Archive - Obituary
September 23rd, 2013
James H. â€śSlipâ€ť Compton, 67, of 6753 Rte. 59, Lewis Run, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013 at UPMC Hamot in Erie.
Born Jan. 17, 1946, in Kane, he was a son of the late Victor and Viola Porter Compton.
In 1962, he entered the U.S. Army Ranger Airborne and served two tours of duty in Vietnam where he was wounded in 1971 and was honorably discharged.
Once home, he was employed by several different oil companies as a drill hand, retiring in 2003Â due to illness. He also had been a member of the Lafayette Township V.F.D. where he served as a fire policeman.
Gary R. Bush, 59, of Smethport, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 in St. Vincent Hospital, Erie.
He was born Nov. 5, 1953 in Kane, a son of Ralph and June Thayer Bush.
On Aug. 9, 1975, in Our Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church of Lewis Run, he married Marian M. Farrell, who survives.
Gary was a 1971 graduate of Kane High School and attended the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. He owned and operated Bush Trucking Co. in Smethport and was co-owner of the Smethport Drive-In with his wife, Marian.Â
Doris Lee Martin, 80, of 616 N. Fraley St., passed away Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 at her home.
Born Aug. 10, 1933, she was a daughter of Carl B. Hazzard and Goldie G. Strait. On Aug. 19, 1950, she married John C. Martin who preceded her in death on Jan. 29, 2007.
Before her retirement, Mrs. Martin worked at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Surviving are four children, Robert Martin of Waymart, Rebecca Ehrlinger of Greencastle, Randy Martin of Mt. Jewett and Roberta Fitch ofÂ Commerce City, Colo.; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
LeRoy J. Neubert, 70, of 86 Worral St., Wilcox, died on the morning of Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born on Dec. 15, 1942 in Benzinger, son of the late LeRoy E. and Anne Danko Neubert.
He married Doris Stewart on May 3, 1973 in St. Callistus Church in Kane, who survives.
Leroy resided in Wilcox all his life. He was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School in 1960.
Karen Ann Rothrock, 69, of Ludlow and Pittsburgh, died unexpectedly at Kane Community Hospital onÂ Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013.
Born Sept. 7, 1944, she was a daughter ofÂ the late James G. and Donna Jones Rothrock,Â who had made Ludlow their second home when Karen was a child.
Prior to retiring, Karen was a well-known and respected independent contractor to public television for development of documentaries.
William Howard Blankenship, 79, of Ludlow, died on Monday morning, Sept. 16, 2013, at the Warren General Hospital with his loving family singing praises by his side.
William, known to many as Bill, was born Sept. 18, 1933, to the late OrlaÂ and Carrie Morton Blankenship in Gauley Bridge, W. Va.Â He married his wife, Barbara Bragg, in 1952, in Gauley Bridge where the two of them began their life together.Â The couple made their move to Kinzua in 1959, then to Ludlow, where they finished raising their large family of 16.
William Blankenship, 79, of 11 1/2 Main St., Ludlow, died Monday afternoon, Sept. 16, 2013, at the Warren General Hospital.Â Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc.
Christine Ann Slewinski Blackall, 44, formerly of Kane and Greensburg, died unexpectedly on Aug. 23, 2013 in Tavares, Fla.
Born July 9, 1969 in Camp Lejeune, N.C., she was the daughter of Kathy G. (Slewinski) Muisiner and John P. Slewinski. After graduating from Kane Area High School in 1987, she was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1991 from Seton Hill College in Greensburg, and in 2002, married Darryl L. Blackall, who survives.
Katharine "Kay" EllenÂ Bush, 80, of 89 School St., Kane, died Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at her residence.
BornÂ Feb. 19, 1933, in Wilcox, she was a daughter ofÂ the late George and Thora Amend Lehman. In 1953, in Kane, she married Chester "Chet" N. Bush who preceded her in death.
Ronald B. Harlan, 78, of 11 Lucky Ln., died Thursday morning, Sept. 12, 2013 at his residence.
Born June 28, 1935 in Bradford, he was the son of Roy S. and Agnes M. Kruise Harlan. On Aug. 27, 1955 in Olean, N.Y., he married Jane L. Groves, who survives.
HeÂ worked inÂ welding and maintenance for various companies in the area, including CeraMag in Kane and IPSCO near Sheffield.Â Earlier, he was a woodcutter for area logging businesses.