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Monday, May 23, 2016

Cameron County Community Chest 2016 Fund Drive May Update

Cameron County Community Chest 2016 Fund Drive May Update

As of May 23th, we have collected $20,921 toward our $20,200 goal. Thanks to all who have contributed. We will keep the 2016 Fund Drive open until September 30, 2016.

This month’s featured organization will be the Friends of the Library.

The Friends of the Library helps to maintain the many important services of the Barbara Moscato Brown Public Library. To generate funds, they have an annual Membership Drive in the spring; Used Book Sale during the summer; and the ‘Donate and Say Merry Christmas’ project in November and December. The funds generated help the library to:  Continue free services such as the public computer stations offering free internet service  Provide the latest materials for reading, listening, and viewing  Present public programs in conjunction with the Cameron County Arts  Support the Emporium Garden Club which decorates the library throughout the year and also maintains the exterior plantings  Add needed shelving and other furnishings  Maintain the library building including exterior, interior, and the multi-purpose room which is used by many community organizations.  Provide children’s programs, including Story Hour and Summer Reading Program

The Used Book Sale is held in conjunction with “Arts Fest in the Wilds”. This year the project will begin with set up on June 28th, and the sale to run from Wednesday, June 29th through Saturday, July 2nd during library hours.

The Friends of the Library are currently preparing for the annual Membership Drive. If you would like to find out more about the Friends of the Library, join the group or to make a donation, stop in at the Barbara Moscato Brown Public Library or contact Nancy Zoschg.

No donation/memorial is too small. Please send your tax-deductible contribution to: Cameron County Community Chest, PO Box 134, Emporium, PA. 15834, Attn: Judd Schager. Help to support the Recreation Board, Community Nurses, Red Cross, Friends of the Library, the Package Team, and the Garden Club.

Sunday, May 22, 2016


It’s Fish for Free Day throughout Pennsylvania. Fish-for-Free Days allow anyone (resident or non-resident) to legally fish on Pennsylvania waterways on the designated days with NO FISHING LICENSE REQUIRED (Trout/Salmon and Lake Erie permits are also NOT required).
All other fishing regulations still apply.

11th Annual David Hutton Memorial 5K Run and 2-Mile Walk

Save the Date!
 It's not too early to start thinking about the 11th Annual David Hutton Memorial 5K Run and 2-Mile Walk.
Please click on the below link for further details and you can also follow the site on Facebook.
  Thank you for your continued support.

How To Start A Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast businesses are a great way to generate extra income for people who enjoy entertaining and cooking. But is it right for you?
In this workshop you will learn how to select a location and building, legal requirements, startup costs, liability insurance, B&B traveler expectations, rooms, food hospitality, marketing and promotion, and much more. Dale Fox, our instructor, is the former owner, developer and manager of the highly successful Towers Victorian Inn in Ridgway. "This instructor knows what she's talking about!" - Owner of the Horton House in Warren.
For more information: Online: http://email
Telephone: (814) 362-5078
Location: Potter County Education Council
Address: 5 Water Street Coudersport, PA 16915
May 25, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

Estate Auction Stan & Betsy Mann Residence

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Help Bring A New Community College To Your Community

Help Bring A New Community College To Your Community

The Rural Regional College of Northern Pennsylvania (RRC) is an initiative to bring a new community college to your community.

The new college will serve residents in the following counties: Cameron, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, McKean, Potter, Venango and Warren. The new college will provide affordable and accessible education in your community, including open admissions/enrollment/entrance policies (i.e. no criteria beyond a high school diploma/GED®), low tuition and, the ability to participate in or near your home community.

PLEASE PARTICIPATE in one of three online surveys, which can all be found

The Community Survey is for residents and community members. 

The Business & Industry Survey is for company representatives, hiring managers, and other upper level managers.

The High School Student Survey is for high school students in grades 10 through 12

ENTER TO WIN a $25 VISA gift card $$$ (Community and student surveys ONLY. 
Your entry will NOT be linked to your survey responses). 

Leadership Elk & Cameron County Visit Harrisburg

The Community Education Center’s Leadership Elk & Cameron County program held their annual Harrisburg trip on May 10th.

 Participants learned about State Government by visiting with Senator Scarnati and Representative Gabler. The class also met with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) to learn about the statewide importance of the PA Wilds Tourism Initiative. More than 100 individuals have graduated from LEC since 2008.

 The program is accepting applications for the 2016-2017 year. Individuals must live and/or work in Elk or Cameron Counties and be a high school graduate.

 Please visit or call the CEC at 781-3437 for applications or more information.

CCHS Hosts 2nd Annual Free STEAM Conference for Educators

The Cameron County High School will host the second annual regional STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Educators’ Conference on Thursday, June 16th from 8am-4pm and Friday, June 17th from 8:30am-noon. This free conference is intended to highlight the innovation in today’s workplace and stress the importance of teaching students skills relating to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. This is an effort to prepare all students to be competitive in the workforce and contribute to an ever-advancing technological economy.

Local educators of all subjects and grade levels in Cameron, Elk, McKean and Potter Counties are encouraged to attend this two-day conference. The keynote presentation will feature Sue Boardman, the Internships and Partnerships Leader at the Downingtown STEM Academy. Sue will present a talk titled, “STEAM: Connecting Education and Business.”

Additional conference events for educators include breakout sessions with hands-on STEAM activities that can be used in the classroom, traveling exhibits such as the Mobile Energy Education Training Unit, the Mobile Fab Lab and the PA Wood Mobile, a vendor area, and local business showcases. The first 75 IU9 educators to register and complete the conference will receive a complimentary STEAM kit that will include many of the resources needed to implement the hands-on projects that will be presented throughout this conference. Educators will also receive Act 48 credits for conference participation.

The STEAM conference is being hosted by the Cameron County High School and coordinated by the Community Education Center (CEC) of Elk and Cameron Counties’ DISCOVER Partnership, the Potter County Education Council, Seneca Highlands IU9 and Career and Technology Center and a committee of dedicated educators and administrators from the four county region. In addition to the CEC and Potter Ed Council, sponsors of the event include Seneca Resources and North Central.

 For more information or to register for this event, please contact the Potter County Education Council at (814) 545-1333 or visit

67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in PA

All four Penn Highlands Healthcare hospitals will be welcoming the 67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in PA exhibit. It will be available to view in DuBois, St. Marys, Brookville, Clearfield and Philipsburg. Shown is Kristen Snoke of the PA Breast Cancer Coalition setting up one of the display panels.

An amazing opportunity for women is coming to the Penn Highlands Healthcare region.

“The exhibit features ‘real women’ from all 67 counties in PA,” Lisa Housler, director of Imaging Services and PACS administrator at Penn Highlands Elk, said. “These women are our mothers, daughters, sisters and friends. They live and fight their battles with cancer here in our communities. These are the faces of women with strength and hope, celebrating their lives.”

Quotes from the survivors with the photos share how breast cancer has touched their lives, and their message reflects the impact breast cancer can have on families and communities across our commonwealth.

“This traveling work of art will leave men and women with a reminder of the physical and emotional journey a breast cancer patient takes along with their family and friends,” Laura Adams, director of Hahne Regional Cancer Center and Nathaniel D. Yingling Cancer Center along with Penn Highlands DuBois Breast Care Services, MRI, and Diabetes and Nutrition Wellness Center, said. “This moving exhibit will showcase a reflection of a woman’s perspective on her breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.”

“The women featured in our photo exhibit show the true face of breast cancer in Pennsylvania,” Pat Halpin-Murphy, president and founder of the PA Breast Cancer Coalition, said. “The exhibit also highlights the importance of early detection. We are excited to bring that message to everyone that Penn Highlands Healthcare serves, as we celebrate the life, courage, hope and dignity of women and families facing breast cancer in Pennsylvania.”

This exhibit has been put together by the PA Breast Cancer Coalition and is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Since 1994, more than 131 communities have hosted the exhibit which encourages women to learn about and practice early detection through yearly mammograms, monthly breast self-exams and annual clinical exams.

“We are hoping this event personalizes breast cancer by showcasing survivor stories from friends and neighbors. Screening mammograms are essential and save lives every day,” Karl Nichols, director of Diagnostic Imaging at Penn Highlands Brookville, said.

The exhibit has a three-part mission. It is to educate and inspire people to take personal and political action, to empower and alleviate fear, and to motivate women into action to help find a cure.

Pennsylvania has the fifth highest rate of breast cancer in the United States with approximately 11,000 women in Pennsylvania diagnosed each year with breast cancer, according to the coalition and the state Department of Health.

Breast cancer is also the leading cause of cancer deaths in Pennsylvania in women between the ages of 25-54, and three of four cases of breast cancer arise in women with no known risk factors.

“When given a cancer diagnosis, whether it is breast cancer or another form, for the majority of patients and their families it is a life-changing moment. There is a human side of cancer that may often be overlooked as one is going through testing, treatment and recovery,” Lori Rancik, RN and case manager of the Women’s Health Center of Penn Highlands Healthcare, said.

“However, in this human side, there are lives that are changing and challenged to move forward physically, emotionally and spiritually as a person who has (or has had) cancer. Exhibits such as this provide cancer patients and their families with the opportunity to meet others who have faced this human side of cancer. And, in this, gain additional hope, strength and encouragement in their personal journeys,” she said.

To open the display to the communities, Penn Highlands Healthcare will host events at each location. Then, the displays will remain up for several days for those who wish to visit.

“We are excited to showcase this exhibit at both the Nathaniel D. Yingling Cancer Center and the Moshannon Valley Community Medical Building. Both sites are very important to the community in terms of cancer care and outpatient diagnostic services, including life-saving mammograms,” Audra Sidelinger Director, Outpatient Diagnostic Services, Penn Highlands Clearfield, said.

The locations and times of Penn Highlands Healthcare kick-off events and display dates are as follows. All events will end with refreshments and time to enjoy the exhibit.

DuBois Wednesday, June 1, at PH DuBois West atrium from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This will be combined with the 2016 Women’s Health Series, “Love Yourself – When Cancer Strikes” program. Speakers will include John Sutika, president of PH DuBois; Dr. Kelley Smith, general surgeon with Penn Highlands Healthcare; Sharon Gelnette, survivor; Janice Maloney, survivor; Kristen Snoke of the PA Breast Cancer Coalition; and Joanne Grossi, regional director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Region III. Rev. Kevin Bockus of the PH DuBois Pastoral Care Department will give the invocation.

As part of the “Love Yourself” program, a previously-announced event of the Spirit of Women series, various cancer-related groups will have information. Participants include Adagio Health Services, Hahne Regional Cancer Center, PH DuBois Breast Care Services, the American Cancer Society’s Look Good/Feel Better program, The Heart Center of PH DuBois, The Breast Cancer Support Group and Healing Touch with Leslie Bloom of Grampian.

“Combining this program with the unveiling of the exhibit, we will provide cancer patients and their families the opportunity to meet the entire team that provides care to cancer patients and their loved ones from diagnosis and beyond. It is my hope that in adding this with the 67 counties exhibit, everyone attending will witness the impact and affect this human side of cancer brings and, in this, gain additional hope, strength and encouragement in every personal journey,” Rancik said.

The photo display will remain up until Wednesday, June 8.

St. Marys Thursday, June 9, at PH Elk, the doors will open to tours of the Women’s Imaging Department at 5 p.m. and the art will be displayed in Education Center. At 5:30 p.m., visitors will hear messages from Rose Campbell, president of PH Elk; Dr. Sam Deloia, PH Elk radiologist; and special guest, state Rep. Matt Gabler. Connie Garrigan of Cameron County, a breast cancer survivor who is featured in the display photos, will be recognized.

And during this time, PH Elk will also acknowledge and remember the contributions of the late Paulette Schreiber. Schreiber was a nurse practitioner in St. Marys for many years and a champion for women’s health.

This display will remain up until Monday, June 13.

Brookville Tuesday, June 14, at PH Brookville, the exhibit kick-off event starts at 4 p.m. in the Private Dining Room on the first floor of the hospital.

This is the first time this exhibit will be in Jefferson County. Those who attend may recognize MegaRock radio personality, Sharon Stewart, a breast cancer survivor. Stewart will be a guest speaker at this event along with Julie Peer, president of PH Brookville, Dr. Ioanna Kanellitsas, obstetrics/gynecologist with Penn Highlands Healthcare; Kristen Snoke and Stacey Jones, both of the PA Breast Cancer Coalition; and Ruth Modzelewski of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. This display will remain up until Monday, June 20.

Clearfield At 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 21, the exhibit opening event kicks off in the Nathaniel D. Yingling Cancer Center, Clearfield.

Medical Oncologist Dr. Mafou Fu and Hospital President Gary Macioce will provide remarks, and local resident Kristin Duttry will share her experiences with breast cancer. Ruth Modzelewski of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure will also speak.

The Penn Highlands Clearfield mammography team will be on hand to speak with those attending about diagnostic services.
The display will remain up until Thursday, June 23.

Thursday, June 23, the event starts at 4 p.m. in the Moshannon Valley Community Medical Building, 271 Railroad St., Philipsburg. Among the speakers will be Macioce, Dr. Robert Steward, general surgeon, and Dr. Richard Williams, radiologist.

The MVCMB mammography team will be on hand to speak with those attending about diagnostic services provided at the site.

The display will remain until the following week.

RSVP To RSVP or for more information about any of these events, please contact Rancik at 371-9666 or via e-mail at

Note: This week is Women’s Health Week. Penn Highlands Healthcare encourages all women to take focus on their health needs because so often, they are the caregivers to their families and often care for themselves last. If you haven’t given your own health a lot of thought, take some time to go to

Schedule Shaping Up for Weekend in the Wilds

Schedule Shaping Up for Weekend in the Wilds

 Weekend in the Wilds set for Friday July 1 and Saturday July 2. “Bring an empty stomach to the event this year,” says Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tina Johns Solak. Activities begin Friday July 1st with the annual ice cream social and two winning competitors from the fall All Fired Up & Kickin Ash BBQ Competition will cook on Saturday.

 The First Presbyterian Church will scoop ice cream and serve up slices of pie 5-7pm on Friday July 1. Upstairs the Cameron County quilters will display quilts while the Merry Music Makers will perform. Saturday Fourth Street is lined with vendors including Phartin Barts and Crazy Eyes, who cooked during the fall BBQ competition. Saturday night fireworks will blast off from the Cameron County Football Stadium at 9:30pm. 

 Artists, and other vendors wishing to secure a location along Fourth Street are reminded that the deadline is June 15. Information is available at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce office by calling 814-486-4314.

June Art Classes Announced

June Art Classes Announced

June will provide an opportunity for adults and children to dabble in the arts. Through a grant from Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts, a children’s art camp will be offered at Prospect Playground on Monday, June 20 and Tuesday June 21. PA Wilds Juried Artist Julie Mader will leading the art adventure.

On the evenings of June 20 and 21 Mader will offer a scarf painting class at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center. The class will focus on a technique called gutta, which gives the artist more control to paint a design on the scarf instead of the tie dye look.

The cost for all the materials for the two day class is $27.00. Since the class is limited to 10 students, the payment must be made to reserve a seat. Reservations can be made by phoning the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce office at 814-486-4314 or online at

Big Foot Licenses Available Memorial Day Weekend

Big Foot Licenses Available Memorial Day Weekend 

 Licenses going on sale for the annual Big Foot Hunt Memorial Day weekend. Hunters can track Big Foot on Saturday July 2. The event benefits Mountaineer Search & Rescue. 

 “To aid hunters, a Big Foot Calling Contest will be held Saturday July 2 during Weekend in the Wilds,” says Steve Bajor from Mountaineer Search & Rescue. “The unpredictable weather has Big Foot acting erratically. His image has been picked up on trail cams throughout Cameron County including historical spots, and trails,” Bajor continued.

 The $5.00 licenses are available at Cameron County Chamber of Commerce, Bears Den, Driftwood Saloon and Grill, Sinnemahoning Tavern, South Park Supply, and Tombob Outdoors.

Golf Tournament Set for June 9

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce hosting its annual golf tournament at the Emporium Country Club on Thursday June 9. The shotgun start is set for noon and following 18 holes of golf a stuffed roast beef dinner will be served. Participants are provided two drinks on the course, cart, 18 holes of golf and the opportunity to take home hole in one prizes including $10,000 in cash donated by Northwest Bank. 

 The prices are $45.00 for members, $55.00 for reciprocal club member and $60.00 for nonclub members. Online registration is available at the chamber website, at the Emporium Country Club or the chamber office. Phone registrations are also accepted at 814-486-4314. Registration deadline is June 2.

Sinnemahoning Sprotsmen's Club Annual Snake Hunt

Cameron County School Board faces daunting budget figures

Cameron County School Board faces daunting budget figures: EMPORIUM — Members of the Cameron County School District Board continue efforts to balance expected revenues with expenditures prior to passage of a budget for the 2016-17 school year.

 At the last meeting, held a little more than a week ago, the projected deficit stood around $500,000 for the $12.6 million budget. Through recent administrative efforts and directives given to Business Manager Carl Mitchell during this meeting, the projected deficit is expected to be closer to $300,000.

Approximately $100,000 in savings has been gained through refinancing of the district’s bonds, while an additional $90,000 will be saved by not filling several vacancies — a high school social studies position and two elementary aides.
Superintendent Christine Holjencin advised the board that an additional sum could be saved by not hiring an assistant principal. The savings estimate to leave the social studies and assistant principal positions open was around $170,000 annually, with an estimated $20,000 in savings realized by not hiring aides for the above-listed open positions.

A number of teachers attended the meeting to advocate for their departments, though board members have not openly discussed the furlough of any current employees during the budget negotiations, and members asked following the meeting stated there had been no discussion on the topic.

 Teachers in some departments, including music and library, were only asked to submit job descriptions.
High school music teacher and band director Dan Sensenig spoke on behalf of the district’s music department, which has an approximately 20 percent student participation level, compared to the national participation level of approximately 10 percent.
The district has a robust music program, including high school band and chorus, elementary band and chorus, and a number of smaller, more specialized musical groups including the Jazz Band and Ukulele Club. The music program has long been a point of pride in Cameron County, and select students are preparing currently to participate in Pearl Harbor Day celebrations later this year.

 Board members also discussed transportation issues that could help with cost savings, and discussed the possibility of deploying vans to pick up students in remote areas, rather than sending the large, fuel-inefficient full-size school buses to retrieve only a handful of students. Some savings have already been realized through paying parents to transport some students, rather than using IU9 contractors.

Requests from teachers were also down this year, helping to lower projected costs. High school requests were down $6,000 from last year. Figures for Woodland Elementary School appeared to have risen by nearly $4,000, but the purchase of new science books — at a cost of more than $10,000 — were included in those numbers.
Board members also discussed pool expenses, which are included along with crossing guards under “Community Service” in the budget.

Expenditures for that line item total a projected $42,000 for the coming year. Mitchell said approximately $5,000 to $6,000 come in from ticket sales at the pool.
Mitchell said he always estimates liberally on the expense side, and conservatively on the revenue side to be sure things will balance out even if there are unforeseen circumstances.
“We don’t spend everything we typically thought we’d spend and we usually make more money than we projected,” Mitchell said. In previous years, budgets have been accepted with projected deficits of $350,000 to $500,000, with the gap expected to be filled by fund balance money. The fund balance is currently around $3.1 million.

Raising taxes was also discussed. If raised to the maximum level allowed following the passage of a resolution stating the district would remain under the inflationary index, approximately $102,000 in new revenue could be generated.

 “We owe it to the taxpayers to say we’re running the school as efficiently as we can before we raise taxes and we’re not there yet,” said member Daryl Richardson. “Two things we can control are salaries and the pool.”
“In my time as an administrator, we have reduced total staff by 23 percent,” Holjencin said. “We’re pretty bare bones around here and a lot of us wear a lot of hats that the community might not know about.”

Six of the nine members were present for budget discussions, which included a one-hour executive session. Member David McManigle announced when the meeting was scheduled that he was unable to attend due to prior obligations. Also absent were members Robert Lininger and Rob Aversa.

 The board plans to continue discussing the budget at its next workshop meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. June 6. The preliminary budget is available for review by contacting the business office at the high school, through its expected adoption at the regular meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. June 16. Meetings are held in the high school library.

Cameron County Commissioners laud Driftwood water upgrades

Cameron County Commissioners laud Driftwood water upgrades: EMPORIUM — The Cameron County Commissioners on Thursday commended Driftwood Borough officials on upgrades to the water system and other improvements being made in operations.
Driftwood Mayor Joseph Williams presented an update to the commissioners recently on improvements to the water system, which have significantly increased efficiency.

 “The mayor and council have accomplished many good things with the water system,” said Commissioner Jim Thomas. “They’ve come leaps and bounds in the last few years.”
Just repairing leaks in the system has increased efficiency, and will save money on operations for years to come. Usage has decreased from 80,000 gallons per day down to 14,000 gallons from fixing leaks alone.
Further improvements are necessary to complete renovations that have been much-needed for many decades to make the system safer and more reliable.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

PA CareerLink JOB FAIR

PA CareerLink JOB FAIR

Thursday, May 26, 2016 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Sacred Heart Parish Activity Center 337 Center Street, St. Marys, PA 15857 For more information contact Annette @ 834-2857

Employers Attending:

Horizon Technologies, Bluewater Thermal Solutions,Comtec Manufacturing, Inc., GKN Kersey,Metaldyne,Amphenol, Alpha Sintered, Keystone Powdered Metal Company, Taco Bell,Community Nurses, Penn Highlands Elk, Helpmates, Inc., ST. Marys Chevrolet

Bring your resume and dress for success

Positions Hiring For:

Manufacturing Technicians, Engineers,Die-Setters,  Sintering Operators, Mold Operators, Secondary Operators,  Machinists, Personal Care Aides, Certified Nurse Aides,  Food Service Workers ,Secretaries, Licensed Practical Nurses, Registered Nurses ,Machine Operators ,Inspectors,  Service Managers

Bernard Hornung Estate Sale

Be sure to come to the Hornung ESTATE SALE on Sat. May 21 at 363 Howard Circle in Emporium.

 It starts at 9:00. Parking will be on 4th St. across from Emporium Arms. Lots of items, a toboggan along with a garage full of tools, ladders, tool cabinets, etc. in the house there are tables full of glassware, collectibles, linens, quilt rack, antique chairs, tables, lamps, sewing machine, vintage board games and so much more.

Lyle O. Lyon

Lyle O. Lyon, 94, formerly of Poplar Street, Emporium, died Sunday, May 15, 2016, in Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys. Born October 3, 1921 in Emporium, he was the son of the late R. Paul and Susie Skillman Lyon. On June 15, 1946 in Emporium, he married the former Ellen Nickler who survives. A lifelong resident of Cameron County, Lyle was a 1942 graduate of Emporium High School and was a veteran of WWII having served in the Army Air Corps.

He was employed by Sylvania Electric in Emporium and the Emporium Water Company before joining the Emporium Police Department where he became the Chief of Police. Later he was employed for many years as foreman of Emporium Borough’s Public Works Department before retiring in 1986.

Mr. Lyon was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Emporium where he served as a trustee, Masonic Lodge #382 F& AM in Emporium, and was a 63 year member of the Emporium Fire Department.

 Survivors include: three sons, Paul A. (Susan) Lyon of Emporium, Rev. Ray E. (Kathy) Lyon of North Huntingdon, and David A. (Mollie) Lyon of Hermitage; one daughter, Margie (Larry) Kelly of Allentown; one sister, Twila Grimm of Emporium; twelve grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two infant brothers, Alvin and Merle Lyon, and two adult brothers, Leon and Clark Lyon.

 A visitation with video tribute will be held Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 5-8 p.m. in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium. 

 The family will also receive friends Friday from 10-11 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church where Funeral Services will follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Joseph Short, pastor, officiating.

Military honors will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail. Burial will be in Moore Hill Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to The Alzheimer Association, 1100 Liberty Avenue, Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or online at