January 21st, 2014
Winnie M. Cecchetti, 80, of 90 Reigel Rd., died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 at Sena-Kean Manor in Smethport.
Born July 24, 1933, in Kane, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Pearl Besecker Kraft.Â On Aug. 23, 1952, in Kane, she married Sandy Cecchetti who preceded her in death.
Winnie, a homemaker, was a member of St. Callistus Catholic Church.
Ellen T. Bifano, 94, of 100 High Point Dr., died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 at Kane Community Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc.
Higher sewer rates now are in effect for about 2,100 customers in the Kane sewer system in the borough and sections of Wetmore Township.
Kenneth Paul "Kenny" Smith, 21, of 107 Edgar James St., died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at Kane Community Hospital.
Born June 6, 1992, in Warren, he was the son of Paul and Anita Swedenhjelm Smith.
Kenny was a member of the National Guards.
Walter W. Reinard III, 66, of Mt. Jewett, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at Sena Kean Manor in Smethport.
He was born Dec. 31, 1947, in Kane, son of Walter and Susan Greeley Reinard II. On Sept. 24, 1966, he married Linda L. Stewart who survives.
Walter worked in the oil fields for many years.
Amelia Irene (Znidarsic) Morgan, 83, of Sayre, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 at Elderwood Nursing Home, Waverly.
Amelia â€śEmmaâ€ť was born April 18, 1930 to the late John and Irene Znidarsic in James City. She graduated from Kane High School in 1948. Emma married John M. Morgan of Halsey in 1951, and they lived together and raised their family in Sayre.
Emma liked to be outdoors, going on rides through the country with John. She liked to paint and do needlepoint. She was a wonderful and loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Francis M. Johnson, 67, of 641 South Settlement Rd., Kane, died Saturday morning, Jan. 18, 2014 at her residence following a long illness.
Born Aug. 30, 1946 in St. Marys, she was the daughter of Robert M. and Anna Mae Hasselman Pelgrin. On Jan. 1, 1976 in Kane, she married Gary D. Johnson, who survives.
Francis was a teller at First National Bank in St. Marys for several years, then in a supervisory position at First National Bank in Erie. Later, she worked at Stackpole in Kane, from which she retired in 1985.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Kane.
Elk County Catholic head coach Aaron Straub recorded his 700th varsity boys basketball coaching victory on Monday night as the Crusaders defeated the visiting Kane Wolves 66-26 in a contest played in the ECCHS gymnasium.
Both the Kane Lady Wolves and the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders struggled early in Monday nightâ€™s game in the Wolvesâ€™ Den. Both teamsâ€™ shooting was as cold as the weather outside to start off the game. The visitors led 13-9 at the half before pulling away for the 35-24 win.
Cinderella's Closet of Kane held their Dress Drive on Saturday at the Kane Community Center on Fraley Street. The group has received more than 200 dresses, dozens of pairs of dress shoes, many purses and lots of jewelry for their cause. Female students of Kane Area High School will be able to register to borrow a dress and accessories to attend formal dances this spring.