church Catholic Daughters of America

and Altar Rosary Society.

Marvene is survived by her 2 children – Sharon M Rich of

Mebane, NC and Terry D. Rich and his wife, Renee of Goodyear,

AZ., 2 Grandsons – Terry M. Rich of San Diego, CA., and Joshua

Hunt of Mebane, N.C., 3 Great Granddaughters – Abigail,

Madilyn and Samantha Rich of San Diego, CA., 2 Great

Grandsons – Caleb and Logan Hunt, several nieces and nephews.

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

husband, Sam Rich whom she married June 2, 1943 in Dayton,

Ohio who died January 8, 2006, 4 Brothers – Ernest, Beryl, Lester

and Melvin Howland, her twin sisters – Vergie Tolle, Violet

Mongold.

Friends may call at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania

Avenue West, Warren, PA., on Tuesday, January 17, 2017

from 9:30 A.M. until 10:30 A.M. when a Mass of Christian Burial

will be conducted by Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating.

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 The Donald E. Lewis Funeral

Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Edward S. Rudolph

Edward Scott Rudolph, 85, of Barnes, PA, passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017, at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice House. Born on May 21, 1931 in Kelletville, PA, he was the son of the late Frank and Edith Smith Rudolph. Ed was a graduate of Sheffield High School, Class of 1950. He was married for 63 years to Jacqueline Kittner Rudolph, who survives. Ed served in the Navy Reserve for 4 years and in the U.S. Army, 3rd Armored Division for 2 years. He worked at the National Forge in Irvin, retiring in 1994 after 33 years. He traveled to China, Belgium, and all over the United States for his job, but he always looked forward to returning to his home in Barnes. Ed was former owner of Rudy’s Sport Shop in Barnes and was an avid hunter, trapper and fisherman. He loved vacationing at the Outer Banks in North Carolina with family and friends. Ed was a member of the Sheffield Vets Club and attended Barnes United Methodist Church. Surviving in addition to his wife are his sons, James M. (Julie) Rudolph of Sheffield, PA, and Scott E. Rudolph and his significant other, Wendy Spicer, of Sheffield, PA, his daughter, Tami Silvis of Kane, PA, his brother, James G. (Lucy) Rudolph of Barnes, PA, his grandchildren, Justin (fiancé Ashley) Silvis of Kane, PA, Scott (Chelsea) Rudolph of Kane, PA, Patrick Rudolph of Sheffield, PA, Autumn Rudolph of Pittsburgh, PA, 7 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Ed is also survived by his Beagle, Lacey, and best friend and brother-in-law, Corky Slack of Sheffield, PA. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, David Frank Rudolph in infancy, a sister, Valjean Slack and a granddaughter, Erin Silvis. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA, on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, from 6-8P.M. and on Wednesday from 10:00A.M. until 11:00A.M., at which time funeral and committal services will be held with Rev. Terry A. Teluch, Pastor of Barnes United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Barnes Cemetery. Those wishing to place a memorial may do so through Paws Along The River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA, 16365, or to Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Florence M. Scalise

Florence M. Scalise, 95, of Warren, PA., died Sunday, January 1, 2017 at Kinzua Healthcare, Warren, PA., after an illness of the past 2 weeks. She was born April 13, 1921 in Catanzaro, Italy and was the daughter of the late Frank A. and Mary Mancuso Scalise.

Florence was a lifelong Warren area resident. She was a 1939 graduate of Warren High School. She was employed with the former G.T.E. Sylvania as a secretary in the engineering department, for 26 years, retiring in 1982. She was formerly employed as a receptionist at the Warren State Hospital for 5 years. Florence was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church, a 50 year member of the Catholic Daughters of America Court #834, the church Cursillo movement #55 of Warren, served as a religious education teacher for 25 years and worked in the church soup kitchen. She also was a member of the Warren Senior Center.

She is survived by her nephew, James W. Graziano and wife, Jan, niece – Joanne Anderson all of Warren, PA., nephew – Earl Scalise, nieces – Clare Landry, Monica Crow all of California, several great nieces, great nephews, great great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Josephine M. Graziano, 1 Brother – Chief Petty Officer, Joseph T. Scalise.

Friends may call at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA., on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. when a Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted by Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Pittsburgh, PA., Chapter, of the American Lung Association, 810 River Avenue, Suite 140, Pittsburgh, PA. 15212. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

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

Edward Cowan

Edward Cowan, 67, of Columbus, PA., and formerly of Sheffield, PA., died surrounded by his family, Friday evening, December 30, 2016 at suffering an apparent heart attack at the home of his granddaughter in Hillcrest Development, Warren, PA., after spending a great afternoon with his grandchildren, seeing the new star wars movie. He was born December 6, 1949 in Kane, PA. He was raised in Sheffield, PA., and lived there for 66 years.

He was the son of Ralph Edwin and Irene Stanko Cowan.

Ed was a 1968 graduate of Sheffield High School. While he was a teenager until he graduated High School, he served as an altar boy at St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church. He was honorably discharged from the Army National Guard, serving as a PV2, with the 1st battalion, 112th infantry. Ed was employed at G.T.E. Sylvania as an Electroplater, retiring from there in 2006, after 38 ½ years employment. He was a member of the Sheffield United Methodist Church. Enjoyed boating at Kinzua Dam, hunting, fishing, golfing and attending Otters Hockey games in Erie, PA.

He especially enjoyed his rose garden at his home, attending to his swimming pool, basketball court and gazebo. Whenever he was close to a casino, he would get the itch and would have to stop and play the slots. He had served as a coach of baseball, football and basketball. He had an great sense of humor, who could get anyone to laugh. Ed’s greatest joy and treasure, was the time he spent with his grandchildren, they were one of the purposes of his life.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Debbie Slack Cowan, whom he married December 27, 1969 at the Sheffield United Methodist Church, 2 Children – Jeff Cowan of Pittsburgh, PA., Tracey Morrison and husband, Jason of Sheffield, PA., 2 Sisters – Sandra Lasko of Florida, Mary Ann Preston and husband, Larry of Warren, PA., 1 Brother – Richard E. Cowan and wife, Kathy of Phoenix, AZ., his 6 grandchildren, whom called him, “the world’s best papa”, Amber Crosby and husband, Cody, Jake Cowan, Job Morrison, Hallie and Helene Cowan, Meredith Morrison. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 P.M. where a funeral and committal service will be conducted on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Terry A. Teluch , Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Sheffield Cemetery, Sheffield, PA. 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 L. Buchanan

Mary L. Buchanan, 78, of Warren, PA., died Monday afternoon, December 26, 2016 at U.P.M.C. Hamot, Erie, PA., after a brief illness. She was born July 31, 1938 in Sugar Grove, PA. Mary was the daughter of Clayton A. and Katherine Gray Buchanan. She was a longtime Warren area resident. Mary was employed at G.G. Greene Enterprises, former Solar Electric and Phillips Lighting and retired as manager of the former Oh So White Laundrymat. She was a member of the Warren Eagles Aerie and a former member of the Women of the Moose Lodge 109, enjoyed bowling, Nascar and Stateline Racing, football, crocheting and playing poker.

She is survived by her 4 children – Melody R. Shaffer and husband, Allen of Clarendon, Pa., Carol Kimber, Debbie Brewer both of Jamestown, N.Y., Ken Peters and wife, Tammy of Warren, PA., 11 Grandchildren, 33 Great Grandchildren, 2 Great Great Grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her significant other, Gerald (Pete) Pebbles, 1 Daughter – Wendy Borton, 1 Brother – Clayton Buchanan, 2 Great Granddaughters – Calista and Farrah Fiscus.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Thursday, December 29, 2016 from 2 to 4 when a funeral and committal service will be conducted by Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of the Warren General Hospital, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made through the Warren General Hospital Cancer Care Center, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Jackie W. Franklin

Jackie Weidner Franklin, 89, of Warren, PA., died Sunday morning, December 25, 2016 at John and Orpha Blair Hospice Home, Warren, PA., after an extended illness. She was born October 15, 1927 in Sheffield, PA. Jackie was the daughter of Henry and Katherine Kujawa Weidner, Sr. She was a longtime Warren area resident and a 1945 graduate of the former Ludlow High School. Jackie was employed for 49 years with the former G.T.E. Sylvania, retiring from there in 1993. She was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church, was an usher and Eucharistic minister. She belong to the Women of the Warren Moose Lodge 109, Warren Eagles and American Legion Post 135 Ladies Auxiliaries, Red Hat Society. She enjoyed polka music and dancing, line dancing, playing bingo and trivia at the Moose.

She is survived by her sister-in-law, Geri Weidner of Concord Twp., OH., 2 Nieces – Elaine Mace and husband, Brian of Medina, OH., Lori Weidner of Concord Twp., OH., Cousins – Rae Kujawa, Gary Kujawa, Joseph Castagnino, Sharon Amorelli, Anthony Sirianni.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Robert L. Franklin who died November 26, 2006 whom she married April 1965 in Warren, PA., 1 Sister – Emma Weidner Thompson, 1 Brother – Henry “Hank” Weidner, Jr..

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 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 celebrated at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA., on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 10:00 A.M., with Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of the Ascension in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Paws Along the River, 212 Elm Street, Warren, PA., 16365 or St. Joseph Church Educational Center Fund or a charity of one’s choice. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Arlie J. Wood

Arlie J. Wood, 61, a resident of the Warren Manor Nursing Home,

Warren, Pa., died at his residence, suddenly Friday morning,

December 23, 2016, after battling a long fight with Parkinson’s

Disease. He was born April 22, 1955 in Warren, PA. Arlie was

the son of the late Donald E. and Ethel A. Sherwood Wood, Sr.

He was a lifelong Warren area resident. Arlie was a 1972

graduate of Warren Area High School. He was employed with

Bollinger Enterprises Inc. for 30 years. He was an avid

participator with the Warren Special Olympics program,

competing in bowling and softball. He was a former member of

Jackson Run Baptist Church. Arlie is remembered for his intense

sense of humor, a man of no complaints, loved life to the fullest.

He enjoyed all kinds of food, the outdoors, loved animals, his

family, especially his son. He was a great sports enthusiast,

especially enjoyed the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs

football teams.

He is survived by his son – Jonathan E. Wood, his sisters – Ethel

A. Hennessy and husband, Joe, Louise Stewart all of Warren, PA.,

a brother – Walter Wood of Grand Saline, TX., several nieces and

nephews. In addition to his parents, Arlie was preceded in death

by a brother – Donald E. Wood, Jr.

Friends may call at First Church of the Nazarene, 11 Russell

Street, Warren, PA. on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 from 11:00

A.M. until 12:00 Noon when a funeral and committal service will

be conducted by Arlie’s nephew, Rev. Matthew Slater, Pastor of

Champion Nazarene Church, Champion, OH., officiating.

Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park. Those

wishing to place memorials may do so through Warren Special

Olympics %Dean Huya, P.O. Box 752, Warren, PA, 16365, or

Northwestern Pennsylvania Chapter of Parkinson’s Disease

Foundation, 575 Lincoln Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA., 15202. E-mail

condolences can be sent by visiting

www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

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