Archive - Obituary
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.
Michela E. Carlson, 85, of 6 East Sycamore Place, Lewisburg, formerly of Kane, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at Riverwoods Nursing Home in Lewisburg.
Born April 13, 1927, in Kane, she was a daughter of the late Gerald and Rose Montour Bonadio. On Sept. 14, 1948, in Kane, she married Carl "Bob" Carlson who survives.
Mrs. Carlson, a 1944 graduate of Kane High School, was employed as a dental assistant until retirement in 1974.
Edgar C. âEdâ Sluga, 86, of Mt. Jewett, passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side, on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.
Born Feb. 6, 1926, in Mt. Jewett, he was a son of the late Frank and Mary Sluga.Â He was married to Lois E. Paulson Sluga, his partner of 66 years, who preceded him in death.
Ed was an extremely hard-working man who could fix, engineer and build just about anything; a true âjack-of-all tradesâ and master of all.
Beverly Mae Blystone, 91, died on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at the home of her daughter after a long illness.
She was born in Kane on March 16, 1921, daughter of the late Esther and John Flower.Â Beverly was preceded in death by her husband Harry whom she married on Dec. 18, 1944.Â
Bev lived most of her life in Kane where she worked for Bell Telephone Company as a telephone operator for more than 20 years.Â She then worked at Stackpole Carbon until her retirement in 1983.Â Bev and Harry moved to Ocala, Fla. after retirement where she lived until 2004 when she moved to Erie.
Carl Marcel Bergquist of Fairport, N.Y., died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012.
He was employed by the American Can Company for 45 years as a lithographer. He was an Eagle Scout for the Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of the American Legion, Masonic Lodge of Geneva, Mendon Golf Club and member of Local Battle of Bulge WWII. He was called back for the Korean Conflict.
He was predeceased by parents Victor and Anna; his wife, Thelma C.; a sister, Norma Bergquist; three cousins, Alan Bergquist, Germain (Sam) Caruso, and Patricia Brown; and his good friends Dan and Gwen Winagle.
Billie Jo Worley, 29, of 130 Greeves St., passed away suddenly Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, at Kane Community Hospital.
Born June 21, 1983, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, she was a daughter of Clifford(Barbara) Gadley and Kathryn Thayer. She was married in New Jersey,Â to Michael Worley who survives.
Billie Jo, a homemaker, was a member of the Eagles Lodge # 307 in Kane.
Marian C. Swanson, 90, formerly of Kasson, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at the Elk Regional HospitalÂ in St. Marys.
Born Sept. 9, 1922, in Kushequa, she was a daughter of Wells and Margaret Martin Blair. On May 2, 1948, in Kushequa, she married Russell Swanson who preceded her in death.Â They were the first couple to be married at the Kushequa Union Church.
Mrs. Swanson was employed in the Treasury office at the courthouse and later worked in the VA office.
A member of the Smethport Methodist Church, she also was a participant in the Bell Choir at the church.
Michael Alan Snyder, 57, ofÂ Kane, died Nov. 11, 2012, of an accidental drowning when the canoe he was in tipped over at the Kinzua Reservoir while he was fishing with his wife who also drowned in the accident.
Born April 23, 1955, in Clearfield County, he was a son of Charles H. and Dores Holt Snyder Sr. On Nov. 12, 1999, in Olmsted County in Minnesota,Â he married Terry Wegman who diedÂ with him in the accident.
Mr. Snyder was the owner of Snyder Contracting.
\HeÂ was a member of the VFW Lodge #1132 in Kane and was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman. He also was a NASCAR fan.
Larry Smith, 68, passed away at his home in Tucson, Ariz. on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.Â
Larry was born Sept. 21, 1944 in Kane, to Dorothy Smith and the late George Smith.Â
He was a devoted and loving son, husband, father and grandfather.Â Larry was retired Air Force with over 20 years of service to his country.Â
Joan L. Swanson, 70, of 633 Wood St., Kane, passed away unexpectedly at St. Vincent's Medical Health Center on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.
Born Feb. 24, 1942, in Kane, she was a daughter of the late Melvin and Edla Gustafson Carlson.Â On April 25, 1964, in Kane, she married Ronald Swanson, who survives.
Mrs. Swanson was primarily a homemaker but in the past had been employed by New Process in Warren and Walker Printing in Kane.Â She was a member of Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church where she once had taken care of the Sunday School nursery.