Archive - Obituary
January 21st, 2014
Ellen T. Bifano, 94, of 100 High Point Dr., died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 at Kane Community Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc.
Kenneth Paul "Kenny" Smith, 21, of 107 Edgar James St., died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at Kane Community Hospital.
Born June 6, 1992, in Warren, he was the son of Paul and Anita Swedenhjelm Smith.
Kenny was a member of the National Guards.
Walter W. Reinard III, 66, of Mt. Jewett, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at Sena Kean Manor in Smethport.
He was born Dec. 31, 1947, in Kane, son of Walter and Susan Greeley Reinard II. On Sept. 24, 1966, he married Linda L. Stewart who survives.
Walter worked in the oil fields for many years.
Amelia Irene (Znidarsic) Morgan, 83, of Sayre, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 at Elderwood Nursing Home, Waverly.
Amelia â€śEmmaâ€ť was born April 18, 1930 to the late John and Irene Znidarsic in James City. She graduated from Kane High School in 1948. Emma married John M. Morgan of Halsey in 1951, and they lived together and raised their family in Sayre.
Emma liked to be outdoors, going on rides through the country with John. She liked to paint and do needlepoint. She was a wonderful and loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Francis M. Johnson, 67, of 641 South Settlement Rd., Kane, died Saturday morning, Jan. 18, 2014 at her residence following a long illness.
Born Aug. 30, 1946 in St. Marys, she was the daughter of Robert M. and Anna Mae Hasselman Pelgrin. On Jan. 1, 1976 in Kane, she married Gary D. Johnson, who survives.
Francis was a teller at First National Bank in St. Marys for several years, then in a supervisory position at First National Bank in Erie. Later, she worked at Stackpole in Kane, from which she retired in 1985.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Kane.
Eva F. Stanley, 64, of Marienville, died Saturday evening, January 4, 2014, at her home. She was born in Barton, NY on February 19, 1949, the daughter of Elmer and Elinor Bell Gorton.
On September 20, 1996 she married Von Stanley in Kane.
Linda Kay Wolbert, 71, of Shippenville, died on Friday morning, Jan. 3, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family following a courageous battle with cancer.â€¨Linda was born on Dec. 17, 1942 in Kane, to the late Virgil and Ernestine Hallberg.
She was the beloved wife of Francis J. Wolbert Sr., with whom she was married to for 51 years.
Linda retired from the Marienville Pharmacy. She enjoyed reading, spending time with her family, and shopping with her granddaughters.
She was of the Catholic faith.
Evelyn M. "Susie" Lantz, 87, formerly of West Kane and Oberg Avenue in Mt. Jewett, died early Wednesday morning, Jan. 1, 2014 at the Lutheran Home at Kane, where she was a resident.
Born July 10, 1926 in Kane, she was the daughter of Ira Raymond and Alma W. Anderson Sloan.Â On Oct. 18, 1952 in West Kane, she married Carl E. Lantz, who died Feb. 1, 2012.
Susie was a beautician for over 50 yearsÂ with herÂ shop in her home, and owned and operated the Kane Motel with her husband for several years.
December 30th, 2013
Leonard Kay Nelson Sr., 87, of 621 Tionesta Ave., died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at his home.
He was born May 20, 1926 in Kane to Joseph & Ellen (Hanson) Nelson.
Leonard grew up and attended school in DeYoung, and was an avid baseball player as a young man. In 1947, in Kane, Leonard married Louise Porter.Â They were happily married for 64 years. She preceded him in death in 2012.
Donald E. Cooley, 76, of 215 Park Ave., Kane, died Sunday afternoon, Dec. 29, 2013 at Sena Kean Manor in Smethport where he resided since last Friday.
A lifelong resident of Kane, he was born Jan. 24, 1937 in Kane, son of John J. and Frances M. Smith Cooley.Â
He served in the U.S. Army for four years during the Vietnam War, then transferred to the Army Reserves.Â Mr. Cooley then worked for the Hanley Brick Company in Lewis Run for many years.Â He was an avid hunter with his beagle, Patty, alongside.