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701. Leon Lafayette Stahlman from http://www.funeraldigest.com/obituaries/?id=138578857

Leon 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.

Leon 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.

702. Clyde D. Stahlman from The Salina Journal Salina.com   Salina, Kansas Date: Feb. 14, 2002

ENCINO, Calif. - Clyde D. Stahlman, 78, Encino, died Dec. 23, 2001.

Mr. 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.

702B. Clyde Davis Stahlman  From the Los Angeles Daily News on January 3, 2002

Clyde 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.

Clyde 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.

Clyde 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

703. 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.

In 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 father.

Friends 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.

704. Evelyn Carey (Kerr) Odom from

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/beaumontenterprise/obituary.aspx?n=evelyn-carey-odom-kerr&pid=137952615

Evelyn 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 supporter.

She 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.

705. Ester (Kifer) Blair From find a grave

RIMERSBURG - 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 Church, Rimersburg.

She was 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.

706. Henry F. Blair from The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, Pa. Feb 18 1963.

NEW 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.

Mr. 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.

Friends 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.

707. 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.

In 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.

Also 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.

Preceding 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 sisters.

Friends 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.

708. Violette E. (Ewald) Bowman from The Niagara Gazette    niagara-gazette.com

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 cherished friends.

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

709. Samuel Care 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.

710. Robert G. Showden from

http://obit.beardsleyfuneralhome.com/obitdisplay.html?id=29371&clientid=beardsleyfuneralhome&listing=Found

Robert 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 faith.

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.

Funeral 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.

711. Esther I. (Showden) Hubler from

http://obit.beardsleyfuneralhome.com/obitdisplay.html?id=595683&clientid=beardsleyfuneralhome&listing=Found

Esther 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.

Mrs. 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.

Funeral 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.

712. James J. Zevalking from: http://www.dailycamera.com/obits/ci_14173107

James 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.

Private services. Memorials may be made to The Mental Health Foundation serving Boulder and Broomfield Counties.

713. Rose E. (Shindledecker) Wunder from The Torrington (Wyoming) Telegram

http://www.torringtontelegram.com/v2_news_articles.php?heading=0&page=37&story_id=3911

Posted: Wednesday, Dec 30th, 2009 May 18, 1923 – December 25, 2009

Funeral 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.

Rose 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.

Rose 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. Penney.

Rose 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 sisters.

714. Clarence L. (Whistle) Hoch from The Punxsutawney Spirit

Clarence 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.

In 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.

In 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.

Friends 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.

715. William D. Shick from the Punxsutawney Spirit

William 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.

716. Selma (Hobbett) Carlson from Jamestown Post Journal, Jamestown, NY

Selma 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 Hobbet.

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.

717. Morris I. Carlson from the Jamestown Post Journal July 8, 1968

Morris 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.

Mr. 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.

Surviving 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.

Funeral 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 Fund.

718. James D. “Buzz” Bussard from the Punxsutawney Spirit

James 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.

Mr. 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 ironworker.

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 horses.

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 Kurtis Fetzer.

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 Griffin.

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

719. Grace Glendora (Flockerzi) Perry from the Oil City Derrick

Grace 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.

She 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.

Surviving 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.

She 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.

Friends 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.

720.    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.

Surviving 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.

721. Mae P. (Cowan) Smith Burns from the Jefferson Democrat February 10, 2005

Mae 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.

She 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.

She 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.

Friends 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.

722. Harry R. Orris from the Jefferson Democrat, Brookville Pa September 9, 2005

Rev. 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.

Rev. 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 Society.

Surviving 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.

Also 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 E. Orris.

Funeral 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.

723. W. Ray Smith from the Jefferson Democrat April 14, 2005

W. 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.

Mr. 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.

Surviving 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.

Funeral 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.

724. H. Allen Glontz from the Jefferson Democrat, Brookville, Pa August 11, 2005

H. 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 Breakey Glontz.

Mr. 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.

Mr. 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.

In 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.

He 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.

Friends 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 Cemetery, Corry.

Memorials 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.

725. Mary E. (Smith) Stahlman from the Cumberland Times-News

February 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.

Also 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.

Mrs. 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.

Friends 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

726. 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.

727. Harry Burton Blair from The Derrick, (Oil City, Pa.) Monday, August 13, 1973

COCHRANTON - 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.

Mr. 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.

Removal 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.

728. Frank Watson from the Oil City Derrick

Frank 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.

He 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.

He 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.

The 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.

729. 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 being built.

He 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.

GINTHER: 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.

730. Primo “Cookie” Racchini, 97 from the Punxsutawney Spirit March 6, 2010

Primo “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.

Mr. 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.

Surviving 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.

Friends 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 Township.

731. 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 her family.

Mrs. 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.

Her family also has a website memorial at: http://www.mem.com/ContentDisplay.aspx?ID=10578319

732. Patricia L. Hays from the DeLand Beacon, Florida

Patricia 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.

A 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.

Funeral 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.

Her 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 Church.

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 cunningham@cunninghamfh.com.

734. James A. White the Globe-Leader, New Wilmington, Pa from http://globe-leader.com/obituaries.htm as retrieved on Apr 3, 2008

James 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.

Survivors 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.

In 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.

735. 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.

He 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 six years.

He 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.

He 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.
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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.

736. Arthur W. Blair From The Oil City Derrick - Jan. 23, 1996

NEW 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 Community Church.

Surviving, 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 Bethlehem.

Preceding 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

737. 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.

Surviving 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, N.Y.

Friends 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.

738. Nancy J. (Grumling) Fedullo (04/15/10) from Delmarvaobits.com

Nancy 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.

Wife of the late Harry Fedullo. Daughter of the late Leonard E. and Fonda L. Stahlman Grumling;

SURVIVORS: 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.

SERVICE 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

MEMORIAL 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 19078-2284

739. Theadore A. "Ted" Knapp from The Leader-Vindicator

Theadore 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.

Mr. 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.

In 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.

In 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.

Friends 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.

740. Beverly Raye (Stahlman) DeSanto from the Tyler Morning Telegraph, May 13, 2010

Beverly 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 his death.

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- 8058.

741. James D. Taylor from JCONLINE.com Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana, May 14, 2010

James 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 great-grandchildren.

Surviving 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.

Also 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.

Visitation 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

742. Doris M. (Minich) Kutz from The Punxsutawney Spirit May 17, 2010

Doris 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.

Mrs. 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 Pittsburgh Steelers.

Surviving 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 and Ethel.

Friends 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.

743. Malcolm Brent "Bud" Mortimer, 80 from the Leader-Vindicator / Dubois Courier Express

Malcolm 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 in 1994.

Mr. 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.

Survivors 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.

In 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.

In 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.

744. 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.

Mr. 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 family.

In 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.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, John Shaffer and Murray Shaffer; and a sister, Ethel Shreckengost.

Funeral 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.

745. Lorain W. "Gabe" Heeter cache of http://www.joycetice.com/obitcemt/austiobit.htm

Heeter, 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.

Gabe 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.

Besides 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 09/01/06.

746. Phyllis Maxine Manning from The Derrick, Feb. 24, 2006

Phyllis 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.

Mrs. 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.

She 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.


In 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.

747. 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 great-grandson.

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.

748. Mary (Barnett) Carnes from The Erie Times-News May 31, 2010

Mary 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.

Mary 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.

Friends 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

749. Harry I. Geer Jr. The Derrick, June 3, 2005

Harry 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.

Mr. 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.

He 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. Wade Watson.

The 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 City 16301

750. Dwight McQuiston from http://www.robinsonlytleinc.com/html/obit1.htm?keepThis=true&TB_iframe=true

E. 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.

Mr. 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.

He 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.

In 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.

Friends 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.

Memorial 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.

751. Lowell Campbell Stahlman from the Pueblo Chieftain.com

Lowell 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.

He 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.

Lowell 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.

Lowell 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 condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

752. James L. Stahlman from the Oil City Derrick February 26, 1970 J. Stahlman, 50, Dies

FRANKLIN – 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.

He 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.

He 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.

The 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.

753. Charles W. Spuck The Derrick, Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Charles 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 fields.

Mr. 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.

Also 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 grandchildren.

He 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.

In 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.

Friends 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.

754. 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 family.

Survivors include 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 

755. John L. Byerly from The Leader Times, Kittanning, Pa. Feb. 1, 1965, Monday, Pg. 15

John 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 (Burkett) Byerly.

Mr. 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.

Surviving 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 death.

BYERLY - 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) 

756. Charles King Mohney from the Mohney Family file at the Vandergrift Museum and Historical Society, no date given, unknown newspaper. Headstone shows 1939

LONG ILLNESS ENDS IN DEATH OF CHARLES MOHNEY, AGED 68

Charles K. Mohney, aged 68, died early yesterday morning in his home at 308 Emerson Street following eighteen months of illness.

He 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.

Mr. Mohney was born August 16, 1872, the son of Adam and Emma Schugars Mohney, in Emerickville.

He 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.

The 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)

757. Katherine (Mowery) Mohney from the Valley News Dispatch Dec. 10, 1962

Katherine (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 home.

She 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 grandchildren.

Friends 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.

758. 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.

He 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.

He 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.

759a. Betty May Stahlman from the Butler Eagle on July 22, 2010

Betty 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.

She 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.

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 one brother-in-law, Ronald J. Smith.

STAHLMAN - Private graveside services will be held for Betty May Stahlman, who died Tuesday, July 20, 2010.

In 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.

759b. 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 nephews.

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)

760. Osmer Brosius Unknown newspaper

Osmer 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.

Surviving 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)

761. Denise S. (Stahlman) Leonard from www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com

Port 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 nursing degree.

Mrs. 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.

In 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.

Visitation 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

762. Helen L. (Brocious) Huffman from unknown newspaper

Helen 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 7, 1978.

A 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. 

In 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.

(from Darla)

763. Malcolm R. Kuhn Unknown Newspaper possibly the Derrick Malcolm Kuhn Succumbs in Brookville

Clarion – 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.

He 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.

Funeral 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.

764. Edwin D. Mohney from the Buffalo News, July 4, 1996

Edwin 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.

Survivors 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.

A 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.

765. William Schuckers from The Gary Post-Tribune August 14, 1974

Schuckers, 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.

Survivors: 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.

766. Josephine D. (Alessi) West from The Tonawanda News, July 26, 2010

TONAWANDA — 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.

Beloved 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.

Josephine 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.

No 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.

767. Bette (McClimans) Searle from GoErie.com Aug 15, 2010

Bette 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.

Also 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 44130

768. Bessie (Davis) Stahlman from the Cumberland Evening Times, March 5, 1969

ELLERSLIE — 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.

Friends 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

Funeral 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.

Mrs. 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.

Surviving 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.

Pallbearers 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.

770. Jeremiah Mowery from The Jeffersonian Democrat, Thursday December 5, 1929

JEREMIAH 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.

Mr. 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.

Mr. 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.

Funeral 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 Cemetery.

Among 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.

771. Mabel (Harmon) Stahlman & Byerly from unknown newspaper

SERVICES TODAY FOR MABEL BYERLY (Written on obit:  Looks like, Oct. 19, 1961 - not sure if it's a 6)

Funeral 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.

Mrs. 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 Church.

Surviving 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)

772. Bernice E. (Miller) Merrow from The Punxsutawney Spirit

Bernice 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.

In 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 Hetrick.

In 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.

Friends 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.

773 H. Frederick Wall from the Butler Eagle Newspaper, Tuesday, July 9, 2002

H. 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.

Surviving 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.

A memorial service was held July 5 in Richmond.  A private burial will be later at Jerusalem Lutheran Cemetery, Wayne Township. (from Darla )

774. Rodger L. Cowan from The Courier-Express/Tri-County – Dubois, Pa

Rodger 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.

After 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 State Park.

Surviving 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.

To 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 arnerfc@arnerfuneralchapel.com.

775. Helen (Bowersox) Edder Edelen from the Leader Vindicator 07/14/2010

Helen 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.

Mrs. 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.

Survivors 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 Bethlehem.

In 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, Pat.

Funeral 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  from http://bauerfuneralhome.com/viewObit.php?oID=415

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 driller.

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, WV.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Jim and Franklin Wegman.Interment will be held in the Mountain State Memorial Gardens, WV.

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 nephews.

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, Gertrude Wolfe.

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, Ringgold.

778. Robert D. Stahlman from The Roulette Rebel (rouletterebel.com) Feb 19, 2010

WELLSVILLE, 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.

He 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.

For 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 organizations.

Surviving 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.

He 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.

Arrangements are under direction of the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville.

779. Wanda R. Stahlman Clark from exploreClarion.com February 7, 2011

Wanda 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.

She 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.

Mrs. 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 Shippenville.

In addition to her parents and husbands, Mrs. Clark was preceded in death by her son, Gary Stahlman; and her daughter, Jane Stahlman Lynn.

Friends 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 www.gardinierfuneralhome.com.

780. Gary M. Stahlman from the Niagara Gazette January 8, 2011

LEWISTON — 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.

Gary 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.

Gary 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 support.

A 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.

781. George H. Dye from MariettaTimes.com January 6, 2011

NEWPORT - 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.

He 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.

Services 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 funeral home.

782. Margaret C. (Stahlman) Carl Robison from the Cumberland Times-News Sept. 25, 2001

LAVALE - 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.

She 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.

Friends 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 Shaffer.

783. Mary Ann (Gentry) Stahlman from The Bedford Gazette, February 10, 1997

MaryAnn (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.

On 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 School.

Funeral 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 home.

784. Thelma C. (Post) Erickson From The Tribune, Ames, Iowa, December 24, 2010

Thelma 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.

 Thelma 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.

 She 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.

 She 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.

785. Ella A. Wilberding from The Morning Sun, December 24, 2010

Ella 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.

Funeral 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.

Ella was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Clayton Stahlman.

786. Charles Ivan “Tippy” Dinger from Punxsutawney Spirit November 12, 2010

Charles 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.

April 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.

Surviving 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.

In 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.

A 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.

787. 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.

Surviving 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.

In 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, Sprankle Mills.

788. John M. Hollenbaugh from The Punxsutawney Spirit, January 16, 2011

John 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.

Surviving 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.

In 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 brother.

Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.

789. Franklin Joel Mowrey, 95, Brockway, March 12, 2011 from Dailyitem.com

BROCKWAY — Franklin Joel Mowrey, 95, a resident at Highland View Health Care Center, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2011, at Highland View.

He 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.

Franklin 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.

He 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.

Frank 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.

He 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.

He was preceded in death by four sisters, Ada Reitz, Jenney Miller, Olive Rhodes and Katie Stahlman, and one brother, Harry Mowrey.

There 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

WHEATFIELD — 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 (Rankin) Stahlman.

He 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.

Survivors 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.

A 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.

791. Mitchell Dean Stahlman, March 2, 2011 from Solomons Word To the Wise

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ELDRED, 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.

A 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 fishing.

Surviving 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.

Private 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.

792. Opal D. Bullers  from The Courier Express, DuBois, Pa,  March 2, 2011

Opal 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.

She 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.

Survivors 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 Mentzell.

Friends 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.

793. Opal May (Nelson) Griffin from The Gazette on 02/20/2011 (Gazette.com) Colorado Springs, Colorado

Opal 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.

She 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 Hill.

She 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.

794. Robert B. Schugars from thecourierexpress.com March 3, 2011

Robert 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. Schugars.

SCHUGARS: 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.

795. Robert Elwood Campbell from Cumberland Times-News March 2, 2011

BUFFALO 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.

He 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.

Mr. Campbell was a U.S. Army veteran serving in World War II in the Cavalry in Germany and France.

Robert 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.

Friends 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.

In 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.

796. M. Paul Groves, Sr. From Terrelltribune.com  Terrell, Texas

M. 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.

Paul 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.

797. Erma Pearl (Nelson) Conrad from The Gazette, Colorado Springs 03/20/2011

Erma 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.

798. Joan Carol (Booker) Hobbs from KATU.com Portland, Oregon

Joan 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.

Joan 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.

Joan 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.”

Surviving 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 wonderful friends.

Joan 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.

799. Lisa J. Ishman from the courierexpress.com March 11, 2011

Lisa 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.

ISHMAN: 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.

800. John Calvin Raybuck from The Oil City Derrick August 20, 2009

John 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.

Mr. 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.

He 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.

In 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.

He 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.

Friends 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.

Interment 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

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