November 16th, 2012
Joan L. Swanson, 70, of 633 Wood St., Kane, passed away unexpectedly at St. Vincent's Medical Health Center on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012.
Born Feb. 24, 1942, in Kane, she was a daughter of the late Melvin and Edla Gustafson Carlson.Â On April 25, 1964, in Kane, she married Ronald Swanson, who survives.
Mrs. Swanson was primarily a homemaker but in the past had been employed by New Process in Warren and Walker Printing in Kane.Â She was a member of Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church where she once had taken care of the Sunday School nursery.
Terry Snyder, 62, of 307 Maple St. died Sunday, Nov. 11, of an accidental drowning at the Kinzua Reservoir.
She was born in Rochester, Minn. on Nov. 17, 1949 to Frank White and the late Joanne Fitzpatrick.Â She married Mike Snyder in Rochester on Nov. 12, 1999, and worked with him as a roofing contractor in the Kane area.
The Kane Wolves will play the Karns City Gremlins at Clarion University on Friday at 7 p.m. in the District 9 Class AA Championship game. The Wolves earned their way to the finals with a 35-34 overtime win over the Brookville Raiders while the Gremlins defeated St Marys 34-14 to advance to the finals.
It's that time of the year when Kane area residents are looking ahead to the festive holiday season.
It's also a special time when residents are asked to reach into their hearts and pocketbooks to donate money, toys and clothing to benefit needy children in the area at Christmastime.
Mayme Carmen Carlson died Sunday, Nov. 11 in Tucson, Ariz.
She was born Jan. 21, 1921 in Saybrook, Pa. to Angeline Frontera and James Servedio.
She was married to Kurt Carlson. Mayme was a longtime resident of Wilcox until moving to Arizona in 1965.Â She worked as a bookkeeper but enjoyed entertaining with her beautiful piano playing.Â
She is survived by her sisters, Ann Hallberg of Kane and Maxine Nelson of Ludlow; her children, Judy, Scott and Linda; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Ruth E. Buhl, 98, of 36 Pine St., Wellsville, N.Y., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 at the Hart Comfort House in Wellsville.
She was born Aug. 6, 1914 in Mt. Jewett, the daughter of arl and Emma (Malmstrom) Bengtson. She graduated from Kane Area High School and Clarion State Teachers College. She was a longtime resident of Kane when she taught school and later was the manager of the Sears store there. In 1999 she moved to Wellsville to be closer to her family.
Helen E. "Bonney" Vito, age 88, of Albuquerque, N.M. died peacefully Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, after a two-month struggle with injuries suffered in a fall at home.
She was born Feb. 11, 1924 in Battle Creek, Mich. to Albert Bonney and Eva I. Long. She attended school in Jackson, Mich. and graduated from high school in 1941.
She met Frank Vito, an Army veteran from WWII (from 229 Beech St., Kane) in Washington, D.C. in 1946 and they were married in Jackson, Mich. on Sept. 2, 1948.
Itâ€™s a long way from Kane, but Gary Meckleyâ€™s 1960 classmates were sure he would fly to the lunar surface one day. According to the whimsical Senior Class Prophecy, the talented thin-clad would make it there with the aid of only his trusty steel pole. In his Senior Yearbook, his cohorts wrote â€śThe class of 1960 held its 25th annual reunion at Crater Inn on the moon, United States Territory. The classmates flew there by way of Missile Space Lines, except for Gary Meckley, who came via pole vault.
Despite extensive repair work, the wooden skate/bike ramps at Glenwood Park in Kane remain closed indefinitely.
Many donations have been received for new surface materials at the youth facility. Volunteersâ€”both teens and adultsâ€”have been handling the repair work.
The main issue now is insurance.
Kane native Sean Perry will premiere his newest film this Saturday night at 8 p.m. at the Kane Elks Club on Chestnut Street. Sean Perry Productions will present the initial public viewing of â€śDiamonds Are A Conâ€™s Best Friend,â€ť along with showings of two of his earlier films.