Arthur E. “Art” Slike, Sr. passed away Thursday, September 21, 2023, at the Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
Born on June 4, 1940, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Robert F. and Katherine B. (Graybill) Slike, Sr.
Art graduated from the Bradford High School, Class of 1958. After High School he attended JCC for accounting. He was drafted into the United States Army National Guard in 1962 and served honorably until his discharge in 1968.
In 1966 he started working for Hounds and Hunting Publishing Company. He later became Co-Owner with his brother, Robert F. Slike, Jr., in 1976 and continued to be Secretary/Treasurer and traveling correspondent until 2011, when he retired.
Lauren B. Johnston, 70, of Pine Ave. in Kane, PA passed away Tuesday (Sept 19) at UPMC-Kane.
Born Jan. 30, 1953 in Butler, she is the daughter of the late Jesse and Bettye (Wilkes) Fithian. She married Dan Johnston, who survives, on Feb. 24, 1973, in Parker, PA.
Lauren had worked in many places throughout her life. She was a teachers aide, had worked for Thompson Floor Covering and also J&P Casuals, Tops Market and Karlene Landscaping. Her favorite job was when she owned the Kids Stuff store.
Louise Mc Candlish Mangus was born in her maternal grandmother’s home in Wade Park, Cleveland Ohio on November 11, 1934. She was raised on the family farm in Shalersville, Ohio until the family moved to Garrettsville, Ohio where she graduated from Garfield High School in 1956.
She then attended Lake Erie College, graduated with a BS degree in biology in 1956 and was subsequently employed by Hood College in Frederick, Maryland where she taught biology labs. She also did research at the Chesapeake Biology Laboratory in Solomons Island on striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay
She met her future husband, John, who was stationed at nearby Fort Detrick and they exchanged marital vows at St. John’s church on June 14, 1958. They moved to State College, Pennsylvania for 3 years and then to Berwyn Heights, Maryland where they resided for thirty-two years.
Ellen M. Schloder, 72, of 172 Cross Road, St. Marys, PA passed away Thursday, September 21, 2023, at her residence.
She was born September 7, 1951, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Paul and Creta Jackson Manning. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School. Ellen was a manager of the former Ames, Uni-Mart, and most recently Fuel On.
On May 2, 1968, in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Ellen married Theodore “Ted” Schloder, who preceded her in death on January 16, 2013. They were blessed to share 44 years of marriage.
David A. Brown, 57, of Warren, PA, passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, in St. Vincent Hospital, Erie, PA.
He was born in Warren, PA, on July 24, 1966, the son of the Late Clyde J. and Bettie L. Williams Brown. David was a graduate of Warren Area High School. He was a laborer for Berenfield Container. David loved cooking, stockcar racing, and all Pittsburgh Sports teams. He was also a member of the United Steelworkers Union.
Rosemarie K. Green, 74, passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, after a brief illness.
Rosemarie was born on May 27, 1949, in Philipsburg, PA. to the late Jack and Dorothy Kutruff. She graduated from BCI High School in 1967, it was there she met her husband, John L. “Jack” Green. Jack and Rosemarie moved to Warren, PA., in 1967.
Rosemarie had a highly successful career, dedicated to public education. She spent the early years as a substitute teacher, who was a favorite of all the children, before obtaining her Masters Degree and moving on to become an elementary school principal and finally, Director of State and Federal Programs for the Warren County School District. In her work, she was a strong leader and a compassionate mentor, and became a lifelong friend to many of those who worked with her.
Portville, NY—Timothy M. Wiles, 69, of 90 S. Main St., formerly of 23 Brooklyn St., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at Buffalo General Hospital following a lengthy illness.
Tim was born on December 7, 1953 in Olean and was the son of Thomas M. and Tena A. Linn Wiles.
Timothy was a 1971 graduate of Portville Central School and graduated from Finger Lakes Community College in 1974. Tim worked at Union Tools in Portville as a yardman retiring in 2004. He also worked for the Department of Environmental Conservation, at the Cattaraugus County BOCES in Ellicottville, and West Penn Hardwoods.
Susan Elenor (Nettrour) Mangel, 75, of Droney Road, Gifford, PA passed away Sunday, September 17, 2023, at the Bradford Ecumenical Home.
Born July 15, 1948, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Byron F. and Emma E. (Hanshumaker) Nettrour.
Susan was a 1966 graduate of Pittsburgh’s North Hills High School, and she received her Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in May of 1970.
On June 26, 1976, in Pittsburgh, she married Ronald L. Mangel, who survives.
Susan was employed for over 30 years as a Special Education Teacher for the various Wards in Bradford and worked for the Blaisdell Corporation as well as at the George G. Blaisdell Elementary School after its construction.
Robert J. “Bob” Rezzelle, 77, of Clarendon, PA, formerly of Kane, died on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, in his home after an apparent heart attack.
Bob was born in Erie, PA on October 9, 1945, the son of the late Peter A. and Leona Jagta. He was a graduate of Kane High School Class of 1963. After high school he enlisted with the United States Navy and served during the Vietnam War.
On Oct 9, 2004, Bob married the former Mary Wilbur at the home in Clarendon.
SENECA FALLS, NY — Jane E. Hugill, 77, of Seneca Falls, NY passed away with her family by her side at Seneca Nursing & Rehabilitation Center on Wednesday, August 9, 2023.
Jane was born on November 29, 1945, in Port Allegany PA, the daughter of the late Russell and Margaret (Jopling) Hugill.
She graduated from Port Allegany High School and went on to earn her degree at Bryant and Stratton College in Buffalo, NY. Following her studies, she headed to California to spend much of her adult life in Los Angeles and Hollywood. Jane’s career in California ranged from concert promotion to talent agencies, where she made connections with many celebrities. During this time, Jane’s faith in Christ was ignited and her relationship with the Lord would remain a source of strength throughout the rest of her life.
Jane eventually returned to her Pennsylvania roots to work for Pittsburgh Magazine and later, full circle, back to Port Allegany to work for the area’s local newspapers. In her final years, Jane relocated to Seneca Falls, NY, to reside with her niece Holly and family.
Howard N. LEWIS, 92, of Coudersport, PA, passed away Monday, September 18, 2023 in Sweden Valley Manor.
Born November 13, 1930, in Harrison Valley, he was the son of Arthur L. and Helena R. Van Pelt Lewis. On March 30, 1951, in Mills, he married the former Mary Lou Reynolds, who predeceased him on September 21, 2019.
A Korean War Veteran, he served honorably with the U.S. Army from 1952-1954. He was employed by Consolidated Natural Gas company for 32 years, retiring in 1986.
Howdy was a member of the Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Co., the Gospel Tabernacle in Coudersport, and served on the board of directors of the Northern Tier Children’s Home in Harrison Valley.
Gloria J. Becker, 75, entered into rest on September 14, 2023, in York. She was the loving wife of Raymond E. Becker whom she would have shared 55 years with in November.
Born on February 10, 1948 in York, she was the daughter of the late Wayne Knaub and the late Dolores (Oberlander) Knaub.
In addition to her husband, Raymond, Gloria leaves to cherish her memory, her three children, Tina Hicks of York, Raymond (Hong) Becker II of York and Michelle (Andy) Watson of Coudersport; grandchildren, Ryan, Emily, Elizabeth, Brandon, Jarrod, Garrett, Leia and Savanna; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Nancy (Craig) Poff and Brenda (David) Bailey; brother, Jeffrey (Debbie) Knaub; and a host of family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Dennis.
Burial will be held at Susquehanna Memorial Gardens, at a later date at the convenience of the family.
Gladfelter Funeral Home, Inc. is entrusted with the arrangements.
Nancy R. Lyon, 78, of Warren, PA, died Wednesday morning, September 20, 2023, at Warren Manor Nursing Home, Warren, PA, after an extended illness.
She was born April 17, 1945, in Russell, PA. She was the daughter of Richard and Catherine Lucks Lyon.
Nancy was a lifelong Warren area resident and a 1963, graduate of Warren High School. She was employed for 33 years, in the offices of the former New Process Company and retired from Blair Corporation. She is remembered for being a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved to shop, and spend time with her dog, Penny.
John J. Villella, age 76, of Warren, PA passed away on Tuesday, September 19th at Cleveland Clinic with his wife and daughter at his side, after a 6-month battle with cancer.
He was born on December 9, 1946 in Punxsutawney, Pa. He was the son of the late Joseph Thomas and Jane Crivella Villella. John was a 1965 graduate of Punxsutawney High School, where he was voted “Best Dancer” of his graduating class.
He served with the United States Army in the Vietnam Conflict as a private 4th Class with the Signal Corp repairs division.
John earned his bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Robert Morris University, where he served as the president of Phi Delta Mu, Delta Ta Delta, and the American Management Association. During his time as President of Phi Delta Mu, John was instrumental in elevating the fraternity to national status.
John, with his family, moved to Warren on April 1, 1982 when he became co-owner and operator of Culligan Water in Warren, Meadville, and Erie until his retirement in 2015.