Marla Annette Lewis-Casey

Marla Annette “Aunt Marla” Lewis-Casey died Sunday (June 30, 2013) at Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa. She was 43 years of age, born in Dunkirk on July 2, 1969, the daughter of the late Catherine Miles and Eddie Lewis. A lifetime Dunkirk resident, Marla attended the Dunkirk Public Schools and graduated from Dunkirk High School in 1987. On July 24, 1992, Marla and Edward Casey

were joined in marriage and to this union, five children were born. Marla was employed at Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc., until she became ill in 2009. She was a “people person” and loved everyone she came in contact with. She loved reading books and enjoyed playing with her grandson, nieces and nephews. She leaves to mourn, her husband, Edward Casey Sr; her children Tyvone, Jarli-

ka, Marlika, Edward Jr. and Catherine Casey; her grandson, Tyvone Casey Jr; her brothers, Richard Sikes Jr., Troy (Patricia) Smith,

both of Dunkirk and Blake Smith of Jamestown, NY; her sisters, Cathy Sikes-Baker of Buffalo, NY and Shirrelle Thompson of Concord, NC; her sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Tate of Elmira, NY, Josie Adams of Dunkirk, NY, Cindy Casey of Fredonia, NY, Vivian Norwood of

Buffalo, NY, Ethel Mae Means and Eleanor Tate, both of Foley, AL; her brothers-in-law, Essex Casey Sr. of Pensacola, FL, Walter (Kim) Casey and Jerry Casey, both of Dunkirk. In addition to her maternal and paternal grandparents and parents, she was predeceased by her

sister, Ethel Mary Smith and brother, Garfield “Junebug” Smith; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be

held Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the Friendship Baptist Church. The Rev. Leo J. Nixon will officiate. Interment will follow in

Willowbrook Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Arrangements by the Newman Funeral Home Inc. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 5, 2013 at 1 o’clock from the Friendship Baptist Church. The Rev. Leo J. Nixon will officiate. Interment will follow in Willowbrook Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Arrangements by the Newman Funeral Home Inc.