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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Martha M. Morse

Martha M. Morse, 88, of Emporium Arms, 324 W 4th St., Emporium died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Monday (September 27, 2010) evening. She was born April 13, 1922 in Emporium, a daughter of the late John and Margaret Schuster Michel Herzing.

Martha's stepfather was George A. Herzing who died in 1967. She attended St. Marys Schools and retired from Sylvania in Emporium where she had worked for many years. Years ago she was a member of the Endless Mountain Girls Bowling Team, the Sylvania Quarter Centr Mark Church, VFW Auxillary, Legion Auxillary, Women of the Moose, and the 8 & 40 Emporium McKean Lodge. She volunteered for many years at the Emporium Senior Center.

Two Grandchildren Heather Frazo & Gordon Morse
Great Granddaughter: Hannah Frazo
Sister: Rose, Mrs. Michael Belsole, St. Marys
Brother: Thomas Herzing and his wife Helen, St. Marys
Brother: William Herzing and his wife Anna, Penfield
Brother: Leo Herzing and his wife Ardel, Port Allegany
Preceded in Death By
Parents: John and Margaret Schuster Michel Herzing
Step father: George A. Herzing who died in 1967
Her companian of 25 years: Loren Campbell who died Oct. 19, 1996
Daughter: in infancy
Son: Gordon Morse who died in April 2010
2 Brothers: Paul and John Michel
2 Step sisters: Veronica Perrish & Agnes Wilson
Step brother: Bernard Herzing
There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be Celebrated at St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Saturday, (October 2, 2010) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

Burial will be in the St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, St. Marys

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Emporium Senior Center, 213-1/2 South Maple Street, Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Richard “Dick” Umbenhauer

Richard “Dick” Umbenhauer passed away Sept. 22, 2010 following a brief illness. He was surrounded by his family.
Mr. Umbenhauer was born March 23, 1937 in Emporia, Pa. to James and Viola Umbenhauer. He was a member of the Cameron County High School Class of 1956 and a self-employed contractor in Emporia.
Mr. Umbenhauer spent 20 years in Wyoming at the Upper Hoback River, Bondurant, Wyo. He was a rancher, outfitter and hunting enthusiast and owned Rim Country Hay and Grain and Umbenhauer and Sons Masonry.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Betsy; sons, Rick (Julie), Mick (Traci) and Scott (Tammy), all of Payson; grandchildren, Heather of Casper, Wyo. and Rainna of Payson; great-grandchild, Kendrick of Casper, Wyo.; and sister, Marianne (Ben) Scott, of Chandler.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Bob and Jack.
He was well known and loved by many. He will miss spending “coffee time” at the 260 and Knotty Pine cafes.
A celebration of life will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 3 at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Event Center Fireside Room, Payson. The family invites his friends to join them in remembering Dick.
Donations in his name may be made to Hospice Compassus, 511 S. Mud Springs Rd., Payson, AZ 85541.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Courtney Ann Standeven

Courtney Ann Standeven, 13, of Rich Valley Road, Emporium, formerly of Lancaster County, died Friday, September 24, 2010, in Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys.

Born April 18, 1997 in Lancaster, she was the daughter of Paul and Jennifer Townsend Wheaton.

A resident of Emporium for the past 18 months, Courtney was an 8th grade student at Cameron County High School.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Emporium, the First Baptist Church youth group, the Cameron County High School bowling team, and shared the love of archery with her father, Paul.

In addition to her parents, Paul and Jennifer, she is survived by: her grandparents, Ann and Amos Wheaton and Esther Townsend, all of Emporium; two sisters, Brittany Standeven at home and Kara Wheaton of Sykesville; three brothers, Alex Wheaton, Payton Wheaton and Parker Wheaton, all of Sykesville; two aunts, Ashley Standeven of State College and Sherry DeLucia of Emporium; two uncles, Jeff Imboden of Saukville, WI and William Wheaton of Spokane, WA; and also many cousins.

Visitations with memorial tribute will be held Monday, September 27 from 5-7 p.m. in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium, where Funeral & Committal Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. R. Scott Melott, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, Emporium

Gary J. Dubler

Gary J. Dubler, 59, of 423 Grimms Rd., Emporium, died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Saturday (September 25, 2010) morning.
He was born July 21, 1951 in Ridgway a son of Florence Logue Dubler, Johnsonburg and the late Edward F. Dubler.

On November 26, 1999 in Kane he married Julie Thompson Dubler, who Survives.
Mr. Dubler graduated from Johnsonburg High School in the class of 1969. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1973 with a degree in Forestry and Wood Science. He retired in 2000 from Mallory Lumber Co. where he was a Sales Manager & co-owner. He was a member and past president of the Penn-York Lumbermens Association, a past director of the NHLA-National Hardwood Lumbermens Association & a contributor to the Penn Forest Products Association and a member of the Emporium Country Club. He was a avid hunter and fisherman. Gary was a loving husband & father.

In addition to his mother Florence Dubler and his wife Julie Dubler
Daughter: Tess Dubler, Emporium
Brother: Robert Dubler and his wife Mary Lynn, Gurnee, IL
Brother: Steven Dubler, Johnsonburg
Sister: Kathleen, Mrs. Bill Carter, Tampa, FL
Brother: Roger Dubler, Johnsonburg
Brother: Glen Dubler and his wife Robin, Johnsonburg
Father & Mother-in-law: James & Joanne Thompson, Emporium
Brother-in-law: Joel Thompson and his wife Christine, Emporium
Brother-in-law: Jeffery Thompson and his wife Amy, Landisville, PA
Several Nieces and Nephews
Preceded in Death By
Father: Edward F. Dubler

Funeral Service will be held at the First United Methodist Church,Emporium on Wednesday (September 29, 2010) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Bruce Burkness, Pastor and Pastor Jeff Little, officiating.
Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5-8 PM

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

Friday, September 24, 2010

2010 Homecoming Queen

Cameron Counties 2010 Homecoming Queen is Sydney Williams. Congratulations Sydney!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Red Raider Rally Day

Red Raider Rally Day!!

Fri, Sept. 24th, time TBA ( before noon )

Students & staff will perform live on stage in the high school auditorium.

Featured songs include; Louie Louie, Jumpin Jack Flash,
Taking Care of Business,Seven Nation Army, Wooly Bully & the T.N.T. lyrics.

Go Raiders!!

Helen A. Metz

Helen A. Metz, 88, formerly of West Fifth Street, Emporium, currently residing at the Grove House, died Tuesday, September 21, 2010, in Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys.

Born April 9, 1922 in Penfield, she was the daughter of John and Helen Golla Hawk. On December 24, 1941 in Emporium she married Albert “Bert” Metz who died June 29, 1995.

A resident of Emporium since 1940, Mrs. Metz was valedictorian of the Huston H.S. class of 1939, and attended Penn State University before she was married. She was employed for many years by GTE Sylvania in Emporium in the Units Dept., was a Home Health Aide with the Community Nurses, and was a trained Hospice volunteer.

She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Emporium having served on several boards and committees. She was instrumental in bringing a Service Unit of the Salvation Army to the Emporium area and served as its chairman for 20 years. She was also a longtime member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Emporium Fire Department.

Survivors include: four daughters, Mrs. Edward (Nancy) Main of Apache Junction, AZ, Mrs. Ed (Diane) Bolin and Linda Slyder both of Emporium, and Mrs. Pam Hartman of Cisne, IL; eleven grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Metz was predeceased by a son Steven in 1967, a daughter Carol Metz Sizer in 1968, and by five sisters and one brother.

Friends will be received Thursday, September 23 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.

Funeral & Committal Services will be held in the First United Methodist Church Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Gary Atkinson, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Grove House Boarding Home Inc., 436 Old West Creek Rd., Emporium.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Bascom "Bass" Bryant

Bascom "Bass" Bryant, 83, of 12 Russel Lane, Emporium, PA formerly of North Carolina died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys, PA. Sunday (September 19, 2010) afternoon.
He was born May 4, 1927 in Bakersville, North Carolina a son of the late Jason and Sally Bryant.
Mr. Bryant was a self employed painter and owner of the former Bryants Painting Service. He was Baptist by faith. He was a Mason an member of the Loyal Order of the Moose and the VFW.

Special longtime friend: Verna Kondek, Emporium
Son: George Bryant and his wife Jewel
Daughter: Judy Lassiter and her husband David
Daughter: Jean Edwards and her husband Randal
Daughter: Lisa Hartnell and her husband Bruce
4 Grandchildren
7 Great Grandchildren
Sister: Estelle Buchanan, Johnson City, TN
Sister: Pauline Buchanan, Johnson City, TN
Sister: Helen Greene, Marion, NC
Sister-in-law: Estelle Bryant, Burnsville, NC
Preceded in Death By:
Parents: Jason and Sally Bryant
Son: Kenneth Wade Bryant
3 Brothers: Robert, Luther and Claude Bryant
Sister: Ann Bennett

There will be No Visitation.
Memorial Service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, Emporium, PA on Thursday at 2:00 PM with Pastor Gary Atkinson officiating.
The Bryant family will also have another Memorial Service in North Carolina at a later date.

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

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Thomas D. Gribble, Sr. 55, of 65 Huckleberry Circle, Emporium died at DuBois Regional Medical Center-West, on Sunday afternoon. (September 19, 2010)

He was born June 3, 1955 in St. Marys the son of Ella Mae Bailey Gribble of Emporium and the late Harvey Gribble.

On April 18, 1981 in First Baptist Church he married Susan McLean Gribble, who Survives.
Mr. Gribble graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1973. He worked at Emporium Hardwoods for 30 years and most recently at AST and KwikFill. In his youth he was an active member of the Boy Scouts. He was a commander of the Royal Rangers Patrol 185. He served on the Board of Directors of Emporium Little League for many years and also Memorial Hall. He was a member of the Bucktail Rod and Gun Club. His passion was officiating PIAA baseball, softball and volleyball games which he did for many years. He was an avid outdoorsman who especially enjoyed hunting and fishing.

In addition to his mother Ella Mae Bailey Gribble
and his wife Susie are
Son: Thomas "Tommy" Gribble, Jr., Emporium
Son: David Gribble, Emporium
Brother: Terry Gribble and his wife Leigh, Galion, OH
Preceded in Death By
Father: Harvey T. Gribble

Visitation will be at the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church on Sizerville Road, Emporium on Wednesday from 5-8 PM

Funeral Service will be held at the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church on
Thursday (September 23, 2010) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Mark Conklin, Pastor, officiating.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements

Sizerville Autumn Festival October 2

Sizerville State Park will hold its annual Autumn Festival on Saturday, Oct. 2, from noon to 4 pm. Take a step back in time and enjoy Old Time Music, Candle Dipping, Bee Keeping, Knitting, Crocheting, Corn Broom Making, Apple Buttering, Leaf Prints, Gourd Art, Old time games, Apple Cidering, Maple Candy, Candy Apples, Kettle Korn, Baked Goods and much more!
Food concessions will be available, and children will have an opportunity to meet SMOKEY THE BEAR!
For additional information, contact Josh Bruce, or, or call the Sizerville Park Office at 814-486-5605.
Sizerville State Park is located Rt 155, 199 E Cowley Run Road.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Lumber Heritage Region (LHR) 2nd Annual Photo Contest

The Lumber Heritage Region of Pennsylvania (LHR) has launched its 2nd Annual Photo Contest following the huge success of last year’s competition. There are six categories of photographs to be judged - Events/Festivals, Wild Life, Heritage/Historical Sites, Life in the Forest, Scenic, & new this year— A Special Youth Category for photographers 14 & under. There will be three cash awards in each of the first 5 categories totaling $1250.00. The Special Youth Category will have a single prize of $50. The categories are explained on the application.

Last year the LHR received over 150 photos from all over the 15 county region from photographers as far away as Maine and Florida. “It was very difficult to choose the winners,” said LHR executive Director Mike Wennin, “as the quality of the photos was amazing.”

Applications and information are available on their website at If you do not have access to the internet, phone them at 814-486-0213 and the forms will be mailed to you. Last year’s winners are also posted on the website.

Once again the contest deadline is October 12th. Keep your camera at your side this summer as you experience the wonders of the Lumber Heritage Region and the beauty of the Pennsylvania Wilds.

Michael S. Wennin

Executive Director
Lumber Heritage Region of Pennsylvania, Inc.
20 East 5th Street
Emporium, PA 15834

Thelma A. Gustafson Cox

Thelma A. Gustafson Cox, age 94, a resident of Pine Crest Manor in St. Marys, passed away Sunday, September 12 at Elk Regional Medical Center after a short illness.

She was born August 7, 1916 in Brockport, a daughter of the late Eric, Sr. and Charlotte (Lottie) McCool Gustafson. On May 30, 1940 in Emporium she married Jack E. Cox who died May 25, 1984.

Mrs. Cox was a former resident of South Broad Street in Emporium where she and her family resided for over 60 years. Since 2004 she had lived at Silver Creek Terrace in St. Marys before moving to Pine Crest Manor in July of this year. She was employed by GTE Sylvania in Emporium for many years and later retired from Motor Coils Manufacturing in 1982.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Emporium, a life member of the former Emporium Chapter #101 of the Order of the Eastern Star, and a longtime Red Cross volunteer with the Cameron County Blood Mobile.

She is survived by: her daughter, Charlotte R. Mallery (Patrick) of Moscow, PA; two sons, Jack Eric Cox (Edwin Light) of Santa Fe, NM and Jason C. Cox (Mary Ellen) of Spring, TX; six grandchildren, Adrienne Mallery Jimerson, Caleb Mallery, Jesse Mallery, Lindsey Cox, Alissa Cox and Eric B. Cox; one great grandson, Micah Jimerson; two sisters, Verna Kondek of Emporium and Helen Petruzzi of Las Cruces, NM; a brother Robert Gustafson of Emporium; and locally by many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Cox was predeceased by two sisters, Renetha Kunes and Beula Metz, and by three brothers, Dalton Gustafson, Eric Gustafson, Jr, and William Gustafson.

Friends will be received Thursday, September 16 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, September 17 at 10:30 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Philip Sanders, pastor, officiating.

Interment will follow in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Red Cross, the First Presbyterian Church, or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

CCHS Students attend seminar at UPB

CCHS Students Travel to Bradford

Several students from CCHS traveled to the Univ. of Pittsburgh at Bradford on Friday, Sept. 10th, 2010. High schools throughout the western part of the 5th Congressional District sent students to attend a government seminar hosted by U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson in Blaisdell Hall at UPB.
The topic covered was "Government Outreach 2010" and this included a welcome from the university and a presentation on the Pitt-Bradford experience. Guest speakers included Larry Schardt, who is a national resource conservationist and Robb Armstrong, a cartoonist who draws the comic strip "Jump Start" Registration began at 8a.m. and the day concluded with lunch at 1 p.m.

Oldest CC Resident Passes Away

C. Wilson Hudson, 105, of East Fourth Street, Emporium died Wednesday,
September 8, 2010 in Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys.

Born June 21, 1905 in Coolspring, Del., he was the son of Charles W. and
Annie Wilson Hudson. On January 16, 1946 in Bradford, he married Esther
Edelman who survives.

He was a graduate of Lewes, Del. High School and after serving with the U.S.
Coast Guard, he graduated from Beacom College in Wilmington, Del. and
Harvard Business School.

He was employed by Armour & Co. and later by the Hercules Powder Co. in
Wilmington. Subsequently he was transferred to the Hercules plant in
Parlin, NJ which was under construction, and upon completion in 1929, was
assigned to the Hercules plant in Emporium. When the plant closed in 1931
he joined the Sylvania organization and in 1935 was promoted to Personnel
Manager. Later he was appointed by the New York Office of Hygrade Sylvania
to supervise all Pennsylvania plants as Division Manager of Human Resources.
After retiring from GTE Sylvania in 1970, he was employed by Pennsylvania
Pressed Metals from 1971-1984 as a consultant in human resources.

Mr. Hudson was appointed by Governors Duff and Fine to the Pennsylvania
Advisory Board on Employment Compensation and was a director of the National
Association of Foremen.

Active in community affairs, he was a member of the CCHS Construction
Authority for the new high school, was instrumental in organizing the
Emporium night school in conjunction with Penn State, and was active in
implementing the Sylvania Tool & Die-Machinist training program in the
Emporium plant. He was chairman of the Community Chest and Red Cross
drives, was involved in organizing and served as president of the local
Kiwanis Club and was a charter member of the Emporium Country Club. He was
a member of Harvard Business School Alumni Association, Emporium Moose Lodge
#368, Sylvania Quarter Century Club, and Emporium Masonic Lodge #382 F&AM
receiving his 50 year award in 1990.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Esther, are: two sons, Craig W. Hudson of
Emporium and Jeffrey J. Hudson of Okeechobee, Fla.; one grandson; one
granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two sisters and two brothers.

Friends will be received Friday, September 10 from 4-7 p.m. in the
Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium, where a Masonic Memorial Service
will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

Military honors will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.

Burial will be in St. Mark Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Guy and Mary Felt Manor or the
Cameron County Ambulance Service.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Cameron County Sesquicentennial Parade

Thousands Brave the Weather to Attend Sesquicentennial Parade

Cameron County’s 150th Birthday parade stepped off at noon on Saturday with 8 divisions. Intermittent rain showers and gusty winds did not deter the crowd as the entire one mile route was filled with parade watchers. The gusty winds necessitated a helium balloon change. Albert the Eagle did not make an appearance; he was replaced with a clown balloon that charmed the crowd with his grin and head on his hands as he reclined throughout the parade route.

Division winners were awarded trophies donated by the Emporium Foundation. The following is a complete list of winners:
Floats 1st Place Sinnemahoning Volunteer Fire Department/DCNR
Floats 2nd Place Emporium Rotary Club
Marching Band: Cameron County High School
Business Entry 1st Place Citizens Northern Bank
Business Entry 2nd Place Northwest Savings Bank
Equestrian 1st Place Bear Hill Horse Logging
Equestrian 2nd Place Cindy Moore’s Mini Horses
Fire Apparatus Brush Trucks 1st Place Fox Township
Fire Apparatus Brush Trucks 2nd Place Smethport
Oldest Motorized Emergency Vehicle 1st Place Crystal Fire Department
Ambulance 1st Place Coudersport
Ambulance 2nd Place Emporium
Special Unit/Rescue 1st Place Elk County Hazmat
Special Unit/Rescue 2nd Place Mountaineer Search & Rescue
Over 1500 gpm minute Pumper 1st Place Kane Fire Department
1000 gpm minute Pumper 2nd Place Sinnemahoning Volunteer Fire Department
Tractor 1st Place Scott Lyon
Tractor 2nd Place Lance Lewis
Vehicles 1st Place Brad Reed
Vehicles 2nd Place Jeffrey Singer
Marching Unit 1st Place Cameron County Memorial Detail
Marching Unit 2nd Place Bucktails

Two trophies were awarded for the best units in the parade. The Cameron County Commissioners Award went to Bear Hill Horse Logging for their depiction of 150 years of Logging. The Cameron County High School Marching Band took home the Emporium Foundation Award.

Following the parade nearly 850 rubber ducks participated in the duck derby. It took the bright yellow quackers nearly 45 minutes to swim in the low water conditions from the Broad Street bridge to the gazebo on Front Street. The Cameron County Community Chest raised over $1000.00 from the duck derby. The winner of $100.00 was Debbie Hathaway, 2nd place finisher was Sherrie Guisto and the third duck to cross the finish line was adopted by Dee Bailey.

Emporium Rotary Club chanced off a handmade tomahawk by Ron Luckenbill. The winner was Paul Schneider from St. Marys. Winning a $100.00 gift certificate from Olivetts Shur Fine was Mike Smith from Emporium, and a $50.00 gift certificate from Sheetz went to Romie Catalone from Emporium. Cameron County Quilters gave their hand crafted work of art away on Saturday. The winner is from Maryland, Debby Bennett.

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Director, Tina Johns Lorson noted that the Sesquicentennial events are not over! During the weekend of October 16-17 a geocache event will be held. “Participants will be limited to 300! They will have the entire weekend to find 15 of 33 caches hidden just for Sesquicentennial. If they find 15 and stamp the passport, they will be awarded a limited bronze colored pressed metal coin.” Anyone wishing to reserve a passport is to call the chamber at 814-486-4314.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Cameron County Sesquicentennial Parade

Onlookers lined both sides of the streets for Cameron Counties Sesquicentennial Parade held Sat. Sept 4th in Emporium. Several floats, helium balloons,horses and various parade entries gave the young and old a colorful and lively parade that celebrated Cameron Counties 150th birthday!