C.S. Warthman Funeral Home, Inc. understands how difficult it is to lose a loved one. That is why we do our very best to make sure the recently deceased and their memory, are honored respectfully. We would like to share with you our obituaries, honoring the recently deceased.
Alex Klick, 85, son of the late Tony and Mary Klick, passed away Monday, July 4, 2022, after a battle with cancer.
He was born of Belorussian/Ukrainian emigrants, Alex’s first language was Ukrainian until first grade. He graduated from Wattsburg High School in 1954 than traveled at age 18 with a friend to the territory of Alaska where he was employed as an airline mechanic.
Alex retired from Alaska Airlines after many years as a jet engine mechanic. He earned a BA degree in Russian Studies from the University of Alaska at the age of 57 which he used as an interpreter on his job and guiding tours.
Leading a colorful life, Alex also was a mail carrier from Fairbanks to Cantwell and points between. He owned and raced Husky sled dogs setting a 10 mile track record in 1962. He was a hunter, fisherman, trapper and enjoyed a good game of golf.
At the young age of 18, he had a successful audition on the Ted Mack Major Bowes Amateur Hour and, as an accomplished, professional steel guitarist and vocalist, formed his own show and dance band playing in many venues throughout Alaska. He also performed on stage as staff band to such notables as Tex Ritter, Freddy Fender, Crystal Gale and Ernest Tubb. He wrote, sang and copyrighted the song “The First Stop for Santa” and wrote many poems and stories.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Triscuit; daughter Chari; three sisters, Mary (Metenkanich) Glapa, Irene (Metenkanich) Mrozosky and Ann (Metenkanich) Pawloski and two brothers, Mike and Charles Metenkanich.
Alex is survived by a sister Rose Cmiel and her husband Walter, and a brother Joe Klick and his wife Nellie; three sons, Kevin, Shane and Alexei and a daughter Susan. He is also survived by several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the C. S. Warthman Funeral Home, Inc. 69 North Main Street, Union City on Friday, July 8, 2022 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM and are invited to attend a service there at 2:00 PM with Father F. Thomas Suppa officiating.
SANDRA M. TAYLOR CARRICK, 78, of Albion, passed away on June 24, 2022, at her residence.
She was born in Erie, PA on January 27, 1944, the daughter of the late Paul A. and Frances M. Gelvin Taylor. She was a mother and homemaker most of her life.
Besides her parents, Sandy was preceded in death by her husband Michael Carrick in 1991 due to an auto accident, her daughter Annette Carrick Lanning in 2006 due to an auto accident and two brothers, Russell and Christopher Taylor.
Sandy is survived by her daughter, Denise Carrick and her friend Jeff; two brothers, Larry Taylor and his wife Rita and Dennis Taylor and his partner Roman; four granddaughters, nine great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the C. S. Warthman Funeral Home, Inc. 69 N. Main Street, Union City on Thursday, June 30, 2022, from 4 to 7 PM. Funeral service for the family will be private. Burial will be in Erie Cemetery on Friday at 10:00 AM.
Michelle M. Lange Blystone, 61 of Union City, passed away on May 20, 2022, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. TN.
She was born on June 6, 1960, the daughter of the late Melvin and Leona Jones Lange. She graduated from Union City Area High School in the class of 1978.
Michelle was a graduate of the Continental School of Beauty in Olean, NY. Upon graduation, she was immediately hired as an instructor at the school. She was a technician at the Lions Eye Bank. She was the former owner of the Sunspot Tanning Company. More recently, she was involved in the family business, Daryl's Baryls. She was a successful entrepreneur and an avid Mustang enthusiast.
She was a member of the American Legion Post 237, past President and a member of the Union City Lions Club, a Tennessee Squire and a Makers Mark Ambassador.
Michelle is survived by her husband, Daryl D. Blystone; three sons, Dustin Blystone and his wife Robyn, Dylan Blystone and his wife Alexandria and Devin Blystone and his wife Manni. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Karmyn Paige Blystone, Otto William Blystone and Huntleigh Michelle Blystone.
Friends may call at the C. S. Warthman Funeral Home, Inc., 69 North Main Street, Union City on Saturday, June 4 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM and from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. A Lions Club service will be held at 7:00 PM at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, June 5, 2022, at 2:00 PM with Rev. Lea Guiney of the Union City First Methodist Church officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Union City Lions Club or the charity of one's Choice.
DOLORES ANNE (DeeDee) HOLMAN, 63, of Erie, died on Saturday, May 28, 2022, at her residence, following several years of declining health. She was born in Erie on August 19, 1958, the daughter of the late Edward Lasky and Charlene Anne Buerger Fasenmyer.
She graduated from Tech Memorial Sr. High School in 1976. She worked as a waitress at several restaurants and clubs in Erie, including the Zukor Club and Reflections. DeeDee was known by many of her children's friends as "Mom" because of her caring ways and her willingness to listen to all their problems.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, John L. Fasenmyer and her sister, Suzanne Smith.
Dolores is survived by her children; Shannon Lee Miller and her husband David Swartz of Jackson, MI, Jeremy John Hughes and Joshua T. Hughes and his fiancé, Andrea Nichols, all of Erie; one brother, Steven Hileman and his wife Kim of Corry; three sisters, Colleen Schubert and Teresa Lasky, both of Erie and Colleen Friedberg of Fort Myers, FL. She is also survived by three grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Friends may call at the John R. Orlando Funeral Home, Inc. 2122 Raspberry Street, Erie on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, from5 to 7 PM. Additional calling hours will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2022, at the C. S. Warthman Funeral Home, Inc. 69 North Main Street, Union City, from 9:00 to 10:00 AM. A funeral service will follow at 10:00 AM with Fr. F. Thomas Suppa officiating.
Dr. John M. Mohr, DMD, 98, of The Villages, FL and formerly of Union City and Corry, died peacefully on Sunday, May15, 2022 at AHN St. Vincent Hospital with his family by his side.
He was born in Reno, PA on August 19, 1923, the son of the late Charles F. and Aurie L. Prentice Mohr.
He graduated from Oil City High School in 1941. He attended Capital University in Columbus, OH before entering the service.
John enlisted in the Army Air Corps on January 7, 1944. After flight training, he was sent overseas to the China Burma India Theater where he was promoted to 1st Lt. and acquired 330 Combat hours and 145 Missions. While in the CBI, he served as a Flight Leader and Air Crew Training Officer. He was awarded many decorations including the Air Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross. One of his fondest memories was going on an Honor Flight to Washington, DC with fellow WWII veterans from Florida.
Upon his return, he attended Grove City College and then graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with his BS and DMD in 1951. He was a letterman in Golf at the University of Pittsburgh.
John served as a dentist in private practice in Corry from 1951 until 1989 when he became affiliated with JM Diversified, Inc. and continued his dental practice in Union City until retiring in 2010. He was a past member of the Corry School Board and served as its’ President for three years. He was a Lifetime member of the American Dental Association, the Pennsylvania Dental Association, the 9th District Dental Association and the Erie County Dental Association.
John was a Past President and member of the Corry Country Club for over 70 years, and the club champion on 5 different occasions. He was a member of St. Teresa’s Catholic Church in Union City, a 75-year member of the Corry Lodge 365 Masons, the Zem Zem Shrine Club, LaBaron American Legion Post 237 Union City and a former member of the Corry VFW Post 264. He also belonged to and spent many enjoyable hours as a member of a golf league in The Villages.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Janis Lynn Mohr, two brothers, George E. Mohr and Homer (Ted) Mohr, two sisters, Yoma Yahner and Nancy McDowell and a stepson Norman H. Martin.
John is survived by his companion and wife, C.L. (Connie) Fasenmyer Warthman, his son, John P. Mohr and his wife Leslie of Houston, TX; his daughter, Susan Mohr Miller and her husband Timothy of Union City; and a stepdaughter, Clareen S. Warthman Thompson and her husband James of White Oak, PA.
He is also survived by four grandchildren, James P. Mohr and his wife Trista of Dickinson, ND, Stephen P. Miller of Union City, Christina L. Mohr of Salt Lake City, UT, Alycia A. Mohr of Houston, TX. He is also survived by three great grandchildren, Jordan P. Mohr, Ariana Jo Mohr and Logan J. Mohr, all of Dickinson, ND and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the C.S. Warthman Funeral Home, Inc. 69 N. Main Street, Union City on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm and are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday at 10:00 AM at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church, 9 Third Ave. Union City, with Fr. F. Thomas Suppa officiating.
Burial with full military honors will be held at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery, Erie.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 1645 W. 8th Street, Erie, PA. 16505 or St. Jude Children ‘s Hospital, P. O. Box 1000, Memphis, TN 38148.
Paula Horvath Sadowski, 86, of Union City, passed away in her sleep at Corry Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. She was born in Hungary on April 3, 1935.
Her mother died in 1944, as a casualty of WWII. Shortly after, her father was drafted into the Hungarian Army and was captured and made a POW. As a teenager, at her father's insistence, she apprenticed to become a machinist. It was at her employment that she met Joszef Simon, they escaped the country during the Hungarian Revolution and eventually ended up in the USA.
Union City Snap Tite sponsored the couple and brought them to town where they put them in a new home. St. Teresa's Church quickly adopted them and provided their first pieces of furniture. Paula continued to work for Snap Tite for over 30 years.
She enjoyed nearly twenty years of marriage with her second husband, Joseph Sadowski, until his death in December of 2008.
Paula is survived by her two daughters, Maria Simon Hind and her husband Stephen Hind and Suzabbe Simon Chadwick Peteraf and her husband Alfred, Peteraf, Jr.: two grandchildren, Julia and Andrew Chadwick and various extended family members including her cousin, Martika in Slovakia.
Friends may call at St. Teresa's Catholic Church, 9 Third Avenue, Union City on Monday, February 14, 2022, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM and are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial there at 11:00 AM with Father Matthew Strickenberger officiating.
Burial will be at St. Teresa's Cemetery, Union City.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Paula's name can be made to the Union City Fire Department, 50 Second Ave., Union City, PA 16438.
Rebecca Thomas Hull, 72, of Union City, died on Monday, February 7, 2022, at UPMC Hamot, Erie, surrounded by her family.
She was born in Pecos, TX on July 28, 1949, the daughter of the late Robert and Betty Jo Ikard Jenkins.
She was raised in the Waterford area and graduated from high school there in 1968. She worked as a Nurse’s Aide at Corry Hospital for several years. Despite being diagnosed with MS 30 years ago, she persevered. She was a strong person through it all and had a great sense of humor which she never lost. She was a choir director and Sunday school teacher and loved all types of music, even if she did not know what the words were. But most of all, she was a loving mother, grandmother, and caretaker of everyone.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond E. Baum, Jr. and a stepson, Matthew Hull (Michelle.)
Rebecca is survived by her husband, Charles E. Hull of Union City; three children, Douglas Thomas (Candy McLane), Stacy Thomas and Shelly Thomas Wright and her husband Brian; three stepchildren, William Hull and his wife Melinda, Wayne Hull and his wife Renee and Wendee Rasmussen and her husband Robert; two brothers, John and Michael Jenkins, seven grandchildren and several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the C. S. Warthman Funeral Home, Inc. 69 n. Main Street, Union City on Saturday from 9:00 Am to 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM and are invited to attend a service there at 2:30 PM with Pastor George Tutor of the Church of the Nazarene officiating.
Norman H. Martin, 57, of Union City and Wattsburg, died peacefully at the home of his "brother and sister-in-law" Darin and Jennifer Nuse after a 10-month battle with cancer.
He was born in Fairbanks, AK on August 6, 1963, the son of Marilyn Seidl Martin of Erie and the late Raymond J. Martin.
Norm graduated from Union City High School in 1982 and joined the US Army Reserves where he served with the 382nd MASH Unit as a Medical Specialist for six years. He later joined the US Navy Reserves where he served for eight years an HMC. He worked for Emergy-care as a Paramedic for 33 years, retiring only when his cancer prevented him from working. He was one of only a few Paramedics in the area to have completed the requirements for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, allowing him to practice anywhere in the country. From his early teens until recently, he also helped his stepmother at the Warthman Funeral Home.
He was very active in the Union City/ Wattsburg area. He served as Fire Chief of the Wattsburg Hose Company from 1997 to the present. He was a Life Member of the Wattsburg Hose Company and the Union City Fire Department. He Joined the Union City Fire Department Scuba Rescue Team and was a member for over 30 years. He served as a Deputy Coroner for Lyell Cook for 5 years. He also belonged to the Union City Wireless Association, an Amateur radio club that was often called upon in time of emergencies.
Norm is survived by his Foster Mother, C. L. (Connie) Fasenmyer Warthman and her husband Dr. John M. Mohr of Union City; three sisters, Coleen McGuire and her husband James of Union City, Trisha Gunther and her husband Carl of Erie and Clareen Warthman and her husband James Thompson of Pittsburgh; two brothers, Robert Martin of Erie and Darin Nuse and his wife Jennifer of Wattsburg; two sons, Josh Martin of Pittsburgh and Adam Martin of Erie and one daughter, April Martin of Baltimore, MD. He is also survived by two grandson, Johna and Noah Martin of Erie and several nieces and nephews. He is further survived by his "extended family", Anne Hall, Cody Ayers, Bob Glenn, Marty Hamilton, Brad McCray, Dan Szymanski, Dave Wellman and Bob Wolf.
Friends may call at St. Teresa's Catholic Church, 9 Third Ave., Union City on Friday from 2 - 4 and 6 - 9 PM and are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial there on Saturday at 1:00 PM with Rev. F. Thomas Suppa officiating. Last Call and Full Military Honors will follow at the Wattsburg Hose Company, 14415 Route 8, Wattsburg, PA. Burial will be in the family plot at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of Flowers, Norm requested that donations be made in his memory to the Wattsburg Hose Company, P. O. Box 186, Wattsburg, PA 16442.
Robert E. Capron, 60, of Garland, PA, died peacefully at AHN St. Vincent Hospital on Saturday, November 20, 2021. He was born in Warren on June 17, 1961, the son of the late Gilbert O. and Ellen L. Vaow Capron.
He worked in tool and dye and manufacturing throughout most of his life until recently when he became a home health care worker. However, his true passion was working with wood and creating beautiful wood crafts.
His greatest joys were spending time with his forever fiancé,Cheryl Hultberg, and his grandchildren, who he loved dearly.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Cindy Biesemeyer and Cathy Ishman and an infant brother, Gilbert.
In addition to his fiancé, he is survived by three children, Ryan Capron (Stephanie) of Cambridge Springs, Brittany Rittenger (Josh) of Meadville and Baron Capron (Melissa) of Harborcreek; five sisters, Sue Capron (Keith) of Mesa, AZ., Sherry Catalfu (Pat) of Corry, Patty Chase (Jeff) of Garland, Karen Morton (Dean) of Bear Lake and Tammy Fiscus of Garland, Brothers, Ken Wallace (Cathy) of MO, Jeff Wallace (Cindy) of MD, Ken Capron (Nikki) of VA and Matthew Capron (Patti) of Townville, Five grandchildren, Riley, Devin, Elexius, Noah and Genevieve and several nieces nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
A private service and interment will be held in Mill Village Cemetery.
In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the C. S. Warthman Funeral Home, Inc., 69 N. Main Street, Union City, PA 16438 to help the family with funeral expenses.
Beverly J. Weilacher Blystone, 88, of Putnam Street, Union City, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 14, 2021, at her residence.
She was born in Ridgway, PA on February 22, 1933, the daughter of the late Arnold M. and Sally I. Carlson Weilacher.
She worked for several companies including the Frozen Food Center and West Penn Insurance Company, both in Union City. She spent most of her employment years working for Union City Chair Company where she retired as Vice-President of Marketing.
Bev had been an active member of the First United Methodist Church for over a half century until illness curtailed her activities. She was a Past Worthy Matron and a life member of the Eastern Star. She could be seen walking every day. She enjoyed stopping and talking to people along her route. She was proud of her flower gardens and loved to share the vegetables she grew every summer. She enjoyed knitting and baking for her family. While riding a motorcycle with her husband, Bev could be seen knitting as they rode down the road, never missing a stitch. In later years, she loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Hubert D. Blystone on September 24, 2020; her daughter Sarita Blystone Kinney on November 18, 2001; and by her siblings, Bobby Weilacher, Mel (Sonny) Weilacher, Lois Kirik and Betty Phillips.
Bev is survived by her son, Daryl Blystone and his wife Michelle of Union City, her grandchildren, Dustin Blystone and his wife Robyn, Dylan Blystone and his wifeAlexandria and Devin Blystone and his wife Manni and three great grandchildren, Karman, Otto and Huntleigh.
There will be no calling hours. The family is having a private grave side service at Evergreen Cemetery with Rev. Lea Guiney of the First United Methodist Church officiating.
In Lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Alzheimer's Association.
The C. S. Warthman Funeral Home, Inc. oversees arrangements.
Earl S. Drayer, 90, of Corry, died peacefully on Thursday evening, May 20, 2021, at Cambridge Corry, following an extended illness.
He was born in Meadville on August 2, 1930, the son of the late Sylvester A. and Ethel L. Williamson Drayer.
Earl served in the US Ari Force during the Korean and Viet Nam Wars. After 24 years of service, Earl retired in 1993 having attained the rank of MSgt. He later worked security at Canadohta Lake. He also worked at GE in Erie and Corry Jamestown in Corry.
He was a member of American Legion Post 237 in Union City, the Masonic Lodge of Union City-Corry, the Zem Zem Shrine in Erie, the Sergeants Association, The American Military Society and TREA (the enlisted association). In his spare time, he enjoyed working on cars and being a general "fix it man".
He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Mona M. Watts Drayer on June 4, 2016; his son Mark S. Drayer on September 28, 2010, and two brothers, Reese Drayer and Ronald Drayer.
Earl is survived by his daughter, Deborah L. Kimmy and her husband Dave of Union City, His brother, Raymond Drayer of Phoenix, AZ; four grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter and his brother-in-law, Larry Watts and his wife Rowena of Union City.
Friends may Call at the funeral home on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and are invited to attend a service there following calling hours at 8:00 pm with Rev. F. Thomas Suppa officiating.
Burial with full military honors at West Union Cemetery will be held later.
Iva L. Jones, 90, of Union City, died on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at UPMC Hamot in Erie. She was born on October 29, 1930 in Cambridge Springs, the daughter of the late Clayton and Nellie Hartman Lord. She married Floyd W. Jones on July 6, 1971. He preceded her in death on February 22, 2019.
She is survived by her son, David J. Proper of Union City; two daughters, Rita l. Taylor and her husband, Larry of Canadohta Lake and Melody A. Parker and her husband Steve of Centerville. She is further survived by 13 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren.
Friends may call at the C. S. Warthman Funeral Home, Inc. 69 North Main Street, Union City on Saturday, March 13th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and are invited to attend a service there at 1:00 PM Saturday with Rev. Rob Willert officiating.
Joseph S. Polach, Sr., 90 of Brown Street, Union City, died on January 7, 2021, at his residence. He was born in Erie on March 26, 1930, a son of the late George and Pauline Zielinski Polach.
After 34 years, Joe retired as a truck driver for MFG in Union City. He was recognized for having driven over 1,000,000 miles without an accident. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in his spare time. He was a longtime member of St. Teresa's Catholic Church in Union City.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sister, Elanor Soetty and Teresa Racop and one brother, Casimir Polach.
Joe is survived by his wife of 69 years, (Delorse) Jean Polach who he married on November 3, 1951; three children, Joseph S. Polach, Jr. and his wife Jackie of Corry, James R. Polach and his wife Becky of Youngsville and Sally A. Berkey and her husband Brad of Spartansburg; two brothers, Walter Polach and his wife Joyce of Union City and Stanley Polach and his wife Charlette of Corry; one sister, Dorothy Wallis and her husband Allen of Townville and nine grandchildren. He is also survived by many great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
At Joe's request, there will not be an calling hours.
A Mass of Christian Burial for the family will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at St. Teresa's Catholic Church with Rev. D. G. Davis III as celebrant.
Interment will be private.
In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Teresa's Restoration Fund, 9 Third Ave., Union City, PA 16438.
Catherine A. Kirik, 89, of Union City, died on Thursday, December 10, 2020, at St. Vincent Hospital.
She was born in Union City on September 6,1931, a daughter of the late John L. and Cordelia Tujetsch Chuncrlek. Following graduation from high school, she attended beautician school. She worked for Evelyn Clark's Beauty Shop in Union City for several years.
Catherine married William Kirik, Sr. in 1956. They were married 60 years when he died on May 6, 2016. From this union came four rambunctious boys that kept her busy the rest of her life.
Catherine was a lifelong member of St. Teresa's Catholic Church where she was active in many programs. She was a former member of the CCD Guild, and a member of the prayer chain. When their mother, died, Catherine and her sister took over the responsibility of cleaning the rectory, church, and social hall. She also was one of the counters of collection money after the Sunday Mass.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Richard Chundrlek.
Catherine is survived by four sons, William Kirik, Jr. and his wife Adele, Robert Kirik and his wife Becky, Bruce Kirik all of Union City and James Kirik of Lincolnville: two sisters, Alice Marriatt of Corry and Mildred Hawley of Murphyboro, IL. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 9 Great Grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends May call at St. Teresa's Catholic Church, 9 Third Ave., Union City, on Thursday, December 17th from 10:00 to 11:00 AM and are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial There at 11:00 AM with Fr. F. Thomas Suppa officiating.
Sophie G. Combs, 93, of Union City, passed away Monday, December 7, 2020, at AHN St. Vincent Hospital following a brief illness.
She was born in Springfield, PA on November 25, 1927, a daughter of the late Walter J. and Cornella M. Kornaszewski Gronostaj.
Sophie and her husband, Herbert L. Combs, were married for 68 years before his death on April 4, 2019. She was a homemaker most of her life, but always found time for her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was very active in her church, St. Teresa's Catholic Church in Union City. She was past president and a life member of the Rosary Alter Society and the Legion of Mary.
She sang in the Funeral Choir and until recently was in charge of funeral dinners. She was also a member of the CCD Guild when her children were younger. Sophie lived her faith in that she wold help anyone she could. She always greeted people with a smile and a genuine interest in how their families and their lives were doing. She will not only be missed by her family, but by her faith community.
Sophie is survived by her three sons, Herbert, Ronald and Darrell (Cindi) Combs, all of Union City, and her two daughters, Mary Ann (John) Burge of Columbus, PA and Nancy Cywinski of Harborcreek; 15 grandchildren, 16 great Grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at St. Teresa's Catholic Church, 9 Third Ave., Union City on Monday, December 14th from 10:00 to 11:00 AM and are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM with Rev. D. G. Davis, III and Rev. F. Thomas Suppa officiating. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, Masks will be required, and social distancing will be observed.
Burial will be at St. Teresa's Cemetery, Union City.
Frances G. O'Connell, 80, of Waterford, passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at her residence, following a brief illness. She was born in Pittsburgh on February 9, 1940, a daughter of the late Samuel J. and Jane M. Smergalski LaRocca.
She was a graduate of Indiana State University where she received her BS Degree in Secondary Education. She retired from Wattsburg Area School District in 2001 where she had been the Business teacher. Prior to teaching in Wattsburg, she taught at Youngsville High School. She also did substitute teaching at Fort LeBoeuf High School.
Fran was very active in her church. At St. Teresa's Church in Union city, she served as a Eucharistic Minister and Lecturer. Before joining St. Teresa's, she was equally active in the former St. Cyprian's Church in Waterford, where she served as a teacher for the CCD program and was a Eucharistic Minister and Lecturer. When St. Cyprian's and St. Mathews in the Woods were planning to merge, Fran served on the Building Committee for the combined Ass Saints Church in Waterford. Her community voluntarism included serving as the auditor for the Waterford Township Election Board. She also enjoyed the Waterford Fair, where she often judged different events and took entries for the home display.
Fran married Albert W. (Al) O'Connell, Jr. on June 22, 1963, and they spent the next 57 years together. She said that that union produced the prides of her life, her three children, Kathleen O. Dorman and her husband Richard of Wexford, PA, Albert W. O'Connell III and his wife Leslie N. of Erie and Maureen F. Landy and her husband Michael T. of Jamestown, NY. She is further survived by her seven grandchildren, Marissa and Emily Dorman, William, Katherine and Daniel o'Connell and Sean and Samuel Landy.
Friends may call at St. Teresa's Catholic Church, 9 Third Ave., Union City on Tuesday from 10:00 to 11:00 AM and are invited to attend a Mass of Christina Burial there at 11:00 AM with Rev. D.g G. Davis, III and Rev. F. Thomas Suppa officiating. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, Masks will be required and social distancing will be observed.
Burial will be in Waterford Cemetery, Waterford, PA.
Ronald J. Rejzer, MD, 67, formerly of Union City, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 7, 2020, in Texas. He was born in Union City, the youngest son of the late John and Mary Malyuk Rejzer. He was a 1971 graduate of Union City High School where he excelled in sports and academics and earned titles of team captain and President of the Student Council. His leadership skills served him in many endeavors and led him to a successful career in medicine.
Ron graduated from Hahnemann Medical School in Philadelphia in 1980 and began an 18 year career in Emergency Medicine and practiced in various emergency departments in the Tidewater, VA area. He later transitioned to Physician Executive positions and became Chief Medical Officer for several prominent healthcare organizations. In 2013, Ron was selected as senior Vice President and Chief Physician Advisor for Parkland Health in Dallas, TX. Along the way, he founded the first national chapter of the American College of Physician Advisors and became a nationally recognized speaker sharing his expertise in physician advisor roles and utilization management.
Ron was an avid fisherman, boater, and hunter and was passionate about sharing these skills with his children, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren. Ron was a master teacher, analyst, and confidant on a wide range of matters from speech writing, real estate purchases, and family health concerns to adventure travel, home repair and fine wines. He was a true Renaissance man who will be missed by all who came to rely on his wit and wisdom.
Ron retired in 2018 back to his hometown and enjoyed a bucolic lifestyle in a log cabin surrounded by woods, trails, seer and the occasional bear. Treasured memories of family gatherings at the "Hidden Trail Lodge" will remain in the hearts and minds of family and friends forever.
Ron is survived his former wife, Julie and their children: daughter Kaitlyn Harker and her husband Patrick and their children, Kai and Kipton; daughter Courtney Rejzer and her fiance EJ Campbell; and son Carson Rejzer and his girlfriend Charley. He is further survived by his brother Eugene Rejzer and his wife Barbara, sister Marlene Zielinski and her husband Joseph and sister Rita Lustig and her husband Harry as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Ron will be missed by his loving partner, Joan Ross, in addition to many special lifelong friends and neighbors. Words are not enough to express how much we will all miss him.
Due to the COVID 19, masks will be required, and social distancing will be observed. Friends may call at the C. S. Warthman Funeral Home, Inc. on Friday, November 13th from 6 to 8 PM and are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, November 14th at 11:00 AM at St. Teresa's Church with Rev. Michael Ferrick officiating. Burial will be in St. Teresa's Cemetery, Union City.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to S.O.N.S. (Save Our Native Species) of Lake Erie Fishing Club, PO Box 3605, Erie, PA 16508.
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 Lifmember of the American 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.
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.
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" 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) 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 stepmother 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. 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 later.
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.
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 stepson, Gary Crosby and his wife Jackie of Spartansburg, a step-daughter, Kimberly Swanson and her husband Don of Erie, and a good and Longtime 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, 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 degree from Mercyhurst University. She retired after 42 years as a quick 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, the "Biggest Looders" race where she took 3rd place.
She enjoyed working in the garden, genealogy and traveling.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dail D. White, Jr and her stepson, 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 Celebration 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.
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.
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, 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. WarthmanFuneral 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.
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 9pm. A funeral service will follow calling hours at 9pm with rev. Lea Guiney officiating.
Genevieve C. Kozuchowsky, 87, of Clarence, NY and formerly of Union City, died on Sunday, December 2, 2018.
She was born in Union City on December 4, 1930, the daughter of the late Romaldi and Rozilia Kumiega Kozuchowsky.
She graduated from Union City High School, received a BS in Education and a master’s degree in Education in 1957 from Penn State University.
Friends may call at St. Terea's Catholic Church, 9 Third Ave. From 10:00 to 11:00 AM and are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial there at 11:00 AM with Father F. Thomas Suppa officiating. Burial will be in St. Teresa's Cemetery.
Joan R. Burton Gibas, 81, of Concord Street, Corry, died at her residence on Saturday, November 10, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Erie on October 1, 1937, a daughter of the late Marvin J. and Mildred Olds Burton. Joan graduated from Corry High School and enlisted in the US Air Force where she served as an Administration Clerk at Ent Air Force Base, Colorado.
She was employed as a secretary at AJAX Co. for 20 years. She also baby sat for several families in the Corry area. She was a member of St. Thomas Church and of its' Catholic Daughters of America. She loved to plant flowers and work in her garden, cook, bake and especially spending time with her grandchildren and her great grandson. She was preceded in death by a brother, John Burton and a sister, Doris Banson. She married her husband Walter J. Gibas on October 7, 1961, and he survives her. She is further survived by four children; John J. Gibas of Corry, Teresa A. Gibson of Union City, Michael E. Gibas of Springcreek, PA, Susan M. Upton of Spartansburg; six grandchildren, Carley Gilson of Corry, Mackenzie R. Gilson of Union City, Riley T. Hajac and Rachael T. Hajac, both of Spartansburg, Jessica Wittmer and Kate McCray both of Corry and by her great grandson, Baby Jay.
Friends may call at St. Thomas the Apostle Church on Wednesday from 10:00 - 11:00AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial there. Burial will be at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Corry.
JERRY R. ADAMS, Sr., 76, of Union City, passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2018, at his residence from natural causes.
Jerry is survived by his wife of 57 years, Diana J. Beezub Adams; two sons, Jerry R. Adams, Jr. of Erie, and Mark J.Adams of Canadohta Lake; two daughters, Sarah E. Adams and Kerri L. Adams, both of Union City; a sister Beverly Morton of Union City; 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
Friends may call at the C. S. WARTHMAN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 69 North Main Street, Union City on Wednesday, from 6 to 8 PM and are invited to attend a service there on Thursday, October 18, 2018, at 11:00 AM with Rev. F. Thomas Suppa officiating.
Arnette A. (Adams, Van Epps) Brown, 74 of Union City, made it to her party in Heaven on her 74th birthday, Sunday, August 26, 2018. She died at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Union City on August 26, 1944, a daughter of the late Russell D. and Sarah A. Duryee Adams.
She was last employed as a cashier at the Salvation Army Store. She previously worked at Elgin Electronics. She enjoyed country music and old time TV. She also taught her daughters how to knit and crochet and how to wash dishes properly (a passion of hers).
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Duane Van Epps, her second husband Ronald Brown, two sons, David A. and Daniel A. Van Epps and brothers, Larry E., Sr. and Robert D. (Bobby) Adams.
Arnette is survived by two daughters, Amanda J. Van Epps and her fiancé Joseph H. Gibbens and Dannette D. Naugle and her husband David M., a brother, Jerry Adams and his wife Diane a sister, Beverly Morton and her husband Ron and a sister-in-law Melody Adams.
She is further survived by grandchildren Noah, Chaz, Emilynn and Natalia Van Epps, Joshua N. Day, Nathaniel Day and his wife Melissa and daughter Sophia, Rachel Engasser and her husband Allen and son Joseph, Hannah M. Kucewicz and her husband Jonathan and son Jayden, Samuel D. and Sarah D. Naugle, Robert D. Van Epps and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Mt. Pleasant Chapel on Saturday, September 1, 2018, from 4 to 5 PM and are invited to attend a service there at 5:00 PM with pastor David Nolan officiating. Burial will be private and later.
The C. S. WARTHMAN FUNERAL HOME, Inc., 69 North Main Street, Union City oversees arrangements.
Todd M. Geary, 27, of Union City, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at his residence. He was born in Steubenville, Oh on July 5, 1991, a son of Larry Michael Geary of Florida and Betty (Beth) Marie Jackson Geary of Waterford.
Todd attended Seneca High School and recently worked for MFG Company in Union City. He previously worked as a cook at Smokey Bones, Eastland Bowling and Quality Markets. He enjoyed hunting, skateboarding, music, drawing and cooking. His greatest joy was spending time with his children.
Besides his parents, he is survived by his fiancé, mother of his children and his soulmate, Jessica Lynn Nelson, Union City; a daughter, Arayna Vae Geary and a son, Owen Michael Geary, both of Union City; two sisters, Jody L. Mohlmaster and her fiancé Jonathan Burgett of Wooster, WV and Jennifer E. Geary and her fiancé Steven Pulice of Wellsburg, WV; his grandmother, Joanne Lee Worrell, Athens AL; two aunts, Renee A. Carter, Athens, AL and Debby D. Monroe, wife of James of Richmond, OH.
He is further survived by two nephews and on niece.
Private viewing was held for the family on Tuesday. At the family’s request, there will be no public viewing or service.
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 oversaw 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 several 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.
JEANNE MARIE FANELLI McGUINNESS VALLIMONT, 71, of Union City, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital following a valiant fight with cancer. She was born in New Rochelle, NY on January 28, 1947, a daughter of the late Thomas F. and Sara Jane (Sally) Blish Fanelli, Sr.She attended Holy Family Grade School and St. Augustine Grade School and graduated from The Academy of the Resurrection in Rye, NY. Jeanne went on to earn her BA degree from Newton College of the Sacred Heart, Newton, MA in 1969.Following graduation, Jeanne married James Lee McGuinness on June 13, 1969, and moved with him to north west, PA. They purchased the Morse Rexall Drug Store in Union City and operated it until Jim’s death on March 29, 1976.Jeanne had an artistic flair when it came to tailoring. She sewed at LeMars Bridal Shop in Erie for 6 years in the mid and late 1980’s, then sewed at Dorrine and Reese’s in Lawrence Park. In 1992, she opened her own store, the Clothes Clinic, in Union City and continued to run it until her health forced her to close it in March of this year. She was always concerned for the plight of the underprivileged and those in need. As such, she was one of the driving forces and a founding member of the board of Safe Journey (Horizon House) and continued to aid this cause by serving on the board for over 20 years. She received the RAVE award and two other awards from the PCADV for her work. She was also on the founding board of the North Coast Sewing Guild and served as its secretary for 5 years. Jeanne was very active at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church in Union City. She served as a Eucharistic Minister and Lector. She had also taught CCD classes in the 1980’s. She was involved in the Marriage Encounter movement. Jeanne used her talents to make many of the Priests’ vestments and the banners that hang in the church. She was preceded in death by her first husband, James L. McGuinness in 1976, a brother George Fanelli and a sister Julia Fanelli. Jeanne is survived by her husband, Patrick B. Vallimont, whom she married on February 18, 1978, a daughter, Cara G. Gunter and her husband Dave and their daughter, Emily, of Clover, SC, four brothers, Thomas Fanelli, Jr., Bill Fanelli and his wife Anne, Stephen Fanelli and Keith Fanelli and his wife Patti; three sisters, Jude Lemke and her husband Fred, Sara Fanelli and Mary K. Fanelli. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Friends may call at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church, 9 Third Ave., Union City on Monday from 6 to 8 PM and on Tuesday, from 9:30 to 10:45 AM are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial there at 11:00 AM on Tuesday with Fr. F. Thomas Suppa and Fr. Dennis Martin officiating. Burial will be in St. Teresa’s Cemetery, Union City. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Safe Journey in care of the funeral home, St. Teresa’s Restoration Fund, 9 Third Ave., Union City, PA 16438 or to the charity of one’s choice. The C. S. Warthman Funeral Home, Inc., 69 N. Main Street, Union City oversees arrangements.
After a hard-fought battle with cancer, Elizabeth (Betty) Bowen, 75, ever so peacefully slipped from a life she loved here on earth to begin an incredible eternal life in Heaven. Her infectious smile and kind heart will be truly missed by many.
Betty was born in Corry on October 15, 1942, the daughter of the late James O. and Clara B. Darnofall Woodworth. She graduated from Corry High School in the class of 1961. She then married her high school sweetheart “Walt” and had an amazing journey of 55 years of marriage. Walt and Betty loved spending time together, whether it was sitting on their front porch in their rocking chairs, going for rides to Krasa’s Cove for ice cream, or daily walks in Mead Park with their dog, Bailey – they just enjoyed each other.
Together they raised 3 children – Todd, Dee and the “favorite child” Michael. Her family is forever grateful for the wonderful life she helped provide and for her guidance on the important things in life. Betty’s moto was “Treat others as you would like to be treated.” And she lived just that way.
Betty was also an amazing “Grammy”. She had 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She loved spending time with them and was able to instill her kind and caring ways in them as well. So many great times spent with Grammy are often the topic of conversation amongst family and will forever be treasured.
For the past 37 years, Betty worked as a personal assistant to the priests of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church. She loved her time there and was so loved and appreciated by the parishioners of the church. She would often talk about and spend time looking at the beautiful stained-glass windows in the church.
Anyone who frequents the Family-owned Corner Bar and Grill will miss her smiling face peeking out of the kitchen to great the customers. And yes…her famous coleslaw will be carried on.
Betty loved nature. She appreciated all of God’s gifts…the birds, trees, flowers, sunsets, and the stars, and is loving her front row seat to it all.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Debbie Hajac.
Betty is survived by her husband, Walter E. Bowen, three children, Todd Bowen and his wife Debbie, Dee Bloom and her husband Scott and Mike Bowen all of Corry; three brothers, Jim Woodworth and his wife Beverly of Brunswick, OH, Bob Woodworth and his wife Jessie of Lincolnville, PA, and John Woodworth and his wife Diane of Columbus, PA; one sister, Jackie Gatesman of Corry and her brothers-in-law Dan Hajac of Corry and Paul Bowen and his wife Phil of The Villages, FL.
She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 201 E. South Street, Corry on Tuesday, July 3 from 3:30 PM until the time of a Celebration of Bettys Life Service at 4:30 PM. A light dinner will follow.
In lieu of flowers… Be a little kinder, love a little deeper, laugh a little more and embrace life as Betty did. Or donate to a favorite charity in Betty’s name.
The C. S. WARTHMAN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 69 N. Main Street, Union City, PA is handling local arrangements.
Thomas L. Kesselring, 69, of Union City, passed away on June 24, 2018, at Select Specialty Hospital in Erie, PA.
Tom was born in Lancaster, PA on March 7, 1949, the son of the late Thomas L. and Helen Wilson Kesselring.
He graduated from Seneca High School in the class of 1967. Follow gradation, he worked as a heavy equipment operator before going to work at Union City Chair Company. He also worked part-time at the Union City Bowling Alley before becoming a long-distance truck driver. He retired from Roberts Trucking as a truck driver approximately 7 years ago.
Tom was avid outdoorsman who loved bird watching, hunting, and fishing, metal detecting and trapping. He also enjoyed working with his fiancé, Dorothy Burek, in their home gardens. Years ago, he shared his love of the outdoors with his community by writing a weekly column for the Union City Edition of the old Brown-Thompson newspaper. In addition to his love of the outdoors, Tom enjoyed hosting poker games for his family and friends, as well as playing Scrabble and other word games with family both near and far. He also thoroughly enjoyed coin collecting and had a passion for history.
Tom is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas L. and Helen Wilson Kesselring, and two grandchildren, Hailey Elizabeth Kesselring and Shane Michael Burek. He is survived by his fiancé, the love of his life whom he lovingly referred to as his “Angel”, Dorothy E. Burek; six biological children and their spouses: Thomas L. Kesselring of Corry, Randy M. (Angela) Kesselring, of Corry, Shadd (Holly) Todd of Erie, Richard T. (Amanda) Kesselring of Erie, Jamie L. (Jeanie) Kesselring of Centerville and Sheena M. (Josh) Chollak of Dallas, PA; three step-children, Dorothy (Randy) Fish of Charleston, SC., John P. (Michelle) Burek of Union City and Michael D. (Lori) Burek of Union City, one sister, Brenda (Bruce) Patchke of Mount Holly Springs, PA; a cousin whom he was lucky to call a friend, Robert W. Bordner, Jr. of Lebanon, PA; and nearly thirty grandchildren and great-grandchildren combined.
Tom was a loving partner, father, grandfather, brother, and friend to all who knew him. He will forever be missed.
Friends may call at the C. S. Warthman Funeral Home, Inc., 69 North Main Street, Union City on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM and are invited to attend a service there on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at 11:00 AM.
DOROTHY E. ZIMMERMAN DURYEE JORDAN 82, of Corry, died on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at her residence following an extended illness.
She was born in Ursina, PA on April 6, 1936, a daughter of the late William and Velva Wilt Zimmerman.
Dorothy was employed as a rip saw operator at Cherry Hill Division of Ethan Allen Co. in Union City. She enjoyed gardening and crafts and kept her mind sharp doing cross word puzzles.
She was preceded in death by her first husband of 25 years, Clair A. Duryee, Sr. in 1978 and by her second husband of 33 years, Arthur L. Jordan in 2017. She was further preceeded in death by a son, Clair A. Duryee, Jr. and by two sisters, Hazel Lawrence and Rosalee Fahey.
Dorothy is survived by four daughters, Sharon A. (Larry) Beezub, Union City, Shelia E. (Allen) Fisher, Spartansburg, Juanita E. (Richard) Whaley, Springcreek, and Susan E. (Bryan) Lasher, Union City; a son, David A. (Julie) Duryee, Corry; a sister, Edith Mangol, Union City; and a brother Harold Bud (Gladys) Zimmerman, Corry. She is also survived by 20 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call at the C. S. Warthman Funeral Home, Inc., 69 North Main Street, Union City on Friday from 3 to 5 PM and are invited to attend a service there at 5:00 PM.
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Cancer Society or the Community Hospice.
The family would like to thank the Community Hospice and in particular, Jill, Stephanie, Kim, and Tammy for their compassionate care of their mother.
DELAYNNE ANN LOGSDON, 33, went to be with The Lord on Friday, May 4, 2018. She was born in Union City on September 21, 1984. She is the daughter of Jeffrey A. and Debra A. Burger Malinowski
She was a 2003 graduate of Union City Area High School. She had been employed by Northwest Savings Bank for the past 10 years and most recently had worked as a teller at the Union City Branch.
Delaynne had a wonderful sense of humor, was easy to talk to and easy to get along with. She frequently was the person people at work could turn to with questions or problems. Delaynne was a devoted wife and mother who cut back on work to spend more time raising her daughter. She was an avid reader and enjoyed dancing and riding ATV’s.
Besides her parents Jeff and Debbie Malinowski, of Mill Village and her stepfather, Mark Grawbowski of Union City she is survived by her husband, Jeremy L. Logsdon and her daughter, Shaylene A. Logsdon, both of Union City. She is further survived by two sisters, Jolene Balkovic and her husband Brandon of Montgomery, AL and Shamay Balkovic and her husband Calin of Erie; one brother, Joseph Malinowski of Sherman, TX; Her grandmothers, Dorothy Emerson of Union City and Phoebe Titch of Corry; her In-laws, Francine and William Drohn of Centerville; her sister-in-law Alexis Drohn and her fiancé Bobby Rohrer of Mill Village; her best friend, uncle Don Burger of Waterford; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Donald Burger and Robert Elder and her uncle Edward Hart.
Friends may call at the C. S. Warthman Funeral Home, Inc., 69 N. Main Street, Union City on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, from 6 to 8 PM. A private funeral service for the immediate family only will follow at 8:00 PM.