Obituaries

Janet B. Abbott

Janet B. Abbott, 81, of Lander, PA., died Tuesday, October 11,

2016 at her home, peacefully with her husband at her side. She

was born July 14, 1935 in Warren, PA. Janet was the daughter of

the late Wendell and Edna Dudgeon Burgett. She resided most of

her entire life in Lander, PA., and was a graduate of Sugar Grove

High School. Janet was a former member of the Warren Public

Library Association Board of Directors, she also served as

Secretary/Treasurer of Warren County Republican Committee.

She was an active participant and attendee of Warren County

School District meetings, where she often supported both sides of

the fence.

Janet enjoyed numerous trips to New England, where she loved

eating at lobster pots and many trips to the Finger Lakes and the

Outer Banks. She especially enjoyed her visits to Texas to see her

brother, Frank.

Janet also enjoyed her deep sea fishing trips. She was an avid

cook and baker, many people loved her bread. Janet was an

accomplished crossword puzzler, especially completing the New

York Times Crossword puzzle in ink. Most of all she always put

her family first, especially her children. She is remembered as a

wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. All who knew her

will miss her.

Janet is survived by her husband of 61 years, John “Jack” Abbott

whom she married January 29, 1955 in Lander, PA., 4 Children –

Trudy A. Bull and husband, Rex of Lander, PA., Beth Miller and

husband, Joe of Bethel, N.C., Sean P. Abbott and wife, Kerry,

Chad B. Abbott and wife, Linda all of Lander, PA., 1 Brother –

Frank Burgett and wife, Dorothy of Pearland, TX., 5

Grandchildren, Christopher Lindell, Sarah Hacke, MaryAnne

Lindell, Garret and Logan Abbott, 2 Step Grandchildren, Amy

Johnson, and Joshua Tellman, 4 Great Grandchildren, 3 Step

Great Grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service and Celebration of her Life, will be held at a

later time, date and place to be announced. Those wishing to

place memorials may do so through Warren Public Library

Association, 205 Market Street, Warren, PA., 16365 or Bridges of

the Rouse, 905 Fourth Ave., Warren, PA. 16365, or Alzheimer’s

Association of Greater Pennsylvania, 1128 State Street, Erie, PA.,

16501, or 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 final

arrangements.

Thomas R. Gray

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Thomas R. Gray, 80, of Warren, PA., Tuesday evening, October 4, 2016 at St. Vincent Health Care Center, Erie, PA., after a brief illness. He was born January 16, 1936 in Warren, PA. Tom was the son of Raymond and Mabel Langworthy Gray. He lived his entire life on Yankee Bush Road, next to his family’s homestead.

He was a 1954 graduate of Warren High School. He had served with the U.S. Army with the Company G, 6th Infantry Regiment as a Private Second Class . He was employed as a mechanic at Penelec, retiring from there after many years employment. He had previously worked at United Refinery Company and National Forge Company. Tom was a member of Sugar Grove First Presbyterian Church, Lakewood Rod & Gun Club. He was an avid golfer, bowler, woodworker, enjoyed hunting and taxidermy.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Linda Capron Gray, whom he married November 19, 1960 in Frewsburg, N.Y., 3 Children – Rick Gray and wife, Tanya of Starbrick, PA., Shawn Gray of Sugar Grove, PA., Heidi Sagar and husband, Chris of Bradenton, FL., 1 Sister – Judy English and husband, Jim of Warren, PA., 4 Grandchildren – Michelle, Matthew and Spencer Gray, Alyssa LeTrent, several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Casey L. Gray who died March 29, 2007, 4 Brothers – Bill, Ronnie, Jerry and Denny Gray.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Thursday, October 6, 2016 from 6 to 8 P.M. A Memorial service will be conducted there Friday, October 7, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Nancy Page, Pastor, officiating.

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Sugar Grove First Presbyterian Church, 202 Main Street, Sugar Grove, PA., 16350. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

John M. Bailor

John M. Bailor, 63, of Warren, PA., died unexpectedly Monday

morning, October 3, 2016 at Pleasant Ridge Manor West, Girard,

PA., after a rare illness, identified as PSP. He was born

November 28, 1953 in Warren, PA. John was the son of the late

John Ernest Bailor and Florence A. Berlin Bailor, who survives in

Warren, PA.

John was a longtime Warren and Youngsville, PA., area resident

and a 1971 graduate of Tidioute High School. John had served

with the U.S. Air Force as an A1C during the Vietnam War.

He was employed as a machinist making parts for numerous

industries in Warren Co. He enjoyed carpentry, fishing and

hunting.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his 6 siblings,

Renee J. Bailor of Warren, PA., Suzan Warden and husband, Jim

of Titusville, PA., Pink Quinn and husband, Dan of Warren, PA.,

Danalou Borland and husband, Dave of Tacoma, Washington,

Tim Bailor and wife, Kelly, David Bailor all of Tidioute, PA.,

several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother,

Steven Bailor. A private funeral service will be conducted at the

convenience of the family at Warren County Memorial Park with

Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of the Warren General Hospital,

officiating. Full military honors will be conducted by members of

the Sheffield/Clarendon Funeral Honor Guard and the U.S.

Funeral personnel. Memorial contributions may be made to Paws

Along the River, 212 Elm 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.

Candyce L. Thompson Wescott

Candyce L. Thompson Wescott, 69, a resident of the Rouse Home in Youngsville, PA, and formerly of Clarendon, PA, was called by her loving parents to join them in heaven on Friday, September 30, 2016.

She was born March 15, 1947 to the late Howard and Christina Pusateri Thompson of Clarendon, PA. Candy graduated from Warren High School in 1965. She was of Catholic faith, celebrating at St. Clara’s and St. Anthony’s parishes. At a young age she found her passion of dancing and she continued dancing all through school where she added using a baton. Wow, could she perform! After graduating, Candy continued her passion of dance and baton by teaching children. She started the Candy Cane Twirlers who performed in many area parades and competitions. She also loved the color red, Bingo, listening to music and birds.

Candy is survived by her 3 children – Holly (Matt) Earle of Garland, PA, Brett Wescott (Margo Kifer) of Warren, PA, and Kelly Wescott of Pittsburgh, PA, 4 Grandchildren – Nathan (Jessie) Earle of Lander, PA, Brittany Blue of Clarendon, PA, and Jerimiah and Ryan Wescott of Pittsburgh, PA, as well as 1 great-granddaughter. She is also survived by her 3 siblings – Penni (Don) Moore of Warren, PA, Robert (Mary) Thompson of Pittsburgh, PA, and Kerry Thompson of Clarendon, PA, as well as her nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Candy was preceded in death by an infant son and many aunts, uncles and cousins who are welcoming her home where she is finally at peace. She will be greatly missed – Love you Mom!

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA, on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 from 11:30AM until 1:00 PM at which time funeral and committal services will be held with Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of The Rouse Home, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery, Warren, PA. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to help defray costs of funeral expenses may send donations to the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Robert H. Peterson

Robert H. Peterson, 73, of Warren, Pa., died unexpectedly Thursday morning, September 29, 2016 at Warren General Hospital.  He was born December 15, 1942 in Warren, PA.  Bob was the son of Walter and Ethel Goodwill Peterson.  He was a Warren area resident most of his life, and formerly of Garland, PA. and Washington, D.C.   Bob was a 1960 graduate of Youngsville High School and earned his Associates Degree in design engineering from a drafting school in Washington, D.C. He was employed for 35+ years as a design engineer with Osram Sylvania. He was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Warren American Legion Post 135.  He was an avid hunter, fisherman and woodworker.  He is remembered by his family as a man of great sense of humor, who was the best “Papa” in the whole world. His daughter, was the apple of his eye.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his daughter, son-in-law, and 2 grandchildren. Bob is survived by his daughter, Marcy M. Anderson and husband, Jay, his grandchildren – Cara and Carter Anderson all of Warren, PA., 2 Brothers – Larry Peterson and wife, Laura of Charlotte, N.C., Richard Peterson and wife, Sandra of Augusta, GA., several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Marlene LeTrent Peterson whom he married September 26, 1964 at St. Joseph R.C. Church, Warren, PA., who died July 4, 2015, an infant daughter, Amy Peterson.

Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Bob’s life on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at the Warren American Legion Post 135, 412 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA., at 2:00 P.M. conducted by Deacon Joseph Lucia. Please come in casual wear clothing.  Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of the Ascension in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery.  Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA. 16365 or Brent McKown Kids Learn to Fish Program,  %Derek McKown, 6101 Yankee Bush Road, 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.

Anne M. Smith

annesmithAnne M. Smith, 90, of Warren, Pa., died peacefully Wednesday evening, September 28, 2016 at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Residence after an extended illness. She was born in Cleveland, OH. and is the daughter of the late Florian and Anna Persin Mocilnikar. Anne was a Warren area resident since 1948, moving here from Erie, PA. She was a 1944 graduate of Collinwood High School, Cleveland, OH.; she attended Ohio University and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Villa Maria College.

Anne was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church and a volunteer at the St. Joseph Soup Kitchen. She always had a volunteer project. Even in the late stages of her illness, Anne volunteered as a greeter at Warren General Hospital and assisted families in the surgical waiting room. She also volunteered with the Garden Club at Warren State Hospital, served as a board of director with the former ARC, worked for years, teaching at the Handicap Swim program, served as a Girl Scout Leader, member of the Warren Art League, Warren Philomel, and Warren Women’s Club. She was awarded Volunteer of the Year with the Warren Unit of the American Cancer Society where she would drive patients to treatment sites. Anne was instrumental in starting the Warren Senior Center.

Anne loved life. She was equally happy watching any of her children or grandchildren at a soccer match, or attending a Warren Players production, an exhibition at the Warren Art League, a performance by the Chautauqua Opera or a Cleveland Indians game. Anne loved to travel and managed to visit many of the fifty states as well as South America, Australia, Europe, and the Caribbean. Her husband, John and she spent many winters vacationing in Myrtle Beach, S.C., golfing, walking the beach and eating at the K & W Cafeterias. Wherever Anne went, she made friends, usually by introducing herself with a homemade apple pie, a warm smile and a sincere interest.

On weekends her red station wagon was often seen speeding to the county’s best household sales. At Christmas time, Anne made thousands of cookies and hundreds of wreathes, often at parties with friends. She had unlimited love to give her husband, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren; they were incredibly fortunate beneficiaries.

She is survived by her 6 children – Jim Smith of Baltimore, MD., Dr. Janet Smith of Ypsilanti, MI., Pat Carlson and husband, John of Warren, PA., Gary B. Smith and wife, Kathleen of Rochester, N.Y., Greg Smith and wife, Allison of Milton, Del., Marcia Smith of Warren, PA., 17 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death on September 8, 2009 by her husband of 62 years, John J. Smith, Jr. whom she married August 30, 1947 in Cleveland, OH., and two Brothers – Florian and Gabriel Mocilnikar. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., Sunday, October 2, 2016 from 5 to 8 P.M. The family will recite the rosary at the funeral home Sunday at 4:45 P.M. A Vigil service will be conducted there at 7:45 P.M.

A Concelebrate Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Monday, October 3, 2016 at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell St., Warren, PA., at 10:00 A.M. with Fr. James Gutting, Pastor and Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor of St. Joseph R.C. Church, both officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Ohio University The John J & Anne M Smith Endowed Scholarship, 120 Chubb Hall, Athens, OH., 45701-2979 or Holy Redeemer Church Building Fund or Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main St., Warren, PA., 16365, or a charity of one’s choice. E-mail condolences can be made by visiting lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

 

Jeannette M. Patterson

Jeannette M. Patterson, 93, beloved mother and grandmother, of Grove City, PA, and formerly of Warren, PA, died Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Orchard Manor in Grove City.

Born on October 12, 1922 in Tidioute, PA, she was the daughter of the late Harry G. and Anna Bauer Nelson. On September 2, 1943 in Cochranton, PA, she married Carl “Pat” Patterson, who died on February 6, 1991.

Jeannette graduated from Bemus Point High School in 1940 and later attended a business college in Jamestown, NY. While living in Warren she was employed at New Process Co. during World War II. She and her husband lived in Grove City from 1951 – 1988 where Jeannette worked at Grove City College for many years. They later moved to Florida. Jeannette moved back to Grove City in 1993. She was a member of Tower Presbyterian Church in Grove City. She enjoyed crossword and jigsaw puzzles and enjoyed reading.

Jeannette is survived by her two children – Robert Patterson and his wife, Sherry, of Douglas, GA, and Beverly Morley and her husband, Raymond, of Grove City, PA, 6 grandchildren – Brittany Patterson, Donovan (Rachael) Patterson, Ross Morley, Dawn (Jeremy) Fairgrieve, Natalie (Michael) Dougherty, and Ashley Morley, 7 great-grandchildren – Rorie, Breylin and Merida Dougherty, Kayden and Chase Fairgrieve, and Destiny and Skyler Morley. Jeannette is also survived by her sister, Dorothy Wilcox and her husband, Evan, of Russell, PA, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Nelson.

Family and friends from Grove City are invited to attend a memorial service to be held at 4PM Friday, September 30, 2016 in the Great Room at Orchard Manor, 20 Orchard Drive, in Grove City. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA, on Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 1 until 2PM at which time a funeral service will be held with Rev. Dr. Don Howard, retired Presbyterian minister, officiating. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery. Those wishing to place a memorial may do so through the Alzheimer’s Association, or to a charity of one’s choice. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Elizabeth “Bette” McFadyen

Elizabeth J. (Bette) McFadyen, 93, of Youngsville, PA., died

Thursday, September 22, 2016 at the Warren Manor Nursing

Home. Bette was born in Warren, PA., on August 9, 1923,

daughter of Edward and Eleanore Mack Zimmerman. She was a

resident for 45 years in Pompano Beach, FL. Bette was a 1941

graduate of Russell High School and earned her Master’s degree

in Education from the Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL.

She taught 5th & 6th grade at the Lillian Ruddeger Elementary

School and also taught at Hope Lutheran Parochial School. In

1966 she earned her Broker’s License in Real Estate and worked in

Pompano Beach and Warren, PA. She was a member of the First

Lutheran Church, the church sewing group, served as a

Eucharistic Minister, served on the Missionary and Stewardship

Committee, taught at vacation Bible School and Sunday School.

She was an active volunteer with the Warren Unit of the

American Cancer Society and Hospice of Warren County. She

was an extensive traveler. She walked the Stations of the Cross in

Jerusalem. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her son, Corky Hansen & wife, Karen of

Blairsville, GA., 3 Sisters – Elsie Beckenbach of Macedon, N.Y.,

Jeanne Salman of Jamestown, N.Y., Mary Gordon of Fairport,

N.Y., several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she

was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Phillip

McFadyen whom she married in 1977 in Pompano Beach, FL., 2

Brothers – Robert and Raymond Zimmerman, 1 Sister – Dorothy

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

Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Sunday, September 25, 2016

from 6 to 8 P.M. and on Monday, September 26, 2016 at First

Lutheran Church, 109 West Third Street, Warren, PA., from 10 to

11:00 A.M. where a funeral service will follow by Rev. Jeffrey

Ewing, Pastor. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Russell,

PA.,

Memorial contributions may be made to First Lutheran Church or

Hospice of Warren County or the Warren Unit of the American

Cancer Society. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Bradley S. Crossley

Bradley Steven Crossley, 55, of Warren, PA, died Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Warren General Hospital in Warren, PA.

Brad was born on August 28, 1961 in Warren, PA, and was the son of the late Arnold Neil and Bonnie Naomi Zimmerman Crossley. Brad had worked construction for 15 years in Bradenton, FL and later worked for 5 years making aluminum lawn furniture. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins fan. He also enjoyed watching professional wrestling.

Brad is survived by his son, Eric Grant Crossley of Alliance, OH, 2 grandchildren – Autumn Crossley and Talan Crossley, 1 brother – Larry (Patricia) Crossley of Tiona, PA, a half-sister – Marcia (Randy) Hunter of South Carolina, lifetime friend, Terry Papalia of Warren, PA, his former wife, Janet Stanley Crossley of Canton, OH, and several nieces and nephews. Brad is also survived by his Aunt, Cheryl Hansen, of Warren, PA, with whom he lived with for several years. He was preceded in death by his father, Arnold Neil Crossley and his mother, Bonnie Naomi Zimmerman.

Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, September 24, 2016, at the Tiona United Methodist Church with Rev. Martin Reynolds, Pastor, officiating. The family would like to thank the staff at Warren General Hospital for their thoughtfulness and wonderful care of Brad. Those wishing to place a memorial may do so to Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA, 16365. Arrangements have been entrust to the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Marjorie “Midge” K. Whilton

Marjorie (Midge) K. Whilton, 85, of Warren, PA., died

Wednesday, September 21, 2016. She was born to Mabel and

John Keefe, September 30, 1930 in Boston, MA. She was a 1952

graduate of Boston University, College of Liberal Arts, where she

received her BA in Sociology. She was married to the late

Frederick Walter Whilton for 52 years.

Marjorie was one of the three founding members of the Warren

County Council on Domestic Violence, now called A SAFE Place

which provides a 24 hour hotline and shelter for victims of

domestic violence. She was an active volunteer for ten years.

Marjorie was also a member of the Women’s Club and the

College Club of Warren.

With a wide range of lifelong interests, Marjorie took up skiing

early in life and was an avid tennis player. She was an amateur

artist and active in the Warren Art League for many years. Music

was one of Marjorie’s favorite pastimes and she was an

accomplished pianist.

She is survived by her four children, Susan Whilton Agusti (Fil)

of Alexandria, VA., Nancy Whilton of Newburyport, MA.,

Kimberly Whilton Adams and Brooks Whilton (Ivy) all of

Warren, PA. Marjorie is also survived by nine grandchildren, two

step grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.

Visitation will be Friday, September 23, 2016 at the Donald E.

Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., from 6 to

8 P.M. The family will hold a private service at a future date.

Contributions may be made in her memory to the Pennsylvania

Association for the Blind, 90 East Shady Lane, Enola, PA. 07125 or

the Cleveland Amory Fund for Animals, 200 W.57th St., New

York, N.Y. 10019.

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