Archive - Obituary
May 10th, 2011
Joan G. Hoffman, 81, formerly of 696 JoJo Road, died Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born April 10, 1930, in St. Marys, she was a daughter of the late Albin and Gertrude Kaiser Kraus.Â On Sept. 6, 1948, in St. Marys, she married Paul R. Hoffman Sr. who preceded her in death in 2003.
Mrs. Hoffman, a mother and homemaker, had been employed as a cook and baker at the former Hillcrest Restaurant for twenty years.
Andrew M. â€śAndyâ€ť Carpenter, 56, of Langmaid Lane, formerly of 10 Forman St., Bradford, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011, following a brief illness, surrounded by his caregivers.
Born Aug. 6, 1954, in Kane, he was the only child of the late Norman A. and Irma J. Bloomquist Carpenter.
Andy enjoyed life and always loved a parade.Â He attended the Day Programs at Futures Rehabilitation Center in Bradford.
He is survived by longtime friends with whom he resided, Robert Clawson and Jerry Youngberg, as well as the many friends he made over the years.
Robert E. "Bob" Oliver of Lakeland, Fla. passed away on Jan.uary 10, 2011.
Bob was born in Kane on Feb. 15, 1942, the son of Leo and Katherine Oliver, and attended St. Callistus and Kane High School and graduated with the Class of 1959. He is survived by his former wife Sandra (Strawcutter) Oliver; two daughters, Danette and Debbie; one son, Douglas; one granddaughter, Alexis; one sister, Marie Andoline; one brother, Tom; and many nieces and nephews.
Walter B. "Ben" Ishman, 79, of 12783 Route 948 in Highland, died Wednesday afternoon, April 27, 2011 in the emergency room of the Kane Community Hospital.
Born April 2, 1932 in Sackett, he was the son of Walter M. and Elma C. Rae Ishman.Â On May 5, 1951 in DeYoung, he married Sara A. Nelson, who survives.
Mr. Ishman owned and operated Ishman's Garage for many years, and also was a school bus contractor for the Kane Area School District for many years.
Larry Anderson Sr., 70, of 100 Saybrook Rd., Sheffield, passed away on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at Kane Community Hospital following a lengthy illness.
Mark A. Swedenhjelm, 40, of 305 School St., East Kane, died Saturday, April 23, 2011, at the Kane Community Hospital, following an extended illness.
Born Feb. 16, 1971, in Kane, he was a son of Darrell and Marsha Glans Swedenhjelm.
Mark was a member of Lebanon Lutheran Church.Â After graduation from Kane High School, he attended Ohio Diesel Technical College for two years and received a degree in diesel mechanics.Â He had been employed by Highlander Energy where he did insulation and scaffold- building work.
Betty M. Tramontana, 87 passed away peacefully on Monday April 18, 2011 in Olympia, Wash. after a brief illness. A memorial service will be held on Saturday June 18, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Sheffield United Methodist Church with internment to follow in the Sheffield Cemetery.
Betty was born on May 31,1923 to PJ and Edna Finerty in Sheffield. Betty was married for 30 years to the late Joseph A. Tramontana. She had one son, Chuck, of Olympia, Wash.; a daughter-in-law, Donna; three grandsons; and two great-grandchildren.
Joyce Fees, 97, a resident of The Lutheran Home at Kane, died there Sunday evening, April 17, 2011.
Born March 16, 1914 in Kane, she was the daughter of Alfred and Emma Becker Cartwright.Â On Dec. 31, 1934 in Kane, she married Fred K. Fees, who died in 1996.
Mrs. Fees was a homemaker.
Surviving are three daughters, Jane Mayer of Webster, N.Y., Susan Keck of Sarasota, Fla. and Mary Hall of Atlanta, Ga.; a sister, Ann Johnson of Kane; a brother, Kenneth Cartwright of Sheffield; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Freda Francelia Brush Carlson, 85, passed into the next life Sunday, April 17, 2011 at Kane Community Hospital.
She was born April 4, 1926 in Kinzua to the late Roy and Arvilla Miller Brush. A lifelong area resident, Freda moved to Sheffield from Kinzua and later to Ludlow where she resided most of her life.
She enjoyed reading, puzzle books, â€śwatching the birds,â€ť and was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She also babysat for two grandsons, Adam and Zach, for many years.
Carmella M. Tigani, 95, of 7453 Highland Rd., died Saturday morning, April 16, 2011, at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born March 21, 1916, in Kane, she was a daughter of Giuseppe P. and Giuseppa Costanzo Russo. On Jan. 22, 1944, in Kane, she married Giuseppe (Joseph) Tigani who preceded her in death.
Before her retirement, Mrs. Tigani had been employed by Stackpole Carbon Company andÂ had also worked at the Chestnut Street Elementary School cafeteria.
She was a member of St. Callistus Catholic Church and belonged to the Kane Lodge #751 Sons of Italy.