Archive - Obituary
May 24th, 2013
Chester F. "Chet" Peterson, 85, of 804 Welsh St., Kane, died Thursday evening, May 23, 2013 at the Kane Community Hospital.
Born April 30, 1928 in Kane, he was the son of John and Nellie Peterson Peterson.Â On April 26, 1952 in Kane, he married Frances D. McCauley, who survives.
Mr. Peterson worked as a tool and die maker in the machine shop at Stackpole in Kane for 40 years.Â Later, he was a part-time bus driver for the ATA.
Robert D. "Rob" Higginbotham, 33, of 420 Park Ave., Kane, died Thursday evening, May 23, 2013 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Highland Township south of Kane.
Born Nov. 7, 1979 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the rev. Robert W. and Ruth McDowell Higginbotham Jr.Â
Rob was a drug and alcohol counselor at Abraxis near Marienville. A member of the First United Methodist Church in Kane, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was a coach for the Kane Area Soccer Associating for those under six years old.
Richard Marcel Smith, 77, of Bridge Street, Johnsonburg, died suddenly at home Friday, May 24, 2013.
He was born on Dec. 30, 1935 in Kane, the son of Dewey Marcel andÂ Linda Wilhelmina (Anderson) Smith. A Johnsonburg resident, he graduated from Wilcox Area High School and Penn State University, with both a Bachelor of Science and a Masterâ€™s Degree.
On June 14, 1958, he married Gwendolyn Preston Smith, who passed away March 28, 2010.
Clyde "Punky" Nelson II, 33, of 427 Biddle St., passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near the intersection of Route 66 and Route 948 in Highland Township.
Born June 15, 1979, in Kane, he was a son of Clyde and Joyce Robinson Nelson.
Mr. Nelson was employed by ITL on Montmorenci.Â He was a member of the Ridgway Loyal Order of the Moose and a former member of the Kane Moose #130.
Alice S. Peterson, 92, formerly of Mt. Jewett, passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, May 22, 2013, at the Lutheran Home at Kane where she resided.
Born April 14, 1921, in Knox, she was a daughter ofÂ the late Amer and Marie Moore Silvis.Â On Sept. 8, 1943, she married Andrew GrantÂ Peterson who preceded her in death in 1989.
Mrs. Peterson was a beautician for 57 years and was the owner of the former Chateau Beauty Salon in Mt. Jewett.Â She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Mt. Jewett.
Myrtle Cochran, 103, formerly of Kane, died Monday afternoon, May 20, 2013 at the Katy Memorial Hermann Hospital, Katy, Texas.
Born June 2, 1909 in Bradford, she was the daughter of Rupert C. and Irene O. Andrews Fuller.Â On Oct. 20, 1934, she married Raymond Peterson and moved to Kane, where she became active at the First Baptist Church, serving as Sunday school teacher, superintendent, deaconess, moderator, church secretary and various other positions with the womenâ€™s classes.
Harold M. Anderson, 78, of 6792 Route 321 in East Kane, died Friday morning, May 17, 2013 at his residence following a recent illness.
Born Feb. 15, 1935 in Sergeant, he was the son of Arthur and Mabel Lee Anderson.Â On Dec. 29, 1966 in Kane, he married Kathylene "Kathy" Mosier, who survives.
Mr. AndersonÂ served in the National Guard and then in the U.S. Navy from 1958 until 1963, when he was transferred to the Navy Reserves.Â Later, he worked at the Cera-Mag division of Stackpole in Kane for over 38 years, retiring in 1997.
Marguerite Trubic, 87, of 114 SurfÂ Dr., Butler, andÂ formerly of Kane, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2013 at Sunny View Nursing Home in Butler.
Born April 5, 1926, in Kane, she was a daughter ofÂ the late Leo and Marguerite McKenna.
Mrs. Trubic resided in Kane for most of her life, living on Biddle Street. Prior to her retirement, she had been employed at Westinghouse.
She was a memberÂ ofÂ St. Callistus Catholic Church and belonged to the CD of A Court Callistus #66.
Brian L. Horton, 44, of Park Avenue Ext., Kane, died unexpectedly Saturday afternoon, May 11, 2013 at his residence.
Born October 12, 1968 in Kane, he was theÂ son of Phyllis A. Horton.
Brian had worked at Kane Hardwood.
Surviving areÂ his mother and stepfather, Phyllis and Ronald Fitch of Kane; and two brothers, James M. Horton of Kane and Mark R. Horton of Corry.
Services will be held privately at the family's convenience.Â Memorial contributions may be made to a church or charity of the donor's choice.
Viola M. Swedenhjelm, 73, of 33 Tionesta Ave., Kane, died Wednesday afternoon, May 8, 2013 at the Kane Community Hospital.
Born Jan. 8, 1940 in Kane, she was the daughter of Harry B. and Helen A. Herron Umpleby.Â On Aug. 8, 1959 in Kane, she married Lawrence A. Swedenhjelm, who survives.
A member of the First United Methodist Church, Viola worked at Stackpole for many years until its closure, thenÂ was a dietary aide at the Residential Care Center, and lastly, at The Lutheran Home at Kane, retiring in 2007.