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January 3rd, 2012

James F. Perry

January 4, 2012

James F. Perry, 74, formerly a longtime Kane resident, passed away peacefully in his Doraville, Ga. home on Dec. 28, 2011 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Mr. Perry was an Air Force veteran and retired as the Plant Manager of Southern Tea in Atlanta, Ga. He is survived by his second wife, Judy Camp Perry of Doraville, sons James P. Perry of Kane, Jon R. Perry (Joni) of Pittsburgh and daughter Jodi E. Perry of Manassas, Va., three stepchildren, one brother, three sisters and 16 grandchildren.

Dorothy J. Hurlburt

January 4, 2012

Dorothy J. Hurlburt, 82, of 7 Bridge St., Mt. Jewett, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, at Kane Community Hospital.
Born April 9, 1929, in Tioga County, she was a daughter of Peter F. and Cora Ann Slocum Jones. On Dec. 18, 1944, in Whitesville, N.Y., she married Andrew J. Hurlburt who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Hurlburt, a homemaker, is survived by three daughters, Juanita (Frankie) Cornelius of Mt. Jewett, Norma (William) Way of Irvine and Pat Camatti in California; a son, Duane Hurlburt of Andover, N.Y.; 20 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and a brother, Paul Jones of Hornell, N.Y.

January 2nd

Violet “Vee” M. Lamberson

January 2, 2012

Violet “Vee” M. Lamberson, 98, of New Haven Court, 100 Freedom Way, Greensburg, and formerly of 100 Hemlock Ave., Kane, died Jan. 2, 2012, at her residence.
Born Sept. 6, 1913, in Ellicottville, N.Y., she was a daughter of Frank H. and Kittie Lovelace Kifer. She was married at St. Callistus Catholic Church to George J. Lamberson who preceded her in death in 1997.

December 30th, 2011

Cora O. Steele

December 31, 2011

Cora O. Steele, 79, of 50 Johnson Rd., in Wetmore, near Kane, died Thursday afternoon, Dec. 29, 2011 at the Kane Community Hospital.
Born Dec. 10, 1932 in Manorville, she was the daughter of Ray and Helen Cook Transue. On July 11, 1953 in Kane, she married Richard H. Steele, who died in 2005.
Cora was the head cook at the Kane Area Middle School for 27 years. 

December 28th

William W. Perry

December 28, 2011

William W. Perry, Jr., 70, of 30 Birch St., Kane, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 28, 2011 at the Golden Living Center in Oil City.
Born July 16, 1941 in Kane, he was the son of William W. and Betty Powell Perry. On Feb. 14, 1970 in Kane, he married Christine A. Nevel, who died April 15, 1999.
Bill graduated from Kane Area High School in 1959 and later served in the National Guard until 1975. He was a sales representative for Stackpole Corp. in Kane and St. Marys for over 35 years. 

James H. Gross

December 28, 2011

James H. Gross, 84, of 5 Bridge St., formerly a lifelong resident of Bradford, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at the Sena Kean Manor.
Born Aug. 18, 1927, in Bradford, he was a son of the late William Clayton and Frances Long Gross.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army as an infantry cook.
He was a member of the Bradford Baptist Church and more recently attended the Kushequa Union Church and the Mt. Jewett Assembly of God Church. He had worked in the oil fields before he started his sales career at B&B Electric. Later, he was employed as a chef at the Seneca Casino.

December 27th

James H. Gross

December 28, 2011

James H. Gross, 84, of 5 Bridge St., Mt. Jewett, died Tuesday morning, Dec. 27, 2011, at the Sena-Kean Manor. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc.

December 26th

Ann K. Powell

December 27, 2011

Ann K. Powell, 87, formerly of Wilcox, died Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011, at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born Aug. 28, 1924, in James City, she was a daughter of Joseph and Anna Mishulk  Gezik. She had been married to Norbert Powell who preceded her in death.
Surviving are one sister, Mary Morgan of James City; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents and husband, by three children and five brothers.

William J. “Buzz” Paris

December 27, 2011

Mr. William J. “Buzz” Paris, 80, unexpectedly passed into the next life at his residence, Monday, Dec. 26, 2011.
He was born March 23, 1931 in Butler to the late William V. and Laura Smead Paris.
Mr. Paris served in the in the US Marine Corps during the Korean conflict as a Sgt. and D.I. of the 1st Marine Division. As an area resident, he owned and operated Buzz’s Saw Shop, was self-employed as an independent logger and named 2000 Logger of the Year by AHUG, worked for his son Bud as a logger, Nortrim Logger’s Insurance Co., and a Sheffield Police Officer.

December 23rd

Anna M. Pierson

December 24, 2011

Anna M. Pierson, 87, of Sheffield, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at the Warren Manor Nursing Home after an extended illness. 
She was born July 1, 1924 in Warren, to the late Andrew and Anna Hanusik Kujava.
She has resided in Sheffield area most of her entire life and was a 1942 graduate of Sheffield High School. Anna attended Tiona United Methodist Church and was a member of the Sheffield V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary. She always enjoyed baking and being a grandmother and great-grandmother. 

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