Archive - Obituary
January 1st, 2013
Roger J. Klaiber Sr., 73, of 24 Old State Rd., Kane, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at UPMC Hamot.
Born april 12, 1939, in St. Marys, he was a son ofÂ the late Howard and Helen Simbeck Klaiber.Â On Jan. 8, 1966, in Kane, he married Sandra Jones who survives.
A 1957 graduate of Kane High School, Roger worked at Stackpole for 15 years and later for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, from which he retired in 2001 after 30 years of service.
Mr. Klaiber was a lifetime member of the BPOE # 329 and enjoyed bowling, hunting, horseshoes andÂ NASCAR.
Clarence D. Clawson, 79, formerly of Mt. Jewett, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 at Sena Kean Manor.
Born May 21, 1933, at Lantz Corners, he was a son of Burt and Hazel Swanson Clawson.Â On Jan. 26, 1953, in Johnsonburg, he married Luella May Disque who preceded him in death.
Mr. Clawson was on the Peer Project Board at Sena Kean Manor and worked for 19 years as a projectionist at the Kane Family Drive In.Â He also was employed at Dresser's Manufacturing for 39 years and worked as a handyman and plumber for several years.
Thomas M. Castano, 58, of 315 Yarnall St., Kane, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at UPMC Hamot in Erie.
Born Oct. 20, 1954 in Kane, he was the son of Samuel and Mary Ferraro Castano.
Mr. Castano had worked at Cera-Mag in Kane for several years.
Surviving are a sister, Connie Heckman of Kane and a brother, John Castano of James City; plus several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A graveside service will be held in the near future at St. Callistus Cemetery and will be announced.
Memorial contributions may be made to a church or charity of the donor's choice.
December 30th, 2012
Thomas J. Collin, 79, of The Villages, Fla., formerly of Kane,Â passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Jan. 19, 2013 at the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc.
A complete obituary will be published when available.
Allen T. "Tommy" Walker Sr., 84, of 14315 Wilcox Rd., Clermont, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at UPMC Hamot in Erie.
Born Jan. 2, 1928, in Emporium, he was a son of Thomas and Lillian Dalrymple Walker. On Sept. 11, 1947, in Girard, he married Dollie Finn who preceded him in death.
Frank B. Harris, 71, of 130 Greeves St. in Kane, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 at Sena Kean Manor in Smethport, where he recently resided.
Born May 15, 1941 in Buffalo, N.Y., he was the son of Henry and Bonnie Herron Harris. A peacetime veteran of the U.S. Army, he was also an avid model car collector.
Surviving are two daughters, Amy Mills and Holly Harris, both of Kane; a granddaughter Emily Hipolito in Kane; a brother, Tom Harris of Kent, Ohio; nephews Jason and Justin Harris; and his former wife, Linda Harris.
Donna Mae Guiffrida, 79, of 28 Long Alley, Ridgway, and formerly of Wilcox, died Tuesday morning, Dec. 18, 2012 at Kane Community Hospital in Kane following a short illness.
She was born July 1, 1933 in Kane, daughter of the late Paul A. and Kathryn Weidert Dickinson.
She resided in Wilcox most of her life. She had lived a short time in Jamestown, N.Y.
She graduated from Wilcox High School in 1951 and from Jamestown Business College.
She was a member of St. Anne Church in Wilcox. Her favorite thing was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Kevin A. Lindquist, 48, of Wetmore Road, Kane, passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at Kane Community Hospital.
Born Jan. 19, 1964, in Kane, he was a son ofÂ Ann Benson Lindquist and the late George Lindquist.
Kevin was a mechanic and was employed byÂ Jones Chevrolet for many years.Â He also had worked for Kuhn's Saw Shop and most recently, he worked for Tom Rich.
He belonged to the B.P.O. Elks # 329 for many years andÂ previously served asÂ ExaltedÂ Ruler.
Kim J. Johnson, 58, of West Main Street in Ludlow, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 in the Kane Community Hospital.
Born July 10, 1954 in Warren, he was the son of Emil L. and Mildred E. Larson Johnson.
Mr. Johnson worked at Kane Hardwood starting Nov. 11, 2002; prior to that, he worked at Kane Handle from 1974-2002.Â He attended the Kane Revival Center and was an avid NASCAR fan.
Surviving are his father of Kane; a brother, Ronald E. Johnson of Bradford; and many nieces and nephews.Â He was preceded in death by his mother.
Louise P. Nelson, 83, of 621 Tionesta Ave., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at the Lutheran Home at Kane after a lengthy illness.
Born June 18, 1929, in Kane, she was a daughter ofÂ the late Lawrence and Margaret Austin Porter.Â On Dec. 31, 1947, in Kane, she married Leonard K. Nelson Sr., who survives.
Mrs. Nelson, a graduate of Kane High School class of 1947,Â retired in 1987 after 35 years at Stackpole Carbon Co. in Kane and St. Marys.Â Prior to that, she had been employed at Gillotti's Grocery and the Kane Shirt Factory.