Archive - Obituary
June 3rd, 2013
John Victor Compton, 73, of 194 Dewey Ave., Hazel Hurst, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2013 at his residence.
Born Jan. 6, 1940, in Kane, he was a son of the late Victor and Viola Porter Compton.Â On May 1, 1960, in Eldred, he married Carol L. Slaugenhaupt who survives.
Mr. Compton had worked at various positions including the charcoal factory in Marvindale, working in the woods, in the oil fields, as a construction worker where he helped build the Kinzua Dam, and finally at Kane Hardwood from which he retired in 2006.
Lewis I. Stidd, 86, of 13 Phillips St., Mt. Jewett, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at UPMC Hamot in Erie.
Born Dec. 10, 1926, in Guffy, he was a son ofÂ the late Irvin and Mildred Pair Stidd.Â On June 24, 1989, in Mt. Jewett, he married Mary Lou Swanson who survives.
While still in school, Lewis and several friends worked the ore boats on the lakes.Â After graduation, he joined the Army, spending one year in Italy. After the war, he worked in several of the area oil fields.Â He and his best friend, John Anderson, later owned the Skyline at Lantz Corners for almost 30 years.
Wayne A. McClelland, 89, formerly of JoJo Road, Kane, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at Sena-Kean Manor in Smethport after an extended illness.
Born Oct. 19, 1923, in Kane, he was a son ofÂ the late Wayne and Esther Silvis McClelland.
Mr. McClelland was employed by National Fuel Gas Co. from which he retired after many years. He was a lifetime member ofÂ the VFW Lodge #1132 and a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge # 566 and had recently received his 50-year pin.
Wayne served his country during World War II.
Delores Lawson Woodall, 36, of 307 Kinzua Ave., Kane, and previously of Lynchburg, Va., passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Kane Community Hospital, ofÂ injuries sustained in an automobile accident near the intersection of Routes 66 and 948 in Highland Township.
Born April 17, 1977, in Kane, she was a daughter of Dolores Milford and Joseph Herron. Her adoptive parents are Michael and Catherine Hazlett Lawson.Â On Jan. 30, 2000, in Lynchburg, she married Jesse B. Woodall who survives.
Mrs. Woodall worked as a cashier in a convenience store.
Chester F. "Chet" Peterson, 85, of 804 Welsh St., Kane, died Thursday evening, May 23, 2013 at the Kane Community Hospital.
Born April 30, 1928 in Kane, he was the son of John and Nellie Peterson Peterson.Â On April 26, 1952 in Kane, he married Frances D. McCauley, who survives.
Mr. Peterson worked as a tool and die maker in the machine shop at Stackpole in Kane for 40 years.Â Later, he was a part-time bus driver for the ATA.
Robert D. "Rob" Higginbotham, 33, of 420 Park Ave., Kane, died Thursday evening, May 23, 2013 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Highland Township south of Kane.
Born Nov. 7, 1979 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the rev. Robert W. and Ruth McDowell Higginbotham Jr.Â
Rob was a drug and alcohol counselor at Abraxis near Marienville. A member of the First United Methodist Church in Kane, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was a coach for the Kane Area Soccer Associating for those under six years old.
Richard Marcel Smith, 77, of Bridge Street, Johnsonburg, died suddenly at home Friday, May 24, 2013.
He was born on Dec. 30, 1935 in Kane, the son of Dewey Marcel andÂ Linda Wilhelmina (Anderson) Smith. A Johnsonburg resident, he graduated from Wilcox Area High School and Penn State University, with both a Bachelor of Science and a Masterâ€™s Degree.
On June 14, 1958, he married Gwendolyn Preston Smith, who passed away March 28, 2010.
Clyde "Punky" Nelson II, 33, of 427 Biddle St., passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near the intersection of Route 66 and Route 948 in Highland Township.
Born June 15, 1979, in Kane, he was a son of Clyde and Joyce Robinson Nelson.
Mr. Nelson was employed by ITL on Montmorenci.Â He was a member of the Ridgway Loyal Order of the Moose and a former member of the Kane Moose #130.
Alice S. Peterson, 92, formerly of Mt. Jewett, passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, May 22, 2013, at the Lutheran Home at Kane where she resided.
Born April 14, 1921, in Knox, she was a daughter ofÂ the late Amer and Marie Moore Silvis.Â On Sept. 8, 1943, she married Andrew GrantÂ Peterson who preceded her in death in 1989.
Mrs. Peterson was a beautician for 57 years and was the owner of the former Chateau Beauty Salon in Mt. Jewett.Â She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Mt. Jewett.
Myrtle Cochran, 103, formerly of Kane, died Monday afternoon, May 20, 2013 at the Katy Memorial Hermann Hospital, Katy, Texas.
Born June 2, 1909 in Bradford, she was the daughter of Rupert C. and Irene O. Andrews Fuller.Â On Oct. 20, 1934, she married Raymond Peterson and moved to Kane, where she became active at the First Baptist Church, serving as Sunday school teacher, superintendent, deaconess, moderator, church secretary and various other positions with the womenâ€™s classes.