Archive - Obituary
June 11th, 2012
Jack M. Archer, 82, of 6 West End Dr., Bradford, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2012 at The Pavilion at BRMC.
Born on March 20, 1930, in Butler, he was a son of the late Morris and Wilma (Prigg) Archer.
On Sept. 1, 1957 in Kane by the Rev. Clark Cochrane, at the First Congregation Church he married Margaret "Peggy" (MacEwen) Archer who survives him.
Raymond "Ray" Hillard, formerly of Kane, passed away early Thursday morning, June 7, 2012 in Palm Coast, Fla.Â
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Lois and their son Darrel.Â He proudly served his country as a second lieuetant in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. Mr. Hillard retired from the timber management division of the U.S. Forest Service before moving to Florida to spend time with his family.Â He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and bird watching during his free time.Â
Donald Chittester, 84, of 43 Brickyard Rd., passed away Saturday, June 9, 2012, at Heinz V.A.Â Hospital in Aspinwall.
Born April 12, 1928, in Brandy Camp, he was a son of Oran and Nellie Daugherty Chittester.
Mr. Chittester had been employed as a truck driver for Kane Manufacturing and alsoÂ had been previouslyÂ employed as a driver for JB Hunt.Â In addition,he had taught truck driving at Dublin Tech College in Georgia and had worked for the California Forestry Service.
Don was the present Commander of King David VFW Post 1132 in Kane and had served in the U.S. Navy, retiring as a Seabee.
LaVerta M."Bootsie" Rose, 85, formerly of 3 Southgate Rd., passed away Friday, June 8, 2012, at the Bradford Manor.
Born in Russell City on Aug. 23, 1926 she was a daughter of the late Emanuel and Reba (Clawges) Cunningham.
On Feb. 24, 1949 in Kane, she married Francis G. Rose, who died on February 23, 2010.
Mrs. Rose attended Bradford schools. She had worked for many years as a waitress at the Emery Hotel and DeSoto Holiday House. She later worked at AirCo. Speers and and prior to her retirement at Top's Market's in the deli department.
Carl Melvin Davidson, 87, loving husband of Susan Jane Landfair Davidson, of 207 Amethyst Way, Seneca, S.C., died Thursday, June 7, 2012 at Cottingham Hospice House of Seneca, S.C.
A native of Kane, Mr. Davidson was the son of the late Hugh and Margaret Brigger Davidson. He was a veteran of the US Navy Amphibious Force where he took part in the D-Day landings on Omaha Beach during WWII.
Bob "Robert" Car Whippo, 70, of Tucson and formally of Kane, went to be with the Lord on May 16, 2012.
Born Aug. 27, 1941 in Kane, he was the son of the late Carl Whippo and Louise Deemer. He was a 1959 graduate of Kane Area High School. He served in the USAF for four years. He had varied jobs throughout his life and finally retired several years ago.
Judy M. Reigel, 64, of 40 Delaware Ave. in James City, died Wednesday morning, June 6, 2012 at the Kane Community Hospital.
Born April 27, 1948 in Buckhannon, W.Va., she was the daughter of Egbert T. and Virgie D. Depoy Farnsworth.Â On April 29, 1967 in James City, she married Robert M. Reigel, who survives.
M. Althea Weilacher, 98, formerly of Owl's Nest and Yarnall Street in Kane, died late Friday evening, June 1, 2012 at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys.
Born Jan. 16, 1914 in Masten, she was the daughter of Domer R. and Beatrice A. Danley Derr.Â On Aug. 30, 1931 in Clarendon, she married Daniel E. Weilacher, who died in 1973.
Mrs. Weilacher was a nurse's aide for several years at the Kane Community Hospital, then later worked at Stackpole in Kane, also for several years.
James E. Brinkley, 88, a resident of The Lutheran Home at Kane, formerly of Smithfield Avenue, Kane, died early Friday morning, June 1, 2012 at the Kane Community Hospital.
BornÂ May 16, 1924 in Sigel, he was the son of Conrad and Mary Cyphert Brinkley.Â On May 10, 1952 in Ridgway, he married Donna M. Nearing, who died in 2009.
Mr. Brinkley was Army sergeant in the 5th infantry during WWII, having served three years in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre, three years in Italy, and also in Okinawa.Â Â Later, he worked at Stackpole in Kane for 28 years, retiring in 1986.
Irene Oddy Houpt, 94, ofÂ Allegheny Forest area passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2012, at her residence.
Born June 28, 1917, in West Cowick, U.K., she was a daughter of Ben Ross and Beatrice Griscom Mercer Oddy.Â In 1969, in Philadelphia, she married Raul R. Houpt who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Houpt had been an administrative secretary for the British Consulate in Pittsburgh. She also had been employed by Walter H. Eagan, Co. Inc., Smith Koch, Co. Inc., Franklin Institute Research Center and Arvin Calspan, Inc. all in Philadelphia