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February 22nd

Florence E. Stiles

February 22, 2011

Florence E. Stiles, 81, of 13 Blaisdell Ave., passed away Monday, Feb. 21, 2011 at her residence.
Born Sept. 12, 1929, in Kane, she was a daughter of the late John and Florence (Bair) Rutledge.
On June 26, 1948 in East Kane, she married John  Stiles who survives. 
Mrs. Stiles was a 1948 graduate of Kane High School. She had worked as a waitress at the Arcade Restaurant in Kane, and at numerous restaurants in Bradford. She later was employed at Zippo Manufacturing.

February 21st

Frank L. Bizzak

February 21, 2011

Frank L. Bizzak, 89, of 6743 Highland Rd., Kane, died Monday morning, Feb. 21, 2011 at his residence.
Born June 21, 1921 in Kane, he was the son of John and Mary Cehovin Bizzak. On Feb. 10, 1969 in Bradford, he married the former Nancy E. Besecker, who died Oct. 11, 1994.
An Army Air Force Airman during WWII, Mr. Bizzak later co-owned and operated Bizzak Beer Distributor in Kane for over 17 years, and then worked for the Carpenters Union, Pittsburgh, for over 17 years. He was also an EMT for the Kane Ambulance Service for several years.

February 18th

Elizabeth A. "Betty" Morton

February 18, 2011

Elizabeth A. “Betty” Morton, 78, formerly of 117 Welsh St., Kane, died Friday afternoon, Feb. 18, 2011 at the Erie County Home in Lancaster, N.Y.
Born Aug. 11, 1932 in Kane, she was the daughter of Harry “Fats” and Marjorie Kilmer Swedenhjelm. In 1952 she moved to Niagara Falls, N.Y. where she married Herbert Simmons, Jr., now her former husband, of Wyoming.
Mrs. Morton attended Bayar Statton College and worked for several judges offices. In 1990, she returned to Kane to care for her father in 1990.

February 13th

Leatrice Elloise “Mickie” Wright

February 13, 2011

Leatrice Elloise “Mickie” Wright, 79, of Smethport, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, in St. Vincent Hospital, Erie.
She was born Sept.6, 1931 in Manorville, a daughter of Ray and Helen L. Cook Transue. On April 4, 1953, in the Kane United Methodist Church, she married Llewellyn “Sarge” Wright, who survives.
Mrs. Wright was a graduate of Hazel Hurst High School. She was employed by KOA-Speer Electronics of Bradford for 33 years before retiring. She was devoted to her family.

February 11th

Louis L. "Barney" Rollick

February 11, 2011

Louis L. "Barney" Rollick, 88, of 821 W. Eschbach Rd., St. Marys, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 at Pinecrest Manor. He was born May 7, 1922 in Rathbun, son of the late Aloys (Lewis) and Mary Eskra Rollick.
On Aug. 26, 1950, in the St. Mary's Catholic Church, he married Ida M. Eckert, who preceded him in death on May 5, 2003.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1941. At Central Catholic, Mr. Rollick played on the basketball team.

February 10th

Anthony Damien Anderson

February 10, 2011

Anthony Damien Anderson, born July 3, 1985 in Kane to Eugene J. Vito Jr. and Beth Snyder Anderson, recently died Jan. 29, 2011 in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Besides his parents, he is survived by five sisters, Amber L. McKinzie of Arkansas, Danielle Vito of Athens, Ga., and Reagan Vito, Selina Vito, and Catalina Vito, all of Kane; a grandmother, Cynthia Harlan of Kane; an uncle, Anthony Vito, of Orlando, Fla.; and many cousins and friends.
Funeral Services are being provided by Dove Funeral Home in Orlando, Fla. (407) 894-6484

February 9th

Margaret M. Moran

February 9, 2011

Margaret M. Moran, age 72, of 207 Madison Ave., Ridgway, died peacefully Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 8, 2011, at Elk Haven Nursing Home after a long illness of Rheumatoid Arthritis. She was born Aug. 24, 1938, in Punxsutawney, daughter of the late James B. and Gertrude O. (O'Conner) Quinlisk. She married John T. Moran on July 4, 1959, he survives. She had resided in Ridgway since 1967 and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church, the IU9 Advisory Committee, the PTA, and the Eagles Club Auxiliary. She had been a homemaker.

February 6th

Charles L. Buzard

February 7, 2011

Charles L. Buzard, 63, of 26 E. Main St., Mt. Jewett, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011) at Kane Community Hospital.
Born July 26, 1947, in Corsica, he was a son of Art and Dorothy Fitzsimmons Buzard. On Sept. 30, 1967, in Mt. Jewett, he married Collene Peterson who survives.
Mr. Buzard was the owner of Buzard’s Garage in Mt. Jewett where he worked with his son. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and also the Mt. Jewett Sportsmen’s Club and the Mt. Jewett American Legion. He was an honorary member of the Marine Corp. League.

Kim A. Armstrong

February 7, 2011

Kim A. Armstrong, 53, of 514 Bayard St., died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011) at Kane Community Hospital.
Born Oct. 25, 1957, in Ridgway, he was a son of Edward and Aileen Eidell Armstrong. On July 1, 1995, at Wildcat Park in Ludlow, he married Marion Woodford who survives.
Mr. Armstrong was a self-employed contractor. He belonged to the Eagles #307 and the V.F.W. Lodge #1132, both in Kane.

February 2nd

James L. Latshaw

February 2, 2011

James L. Latshaw, 77, of 321 Smithfield Ave. in Kane, died Tuesday morning, Feb. 1, 2011 at his residence.
Born April 6, 1933 in Kane, he was the son of Samuel V. and Margurite T. Nolan Latshaw. 
Mr. Latshaw was a lumber stacker at Zuzek Lumber in Kane for 22 years.
He is survived by a daughter, Theresa Duck and a son, Richard Latshaw, both of Kane; two stepdaughters, Kandi Jo Kribbs of Kane and Lynette Edgar of Ridgway; two sisters, Emily Traub of Warren and Shirley Moore of Kane; two brothers, Vernon Latshaw of Erie and Bruce Latshaw of Kane, and several grandchildren.

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