Martha M. Morse, 88, of Emporium Arms, 324 W 4th St., Emporium died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Monday (September 27, 2010) evening.
 
She was born April 13, 1922 in Emporium, a daughter of the late John and Margaret Schuster Michel Herzing.
Martha's stepfather was George A. Herzing who died in 1967. She attended St. Marys Schools and retired from Sylvania in Emporium where she had worked for many years. Years ago she was a member of the Endless Mountain Girls Bowling Team, the Sylvania Quarter Centr Mark Church, VFW Auxillary, Legion Auxillary, Women of the Moose, and the 8 & 40 Emporium McKean Lodge. She volunteered for many years at the Emporium Senior Center.
Surviving
Two Grandchildren Heather Frazo & Gordon Morse
Great Granddaughter:  Hannah Frazo
Sister: Rose, Mrs. Michael Belsole, St. Marys
Brother: Thomas Herzing and his wife Helen, St. Marys
Brother: William Herzing and his wife Anna, Penfield
Brother: Leo Herzing and his wife Ardel, Port Allegany
Preceded in Death By
Parents: John and Margaret Schuster Michel Herzing
Step father: George A. Herzing who died in 1967
Her companian of 25 years: Loren Campbell who died Oct. 19, 1996
Daughter: in infancy
Son: Gordon Morse who died in April 2010
2 Brothers: Paul and John Michel
2 Step sisters: Veronica Perrish & Agnes Wilson
Step brother: Bernard Herzing
There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be Celebrated at St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Saturday, (October 2, 2010) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

Burial will be in the St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, St. Marys

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Emporium Senior Center, 213-1/2 South Maple Street, Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.
 
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Richard “Dick” Umbenhauer passed away Sept. 22, 2010 following a brief illness. He was surrounded by his family.
Mr. Umbenhauer was born March 23, 1937 in Emporia, Pa. to James and Viola Umbenhauer. He was a member of the Cameron County High School Class of 1956 and a self-employed contractor in Emporia.

Mr. Umbenhauer spent 20 years in Wyoming at the Upper Hoback River, Bondurant, Wyo. He was a rancher, outfitter and hunting enthusiast and owned Rim Country Hay and Grain and Umbenhauer and Sons Masonry.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Betsy; sons, Rick (Julie), Mick (Traci) and Scott (Tammy), all of Payson; grandchildren, Heather of Casper, Wyo. and Rainna of Payson; great-grandchild, Kendrick of Casper, Wyo.; and sister, Marianne (Ben) Scott, of Chandler.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Bob and Jack.
He was well known and loved by many. He will miss spending “coffee time” at the 260 and Knotty Pine cafes.
A celebration of life will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 3 at the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino Event Center Fireside Room, Payson. The family invites his friends to join them in remembering Dick.
Donations in his name may be made to Hospice Compassus, 511 S. Mud Springs Rd., Payson, AZ 85541.
 
 
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Courtney Ann Standeven, 13, of Rich Valley Road, Emporium, formerly of Lancaster County, died Friday, September 24, 2010, in Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys.
 
Born April 18, 1997 in Lancaster, she was the daughter of Paul and Jennifer Townsend Wheaton.
 
A resident of Emporium for the past 18 months, Courtney was an 8th grade student at Cameron County High School.
 
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Emporium, the First Baptist Church youth group, the Cameron County High School bowling team, and shared the love of archery with her father, Paul.
 
In addition to her parents, Paul and Jennifer, she is survived by: her grandparents, Ann and Amos Wheaton and Esther Townsend, all of Emporium; two sisters, Brittany Standeven at home and Kara Wheaton of Sykesville; three brothers, Alex Wheaton, Payton Wheaton and Parker Wheaton, all of Sykesville; two aunts, Ashley Standeven of State College and Sherry DeLucia of Emporium; two uncles, Jeff Imboden of Saukville, WI and William Wheaton of Spokane, WA; and also many cousins.
 
Visitations with memorial tribute will be held Monday, September 27 from 5-7 p.m. in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium, where Funeral & Committal Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. R. Scott Melott, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating.
 
Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, Emporium
 
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Gary J. Dubler, 59, of 423 Grimms Rd., Emporium, died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Saturday (September 25, 2010) morning.

He was born July 21, 1951 in Ridgway a son of Florence Logue Dubler, Johnsonburg and the late Edward F. Dubler.
On November 26, 1999 in Kane he married Julie Thompson Dubler, who Survives.

Mr. Dubler graduated from Johnsonburg High School in the class of 1969. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1973 with a degree in Forestry and Wood Science. He retired in 2000 from Mallory Lumber Co. where he was a Sales Manager & co-owner. He was a member and past president of the Penn-York Lumbermens Association, a past director of the NHLA-National Hardwood Lumbermens Association & a contributor to the Penn Forest Products Association and a member of the Emporium Country Club. He was a avid hunter and fisherman. Gary was a loving husband & father.
 
Surviving
In addition to his mother Florence Dubler and his wife Julie Dubler
Daughter: Tess Dubler, Emporium
Brother: Robert Dubler and his wife Mary Lynn, Gurnee, IL
Brother: Steven Dubler, Johnsonburg
Sister: Kathleen, Mrs. Bill Carter, Tampa, FL
Brother: Roger Dubler, Johnsonburg
Brother: Glen Dubler and his wife Robin, Johnsonburg
Father & Mother-in-law: James & Joanne Thompson, Emporium
Brother-in-law: Joel Thompson and his wife Christine, Emporium
Brother-in-law: Jeffery Thompson and his wife Amy, Landisville, PA
Several Nieces and Nephews
Preceded in Death By
Father: Edward F. Dubler
 
Funeral Service will be held at the  First United Methodist Church,Emporium on Wednesday (September 29, 2010) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Bruce Burkness, Pastor and Pastor Jeff Little, officiating.
Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5-8 PM
Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice.
 
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Helen A. Metz, 88, formerly of West Fifth Street, Emporium, currently residing at the Grove House, died Tuesday, September 21, 2010, in Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys.
 
Born April 9, 1922 in Penfield, she was the daughter of John and Helen Golla Hawk.  On December 24, 1941 in Emporium she married Albert “Bert” Metz who died June 29, 1995.
 
A resident of Emporium since 1940, Mrs. Metz was valedictorian of the Huston H.S. class of 1939, and attended Penn State University before she was married.  She was employed for many years by GTE Sylvania in Emporium in the Units Dept., was a Home Health Aide with the Community Nurses, and was a trained Hospice volunteer.
 
She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Emporium having served on several boards and committees. She was instrumental in bringing a Service Unit of the Salvation Army to the Emporium area and served as its chairman for 20 years.  She was also a longtime member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Emporium Fire Department.
 
Survivors include: four daughters, Mrs. Edward (Nancy) Main of Apache Junction, AZ, Mrs. Ed (Diane) Bolin and Linda Slyder both of Emporium, and Mrs. Pam Hartman of Cisne, IL; eleven grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
 
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Metz was predeceased by a son Steven in 1967, a daughter Carol Metz Sizer in 1968, and by five sisters and one brother.
 
Friends will be received Thursday, September 23 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.
 
Funeral & Committal Services will be held in the First United Methodist Church Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Gary Atkinson, pastor, officiating.
 
Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.
 
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Grove House Boarding Home Inc., 436 Old West Creek Rd., Emporium.
 
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Bascom "Bass" Bryant, 83, of 12 Russel Lane, Emporium, PA formerly of North Carolina died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys, PA. Sunday (September 19, 2010) afternoon.
He was born May 4, 1927 in Bakersville, North Carolina a son of the late Jason and Sally Bryant.
Mr. Bryant was a self employed painter and owner of the former Bryants Painting Service. He was Baptist by faith. He was a Mason an member of the Loyal Order of the Moose and the VFW.
 
Surviving:
Special longtime friend: Verna Kondek, Emporium
Son: George Bryant and his wife Jewel
Daughter: Judy Lassiter and her husband David
Daughter: Jean Edwards and her husband Randal
Daughter: Lisa Hartnell and her husband Bruce
4 Grandchildren
7 Great Grandchildren
Sister: Estelle Buchanan, Johnson City, TN
Sister: Pauline Buchanan, Johnson City, TN
Sister: Helen Greene, Marion, NC
Sister-in-law: Estelle Bryant, Burnsville, NC
Preceded in Death By:
Parents: Jason and Sally Bryant
Son: Kenneth Wade Bryant
3 Brothers: Robert, Luther and Claude Bryant
Sister: Ann Bennett

There will be No Visitation.
Memorial Service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, Emporium, PA on Thursday at 2:00 PM with Pastor Gary Atkinson officiating.
The Bryant family will also have another Memorial Service in North Carolina at a later date.
 
Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements
 
 
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Thomas D. Gribble, Sr. 55, of 65 Huckleberry Circle, Emporium died at DuBois Regional Medical Center-West, on Sunday afternoon. (September 19, 2010)

He was born June 3, 1955 in St. Marys the son of Ella Mae Bailey Gribble of Emporium and the late Harvey Gribble.

On April 18, 1981 in First Baptist Church he married Susan McLean Gribble, who Survives.
Mr. Gribble graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1973. He worked at Emporium Hardwoods for 30 years and most recently at AST and KwikFill. In his youth he was an active member of the Boy Scouts. He was a commander of the Royal Rangers Patrol 185. He served on the Board of Directors of Emporium Little League for many years and also Memorial Hall. He was a member of the Bucktail Rod and Gun Club. His passion was officiating PIAA baseball, softball and volleyball games which he did for many years. He was an avid outdoorsman who especially enjoyed hunting and fishing.
surviving

In addition to his mother Ella Mae Bailey Gribble
and his wife Susie are
Son: Thomas "Tommy" Gribble, Jr., Emporium
Son: David Gribble, Emporium
Brother: Terry Gribble and his wife Leigh, Galion, OH
Preceded in Death By
Father: Harvey T. Gribble

Visitation will be at the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church on Sizerville Road, Emporium on Wednesday from 5-8 PM

Funeral Service will be held at the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church on
Thursday (September 23, 2010) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Mark Conklin, Pastor, officiating.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements
 
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Margaret E. Zito Anderson, 84, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium formerly of 457 E. Second St., died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Thursday, (September 16, 2010) morning.
She was born April 18, 1926 in Emporium a daughter of the late Anthony and Amelia Nicolo Zito.

On August 17, 1946 in St. Mark Rectory she married the late Ross E. Anderson.
Mrs. Anderson graduated from the former Emporium High School. Following graduation she worked for the former NW Mining Co. in DuBois and later for Sylvania in Emporium before transferring to Litton in Williamsport where she worked for several years. She then worked as a legal secretary at Perciballi Law Office in Williamsport before she retired and moved back to Emporium. She was a member of St. Marks Catholic Church.

Surviving
Sister: Theresa Dixon, DuBois
Sister: Susan Zito, Emporium
Sister: Jean Zito, Emporium
Brother: Gus Zito, Emporium
Numerous: Nieces and Nephews
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Anthony and Amelia Nicolo Zito
Husband: Ross E. Anderson who died Oct. 21, 2009
2 Sisters: Nancy Connors and Stella Zito
5 Brothers: Frank, Dominick, Joe and Tony Zito & Joseph in infancy.

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home prior to the Mass on Monday from 10:00 to 10:45 AM.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Monday (September 20, 2010) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorial Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Cameron Unit, P.O. Box 62, 135 W. Fourth St., Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.
 
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Thelma A. Gustafson Cox, age 94, a resident of Pine Crest Manor in St. Marys, passed away Sunday, September 12 at Elk Regional Medical Center after a short illness.
 
She was born August 7, 1916 in Brockport, a daughter of the late Eric, Sr. and Charlotte (Lottie) McCool Gustafson. On May 30, 1940 in Emporium she married Jack E. Cox who died May 25, 1984.
 
Mrs. Cox was a former resident of South Broad Street in Emporium where she and her family resided for over 60 years. Since 2004 she had lived at Silver Creek Terrace in St. Marys before moving to Pine Crest Manor in July of this year. She was employed by GTE Sylvania in Emporium for many years and later retired from Motor Coils Manufacturing in 1982.
 
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Emporium, a life member of the former Emporium Chapter #101 of the Order of the Eastern Star, and a longtime Red Cross volunteer with the Cameron County Blood Mobile.
 
She is survived by: her daughter, Charlotte R. Mallery (Patrick) of Moscow, PA; two sons, Jack Eric Cox (Edwin Light) of Santa Fe, NM and Jason C. Cox (Mary Ellen) of Spring, TX;  six grandchildren, Adrienne Mallery Jimerson, Caleb Mallery, Jesse Mallery, Lindsey Cox, Alissa Cox and Eric B. Cox; one great grandson, Micah Jimerson; two sisters, Verna Kondek of Emporium and Helen Petruzzi of Las Cruces, NM; a brother Robert Gustafson of Emporium; and locally by many nieces and nephews.
 
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Cox was predeceased by two sisters, Renetha Kunes and Beula Metz, and by three brothers, Dalton Gustafson, Eric Gustafson, Jr, and William Gustafson.
 
Friends will be received Thursday, September 16 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.  Funeral services will be conducted Friday, September 17 at 10:30 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Philip Sanders, pastor, officiating.
 
Interment will follow in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.
 
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Red Cross, the First Presbyterian Church, or to a charity of the donor's choice.
 
 
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C. Wilson Hudson, 105, of  East Fourth Street, Emporium died Wednesday,
September 8, 2010 in Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys.
 
Born June 21, 1905 in Coolspring, Del., he was the son of Charles W. and
Annie Wilson Hudson.   On January 16, 1946 in Bradford, he married Esther
Edelman who survives.
 
He was a graduate of Lewes, Del. High School and after serving with the U.S.
Coast Guard, he graduated from Beacom College in Wilmington, Del. and
Harvard Business School.
He was employed by Armour & Co. and later by the Hercules Powder Co. in
Wilmington.  Subsequently he was transferred to the Hercules plant in
Parlin, NJ which was under construction, and upon completion in 1929, was
assigned to the Hercules plant in Emporium.  When the plant closed in 1931
he joined the Sylvania organization and in 1935 was promoted to Personnel
Manager.  Later he was appointed by the New York Office of Hygrade Sylvania
to supervise all Pennsylvania plants as Division Manager of Human Resources.
After retiring from GTE Sylvania in 1970, he was employed by Pennsylvania
Pressed Metals from 1971-1984 as a consultant in human resources.
Mr. Hudson was appointed by Governors Duff and Fine to the Pennsylvania
Advisory Board on Employment Compensation and was a director of the National
Association of Foremen.
 
Active in community affairs, he was a member of the CCHS Construction
Authority for the new high school, was instrumental in organizing the
Emporium night school in conjunction with Penn State, and was active in
implementing the Sylvania Tool & Die-Machinist training program in the
Emporium plant.  He was chairman of the Community Chest and Red Cross
drives, was involved in organizing and served as president of the local
Kiwanis Club and was a charter member of the Emporium Country Club.  He was
a member of Harvard Business School Alumni Association, Emporium Moose Lodge
#368, Sylvania Quarter Century Club, and Emporium Masonic Lodge #382 F&AM
receiving his 50 year award in 1990.
 
Surviving in addition to his wife, Esther, are: two sons, Craig W. Hudson of
Emporium and Jeffrey J. Hudson of Okeechobee, Fla.; one grandson; one
granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two sisters and two brothers.
 
Friends will be received Friday, September 10 from 4-7 p.m. in the
Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium, where a Masonic Memorial Service
will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
 
Military honors will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.
Burial will be in St. Mark Cemetery, Emporium.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Guy and Mary Felt Manor or the
Cameron County Ambulance Service
 
 
 
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William R. Clark, 62, of Driftwood, died Thursday ( Sept.2, 2010 ) in his home.
Friends will be recieved today (Sept 8, 2010 ) in the Coppersmith-condon Funeral HOme from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at which time funeral and committal services will be held, with the Rev. Scott Melott, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating.
Military honors will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.
 
 
 
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William B. "Ike" Gibbs, Sr., 91, of 365 Tannery Heights Rd., Emporium, PA died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Thursday (September 2, 2010) morning.
He was born Oct 6, 1918 in Austin, PA a son of the late William "Will" and Virginia Woodring Gibbs.

On October 5, 1940 in Emporium he married the late Helen Koczwara Gibbs.
Mr. Gibbs served with the US Army during WW II, under the direction of General McArthur, in the invasion of the Philippines. He was a Purple Heart recipient. He retired from GTE-Sylvania where he worked for many years. He was a life member of the Miller-Raffaele Post 6221, VFW and was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church.

Surviving:
Daughter: Shirley Dippold, St. Marys
Son: William "Sonny" Gibbs, Jr., Emporium
Son: Joseph R. Gibbs and his wife Kathi, Emporium
7 Grandchildren
Several Great Grandchildren
1 Great Great Grandson
Brother: John P. "Mick" Gibbs, Emporium
Sister: Gertrude Smith, Emporium
Sister: Patricia Zoffrea, Ohio
Sister: Mary Jane Peterson, California
Preceded in Death By:
Parents: William "Will" and Virginia Woodring Gibbs
Wife: Helen Koczwara Gibbs who died April 26, 2003
4 Brothers: Robert, Thomas, Amsey Gibbs and James in 1920
6 Sisters: Louise Rutz, Virginia Russell, Bessie Neenan, : Lois Brown, Susan Klein and Nina Shadman

Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Monday, September 6, 2010 at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, officiating.
A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Monday from 9:30 - 10:15 AM.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium.

Online Condolences may be placed at
www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements 

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