Archive - Obituary
Betty Jane Johnson, 89, of Sena Kean Manor, Smethport, passed away peacefully Wednesday (Dec. 2, 2010) at her residence.
Born on April 6, 1921 in Crosby, she was a daughter of Harry J. and Ida M. Swanson Timmerman. She graduated from Smethport High School in 1939.Â On Dec. 14, 1940 Betty was married to Quinten C. Johnson in Smethport officiated by the Rev. Leonard D. Peale.Â The couple would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this month.
Timothy A. Brechtel, 63, of 217 Welsh St., Kane, died Friday morning, Dec. 3, 2010 at the Kane Community Hospital after being stricken at home.
Born Sept. 19, 1947 in Ridgway, he was the son of Arthur and Lucille Rezmerski Brechtel.Â On Feb. 8, 1975 in Kane, he married Sherry L. Stewart, who survives.
Mr. Brechtel worked in the lab at Stackpole Corp. in St. Marys for over 20 years.
He attended St. Callistus Catholic Church in Kane, and was a fireman for 47 years in Kane and Wilcox, having served as chief for the latter.Â He also belonged to the Central District Firemen.
Mrs. Doris C. Pastrick, 90, died at 12:10 a.m. on Nov. 30, 2010 at Warren General Hospital following an extended illness.
She was born May 6, 1920 in Sheffield to the late Elmer and Esther Lindgren Nelson.
On Sept. 27, 1941 in Sheffield, she married Joseph Pastrick Sr., who preceded her in death.
Barbara Ann Nelson, 44, of Providence Forge, Va., and formerly of Kane, passed away Tuesday (Nov. 30, 2010) at Mechanicsburg Hospital in Virginia.
Born July 11, 1966, in Kane, she was a daughter of Leonard and Louise Porter Nelson.
Miss Nelson attended Richmond Business School and was a bookkeeper at Adams Country Store. She also was an avid NASCAR fan.
Paul Joseph â€śBogieâ€ť Biel, 62, of Old Kane Rd., Wilcox, died unexpectedly on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, during the course of one of his favorite hobbies.
He was born Dec. 13, 1947, in Ridgway, son Olga (Damier) Biel of Wilcox, and the late Vincent Biel.
On Oct. 14, 1972, he married Donna Zawatski, who survives.
Donna L. Wiler, 60, of 2 Chari Ln., Warren, passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, at Hamot Medical Center in Erie.
Donna was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on Jan. 15, 1950, a daughter of the late Elizabeth C. (Thompson) and Frederick L. Kelley.
Donald Espin, 79, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at the Lutheran Home at Kane where he had resided.
Born Oct. 5, 1931, in Ludlow, he was a son of John and Anna Turay Espin. OnÂ Feb. 19, 1955, at St. Callistus Church in Kane, he married Constance â€śConnieâ€ť Colella who survives.
Don was a member of St. Callistus Church where he served as an usher.Â He also was a past member of the Kane Country Club and the Kane Elks Club.Â During the Korean Conflict, he served with the Navy aboard the USS Wasp.
Donald â€śMooseâ€ť E. Garris, 73, of 526 Welsh St., died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010, at his residence.
Born Dec. 17, 1936, in Kane, he was a son of Harry Eugene and Mary Gault Garris. On Nov. 17, 1955, in New York City, he marriedÂ Rose Marie Castellucia who preceded him in death.
Mr. Garris had been employed as a truck driver for Met Foods.Â He was a member of the Kane VFW, the Mt. Jewett Legion,The Mt. Jewett Sportsman Club and the Wilcox Sportsman Club.
He also was a veterean, having served in the U.S. Air Force.
Gerald W. Leonard, 83, of 312 Welsh St., died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at Hamot Medical Center in Erie.
Born July 9, 1927, in Wolf Run, he was a son of Audrey and Clara Dougherty Leonard.Â
Mr. Leonard had been employed by Penn DOT from which he retired after 30 years.
Surviving are a son, Gary Leonard of Kane; a daughter, Rhonda Marcinko of Girard; and two grandsons.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, are a brother, Ralph Leonard and a sister, June Leonard.
Kenneth M. Chester, age 87, of Edgewater, Fla., died in his home on Friday, Nov. 19, 2010. He was cared for in his failing health by his daughter, Doreen.