Archive - Jan 2013 - Obituary
Susan Lynn Rose Lundberg, age 59, of 111 Jackson Ave., Warren, died on Thursday Jan. 3, 2013 at the John & Orpha Blair Hospice Residence in Warren. Sue displayed tremendous strength and courage as she fought cancer over the last year, inspiring people she touched every day.Â Â Â
Born on July 20, 1953 in Kane, Sue was the daughter of Norman and Marilyn (Jones) Rose.
Thomas J. Collin, 79, formerly of Kane, passed away at Freedom Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, The Villages, Florida, on Dec. 19, 2012, after a brief illness.
Born Feb. 6, 1933, in Kane, he was a son of Stanley and Mary Hargett Collin.
Tom was a graduate of Kane High School, Class of 1953.Â He served in the U.S. Army.
For 29 years he was a professional truck driver.Â He later retired from Falconer Glass Industries in 1992 which was also the year he and his wife, Jan, retired to The Villages.
He belonged to St. Timothy Catholic Church, the Kane Country Club and the Penn State Club.
Laverne "Jack" Vanderneck, 85, of 162 Delaware Ave., James City,Â passed away at his residence on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.
Born Aug. 25, 1927, in Halsey, he was a son of Gus and Mame Freeman Vanderneck.Â On June 19, 1948, in James City, he marriedÂ Millie Punk, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Vanderneck was an operations engineer for Tennecco.Â During World War II, he served as a gunner aboard the Newman K. Perry.
HeÂ was a member of St. Callistus Catholic Church,Â the Kane Senior Center, The Knights of Columbus Council #715, and the Kane VFW Lodge #1132.
Betty R. Wynn, 86, formerly of Warren and the Jamestown area,Â passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at the Lutheran Home at Kane where she resided.
Born April 3, 1926, in Johnstown, she was a daughter of the late John "Adam" and Elda Keafer Baum.Â She was married to Edward M. Reeves Jr. who preceded her in death.
Before her retirement, Mrs. Wynn was a cook at Davidsons Restaurant in Lakewood, N.Y.
Surviving are two daughters, Suzanne (David) Anderson of Erie and Barbara (Robert) Nichols of Warren; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Ivan (Phyllis) Baum of James City.
Margaret R. Hammond Payne, 99, of Toad Hollow Rd., peacefully passed away to be with the Lord Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at WCA Hospital in Jamestown, N.Y.
She was born Dec. 19, 1913 in Sheffield, the daughter of the late John and Marie (Moore) Roth.
She was married to Alfred Hammond who predeceased her in 1985 and Lyle Payne who predeceased her in 2002.
Roger J. Klaiber Sr., 73, of 24 Old State Rd., Kane, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at UPMC Hamot.
Born april 12, 1939, in St. Marys, he was a son ofÂ the late Howard and Helen Simbeck Klaiber.Â On Jan. 8, 1966, in Kane, he married Sandra Jones who survives.
A 1957 graduate of Kane High School, Roger worked at Stackpole for 15 years and later for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, from which he retired in 2001 after 30 years of service.
Mr. Klaiber was a lifetime member of the BPOE # 329 and enjoyed bowling, hunting, horseshoes andÂ NASCAR.
Clarence D. Clawson, 79, formerly of Mt. Jewett, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 at Sena Kean Manor.
Born May 21, 1933, at Lantz Corners, he was a son of Burt and Hazel Swanson Clawson.Â On Jan. 26, 1953, in Johnsonburg, he married Luella May Disque who preceded him in death.
Mr. Clawson was on the Peer Project Board at Sena Kean Manor and worked for 19 years as a projectionist at the Kane Family Drive In.Â He also was employed at Dresser's Manufacturing for 39 years and worked as a handyman and plumber for several years.
Thomas M. Castano, 58, of 315 Yarnall St., Kane, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at UPMC Hamot in Erie.
Born Oct. 20, 1954 in Kane, he was the son of Samuel and Mary Ferraro Castano.
Mr. Castano had worked at Cera-Mag in Kane for several years.
Surviving are a sister, Connie Heckman of Kane and a brother, John Castano of James City; plus several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A graveside service will be held in the near future at St. Callistus Cemetery and will be announced.
Memorial contributions may be made to a church or charity of the donor's choice.