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February 15th, 2013

Lois E. Eckstrom

February 15, 2013

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 of  the late James and Mary Peno Dunbar.
Mrs. Eckstrom was an elementary school teacher in the Kane Area School District. 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, especially at the Lutheran Home at Kane where she also served on the board.

February 14th

Claude A. "Cork" Olson,

February 14, 2013

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.

February 11th

Gail Reinard

February 11, 2013

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 Hazel  Hurst and Patricia Reinard of Kane. 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.  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

February 11, 2013

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. She also was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Kane.

February 10th

Faith E. Penworth

February 10, 2013

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.

February 10, 2013

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, he was a son of  the late John and Elva Delinger Bertzfield. On Sept. 8, 1979, in Blue Ridge Summit,  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

February 10, 2013

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.

February 8th

Drew S. Wile

February 8, 2013

Drew S. Wile, 25, of 111 Dawson St., Kane, died Friday morning atop James City Hill as the result of an automobile accident.
Arrangements, under the care of the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc., are incomplete and will be announced.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.ronaldmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.

Florence A. Gezik

February 8, 2013

Florence A. Gezik, 89, of 251 Ohio Ave., James City, passed away Friday morning, Feb. 8, 2013 at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born Jan. 29, 1924, in East Kane, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Johanna Schmader Grolemund. On Nov. 22, 1947, in Kane, she married Emery J. Gezik who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Gezik had worked at Houston Electronics, was later employed in housekeeping at the Kane Community Hospital and  finally had worked as a nurse's aide at the hospital. She was a member of St. Callistus Catholic Church.

February 5th

Anthony D. Gallo

February 5, 2013

Anthony D. Gallo, age 86, of the Bradford Ecumenical Home, Bradford, formerly of Kent Boulevard, Salamanca, N.Y., died early Tuesday morning, Feb. 5, 2013 following a long illness.
Born Feb. 13, 1926 in Kane, he was the son of the late Joseph and Theresa Perri Gallo.
Mr. Gallo was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving in the Pacific Theater during World War II on both the USS Savannah and the USS Altair. He was awarded the Pacific Theater Ribbon, the American Theater Ribbon, and the Victory Medal.

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