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Obituaries

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OBITUARIES 

 

BLYSTONE, HUBERT D. (HUBIE)

Hubert D. (Hubie) Blystone, 87, of Union City, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at his residence.  He was born in Union Township on December 6, 1932, a son of the late L. Otto and Ethel Lewis Blystone.

Following graduation from Union City High School, Hubie enlisted in the U.S. Army.  He served during the Korean War from February 1953 to February 1955 and attained the rank of corporal.

He worked for Lord Corp. until his retirement after 28 years of service.  In 1981, Hubie founded Blystone Rental Repair and Sales in Union City.  Although semi-retired, he continued to be active in the business until a couple of years ago.  He was a Life member of the Americna Legion LeBaron Post 237 in Union City and a 50 plus member of the Masons.  He attended the Union City First United Methodist Church.

Hubie was totally devoted to his wife and children and their families. He enjoyed gardening, camping, motorcycle riding and cutting wood.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sarita Kinney on November 18, 2001 and five siblings, Elmer, Ester, Lizzy, Bernard and Melvin.

Hubie is survived by his wife Beverly J. Weilacher Blystone whom he married on February 1, 1951; his son Daryl and his wife Michelle Blystone of Union City; his grandchildren, Dustin Blystone and his wife Robyn, Dylan Blystone and his wife Alexandria and Devin Blystone and his wife Manni.  He is also survived by three great-grandchildren, Karmy, Otto and Huntleigh.

Friends may call at the C. S. Warthman Funeral Home, Inc., on Monday, September 28th from 2 to 4 ad 6 to 8 PM and on Tuesday, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM.  A service with the Rev. Lea Guiney of the First United Methodist Church officiating will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, September 29th.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Union City.


COMBS, JOSEPHINE LITTLE

JOSEPHINE LITTLE COMBS, 87, of Wattsburg, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at UPMC Hamot.  She was born in Breathitt County, KY on February 21, 1933.

She retired as a fiberglass fabricator from MFG Company in Union City.

Josephine was a member of the Wattsburg Baptist Church.  In her spare time, she enjoyed crocheting, working puzzles, making calendars and spending time with her grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clay B. Combs in 1993 and her two sons, Roger l. Combs in 1979 and James C. Combs in 2013.

Josephine is survived by her two grandchildren, Roger S. Combs and his wife Amanda of Girard and Tina L. Combs-Rihel and her husband Robert of North East.  She is further survived by five great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter, numerous nieces and nephews and her faithful companion "Bear".

Due to the COVID-19, private calling hours and funeral for the family will be held on Monday at the C. W. Warthman Funeral Home, Inc. with Rev. Audron Seymour of the Wattsburg Baptist Church officiating.....

Burial will be at Wattsburg Cemetery, Wattsburg, PA

In lieu of flowers, and due to her love of animals, donations in Josephine's name may be made to the animal shelter of your choice.



SELTZER, HELEN M. GWIN

HELEN M. GWIN SELTZER, 79  of Union City, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 2, 2020 at Corry Manor.  She was born in Union City on April 1, 1941 a daughter of the late Charles H. and Hazel E. Hill Gwin, Sr.

She formerly worked at Union City Hospital and in private health care.  She was an avid reader who enjoyed cooking, baking, planting flowers and mushroom hunting.  She was one of the first individuals to volunteer to clean up a section of state roadway.  Several times a year, she could be seen picking up litter on Jamestown Street in Wattsburg.  She loved being around people and found beauty in everything she saw.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Lee Arthur and a sister Ruth I. Gwin.

Helen is survived by her six children:  Yvonne (Steve) Schetter of Corry, Yvette Lesser and Jim Thomas of Union City, Steve (Sheri) Thomas of Wattsburg, Bill (Stephanie) Ossa of Lawrenceburg, KY and George (Grace) Ossa of Canadohta Lake: three brothers, Mike Gwen and Charles(Ellen)Gwen, Jr., both of Rogersville, TN and John Gwin of Titusville; five sisters, Marjorie (Robert) Shreffler of Townville, Patricia (Richard) Patten of Bernards Bay, NY, Diana Lillie of Springcreek, Dorothy (Robert) Butcher of Bear Lake, PA and Cindy Gwin of Titusville; 12 Grandchildren, 12 Great Grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call at the C. S. Warthman Funeral Home, Inc., 69 North Main Street, Union City on Tuesday, October 8, 2020 from 2 to 4 PM.  Services with Rev. Larry Schoenfield will be private for the family.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Union City.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Union City Public Library, Stranahan Street, Union City, PA 16438.

DONNA D. "MaDonna" DOWNOR

Donna D. "MaDonna" Deyoe, 80, of Union City passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at Western Reserve Nursing Home in Erie with her family surrounding her.

She was born in Tionesta on December  16, 1939, the daughter of the late Robert L. and Rosalind G. Daye DeYoe.

Donna was in the restaurant business most of her life.  She owned several eateries in the Union City area, the most recent being "MaDonna's" on route 8, just south of the town.  She was outgoing and loved her customers, and they loved her in return.  She lived up to her motto at the restaurant, "enter a stranger, leave a friend".  Many of her customers became extended "family" and each received a hug on their way out the door.  She was a member of St. Teresa's Catholic Church in Union City.

Besides her parents and grandparents that helped raise her, she was preceded in death by a sister, Suzanne R. Paladino.

Donna is survived by her lifetime partner of over sixty years, Anthony "Tony" Downor; a son, Troy J. Downor, Arizona; four daughters, Tonette J. Diffenbacher and her husband Dan of Union City and Wattsburg, LouAnne J. Radashak of Union City, Starr L. Belden and her husband Kenneth of MdKean and Sheriee R. Downor of Union City; a brother, Robert l. DeYoe and his wife Jan of FL; three sisters, Charlene F. Crossley of FL, Marsha S. Martin of Jamestown,  NY and Robin Smith and her husband, David of Bear Lake, PA.  She is also survived by several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.   She is further survived by two special friends, Brent (Brat) Jackson of Union City and Richard Horn of Wattsburg.

Due to the Corona Virus, limited calling hours with socially acceptable spacing and the wearing of masks will be held at St. Teresa's Church, 9 Third Ave., Union City on Tuesday, June 23rd from 10:00 to 11:00 AM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 AM with Father F. Thomas Suppa officiating.  Burial at Pine Grove Cemetery, Corry will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Teresa's restoration Fund, 9 Third Ave., Union City, PA  16438 or the Union City Fire Department, 50 Second Ave., Union City, PA  16438.


NICHOLAS R. (Nick) LAUDERBACK

Nicholas R. (Nick) Louderback, 11, of Union City, passed away accidently on Wednesday, June 3,

2020 at his residence.

He was born in Erie on July 16, 2008 a son of Christopher C. Bees with whom he resided and Kendra E. Mourton of Lebanon, IN

Nick completed 6th grade and was to enter 7th grade this fall at Union City Middle School.  He enjoyed sports, Particularly fishing and NASCAR.  He loved cars of any kind, especially his "Hot Cars"  He was especially fond of taking care of his youngest brother with whom he had a special bond.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Marcus D. Leech-Beers and his grandfather, Alvin D. Beers.

Nick is survived by his step-mother who has raised him most of his life, Laura L. Beers: eight siblings; Amine Leech and his wife Ashley of Cambridge Springs, Gabrielle L. Beers and her companion, Jacy Smith, Faith A. Louderback, Hope S. Louderback, Christopher C. Beers, Jr., and Finn A. Beers, all of Union City and Jamie R. Louderback and Caleb a. Louderback of Lebaanon, IN.

He is further survived by his grandmother, Bonnie Lee Higley of Union City,. his grandfather, Michael F. Lanning of Union City and his grandparents, James R. and Carol A. Louderback of Lebanon, IN and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Due to the COVID-19 there will be no public calling hours.  Private calling hours and funeral service will be held for the family at  a time convenient for them.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to them in care of the funeral home.


CAROLYN M. PETERSON

Carolyn M. Shaffer Peterson, 80 of Union City, passed away on Friday, May 29, 2020 at her residence, following a lengthy illness.  She was born in Erie on December 11, 1939, a daughter of the late Presley and Clara i. Miller Shaffer, Sr.

Carolyn retired from the Union City Borough where she had been the dispatcher for the Police and Fire Departments for many years. She was a member of the Union City Senior Center and she attended the Union City Presbyterian Church.  She delighted in spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She also enjoyed playing Bingo at the Senior Center, playing cards, doing crafts and watching her Hallmark TV channel.

She was the widow of Guy Walter Peterson who died on October 14, 1997.  She was also preceded in death by her son, Kevin T. Peterson and four brothers; Billy, Presley Jr, Donald and Tommy Shaffer.

Carolyn is survived by two sons, Steve Peterson and his wife Sandra and Randy Peterson and his wife Denise, all of Union City; two daughters, Melody Shreve and her husband Dave Sr. of Union City and Kathy Shauberger and her husband John of Erie; two sisters, Janet Dempsey and her husband James of Wattsburg and Peggy Kerstetter of Union City and two brothers, Raymond Shaffer of Fairview and Ernest Shaffer and his wife Rita of Aliquippa, PA.  She is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 32 Great Grandchildren.

Due to the Covid 19, there will not be any calling hours.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

THOMAS H. PHILLIP

Thomas H. Phillips, 78, of Wattsburg, died Sunday, May 24, 2020 at his residence, following a brief illness.

He was born i n Union City on April 2, 2942, the son of the late Lyle E. and Gladys M. Rouse Phillips.

After graduation from Wattsburg High School, Tommy joined the PA National Guard. He later served with the US Army attaining the rank of E-4.

Tommy worked as a tool and dye maker for Electric Materials In North East.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing and the trips to Canada with his sons for fishing.  H was a member of American Legion Post 237 in Union City.

Besides his parents, Tommy was preceded in death by his brother, Richard L. Phillips in 1980.

Tommy is survived by his wife of 58 years, Diana D. Proper Phillips when he married on November 30, 1963; a daughter, Denise d. Thieme and her husband Jim of Goldsboro, NC; two sons, David P. Phillips and his wife Deborah, and Matthew H. Phillips and his wife Jennifer Drake, all of Wattsburg and a brother, Jerry Phillips and his wife Darlene of Edinboro.

He is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Due to the Corona Virus, calling hours and funeral services will be limited to family members only. Burial will be at Wattsburg Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Tribute Program, P> O> Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 or to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 1645 West 8th St., Erie, PA 16505.

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CHARLES V. (Chuck) CUMMINGS

Charles V. (Chuck) Cummings, 90, of Corry, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020 at his residence following a lengthy illness.

He was born in Johnson City, TN on January 22, 1930, a son of the late Merle and Rachael Ambrose Cummings.

Chuck was a nationally known auctioneer.  In  1973, he was named APTCO Auto Auctioneer of the year in Taylor, Michigan.  Time Magazine recognized him as the 5th Highest  Auctioneer in the country.  He was also  named the Top Auctioneer for Pennsylvania.  He was in great demand at many auctions including in Detroit, MI, Columbus, OH and Corry.

He owned and operated the Corry Auto Auction for over 20 years.  He was a partner in Cummings and Briggs Auctioneers.  Until recently, he was in partnership with his sons in the company C. Cummings & Sons in Columbus, PA

Chuck was an avid golfer and a life member of the Corry Country Club where he was a past Club Champion.  He played golf all over the country and with several noted golfers including Arnold Palmer.  He was also an accomplished billiards player.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Corry.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Cloyd Cummings and his sister, Geraldine Scalise.

Chuck is survived by his wife, Marline M. Main Cummings; two sons, Jack Cummings and his wife Chan and Robert Cummings and his wife Kim, all of Corry; his daughter, Lori Ann Thompson and her husband Ken of Key West, FL; a step-son, Gary Crosby and his wife Jackie of Spartansburg, a step-daughter, Kimberly Swanson and her husband Don of Erie, and a good and Long time friend, Walter Hansen of Corry.  He is also survived by 20 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

 There will be no calling hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.  A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date.


JoANN M. PLOSS WHITE

     JoAnn M. Ploss White, 71, of Union City, died on Saturday, February 22, 2020 with her loving family surrounding her.
     She was born in Corry on December 17, 1948, a daughter of the late Archie and Irene Christsen Ploss.
     JoAnn received her associate's degree from Mercyhurst University. She retired after 42 years as a qick disconnect assembler at Snap-Tite. She discovered the joy of racing competition at the ripe young age of 65.  She participated in many races, including,including the "Biggest Looders" race where she took 3rd place.
     She enjoyed working in the garden, geneology and traveling.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Dail D. White, Jr and her step-son, Dail White, III.
     JoAnn is survived by two daughters; Joy Dilworth of Kansas City, MO and Dailene Adams and her husband Chris Corry: five siblings, Roanld Ploss, Rebecca Maine, Dennis Ploss, Dale Ploss and Darlene (Dolly) Baker.  She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
     Friends are invited to attend a Celebraation of Life at the Union City Presbyterian Church at the corner of 2nd and West High Streets on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at noon with Rev. Rob Willert Officiating.
     Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.                      


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 ANNE M. DUDAS LUBA

     Anne M. Dudas Luba, 92, of Union City, passed away on Friday, February 21, 2020 at Manchester Commons.  She was born on September 28, 1927, a daughter of the late Frank and Kathryn Toman Dudas.

     Anne was an active member of St. Teresa's Catholic Church where she was a member of the Funeral Choir, the Church Choir and the Rosary-Alter Society.

     She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony L. Luba, her son, James L. Luba, her granddaughter, Shelly Luba, her son-in-law Raymond Wojasik, five sisters and two brothers.

     Anne is survived by a son, Anthony T. Luba of Edinboro; two daughters, Karen A. Wojtasik of Erie and Kathleen M. Le Ber and her husband Tony of Erie; two sisters, Elizabeth Dudasof Antioch, TN and Teresa King of Union City; one brother, Paul A. Dudas and his wife Jane of Erie, a sister-in-law Marilyn Dudas, 9 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the C. S. Warthman Funeral Home, Inc on Tuesday from 6 to 9 PM and on Wednesday from 2 to 4 PM and are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday at 11:00 AM at St. Teresa's Church with Fr. Dennis Martin officiating.

Burial in St. Teresa's Cemetery.



R. Timothy Hartel

Richard Timothy Hartel, 63, of Edinboro, PA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at UPMC Hamot.

Tim was born in Erie on March 15, 1956, the son of the late Richard O. and Velma Begley Hartel.

He worked as a Tool and Dye Maker at B C Machining in Conneaut, Ohio.  Tim was an avid sportsman and loved to ride his Harley. 

He is survived by his loving wife, Sandy Downor Hartel whom he married on October 27, 1990 in Union City, PA, his sister-in-law, Debbie Hossler and her husband Jeffrey, His brother-in-law, Christopher Downor, his niece Ashby Scarborough and her husband John and his great niece, Johnnie Rose Scarborough.

Friends may call at the C. S. Warthman Funeral Home, Inc., 69 North Main Street, Union City on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 10:30 AM until the time of the service at 1:00 PM with Fr. F. Thomas Suppa officiating.  Burial will be at St. Teresa's Cemetery in Union City.


DONALD F. THOMAS

Donald F. Thomas, 88, of Union City, died on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at his residence.  Don is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mary R. Kirik Thomas.  He is further survived by his children, Linda D. Thomas Wethlie, Cynthia A. Thomas Eakin and Donald J. Thomas; 8 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

Friends may call at the C. S. Warthman Funeral Home, Inc. 69 N. Main Street Union City on Wednesday from 4 to 7 PM and are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday at 11:00 AM with Fr. Dennis Martin officiating.  Burial will be private for the family.Cick to add an engaging title. High quality images go a long way in looking professional online.

Cindy Hagen

Calling hours for Cindy Hagen will be held at the C. S. Warthman Funeral Home, 69 North Main Street, Union City on Friday, July 12th from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM  A funeral service will following calling hours at 9 PM with rev. Lea Guiney officiating.



William F. Chase


Friends of William F. Chase are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the C. S. Warthman Funeral Home, Inc., 69 North Main Street, Union City.



Margaret E. Landers, 71, of  Rockdale Township, Cambridge Springs, PA died at her residence, surrounded by her family, on Friday, August 3, 2018.  She was born in Union City on December 9, 1946, a daughter of the late Milton E. and Gertrude Proper Whitmeyer. 

Services were private and at the convenience of the family.

The C. S. Warthman Funeral Home, Inc. 69 N. Main Street, Union City was in charge of arrangements.



Catherine L. Beebe, 69, of Corry, went to be with her Heavenly Father, surrounded by her family , on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at Corry Manor.

She was born in Union City, on March 7, 1949, a daughter of the late Harold P. and June M. Whitney Beebe.

Cathy attended Union City High School and had worked at the Barber National Institute in Corry for a number of years.

She was a former member of the Parade Street United Methodist Church in Union City and more recently had attended the First United Methodist Church in Corry.

Cathy is survived by her aunt Gertrude Whitney of Union City and a cousin David Ward of Union City.

Friends may call at the C. S. Warthman Funeral Home, Inc., 69 N. Main Street, Union City, PA on Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 10:30 AM until the time of a service at 11:00 AM with Rev. James Cannistraci, of the Parade Street Methodist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Union City.