Archive - Obituary
February 24th, 2012
Marjorie A. Johnston, 85, formerly of Smithfield Avenue, Kane, died late Thursday evening, Feb. 23, 2012 at The Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born Oct. 29, 1926 in East Kane, she was the daughter of Joseph E. and Julia A. Walters Eck.Â On June 8, 1962 in Kane, she married John E. Johnston, who died in 1992.
Mrs. Johnston was a babysitter in the area for many years.
Joyce E. Peterson, 80, of 8302 Route 6, near Kane, died Wednesday morning, Feb. 22, 2012 at Sena Kean Manor, where she recently resided.
Born Jan. 15, 1932 in Kane, she was the daughter of Robert L. and Edith Peterson Swedenhjelm.Â On Oct. 31, 1953 in Kane, she married Kenneth J. Peterson, who died Feb. 18, 1996.
She had worked at the Market Basket in Kane for 18 years, retiring as manager of the Ben Franklin department.
Agnese C. Giordano, 88, of 66 Ann Lane, Bradford, passed away on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.Â
She was born on Aug. 4, 1923 in Rome, Italy, a daughter of the late Emdis and Maria Fedechi Cagnoli.
On Jan. 28, 1946 she married John A. Giordano in Italy, who passed away on March 18, 1979.
She attended Catholic schools in Rome, Italy.
She was a member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church.
She was employed as a furrier for 36 years at the former S.K. Tate Furs and Fashion Land and later by the Bradford Era for 16 years.
Samuel Bobish, 84, of 403 Lindholm Rd., Mt. Jewett, died Tuesday evening, Feb. 21, 2012, at his residence after a lengthy illness.Â
He was born on Jan 28, 1928 in Pittsburgh, the son of the late Mike and Helen (Bosich) Bobish. He and Mildred, his wife of 57 years, were married on March 29, 1954 in Winchester, Va.
Mr. Bobish served in the Army during the Korean War and was as Purple Heart recipient. He retired from General Motors in Buffalo where he worked for 21 years, and prior to that he was employed as a supervisor for J & L Steel in Pittsburgh for 24 years.
James Stephen Sennett, 89, of Seven Lakes, N.C., died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital.
He was born in St. Marys, son of the late Clifford J. and Catherine F. Sennett. Following graduation from Penn State University, he was employed as Sales Manager for Stackpole Inc. He was an avid golfer, friend to all, a man of integrity and always a gentleman. He was a devoted husband and a loving father.
During WW II, he served in the Army Air Corps with the 319th Bombardier Squadron and was involved in combat duty in the Mediterranean Theatre.
Leroy â€śLeeâ€ť E. Magnuson, 82, of 407 E. Hemlock Avenue, Kane, passed away peacefully onÂ Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at the Warren Manor, after a courageous battle with kidney disease.
Born Dec. 14, 1929, in Kane, he was a son of the late Dwight and Alice Alexis Magnuson.Â In 1953, he married Carroll Christie who survives.
A graduate of Kane High School Class of 1948, Lee joined the U.S. Marine Corps after school and served during the Korean War.
Carol E. Zook, 78, of 124 Birch St., died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at her residence.
Born Dec. 7, 1933, in Kane, she was a daughter of Charles and Mabel Peterson Eliason.Â On Feb. 14, 1953, in Kane, she married Bruce G. Zook who preceded her in death in 1984.
Carol was an employee of the Kane Community Hospital until her retirement in 2002. She was a member of St. Johnâ€™s Episcopal Church.
Edward C. Zettle, 73, of 545 Hacker St., Kane, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at Kane Community Hospital.
Born Feb. 10, 1939, in Johnsonburg, he was a son of Clarence E. and Evelyn R. Vasbinder Zettle. On Aug. 5, 2005, in Kane, he married Martha (Buckley) Johnson who survives.
A graduate of Johnsonburg class of 1957, he also attended Penn State University and Purdue University.
Robert Scott Dunkle, 47, of 217 Dawson St., died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, at his residence.
Born Oct. 11, 1964, in Bucks County,Â he was a son of Richard Dunkle and Barbara Stanley Dunkle Miller. He was married to Connie Snyder who survives.
Before becoming disabled over 12 years ago, he had been a sawmill operator.
Robert belonged to the First Church of God and was a former member of both the Kane Eagles and the Kane Moose Lodge.
Kathleen V. Frank, 93, of Water Street, Johnsonburg, and recently of Kane, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 at the Lutheran Home of Kane following a short illness. She was born May 6, 1918 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late John and Emma Amacher Lynch. On Jan. 28, 1936, she married Frederick C. Frank, who preceded her in death Aug. 3, 1991.
She lived all her life on Water Street, Johnsonburg, until the past several years in Kane.