Archive - Jan 2012 - Obituary
Helen E. (Ernette) Hart, 92 of Smethport, formerly of Jeannette, passed away Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, in the Sena-Kean Manor.
She was born March 29, 1919, in Jeannette, a daughter of the late August and Ellen (O'Mullen) Ernette. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, in Mt. Jewett, and its Rosary Society. Prior to being a full time homemaker, Helen was employed by the Elliott Company.
Leland K. â€śLeeâ€ť Conklin, age 70, of East Hickory, died on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 at Country Acres Assisted Living in Titusville.
He was born June 24, 1941 in Kane, son of the late Giles E. and Myrtle L. (Peterson) Conklin. Lee was a veteran of Vietnam serving in both the Air Force and Army in Communications. He was a charter member of the Tidioute VFW and a Lifetime Member of the Titusville VFW and Titusville American Legion. He was also a member of the Titusville Elks and Moose Clubs.
Richard E. Johnson, 81,Â of 7 Brennan Ave., Mt. Jewett, formerlyÂ of Castle Shannon, died early Tuesday morning, Jan. 24, 2012 at The Lutheran Home at Kane, where he resided.
He was born Aug. 25, 1930 in Jamestown, N.Y. and was raised in Lamont, son of Victor E. and Hazel M. Nearing Johnson.Â On Oct. 19, 1974 in Kane, he married the former Vera E. "Midge" Laughlin, who survives.
Kathryn Josephine Rankin Ressler, 90, died on Jan. 22, 2012 at Sumter Health and Rehab in South Carolina.
She was born in Kane, a daughter of the late John and Agnes Rankin. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a life member of the VFW Post 3034.
She loved flowers and music of all sorts and was an avid dancer and played the guitar in a band. Mrs. Ressler passed away on her daughter Kathyâ€™s birthday. She attended Bethesda Church of God.
Vincent F. â€śJimâ€ť Varisano, 85, of 621 Dawson St., died Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at his residence.
Born Dec. 16, 1926, in Kane, he was a son of the late Peter and Angeline Ferraro Varisano.
Jim, a graduate of Kane High School class of 1944,Â served in the U.S. ArmyÂ during World War II, with service in Japan. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Kane, retiring in 1986 after 31 years of service.Â
Nancy A. Turner, 73, formerly of Central Towers, Kane, died Saturday afternoon, Jan. 21, 2012, at Sena Kean Manor in Smethport, where she resided for the pastÂ several months.
Born March 1, 1938 in Hazel Hurst, she was the daughter of David H. and Lena M. Dippo Hudson.Â On Oct. 28, 1958 in Newport News, Va., she married Clifton Turner, who died in 1996.
Nancy worked at the Food Lion grocery store in Grafton, Va. for many years.Â She belonged to the Kane Eagles Club Auxiliary.
Ralph C. Swanson, beloved father of Susan Pence, Stacey Kuhn, and John Swanson; grandfather of seven; great-grandfather of three; dear brother of Lois Williams, Don Swanson, and the late Joanne Dyne, passed peacefully in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 at age 79. There will be private family services. If desired, memorial donations may be sent to Disabled American Veterans. Condolences to www.vorhisandryan.com.
Elizabeth â€śBettyâ€ť I. Grolemund, 88, of 109 Pennsylvania Ave., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012.
Born Oct. 12, 1923, in Kane, she was a daughter of the late Harry C. and Elvira Nelson Bush.Â On Feb. 5, 1949, in Kane, she married John Grolemund who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Grolemund had worked for many years as a bookkeeper for the the former Jacobus-Poklar Motors.Â
Diane L. Jackson, 63, a resident of the Lutheran Home at Kane, passed awayÂ Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at Kane Community Hospital.
Born June 23, 1948, in Kane, she was a daughter of the late Milan and Virginia McCaskey Ford.
Mrs. Jackson worked for a time at Stackpole.Â She loved her nieces and nephews and enjoyed spending time with them.
Surviving are a sister, Nancy Haight, of Kane; two brothers-in-law, Paul Yarnall of Ludlow and Ronald Royer of Kane; and her nieces and nephews.
Dorscella â€śDottieâ€ť Ryan-Mossing, 83, of Swanton, Ohio, and formerly of Greensburg and Mt. Jewett, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at Florida Hospital in DeLand, Fla.
Born March 16, 1928, in Kane, she was a daughter of the late Clifford and Lucille Larson Martinson.
A graduate of Hazel Hurst High School in 1945, she graduated from Buffalo Childrenâ€™s Hospital as an R.N. and worked at various nursing positions, retiring as Director of the American Red Cross of Westmoreland County.Â