Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Katharine "Kay" EllenÂ Bush, 80, of 89 School St., Kane, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at her residence.
BornÂ Feb. 19, 1933, in Wilcox, she was a daughter ofÂ the late George and Thora Amend Lehman. In 1953, in Kane, she married Chester "Chet" N. Bush who preceded her in death.
Ronald B. Harlan, 78, of 11 Lucky Ln., died Thursday morning, Sept. 12, 2013 at his residence.
Born June 28, 1935 in Bradford, he was the son of Roy S. and Agnes M. Kruise Harlan. On Aug. 27, 1955 in Olean, N.Y., he married Jane L. Groves, who survives.
HeÂ worked inÂ welding and maintenance for various companies in the area, including CeraMag in Kane and IPSCO near Sheffield.Â Earlier, he was a woodcutter for area logging businesses.
Connie L. Bigley, 66, of 130 Greeves St., Kane, and formerly of Duncansville, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 at UPMC Altoona.
Born April 25, 1947, in Duncansville, she was a daughter of Cyril and CeceliaÂ Decker Harker.Â On Aug. 30, 1985, in Duncansville, she married Thomas L.Bigley, who died in 2006.
Connie L. Bigley, 66, of 130 Greeves St., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 at UPMC Altoona.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc.
George L. McCloskey, 83, of 159 W. Main St., Mt. Jewett, passed away early Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 at Sena-Kean Manor.
Born April 16, 1930, in Snow Shoe, he was a son ofÂ the late Lester and Olive McCracken McCloskey.Â On Oct. 3, 1952, in Hazel Hurst, he married Marilyn Smith who preceded him in death.Â For most of his life, Mr. McCloskey was a logger and retired from Penn Mountain Logging in 2005 at the age of 75. His favorite pastime was repairing small engines.
Jack D. Safreed, 87, of 14 Oberg Ave., Mt. Jewett, passed away Friday, August 30, 2013 at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born Oct. 27, 1925, in Beaver Falls, he was a son of John and Laura Best Safreed.Â On Aug. 13, 1983, at Lake Tahoe, he married Patricia Dinsmore who survives.
Mr. Safreed was employed byÂ the Bechtel Company and was a millwright by trade.Â His work consisted mainly of building nuclear power plants.
David E. Meckley, 46, of 130 Greeves St., Kane, formerly of Lamont, died Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 in the Intensive Care Unit at the Kane Community Hospital.
Born Aug. 29, 1967 in Kane, he was the son of Robert G. and Rebecca E. Campbell Meckley.
A graduate of Kane Area High School, David lived most of his life in Kane.Â Prior to his illness, he was a caregiver for Concerned Care in Kansas City, Mo., and had volunteered for many years at The Lutheran Home at Kane.Â He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Kane.
Hazel B. Marconi, 91, of 214 Hickory Dr., Longwood, Fla., formerly of Kane, passed away Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 at her daughter Judyâs residence.
Born Sept. 30, 1921, in Barnes, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Martha (Cook) Woods.
On Sept. 18, 1941 in St. Callistus Roman Catholic Church, she married Fred A. Marconi, who died on May 7, 2012.
Mrs. Marconi was a 1939 graduate of James City High School. She was a member of St. Callistus Catholic Church in Kane and a member of Mary Help of Christians Church in Parkland, Fla.
Olivia Douglas, 12, of 12 Elm St., Eldred, passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 of injuries sustained in an automobile accident which occurred on U.S. Route 219 north of Lantz Corners.
Born Jan. 23, 2001, in Bradford, she was a daughter of Dan Douglas and Kathy Jenkins Douglas.
Olivia was very active in school and wasÂ loved by her many friends.Â She enjoyed beingÂ a cheerleader forÂ the Otto Eldred Nippers.
Jarrett Jenkins Costanzo, 6, of 271 Old Smethport Rd., Kane, passed away Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 of injuries sustained in an automobile accident which occurred on U.S. Route 219 north of Lantz Corners.
Born July 11, 2007, in Warren, Jarrett was the son of Angelo and Michelle Jenkins Costanzo.