November 29th, 2011
James W. McMurray, 86, of Concord, N.C., passed away after a serious illness, Nov. 26, 2011 at Carolinas Medical Center, in Charlotte, N.C.
He was born Oct. 24,1925, in Bridgeville, and resided in Kane for 33 years, and moved to North Carolina from Myrtle Beach, S.C., five years ago. Mr. McMurray was the son of the deceased James and Clara McMurray.
He was an employee of West Penn Power Company in Kane, as an electrician for 30 years, retiring in 1986. Mr. McMurray served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church in Concord, N.C.
Gerald N. "Jerry" Kilmer, 66, of 220 Haines St., Kane, died Monday afternoon, Nov. 28, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys.
Born Aug. 12, 1945 in Kane, he was the son of William and Sis Croyle Kilmer.Â
After serving as an Air Policeman in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, Mr. Kilmer worked for National Fuel for nearly 27 years.Â He was a member of the American Legion / VFW in Mt. Jewett as well as the Wilcox Sportsman's Club.
RIDGWAY â€“ Plans are in the works for the 13th Annual Ridgway Chainsaw Carvers Rendezvous to be held in downtown Ridgway after the Ridgway Borough Council unanimously approved the proposal during their regular meeting.
Main Street manager Michelle Bogacki said, pending PennDOT approval, Main Street will be closed from Feb. 18-25 from Broad to Mill Streets to make room for the popular event.
"It's a win-win," Bogacki said. "The site never goes away and we can work with the retailers."
Gerald Kilmer, 66, of Haines Street, Kane, died Monday afternoon at Elk Regional Health Center.Â Arrangements are entrusted to the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc. and will be announced. Online condolences may be expressed at www.ronaldmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.
Rose M. Cedar, 78,Â formerly of 113 Euclid Ave., passed away Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
Born Dec. 17, 1932, in upstate New York, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Zlosel) Bradley.
In 1953, she married Warren Ellsworth Cedar who preceded her in death.
She attended schools in Kane.Â
She worked at The Harvest House in The Bradford Mall, Perkins Restaurant and Corning Glass.Â She then worked for Zippo Manufacturing, from where she retired in January of 1998.
A part-time police officer for three Pittsburgh area communities was one of three men killed in a crash early Saturday morning on the James City hill on Route 66 south of Kane.
State police said the men were headed north in a pickup truck on Route 66 at approximately 1:30 a.m. when the vehicle traveled off of the east side of the roadway and struck a tree on James City hill in Wetmore Township near the border of McKean and Elk counties.
The vehicle hit two more trees before rolling over several times and landing on its roof, police said.
Anna R. Johnson, 88, a long-time resident of James City, died early Sunday morning, Nov. 27, 2011 at The Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born Dec. 6, 1922 in James City, she was the daughter of Garland and Barbara Maze Haight.Â She was married to Robert Reigel, who died in 1945; then to Edward Bergstrom, who died in 1986;Â and finallyÂ to Melvin Johnson, who died in 1996.
A homemaker, she was a member of the former Assembly of God in James City, where she was the pianist and taught Sunday School.
Kim S. Brown, 54, of Kane,, formerly of Jamestown, N.Y., passed away peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 at UPMC Presbyterian Medical Center, Pittsburgh.
Kim was born Sept. 25, 1957 in Jamestown, N.Y., and was the daughter of Richard S. Keyes of Jamestown, N.Y. and the late Beverly J. Keyes; mother of Kevin Brown of Kane; sister ofÂ Pamela (Jeffrey) Curtis of Panama, N.Y. and Wendy (Burnett, Jr.) Bartley ofÂ Pittsburgh; aunt of Lucas and Joshua Curtis, and Timothy Vogler.
Julia M. Montgomery, 100, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born Dec. 24, 1910, in Kane, she was a daughter of the late John and Rose Scuro Montour.
Mrs. Montgomery had been employed at various times at Holgates, Houston Electronics, and the former Market Basket. She was a graduate of the Kane High School Class of 1930.
As a Volunteer, she worked at many places, including the American Red Cross Blood Bank, the Lutheran Home at Kane, the Community Hospital Gift Shop and the Meals on Wheels program.
Dr. Ken Langille was quite happy practicing medicine as a physician in a small town in his native Nova Scotia, Canada.
This feeling of euphoria came to an unexpected end when the local hospital closed its doors.
Langille had to explore other options to continue to practice medicine.
â€śI decided to look around and see whatâ€™s available,â€ť Langille said.
His search brought him to Kane and the Kane Community Hospital in 1994. He looked at other opportunities in the U.S. before finally deciding on Kane as his new home. He opened his practice in Kane on Oct. 10, 1995.