Archive - 2011 - Obituary
Howard L. Eshbaugh, 92, formerly of Welsh Street in Kane, died Monday evening, Jan. 17, 2011 at The Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born July 24, 1918 in Kane, he was the son of Jerry J. and Bessie M. Ruckman Eshbaugh.Â On Jan. 31, 1941 in Bradford, he married Opal E. Near, who survives.
After attending Kane area schools, he worked for Bowman Lumber Company, then later for Kane Handle, retiring in 1982.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kane, a Life Member of the F.O. Eagles, and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Mary M. Chirillo, age 88, of 422 Oak St., Ridgway, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at her residence surrounded by her loving family and friends.
Viola Elvira Peterson, 91, of 6 Pete Ln., died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at Dubois Regional Medical Center.
Born May 17, 1919, in Westville, she was a daughter of John and Anna Lundblad.Â On May 6, 1939, in Ridgway, she married Herbert Peterson who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Peterson was a member of St. Matthewâ€™s Lutheran Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Gloria (Ronald) Troutman of Honor, Mich. and Susan (Robert) Nase of Boynton Beach, Fla.; a son, Joel Peterson of Kane; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Dale D. Vanderpool, 65 formerly of Kane, died Jan. 6, 2011 in West Reading, where he had been a resident since 2002.
He was the husband of Catherine A. (Smith) Vanderpool, of Findlay, Ohio, whom he married Feb. 13, 1987.
Born March 26, 1945 in Sayre, he was a son of the late Lamont B. and Catherine M. (Wells) Vanderpool.
Dale was a member of Kane United Methodist Church. He was a loving father and husband who enjoyed spending time with his family camping, hiking and enjoying the outdoors. Dale also liked hunting and fishing and was an avid golfer.
Willis E. "Bill" Simon, age 82, of 501 High St., Johnsonburg, died suddenly Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 following a lengthy illness.
He was born Dec. 16, 1928, in Johnsonburg, son of Russell and Helen Myers Simon. On Aug. 7, 1948, he married Lucy Paladino in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg; she survives.
A 1946 Johnsonburg Area High School graduate, he received a degree in instrumentation from the International Correspondence School.
Arthur Osmer, 73, of 215 Birch St., died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at the Cleveland Clinic.
Born Jan. 30, 1937, in Kane, he was a son of Arthur and Helen Gerarge Osmer.Â On Sept. 5, 2009, in Kane he married Nancy DeCecchis who survives.
Mr. Osmer had been employed by Coca Cola in Bradford for 25 years.Â He was a member of the American Legion and the VFW in Coudersport.
He served in the U.S. Marines.
Margaret J. Shadman, 87, of 6689 Route 321, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at her residence.
Born April 27, 1923, in Kane, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Pearl McCauley Cartwright.Â On Dec. 7, 1944, in Emporium, sheÂ marriedÂ Winfield Shadman who preceded her in death in 2008.
Mrs. Shadman had worked at various positions as a bookkeeper and was also employed by the Kane Republican for about seven years.
Surviving are a son, Richard (Judy) Shadman of Lancaster, Calif.; a daughter, Susanne(Joe) Zampogna of Kane;Â five grandchildren; three great-granddaughters; and nieces and nephews.
Roxann Stull, age 78, of Palermo, N.J., lost her battle against cancer on Jan. 2, 2011. She was comfortable at home and surrounded by family.
Roxann was born in New Cumberland on Nov. 20, 1932. She was the daughter of William S. and Freda F. Eppley. She was notably fun and lively from childhood. After graduating Carlisle High School where she participated in tennis, band, and cheerleading, Roxann attended Penn State Ogontz Center (now Penn State Abington).