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Obituaries

Charles "Huxie" W. Nearing

December 23, 2014

Charles "Huxie" W. Nearing, 77, of Burning Well Road, Wilcox, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 at Penn Highlands DuBois.
Born Aug. 5, 1937, in Wilcox, he was a son of the late Linus and Margaret Paulina Nearing.
"Huxie" served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Veterans' Memorial Club in Mt. Jewett and the Wilcox Sportsman's Club.
Prior to retirement, he was employed as the dog catcher for Elk County.

Anna Jean Peterson

December 23, 2014

Anna Jean Peterson, 71, of 908 Welsh St., Kane, died unexpectedly at her home Monday, Dec. 22, 2014.
Born May 4, 1943 in Kane, she was the daughter of Samuel and Dessa Sewell Mays. On April 25, 1969 in Johnsonburg, she married Edward D. "Eddie Pete" Peterson, who died June 12, 2013.
Anna grew up in Westline and was a waitress at the former Colonial Inn near Kane for many years, then worked in the dietary department of the Kane Community Hospital for over 30 years. 
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Kane, and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Anna Jean Peterson

December 22, 2014

Anna Jean Peterson, 71, of 908 Welsh St., Kane, died unexpectedly Monday morning, Dec. 22, 2014 at her home. Arrangements, in the care of the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc., are incomplete and will be announced in tomorrow's edition.

Charles “Huxie” W. Nearing

December 21, 2014

Charles “Huxie” W. Nearing, 77, of Burning Well Road, Wilcox, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 at Penn Highlands DuBois.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc.

Carl R. Westerburg Sr.

December 18, 2014

Carl R. Westerburg Sr., 58, of Conneaut, Ohio, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning, Dec. 16, 2014 at his residence.
He was born June 26, 1956 in Erie, son of the late Richard F. and Lillian K. (Hultman) Westerburg.
Carl was employed as maintenance and groundskeeper at Evergreen Lake Park for the past 12 years and had previously worked at Zimmers Service Center in West Springfield, and drove truck for Lukjan Metal Products for 17 years.

Lucy E. Titus

December 18, 2014

Lucy E. Titus, 85, of 22 Totten Ln., Bradford, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 while in the company of family members at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
Born June 7, 1929 in Rixford, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Gladys (Dufton) Nelson. She graduated from Otto High School in 1946.
On Sept. 4, 1948 in Olean, N.Y., she married Robert C. Titus, who died April 14, 2008.
Lucy was a homemaker. She was previously employed at Olson’s Department Store, Levi's and Gray's Drug Store. She enjoyed square dancing, painting, gardening, and raising pigs, chickens, and cows.

Christopher J. McCormack

December 13, 2014

Christopher James McCormack, 40, of East End Avenue, Regent Square, Pittsburgh, and formerly of Mt. Jewett, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 at the Allegheny General Hospital Transplant Unit in Pittsburgh.
Born April 29, 1974, in Kane, he was a son of Jim and Kittie Johnston McCormack. On July 27, 2002, in Key West, Fla., he married Miriam Kleman McCormack who survives.

D. Neal Meckley

December 11, 2014

D. Neal Meckley, 87, formerly of 121 Oak St., Kane, died Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 10, 2014 at The Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born Dec. 22, 1926 in Lamont, he was the son of Orvis S. and Mabel A. Asp Meckley. On Aug. 26, 1950 in Kane, he married Joann Jerman, who died Aug. 28 of this year.
Mr. Meckley served in the U.S. Army during WWII, discharged at the rank of sergeant.
He owned and operated Meckley's Feed Store in Kane, then was a supervisor at Houston Electronics in Kane until his retirement in 1986.

Christopher McCormack

December 11, 2014

Christopher McCormack, 40, of Regent Square in Pittsburgh, formerly of Mt. Jewett, died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Cummings Funeral Home, Inc. in Mt. Jewett.

D. Neal Meckley

December 11, 2014

D. Neal Meckley, 87, formerly of 121 Oak St., Kane, died Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 10, 2014 at The Lutheran Home at Kane. Arrangements, in care of the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc., are incomplete and will be announced.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.ronaldmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.

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