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Carolyn M. Shaffer Peterson, 80 of Union City, passed away on Friday, May 29, 2020 at her residence, following a lengthy illness. She was born in Erie on December 11, 1939, a daughter of the late Presley and Clara i. Miller Shaffer, Sr.
Carolyn retired from the Union City Borough where she had been the dispatcher for the Police and Fire Departments for many years. She was a member of the Union City Senior Center and she attended the Union City Presbyterian Church. She delighted in spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also enjoyed playing Bingo at the Senior Center, playing cards, doing crafts and watching her Hallmark TV channel.
She was the widow of Guy Walter Peterson who died on October 14, 1997. She was also preceded in death by her son, Kevin T. Peterson and four brothers; Billy, Presley Jr, Donald and Tommy Shaffer.
Carolyn is survived by two sons, Steve Peterson and his wife Sandra and Randy Peterson and his wife Denise, all of Union City; two daughters, Melody Shreve and her husband Dave Sr. of Union City and Kathy Shauberger and her husband John of Erie; two sisters, Janet Dempsey and her husband James of Wattsburg and Peggy Kerstetter of Union City and two brothers, Raymond Shaffer of Fairview and Ernest Shaffer and his wife Rita of Aliquippa, PA. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 32 Great Grandchildren.
Due to the Covid 19, there will not be any calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
He was born i n Union City on April 2, 2942, the son of the late Lyle E. and Gladys M. Rouse Phillips.
After graduation from Wattsburg High School, Tommy joined the PA National Guard. He later served with the US Army attaining the rank of E-4.
Tommy worked as a tool and dye maker for Electric Materials In North East. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and the trips to Canada with his sons for fishing. H was a member of American Legion Post 237 in Union City.
Besides his parents, Tommy was preceded in death by his brother, Richard L. Phillips in 1980.
Tommy is survived by his wife of 58 years, Diana D. Proper Phillips when he married on November 30, 1963; a daughter, Denise d. Thieme and her husband Jim of Goldsboro, NC; two sons, David P. Phillips and his wife Deborah, and Matthew H. Phillips and his wife Jennifer Drake, all of Wattsburg and a brother, Jerry Phillips and his wife Darlene of Edinboro.
He is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Due to the Corona Virus, calling hours and funeral services will be limited to family members only. Burial will be at Wattsburg Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Tribute Program, P> O> Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142 or to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 1645 West 8th St., Erie, PA 16505.
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CHARLES V. (Chuck) CUMMINGS
Charles V. (Chuck) Cummings, 90, of Corry, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Johnson City, TN on January 22, 1930, a son of the late Merle and Rachael Ambrose Cummings.
Chuck was a nationally known auctioneer. In 1973, he was named APTCO Auto Auctioneer of the year in Taylor, Michigan. Time Magazine recognized him as the 5th Highest Auctioneer in the country. He was also named the Top Auctioneer for Pennsylvania. He was in great demand at many auctions including in Detroit, MI, Columbus, OH and Corry.
He owned and operated the Corry Auto Auction for over 20 years. He was a partner in Cummings and Briggs Auctioneers. Until recently, he was in partnership with his sons in the company C. Cummings & Sons in Columbus, PA
Chuck was an avid golfer and a life member of the Corry Country Club where he was a past Club Champion. He played golf all over the country and with several noted golfers including Arnold Palmer. He was also an accomplished billiards player. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Corry.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Cloyd Cummings and his sister, Geraldine Scalise.
Chuck is survived by his wife, Marline M. Main Cummings; two sons, Jack Cummings and his wife Chan and Robert Cummings and his wife Kim, all of Corry; his daughter, Lori Ann Thompson and her husband Ken of Key West, FL; a step-son, Gary Crosby and his wife Jackie of Spartansburg, a step-daughter, Kimberly Swanson and her husband Don of Erie, and a good and Long time friend, Walter Hansen of Corry. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.There will be no calling hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date.
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Anne M. Dudas Luba, 92, of Union City, passed away on Friday, February 21, 2020 at Manchester Commons. She was born on September 28, 1927, a daughter of the late Frank and Kathryn Toman Dudas.
Anne was an active member of St. Teresa's Catholic Church where she was a member of the Funeral Choir, the Church Choir and the Rosary-Alter Society.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony L. Luba, her son, James L. Luba, her granddaughter, Shelly Luba, her son-in-law Raymond Wojasik, five sisters and two brothers.
Anne is survived by a son, Anthony T. Luba of Edinboro; two daughters, Karen A. Wojtasik of Erie and Kathleen M. Le Ber and her husband Tony of Erie; two sisters, Elizabeth Dudasof Antioch, TN and Teresa King of Union City; one brother, Paul A. Dudas and his wife Jane of Erie, a sister-in-law Marilyn Dudas, 9 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the C. S. Warthman Funeral Home, Inc on Tuesday from 6 to 9 PM and on Wednesday from 2 to 4 PM and are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday at 11:00 AM at St. Teresa's Church with Fr. Dennis Martin officiating.
Burial in St. Teresa's Cemetery.
R. Timothy Hartel
Richard Timothy Hartel, 63, of Edinboro, PA, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at UPMC Hamot.
Tim was born in Erie on March 15, 1956, the son of the late Richard O. and Velma Begley Hartel.
He worked as a Tool and Dye Maker at B C Machining in Conneaut, Ohio. Tim was an avid sportsman and loved to ride his Harley.
He is survived by his loving wife, Sandy Downor Hartel whom he married on October 27, 1990 in Union City, PA, his sister-in-law, Debbie Hossler and her husband Jeffrey, His brother-in-law, Christopher Downor, his niece Ashby Scarborough and her husband John and his great niece, Johnnie Rose Scarborough.
Friends may call at the C. S. Warthman Funeral Home, Inc., 69 North Main Street, Union City on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 10:30 AM until the time of the service at 1:00 PM with Fr. F. Thomas Suppa officiating. Burial will be at St. Teresa's Cemetery in Union City.
DONALD F. THOMAS
Donald F. Thomas, 88, of Union City, died on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at his residence. Don is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mary R. Kirik Thomas. He is further survived by his children, Linda D. Thomas Wethlie, Cynthia A. Thomas Eakin and Donald J. Thomas; 8 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
Friends may call at the C. S. Warthman Funeral Home, Inc. 69 N. Main Street Union City on Wednesday from 4 to 7 PM and are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday at 11:00 AM with Fr. Dennis Martin officiating. Burial will be private for the family.Cick to add an engaging title. High quality images go a long way in looking professional online.
Friends of William F. Chase are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 2:00 PM at the C. S. Warthman Funeral Home, Inc., 69 North Main Street, Union City.
Margaret E. Landers, 71, of Rockdale Township, Cambridge Springs, PA died at her residence, surrounded by her family, on Friday, August 3, 2018. She was born in Union City on December 9, 1946, a daughter of the late Milton E. and Gertrude Proper Whitmeyer.
Services were private and at the convenience of the family.
The C. S. Warthman Funeral Home, Inc. 69 N. Main Street, Union City was in charge of arrangements.
Catherine L. Beebe, 69, of Corry, went to be with her Heavenly Father, surrounded by her family , on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at Corry Manor.
She was born in Union City, on March 7, 1949, a daughter of the late Harold P. and June M. Whitney Beebe.
Cathy attended Union City High School and had worked at the Barber National Institute in Corry for a number of years.
She was a former member of the Parade Street United Methodist Church in Union City and more recently had attended the First United Methodist Church in Corry.
Cathy is survived by her aunt Gertrude Whitney of Union City and a cousin David Ward of Union City.
Friends may call at the C. S. Warthman Funeral Home, Inc., 69 N. Main Street, Union City, PA on Thursday, July 26, 2018 from 10:30 AM until the time of a service at 11:00 AM with Rev. James Cannistraci, of the Parade Street Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Union City.