Obituaries

Leo Patrick Murphy, Jr.

Leo Patrick Murphy, Jr., 83, of Warren, PA, died Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at Warren General Hospital. Born on November 28, 1932 in Texarkana, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Leo Patrick and Gertrude Rigney Murphy. On January 4, 1958 in Houston, Texas, he married Mary Ann Kuhn, who survives. Pat graduated valedictorian from St. Edward’s High School in Texarkana and later attended Purdue University and the University of Houston. He had worked for 40+ years as an electrical engineer with Geospace Technologies in Houston, TX, retiring in 1998. In 1999 he received a patent for his repairable waterproof geophone housing. While living in Warren, he was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church where he served as an usher and with Pro Life. Pat was a member of the American Legion and had served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He also was a 4th degree member of the Warren Knights of Columbus Council. Pat loved his family and was also fond of his dog, Buttons, whom he took for walks every day. In addition to his wife, Pat is survived by his 5 children – Allan Murphy of Katy, TX, Sharon Hernandez and her husband, Paul, of Austin, TX, Donna Murphy of Houston, TX, Joann Murphy of Jacksonville, NC, and Lawrence Murphy and his wife, Marsha, of Fayetteville, NC, 9 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, two sisters – Gertrude Ryan and Teresa Eidt, both of Houston, TX, and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Pat was preceded in death by 4 brothers – Paul, John, Frank, and Jim Murphy.

Friends may call from 6-8pm Sunday, November 27, 2016, at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA, where a vigil service will be held at 5:45P.M., conducted by Deacon Joseph Lucia. Members of the Warren K of C 4th Degree will stand as Honor Guard and their funeral ritual will be held at 7:45 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Monday at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA, with Fr. James Gutting, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Passionists Father’s Mass, 111 S. Ridge Street, Rye Brook, NY 10573. Email condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Richard A. Scalise

Richard A. “Dick” Scalise, 94, of Warren, Pa., died Wednesday

evening, November 23, 2016 at Rouse Warren County Home,

surrounded by his family. He was born April 5, 1922 in Warren,

PA., to the late Anthony and Frances M. Scalise. Dick has been a

lifelong resident in Warren.

He was a 1940 graduate of Warren High School and had served

with the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was employed with the former New Process Company in the

correspondence, letter writing and merchandising dept. for 20

years and the former Levinson Brothers where he was manager of

the furniture dept. for 27 years retiring in 1987. He was a member

of St. Joseph R.C. Church and a member of the Warren Kiwanis

Club, active in the Warren Players Club, Warren Jaycees, Hot

Stove League, Warren Rescue. Dick enjoyed playing poker, and a

diehard New York Yankee fan. He had an incredible sense of

humor and loved to be with people.

He is survived by 4 Children – Linda Tassone and husband,

Joseph of Las Vegas, Nevada, Cheryl Scalise of Warren, PA.,

Randy A. Scalise and wife, Michele of Warren, PA., Nancy Maze

and husband, Ted of Warren, PA., 6 Grandchildren -, Allison

Applebee, Ashley Comfort, Amber Peters, Emily Scalise, Robert

Scalise, Cody Maze, 5 Great Grandchildren – Sal Applebee,

Aleena & Ames Comfort, Grayson & Regan Peters, 1 Step Great

Grandson – Billy Applebee, 1 Sister – Mamie Spear of Warren,

PA., several nieces and nephews also survive.

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

Alice M. Fazio Scalise, who died March 16, 2012, whom he

married February 7, 1948 at St. Joseph R.C. Church, Warren, PA, 1

Sister – Marie Cole, 2 Brothers – Anthony Scalise, Jr. James Scalise,

a grandson, Joseph Tassone, and a stillborn grandson – Collin M.

Maze.

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

East Street, Warren, Pa. on Sunday, November 27, 2016

from 5 to 8 P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted at 7:45

P.M.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at St. Joseph R.C.

Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA., on

Monday, November 28, 2016 at 10:00 A.M., with Fr. Richard J.

Toohey, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C.

Cemetery, where full military honors will be conducted by

members of the Clarendon/Sheffield V.F.W. funeral honor guard

and the U.S. Army funeral detail. Those wishing to place

memorials may do so through Warren Kiwanis Club or Western

Pennsylvania Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, 1600

Peninsula Drive, Erie, PA., 16505, or Friends of the Rouse, 701

Rouse Avenue, Youngsville, PA. 16371. E-mail condolences may

be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Robert J. Harrington

harringtonRobert J. Harrington, 81, of Warren, PA., passed Sunday afternoon, November 20, 2016 at U.P.M.C. Hamot, Erie, PA., after a brief illness. He was born November 6, 1935 in Warren, PA. Bob was the son of John and Eloise L. Willard Harrington, Jr.

He had lived most of his life in Warren and had lived for 2 years in Waterloo, Belgium. He was a graduate of Warren High School Class of 1953, where he excelled in Baseball and Track. He earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Lehigh University. Bob had served with the U.S. Army as an officer. He was employed for many years with the former National Forge Company as Marketing Executive, and retired as Product Manager of Pipe molds, traveling throughout the world, retiring in July of 1998.

He was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Church, Conewango Valley Country Club. He is remembered fondly as being a great father, husband and all round family man.

He is survived by his son, Robert J. Harrington, Jr. of Boca Raton, FL., 1 Grandson – Robert Scott Harrington of Williamsburg, VA., his cousin – Dr. John “Jack” Harrington of Warren, PA., several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 50 years, Ina C. Safford Harrington whom he married May 31, 1958 in Warren, PA., who passed May 25, 2009, one son, Lance M. Harrington who passed November 29, 2013, 2 Brothers – John Harrington, III, David W. Harrington.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Friday, November 25, 2016 from 6 to 8 P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted at 7:45 P.M.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA., on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. with Fr. Richard J. Toohey, 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 St. Joseph Church Educational Center Fund. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Essie M. Cogdill

Essie M. Cogdill, 95, a resident of Warren, PA., since 2003, died

Monday morning, November 21, 2016 with her daughter at her

side at the Rouse Warren County Home. Essie was born on June

11, 1921, in Fitzgerald, GA. She grew up and lived most of her

life in Florida, until she moved to Warren, PA., to be near her

daughter. Essie served as Postmaster in St. Marks, FL., until she

transferred to Williston, FL., where she continued as postmaster

until her retirement in 1987. Essie was active in the Florida

Chapter of the National Postmasters Association and proudly

served a term as president of that organization. She was also a 50

year member of the Eastern Star, serving in the Crawfordville,

FL., and Chiefland, FL., chapters. Essie was a long time member

of the Williston First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday

School at various levels and worked with youth groups. After

moving to Warren, she became a member of the Calvary Baptist

Church where she especially enjoyed her Sunday School Class.

She is survived by her daughter, Kay McConnell and her

husband, David, of Warren, PA., a granddaughter, Gavin R.

Young and her husband, Rob, of Asheville, N.C., two great

grandsons, Beckett and Silas Young, and several nieces and

nephews. Essie was preceded in deat by her husband of 62 years,

James Seldon Cogdill, her father and mother, Reverend and Mrs.

J.A. Watts, her brother, John L. Watts, and her son-in-law, Tom

Raker.

Funeral services will be held at a later date in Williston, FL. Essie

will be inurned next to her husband, James S. Cogdill, in the Oak

View Cemetery, Williston, FL. E-mail condolences may be sent

by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com The Donald E. Lewis

Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral

arrangements.

Cynthia A. Nelson

Cynthia A. Nelson, 68, of Sheffield, PA., died Sunday evening,

November 20, 2016 at Warren General Hospital. Cynthia was

born July 16, 1948 in Warren, PA. She was the daughter of the

late Russell “Junior”and Joyce Anderson Nelson. Cynthia was a

1966 graduate of Warren High School and was a longtime Warren

area resident. She had been employed as a Home Healthcare aide

until her retirement. Cindy was a very kind and gentle soul, she

had a loving and generous heart and was always able to make

others laugh. Everyone whoever had the privilege of knowing

her, will miss her presence in their lives. Gone from life now, but

the memories remain forever.

She is survived by her son, John “Rusty” Dorotics of Brook Park,

Ohio, 3 Sisters –Mabel Munoz (Richard) of Sheffield, PA., Susan

Champlin (Walt), and Laura Lee Tipton (Bob) both of Gillett, WY.,

several nieces and nephews.

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

Nathan Dale Maze and Cole Ocean, her brothers – Billy, Stephen

and Carl Nelson.

A memorial service will be conducted at the convenience of the

family. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through

Ruth Smith Center, 407 S. Main Street, Sheffield, PA. 16347 or

Jefferson Defrees Family Center, 207 Second Avenue, Warren, PA.

16365 or Paralyzed American Veterans, Keystone Chapter, 1113

Main St., Pittsburgh, PA., 15215-2407

E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting

www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com The Donald E. Lewis Funeral

Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

Evelyn E. Boyd

Evelyn E. Boyd, 93, of Warren, PA., went home to our Lord,

Friday, November 18, 2016 after a brief illness at Cambridge

Warren, Warren, PA. Born on September 21, 1923, the daughter

of Edwin Rush and Alice Mary Koebley Boyd. Ms. Boyd was a

graduate of Warren High School Class of 1941. She was initially

employed by New Process Company (Blair Corporation), later

transitioning to Warren Bank and Trust Company. She retired

from Integra Bank as an Assistant Trust Officer after twenty-

seven years of dedicated service.

Ms. Boyd was involved in numerous acts of service to the

community. A faithful member of Grace United Methodist

Church since 1933, she spent several years teaching at the weekly

Sunday School and serving on various committees of the

Administrative Board. Her commitment to the support and

advancement of women was especially notable, serving as the

president of the United Methodist Women and former Girl Scout

leader of Troop 92. As a mark of her ongoing commitment,

leadership, and service to the Girl Scout Movement, she was a

proud recipient of the Thanks Badge and noted as an impactful

member of the Girl Scout Community in Warren County and

beyond. In addition to her involvement at Grace U.M. Church,

she delivered Meals on Wheels for a number of years and

volunteered for the Are You O.K. program in assistance of elderly

and shut-in community members.

Ms. Boyd enjoyed traveling the world and spending time with

her friends and family. She was an avid reader, enjoyed

journaling and spending time outside gardening or taking a

leisurely bike ride. She spent a brief period of time living in

Titusville, PA., before returning home to Warren. She was never

afraid to speak her mind, had a good sense of humor, and her

heart was as big as the great outdoors.

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

brother, Frederick J. Boyd, 2 nephews – Dennis R. and Douglas J.

Boyd.

She is survived by her brother, Wilson R. Boyd, Sister-in-law,

Ruby Boyd, two nieces, Christine A. Boyd and Renee Heinbuch,

two great-nephews, Michael D. Boyd and Steven Boyd, 1 great-

niece – Beth T. Boyd.

There will be no visitation hours observed. Friends are invited to

attend a funeral service Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at Grace

United Methodist Church at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Rich Pearson,

Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery.

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Grace

United Methodist Church, 501 Pennsylvania Avenue East,

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.

Heath L. Ferrie

Heath L. “Hefty” Ferrie, 96, of Russell, PA., and a resident of the

Rouse Warren County Home, Youngsville, PA., died there

peacefully, Wednesday, November 16, 2016. He was born

October 3, 1920 in Warren, PA. Hefty was the last of 7 children,

of John William Heath and Anna Louise Fladry Ferrie.

Hefty attended Hatch Run Road School and graduated from

Warren High School Class of 1939. He entered the Army Air

Corps in August 29, 1942, stationed in Ft. Worth, TX, where he

was an airplane electrical mechanic for the B-24 Liberator.

Following military service he worked for several years on

different construction projects throughout the area, including the

construction of Eisenhower High School. He then accepted a

position as electrician at G.T.E. Sylvania, where he worked for 27

years. While there he earned the nick name “Ace” due to his

ability to be able to repair anything. In 1981, Sylvania awarded to

him the Morris Felton Lacroix Certificate for Meritorious Service.

He was a member of the Russell United Methodist Church for

over 60 years. He was a faithful member, who served as a trustee

for many years. He was proud when asked to chair two

remodeling projects, and building a new Sunday School building,

Wesley Hall, which today also serves as a daycare for the area

children and a meeting place for many groups. He currently

belongs to the Samuel Derby American Legion Post 556 in

Frewsburg, N.Y. He was a trustee of the Pine Grove Cemetery

Association for many years. He enjoyed being a member of the

Lakewood Rod & Gun Club, Pine Grove Lions Club, Retired

G.T.E. Sylvania Tuesday morning Peppermill Breakfast Group,

and meeting cousins & nephews Wednesday’s for lunch at Burger

King, while health permitted active participation.

Heath enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening. The peak year,

he had a large vegetable garden, and 1700 mum plants, which he

sold at the Warren Farmers Market. As years passed, the gardens

were smaller but continued until he was 93 with a raised bed in

the back yard. While working on his family farm, they had a 1923

Fordson Tractor. He always longed to have one of his own in

later years. He and his son found one which they enjoyed pulling

at tractor pulls. It was recently fully restored to its original

condition by his son, Dean. Hefty saw it running in full

operation, on October 24, 2016.

He instilled in his children a love of God, family, Country and

nature. He went with his family to church each Sunday. The last

two weeks each July, Hefty and Myrt loaded their three kids in

the station wagon, packed the camper and set out to explore

America. Some of the highlights were St. Louis Arch, Mt.

Rushmore, Kennedy Space Center, Grand Canyon and hand

catching catfish with his army buddy in Texas. Always making

sure the family stopped for a church service on Sundays. He

continued to enjoy rides with his children, when he was no longer

able to drive, and he was always the first to spot a deer.

He built his family’s home in Russell, PA., and enjoyed

woodworking in his shop. There he made toys & puzzles for his

grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Myrtle Anderson Ferrie

whom he married at First Lutheran Church, Warren, PA., on

November 12, 1949, 3 children – Kathleen Fithian and husband,

Brad of Russell, PA., Dean Ferrie of Boynton Beach, FL., Lynn

Ferrie of Orange Beach, AL., 3 Grandchildren – James Fithian and

wife, Amanda of Akeley, PA., Kristina Fithian of Boynton Beach,

FL., Thomas Ferrie of Orange Beach, AL., 1 Great Granddaughter

– Andrea Kathleen Fithian of Akeley, PA., several nieces and

nephews also survive.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 Brothers

– Stuart, Pat and Dennis Ferrie, 3 Sisters – Anna Mae Rowley,

Rachel Fox, Mary Lou Roberts.

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

East Street, Warren, PA., on Monday, November 21, 2016 from 2

to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. A funeral service will be conducted Tuesday,

November 22, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at Russell United Methodist

Church with Rev. Jerome Kennedy, Pastor, officiating. Interment

will be in Pine Grove Cemetery where full military honors will be

conducted by members of the U.S. Army Funeral Detail and the

Clarendon/Sheffield V.F.W. Funeral Honor Guard.

Memorials may be sent to Russell United Methodist Church,

earmarked for Find Us Faithful, P.O. Box 28, Russell, PA. 16345 or

Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Street, Warren, PA. 16365. E-

mail condolences may be sent by visiting

www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Daniel N. Brown

Daniel N. Brown, 55, of Warren, PA., died Wednesday morning, November 16, 2016 at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born December 6, 1960 in Warren, PA. He is the son of Larry and Joyce Hawley Brown of Warren, PA. Dan was a Warren area resident his entire life and a 1979 graduate of Warren Area High School. He was an avid hunter, baseball player, bowler and Pirates fan. He was a true sports fan.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 28 years, Evelyn D. Belin Brown whom he married October 22, 1988 at Russell United Methodist Church, Russell, PA.,

2 Sons – Donald N. Brown of Warren, PA., Douglas A. Brown and wife, Kayla of Youngsville, PA., 3 Sisters – Debra Marie Slagle and husband, Paul, Denise Lucille Reynolds and husband, Scott, Deanna Fay Pifer and husband, Darren, all of Warren, PA., 1 Brother – Dr. Donald W. Brown, Ph.D., and wife, Annmarie of Las Alamos, N.M., 1 Granddaughter – Raedon Brown of Youngsville, PA., several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncle and cousins. Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Friday, November 18, 2016 from 5 to 7 P.M. followed directly by a Memorial Service by Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of the Warren General Hospital, officiating. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Asceracare Hospice, 1600 Peninsula Drive, Suite H, Erie, PA., 16505. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Thelma M. Johnson

Thelma M. Johnson, 91, of Warren, PA., and a resident of Rouse Warren County Home died there, Sunday, November 13, 2016 after an extended illness. She was born July 8, 1925 in Beaver Falls, PA. She was the daughter of Charles and Dorothy M. Probst Wallis. Thelma was a Warren area resident since 1947 and had formerly lived in Washington, D.C. Thelma graduated from the Class of 1942 at Mount Vernon High School of Alexandria, VA.

She had been a secretary with the Warren County School District working at Warren Area High School for 5 years. Thelma was a member of Starbrick Community Church where she had served as the church pianist, was a deaconess, secretary and treasurer.

She is survived by her brother – Robert Wallis and wife, Audrey of Kansas City, KA., her sister – Marjorie Baughman of Bagley, Minn., several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Johnson whom she married December 31, 1946 in Warren, PA., who died November 27, 1994, 2 Sons – William G. and Charles K. Johnson, 1 Brother – Donald Wallis.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Friday, November 18, 2016 from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. when a funeral and committal service will be conducted with Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of the Warren General Hospital, officiating. Interment will be in Westview Cemetery. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Charles M. Davis

Charles M. Davis (“Chuck”), of Warren, Pennsylvania, passed on Saturday, November 12, 2016. He was just six weeks shy of his 94th birthday.

Chuck was born in Jamestown, New York, on December 24, 1922, the son of Waters C. and Olive Bemus Davis. He graduated from Lawrenceville School and attended Amherst College for two years, prior to serving in the 377th Regiment of the 95th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army under General Patton

After the War, Chuck returned to his family’s furniture manufacturing business in Western New York. Following the sale of that business in 1953, he worked as General Sales Manager for the Ellison Bronze Company in Falconer, New York, for several decades.

Prior to the War, Chuck met his wife-to-be, Ann Walker, of Warren. They married on August 29, 1947. Chuck and Ann were together for 66 years, until Ann’s passing on December 20, 2013. They both loved this area and would not have traded the opportunity to raise a family here.

Chuck’s deep love for his family was accompanied by a passion for classical music and the game of golf, the latter of which he pursued until his late thirties. In the 1940s and 1950s Chuck won numerous regional tournaments and club championships. Some have said that he would have won even more broadly, had his errant driver not so frequently left him “behind that old cherry tree on No. 4 and such places.”

From a tender age, Chuck was also an avid fisherman and soon after, a hunter. In his later years, when he could no longer navigate the lakes and streams, nor tramp the woods, he maintained his 20-20 vision and a keen sense of the outdoors. He would frequently communicate to his family that he would dearly love to use his tools to bring home one last whitetail.

For reasons we won’t begin to explain here, Chuck was one of those people not easily forgotten. We continue to love him and will miss him incredibly.

Chuck is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth N. Davis, of Warren, his son Charles W. Davis and wife, Julie, of Edmonds, WA, and his two grandchildren, Kathryn W. Davis (age 27) and John M. Davis (age 24), both of Seattle, WA.

A memorial service will be held at the Bemus Point United Methodist Church after Thanksgiving, at a time to be announced. 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

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