Archive - Obituary
March 21st, 2013
Erie firefighters report the death of a woman on March 13 when a fire destroyed her home.
She was born on May 18, 1933 in Kane and is identified as Noreen Coleman Swift of the Summit area, daughter of the late Martin Coleman and the late Pauline Coleman of Kane.
Mrs. Swift attended Kane Schools and graduated from Kane High School and the St. Vincent School of Nursing.
She was the mother of seven children, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Mary F. Walters, 77, ofÂ 79 Stanton Brook Rd., Smethport, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at her residence.
Born June 29, 1935, in Halton, she was a daughter ofÂ the late Claude and Winifred Campbell Myers.Â On Oct. 8, 1955, she married Arthur C. Burt who preceded her in death.Â On Sept. 11, 1981, she married Howard "Joe" Walters who also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Walters, a homemaker, was a member of the Johnsonburg VFW, theÂ American Legion in Crosby, the Kane Eagles Auxiliary and the Wilcox Sportsman's Club.
Gary L. Fay, 66, of 421 North Tionesta Ave., Kane, died Saturday evening, March 16, 2013 at his residence after a long illness.
Born April 11, 1946 in Kane, he was the son of Lyle and Nellie Kemp Fay.
Mr. Fay was disabled due to an automobile accident in 1964 at the age of 18.Â He was a member of St. Callistus Catholic Church in Kane.
He is survived by a sister, Linda Anderson of Kane, and nieces and nephews Michelle (Tom) Anthony and Todd and Brett Anderson.
Preceding him in death, besides his parents,Â was a brother, Richard Fay.
Alice Eld, 74, a previous resident of Kane, died Friday evening, March 15, 2013 in the Golden Living Center in Shippenville, where she had resided for many years.
She was born on June 24, 1938, the daughter of the late Ernest and Lucille (Wallace) Eld.
Mrs. Eld attended the Kane Schools and had been a member of St. Callsitus Catholic Church.
Surviving relatives include two brothers;Â Ernest Charles Eld of Hopewell, N.Y. and John Eld of Concord, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Harry D. Hamilton, 83, passed into the next life at 4:30 a.m., Thursday, March 14, 2013 in the Kane Lutheran Home following an extended illness.
He was born Feb. 6, 1930 in Jay Township, Elk County to the late Robert W. and Mary E. Moore Hamilton. A lifelong area resident, Harry served in the Army Air Force as an electronics specialist. This led to his lifelong hobby of radios, MCs, and CBs.
Margaret J. Reynolds, 66, of 120 Fraley St., passed away Monday, March 11, 2013 at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys.
Born July 14, 1946, in Warren, she was a daughter of the lateÂ Russell and Melva Roades Seth Sr.
Mrs. Reynolds had worked as an aide at the Lutheran Home at Kane.Â Prior to that, she had been employed by Sylvania and the former Kane Diner.
She was a member of the Kane VFW Lodge #1132, the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie # 307, and had belonged to the former Moose Club in Kane.
Nedra Marie Rooney, of Erie, passed away Friday, March 1, 2013 at Forestview Health Care Center at Springhill.
She was born OCt. 23, 1917 in Kane to the late Edward J. and Alice Retzer Powell. Nedra graduated from Wilcox High School in 1935 where she was salutatorian and received a BS in Education from Villa Maria College in 1960. Previously she had attended Lock Haven Teacherâ€™s College (University) and the University of Alabama.
Alan J. Brooder of Tonawanda died March 7, 2013. Beloved husband of Claire (nee Dzialdowski) Brooder; devoted father of Douglas, Kevin (Angela) and Anthony (Angelique) Brooder; cherished grandfather of Matthew and Timothy; loving son of the late Clinton and Frances Brooder; also survived by relatives and friends. Relatives and friends may visit the Lombardo Funeral Home, (Northtowns Chapel), 885 Niagara Falls Blvd. near Eggert/Sheridan Dr. on Monday from 5-8 p.m.. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ameliaâ€™s Church, 2999 Eggert Rd., Tonawanda on Tuesday morning at 9 a.m.
Peter R. Romanick, 88, of Natrona Heights, passed away Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 with his family there.Â
He was born June 16, 1924, in Blairsville, the son of the late Peter and Mary Polka Romanick. Peter was a veteran of WW II serving in the U.S. Army.Â
He was stationed in the southern Philippines, Louzon and New Guniea. Peter received the Purple Heart, southern Philippines theater ribbon with three bronze stars, American theater ribbon, Philippine Liberation ribbon with 1 bronze star, the Good Conduct ribbon, the Victory Medal, and the bronze star medal with 10 oak leaf clusters.
Harry Franklin Myers, age 80, died March 5, 2013 after a brief illness.
He is survived by his wife, Cindy Myers; two sons, Donald Myers and wife Denise of New Jersey, and Daniel Myers and wife Heidi of Minnesota; a stepdaughter, Lori Hill of Ohio; and eight granddaughters, Kelly, Samantha, Kayla, Christina, Stephanie, Nicole, Courtney and Hannah.