Messina R. Burke, 41, of Emporium, PA, passed away unexpectedly at her residence in Emporium, PA, on Sunday morning (September 17, 2023).
She was born August 13, 1982 in St. Marys, PA, a daughter of James Grey Hodson, Jr. of Emporium and Kimberley Ann Irwin of Emporium. On August 21, 2008 in Emporium, she married Charles Burke, who survives.
Messina graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture and Lock Haven University with a Nursing degree. She loved flowers, reading, and nursing.
Patricia Smith Carlson, 71, of Warren, PA, died peacefully, Monday, September 18, 2023, at her home with her family at her bedside.
She was born December 17, 1951, in Warren, PA. Pat was the daughter of John J., Jr. and Anne A. Smith. She resided most of her life in Warren, PA., having lived a few years in California and Ohio.
Pat was a 1969 graduate of Warren Area High School. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in History from Ohio University. She was a special agent with the U.S. Government before moving back to Warren. Upon her return, she was employed by Blair Corporation, starting in returns and retiring as Director of Human Resources.
Lois Arlene Robertson Anderson, “Nana”, of Smethport, PA went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, September 17, 2023 at Olean General Hospital surrounded by several members of her loving family.
She was born September 25, 1922 on a farm where she grew up in Marlboro, Ohio to Ross Gilbert Robertson and Edith Grace Bishop Robertson. Lois graduated from Marlboro High School and then Canton Actual Business College after which she worked for a trucking company called Motor Express in Canton, Ohio.
She met George Edward Anderson in 1943 and they were married in 1944. He passed away in 1981. In 1947 they moved to Smethport and opened Anderson’s Jewelry Store at 225 W. Main Street. The store was open for over 30 years. Lois later worked at Lindgren’s Variety Store. She left there to work at Hamlin Bank in Smethport, retiring from there after 26 years of service.
Brenda L. Renko “beloved daughter, sister, aunt, and grandmother”
COUDERSPORT, Pa.—Brenda L. Renko, 62, a longtime resident of Coudersport, passed away with her loving family by her side on Sunday, September 17, 2023, in UPMC Cole, Coudersport, after a brief illness.
Born on Thursday, October 13, 1960, in Bradford, she was a daughter of Merton A. James and Lila J. Williams James McLaughlin. On April 10, 1982 in Coudersport, she married Joseph E. “Joe” Renko, who passed away in May 28, 2020.
Brenda was a graduate of Smethport High School, Class of 1979. She was also a graduate of the former Olean Business Institute in 1980. She was employed as a line worker at the former Potter Pak in Roulette and was also employed by the Coudersport American Legion where she served in many capacities.
Virginia (Genie) H. A. McFadden, of 307 Madison Avenue, Ridgway, died Saturday, September 16, 2023 at her home.
She was born on March 28, 1929 in Ridgway, the daughter of Carl H. and Hedvig C. (Nordstrom) Olson. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Virginia was a lifelong resident of both the Ridgway and Munderf areas, and graduated from Ridgway Centennial High School, Class of 1947.
On May 31, 1969, Virginia married Thomas P. McFadden at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ridgway where she was an active member her entire life.
Helen Marie Pontzer, 98, of Ridgway, PA, died on September 3, 2023, at Regency Oaks Assisted Living in Clearwater, FL, after a brief illness.
She was born on December 8, 1924, the daughter of the late Florence M. Steinlehner and Clifford W. Cuneo.
Helen grew up in Kersey, PA, and was a graduate of the Kersey High School Class of 1942. She attended Grace Martin Secretarial School in Pittsburgh, PA, and was employed as an executive secretary at Alcoa Aluminum in Pittsburgh.
On June 16, 1951, she married Dr. Herbert P. Pontzer of Kersey who was attending the University of Pittsburgh Medical School. She moved to Ridgway, PA, where Dr. Pontzer established his medical practice.
Roy “Bud” Reynolds, 83, of Warren, PA, died peacefully with his family at his side on Sunday, September 17, 2023, at St. Vincent Hospital, AHN, Erie, PA.
Bud was born November 17, 1939, in Warren, PA. He was the son of Roy W. and Bessie Groves Reynolds, Sr. Roy was a lifelong Warren area resident. He was a 1957 graduate of Warren High School. He had served with the U.S. Airforce as airman 3rd class.
COUDERSPORT, Pa.—Brenda L. Renko, 62, a longtime resident of Coudersport, PA passed away with her loving family by her side on Sunday, September 17, 2023, in UPMC Cole, Coudersport, after a brief illness.
Funeral arrangements, entrusted to the care of Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.
Bill was born January 30, 1963, in Philadelphia, PA. He was the son of Barbara Luff Boger of Warren, PA., and the late Dr. William L. Boger.
William E.”Bill” Boger, II, 60, of Youngsville, PA, passed away due to heart failure with family at his bedside on Sunday, September 10, 2023, at UPMC Hamot in Erie, PA.
Bill was a resident of the Warren area for most of his life. He was a 1981 graduate of The Gow School in East Aurora, N.Y. and attended Westminster College. Bill also served in the US Navy and graduated from Erie Institute of Technology. He was previously employed in several roles within the wholesale food and automotive industries. He was an avid reader, a lover of music and film, and an ardent poet.
“Bicycle Bob” Robert W. Williams, 79, of Wellsville, New York passed away Friday, September 15, 2023, at his daughter’s home surrounded by family.
Born on July 3, 1944, in Olean, he was a son of Dorr O. and Violet Burrows Williams Sr. On June 10, 1980, in Obi, he married the former Cindy R. Brockel who predeceased him on May 26, 2004.
He had worked at St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Mt. View Cemetery, and for Work and Silvas Construction Company. Bob was known for riding his bicycle all around Olean and Cuba and would collect pop cans wherever he went. During the winter months, he would shovel snow and with better weather would mow lawns and do landscaping work. He was well-known and loved.
Jason Michael Gallik, of Erie, PA, passed away on Monday, September 11, 2023.
Born in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of Robert Thomas Gallik and Robin Lynn (Pratt) Gallik.
Jason was very outgoing and quick to help anyone in need. He loved to laugh and live life light-heartedly. He was a ray of sunshine to everyone around him. Jason graduated from Bradford High School, Class of 2006.
He was an Assistant Manager at various Perkins restaurants, and loved being around people.
Stephen V. Morrison, 79, of Annin Creek Rd., Turtlepoint, PA passed away Tuesday (Sept. 12, 2023) in his home, after a lengthy illness.
Born Mar. 23, 1944, in Philadelphia, PA, Stephen (aka Red Beard) was the son of Stephen M. and Elizabeth A. Palmieri Morrison. He grew up in Ardmore, PA.
He rode his Indian Flyer Motorcycle to Monsignor Bonner High School, Drexel Hill, PA, where he graduated Jun. 6, 1962. He eloped with his high school sweetheart, Patricia A. Johnson, March 1963-with whom he couldn’t live with and couldn’t live without.
He was a veteran, having served in the US Navy, during the Vietnam War.
O. June Kio, 93, of Chapel Ridge, Bradford, formerly of Eldred, PA passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday (Sept. 13, 2023) in the Ecumenical Home in Bradford.
June was born on March 28, 1930, to George and Emma Nicklaus.
Her parents owned a dairy farm on Sartwell Creek Road in Burtville. It was there that she met the love of her life Roland S. Kio. They married on April 17, 1949 in Port Allegany. They lived to be married 71 years.
Mikayla S. PERKINS, 23, of Bolivar, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 14, 2023.
Due to the circumstances, there will be no services at this time.
Cremation was at OLNEY-FOUST Private Crematory.
Arrangements are under the direction of OLNEY-FOUST Funeral Homes & Cremation, Crowell Chapel, 296 North Main Street, Wellsville, NY. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wellsvillefuneralhome.com.
Jack Halloran passed away on September 12, 2023 at the age of 82.
He was born on July 21, 1941 in Coudersport, PA, to Virginia (Mitchell) and Howard Halloran.
He excelled as an athlete at Coudersport High School. He graduated from Mansfield University in 1963 and embarked on a career in education. Jack taught high school in Ulysses, PA, before marrying Allyn Sue VonNieda Aug 5, 1967. They relocated to Fullerton, California, where he continued as a teacher.
In 1972, Jack returned to Coudersport and assumed the helm of the family’s hardware business. For three decades he ran Halloran’s Hardware, a Main Street fixture, leaving a lasting impression on countless hunters, visitors, and the community.
Joan “Jone” Doris Willson Mader, 93, formerly of Scotland, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2023, at the Bradford Ecumenical Home, Bradford.
She was born in Philadelphia on November 29, 1929, the daughter of the late Judge Joseph Putnam Willson and Leonora (Sloan) Willson of Smethport.
Jone spent the first few years of her life in the care of her grandparents, The Rev. William J. Willson and his wife Wilhelmine Putnam Willson in Oakfield, N.Y. while her father finished law school in Philadelphia and her mother taught school in the same city.
In 1933, the family moved to Smethport, where Jone enjoyed attending school and spending time with friends.