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February 19th, 2014

Donald Morris Smith

February 20, 2014

Donald Morris Smith, 77, Brockway, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at Punxsutawney Area Hospital after a lengthy illness.
He was born Jan. 14, 1937 in Leeper, son of the late Floyd and Ruth Elizabeth Penfield Smith. He married Donna Fox Smith, she preceded him in death in 2003.
He was a graduate of North Clarion High School, was in the U.S. Army, and was a manager for Bentz Furniture store in St. Marys for many years. He was a member of VFW in Kane and Crenshaw. He lived in Leeper than Kane before moving to Brockway seven years ago.

February 18th

Donald Kaltenbach

February 19, 2014

Donald Kaltenbach, 89, of 10 Division St., Mt. Jewett, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 at UPMC Hamot in Erie.
Born July 13, 1924, in Mt. Jewett, he was a son of the late Harry and Irene Scott Kaltenbach. He was raised by his grandmother, Blanche Goodman. On April 29, 1950, in Hazel Hurst, he married Jeanette Rosenswie who preceded him in death in 2008.
Mr. Kaltenbach was a logger who worked as a logging contractor for various companies in the area.
He served with the U.S. Marines at the battle of Iwo Jima and  is one of the few surviving veterans of that battle in this area.

February 14th

Joe L. "Slim" Garris

February 15, 2014

Joe L. "Slim" Garris, 44, of 130 Greeves St., Kane, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 at his residence.
Born June 25, 1969 in Kane, he was the son of Clyde L. and Janice M. Carlson Garris. 
Joe was a carpenter for Garris Construction for many years. A trivia-lover, he enjoyed watching sports and spending time with friends and family at the family camp.

February 6th

Roger Crate II

February 7, 2014

Roger Crate II, 24, of 24 Chestnut St., Mt. Jewett, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 at his residence.
Born Jan. 14, 1990, in Titusville, he was a son of Roger Crate and Laura Boedecker Conner.
Roger had been employed by Bradybaugh Logging and Sluga Logging.

Richard A. Arthurs

February 7, 2014

Richard A. Arthurs, 54, of 2666 Campbelltown Rd., died Wednesday, Feb, 5, 2014 at UPMC Mercy in Pittsburgh.
Born March 16, 1959, in Kane, he was a son of  the late Stanley and Anna Lou Lilley Arthurs.
Mr. Arthurs resided in Hazel Hurst until his later years when he moved to the Mt. Jewett area. He had been employed at the McKean County Landfill until he became ill.

February 2nd

Jack C. Bryington

February 3, 2014

Jack C. Bryington, 88, of 193 Clarion Street in Wilcox, died early Sunday morning, Feb. 2, 2014 at the Kane Community Hospital.
Born Sept. 8, 1925 in Wilcox, he was the son of Conard G. and Katherine E. Nichols Bryington. On Oct. 9, 1947 in Johnsonburg, he married Mary K. Kearney, who survives.
Jack was an ironworker for Local 772 of the Bridge Ornamental and Structural Ironworkers of American for 30 years, retiring in 1980.

William L. Hultman

February 3, 2014

William L. Hultman, 78, of 12 Greeves St., Kane, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at St. Vincent Health System in Erie.
Born July 6, 1935 in Kane, he was the son of Charles W. "Toby" and Viola B. Anderson Hultman.
Having served in the Army National Guard, he worked as a manager for the former A & P grocery stores in both Dubois and Kane for many years.
Bill belonged to the Fraternal Order of Eagles, VFW Post #1132, both in Kane, and the Dads of Vets.

Maxine L. "Mick" Alabaugh

February 2, 2014

Maxine L. "Mick" Alabaugh, 80, formerly of 418 Chase St., Kane, died Thursday evening, Jan. 30, 2014 at The Lutheran Home at Kane, where she resided since November 2012.
Born Sept. 28, 1933 in Leeper, she was the daughter of Henry E. and Helen G. Frill Heasley. On March 21, 1959 in Venus, she married Allison V. "Jack" Alabaugh, who survives.
Mrs. Alabaugh worked at Stackpole in Kane for 25 years, retiring in 1977. She was of the Catholic faith and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Maxine L. "Mick" Alabaugh

February 2, 2014

Maxine L. "Mick" Alabaugh, 80, formerly of 418 Chase St., Kane, died Thursday evening, Jan. 30, 2014 at The Lutheran Home at Kane, where she resided since November 2012.
Born Sept. 28, 1933 in Leeper, she was the daughter of Henry E. and Helen G. Frill Heasley. On March 21, 1959 in Venus, she married Allison V. "Jack" Alabaugh, who survives.
Mrs. Alabaugh worked at Stackpole in Kane for 25 years, retiring in 1977. She was of the Catholic faith and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

January 23rd

Ellen T. Bifano

January 24, 2014

Ellen T. Bifano, 94, of 100 High Point Dr., and previously of 330 Bayard St., died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 at Kane Community Hospital.
Born June 19, 1919, in Kane, she was a daughter of  the late Leo and Antonio Emer Tornatela. On Nov. 26, 1947, in Kane, she married Frank "Bud" Bifano who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Bifano, a member of St. Callistus Catholic Church, had been employed at Stackpole Carbon before her retirement.

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