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Archive - 2014 - Obituary

July 23rd

Carlton Lawrence Olson

July 23, 2014

Carlton Lawrence Olson, 85, a resident of Rouse Warren County Home and formerly of Ludlow, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at his residence.
He was born Feb. 26, 1929 in Kane, son of the late Lawrence “Tige”and Evelyn Nelson Olson. At the age of 16, Carlton joined the Merchant Marines as a Able Seaman, serving in Foreign waters. Carlton was a heavy equipment operator with International Union of Operating Engineers Local Union 66.
He was a member of Moriah Lutheran Church, Ludlow. He was a 32 degree mason with Kane Lodge #566, F & A.M. and a National Rifle Association member.

July 21st

Steven P. "Gooner" Snyder

July 21, 2014

Steven P. "Gooner" Snyder, 57, of 105 Pine St., died Sunday at his residence after a lengthy illness.
He was born on Oct. 20, 1956 in DuBois, the son of the late Charles H. Snyder Sr. and Doris J (Holt) Snyder, who survives.
Mr. Snyder was self employed as a handyman for many years. He was a member of the BPOE  Lodge #329 in Kane.

July 17th

Evelyn McMurray

July 17, 2014

Evelyn McMurray, 87, of Concord, N.C., died at her home after a serious illness on Saturday, July 12, 2014
She was born Feb. 18, 1927 in Charleroi. She resided in Kane for 33 years before moving to Myrtle Beach, S.C. for 17 years. She moved to North Carolina from the beach eight years ago. She was a homemaker and talented seamstress and cook.
Evelyn was the daughter of the deceased Ferdinand and Clara Bethem. She was preceded in death by her husband, James McMurray to whom she was married for 64 years and her son, James McMurray.

July 15th

Ronald E. Benson,

July 15, 2014

Ronald E. Benson, 77, of 409 Welsh St., Kane, died July 14, 2014 at Sena Kean Manor in Smethport, where he had been a recent resident.
Born Dec. 27, 1936 in Sheffield, he was the son of Carl H. and Kate E. Newburg Benson. On Oct. 27, 1984 in Kane, he married Pearl R. "Sis" Gerhart, who survives.
Ron was a peacetime veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He worked at Kane Gas, Light & Heating Co. for 17 years, then the U.S. Forest Service near Marshburg, the McKean Co. Landfill and later at Mt. Tabor Cemetery in Kane, each for several years.

July 14th

Ronald E. Benson

July 14, 2014

Ronald E. Benson, 77, of 409 Welsh St., Kane, died Monday morning, July 14, 2014 at Sena Kean Manor in Smethport. Arrangements, in the care of the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc., are incomplete and will be announced.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.ronaldmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.

July 11th

Douglas Jon Ewing

July 11, 2014

Douglas Jon Ewing, 52, of Palmyra, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, May 30, 2014.
He was born Friday, Feb. 2, 1962 in Kane, to the late Ronald Paul and Jean Marie (Magnuson) Ewing. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Jan (Parana) Ewing.

July 8th

Gloria A. Swanson

July 8, 2014

Gloria A. Swanson, 87, formerly of 2 Reigel Rd., Kane, died Monday, July 7, 2014 at the Kane Community Hospital.
Born July 6, 1927 in Kane, she was the daughter of Louis and Sarah Heasley Gerhart. On July 30, 1949 in Clarion, she married Stanley L. Swanson, who died in 2009.
Gloria had worked at the Resistor Plant at Stackpole Corp. in Kane for 25 years. Later, she worked for and became manager of Widman's for several years, and also worked at Roma Gardens, both in Kane.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kane where she belonged to the King's Daughters.

July 7th

Martha J. Moore

July 7, 2014

Martha J. Moore, 89, formerly of Johnsonburg and Kane, died Sunday afternoon, July 6, 2014 at Ridgmont Assisted Living Facility in Ridgway.
Born Oct. 15, 1924 in Fairmont, W. Va., she was the daughter of Joseph and Vergie Cross Young. On Nov. 12, 1942 in Belington, W. Va., she married Dale E. Moore, who died in 1976.
Martha had been a clerk at the former Market Basket, then drove school bus, both in Johnsonburg.
She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness near Kane.

Gloria A. Swanson

July 7, 2014

Gloria A. Swanson, 87, of 2 Reigel Rd., Kane, died Monday, July 7, 2014 at the Kane Community Hospital. Arrangements, in the care of the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, are incomplete and will be announced.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.ronaldmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.

July 6th

Martha J. Moore

July 6, 2014

Martha J. Moore, 89, formerly of Kane, died Sunday afternoon, July 6, 2014 at Ridgmont Assisted Living Facility in Ridgway. Arrangements, under the care of the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc., are incomplete and will be announced.

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