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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Cameron Counties Bloodmobile Schedule

Cameron Counties Bloodmobile Schedule
                                                  June 14th   Emporium VFW  11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.                                                   
Schedule is subject to change.

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

Thomas C. Simms

Thomas C. Simms, 68, of 128 Simms Lane, Austin, PA died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Tuesday (May 22, 2012) afternoon.

He was born July 27, 1943 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Cyril and Mary Grimes Simms.
On July 23, 1966 in St. Mark Catholic Church, Emporium he married Grace Vroman Simms, who Survives.
Mr. Simms graduated from Austin High School in the class of 1961. He was an electrician with Sylvania in Emporium for over 20 years. He retired from GKN where he worked for many years. Tom had been a licensed gunsmith and built many guns over the years. He was and avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family.

In addition to Grace Vroman Simms
Son: Andrew Simms, Austin
7 Grandchildren: Erica, Marissa, Andrew "AJ", Dalton, Tristan, Andrew & Alexis
Sister: Jennie, Mrs. James Lash, Emporium
Brother: John Simms and his wife Annette, Austin
Brother: James Simms, Coudersport
Several: Nieces and nephews,
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Cyril and Mary Grimes Simms Son: John P. Simms Brother: Lloyd Simms One Brother: in infancy

There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the Barnett Funeral Home 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Tuesday (May 29, 2012) at 5:00 PM with Rev. Rock Pifer, Pastor, Free Metholist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in the St. Augustine Catholic Cemetery, Austin, PA
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.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Dale Marion Lewis

Dale Marion Lewis,  2611 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium died at his residence Tuesday (May 15, 2012) after a brief illness.
Mr. Lewis was born February 3, in St. Marys a son of Dorothy Barton Lewis, Emporium, and the late Jay Lewis.

He loved learning and received the following degrees:
He graduated as Valedictorian from Cameron County High School, and then attended Ohio State University, where he graduated Cum Laude and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology.  After receiving a National Science Foundation Grant, he attended Yale University, where he received his Masters degree and PH.D. in Geochemistry.  His love of learning extended to his adulthood where he served for many years as a proud and passionate member of the Cameron County School Board.

Dale was a Geology Consultant in Columbus, Ohio, and then co-owned Lewis and Hockenberry, Inc. in Emporium until his death.  He served on the Cameron County Conservation Board.  In addition, he supervised the Rich Valley Cemetery for many years.  He liked to spend as much time as possible outdoors hunting, fishing and gardening.  He also enjoyed cooking for his family and dogs.

Mother:  Dorothy Barton Lewis, Emporium
He married Linda Knisely Cochran, Emporium
In addition he is survived by his four beloved daughters:
 Suzanne Lewis-Johnson (Chuck Johnson), Massillon, OH
 Rebecca Lewis (Damion Pisacane), Belchertown, MA
 Marion Thao Lewis, Emporium
 Anna Marie Lewis, Emporium
Four Granddaughters:  Josie, Kate, Emma & Jenna Johnson
Brother: David Lewis (Martha), Emporium
Sister: Elaine Lewis, Emporium
Sister: Linda Deeks (Tim) Lockport, NY
Preceded in Death By
Father: Jay Lewis

At the request of the deceased a private celebration of Dale’s life will be held at the grove in Rich Valley for close family.
There will be no public visitation or funeral.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department, 421 N. Broad St., Emporium, PA 15834 or to Cameron County SPCA, P.O. BOX 132, Emporium, PA 15834

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

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Free Program On Technical Career Options For Youths

A free program is being held at the Career and Technical Center in Port Allegany in June to introduce area youth to technical job opportunities in the region, and to educate their parents about these options.

Students will participate in a skills development activity, tour the facility and work on projects in the center’s labs — changing the oil in a car, laser-engraving a wood product, building a small piece of furniture, developing a website, designing a newsletter, upgrading a computer and cooking.

Dates are June 11-12 for students entering grades 5-6, and June 13-14 for students entering grades 7–9. The course will run from 7:30 to 3:30. For more information or to register, call (814) 545-133

CCMH Community Health Event Announcements for May

May18th–Osteoporosis Heel Screenings from 1 to 3 p.m. at the CharlesCole MemorialHospital’s Women’s Health Centerin Coudersport. Cost is $10. Call 1-814-274-8200 to register.

May 21st– Look Good,Feel Better is a free program for women that provides support andtechniques to enhance their appearance during cancer treatments held at the Charles Cole MemorialHospital PattersonCancer CareCenter in Coudersportfrom 1-3 p.m.

May 29 & 30th– Are you interested in quitting smoking?Charles ColeMemorial Hospitalis hosting a QUIT & WIN workshop at 7:00 p.m. at the Charles ColeMemorial HospitalWellness Center.This event is free and open to the public. To register please call814-260-5550.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Stanley Kolby, 74, of 3879 Rich Valley Rd,  Emporium died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys, Pennsylvania  Friday (May 11, 2012) night.
He was born December 27, 1937 in Renovo a son  of the late Chester and Rose Javornick Koby.
Mr. Kolby served with US Navy during the  Korean War. He was retired from Sylvania in St. Marys where he was a truck  driver for many years. Years ago he worked for PennCentral & Conrail  Railroad. He was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church, the K. of C. and the  Miller-Raffaele Post 6221, VFW. He enjoyed riding Harley Davison Motorcycles  and especially loved farming and gardening.
 Son: Stanley "Staush" Kolby and his wife Heather, Emporium
3 Grandchildren: Jacob, Jessica & Robin  and 3 Great Grandchildren
Sister: Margaret "Peggy", Mrs.  Joseph Mahovlich, Rathbun
Companion: Isabelle Czekai, Erie
Preceded in Death  By
Parents: Chester and Rose Javornick  Koby
Sister: Mary Callaway
Visitation will be at the  Barnett Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5-8 PM.
Mass of Christian Burial will  be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth  Street, Emporium on Wednesday (May 16, 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 American  Cancer Society, Cameron Unit, P.O. Box 62, 135 W. Fourth St., Emporium, PA  15834 or to the American Heart Assoc., PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL,  60693
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with  arrangements.

Pauline Lewis

Pauline Lewis, 96, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, Pennsylvania formerly of Cherry St. & Maple Ave., Emporium died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium on Saturday (May 12, 2012) morning.
She was born April 4, 1916 in Emporium a daughter of the late George J. and Anna P. Sullivan Holden. Mrs. Lewis first Husband was Kenneth Chandler, her second husband was Robert Fiscus, and then Roy Lewis.
She graduated from Emporium High School. She had worked at Sylvania many years ago and was active in the St. Mark Catholic Church. She loved the outdoors.

Son: James Chandler and his wife Dianne, Mesa, AZ Son: Michael Fiscus, Emporium Son: Lee Lewis, Boston, MA Daughter: Ann Murphy, Toronto, Canada
2 Grandchildren Brian & Katheryn
Sister: Georgie Holden, Emporium Several: Nieces and Nephews,
Preceded in Death By
Parents: George J. and Anna P. Sullivan Holden
Husbands: Kenneth Chandler, Robert Fiscus and Roy Lewis.
Sister: Mary Jane Pleak
Sister in childhood: Frances Margaret Holden

There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Saturday (May 19, 2012) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library, 27 W. 4th St., PO Box 430, Emporium, PA 15834-0430
Online Condolences may be placed at
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Michael J Tomasura

Michael J. Tomasura, 83, 423 Wishaw Road, Reynoldsville, died Friday, May 11, 2012, at Christ the King Manor.
Born Dec. 1, 1928, in Edwardsville, he was a son of the late Paul Tomasura Sr. and Anna Dudich Tomasura.
He was married to Madelyn A. Vizza Tomasura Sept. 1, 1962, in Reynoldsville. She survives.
He was a 1946 graduate of Edwardsville High School in Edwardsville and a 1957 graduate of the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Hershey.

He retired as a Pennsylvania state police corporal from Troop F, Emporium, in 1988 after 32 years of service.
He was a Korean War veteran, having served as an Air Force Staff Sergeant.
He was a member of St. Marys Catholic Church of Reynoldsville and the Rosary Society. He was also a member of the Blue Army, the Knights of Columbus No. 935, the American Legion Post No. 392, the Retired State Police and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 49. He was also a hospital volunteer.

He is survived by one daughter, Marie Toni Madden of Craneville; one grandson, Devon (Pat Roche) Madden of Jamestown, N.Y.; two granddaughters, Corinne and Sydney Madden of Cransville; and one great-grandson, Michael.
He was preceded in death by one son, Michael Tomasura Jr.; two brothers, Paul Jr. and John Tomasura; and two sisters, Wilma Tomasura and Mary Angelovich.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Bernard P. Snyder Funeral Home of Reynoldsville. The Rosary will be prayed at 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Marys Catholic Church, Reynoldsville, with the Rev. Fr. Richard Allen and the Rev. Msgr. Joseph Bobal as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery in Reynoldsville.

Memorial donations can be made to the Hahne Cancer Center, or DRMC ICU P.O. Box 447, DuBois, Pa, 15801 or Christ the King Manor, 1100 W. Long Ave., DuBois, Pa., 15801.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Bernice N Wallace

Bernice N. Wallace, 94, of Whitehall Manor, Whitehall, PA, formerly of Emporium died at Whitehall Manor, Whitehall, PA on Sunday (May 6, 2012) afternoon.
She was born August 18, 1917 in Pittsburgh a daughter of the late Charles and Lynn Miller Blews.
On April 25, 1942 in Penfield She married the late Ralph V. Wallace.
Mrs. Wallace graduated from Roberts Weslyan College with a Masters in Education. She was a retired school teacher. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

Daughter: Linda, Mrs. John Gallotti, Rochester, NY
One Grandson: Stephen Harvey
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Charles and Lynn Miller Blews
Husband: Ralph V. Wallace who died Sept. 23, 2003

There will be No Visitation.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church 205 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Saturday (May 12, 2012) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Philip Sanders, Pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium

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

Sunday, May 6, 2012

CCHS Spring Concert/ Art Show/ Fiesta Mexicana May 10th

The CCHS annual Spring Concert / Art Show & Fiesta Mexicana will be held Thursday, May 10th at the high school. The dinner will begin at 5:00 pm, the concert at 7:00 pm, and the art show will run continuously throughtout the evening.

This should be one of the best concerts yet.

Come out and enjoy the music, dinner & art !!

2012 CCHS Prom Queen & King

Katie Brown and Shiquin Ou were crowned the 2012 Prom Queen & King at CCHS.
Congratulations to both of you !!!!!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Cameron County graduate, David Lyon, a catcher for Kent State university, is one of the top 10  finalists for the Lowe's Senior Class Award
Please click here to vote.!!!!!!!!


Lyon holds a 3.78 GPA and earned Academic All-MAC honors following the 2011 season. He helped Kent State baseball achieve a perfect 1.000 Academic Progress Rate (APR) score, marking the squad’s third such score in as many years. Kent State’s multi-year rate ranks as the highest from a public institution in the sport and matches prestigious private institutions such as Yale, Duke and Bucknell as the top score in the country. Only eight public institutions achieved a top-30 APR multi-year rate. “If you’re in class, you might as well try your best,” Lyon said. “There’s no point in not taking advantage of the opportunities we have. The upperclassmen are always good students, and they set the tone for competition amongst the team to see who can achieve the highest GPA each semester.”


Lyon is a co-captain for the 2012 season. His discipline and leadership both behind the plate and off the field helped him earn a place on the USA Baseball’s 2011 Collegiate National Team upon recommendation from eighth-year Kent State coach Scott Stricklin.


Lyon is a part of Kent State’s yearly visit to Akron Children’s Hospital, which is part of Kent State and the University of Akron’s annual “Diamond Classic For Kids,” a charity game that is played at Canal Park in Akron. Lyon and other players from Kent State and Akron interact with the young patients and lift their spirits by offering their friendship and encouragement.


As a junior, Lyon posted career highs with a .315 batting average, 128 total bases, 75 hits, 53 RBI, 36 runs, 27 walks, nine home runs and seven triples, which is tied for the Kent State single-season record. He also led Kent State with 404 putouts, the eighth most in a single season in school history. Lyon earned 2011 American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings NCAA Mideast Region second team and second-team All-MAC honors for his efforts. He has helped lead the Golden Flashes to three straight MAC Tournament titles and NCAA Tournament berths. He earned All-NCAA Championship Austin Regional honors last season after he produced perhaps the most memorable hit in Kent State history to help down then-No. 5 Texas, 7-5, on its home field as the Golden Flashes earned their first regional final berth since 2001.