Archive - Obituary
November 18th, 2012
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.
Terry Snyder, 62, of 307 Maple St. died Sunday, Nov. 11, of an accidental drowning at the Kinzua Reservoir.
She was born in Rochester, Minn. on Nov. 17, 1949 to Frank White and the late Joanne Fitzpatrick.Â She married Mike Snyder in Rochester on Nov. 12, 1999, and worked with him as a roofing contractor in the Kane area.
Mayme Carmen Carlson died Sunday, Nov. 11 in Tucson, Ariz.
She was born Jan. 21, 1921 in Saybrook, Pa. to Angeline Frontera and James Servedio.
She was married to Kurt Carlson. Mayme was a longtime resident of Wilcox until moving to Arizona in 1965.Â She worked as a bookkeeper but enjoyed entertaining with her beautiful piano playing.Â
She is survived by her sisters, Ann Hallberg of Kane and Maxine Nelson of Ludlow; her children, Judy, Scott and Linda; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Ruth E. Buhl, 98, of 36 Pine St., Wellsville, N.Y., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 at the Hart Comfort House in Wellsville.
She was born Aug. 6, 1914 in Mt. Jewett, the daughter of arl and Emma (Malmstrom) Bengtson. She graduated from Kane Area High School and Clarion State Teachers College. She was a longtime resident of Kane when she taught school and later was the manager of the Sears store there. In 1999 she moved to Wellsville to be closer to her family.
Helen E. "Bonney" Vito, age 88, of Albuquerque, N.M. died peacefully Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, after a two-month struggle with injuries suffered in a fall at home.
She was born Feb. 11, 1924 in Battle Creek, Mich. to Albert Bonney and Eva I. Long. She attended school in Jackson, Mich. and graduated from high school in 1941.
She met Frank Vito, an Army veteran from WWII (from 229 Beech St., Kane) in Washington, D.C. in 1946 and they were married in Jackson, Mich. on Sept. 2, 1948.
Jesse D. Swanson, 22 of 6969 Highland Rd. passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Born May 12, 1990 in St. Marys, he was a son of John R. and Tracy P. (Lundberg) Swanson.
Jesse was a 2008 graduate of Kane Area High School and graduated from Triangle Tech in 2010. He was a welder and fabricator for Dangelo Auto Body. Jesse was an avid snowboarder, hiker, camper and weightlifter.
Mike and Terry Snyder, both of 307 Maple St. in Kane, both died in a canoeing accident Sunday morning at the Kinzua Reservoir. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc.
Shirle Ann Strawcutter Deitz, 79, formerly of 109 Clay St., Kane, passed away Saturday Nov. 10, 2012 in the Lutheran Home of Kane.
Mrs. Deitz was born April 16, 1933 in Brookville the daughter of Ray Edward and Evelyn McManigle Strawcutter.Â Â She was married on Oct. 19, 1986 in Kane to Albert âJockoâ Deitz who died March 7, 1993
Mrs. Deitz worked for 36 years at Stackpole Carbon Company. Â Â She was a 1951 graduate of Kane Area High School and was a member of the Tabor Lutheran Church.
Vernon B. Olson, 85, of 519 Biddle St., Kane, passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 in Kane Community Hospital.
Born Feb. 20, 1927, in Wilcox, he was a son of Charles and Edith Simpkins Olson.Â In 1946, he was married to Elizabeth Cooley who passed away in 1966.Â On June 15, 1968 in Shamokin he married Sandra Ryan who survives.
Mr. Olson worked for 37 years at Kane Manufacturing Co. retiring in 1991 as chief estimator. He was a veteran of World War II serviving in the U.S. Navy Amphibious Unit.