Archive - Obituary
March 19th, 2012
Joseph S. Sivak, 80, of 320 Haines St., passed away Sunday, March 18, 2012, at the Lutheran Home at Kane where he was a recent resident.
Born April 24, 1931, in Binghamton, N.Y., he was a son of Mathias and Anna Rohlicek Sivak. On June 30, 1956, in Kane, he married Carol Zimmerman who preceded him in death.
He had worked at Holgate before entering the U.S. Army where he served during the Korean War, attaining the rank of Sergeant. Upon his return, he again was employed by Holgate, later by Stackpole and finally worked for Kane Magnetics until his retirement.
Frances E. Hammer, 94, formerly of Greeves Street, Kane, died Thursday afternoon, March 15, 2012 at The Lutheran Home at Kane.
Â Â Born April 4, 1917 in McKinley Station, she was the daughter of Earl and Nina M. Quinn Conners.Â She had been married to J. Clair Caldwell, and, after his death, to Donald R. Hammer, who also preceded her in death.
Â Â Frances had been self employed as a beautician, and was a member of the Kane Country Club and the Elks Ladies Auxiliary in Kane.
Robert E. Smart (Bob), age 58, a Stamford resident, passed away suddenly on March 12, 2012.
He was born on June 30, 1953, in Kane, the son of the late Robert Smart and Elizabeth (Betty) McKenna Smart. He is survived by his beloved son Nicholas R. Smart, sister Mary Smart Toth (Dave) of Hertford, N.C., sister-in-law Sheryl Smart of Edinboro, and his former wife Susan Valenzano Smart of Stamford. Several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews also survive. He is predeceased by his brother James Smart.Â
E. Louise "Mickey" Campbell, 87, of 12 Water St. in Ludlow, died early Thursday morning, March 15, 2012 at The Lutheran Home at Kane, where she recently resided.
Born March 23, 1924 in Hublersburg, she was the daughter of Robert M. and Annie Mae Yarnell McCloskey.Â On April 14, 1946 in Lock Haven, she married William D. Campbell, who died Dec. 30, 1983.Â She and her husband lived in Morrison from 1946 until 1964, when they relocated to Ludlow due to the construction of the Kinzua Dam.
Frederick "Fritz" A. Zampogna, 96, ofÂ 314 Kearney St., Kane, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at his residence.Â Â Â Â
Born Sept. 25, 1915, in Westline, he was a son of the late Joseph and Theresa Costerella Zampogna.Â On April 14, 1945, in Kane, he married Marjorie M. Bressler who survives.Â Â
Fritz was a loving husband and father who enjoyed being around his family. He loved to cook, especially spaghetti and meat balls on Sundays.Â Additionally,Â he was an avid fisherman and enjoyed gardening and canning and eating hot peppers.Â Â Â
Beloved husband, father, grandfather and son David Pysnik, 65, passed away unexpectedly on Monday March 12.
James C. Nelson, 81, died Saturday, March 10, 2012, at his residence. He was the husband of Iris K. (Leas) Nelson, and the late Margery Nelson. He was born Oct. 21, 1930 in Kane, the son of the late Emil S. and Mabelle (Thomas) Nelson.
Ione E. Housler, 85, formerly of Lantz Corners, passed away Monday, March 12, 2012, at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born July 3, 1926, in Kane, she was a daughter of the late Oscar and Judith Carlson Olson. She was married to Charles M. Housler who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Housler had worked as a cashier at the former Market Basket and later was in charge of the Ben Franklin section of the store.
She was a member of the Mt. Jewett American Legion Post 574 auxiliary.Â Additionally, she was very active in the 4 H Club.
Alice R. Caldwell, 99, formerly of 19 Spring St., Kane, died Monday afternoon, March 12, 2012 at The Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born June 3, 1912 in Kane, she was the daughter of Edward J. and Beata Johnson Anderson. On Oct. 22, 1930 in Smethport, she married Smiley M. Caldwell, who died in 1984.
Mrs. Caldwell was a member of The Presbyterian Church and the Mountain Grange #1307, both in Kane, as well as the Kane Food Pantry, where she served as secretary.Â She was a member of the Queen Elizabeth Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in Clarksburg, W.Va.,Â sinceÂ 1943.
Franklin â€śFrankâ€ť Potter Schreiber, age 81, of Erie passed away Sunday, March 11, 2012 at UPMC Hamot.
He was born in Kane on Nov. 16, 1930, son of the late Harry and Mary (Mayme) Potter Schreiber.
He graduated from Kane High School and served six years in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict. Frank worked for Kendall Refining in Bradford, Beckwith Machinery in Erie and United Refining in Warren. Following his retirement he worked for Family First Sports Park.