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July 21st, 2011

Jane Nash McDermott

July 22, 2011

Jane Nash McDermott, 91, of 115 Edgar James St., Kane, passed away July 21, 2011 at her residence. Jane was born in Bradford, the daughter of former attorney Francis M. and Marie E. Nash on Sept. 5, 1919. On April 23, 1949 she married Edward T. McDermott of Kane. 

July 20th

Kenneth VanGiesen

July 21, 2011

Kenneth VanGiesen, 30, formerly of Kane, died Monday as a result of injuries sustained while on duty in Afghanistan. Arrangements, entrusted to the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc., are incomplete and will be announced when available.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.ronaldmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.

Donald Wayne Olson

July 21, 2011

Donald Wayne Olson, 81 of Las Vegas, Nev., passed away on July 18, 2011 from complications of pneumonia.
He was born April 25, 1930, and was the only son of Harold and Mary (Hagey) Olson of Kane, Pennsylvania. Don was a graduate of Kane High School and Willamsport Technical School. Don served in the United States Navy for four years. He retired from Struthers Wells Corporation in Warren after 25 years as a project engineer.

July 17th

Mae J. Miller

July 18, 2011

Mae J. Miller, 85, of 5034 Highland Rd., near Kane, died Saturday evening, July 16, 2011 at Hamot Medical Center in Erie following a brief illness.
Born March 5, 1926 in Kane, she was the daughter of Robert E. and Ruby M. Nystrom Hadfield. In 1947, she married Cyril Gabriel, who died in 1964; and in 1972, she married Earl Miller, who also preceded her in death.
A 1944 graduate of Kane Area High School, Mrs. Miller was a clerk at the former A&P store in Kane for over 30 years, and later for the Quick Stop Market for over 20 years.

July 12th

Robert W. Barber

July 13, 2011

Robert W. Barber, 86, of Mt. Jewett, passed away on Tuesday morning, July 12, 2011, at his residence. 
Mr. Barber was born on July, 5, 1925 in Hazelhurst, the son of Ernest and Nellie Grimm Barber. He attended school in Hazelhurst and is a Methodist by faith.
A veteran of World War II, he was a seaman first class aboard the USS Spica and served in the South Pacific from July 1943 through September 1946.
Mr. Barber is survived by his wife of 58 years, the former Gloria Peters whom he married on Nov. 22, 1952 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mt. Jewett.

July 11th

John E. Gentilman

July 12, 2011

John E. Gentilman, 91, formerly of 536 Park Ave., Kane, died Monday morning, July 11, 2011 at The Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born Aug. 22, 1919, he was the son of Vincent and Theresa Ventri Gentilman.
Mr. Gentilman was a state policeman in the Kane area for over 20 years.  Earlier, he served in the U.S. Army Engineers during WWII.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, VFW #1132 in Kane, and Kane Lodge #566, F&AM.
Surviving are a son, John J. Gentilman of Kane; a sister, Helen Zicek of Frederick, Md., and several nieces and nephews.

July 10th

Barry M. Remick

July 11, 2011

Barry M. Remick, 54, of 20 Tionesta Ave., Kane, died Sunday morning, July 10, 2011, at the Kane Community Hospital.
Born Sept. 10, 1956 in Dubois, he was the son of James M. and Ella M. "Maisie" Hooten Remick.
Barry attended Blaisdell School in Bradford and graduated from Johnsonburg High School. He worked at Futures Rehabilitation Center for several years.
He is survived by his father, with whom he lived; and a brother, Scott M. Remick of Kane.
His mother preceded in death in 2006.

July 7th

Romaine Irene Spicer

July 8, 2011

Romaine Irene Spicer, 80, died unexpectedly at 9 p.m., Wednesday, July 6, 2011 in The Lutheran Home at Kane where she had been a resident since 2005.
She was born in Sheffield on Nov. 19, 1930, a daughter to the late John and Grace Anderson Rogers.
A lifelong Sheffield resident, Irene had been employed as a bartender for 20 years at the Lee House. She was also a member of the Sheffield Vets Club, Sheffield Rod and Gun, and loved to play Bingo.

Gertrude E. Sanders

July 8, 2011

Gertrude E. Sanders, 102, formerly of 220 Haines St. in Kane, died Wednesday evening, July 6, 2011, at Lake Placid Health Care Center in Lake Placid, Fla.
Born Sept. 10, 1908, in DuBois, she was the daughter of David and Jennie Heberling Smyers. In 1926 in DuBois, she married Raymond Cochran, who preceded her in death. In 1962 in Kane, she married George W. Sanders, who died in 1983.

July 6th

Ronald J, Gruber

July 7, 2011

Ronald J, Gruber, 65, formerly of Sugar Grove, passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at Snyder Memorial Home in Marienville. 
He was born in Jamestown, N.Y. on Dec. 21, 1945, a son of the late Erma (Hitchcock) and Ray  Gruber. He served in the U.S. Marines as a sergeant in the Vietnam War where he received the  National Defense Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Vietnamese Service Medal, Combat Action Ribbon and Good Conduct Medal. He was retired from his employment at Bush Industries.   

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