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Monday, December 31, 2012

Guy & Mary Felt Manor Visitor Precautions

ATTENTION ALL VISITORS
FLU SEASON HAS HIT CAMERON COUNTY.

WE HERE AT GUY & MARY FELT MANOR ARE TAKING PRECAUTIONS TO KEEP OUR RESIDENTS AND STAFF WELL. IF YOU HAVE BEEN ILL, NOT FEELING WELL OR HAVE HAD A RECENT FEVER, WE ASK YOU TO REFRAIN FROM VISITING OUR RESIDENTS, UNTIL YOU ARE WELL.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Holidays !


Weather Advisory

http://www.weather.gov 

The risk for severe weather continues across the southeast tonight, including the risk for isolated tornadoes as a line of storms continues to march eastward. Back to the northwest, Winter Storm and Blizzard Warnings are in effect from Oklahoma and Texas all the way to Maine as a strong winter storm is forecast to drop over a foot of snow in some spots between this evening and the weekend.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for
WARREN-MCKEAN-POTTER-ELK-CAMERON-NORTHERN CLINTON-TIOGA-
NORTHERN LYCOMING-SULLIVAN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WARREN...BRADFORD...COUDERSPORT...
ST. MARYS...RIDGWAY...EMPORIUM...RENOVO...MANSFIELD...WELLSBORO...
LAPORTE
659 PM EST TUE DEC 25 2012
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM WEDNESDAY TO 7 AM EST THURSDAY...
* LOCATIONS...THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS OF PENNSYLVANIA.
* HAZARD TYPES...HEAVY SNOW.
* ACCUMULATIONS...8 TO 12 INCHES OF SNOW.
* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN DURING THE MID-DAY HOURS ON WEDNESDAY
AND CONTINUE HEAVY AT TIMES INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THE SNOW WILL
TAPER TO SNOW SHOWERS LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

Franklin A. "Frank" Metzler

 
Franklin A. "Frank" Metzler. 85, of Bucktail Trail died of cancer on Saturday, Dec.
22, 2012 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center following an illness of the past year.
He was born July 3, 1927 in Harrisburg a son of the late Franklin Metzler Sr. and
Beryl Lavanture Metzler.
On May 31. 1981 in Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Emporium, he married Sandra Kellner Metzler who survives.
Frank served in the U.S. Navy during WW II on the communications ship Catoctin as a
radio operator with the title of Electronics Technician Mate. At that time the U.S. was
preparing to invade Japan, which was expected to be an extensive battle, and crew
members were advised that only one out of six of them would return home. The mission
w'as discontinued when the war ended in August 1945 with the unconditional surrender of Japan. Frank was honorably discharged on July 15. 1946.
He was a graduate of Penn State University with a BS degree in Physics, and the
University of Pittsburgh at Bradtbrd earning a degree in computer science. At the time of
his death he was employed parl-time as an independent contractor at GE in St. Marys.
Employment history includes Bethlehem Steel in Steelton. Sylvania & GKN in
Emporium and Loranger Intemational in Warren.
Frank enjoyed hiking the Quehanna Trail, amateur radio, astronomy and studying
advanccd mathematics.
in addition to his wife he is survived by two sons, David and Glenn Metzler, and a
brother, Robert Metzler.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Franklin A. “Frank" Metzler will be held on
Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Emporium.
There will be no visitation.
Arrangements are under the direction of Barnett Funeral l{ome, Inc.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

James E. Abriatis


James E. Abriatis, 65, of 6902 Route 120, Emporium died unexpectedly at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro on Friday (December 21, 2012) afternoon.
He was born September 30, 1947 in Castle Shannon, PA a son of the late Paul "Pete" and Mildred Renton Abriatis.
On October 29, 2011 in he married Beverly Crosby Abriatis, who survives.
Mr. Abriatis graduated from Cameron County High School. He served with the US Navy Seabees during the Vietnam Era. He was a heavy equipment operator who operated various machines. He was most happy while operating the equipment. Jim was a member of the Miller-Raffaele Post 6221, VFW. He loved NASCAR, Steelers, hunting and 4 wheeling. He coached girls softball for his daughters teams for many years and enjoyed spending time with his family.

Surviving
In addition to his wife Beverly Crosby Abriatis
Daughter: Heather Hahn and her husband Cliff, Emporium
Daughter: Allyson Abriatis, Muskegon, MI
Daughter: Kelly Kriner, Emporium
Son: Adam Kriner, Emporium
Son: Matt Kriner, Emporium
5 Grandchildren James, Cameron, Cade, Reagan & Brayden
Brother: Paul "Sonny" Abriatis and his wife Donna, Emporium
Brother: Robert Abriatis and his wife Roseann, Mesa, AZ
Half brother: Ron Abriatis, Marienville

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Paul "Pete" and Mildred Renton Abriatis

Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Monday (December 24, 2012) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, officiating. A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail. Visitation with video tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Sunday from 3-6 PM.

Burial will be in the Rich Valley Cemetery, Emporium, Pennsylvania

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

James E. Abriatis

James E. Abriatis, 65, of Truman, died unexpectedly on  Friday afternoon, December 21 at the Sailors & Soldiers Hospital of  Wellsboro.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Barnett Funeral Home.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Free Christmas Dinner At Aroma Cafe

Please call 814-647-67630 or 814-486-3375
Reservations are not required, but would be helpful

James N Gratton


James N. Gratton, 85, of Erie, formerly of Emporium, died Tuesday, December 18, 2012 in St. Vincent Health Center, Erie.
Born August 21, 1927 in Emporium he was the son of the late John and Bessie Woodring Gratton. On May 17, 1944 in Emporium, he married H. Margaret Mitchell who survives.
A longtime resident of Emporium, he was employed by GTE Sylvania and Philips in Emporium before retiring in 1981.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a former member of Bobby’s Run Hunt Club.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Margaret, are: one son, James N. Gratton, Jr. and wife Janice of Northwest, PA; one daughter, Bess Heiberger and husband Joseph of Palmetto, Georgia; two grandchildren, Brian Heiberger and Jason Gratton; three great grandchildren; and also nieces and nephews including a special niece and nephew, Laurie and Ponch.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by four sisters, Winifred, Katherine, Geraldine and Nellie and two brothers, John and Arnold.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 20 from 4-7 p.m. in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium where Funeral Services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Paul Siebert, pastor of St. Mark Church, Emporium, officiating. Burial will be in St.Mark Cemetery, Emporium.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Carl J Schager

Carl J. Schager, 95, of Route 120, Emporium died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium on Wednesday (December 12, 2012) morning following a lengthy illness.
He was born October 18, 1917 in Emporium a son of the late Anthony and Mary Swasnick Schager.
On July 13, 1946 in St Gabriel The Archangel Parish, Port Allegany he married Naomi "Polly" Pollard Schager, who Survives.

Mr. Schager was a lifelong resident of Emporium. He graduated from Emporium High School in the class of 1937. He retired, after over 42 years, from Sylvania where he was a metal machinist. He enlisted with the US Navy during WW II. He was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church. Carl had many hobbies including golfing, bowling, hunting, fishing and wood crafting. His favorite hobby was making spoon rings and giving them to many people in the area

Surviving
In addition to Naomi "Polly" Pollard Schager
Son: Michael Schager and his wife Karen, Fountain Hills, AZ
Son: Steven Schager, Jackson, TN
Daughter: Kathleen Brookhouser, Emporium
Daughter: Nancy Stewart and her husband Dave, Emporium
Daughter: Mary Goss and her husband Mike, Emporium
Son: Thomas Schager and his wife Lori, Emporium
Daughter: Karren Stuart and her husband Bryan, Erie
15 Grandchildren, 13 Great Grandchildren
Several nieces and nephews

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Anthony and Mary Swasnick Schager
4 Brothers: Rufus, Nick, Frank & Philip Schager
3 Sisters: Edith Straub, Catherine Cunningham & Josephine Clark

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Saturday (December 15, 2012) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Friday from 5-8 PM. 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 or to a charity of the donors choice.

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Only on 6: Kennel owner injured after trying to stop robbery

Update on Krazy A Robbery

Only on 6: Kennel owner injured after trying to stop robbery

By Brittany Boyer
EMPORIUM, Pa. —
A 62-year-old Cameron County woman is recovering after receiving an injury while trying to stop a robbery in her business.
Betty Allen of Emporium told 6 News it was around 6:30 a.m. when a man wearing dark baggy clothes and a mask came into her store, Krazy "A" Dog Kennel in Shippen Township.
Allen told 6 News the man said, "today is going to be your lucky day," and began going through the cash register.
Allen said the many got away with a few hundred dollars.
While trying to leave the store, Allen attempted to remove his hood and mask to reveal the suspects identity.
"I tried to grab onto him, he turned around and kicked me in my side and in my back and I fell to the floor," she said.
Allen said the man got away.
She told police she was unable to see what direction he went because she could not get up.
"That showed me that whoever was under that clothing is not a true man. He was out for himself, and himself only. That just isn't right," she said.
Allen is offering a $1,000 reward to anyone that can provide information that leads to an arrest.
Anyone with information should call state police in Emporium at 486-3321.

State Police Seek Help In Robbery

State Police at Emporium are asking the public's help in their investigation of an early morning robbery at the Krazy A Dog Kennel at 11233 Route 120, 2 miles west of Emporium in Shippen Township, Cameron County.

On Thursday (today) at about 6:40 AM, an unidentified male actor entered the Krazy A Dog Kennel and was able to open the cash register and remove cash and coin currency. Betty Allen, 62, of Emporium, PA, the victim and owner of the business, attempted to intervene by preventing the actor from fleeing. During her attempt, she was assaulted by the male and sustained an injury. Due to being assaulted, she was unable to see in what direction the male fled the scene.


Trooper Farabaugh said the actor fled on foot and at this time it is unknown of a vehicle was used to facilitate his flight. Anyone who may have seen any vehicles parked in the area during time frame that this occurred or any other suspicious or unusual activities or persons, please contact the PA State Police at Emporium at 814-486-3321.

Robbery at the Krazy A Dog Kennel

Red Cross Blood Drive Schedule

Thursday, December 13
 11:30 am - 5:30 pm
 Emporium VFW
 427 East 3rd Street, Emporium
 
 All presenting donors will receive a
 holiday t-shirt while supplies last

Call 1-800-733-2767 or visit http://www.redcrossblood.org
 to schedule an appointment.
 
 Call 1-800236-3276 to ask questions about donating blood.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Judy I. Hallowell

 
Judy I. Hallowell, 64, of 777 Hillcrest Drive, Emporium, died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Tuesday (December 4, 2012) afternoon.
She was born December 31, 1947 in Renovo, PA a daughter of the late Benjamin and Anna Mae Nickerson Wennin.
On September 20, 1968 in Sinnamahoning she married the late Willard Hallowell.

Mrs. Hallowell graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1966. She worked several years at Sylvania and then retired from GKN Sintered Metals where she worked for over 40 years. She was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church and the Loyal Order Of Moose Lodge #368, Emporium. Judy enjoyed meeting with her friends for coffee every day at the Cabin Kitchen and also at the Aroma Cafe'

Surviving
Son: Michael E. Hallowell, Emporium
Son: Matthew J. Hallowell and his wife Heather, Fort Drum, NY
Step-daughter: Debra Hallowell, Coudersport
Step-son: Davis "Bucket" Hallowell and his wife Kim, Emporium
Step-son: Donald Hallowell, Emporium
5 Grandchildren Michael, Brianna, Lacey, Jenelle & Shawn Hallowell
Sister: Jane Headrick and her husband Rick, Sinnemahoning
Brother: Joseph Wennin and his wife Linda, Foster, VA
and many wonderful friends.

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Benjamin and Anna Mae Nickerson Wennin
Husband: Willard Hallowell
Brother: James Wennin

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Friday (December 7, 2012) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Thursday from 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 PM., where a Vigil Service will be held at 7:45 PM.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Cameron County Food Pantry, P.O. BOX 389, Attn David Malizia, Emporium, PA 15834 or to Soup for the Soul - Esther's Ministry, c/o First United Methodist Church, 306 S. Spruce St., Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

December 4th, Really?

What began as a foggy morning has turned into a beautiful day! It's hard to believe it really is December.  The temperature reads 72 .

Foggy Morning

The fog was so  thick this morning, it eas difficult to see any distance.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Tax Credits, Emporium, San Francisco Chronicle

Emporium referenced during talk of Pennsylvania film tax credits.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The state could see a lot more lights, cameras, action and jobs if lawmakers expand the $60 million film tax credit, Pennsylvania film officials say.....

The credit needs to be at least $100 million, said Pittsburgh Film Office director Dawn Keezer. Pennsylvania has two major production centers — Philadelphia and Pittsburgh — and attracts crews to rural areas like Emporium, where the Denzel Washington flick "Unstoppable" shot in 2010, she said.

Read more: Tax Credits

Delores F. Rodgers


Delores F. Rodgers, 65, of 34 Pioneer Rd., Emporium, PA
died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Sunday (December 2, 2012) morning.

She was born June 22, 1947 in Houtzdale, PA a daughter of the late Llewelyn and Dora Fae Rowles Cardinal
On December 10, 1966 in St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Houtzdale she married Patrick Rodgers, who survives.
Mrs. Rodgers graduated from Moshannon High School, Houtzdale in the class of 1965. She worked as an LPN at the Cameron County Health Center until she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2000. She loved nursing and put her heart into caring for other people. She was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church and the C.D. of A. She was an active participant in daily prays for others at her church.

Surviving
In addition to her husband Patrick Rodgers
Daughter: Diana Young, Statesville, NC
Daughter: Deborah, Mrs. James Shaginaw, Statesville, NC
Daughter: Patricia Fitzsimmons, Bradford
8 Grandchildren: Nathan, Brett & Sean Young, James III., Nicole & Faith Shaginaw, Lindsay Leet & Bailee Fitzsimmons
Brother: Michael Cardinal and Brenda, Houtzdale

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Llewelyn and Dora Fae Rowles Cardinal
Several: aunts, uncles & cousins

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Thursday (December 6, 2012) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.
Visitation with video tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Wednesday from 5:00 - 8:00 PM., where a Vigil Service will be held at 7:45 PM.
Burial will take place Friday in the St. Lawrence Cemetery, Houtzdale.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to the Multiple Sclerosis Association, 706 Haddonfield Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 or 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.

Confession Given On Township Burglary

An Emporium woman will be charged as a result of a Burglary that occurred on November 30, 2012 at a residence in Shippen Township, Cameron County.

Christina Marie Uber, 26, of 318 Spring Street, Emporium, PA, will be charged in the incident at the residence of Annetta Marie Horning of 15680 Route 120, Emporium, PA.


Trooper Michael G. Meko, who is investigating, said Christina Uber called Horning the following day after she had heard that PSP was involved and had taken fingerprints at the scene. She identified herself to the victim and confessed to the crime she had committed.

Multiple items were stolen from the victim's residence in the burglary.

Uber will be charged with Burglary, Theft by Unlawful Taking, and Criminal Mischief in District Court 59-3-01.

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Friday, November 30, 2012

Light Up A Life" Celebrates Loved Ones During Holidays



The Cole Foundation announces a new tradition of giving during the holiday season with the “Light Up A Life” event. On Thursday, December 6, the Cole Foundation will light a 60-foot outdoor tree, located on the Cole Memorial Hospital campus.

Each gift of $10 or more will place a symbolic light on the “Light Up A Life” tree. Each light on the tree will be a visual representation of a gift, given in honor or memory of a loved one. All proceeds for the program will be used to support the ongoing healthcare needs of Hospice and Patterson Cancer Care patients at Cole Memorial. Each gift will be acknowledged with a specially designed card sent to the person being honored or to the family of a memorialized loved one.

“We hope you will honor or remember those special people who have touched your life, through a gift to the Cole Foundation during this holiday season,” stated Patrice Levavasseur, executive director of the Cole Foundation. “We look forward to the support of our communities and hope you can join us at 5:30 p.m. on December 6th for our special tree lighting ceremony and reception that will follow the event.”

For more information or to give a gift to “Light Up A Life” visit www.charlescolehospital.com or call the Cole Foundation at 814-274-5520.

Barbara Schnee McGraw

Barbara Schnee McGraw, 83, of Lindenwood Drive, Emporium, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2012 in the emergency room of ElkRegional HealthCenter following a brief illness.
Born January 19, 1929 in Wilmington, Delaware, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Bertha Jessop Schnee. Sixty-three years ago on January 19, 1949 in Emporium, she married Lloyd McGraw who survives.
A lifelong resident of Emporium, she was a graduate of Emporium High School and Bryant & Stratton Business Collegein Buffalo, NY.
Barb was a member of the FirstUnited MethodistChurch in Emporium and a past member and past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star Emporium Chapter #101.
Surviving in addition to her husband Lloyd are: one son, Larry (Nanette) McGraw of Emporium; one daughter, Janet (Andrew) Kelly of Emporium; a brother, Roger Schnee of Wilmington; six grandchildren, Erin McGraw Betz of Odentin, Maryland, Doug McGraw of Clarkston, Michigan, Alysia and Lloyd Rairdan of St. Marys, Patrick Rairdan of Emporium and Lori Cheatle of Ridgway; and twelve great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Donald and a sister, Dorothy Schnee.
The family will receive friends in the First UnitedMethodist Churchon Monday, December 3, 2012 from 3-4 p.m. at which time Funeral and Committal Services will follow with the Rev. Joseph Short, pastor, officiating.
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the First UnitedMethodist Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.

Craft Show @ Emporium Fire Hall


Craft Show   
December 01, 2012   9 am – 3 pm
At the Emporium Fire Hall

Leo William "Bill" Burlingame

 
 Leo William "Bill" Burlingame, 87, of 6718 Route 120, Emporium, died at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport on Thursday (November 29, 2012) night.
 He was born November 21, 1925 in Howard Siding, Pennsylvania a son of the late Leo R. and Neva Summerson Burlingame.

 On October 12, 1947 he and his wife, Dolores "Dee" Crosby Burlingame, where married in the 1st wedding to take place in the older Christian & Missionary Alliance Church.
 Mr. Burlingame graduated from Emporium High School in the class of 1943. He served with the US Navy during WW II, where he eventually became an electrician. While in the Navy he worked on a yard tug medium moving ships in and out of the San Francisco Bay. He retired from Sylvania at the age of 55 after over 35 years of employment. He then re-entered the workforce at Carbon City Products in St. Marys working 15 years until the age of 70.

 He was a member of the American Legion Olkosky-Jessop Post 194, Loyal Order Of Moose Lodge #368, Emporium. He was a member of the Elk County Striders, Barbershop Harmony Society, Elk County Cloggers and the Christian Missionary & Alliance Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher. He was active as a cub scout master, 4H leader, had served as a Shippen Township Tax Collector, was a PA Forest Fire Warden for over 50 years. While working at Sylvania he served as a union steward. Years ago he played in the “Carl and His Hillbilly Pals” Band. He played in the Mens softball & coed volleyball leagues. He enjoyed Hunting, hiking and cross country skiing. He was an avid outdoorsman enjoying many running events including 5k runs. When he was 62 he ran a two mile race for Jefferson County ARC in his work boots. He was a cyclist. At the age of 72 he competed in the (GOBA 300 mile) Great Ohio Bike Adventure. In 2001 when he was 75 he participated in the Cameron County Canoe Classic paddling for the Gray Rats. He was the historian for the Mason-Grugan family.

 Surviving
 In addition to Dolores "Dee" Crosby Burlingame
 Son: Rod Burlingame and his wife Jeanie, Reynoldsville
 Son: Dave Burlingame, Emporium
 Son: Greg Burlingame and his wife Vickie, Byrnedale
 Son: Les Burlingame and his wife Janie, DuBois
Daughter: Raeanne Amell and her husband Gib, Port Allegany
Son: Scott Burlingame and his wife Nicky, Weedville
18 Grandchildren and 21 Great Grandchildren
Brother: Vern Burlingame, Ft. Meyers, FL
 Brother: Dick Burlingame, Altoona

 Preceded in Death By
 Parents: Leo R. and Neva Summerson Burlingame
 Son-in-law: Michael Lutheran
 Grandson-in-law: Matt Burke
 Sister: Patricia Burlingame in infancy.

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Sunday from 2-4 PM. Funeral Service will follow at 4:00 PM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, officiating. A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail will follow the funeral service.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Legion Olkosky-Jessop Post 194, 427 East 3rd Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to the Loyal Order Of Moose Lodge #368, 524 E, Allegany Ave., Emporium

 Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
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 BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Charles “Joe” Vassallo

 
 
Charles “Joe” Vassallo, 87, of Cherry Street, Emporium, died Sunday, November 25, 2012, in Christ the King Manor, DuBois
Born November 22, 1925 in Emporium, he was the son of the late Charles and Rose Gennacaro Vassallo. On September 25, 1952 in Emporium, he married Mary A. Johnson who passed away April 28, 2003. On July 31, 2004 in Brockway he married Jeanne Krauss who survives.
Mr. Vassallo was a veteran of two wars, having served during WWII for 3 years with the Merchant Marines and during the Korean War for 26 months with the US Army.
A lifelong resident of Emporium, he was a 1943 graduate of Emporium High School and a 1948 graduate of Bryant & Stratton Business College in Buffalo. He was employed by Metropolitan Insurance as an agent in Emporium for 34 years.
He was a member of St. Mark Church in Emporium, and the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion both in Emporium. He was also a member and past treasurer of Emporium Country Club, member and past treasurer of Cameron County Vet’s Club for 10 years, was a life member of VFW Post 6221 in Emporium, and was past president of the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. His hobbies included golfing, bowling, and winemaking.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Jeanne, are: two sons, William C. (Julie) Vassallo of Punxsutawney and Charles “Rick” (JoAn) Vassallo of Emporium; three daughters, Mary Jo (Patrick) Fiore of Altoona, Karen (James) Slusarick of Emporium, and Kathy (Edward) Miller of Beaufort, NC; seven grandchildren, one great grandson; two sisters, Caroline Drotos of San Francisco, CA and Clara Sarick of Emporium; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia MacDonald.
Visitations with video tribute will be held Tuesday, November 27 from 4-8 p.m. in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mark Church with Fr. Paul Siebert, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St.Mark Cemetery, Emporium.
A Wake service will be held Tuesday evening in the Funeral Home.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Cameron County Cardiac Committee, the Cameron County Memorial Detail or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Marian L. Kuppelweiser

 
 
Marian L. Kuppelweiser, 92, of Holly, Michigan, formerly of Sinnamahoning, passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2012 in McLaren Hospital, Flint, Michigan.
Born April 18, 1920 in Sinnamahoning she was the daughter of the late Ray and Lena Wykoff Jordan. On September 30, 1947 in Driftwood, she married Matthew Kuppelweiser who passed away July 10, 1979.
She was a long-time resident of Sinnamahoning until moving to Holly to be with her daughter. She was a graduate of Emporium High Schooland was employed by the U.S. Postal Service as Postmaster in Sinnamahoning until retiring in 1985.
Mrs. Kuppelweiser was a member of the Sinnamahoning UnitedMethodist Church.
Survivors include: one son, M. Richard Kuppelweiser and wife Diane of Monongahela, Pa.; one daughter, Sally Averill and husband Doug of Holly, Michigan; five grandchildren, Eric, Lisa and Annie Averill and Katie and Brian Kuppelweiser; and also nieces and nephews.
Marian was predeceased by one brother, Ray Jordan and one sister, Kathryn Johnson.
A visitation will be held in the Sinnamahoning UnitedMethodist Churchon Saturday, November 24 from 10 until 11 a.m. at which time Funeral and Committal Services will be held with the Rev. Lola Turnbull of the Benezette Charge, officiating. Burial will be in SmithCemetery, Grove Township.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Sinnamahoning UnitedMethodist Church, Sinnamahoning Fire Department or Sinnamahoning Ambulance Service.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Cameron County Food Pantry Collection

The second Sunday of every month is Cameron County Food Pantry Collection Sunday. Please bring non perishable food items and drop them in the designated location at your church. If you would prefer a monetary donation, please place an envelope in the collection that is labeled “Food Bank.” Thank you so very much for your help to provide food to individuals and families of Cameron County. Cameron County Food Pantry is a ministry provided by the Cameron County Ministerial Association. The funding for the food pantries around the country has been cut, and we have a great need in our community. Please give what you can. Thank you.

Money Taken In Burglary On Meadow Road In Shippen Township

A burglary on Meadow Lane in Shippen Township between 11-5 and 11-17, 2012 is the subject of a continuing investigation by State Police at Emporium.
Cpl. Charles J. Nicklas said the incident occurred at the residence of Mary E. Stuckey at 391 Meadow Road, Emporium, PA, when unknown actor(s) arrived at the residence and removed money from within the house.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Shop Local and Buy Chamber Bucks


Black Friday draws numerous residents to metropolitan centers and crowded shopping centers.  This year consider shopping local.  When you purchase items from a locally owned business, 68 cents of that dollar is returned to your community.  If you spend it at a chain, only 43 cents is returned.

 
Saturday November 24 is Shop Local Saturday.  Small business owners hope they can cash in on some of the money spent during the Thanksgiving weekend.  In Cameron County the chamber is going one step further and suggesting that you purchase chamber bucks.  The gift certificates can be used like cash at more than 20 businesses in Cameron County.  The gift certificates come with a festive envelope ready for you to give and there is no surcharge.

 Employers are encouraged to order gift certificates by calling the chamber.  Provide a list of denomination and names and the gift certificates will be ready for you to pick up this busy time of year.

Betty L. Moate



Betty L. Moate, 90, of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys formerly of 179 Lyons Run Rd., Emporium died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys, on Thursday (November 15, 2012) night.
She was born July 14, 1922 in Buffalo, New York a daughter of the late Edward and Martha Schimmer Wishman.
She married the late Albert Moate.

Mrs. Moate worked for Northern Tier for many years. She was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church and enjoyed people especially family gatherings & spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving
Son: Gerald "Jerry" Moate, Emporium
Daughter: Susan Swasnick, St. Marys
Daughter: Tina, Mrs. Rick Mix, Weedville
Daughter: Barbara, Mr. Ralph McKimm, Emporium
Daughter: Virginia "Peachie", Mrs. George Singer, Newton, NC
20 Grandchildren and 21 Great Grandchildren
Sister: Alice Buncy, Tonawanda, NY
Brother: Bob Wishman, Buffalo, NY
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Edward and Martha Schimmer Wishman
Husband: Albert Moate
Son: Thomas Moate
2 Step Daughters: Caroline Fruitiger and Patricia Moate

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Monday (November 19, 2012) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Sunday from 6-8 PM.

Burial will be in the Mix Run Cemetery in Mix Run
Memorial Contributions may be made to The Grove House, 436 Old West Creek Rd., Emporium, PA 15834 or to Pinecrest Manor, Memorial Fund, 763 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, PA 15857

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Please Note Special Office Hours for Thanksgiving 2012

Cole Memorial’s Health Centers and Specialty Practices will be closed on November 22.

Most locations will also be closed Friday, November 23, except:
~ The Emporium Health Center, Sizerville Road
~ The Pediatrics office in Coudersport open ‘til 3 p.m.
~ Ear, Nose & Throat specialist office in Coudersport
~ The Women’s Health Center in Coudersport
~ Champion Orthopedics in Olean.

EXPRESS CARE will be open Friday, November 23 from 2 to 8 p.m.

Enjoy a safe & healthy holiday

Dr. Hauger Joins Internal Medicine Team at Cole Memorial

 
 
Coudersport,PA— Internal Medicine Specialist, William Hauger, MD, is now accepting patients at the Integrated Internal Medicine office at ColeMemorial Hospitalin Coudersport. He joins a team of four physicians and five physician assistants to provide primary care to patients with a specialty in internal medicine.
Dr. Hauger comes to Cole Memorial with over 25 years of experience, most recently from Conemaugh MemorialMedical Centerin Johnstown, Pennsylvania where he held the positions of Department of Medicine Chairman and internal medicine physician at the Conemaugh Physician Group.
He is a graduate of the Boston UniversityMedical Centerin Massachusetts and past resident of the Categorical Internal Medicine program at WilfordHall USAFMedical Centerin San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Hauger is also board certified in Critical Care by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
For more information and to schedule an appointment, please call the Integrated Internal Medicine office at Cole Memorial 814-274-5276.
Cole Memorial, a recipient of two 2012 Achievement Awards from The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania and a national Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, serves over 50,000 residents within a 65-mile service area with its network of ten community health care centers at Potter, Cameron, McKean and Tioga Counties in Pennsylvania and New York’s southern tier. For details, visit www.charlescolehospital.com.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Lumber Township Truck Crash

Two men were life flighted to out of area hospitals after a Tuesday morning truck crash on Route 120, approximately 1 mile east of Stillhouse Road in Lumber Township, Cameron County.

H. B. VonHause, 57, of Emporium, PA, was driving a 2001 Ford 550 truck owned by Lumber Township eastbound on Route 120 when the truck drifted off the road and impacted guiderails with the right side of the vehicle. The truck continued east and drove through a yard and became airborne for approximately 20 feet, then continued in an easterly direction and into a ravine where it came to rest approximately 50 feet off the roadway.

Trooper Farabaugh, from the Emporium barracks who investigated said both Von Hause and his passenger, Charles Conner, 44, of Driftwood, PA, were flown to out of area trauma centers by medical helicopters from a landing zone set up at the Emporium Golf Club nearby. The investigation is continuing.

Both occupants were wearing seat belts. State Police did not release any information on on the men's conditions. The truck was severely damaged.
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Andrew W. Kalafut

Andrew W. Kalafut, 72, formerly of Emporium, passed away peacefully on Friday (Oct. 19, 2012) at his residence in Bullhead City, Arizona after a lengthy battle with cancer.
 
He was born Aug. 15, 1940, in Philadelphia. He was the son of the late Andrew A. Kalafut, Sara J. (Summerson) Kephart and stepfather, Howard W. Kephart. On July 18, 1959, in Emporium, he married Gladys Marie (Jenkins) Kalafut, who survives.
 
Mr. Kalafut graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1958. He worked as a self-employed contractor in Emporium for many years before he and his wife relocated to California in 1983. He then became the Head of Maintenance Operations for De Anza Land & Leisure in Ontario, California, from which he retired in 2001.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing trips, NASCAR, buying and selling his collectibles on EBay, working on his home, and spending quality time with his family and friends. He will be remembered for his willingness to help others, gift of gab, and his love of family and friends.
 
Surviving in addition to his wife, is his daughter, Deborah Lee Lumley of Harrisville.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Roseann Reynolds, and his beloved daughter, Brenda Ann Kalafut.
 
At his request, there was no visitation. A memorial service was held at his home on Friday (Oct. 26, 2012) with Father Leonard officiating.
 
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Havasu, 5858 Hwy. 95, Ste. 102, Fort Mohave, AZ 86426, or the American Cancer Society.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Cameron County Holiday House Tour Expands


Circle the calendar! 
Friday December 7 Christmas in the Wilds kicks off at noon. 
Shop, eat, tour homes and end the night with desert.

 Flowers N Things in Emporium will host an open house from noon till 7pm. The business will also provide flower arrangements for each of the five homes on tour.  Those with tickets for the tour can take advantage of a special meal at Cabin Kitchen.  The special will be available from 4pm-6pm.  End the night with coffee and desert at Pizza Palace Plus for a special price.
 The homes on the tour include Maureen Gross, Rick and Joanne Vassallo, Don and Mary Ives, Pete and Nancy Fragale and Mike and Tori Guisto.  The cost is $10.00 per person and the proceeds will benefit the Cameron County fireworks.  Tickets are limited and approximately 50 are still available for purchase at the Barbara Brown Memorial Library, Cameron County Chamber of Commerce or Maureen Gross Beauty Shop.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Powder Puff Game

Tonights Powder Puff  game willl be held at the Cameron County High School football
field at 5:00 pm. Come on out and enjoy the game between the Jr & Sr girls!
Refreshments will be available at the concession stand.
All proceeds benefit the Jr Prom.
 
See You There !!!! 
 
 
 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Cameron County Holiday House Tour Tickets on Sale


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  The halls will be decked in time for this year’s Holiday House Tour during Christmas in the Wilds on Friday December 7.  Five homes will have the doors open.  They include Pete and Nancy Fragale, Mike and Tori Guisto, Don and Mary Ives, Rick and Joanne Vassallo, and Maureen Gross. 

 Some of the homes on the tour are planning musical entertainment, and each property will have a flower arrangement courtesy of Flowers N Things. Those purchasing tickets will be entered into door prize drawings for items donated by artists at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center.

 The $10.00 ticket price will be donated to the fireworks planned for July during Weekend in the Wilds.  There are a limited number of tickets that can be purchased at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce office, Maureen’s Beauty Salon and the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Shelley E. Slottje

 
Shelley E. Slottje, 51, of 19 W. 6th St., Emporium died at her residence on Friday (November 2, 2012) morning following a lengthy illness.
She was born March 2, 1961 in Norfolk, Virginia a daughter of S. Jane Fackender Andrews, Emporium and the late Russell Andrews.

On July 17, 1982 in St. Johns Lutheran Church, Emporium she married Peter Slottje, who Survives.
Shelley graduated from Cameron County High School in he class of 1979 and then in June of 1980 from the Orra-Jean Beauty Academy in Erie. She had worked for over 20 years at (AST) American Sintered Technology. She was a life member of Weight Watchers and was a faithful blood donor until her illness kept her from donating. She enjoyed bowling and her family.

Surviving
In addition to her mother Jane Andrews and her husband Peter Slottje
Daughter: Amanda, Mrs. Matthew Dempsey, Emporium
Son: Daniel Slottje, Emporium
1 Grandson Hunter Dempsey
Sister: Heather Kite and her husband Brian, Emporium
Brother: Randy Andrews, Emporium
Preceded in Death By
Father: Russell Andrews
Paternal Grandparents: Russell and Ruby Andrews
Maternal Grandmother: Dorothy Fackender

Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, Emporium, on Monday from 4-7 PM.
Funeral Service will be held at the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Sizerville Road, Emporium on Tuesday (November 6, 2012) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Mark Conklin, Pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in the Portage Township Cemetery, Gardeau

Memorial Contributions may be made to Cameron County SPCA, P.O. BOX 132, Emporium, PA 15834 or to Hahne Cancer Center, 100 Hospital Drive, DuBois, PA 15801

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Emporium Native Presenting on Martha Stewart Show

This  video clip from 2010 with Emporium's own native son Drew Pleak showing Martha Stewart how his company, Manhatten Fruitier, puts together top shelf luxury fruit and gift baskets.
 Drew is creative director of the Company.
Well done !!

                                            http://www.marthastewart.com/912010/how-arrange-fruit-basket 

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sled Dog Races At Sinnemahoning State Park

Come join the fun at Sinnemahoning State Park as they  host the  7th annual Dry-Land event . The day will include Canine-Cross, Bike-Joring, Cart Races, a GPS / Geo-caching program, a winter bird-feeding and craft program, “Mushing 101”, and more.
And don’t miss this opportunity to see the new Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park.

The fun starts at 9:00 AM.  Hot food and refreshments will be available to keep away the chill!
 Spectator areas will be open along the trails and staging area.
Races will continue on Sunday, November 4th, but additional programs will not be available.

For more information on this or other programs, call the park office at 814-647-8401.

11/03/2012 - 11/04/2012
Time 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST 
Location Sinnemahoning State Park
4843 Park Road

Friday, October 26, 2012

Daisy Haring,

Daisy Haring, age 101, passed away September 27, 2012 at the Wesley Gardens Nursing Home in Rochester, New York after a short illness.
She was born May 3, 1911 in Faulkner, NY and was self-employed as a home nurse.
Daisy was predeceased by her husbands Harrison Haring and Robert Snapp; parents, Grace Daugherty Bailey and Jacob Bailey; one brother; five sisters; and a grandson, Frank P. Hirsh II.
 
She is survived by: a daughter, Gladys Hirsch of Olean,New York; a son, Frank Snapp of Trafford, Alabama; grandchildren, Lark Goodyear, Marygladys Wojtanik, Lisa Oakes, Frank Snapp III, Craig Snapp and Melissa Snapp; and a sister, Lois Rader and a brother, Carl Bailey, both of Emporium. She is also survived by numerous great grandchildren, nephews and nieces.
 
Services will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at noon in the First BaptistChurch in Emporium with the Rev. R. Scott Melott, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Newton Cemetery.
 
Special thanks go out to the Staff and other residents of the Wesley Gardensnursing home for making Daisy's stay a wonderful experience.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Walter H. Coppersmith



Walter H. Coppersmith, 89, of Old Hickory, Tennessee, formerly of Emporium and York, died Saturday, October, 20, 2012 in his home.
Born December 4, 1923 in Emporium he was the son of L. Neil and Ophelia Dodson Coppersmith. On June 28, 1953 in Tidioute, he married Lorraine Tilburg who survives.
He was a 1941 graduate of Emporium High School, Valley Forge MilitaryAcademy in 1943 and Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1948.
He was a veteran of WWII having served in the US Army with the 511th Airborne, 11th Airborne Division during the occupation of Japan at Moriokaand coordinated paratrooper training Air Operations at Fort Benning, Georgia.
 
A resident of Emporium most of his life, he joined his father in running the Coppersmith Funeral Home until his father retired in 1958 at which time Walter assumed ownership and continued its operation until selling the business in 1982. In 1983 he moved to York and was employed by the National Directory of Morticians until retiring in 2000. In 2005 he relocated to Nashville.
 
Mr. Coppersmith was a former member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Emporium, Emporium Borough Council, was past president of Emporium Rotary Club, past member and Director of Emporium Community Band, life member of Cameron County Historical Society, served on the Boy Scout Area Council and as Cameron County Coroner for several terms. He was also a member of Emporium Masonic Lodge #382 F&AM, Coudersport Consistory and was a former member of Royal Arch Chapter in Coudersport and Jaffa Shrine in Altoona.
 
He is survived by: one son, Curtis J. “CJ”(Rachel) Coppersmith of Concord, Massachusetts; one daughter, Beth Ann Coppersmith of Nashville, Tennessee; three grandchildren, Nathan Coppersmith of Oakland, California and Daniel Coppersmith of Concord; one granddaughter, Lauren Coppersmith of Nashville; two brothers, James (Beverly) Coppersmith and George (Wilda) Coppersmith both of Emporium; one sister, Grace (Robert) Peters of Huntingdon; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Coppersmith is predeceased by four brothers, Frank, Robert, L. Neil and J. LeRoy Coppersmith and one sister, Teresa Carpenter.
 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, November 3, at 10:30 a.m. in Emmanuel Episcopal Church with the Rev. Matt Ryan, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Newton Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at a reception in the church hall following the service.
 
Military honors will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Heart Association, the National Kidney Foundation, or Emmanuel Episcopal Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Junior Achievemen​t Classes Begin at Woodland Elementary


Community Leaders Bring Real-World Education to
the Woodland Elementary School
Junior Achievement of Cameron County

Today’s youth need inspiration, hope, and the opportunity to learn life skills that will engage them in their education and better prepare them for life after graduation. Junior Achievement programs teach young people the three pillars of success: financial literacy, entrepreneurship and workplace readiness.

One group who is making that happen in Cameron County is Junior Achievement (JA) of Cameron County.  With the participation from local JA business executives and volunteers, JA has a formal and ongoing presence in our local area.  

 Locally, JA of Cameron County is providing programs to classrooms across the counties during the 2011-12 school years.  Classes are being conducted in the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades at the Woodland Area Elementary School.  Several community leaders taught the classes, including

Linda Lundberg, Lisa Bainey, Laura Caton, Jan Hampton, Heidi Aikens, Kim Whiting, Tona Hohns Solak, Rebecca Pasquinelli, Jill Carlson, Carl Carlson, Robert Lininger, Ken and Cathy Straub, and Julie Dubler.  The following pictures were taken in the third grade class that learned about Our City.  Our city studies careers, the skills people need to work in specific careers, and how businesses contribute to a city.  Students learn concepts such as: banking, careers, economic institutions, entrepreneur, income, resources, skills, and zones. 

 For more information on Junior Achievement of Cameron County, please contact Rebecca Pasquinelli at 486-3333, ext. 17 or email rpasquinelli@nwbcorp.com or Greg Sands at GSands@jawesternpa.org.