Archive - Dec 2011 - Obituary
Cora O. Steele, 79, of 50 Johnson Rd., in Wetmore, near Kane, died Thursday afternoon, Dec. 29, 2011 at the Kane Community Hospital.
Born Dec. 10, 1932 in Manorville, she was the daughter of Ray and Helen Cook Transue.Â On July 11, 1953 in Kane, she married Richard H. Steele, who died in 2005.
Cora was the head cook at the Kane Area Middle School for 27 years.Â
William W. Perry, Jr., 70, of 30 Birch St., Kane, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 28, 2011 at the Golden Living Center in Oil City.
Born July 16, 1941 in Kane, he was the son of William W. and Betty Powell Perry. On Feb. 14, 1970 in Kane, he married Christine A. Nevel, who died April 15, 1999.
Bill graduated from Kane Area High School in 1959 and later served in the National GuardÂ until 1975.Â He was a sales representative for Stackpole Corp. in Kane and St. Marys for over 35 years.Â
James H. Gross, 84, of 5 Bridge St., formerly a lifelong resident of Bradford, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at the Sena Kean Manor.
Born Aug. 18, 1927, in Bradford, he was a son of the late William Clayton and Frances Long Gross.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army as an infantry cook.
He was a member of the Bradford Baptist Church and more recently attended the Kushequa Union Church and the Mt. Jewett Assembly of God Church. He had worked in the oil fields before he started his sales career at B&B Electric. Later, he was employed as a chef at the Seneca Casino.
James H. Gross, 84, of 5 Bridge St., Mt. Jewett, died Tuesday morning, Dec. 27, 2011, at the Sena-Kean Manor. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc.
Ann K. Powell, 87, formerly of Wilcox, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born Aug. 28, 1924, in James City, she was a daughter of Joseph and Anna MishulkÂ Gezik. She had been married to Norbert Powell who preceded her in death.
Surviving are one sister, Mary Morgan of James City; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents and husband, by three children and five brothers.
Mr. William J. âBuzzâ Paris, 80, unexpectedly passed into the next life at his residence, Monday, Dec. 26, 2011.
He was born March 23, 1931 in Butler to the late William V. and Laura Smead Paris.
Mr. Paris served in the in the US Marine Corps during the Korean conflict as a Sgt. and D.I. of the 1st Marine Division. As an area resident, he owned and operated Buzzâs Saw Shop, was self-employed as an independent logger and named 2000 Logger of the Year by AHUG, worked for his son Bud as a logger, Nortrim Loggerâs Insurance Co., and a Sheffield Police Officer.
Anna M. Pierson, 87, of Sheffield, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at the Warren Manor Nursing Home after an extended illness.Â
She was born July 1, 1924 in Warren, to the late Andrew and Anna Hanusik Kujava.
She has resided in Sheffield area most of her entire life and was a 1942 graduate of Sheffield High School.Â Anna attended Tiona United Methodist Church and was a member of the Sheffield V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary.Â She always enjoyed baking and being a grandmother and great-grandmother.Â
Larry Wilson, 80, of 406 Oak St., Kane, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 21, 2011Â in the Kane Community Hospital Emergency Room.
Born March 20, 1931 in James City, he was the son of William H. and Lucille K. Burton Wilson. On Feb. 8, 1958 in Kane, he married Lois A. Galvin, who survives.
Mr. Wilson served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict, then was an operations supervisor for Columbia Gas Transmission for 34 years.Â He was a professional bird dog trainer for over 40 years, and a member of VFW Post #1132 in Kane.
Janet R. Mealy, 58, of 8595 Rt. 6, Kane, went to meet her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 at her daughter's residence surrounded by her loving family.Â
Born Oct. 26, 1953, in Bradford, PA, a daughter of the late James "Ralph" Wolfe and Lois L. (Burns) Wolfe who survives her of Gastonia, NC.
On March 31, 1973 in St. Bernard Church she married the man she always loved Clayton E. Mealy who survives.
Mrs. Mealy was a 1971 graduate of Bradford Area High School. She had been an in house nanny for many years and a stay at home mom where she home schooled her children.
Margaret Costanzo, 87, formerly of 222 Janeway Street, died Tuesday morning (December 20, 2011) at Sena Kean Manor in Smethport.
Born September 12, 1924, in Kane, she was a daughter of Angelo and Margaret Discello Costanzo.
Before retirement, Miss Costanzo had been employed at the former Houston Electronics in Kane.Â She was a member of St. Callistus Catholic Church.
Surviving are one sister, Lena Costanzo of Smethport and several nieces and nephews.