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Monday, January 30, 2017

David A. Keller

David A. Keller, 55, of 216 E. Allegany Ave., Emporium, PA died at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA on Sunday (January 29, 2017) morning.

 He was born January 24, 1962 in St. Marys, PA a son of Donald and Carol Rigby Keller, Emporium David graduated from Cameron County High School. He worked for over twenty years at GKN. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Moose in Emporium. David enjoyed hunting and fishing and being outdoors.

 In addition to his parents he is survived by a daughter, Cassandra (Jacob Moate) Keller, Emporium; son, David R. Keller, Emporium; two grandchildren: Allison Keller and Axel Moate, one brother, Donald (Karen) Keller, Glen Arm, MD; sister, Kay Sullivan, York, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

 Visitation will be at the First United Methodist Church, 306 S. Spruce St., Emporium, PA on Thursday morning from 10:30-11:30 AM followed by the Funeral Service at 12:00 PM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, officiating.

 Burial will be in the Gilmore 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, January 29, 2017

Calvin Hugar

Calvin Hugar, 91, of 7838 University Garden Dr., Winter Park, Florida also a resident of Driftwood, PA died in Winter Park, Florida Friday (January 27, 2017) evening.

He was born December 24, 1925 in Karthaus, PA a son of the late James and Marie Askey Hugar. On June 28, 1952 in St. James Catholic Church, Driftwood, PA he married the late Eunice Rougeux Hugar. Mr. Hugar graduated from Clearfield High School. and Lock Haven State Teachers College. He served in the US Army Air Force with the 98th Bomb Squadron in the Pacific Theatre during WW II. He was a retired school teacher retiring from the Cameron County School District where he taught for many years. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Driftwood.

Survived by one son, COL (RET) James L. (Carol) Hugar, Lewisberry, PA; two daughters, Marie E. (Jerome Woods) Hugar, Dunnellon, FL and Jacqueline H. Hugar, Winter Park, FL; four grandchildren: Monica Mancini, Robert, Ned and Alex Hugar, two great grandchildren: Patrick Baker and Rebekah Hugar; one brother, Merle Hugar, Clearfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Marie Askey Hugar, wife, Eunice Rougeux Hugar; brother, Kenneth Hugar; sister, Donna Hugar and a step sister, Elsie Askey.

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Friday before Mass from 10:00 - 10:45 AM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated, following the visitation, at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA at 11:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

Celebration of Life Service will be held in mid-February in Orlando and in July in Driftwood. 
 Please Contact a family for details.
 Burial with military rites will be at 3:00 PM in the Keewaydin Cemetery, Frenchville, PA

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Jackie Hugar, Cal Hugar's daughter, asked that the following message be shared, since she does not have everyone's contact information and is not on Facebook

: "The Family of Calvin Hugar is planning two family and friend get togethers in his memory. We would love to see you there, especially if it is too difficult to get out in this winter weather. In Winter Park, Florida, Sunday, February 19, all day, we will be having a reunion-style drop by at his place and chow down and visit if you can. Bring your own chair if you like and sit in the shade and share with us some memories

. On Saturday, July 15, we will be doing the same in Driftwood, PA. Looking forward to seeing everyone - please don't feel you have to brave the cold. Also, if you have any fond memories of our Dad / Papa you would like to share with us, we would like to make a book for the kids to help us not miss him so much. Please email and we will start compiling some nice memories. 

Please send email to"

Saturday, January 28, 2017

February Happenings @ the Emporium Senior Center

February Happenings @ the Emporium Senior Center: (ALL WELCOME!)

Thursday, February 16th—APPRISE DAY! Kellie Rusciolelli will be at the Emporium Senior Center from 8:30-3pm. She is available to meet with anyone that day to help answer any Medicare-related questions, by appointment. If you would like to schedule a time to meet with Kellie, please call (814) 776-0428 or call the center at 814-486-3707. Kellie will also be giving a short presentation before lunch.

Tuesday, February 21st—Community Nurse Day! FREE Blood Pressure/Blood Sugar Screenings from 11-11:30am and a short program: “ABC’s of Healthy Heart” at 11:30am.

Wednesday, February 22nd—“Exercise & Your Heart” Program at 9am with Cole Memorial

Wednesday, February 22nd—“Identity Theft” Program @ 11am—Join us, as Erika Dominick visits us to give an informative presentation about Identity Theft and how we can prevent it from happening to us.

Thursday, February 23rd—Property Tax/Rent Rebate Workshop—Representatives from Martin Causer’s Office will be at the center, to help individuals with their rebate forms, by appointment. If you would like to make an appointment, call the center at 486-3707. Space is limited, so make your appointment promptly.

Rotary News

Rotarian, Diana Boden, introduced guest speaker, Bill Bogart, local businessman and historian, at the Rotary luncheon meeting January 24th.

After graduating from St. Bonaventure University and receiving a masters from Alfred University, Bill moved back to Emporium and has operated his own business, William Bogart Small Business Consulting, for the past 32 years. Prior to that, Bill worked for county government and private industry. He also served 19 years on school boards in Coudersport and Cameron county.

During his childhood, Max Narby turned history into Bill’s passion especially the Civil War. Bill has studied Civil War history for many years and spoke of many details of the war including the fact that more deaths occurred during the Civil War than any war in American history. General Lee’s war tactics are still studied in the military forces today.

Mary R. Serianni

Mary R. Serianni, 79, of 71 Mountain View Rd., Emporium, PA died at UPMC-Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA on Monday (January 23, 2017) night.

She was born December 10, 1937 in Kane, PA a daughter of the late George and Mary Frisna Raymondo. Mary graduated from Kane High School in the class of 1955. She moved to Emporium to work for DCNR where she worked for over 36 years retiring in 2000. She was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church.

 Mary is survived by one son, Jon Serianni, Emporium; three brothers, Anthony Raymondo and his wife Patricia, Melbourne, FL; Peter Raymondo and his wife Ursla, Whitehall, MI; Frank Raymondo, Alamagordo, NM and several, nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Mary Frisna Raymondo, one sister, Rachel McKenna, 

There will be No Visitation.

 Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Callistus Catholic Church, 342 Chase Street, Kane, PA . at a date to be determined in early May. 

Burial will be in the St. Callistus Cemetery, Kane, PA

Online Condolences may be placed at BARNETT

FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Ice Fishing Event Cancelled

Please pass along that our Ice Fishing event that was scheduled for January 28th at Bucktail Rod and Gun Club has been cancelled. We are going to reschedul for Feb. 25th. 
Very disapponting but can not do much about the weather. 

Cameron County Family Center

The Father/Daughter dance is now full. We regret that we can't take more couples but there is only so much space, manpower, and money to put this event on. Please also understand that the fliers are given to every classroom at the same time. We can't determine how long it will take to get them from the teacher's mailbox to your home. If we could take everyone we absolutely would! 

As a side note, if you are an active/enrolled PAT family you are given event fliers sooner than the general public. Perhaps you'd like to enroll in our program. We'd love to have you.

Sylvan Heritage Council's Military Banner Program

The Sylvan Heritage Council's Military Banner Program third and final round is just about ready to close. The deadline for applications is next Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. 

If you've picked up an application or are still thinking about sponsoring, you have just a little over one week to go! Please contact me here or at 814-486-0583 if you would like more information. 

Thank you to all who have made our military banners an overwhelming success!

Ora Ruth Olivett

Ora Ruth Olivett, 97, a resident of Guy & Mary Felt Manor in Emporium, formerly of West Fourth Street, and the Grove House, died Monday, January 23, 2017, in Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA. Born July 28, 1919 in Emporium, she was the daughter of the late Orie and Hannah Fauver Conway. On October 9, 1940, in Emporium, she married C. Robert Olivett who died February 1, 2009.

A lifelong resident of Emporium, Ruth was a 1937 graduate of Emporium High School. She was basically a homemaker but through the years had been employed by several Emporium businesses including McCrory’s 5&10 when she was a high school senior starting out at 25 cents an hour, Sylvania Electric tube assembly, Sam Olivett & Sons grocery before it closed in 1979, Cameron County elementary school cafeteria, and the Market Basket Bakery/Deli.

Mrs. Olivett was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Emporium, took great pride in her family, and was always willing to help individuals & organizations when she could. Years ago she was involved with the PTA, was an active member of the Drum-Alongs auxiliary of the Bucktail Regiment Jr. Drum & Bugle Corps, and was a member of the ladies organization of the Cameron County Centennial. 

Survivors include: two sons, Robert L. Olivett of Olean and William S. (Ellen) Olivett of Emporium; one daughter, Ruth A. (Randall) Metcalf of Emporium; 8 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren; 4 step great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren. 

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a daughter-in-law Patricia Olivett, a great grandson Aidan S. Umble, and 5 siblings, Ellen Brown, Blanche Gyurina, Joyce Erway, Mary Alexander and Jack Conway making her the last surviving member of the Emporium Conway family.

Visitations with memorial tribute will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, January 26 in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium where Funeral & Committal Services will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Joseph Short, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, Guy & Mary Felt Manor, or the Cameron County SPCA, all in Emporium.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Cameron County Food Pantry ~ January Announcement

The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 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

Cameron County Snow Festival Weekend

Cameron County Snow Festival Weekend

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce, Emporium Country Club and My Place announce plans to host A Winter Festival the weekend of February 11. The event will begin Friday night February 10 in Emporium at My Place, where a beer and pretzel gala will be hosted. Saturday the festivities travel to the Emporium Country Club, where sledding, cross country skiing and snow shoeing planned. Sunday in Emporium a Chili Cookoff is planned.

Jody Martin the owner of My Place is planning the weekend social activities. The beer and pretzel gala will feature craft beer and unique pretzels. Money raised with benefit the Emporium Moose Lodge Christmas Party for kids. The doors will open at 7pm. Martin asks for is asking large groups to confirm reservations for the night.

“The chamber is hoping for snow over the next few weeks,” says Tina Solak, executive director of the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce. The Emporium Country Club will host a free family event featuring a cardboard sled contest, snowman building, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. The event was tried last year, but canceled due to a lack of snow.

Saturday night My Place continues the fun with wings and drink specials plus a DJ. On Sunday at 1pm the public is invited to vote for the best chili of the winter celebration. Those wishing to enter their favorite recipe are to register at My Place no later than Friday February 3.

Rotary News

Rotarian, Bob Martin, (right), introduced guest speakers Executive Director, Holly Komonczi & Outreach Coordinator, Steve Manginell ,of the Lumber Heritage Region at the Rotary luncheon meeting January 17th.

Lumber Heritage has been involved with and co-founded may projects throughout the 15 county region. that help preserve the culture of the area. Holly, the new Executive Director, has a background in economic development and tourism and described some of Lumber Heritage Region’s past projects and future plans. Steve discussed his duties as Outreach Coordinator and asked for local input. Steve also thanked the Emporium Foundation for their past support and pointed out that their first project “Elk Tourism” was the foundation for the PA Wilds. The Lumber Heritage office is located at the Cameron County Court House and they can be reached at 486-0213.

Tickets are on sale for the Rotary Wine &  Cheese Fundraiser February 18th. 
 See Becky Pasquinelli at Northwest Bank for tickets ($30.00) or any Rotarian. Must be 21 to attend.

Nancy L. Gavlock

Nancy L. Gavlock, 74, of 112 W 7th St., Emporium, PA died at Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys on Thursday (January 19, 2017) afternoon. She was born April 25, 1942 in Renovo, PA a daughter of the late Maynard and Mary Ellen Miller Stradley. On June 29, 1963 in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Renovo she married Robert Gavlock, who survives.

Mrs. Gavlock graduated from Renovo High School in the class of 1960. She retired from Olivett's Sure Fine where she was a baker for many years. She was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church. Nancy was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

 She is survived by husband Robert Gavlock, two daughters, Patty (Kevin) Wendel, St. Marys and Mary (Matt) Streich, Emporium; one son, Chris (Wendy) Gavlock, Bellefonte, PA; four grandchildren: Erin, Joelle, Alex & Nicholas. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Maynard and Mary Ellen Miller Stradley and one son, Robert Gavlock, Jr. in 1979. 

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium on Sunday from 2-4 PM. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Monday, January 23, 2017 at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant. 
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, 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.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Rotary News

Rotarian, Chris McFall, introduced members of the CCHS Drama Club (from left to right), Amily Schatz, (Chris McFall), Jaecay Major & Ann Burt who updated the club on projects, needs and efforts it takes to put on a production.

 Each year the club puts on a fall & spring play. Ann Burt is the audio technician who works with the sound system and special effects. Jaecay has done over 10 plays, Emily helps her mom, Karen Schatz, the Drama Coach with making sets and makeup. The club is in need of new microphones as they only have 3 that are working. The group have been fundraising most recently with Flamingo project, hoagies, jams and tea party. They plan on presenting a Willie Wonka production this spring.

 Tickets for the 14th annual Wine & Cheese Rotary Fundraiser February 14th are now on sale.
 To purchase tickets, see Becky Pasquinelli at Northwest or any Rotarian.

Richard W. “Dick” Hickoff

Richard W. “Dick” Hickoff, 83, of 804 Rich Valley Road, Emporium, PA died at UPMC-Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA Sunday, January 15, 2017 evening 

He was born December 31, 1933 in Emporium a son of the late Homer and Marion Munsell Hickoff. On September 29, 1956 in St. Leo Catholic Church, Ridgway, PA he married Janet Allegretto, who survives. Mr. Hickoff resided in Emporium all his life. A graduate of Cameron County High School, he worked as a banker until retirement. A St. Mark’s Catholic Church parishioner, he served as a Eucharistic Minister, and was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Christabell Club and the Moose Lodge. He was active in several local sportsmen’s clubs as well, and coached the Emporium Foundation Little League team. He'll be remembered as an avid hunter, fly fisherman, fly-tying enthusiast and fish taxidermist. 

Surviving in addition to Janet Allegretta Hickoff are three sons, Steven R. Hickoff, Kittery, Maine; David C. Hickoff, Fenton, Michigan; Ronald Hickoff, Erie, PA; six grandsons and one great granddaughter. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Marion Munsell Hickoff.

 Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 120 E. Fourth St., Emporium on Wednesday from 10:30 AM-12:30 PM. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Wednesday (January 18, 2017) at 1:00 PM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant. 
 Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA 

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

Monday, January 9, 2017

Benefit Dance @ Emporium Moose

The members of Emporium Moose Lodge 368 will be holding a benefit dance on Jan 14th. 

The proceeds will go to troop Weavers family.

 Also on Jan 21st we will be holding a chicken and rib BBQ and donating the proceeds to trooper Weavers family. 
Watch for further updates in the coming days for more Thanks

CPAP Day @ SMP Home Medical

Many people use these devices. This is an excellent opportunity to ask questions! 

Come join us for our annual CPAP day on Wednesday, January 18th at our
 St. Marys Home Medical location.

 It's your chance to have one-on-one discussions with our Respiratory Therapists and get the advice you need (AND IT'S FREE)! WHO's will be there? Other CPAP patients, SMP Staff, Respiratory Therapists & You. WHAT is it?: Our annual "CPAP DAY" - open to public WHEN is it?: Wednesday, January 18th from 9am to 5pm WHERE is it?: SMP Home Medical 21 S.St. Marys St. Marys (next to St. Marys Pharmacy) WHY do we have it?: A chance to speak directly to CPAP experts, our Registered Respiratory Therapists, and fix your CPAP issues. Is your mask fitting correctly? Are you eligible for more supplies, or different masks? How often do I clean or replace this stuff? We’ll tell you. See all the latest styles, and newest technology

. It’s totally free to customers and non-customers – there's no obligation. Just stop in a receive your free CPAP Wipes sample and sign up to win one of our giveaways, a Contour Products CPAP Pillow. We’ll also have great special sales on select CPAP related products.
 Contact us at, or call 800-876-3442.

Loretta Forsythe

Loretta Forsythe, 89, of 1730 Bucktail Rd., St. Marys, PA died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA Friday (December 30, 2016) morning following a lengthy illness

 She was born January 6, 1927 in Caledonia, PA a daughter of the late Albert R. and Rose Lutterotti Hixon. On December 18, 1941 in Penfield she married the late Fred Forsythe, Sr. Loretta worked, for over 33 years, at Sylvania in Emporium. She was a member of the Gospel Tabernacle in Coudersport for over 40 years. She loved spending time with her family, friends and enjoyed fishing, hunting and doing things for others.

 She is survived by two daughters, Rose (Lonnie) Whitt, Opp, Alabama and Midge (Tim) Houghtaling, Coudersport; son, Fred (Darlene) Forsythe, Jr., Coudersport; longtime friend & caregiver, Judy Pearsall, St. Marys; ten grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren and numerous great great grandchildren; one sister, Evelyn Kephart, Penfield.

 Loretta was preceded in death by her parents, Albert R. and Rose Lutterotti Hixon, husband, Fred Forsythe, Sr. who died in 1973, daughter, Gloria Forsythe, granddaughter, Gloria Whitt; three brothers, George Hixon, Sr., Thomas Hixon and one brother in infancy; two sisters, Marie Viola and Carrie Wendell.

 Funeral Service will be held at the Gospel Tabernacle, 420 Route 6, West, Coudersport, PA on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 1:00 PM with Rev. John Minor, Pastor, officiating. Visitation will be at the Gospel Tabernacle, on Friday, two hours prior to the Service. 

 Burial will be in the St. Marys Protestant Cemetery, St. Marys, PA Online
Condolences may be placed at 
 BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Fr. Paul’s Coffeehouse – Rosary Society Spaghetti Dinner

Fr. Paul’s Coffeehouse – Rosary Society Spaghetti Dinner

ST. MARK ROSARY SOCIETY SPAGHETTI DINNER COME ONE…COME ALL…Sunday, January 15th From 11:30AM to 3:30PM in O’Connell Hall (basement of St. Mark Church). 
Cost is $7.00 Adults, $3.00 Children 12 & under.

TAKE OUT AVAILABLE! And tickets will be available at the door or from any Rosary Society member.


Beginning at 3:30 PM In O’Connell Hall (basement of St. Mark Church)
 Enjoy great music performed by


(following Rosary Society Spaghetti Dinner)

This is always great fun for all ages…all are welcome! Free to the public.

Cameron County Community Chest 2017 Fund Drive – Jan. Update

Cameron County Community Chest 2017 Fund Drive – Jan. Update

The Cameron County Community Chest Board of Directors wishes everyone a very Happy New Year. As of December 31st, we have collected $8,089.50 toward our $20,500 goal. That puts us at 39% of our goal. Thanks to all who have contributed so far. The 2017 fund drive will stay open until September 30th.

This month’s featured organization will be the Community Nurses, Inc.

Community Nurses, Inc. is a non-profit home care organization established in 1929 that provides comprehensive services to the residents of Cameron, Elk and McKean Counties and parts of Clearfield, Jefferson and Potter Counties.

Services include: 
 • Home Health Services- provides in-home skilled medical services which include Skilled Nursing, Rehab Therapy, Social Services and Nutrition Counseling.
 • Hospice Services- provides terminally ill patients with the assistance they need to live their remaining days in the comfort of home or their nursing home residence.
 • Home Support/Private Duty-offers non-medical supportive in-home services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help people remain independent and safe in their homes. Services include, but are not limited to personal care, bathing assistance, hair care, preparing meals, laundry, shopping and respite care.
 • Adult Day Services-offers an activity-oriented, medically supervised day program for people 60 and older with physical or mental limitations. The Center is located in St. Marys and is open 8:00 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Community Nurses can be reached for all services at their toll-free number: 1-800-841-9397, or locally at 486-1216. A comprehensive overview of services is available on their website at

No donation/memorial is too small. Please send your tax-deductible contribution to: Cameron County Community Chest, PO Box 134, Emporium, PA. 15834, Attn: Judd Schager. Help support the Recreation Board, Community Nurses, Red Cross, Friends of the Library, the Package Team, and the Garden Club.

Pancake Supper

Fall Reduction Workshop

“Emporium Senior Center will be hosting a “Fall Reduction Workshop” this March! This program is a statewide initiative to help older adults prevent falls and stay healthy. The workshop will be held Tuesday, March 14th, beginning at 9am.

Before you make a decision about whether or not to participate, here are just a few extra incentives to sway you: 1) Choosing to participate in this program benefits your local senior center. Emporium Senior Center will receive money, simply for hosting this workshop, if we have at least 20 participants. 2)Prize Possibilities: One lucky participant at our center’s workshop will win a door prize valued at around $50! 3) Another lucky participant, from one of 6 senior centers, will win the ultimate prize of a new flat screen television!

Requirements to participate: Must be 60+ years of age and a Resident of Pennsylvania If you are interested in participating, stop at the center sometime Mon-Fri, 8-3pm and we can get you registered. For questions, call the center at 486-3707.”

Rotary News Jan. 5th

Brenda Porter, Interim Director & Chief Operating Officer of Penn Highland Elk’s Community Nurses described the agency’s mission and program as the guest speaker at the weekly luncheon meeting of the Emporium Rotary Club January 3rd.

In 1929, members of the Woman’s Club of St. Marys recognized the need to promote the health of the community and to provide for the care of the sick in their homes. Since its beginning in 1929, Community Nurses has developed and grown into the premier home care agency in the region employing over 275 individuals and providing home health, hospice, professional nursing care, adult day services, rehabilitation dietitian nutrition counseling, social services and community health and education to thousands of area residents each year. The agency see approximately 500 patients a day covering Elk, Cameron, McKean, Clearfield, Jefferson and parts of Potter counties. Brenda mentioned some of the changes forthcoming in 2017 with the Community Nurses including consolidation of agencies and software.

Community Nurses are located at 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA. For more can contact them by calling 800-841-9397.

Thursday, January 5, 2017


Hi everyone. Just sending out this message to let you know I will be resuming my blog posts soon. I have been ill and in the hospital but hope to be back to normal soon.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Helen " Margaret" Gratton

Helen “Margaret” Gratton Helen Margaret Gratton, 94, of Erie, PA, formerly of Emporium, passed away on December 31, 2016 at St. Vincent Hospital in Erie. She was born October 28, 1922 in Big Run, the daughter of Albert and Marie Cole Mitchell.

 On May 17, 1944 in Emporium she married her husband of 68 years, James Gratton, who passed away December 18, 2012. Margaret worked in the grocery industry in many capacities and as a baker for 10 years. She had also been employed by Sylvania-Phillips in Emporium for many years.

 She was the beloved mother of one daughter, Bess Heiberger (Joe) of Atlanta GA; one son, James Gratton Jr. (Jan) of North East PA; was Grandmother to Brian Heiberger (Melanie) of Columbus OH and Jason Gratton (Sheila) of Erie PA; and 3 Great Grandchildren. 
She loved puzzles and neighboring with her many friends.

 Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family and are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home in Emporium.