Archive - Obituary
June 8th, 2012
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
Edith E. Mosier, 97, of 525 Flickerwood Rd., Kane, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2012, at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born March 10, 1915, in Morrison, she was a daughter of John and Natalina Badiali Avenali. On June 24, 1935, in Allegany, N.Y., she married Jacob "Jake" Mosier who preceded her in death after 58 years of marriage.
Mrs. Mosier graduated as valedictorian from Kinzua High School in 1931 at the age of 16. As a full-time homemaker, she was a devoted wife, a dedicated mother, an excellent cook and an avid gardener. She had previously worked for a time at Sylvania in Emporium.
Mary L. Magnuson, 90, formerly of 10 Pine Ave., Kane, died early Monday morning, May 28, 2012 at The Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born Aug. 10, 1921 in Kane, she was the daughter of Elno E. and Mattie E. Tate Johnson. On March 12, 1943 in Kane, she married David E. Magnuson, who died in 1988.
Mrs. Magnuson was a bookkeeper for the former Kane Federal Savings & Loan for over 25 years.Â She was a member of and very active at the First Baptist Church in Kane, where sheÂ served asÂ the church's secretary in the 1950s and was treasurer for many years.
William R. Besecker, 92, of 130 Bayard St., Kane, died Saturday morning, May 26, 2012 at the Kane Community Hospital.
Born May 14, 1920, he was the son of Edward and Margaret Jackson Besecker. In March of 1945, he married Evelyn B. Tinson, who died in 2000.
Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
Mr. Besecker served in the U.S. Army during WWII, and later worked at Kane Hardwood as a supervisor for 20 years.
He was a member of Kane Lodge #566 F&AM and was a lifetime member of McKean County Chapter #72 of the D.A.V.