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From: "Ellis Weller" <>
Subject: [CLARION] Obits, The Derrick, March 1, 2004
Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2004 14:25:44 -0500
The Derrick, Monday, March 1, 2004:
Gordon Dean Ferrari, Tempe, Ariz., formerly of Rimersburg
Henry L. "Hank" Fueg, 174 S. Seventh Ave., Clarion
Dominick J. Greco, Tampa, Fla.
Donald E. Hayes, memorial set Saturday
Patricia Lindsey, 120 Kay Glenn Drive, Polk
William R. Matson, Marienville
Joy Myers Morgan, St. Petersburg
Edith Reedy, South Fifth Avenue, Clarion
Arianne Rene Reinsel, Butler
Kathryn E. Silves, Highland Oaks, Shippenville, formerly of Knox area
Ellwood Smith, Shannon Tipple Road, Sligo
Geraldine A. "Jerry" Sutley, 113 N. Front St., Franklin
Norma Elsie Wible, Grove City, formerly of Clintonville
Gordon Dean Ferrari
Gordon Dean Ferrari, 48, of Tempe, Ariz., a former resident of
Rimersburg, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, after an extended illness.
Born May 28, 1954, in Sarah Furnace, Clarion County, he was the son
of Joseph H. and Dorothy Ferrari.
He graduated in 1973 from Union High School in Rimersburg and had
resided in Arizona since the early 1980s.
Mr. Ferrari was a self-employed business owner working in association
with Federal Express Co. in the Phoenix, Ariz., area.
Surviving are his father, Joseph H. Ferrari of Sarah Furnace; a
brother, Dennis Ferrari and his wife, Sandra, of Clearfield; a sister,
Deborah Ferrari Senard and husband, Stephen, of Clarion; three nieces,
Marisa Ferrari Rothrock and husband, Jason, Nicole Ferrari Maines and
husband, Joshua, and Terry Ferrari Luzier and husband, Jamie; and four
great-nieces and great-nephews.
His mother, Dorothy Ferrari, is deceased, along with a brother.
The family will hold a memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 6,
in the Church of God of Prophecy, 170 Sloan St., Rimersburg.
The family requests memorials be made to a charity of one's choice.
Henry L. "Hank" Fueg
Henry L. "Hank" Fueg, 65, of 174 S. Seventh Ave., Clarion, died
Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004, in UPMC Northwest, Franklin.
Born Feb. 4, 1939, in Wheeling, W.Va., he was the son of Byford
Johnston Fueg and Henry L. Fueg Sr.
He attended Warwood High School and earned a bachelor's degree from
West Virginia University. He achieved his master's and doctorate of
education at Indiana University, Bloomington, with a specialization in
photography and images.
Mr. Fueg worked for Westinghouse Electric before coming to Clarion
State College, now university, in 1969 as a communication professor.
Initially administrator of Clarion State College's Printing and
Duplication Services, he was instrumental in the development of
Clarion University Broadcasting (CUB), a community access, student
operated cable television station and an FM radio station where he
acted as executive producer. Dr. James Cole, former dean, college of
communications, took Mr. Fueg on as an integral member of his
He was legend among his thousands of students through the years and
in the industries where they were subsequently employed. Tim DeBacco,
Pittsburgh Pirates stadium announcer wrote, "He was like an adopted
dad to me....very instrumental in shaping my formative years at
Mr. Fueg was a member of the Clarion Lions Club and was responsible
for televising Clarion Borough Council meetings and volunteering on
the "I Love Clarion" committee, bringing fireworks to the Clarion
community on the Fourth of July.
He was a skilled craftsman, enjoyed remodeling projects, television,
photography, motorcycles and car races.
Surviving are his wife of 22 years, Joy "JD" Marie Dunbar of State
College and Clarion; and two dogs which he considered as family, the
late "Clarion's Winter Calamity," a Samoyed, and "Hickory Dickory
Dog," an 8-year-old golden retriever.
He also is survived by his father-in-law, John "Sonny" Dunbar of
Pittsburgh; two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Robert and Sharon
Dunbar of Melbourne Beach, Fla., and George and Sandy Dunbar of
Jeannette; one nephew, John Robert Dunbar II of Florida; four nieces,
Stephanie J. Dunbar, Erin Marie Dunbar, Alexandra Joy Dunbar and
Samantha J. Dunbar, all of Pittsburgh.
He is additionally survived by four best friends, Charles D. Deitz of
Clarion, Larry Elkin of Dayton, Dr. Allan D. Larson of Shippenville
and William "Doug" Leith of Clarion.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his
mother-in-law, Elizabeth F. Dunbar.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the
Goble Funeral Home of Clarion.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home
with the Rev. Rohn Peterson of the First Baptist Church in Brookville,
Entombment will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery.
Dominick J. Greco
Dominick J. Greco, 85, of Osprey PT. Place, Tampa, Fla., died Friday,
Feb. 27, 2004, in the Laura Brook Landings in Brookville.
Born Sept. 29, 1918, in New York City, he was the son of Vito and
Angela Chirona Greco.
He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army as a
technical sergeant with Battery C, 32nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery
Mr. Greco worked as a manager for Cunnings Corp. in Jamestown, N.Y.,
prior to his retirement.
He was married May 22, 1943, to Grace M. Smith, who survives in
Also surviving are one son and his wife, Dom and Janet Greco of
Clarion; two daughters and their husbands, Betty and Tom Danzi of
Tampa, Fla., and Jayne and Jim Rugg of Dallas, Texas; five
grandchildren, Laura Mock, Carolyn Marasco, Kori Anderson, Joseph T.
Danzi III and William Greco; and three great-grandchildren, Makenzie
Anderson, Hayden Anderson and Mia Marasco.
He also is survived by two sisters, Lillian Viglianti of Westfield,
N.Y., and Jenny DeLorenzo of Forked River, N.J.
Mr. Greco was preceded in death by his parents.
Private visitation and funeral mass will be held with Msgr. Joseph J.
Interment will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery.
The Goble Funeral Home of Clarion is in charge of arrangements.
Hayes memorial set Saturday
A memorial service for Donald E. Hayes of Corinth, Texas, formerly of
Franklin, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in Grace United Methodist
The Rev. David Parker, pastor, will officiate.
Mr. Hayes died Jan. 20 at his residence.
Patricia Lindsey, 56, of 120 Kay Glenn Drive, Polk, died at 6:55 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, in UPMC Northwest, Franklin.
Born Aug. 26, 1947, in Franklin, she was the daughter of William and
Bessie Lowry Cunningham.
Mrs. Lindsey worked at Polk Center for 26 years, retiring on a
permanent disability in 1999 as an RSA.
She was a devoted mother and grandmother who loved her family.
Surviving are four children, Paul Ghering Jr. and Kim Tucker of Oil
City, Charles Ghering and wife, Diane, of Franklin, James Tarr Jr. of
Polk and Crystal Long and husband, David Long III of Franklin; and
nine grandchildren, Autumn, Daniel, Morgan and Cole Ghering of Oil
City, Dawson and Alexis Ghering of Franklin and David, Jennifer and
Jaime Long of Franklin.
She also is survived by two brothers, Bill Cunningham Jr. of Polk and
Joe Cunningham of Florida; and a sister and her husband, Alice and
Chuck Card of Florida.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Jaime
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Robert W. Gardinier
Funeral Home, Franklin.
A private service will be held in the funeral home at the convenience
of the family with the Rev. David Foote, pastor of Baptist Temple,
Interment will be in Franklin Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
William R. Matson
William R. Matson, 69, of Marienville, formerly of Eighty-Four, died
Friday, Feb. 27, 2004.
Surviving are his wife, Alice T. "Joyce" Matson; two children, Carol
A. Chioda and William J. Matson; four grandchildren, Dustin, Derek,
Britney and Christine; and a sister, Betty Springer.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the
David J. Henney Funeral Home, 6364 Library Road, Route 88, Library.
A blessing service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral
Contributions may be made to the Komen Race for the Cure, 1620 Murray
Ave., Pittsburgh, 15232.
Joy Myers Morgan
Joy Myers Morgan, 86, of St. Petersburg, died at 1:15 p.m. Saturday,
Feb. 28, 2004, in UPMC Northwest, Franklin. She had suffered a heart
attack Friday at her residence.
Born March 24, 1917, in Van, she was the daughter of Ora E. and Sarah
Elizabeth Hetzler Myers.
She was a graduate of Rockland High School.
Mrs. Morgan and her late husband operated the family farm in St.
Petersburg and for many years, they supplied area residents with sweet
corn and fresh milk. She enjoyed canning vegetables and was well-known
for her homemade preserves.
She enjoyed poetry and gardening, working outdoors and the company of
children. She was an artist and story teller and in her younger days,
she enjoyed building snow forts and hay houses for the children.
For many years, Mrs. Morgan attended the West Home Free Methodist
Church and Sunday school.
Mrs. Morgan was honored for voting in 50 consecutive elections.
She was married in Winchester, Va., May 24, 1941, to William Diehl
Morgan, who died Feb. 29, 1988.
Surviving are two daughters, Hazel Joyan Russell of St. Petersburg
and Sarah R. Morgan of Parker; one son, David Jesse Morgan of
DeRidder, La.; four grandchildren, Stephanie Dutton of Georgia,
Meredith Medina of Fort Polk, La., Jessica Morgan of DeRidder, La.,
and Karen Bishop of Knox; and a number of great-grandchildren.
She also is survived by two brothers, Ora Edwin Myers Jr. of Granite
Bay, Calif., and Donald Wayne Fultz of Centerville; one sister, Martha
Myers Fetzner of Erie; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Morgan was preceded in
death by a son, William Myers Morgan; two grandsons, Charles W.
Russell Jr. and Ricky A. Russell; two brothers, Soloman K. Myers and
John R. Myers; and three sisters, Clair M. Hopkins, Ethel Myers Bode
and Chelsea Sheffer.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Christopher M. Mile
Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home
with the Rev. Daryl Adams, retired Free Methodist pastor, officiating.
Interment will be in Zion Union Cemetery, Emlenton.
Edith Reedy, 86, of South Fifth Avenue, Clarion, died Saturday, Feb.
28, 2004, in Clarion Hospital.
Born Oct. 29, 1917, in Williamsburg, she was the daughter of George
S. and Fern Lewis Bashline.
Mrs. Reedy was a homemaker.
Surviving are a brother, Duane Bashline of Clarion; a sister, Elinor
Massey of Titusville, Fla.; three grandchildren; and several
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter,
Faith Hetrick; five brothers; and five sisters.
There will be no visitation and no funeral services.
The Goble Funeral Home of Clarion was in charge of arrangements.
Arianne Rene Reinsel
Arianne Rene Reinsel, 22, of Center Township, Butler, died Tuesday,
Feb. 24, 2004, in the emergency room of the Butler Memorial Hospital
following an automobile accident on Route 308 in Butler.
Born Sept. 19, 1981, in Butler County, she was the daughter of Eric
L. and Tammy L. Fleeger Reinsel.
She was a 1999 graduate of Orange Park High School in Orange Park,
Fla., and a 2003 graduate of the University of North Florida, where
she earned a bachelor's of science degree in communications.
She worked as a reviewer for U.S. Investigative Services in Boyers.
She had worked there since September of last year.
She was a member of St. Andrew Roman Catholic Church, Butler.
Surviving are her parents, Eric and Tammy Reinsel; a daughter, Taylor
McKenna Reinsel, aged 11 months, at home in Butler; a sister, Erica L.
Reinsel, a student at the University of North Florida; and a brother,
Troy M. Reinsel, at home in Butler.
Survivors also include maternal grandparents, Phyllis and Tom Miller
of Worthington, and Kenneth Fleeger of Butler; paternal grandparents,
Richard and Ruth Clare Heinrich Reinsel of Butler, formerly of
Clarion; maternal great-grandparents, Daniel and Josephine Fleeger of
Butler; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends were received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, in
the Geibel Funeral Home, 120 E. Cunningham St., Butler.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28,
in St. Andrew Roman Catholic Church, Butler, with the Rev. James
Salberg, pastor, presiding.
Interment followed in Calvary Cemetery.
Kathryn E. Silves
Kathryn E. Silves, 90, of Highland Oaks, Shippenville, formerly of
the Knox area, died at 7:25 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004, in Clarion
Born Oct. 17, 1913, in Ohl, Jefferson County, she was the daughter of
John and Alda Reitz Brosius.
Mrs. Silves was a 1931 graduate of Ashland High School in Kossuth.
She was married Sept. 26, 1935, to Clarence "Bozo" Silves, who died
Dec. 14, 1993. Mr. and Mrs. Silves lived in Texas, Georgia and Indiana
while Mr. Silves worked for Knox Glass. While in Gas City, Indiana,
Mrs. Silves was a charter member of the Grace Lutheran Church where
she served on council, taught Sunday school and was president of the
Lutheran Church Women.
After returning to the Knox area, Mrs. Silves belonged to St. Mark
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Kossuth. The church became St. Mark
Memorial Chapel. She also belonged to the Order of Eastern Star of
Mrs. Silves enjoyed watching baseball and basketball, growing flowers
and being involved in church activities.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Melvin (Sandra) Young of Adair,
Okla., and Mrs. J.P. "Jiggs" (Roberta) Gruber of Shippenville and
Mullica Hill, N.J.; a son, John Silves and his wife, Kathy, of Gas
City, Ind.; 26 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; and six
She also is survived by four brothers, Earl Brosius and Kenneth
Brosius of Knox, Kermit Brosius of Leeper and Charles Brosius of
Baxter; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Silves was preceded in
death by a son, Fred Silves, Dec. 12, 1994; two sisters, Betty Brosius
and Erma Jean Foster; and two brothers, Merle Brosius and James
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and
from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday in the David C. McEntire Funeral Home in
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home
with the Rev. Pamela Mansfield, pastor of St. Mark Chapel near
Interment will follow in Phipps Cemetery at Knox RD 1.
Ellwood Smith, 83, of 88 Shannon Tipple Road, Sligo, died Friday,
Feb. 27, 2004, in Clarion Hospital.
Born Aug. 15, 1920, in Monroe Township, Clarion County, he was a son
of Ray and Mary Jane Barlett Smith.
Mr. Smith was a self employed dairy and beef farmer most of his life.
He also worked for many years at C&K Coal Co. of Sligo, retiring
He was a member of the Cherry Run United Methodist Church.
Mr. Smith enjoyed farming and living in the country.
He was married Oct 4, 1939, to the former Ruth E. Hartman, who
Also surviving are two sons and their wives, Ron and Sandy Smith of
Sarver and Gerry and Lisa Smith of Sligo; one daughter and her
husband, Mona and Dan Kennis of Reynoldsville, seven grandchildren,
Ronna Hochbein of New Kensington, Trista Minick of Rimersburg, Ryan
Smith of Sarver, Betsy Saylor of Sligo, Andy Smith of Sligo, and Brett
and Bram McGinnis of Reynoldsville; and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Smith was preceded in death by two
brothers, Reeves Weaver and Raymond Smith.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in
the Varner Funeral Home in Sligo.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Cherry Run
United Methodist Church with the Rev. Rick Russell, pastor, and the
Rev Richard Eddinger, retired Methodist minister, coofficiating.
Interment will follow in the U.P. Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation.
The Varner Funeral Home of Sligo is in charge of arrangements.
Geraldine A. "Jerry Sutley
Geraldine A. "Jerry" Sutley, 75, of 113 N. Front St., Franklin, died
at 2:10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 2004, at her residence.
Born Oct. 18, 1928, in Franklin, she was the daughter of Elmer and
Mary Alice Thomas Snyder.
Mrs. Sutley was a homemaker and in her early years had been employed
by Joy Manufacturing of Franklin, The Chicago Pneumatic Tool Co. and
the American Greeting Card Co. of Reno.
She was a member of the Fox Street Church of God, Franklin.
Mrs. Sutley enjoyed life, loved her family dearly and was especially
fond of the moments she spent with her children and grandchildren. She
enjoyed listening to gospel music and especially liked the Gaither's
On June 29, 1963, she married Paul D. Sutley, who preceded her in
death Aug. 1, 1993.
Surviving are two daughters, Julie Beightol and her husband, Mark, of
Cooperstown and Vicki Wygant and her husband, Patrick, of Franklin;
two sons, Gary A. Barton and his wife, Karen, of Franklin and Randy N.
Barton and his wife, Cindy, of Oil City; and eight grandchildren,
Kevin Barton and his wife, Julie, of Cooperstown, Stacy Lynn Barton,
Randall N. Barton and Michael Paul Barton, all of Oil City, Kayla,
Matthew and Ashley Beightol of Cooperstown and Alyssa Wygant of
She also is survived by two brothers, Glennwood G. Snyder and his
wife, Shirley, of Sandy Lake and Jack E. "Jake" Snyder and his wife,
Sue, of Whittier, Calif.; and a good friend, Walter Thomas Ebbert of
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Sutley was preceded in
death by two brothers, Thomas Snyder and Kenneth Snyder, and a sister
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Timothy
E. Hartle Funeral Home, 1328 Elk St., Franklin.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home
with the Rev. Phil Conklin, pastor of the Fox Street Church of God,
officiating. He will be assisted by the Rev. Gary Small, pastor of the
Atlantic Avenue United Brethren Church.
Interment will follow in Sunset Hills Memorial Gardens, Cranberry
The family suggests memorial tributes be made to the Visiting Nurses
Association of Venango County, 176 E. Bissell Ave., Oil City, 16301.
Norma Elsie Wible
Norma Elsie Wible, 96, formerly of Penn Grove Apartments, Grove City,
and Clintonville, died at 10:55 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004, in
United Community Hospital, Grove City, after a short illness. She was
a patient there for two days.
She had resided at Grove Manor Personal Care Home, Grove City, for
the past four and a half years.
Born May 25, 1907, in Worth Township, Mercer County, she was the
daughter of James L. and Eleanor Mayes Baker. She was raised by Norman
and Effa Mayes in Clintonville.
She was a 1925 graduate of Clintonville High School and was a 1926
graduate of Slippery Rock State Normal School.
Mrs. Wible taught school for 36 years, 18 years each in Venango and
Butler counties. She taught at Reno Elementary, Sugar Creek and
Kennerdell schools in Venango County and Annandale schools in Butler
She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church of Grove City.
Mrs. Wible was married Sept. 7, 1929, to Gilbert W. Wible, who died
June 19, 1977.
Surviving are a son and his wife, Ira Duane and Ruth Wible of Butler;
two grandchildren, Karen Yancone of Elkridge, Md., and William Wible
of Monument, Colo.; and three great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by
one brother, Glenn Baker; and one sister, Grace Baker.
Friends may call from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 3, in Grace
United Methodist Church, 210 S. Broad St., Grove City.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. April 3 in the church with
the Rev. W. Stephen Morse, associate pastor, officiating.
Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens.
Memorial tributes may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, Grove
The Cunningham Funeral Home of Grove City is in charge of
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