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March 6th, 2011

Joel H. Peterson

March 6, 2011

Joel H. Peterson, 54, of 6 Pete Ln., died Sunday, March 6, 2011, at his residence.
Born July 19, 1956, in Kane, he was a son of the late Herbert and Viola Lundblad Peterson. 
Mr. Peterson was self-employed as a window tinter.

March 3rd

Thomas F. Kraft

March 3, 2011

Thomas F. Kraft, 80, died unexpectedly at the Warren General Hospital on Tuesday Feb. 15, 2011.

February 27th

Sandy P. Cecchetti

February 27, 2011

Sandy P. Cecchetti, 81, of 90 Reigel Rd., died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born Nov. 10, 1929, in James City, he was a son of Albert and Amelia Seri Cecchetti. On Aug. 23, 1952, in Kane, he married Winnie Kraft who survives.
Mr. Cecchetti served in the Air Force, attaining the rank of Sergeant.
He was a graduate of Kane High School class of 1947 and a member of St. Callistus Catholic Church. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and all outdoor sports.
Until his retirement in 1993, he was employed as an auto transporter for Anchor Motor Freights.

Betty F. Nelson

February 27, 2011

Betty F. Nelson, 85, formerly of Wilcox, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys.
Born Dec. 16, 1925, in Washington, D.C., she was a daughter of Raymond F. and Margaret Eleden Fleming. On July 14, 1958, in Arlington, Va., she married James F. Nelson who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Nelson, a homemaker, had worked at Stackpole. She also had been employed as a cook at the former Cherry’s Restaurant in Johnsonburg.
She was a past member of the Wilcox American Legion Auxiliary and had served as a Sunday School teacher at the Wilcox Presbyterian Church.

February 22nd

Florence E. Stiles

February 22, 2011

Florence E. Stiles, 81, of 13 Blaisdell Ave., passed away Monday, Feb. 21, 2011 at her residence.
Born Sept. 12, 1929, in Kane, she was a daughter of the late John and Florence (Bair) Rutledge.
On June 26, 1948 in East Kane, she married John  Stiles who survives. 
Mrs. Stiles was a 1948 graduate of Kane High School. She had worked as a waitress at the Arcade Restaurant in Kane, and at numerous restaurants in Bradford. She later was employed at Zippo Manufacturing.

February 21st

Frank L. Bizzak

February 21, 2011

Frank L. Bizzak, 89, of 6743 Highland Rd., Kane, died Monday morning, Feb. 21, 2011 at his residence.
Born June 21, 1921 in Kane, he was the son of John and Mary Cehovin Bizzak. On Feb. 10, 1969 in Bradford, he married the former Nancy E. Besecker, who died Oct. 11, 1994.
An Army Air Force Airman during WWII, Mr. Bizzak later co-owned and operated Bizzak Beer Distributor in Kane for over 17 years, and then worked for the Carpenters Union, Pittsburgh, for over 17 years. He was also an EMT for the Kane Ambulance Service for several years.

February 18th

Elizabeth A. "Betty" Morton

February 18, 2011

Elizabeth A. “Betty” Morton, 78, formerly of 117 Welsh St., Kane, died Friday afternoon, Feb. 18, 2011 at the Erie County Home in Lancaster, N.Y.
Born Aug. 11, 1932 in Kane, she was the daughter of Harry “Fats” and Marjorie Kilmer Swedenhjelm. In 1952 she moved to Niagara Falls, N.Y. where she married Herbert Simmons, Jr., now her former husband, of Wyoming.
Mrs. Morton attended Bayar Statton College and worked for several judges offices. In 1990, she returned to Kane to care for her father in 1990.

February 13th

Leatrice Elloise “Mickie” Wright

February 13, 2011

Leatrice Elloise “Mickie” Wright, 79, of Smethport, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, in St. Vincent Hospital, Erie.
She was born Sept.6, 1931 in Manorville, a daughter of Ray and Helen L. Cook Transue. On April 4, 1953, in the Kane United Methodist Church, she married Llewellyn “Sarge” Wright, who survives.
Mrs. Wright was a graduate of Hazel Hurst High School. She was employed by KOA-Speer Electronics of Bradford for 33 years before retiring. She was devoted to her family.

February 11th

Louis L. "Barney" Rollick

February 12, 2011

Louis L. "Barney" Rollick, 88, of 821 W. Eschbach Rd., St. Marys, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2011 at Pinecrest Manor. He was born May 7, 1922 in Rathbun, son of the late Aloys (Lewis) and Mary Eskra Rollick.
On Aug. 26, 1950, in the St. Mary's Catholic Church, he married Ida M. Eckert, who preceded him in death on May 5, 2003.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1941. At Central Catholic, Mr. Rollick played on the basketball team.

February 10th

Anthony Damien Anderson

February 11, 2011

Anthony Damien Anderson, born July 3, 1985 in Kane to Eugene J. Vito Jr. and Beth Snyder Anderson, recently died Jan. 29, 2011 in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Besides his parents, he is survived by five sisters, Amber L. McKinzie of Arkansas, Danielle Vito of Athens, Ga., and Reagan Vito, Selina Vito, and Catalina Vito, all of Kane; a grandmother, Cynthia Harlan of Kane; an uncle, Anthony Vito, of Orlando, Fla.; and many cousins and friends.
Funeral Services are being provided by Dove Funeral Home in Orlando, Fla. (407) 894-6484

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