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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Fire Alarm At Old GKN Plant 2

STRUCTURE FIRE-COMM-INDUST
Address: 227 BARTON ST
City: EMPORIUM
Cross Streets: TAYLOR ST
Smoke is visible

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Nancy M. Umbenhauer



Nancy M. Umbenhauer, 78, of 15 Oak Grove Lane, Emporium died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Tuesday, (December 27, 2011) afternoon.
She was born December 22, 1933 in Emporium a daughter of the late Charles and Margaret Stumpff Rutz.
On July 4, 1953 in Indiana she married the late Robert W. Umbenhauer.
Mrs. Umbenhauer garduated from Emporium High School in the class of 1951 and the Bradford School of Nursing in the class of 1953. She retired from Guy and Mary Felt Manor, where she worked for many years as the nursing supervisor and later became the adminstrator and held that position for many years. Early in her career she worked for Dr. Joseph Blackburns office, at Sylvania and several other facilities. She had been a member of the former Guy and Mary Felt Manor Auxilliary.
Surviving
Daughter: Candice Graham, Emporium
Son: Clifford R. Umbenhauer, Emporium
Son: Charles J. Umbenhauer, Emporium
2 Granddaughters: Shelby and L. Tacey Umbenhauer
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Charles and Margaret Stumpff Rutz
Husband: Robert W. Umbenhauer who died April 2, 1990
Granddaughter: Rebecca Umbenhauer
2 Sisters: Betty Higgins and Rose Kalisz
 
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Thursday from 4-7 PM.
Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Friday, December 30, 2011 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Rock Pifer, Pastor, Free Metholist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium.
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Best Wishes To All Of You This Holiday Season

"Friends Serving Friends" Offers Free Christmas Dinner

Friends Serving Friends in Cameron County will sponsor free Christmas Dinners on Sunday, December 25th at the Aroma Cafe in Emporium. Meals will be served from 4 - 7 p.m.

Reservations are helpful, but not required. Takeout meals are available.

If you can donate a turkey,cook a turkey, if you need a ride, or help making a meal reservation, please call Beth Overly @ 814-647-6763 or 486-3375

Mary ELizabeth Hornung Lewis,


Mary ELizabeth Hornung Lewis, 95, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium died at the Manor on Thursday morning (December 22, 2011).
She was born April 25, 1916 in Emporium a daughter of the late George and Anna Glasl Hornung.
On July 13, 1939 in Emporium she married the late Lawrence Lewis.
Mrs. Lewis was a homemaker all of her life and a lifelong member of St. Mark Church. She enjoyed reading and flowers
Surviving
Son: Tony Lewis and his wife Judy, Emporium
Son: George Lewis, Emporium
Son: Steve Lewis and his wife Joan, Emporium
Daughter: Anita "Jackie", Mrs. Vernon Dutrey, Lewisberry, PA
Daughter: Joyce, Mrs. Don Dorsett, Muncy
Daughter: Mary Beth, Mrs. Gordon Coppersmith, Emporium
Daughter: Jeannine, Mrs. Allen "Opy" Bailey, Emporium
Numerous Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren and Two Great Great Grandsons
Sister: Rita, Mrs. Romie Catalano, Emporium
Brother: L. John Hornung and his wife Louise, Emporium
Preceded in Death By
Parents: George and Anna Glasl Hornung
Husband: Lawrence Lewis who died in 1972
Son: Thomas Lewis
Daughter: Donna Viola
6 Sisters: Catherine Caldwell, Clara Burgoon, Anna Myers, Pauline Malone, Alice Gutgsell & Betty Heary
4 Brothers: George, Simon, Max & Harold Hornung
Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Tuesday (December 27, 2011) at 11:00 AM with Rev. James Eastman, Pastor of Abundant Life Tabernacle, officiating.
Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Tuesday from 10:00 AM until the time of service
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium.


Memorial Contributions may be made to the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, 110 East 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Joel R. Matteson,

Joel R. Matteson, 36, of Emporium, PA, formerly of Galeton, PA, passed away surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, December 19, 2011 after a lengthy stay at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.

Born December 5, 1975 in Coudersport, PA, he was a son of Michael and Kathy (Youndt) Matteson who both survive.

He was a 1994 Graduate of Galeton High School. Joel had an amazing mind and was creative and imaginative. He loved to draw and sketch, enjoyed movies, was a Harley Davidson enthusiast, and had the gift of gab.

Surviving in addition to his parents, Mike and Kathy Matteson, are a brother, Jesse (Nadia) Matteson, State College, PA; paternal grandfather and step-grandmother, Richard and Ruth Matteson, Galeton; maternal grandmother, Jeanette Youndt, Emporium; and one nephew and three nieces.

Joel was predeceased by his paternal grandmother, Doris Matteson and his maternal grandfather, William Youndt.

Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Friday, December 23, 2011 from 10:00-11:00am with Funeral Services following at 11:00am. The Rev. Karl W. O. Runser, III will officiate. Interment will be made in the West Hill Cemetery, Galeton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cameron County SPCA or to the American Heart Association.

Cash & Christmas presents stolen

Unknown actor(s) gained entry to an Emporium woman's residence by kicking open a rear door. Once inside, someone removed numerous items of value including $1,600.00 cash and numerous Christmas gifts.
The burglary occurred between Wednesday at 2:45 and 1:00 am on Thursday at the residence of Jamie Lynn Schatz located at 418 North Broad Street, across from the Municipal Building in Emporium Borough, according to a news release from Trooper Michael Smith at the Emporium Station.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Vivian L.Doerr, age 94, formerly of Niagara Falls, New York and Ormond  Beach, Florida, diedTuesday, December 13, 2011, in Sena Kean Manor, Smethport.
BornOctober 15, 1917 in Tionesta, she was the daughter of William and Rebecca MannLucas.  On March 18, 1960 in Niagara  Falls, NY she marriedFlorian Doerr who died May 24, 1997.
Havingrelocated to Emporium from Ormond  Beach, Mrs. Doerr had been a resident of this area for11 years.
Survivorsinclude: a son, Robert Westefield of Niagara Falls,NY; a daughter Marsha (Bob) Patros ofEmporium; a stepson, Florian (Trina) Doerr, Jr. of Columbia, SC;a stepdaughter, Arlene (Jack) Moore of Youngstown, NY; two grandchildren; fourgreat grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; and several nieces andnephews.
In additionto her husband, she was predeceased by her parents, two sisters and fourbrothers.
There wereno visitations.
Burial willbe in Niagara Falls Memorial Park, Lewiston, NY.
Funeralarrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home,Emporium.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Duane A. Buerk



Duane A. Buerk, 50, of 905 Edgerly Lane, Pflugerville, Texas formerly of Emporium died unexpectedly at his residence in Pflugerville Wednesday (December 14, 2011) afternoon.
He was born September 26, 1961 in St. Marys a son of the late Roman "Romie" and Ruth Luchs Buerk.
Duane graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1979 and then attended the University of Texas majoring in electronics. He resided in Texas for the past 25 years. He worked at Abbott Laboratory/Hospira for 16 years as a warehouse Technician and specialist where he maintained a 99% inventory accuracy throughout the warehouse. He served on the Emergency Response Team for 16 years and completed the ECA Certification and was also an EMT. Duane was very knowledgeable in the stock market. He loved his family and enjoyed boating, hunting and fishing.
Surviving:
Brother: James Buerk and his wife Sue, Smethport
Sister: Janet Gore and her husband Jerry, Emporium
Sister: Jeanne Buerk, Emporium
Sister: June Galluzzi and her husband Mike, Emporium
Sister: Donna Pearson, Emporium
Three nieces and six nephews and three great nieces & one great nephew,
He was preceded in death by his parents: Roman "Romie" and Ruth Luchs Buerk
The family will receive friends at the Barnett Funeral Home on Thursday morning from 10:30-11:30 AM.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Thursday, (December 22, 2011) at 12:00 PM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium.

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
Barnett Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Chocolate Lab Puppy Found In North Creek


 Choc. Lab puppy found in the early evening on 12/16 in the North Creek area in Emporium. If anyone has any information on who this puppy may belong to please email me at LMC4540@windstream.net or call (814)486-0101.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Robert C. Jack


Robert C. Jack, 86, a resident of Felt Manor Living,Emporium, died Wednesday, December 14, 2011, in his home.
Born September 4, 1925 in Ridgway, he was the son of Bruce and Myrtle Duffee Jack.  On July 18, 1953 in Ridgway he married Verle M. Jack who died March 5, 1997.  On June 27, 1998 in Emporium, he married Florence Anna Stoltz who survives.
Mr. Jack was a veteran of WWII having served as an electricians mate in the US Navy.
After returning home from the service he received a degree in electrical engineering from Penn State DuBois.
A resident of Emporium for 60 years, he was employedas an electronics engineer by GTE Sylvania in Emporium retiring in 1983. For many years he was a driver for the Cameron County Ambulance Service.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Churchin Emporium and a member of the church choir, Emporium Men’s Club,Cameron County Snowmobile Association, Bucktail RVers, the Singing Dutchmen of St Marys, Emporium Masonic Lodge #382 F&AM and he was a Shriner.
Surviving in addition to his wife are: a son, Kevin R.(Debbie) Jack of Driftwood; a daughter, Karen (Dan) Abbott of Bradford; five grandchildren; a brother, Clyde A.Jack of Ridgway, and several nieces and nephews.  He is also survived by seven step children, 26 step grandchildren and 7 great step grandchildren.

Visitations with video tribute will be held Friday,December 16 in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium from 4-7 pm at which time a Masonic Memorial Service will follow.
Funeral and Committal Services will be held at 11 am Saturday in the FirstUnited MethodistChurch, Emporium with theRev. Gary Atkinson, pastor,officiating.
Military Honors will be accorded by the Cameron CountyMemorial Detail.

Burial will be in Newton Cemetery,Emporium.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the CameronCounty Ambulance Service, Felt Manor Living or Community Nurses Hospice.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Andew A. Richnafsky

Andew A. Richnafsky, 94, of 22 S. Cherry St, Emporium on died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium on Tuesday afternoon. (December 13, 2011)
He was born August 21, 1917 in Tower Hill, PA a son of the late Joseph and Anna Maria Pehur Richnafsky.
On May 2, 1959 in St. Mark Catholic Church, Emporium he married Patricia Russell Richnafsky, who Survives.
Mr. Richnafsky moved to Cameron County with the Civilian Conservation Corp's in the early 1940's. He then served with the US Army during WWII, for 5 years, with the 253rd Infantry Regiment. While in the service he received a Bronze Star Medal, American Defense Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star, 6 Overseas Service bars, Purple Heart and European African Middle Eastern Theater Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars. He retired from Sylvania in Emporium where he was a security guard over 32 years. He was a life member of the Miller-Raffaele Post 6221, VFW and the American Legion Olkosky-Jessop Post 194, Emporium, and the St. Mark Catholic Church. He enjoyed meeting his friends every morning for coffee and then went to the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library to read
Surviving:
In addition to his wife Patricia Russell Richnafsky
Daughter: Stephanie Goodrich, Emporium
Son: John Richnafsky and his wife Laure, Emporium
8 Grandchildren A. Marina, Cameron, Raven, Jessica, Jacqueline, Elizabeth, Andrew and Emily
2 Great Grandchildren: Henry and Lillian
Preceded in Death By:
Parents: Joseph and Anna Maria Pehur Richnafsky
6 Sisters and 7 Brothers
Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Friday, December 16, 2011 at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.
A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.

Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Thursday from 4-6 PM.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library, 27 W. 4th St., PO Box 430, Emporium, PA 15834-0430

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
Barnett Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas In The Wilds

Last Saturday was a chilly day for all that ventured into downtown Emporium for the Christmas In The Wilds events.  Over 300 children and parents had breakfast with Santa in the fire hall.  Several vendors lined the streets selling hot chocolate, cookies, baked breads, Christmas wreaths and other items. At noon the CCHS marching band made its way through town. They were followed by Santa waving at everyone lining the streets.  It was a nice day to sample some homemade goods.

The Bauer girls are as pretty as the wreaths they sell !


The Sylvan Heritage Council sold breads & pottery.


The CCHS maching band is always a delight.





Kendyl Shaffer Memorial Blood Drive

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas In The Wilds Is Sat., Dec 10th

Don't forget ~ Tomorrow, Saturday, Dec 10th, will be Christmas In The Wilds in Cameron County !Breakfast With Santa will be from 9 - 11 am at the Emporium Fire Hall.
The Christmas parade will begin at noon.
The First United Methodist Church of Emporium is sponsoring a cookie walk on December 10th from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Church Social Hall.
A Craft Show will be held on December 10th at the Emporium Senior Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Sylvan Heritage Council will be selling delicious homemade breads and Westerwald Pottery !

Monday, December 5, 2011

3 Vehicle Crash on E Third Street

Police have released the details of a three vehicle crash that occured last Thursday at 6:55 pm on East Third Street in the  Emporium Borough.
Lisa J. Toy, 50, of Emporium, PA, was transported by Emporium Ambulance to Elk Regional Medical Center with moderate injuries.Trooper Paul Mall Jr., in a news release, said the accident occurred as Toy's 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier was traveling west on East Third Street in Emporium Borough. Toy lost control of her vehicle and impacted a 2008 Ford F-250 which was parked and unattended. After impact, Toy's Cavalier continued to travel west and impacted a 2002 Grand Am which was parked and unattended. Her vehicle came to rest at the point of impact with the Grand Am.
Troopers charged Toy with Careless Driving.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Katherine G. Griffith



Katherine G. Griffith, 91, of Grove House, 436 Old W. Creek Rd, Emporium and formerly of 201 W. Fifth Street died at The Grove House, on Sunday morning. (December 4, 2011)
She was born November 30, 1920 in Sterling Run a daughter of the late Grant and Fannie Terriberry Hart.
On March 4, 1939 in Williamsport she married the late Charles Griffith.
Mrs. Griffith retired from Sylvania in 1982 with over 25 years of employment. She was a member of the Emporium Senior Center, where she was a volunteer and also volunteered for the Food Pantry for many years. She enjoyed playing Bingo and going to Casino's.
Surviving
Daughter: Sarah Yount, Emporium
Daughter: Mary Ellen, Mrs. Peter Grovanz, Emporium
Daughter: Leona Knarr, Bowling Green, FL
5 Grandchildren Several
Great Grandchildren
1 Great Great Grandchild
Sister: Lila Clancy, Costello
Sister: Blanche Hoffman, NY
Preceded in Death By:
Parents: Grant and Fannie Terriberry Hart
Husband: Charles Griffith
2 Son: Roy Griffith and David in infancy
6 Brothers: Cecil, Irvin, Ray, Basil, Semour and Grant Hart
1 Sister: Blanche Hoffman
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, Inc. on Thursday from 4-6 PM. with the funeral service to follow at 6:00 PM with Rev. Gary Atkinson, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
Barnett Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

Adoptable Roger



The cat is male and  unneutered.
He is extremely friendly and just wants a lot of love.
He was abandon and showed up on my porch one night,
couldn't let him sit in the cold and have had no luck finding his owners or new owners.
Please contact:
Kyla,
email kytothela@gmail.com
phone 215-510-7135

William Anson Mason



William Anson Mason, 93, of 58 Mason Run Rd., Driftwood died at his residence on Friday evening (December 2, 2011)
He was born August 31, 1918 in Sterling Run a son of the late J. Wright and Nancy Spence Mason.
On January 1, 1941 at his home on the Mason farm he married Ruthanna Madalene Stimpson Mason, who Survives.
Mr. Mason graduated from the former Emporium High School. He was a farmer most of his life. He was also a truck driver working at Mallory Lumber for many years. Years ago he served as a Cameron County Commissioner. He served on the former Gibson Township School Board for over 25 years and later on the Cameron County School Board several for years. He was a member of the Sterling Run United Methodist Church all of his life.
Surviving
In addition to his wife Ruthanna Madalene Stimpson Mason
Son: Gerald Mason and his wife Delia, Naples, FL
Son: John Mason, Driftwood
Daughter: Sara "Sally" Novosat, St. Marys
19 Great Grandchildren
11 Grandchildren
Sister: Ellen Snyder, Williamsport
Sister: Zelia Jensen, Emporium
and several nieces and nephews
Preceded in Death By
Parents: J. Wright and Nancy Spence Mason
Sister: Rebecca Johnson
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Monday from 6-8 PM.
Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Tuesday (December 6, 2011) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Timothy Rogers, Pastor of Sterling Run United Methodist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in the Pine Street Cemetery, Sterling Run, PA
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Sterling Run United Methodist Church, c/o Rev. Timothy Rogers, Gardner Hill Rd., Weedville, PA 15868 or to American Cancer Society, Cameron Unit, P.O. Box 62, 135 W. Fourth St., Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
Barnett Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Flowers N Things

Last evening we  purchased some pretty Christmas ornaments at Flowers N Things ... such a nice flower shop.  It was a first Friday event in Emporium ... free roses, cookies, punch & a store full of sale prices!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Cameron Counties Bloodmobile Schedule For Dec 2011

Red Cross News

Cameron Counties Bloodmobile Schedule
12/15  ~   Emporium VFW  from 11:30 am – 5:30 pm
Schedule is subject to change.
 
Call 1-800-733-2767 to schedule appointments or visit the E-donor site at www.redcrossblood.org. Call 1-866-236-3276 to ask questions about donating blood.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Cameron County Genealogy Club Meets Dec 3rd

Cameron County Genealogy Club will host a meeting from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Cameron County History Center on West Greenwood Street in Emporium.Clippings will be filed or research will be conducted.
For more information about the organization, see www.cameroncountygenealogy.org.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

From Deer Seasons Past

This photo was given to me awhile back. Published in "The Beam" during Nov & Dec 1953, the photo in the upper left corner shows a car filled  4th street in Emporium during deer season.  Thats my grandfather, Joe Walker, in the lower right corner.  Joe boarded hunters in his home and camps every hunting season.

Traffic Accident In Boro

An  Emporium woman was life flighted to the Altoona Hospital with moderate injuries last Friday after her car crossed over the centerline and hit an oncoming pickup truck and then a parked car.
Esther D. McKimm, 80, of Emporium, PA, driver of a 2002 Dodge Neon, was transported by Emporium Ambulance to the Cameron County High School where she was airlifted by medical helicopter to the Altoona hospital.
Steven J. Welsh, 42, of Austin, PA, was driving a 1998 Ford F-150 pickup truck east on Fourth Street (Rt. 120), when McKimm's Neon, traveling west, crossed the center line and struck the pickup in the left front bumper. The neon then traveled back across the westbound lane and struck a 2002 Dodge Stratus that was parked on the north side of the roadway, then continuing off the roadway where it came to rest on the sidewalk.
Welsh was not injured. Both drivers were using their seatbelts.
McKimm will be cited for Driving on Roadways Laned For Traffic.
Emporium Fire Dept. and Emporium Ambulance assisted troopers on scene.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Rev. John D. Alden

Rev. John D. Alden, 86, of 209 W. 5th St., Emporium  and Lakeland, FL died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on  Monday (November 28, 2011) morning. He was born January 24, 1925 in  Van, PA a son of the late John G and Wealtha Cotterman Alden. On July  29, 1950 in North Chili, NY., he married Nina Burls Alden, who  survives.
 Rev. Alden was a Pastor in the Keystone Confrence of the Free Methodist  Church having served as a Pastor in these Pennsylvania towns; Emlenton, New  Castle, Sharon, Eldred, Emporium, Bradford and Van. He was a veteran with the  US Army during WW II where he served as a Chaplains Assistant in the Asiatic  Pacific Theater.
Surviving
 In addition to Nina Burls Alden
 Daughter: Sharlene Alden, Bradford
 Daughter: Loretta, Mrs. Kenneth Geelen, Emporium
 Daughter: Priscilla, Mrs. Richard MacDonald, Marco Island, FL
 5 Grandchildren Lori Geelen, Sandy Salviolo, David Alden, Brandon &  Tyler MacDonald
 Brother: Richard Alden and his wife Shirley, Cranberry, PA
 Sister: Helen Irwin, Renfrew, PA
 Brother: Vernon Alden, Butler, PA
Preceded in Death By
 Parents: John G and Wealtha Cotterman Alden
 Brother: Donald Alden
 2 Sisters: Pauline Martz & Thelma Alden
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, Inc. on  Thursday from 4:00-6:00 PM
Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral  Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Friday, December 2,  2011 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Robert Best, officiating. A Military  Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.
 Burial will be in the Portage Township Cemetery, Gardeau
Memorial Contributions may be made to Alzheimers  Association, 1128 State Street, Ste 301, Erie, PA 16501
 Barnett Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.
 
Go to Barnett Funeral Home to  view the entire obituary and add a condolence.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Michael A. Carnovale,

Michael A. Carnovale, 55, of Orange, California passed away  at the Kaiser Permanente Hospital on Wednesday, October 12, 2011. Born  February 23, 1956 in St. Marys, PA, he was the son of Bruno A. Carnovale and  the late Marlene Wolfel Carnovale. On June 15, 1991 at St.  Patrick's Church in San Diego, CA, he married Elva Lau who  survives.
 Michael was a 1974 graduate of Cameron County High School and a graduate of  Mansfield University with a degree in law enforcement and criminology. He was  employed as a police officer in Atlantic City, NJ and Denver, CO before  joining the Marriott Hotel Corporation where he worked in 8 different  cities over a period of 26 years. Most recently he worked in San Francisco,  San Diego, Los Angeles and Dana Point, CA as hotel manager and director of  security and loss prevention. He was an expert in the installation and  maintenance of keyless-card lock, security camera and alarm systems. While at  the Marriott Marquis in NYC, Mike received the President's Award for  resuscitating a young boy who nearly drowned in the hotel pool. At the  Marriott-Anaheim Convention Center, many notable guests were hosted including  Presidents, Presidential candidates, government and military leaders as well  as foreign dignitaries. Mike would meet with the local police and government  officials to establish safety and security measures.

 In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Madeline, and a son,  Alexander; his father, Bruno Carnovale of Emporium, PA; four sisters, Debra  (David) Gschwendtner of St. Marys, PA, Maria (Dennis) DiBello of St. Leonard,  MD, Kathleen Carnovale of Emporium, PA, Laurie (James) Horrocks of York, PA;  one brother, Frank (Paula) Camovale of Bloomfield Hills MI, his  mother-in-law, Thelma Lau of Walnut, CA, and several nieces, nephews, aunts,  uncles, cousins and many friends.
 Michael loved gardening, cooking/baking, skiing and spending time with his  family. He enjoyed sports and was a member of the wrestling and football team  at Cameron County High School and played football for Mansfield University.  He was an active member of St. Norbert Catholic Church in Orange, CA and a  volunteer at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, CA. Mike was involved in  many community, professional and religious organizations.

 A Vigil and Rosary Service were held on October 17, 2011 at St.  Norbert's and a Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, October  18th at St. Norbert's with Father Patrick Rudolph as celebrant. Burial  was at the Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Orange, CA.

 A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Marks Catholic Church in  Emporium on Saturday, December. 3, 2011 at 10:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert  and Rev. Daniel Wolfel Concelebrating.

 Memorials, if desired, may be made to Michael Carnovale fund, ℅ Elva  Carnovale.
Go to Barnett Funeral Home to  view the entire obituary and add a condolence.  

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen Association

‎Sinnemahoning Sportsmen Associations 2012 Memberships on sale now.
  $12.00 for Active Member, $10.00 for Social and $6.00 for Jr. 
Stop in the club to renew your current membership or get your application and become a new member!


Free German Shepard

FREE to a good home
2 yr old full blooded female German Sheppard
Very friendly loves children and likes
to chase cats
Very playful & house broken
Needs a good home
If you would be interested
in adopting please contact the
CC SPCA
(814)486-0101
Leave a message

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Click It or Ticket

In conjunction with "Click It or Ticket", Emporium State Police will be conducting a free chiuld safety seat check on Thursday (11-17-2011) between 10 am and 2 pm at Cool's Auto Repair on Route 155, north of Emporium in Shippen Township. Please BUCKLE UP !

Monday, November 14, 2011

Pauline A. Decker


Pauline A. Decker, 35, of 448 Meadow Rd., Emporium died at her residence on Sunday. (November 13, 2011) She was born November 21, 1975 in Coudersport a daughter of Keith Reickerd, Sr., Emporium and Betty Burdick Langley, Emporium.
She married the late Christian Decker, Sr.
Mrs. Decker graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1995 and then attended DuBois Business College. She worked as a caregiver. She was a member of the Emporium Fire Department Auxiliary, Vets Club and the Christabelle Club. She enjoyed attending her childrens sporting events.
Surviving:
Son: Jacy Langley, Emporium
Daughter: Lacey Decker, Emporium
Son: Wendell O'Brien, Jr., Emporium
Step-son: Christian Decker, Jr., Austin
Parents: Hollis and Betty Burdick Langley, Emporium
Father: Keith Reickerd, Sr., Emporium
Brother: Keith Reickerd, Jr., Emporium
Sister: Alicia Stadden and her husband Larry, Emporium
Paternal Grandfather: James Reickerd, Buffalo
Preceded in Death By:
Husband: Christian Decker, Sr. who died in October 31, 1999
Maternal Grandparents: Elmer and Mary Ludwig Burdick
Paternal Grandparents: Lefty and Irene Thomas Lewis
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Wednesday from 6-8 PM.
Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Thursday at 11:00 AM with Rev. Rock Pifer, Pastor, Free Metholist Church, officiating.
Private Burial will be on Friday in the Niles Valley Cemetery, Wellsboro, PA

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
Barnett Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Matthew Cash Grimone


Matthew Cash Grimone, 22, of 29 Grimone, Emporium died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Saturday, November 12, 2011 night following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born February 22, 1989 in Woodstock, Illinois a son of Matthew and Barbara Wilk Grimone, Emporium
Cash graduated from Cameron County High School. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved all sports.
Surviving:
In addition to his parents
Sister: Heather Grimone, Bradford
Sister: Bre Grimone, Emporium
Maternal Grandparents: Thomas and Rose Reed Wilk, Emporium
Paternal Grandparents: Frank and Patricia Austin Grimone, Emporium
Several: Aunts, uncles and Cousins
There will be No Visitation.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the Barnett Funeral Home 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium onTuesday, (November 15, 2011) at 1:00 PM with Rev. Mark Conklin, Pastor, Christian Missionary & Alliance Church, officiating.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium.
Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Election Results

Some election results as follows for Cameron County  - Commissioners- Phil Jones, Glenn Feibig, Jim Thomas. Barry Brown for Judge.

CCMH Community Outreach Event

EVENT:    No-cost Diabetic Health Fair
DATE/TIME:    Thursday, November 17, 2011   9:00 a.m. to noon
        LOCATION: Irwin Medical Arts Center connector at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, 1001 East Second Street, Route 6 East, Coudersport, PA. DETAILS: The Diabetic Health Fair will offer a variety of diabetic resources, nutritional information and free health screenings including: 
        • A1C blood glucose testing
        • Pulmonary function screening
        • I-Step foot screening
        • Flu & pneumonia vaccines
        • Fasting cholesterol profile
        • Fasting glucose test
        • Osteoporosis heel screening
        • Body fat analysis
        • Blood pressure screening

Monday, November 7, 2011

Irvin L. Dempsey, Jr,

Irvin L. Dempsey, Jr, 77, of 167 Driftwood Ave.,PO Box 264, Driftwood, PA died at his residence on Saturday, November 5, 2011 morning.
He was born August 26, 1934 in Driftwood, PA a son of the late Irvin L. and Celesta Fiscus Dempsey, Sr.

He married Doris Ellenberger Dempsey, who Survives.
Mr. Dempsey served with the US Navy. He retired from Mallory Lumber, as a sawyer, where he worked for many years. He had enjoyed hunting and fishing

Surviving:
In addition to his wife Doris Ellenberger Dempsey
Son: Jack Dempsey and his wife Michelle, Emporium
Daughter: Sherry Gleason and her husband Richard, Allegany, NY
Daughter: Cindy Dempsey, St. Louis MO
Daughter: Jaime Filer and her husband Richard, Weedville
7 Grandchildren
Sister: Maxine McIsaac, Driftwood
Brother: Raymond Dempsey and his wife Cindy, Driftwood
Brother: Jim Dempsey and his wife Janice, Terre Hill, PA
Preceded in Death By:
Parents: Irvin L. and Celesta Fiscus Dempsey, Sr.
Son: Tracy Dempsey
Daughter: Brenda Dempsey
At Irvin's request there will be No Service and No Visitation.

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
Barnett Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

Traffic Stop On Rt 120

A Dickerson Run, PA man was charged with a  DUI Sunday afternoon at 4:50 pm when stopped on Route 120, approximately one mile east of Hunt's Run, in Lumber Township, Cameron County.
Robert B. Fields, 41, of Dickerson Run, PA, was stopped for a traffic violation by Trooper David A. Surra of the Emporium station. Trooper Surra found Fields to be under the influence of alcohol.
Charges of DUI and summary violations will be filed against Fields in District Court

Sunday, November 6, 2011

William C. Johnson

William C. Johnson, 90, of 502 Singer Way, Red Hill, PA 18076 and formerly of Emporium, PA, died November 2, 2011 at St. Lukes Quakertown Hospital.
He was the beloved husband of Ruth E. (Worrell) Johnson for 67 years. Born in Varmland, Sweden he was a son of the late Carl O. and Bertha (Erickson) Johnson.

He retired in 1980 from Sylvania. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing and Little League umpiring. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Emporium, the Bucktail Rod & Gun Club as well as the Men's Club in Cameron County.

Surviving with his wife are his sons, Gary M. and his wife Carole A. Johnson of Westport, MA and Roger W. and his wife Ginny A. Johnson of East Greenville, PA; his grandchildren: Scott Boan, Jill Brill, Brian Johnson and Robin Giuliano and his brother Donald Johnson of Smethport.
He is preceded in death by his siblings Lawrence and Ingrid Johnson.

Services will be held privately at the family's convenience.

Contributions may be made in his honor to Cameron County Little League Association, c/o Glen Feibig, 20 E. Fifth St., Emporium PA 15834 or to Bucktail Rod & Gun Club, c/o Carl Carlson, 125 E. Fifth St., Emporium PA 15834.

To offer online condolences visit falkfuneralhomes.com.

16th Annual Christmas Benefit Dance

16th Annual Christmas Benefit Dance
December 3rd
8:00 p.m.
Emporium Vets Club

Benefit: Tasha Smith

$25.00 per Couple
$20.00 Single
Includes snacks,beer,soda,music
Music by Carl Mitchell

Contact Connie Garrigan @ 486-9445 or
Carrie Crane @ 486-3458 to donate items
for the Chinese Auction

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Cameron County Food Pantry For November

The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, November 16, 2011, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the building located behind the Northern Tier Community Action offices at 135 West Fourth Street in Emporium.
 
Call 486-1161, ext. 269, with any questions.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen Assoc Inc

Membership applications are now available to be downloaded and printed.
Once printed, please fill out the form completely and mail to the club along with the appropriate dues.
The mailing address is:
Sinnemahoning Sportsmen Association, Inc.
 15 Club Road - P.O. Box 102
Sinnemahoning, Pa. 15861

C. D. of A. BINGO/CARD PARTY

C. D. of A. BINGO/CARD PARTY
Wednesday, November 9, at 7:00 PM
in O’Connell Hall
Refreshments will be served. Donation $5
Everyone is welcome. There will be a drawing and chances will be sold on an autumn themed basket and raffled off that night. 
Members please donate new items for bingo prizes.  Items may be dropped off in the box in O'Connell Hall.
                             


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Bertha Roma Henriette Kresser Johnson, Formerly of Emporium

Bertha Roma Henriette Kresser Johnson, 93, of Port Allegany, formerly of Emporium, died Friday (October 28, 2011) in the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.


She was born Aug. 30, 1918 in Collins, Wisconsin, a daughter of August and Phillipina Illk Kresser. On Oct. 3, 1936, she married Warren Kenneth Johnson, who preceded her in death.

She was associated with the Emporium Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

She is survived by one daughter: Karolyn K. Blood of Port Allegany, PA., four sons: Kenneth W. Johnson of Rincon, GA, Karl L. Johnson of Rincon, GA, Keith A. Johnson of Oconomowoc, WI, Kurt E. Johnson of Acra, NY.,  25 Grandchildren, 27 Great Grandchildren, and 2 Great Great Grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Marie Gaynor, 4 brothers, and 7 sisters.

There will be no visitation. Funeral services will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Port Allegany, at a future time and date to be announced.

Online condolences can be left at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany.

James V. Beshel

Port Allegany - James V. Beshel, 66, of, Keating Summit, died Thursday (October 27, 2011) at his home.


He was born Aug 21, 1945 in Philadelphia, a son of Francis and Teresa Bravitz Beshel. On Feb. 11, 1989 in East Lansdowne, PA, he married Maureen T. Kennedy, who died Oct. 22, 2004.

Mr. Beshel was a graduate of Fr. Judge High School and attended Bucks County Community College.
He was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army, serving from 1963 to 1969.
Mr. Beshel was employed by the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier in Bensalem, PA

He was a member of Knights of Columbus in Emporium, PA the May Hollow Sportsman Club and the Sinnemahoning Sportsman Club. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He is survived by
Four daughters: Donna (John) Donia, Kelly Russell, Dawn Russell all of Philadelphia, PA, and Janis (James) Doak of Sunbury, PA
One son: John Russell of Keating Summit, PA
26 Grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren
three sisters: Eleanor Razler of Philadelphia, PA, Carole Hilger of Willingboro, NJ, Norma Bush of Medford Lake , NJ

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, 2 sons, Vincent Beshel in 1989, and James Russell in 2011, 4 brothers and 3 sisters.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday Nov. 1, 2011 from 5-8PM at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc, 105 N Main St, Port Allegany, PA. A Christian Wake service will be held at 5:00 PM in the funeral home

Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2011 in St Mark's Catholic Church, Emporium with the Rev. Paul S. Siebert, pastor as celebrant. Burial will be in the Portage Twp Cemetery, Sizerville. Military Honors will be accorded by the Cameron County Honor Guard.

Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301, Attn: Gift Processing. Online condolence may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc. Port Allegany.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Photo Contest November 1st

Tons of GREAT prizes! Enter your photos into one of the six categories. Contest will end October 31st, 2012. PA Wilds artists will judge the photos and winners will be notified by November 2012.
Scenic - Overlooks, trails, landscapes, trees, flowers, etc. Any photograph of the outdoors that does not fit in the Wildlife, Outdoor Recreation, etc.
Wildlife - All wildlife including elk, bear, fish, squirrels, deer, etc. Any photograph with wildlife as the main focus.
Outdoor Recreation - Camping, hunting, canoeing, ATVing, winter sports and activities, etc. Any photograph with a main focus on an outdoor recreation activity.
Events - Festivals, community, arts or theater events. Any photograph that is clearly from an event or performance.
Our Towns - Inside the towns in the Pennsylvania Wilds including buildings, dining, shopping, etc. Any photograph where the town, architecture, etc. is the main focus.
Professional - All subject matters by professional photographers. If you are paid for your photography services or sell your photography, please submit photographs to this category. No watermarks or branding.

Check back often and follow us on facebook for updates and submitted photos!
For questions and inquiries e-mail PAwildsContest(at)gmail.com

Contest begins November 1st! Check back soon

Monday, October 24, 2011

Flu Shots 10/26/11

Elk Regional will be offering a flu shot clinic on 10/26 from 9-11 a.m. at Dr. McKimms office located on 416 N. Broad St.

The cost for a flu vaccine is $30, but that will be discounted to $25 if patients offer payment with cash or a personal check. Medicare Part B patients may have their flu shots billed to Medicare. Some Medicare HMOs will also accept flu shot billing. Patients who attend one of Elk Regional’s walk-in clinics should bring all insurance cards with them to the clinic.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Country Blessings Week Of Oct 24th

Many in the community look forward to knowing about our weekly sales, this week we would like to say; if you are one who enjoys wearing dresses and skirts this is your week! They are 1/2 off, that's right you pay 50% off the already low price. This makes the dresses $2.00 and the skirts just $1.50! We have a variety of other items with low prices to choose from as well. You may need to get some accessories for that new dress/skirt you just bought. May we suggest a purse, a pair of shoes, or perhaps a nice blazer will really be the "kicker" you need. Whatever your needs this week, we are sure we can help you find it at Country Blessings. Come in out of the "cool" weather for some friendly conversation and remember the coffee  is always FREE!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Flags Lowered On Saturday to Honor Major Thomas E. Clark

Gov. Tom Corbett has ordered all U.S. and Pennsylvania Flags at the Capital Complex and at Commonwealth facilities in Cameron County lowered to half-staff on Saturday in honor of U.S. Air Force Major Thomas E. Clark of Emporium. Clark, a pilot, was shot down over Vietnam in February 1969. His remains were recently identified and returned ot the U.S. and will be interred on Saturday. All Pennsylvanians are invited to join in the tribute.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Grand Opening for the Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park




Please join the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources at the grand opening of the Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park, on Wednesday, October 26, at 2:00 p.m. at the park.  Sinnemahoning, in the heart of the Pennsylvania Wilds, offers an abundance of wildlife, from bear and eagles to otters. Only a short jump off the Elk Scenic Drive, the park also is host to a small elk population.

 The Wildlife Center will help educate visitors about regional wildlife watching opportunities and photography, conservation history and stewardship practices, and provide creative ideas for exploration of this unique and rugged section of Pennsylvania.

We hope you can join us for the celebration.

 Sincerely,

Allen, Richard J
Richard J. Allan
Secretary

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Stoltz Family Dealership​s makes Donation

Stoltz Family Dealerships is celebrating our 25th Anniversary.  As our way of saying thanks, we are giving away $25,000!  Through our summer celebration, you, our local community, voted on which 25 charities you would like to receive $1000 each.  Shown in photo is Robert Newell representing the American Red Cross PA Heartland Chapter, one of the charities you chose.Thanks to all who participated

Cassie B. Kohn

Cassie B. Kohn, 85, a resident of the Guy and Mary Felt Manor, formerly of 380 E. 5th St. Ext., died Tuesday morning (Oct. 18, 2011) at the Manor. She was born July 11, 1926, in Ronco, PA a daughter of the late Harry and Ruth Braddee Barnhart.In 1942, she married Charles "Sam" VanDivner, who died in 1962. On June 26, 1965, she married Ernest "Ink" Kohn, who died March 27, 1998.

Cassie was a Christian who had a deep and lifelong faith in God. As a teenager she worked for a photography studio in Uniontown and was also a housekeeper. Following the death of her first husband, she and her family moved to Emporium, where she continued working as a housekeeper, including at the former Sylvania Club. For the past 25 years, she had been a healthcare worker, caring for  the sick in their  own homes and had worked for the Community Nurses. Cassie was an artist and enjoyed sketching and painting. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Surviving are a daughter, Linda Hayes of Emporium; two sons, Mark VanDivner (Donna) and Earl Brent VanDivner, of Emporium; one stepson, Kevin
Kohn, (Judy Caffey) of Newville; four grandchildren, Tony VanDivner of Kersey, Chad VanDivner of Philadelphia, Ben Hayes and Jessica Hayes, both of Emporium. Two great grandsons; a sister, Minta Minerd and a brother George Barnhart both of Masontown and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, and first and second husbands, she was preceded in death by five brothers: Charles "Red",  Earl, Joe, Harry Barnhart and Rusty, in infancy; and one sister, in infancy.

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Thursday from 7-9 PM.
Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Friday, October 21, 2011 at 10:00 AM with Rev. R. Scott Melott, Pastor, First Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium.
Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

Cameron County Food Pantry

The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the building located behind the Northern Tier Community Action offices at 135 West Fourth Street in Emporium.

 Call 486-1161, ext. 269, with any questions

Monday, October 17, 2011

Mary Ann Waddington

Mary Ann Waddington, 87, of 529 Sizerville Rd., Emporium, died at Christ the King Manor, DuBois on Monday (October 17, 2011) morning.

She was born November 24, 1923 in DuBois, a daughter of the late George and Hannah Bloom Seyler.
Ms. Waddington had worked at Sylvania and was a waitress for many local restaurants and also worked as a sales clerk. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Missionary Circle & Berean Sunday School Class. She enjoyed baking and loved her children and grandchildren.

Surviving
Daughter: Brenda J. Nicolo and her husband Frank, Emporium
Son: Rexford Waddington, III, Emporium
3 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren
Sister: Katie Rudert, Georgia
Sister: Blanche Molek, DuBois
Sister: Mildred Brown, Buffalo, NY
Brother: John Seyler, Niagara Falls
Preceded in Death By:
Parents: George and Hannah Bloom Seyler
2 Sisters: Eva Seyler and Grace Boor
4 Brothers: George, Billy, Sam & lloyd Seyler

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Wednesday one hour prior to the service.
Funeral Service will be held at the First Baptist Church, 424 N. Broad Street, Emporium on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 11:00 AM with Rev. R. Scott Melott, Pastor, First Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium.
Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
Barnett Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Emporium Zumba

MONDAY and WEDNESDAY (Oct 10th and 12th) 6:30pm, Memorial Hall, $2/class.
  I have already put the Oct. schedules in my bag so they are ready to go!! 

Flu Shots @ Driftwood Senior Center

Flu Shots
Driftwood Senior Center
October 19th & November 1st
For more information, please call 546-2331.
The Senior Center is open Mon, Tues & Wed. from 9 am -2 pm.

Country Blessings

For the week of October 12th, the sale for Country Blessings will be ALL Coats and Blazers are 50% off and the coffee....IS FREE!  As a reminder our hours are as follows; Wednesday thru Friday, 9am-5pm and the first Saturday of the month 9-noon. We are located in the Cameron County Christian Center (aka the old 4th St school); 240 E.4th St Emporium. We are would like to thank the people who allow us to serve Emporium in such a great way.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Leroy A. "Roy" Swartz

Leroy A. "Roy" Swartz, 75, of 138 Hemlock St., Kersey, PA formerly of Jericho Rd., Sinnamahoning died at his sisters residence, Kersey on Saturday afternoon. (October 8, 2011)He was born July 8, 1936 in Renovo, PA a son of the late Arthur and Laura Dexter Swartz. Mr. Swartz attended Emporium Schools. He served with the US Marines. He retired from the former Smith Lumber Co in Renovo where he was a truck driver for over 25 years. Years ago he worked in Quehanna for Martin Marietta as a hot cell operator. He was a member of the Sinnamahoning United Methodist Church.

Surviving:
Son: Scott Swartz, Moateville
Daughter: Yvonne Swartz Harman, Shippensburg
Daughter: Nora Swartz, Emporium
Son: Todd Swartz and his wife Tracy, Emporium
9 Grandchildren
4 Great Grandchildren
Sister: Sandy, Mrs. Joe Kreckle, Kersey
Sister: Jean Balizet, Emporium
Several: Nieces and nephews
Preceded in Death By:
Parents: Arthur and Laura Dexter Swartz

There will be No Visitation.
Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Timothy Rogers, Pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in the Gilmore Cemetery, Austin, PA
Memorial Contributions may be made to Community Nurses Inc., HOSPICE PROGRAM, 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
Barnett Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Major Thomas Clark

The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten." - Calvin Coolidge
Major Thomas Clark will be coming home to Emporium, escorted by Patriot Guard Riders and Police, on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 at approximately 4:00 PM. The procession will pause at his former home at 229 West 4th Street before continuing East on 4th Street to the Barnett Funeral Home.
- "The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten." - Calvin Coolidge
Thomas Edward Clark was born on April 15, 1939 in Emporium, Pennsylvania as the third son of the late Otto and Josephine Schager Clark. An avid hunter and fisherman, Tom enjoyed the outdoors. He was a star fullback at Cameron County High School, graduating with honors in 1957. After attending Penn State University for two years,  Clark received an appointment to the Air Force Academy from which he graduated in 1963. The graduation ceremony included the first commencement address to the Academy from a sitting president, President John F. Kennedy.  That same year Tom married his high school sweetheart, Kathleen Mottern of Emporium. The 1963 Air Force Academy Yearbook states that Tom's goals were to be a pilot and a politician.
On February 8, 1969 Captain Clark was flying an F-100D Super Sabre, of 416th Tactical Fighter Squadron, 37th Tactical Fight Wing, in a flight of four mission over Laos. The flight controlled by an F-4 Forward Air Controller, engaged a 23mm Anti-Aircraft Artillery battery. Captain Clark's aircraft was hit by rounds from the artillery battery, burst into flames, and crashed. No parachute was observed. Aircraft in the area conducted visual and electronic searches, with negative results. Subsequent to the incident, the U.S. Air Force determined Captain Clark to be Killed in Action (KIA), Body not Recovered (BNR). The Air Force posthumously promoted Tom to the rank of Major.
On February 12, 1991, a joint U.S./Lao People's Democratic Republic team investigated the crash of Thomas E. Clark's F-100. In late 1991, a Thai citizen turned over to U.S. Officials in Thailand human remains as well as military identification tag and a partial military identification tag bearing Major Clark's name. The remains were identified as other than Captain Clark's.  In February of 1992 a team worked to excavate the suspected crash site of Thomas E. Clark in the Savannakhet Province with no apparent results. In October of 2005 a joint team re-investigated the crash site excavated in 1992. Another bone fragment was found but later identified as not part of a human. In October of 2009 another joint team re-excavated portions of the crash site and recovered human remains. After extensive examination, including isotope testing, the human remains were identified as the remains of Thomas E. Clark.
The Clark family was notified in June 2011 that the remains of Thomas E. Clark would be returned to the family.
Major Clark is survived by his widow Kathleen Mottern Clark Blair and her husband Robert, of Cedar Crest, NM , two brothers, Roger B. Clark and his wife Millie, of Emporium, and John O. Clark and his wife Linda of Virginia Beach, VA. and also by a large extended family.

In addition to his parents death Tom's brother Gerald A. Clark, of Emporium, a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, passed away in 1995
Public Visitation will be at the Cameron County High School on Friday, (Oct, 21, 2011)  from 5:00-8:00 PM..
Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 10:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.
Private interment, in a family plot with Thomas' mother and father, will follow with Military Honors and a USAF fly-over at the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Military Photos Wanted


The Sylvan Heritage Council would like to update and increase the number of photos on display in the Dickinson storefront window on 4th street.

This window is honoring all active servicemen and women from
Cameron County.

If you would like to have a friend or loved ones photo added to this
display, please drop off a framed copy of the original photo at the
Cameron County Chamber or Dr. McKimms office at 416 N Broad
Street during normal business hours.

Identify who is in the photo, and to whom the photo may be
 returned to.

This display will be active if a window continues to be available for display purposes. 

The Sylvan Heritage Council would like to thank you for your
continued support of this project.

 We cannot be responsible for unforeseen circumstances that could harm these photos.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Red Cross CPR Classes

Health & Safety Classes
Evening classes run 6:00 pm till 9:30pm and daytime classes run 9:00 am till 3:30 pm unless otherwise noted.
 
Adult CPR/Infant Child CPR/AED/First Aid         Tuesday, Oct 4     (Evening)            Chapter office
                                                                               Thursday, Oct 6
 
 CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer            Wednesday, Oct 12      (Day)               Chapter office
 
 Adult CPR/Infant Child CPR/AED/First Aid         Saturday, Oct 22     (Day)               Chapter office
 
Schedule is subject to change.
 Visit www.redcross.orgto see a complete schedule of classes, pricing and to register for classes or call 1-800-REDCROSS.  Pre-registration for community classes is required.  Minimum registration requirements for classes will be followed.  Options for on-line “Blended” classes are available.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Indoor Yard Sale

Country Blessings will be running the “Indoor Yard Sale” for another week. This means our valuable customers will have a greater opportunityto enjoy our bargains when they come into the store.
This week’s sale Sept  (28th-30th) at Country Blessings will be ALL jeans/pantsare 50% off and with the cold weather coming, even if you don’t “find” that onething you are looking for; you can always come in for a fresh cup of coffee or hot tea, those are always free!

 Our hours are Wednesday thru Friday 9 am- 5pm.
We are located in the “old” 4th St School, 240 E.4th StEmporium

 We have a variety of hings coming in and we keep adding to the sale room daily. The way the saleworks is if it is not marked with a price, then you get to make the price! Most items are purchased with a donation; however there are few things we have clearly priced. When you are finished shopping at Country Blessings you can make your way over to the yard sale room or vise/versa, either way we are sure you will be blessed.

Donald E. Reigel,


Donald E. Reigel, 77, of 77 W. 4th St., Emporium died  at WCA Hospital, Jamestown, New York Thursday night (September 22,  2011)
 He was born July 1, 1934 in Kane a son of the late William P. and Clara  Benson Reigel.
 On November 19, 1934 in St. Callistus Catholic Church, Kane he married  Betty Espin Reigel, who Survives.
 Mr. Reigel graduated from Kane High School class of 1952. He was a retired  salesman in the powder metal industy for many years. He was a member of St.  Mark Catholic Church and has served on Parish Council. He was a member of  several local organizations. He enjoyed golfing and his grandchildren.
Surviving
 In addition to Betty Espin Reigel
 Son: William P. Reigel and his wife Rena, Emporium
 Son: Michael E. Reigel and his wife Lisa, St. Marys
 Son: David Reigel and his wife Scarlett, Emporium
 7 Grandchildren Christina, Jennifer, Dylan, Zachary, Audra, Ali &  Carly
 3 Great Grandchildren Richard, Boden & Cambry
 Brother: Frank Reigel, Oklahoma
 Sister: Mary, Mrs. Allen Dickerson, Waterloo, NY
 Sister: Dorothy, Mrs. Gene Null, Gifford
 Five: Half Brothers
 One: Half Sister
Preceded in Death By
 Parents: William P. and Clara Benson Reigel
 2 Brothers: James and Harry Reigel
Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett  Funeral Home on Monday from 3-7 PM. Knights of Columbus ritual will be at  6:30 PM.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark  Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Tuesday  (September 27, 2011) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as  Celebrant.
 Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium.
 In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Cameron County Ambulance  Service, 299 E. Second St., Emporium, PA 15834 or to the Emporium Volunteer  Fire Department, 421 N. Broad St., Emporium, PA 15834 or to St. Mark Catholic  Church, 235 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to charity of donors  choice.
 
 Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
 
 BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.
 
Go to Barnett Funeral Home to  view the entire obituary and add a condolence

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Charges to Be Filed

An Emporium driver who was clocked at 94 miles per hour in a posted 55 mph zone was found to be Driving under the Influence of Alcohol.
Jeff A. Eckert, 48, of Emporium, PA, was stopped for speeding Tuesday at 6:23 pm on Route 120 in the area of Moore Hill Road in Shippen Township, Cameron County.
State Police will file charges for DUI and related summary offenses in District Court.

Criminal Mischief

An incident that  took place  on September 15th between 5 and 7:00 PM in Shippen Township, Cameron County is being investigated by State Police at Emporium.
Unknown actor(s) smashed out the back window of a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer belonging to Tammy Burgett of Emporium, PA. Damage is estimated at $400.00.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Nancy L. Victory Farrar

Nancy L. Victory Farrar, 78, of 324 W. 4th St., Emporium died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Wednesday (September 21, 2011) morning.
She was born June 24, 1933 in St. Mary a daughter of the late Harvey and Margaret Bickmire Tompkins.
Mrs. Farrar attended Cameron County Schools and lived her entire life in Emporium. She had worked at Dominicos and the Buttonwood. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving
Daughter: Donna Barton Hewitt, Emporium
3 Grandchildren: Jill, Mrs. Kirk Gibbs, Terry Coveney and Robin Chemsak
8 Great Grandchildren
Brother: Ronald Tompkins, Emporium
Brother: Jack Tompkins, Rochester, NY
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Harvey and Margaret Bickmire Tompkins
Son: Richard Victory
Daughter: Deborah Victory
There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the Barnett Funeral Home 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Sunday, (September 25, 2011) at 6:00 PM with Rev. Rock Pifer, Pastor, Free Metholist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium.

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
Barnett Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cameron Counties Bloodmobile Schedule

Elk and Cameron Counties Bloodmobile ScheduleThursday, Oct 13            
Emporium VFW       
11:30 am – 5:30 pm

Schedule is subject to change

Call 1-800-733-2767 to schedule appointments or visit the E-donor site at www.redcrossblood.org.Call 1-866-236-3276 to ask questions about donating blood.

Peggy Ann Samick

 Peggy Ann Samick, 79, of 138 Airport Road, St. Marys, died on Monday morning, September 19, 2011 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.
She was born September 4, 1932 in Cameron County, a daughter of Dorothy Berry Card of Sterling Run and the late Charles Orville Card.
On January 2, 1961 in Emporium, she married the late Albert M. "Loppo" Samick, Jr., who preceded her in death on October 30, 1999.

Mrs. Samick was Protestant by faith. She and her husband lived in Welaka, Florida for many years and enjoyed the time they had spent there. She enjoyed reading, crafts, knitting and crocheting. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by:
Son: Glenn "Dick" Lyon and his wife Joyce, Emporium
Daughter: Pamela Samick, St. Marys
Daughter: Sheila, Mrs. Larry Samick, St. Marys
6 Grandchildren
11 Great Grandchildren
Brother: Eugene Card and his wife Glenda, Sterling Run
Brother: Steven Card and his wife Patricia, MA
Sister: Shirley, Mrs. Grover Reed, OH
Sister: Esther, Mrs. William Sprung, FL
Sister: Phyllis, Mrs. Charles Eskew, FL
Sister: Dorothy Lewis, Emporium
Numerous: nieces and nephews

In addition to her father and husband, she was preceded in death by:
Daughter: in infancy
Son: Eugene C. "Tuck" Lyon
2 Brothers: Charles "Joe" Card and David Card
2 Sons-in-law: Leo "Winkle" Samick and Scott "Lou" Samick
Funeral Services for Peggy Ann Samick will be held at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 North Michael Street, St. Marys, on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 4:00 PM with Rev. Chris Kindle, Pastor of 1st UMC, officiating.

The family will greet and receive friends prior to the funeral on Wednesday from 2 pm until the time of the service.


Burial will be in the St. Marys Protestant Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Community Nurses Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857 or to Pinecrest Manor Memorial Fund, 763 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, PA 15857.

Online condolences may be placed at www.LynchGreenFuneralHome.com