Nancy M. Umbenhauer, 78, of 15 Oak Grove Lane, Emporium died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Tuesday, (December 27, 2011) afternoon.
 
She was born December 22, 1933 in Emporium a daughter of the late Charles and Margaret Stumpff Rutz.
 
On July 4, 1953 in Indiana she married the late Robert W. Umbenhauer.
 
Mrs. Umbenhauer garduated from Emporium High School in the class of 1951 and the Bradford School of Nursing in the class of 1953. She retired from Guy and Mary Felt Manor, where she worked for many years as the nursing supervisor and later became the adminstrator and held that position for many years. Early in her career she worked for Dr. Joseph Blackburns office, at Sylvania and several other facilities. She had been a member of the former Guy and Mary Felt Manor Auxilliary.
 
Surviving
 Daughter: Candice Graham, Emporium
 Son: Clifford R. Umbenhauer, Emporium
 Son: Charles J. Umbenhauer, Emporium
 2 Granddaughters: Shelby and L. Tacey Umbenhauer
 Preceded in Death By
 Parents: Charles and Margaret Stumpff Rutz
 
Husband: Robert W. Umbenhauer who died April 2, 1990
 Granddaughter: Rebecca Umbenhauer
 2 Sisters: Betty Higgins and Rose Kalisz
 
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Thursday from 4-7 PM.
 
Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Friday, December 30, 2011 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Rock Pifer, Pastor, Free Metholist Church, officiating.
 
Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium.
 
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

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Mary ELizabeth Hornung Lewis, 95, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium died at the Manor on Thursday morning (December 22, 2011).
She was born April 25, 1916 in Emporium a daughter of the late George and Anna Glasl Hornung.
On July 13, 1939 in Emporium she married the late Lawrence Lewis.

Mrs. Lewis was a homemaker all of her life and a lifelong member of St. Mark Church. She enjoyed reading and flowers

Surviving
Son: Tony Lewis and his wife Judy, Emporium
Son: George Lewis, Emporium
Son: Steve Lewis and his wife Joan, Emporium
Daughter: Anita "Jackie", Mrs. Vernon Dutrey, Lewisberry, PA
Daughter: Joyce, Mrs. Don Dorsett, Muncy
Daughter: Mary Beth, Mrs. Gordon Coppersmith, Emporium
Daughter: Jeannine, Mrs. Allen "Opy" Bailey, Emporium
Numerous Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren and Two Great Great Grandsons
Sister: Rita, Mrs. Romie Catalano, Emporium
Brother: L. John Hornung and his wife Louise, Emporium

Preceded in Death By
Parents: George and Anna Glasl Hornung
Husband: Lawrence Lewis who died in 1972
Son: Thomas Lewis
Daughter: Donna Viola
6 Sisters: Catherine Caldwell, Clara Burgoon, Anna Myers, Pauline Malone, Alice Gutgsell & Betty Heary
4 Brothers: George, Simon, Max & Harold Hornung

Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Tuesday (December 27, 2011) at 11:00 AM with Rev. James Eastman, Pastor of Abundant Life Tabernacle, officiating.

Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Tuesday from 10:00 AM until the time of service

Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, 110 East 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

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Joel R. Matteson, 36, of Emporium, PA, formerly of Galeton, PA, passed away surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, December 19, 2011 after a lengthy stay at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.

Born December 5, 1975 in Coudersport, PA, he was a son of Michael and Kathy (Youndt) Matteson who both survive.

He was a 1994 Graduate of Galeton High School. Joel had an amazing mind and was creative and imaginative. He loved to draw and sketch, enjoyed movies, was a Harley Davidson enthusiast, and had the gift of gab.

Surviving in addition to his parents, Mike and Kathy Matteson, are a brother, Jesse (Nadia) Matteson, State College, PA; paternal grandfather and step-grandmother, Richard and Ruth Matteson, Galeton; maternal grandmother, Jeanette Youndt, Emporium; and one nephew and three nieces.

Joel was predeceased by his paternal grandmother, Doris Matteson and his maternal grandfather, William Youndt.

Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Friday, December 23, 2011 from 10:00-11:00am with Funeral Services following at 11:00am. The Rev. Karl W. O. Runser, III will officiate. Interment will be made in the West Hill Cemetery, Galeton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cameron County SPCA or to the American Heart Association.

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Vivian L. Doerr, age 94, formerly of Niagara Falls, New York and Ormond Beach, Florida, died Tuesday, December 13, 2011, in Sena Kean Manor, Smethport.Born October 15, 1917 in Tionesta, she was the daughter of William and Rebecca Mann Lucas.  On March 18, 1960 in Niagara Falls, NY she married Florian Doerr who died May 24, 1997.

Having relocated to Emporium from Ormond Beach, Mrs. Doerr had been a resident of this area for 11 years.Survivors include: a son, Robert Westefield of Niagara Falls, NY; a daughter Marsha (Bob) Patros of Emporium; a stepson, Florian (Trina) Doerr, Jr. of Columbia, SC; a stepdaughter, Arlene (Jack) Moore of Youngstown, NY; two grandchildren; four great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her parents, two sisters and four brothers.


There were no visitations.Burial will be in Niagara Falls Memorial Park, Lewiston, NY.Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.

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Duane A. Buerk, 50, of 905 Edgerly Lane, Pflugerville, Texas formerly of Emporium died unexpectedly at his residence in Pflugerville Wednesday (December 14, 2011) afternoon.

He was born September 26, 1961 in St. Marys a son of the late Roman "Romie" and Ruth Luchs Buerk.

Duane graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1979 and then attended the University of Texas majoring in electronics. He resided in Texas for the past 25 years. He worked at Abbott Laboratory/Hospira for 16 years as a warehouse Technician and specialist where he maintained a 99% inventory accuracy throughout the warehouse. He served on the Emergency Response Team for 16 years and completed the ECA Certification and was also an EMT. Duane was very knowledgeable in the stock market. He loved his family and enjoyed boating, hunting and fishing.

Surviving:

Brother: James Buerk and his wife Sue, Smethport
Sister: Janet Gore and her husband Jerry, Emporium
Sister: Jeanne Buerk, Emporium
Sister: June Galluzzi and her husband Mike, Emporium
Sister: Donna Pearson, Emporium
Three nieces and six nephews and three great nieces & one great nephew,
He was preceded in death by his parents: Roman "Romie" and Ruth Luchs Buerk

The family will receive friends at the Barnet Funeral Home on Thursday morning from 10:30-11:30 AM.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Thursday, (December 22, 2011) at 12:00 PM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium.
Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
Barnett Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

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Robert C. Jack, 86, a resident of Felt Manor Living,Emporium, died Wednesday, December 14, 2011, in his home.

Born September 4, 1925 in Ridgway, he was the son ofBruce and Myrtle Duffee Jack.  On July 18, 1953 in Ridgway he marriedVerle M. Jack who died March 5, 1997.  On June 27, 1998 in Emporium, hemarried Florence Anna Stoltz who survives.

Mr. Jack was a veteran of WWII having served as anelectricians mate in the US Navy.

After returning home from the service he received adegree in electrical engineering from Penn State DuBois.

A resident of Emporium for 60 years, he was employedas an electronics engineer by GTE Sylvania in Emporium retiring in 1983. For many years he was a driver for the Cameron County Ambulance Service.

He was a member of the First UnitedMethodist Churchin Emporium and a member of the church choir, Emporium Men’s Club,Cameron County Snowmobile Association, Bucktail RVers, the Singing Dutchmen ofSt Marys, Emporium Masonic Lodge #382 F&AM and he was a Shriner.

Surviving in addition to his wife are: a son, Kevin R.(Debbie) Jack of Driftwood; a daughter, Karen (Dan) Abbott of Bradford; five grandchildren; a brother, Clyde A.Jack of Ridgway, and several nieces and nephews.  He is also survived byseven step children, 26 step grandchildren and 7 great step grandchildren.

Visitations with video tribute will be held Friday,December 16 in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium from 4-7 pm at whichtime a Masonic Memorial Service will follow.

Funeral and Committal Services will be held at 11 amSaturday in the FirstUnited MethodistChurch, Emporium with theRev. Gary Atkinson, pastor,officiating.

Military Honors will be accorded by the Cameron CountyMemorial Detail.

Burial will be in Newton Cemetery,Emporium.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the CameronCounty Ambulance Service, Felt Manor Living or Community Nurses Hospice.

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Andew A. Richnafsky, 94, of 22 S. Cherry St, Emporium on died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium on Tuesday afternoon. (December 13, 2011)

He was born August 21, 1917 in Tower Hill, PA a son of the late Joseph and Anna Maria Pehur Richnafsky.

On May 2, 1959 in St. Mark Catholic Church, Emporium he married Patricia Russell Richnafsky, who Survives.

Mr. Richnafsky moved to Cameron County with the Civilian Conservation Corp's in the early 1940's. He then served with the US Army during WWII, for 5 years, with the 253rd Infantry Regiment. While in the service he received a Bronze Star Medal, American Defense Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star, 6 Overseas Service bars, Purple Heart and European African Middle Eastern Theater Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars. He retired from Sylvania in Emporium where he was a security guard over 32 years. He was a life member of the Miller-Raffaele Post 6221, VFW and the American Legion Olkosky-Jessop Post 194, Emporium, and the St. Mark Catholic Church. He enjoyed meeting his friends every morning for coffee and then went to the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library to read.

Surviving:
In addition to his wife Patricia Russell Richnafsky
Daughter: Stephanie Goodrich, Emporium
Son: John Richnafsky and his wife Laure, Emporium
8 Grandchildren A. Marina, Cameron, Raven, Jessica, Jacqueline, Elizabeth,Andrew and Emily
2 Great Grandchildren: Henry and Lillian
Preceded in Death By:
Parents: Joseph and Anna Maria Pehur Richnafsky
6 Sisters and 7 Brothers

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Friday, December 16, 2011 at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.
A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.

Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Thursday from 4-6 PM.

Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library, 27 W. 4th St., PO Box 430, Emporium, PA 15834-0430

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
Barnett Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

 

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Katherine G. Griffith, 91, of Grove House, 436 Old W. Creek Rd, Emporium and formerly of 201 W. Fifth Street died at The Grove House, on Sunday morning. (December 4, 2011)

She was born November 30, 1920 in Sterling Run a daughter of the late Grant and Fannie Terriberry Hart.

On March 4, 1939 in Williamsport she married the late Charles Griffith.

Mrs. Griffith retired from Sylvania in 1982 with over 25 years of employment. She was a member of the Emporium Senior Center, where she was a volunteer and also volunteered for the Food Pantry for many years. She enjoyed playing Bingo and going to Casino's.

Surviving
Daughter: Sarah Yount, Emporium
Daughter: Mary Ellen, Mrs. Peter Grovanz, Emporium
Daughter: Leona Knarr, Bowling Green, FL
5 Grandchildren Several
Great Grandchildren
1 Great Great Grandchild
Sister: Lila Clancy, Costello
Sister: Blanche Hoffman, NY
Preceded in Death By:
Parents: Grant and Fannie Terriberry Hart
Husband: Charles Griffith
2 Son: Roy Griffith and David in infancy
6 Brothers: Cecil, Irvin, Ray, Basil, Semour and Grant Hart
1 Sister: Blanche Hoffman

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, Inc. on Thursday from 4-6 PM. with the funeral service to follow at 6:00 PM with Rev. Gary Atkinson, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
Barnett Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

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William Anson Mason, 93, of 58 Mason Run Rd., Driftwood died at his residence on Friday evening (December 2, 2011)

He was born August 31, 1918 in Sterling Run a son of the late J. Wright and Nancy Spence Mason.

On January 1, 1941 at his home on the Mason farm he married Ruthanna Madalene Stimpson Mason, who Survives.

Mr. Mason graduated from the former Emporium High School. He was a farmer most of his life. He was also a truck driver working at Mallory Lumber for many years. Years ago he served as a Cameron County Commissioner. He served on the former Gibson Township School Board for over 25 years and later on the Cameron County School Board several for years. He was a member of the Sterling Run United Methodist Church all of his life.

Surviving n addition to his wife Ruthanna Madalene Stimpson Mason
Son: Gerald Mason and his wife Delia, Naples, FL
Son: John Mason, Driftwood
Daughter: Sara "Sally" Novosat, St. Marys
19 Great Grandchildren
11 Grandchildren
Sister: Ellen Snyder, Williamsport
Sister: Zelia Jensen, Emporiumand several nieces and nephews
Preceded in Death By
Parents: J. Wright and Nancy Spence Mason
Sister: Rebecca Johnson

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Monday from 4-6 PM.

Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Tuesday (December 6, 2011) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Timothy Rogers, Pastor of Sterling Run United Methodist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in the Pine Street Cemetery, Sterling Run, PA

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Sterling Run United Methodist Church, c/o Rev. Timothy Rogers, Gardner Hill Rd., Weedville, PA 15868 or 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 entrusted with arrangements

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