Archive - Obituary
January 3rd, 2013
Laverne "Jack" Vanderneck, 85, of 162 Delaware Ave., James City,Â passed away at his residence on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.
Born Aug. 25, 1927, in Halsey, he was a son of Gus and Mame Freeman Vanderneck.Â On June 19, 1948, in James City, he marriedÂ Millie Punk, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Vanderneck was an operations engineer for Tennecco.Â During World War II, he served as a gunner aboard the Newman K. Perry.
HeÂ was a member of St. Callistus Catholic Church,Â the Kane Senior Center, The Knights of Columbus Council #715, and the Kane VFW Lodge #1132.
Betty R. Wynn, 86, formerly of Warren and the Jamestown area,Â passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at the Lutheran Home at Kane where she resided.
Born April 3, 1926, in Johnstown, she was a daughter of the late John "Adam" and Elda Keafer Baum.Â She was married to Edward M. Reeves Jr. who preceded her in death.
Before her retirement, Mrs. Wynn was a cook at Davidsons Restaurant in Lakewood, N.Y.
Surviving are two daughters, Suzanne (David) Anderson of Erie and Barbara (Robert) Nichols of Warren; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Ivan (Phyllis) Baum of James City.
Margaret R. Hammond Payne, 99, of Toad Hollow Rd., peacefully passed away to be with the Lord Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at WCA Hospital in Jamestown, N.Y.
She was born Dec. 19, 1913 in Sheffield, the daughter of the late John and Marie (Moore) Roth.
She was married to Alfred Hammond who predeceased her in 1985 and Lyle Payne who predeceased her in 2002.
Roger J. Klaiber Sr., 73, of 24 Old State Rd., Kane, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at UPMC Hamot.
Born april 12, 1939, in St. Marys, he was a son ofÂ the late Howard and Helen Simbeck Klaiber.Â On Jan. 8, 1966, in Kane, he married Sandra Jones who survives.
A 1957 graduate of Kane High School, Roger worked at Stackpole for 15 years and later for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, from which he retired in 2001 after 30 years of service.
Mr. Klaiber was a lifetime member of the BPOE # 329 and enjoyed bowling, hunting, horseshoes andÂ NASCAR.
Clarence D. Clawson, 79, formerly of Mt. Jewett, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 at Sena Kean Manor.
Born May 21, 1933, at Lantz Corners, he was a son of Burt and Hazel Swanson Clawson.Â On Jan. 26, 1953, in Johnsonburg, he married Luella May Disque who preceded him in death.
Mr. Clawson was on the Peer Project Board at Sena Kean Manor and worked for 19 years as a projectionist at the Kane Family Drive In.Â He also was employed at Dresser's Manufacturing for 39 years and worked as a handyman and plumber for several years.
Thomas M. Castano, 58, of 315 Yarnall St., Kane, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 at UPMC Hamot in Erie.
Born Oct. 20, 1954 in Kane, he was the son of Samuel and Mary Ferraro Castano.
Mr. Castano had worked at Cera-Mag in Kane for several years.
Surviving are a sister, Connie Heckman of Kane and a brother, John Castano of James City; plus several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A graveside service will be held in the near future at St. Callistus Cemetery and will be announced.
Memorial contributions may be made to a church or charity of the donor's choice.
December 30th, 2012
Thomas J. Collin, 79, of The Villages, Fla., formerly of Kane,Â passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Jan. 19, 2013 at the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc.
A complete obituary will be published when available.
Allen T. "Tommy" Walker Sr., 84, of 14315 Wilcox Rd., Clermont, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at UPMC Hamot in Erie.
Born Jan. 2, 1928, in Emporium, he was a son of Thomas and Lillian Dalrymple Walker. On Sept. 11, 1947, in Girard, he married Dollie Finn who preceded him in death.
Frank B. Harris, 71, of 130 Greeves St. in Kane, died Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 at Sena Kean Manor in Smethport, where he recently resided.
Born May 15, 1941 in Buffalo, N.Y., he was the son of Henry and Bonnie Herron Harris. A peacetime veteran of the U.S. Army, he was also an avid model car collector.
Surviving are two daughters, Amy Mills and Holly Harris, both of Kane; a granddaughter Emily Hipolito in Kane; a brother, Tom Harris of Kent, Ohio; nephews Jason and Justin Harris; and his former wife, Linda Harris.
Donna Mae Guiffrida, 79, of 28 Long Alley, Ridgway, and formerly of Wilcox, died Tuesday morning, Dec. 18, 2012 at Kane Community Hospital in Kane following a short illness.
She was born July 1, 1933 in Kane, daughter of the late Paul A. and Kathryn Weidert Dickinson.
She resided in Wilcox most of her life. She had lived a short time in Jamestown, N.Y.
She graduated from Wilcox High School in 1951 and from Jamestown Business College.
She was a member of St. Anne Church in Wilcox. Her favorite thing was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.