Archive - Obituary
April 23rd, 2012
Elizabeth ""Bette"" Freer, 85, of Eldred, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2012, at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.
Born Nov. 23, 1926, in Olean, N.Y., she was a daughter of Reginald and Irene Brandel Carey.
Betty was a 1943 graduate of Eldred high School and later graduated from Westbrook Academy in Olean. She was a lifetime resident of Eldred.
Linnea Swanson Johnson, 97, passed into the next life at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2012, in Warren General Hospital following an extended illness.
She was born April 4, 1915 in Ludlow to the late Oscar Frederick and Alfreda Linnea Bjorkman Swanson.
Virgil W. Campbell, 90, formerly of Brickyard Road in East Kane, died Wednesday afternoon, April 18, 2012 at The Lutheran Home at Kane, where he resided.
Born Jan. 7, 1922 in Kane, he was the son of William and Jessie Orcutt Campbell.Â In Feb. of 1946 in Mt. Jewett, he married Mary J. Johnson, who died in 1997.
Francis X. â€śFrankâ€ť Straub, 76, of 123 Terrace Rd., St. Marys, died unexpectedly Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born May 2, 1935 in St. Marys, son of the late Frank E. and Marguerite (Peg) Bender Straub.
James Milford, 71 of Oceanside, Calif., passed away April 10, 2012 after an extended illness.Â
Jim was born Oct. 9, 1940 to the late Mark and Theresa Milford of Kane. He has resided in California since 1960.Â Jim was a 1958 graduate of Kane High School. Jim was employed at Rohr Industries in Chula Vista for 37 years.
Jim enjoyed casinos, bingo and traveling across the United States and visiting friends and family.
Kenneth D. Kempf, 85, a resident of The Lutheran Home at Kane, formerly of Park Avenue Ext. in Kane, died Friday evening, April 13, 2012 at UPMC Hamot in Erie.
Born May 4, 1926 in Kane, he was the son of Daniel and Twila Newhouse Kempf. On Dec. 26, 1948 in Kane, he married Carol E. Sandburg, who survives.
Quinten Carl Johnson passed away on Saturday, April 14 at the age of 94.Â
He was a lifelong resident of Hazel Hurst where he was born on Sept. 28, 1919, and spent the last several years at Sena Kean Manor in Smethport.
Quinten was the son of Henning and Blanch Johnson and brother of Paul, all of whom preceded him in death.Â On Dec. 14, 1940, he married Betty Timmerman to whom he was married for nearly 70 years until her death in December, 2010.Â
Sally L. Mandilas, 77, formerly of Bradford and 2 Greeves St., Kane,Â passed away Thursday, April 12, 2012, at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born June 24, 1934, in Kane, she was a daughter of the lateÂ Lascos and Florence Weidow Mandilas.
Sally was a graduate of Bradford High SchoolÂ and had worked at Producers Bank and National Fuel Gas in Bradford. After her retirement, she moved to Kane.
Surviving are a niece, Peggy Rolick of Kane; two nephews, Rodney Boschert of Kane and Brian Boschert of Russell. Several great nieces and great nephews and cousins also survive.
Robert E. Menteer, 83, of Green Bay passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012 in Blackstone. He was born in Nebraska, Pa. on May 7, 1928 to the later Robert Elias and Marguerite Catlin Menteer. He was a retired U.S. Army veteran having served 21 years including deployment during WWII, Korea and Vietnam.
George E. Matis, 57, of 785 Wetmore Road, passed away suddenly on Monday, April 9, 2012, at Kane Community Hospital.
Born Sept. 6, 1954, in Kane, he was a son of the late George and Leverna Larson Matis.
George was a dairy farmer for many years and soldÂ milk to several different producers in the area. He was also head sawyer for Kane Hardwood where he had been employed for 35 years.