Leon Lafayette Stahlman
Lafayette Stahlman July 11, 1923 – Dec. 23, 2009 Resident of Concord
Born in Brookville, Pa. Beloved husband of Elsie Stahlman; brother of Jack
Stahlman and Pauline Uplinger; devoted father of Linda Zoerb, Jim Stahlman
and Robert Stahlman; grandfather of Shauna Stahlman.
was a Naval Veteran of WW II, Pacific Theatre and Korean War. Leon married
his wife of 63 years Elsie, in Honolulu Hawaii, and after his military
career he worked as an Electronics Technician in the Civil Service and
later as Head Custodian for the Walnut Creek School District. Leon and
Elsie were longtime residents of Concord, CA.
Clyde D. Stahlman
from The Salina Journal Salina.com
Salina, Kansas Date: Feb. 14, 2002
Calif. - Clyde D. Stahlman, 78, Encino, died Dec. 23, 2001.
Stahlman was born Jan. 17, 1923, at Hoxie, Kan. He worked in the graphics
department of Los Angeles Daily News. He was preceded in death by his
wife, Alice, in 2001. Survivors include a sister, Ruth Johnson of Oklahoma
City; and a brother, Clarence Stahlman of Winter Haven, Fla.
The memorial service will be at 11
a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church, Courtland, Kan. Inurnment will
be in Courtland.
Clyde Davis Stahlman
From the Los Angeles Daily News on January 3, 2002
Davis Stahlman; Son of Harry and Lena Stahlman, was born January 17, 1923
in Hoxie, Kansas. He passed away December 23, 2001. He joined the Navy in
1942 and attended Submarine School in Key West, Florida. He then served
during World War II in the Pacific Theater aboard the Submarine Spot. He
was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1946.
enjoyed a long career in graphic arts and was employed for over 25 years
by the Daily News. He was married to the late Alice Barnum Stahlman in
August 1949 in Los Angeles. Clyde was active in the Encino Kiwanis Club
and the Tug Net Computer Club. Clyde also enjoyed traveling, golf, bridge,
square dancing and Bunko.
is survived by his brother, Clarence Stahlman of Winter Haven, Florida;
and his sister, Ruth Johnson of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Memorial Services
will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 4, 2002 at Lorenzen Mission
Chapel. LORENZEN MORTUARY Reseda Directors (818) 343-4677
David D. Greeley
From The Punxsutawney Spirit
David D. Greeley, 59, Brookville,
died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, at Brookville Hospital. He was born Sept.
22, 1950, in Conifer, a son of Twila Mae (Barnett) Greeley and the late
Franklin D. Greeley.
Dec. 1, 1971, he married Mona M.
Ishman, who survives. Mr. Greeley was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having
served in Vietnam with the 11th Armored Division Calvary. He received the
Purple Heart. He was a life member of the 11th Armored Calvary Division of
Vietnam and Cambodia. He was a foreman at Hanley and Bird Gas Co. of
Brookville for over 30 years. Mr. Greeley was a member of several
organizations, including Hobah Lodge No. 276 F & AM of Brookville,
Disabled American Veterans and Brookville American Legion Post No. 102. He
was an avid Steelers fan and outdoorsman, where he enjoyed target
shooting. He also enjoyed spending time with his family.
addition to his mother and wife, surviving relatives include a daughter,
Lisa Kelso and husband Corey of Brookville; a son, David S. Greeley of
Brookville; a sister, Virginia (Ginny) Rogers of Nevada, Ohio; three
brothers, Kenny M. Greeley, Terry A. Greeley and Frank E. Greeley, all of
Brookville; and a grandson, Airen Kelso. He was preceded in death by his
will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009, at
the McKinney Funeral Home, Brookville. Services are private and will be
held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, at the funeral home with Chaplain
Wendell Rogers officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery,
Knox Dale. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer
Society in care of Karyn King, 8 Marlin St., Brookville, Pa., 15825.
Evelyn Carey (Kerr) Odom
Carey (Kerr) Odom, 84, was born Dec. 13, 1925 and went to be with our Lord
Dec. 28, 2009 in New Braunfels, TX. Born in Beaumont, she lived most of
her life in Austin. She retired from The University of Texas accounting
department after 25 years and was a longtime, very passionate, Longhorns
was preceded in death by her beloved husband, M.D. Shorty Odom; her
brothers, Neil and Herschel Kerr; and sister, Aline Kerr Clark. She is
survived by her daughter, Suzanne Stahlman and husband, Alan; sister,
Margaret Gainer and husband, Henry; brother, Steve Kerr and wife, Bobbie;
sisters-in-law; Delores Kerr and Billie Black; grandchildren, Matt and
Chad; great-grandsons, Jackson, Andrew, and Kenner; and many nieces and
nephews. Graveside services will held at 11:30 am, Thursday, Dec. 31 at
Magnolia Cemetery in Beaumont. Reception after the service will be in the
Family Center of Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home.
Ester (Kifer) Blair
From find a grave
- Mrs. Esther Pearl Blair, 96, of Clarion RD 3, widow of H. F. Blair, died
at 8:10 a.m. Thursday, March 29, 1984 in Clarion Medical Services,
following a long illness. Born March 31, 1887, in Piney Twp., she was a
daughter of the late John and Sarah Jane Henry Kifer. On September 5,
1906, she was married in Rimersburg to Henry Forest Blair, who died
February 15, 1963. Mrs. Blair was a member of the Reformed Presbyterian
preceded in death by five sons, Fred, Samuel, Forest, Paul and Burton
Blair; one daughter Esther Jane Blair; five grandchildren, four great
grandchildren; four brothers, Levi A., Thomas L., Orrin E. and Marion E.
Kifer and four sisters, Margaret S. Myers, Lovina E. Murray, Anna B. Kifer
and Minnie M. Lewis. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, in
the Richard D. Hillis Funeral Home, Rimersburg, J. D. Miller supervisor,
with the Rev. Wayne E. Duffield, pastor of the Rimersburg Reformed
Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment was in Herman Cemetery.
Henry F. Blair
from The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, Pa. Feb 18 1963.
BETHLEHEM – Henry F. Blair, 78, of New Bethlehem RD 1, retired section
foreman for the Pennsylvania Railroad, died Saturday evening in the
Brookville Hospital fallowing an extended illness.
Blair was born in Porter Township, Clarion County, January 3, 1885, a son
of the late Samuel and Luemma J. Rankin Blair. A lifelong resident of
Porter Township, he worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad in Clarion County
for 45 years. He was married the former Pearl Kifer, who survives. He was
a member of the Associate Presbyterian Church in Rimersburg and had been
an elder of the church for a number of years.
are being received in the family residence at New Bethlehem RD 1, where
funeral services will be hold at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. Harold Orr, pastor
of the Mount Prospect Presbyterian Church at Thomas, will officiate. Mr.
Orr was former pastor of the Associate Presbyterian Church in Rimersburg.
Interment will be in the Herman Cemetery, Clarion County. Funeral
arrangements are in charge of the Miller Funeral Home in Rimersburg.
Freeda M. (Blair) Divens Stewart
From Find a grave
Freeda M. Divens Stewart, 77, of
Clarion RD 1 died at 8:20 am Saturday in Clarion Hospital, following a
lingering illness. Born February 20, 1915, in Porter Township, Clarion
County, she was a daughter of the late Henry Forest and Pearl Kifer Blair.
On December 20, 1936, she married brooks M. Divens in Porter Township,
Clarion County. He preceded her in death on May 16, 1959. she then married
Willis H. Stewart on May 11, 1970, at Clarion. He survives. She attended
Porter Township elementary schools, graduating from New Bethlehem High
School. Mrs. Stewart was a member of the Reformed Presbyterian Church at
Rimersburg. She was a homemaker.
addition to her second husband, she is survived by a son, Gary B. Divens
of Clarion; a daughter Mrs. James N. (Donna Marie) Weaver of Butler; 12
grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a step-son, Norman Willis Stewart
of Lemore, California; two step-daughters, Mrs. James (Mary Jane)
Montgomery of Rimersburg RD 2 and Mrs. Arthur (Thelma) Hicks of
Goheenville, Templeton RD 2.
surviving are four brothers, Arthur Blair of Rimersburg RD 1, Robert Blair
of Brookville RD, Wilbur Blair of New Bethlehem, and Orrin Blair of
Cochranton; four sisters, Mrs. Mildred Divens of New Bethlehem, Mrs. Henry
(Wanda) Clark of Seneca, Mrs. Harold (Clara) Swigart of Clarion RD 3, and
Mrs. Robert (Mary) Miller of Pulaski; and numerous nieces and nephews.
her in death were a son, Barry M. Divens, the twin brother of Gary Divens,
on December 29, 1964; an infant son; three brothers, Fred, Burton, and
Paul Blair; a sister, Esther Pearl Blair, and several infant brothers and
may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm today at the Richard D. Hillis Funeral
Home, J.D. Miller, supervisor in Rimersburg. Funeral services will be held
at 1 pm Thursday in the funeral home. Rev. John Monger, pastor of the
Reformed Presbyterian Church in Rimersburg, will officiate. Internment
will follow in Herman Cemetery, Porter Township, Clarion County.
Violette E. (Ewald) Bowman
from The Niagara Gazette
Violette E. (nee Ewald) Bowman, age
92, of the Town of Wheatfield, Thursday, September 3, 2009 at her
residence, after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late John G.
and Matilda R. (Eberbach) Ewald and sister of the late Robert P. Ewald.
She was a graduate of North
Tonawanda High School and the Chown School of Business. She was employed
by Buffalo Bolt for 20 years and Thruway Fasteners for 38 years, retiring
in 1997. She was a long time active member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in
North Tonawanda, having served as a Sunday School teacher, member of the
Altar Guild, Choir and Deacon. She enjoyed knitting, crossword puzzles,
newspapers and Classical music.
Dearest mother of Russell Bowman of
the Town of Wheatfield; grandmother of Mitchell (Dora) Bowman of Gaffney,
SC; great-grandmother of Carrie and Daniel Bowman; sister-in-law of Betty
Ewald and Florence Proefrock; also survived by a niece, Barbara Stahlman
and a nephew, Paul Ewald; as well as various other relatives and many
A Memorial Service will be held at
Redeemer Lutheran Church at the convenience of the family. The Rev. David
Beutel will officiate. Interment in Elmlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church or Camp Pioneer, 9324
Lake Shore Rd., Angola, NY 14006. Arrangements by the Fretthold Funeral
Home Inc. Guest register available at frettholdfuneralhome.com
from the Buffalo News on January 6, 2010
CARE - Samuel Passed away
peacefully January 3, 2010 at Absolut Care in East Aurora, NY, beloved
husband of the late Helen and Marge; survived by daughter Gloria Jean
(Roy) Bisel, sister Jenny (John) Stahlman, brothers Joseph (Edith) Care
and Marion (Theresa) Care, nieces and nephews. No prior visitation.
Memorials to the South Wales Volunteer Fire Dept. would be appreciated by
the family. Arrangements by Erie County Cremation Service, 824-6435.
Robert G. Showden
G. Showden, 75 of 33 Bald Hill Road, Frenchville died on Thursday,
February 6, 2003 at his residence. He was born on October 12, 1927 in
Pottersdale, Pa, a son of the late Isaac and Kathryn (Michaels) Showden.
Mr. Showden was employed as a bulldozer operator in the coal strip mines
having last worked for the former Fran Contracting. He was Protestant by
On July 8, 1954 in the Keewaydin
Lutheran Church he wed the former Martha Moore who survives along with a
son, Robert L. Showden and wife Bernice Hopewell step granddaughter,
Brandy Longe Karthaus, sisters and brothers, Dorothy Luzier, Clearfield,
Vera Louise Smith, Clearfield, John Showden, Clearfield, Isaac Showden,
New Bethlehem, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his
parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Ira Showden, Lewis Showden
and Donald Showden and his sister Madeline Stahlman.
services will be held at the Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home, Clearfield
on Monday at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Donna J. Wolfinger and Rev. H. Lee Hebel
co-officiating. Interment will follow in the Gillingham Cemetery,
Frenchville. Friends will be received at the Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral
Home, Clearfield on Sunday from 2-4:00 pm and on Monday from 10-11:00 am.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Shepherd of the
Hills Lutheran Church Building Fund, PO Box 65, Karthaus or charity of
one's choice. This
Memorial Obituary provided by Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home.
Esther I. (Showden) Hubler
I. Hubler, 79 of Curwensville died on Saturday, October 18, 2008 at DuBois
Regional Medical Center – West. She was born on July 18, 1929 in
Pottersdale, Pa, a daughter of the late Madeline (Showden) Stahlman. She
was raised by her grandparents, Isaac and Kathryn Showden.
Hubler was employed for 7 1/2 years as a custodian by the Curwensville
Area School District, retiring in 1995. Previously, she was employed by
the former Dumont Airplane and Marine Company, Hyde for 8 years. She was a
member of First Baptist Church, Curwensville. She is survived by two
daughters, Carla Delgado and husband Frank of Suffolk, VA, and Kelly Askey
and husband Scott, Jr. of Curwensville, four grandchildren, Hilary McNary
and husband Stephen of Norfolk, VA, Stephany Wise, Erin and Christopher
Askey. a great grandson, Colin McNary. In addition to her mother, she was
preceded in death by a sister.
services will be held at the First Baptist Church, Curwensville on
Wednesday at 11 AM with Rev. Daniel M. Osterhout officiating. Interment
will be in the Crown Crest Memorial Park, Hyde. Friends will be received
at the Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home, Curwensville on Tuesday from 6-8
pm and at church on Wednesday from 10-11 am. The family suggests that
memorial contributions be made to First Baptist Church, PO Box 312,
Curwensville, PA 16833.
James J. Zevalking
J. Zevalking, 58, died January 1, 2010. Attended Seattle Community College
and University of New Mexico. Member of Chinook Club House, loved hiking,
bird watching, was involved in preservation of endangered species, and a
dedicated volunteer. Survived by mother June Stahlman Zevalking Huss,
brothers Richard B. Zevalking III, and Edward Huss, Jr., sisters Anna
Whitecrane and Leah Harren. Preceded in death by father Richard B.
Zevalking Jr. and sister Alice Christy Huss.
services. Memorials may be made to The Mental Health Foundation serving
Boulder and Broomfield Counties.
Rose E. (Shindledecker) Wunder
The Torrington (Wyoming) Telegram
Wednesday, Dec 30th, 2009 May
18, 1923 – December 25, 2009
services for Rose E. Wunder, 86, were held Tuesday, Dec. 29, at the First
Congregational Church with Reverend Matt Gordon officiating. Burial
followed in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Lingle. Rose died Dec. 25 at
Community Hospital. Arrangements are by the Colyer Funeral Home and
condolences may be sent to the family at www.colyerfuneralhome.com.
was born May 18, 1923, in Redbank, Penn., the daughter of John and Hazel
(Stahlman) Shindledecker. She grew up and received her education in
various places between Redbank and Torrington. She graduated from
Torrington High School in 1941. During high school she lived with and
worked for different families for room and board. She married Conrad
Wunder on Nov. 9, 1941, in Scottsbluff, Neb. They lived in Lingle where
she farmed with her husband before moving to Worland in 1952 for three
years. They returned to Lingle for a short time and then moved to
Torrington. She worked for J.C. Penney for five years and raised her
family. She also enjoyed raising different kinds of farm animals.
enjoyed crocheting, sewing, embroidery, and gardening, mainly growing
flowers. She was a member of the First Congregational Church and enjoyed
having lunch once a month with several ladies who had worked at J.C.
is survived by three daughters, Barbara and her husband Dwight Reed of
Torrington, Shirley and her husband James Deemer of Amarillo, Texas, and
Nancy and her husband Michael Wingert of Loveland, Colo.; two sons Donald
Wunder Sr. and John Wunder both of Torrington; a brother Wendell
Shindledecker of Commerce City, Colo.; 10 grandchildren: Don Wunder Jr.,
Gene Butts, Rick Dean, Melody Boalch, James Robert Deemer, Edward Carl
Deemer, Becki Wooton, Jennifer Ellsperman, Eric Wingert, and Katrina
Kloberdanz; four step-grandchildren: Vickie Bohnenkamp, Jackie Prickett,
Brian Prickett, and Bradley Prickett; and 18 great-grandchildren. She was
preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one brother and five
Clarence L. (Whistle) Hoch
from The Punxsutawney Spirit
L. (Whistle) Hoch, 87, Sprankle MIlls, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, at
home. Mr. Hoch was born Dec. 16, 1922, in Oliver Township, the son of the
late Preston and Elva Hoch. He married the former Mildred L. Burkett, who
survives, Jan. 20, 1944. Mr.
Hoch was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army in Germany and
was retired from the Shawmut Railroad.
addition to his wife, surviving relatives include a son, Thomas Hoch and
his wife Sandy of Ringgold; two daughters, Kathleen Smith and husband John
of Punxsy, and Millie Reitz and husband Donald of Punxsy; 10
grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren;
his step mother, Ruth Trithart; a sister, Deloris Shaffer of Beaver; and a
daughter-in-law, Martha Hoch of Sprankle Mills.
addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Richard Hoch;
a grandson, Joshua Reitz; and two brothers, Wayne and Jay Hoch.
will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010, at
the Deeley Funeral Home in Punxsutawney. Funeral services will be held at
11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, at the funeral home with Pastor Chris
Golembiowski officiating. Interment will be at the Barton Chapel Cemetery
in Sprankle Mills.
William D. Shick
from the Punxsutawney Spirit
D. Shick, 56, Punxsutawney, died Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, at Allegheny
General Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born Aug. 5, 1953, in Punxsutawney, a
son of the late Jacob C. and Doris L. (Muth) Shick. Mr. Shick was the
owner of Shick Concrete Construction in Punxsutawney. He was a member of
the Elks and Eagles in Punxsutawney.
Mr. Shick was an avid Corvette enthusiast, and he loved going to classic
car shows and hunting. He had a wonderful sense of humor and will be
sadly missed by many friends and family.
Surviving relatives include a son, Jacob Anthony Shick of Punxsutawney; a
daughter, Stephanie Marie Shick of Punxsutawney; two sisters, Shera
Hetrick and husband Richard of Punxsutawney, Susan Wood and husband
Charles of Denver, N.C.; his former wife, Tina Astorino of Punxsutawney;
and “significant other,” Patti Daugherty of Punxsutawney; a
niece, Ashley Hetrick of Punxsutawney; two nephews, Andrew Vasbinder and
wife Tammy of Etters, and Adam Vasbinder of Aliquippa; and a great-niece,
Kasey Prescott of Punxsutawney.
Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010, and from
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, at the McCabe Funeral Home,
Punxsutawney. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16,
2010, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Internment is private.
Online condolences may be made at mccabefuneralhomes.com.
Selma (Hobbett) Carlson
from Jamestown Post Journal, Jamestown, NY
Hobbett Carlson, 97, of 715 Falconer St., formerly of 72 Durant Ave., died
at 12:50 p.m. Monday (April 13, 1998) in WCA Hospital. She was born July
18, 1900, in Leland, Ill., a daughter of Olle O. and Carrie S. Simonson
She moved to Eagle Grove, Iowa, in
1903, graduating from Eagle Grove High School in 1918. She attended St.
Olaf College in Minnesota, University of Colorado, Boulder, and graduated
from the University of Iowa, Iowa City. Prior to retiring, she was an
elementary school teacher for 42 years. Moving to Jamestown in 1928, she
taught at R. R. Rogers Elementary for 34 years, until retirement in 1963.
She was a member of Zion Covenant Church and its Ladies Aide Society, the
New York State Teachers Association, Jamestown Retired Teachers
Association, WCA Auxiliary and the Delphian Society.
Surviving are a daughter, Sonja C.
Stahlman of Jamestown, two grandchildren: Richard G. Stahlman Jr. of
Rochester, Mich., and Lisa A. Stahlman of Jamestown; five
step-grandchildren: Karen Zalewski and Robert Hessinger, both of Erie,
Frederick Hessinger and Richard Hessinger, both of Waterford, Pa., and
Carl Hessinger of Boiling Springs, Pa.; three great-grandchildren; 18 step
greatgrandchildren; and three step great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Morris I. Carlson, whom she married Dec. 1, 1934, and who died
July 8, 1968; her stepmother, Hannah Berg Hobbet; a stepdaughter, Marian
Hessinger; a grandson, Scott G. Stahlman; two brothers: Oscar and Carl
Hobbet; and two sisters: Mary Hobbet and Anna Ganong.
A memorial service will be at 2:30
p.m. Friday in Zion Covenant Church. The Rev. Eldon H. Johnson, pastor
emeritus, will officiate. Internment will be in Lake View Cemetery,
(Jamestown, Chuataqua County, New York). Friends will be received
following the service on Friday in fellowship hall at Zion Covenant.
Memorials may be made to Zion Covenant Church or a charity of choice.
Arrangements are by Lind Funeral Home.
Morris I. Carlson
from the Jamestown Post Journal July 8, 1968
I. Carlson, 75, of 72 Durant Ave., died at 1:50 a.m. today (July 8, 1968)
at the WCA Hospital. He had been employed by Art Metal, Inc., for 42 years
as supervisory foreman prior to retirement in 1962. He was born April 9,
1893 in Rockford, Ill., the son of William and Ida Berg Carlson. He
resided here for 62 years.
Carlson was a confirmand of the Zion Covenant Church, a former trustee of
the church and a member of the Brotherhood. He also was a member of
Ingjald Lodge, Independent Order of Vikings.
are his wife, Selma Hobbet Carlson, two daughters, Mrs. Emil F. Hessinger
of Erie, Pa.; and Mrs. Richard G. Stahlman of Jamestown; seven
grandchildren, Frederick Hessinger, Robert Hessinger, Richard Hessinger,
and Mrs. John Ericson, all of Erie; and Carl Hessinger of Buffalo; Miss
Lisa Ann Stahlman and Richard E. Stahlman Jr., both of Jamestown; four
great grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Vernon King of Tonawanda.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Zion Covenant Church. The Rev.
Eldon H. Johnson, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Lake View
Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the
Lind Funeral Home. They suggest memorial contributions to the Zion
Covenant Church Memorial
James D. “Buzz” Bussard
from the Punxsutawney Spirit
D. “Buzz” Bussard, 62, Summerville, died Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, at
Jefferson Manor in Brookville. He was born Sept. 24, 1947 in Kittanning, a
son of the late James Clayton and Esther Lucille (Rupp) Bussard. Dec. 4,
1971, he married the former Cheri Blose, who survives.
Bussard served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War, where he earned
the Vietnam Campaign and Vietnam Service Medals, as well as the National
Defense Service Medal. He worked as a logger and a farmer, as well as an
Mr. Bussard enjoyed life. He had a great sense of humor, and loved to make
others laugh. He enjoyed kids and being around people. He loved his
family, and especially his grandchildren. He loved farming and spending
time on his tractor. Last year, he planted a field of wildflowers for his
wife Cheri to enjoy. During his younger years, he raised contest game
In addition to his wife, surviving relatives include two sons, James D.
“J.D.” Bussard and wife Lisa, and Matthew Bussard and wife Heidi, all
of Summerville; a daughter, Jennifer Fetzer and husband Tim of Woodward;
three sisters, Judy Adams of Home, Lori Griffin-Knittel and husband Ed of
Camp Hill, and Rhonda J. Stahlman and husband Michael of Sibley, Mo.; and
six grandchildren, Dane, Grace, Emily and Kiley Bussard, and Rebecca and
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather
Benjamin Shumaker, to whom he was very close; and a sister, Melanie
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Brenda
D. Shumaker Funeral Home Inc., 153 Jefferson St., Brookville, and from 10
to 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, at Cliff Methodist Church. A funeral
service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, at the church,
with Pastor Roger Howard officiating. Military honors will be accorded at
the church by the American Legion Post 102 and VFW Post 204. Memorial
donations may be made in Buzz’s memory to the Vietnam Veterans
Association, 8719 Colesville, Rd., Suite 100, Silver Spring, Md. 20910.
Online condolences may be made at www.shumakerfh.com
Grace Glendora (Flockerzi) Perry
from the Oil City Derrick
Glendora Perry, 86, of Oil City RD 2, died at 6:25 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9,
2000, in Clarion Hospital. Born Oct. 11, 1914, in Coal Hill, she was a
daughter of Martin and Minnie Kapp Flockerzi.
attended Oil City High School. Mrs. Perry was a lifelong member of the
Heckathorn United Methodist Church. She loved gardening, garage sales, her
cats and family. Mrs. Perry was married in the parsonage of Heckathorn
United Methodist Church Nov. 27, 1940, to Albert Eugene Perry, who died
Sept. 11, 1999.
are three daughters, Mrs. Glenn (Delores) Goodman of Oil City, Mrs. Rick
(Judith) Stahlman of Seneca and Mrs. Howard (Marjorie) Fye of Knox; nine
grandchildren, Mrs. William (Tina) Moon, Timothy Goodman, Mark Goodman,
Mrs. Josh (Angela) Cramer and Sarah Stahlman, all of Oil City, Mrs. Isaac
(Marcie) Rodriguez of Bonita Springs, Fla., and Ryan Fye, Melissa Fye and
Jacob Fye, all of Knox; and three great-granddaughters, April and Rachel
Moon and Elizabeth Cramer of Oil City.
also is survived by three sisters, Frances Flockerzi and Mildred Flockerzi
of Oil City RD 2 and Gladys Mattson of Sharpsville; and several nieces and
nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Perry was preceded
in death by three brothers, Frank D. Flockerzi, Glenn O. Flockerzi and
Homer Flockerzi; and a sister, Ella Mae Flockerzi.
may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Morrison Funeral Home,
Oil City. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the
funeral home with the Rev. Randy Sweet, pastor of the Heckathorn United
Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Heckathorn
Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to the Clarion-Forest
Visiting Nurses Association or to the Heckathorn United Methodist Church.
Harry “Dutch” Endress
from the Brookville American,
29 Sep 1969, Brookville, PA
Harry (Dutch) Endress, of
Brookville, died on Tuesday, September 23, 1969 at Pence Retreat. He was
eighty-two years of age. High Mass of Requiem was sung on Thursday,
September 25 at 9:30 a.m., at Immaculate Conception Church with Rev.
Joseph Ciaiola officiating. Born in Brookville February 9, 1887, he was
the son of Louis and Mary Elizabeth (Doney) Endress. A former resident of
Jersey City, N.J., he had been employed by Jersey Central Lines Railroad.
He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church of Brookville and
Msgr. F.J. Wagner Knights of Columbus.
is a sister, Mrs. Pearl Richards, of Brookville and the following nieces
and nephew: Harry E. Richards and Mrs. Merle E. Oakes, Brookville; Mrs.
William Bushnell, Evanston, Illinois; Mrs. Robert Toy, Kittanning; Mrs.
Joseph Call, Newport News, Virginia and Mrs. Ronald L. Stahlman, of
Jamestown, N.Y. Interment was in Brookville Cemetery.
Mae P. (Cowan) Smith Burns
from the Jefferson Democrat February 10, 2005
P. Smith Burns, 89, a guest at Laurelbrooke Landing, Brookville, and
formerly of Roseville, Jefferson County, died Friday at the McKinley
Health Care Center, Brookville. Born March 30, 1915, in Union Township,
Jefferson County, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Leason and
Bertha Elmira Stahlman Cowan. She was married to Leonard Joseph Smith. He
preceded her in death Feb. 9, 1984. She later married Gerald A. Burns. He
preceded her in death Oct. 29, 2000.
was a homemaker and farmer. She enjoyed flowers and genealogy. She was a
member of the Roseville Chapel, Roseville Grange, since 1931. She was also
a member of the Roseville Missionary Society.
is survived by one son, William L. Smith of Roseville; one daughter, Linda
McKinstry of Emerickville; three sisters; Blanche Pitzer of Freedom,
Nellie Beer of DuBois and a twin sister, Della Kiser of Roseville; one
brother, Elmer Cowan of Valencia; six grandchildren; three
great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandchild.
She was also preceded in death by one sister, Lucille Carrier; and six
brothers; John, Wayne, Harry, Mervin, Edgar, and Paul Cowan.
were received Sunday at the McKinney Funeral Home, Brookville. Funeral
services were held Monday at the funeral home with Pastor Bob Johnson
officiating. Burial was in the Rose-Bethel Cemetery, Union Township.
Memorial donations may be made to Laurelbrooke Landing, One Laurelbrooke
Drive, Brookville, PA 15825.
Harry R. Orris from
the Jefferson Democrat, Brookville Pa September 9, 2005
Harry R. Orris, 74, Summit Street, Brookville, died Tuesday, September 3,
2005 at his home. Born December 21, 1930, in Johnstown, he was the son of
Harry Roosevelt Orris and Emma Maye Lavely Orris. He was married to Lois
L. Long on June 28, 1952 in Twin Rocks. She survives.
Orris was an ordained Free Methodist Minister for over 40 years, serving
several churches in Natrona Heights, Clearfield, Fleming, Marienville,
Egypt, and Brookville, where he retired in June, 2004. He was a member of
the Ministerial Society in Brookville, and the American Philatelic
along with his wife are two sons, Paul Ronald (wife Robin) Orris, Ohl,
Jonathan Mark (wife Chris) Orris, Brookville; three daughters, Lorraine
Gail Kunkle, Greensburg, Stephanie Lynn Benton, Brookville and Mrs. Randon
(Valerie Bonnell) Smith, Brookville.
surviving are 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, one brother,
Rev. Daniel R. Orris of Johnstown, and one sister, Gloria E. Kiser,
Johnstown. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Paul
services were held on Friday at free Methodist Church in Brookville with
the Pastor Ned Burkett officiating. Arrangements were handled by McKinney
Funeral Home, 345 Main Street, Brookville. Interment followed in Lakelawn
Memorial Park, Reynoldsville. Memorials may be made to the Free Methodist
Church, Church Street, Brookville, Pa 15825.
W. Ray Smith from the
Jefferson Democrat April 14, 2005
Ray Smith, 69, of RD 3 Brookville, died Thursday, April 14, 2005 at
Brookville Hospital. Born May 3, 1935 in Ohl he was the son of Alton R.
and Anna L. Himes Smith. He was married to Eleanor J. Shields on April 30,
1955 in Stanton. She survives.
Smith was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He worked as a tire repairman and
deliveryman for Byerly Tire and Appliance in Brookville for over 35 years.
He was a member of the Stanton United Methodist Church and was an avid
bowler and enjoyed hunting, motorcycling and traveling with his family.
along with his wife are three sons: Rick Smith, Brookville; Ronald (wife
Lynn) Smith, Brookville; Randie (wife Lenetta) Smith, Stanton; two
daughters, Mrs. Donald (Vicki) Iman and Mrs. Ronald (Margie) Cook both of
Brookville, 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was
preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter, Amber.
services were held on Sunday at McKinney Funeral Home, 345 Main Street,
Brookville, with the Rev. Jay R. Polowsky officiating. Internment followed
in St. John’s Cemetery (Windy Hill), Rose Township. Memorials may be
made to American Cancer Society, c/o Karyn King, 3 Marlin St., Brookville,
PA 15825 or Stanton United Methodist Church, RR 3, Brookville PA 15825.
H. Allen Glontz from
the Jefferson Democrat, Brookville, Pa August 11, 2005
Allen Glontz, 80, formerly of 345 Worth Street, Corry, died Monday, August
8, 2005 at his daughter’s residence, 17977 Buffalo Road, Corry. He was
born September 5, 1924, in Kirkman, a son of the late Jacob and Cora
Glontz was raised and educated in Kirkman. During World War II, he served
with the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater. Following his discharge, he
worked for Brookville Equipment Company. In 1964, he moved to Corry and
was employed as a truck mechanic at Dowell Chemical. He retired from there
in 1984 following 20 years of service.
Glontz was a member of the West Spring Creek Congregational Church. He was
also a member of the Corry VFW, Post 264. He enjoyed attending his
grandchildren’s sporting events, woodworking, hunting and fishing. He
especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, J. Amelia
Clinger Glontz on June 26, 1992. He was also preceded by four sisters,
Alma Shaffer, Ruth McConnell, Faye Stahlman and Esther Shilling; three
brothers, Irvin, James and Paul Glontz; a step-brother, Gerald Breakey and
by two great-grandchildren, Hailey Orlando and Layla Keppel.
is survived by three daughters, Donna Wolny of Erie, Nancy Keppel and
Michael Haslett of Corry and Ann Moats and her husband William also of
Corry; a son, William Glontz and his wife, Lou Ann of Columbus and two
sisters, Dorothy Munshower and Sara Goline both of Kittanning. He is also
survived by nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, several nieces
and nephews and a good friend, Clara Woodworth of Corry.
may call at the Bracken Funeral Home, 315 N. Center Street, Corry on
Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm and attend a funeral service there on
Thursday at 11 am. Rev. Thomas Johnson, pastor of the W. Spring Creek
Congregational Church will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Grove
may be made to the West Spring Congregational Church, W. Spring Creek, Pa
16436 or to Corry regional Hospice, 612 W. Smith Street, Corry, Pa 16407.
Mary E. (Smith) Stahlman
from the Cumberland Times-News
27, 2010 — Hyndman, Pa. — Mary E. Stahlman, 93, of Hyndman, died
Friday, Feb. 26, 2010 at her home. Born May 21, 1916, in Buffalo Mills,
she was a daughter of the late Lorenzo Smith and Emma (Housel) Smith; and
step-father, Albert Smith. On July 1 1933, she married Perl C.
“Bailey” Stahlman, who preceded her in death in 1976. She was also
preceded in death by sisters, Mabel M. Smith, Delores E. Smith, Ethel M.
(Smith) Mays; and two brothers, Ross E. and Irvin A. Smith. She is
survived by two sons, Ronald, of Hyndman and Clifford, married to Paula (McVicker)
Stahlman of Buffalo Mills.
surviving are a sister, Dorothy (Smith) Stuby; and the following
grandchildren, Cindy (Stahlman) Sapp and husband Jeff, Cheri (Stahlman)
Kramer and husband Earl, Ronda (Stahlman) LaGorda and husband Angelo, C.
Shawn Stahlman and wife Johanna; and two step-grandchildren, Joseph and
Michael Lydinger. She is in addition a proud great-grandmother of nine and
great-great-grandmother of six.
Stahlman was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Hyndman.
Briefly, she worked at the former Celanese Corporation in Cumberland,
until she and her husband opened the Perl C. Stahlman Texaco Station in
1949. After Mr. Stahlman’s death in 1976, she continued to manage their
business until 1980. She was able to enjoy her original home beside the
Texaco for 74 years.
will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Inc., 169 Clarence
St., Hyndman, on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A
funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday, March 1,
2010 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Lance Tucker officiating. Burial will follow
at Madley Cemetery, Buffalo Mills. Memorial contributions may be made to
the First United Methodist Church, Hyndman, PA 15545
Bobby J. (Bob) Stahlman
from The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung, New Braunfels, Texas
May 4, 1924 - Jan 2, 2006 Bobby J.
(Bob) Stahlman was born in El Dorado, Arkansas, moved to West Texas during
the 20’s and 30’s where his family had lumber business in the oil
fields. They moved to Houston, where he graduated from San Jacinto High
School and Texas A&M after WWII. Being a cadet in the Aggie Corp, he
was called to duty as a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army, where he fought in
terrible battles in France and Germany. Lt. Stahlman was awarded numerous
awards, including the Silver Star. He worked his career as President of
Stahlman Lumber Company in Houston and retired to New Braunfels. Bob had
so many friends where he and his lovely wife Betty would drive in their
motor home to visit them throughout all of the USA and Canada. He was a
very active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and the Rotary
Wednesday Noon Club, where he met his friends every week. He loved his
friends, but he loved his wife Betty more than anything in this world.
They did everything together.
Survived by his wife Betty, his son
Alan and his wife Suzanne Stahlman, daughters Connie and husband Rex
Hudson, Carol and husband Bing Cosby, and all of his lovely grandchildren
and great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Matt Stahlman, Chad Stahlman,
Cappy Stahlman, Gary Pittman, Jerry Hays and Bill Procter. Honorary
Pallbearers will be Rotary Wednesday Noon Club.
Visitation will begin 5:00 PM
Wednesday and continue until 12:30 PM Thursday at Zoeller Funeral Home,
with the family present from 5-7:00 PM Wednesday. Funeral services will be
2:00 PM Thursday January 5, 2006 at St. Paul Lutheran Church with burial
to follow in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. Those wishing to make
memorial contributions may make them to the American Heart Association.
Harry Burton Blair from The Derrick,
(Oil City, Pa.) Monday, August 13, 1973
- Harry Burton Blair, 50, of Utica RD., employed as a machinist at the Joy
Manufacturing Co. in Franklin, died unexpectedly in his home Sunday
morning. Born May 18, 1923, in New Bethlehem, he was a son of Henry and
Pearl Kifer Blair.
Blair was a member of the Franklin Moose Lodge, Utica Fire Department and
James Steen Post 836, American Legion, in Cochranton. He was married lo
the former Charlotte Phillips, who survives. A daughter, Marta, died in
1953 and a brother Fred, is deceased.
was made to the Ronald Dickson Funeral Home in Cochranton, where friends
may call from 7 to 9 pm today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm Tuesday.
Funeral services will be held at 10 am Wednesday in the funeral home with
Rev. Ralph Kilburn, pastor of the Cochranton United Methodist Church,
officiating. Interment will be in the Herman Cemetery in Clarion County,
where graveside services will be held at 1:30 pm Wednesday.
Frank Watson from the
Oil City Derrick
Watson, 81, well-known local barber, died at 8:25 am yesterday at the Oil
City hospital following an extended illness. The deceased came here 35
years ago and opened a barber shop and followed that trade since.
was born at Scotch Hill, Clarion County, February 26, 1883. He was a son
of W. F. and Belle Kerr Watson. The deceased was married to Daisy Stahlman
at Sheffield in 1909. Mr. Watson was a member of Grace Methodist Church
and the man’s Brotherhood of the church.
is survived by his widow and one son Byron, of Lancaster and the following
brothers and sister: J. K. Watson and D. D. Watson, Oil City; W. B.
Watson, Buffalo and Mrs. F. D. Harriger of Lasher, two grandchildren, L???
and F???? Watson of Lancaster also survive.
body was removed to the Osenider Memorial chapel where it will remain
until Saturday morning when it will be taken to the home of Mr. And Mrs.
A. L. Whisner, 910 Main Street at Clarion where a funeral service will be
held at 2 pm Sunday. Burial will be at Scotch Hill.
Allen C. Ginther
from The Courier Express, DuBois, Pa March 11, 2010
Allen C. Ginther, 74, 4481 Allens
Mills Road, Reynoldsville, a retired dairy farmer, died Tuesday at
Highland View Health Care Center in Brockway. Born Aug. 26, 1935, in St.
Marys, he was a son of the late Robert and Erlinda Distler Ginther. He was
married to Rebecca "Becky" Stahlman on May 15, 1965. She
survives. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany while the Berlin Wall was
was a member of the Allens Mills United Methodist Church. He enjoyed
fixing machinery, tractors, cars, and any kind of mechanical work. He also
enjoyed farming. He is also survived by four sons: Kirk Ginther of Munderf,
Robert "Bert" (Kathy) Ginther of Falls Creek, Jeffery (Barbara)
Ginther and Mel (Kymm) Ginther, both of Allens Mills; three brothers:
William Ginther of Kersey, Robert and Larry Ginther, both of St. Marys;
four sisters: Helen Shannon of St. Marys, Dorothy Shobert of Kersey,
Connie (Tom) Jones of Ridgway, and Donna (Paul) Forward of Eagle River,
Alas.; and six grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a brother,
Byron Ginther, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Allen C., 4481 Allens Mills Road, Reynoldsville, died March 9, 2010.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the
Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home Inc., Brockway. A funeral service will be
held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Allens Mills United Methodist Church with the
Rev. Don Henderson officiating. Burial will be in Beechwoods Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Allens Mills United Methodist Church, 57
Allens Mills Road, Brookville, PA 15825 or The Michael J. Fox Foundation
for Parkinson's Research, Attn: Tribute Gifts, Church Street Station, P.O.
Box 780, New York, NY 10008-0780.
Primo “Cookie” Racchini,
97 from the Punxsutawney Spirit March 6, 2010
“Cookie” Racchini, 97, Brookville, died Thursday, March 4, 2010, at
McKinley Health Center, Brookville. He was born Nov. 20, 1912, in Conifer,
a son of the late Joseph Racchini and Madelina Beducci Racchini. Aug. 9,
1941, in Sykesville, he married Mildred Miloser, who preceded him in death
Nov. 27, 1989.
Racchini was a farmer and a miner in Cramer, New Mines, Brandy Camp,
Ramsaytown and Barnsboro, and also worked for Bracken Construction and
Ames Lumber Company. He was a member of the Labors Union and the United
Mineworkers Union, the Knox Dale Rod and Gun Club, F.O.E. No. 983 of
Brookville and the Brookville Fireman’s Club.
relatives include three sons, James Racchini and wife Nancy of
Blairsville, Robert Racchini and wife Vonda of Verona, and Ronald Racchini
of Brookville; a daughter, Ann (Racchini) and C. Wayne Wood II of
Clearfield; two brothers, Ardovino (Ardy) Racchini and Gelio (Skip)
Racchini, both of Brookville; a sister, Eleanor “Chub” Myers of Coral
Springs, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. In
addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Faye
Moyer and Ida Santo.
will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 7, 2010, at the
McKinney Funeral Home, Brookville. A funeral service will be held at 11
a.m. Monday, March 8, 2010, at the funeral home with the Rev. Michael
Garvey officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Rose
Beulah Alberta Stahlman
from the DeLand Beacon, The/West Volusia
Beacon - (Apr/30/2004)
DELTONA - Beulah Alberta Stahlman, 77, of East Normandy Boulevard, died
April 23, 2004, at Central Florida Regional Hospital in Sanford. A
homemaker, Mrs. Stahlman was born in Oil City, Pa., and moved to Central
Florida in 1968 from Youngstown, Ohio. Her biggest interest was raising
Stahlman is survived by her husband of 60 years, Clinton W. Sr.; three
sons, Clinton W. Jr. and Thomas Sr., both of Deltona, and Donald Sr. of
Edinburg, Pa.; five daughters, Patricia Hays and Joan Milo, both of
Deltona, Karyn Luxenberg of Plano, Texas, Marlee Soderstrom of
Jacksonville, and Beverly Warren of Cottondale; four brothers, Bernard
Swartzlander and Ronald Swartzlander, both of Missouri, Clayton
Swartzlander of Orlando, and Gerald Swartzlander of Austintown, Ohio;
three sisters, June Wilt of Greenville, Pa., Mary Lepley of Okeechobee,
and Phyllis Gardener of Florida; 21 grandchildren and 20
great-grandchildren. Deltona Memorial was in charge.
family also has a website memorial at: http://www.mem.com/ContentDisplay.aspx?ID=10578319
Patricia L. Hays from the DeLand Beacon, Florida
L. Hays, 61, died on November 6, 2005. Born in Oil City, PA. February 16,
1944, she moved to Deltona, Florida with her husband Jim in 1998. She
attended Grace Worship Center in Winter Garden, FL.
homemaker, she is survived by daughter, Veronica Karr of Hendersonville,
NC. Sons, James Hays, Jr. of Oxford, FL; Thomas Hays of Winter Garden, FL.
Father, Clinton Stahlman of Deltona, FL. Sisters, Beverly Warren of
Cottondale, FL; Joan Milo of Deltona, FL; Marlie Soderstrom of
Jacksonville, FL; Karen Luxenberg of Plaino, TX. Brothers, Clinton,
Stahlman, Jr. of Mt. Dora, FL; Donald Stahlman of Edinburg, PA; Thomas
Stahlman of Deltona, FL. 5 grandchildren.
services were held 10:00 a.m; Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005 in the Deltona
Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ricky Faircloth officiating.
Burial followed in Deltona Memorial Gardens. Arrangements under the
direction of Deltona Memorial Funeral Home & Cemetery, 1295 Saxon
Blvd. in Orange City, FL, 386.775.4260.
family has a website memorial at: http://www.mem.com/ContentDisplay.aspx?ID=10578825
733. Donald E. Stahlman Jr. from New Castle News
January 30, 2007
Donald E. Stahlman Jr., 39, of 31
Sixth St., Bessemer, died the morning of Jan. 27, 2007, in Presbyterian
Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born June 22, 1967, in Youngstown, he was a son of
Donald E. Sr. and Linda A. White Stahlman. They survive in Edinburg. Mr.
Stahlman was an installer for Car Shield for 18 years. He was a 1985
graduate of Mohawk High School. Mr. Stahlman enjoyed cars, baseball cards,
NASCAR and carpentry. He was a member of New Middletown Free Methodist
In addition to his parents,
survivors include two daughters, Ashley Stahlman and Jacqueline Stahlman,
both of Bessemer; a son, Christopher D. Stahlman of Edinburg; a brother,
Frank J. Stahlman of Edinburg; and his grandfathers, Clinton W. Stahlman
of Florida and James A. White of New Bedford. He was preceded in death by
an infant brother; his paternal grandmother, Alberta Stahlman; and his
maternal grandmother, Sarah “Betty” White. Calling hours are 4 to 8
p.m. Thursday at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home, 2429 Wilmington Road. A
service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at New Middletown Free
Methodist Church. The Rev. Hal Haire of New Middletown Free Methodist
Church and the Rev. Randy Crum, pastor of Wayside Community Chapel, will
officiate. Burial will be in Green Haven Cemetery, Canfield, Ohio. Online
condolences may be received at email@example.com.
James A. White the
Globe-Leader, New Wilmington, Pa from
as retrieved on Apr 3, 2008
A. White, of New Bedford, passed away the morning of Wednesday, March 26,
2008, in Jameson Hospital. He was 81. Born
April 20, 1926, in Youngstown, he was a son of the late Harry and Grace
Reusch White. He married Sarah “Betty” Curry April 19, 1947. She
passed away in 1995. Mr. White had been a millwright at Republic Steel in
Youngstown. He retired in 1982. Mr. White served in World War II as
a private first class in the Army during which time he earned a Purple
Heart, Victory Medal, Good Conduct Ribbon, the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Ribbon with two bronze battle stars and the Philippine ND with two bronze
battle stars. Mr. White belonged to VFW Post 7600 in Coitsville, Ohio. He
was an artist and enjoyed gardening, woodworking and bowling.
include three daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Donald Stahlman of
Edinburg, Sally and John Dyce of Hanoverton, Ohio, and Martha and Bill
Bares of Youngstown; a son and daughter-in-law, James Jr. and Rose White
of New Bedford; a sister, Frances Holiday of Youngstown; 10 grandchildren;
9 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
addition to his wife, a grandson, Donald Stahlman Jr.; six brothers; and
five sisters preceded him in death. A service was held Wednesday, April 2,
at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home, New Castle. The Rev. Bill Beck of
Barnstone Ministries officiated. Burial was in Green Haven Cemetery,
Canfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Thomas Edwin Robb Jr.
from the DuBois Courier Express
Thomas Edwin Robb Jr., 71,
Brookville, died Wednesday (April 28, 2010). Born June 10, 1938, in
DuBois, he was a son of the late Thomas Robb Sr. and Lillian McClure Robb.
He was married to Barbara Ann Stahlman in 1962. She survives.
served six years with the Army Reserves and was honorably discharged with
the rank of sergeant. He moved to Brookville in 1941. At age 11, he began
working at his father's Kendall Gas Station. He graduated from high school
in 1956 and attended DuBois Business College where he earned an accounting
degree in 1961. He was a bill collector for Signal Financial then began a
38-year banking career with Brookville Bank and Trust. As the bank grew
and changed names, his responsibilities changed from loan teller to
assistant treasurer to vice president to senior vice president. He retired
in June 2000. After retiring, he served on the banks' advisory board for
volunteered numerous years of service to the community. He spent 28 years
on the Brookville Municipal Authority board of directors and 11 years on
the Brookville Hospital board of directors, three as chairman of the
board. He had 21 years of service to the Pinecreek Volunteer Fire
Department, 19 years as treasurer. He served 15 years on the Jefferson
County Industrial Development board; nine years on the YMCA board of
directors, three as chairman; several years on the Laurel board of
directors, and two years as chairman of the Parade committee. He spent
three years on the library board of directors as the memorial treasurer,
and 11 years as a monthly story-hour reader at the Brookville library. In
1989, he received the Dr. Walter Dick Memorial Man of the Year honor from
the Brookville Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of Zion Church of
Clarion, the Masonic Lodge and Pinecrest Country Club.
is survived by a step-mother, Hazel Robb; two daughters, Deborah Hierman,
Mechanicsburg and Wendy Hillerbrand, Cranberry; two sons, Bryan Robb,
Ellicott City, Md. and Jeffrey Robb, Harrisonburg, Va.; two sisters,
Carole Hinkelman and Joyce Harvey; one brother, Dennis "Jan"
Robb, and 13 grandchildren.
ROBB: Thomas Edwin Jr., Brookville, died April 28, 2010. Friends will be
received from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the McKinney Funeral Home,
Brookville. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the
funeral home with Pastor Trent Kirkland officiating. Burial will be in
Brookville Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Smile Train by
calling 1-800-935-7308. Provide the name Thomas Robb, 123 Walnut St.,
Brookville, PA 15825.
Arthur W. Blair
Oil City Derrick - Jan. 23, 1996
BETHLEHEM - Arthur W. Blair, 82, of New Bethlehem RD 2, Porter Township,
Clarion County, died at 6 p.m. Monday, January 22, 1996, at Anderson House
in New Bethlehem. Born July 26, 1913, in Porter Township, Clarion County,
he was a son of Henry F. and Pearl (Kifer) Blair. He married Ruth Wells on
June 23, 1939. She survives. Mr. Blair had been employed as a truck driver
for 30 years by Columbia Gas. He was affiliated with the Whie Chapel
in addition to his wife are two sons, Kenneth A. Blair of Brookville RD 1
and Larry E. Blair of Cochranton RD 2; two daughters, Mrs. Darl (Shirley)
Shick of Mt. Pleasent and Mrs. James (Sharon) Shaffer of New Bethlehem; 14
grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren. Also surviving are four
sisters, Mrs. Mildred Divins of New Bethlehem, Mrs. Wanda Clark of Seneca,
Mrs. Harold (Clara) Swigart of Clarion and Mrs. Robert (Mary) Pulaski; and
two brothers, Robert Blair of Brookville, and Wilbur Blair of New
him in death were his parents; four brothers, Fred Blair, Orrin Blair,
Paul Blair and Burton Blair; and one sister, Freeda (Divins Stewart).
Interment was in Herman Cemetery, Porter Township, Clarion County
Catherine Ruth Blair
from Find A Grave
Catherine Ruth Blair, 82, of New
Bethlehem RD 2, died Monday evening, Nov. 27, 2000, at the Pennsylvania
Memorial Home in Brookville. Born April 27, 1918, in Armstrong County, she
was a daughter of the late George W. and Carrie Bish Wells.
Mrs. Blair was a housewife and was
affiliated with White Chapel Community Church. She enjoyed sewing and
reading the Bible. She had a special way of communicating with children,
and they enjoyed her company throughout her life. She was married June 23,
1936, to Arthur R. Blair, who preceded her in death Jan. 22, 1996.
are four children, Kenneth A. Blair and his wife, Barbara, of Brookville,
Shirley J. Shick and her husband, Darl, of Mt. Pleasant, Larry E. Blair
and his wife, Martha, of Cochranton, and Sharon R. Shaffer and her
husband, James, of New Bethlehem. Also surviving are 14 grand children,
Karen Snyder of Indiana, Rick Blair of DuBois, Cathy Hagen of Rockton,
Laurie Hanchar of Scottsdale, Darrell Shick, Darren Shick and Brian Shick,
all of Mt. Pleasant, Steven Blair of Meadville, Jill Ferguson of Norfolk,
Va., Keith Blair of Cochranton, Tracy Shaffer of Fairview, Michael Shaffer
of Kingsville, Ohio, Matthew Shaffer of Brookville and Chad Shaffer of
Hershey. Survivors also include 17 greatgrandchildren, Brian and Justin
Snyder of Indiana, Jessica and Erica Blair of DuBois, Erin Hagen of
Rockton, Troy Hanchar of Greensburg, Aubrey, Mark and Daniel Shick of Mt.
Pleasant, Ashley, Amber and Abbey Shick of Mt. Pleasant, Curtis Ferguson
of Norfolk, Va., Cole and Brooke Shaffer of Fairview and Mikala and Brian
Shaffer of Kingsville, Ohio; three brothers, Keneth L. Wells of
Shippenville, Robert G. Wells of North Tonawanda, N.Y., and Richard C.
Wells of Clarion; and one sister, Mrs. Arthur (Ruby) Allen of Amherst,
will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Rupert Funeral
Home in New Bethlehem. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday
in the funeral home with the Rev. Ben Shindledecker officiating. Interment
will follow at Herman Cemetery, Porter Township, Clarion County.
Nancy J. (Grumling) Fedullo
(04/15/10) from Delmarvaobits.com
J. (nee Grumling) Fedullo, age 80, of Chester Heights and formerly of
Middletown Twp died Thursday, April 15, 2010 at Taylor Hospice House. Born
in Brookville, PA, she had been a resident of Middletown Twp for 20 years
before moving to Chester Heights. She was a graduate of
GlenNor High School. She was a homemaker and especially loved her
family and spending time with her grandchildren. She also was an avid
reader and had a interest in animals and wild life.
of the late Harry Fedullo. Daughter of the late Leonard E. and Fonda L.
Survived by Three Sons: Harry Fedullo of Montana, Leonard (Loraine)
Fedullo of Pittman, NJ and Robert (Donna) Fedullo of Chester Heights, PA;
One Sister: Patricia Swartz of Garden City, PA; Also survived by five
grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
INFORMATION: Memorial Service Tuesday 12:00 Noon at The Minshall
Shropshire-Bleyler Funeral Home, Middletown (Rte#352) & Knowlton
Roads, Middletown Twp., Media, PA where friends may call after 11:00 a.m.
Interment Edgewood Memorial Park, Glen Mills, PA
GIFTS: In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Nancy Fedullo may be
given to Taylor Hospice 300 Johnson Ave. P O Box 147, Ridley Park, PA
Theadore A. "Ted" Knapp
from The Leader-Vindicator
A. "Ted" Knapp, 80, of the Baxter area died Monday, May 3, 2010
at his residence as a result of an accident. Born June 18, 1929 in Baxter,
he was the son of Curtis I. and Mabel V. (Rhoades) Knapp. He married Norma
L. Stahlman on October 1, 1966 in Coolspring. She survives.
Knapp was employed at Glen Gery (Hanley) Brick in Summerville for more
than 44 years. He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist
Church. Mr. Knapp was also a member of the Roseville Grange, F.O.E. in
Reynoldsville, Sigel Sportsmen's Club, Brookville Area Senior Citizens
Club, Hobah Masonic Lodge 276 in Brookville, and Lodge Council Chapter
Consistory of Coudersport. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed gardening.
addition to his wife, survivors include three sons, Theadore K. Knapp of
Hilton, N.Y., Robert L. Knapp of Rochester, N.Y. and Ricky A. Knapp of
Rochester, N.Y.; one daughter, Marta J. Tyson of Rochester, N.Y.; six
grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three brothers, Doyle C. Knapp and
his wife, Patricia, of Brookville, Lyle C. Knapp of Baxter and David W.
Knapp and his wife, Hazel, of Trenton, N.C.; and a sister, Alberta Bish
and her husband, Robert, of Kingsville.
addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Peggy A.
Knapp; and two brothers, Harry I. Knapp and Stephen J. Knapp.
will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5 at
the Furlong Funeral Home in Summerville. Funeral services will be held at
11 a.m. Thursday, May 6, 2010 at the funeral home with the Rev. Roger P.
Howard officiating. Interment will follow in the Coolspring Cemetery,
Jefferson County. Memorial donations may be made to the Mt. Pleasant
United Methodist Church or the Roseville Grange.
Beverly Raye (Stahlman) DeSanto
from the Tyler Morning Telegraph, May 13, 2010
Raye DeSanto, age 63, of Hot Springs Village, Ark., passed away Friday,
May 7, 2010. She was born Oct. 30, 1946, in Erie, Pa., to Raymond and Ruth
(Titus) Stahlman, and grew up in Findley Lake and Rochester, N.Y. While
living in Rochester she met Richard J. "Dick" DeSanto and they
were married on June 8, 1968, enjoying almost 40 years of marriage before
his passing on Nov. 7, 2007. Prior to retiring in Hot Springs Village,
Beverly and Dick lived in Erie, Rochester, Lubbock, Waco and Bullard.
A registered nurse, Beverly worked at Rusk State Hospital in Rusk. She
enjoyed traveling, shopping, cooking, playing cards and raising her three
sons. Beverly and Dick were active with the Southwest Transplant Alliance
of Dallas, after they lovingly donated their youngest son's organs after
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Kristen DeSanto
of Plano; son and daughter-in-law, Carlo and Clarisa DeSanto, and twin
grandsons, Rocco and Ricardo of New Braunfels; sister, Barbara Henderson
of Jacksonville; mother, Ruth Stahlman Organ of Westfield, N.Y.; and
multiple nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father,
Raymond Stahlman; husband, Dick DeSanto; and son, Ricardo Ray DeSanto
(Jan. 4, 1977-Aug. 21, 1993).
Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Arkansas Hospice,
5600 W. 12th St., Little Rock, Ark. 72204, 877-257-3400; or Southwest
Transplant Alliance, 5489 Blair Road, Dallas, 75231, 800-788-
James D. Taylor from
JCONLINE.com Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana, May 14, 2010
D. Taylor, 93, of West Lafayette, died at 1:25 a.m. Thursday, May 13,
2010, at Cumberland Pointe Health Campus.Born Dec. 3, 1916, in Lafayette,
he was the son of the late Herbert and Joy Taylor. On Dec. 31, 1940, he
married Mary O'Brien in Lafayette, and she survives.
Mr. Taylor worked as engineering
manager and as sales project manager at TRW for 43 years before retiring
in 1981.He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and Masonic
Lodge 492 in Lafayette, and Scottish Rite and Murat Shriners in
Indianapolis. He was a life member of Elks Lodge 143, West Lafayette. He
enjoyed gardening and spending time with his grandchildren and
with his wife are a daughter, Joye Watkins of Lafayette; a son, Tom Taylor
(wife: Joyce) of Clinton; and two sisters, Eleanor Stahlman of
Pennsylvania and Wilda Critchfield (husband: Richard) of Florida.
surviving are 7 grandchildren, David Watkins (wife: Carla) and Natalie
Bundy (husband: Brian), both of Lafayette, Lisa Reik (husband: Jerry) of
Brazil, Scott Taylor (wife: Laurie) of Terre Haute, Mike Taylor (wife:
Heather) of Plainfield, Leslie Taylor of Clinton and Brian Taylor of
Greenwood; 13 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. He was
preceded in death by a sister, Virginia Stone.
5-8 p.m. Sunday, May 16, 2010, at Soller-Baker Lafayette Chapel, 400
Twyckenham Blvd. Service 10 a.m. Monday, May 17, 2010, at Soller-Baker
Lafayette Chapel, the Rev. Dr. James Morin officiating. Interment at
Tippecanoe Memory Gardens. Those wishing may contribute to the Indiana
Elks Cancer Research Fund c/o State Chairman Joseph Erp, 1345 W. Second
St., Apt 26, Seymour, IN 47274. Send condolences to www.soller-baker.com
Doris M. (Minich) Kutz
from The Punxsutawney Spirit May 17, 2010
M. Kutz (Minich), a long-time resident of Brookville, died Saturday, May
15, 2010, at the McKinley Health Center at Laurelbrooke Landing,
Brookville. Until this past winter, she divided her time
between Brookville and Bonita Springs, Fla. She was married to Dr. Charles
M. Kutz, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Kutz was born March 18, 1926, in
Leisure Run, a daughter of the late Charles and Elsie (Ruth) Minich.
Kutz was a graduate of the Sharon School of Nursing in 1949. She continued
her education at the St. Joseph’s College of Maine, from which she
earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1983. Mrs. Kutz worked for
the Brookville Hospital as an Operating Room nurse and at the Brookville
Memorial Home. She was an avid golfer and in the winter enjoyed knitting
and quilting. Mrs. Kutz also enjoyed gardening and canning
vegetables. She enjoyed watching sports, especially football and the
relatives include her sons, Harvey of Dillsburg, and John of Kirtland
Hills, Ohio; and six grandchildren, Allison, Maggie, Michael, Morgan,
Sarah and Tim. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in
death by six brothers and sisters, Chester, Clair, Albert, Becky, Hazel
will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at the McKinney Funeral Home, Brookville, Pa. A
funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at the
funeral home with the Rev. Maynard Grunstra officiating. Interment will
take place at the Brookville Cemetery, Brookville. Memorial gifts may be
made to the Brookville Hospital Foundation, 100 Hospital Road, Brookville,
Pa., 15825, or the Brookville YMCA, 125 Main St., Brookville, Pa., 15825.
Malcolm Brent "Bud" Mortimer,
80 from the Leader-Vindicator / Dubois Courier Express
Brent "Bud" Mortimer, 80, of Rimersburg, died at 12:57 p.m. on
Friday, April 2, 2010, at UPMC Northwest in Seneca. Born April 10, 1929,
in Rimersburg, he was the son of Claude H. and Verna L. Wiant Mortimer.
After graduating from Union High School, he joined the U.S. Navy Seabees
in 1946 and served two years in Trinidad before being discharged in 1950.
He married Josephine A. Salvo on July 19, 1952. She preceded him in death
Mortimer was part owner of M&S Trucking before joining Bracken
Construction Company of Sligo. He retired from Bracken in 1994 after 32
years of employment. He was a member of the VFW. He loved dancing and
enjoyed bowling and long walks. In his later years, driving his golf cart
to visit friends and relatives was a favorite pastime. He was also a lover
of animals. His family admired the way he maintained his sense of humor
and positive outlook on life throughout his long illness.
include a son, Joseph Brent Mortimer and his companion, Sue Hempel, of
Rimersburg; a daughter, Terri Lea Jack and her husband, Thomas, of
Danville, Ind.; his dear friend and companion, Gwendolyn Traister, who at
the time of his death, he had resided with for the past 12 years; a
sister, Janet Lynn Whitson and her husband, Frank, of Beverly Mass.; a
grandson, Michael Brent Mortimer of Coraopolis; a granddaughter, Lena A.
Matteson and her husband, Trent, of Butler; two great-grandchildren,
Keaton T. Matteson and Ashlyn Lenae Matteson, also of Butler; three
step-grandchildren, Kara Jack Bungo and her husband, Patrick, of Franklin,
Mark Jack and his companion, Rachel Jones, of Danville, Ind., and Matthew
Jack of Danville, Ind.; and a step-great-granddaughter, Allisyn Alexis
Jack of Danville, Ind.
addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a sister,
Barbara Mortimer Saville; his dear friend and brother-in-law, Angelo F.
Salvo; and a niece, Kelly Salvo Morey.
accordance of his wishes, there will be no visitation. A private memorial
service will be planned at a later date by his family. Interment will be
in Rimersburg Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to PAWS, Pet
Adoption and Welfare Society, P.O. Box 804, Clarion, PA 16214.
Arrangements were at the direction of Richard D. Hillis Funeral Home in
Rimersburg. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.hillisfuneralhome.com.
Eugene H. "Grundy" Shaffer,
86 from The Courier-Express/Tri-County 06/02/2010
Eugene H. "Grundy"
Shaffer, 86, of Beautiful Lookout, New Bethlehem, died Tuesday, May 25,
2010, following a lingering illness. Born February 6, 1924, in Mahoning
Township, Armstrong County, he was the son of Ralph H. and Katie (Shick)
Shaffer. He married Norma J. Fritz on August 7, 1943. She survives. They
would have been married 67 years in August.
Shaffer owned and operated a dairy farm and hauled coal for various coal
companies. His passion was living and working on his farm. Mr. Shaffer
enjoyed visits from his friends and family, and enjoyed his buddy, his dog
"Bruno." He was a member of the Mount Zion Church for most of
his life. Mr. Shaffer was the last surviving member of his immediate
addition to his wife, survivors include two daughters, Linda L. Walter and
her husband, Doug, of New Bethlehem, and Judy A. Reddinger and her
husband, Bill, of New Bethlehem; a son, Terry E. Shaffer and his wife,
Diane, of New Bethlehem; six grandchildren, Dave and Jodie Walter of New
Bethlehem, Nate and Kristie Walter of Grand Prairie, Texas, Carrie and
Jeff McIntire of Fairmount City, Angie and John Burrows of Oviedo, Fla.,
Laura Shaffer of New Bethlehem, and Bill and Joyce Reddinger of Chicago,
Ill.; and eight great-grandchildren, Patrick Walter, Jessica Walter,
Cameron Peebles, Nathan Walter, Brooke Walter, Madeline Burrows, Ethan
McIntire and Brendan McIntire.
addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, John
Shaffer and Murray Shaffer; and a sister, Ethel Shreckengost.
services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 29, 2010, at the Alcorn
Funeral Home in Hawthorn with the Rev. Bob Johnson and layspeaker Carl
Slagle co-officiating. Interment was in Mount Zion Cemetery, Beautiful
Lookout, Mahoning Township, Armstrong County.
Lorain W. "Gabe" Heeter cache
Lorain W. "Gabe" Age 84 of 2673 Austinburg Road, Knoxville, PA,
entered into rest early Thursday morning at Broad Acres Nursing Home in
Wellsboro following a short illness. He was born on October 7, 1921 in
Knox, PA, the son of Lorenzo and Mona (Stahlman) Heeter.
was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, serving in the European Theater. On April
30, 1954, he and Laura Croft were married in Coudersport, PA. Laura
predeceased him on January 6, 2006. Gabe was a 40-year employee of
Ingersoll-Rand Co. in Painted Post, working as a molder in their foundry.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was an avid gardener
and sports fan. Surviving are his daughters, Bonnie Rogers of Tucson, AZ,
Marlene Finley of Hammondsport, NY, Patricia (Roger) Swan of Lindley, NY
and Linda (James) Bliss of Westfield, PA; his son, Wendell Heeter of
Arizona; his aunt, Genevieve
Ebersole of Azusa, CA; sisters-in-law, Mary Lang of Knoxville and Shirley
Heeter of Sharon, PA. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, many
great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
his wife Laura, Gabe was predeceased by his sisters, Maxine Manning and
Bernice Stoyer, and brothers, Ronald Heeter and Robert Heeter. Friends may
call on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc.
Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY, where funeral and committal
services will follow at 4 p.m. with Rev. Joel Coleman officiating. Burial
will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Austinburg, PA. Memorial in Lorain's
name may be made to The Austinburg United Methodist Church in care of Ava
Foster, RR 4, Westfield, PA 16950. Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for
Phyllis Maxine Manning
from The Derrick, Feb. 24, 2006
Maxine Manning, 79, of 24418 Elmhurst Drive, Elkhart, Indiana, formerly of
7 Vo-Tech Drive, Oil City, died Wednesday evening, Feb. 22, 2006, in
Elkhart General Hospital, Elkhart. Mrs. Manning moved in 2001 to Indiana
to be near her son. Born Jan. 23, 1927, in Kennerdell, she was the
daughter of Lorenzo and Mona (Stahlman) Heeter. She was a graduate of
Franklin High School.
Manning had been employed for 25 years as a supervisor at Polk Center,
retiring in the early 1980s. She was a member of the Women of the Moose in
Oil City and Elkhart, Indiana. Mrs. Manning enjoyed spending time with her
family, knitting, playing cards and bingo.
was married Feb. 14, 1976, to Richard Paul Manning, who died Nov. 8, 1983.
Surviving are her son, Jerry Fulkerson and wife, Linda, of Elkhart, Ind.;
a daughter, Patty Taggert of Youngstown, Ohio; and two grandchildren,
Brian Fulkerson and wife, India, of Taylors, S.C., and Kristin Gagliardi
and husband, Anthony, of Seneca, S.C. She also is survived by a brother,
Lorain Heeter of Knox; and an exchange student granddaughter, Sayaka
Kumakara of Tokyo, Japan, and her new infant son, Aoi.
addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Manning was preceded in death by
a sister, Bernice Stoyer; and two brothers, Ronald and Robert Heeter.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in Huff Chapel, 312 W.
Park St., Franklin. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the
funeral home with the Rev. John E. Bower III, pastor of the Hasson Heights
Presbyterian Church, Oil City, officiating. Interment will follow in
Franklin Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations be made to Moose
Charities, Route 31, Mooseheart, Ill., 60539-1100.
Bruce K. Smith
From The Punxsutawney Spirit May 03, 2010
Bruce K. Smith, 72, Hamilton, died
Friday, April 30, 2010, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital. He was born May 13,
1937, a son of the late Bruce E. and Dorothy (Niel) Smith. He was married
to Myrna (Burkett) Smith, who preceded him in death. Mr. Smith was a
retired coal miner.
Surviving relatives include two
sisters, Susan Humble and husband Ronald of Hamilton, and Nancy Evans and
husband Harold of Indiana; four brothers, Gary Smith and wife Eileen of
Fordham, and Donald Smith and wife Barbara, Paul Smith and wife Vivian,
and Charles Smith and wife Reiko, all of Punxsutawney; four sons, Douglas
Smith, Dennis Smith and Bradley Smith, all of Hamilton, and Greg Smith and
wife Natalie of Punxsutawney; five grandsons; three granddaughters; and a
In addition to his parents and
wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Smith of Maryland.
A funeral service will be held at 1
p.m. today at the Pifer Funeral Home, Inc., Punxsutawney, with Pastor Rick
Butler officiating. Interment will be in Ebenezer Cemetery.
Mary (Barnett) Carnes
from The Erie Times-News May 31, 2010
Barnett Carnes, age 84, of Harborcreek Twp., passed away Friday, May 28,
2010 at her residence. She was born in Armstrong County, Pa. on August 26,
1925, daughter of the late Harry R. and Elizabeth Stahlman Barnett. Mary
was employed at H.L. Greens Dept. Store and Gospel Hill Nursing Home. She
was a Charter Member of the YMCA, AARP and Harborcreek Baptist Church and
a member of Harbor Lights and Keenagers. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting,
gardening and cooking.
was preceded in death by her husband, Franklin J. Carnes, who died in
1989; her stepfather, William Rehm; one sister, Lucinda Burkett; and two
brothers, David and John Barnett. She is survived by two daughters, Leota
Carnes of Erie and Elaine Bollinger (Jeff) of Wattsburg; two sons, James
R. Carnes (Charlotte) of Erie, Dennis Carnes (Laura) of Wattsburg; seven
sisters, Twila Greeley of Brookville, Ruth Mathers of Harborcreek, Betty
Moore of Summerville, S.C., Dorothy Burkett, Jane Bartlett and Sally
Bartlett (Paul) all of North East, Shirley Trayer (Eugene) of Erie; two
brothers, Harry R. "Jack" Barnett, Jr. (Dorothy) of North East,
and Mervin Dean Barnett (Betty) of Harborcreek; 12 grandchildren; 19
great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., East, 2607 Buffalo Road on
Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and are invited to attend a Funeral
Service there on Wednesday at 10 a.m. conducted by Rev. Donald Roach and
Rev. David Roach. Interment, Erie County Memorial Gardens. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Brookside Fire Co., 3560 Athens St.,
Erie, PA 16510. To send condolences, visit www.dusckasfuneralhome.com
Harry I. Geer Jr.
The Derrick, June 3, 2005
I. Geer Jr., 79, of 26 Hone Ave., Oil City, died at 9:25 p.m. Wednesday,
June 1, 2005, at the Oil City Presbyterian Home following an extended
illness. He had been a resident there since March 8. Born June 15, 1925,
on Linden Avenue, Oil City, he was the son of the late Harry I. Geer Sr.
and Orpha Stahlman Watson Geer Hipwell. He attended Pearl Avenue grade
school and was a 1943 graduate of Oil City Senior High School.
Geer was a radio operator in the U. S. Army and later served as a corporal
with Company B, 728th MP Battalion during the Korean conflict. He had
worked at the Worthington Corp. and retired as a machinist with Joy
Manufacturing in Franklin. Mr. Geer enjoyed the outdoors, fishing,
camping, swimming and going on picnics with his family. He had been a
former member of the VFW and the Pulaski Club.
was married June 13, 1959, in St. Joseph Church to the former Helen R.
Riley. She preceded him in death Oct. 16, 2002. Mr. Geer is survived by
two daughters, Barbara Duncan and her husband Andrew, and Connie Burns and
her husband Robert, all of Oil City; six grandchildren, Michael and
Kathryn Duncan and Robin, DeeDee, Dixie and Donald McClintock Jr.; a
son-in-law, Donald McClintock of Oil City; a sister, Helen Kubista of the
Oil City Presbyterian Home; and several nieces and nephews. He was
preceded in death by a daughter, Faith Ann McClintock, and a brother, W.
family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. today in the Reinsel
Funeral Home, 116 Bissell Ave., Oil City. Funeral services will be held at
1 p.m. in the funeral home with Msgr. John W. Swoger, pastor of St. Joseph
Church, presiding. Internment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. The family
suggests memorials be made to the VNA Foundation, 176 E. Bissell Ave., Oil
Dwight McQuiston, 87, of Indiana, died Monday, November 9, 2009 at St.
Andrew’s Village. A son of the late Glenn Elmer and Grace Sarah Buchanan
McQuiston, he was born June 8, 1922 in Rayne Township.
McQuiston lived all of his life in Indiana County.
He served in the U.S. Army Co D 317th Infantry Regiment 80th
Division, during which he received a Purple Heart.
He retired from McCreary Tire and Rubber in 1982.
Mr. McQuiston was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church and a life
member of the VFW Post #1989.
is survived by a daughter, Mona Lee Warnick, Latrobe; a brother, Theodore
McQuiston, Shelocta; two sisters: Annabell Elkin, Indiana and Marylee
Stahlman, Home; six grandchildren: Jesse Putt, Indiana; Shelly Trout,
Hillside; Mona Marie Straw, Indiana; Thad Warnick, Granville Summit;
Jeffrey Putt, Indiana and Aric Warnick, Saltsburg; nine
great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary
Elizabeth Kempf McQuiston; a daughter, Lois Jean Putt; and a brother,
Kenneth E. McQuiston.
will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Robinson-Lytle,
Inc. in Indiana where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday
with Rev. Jerry Hoch officiating. Interment
will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
contributions may be made to St. Andrew’s Village, 1155 Indian Springs
Road, Indiana, PA 15701 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater PA
Chapter, 100 West Station Square Drive, The Landmarks Building, Suite 500,
Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
Lowell Campbell Stahlman
from the Pueblo Chieftain.com
Campbell Stahlman, 78, went home to his Lord June 9, 2010. Lowell is
survived by his wife of 59 years, Mildred (Mickey) Lyle Stahlman of the
family home; son, William Allen Stahlman (Terri), Pueblo; daughter,
Patricia Quillen (Monty), Pueblo; grandsons, Fred Carley and Don Tate
(Jennifer), Pueblo; numerous nieces and nephews around the country; and
his special buddies, Annie and Patton.
was preceded in death by his parents, Dellas and Mary (Campbell) Stahlman;
three brothers, Robert, Burl and Duane; and sister, Eleanor. Lowell was
born June 21, 1931, in Brookville, Pa. He grew up on a farm with his
mother after his father passed away when he was young. He married Mickey
Lyle on Jan. 20, 1951. Lowell attended Indiana State Teacher’s College
in Indiana, Pa., and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1955. He
taught business at Indiana, Pennsylvania High School for 31 years. He was
also a salesman and involved in real estate.
was an active member of Graystone Presbyterian Church. He served as an
elder and deacon and taught Sunday School. He was a youth leader for
several years. He and his family served a teaching mission in Venezuela in
1967. Upon retirement, Lowell and Mickey moved to Pueblo, Colo. He
continued to work even in retirement and was active in First Presbyterian
Church. He was in the Thursday Morning Men’s Group and served as an
elder and deacon.
loved to travel and visited all 50 states and several foreign countries.
Lowell was a people person and always had a story to share. There will be
no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial
service, 2 p.m. Monday, June 14, 2010, at First Presbyterian Church, 220
W. 10th St., with the Rev. Dr. Brad Munroe officiating. In lieu of
flowers, please make memorials to Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative
Care through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors. Online
James L. Stahlman from
the Oil City Derrick February 26, 1970 J. Stahlman, 50, Dies
– James L. Stahlman, 50, Franklin RD 1 Delmar Road, employed by Arnold
graphics for many years, died at 6:45 pm Wednesday in the Franklin
Hospital. Born on July 7, 1919, in Fisher, Clarion County, he was the son
of David and Wilda (Cotterman) Stahlman. Both are deceased.
married Wanda R. Blair on November 23, 1942 in Clarion County. His wife
survives along with two sons, Gary L. of Reno and Jack W. of RD 1 Delmar
Road; one brother, Raymond of Colorado Springs, Pa (sic – Colorado?);
three sisters, Mrs. Samuel (Mildred) Weaver of Bethany, NY, Mrs. Raymond
(Myrtle) Murphy of Tonawanda, NY and Mrs. Robert (Marie) Thompson of
Tonawanda, the latter two being twins; and three grandchildren. A
daughter, Barbara Jane Linn, preceded him in death on November 4, 1968.
was a member of The Christian and Missionary Alliance Church of Franklin
and belonged to the Bible Class there. He was employed at Arnold Graphics
in Franklin where he worked as a machine operator in the carbon room.
family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm today and tomorrow
at the Laverne L. Burger Funeral Home in Franklin. The funeral
arrangements will be announced. Interment will be in the Graham Cemetery.
Charles W. Spuck
The Derrick, Tuesday, September 28, 2004
W. Spuck, 88, of Reynoldsville RD 2, died at 3:55 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 26,
2004, in Jefferson Manor, Brookville. Born March 23, 1916, in Soldier, he
was the son of Stephen and Anastasia Nakoneczny Spuck. Mr. Spuck earned a
doctorate in 1962 in natural medicine from Mid-Western University,
Missouri. He spent the majority of his life helping others through the art
of natural medicines. He enjoyed spending time with his family and reading
and learning. His focus over the years in natural medicines and religious
studies lead to numerous certificates of achievement in those
Spuck retired after 26 years of service at DuBois Regional Medical Center
and later from Christ the King Manor of DuBois. He was married May 24,
1958, to Melda Bussatto, who survives.
surviving are three sons, Charles Mike Spuck of Reynoldsville, Timothy
Spuck of Oil City and Daniel Spuck of Mercer; four daughters, Mrs. Richard
(Charlene) Sherman of Corsica, and Mrs. Jerry (Patricia) Stahlman, Mrs.
Jack (Mary) Giambanco and Linda Spuck, all of Brookville; and 13
also is survived by one brother, Peter Spuck of DuBois; and three sisters,
Mary Lupo of Portchester, N.Y., Stella Yamrick of Sykesville and Nadgia
Horner of Cortland, Ohio.
addition to his parents, Mr. Spuck was preceded in death by two brothers,
Paul and John Spuck; and a daughter-in-law, Lisa Shepler Spuck.
may call from 3 to 5 and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Bernard P. Snyder
Funeral Home, 206 Main St., Reynoldsville. Funeral services will be held
at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home with
the Rev. William Rice officiating.
Helen W. (Bradfield) Stahlman
from the Niagara
Gazette June 19, 2010
NIAGARA FALLS —
Helen W. (nee Bradfield) Stahlman of 78th-Street, formerly of Memorial
Parkway, passed away June 18, 2010 at Schoellkopf H.C.F. Born on July 18,
1922 in New Matamoras, OH, the daughter of the late Roy Bradfield and
Laura (nee Slack) Bradfield. She married the late John A. Stahlman on
January 28, 1941 at St. Mary of Cataract Church, Niagara Falls, NY.
Helen came to
Niagara Falls with her family as a child. She was a Graduate of Trott
Vocational High School. She worked in the photography booth at Kresgee's
Dept. Store and in sales at Sears & Roebucks on Falls Street (helped
open the Summit Mall Store). She retired in 1984. Helen was a member of
Our Lady of Lebanon Church. She was an avid square dancer for six years
with the group from St. Paul Church called the ÒFalls Squarers, USA.
Helen was a loving mother and grandmother and enjoyed spending time with
her son, Leroy Stahlman (Cathy) of Inverness, FL; daughters, Jane Ahlas of
Lewiston, Judith (Jerry) Sosby of Niagara Falls, Bonnie Fose of Phoenix,
AZ, Barbara (Charles) Conley of Farmington, KY and Deborah Travis-Kunk of
El Mirage, AZ; sister of the late Raymond Bradfield "Peto"
and the late Mildred Fletcher of Niagara Falls; sister-in-law of Lucy
Lascala of Niagara Falls; also survived by 18 grandchildren, 22 great-
grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be
held at the SPALLINO- AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, 1300 Pine Avenue, Niagara
Falls, NY, on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM, where services will be held on
Tuesday at 11 AM. Burial in Niagara Falls Memorial Park in Lewiston, NY.
Flowers are gratefully declined. If desired, memorials may be made to the
American Diabetes Assoc. Share condolences at www.AMIGONE.com
John L. Byerly from
The Leader Times, Kittanning, Pa. Feb. 1, 1965, Monday, Pg. 15
L. Byerly of Summerville, RD 1 died in Allegheny General Hospital,
Pittsburgh, at 9 p.m. on Friday (Jan. 29, 1965). He was 72. Born on
July 4, 1892 in Beaver Township, he was the son of Emauel and Elizabeth
Byerly operated the John Deere Store in Ohl for 44 years. He was
former president of the Summerville Bank and one of its directors for many
years. He belonged to Ohl Methodist Church, was it's Sunday School
superintendent for many years and taught the Adult Bible Class. His
first wife, Anna L. Reitz, died in 1933.
are: his wife, the former Lula Himes; two stepsons, James A. Hetrick
and Donald W. Hetrick of Summerville RD 1; one daughter, Mrs. Leon Bushley
of Summerville RD 1; one step-daughter Mrs. Samuel Hetrick of Summerville
RD 1; one sister, Mrs. Robert Lambert of Harrisburg; one grandchild; nine
step-grand-children. Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in
- Friends of John L. Byerly of Summerville RD 1 who died on Friday (Jan
29, 1965) are being received at Curry Funeral Home, Summerville, where
services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday by Rev. Jack Elder.
Interment will follow in Ohl Cemetery. (Arrangements by Curry)
Charles King Mohney
from the Mohney Family file at the Vandergrift Museum and Historical
Society, no date given, unknown newspaper. Headstone shows 1939
ILLNESS ENDS IN DEATH OF CHARLES MOHNEY, AGED 68
K. Mohney, aged 68, died early yesterday morning in his home at 308
Emerson Street following eighteen months of illness.
had lived in Vandergrift for the last 25 years and was employed with the
local plant of the Carnegie-Mellon steel company until the time of his
illness. He was a member of the St. Paul's Lutheran church.
Mohney was born August 16, 1872, the son of Adam and Emma Schugars Mohney,
is survived by his wife, Mrs. Catherine Mohney, four sons, Floyd,
Philadelphia; Kenneth, North Apollo; Ralph, Vandergrift and Robert, at
home and three daughters, Mrs. E. C. Rearick and Mrs. Merle Adams,
Vandergrift and Mrs. J. K. DeWitt, Pittsburgh. There are also four
brothers surviving. They are Merle, Vandergrift; and Albert, Harry and
Clifford, all of Emerickville. Ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild
are also surviving.
services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock in the home with the
Rev. O.O. Franklin in charge. Burial will be in the Vandergrift cemetery.
(from Ginnie Mae)
Katherine (Mowery) Mohney
from the Valley News Dispatch Dec. 10, 1962
(Mowery) Mohney July 31, 1875 – December 09, 1962 Mrs. Catherine A.
Mohney, 87, 308 Emerson St., Vandergrift, died at 11 p.m. yesterday at her
was born in Emerickville, Jefferson County, on July 31, 1875 and was the
widow of Charles E. Mohney (should be Charles K. Mohney) and a daughter of
Jeremiah and Salome Doney Mowrey. She
was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Vandergrift.
Survivors include four sons, Floyd E. Mohney, Philadelphia, Ralph A.
Mohney, North Apollo, Kenneth F. Mohney, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Robert
C. Mohney, at home; two daughters, Mrs. D. Merle (Alma) Adams, Vandergrift
and Mrs. J. Kenneth (Marie) DeWitt, Tarentum, two sisters, Mrs. Charles
Zimmerman, Emerickville and Mrs. Wallace Kerstetter, Shamokin; 11
will be received at the Harold B. Heckman Funeral Home, 274 Franklin Ave.,
Vandergrift from 7 to 10 p.m. today, 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. tomorrow and
services will be held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. with the Rev. Kenneth A.
Soyer, her pastor, in charge. Burial will be in the Vandergrift Cemetery.
Donald L. Stahlman
from The Jeffersonian Democrat
Donald L. Stahlman, 70, of Lecanto,
Florida, died on Saturday, July 31. 2010, at his home. He was born
on June 19, 1940, in Brookville to Wayne and Margaret Stahlman. He lived
in Brookville until moving to Florida in 1978.
was employed by Ford dealerships in the Parts Departments until his
retirement in 1998. He served in the United States Marine Corp
for six years. Don enjoyed working with his flowers, fishing, and golfing.
is survived by his wife of 45 years, Ann McAninch Stahlman, Lecanto, two
brothers, Wayne of Rimersburg, and Stanley (wife Eileen) of Brookville,
and a sister, Alice Brown, of Corsica. He was preceded in death by his
parents and a sister, Dorothy (husband William) Oaks, Brookville, and a
brother, Carl of Sligo. Arrangements were handled by Chas. E. Davis
Funeral Home and Crematory in Lecanto.
Betty May Stahlman
from the Butler Eagle on July 22, 2010
May Stahlman, 86, of Hoch Road, Butler, died at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday in the
VNA Hospice in Butler. Born Dec. 23, 1923, in Perry Township, Jefferson
County, she was the daughter of the late Paul H. Stahlman and M. Marie
Slawson. Betty was a clerk at the A&P supermarkets. She was a member
of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in America.
is survived by five brothers, Lee C. Stahlman and his wife, Arlie, William
L. Stahlman and his wife, Mary Ellen, Terry P. Stahlman, and Darl M.
Stahlman and his wife, Judy, all of Punxsutawney and Jerry T. Stahlman and
his wife, Nancy, of Lewisberry, York County; three sisters, Oma Joy
Dunmire and her husband, Arnold, of Punxsutawney, Mary Ann Holt of Parker,
Colo., and Nada Marie Smith of Fort Washington, Md.; one sister-in-law,
Sharan Stahlman; two foster sisters, (sic - these were her best
friends; not foster sisters), Shirley Shuber and Elizabeth Emery;
special friends, Nathan and Abby Percy; and many nieces, nephews,
grandnieces and grandnephews.
was preceded in death by three brothers, John S., James H. and Thomas D.
Stahlman; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Stahlman and Evelyn Stahlman; and
one brother-in-law, Ronald J. Smith.
- Private graveside services will be held for Betty May Stahlman, who died
Tuesday, July 20, 2010.
lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the VNA Inpatient
Hospice, 115 Technology Drive, Butler, PA 16001; the Western Pennsylvania
& West Virginia Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, River
Walk Corporate Center, 333 Carson St., Suite 441, Pittsburgh, PA 15019, or
to Westminster Presbyterian Church in America, 420 N. Main St., Butler, PA
16001. Arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson-Miller Funeral
Home, Butler, and information and a private guest book are available at www.thompson-miller.com.
Betty May Stahlman
from the Punxsutawney Spirit July 23, 2010
Betty May Stahlman, 86, Butler,
died at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, 2010, in the VNA Hospice in Butler.
She was born Dec. 23, 1923, in Perry Township, a daughter of the late Paul
H. and M. Marie (Slawson) Stahlman.
Ms. Stahlman was employed as a
clerk at the A&P Markets grocery store. She was a member of
Westminster Presbyterian Church in America.
Surviving relatives include five
brothers, Lee C. Stahlman and wife Arlie, William L. Stahlman and wife
Mary Ellen, Terry P. Stahlman, Darl M. Stahlman and wife Judy, all of
Punxsutawney, and Jerry T. Stahlman and wife Nancy of Lewisberry; three
sisters, Oma Joye Dunmire and husband Arnold of Punxsutawney, Mary Ann
Holt of Parker, Colo., and Nada Marie Smith of Fort Washington, Md.; a
sister-in-law, Sharan Stahlman; good friends, Shirley Shuber, Elizabeth
Emory and Nathan and Abby Percy; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and
In addition to her parents, she was
preceded in death by three brothers, John S., James H. and Thomas D.
Stahlman; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Stahlman and Evelyn Stahlman; and a
brother-in-law, Ronald J. Smith. Private graveside services will be held.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
donations may be made to the VNA Impatient Hospice, 115 Technology Drive,
Butler, Pa.; the Western Pennsylvania & West Virginia Chapter of the
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, River Walk Corporate Center, 333 Carson
Street, Suite 441, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15019; or the Westminster Presbyterian
Church in America, 420 North Main Street, Butler, Pa. 16001. Arrangements
are under the direction of the Thompson-Miller Funeral Home Inc., Butler.
(Interred at Rose Hill Cemetery, Butler, Pa)
Osmer Brosius Unknown
Brosius, a lifelong resident of Timblin, died suddenly of a heart attack
Monday morning while work on a strip mining project near Caldwell,
Mahoning Township, Armstrong County. He was 54 years of age. The
deceased was born June 23, 1892, in Timblin, a son of Amos and Elizabeth
(Miller) Brosius. He was united in marriage, Nov. 29, 1913, to the
former Miss Twila M. Dinger and the couple had since resided in Timblin,
where the deceased was held in high esteem. Mr. Brocius (sic) was a member
of the Evangelical Church in Timblin, where funeral services will be held
Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
are his mother, his wife and these daughters and sons: Mrs. Preston
Schick, (sic), of Dora; Eugene of Cadogan; Mrs. Ralph Huber, of Uniontown;
Mrs. Quay Stewart, of Limestone, N.Y.; Mrs. Merle Hoffman, of Lickingville,
and Ella, Ruby, Lois, Margie, Donald and Norma at home. A sister,
Mrs. Hugh Burkett, of Timblin, and the following brothers, also survive:
Newton; of Timblin, Ellis, of Distant; Victor, of Kittanning, and Merwin,
of Punx'y. (from Darla)
Denise S. (Stahlman) Leonard
Allegany - Denise S. Leonard, 43, of Port Allegany, died Monday (July 19,
2010) at her residence in Port Allegany. She was born May 31, 1967 in Port
Allegany, a daughter of Leland D. and Margaret Moyer Stahlman. On April
12, 2003, in Hawaii, she married David R. Leonard, who survives. Mrs.
Leonard was a 1985 graduate of Port Allegany High School and attended St.
Joseph School of Nursing, Elmira, NY, where she received her registered
Leonard was the RN supervisor employed by Sena Kean Manor, Smethport. She
had worked prior at Lakeview Senior Care and Living Center, Smethport, and
at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport. She was a member of First
Presbyterian Church of Port Allegany. She enjoyed gardening, loved all
animals, and walking.
addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters: Rachel A.
Edgreen and Jillian N. Edgreen, both of Port Allegany, PA two sisters:
Diane (Sam) Dynda of Port Allegany, PA, Debbie (Tony) Gamboa of
Woodbridge, VA one brother: David (Nikki) Stahlman of Port Allegany, PA
Step-son, Beau M. (Stephanie) Leonard of Sierra Vista, AZ; step daughter,
Brittany N. (Michael) Greenman of Port Allegany, PA; step grandchildren,
Emma J. Leonard, Braiden M. Greenman, Blaine A. Greenman.
will be held on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral
Homes, Inc, 105 N Main St, Port Allegany, PA. Memorial services will be
held at 11:00 am, Friday, from the First Presbyterian Church, Port
Allegany, with the Garen Smith, Commissioned Lay Pastor, officiating.
Interment: Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany, PA.
Memorials may be made to McKean County SPCA, 80 Glennwood Ave., Bradford,
PA 16701. Online condolences can be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com
Helen L. (Brocious) Huffman
from unknown newspaper
L. Huffman, 71, formerly of Lickingville, died July 10, 1994 in Clarion
Hospital. Mrs. Huffman was born May 30, 1923 in Timblin, the
daughter of Osmer and Twila (Dinger) Brocious. She was married
February 29, 1944 to Merle J. Huffman, who preceded her in death on March
homemaker and long-time resident of Lickingville, she had moved to Liberty
Towers in Clarion in 1985. Surviving relatives include one son, Dennis G.
Huffman of Laurel, Md.; three daughters; Mrs. Keith (Patty) McCloskey of
Tylersburg, Mrs. Gerald (Catherine) Schrecengost of Aliquippa, and Mrs.
Donald (Lois) Sayre of Southington, Ohio; 12 grandchildren and five
great-grandchildren; three brothers' Eugene Brocious of Brookfield, Ohio,
Clifford E. Brocious of Johnstown; and seven sisters, Alda Shick of
Timblin, Dorothy Manley of New Bethlehem, Velma Huber of Millenton, Ruby
Smith of Erie, Lois Stello of Coraopolis, Marie Wolfgang of Erie, and
Norma "Peggy" Yohe of Virginia.
addition to her husband, she was preceded by a granddaughter, Diane
Schrecengost, and her parents. Funeral services were held July 13 in
Fryburg. Interment was in Lickingville Cemetery. The family
has suggested memorials may be made to the Clarion-Forest Visiting Nurses
Association or charity of the donor's choice.
Malcolm R. Kuhn
Unknown Newspaper possibly the Derrick Malcolm Kuhn Succumbs in Brookville
– Malcolm R. Kuhn, 78, of Fifth Avenue, owner and operator of Kuhn’s
bakery here for many years, died at 2:45 pm Wednesday in the Brookville
Hospital. Mr. Kuhn was born in Brookville, Jefferson County, July 5, 1882,
a son of William C. and Ida Stahlman Kuhn. He was married November 30,
1909. His wife, Bessie, died last February 22.
attended the Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the IOOF Lodge in
Clarion. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Donald E. Graff of Falls
Creek, Va., Miss Mary Kuhn of Clarion and Mrs. Charles Wood of Levittown,
NJ., one grandchild and four great-grandchildren.
services will be held at 2 pm Saturday in the Goble Funeral Home, Clarion,
with Rev. Roy C. Blair, Presbyterian pastor, officiating. Interment will
be in the Clarion Cemetery.
Edwin D. Mohney from
the Buffalo News, July 4, 1996
D. Mohney, 72, a longtime resident of Holland and a retired pipefitter for
General Mills in Buffalo, died Tuesday (July 2, 1996) in his home on Lewis
Road in Holland after a long illness. Born in Brookline, Pa., Mohney was a
Navy veteran of World War II and served as a motor mechanic's mate aboard
ships. He retired from General Mills in 1982 after a 43-year career.
Mohney was a member of Local 36, American Federation of Grain Millers. He
is the widower of the former Theresa Jeziorowski. Mohney was a member of
St. Joseph Catholic Church in Holland. He loved to garden, fish and hunt.
include two sons, Dennis of Amherst and Bruce of Holland; three daughters,
Brenda VonWryeza of Holland, Cheryl George of East Aurora and Sandra
Rickettson of Delevan; two sisters Della Trayer of Weedville, Pa., and
Carlene Dixon of Bethel, Ohio; two brothers, Larry and James, both of
Cortland, Ohio; and five grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph
Church, 46 N. Main St., Holland. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
William Schuckers from
The Gary Post-Tribune August 14, 1974
William (Bill) - Age 48, lifelong Gary-Miller are resident, employed by
the Gary Sheet and Tin Mill passed away at St. Mary Hobart Mercy Hospital,
August 12, 1974. Member of the Roosevelt Lodge No. 1716 F & AM South
Bend Consistory and also the C.I.O. Local 1066.
wife Vada; 1 daughter, Sharon of Indianapolis; 2 sons, William, Jr. and
Robert at Home; 2 sisters, Mrs. Edward (Martha) Yarnold of Crown Point,
Mrs. Harold (Margaret) Carlson of California. Funeral services will be
held Thursday, August 15th at 2 p.m. at the Olson and Frum Portage Chapel.
Burial Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville. Friends may call at the Olson
and Frum Portage Chapel from 4 to 10 p.m. Wednesday and until time of
services Thursday. Masonic services will be held 8 p.m. Wednesday evening.
Josephine D. (Alessi) West
from The Tonawanda News, July 26, 2010
— Josephine D. West (nee Alessi), 83, of North Tonawanda and
Niagara Falls, on Sunday, July 25, 2010 at Sheridan Manor, after a long
illness. Wife of the late Joseph A. West and sister of the late Jean
Stahlman and Gasper Alessi.
mother of Sara (Dennis) Heim of North Tonawanda and William (Gillian) West
of Wheatfield. Sister of Rose (Ronald) Cessna of New Jersey. Proud
grandmother of Angela (Jason) Wojcik, Gretchen (Brenden) Peace and
William and Brian West. Great-grandmother of Emily and Hannah Peace. Also
survived by several nieces and nephews.
had a sweet and gentle nature and was loved by everyone who knew
her. She will be missed by her family and friends and neighbors.
prior visitation. Interment will be private at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Arrangements by the Brunner Funeral Home. Directions, online register book
and obituary can be found at www.brunnerfuneralhome.com.
Bette (McClimans) Searle
from GoErie.com Aug 15, 2010
Searle (nee McClimans), age 89. Beloved wife of the late Harold Baker and
Harold Searle. Loving mother of Harold Baker (Penny) (both deceased) and
Christopher Baker (deceased) (Elizabeth). Cherished grandmother of Harold
Baker, Truddy Oprisu (Greg) and Heidi Enk (Dan); great-grandmother of
Michelle and David Oprisu, Ryan and Leanne Enk. Dear sister of the late
Fanny Cannon, Irene Stahlman and David McClimans Jr.
survived by nieces, nephews and dear friends. Bette was born August 30,
1920 in Erie, Pa. She moved to Cleveland November 1975 and passed away
August 12, 2010. Funeral services Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at the funeral
home at 10:00 a.m. Officiating Fr. Bob Stec. Interment West Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Monday 2 to 4 & 6 to 8 p.m. at A.
Ripepi & Sons Funeral Home, 18149 Bagley Road, Middleburg Heights, OH
Bessie (Davis) Stahlman
from the Cumberland Evening Times, March 5, 1969
— Mrs. Bessie D. Stahlman, 76, of here, died yesterday at Memorial
Hospital. She was a native of Mt. Senaca, W. Va., the daughter of the late
Jane Reed and Frank Davis. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist
Church of Ellerslie. She was preceded in death by her husband, Banks O.
Stahlman and is survived by four daughters: Mrs. Geraldine Kelley,
Washington, D.C.; Mrs. Margaret Carl, LaVale; Mrs. Anneva Horner, Hyndman,
and Mrs. Donna Lou Shaffer, Hyndman; three sons, James Stahlman, Bullhead
City, Ariz.; Frank Stahlman, here; and Curtis Stahlman, Hyndman; 19
grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
will be received at the Zeigler Funeral Home today from 7 to 9 and from 2
to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. Services will be conducted Friday in the
funeral home at 2 p.m. by Rev. Howard Smith. Interment will be in Cooks
Mills Methodist Chapel Cemetery.
769. Salome (Doney) Mowery,
1844-1933, name of newspaper unknown
services for Mrs. Salome (Doney) Mowrey, esteemed Emerickville woman, who
died on February 28, of infirmities of age following a three weeks
illness, were held last Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Methodist
Episcopal church, Emerickville. Rev. Mr. Shaffer officiated. Interment was
in Moore cemetery.
Mowrey was aged 88 years 4 months and 4 days, having been born in
Northumberland County October 24, 1844, a daughter of Katherine and Gerson
Doney. She was married to Jerry Mowrey, of Emerickville, at that place and
has been a lifelong resident of Pinecreek Township. She was the mother of
14 children - 9 of whom survive with one sister - Mrs. Elizabeth Endress,
of Brookville, 56 grandchildren, 107 great-grandchildren and one
great-great grandchild. Mr. Mowery preceded her in death.
children are one son and eight daughters as follows: George Mowrey, of
Shamokin; Lizzie, wife of W. Kerstetter, of Shamokin; Maggie, wife of
Chas. Zimmerman, of Emerickville; Katie, wife of Charles Mohney, of
Vandergrift; Nellie, wife of Joe Mottern, of Shamokin; Ida, wife of Roe
London, of Canton, O.; Alice, wife of John Ohl, at home; Edna, wife of
Wallace Kerstetter, of Shamokin, Bessie, wife of Guy Walalce (SHOULD READ
WALLACE), of Canton, O.
were six grandsons of the deceased; Ralph Zimmerman, Emerickville; Emerson
and Harry London, Canton, O., Harold Mottern, Kingston; Ralph Mohner
(SHOULD READ RALPH MOHNEY), Vandergrift; William Snyder, Apollo.
Out-of-town relatives and friends in attendance at the funeral were Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Mohney and family, of Vandergrift; Mr. and Mrs. William
Snyder, of Apollo; Mr. And Mrs. Joe Mottern, Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Sligh,
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Kerstetter, Mrs. Lizzie Kerstetter, Mr. and Mrs.
George Mowrey, of Shamokin, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Mottern and two children,
of Kingston. Mr. and Mrs. Roe London, Harry and Emerson London, Mr. And
Mrs. Guy Wallace and two daughters, of Canton, O.; Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Oswandel, daughters and son, of Altoona; Mr. And Mrs. Charles Neel, of
Hunters Grove; Mr. and Mrs. R.V. Siple, of Brookville; Mr. and Mrs. Calvin
Doney, of Rossiter; Mr. and Mrs. Wally Fales, son and daughter, of
Reynoldsville; Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Endress and son, Cleve, Mrs. Harry
Richards and daughter, Joan, of Brookville; Mrs. Robert Chambers and
daughter, of Coraopolis; Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Bliss, of Apollo; Mr. and
Mrs. William Snyder, of Vandergrift.
Jeremiah Mowery from
The Jeffersonian Democrat, Thursday December 5, 1929
L. MOWREY, AGED 65 YEARS AND FIVE MONTHS, DIED IN HIS HOME AT
EMERICKSVILLE ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24 AT 9:30 P.M. AFTER AN ILLNESS OF
ONLY A WEEK FOLLOWING A STROKE OF PARALYSIS.
Mowery, one of the best known and highly respected citizens of the
locality in which he resided, was born in Ringgold Township, Jefferson
County, on July 24, 1844. He was married in Emerickville in December,
1862, to Miss Salome Doney, of Emerickville. To this union 14 children
were born, nine of whom survive with the widow. The children are Lizzie,
wife of Benj. Kerstetter, of Gowen City; George, of Shamokin; Maggie, wife
of Charles Zimmerman, of Emerickville; Katie, wife of Charles Mohney, of
Vandergrift; Ida, wife of Roe London, Canton, O.; Nellie, wife of Joseph
Mattern, Kingston; Alice, wife of John Ohls, at Home; Edna, wife of
Wallace Kerstetter, and Bess, wife of Guy Wallace, Canton, O. Fifty-six
grandchildren and 86 great-grandchildren also survive as does one sister,
Mrs. William Kane.
Mowery was a Civil War veteran, having served in Company B, 57th
Infantry. In politics he was a steadfast democrat although he never served
in public office. He was faithful member of the Methodist Church.
services were held in the Methodist Episcopal Church in Emerickville at 2
p.m. Thursday, November 28, with Rev. Mr. Shaffer, the pastor, in charge.
Six grandsons acted as pallbearers. Interment was in Emerickville
the relatives and friends who attended the funeral services were Mrs.
Joseph Mattern, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Mattern and family, of Kingston; Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Oswandel and family, Altoona; Alfred Snyder, Altoona; Mr.
and Mrs. Vernon Bliss and family, Apollo; Mr. and Mrs. William Smith and
family, Mr. and Mrs. William Snyder and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Mohney and family, all of Vandergrift; Mr. and Mrs. Roe London and
daughter; Mr. and Mrs. Orr and son; Mrs. Emerson London, Mr. and Mrs. Guy
Wallace and family and Mrs. Marlin Kroh, all of Canton, O.; Mr. and Mrs.
Floyd Mohney, of Philadelphia; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Neel, of Hunters
Grove, and Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Endres, Cleveland; Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Richards and family, Mrs. John Pfaff and Fred Pfaff, all of Brookville,
and Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Doney, of Rossiter.
Mabel (Harmon) Stahlman & Byerly
from unknown newspaper
TODAY FOR MABEL BYERLY (Written on obit: Looks like, Oct. 19, 1961 -
not sure if it's a 6)
services will be held in the Reitz Funeral Home in Brookville this
afternoon at 2 o'clock for Mrs. Mabel V. Byerly of Brookville who died
Thursday after a lengthy illness. Rev. Robert Berkebile will
officiate at the services and burial will be in the Zion Cemetery, in
Beaver Township, near Ohl.
Byerly was born in Mayport June 12, 1877, a daughter of Emanuel and Judy
Hinderliter Harmon. She first married David Stahlman then she
married Oran Byerly. She was a member of Evangelical Brethren
are two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Milner, of Rimersburg, and Mrs. Leatty
Hetrick, of Brookville; two sons, Theodore Stahlman of Sun City, Ariz.,
Cecil Stahlman of Brookville. Ten grandchildren, 11
great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. George Thomas of New Jersey,
survive also. (from Darla)
Bernice E. (Miller) Merrow
from The Punxsutawney Spirit
E. Merrow, 79, Punxsutawney, died Sept. 3, 2010, at Allegheny
General Hospital. She was born Dec. 6, 1930, in Coolspring, a daughter of
the late David J. and Minnie (Gillenet) Miller. Dec. 6, 1947, she married
Charles H. Merrow, who survives. Mrs. Merrow was a member of the Rossiter
Calvary United Methodist Church.
addition to her husband, surviving relatives include a son, Charles
Timothy Merrow and wife Patty of Punxsutawney; a daughter, Nancy Miller
and husband Paul of Hennepin, Ill.; four grandchildren, Robert and Lorie
Hetrick and Ryan and Kevin Merrow; and a great-grandaughter, Miranda
addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jesse
Miller; five sisters, Betty Monoskey, Ellen Stahlman, Jean Fichel, Hattie
Fetterman, and Dolly Winters; and an infant brother.
were received Sunday at the Deeley Funeral Home in Punxsutawney. A funeral
service was held Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Donald Brauer
officiating. Place of interment was in Circle Hill Cemetery.
H. Frederick Wall from
the Butler Eagle Newspaper, Tuesday, July 9, 2002
Frederick Wall, 85, died June 20, 2002, at his home in Goochland,
Virginia. Born June 25, 1917, in Wayne Twp., Armstrong County, he was the
son of Henry F. and Emma Himes Wall. He had retired from Spang & Co.
in Butler and Wolverine Toy in Booneville, Arkansas. Mr. Wall was a member
of Ephiphany Lutheran Church in Richmond, Virginia. He was a veteran of
World War II.
are his wife Evelyn Snyder Wall of Goochland and Richard Wall of Moscow,
Idaho; two daughters, Gloria Kensinger of Chicago, ILL., and Susan
Schivley of Killingworth, Conn.; nice grandchildren and 12
great-grandchildren. A brother, David Wall of New Bethlehem; and two
sisters, Pauline Goodheart of Dayton, Armstrong County, and Irene Brocious
of Kittanning, also survive. He was preceded in death by a brother.
memorial service was held July 5 in Richmond. A private burial will
be later at Jerusalem Lutheran Cemetery, Wayne Township. (from Darla
Rodger L. Cowan from
The Courier-Express/Tri-County – Dubois, Pa
L. Cowan, 70, died at home early Monday, September 6, 2010. He was born in
Sigel, Pa. On July 13, 1940, son of the late Mervin and Dorothy Cowan.
graduating from Brookville High School, Rodger received his degree in
education from Clarion University and taught for 30 years at South Side
High School. He also worked for 35 years as a Park Ranger at Raccoon Creek
at home is his companion of 17 years, Diana Glover; a son, Rodger L.
Cowan, II, of Reno, Pa.; a daughter, Natalie (Ed) Wall, of Butler, Pa.;
and a sister, Dolores (Richard) Thayer, of Meadville, Pa. Also surviving
are Amber and Steven, Ashley and Anthony, Bridgette, and Jeff and Amy, who
affectionately knew him as Poppa and a special friend, Sandy Parente.
honor Rodger's wishes, no services are planned. Burial will take place at
Columbiana County Memorial Park (Columbiana County, Ohio). Online
condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helen (Bowersox) Edder Edelen
from the Leader Vindicator 07/14/2010
Edder Edelen, 88, of New Bethlehem, died Saturday morning, July 10, 2010,
at Jefferson Manor in Brookville. Born November 18, 1921, in Porter
Township, Clarion County, she was the daughter of Henry and Alba Cox
Bowersox. She married George Edder on November 27, 1941. He preceded her
in death on January 29, 1959. She later married John Edelen on January 24,
1982. He preceded her in death on November 22, 2001.
Edelen was a beautician in the local area. She was a member of the Oakwood
Presbyterian Church, where she was an Elder serving on the session. Mrs.
Edelen was also a member of the BPW of New Bethlehem. She enjoyed baking,
flower arranging, quilting, embroidery and gardening.
include her four children, William Edder and his wife, Patricia, of
Vermont, Richard Edder and his wife, Elaine, of Lower Burrell, Paul Edder
and his wife, Theresa, of Shippenville, and Patty Tonkin and her husband,
Robert, of Brookville; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a
brother, Ralph Bowersox of Clarion; and a sister, Pearl Minich of New
addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by a
brother and his wife, Tommy and Louise Bowersox; a brother-in-law, Darl
Minich; two sisters-in-law, Norma and Virginia; and a daughter-in-law,
services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 13, 2010, in the Oakwood
Presbyterian Church in New Bethlehem with the Rev. John McCall
officiating. Interment was in Leatherwood Cemetery, Porter Township,
Clarion County. Arrangements were at the direction of Rupert Funeral Home
in New Bethlehem. Memorial contributions can be made to the Oakwood
Presbyterian Church, 5296 Curllsville Road, New Bethlehem, Pa 16242.
Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.rupertfuneralhomes.com.
776. William H. Wegman
William H. Wegman, age 59, of Chicora,
died on Sunday, August 3, 2008, at Sugar Creek Rest in Worthington.
He was born on March 11, 1949, in Elkins, WV, to Charles and Lela
(Markley) Wegman. Mr. Wegman was employed by Senex Explosive, Inc. as a
He is survived by his wife, Danielle (Myers) Wegman; one son, Timothy
William Wegman of Chicora; one daughter, Joyce Ann Stahlman and husband
Robert of Chicora; three grandchildren, Collette, Brooke, and Jacob
Stahlman; five brothers, June Wegman, Phillip Wegman, and Robert Wegman
all of Valley Bend, WV, John Wegman of Mill Creek, WV, and Stanley Wegman
of Elkins, WV; and four sisters, Rex Wegman of Coalton, WV, Edith Byrd of
Elkins, WV, Etta Grey of Valley Bend, WV, and Mary Miller of Mill Creek,
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Jim and
Franklin Wegman.Interment will be held in the Mountain State Memorial
777. Louis L. “Jack” Wolfe
from The Punxsutawney Spirit September 30, 2010
Louis L. “Jack” Wolfe, 77, Timblin, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 28,
2010, at DuBois Regional Medical Center. He was born Jan. 5, 1933, in
Emerickville, a son of the late Wilbert and Twila (Osborne) Wolfe. He was
married to Erma N. (Whitesell) Wolfe, who survives.
Mr. Wolfe was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Ringgold, and
he liked to bowl, play baseball and hunt. He was a very happy person who
was known for his whistling.
In addition to his wife, surviving relatives include three sons, Timothy
K. Wolfe and wife Kelly of North Point, Torrance K. Wolfe and wife Pamela
of Timblin, and Tyrone K. Wolfe and wife Carol of Punxsutawney; two
brothers, Arthur Wolfe and wife Mary and Ernest Wolfe and wife Ginny of
Brookville; five sisters, his twin Lois Shaffer of Brookville, Judy
Phillips of Reynoldsville, Donna and husband James Stahlman of Roseville,
Montrose and husband Edward Wonderling of Richardsville and Alice May
Forsythe of Brookville; five grandchildren, Timberly Love and husband
Mark, and Tyler, Taylor, Brett and Nicholas Wolfe; and several nieces and
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Louis
L. “Jackie” Wolfe; two brothers, Clint and Donald Wolfe; and a sister,
Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at the
McCabe Funeral Home, Punxsutawney. A funeral service will be held at 8
p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at the funeral home with Pastor Bob Ruffner
officiating. Private interment will be in the St. James Cemetery,
Robert D. Stahlman
from The Roulette Rebel (rouletterebel.com) Feb 19, 2010
NY – Robert D. Stahlman of 3235 Riverside Drive departed for heaven on
Monday (Feb. 7, 2011). He had been ill for several years and was a
resident of the Highland Healthcare Center at the time of his death.
was born in Edinburg, PA to J. Reid and Edna Berlin Stahlman. He was a
graduate of Emlenton (PA) High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Air
Force. He married the love of his life, Charlotte Seel Stahlman, during
his tour of duty in Germany. Mr. Stahlman graduated with a bachelor’s
degree, cum laude, in mechanical engineering from Grove City (PA) College.
He also received his master’s degree in education from Rochester
Institute of Technology.
the next 10 years, he worked in the aerospace industry as a project
manager at Bell Aerosystems in Wheatfield and California. Robert came to
Wellsville and was an engineering manager for Air Preheater Co. In 1967,
he began his teaching career as a professor of engineering at Alfred State
College, retiring in 1992. He
had been a member of the local Kiwanis Club and several professional
besides his wife, Charlotte, are his children, R. Scott (Gayla) Stahlman
of Seneca Falls and Elke S. Peet of Wellsville; his grandchildren, Nicole
P. (Shiraz) Khan of Philadelphia, PA; and Marcus J. Peet of Wellsville; a
brother, Leland (Margaret) Stahlman of Port Allegany, PA; and several
nieces and nephews.
was predeceased by his mother, father, stepmother Amanda, brother, James,
and son-in-law John F. Pete. At his request, there will be no visitation.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorials may be made to
a charity of the donor’s choice.
are under direction of the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville.
Wanda R. Stahlman Clark
from exploreClarion.com February 7, 2011
R. Stahlman Clark,
89, of the Golden Living Center in Shippenville, PA, passed away at 7:28
a.m. at UPMC NW in Seneca on Saturday, February 05, 2011. Born October 19,
1921, in Porter Township, Clarion County, Wanda was the daughter of the
late Henry Forrest and Esther Pearl Kifer Blair.
was first married to James Lloyd Stahlman and he preceded her in death in
1970. She then was married to Henry A. Clark and he also preceded her in
death. Mrs. Clark was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church
in Franklin. She was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing and cooking.
Clark is survived by her son, Jack Stahlman of Andrews, NC; and her seven
grandchildren, Jamie, Jared, Jackie and Troy Stahlman, Deanna Messner,
Susan Shreffler and Chrissy Perry. She is also survived by her brother,
Wilbur Blair and his wife, Fern, of Shippenville; and her two sisters,
Mary Miller and her husband, Robert, of Pulaski, PA, and Clara Swigart of
In addition to her parents and
husbands, Mrs. Clark was preceded in death by her son, Gary Stahlman; and
her daughter, Jane Stahlman Lynn.
and family will be received at the Gardinier Funeral Home, Inc., 1315
Chestnut Street, Franklin on Tuesday, February 8, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Clark will be held at the Funeral Home at 12
noon on Tuesday, February 8, with Pastor Stephen Tiffany of Diamond
Evangelical United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in
Graham Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting
Gary M. Stahlman
from the Niagara Gazette January 8,
— Gary M. Stahlman, born March 27, 1949, following a brief illness. Gary
entered into the arms of the Lord, surrounded by his loving family, on
January 6, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Bernadine; son,
Jeffrey G. (Janet) Stahlman; daughter, Jennifer L. Stahlman; 6
grandchildren, Joseph Meyers, Jr., Kristofer Meyers, Dominic Biesuz, Alex
Conklin, Adriana Pizzillo, Jenna Stahlman; his father, Milton L. Stahlman;
brother, Mark D. Stahlman; brother-in-law, Edwin B. (Mary) Lewin, Jr.;
sisters-in-law, Edith (Gary) Hildebrandt, Elizabeth (Floyd) Harvey; many
beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.
was predeceased by his mother, Marylou Stahlman; sister-in-law, Mary
McClure; brother-in-law, Robert Lewin. In addition to his family Gary is
also survived by his lifelong friend, Robert Scott Grose, with whom he
shared his passion for music.
resided in Lewiston, NY, for 45 years and attended local schools. He was
employed by Olin Chemical Corp. in Niagara Falls and later transferred to
Arch Chemical (Olin) of Rochester, NY, where he was a dedicated employee
for a combined total of 38 years. The family would like to express
gratitude to the 3100 Staff at Unity Hospital as well as Dr. Masood, Dr.
Woodlock, Dr. Lui and his staff for their valiant kind and compassionate
Memorial Service will be held in honor of Gary at 11 AM on January 10,
2011 at Medina United Methodist Church, 22 West Center Street, Medina, NY.
Burial will be at a later date at the discretion of the family. Flowers
are gratefully declined. A donation may be made to a charity of one's
choice in honor of Gary's memory. Farrell-Ryan Funeral Home.
George H. Dye from MariettaTimes.com January 6, 2011
- George H. Dye, 72, of Newport, Ohio, died Tuesday (Jan. 4, 2011) at his
residence. He was born Feb. 13, 1938, in Parkersburg, a son of the late
Russell Earnie and Ada Stahlman Dye. He was retired from Union Carbide
after 28 years. He was a former member of the Moose in Marietta, and was a
U. S. Army veteran. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, working in his
garage, gardening, and he loved animals.
is survived by his wife of 50 years, Judy Adams Dye, one son, Scott Dye,
one grandson, Shane Dye, all of Newport, Ohio; three sisters, Elizabeth
Lauer and her husband, Walter, of Newport, Ohio, Dorothy Welch of Augusta,
Ga., Nancy Michaelis and her husband, Stanley, of Marietta; one brother,
Carl Dye of Newport, Ohio; sister-in-law, Mary Dye of Marietta; his
companion, "Sparky"; and several nieces and nephews. In addition
to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Russell Eugene Dye.
will be held Friday (Jan. 7, 2011) at 11 a.m. at the Ingram Funeral Home,
St. Marys, W.Va. with the Rev. Richard Heller officiating. Interment will
be in the East Lawn Memorial Park, Reno, Ohio. Friends may call from 2 to
4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday (today) and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the
Margaret C. (Stahlman) Carl Robison
from the Cumberland
Times-News Sept. 25, 2001
- Margaret C. Robison, 80, of LaVale, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at her
residence. Born April 18, 1921, in Ellerslie, she was the daughter of the
late Banks and Bessie (Davis) Stahlman. She was predeceased in death by
her first husband, Samuel F. Carl and second husband Frank "Red"
Robison; also a sister and two brothers.
was a member of the Ellerslie United Church of Christ, and was once
employed at the Braddock Medical Group. Surviving are one son, David Carl
and wife Karen of Madison, Ala.; two grandchildren, Daniel Carl of
Tennessee and Debra Carl of Oklahoma; two sisters, Donna Shaffer and
Anneva Horner, both of Hyndman, Pa.; and two brothers, Frank Stahlman of
Ellerslie and Curtis Stahlman of Breezewood, Pa.
will be received at the Hafer Chapel of the Hills Mortuary, 1302 National
Highway, LaVale, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services
will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday, Sept. 29. 2001, at 2
p.m. with the Rev. Steven L. Craft officiating. Interment will follow in
Rest Lawn Memorial Gardens, LaVale. Pallbearers will be John Snyder,
William Orndorff, William Jewell, Greg Warnick, Mark Miller, and Ron
Mary Ann (Gentry) Stahlman
Bedford Gazette, February 10, 1997
(Gentry) Stahlman, 24, of Cumberland, Md., died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997.
She was born March 23, 1972, in Cumberland, a daughter of Ronald H. and
Esther R. (Clites) Gentry of Cumberland.
May 6, 1996, she married Clarence E. Stahlman Jr., who survives along with
three daughters: Misty Boston of Locust Grove, and Kayla and Tess Cable of
Cumberland; a brother, Ronald Gentry Jr. of Wiley Ford, W.Va., and
maternal grandparents Woodrow and Irene Clites of Hyndman, RD 1. Mrs.
Stahlman was a massage therapist and a 1990 graduate of Fort Hill High
service: 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman,
with Pastor Roger D. Huffman officiating. Burial in Comps Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral
Thelma C. (Post) Erickson
From The Tribune, Ames, Iowa, December 24, 2010
Cloresa Erickson, 88, formerly of Nevada, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010,
at Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown. Funeral services will be at 11
a.m. Monday, Dec. 27, at Memorial Lutheran Church, 701 11th St., in
Nevada, with Pastor Myron D. Herzberg officiating. Burial will follow in
Nevada Municipal Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior
to the service at Memorial Lutheran Church.
was born May 3, 1922, in Nevada, to Clarence and Dora (Stahlman) Post. She
was a 1939 graduate of Nevada High School. On Feb. 22, 1948, she married
Rufus E. Erickson at Nevada Memorial Lutheran Church. She was an
administrative assistant at Sauer Danfoss in Ames before her retirement in
1987. She was a member of Memorial Lutheran Church and Ruth Circle.
is survived by two sons, Steven (Deb) D. Erickson, of Silvis, Ill., and
Alan E. Erickson, of Nevada; one daughter, Janeen (Loren) M. Driscoll, of
Nevada; six grandchildren, Becky Bell, Mike Winter, Chad and Vanessa
Erickson, Mark and Andrea Johnson, Eric Driscoll and Nicole Driscoll; and
four great-grandchildren, Morgan, Audrey, Carter and Ethan.
was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rufus, on Aug. 6, 1996;
one infant daughter, Marilee Ann Erickson in 1954; and five brothers,
Darrell, Bernice, Don, Lester and Norman Post. A memorial fund has
been established in Thelma’s name. Chet Ryan Mortuary in Nevada
has been entrusted with Thelma.
Ella A. Wilberding
from The Morning Sun, December 24, 2010
A. Wilberding (July 23, 1919 - Dec. 23, 2010) age 91 of Shepherd passed
away Thursday, December 23, 2010 at Woodland Hospice House with her family
by her side.
services will be Monday, December 27, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Vincent
DePaul Catholic Church in Shepherd with Fr. Fred Kawka and Fr. Bill Lugger
off. Interment will be in St. Vincent DePaul Cemetery. Visitation will be
Sunday, December 26, from 2-5p.m. at the Berry Funeral Home in Shepherd
and from 6-9p.m. at St Vincent DePaul church. There will be a Scripture
service at 7:00p.m. Sunday evening at St. Vincent DePaul Church.
Ella A. Wilberding was born July
23, 1919 in Shepherd to Stanley and Della (Parker) Stahlman. Ella's
mothers family being one of the founding families of Shepherd. She married
John H. Wilberding, August 30, 1945 at St. Vincent DePaul Church. Ella was
a member of St. Vincent DePaul Church. She retired from Shepherd Public
Schools after many years of teaching kindergarten and vocal music. Ella
enjoyed traveling across the US visiting Friends and Family and traveling
to Europe to visit where her husband John's family lived, but her favorite
place was Hawaii.
Ella is survived by her husband
John; seven children; Liz (Mike) Nurmikko of Heartland, John (Etty)
Wilberding of Whitewater, Wis., Kathy (Jerry) Swedorski of Grand Blanc,
Thomas (Diane) Wilberding of Clare, Pam (Jim) Lamb of Lansing, Patrick
(Theresa) Wilberding of Shepherd and Anne (Dan) Purse of Denver, CO. Ella
is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.
was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Clayton Stahlman.
Charles Ivan “Tippy” Dinger
from Punxsutawney Spirit November 12, 2010
Ivan “Tippy” Dinger, 97, Grove City, formerly of Knox Dale, died
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010. He was born Aug. 27, 1913, a son of the late
Joseph W. and Rachel E. (Wolfe) Dinger.
4, 1936, Mr. Dinger married Anna Mae Catherine (Miller) Dinger, who
preceded him in death Dec. 10, 1993. Dec. 17, 1994, he married Georgia A.
(Tanner) Dinger, who preceded him in death Aug. 28, 2007. He was a welder
by trade and attended the She-Muel Church in Worthville. Mr. Dinger was an
avid fisherman and hunter.
relatives include four sons, Charles F. Dinger and wife Ruth of Amelia,
Va., James R. Dinger and wife Helen of Harrisville, Joseph W. Dinger and
wife Wanda of Burlington, Ind., and Robert L. Dinger and Mary Ann Porada
of Punxsutawney; a daughter, Lorinda E. Marbell and husband Arthur D. Jr.
of Boyers; 15 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 11
great-great-grandchildren; and a number of step-children,
step-great-grandchildren and step-great-great-grandchildren.
addition to his parents and wives, he was preceded in death by a
son-in-law; three grandchildren; a brother; three sisters; and several
nieces and nephews.
memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at the
Methodist Church in Knox Dale with Pastor Joe Buckett officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction McKinney Funeral Home, Brookville.
Mildred L. Hoch
from The Punxsutawney Spirit
Mildred L. Hoch,
88, Sprankle Mills, died Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at her home. She was born
Feb. 2, 1922, in Oliver Township, a daughter of the late Manuel J. and
Myrtle (Moore) Burkett.
Jan. 20, 1944, she married Clarence L. Hoch, who preceded her in death
Jan. 17, 2010.
relatives include a son, Thomas Hoch and wife Sandy of Ringgold; two
daughters, Kathleen Smith and husband John of Punxsutawney and Millie
Reitz and husband Donald of Punxsutawney; 10 grandchildren; 21
great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law,
Martha Hoch of Sprankle Mills; a brother, Alton L. Burkett of
Punxsutawney; and a sister, Elva Fike of Mayport.
addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son,
Richard; a grandson, Joshua Reitz; and two sisters, Helen Todd and Martha
Dobson. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the
Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney. A funeral service will be held at 2
p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, at the funeral home with Pastor Chris
Golembiowski officiating. Interment will be in Barton Chapel Cemetery,
John M. Hollenbaugh from
The Punxsutawney Spirit, January 16, 2011
M. Hollenbaugh, 89, Punxsutawney, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at his
daughter’s home in Creedmoor, Texas. He was born Jan. 3, 1922, in Panic,
a son of the late Eli and Mabel (Hayes) Hollenbaugh. Mr. Hollenbaugh was
married to Grace E. Dinger, who preceded him in death June 18, 2008. He
was a member of the United States Army, having served in World War II. Mr.
Hollenbaugh was a member of the Dora Evangelical Church. He enjoyed
woodworking and was a general contractor.
relatives include two daughters, Nancy Snyder and husband Richard of
Creedmoor, Texas, and Pat McLaughlin of DuBois; three sisters, Esther
Brestovich of DuBois, Doris Thunburg of Beaver and Frances Fisher of North
Tonawanda, N.Y.; a brother, Al Lee Hollenbaugh of Punxsutawney; six
grandchildren, Tammy and Ricky Snyder, Marsha Schroeder, Michael and Mark
McLaughlin and Melissa McCleary; and four great-grandchildren, Krystin and
Taylor Snyder, and Matthew and Makaya McLaughlin.
addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a sister,
Luella Whitesell; two brothers, David and Toby Hollenbaugh; and an infant
are incomplete and under the direction of the Deeley Funeral Home,
Franklin Joel Mowrey,
95, Brockway, March 12, 2011 from Dailyitem.com
— Franklin Joel Mowrey, 95, a resident at Highland View Health Care
Center, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2011, at Highland View.
was born April 14, 1915, in Ohl, a son of the late Abraham F. and Viola L.
(Thomas) Mowrey. He was married to the former Betty Brocious who preceded
him in death.
was a graduate of Brookville High School and Clarion University with a
bachelor of arts in History. He taught school at Brockway Area High School
and then served in the Navy during World War II in the office at Lake
Geneva, N.Y. Following his service time, he entered the University of
Buffalo and graduated with a master’s in school administration.
became a claims adjuster and then purchased his own insurance company in
DuBois. After selling this business, he became a licensed stock broker. He
had served as a Brockway school board member, a member of Free and
Accepted Masons Lodge 370, Ridgway, and also was a Shriner.
was an avid outdoorsman and marksman. He built his own camp in 1950, next
to the State Game Lands of the original Ross Leffler School of
Conservation. He spent his summers as a fishing guide in Canada. Most of
all, Frank had a love of training beagles for trial events and a love for
Tennessee Walker and five gaited horses which he shared with his daughter.
Frank also had a passion for reading, especially the newspaper, and Time
and Fortune magazines. He could discuss any subject including Penn State
and the Steelers. A great deal of his time was spent on gardening and
raising beautiful flowers.
is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Donna L. and Dr. H. Richard
Ward, of Mifflinburg; six grandchildren, Darin Ward, of Lewisburg, Devin
Ward, of San Luis Obispo, Calif., Dana and Melinda Ward, of Apalchia,
N.Y., Dr. Danielle Ward, of Downington, Daniette and Vincent Kane, of
Beaver, and Darica Ward, of Lambertville, N.J.; and four
great-grandchildren, Darius, David, Samantha and Christopher.
was preceded in death by four sisters, Ada Reitz, Jenney Miller, Olive
Rhodes and Katie Stahlman, and one brother, Harry Mowrey.
will be no public visitation and a private funeral will be held at the
convenience of the family. Burial will be in the Bethel Lutheran Cemetery,
Ohl. Memorials in Franklin’s memory may be made to Brockway Presbyterian
Church, 817 Main St., Brockway, PA 15824
790. John B. Stahlman from
The Tonawanda News March 01, 2011
— John B. Stahlman, age 78, of Wheatfield, was called to his heavenly
home on February 27, 2011 at his residence, after a lengthy illness. Born
in Shippenville, PA, on October 4, 1932 to the late Phillip and Lena
received his Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from Penn State and came
to Western NY in 1962. John was employed as a Civil Engineer for the
City of Tonawanda, until his retirement in 1989. He was a U.S. Army
Veteran serving during the Korean War, of which he received the Korean
Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service
Medal and Good Conduct Medal. Hobbies and interests included
gardening, bowling, country music, visiting his family in PA and spending
quality time with his grandchildren.
include his devoted wife, Joanne C. (Care) Stahlman. They were united in
marriage on October 8, 1955; two children, John T. (Joy) Stahlman of
Wheatfield and Lori (Eric) Follendorf of Pendleton; six grandchildren,
Lisa, David, Michael, Matthew and Heather Rose Stahlman and Nikolette
Cipolla; and two sisters, Natalie Vadja of Cleveland, OH and Mary Stahlman
of Warren, PA. He was predeceased by a brother, Phillip H. Stahlman; and
two sisters, Beulah Burris and Eunice Altmire.
private family service was held at the DUBOIS FUNERAL HOME, with the Rev.
Joe Dumphrey, officiating. Inurnment will be in Acacia Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans Administration.
Mitchell Dean Stahlman,
March 2, 2011 from Solomons Word To the Wise
PA - Mitchell Dean Stahlman, 85, formerly of Eldred, died Wednesday (Feb.
23, 2011) at Sena Kean Manor in Smethport following a long illness. Born
Jan. 1, 1926, he was a son of Brinton M. and Lula C. Campbell Stahlman.
Dean was a 1942 graduate of Eldred High School and in 1950 received a
degree in business from St. Bonaventure University.
lifelong resident of Eldred, he was a veteran of World War II, having
served with the U.S. Army Infantry in the European Theater. He had owned
and operated the Western Auto Store in Eldred from 1951 until his
retirement in 1982. Dean was a past member of Eldred American Legion Post
887, Eldred VFW Post 2092 and the Eldred Conservation Club. He loved
riding his motorcycle and driving his Corvette, and he enjoyed hunting and
are two daughters, Trudy (Bill) Russell of New Kingston, N.Y., and Terri
(Alan) Rees of Greenville, S.C.; two grandchildren, Casey and Heather
Russell; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother,
Max Stahlman; and a sister, Kathryn Aiken.
funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial
will be in Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred. Arrangements are under direction of
the Frame Funeral Home, Eldred.
Opal D. Bullers
from The Courier Express, DuBois, Pa,
March 2, 2011
D. Bullers, 95, Brookville, died Sunday, February 27, 2011 at Brookside
Assisted Living, Brookville. She was born Oct. 27, 1915, in Knoxdale, a
daughter of the late William Dickey and Emma Rhodes Dickey. She was
married to A. Clair Bullers on Aug. 28, 1940. He preceded her in death
June 23, 1976.
was a graduate of Clarion University in Elementary Education. She retired
as a school teacher from Pinecreek Elementary School in the Brookville
Area School District. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in
Brookville and the ADK Teachers Sorority.
include a daughter, Martha Knott of Perkiomenville; five grandchildren,
seven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was also
preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters and a daughter, Sally
will be received from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9-11 a.m. Thursday at
the McKinney Funeral Home, Brookville. A funeral service will be held at
11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Gary Russell officiating.
Burial will be in Butler Cemetery, Pinecreek Township. Memorials donations
may be made to China Harvest, PO Box 12249, Wichita, KS 67277; American
Heart Association, Northwest Central PA Chapter, 501 Howard Ave., Bldg. D.
Suite 101, Altoona, PA 16601; Rebecca M. Arthurs Library, 223 Valley St.,
Brookville, PA 15825 or to the First Baptist Church, 101 Main St.,
Brookville, PA 15825.
Opal May (Nelson) Griffin
from The Gazette on 02/20/2011 (Gazette.com) Colorado Springs, Colorado
May (Nelson) Griffin, 98, passed away on February 18, 2011. She was a
longtime resident of Colorado Springs. Opal worked for many years at the
Cooper-Lidtke drugstore in Old Colorado City. She was a light-hearted soul
who enjoyed spending time with her family. She will long be remembered for
her laugh, her love of picnics, her delicious homemade cinnamon rolls and
divinity, and her beautiful sweet pea garden.
was preceded in death by her husband, Percy Griffin; her parents, William
B. and Maggie R. (Evans) Nelson; her brothers Robert, Oakley, William, and
George Nelson; and her sisters Veva Stahlman, Vera McCarty, and Dorothy
is survived by a sister, Erma P. Conrad, along with many nieces and
nephews. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM on Monday, February
21, 2011 at Blunt Mortuary, 2229 W. Colorado Avenue, Colorado Springs,
Colorado. Graveside services will be at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, February 22,
2011 at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave. in Colorado Springs.
Online condolences at www.bluntmortuary.org.
Robert B. Schugars
from thecourierexpress.com March 3, 2011
B. Schugars, 86, Nelson's Golden Year Assisted Living, DuBois, formerly of
Brookville, died Wednesday at DuBois Regional Medical Center. Born in
Brookville Sept. 1, 1924, he was a son of the late Eugene Earl and Celia
E. Wiles Schugars. He had been a laborer and repaired railroad tank cars
for Sharon Transportation Co.. He is survived by one sister, Margaret J.
Maleski of DuBois. He was preceded in death by one brother, Donald E.
Robert B., Nelson's Golden Year Assisted Living, DuBois, formerly of
Brookville, died March 2, 2011. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9
p.m. Friday at the McKinney Funeral Home in Brookville. A funeral service
will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Albert Knaggs and
Shannon Myers officiating. Burial will be in Lakelawn Memorial Park in
Reynoldsville. Memorial donations may be made to Rebecca M. Arthur's
Memorial Library, 223 Valley St. Brookville, PA, 15825.
Robert Elwood Campbell
from Cumberland Times-News March 2, 2011
MILLS, Pa. — Robert Elwood Campbell, 87, of Buffalo Mills, went to be
with the Lord Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at Altoona Regional Hospital. He was
born Dec. 3, 1923, in Hyndman, a son of the late Fred M. and Stella Mae (Deneen)
Campbell. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy
A. (Elbin) Campbell in 2007; a grandson, Sean E. Campbell in 1991; and a
sister, Ethel Lafferty.
is survived by nine children, Robert R. Campbell and wife Alice (Mearkle)
of Buffalo Mills; Laura E. Shaffer and husband Lawrence of Hyndman;
William C. Campbell and wife Diane (Shaffer) of Buffalo Mills; Vanessa G.
Shaffer and husband Ronald of Manns Choice; Fred R. Campbell and wife
Jennifer (Hinish) of Clayton, N.C.; Gay D. Twigg and husband James Jr. of
Buffalo Mills; Faith J. Price and husband Donald Jr. of Bedford; Irma J.
Miller and husband Paul of Brockway; and Nancy K. Lafferty and husband
Dale of Buffalo Mills; 26 grandchildren, Angie, Robert Jr., Shannon, Sean,
Anne, Ruth, Michelle, Becky, Jessica, Ronnie, Jennifer, Amanda, Clint,
Missy, Jimmy, Amber, Travis, Autumn, Donnie, Tyler, Trista, Brandy, Josh,
Ryan, Krystal and Stephen; 32 great-grandchildren, Cody, Mikala, Alexa,
Kiara, Cole, Laken, Shayla, Britney, Logan, Jaylyn, McKinly, Kia, Mikala,
Alyssa, Juliana, Stella, Nevaeh, Macie, Anna, Alyssa, Kendra, Andrea,
Olivia, Carter, Freddie, Madison, Miley, Harley, Landon, Addison, Mikala
and Haleigh; one great-great-grand-daughter, Natalie; brothers, Glenn
Campbell, Clyde Campbell, Earl Campbell and Donald Campbell; sisters,
Mabel Burkett, Elizabeth Stuby, Dorothy Turner, Rosalee Stahlman and
Mildred Miller, all of Hyndman.
Campbell was a U.S. Army veteran serving in World War II in the Cavalry in
Germany and France.
retired from the Kelly Springfield Tire Company after 32 years. He was a
member of the Buffalo Mills United Methodist Church. He was a loving
husband and grandfather. He enjoyed gardening, watching the Steelers and
Pirates, spending time with all of his grandchildren and the children at
his daughter Faith’s daycare.
will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Inc., 169 Clarence
St., Hyndman, on Wednesday from 3 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday from 10 to 11
a.m. A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday
at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Mark Griffith officiating. Burial will follow at
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Juniata Township, Bedford County, with military
honors by the Fort Bedford Honor Guard.
lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Buffalo Mills United Methodist
Church, c/o Richard Barkley, 5804 Diehl Road, Manns Choice, PA 15550.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.zeiglerfuneralhome.com.
M. Paul Groves, Sr.
Paul Groves, Sr., owner of Paul’s Automatic Transmissions in Terrell for
25 years, left unexpectedly to be with his Lord and Savior on Nov. 17,
2010. He is survived by his wife of 51 years Velma Groves, daughter
Diane Falt and husband Eric and their son Randall Paul Groves, son Paul,
Jr. and wife Sandra, and granddaughters: Alisha Groves-Lay and Elizabeth
Groves. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter Amy Groves.
was laid to rest Nov. 18, 2010 at Highland Memorial Gardens with the Rev.
Jim Weems officiating. Paul will be remembered by his friends and
family for his honesty, quality work and for the way he treated everyone
with respect and dignity. He will be greatly missed.
Erma Pearl (Nelson) Conrad
from The Gazette, Colorado Springs 03/20/2011
Pearl (Nelson) Conrad, 92, passed away on March 2, 2011. She was born in
Colorado Springs and was a life-long Colorado resident. Erma enjoyed
gardening, playing the organ, and spending time with her family. She was
preceded in death by her husband, William F. Conrad; her son; Robert L.
Conrad; her parents, William B. and Maggie R. (Evans) Nelson; her brothers
Robert, Okley, William, and George Nelson; and her sisters Veva Stahlman,
Vera McCarty, Dorothy Hill, and Opal Griffin. She is survived by many
nieces and nephews who will miss her sweet and loving nature.
Joan Carol (Booker) Hobbs
from KATU.com Portland, Oregon
Carol Hobbs, 71, of Albany went home to be with her Lord peacefully at the
Mennonite Home on Friday (March 18, 2011) with her children by her side.
Joan was born (June 18, 1939) in Astoria to Willard and Naida Stahlman
Booker. She grew up in the Detroit and Holly/Sweet Home areas. She married
William E. Hobbs on May 23, 1979. They were married 31 years.
and her husband, Bill lived in Lebanon and Albany all their married life.
Mom loved to be with her family and her grandchildren. They were members
of Albany First Assembly of God and she hardly ever missed going to
church. She loved the Lord with all of her heart. Joan loved the music and
rarely missed the musicals or times when her daughter would sing.
loved to embroider and sew with her sisters and spend time together. She
loved her Siamese cat, Sassy and their dog, Boomer. “She was the most
amazing mother, grandmother, sister and auntie we could have ever asked
for. She always put her family first. She had an amazing smile that would
light up the room and will live forever in the hearts of all who knew her.
We all loved her and will miss her amazing unconditional love that she
gave to all she knew.”
are her son, Dan Hanson; daughter Joni Killgore; grandsons Chris and
Andrew; granddaughter Sarah; sister Marge Crooke; nieces Debbie Still and
husband Mike, Robin Keener, and Cheryl Ramsey and husband Jay; nephew Jim
Hubbard and wife Linda; and other nieces and nephews; and many dear and
was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William, just 4 months ago
on Oct. 29, 2010; her parents; sisters Dorothy and Lorraine; brother
Norman; and previous husband John W. Hanson, who died in 1975. A memorial
service to celebrate her life will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at the
Albany First Assembly of God Church, 2817 Santiam Highway S.E., Albany.
Lisa J. Ishman from
the courierexpress.com March 11, 2011
J. Ishman, 47, Pride Street, Brookville, died Wednesday at Presbyterian
Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born Aug. 3, 1964, in Brookville, a daughter
of the late James Ishman and Joan Stahlman Ishman. She made her home with
Butch Radaker for 11 years. She was a graduate of Brookville Area High
School. She worked for 18 years at the Jefferson Manor prior to her
illness in 2004. She was a member of the Brookville Fireman's Club and
enjoyed her cats, friends and good food.
Lisa J., Pride Street, Brookville, died March 9, 2011. Friends will be
received from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the McKinney Funeral Home in
Brookville. A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the
funeral home with the Rev. Richard Alger officiating. Burial will be in
Riggs Cemetery, Warsaw Township. Memorial donations may be made to: PAWS
(Clarion Co. Humane Society), PO Box 804, Clarion, PA 16214 or to the
American Red Cross, 18 Western Ave., Suite B, Brookville, PA 15825.
John Calvin Raybuck
from The Oil City Derrick August 20, 2009
Calvin Raybuck, 83, of New Bethlehem, died Tuesday evening, Aug. 18, 2009,
at the Clarion Hospital. Born April 5, 1926, in Redbank Township, he was
the son of Harry I. and Pearl J. Dinger Raybuck.
Raybuck was a United States Army Veteran serving during World War II.
After his discharge from the Army, he finished his education, graduating
from Clarion-Limestone High School. He was married Aug. 5, 1950, to the
former Bernadine Williams, who survives. They recently celebrated 59 years
of marriage. Mr. Raybuck was employed by the A&P Supermarket in New
Bethlehem and Rimersburg until his retirement.
attended the First Church of God in New Bethlehem and enjoyed attending
church, hunting, fishing, gardening, reading and spending time with his
children, grandchildren, and especially his four great-grandchildren.
addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Carol Sayers and her
husband, Donald, of New Bethlehem; a son, Randy Raybuck and his wife,
Cindy, of Fairmount City; four grandchildren, Jason Sayers and his wife,
Cristin, of Erie, Kimberly Foringer and her husband, Ryan, of New
Bethlehem, Nicole Burns and her husband, Bryan, of Leeper and Toby Raybuck
and his wife, Kayla, of Hawthorn.
is also survived by four great-grandchildren: Madison and Mackenzie
Foringer and Ethan and Makenna Burns; a sister, Jenny Hetrick; three
brothers, Charles Raybuck and his wife, Betty, George Raybuck and his
wife, Ethel and William Raybuck and his wife, Joanne; and numerous nieces
and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a
brother, Jack Raybuck; a sister, Helen Filetti and an infant sister.
will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Rupert Funeral
Home, 301 Penn St., New Bethlehem. Funeral services will be held at 11
a.m. Friday in the funeral home. The Rev. John Phillips, pastor of the
First Church of God in New Bethlehem, will officiate.
will follow in New Bethlehem Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given
to the American Cancer Society, 133B West Main St., Clarion, 16214. Online
condolences may be sent to John’s family at www.rupertfuneralhomes.com