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December 1st

Barbara Ann Nelson

December 1, 2010

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.

November 30th

Paul Joseph “Bogie” Biel

November 30, 2010

Paul Joseph “Bogie” 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

November 30, 2010

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.

November 26th

Donald Espin

November 26, 2010

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. On Feb. 19, 1955, at St. Callistus Church in Kane, he married Constance “Connie” Colella who survives.
Don was a member of St. Callistus Church where he served as an usher. He also was a past member of the Kane Country Club and the Kane Elks Club. During the Korean Conflict, he served with the Navy aboard the USS Wasp.

Donald “Moose” E. Garris

November 26, 2010

Donald “Moose” 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 married Rose Marie Castellucia who preceded him in death.
Mr. Garris had been employed as a truck driver for Met Foods. 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.

November 23rd

Gerald W. Leonard

November 23, 2010

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. 
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

November 23, 2010

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.

November 22nd

Joyce B. Danielson

November 23, 2010

Joyce B. Danielson, 79, of 2 High Point Dr., formerly of Mt. Jewett, died Monday morning, Nov. 22, 2010, at Kane Community Hospital.
Born Dec. 5, 1930, in Kane, she was a daughter of Ernest and Margaret Starner Cunningham. On June 27, 1953, in Mt. Jewett, she married Dale Danielson who preceded her in death.
A graduate of Mt. Jewett High School Class of 1948 and Mansfield Teachers’ College in 1952, she was employed as a school teacher for 38 years in Wellsville, N.Y., Spring Mills, Centre Hall, Hazel Hurst, Kane and Smethport from which she retired.

November 21st

R. James "Jim" Long

November 21, 2010

R. James "Jim" Long died on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, age 67, of Penn Hills, formerly of West Newton; beloved husband of Mary M. Joyce "Peggy"; loving father of Richard Long (Maggie) and Paul Long; brother of Barbara Wool (Mick), Richard Long (Marie) and Carol Mumau (Ralph); and also six grandchildren and several nieces.
Jim served aboard the USS Intrepid in the Navy and was retired from Mellon Bank.
Friends were received Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Charles W. Trenz Funeral Home, Inc., 11110 Frankstown Rd., Penn Hills.

Virginia Shall

November 21, 2010

Virginia Shall, 94, formerly of 410 N. Fraley St., died Friday (November 19, 2010) at the Lutheran Home at Kane where she resided.
Born Oct. 25, 1916, in St. Marys, she was a daughter of  the late Charles and Hilda Jesberger Gerber. In 1933, she married Foster Bean who preceded her in death and then, in 1976, she married Charles Shall who also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Shall had been employed at Stackpole Corp. from which she retired in 1965. She was a member of St. Callistus Catholic Church.

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