Cameron County PA

Do you have some news, announcements, photos, items of interest ? Send them in !

Cameron County PA News will be happy to post these for you.

Contact us @ cameroncountypaonline@gmail.com.
You may also visit us at http://cameroncountypa.net or comeback from time to time by adding http://cameroncountynews.blogspot.com to your favorites list.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park

Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park cited for energy efficiency

The new Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park in Cameron County has joined three other major DCNR Pennsylvania Wilds projects in garnering honors for energy efficiency and environmental design.

Officially opened in late October 2011, the Sinnemahoning State Park building was awarded Silver LEED status by the U.S. Green Building Council. Earlier, Gold recognition was extended to the Elk Country Visitor Center, Elk County; Nature Inn at Bald Eagle in Centre County, and the Tiadaghton State Forest Resource Management Center in Lycoming County.

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally recognized mark of design, construction and maintenance excellence that seeks to ensure buildings reflect the highest environmental and energy efficiency. Offered at four levels for new construction—Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum—the ratings gauge water and energy use, materials, and other design criteria.

Among the Sinnemahoning facility features cited were: use of heavy timber, wood doors and trim from certified forests; geothermal heating and cooling; locally supplied stone flooring and veneer; rain gardens supplying storm water quality control; special interior paints, sealants, sealers, stains, and carpeting; heat efficient roofing; and dark-sky compliant exterior lighting.

Officially opened Oct. 26, the wildlife center is one of DCNR’s key investments in the Pennsylvania Wilds, only a short distance from the Elk Scenic Drive in the heart of the north central region. The 9,300-square-foot center includes a new park office; interpretative exhibit space; an artisan gallery; and classroom and meeting room space.

DCNR has the largest number of LEED-rated buildings of any state park system in the nation, and has reduced its carbon footprint by 20 percent the past five years.

Ruth G. Laughlin


Ruth G. Laughlin, 102, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, formerly of 21 W. Second Street died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 morning.
She was born January 7, 1910 in Kersey a daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth Eckert Emmert.
She was married to the late Earl Laughlin.

Mrs. Laughlin Graduated from the former Kersey High School. She retired from Sylvania where she worked for many years. She was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church in Emporium. She resided a few years at the Grove House before moving to Guy and Mary Felt Manor where she lived for several years.

Surviving
Son: James Laughlin and his wife Mary, Emporium
Daughter: Joan, Mrs. Eugene Kinley, Emporium
7 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren
Sister: Adeline Knight, St. Marys
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Charles and Elizabeth Eckert Emmert
Husband: Earl Laughlin who died in 1965
2 Sisters: Lillian Koch and Mary Hannibal
4 Brothers: Tom, Carl, Leo & Joe Emmert

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, Inc., on Thursday from 4 to 7 PM, where a Vigil Service will be held at 6:45 PM.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Friday (March 2, 2012) at 2:30 PM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, as Celebrant.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, 110 East 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to The Grove House, 436 Old West Creek Rd., Emporium, PA 15834
Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Marie C. Pellam


Marie C. Pellam, 93, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, formerly of Rich Valley Rd., died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on (Wednesday, February 29, 2012) morning.
She was born November 24, 1918 in Emporium, a daughter of the late Raymond M. and Mary Hout Housler.
She married the late Barnard L. Pellam, Sr.

Mrs. had been a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Emporium Chapter #101 where she had served as a Worth Past Matron. She had worked at the former Market Basket for several years and years ago had worked at Sylvania.
Surviving
Son: James E. Pellam and his wife Barb, Emporium
Daughter: Nancy M. Yeager and her husband Marty, Rochester, NY
Son: Fred Pellam and his wife Bonnie, Rome, NY
14 Grandchildren and 15 Great Grandchildren
Sister: Helen Erskine, Emporium
Sister: Dorothy Wood, West Chester, PA
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Raymond M. and Mary Hout Housler
Husband: Barnard L. Pellam, Sr.
2 Sons: Bernard Pellam, Jr. and Gary Pellam
Brother: Raymond C. Housler

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM.
Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Monday, (March 5, 2012) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Gary Atkinson, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in the Rich Valley Cemetery, Emporium.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

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

Apollo Theatre of St. Marys


For additional information, visit the official Apollo Theatre website


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Ham & Turkey Raffle

Enjoy a night of fun that provides money for the fireworks during
Weekend in the Wilds July 6 & 7.
Free admission with the opportunity to purchase tickets to take home ham, turkey, pork loins, rib eyes, sausage, cube steaks, whiskey gift cards, breakfast packs, soda and money!
Light refreshments and beverages are free!

March 24 at the Emporium Fire Hall
6:00 pm the doors open and the winning begins at 7:00pm

First Friday of March in Emporium


http://tinyurl.com/785ett6

Monday, February 27, 2012

Cameron County School Board Meeting

The Cameron County School Board of Directors will meet on March 7th at 6:30 p.m.
The meeting will be held at the Cameron County high School Library.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration will take place on Friday, March 2nd from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Woodland Elementary School.
 Children must be 5 years of age before July 1, 2012 to be eligible.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

E. Regina Nordberg

E. Regina  Nordberg, 84, of Christ the King Manor, DuBois, formerly of Emporium, died at the Manor in DuBois on Sunday morning (February 26, 2012).
She was born October 13, 1927 in Emporium a daughter of the late Gerald and Elsie Skillman Horning.

On December 27, 1948 in Emporium she married the late Herman Nordberg.
Mrs. Nordberg graduated from Emporium High School and Buffalo Childrens Hospital School of Nursing. She retired as a nursing supervisor from Guy and Mary Felt Manor where she worked for many years. She was a member of the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church in Emporium and most recently attended the DuBois Alliance Church. While in Emporium she was very active in her church teaching Sunday School & Vacation Bible School. She was a member of the Church Board, a Diaconate, and was involved with the Womens Missionary Fellowship. She taught 4H groups for many years and enjoyed cooking and baking for others.

Surviving
Daughter: Mary Jean Burlingame and her husband Rod, DuBois
Daughter: Carol Bruner and her husband Ted, New Jersey
Daughter: Charlene Stirzaker and her husband John, Georgia
Son: Ed Nordberg and his wife Lorena, Mill Hall, PA
7 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren
Sister: June, Mrs. Bob Strauss, Florida

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Gerald and Elsie Skillman Horning
Husband: Herman Nordberg
Brother: Ernie Horning

There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church Sizerville Road, Emporium on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 11:30 AM with Rev. Mark Conklin, Pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Driftwood.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Christian & Missionary Alliance Church Parsonage, Mission Fund, 404 Pine Street, Emporium, PA 15834

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

Leslie J. Haas


Leslie J. Haas, 64, of 475 Lance Dr., Ridgway, died unexpectedly at Ridgway Township on Friday, February 24, 2012.
He was born September 12, 1947 in Allentown, PA a son of Marlowe Arner Haas of Emporium and the late James Haas.
On August 17, 1969 in Williamsburg, VA he married Janet Hutchens Haas, who survives.

Mr. Haas graduated from Council Rock High School in Newtown, PA in the class of 1965 and from Paul Smith College in 1968 with a degree in forestry. He served with the US Army from 1968 to 1971 as a military policeman. He worked for Lower Makefield Township as a policeman from 1972 to 1984. He then moved to Elk County in March 1984 to work as a Waterway Conservation Officer for the PA Fish and Boat Commission. He retired in 2004. He was a regular attendee of the CMA Church of Emporium. He was a endowment member of the NRA, a member of the Pa. Federation of Sportsman, Elk Co. Conservation District, Paul Smith's Alumni group, BASS, Buckmaster Whitetail Deer Hunting Association, National Trapper's Association, Christian Sportsman Fellowship.

Surviving
In addition to his mother Marlowe Haas
are his wife Janet Hutchens Haas
Son: Christopher Haas and his wife Delores, Sinnemahoning
Daughter: Rebecca Peters and her husband George, Emporium
Son: Seth Haas and his wife Alycia, Rock Hill, SC
5 Grandchildren: Anna, Jed, Katrina, Nick & Brianna
Brother: Nelson Haas and his wife Rose, Emporium
and several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in Death By
Father: James Haas who died Aug. 26, 2006

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Sizerville Road, Emporium on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 12:00 PM with Rev. Mark Conklin, Pastor and Pastor Chris Haas of the Down County Baptist Church officiating. A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.

The family will receive friends at Church one hour prior to the service.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Down County Baptist Church, PO Box 81, Driftwood, PA 15832 or to Christian & Missionary Alliance Church Parsonage, 404 Pine Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to St. Marys Sportsman Club for Youth Field Day, PO Box 958, St. Marys, PA 15857"

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

Louise Summerson Conway

Louise Summerson Conway, 90, of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away Friday, February 24, 2012 in Port Charlotte, Florida.

She was born August 15, 1921 in Emporium, a daughter of the late Clara Dodge and George Summerson.  Louise, a devoted wife and mother, moved with her husband Jack Conway from Fairfield, Connecticut to Port Charlotte in 1981.  She was a member of the Port Charlotte United Methodist Church.  She was also a former member of the First United Methodist Church in Emporium.

Louise is survived by her beloved children, sons Clay Conway of Port Charlotte and Brent (wife Hollye) Conway of Atlanta, and daughter April (husband Louis) Zitnay of Jacksonville, FL; two grandsons, Wes (wife Elyse) Zitnay of Los Angeles and Jared Zitnay of Minneapolis, and a sister, Shirley Minard of Seneca Falls, NY.  Louise was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Stephens, and by her beloved husband of 60 years, Jack, in 2007.

Visitation and service will be in Florida on Tuesday, February 28.  Local visitation will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, Emporium  on Friday, March 2 from 11:00 -11:45 AM followed by a funeral service at 12:00 PM with Rev. Gary Atkinson officiating. Burial will take place at Newton Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be sent to the Florida United Methodist Children's Home, 51 Children's Way, Enterprise, FL 32725 or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Friday, February 24, 2012


Esther M. Hudson, 92, of West  Sixth Street, Emporium, PA, died Friday (February 24, 2012) in the Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys.

Born August 26, 1919, in Emporium, she was the daughter of the late Otto and Lucy Burfield Edelman.  On January 16, 1946, in Bradford, she married C. Wilson Hudson, who died September 8, 2010.

A lifelong resident of Emporium, she attended Emporium public schools and Sisters of Charity Nursing School.  During WWII she worked at Sylvania Electric, Inc. and later the Rydesky-Malizia Law Offices until her retirement.

She is survived by: two sons, Craig W. (Carol) Hudson of Emporium, and Jeffrey J. (Pam) Hudson of Okeechobee, FL; two grandchildren, Shawna (Troy Claar)Hudson of Bedford, PA, and Zack Hudson of Okeechobee, FL, and ten nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by asister, Lucille Smith and a brother, Mark (Bud) Edelman.

Esther was an active member of St. Mark Catholic Church of Emporium, Emporium Country Club and was an avid bridge player.

The family will receive friends Monday, February 27 from 4-7 p.m. in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium and a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mark Church, with Fr. Paul Siebert, pastor, as celebrant.  Prior to the viewing hours, a Wake Service will be held Monday at 3:45 p.m. Interment will be in St. Mark Cemetery,Emporium. 

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice

E-Z Rolling Store


On Monday, Febuary 20th, the E-Z Rolling Store has opened a second location in Emporium. The store is located on Main Street, next to the Northwest Savings Bank. They operate another store in St Marys,Pa.
The store  offers a variety of custom-blend, chemical-free cigarettes at lower prices than commercial brands.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Horace C. “Bud” Pleak,


Horace C. “Bud” Pleak, age 90, of East Sixth Street,Emporium, died Saturday, February 18, 2012, in the Guy & Mary Felt Manor,Emporium.
Born September 14, 1921 in Villisca, Iowa,he was the son of the late Robert and Mary Chapman Pleak.  On June 28,1947 in Coudersport he married Mary Jane Holden who died June 6, 2011.

He attended Villisca public schools and Iowa StateUniversity.  In 1942he started work at Hygrade Sylvania Corporation and was employed for 39 year sas an engineer and manager with Sylvania and later GTE and Philips in Emporium.

Mr. Pleak is survived by: two sons, Robert G. (Joanne)Pleak of Salinas, CA, and Andrew Pleak of New York City; three daughters, MaryAnn Weber of Billings, MT, E. Jane Pleak-Alquist of Statesboro, GA, and GeorgeAnn Pleak of Emporium; three grandchildren, Jesse Weber of San Francisco, CA,Daniel Weber and Kathleen (Betsy) Weber of Santa Barbara, CA; and two sisters-in-law, Pauline Lewis and George Ann Holden at the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, and four nephews.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Elizabeth Peterson and Eleanor Bradley.

Bud was an active member of the Community Players in the early 1940s, the Sylvania Rifle Club, Sylvania’s Quarter Century Club, the Toastmasters Club, the National Rifle Association,Emporium Men’s Club and was Committeeman for Troop 51, now 551, of the Boy Scouts of America.
In looking back at his life, Bud wrote to hischildren: “all in all, it’s been a great life, with a wonderfu lwife and perhaps we even proved that a heathen and an angel can live together along time!”

Funeral arrangements, under the direction of theCoppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium, were incomplete at the time of printing.
Interment will be in St. Mark Cemetery, Emporium.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the CameronCounty Ambulance Service, 229 E  Second Street, or the Guy and Mary Felt Manor, 110 E Fourth Street,Emporium PA 15834.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Anthony Lyle Yaras


Anthony Lyle Yaras, 87, of 415 Sizerville Rd., Emporium died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Monday (February 13, 2012) night.
He was born January 8, 1925 in Cleveland, Ohio a son of the late Anthony John and Elsie Federer Yaras.
He married the late Irene Pekny Yaras.
Mr. Yaras graduated from Oliver High School. He served in WWII and received a Purple Heart. He and his wife had once owned and operated the Lake View Hotel in Sinnamahoning before working at Airco Carbon where he eventually retired from.
Surviving
Daughter: Sandra L. Carey, Emporium
Daughter: Cynthia, Mrs. Thomas Clark, Emporium
Daughter: Irene, Mrs. Donald Hoffman, Howell, MI
Daughter: Linda Yaras and her husband Glenn Crockett, Crosby
Daughter: Pamala, Mrs. Rick Kopp, Emporium
7 Grandchildren 7 Great Grandchildren
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Anthony John and Elsie Federer Yaras
Wife: Irene Peckney Yaras Son: Gary Yaras who died Sept. 1, 2006
Brother: Cyril Yaras
There will be No Visitation. At the family request there will be no services.
Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Change to Patient Satisfaction Surveys At Elk Regional Health Center

We have changed the way our patient satisfaction surveys are conducted! A random sample of patients treated on an inpatient basis will receive a telephone call from HealthStream Research, based in Baltimore, Md. The number that will come up on caller I.D. is (301) 575-9366. The survey takes less than 8 minutes to complete. For more information, click the link below!

Harold G. Lingenfelter


Harold G. Lingenfelter, 83, of 1981 Sizerville Rd.,  Emporium died unexpectedly at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Sunday  (February 12, 2012) afternoon.
He was born June 27, 1928 in Torrance, PA a son of the late Edward and Maude Logue Lingenfelter.
On November 13, 1948 in Marion Center, PA he married Elsie Fillhart  Lingenfelter, who survives.
Mr. Lingenfelter retired from Sylvania where he worked for over 35 years. He loved gardening and fishing & hunting especially in Sinnamahoning. He was  a member of the Bucktail Rod and Gun Club and enjoyed the Liars Club Coffee  Hour at the Buttonwood each morning.
Surviving
In addition to his wife Elsie Fillhart Lingenfelter
Daughter: Carol, Mrs. William Delp, Sinnemahoning
Son: Mark Lingenfelter and his wife Amie, Emporium
Daughter: Debra, Mrs Clemant Smetana, Georgia
Daughter: Lori, Mrs. Randy Lupro, Driftwood
Son: Philip Lingenfelter and his wife Donna, Kane
Daughter: Dawn Lingenfelter, Indiana, PA
5 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Edward and Maude Logue Lingenfelter
Daughter: Ronda in infancy
4 Sisters: May Reefer, Verba Miller, Jean Thomas and Kay Fulton
Visitation with Tribute Video will be at the Barnett  Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2:00 -4:00 PM, followed by the  Funeral & Committal Services at 4 PM with Rev. Gary  Atkinson, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be  in the Gilmore Cemetery, Austin.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Cameron County Ambulance Service,  299 E. Second St., Emporium, PA 15834 or the charity of the donors  choice
 
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.
 

Friday, February 10, 2012

The Cameron County Food Pantry

The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 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.

Sylvia V. Ives

Sylvia V. Ives, 87, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Friday (February 10, 2012) morning.
She was born January 30, 1925 in Emporium a daughter of the late Domenico and Rose Policastro Tartaglia.
On February 5, 1944 in St. James Catholic Church, Driftwood she married the late Donald D. Ives.
Mrs. Iives graduated from Emporium High School. She worked at Sylvania for many years and later at Motor Coil where she retired. Much of her life revolved around her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed spending time with all of them.

Surviving
Son: Donald Ives and his wife Mary, Emporium
Son: Robert Ives and his wife Carol, Russell, PA
3 Grandsons Jeffery, Brian and Cameron
Ives Sister: Roseann, Mrs. Jack Taylor, Wilmington, NC
Sister: Grace Scott, Emporium
Sister: Helen, Mrs. Doug House, Butler
Brother: Edward "Junior" Tartaglia, Emporium
Brother: Robert Tartaglia and his wife Letty, West Fork, Arkansas
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Domenico and Rose Policastro Tartaglia
Husband: Donald D. Ives who died May 18, 2006
3 Ssters: Jane York, Caroline Tartaglia & Helen House
3 Brothers: Joseph, Daniel and Lawrence Tartaglia

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Sunday from 4-7 PM., where a Vigil Service will be held at 6:45 PM.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Monday (February 13, 2012) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, as Celebrant.

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, February 9, 2012


Rev. Dwight F. Simpson, 73, of Hagerstown, MD., formerly of  Emporium, PA., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, February 7,  2012.

 Born on February 19, 1938 in Cumberland, MD, he was the son of the late  Lewis F. and Anna Virginia Lee (Feaster) Simpson.  He was a graduate of  Bedford Area High School in Bedford, PA.   He served the people of  Cameron County and he was the Pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Emporium and  Down County Baptist Church in Driftwood for 25 years.  Previously  he pastored in Bedford, PA.  Along with his loving wife, Anna  Marie, they served Churches in Pennsylvania for over 35 years.

 Dwight was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Marie (Tipton) of 54  years.  He is survived by his daughter Donna Rose and husband  Steven of Hagerstown, MD.  Sons, D. Randall Simpson and wife, Sheri of  Hollidaysburg, PA., Brian Simpson of St. Marys, PA., and Brent Simpson and  wife Idalee of Hummelstown, PA.  His grand-children, Daniel and Nathan  Rose of Hagerstown, MD, Brandon and Zachary Simpson of Hollidaysburg, PA, and  Emma Grace, Grayson and Abram Simpson of Hummelstown, PA.  He is also  survived by a foster brother, Claude Darr and wife Leslie of Reisterstown,  MD.

 A Memorial Service will be held at The First Presbyterian  Church, 205 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday, February 18, 2012  at 11:00 am.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the  service at Church.  The Rev. Steven Rose, son-in-law, will  officiate.

 Memorial donations may be made to either Faith Baptist Church, P.O. Box 128,  Emporium, PA 15834 or Down County Baptist Church, P.O. Box 81, Driftwood, PA  15832.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Light Snow Today

The Emporium area recieved a dusting of snow today.

Joyce C. Moore


Joyce C. Moore, 78, of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys formerly of Emporium Arms, Emporium died at Pinecrest Manor on Tuesday (February 7, 2012) afternoon.
She was born October 10, 1933 in Emporium a daughter of the late Arthur and Helen Trump Harpster.
Mrs. Moore retired from Motor Coil in Emporium where she worked for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren

Surviving
Daughter: Teri Harrier and her husband Dick, Emporium
Daughter: Marsha Barton and her husband Donald, Emporium
Son: Donald Osti and his wife Kathi, Emporium
Daughter: Judy Crosby and her husband Jerry, Emporium
Daughter: Toni Krieg and her husband Ben, Morrisville, NC
14 Grandchildren, 20 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Granddaughter
Sister: Rachel Halcomb, Canton, OH
Sister: Dorothy Stover, Emporium
Sister: Ina Wittman and her husband Jim, St. Marys
Sister: Kitty Hart and her husband Judd, Emporium
Sister: Judy Summerson, Emporium
Brother: Art Harpster and his wife JoAnn, Emporium
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Arthur and Helen Trump Harpster
One Granddaughter
2 Sisters: Helen Tilburg and Donna Mueller

Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Thursday from 3-5 PM with the Funeral Service to follow at 5:00 PM with Decon Bill Gibson, officiating.
Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, 299 E. Second St., Emporium, PA 15834

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

Monday, February 6, 2012

Serious Blood Shortage Affecting Elk Regional

Right now, there is a MAJOR shortage of O Positive blood at the Community Blood Bank. This is affecting Elk Regional!
Did you know it takes 800 blood donors every week to maintain a safe supply of blood, plasma and platelets for Elk Regional Health Center and seven other local hospitals who rely upon the Community Blood Bank of Northwestern Pennsylvania for blood?
Please, if you can, consider donating blood:

Community Blood Drive
Tuesday, Feb. 7
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Education Center at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys campus
You can sign up for a drawing for a $20 Sheetz card!

The Community Blood Bank of Northwestern Pennsylvania is the exclusive provider of blood for ALL HOSPITALS in Elk, Erie, Warren, McKean and Tioga counties. It is also the preferred provider of blood products to hospitals in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Potter and Allegany counties. It supplies about 40,000 units of blood to these hospitals each year, which helps save lives right here in our region. Those who donate ...
Must be in general good health
Must weigh at least 110 pounds
Must have no new tattoos or piercings within the last year
Must be at least 17 yrs of age
Have a photo I.D.
Please come and save a life!

Dale L. Wolfanger


Dale L. Wolfanger, 73, of 475 Hunts Run Rd., Emporium died  at DuBois Regional Medical Center in DuBois on Monday (February 6, 2012)  morning following a lengthy illness.
 He was born February 1, 1939 in Austin, Pennsylvania a son of the late  LaVerne and Elva Fowler Wolfanger. He married Carolyn Kamats Wolfanger,  who survives. They recently celebrated their fifty-first wedding  anniversary. Years ago Dale served with the US Army.

Surviving
  In addition to his wife Carolyn Kamats Wolfanger
  Son: Derek Wolfanger and his wife Anita, St. Marys
  Son: David Wolfanger and his wife Donna, Lakeland, TN
  Son: Douglas Wolfanger and his wife Stephanie, Jersey Shore
  7 Grandchildren: Anneliese, Alexandra & Andrew of St. Marys
  Meghan, Madison & Brooke of Lakeland, TN and Wyatt of Jersey  Shore
  Brother: LaVerne Wolfanger and his wife Cathy, Chatham, NJ
  Brother: James Wolfanger and his wife Pamela, Marion, NY
  Several nieces and nephews including: Paige Wolfanger, Palatine, IL &  Gretchen (Brian) Wise, Las Vegas, NV,
Preceded in Death By
  Parents: LaVerne and Elva Fowler Wolfanger

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on  Wednesday from 4-7 PM where a wake service will be held at 6:45 PM.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St.  Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Thursday  (February 9, 2012) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as  Celebrant. A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County  Memorial Detail.

  Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium.
Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Mark Catholic  Church, Building Fund, 235 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to the Food  Pantry, PO Box 389, Emporium, PA (Attn: David Malizia) or to the charity of  donors choice
  

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Carol J. Smith,


Carol J. Smith, 69, of 307 Carson St., Emporium died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Sunday (February 5, 2012) morning.
She was born August 31, 1942 in St. Marys a daughter of the late Paul and Viola Bennett Lewis. On September 7, 1963 in First United Methodist Church in Emporium she married Frederick Smith, who survives.

Mrs. Smith graduated from Emporium High School. She and Fred were married over 48 years. Years ago she worked at Sylvania in Emporium and had been a member of the Guy and Mary Felt Manor Auxiliary.
Surviving
In addition to Frederick Smith
Daughter: Tammy Munson, Hughesville, PA
Daughter: Tracy, Mrs. Greg McLaughlin, Emporium
Daughter: Shelley, Mrs. Joe Resch, Kersey
8 Grandchildren: Bradlee, Brittnee, Joshua, Krystalynn, Karleena, Kassidy, Blake and Dominique
3 Great Grandchildren: Joshua Frederick, Jackson & Grayden
Brother: Russell "Rusty" Lewis and his wife Kathleen, Emporium
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Paul and Viola Bennett Lewis
4 Sisters: Betty Nadine Lewis, Rita Nebraska, Shirley Matty & Janet Tartaglia
1 Brother: Fredie Lewis
Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Mark Conklin, Pastor, Christian Missionary & Alliance Church, officiating.

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4-7 PM.
Burial will be in the Rich Valley Cemetery, Emporium.
Memorial Contributions may be made 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, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.