Archive - Obituary
Gertrude C. Sleeman, 92, of 701 Rouse Ave., Youngsville, and formerly of Clarendon, passed away on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011 at the Rouse Home.
The Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. A complete obituary will be published when available.
George Preston Simon Jr., 92, a former resident of Perry County for 35 years and currently of Chapel Pointe, Carlisle, died on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011 in the Carlisle Regional Medical Center.
He was born April 14, 1919 in Mt. Jewett, to the late George P. and Bertha Rathburn Simon.
Janis M. Sample, 53, of 148 School St., Kane, and formerly of Wilcox, died on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011 at Kane Community Hospital following a brief illness.
She was born on August 19, 1958 in Ridgway, daughter of Thomas J. and Dorothy Dush Redmond.
She married Jeffrey A. Sample on May 14, 1982. He survives.
She resided in Kane for the last 22 years. She graduated from Johnsonburg Area High School, Class of 1976 and from Median Technical School of Pittsburgh as an Animal Health Tech. She was employed by Kinzua Veterinary Clinic in Warren for 10 years.
Robert Loyd Lankard, 86, of Meadville, passed away, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at the Meadville Medical Center after a three-month period of failing health.
Born Nov. 20, 1924 in Harris, Kansas, he was the son of Jasper and Minnie Milliman Lankard.Â He married Beverly R. Witherell on Dec. 16, 1973 at the Kane Baptist Church.Â
Judith E. Lang, 96, formerly of JoJo Road, Kane, died Friday evening, Oct. 28, 2011 at The Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born Nov. 22, 1914 in Suffolk, Va., she was the daughter of Francis M. and Bernice C. Butler Pierce.Â On Aug. 23, 1943 in Fort Story, Va., she married Donald W. Lang, Jr., who died in 2003.
Mrs. Lang served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps during WWII at Walter Reed Hospital and Woodrow Wilson General Hospital. Later, she was the school nurse at Sheffield High School and worked at the Summit Hospital and Community Hospital, both in Kane.
Gladys E. â€śRustyâ€ť Johnston, 86, of 15 W. Willow St., Smethport, formerly of Mt. Jewett, died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at Kane Community Hospital.
Born Jan. 24, 1925, in Ridgway, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Alta Van Order Moran.Â On Dec. 9, 1945, in Kane,Â she married Richard Johnston who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Johnston is survived by a daughter, Kathleen â€śKittieâ€ť (Jim) McCormack of Mt. Jewett; two grandsons, Chris (Miriam) McCormack of Pittsburgh and Jay (Marcie Srun) McCormack of Moscow, Idaho; and five great-grandchildren, Wren, Jayne, Sunny, Claire and Kacey McCormack.
Mildred â€śIsabelleâ€ť Gustafson, 92, formerly of Poplar Street, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at Sena Kean Manor.
Born Sept. 8, 1919, in Kushequa, she was a daughter of Gustav A. and Mary Transue Gustafson.
Before her retirement, Ms. Gustafson had worked as an operator for Western Union.Â She was a member of St. Matthewâ€™s Lutheran Church.
Surviving are a brother, Gerald Gustafson of Bradford, and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Gustafson; and two sisters, Evelyn Chatley and Dorothy Moore.
Dr. Glennis Speary Rickert, a World War II veteran and longtime resident of Mountain Lakes, N.J., passed away peacefully Oct. 24, 2011. He was 87 years old.
Robert D. McClain, 88, of the Lutheran Home at Kane Residential Care Center, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011Â at the Kane Community Hospital.
Born Sept. 29, 1923 in Corsica, he was the son of Thomas E. and Mabel Richert McClain.Â On July 23, 1945 in Ridgway, he married Audrey Burton, who died in 2004.
Mr. McClain was a sheet metalist for Elliot Co. in Ridgway for over 20 years, and later for Waterbury Farrell in Cheshire, Conn.
He attended the First Baptist ChurchÂ of Kane and had been a member of the BPO Elks #329, in Kane.
Victoria M. Fitzgerald died Oct. 21, 2011.
She was the beloved wife of the late Roger A. Fitzgerald; devoted mother of Robert (Donna) Fitzgerald; loving grandmother of Sean (Mary) Fitzgerald and Deborah (Michael) Cammarano; great-grandmother of Matthew, Christopher and Michael; sister of Charlotte Lyte, Walter (Linda) Kellar and the late Josephine Kellar, Helen Rolfe, Jennifer Burns and Leona Kellar.
She is also survived by nieces and nephews.