Archive - Dec 2010 - Obituary
Marion F. Self, 63, of Gainesville, Fla., formally of Mt. Jewett, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at the Haven Hospice House in Gainesville after a short but courageous battle with lung cancer.
She was born July 20, 1947 in Kane, a daughter to Bruce W. and Francis Holliday Slater.
She attended Smethport Jr./Sr. High School.
She loved to crochet gifts for family and friends and to sew custom garments and accessories. She also loved to watch Nancy Grace (CNN).
She was preceded in death by three brothers; Richard B. Slater, Marvin H. Slater, and Joseph Zwack.
Mildred M. Hedberg, age 102, formerly of 204 Adams Ave. in Ridgway, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 29, 2010, at the Lutheran Home at Kane. She was born July 28, 1908 in Reynoldsville, daughter of the late Nelson and Susan (White) Smith. She married Allen W. Hedberg on Dec. 23, 1955, he preceded her in death in 1978. She had resided in Ridgway since 1959 and was a former Penfield and Blawnox resident. She was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ridgway, a member of the Church Women's Group (WELCA) and a member of the VIA.
Michael E. Lubold, 72, formerly of Kane, died Saturday, December 11, 2010 at his residence in Arlington, Texas.
He was born in Kane on January 14, 1938, the son of John and Angeline Riccardi Lubold.Â
After attending Kane Area High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where he served for eight years.Â He then returned to Arlington and was employed by Affiliated Foods.
He enjoyed traveling, motorcycles and the martial arts.
Mrs. Elizabeth B. Cochran, 78, of Ludlow, passed into the next life at 9:40 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010 at Jamison Hospital, New Castle, following a one month illness.
A lifelong area resident, Elizabeth was born Feb. 27, 1932 in Muzett to the late Lloyd and Luella Irwin.
She worked various jobs including the shirt factory in Warren, insurance agent, and helped run the store in Ludlow. Elizabeth was able to travel throughout the world which she loved. A member of Mission Covenant Church, Ludlow, she had recently moved to Pulaski to help raise her grandson.
Evert Eugene Swanson, 87, formerly of 345 E. Hemlock St., died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born January 18, 1923, in West Kane, he was a son of the late Oscar Albert and Ruth Peterson Swanson.Â On Dec. 13, 1947, in Kane, he married Hazel Cochran who preceded him in death.
Mr. Swanson served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, attaining the rank of Technical Sergeant.Â During his service, he took part in 35 combat missions and received the Distinguished Flying Cross Air Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters.
Michael R. Zampogna, 87, of 626 Dawson St., died Tuesday, Dec.21, 2010, at his residence.
Born Jan. 1, 1923, in Westline, he was a son of Joseph and Theresa Costerella Zampogna.Â On March 23, 1946, in England, he married Mary Eileen Morris who survives.
Mr. Zampogna had been a service repairman for Sears for many years after which he started his own business, Mikeâ€™s Home Repair Services.
During World War II, he served in the Army, attaining the rank of Sergeant.
Darcey J. Kohler, 59, formerly of 115 Â˝ Spring St., Johnsonburg, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at Sena Kean Manor.
Born Aug. 10, 1951, in Wilcox, he was a son of Otto and Helen Edwards Kohler. On Oct. 25, 1977, in Bradford, he married Patricia Heffner who preceded him in death.
Mr. Kohler was active at Grace Lutheran Church while living in Bradford.
Surviving are a brother, Randee Kohler of Lebanon; a sister, Leanna (Bill) Schleicher of Kane; a son; and several nieces and nephews, including Kimberlee Schleicher Ferragine.
Janet R. Brush, 82, of 529 Haines St., died Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at Kane Community Hospital.
Born Dec. 11, 1928, in Kane, she was a daughter of the late Floyd and Helen Bloomquist Brush.Â On Aug. 14, 1950, in Kane, she married Willard Brush who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Brush was a member of the First Baptist Church where she played the organ for many years.
Raymond R. â€śRayâ€ť Ciprich, 81, a residentÂ of the Golden Living Center on Water Street in Warren for the past three years died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, at his residence.
Born Dec. 16, 1929, in Ludlow, he was a son of the late Peter and Verna Baronak Ciprich.
He served in the U.S. Army for two years and was stationed for a time in Korea and Japan.
He worked his entire life at the National Forge in Irvine, retiring in 1984 to take care of his parents who were in ill health.
Ray took great pleasure in doing yard work and taking care of his property in Ludlow.
Harold J. Traub, 86, of Pleasant Drive, Warren, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 at Warren Manor.
Mr. Traub was born July 21, 1924, in Warren, the son of the late Conrad and Mildred Swanson Traub Sr. Harold was employed at the National Forge Company for over 35 years and had also worked as a baker at Anderson's Bakery.Â He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, cross country skiing club, hiking club, and the Super Seniors League at Cable Hollow Golf Course.
He is survived by a wife, Emily Pearl Latshaw Traub and several nieces and nephews.Â