Archive - Jun 2013
Frehiwot "Marra" Olsson, 2, died Saturday, May 18, 2013. She was the daughter of Sten and Amy Olsson of Frederick.
She was born Nov. 22, 2010 in Assela, Ethiopia.
Frehiwot joined her family in January 2012 when they adopted her from Ethiopia. The story of her journey to the Olsson family has touched the lives of countless people. She was a light to all who knew her. Marra Freh loved her brothers and sisters and enjoyed playing, singing, laughing and being silly. Dora was her favorite character.
Greta A. Jacobus, 83, of 115 Biddle St., passed away Sunday, June 2, 2013 at theYork Hospital.
Born May 6, 1930, in Lock Haven, she was a daughter ofÂ the late Hilary and Margaret Collins Weaver.Â On Aug. 13, 1955, in Lock Haven, she married Paul Jacobus who preceded her in death in 2000.
Mrs. Jacobus taught in the Kane Area School District for many years, retiring in 1985. She was the valedictorian of her high school class and a graduate of Penn State University in 1952.
She was a member of St. Callistus Catholic Church where she had previously been an organist.
John Victor Compton, 73, of 194 Dewey Ave., Hazel Hurst, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2013 at his residence.
Born Jan. 6, 1940, in Kane, he was a son of the late Victor and Viola Porter Compton.Â On May 1, 1960, in Eldred, he married Carol L. Slaugenhaupt who survives.
Mr. Compton had worked at various positions including the charcoal factory in Marvindale, working in the woods, in the oil fields, as a construction worker where he helped build the Kinzua Dam, and finally at Kane Hardwood from which he retired in 2006.
Roy Compton has one of the most familiar faces in Kane.
He touches the lives of hundreds of Kane children and adults every day as the school crossing guard at the busy intersection of South Fraley Street and Hemlock Avenue.