Archive - Obituary
February 27th, 2013
John Stiles, 94, of 13 Blaisdall Ave., Bradford, passed away, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.
Born in Kane, on March 26, 1918, he was a son of the late Ray and Carrie (Foulkrod) Stiles.
On June 26, 1948 in East Kane, he married Florence E. (Rutledge) Stiles, who died on Feb. 21, 2011.
Lennette Sue "Lennie" Jashurek, 60, of 226 Yarnell St., passed away Monday morning, Feb. 18, 2013 at her residence.
Born March 22, 1952, in Kane, she was a daughter ofÂ the late Joyce E. Hulings Woods and the late Leonard J. Weatherbee. On May 10, 1970, in Portville, N.Y., she married Robert "Bob" Jashurek who preceded her in death.Â Â
Lennie was a devoted mother and grandmother whose greatest enjoyments in life were her children and grandchildren.Â She loved going for walks, gardening, scrapbooking, knitting and doing crafts with her grandchildren.
Claude A. â€śCorkâ€ť Olson, 83, of 626 Greendale Rd., Kane, died Wednesday evening, Feb. 13, 2013 at Florida Hospital - Orlando in Orlando, Fla.
Born Nov. 25, 1929 in Kane, he was the son of Claude E. and Gladys M. Christjohn Olson.Â On Dec. 25, 1950 in Kane, he married Eleanor L. Aljoe, who died Feb. 1, 2003.
Mr. Olson was an oil and gas inspector for the Pennsylvania DEP for 25 years. Later he owned and operated Olson Drilling in Kane.Â He was also a member of the NRA.
Lois E. Eckstrom, 69, of 319 Haines St., passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 at UPMC Hamot in Erie.
Born May 17, 1943, in Port Allegany, she was a daughter ofÂ the late James and Mary Peno Dunbar.
Mrs. Eckstrom was an elementary school teacher in the Kane Area School District.Â Most of her teaching years were in Kane but she also taught in Mt. Jewett for a few years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kane.
Much of Mrs. Eckstrom's time was spent doing volunteer work, especiallyÂ at the Lutheran Home at Kane where she also served on the board.
Claude A. "Cork" Olson, 83, of 626 Greendale Rd., Kane, died Wednesday evening, Feb. 13, 2013, at Florida Hospital in Orlando, Fla.
Arrangements, under the care of the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc. in Kane, are incomplete and will be announced in Monday's edition.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.ronaldmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.
Gail Reinard, 51, of 1907 1/2 Pennsylvania Ave. E in Warren, died Saturday afternoon, Feb. 9, 2013 at UPMC-Hamot in Erie.
He was born on April 9, 1961 in Bradford, the son of Tom Reinard of HazelÂ Hurst and Patricia Reinard of Kane.Â On July 11, 1998 in Mt. Jewett, he married Norma Baker who survives.
Mr. Reinard had been employed as a bus driver for the ATA.Â He was also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints as well as a member of the Lafayette, Mt. Jewett and Kane Volunteer Fire Departments and the Loyal Order of Moose in Bradford.
Ann Jane Cook, 90, of 200 Poplar St., Kane, died Sunday evening, Feb. 10, 2013 at The Lutheran Home at Kane, where she resided for the past few days.
Born April 12, 1922 in Kane, she was the daughter of Thomas A. and Cecelia Nicklas Cannon. On Aug. 25, 1942 in Kane, she married Neil H. Cook, Sr., who died in 1980.
Mrs. Cook was a bookkeeper for Ron Cook Garage, her son's business, for many years.Â She also was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Kane.
Faith E. Penworth, 100, of 226 Weownit Rd., Emporium, died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 in the afternoon.
She was born Jan. 21, 1913 in Liberty, a daughter of the late Rev. Frank and Orpha Hudson Stoddard.
In 1946 in Tunkhannock she married the late Elmer Penworth, who died in 1982.
Mrs. Penworth was a member of the Methodist Church in Hazelhurst and Mt. Jewett and a member of the Mt. Jewett Senior Center.
She is survived by a daughter, Gloria Groff, Emporium and several step-great grandchildren.
Charles H. Bertzfield Sr., 72, of 1763 Wetmore Rd., Kane, passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 at his residence.
Born Oct. 24, 1940, in Landisville,Â he was a son ofÂ the late John and Elva Delinger Bertzfield. On Sept. 8, 1979, in Blue Ridge Summit,Â he married Carole Burns, who survives.
Earlier in his life, Mr. Bertzfield had operated personal care homes and had also owned antique shops. He belonged to the Presbyterian Church, the AARP and the American Hunting Club. He enjoyed hunting, remodeling and woodworking and loved spending time with his family.
Drew S. Wile, 25, of 111 Dawson St., Kane, died early Friday morning, Feb. 8, 2013 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident atop James City Hill.
Born June 30, 1987 in Kane, he was the son of Betsy A. Hallberg Wile and Tim R. Wile.
Drew was a fabricator for Portville Truck, Portville, N.Y. He was a member of the B.P.O. Elks #329 in Kane, where he enjoyed bowling, and belonged to the Kane Area Pool League. He also enjoyed working on his truck.