Archive - 2011 - Obituary
Mrs. Erma L. Losey, 73, of Sheffield, died at 2:25 p.m., Thursday, May 12, 2011 at Select Service Hospital, Erie following a one-month illness.
A lifelong area resident, Erma was born Nov. 11, 1937 in Kane to the late Francis and Delia McFarlin Carlson. She was also preceded in death by her husband Howard A. Losey whom she married Dec. 11, 1954.
Paul L. Kelly, 83, of Niskayuna, died Saturday, April 2, 2011, at home surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Rimersburg, he was the son of the late Frank and Grace (Dawson) Kelly. Paul was a graduate of Union High School and the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He served in the Navy during World War II. Paul was a licensed funeral director since 1950.
He was employed for the Elmira Casket Co. for two years; the Erie Casket Co. for six years and finally was in sales for the Florence Casket Company for 34 years until his death.
Jane Wahlberg died May 9, 2011 at Centre Crest in Bellefonte following a brief stay after she fell in late March.
Jane was born on April 26, 1918 to Faye and Claude Heinlein in Smethport. Claude was fighting the war in Europe at the time and returned home sick because of a poison gas attack.Â He died while Jane was still very young, and she was raised in Kane by her mother and her maternal grandparents, Bessie and Holly Robinson.Â
JoAnn M. Howell, 77, of Kane, and formerly of Curwensville, passed away Saturday May 7, 2011 at UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie as a result of an automobile accident.
Born June 10, 1933 in Barnesboro (Northern Cambria) Cambria County, she was the daughter of Hamilton P. and Grace (Bennett) McAnulty. Mrs. Howell was retired as a nurse having worked last in Sebring, Fla. and prior to that had been an operator for the former Bell Telephone Co. She was Methodist by Faith.
Joan G. Hoffman, 81, formerly of 696 JoJo Road, died Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born April 10, 1930, in St. Marys, she was a daughter of the late Albin and Gertrude Kaiser Kraus.Â On Sept. 6, 1948, in St. Marys, she married Paul R. Hoffman Sr. who preceded her in death in 2003.
Mrs. Hoffman, a mother and homemaker, had been employed as a cook and baker at the former Hillcrest Restaurant for twenty years.
Andrew M. â€śAndyâ€ť Carpenter, 56, of Langmaid Lane, formerly of 10 Forman St., Bradford, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011, following a brief illness, surrounded by his caregivers.
Born Aug. 6, 1954, in Kane, he was the only child of the late Norman A. and Irma J. Bloomquist Carpenter.
Andy enjoyed life and always loved a parade.Â He attended the Day Programs at Futures Rehabilitation Center in Bradford.
He is survived by longtime friends with whom he resided, Robert Clawson and Jerry Youngberg, as well as the many friends he made over the years.
Robert E. "Bob" Oliver of Lakeland, Fla. passed away on Jan.uary 10, 2011.
Bob was born in Kane on Feb. 15, 1942, the son of Leo and Katherine Oliver, and attended St. Callistus and Kane High School and graduated with the Class of 1959. He is survived by his former wife Sandra (Strawcutter) Oliver; two daughters, Danette and Debbie; one son, Douglas; one granddaughter, Alexis; one sister, Marie Andoline; one brother, Tom; and many nieces and nephews.
Walter B. "Ben" Ishman, 79, of 12783 Route 948 in Highland, died Wednesday afternoon, April 27, 2011 in the emergency room of the Kane Community Hospital.
Born April 2, 1932 in Sackett, he was the son of Walter M. and Elma C. Rae Ishman.Â On May 5, 1951 in DeYoung, he married Sara A. Nelson, who survives.
Mr. Ishman owned and operated Ishman's Garage for many years, and also was a school bus contractor for the Kane Area School District for many years.
Larry Anderson Sr., 70, of 100 Saybrook Rd., Sheffield, passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at Kane Community Hospital following a lengthy illness.
Mark A. Swedenhjelm, 40, of 305 School St., East Kane, died Saturday, April 23, 2011, at the Kane Community Hospital, following an extended illness.
Born Feb. 16, 1971, in Kane, he was a son of Darrell and Marsha Glans Swedenhjelm.
Mark was a member of Lebanon Lutheran Church.Â After graduation from Kane High School, he attended Ohio Diesel Technical College for two years and received a degree in diesel mechanics.Â He had been employed by Highlander Energy where he did insulation and scaffold- building work.