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October 27th, 2014

John W. Darr

October 27, 2014

John W. Darr, 90, of Laughlintown, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at his home surrounded by the love and prayers of his family.
He was born Sept. 29, 1924 in Ligonier, a son of the late Russell and Nettie Stern Darr.
Prior to his retirement in 1986 he had been employed by Kennametal for over 30 years. He was a veteran of World War II having served with the Air Force. His memberships include the Calvary United Methodist Church where he had served on church council, was a lay leader, and taught Sunday school.

October 26th

Homer Eugene Repine

October 26, 2014

Homer Eugene Repine, 87, of Weldbank, died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 at the Rouse Home following a lengthy illness.
Gene was born July 8, 1927, in Dayton, son of the late Homer H. and Callie N. Lydick Repine.

October 21st

William A. Rose

October 21, 2014

William A. Rose, 63, of East Granby, Conn., beloved husband of Julia Ann Hassler, died in the early morning on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 at his home after a short battle with cancer.
Born Sept. 16, 1951 in Kane, he was the son of the late William S. and Mildred (Henry) Rose.

October 20th

Nancy L. Brown

October 20, 2014

Nancy L. Brown, 69, of New Jersey Avenue in James City, died early Sunday morning, Oct. 19, 2014 at the Kane Community Hospital.
Born April 22, 1945 in New Castle, she was the daughter of Richard M. and Frances J. Udovich Chittester. On Nov. 9, 1964 in Kane, she married James R. Brown, who died in 1994.
Nancy had worked at the Rite Aid store in Kane, then later became manager of the Rite Aid in Ridgway for several years.

October 14th

Thomas W. Mehalko

October 14, 2014

Thomas W. Mehalko, 67, of 514 Horner Rd., Wilcox, died early Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys.
Born Feb. 1, 1947, in Wilcox, he was a son of George and Nellie Turzanski Mehalko. On July 27, 1968, at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Wilcox, he married Anita Johnson who survives.
Mr. Mehalko had worked for Penn Tech and, more recently, was employed by Alpha Sintered Metals in Ridgway.

October 12th

Forrest F. Hayes

October 12, 2014

Forrest F. Hayes, 78, a native of Wilcox, died Friday evening, Oct. 10, 2014 at The Lutheran Home at Kane, where he was a resident.
Born April 22, 1936 in Ridgway, he was the son of Cecil E. and Evelyn F. Hollobaugh Hayes.
A peacetime veteran of the U.S. Navy, Forrest was a security guard for Wells Fargo in Los Angeles, and belonged to the VFW Post #1132 in Kane.

October 8th

Edward J. Parana

October 8, 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.

September 30th

Keith W. Swanson

September 30, 2014

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. 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

September 30, 2014

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.

September 28th

John "Tyke" Hulings

September 28, 2014

John "Tyke" Hulings, 77, of 126 West Virginia Ave, James City, died Friday afternoon, Sept. 26, 2014 in James City at the home of his daughter.
He was born on Nov. 10, 1936 in James City, the son of the late George and Evelyn Confer Hulings.  On April 14, 1956 he married Donna Edinger, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Hulings was a member of the Kane Senior Center and also the Northwestern Pennsylvania Polka Boosters.  He attained the rank of Sergeant while serving in the National Guards.

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