Archive - Obituary
October 8th, 2014
Edward James Parana, 76, of North Cornwall Township, died peacefully with his loving family by his side on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014.
He was born in Wilcox to the late John and Anna (Bedner) Parana. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Gayle A. (Koza) Parana.
He retired in 1997 as an equipment operator for National Fuel Gas Company following 35 years of faithful service. He was a member of St. Callistus Church, Kane Elks Club and Kane Country Club. His ever-present smile reflected his kind nature and zest for life. He loved his family beyond measure and will be missed dearly.
Keith W. Swanson, 72, of Smethport, died Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 in the Bradford Manor, Bradford.
He was born Sept. 11, 1942 in Kane, a son of Roy and Alfretta McMichael Swanson.Â On June 7, 1969, in the United Methodist Church of Smethport, he married Maryon Painter, who survives.
Mr. Swanson was a 1960 graduate of Kane High School.
He served in the U.S. Navy, and worked as a Lab Technician at the former Quaker State Refinery, now International Waxes, of Farmers Valley, PA, retiring in 2004.
He was a member of the Hilltop Baptist Church in Gifford.
George M. "Bud" Swanson, 82, of 5 Oberg Ave., Mt. Jewett, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born May 25, 1932, in Mt. Jewett, he was a son of George and Iona Murray Swanson. On April 2, 1966, in Mt. Jewett, he married Bernadine Lantz who survives.
John "Tyke" Hulings, 77, of 126 West Virginia Ave, James City,Â died Friday afternoon, Sept. 26, 2014 in James CityÂ at the home of his daughter.
He was born on Nov. 10, 1936 inÂ James City, the son of the late George and Evelyn Confer Hulings.Â On April 14, 1956 he married Donna Edinger, who preceded him in death.
Mr.Â Hulings was aÂ member of the Kane Senior Center and also the Northwestern Pennsylvania Polka Boosters.Â He attained the rank of Sergeant while serving in the National Guards.
John "Tyke" Hulings, 77, of West Virginia Ave. James City, died Friday afternoon, Sept. 26, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Cummings Funeral Home.
Mark A. Lamper, 60, of Erie, died Sunday, Sept. 21 at his residence.
Born Nov. 17, 1953 in Warren, he was the son of the late Glenn and Violet (McCarthy) Lamper.
Mark worked as a machine operator at Owens Brockway for over 20 years. He loved his bird, was a member of the Moose Club, and an avid lottery ticket player. He also loved spending time with his family and camping at Fox Dam in Kane.
Dad you were the best then, youâ€™re the best now, and your always gonna be the best there ever was. We will love you forever.
Darlene Royer Zietz, 68, of Odessa, Fla., died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014.
She was born in Kane and moved to Florida in 1978.
She is preceded in death by her late, husband Harry Zietz; her parents, Homer Wayne and Jerry Royer; grandparents Harry and Hazel Bouch; and several beloved aunts and uncles.
Robert J. Williamson, 49, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., formerly of Kane, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 23, 2014 at Plantation General Hospital, Plantation, Fla.
Born Dec. 17, 1964Â in Kane, he was the son of Robert J. and Joann J. Jackson Williamson.
An avid Pirates and Steelers fan, Rob played quarterback for Lock Haven University for a year, and was chosen to play quarterback in the Big 30 Charity Football Classic.
A memorial service will be held for Larry Keyser, of Division Street Extension in Mt. Jewett, who died on Aug. 24, 2014, at the Mt. Jewett American Legion on Sept. 21 at 1 p.m. The Rev. Cam Mealy, pastor of the Mt. Jewett Assembly of God will be officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc.
Paul E. Mallery, 55, of Hudsonville, Mich., died Saturday Sept. 13, 2014.
Born March 16, 1959, he was a son of John L. and Jean E. Wormuth Mallery. On Nov. 22, 1986, in Watertown, N.Y., he married Tina Orvis, who survives. They were married 27 years.
His caring, compassionate heart, sense of humor, and willingness to always listen, touched the lives of many.Â Memories of his singing, prayer, fun and laughter will always be cherished as well as his mission to show people his love of savior and help them experience the kingdom through his selfless actions and teachings.