Obituaries

A. Lorraine Bengston

A. Lorraine Bengston, 93, of Warren, PA, died Friday, July 8, 2016 at Warren General Hospital. Born on May 12, 1923 in Warren, PA, she was the daughter of the late Ross and Rose Scalise Bevevino. On March 20, 1950 she married William St. Clair Bengston, who died in November 1974. Lorraine was a lifetime resident of Warren and was a 1940 graduate of Warren Area High School. She later graduated from St. Francis School of Nursing in Pittsburgh. She was employed as a nursing supervisor at Warren State Hospital where she worked for 28 ½ years, retiring in 1983. Lorraine was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church where she was a former Eucharistic minister. She loved her family and had a passion for cooking. Surviving are her daughter – Sandra Confer of Warren, PA, her son, Scott Bengston and his wife, Pat, of Warren, PA, 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by an infant son who died in 1954, 6 brothers – Joseph, Ange, Bill, Anthony, Frank and John Bevevino, and a sister, Rose Fadale. There will be no visitation. Family and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, July 15, 2016 at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA, with Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place a memorial may do so through the St. Joseph Church Educational Center Fund. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. Email condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Marian L. Hook Nuhfer

Marian L. Hook Nuhfer, 86, of Warren, PA, died July 8, 2016 at The Rouse Home surrounded by the people who loved her. She was born September 15, 1929. Her parents were the late Arthur C. and Esther L. Klepfer Hook. She was raised in Jamestown, NY and has resided in Warren, PA since her marriage in 1952. She was a 1947 graduate of Jamestown High School and was a private secretary in the Jamestown and Warren areas and retired from Warren General Hospital patient accounts department as a patient accounts representative. Marian was a member of Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church, the church Alter Rosary Society, a volunteer for many years in the religious education department and was involved with the church luncheon ministry. She was an active member and volunteer at the Warren Senior Center on the river and was a member of their Bocce and Crafters groups. She and her husband, Phillip, enjoyed going on bus tours for many years and visiting friends and family. Marian is survived by her husband, Phillip J. Nuhfer, whom she married January 12, 1952 at St. Peter and Paul R.C. Church, Jamestown, NY. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2002 with their family at Topsail Island, NC. In addition Marian is survived by four children, Deborah A. Nuhfer Dorrion and her husband, Thomas, Jr., of Warren, PA, James A. Nuhfer and his wife, Carol, of Harrisburg, PA, Phillip A. “Pip” Nuhfer and his wife, Lucinda “Cindy” of Warren, PA, and Kenneth A. Nuhfer and his wife, Rose, of Clarendon, PA, Seven grandchildren, Cheryl L. Dorrion Benford and her husband, Kim, of Randleman, NC, William J. Dorrion and his wife, Amy, of Warren, PA, Jolene A. and Scott J. Nuhfer of Harrisburg, PA, Krystal M. Perrett and her husband, Daniel, of Sheffield, PA, Kevin A. Nuhfer and partner, Rachel Monaghan of Warren, PA, and Katelyn M. Russell and her husband, Daniel, of Union City, PA, Great-grandchildren; Raven A. Motes and Ajay Nuhfer of Harrisburg, PA, and Jalen Thomas Benford of Randleman, NC, and Matthew and Abigail Russell. She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Helen L. Regenauer and Esther L. Klopher, and granddaughter, Denise Riggle Dorrion.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA, on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 4 to 7PM where the Rosary will be conducted at 6:45PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell, Street, Warren, PA, on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. with Fr. James Gutting, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Jamestown, NY at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers those wishing to place memorials may do so through Holy Redeemer Religious Education Department, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA, 16365, or to Alzheimer’s Association Warren Walk to benefit Nuhfer Friends and Family Team, attention Beatrice Nuhfer, 8 Glade Avenue, Warren, PA, 16365, or to the Rouse Memorial Fund, 701 Rouse Avenue, Youngsville, PA, 16371, (in memory of Marian.) E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Verner M. “Vern” Johnson

Verner “Vern” Johnson, 86, of Warren, PA, died Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at his home. Born on July 26, 1930 in Warren, PA, he was the son of the late Albin and Mary Lester Johnson. On August 3, 1951 in Warren, PA, he married the former Betty M. Carlson, who died on October 9, 2014. Vern was a 1948 graduate of Warren Area High School and served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was a salesman for the Coca Cola Company, working in Jamestown, NY, and Bradford, PA. Vern was a member of North Warren Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed fishing, carpentry and loved spending time with his family, especially with his grandchildren. Vern is survived by his two sons, Rick Johnson and his wife, Kathleen, and Bradley Johnson and his wife, Nicole, all of Warren, PA, 3 grandchildren – Sarah, Rachele, and Christian Johnson, all of Warren, PA, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, Vern was preceded in death by two sisters, Ernestine Smonsa and Geraldine Meleen and one brother, Elliot “Gus” Johnson. At Vern’s request services will be private at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park. Those wishing to place a memorial may do so through North Warren Presbyterian Church, 200 South State Street, Warren, PA 16365. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. Email condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Richard Anthony Mancuso

Richard Anthony Mancuso, 76, of Warren, PA., passed away on

Thursday, July 07, 2016 at the John and Orpha Blair Hospice

residence surrounded by family after a two year illness. He was

born March 29, 1939, a son of the late Ralph and Rose Lucia

Mancuso. He was a 1956 graduate of Warren High School and a

1961 graduate of Fenn College, now Cleveland State University

with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering. In 1963, he

graduated from the University of Toledo with a Master’s Degree

in Mechanical Engineering. He had a fifty year engineering

career working for Boeing Company, Seattle, Washington; NASA

in Sandusky, Ohio; Owens Illinois in Toledo, Ohio and a forty-

seven year career with Struthers Wells, Warren, PA., retiring in

2014 as Vice President of Operations.

Richard was a life member of the American Society of Mechanical

Engineers, a life member of the Society of Naval Architects and

Marine Engineers where he helped author a published book on

Marine Engineering. He held professional engineer’s licenses in

the State of Pennsylvania, the State of North Carolina, and

Calgary, Canada.

He was a member of the Conewango Valley Country Club,

Conewango Club, and the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club. He was a

member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church where he served as

Eucharistic minister, usher and CCD instructor.

Richard is survived by his wife, Rita Comberiati Mancuso whom

he married on September 1, 1962 in Warren; a son, Louis and his

wife, Margaret; a daughter, Jeanne; a son Bradley and his wife,

Laura; and three grandchildren, Andrea, Brooke and Seth

Mancuso. He is also survived by his sister-in-laws and brother-

in-laws, Rosemarie and Joseph Massa, Dolores and Albert

Wagner, Janet and Francis Fusco, several cousins, nieces and

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

his sister, Mary Lou Mancuso Arey.

Family and friends will be received on Sunday, July 10, 2016 from

5 to 8 P.M. at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East

Street, Warren, PA., where a vigil service will be conducted at

8:00 P.M. Sunday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated

Monday, July 11, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at Holy Redeemer R.C.

Church, 11 Russell St., Warren, PA., with Fr. James Gutting,

Pastor, officiating, assisted by Richard’s cousin, Deacon Joseph

Lucia. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Family suggests

memorial contributions to Hospice of Warren County, Holy

Redeemer Church Building Center Fund, the ALS Association of

Western Pennsylvania or a charity of choice. E-mail condolences

may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Laura K. Tomasone

LauraTomasoneLaura K. Tomasone, 53, of Warren, PA., died Monday, July 4, 2016 at her residence. She was born April 14, 1963 in Warren, PA.

She was the daughter of Charles J. Tomasone of Warren, Pa., and the late Alice Mae Dalton Tomasone. Laura was a longtime Warren area resident. She was a 1981 graduate of Warren Area High School and Vo-Tech School of Nursing where she earned her Licensed Practical Nursing Degree. One of her greatest joys in life, was being a grandmother and a mother to her Boston Terrier Mitzi.

In addition to her father, she is survived by her children – Megan Nuhfer of Warren, PA., Tyler Nuhfer and wife, Ashley of Chesapeake, VA., 4 Grandchildren – Jaxson and Emma Lyn Nuhfer, Drake Stein, Josephine Nuhfer, 4 Siblings – Diane Stull and husband, John of Warren, PA., Fr. Richard C. Tomasone of Sykesville, PA., Peg Viola and husband, Randy of Warren, Pa., Jim Tomasone and wife, Donna of Russell, Pa., several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Friday, July 8, 2016 from 6 to 8 P.M.

A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home, Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. by her brother, Fr. Richard C. Tomasone. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials, may do so through the funeral home.

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Richard L. Poorman

Richard L. Poorman, 71, of Warren, PA., died Friday, July 1, 2016 at U.P.M.C. Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA., after a one month illness. He was born April 27, 1945 in Lock Haven, PA.

He was the son of John and Leah Mae McHenry Poorman.

Rick was a Warren area resident most of his entire life and was a 1963 graduate of Warren High School. On October 21, 1964, Rick entered the U.S. Army where he served as a Military Policeman, earning a National Defense Service Medal, was a Marksman in Pistols and an Expert riflemen with the M-14 and Carbine Rifles.

He attended the Pennsylvania State Police Academy which was located in Greensburg, PA. Rick was employed for 40 years with the City of Warren Police Department, retiring from there after serving as Chief of Police for 14 years.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sally A. Miller Poorman whom he married August 2, 1966 in Maryland.

2 Children – Stephanie Reagle and husband, Kevin of Warren, PA., Steve Poorman and wife, Jennifer of West Grove, PA.

5 Grandchildren – Bailey Poorman, Erick Schafer, Derek Reagle, Morgan Poorman, Emilee Schafer, several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 Brothers – Gerald and David Poorman, 1 Grandson – Evan Schafer.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 1 to 3 P.M. and 6 to 8 P.M. A funeral service will be conducted Friday, July 8, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the Warren State Hospital Interfaith Chapel with Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of the Warren General Hospital, officiating. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park. The Warren Fraternal Order of Police will conduct their funeral ritual and Full military honors will be conducted by members of the Clarendon/Sheffield V.F.W. Funeral Honor Guard and members of the U.S. Army. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Fraternal Order of Police, %City of Warren Police Department, 318 W. Third Avenue, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Leona M. Babcoe

Leona M. Babcoe, 68, of Clarendon, PA., went to be with her Lord, Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Specialty Hospital, Erie, PA., after a brave battle with cancer. She was born January 21, 1948 in Cherry Tree, Indiana County, PA. Leona was the daughter of Oran and Lola Goss Frampton. She was a Warren area resident since 1973. Leona was employed as a nurse’s aide at the former Warren Nursing Home and was a clerk at the Clarendon Community Markets. She enjoyed crocheting, was an avid cook and baker. Leona had a very strong faith and loved the Lord dearly, she was ready to go home.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Todd L. Babcoe whom she married November 18, 1963 in Homer City, PA. 3 Daughters – Tracy Babcoe, Jeannine Childs, Joann Losey and husband, Robert all of Clarendon, PA., 1 Sister – Dorothy Mountan and husband, Leo of Blairsville, PA., 5 Grandchildren – Meagan Babcoe, Todd Albert Losey, Ashley Childs, Mason Losey, Allison Childs, 1 Great Granddaughter – Nova Whitcomb, her beloved dog, Spanky, several nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother – George Frampton. A private funeral service will be conducted at the convenience of the family at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East St., Warren, PA., with Rev. Jay Maier, Pastor of First Church of the Nazarene, officiating.

Interment will be in Cherry Grove Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through American Diabetes Association, 2 Chatham Center, Suite 1520, Pittsburgh, PA. 15219 or Clarendon Volunteer Fire Department, 17 N. Main Street, Clarendon, PA., 16313. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Patricia A. Gruber

Patricia A. Gruber, 82, formerly of Russell, PA., died peacefully Wednesday morning, June 29, 2016 at the home of her daughter.

She was born May 21, 1934 on Wilson Road, Lander, PA. She was the daughter of Benjamin and Christine Eckert Meyer. Patricia was a lifelong Russell area resident and was a graduate of Sugar Grove High School. She was employed with her husband, John E. Gruber Excavating and retired in 2000 from Blair Corporation after 19 years employment. She was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church. She enjoyed crocheting.

She is survived by her daughter, Cindy Sibert and husband, William of Pleasant Twp., 2 Grandchildren – Jonathon Sibert and Courtney Kelley, 3 Great Grandchildren – Brycen, Holden, Adalynee Kelley, several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 26 years, John E. Gruber whom she married December 4, 1954 in Lakewood, N.Y. who died February 26, 1981, 1 infant son – John Craig Gruber, 3 Sisters – Catherine Bloss, Mary Hanson, Imogene Collins, 1 Brother – Harold Meyer.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Friday, July 1, 2016 from 4 to 7 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA., with Fr. James Gutting, Pastor of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, officiating.  Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Russell, PA. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through St. Joseph Church Educational Center Fund. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Barbara J. Cook

Barbara J. Cook, 84, of N. Warren, PA., died Tuesday, June 28,

2016 at St. Vincent Health Care Center, Erie, PA., after an

extended illness. She was born June 21, 1932 in Warren, PA., and

was the daughter of Charles W. and Mina C. Stoddard Reist. Barb

was a lifelong Warren area resident and a 1950 graduate of

Warren High School. She was formerly employed with New

Process Company and with the former Simones and Cook, Inc.

She was an avid crafter, enjoyed crocheting, decorating for

holidays. Her greatest joy in life was being a wife, mother and

grandmother.

Barb is survived by her husband of 62 years, Richard A. Cook

whom she married October 19, 1953 in Warren, PA.

2 Children – Richard A. Cook, Jr. and wife, Barbara A.

of Warren, PA., Karin L. Cook of N. Warren, PA., 1 Brother –

Albert L. Reist and wife, Dorothy, 1 Sister – Mary Chapel all of

Warren, PA., 3 Granddaughters – Amber Orcutt, Mayan Cook,

Katie Labarr, 4 Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2

Brothers – Richard H. and Robert C. Reist, 1 Sister – Rose A. Reist,

2 infant sisters and 1 infant brother.

A private funeral service will be conducted at the convenience of

the family at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., with Rev.

Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of the Warren General Hospital,

officiating.

Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Russell, PA.

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Cystic

Fibrosis Foundation, Western New York Chapter, 1775 Wehrle

Drive, Suite 150, Ashville, NY 14221 or the Warren Cancer Center,

2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be

sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Richard “Dick” Olney

Richard W. “Dick” Olney, 88, of Warren, PA., died Sunday, June 26, 2016 at his residence after a brief illness. He was born September 27, 1927 in Warren, PA. Dick was the son of William H. and Lucille Weir Olney.

He resided most of his life in Warren and was a 1945 graduate of Warren High School, he attended Penn State University completing several continuing education courses in accounting and taxation. He was raised and born into raising dairy cows and sheep farming. Dick was formerly employed at the former Warren Bank & Trust Company and previously employed with State of Pennsylvania Department of Labor for 21 years. He was owner and operator of R.W. Olney & Associates for 30 years and was a active member of Grace United Methodist Church, where he cherished his strong faith and love of God. He had held a Student Pilots License, and especially enjoyed flying with his licensed piloted wife. He enjoyed traveling, his favorite times in life were the times spent with his family. He enjoyed spending quality time with his Amish friends. He had served with the U.S. Army, 2nd infantry division as a Master Sergeant and served with the U.S. Army Reserves as a Chief Warrant Officer. He earned the Korean Service Medal with two bronze stars, the National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and a commendation ribbon with metal pendant. He was very active with the Warren County Fair and served on the board of directors for several years.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Elaine Gibson Olney, whom he married November 25, 1948 in Warren, PA. 2 Children – David Olney and wife, Joy, Sue Toombs and husband, Raymond all of Warren, PA., 1 Sister – Marjorie Erickson of Saskatoon Saskatchewan, Canada, 2 Step grandchildren – Alyce Busch and husband, Randy and Rhiannon Toombs, 2 Step Great Grandsons, Ezra and Gabriel Busch all of Tionesta, PA., several nieces, nephews, cousins and very special friends, the Jung Shin Yeop Family of Seoul, Korea.

Family will receive friends at Grace United Methodist Church, 501 Pennsylvania Avenue East, Warren, PA., on Thursday, June 30, 2016 from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. when a memorial service will be conducted with Rev. Rich Pearson, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Scandia Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through a charity of one’s choice. Those wishing to submit e-mail condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

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