Archive - Obituary
October 27th, 2013
Harriet L. Rose, 88, of 229 Holman St., Kane, died Saturday evening, Oct. 26, 2013 at UPMC Hamot in Erie after a brief illness.
Born Jan. 6, 1925 in Jamestown, N.Y., she was the daughter of Harry R. and Helga Nelson Larson.Â On Aug. 23, 1947 in Rasselas, she married John W. Rose, who died in 1999.
Harriet grew up in Wilcox and graduated from Wilcox High School.Â After working for a year at the Kane Shirt Factory, she entered and graduated from the Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, where she was a member of the Cadet Nurse Corps.
John R. Milford, 82, of Erie, died on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013.
He was born in Kane on May 7, 1931, the son of the late Mark E. and Theresa Gregory Milford.
John graduated from Kane High School and served in the Army from 1949-1952 during the Korean War. He worked a few years at General Electric until he became employed as an Equipment Mechanic Forman for the Long Beach Naval Shipyard in Long Beach, Calif.
Carole J. Hodgdon, 71, formerly of Field Street, Kane, died late Saturday afternoon, Oct. 26, 2013 at The Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born Feb. 2, 1942 in Kane, she was the daughter of Arthur R. and Margaret M. Wolbert Johnson. She had been married to David E. Hodgdon, whom she married June 15, 1962 in Kane, and who preceded her in death in 2007.
Carole enjoyed reading and writing.
Margie Rose "Babe" Cherry, age 83, of 5000 Whitehaven Court, Richmond, Va., formerly of Northridge, Calif., died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 at Autumn Care, Hanover, Va. following a lengthy illness.
She was born July 2, 1930 in Kane, the daughter of Gustav and Elsie Shaffer Johnson.
She was married to Victor "Vito" Cherry on Jan. 13, 1948 in Johnsonburg. He died Dec. 21, 2000.
She had resided in Virginia since 2009, and formerly lived in California. She graduated from Kane High School in 1947.
Mary A. Bizzak, 98, formerly of 317 West Pine Ave., Kane, died Saturday evening, Oct. 19, 2013 at The Lutheran Home at Kane, where she had resided for the past few years.
Born Jan. 14, 1915 in Dahoga, she was the daughter of Joseph and Rose Simcic Ulyan.Â On June 20, 1936 in Kane, she married Joseph F. Bizzak, who died in 2006.
Mary operated a boarding house in Westline and drove school bus there.Â She and her husband wereÂ in the logging business for many years, and, after her retirement, was a cook in the Chestnut Street Elementary School in Kane.
Margaret L. Shoup, 90, of 759 Johnsonburg Road Apt. 14, St. Marys and formerly of Filmore Road died on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 at Elk Regional Health Center.
She was born Aug. 22, 1923 in St. Marys, a daughter of the late George and Rose Balaban Mahovlich.
On April 24, 1946 in Sacred Heart Church, she married the late Albert "Bert" Shoup, who preceded her in death on Oct. 9, 1999.
Gloria A. Barber, 83, of Mt. Jewett, died at her home on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 after a brief illness.
The former Gloria Ann Peters was born Nov. 4, 1929, the daughter of George and Helen Kalinowski Peters.Â On Nov. 22, 1952, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Mt. Jewett, she married Robert W. Barber who preceded her in death on July 12, 2011.
A graduate of Mt. Jewett Senior High School, Class of 1947, she was employed at the former Swanson Triangle Grocery Store and Temple Beauty Aids.
Wilma I. Arnold, 78, of 106 E.L. Day Drive, Westline, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 at Lakeview Senior Care and Living Center in Smethport.
Born Nov. 12, 1934, in Westline, she was a daughter ofÂ the late Martin and Margauretta Young Dann.Â On Sept. 12, 1952, in Westline, she married Robert D. Arnold Sr. who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Arnold was a psychiatric aide at Warren State Hospital for 28 years retiring in 2000.
Josephine L. Simsick, 96, of 100 High Point Dr., formerly of 2 Greeves St., died Thursday morning, Oct. 17, 2013 at Kane Community Hospital.
Born at a wood camp in Dunkle's Corners, on March 17, 1917,Â she was a daughter ofÂ the late Anton and Josephine Lican Kacin. On May 3, 1939, in Kane, she married Max Simsick who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Simsick was a homemaker and a member of St. Callistus Catholic Church.
Surviving are a niece, Rose Marie Campbell of Smethport, and a nephew, John E. Bizzak of James City.
Gloria A. Barber, 83, of 3 Chestnut St., Mt. Jewett, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 at her residence.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc. in Mt. Jewett.