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March 11th, 2012

Dorothy Jean Ann Johnson

March 11, 2012

Dorothy Jean Ann Johnson, 84, died Friday March 11, 2012 in Lakeland , FL, following recent surgery.
Born August 16, 1927 in Kane, Jean Ann was the daughter of Olga Augusta Sieger and James Raymond Lydie Dugan Sieger. She moved from Kane to Lakeland, FL in 2010.
Jean Ann graduated from Kane High School in 1945 and from Butler County Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1948. She worked at Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh, The Summit Hospital in Kane, and the Kane Community Hospital, before becoming a Pennsylvania Department of Health Nurse, for 18 years, prior to retirement in 1996.

March 7th

Joseph J. “Arky” Caramboni

March 7, 2012

Joseph J. “Arky” Caramboni, 90, of 132 Lincoln St., Kane, died unexpectedly Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at his residence.
Born Oct. 11, 1921, in James City, he was a son of Nazzareno and Anna Fontanelli Caramboni. On June 29, 1946, at St. Callistus Catholic Church, he married Marion Dooher who preceded him in death.
A graduate of James City High School class of 1940, Arky was a member of St. Callistus Catholic Church and also belonged to the Elks Lodge #329.
He was a lead man and foreman at Kane Screens, retiring in 1987.

March 6th

Nora Lynn Johnson Sovik

March 6, 2012

Nora Lynn Johnson Sovik, 61, of Baltimore, Md., died Feb. 29, 2012, at Catonsville Commons under the care of Gilchrist Hospice Care after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born Aug. 27, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Ruth L. and Donald H. Johnson of Kane.
She was married to Karl Sovik of Baltimore for 20 years. Nora was employed as a bank teller, at The House of Siam Restaurant, and most recently at Shoppers Food Market in Catonsville.

March 4th

Garold M. Oakes

March 4, 2012

Garold M. Oakes, 90, of 823 Wood St. (Route 6), Kane, died Friday morning, March 2, 2012 at Altoona Regional Health System, Altoona Hospital Campus.
Born Sept. 27, 1921 in Ridgway, he was the son of Sherman P. and Cecile E. Kinter Oakes. On Nov. 26, 1944 in Kane, he married Lorraine I. Swanson, who died Aug. 4, 2003.
Mr. Oakes owned Oakes Gas Company and was a gas and oil producer all of his life.

Curtis Lee Hayduk Sr.

March 4, 2012

Curtis Lee Hayduk Sr., 74, of 569 Maple St., Kane, died early Saturday morning, March 3, 2012, at the Kane Community Hospital.
He was born on July 22, 1937 in Kane, the son of the late John and Marion (Ward) Hayduk.
Mr. Hayduk had been employed by Stackpole for 37 years until his retirement in 1999.
Surviving relatives include four daughters, Nicoll Heart, Maria Jones, Terri Dowd and Jackie Reinard; three sons, Curtis Hayduk Jr., Jim Hayduk and Cole Hayduk; four sisters, Marjorie Duchi, Kathryn Fiscus, Pearl Taylor and Audrey Marshall; and two brothers, Gene Hayduk and Larry Hayduk.

Harriet Elizabeth Spilka

March 4, 2012

Harriet Elizabeth Spilka, 86, passed away on March 3, 2012 at Warren Manor in the presence of her family.
She was born Jan. 13, 1926 in Edinboro to the late Grace and Harry Moffat. She was a graduate of Edinboro High School. Harriet retired from Groboski Industries in Sheffield.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Moffat, and a sister, Helen Hanks.

March 2nd

Victor J. "Yitter" Zawatski

March 2, 2012

Victor J. "Yitter" Zawatski, 93, of Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys and formerly of Johnsonburg, died Thursday afternoon, March 1, 2012 at UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie following a short illness.
He was born Oct. 2, 1918 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Vincent and Leokadja Walczak Zawatski.
He married Gertrude Ann Votano on Aug. 2, 1942 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 8, 2002.

March 1st

Lena D. Costanzo

March 1, 2012

Lena D.  Costanzo, 89, formerly of 222 Janeway St., died Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 29, 2012, at Sena Kean Manor in Smethport.
Born May 3, 1922, in Kane, she was a daughter of Angelo and Margaret Discello Costanzo.
Before retirement, Miss Costanzo had been employed at Stackpole in Kane. She was a member of St. Callistus Catholic Church.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

February 29th

Francis W. Ahlberg

February 29, 2012

Francis W. Ahlberg, 89, of 6558 Route 321, Kane, died Wednesday morning, Feb. 29, 2012, at the Kane Community Hospital.
Born Aug. 5, 1922 in Wilcox, he was the son of Olof and Cora Silvis Ahlberg. On Aug. 15, 1947 in East Kane, he married Mary A. Stakley, who died in 1990.
Mr. Ahlberg served in the U.S. Army during WWII in Italy and North Africa, and was a recipient of the Purple Heart medal. Later, he worked for the Pennsylvania Highway Dept. for many years, retiring in 1984.
He was a member of the Wilcox Sportsman's Club, the Kane Fish & Game Club and the American Legion in Wilcox.

February 27th

Linda J. Paar

February 27, 2012

Linda J. Paar, 63, of 80 E. Main St., Mt. Jewett, passed away Monday morning, Feb. 27, 2012, at Kane Community Hospital.
Born Nov. 12, 1948, in Kane, she was a daughter of the late Lawrence C. and Elaine Balon Greenawalt. On May 17, 1969, in Mt. Jewett, she married Kordon J. Paar who survives.
Mrs. Paar was employed as a secretary for Paar Transportation Services in Mt. Jewett. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Also, she was an avid bingo player and loved her two cats and dog.

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