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APRIL 2013


LeRoy Brown Jr.

1926 - 2013


CORTLAND - LeRoy Brown Jr., 86, died Monday, April 1, 2013, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital in Warren.

 

LeRoy was born April 23, 1926, in New Castle, Pa., the son of LeRoy and Cynthia Kitchin Brown.

 

He was a graduate of Warren G. Harding School and later served in the U.S. Navy. He was a ticket agent for United Airlines, retiring in 1984 after 28 years of service. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Warren.

 

LeRoy enjoyed antique cars and was a member of the Antique Car Club. He restored a 1940 Buick. He also had an interest in airplanes and loved to travel.

 

LeRoy married Marilyn Jones Brown May 20, 1950. After 58 years of marriage, Marilyn passed away in May 2008.

 

He leaves behind two sons, Dennis and Dean Brown, and a grandchild, Nicole Brown.

 

Besides his wife, his parents and a son, David, preceded him in death.

 

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, with a funeral service at 3 p.m. at Crown Hill Chapel Mausoleum in Vienna. Pastor Rusty Cowden will officiate.

 

Inurnment will take place in Crown Hill Burial Park.

 

Services were entrusted to Selby-Heavilin Funeral Home.




Velma J. White

1926 - 2013

Warren-Velma White, 86, passed away Monday evening at White Oak Manor in Warren. The daughter of Paul and Julia (Planko) Oravetz she was born October 21, 1926 in Warren. A lifelong resident of Warren she was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School, and worked for GE. On October 19, 1946 she married Harry E. White Jr. with whom she spent 59 years of marriage before his passing in 2005.

Velma enjoyed the simple pleasures in life often sewing, crocheting and could often be found helping out her neighbors.

She will be sadly missed by her friend Susan Wilburn, her sister Betty Snell and her several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Harry, her 3 brothers and her 6 sisters.

Friends may call from 11-12:00pm Friday at Crown Hill Burial Park Mausoleum Chapel. A funeral service will take place immediately following at 12:00pm.

She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.




Phillip B. Reilly

1919 - 2013


WARREN - Phillip B. Reilly, 93, died Friday, April 12, 2013, at Windsor House of Champion.

 

Phillip was born June 11, 1919, in Coalton, W.Va., the son of William and Lillie (Watts) Reilly.

 

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater.

 

Phillip was employed as a slitter operator for Van Huffel Tube for over 30 years, retiring in 1982.

 

He married Josephine Gould in 1939 in Winchester, Va. She passed away Nov. 29, 2000.

 

Phillip leaves behind a daughter, Connie (Arch) Jones; a son-in-law, Joe Phillips and his companion Marilyn Park; grandchildren, Mike Jones, Patty (Tom) Jones, Kelly (Dr. John) Barnhart and Amy (Kevin) Kelley; great-grandchildren, Brooke, Michael and Matthew Barnhart, David and Devon (Tony) Alexander, and Jayna Vilsack; and great-great-grandchildren, Jasmine Ryan, Alex Fuda and Addison Gaskill.

 

His wife, Josephine Reilly; his daughter, Kathryn Gardner Phillips; and a grandson, Marty Jones, preceded Phillip in death.

 

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. today and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday with the funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. at Crown Hill Chapel Mausoleum, 3966 Warren Sharon Road, Vienna.

 

Burial will take place at Crown Hill Burial Park.

 

Arrangements were handled by Selby-Heavilin Funeral Home.




Joe Pishotti

1933 - 2013

CORTLAND - Joe Pishotti, 79, peacefully passed away due to kidney failure on Sunday, April 14, 2013, at his Cortland home surrounded by his family.

Born on June 22, 1933 to Mary and Joseph Pishotti Sr., Joe was one of 10 siblings and is survived by his sister, Thomasine (Jerry) Mauger; his daughter, Michelle (Trev) Stineman; three grandsons, Cory (Jessica) Bradley, Nathan Bradley and T.L. Stineman; and his son, Craig Pishotti and Craig's partner, Dennis Thomas.

Dolores Pishotti, his wife of 49 years and Howland High School sweetheart, preceded him in death on June 1, 2003.

To say Joe lived a full life is an understatement.

After high school, he served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955, and then worked as a foreman at Republic Steel, later known as LTV and WCI Steel, for 39 years.

Joe believed in the spirit of giving and was one of the earliest members of the Optimist Club of Bazetta-Cortland, whose motto, ''Friend of the Youth,'' served to inform and guide his considerable philanthropic efforts. Joe took this mission to heart, significantly contributing to his community through extensive fundraising initiatives which developed sports facilities, educational scholarships and programs, all designed to enhance the quality of life for the young people of the area.

Over the course of more than 30 years Joe played leading roles as president and member, resulting in the fundraising and development plans to create the baseball fields behind Lakeview High School, the donation of the land for the ball fields at Imagination Station, and the acquisition and development of Candlelite Knolls. Additionally Joe's vision for enhanced educational opportunities funded multiple college scholarships. He also was a significant contributor to the Lakeview Athletic Boosters.

Known as a kind, generous and loving father, grandfather, brother, husband and friend, Joe leaves behind a wonderful testament to a life well-lived and well-loved. His example has taught his family to cherish the important things in life: selflessness, integrity, honesty, respect and love. He knew his most important role was to provide exceptional opportunities and care for his family, which he accomplished with complete love and great dedication. He will be profoundly missed.

Visitation will begin at the church at 9 a.m.Wednesday at Bazetta Christian Church, 4131 Bazetta Road, Cortland, where funeral services will follow at 11 a.m.

Interment will be at Crown Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by Selby-Heavilin Funeral Home.



 

Charles "Bud" A. Bowen

1930 - 2013


Cortland-Charles "Bud" Bowen passed away Tuesday morning at his home, he was 82 years old.

The son of Charles E. and Emily (Taylor) Bowen, Bud was born November 7, 1930 in Warren.

He attend Howland Schools and went on to join the United States Army serving in the 82nd Airborne Division. On September 12, 1952 Bud married Lola (Brown) with whom he spent 60 wonderful years of marriage.


Bud worked as a tractor driver at Thomas Strip Steel for 44 years before his retirement in 1991.


He enjoyed working on equipment and could often be found fixing tractors, lawnmowers, cars, and semis. He was a member of the Masons and the VFW.


He will be sadly missed by his wife Lola and his son Douglas (Ronele) Bowen. He also leaves his granddaughters Lori and Charley, his great grandson Soren, and his nephew Don as well as several nieces and nephews.


He is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.


Friends and family may call from 11:00am-1:00pm Saturday at Crown Hill Mausoleum Chapel. A funeral service will take place immediately following at 1:00pm.


Arrangements were handled by Selby-Heavilin Funeral Home.


He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.



David L. Hurst

1946 - 2013

MASURY - David Lee Hurst, 66, passed away with his family by his side early Saturday morning, April 27, 2013, at his home.

He was born May 12, 1946, in Warren, the son of Clifford Hurst and Madeline Nobbs.

On June 17, 1988, he married Donna Geer, with whom he spent almost 25 wonderful years of marriage. He attended Mathews Schools before going to work for WCI. He was employed there for more than 20 years before his retirement in 1991.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his granddaughters Jordan and Dru Gerace, whom he was raising.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Donna; his four children, Cathy (Charlie) Banks, David (Regina) Hurst, Joey Hurst and Amy (Scott) Stone; his four stepchildren, Colleen (Michael) Jugenheimer, Cindy (John Lakatos) Gerace, Wendy (Michael) O'Rourke and Donald Shaw, his 20 grandchildren and his five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his five sisters, Helen (Leroy) Johnson, Luetta (Gene) Pyatt, LaVon (Bill) Reed, Carol (John Bidinotto) Foust and Penny (Steve) Bada; and his five brothers, James Hurst, Ronald (Theresa) Nobbs, Harry (Terri) Nobbs, Clifford (Cora) Hurst and Barry Nobbs.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his niece Donna.

In accordance with his wishes, David will be cremated and no services will be held.

He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Arrangements were handled by Selby-Heavilin Funeral Home.














 


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