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June 28th

William G. Bender

June 29, 2011

William G. Bender, age 83, a longtime resident of Burlington, Vermont, passed away on June 05, 2011 at Birchwood Terrace Healthcare.
He was born on June 24, 1927 in Warren, son of Philip B. Bender and Florence gaylord Bender. William spent his childhood in Kane and graduated from Mansfield University with a BS degree in music education. There he was a member of the woodwind ensemble and was the featured oboe soloist for this group while in school.
A Navy veteran from WWII, he visited Hiroshima three months after the bombing and recalled the devastation.

Frances E. McGinnis

June 29, 2011

Frances E. McGinnis, age 90, of New Kensington, died Tuesday, June 28, 2011 in Harmar Care Village, Harmarville.
She was born on March 4, 1921 in Kane to the late George A. and Anna E. Martinson Cannon and had lived in the New Kensington area since 1943.
She had been employed as a food preparer for P and M Pizza in Arnold, and was a food sampler for various stores in the New Kensington area. While in Kane, she worked in the dentist office of Dr. Gardner.
Frances was a member of the Arnold United Methodist Church and enjoyed attending bingo.

June 19th

Woodrow W. “Woodie” Park

June 20, 2011

Woodrow W. “Woodie” Park, 96, of Bradford, formerly of Mt. Jewett, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at the Bradford Ecumenical Home.
He was born on April 18, 1915 in Warren, the son of the late Jerome and Stella Salsbury Park. 
He was a 1932 graduate of Warren High School where he played football. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, honorably discharged Sept. 19, 1946. Woodie served his last 12 months in Japan as a Construction Machine Operator for Bulldozers and Carry-alls that were used in the construction of Tachikawa Air Force Base plus various roadways.

Rose M. Grimes

June 20, 2011

Rose M. Grimes, 83, a resident of The Lutheran Home at Kane, formerly of Haines Street, Kane, died Saturday morning, June 18, 2011 at the Kane Community Hospital.
Born Dec. 4, 1927 in Allegany, N.Y., she was the daughter of William and Bessie Weaver Bova. On Aug. 3, 1948 in Shinglehouse, she married Edward M. Grimes, who died in 2000.
She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Kane, where she was active in the Altar Guild.

Norma J. Staaf Bertiaux

June 20, 2011

Norma J. Staaf Bertiaux, 81, formerly of Lincoln Street in Kane, died Friday, June 17, 2011 at Whispering Hills Care Center in Mount Vernon, Ohio.
Born Sept. 21, 1929 in Kane, she was the daughter of Michael L. and Esther E. Elmquist Kempf. On Oct. 14, 1950 in Kane, she married Vernon L. Staaf, who died in 1987. On Sept. 20, 2003 in Mount Vernon, she married Lawrence Bertiaux, who survives.

June 17th

Joyce E. Woods

June 18, 2011

Joyce E. Woods, 78, of 226 Yarnell St., died Thursday, June 16, 2011, at Kane Community Hospital.
Born Feb. 10, 1933, in Kane, she was a daughter of Oliver and Ethel Peterson Hulings. She had been married to Leonard Weatherbee and Elmer Woods who both preceded her in death.
Mrs. Woods had been employed at the Lutheran Home at Kane for over 30 years.

Norma J. Staaf Bertiaux

June 18, 2011

Norma J. Staaf Bertiaux, 81, formerly of Lincoln Street, Kane, died Friday in Mount Vernon, Ohio.
Visitation will be held at the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc. in Kane on Tuesday from noon until 2 p.m., at which time a service will be held there with Pastor David Pflieger, chaplain of The Lutheran Home at Kane, officiating.
A complete obituary will appear in Monday's edition.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.ronaldmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.

June 10th

Arlene “Mary” Donafrio

June 11, 2011

Mrs. Arlene “Mary” Donafrio, 67, passed into the next life at 5 a.m., Friday, June 10, 2011, at Kane Community Hospital following a brief illness. She was born April 30, 1944, in Philadelphia, to the late James and Arlene Engman Markey.
Mary's family moved to the area when she was very young and lived most of her life here. She was a former secretary and treasurer of the Mission Covenant Church, Ludlow and enjoyed gardening and playing cards with her family. Mary was a machine operator at Long Ind. and was a member of the Sheffield Ladies Auxiliary.

Dorothy P. Larson

June 11, 2011

Dorothy P. Larson, 91, formerly of 121 W. Main, Mt. Jewett, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2011, at the home of her daughter, Laurie Kapuscinski, in Jamestown, NY.
She was born Aug. 28, 1919, in Mt. Jewett, the daughter of Hartley and Emma Winner Adair. On July 3, 1952, she married Arthur E. Larson in Sheffield, who passed away June 28, 2007.

June 8th

Luella D. Ponick

June 9, 2011

Luella D. Ponick, 88, formerly of Kane, Atlanta, Ga., and Palm Coast, Fla., and a recent resident of the Lutheran Home at Kane, died Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at the Lutheran Home.
Born Nov. 25, 1922, in Kane, she was a daughter of the late Carl and Harriet Nichols Johnson. On April 10, 1948, she married Lee C. Ponick who preceded her in death after 57 years of marriage.
Mrs. Ponick served in the U.S. Army during World War II, attaining the rank of 2nd Lt.

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