January 21st, 2014
In the history of Kane High School, there have been numerous state champions in individual sporting events. Kane High has produced a state champion wrestler and champions too numerous to count in track and field, but only once in their history has Kane High School won a state championship in a team sport.
The Kane Cheerleading Competition team attended two events this past weekend and made team history at one of them.Â
David Â M. Nelson, age 50, of Kane, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014.
Born Jan. 14, 1964 in Warren, he was the son of Paul August and Patricia Marie Nelson.Â
He is survived by his beloved brother, Paul A. Nelson; a dear nephew, Charles Greenman; a dear friend, Kathy Mawns.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Susan Marie Nelson.
David enjoyed reading and spending time with his friends.Â
All services are private and have been entrusted to Cremation & Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, Pa. 15317.
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 âEmmaâ 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.