Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Mary Zampogna of San Antonio, Texas, passed away peacefully on Jan. 15, 2013, following complications from a lengthy battle with dementia.
Mary was born Nov. 29, 1921, in Ludlow, the daughter of Paul and Pearl Straneva. She married Harry J. Zampogna and they moved to San Antonio and later parted ways.
Janet Louise Duffy, 77, of Oak Street, Warren, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at Warren General Hospital.
Mrs. Duffy was born Jan. 8, 1936, in Kane, the daughter of the late Edward and Dorothy Sandberg Koza. Janet was a 1953 graduate of Kane Area High School.Â She then went on to work at Bell Telephone Company as a Switchboard Operator.Â Throughout the years, she was also employed as a teller at PNC Bank and a secretary for American General.Â For many years, she and her husband, "Bud", were the co-owners of Ideal Bakery.Â
Beverly Mae Kirby Reigel, 70, of Elgin, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. Born in Erie, she was the daughter of Myles Kirby and Mildred Ishman.
She was formerly employed with Rice Creek Elementary School and was of Baptist faith.
Surviving are her husband of 48 years, Daniel Alvin Reigel Sr.; her children, Daniel A. Reigel Jr. (Sally), Sherry Branham, David Reigel (Iva), Susan Sims (Vince), Shelly Bagwell (Tony), Sandi Brassell (Marty), Sunny Boucher (John) and Donald Reigel (Melissa); 21 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters; and one brother.
Joseph "Cook" Kasaback, 83, of 4 North Hillside Ave., Ludlow, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born July, 1929, in Warren, he was a son ofÂ the late Anthony and Helen Antal Kasaback.Â On March 14, 1952, in Clarendon, he married Joyce Nystrom who survives.
Mr. Kasaback was employed for 40 years by Penelec as a chief hot stick lineman and was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
He served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of the Jamestown SeeBees.Â He also played for NavyÂ in the Army-Navy Orange Bowl Game.
Donald Elder Fennell, born Nov. 23, 1933, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. A service will be held Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Harold O. Jacobson officiating at Grace Lutheran Church in Clarion. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ronald McDonald Funeral Home, Marienville.
Arthur A. Paulson Jr., 82, of 1 Anderson St., Mt. Jewett, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at Kane Community Hospital.
Born Nov. 7, 1930, in Mt. Jewett, he was a son of Arthur A. and Emma Mae Smith Paulson Sr. On May 21, 1955, in Mt. Jewett, he married Alice Aderman who survives.
Mr. Paulson had been employed at Dresser Manufacturing and Howes Leather Company. Later, he worked for National Fuel Gas for 32 years, retiring on March 6, 1993.Â He also owned Paulson's Disposal Service in Mt. Jewett for nearly 50 years and drove ambulance for several years.
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.