Marjorie Werner Conrad, age 97, of 254 George Street, St. Marys, Pennsylvania died peacefully on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at Laurelbrook Personal Care Home in Brookville, Pa.
She was born May 5th, 1925 in St. Mary’s, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Edith Kaul Werner of St. Marys, and she was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
On April 3, 1948 in Erie, Pennsylvania, she married Harry S. Conrad Jr. of St. Mary’s who predeceased her death on April 2, 2006. They were both lifelong residents of St. Mary’s and enjoyed traveling together throughout the U.S. during their 58 years of marriage. She and her husband wintered in Miami Beach for 18 years after her husband’s early retirement.
Edmund L. Chandler, 83, of Coudersport, passed away, Thursday, March 16, 2023 at UPMC – Cole, Coudersport. Edmund was born January 25, 1940, in Philadelphia, the son of the late Gilbert and Catherine (Lyons) Chandler.
Edmund worked for Otis and American Elevator constructing elevators. He was a member of the I.U.E.C. Local 5, and the N.R.A. Edmund enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Edmund is survived by a son, Douglas S. (John Lantz) Chandler of Philadelphia; a daughter, Kimberly A. Lathrop of Emporium; a sister, Joan Auge of Havertown; three grandchildren, Brianna (Erica) Chandler, David Schaeffer, and Michael Schaeffer, 4 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and his best friend Cody, his german shepherd. In addition to his parents, Edmund was preceded in death by a son, Edmund G. Chandler, and sisters, Florence Chandler and Elizabeth Hehn.
There will be no visitation and a private burial will be in Summit Cemetery.
The family has entrusted Edmund’s arrangements to the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home 210 N. East Street Coudersport, PA 16915. To share a memory or condolence visit www.thomasfickinger.com.
Betty K. Wheaton, 91, of Bradford, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at the Bradford Ecumenical Home.
Born December 16, 1931, in Scranton, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Elizabeth (Lewis) Kahler. She was a 1949 graduate of West Scranton High School.
On June 4, 1955, in Scranton, she married Walter H. Wheaton, who preceded her in death on April 7, 2019.
In 1986, She and her husband moved to Murrells Inlet SC. In 2017, she returned to Bradford to reside near her family.
She worked for stockbrokers as a secretary in Olean, NY and Pawleys Island, SC.
Betty enjoyed golfing, quilting, and sewing. She was the president of the PTA, and loved watching the New York Yankees, Buffalo Sabres, and Penn State. Her fondest moments were her children’s sporting events and being with and enjoying her family especially her granddaughter.
Surviving are two sons, Richard L. and his wife Kay (Unverdorben) Wheaton of Bradford and David M. and his wife Carrie (Van Winkle) Wheaton of Garden City Beach, SC, one granddaughter Lynzy (Wheaton) and her husband Kevin Caldwell, of Chantily, VA, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Walter, of 63 years, and two sisters, Ethel Searing and Claire Hudak.
Family will receive friends on Saturday, March 25, 2023, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am in the Grace Lutheran Church. Where at 11:00 am a memorial service will be held with Rev. William D. Waterman, Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church officiating.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.
Memorials if desired may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Joseph P. Barcellos, 83, of Emporium, PA passed away at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA on Wednesday morning (March 22, 2023). He was born February 1, 1940 in Santa Clara, California a son of the late Jose and Elsie Marie Menezes Barcellos. On February 26, 1974 in St. John’s Lutheran Church, Emporium, PA he married Jane Saxton, who survives.
Joe retired from Cameron County School District where he worked, as a custodian, for over 28 years. He and his wife Jane were foster parents for many years. He enjoyed camping and his cat Susie. He loved spending time with his grandchildren.
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In addition to his wife Jane, he is survived by five children: Jody, Sam, Anna Mae, Jon and Kyle; ten grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; two brothers, Delbert and Steven.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Eileen.
Services will be held privately with the family. There will be No Visitation.
Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA
Phyllis W. Richards, 66, of Kennedy Street, Bradford, passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at UPMC Hamot.
Born November 16, 1956, in Potsdam, NY, she was the daughter of the late Philip Richards and Wilma Jean (Mangel) Richards Owens.
Phyllis was a 1974 graduate of Brushton High School. She attended Jefferson Community College in Watertown NY, and later graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in English.
After graduating she worked as a substitute English Teacher for the Bradford Area School District at Bradford High School and Fretz Junior High School. She later worked at Ramsbottom and Beacon Light. She was an Agent for the McKean County Children and Youth Services, as well as a Foster Parent. She retired from the Public Assistance Office.
She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and she loved to read. Surviving are two sons, John P. Richards, of Somerset, and Donald Lathrop, of Bradford, one grandson William, her sister friend, Rene (Thomas) Williams, of Bradford, three sisters, Wini (Frank) Patrick, of Amherst NY, Betsy (Frank) Bellavia, of Orchard Park, NY, Linda Mathys, of Bradford, three brothers, Philip Richards, of Eastford, CT, Bernard (Paula) Richards, of South Bridge, MA, and Christopher (Holly) RIchards, of Florence, MA, and several nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends on Saturday, May 6th, 2023, from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM at the American Legion, 11:30 AM with Pastor Terri Niver, of the First Wesleyan Church, officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Memorial contribution if desired may be made to Hollenbeck Funeral Homes.
Charles Ray Carl, Sr. age 71 of Westfield, PA passed away on Monday, March 20, 2023 due to an automobile accident in Troupsburg, NY.
Born March 24, 1951 in Geneva, NY, he was the son of the late Joseph and Marianne (Killian) Carl.
He proudly served in the US Army during Vietnam War. Charles enjoyed riding motorcycle, loved tinkering on things and was a member of the Knoxville VFW.
He is survived by his children, Ernie Fuller of Amboy, IL, Clara Mae Austin of Palatka, FL, Charles “CJ” Carl, Jr of Pine Grove, PA and Shawn Baker of Westfield; grandchildren, Steven (Samantha) Austin of Harrison Valley, Hunter (Gina) Austin of Hawthorne, FL, Kia Austin of Palatka, FL, Ashlynne Carl of Mansfield, Austin VanGorden of Dekalb, IL and Gabby Fuller of Amboy, IL; great grandchildren, Owin Austin, Oaklyn Austin, Georgia-May Austin and Dradin, Delina and Lilly VanGorden; his siblings, Silas, John, Joseph and Dorothy Carl and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine C. Carl; son in law, Steve Austin, Sr and brother, Robert Carl.
Family will receive friends at Kenyon Funeral Home, 222 W. Main St., Westfield on Friday 4:00 – 6:00 PM. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, 1:00 PM. Burial to follow with military honors in Champlin Cemetery. www.kenyonfuneralhome.com
Martha A. Jones, 76, a resident of the Rouse Home, Youngsville, PA, since 2007, died Monday Morning, March 20, 2023, after a 45-year battle with Multiple Sclerosis.
She was born July 22, 1946, in Cleveland, Ohio. She was the daughter of Gomer and Eleanor Fritz Jones. Martha was a 1964 graduate of Cleveland Heights High School and 1968 graduate of Case Western Reserve University.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Warren, PA. Martha is survived by her daughter, Katie Amos and husband Kevin and their children, Nicklaus, Ryan, and Ben, 1 Brother-David Jones and wife, Kathleen of Warren, PA.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Jones.
A private funeral service will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Interment will be held in Warren County Memorial Park. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Multiple Sclerosis Society. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com. The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home Inc. has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
Devin A. Huss, 27, of Laurens Street, Olean, NY passed away unexpectedly Sunday (March 19, 2023) in his home.
Born July 20, 1995, in Coudersport, Pa., he was a son of Kevin A. and Benda L. Johnson Huss.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Port Allegany (Pa.) High School, class of 2013.
Devin was employed with Stroehmann’s Bakeries of Olean, N.Y.
He loved music and played the guitar. He enjoyed artwork, tatoos, fishing, camping and relaxing around the camp fire.
Surviving in addition to his mother and stepfather, Brenda Doug Glenn of Eldred, Pa.; is a daughter, Teagan Weaver of St. Marys, Pa.; a brother, Zachary (Mandi) Windsor of Smethport, Pa.; two sisters, Christy (Philip) Olson of Smethport, Pa., Megan (Christian) Windsor of Bradford, Pa.; a stepbrother, Jeffery Glenn of Olean; two half-sisters, Jessica (Ryan Cearfoss) McManus, Krista (Zach) Pattison of Worthington, Ohio; a stepsister, Jamie Glenn of Shinglehouse, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Kevin, and a sister, Rachael Windsor.
Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Marcella M. Rickard, 90, of 511 Kearsarge Avenue, Ridgway, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at Snyder Memorial Health Care Center following a lengthy illness, with her son and granddaughter by her side.
She was born on June 24, 1932, in Ridgway, a daughter of the late Edythe Anderson.
Anyone that knew Marcella knew that she was a caring and loving person. Her smile would always light up a room. Along with the love for her immediate family, her passion was cheering her great-grandson on in basketball. Marcella had a true love for dogs. She ran a dog kennel for many years, which she truly loved, until it was removed from her heart.
Marcella is survived by 1 son; Michael Olay and his wife Cynthia (Caggeso), by her 2 grandchildren; Jennifer and Craig, and by 1 great-grandson; Mykey Incorminias.
In addition to her mother she was preceded in death by her biological father, and by 3 husbands; Adam Shutika, Richard Olay, and James Rickard Sr.
Services for Marcella M. Rickard are being held privately by the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Snyder Memorial Health Care Center, 156 Snyder Memorial Road, Marienville, PA 16239 or the Elk County Humane Society.
Krise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 130 Center Street, Ridgway, PA 15853 is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be offered to the family at www.krisefuneralhome.com
Louis A. Bonini, 84, formerly of Willard Street, Ridgway, passed away on March 19, 2023, at Highland View Healthcare Center, following a brief illness.
He was born on February 25, 1939 in Ridgway, a son of the late Louis and Margaret Murphy Bonini.
Louis married Roberta Carlson, who preceded him in death in 1996.
He owned and operated Bonini tobacco Company for many years before retiring in 2000, and he was a life member of the Ridgway Elks Club. In his free time, Louis loved being with his grandchildren. He will always be remembered as a very kind and caring person.
He is survived by 2 children; Gordon Bonini and his wife Susan of Ridgway, and Nicole Cristini of Ridgway; and by his 5 beloved grandchildren; Elizabeth, Louis, Aidan, Celeste, and Nicholas. He is also survived by 1 brother; Charles Bonini.
In addition to his parents and his wife, Louis was preceded in death by 1 son; Louis J. Bonini, and by 1 brother; James Bonini.
Funeral services for Louis A. Bonini are being held privately.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Ridgway Public Library.
Krise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 130 Center Street, Ridgway, PA 15853 is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be offered to the family at www.krisefuneralhome.com
Tony “Slammer” Sorg, 68, passed away unexpectedly at Penn Highlands DuBois on Sunday, March 19, 2023.
He was born on May 25, 1954, in St. Marys, PA, a son of the late Gilbert and Mary Bon Sorg. On July 21, 1978, at Queen of the World Church, he married Joyce Herzing, who survives. When they met, Tony asked her to dance, and they have been dancing together for over 44 years.
Tony was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School, class of 1972. He retired from Eastern Sintered Alloys after many years of service. He faithfully attended the Halton Church of Christ, was very active in his faith, and a man of God.
Tony was a member of the Camp Owners and was also a founding member of Elkland Search and Rescue. Tony also coached Pigtail Softball for many years. He enjoyed following the Buffalo Bills, Philadelphia Phillies, Penn State Nittany Lions, and in Tony’s eyes, the only real sport, WWE Wrestling. He was the founding father of the SSRC (Slammer’s Squatch Research Corp.) and loved to hunt for Sasquatch. Tony enjoyed hunting, farming, making maple syrup, and playing his guitar. He was a “jack of all trades” and an avid history buff.
Tony was full of joy and always lit up the room with his contagious laughter. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He was the happiest when surrounded by and interacting with his wife, children, and grandchildren. His family was his greatest joy.
In addition to his wife, Joyce Herzing Sorg, he is survived by 4 children; Jonathan (Renee) Sorg of St. Marys, Amanda (Travis) Uhl of West Virginia, Jenny (Kenny Jr.) Dippold of St. Marys, and Jackie (Keith) Holjencin of North Carolina, 9 grandchildren; Erica Hulings, Nolan Sorg, Jonna Sorg, Alexis Lowe, Dannilyn Geitner, Elizabeth Uhl, Noah Uhl, Finn Holjencin and Maeve Holjencin, 6 great grandsons, 1 sister; Marilyn (Blaze) Bauer, his mother-in-law; Esther Herzing, and numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, and friends.
In addition to his parents, Tony was preceded in death by his father-in law; Jerry Herzing.
A Memorial Service for Anthony G. Sorg will be celebrated on Friday, March 24, 2023 at 11:00 AM at the Faith Baptist Church, 288 West Creek Road, St. Marys, PA 15857 with Rev. Scott Wiest officiating.
Visitation will be at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Thursday, March 23, 2023 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Michael E. Crappio, 70, of East Main Street, Bradford, passed away Monday, March 20, 2023, at ECMC, in Buffalo, NY.
Born November 5, 1952, in Bradford, he was the son of the late Michael N. and Alva E. (Helander) Crappio.
Mike was a 1970 graduate of Bradford Area High School and in 2005 he graduated from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.
On November 18,1971, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. He served as a Weatherman at Loring Air Force Base in Maine. He was honorably discharged on November 17, 1975.
On August 12, 1978, in St. Bernard Church, he married Sis (Coder) Crappio, who survives.
Mike was employed as Store Manager for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania liquor store in Port Allegany until the time of his death.
Mike enjoyed fishing with Sis, gardening, and reading. His greatest joy was watching his grandsons play sports.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, is one daughter, Melissa Crappio, of Raleigh, NC, one son, Buddy (Lindsay) Crappio, of Bradford, two grandchildren, Brock and Bryce, one sister, Cheri (Bud) Bailey, of Clarendon, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Mary E. Getchel.
Family will receive friends from 4pm to 7pm on, Thursday, March 23, 2023, at the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc. 372 East Main St., where funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, March 24, with Rev. John Jaquel, Pastor of St. Bernard Church, officiating.
Military Honors by members of the United States Air Force and members of the Honor Guard, of the American Legion Post 108 of Bradford, will follow to St. Bernard Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Joseph A. “Pizza” Scutella, 72, of Hemlock Road, St. Marys, passed away unexpectedly at Penn Highlands Elk on Saturday, March 18, 2023. He was born on April 27, 1950 in Kane, PA, a son of the late Anthony and Mary Palumbo Scutella.
On June 14, 1991 at Sacred Heart Church, he married Diane Herzing, who survives. Together they shared more than 31 years of marriage.
Joe was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School, class of 1968, and received his bachelor degree from State University of New York, Brockport, NY. He also earned a Master’s Degree from Clarion University and a Master’s Degree from Gannon University.
Joe retired in 2005 from the St. Marys Area School District after 31 years of service. He was known as a tough and intense teacher, which former students appreciated later in life. In his younger years, Joe was a coach, and spent a lot of his summers at Memorial Park and also the Boys Club. He enjoyed following the Pitt Panthers, and New York Yankees. He was an avid golfer, he enjoyed working out and boxing in his home gym. Joe took pride in keeping his yard looking pristine. One of his greatest joys in life was spending time with his “little rascal”, Vinny Krise.
In addition to his wife, Diane Herzing Scutella, he is survived by 1 sister; Frances Zimmermann of St. Marys, 2 special nieces; Melissa (Roy) Newcome, and Ashley Herzing, 1 special nephew; Travis Herzing, 1 great niece; Maddie Newcome and 1 great nephew; Tony Newcome, 1 uncle; Patsy Scutella. He is also survived by 1 brother-in-law; Thomas (Colette) Herzing, and numerous special cousins.
In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his mother and father-in-law; Thomas and Helen Herzing, and also 1 brother -in-law; Mark Zimmermann.
Funeral Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.
Burial will be in the St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the St. Marys Boys & Girls Club.
Lynch-Green Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 151 N. Michael St, St. Marys, PA 15857 is handling the arrangements and online condolences my be offered to the family at www. lynchgreenfuneralhome.com
Clayton W. Kennedy, 91, of Wellsboro, PA passed away Monday March 20, 2023 at UPMC Soldiers and Sailors in Wellsboro.
He was born April 20, 1931 in Shippen Township to Walter and Anna Elizabeth (Fenstenmacher) Kennedy. Clayton went to school in Ansonia and worked at Corning Glass in Corning, NY. On April 4, 1992 he married Mary Kugla, with whom he shared 30 years of marriage.
He was a member of Tyoga Country Club and was an avid golfer, and he especially enjoyed biking and walking along Pine Creek particularly when his daughter walked with him.
Clayton is survived by his wife Mary; two sons: Rick (Donna) Kennedy of Mansfield and David Kennedy of Lancaster; a daughter: Tammi (John) Mosso of Wellsboro; ten grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a brother: Fred (Dianne) Kennedy of Wellsboro; and a sister: Eleanor Neal of Mansfield.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter: Cheryl Soileau; two sisters: Lillian Gastrock, and Alethea Copley; and a brother: Mahlon Kennedy.
Friends and family are invited to pay tribute to Clayton’s life from 1:00pm-2:00pm on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA. A funeral will follow in the funeral home with Brett Kennedy officiating. Interment will be in the West Branch Cemetery.
Penny J. Anders, 67, of Shinglehouse, PA passed away on Friday, March 17, 2023, in UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport, after a long illness.
Born on Wednesday, October 26, 1955 in Port Allegany, she was a daughter of Willard Tompkins Sr. and Jean M. Roper Tompkins Thompson.
Penny was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse. She had been employed as a home health aide and later was employed as a bartender/cook at the former Carlow’s Tavern in Shinglehouse. She was also employed at the Roadside in Shinglehouse in the same capacity.
She collected cow memorabilia. She enjoyed watching her sons mud bog and compete in demolition derbies.
Surviving are four sons, Scott (Amy) Veley of Angelica, N.Y., Jesse (Angel) Veley of Belmont, N.Y., Gary (Rebecca) Veley of Friendship, N.Y., and Michael (Nicki O’Daniel) Veley of Allentown, N.Y.; twelve grandchildren, Nick (Kelsey) Veley, Andrew Veley, Marcus Veley, Miranda (Justin) Zajicek, DJ (Alyssa) Drake, Brandon (Sidney) Ryan, Jordan Veley, Nicole Veley, Kyle Veley, Jeffrey Hinkle, Matthew Veley, and Joseph Veley; eleven great-grandchildren, Aubrille, Remington, Kinsley, Valentina, Peyton, Rhaea, Iris, Bryson, Briella, Rhett, and Adaline; four siblings, Marie M. (Mark) Wolf of Allegany, N.Y, Willard W. Tompkins of Shinglehouse, Jeff L. (Valerie) Thompson of Duke Center, and Thomas N. “Tom” Thompson of Shinglehouse; and several nieces and nephews.
In keeping with Penny’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 98, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.
Penny’s family has entrusted her care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences, light a candle or share a fond memory of Penny, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.
Penny Jo Wilson, 52, passed away Saturday (March 18) at her residence in Russell City, after a lengthy illness. She was born on July 15, 1970 in Kane, the daughter of the late Leland “Bud” and Margaret (Nearing) Wilson.
Penny had worked at the Ruth Smith Center in Sheffield for many years. She also had worked at Pepe’s Pizzeria for several years and had worked for Lakeshore Home Health Care. Penny enjoyed her family and friends and loved her pets.
She is survived by one brother, Gail (Bonnie) Wilson of Lewis Run; two sisters, Jennifer Hutchins of Kane and Ginger (Steve) Yasurek of Russell City and two nieces and two nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her fiancé Jim Seth.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be made to the Elk County Humane Society, 1029 E. Eschbach Rd. St. Marys, PA 15857.
Angela M. Tyger, 51, of Theresia Street, St. Marys, PA passed away at home, on March 20, 2023, following a brief battle with cancer.
She was born on February 12, 1972 in St. Marys, a Daughter of Thomas and Mary Laird Squires who survive.
On March 25, 2001, in Las Vegas, she married Robert Tyger, who survives. Together they shared more than 21 years of love and friendship.
Angela was class president and a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, class of 1990, She earned her bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State Behrend. Angie was employed for the past several years at SGL Carbon. In her free time, she loved spending time outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, and camping. Angie enjoyed taking trips to the casino to play bingo and the slot machines. She touched the lives of everyone she met, always smiling, and cracking jokes. Angie adored her children, family, and friends.
In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by 1 daughter; Ann Tyger, and 1 son; Jacob Tyger, both of St. Marys. She is also survived by 2 brothers; Chris Squires of Norristown, and Jason (Cheri) Squires of Altoona, 1 sister; Karen (David) Joshnick, and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and her beloved dog Dixie.
Angela was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents; Anna and Robert Laird, paternal grandparents; William and Marie Squires, and by numerous aunts and uncles.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Angela M. Tyger will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 337 Center Street, St. Marys, PA 15857 with Fr. Thomas Curry OSB as celebrant.
Visitation will be at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Elk County EMS.
Dean “Lee” Taylor, 81, of Glen Hazel Road, St. Marys, passed away at Penn Highlands DuBois on March 18, 2023.
He was born on July 26, 1941 in Ridgway, a Son of the late Howard and Betty Kohlhepp Taylor.
On April 18, 1969, he married Mary Paropacic who survives. Together they shared more than 53 years of marriage.
Dean was an Airforce veteran and a member of the Shiloh Presbyterian Church. He also belonged to the St. Marys Legion and the St. Marys Sportsman Club. In his free time, Dean enjoyed spending time in the outdoors, especially while chopping wood. He also loved going hunting. Dean was a true family man and the best husband, father and grandfather. He was a great athlete and a very gifted basketball player. Dean was a well liked and loved person, and no one ever had a bad thing to say about him.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by 6 children; Barb (Mike) Kronenwetter of St. Marys, Scott (Tonya) Taylor of St. Marys, Dean (Julie) Taylor of St. Marys, Doug (Kim) Taylor of St. Marys, and twins Jessie Taylor of NC, and Jessica (Mike) Martonik of Kane; and by his 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by 2 brothers; Philip (Barb) Taylor and Gary (Dawn) Taylor, both of St. Marys, and 1 sister-in-law; Bonita Taylor, and by numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Dean was preceded in death by 1 son; John Taylor, 1 granddaughter; Taylor, 1 great-granddaughter; Kinsley, and by 1 brother; Lynn Taylor.
A memorial service for Dean “Lee” Taylor will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 11:00 AM at the Shiloh Presbyterian Church, 217 Washington Street, St. Marys, PA 15857 with Pastor Scott Wiest officiating.
Military Honors will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail.
There will be no visitation
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Penn Highlands Community Nurses or to the Hahne Cancer Center.
Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael Street, St. Marys, PA 15857 is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be offered to the family at www.lynchgreenfuneralhome.com
Frances J. Jones, 80, of Gaines, PA, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2023, at the Carleton, Wellsboro, PA.
Born June 25, 1942 in Blossburg, PA, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Letha (Slade) Cole. On June 19, 1957, she married John Jones, who preceded her in death in 2016.
Frances worked at Kane in Galeton for many years and enjoyed hunting, fishing, painting, photography and playing horseshoes.
She is survived by a son, Ronald (Amanda) Jones, TN; four daughters, Tammy Hamberger, Middlebury Center, PA, Cherie (Robert) Vannatter, Mills, PA, Deborah (Kevin) Weagle, Carlisle, PA, and Marcia (Hershel) Holsomback, Middlebury Center, PA; 15 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Frances was preceded in death by a son, Rayford Jones, a grandchild, Jimmy Vannatter, and two great grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Galeton, on Saturday, April 15, 2023 from 10:00:00-11:00am. A Memorial Service will follow at 11:00am with the Rev. Keith Paris officiating. Interment will be made in the Sabinsville Cemetery, Sabinsville, PA.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Dennis K. “Keith” Heckman, 67, Emporium, PA passed away at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA on Monday morning (March 20, 2023). He was born March 26, 1955 in Pittsburgh, PA a son of the late Russell and Loretta McBurney Heckman.
Keith was a truck driver for over 30 years. While he was in high school he was a member of the Drum and Bugle Corp. He loved working on his truck and woodworking with his father. He enjoyed camping, boating, watching the Pittsburgh Penguins and snowmobiling when he was younger. Lately he enjoyed sitting outside and talking with people.
He is survived by two brothers, Russell H. Heckman, Jr. (Betty), Morgantown, WV and Gary J. Heckman, St. Marys; niece, Heather Cross and her children: Jaxon and Peyton and nephews, Timothy R. (Crystal) Heckman and their son Clayton and nephew, Gary Heckman, Jr.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
There will be No Visitation. Services will be held privately with the family.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA
Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Department 142 Memphis, TN 38101-9908
James Roger “Jim” Johnson, 84, of Jamestown, N.Y., passed away Monday morning, March 20, 2023, at his residence. He was born June 29, 1938, in Jamestown, New York, son of the late William F. and Bernice C. (Morgenstern) Johnson.
After his 1956 graduation from Jamestown High School, Jim enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was stationed in Green Cove Springs, Florida. As an electronic technician, he enjoyed his work replacing old antennae with the latest equipment on many ships. When his two-year enlistment was up, Jim remained in Florida working as a plasterer, before finally returning to live in Jamestown, New York.
In 1960, Jim started working at Anderson’s Screw Products. Though he started just by sweeping floors at the machinery plant, his hard work and dedication eventually led him up to plant superintendent. Initially he thought of it as “just a job” but he became fascinated by the intricacies of machining as well as diplomacy of staff management. His job also gave him the opportunity for international travel and annual trips to Chicago for the National Tool Show.
Jim’s hobby of roller skating– starting as a young boy at Midway Amusement Park– led him to the love of his life, Warren native, Barbara Ann Musante.
Jim met Barbara at the Russell Roller Rink in March 1964 and won her over with his sweetness, humor, and devotion. The two married in 1970 and went on to build a house, family, and a happy life together that lasted over 50 years.
Over the years, James and Barbara continued to roller skate, forming a skating community that stayed together long after their regular meeting place—Evan’s Skateland—closed down. Jim was the president of their skating club and continued to arrange Christmas parties and summer picnics.
Jim was very involved in his community, not only as a volunteer fire fighter for the Kiantone fire department, but also as a longtime member of the Kiantone zoning board of appeals, becoming chairman until he stepped down in 2019.
Jim enjoyed participating in weekly biking trips every summer, picnics, dinners, and parties. He loved gardening and carpentry. He was meticulous and very much a perfectionist, making sure everything was exactly the way he wanted it.
After Jim retired in 1999, he started BJ’s Concrete Products, a small lawn and statuary business that continues on with his children and grandchildren at the helm.
Jim will be remembered for his bluntness, his generosity, and his genuine smiles – unless you were asking him to smile for a photo.
Surviving are his beloved wife of 53 years, Barbara Johnson, his four children, Dawn (Steve) Carutis of Westfield, Dan Johnson of Randolph, Cynthia (David) Zuech of Gerry, Jennifer (John Booth) Johnson of Brooklyn, and six grandchildren: Jessica Johnson, Jamie Johnson, Zachary (Lainy Cofer) Zuech, McKenzie Zuech, Alyzza Zuech and Zoe Zuech.
Jim was preceded in death by his older brother, Philip W. Johnson, older sister, Barbara A. (Johnson) Meeker and his parents, William F. and Bernice C. (Morganstern) Johnson.
A private funeral service will be conducted at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery, Warren, PA., E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., Warren, PA., has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.
AUSTIN, Pa.—Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation for Ruby A. Stahl, 69, a lifelong resident of Austin, from 11am to 1pm on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at the Austin United Methodist Church, Turner Street, Austin. A Celebration of Life will follow at 1pm in the church with Pastor Todd Lamer, officiating.
Ruby passed away on March 9, 2023.
Ruby’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
Laura K. Kelly, 83, of Warren, PA and formerly of Tidioute, PA, died at the Rouse Home, Youngsville, PA., on Friday, March 17, 2023, after a brief illness.
She was born December 5, 1939, in Punxsutawney, PA. to the late Thomas M. and Elva R. Buterbaugh Kirkwood. She was a resident of Tidioute, PA. for 55 years and a 1958 graduate of Tidioute High School. Laura was employed with the Blair Corporation for 28 years as a seamstress retiring in 1999. She was a former member of St. John’s R.C. Church, Tidioute, PA. and a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, Warren, PA. She was a member of the Tidioute Veterans of Foreign War Club Ladies Auxiliary. She was an avid reader. She is remembered for always putting her family at the center of her life, she loved being a wife, mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her three children – Kathleen Jones and husband, Ray, Margaret L. “Peggy” Kelly and husband, Bob, all of Warren, PA., Joseph M. Kelly and wife, Beth, of Lancaster, PA., 8 Siblings – Thomas Kirkwood of Dubois, PA., Rita Ishman and husband, Neil of Emlenton, PA., Margie Bunce of Virginia, David Kirkwood and wife, Sandi of Murfreesboro, TN, Dorothy Ishman and husband, Jim of Reynoldsville, PA., Helen Shawley of Milesburg, PA., Linda Shields and husband, David of Brookville, PA., Charles Kirkwood of Summerville, PA., 4 Grandchildren – Christopher Jones of Phoenix, AZ., and Michelle Jones of Miami, FL., Rachel Vanguilder of Youngsville, Pa., Emily Wadlow of Hermitage, PA., 9 Great Grandchildren – Nicholas, Madeline and Michael Jones, Madison and Brody Vanguilder, Joey and Jack Wadlow, Carter Borland, Shaylnn Shawl, several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph P. Kelly whom she married November 1, 1958, in Tidioute, PA. who died October 15, 2012, 1 Son – Denny “Shipwreck” Kelly who died August 9, 2001, 1 Sister – Elva Hamilton 1 granddaughter – Chasity Kelly
Friends may call at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church gathering space, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA., on Thursday, March 23, 2023, from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. followed by a memorial Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 A.M. with Fr. Stephen Schreiber, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Swedish Union Cemetery, Tidioute, PA.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA., 16365. Those wishing to place memorials may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com
The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.
Robert D. “Bob” Sherwood, 69, of Shinglehouse, PA passed away surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, March 18, 2023, in UPMC Cole, Coudersport, after a short illness.
Born on Tuesday, June 2, 1953 in Coudersport, he was a son of Merville D. Jr. and Patricia D. Pease Sherwood. On January 14, 1984 in their home, Bob married the love of his life, Barbara J. “Barb” Colburn, who passed away on September 1, 2015.
Bob was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse and further studied to be an electrician. At the age of 18, Bob started working at the former Clark Brothers in Olean as an electrician. He retired after more than 30 years of service. In 2015, he went to work for the Community Blood Bank based in Erie as a courier.
Bob was a member of the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church, a life member of the Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department where he was a past president. Bob enjoyed electronics, hunting and fishing. One of his greatest enjoyments was an annual trip or sometimes twice a year trip to Disney World and Lancaster. While in Lancaster his favorite restaurant to visit was the Shady Maple Smorgasbord and browsing through the Kitchen Kettle Village of Shops in Lancaster.
Bob’s greatest love was the time he spent with his beloved wife, Barb, and the rest of his family, especially his children and grandchildren.
Left to cherish his memory are a son, Bruce Daniel (Wendy) Whitman of Millport; a daughter, Amy L. Salada of Shinglehouse; nine grandchildren, Levi D. Whitman, Sarah J. Smith, Christopher A. Smith, Kennedy A. Whitman, Paige R. Prince, Lindsey A. Chappell, Kaci L. Chappell, Sawyer Robert Prince, and Chase A. Whitman; two great-grandchildren, Zoey L. Smith-Greene and Hunter A. Smith; his brother and best friend, Richard S. “Dick” Sherwood of Shinglehouse; a son-in-law, Patrick “PR” Prince of Millport; a lifelong friend, Patrick Ahl of Philadelphia; and many nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Kristy L. (Dustin) Good of Shinglehouse; a grandniece, Makenzie T. Good; and a grandnephew, Mason R. Good.
In addition to his parents and his beloved wife of 31 years, Bob was predeceased by a daughter, Shelly A. Prince, who passed away on May 12, 2018; a son, Paul Stanley Whitman, who passed away on June 19, 2008; and two sisters, infant Carol L. Sherwood and Debra K. Sherwood, who passed away on March 18, 2006.
Family and friends are invited to attend graveside funeral services at 1pm on Saturday, March 25, 2023, in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse with the Rev. Trula Hollywood, Bob’s cousin and pastor of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Owego.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Bob’s name may be made to the Hillman Cancer Center, 1001 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915 or to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 475, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.
Bob’s family entrusted his care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences, light a candle, or share a fond memory of Bob, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.
Dennis Lee Adams, 54, of Graham, NC, formerly of Genesee, Pa., passed away in his parent’s home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, March 18, 2023, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.
Born on Tuesday, February 11, 1969 in Wellsville, N.Y., he was a son of Gordon D. and Joanne Brooks Adams.
Dennis was a professional truck driver driving from coast to coast. He loved his family and his dogs who traveled with him in his truck. He loved coming back home to visit, camp, and hang out with friends and family.
Left to cherish his memory are his parents of Genesee; four siblings, Duane G. (Carmelia “Carm”) Adams of Genesee, Howard D. Adams of North Bingham, Jerry A. Adams of Genesee, Matthew J. Adams of Graham, NC, and Barbi J. (Steven) Daniel of Liberty, NC; two nieces, Elizabeth Adams and Alexis Adams; four nephews, Jeremy (Katelyn) Adams, Michael Adams, Timothy Adams, and Justin Adams; an uncle, Robert Brooks of Shinglehouse; and several cousins. He will also be greatly missed by his close friends, Henny and Maureen Haines.
In keeping with Dennis’ wishes,, there will be no public visitation or funeral services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Dennis’ name may be made to UPMC Cole Home Health and Hospice, 102-108 South Main Street, Coudersport, PA 16915 or to Teacher’s Pet Rescue, 19 Blackberry Lane, Coudersport, PA 16915.
Dennis’ family has entrusted his care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences, light a candle, or share a fond memory of Dennis, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.