Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Jean Anderson Espin, 77, of 375 Foote Ave., Jamestown, N.Y., died at 10:05 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 in the WCA Hospital.
She was born in St. Marys on Feb. 14, 1936, daughter of G. Arthur and Bertha Selle Anderson.
She was a 1954 graduate of St. Marys High School and was employed as a clerk at Andersonâ€™s Cleaners for 30 years and retired on April 30, 1998. Jean was a life member of the VFW Post #53 Auxiliary and was also a member of the Eagles Club Aerie 2145 auxiliary and the AmVets auxiliary Post #726. She was a communicant of St. James Catholic Church.
Beverly A. Kepler, 80, formerly of Route 321, Kane, died Saturday morning, Dec. 14, 2013 at The Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born Nov. 16, 1933 in Kane,Â she was the daughter of Robert and Madeline Henry Frost.Â On Aug. 1, 1954 in Kane,Â she married Earl L. Kepler, who died inÂ 1996.
Beverly had worked in a children's orphanage in Pittsburgh, thenÂ at Marienville Glass Container, and later at Stackpole in Kane.
She was a member of Mountain Grange #1307, the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and, for 21 years,Â the American Legion Post #945, all in Kane.
Debra Lee â€śDebâ€ť Micale Wollenberg died suddenly on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.Â
She lived in Coram, Mont. with her loving husband Keith Wollenberg.Â
She was born Oct. 2, 1956 in Kane, and is survived by her loving daughter Alicia Marie (Matt) Habbyshaw and her three grandchildren, Brock, Brooke and Keith HabbyshawÂ (Franklin), her mother, Doris Lee Micale; her sister, Judy Micale (Tallahassee, Fla.).Â
She was preceded in death by her father, Sam Micale; her grandparents, Jane Moyer, Pasquale and Vincenzia Micale.Â
A service was held in Coram, Mont. on Dec. 11, 2013.
Beverly A. Kepler, 80, formerly of Route 321, Kane, died Saturday morning, Dec. 14, 2013 at The Lutheran Home at Kane.Â Arrangements are in the care of the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc. and will be announced in tomorrow's edition.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.ronaldmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.
Don L. Blauser, 56, of 15 School St. in East Kane, died early Friday morning, Dec. 13, 2013 at his residence.
Born Nov. 27, 1957 in Kane, he was the son of William A. and Hazel B. Slagle Blauser.Â On Nov. 27, 1982 in Kane, he married Amy E. Park, who survives.
Mr. Blauser worked at Kane Magnetics for 27 years, and enjoyed watching sports.
John P. Straneva, 86, of 25 Water St., Ludlow, died Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at his residence.
Born Jan. 8, 1927, in Ludlow, he was a son of the late Stephen and Katherine Patilla Straneva.Â On Dec. 3, 1960, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Sheffield, he married Patrika M. Erikson who survives.
During World War II, Mr. StranevaÂ served in the Merchant Marines. After 50 years of service, he retired as a foremanÂ from National Forge.
Helen K. Micheau, 89, ofÂ 108 Wetmore Ave., Kane, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at Warren Manor in Warren.
Born April 6, 1924, in Kane, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Verna Tussey Wade.Â On Jan. 5, 1946, in Kane, she married Clarence W. Micheau who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Micheau, a graduate of the Kane High School,Â class of 1942,Â was an active member of the First United Methodist Church where she belonged to the United Methodist Women, the Joanna Circle, and served as a trustee.Â She also was a member of the choir for 40 years.
John P. Straneva, 86, of Water St. in Ludlow, died early Wednesday morning at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc.
Larry Grant Johnson, 65, died Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Born Oct. 24, 1948 in Kane, he was the son of the late Howard Leroy Johnson and Cora Genevieve Douglas Johnson.
Larry graduated from Smethport High School, and continued his studies for two years at Clackamus College. He excelled in his profession as truck driver for Walmart for over 20 years. When not on the road, he enjoyed the outdoors, and spending time with his family and pets in their log cabin in the woods.
Jean Richardson, 84, of 86 Richardson Ln., Kane, died Wednesday morning, Nov. 27, 2013 at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born Nov. 13, 1929 in Parker, she was the daughter of Melvin and Helen Hackett Sloan.Â On Nov. 24, 1978 in Kane, she married Floyd L. Richardson, who died in 1999.
A homemaker, Jean was an avid gardener.
She is survived by three sons, Ronald R. Kerr of Atlanta, Ga., Jerry Richter of Pontiac, Mich. and Thomas Kerr of Kane, plus four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.