Archive - Obituary
March 6th, 2012
Nora Lynn Johnson Sovik, 61, of Baltimore, Md., died Feb. 29, 2012, at Catonsville Commons under the care of Gilchrist Hospice Care after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born Aug. 27, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Ruth L. and Donald H. Johnson of Kane.
She was married to Karl Sovik of Baltimore for 20 years. Nora was employed as a bank teller, at The House of Siam Restaurant, and most recently at Shoppers Food Market in Catonsville.
Garold M. Oakes, 90, of 823 Wood St. (Route 6), Kane, died Friday morning, March 2, 2012 at Altoona Regional Health System, Altoona Hospital Campus.
Born Sept. 27, 1921 in Ridgway, he was the son of Sherman P. and Cecile E. Kinter Oakes.Â On Nov. 26, 1944 in Kane, he married Lorraine I. Swanson, who died Aug. 4, 2003.
Mr. OakesÂ owned Oakes Gas Company and was a gas and oil producer all of his life.
Curtis Lee Hayduk Sr., 74, of 569 Maple St., Kane, died early Saturday morning, March 3, 2012, at the Kane Community Hospital.
He was born on July 22, 1937 in Kane, the son of the late John and Marion (Ward) Hayduk.
Mr. Hayduk had been employed by Stackpole for 37 years until his retirement in 1999.
Surviving relatives include four daughters, Nicoll Heart, Maria Jones, Terri Dowd and Jackie Reinard; three sons, Curtis Hayduk Jr., Jim Hayduk and Cole Hayduk; four sisters, Marjorie Duchi, Kathryn Fiscus, Pearl Taylor and Audrey Marshall; and two brothers, Gene Hayduk and Larry Hayduk.
Harriet Elizabeth Spilka, 86, passed away on March 3, 2012 at Warren Manor in the presence of her family.
She was born Jan. 13, 1926 in Edinboro to the late Grace and Harry Moffat. She was a graduate of Edinboro High School. Harriet retired from Groboski Industries in Sheffield.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Moffat, and a sister, Helen Hanks.
Victor J. "Yitter" Zawatski, 93, of Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys and formerly of Johnsonburg, died Thursday afternoon, March 1, 2012 at UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie following a short illness.
He was born Oct. 2, 1918 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Vincent and Leokadja Walczak Zawatski.
He married Gertrude Ann Votano on Aug. 2, 1942 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 8, 2002.
Lena D. Â Costanzo, 89, formerly of 222 Janeway St., died Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 29, 2012, at Sena Kean Manor in Smethport.
Born May 3, 1922, in Kane, she was a daughter of Angelo and Margaret Discello Costanzo.
Before retirement, Miss Costanzo had been employed at Stackpole in Kane. She was a member of St. Callistus Catholic Church.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Francis W. Ahlberg, 89, of 6558 Route 321, Kane, died Wednesday morning, Feb. 29, 2012, at the Kane Community Hospital.
Born Aug. 5, 1922 in Wilcox, he was the son of Olof and Cora Silvis Ahlberg.Â On Aug. 15, 1947 in East Kane, he married Mary A. Stakley, who died in 1990.
Mr. Ahlberg served in the U.S. Army during WWII in Italy and North Africa, and was a recipient of the Purple Heart medal.Â Later, he worked for the Pennsylvania Highway Dept. for many years, retiring in 1984.
He was a member of the Wilcox Sportsman's Club, the Kane Fish & Game Club and the American Legion in Wilcox.
Linda J. Paar, 63, of 80 E. Main St., Mt. Jewett, passed away Monday morning, Feb. 27, 2012, at Kane Community Hospital.
Born Nov. 12, 1948, in Kane, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence C. and Elaine Balon Greenawalt.Â On May 17, 1969, in Mt. Jewett, she married Kordon J. Paar who survives.
Mrs. Paar was employed as a secretary for Paar Transportation Services in Mt. Jewett.Â She was a member of St. Josephâ€™s Catholic Church.Â Also, she was an avid bingo player and loved her two cats and dog.
George T. "Tim" Timblin, Jr., 65, of 156 Dewey Ave. in Hazel Hurst, formerly of Marienville for many years, died Saturday evening, Feb. 25, 2012 at the Bradford Manor.
Born Jan. 12, 1947 in Kane, he was the son of George T. and Lucille K. Oliver Timblin.
Mr. Timblin was a machine operator for Highland Resources in Marienville for many years, moving to Hazel Hurst in the past year.Â He served in both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.
Luella M. Luck, 88, of 430 Elk Ave., Kane, died Friday afternoon, Feb. 24, 2012 at her residence.
Born July 18, 1923 in Johnsonburg, she was the daughter of Every and Elizabeth Yaun Foster.Â On Oct. 30, 1946 in Ridgway, she married Bernard W. Luck, who survives.