Leo J. Main, 85, of 193 Meadow Rd., Emporium died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Sunday, July 24, 2011 afternoon following a lengthy illness.

He was born October 27, 1925 in Port Allegany a son of the late Walter L. and Alice Cowan Main. He married Virginia Nellis Main, who Survives.

Mr. Main retired from Mallory Lumber where he worked for many years. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife Virginia Nellis Main
Daughter: Judy Studer, Emporium
Daughter: Merri Burkhouse and husband Rob, Ridgway
Son: Ronald Main and his wife Lisa, Emporium
Son: Randall Main and his wife Jean, Ridgway
Son: Brian Rodman and his wife Jen, Olean, NY
17 Grandchildren
21 Great Grandchildren
Brother: Dean Main, Ashtabula, OH
Brother: Ed Main and his wife Nancy, Apache Junction, AZ
Sister: Marge, Mrs. Glenn Lyon, Emporium
Sister: Helen Tronetti, Apache Junction, AZ
Dear Friend: Clinton Weekly, Emporium
Preceded in Death By:
Parents: Walter L. and Alice Cowan Main
Grandchildren: Bradley Rodman & Ronnie Main
2 Sisters: Bessy Main & Betty McFall
Nephew: Donald Lyon

 Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM.

Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Thursday (July 28, 2011) at 11:00 AM with Rev. James Eastman, Pastor, Abundant Life Tabernacle, officiating.

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Ridgway Home Care, 225 South St., Ridgway, PA 15853 or to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, 299 E. Second St., Emporium, PA 15834

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


Edmund N. Holt, 79, beloved husband and father, and son of Edmund Z. and Catherine  (Stascavage) Holt died quietly at home surrounded by family on July 16, 2011 from aggressive  cancer. Ed was born November 13, 1931 in Kingston, PA.

  He graduated from Emporium High School in  1950 then served in the US Army stationed in Japan.   Following the Korean War, he worked at Sylvania,  initially as a machinist and 38 years later retiring as a tool and die maker.  While  employed at Sylvania, Ed met his future wife Gladys. After marrying in 1956, they built their home overlooking West Creek, mostly with their own  labor.    Ed supplemented his Sylvania income with a variety of second jobs, including:   proprietor of Holt’s Gun Shop and Realtor with McBride and Sanderson.  Ed also found time  for a wide variety of interests, always learning something new.  He was a very competitive  target shooter and an avid hunter.  He enjoyed boats, motorcycles, ATVs, geocaching, being a  webmaster, computer social networks,sports cars and piloting his own plane at various times  in his life.  But of special value to Ed was the lifelong friendships formed during these  activities, In particular, the friendships formed at Keystone Park Airport. 

He is survived by his devoted wife of 54 yrs, Gladys (Hill) Holt.  He is also survived by  his six children:  Catherine Foltz Holt,  Edmund Holt II,  Toni Momose,  Alison Holt-Kalish,  Heather Larry, and Benjamin Holt, and their spouses Curt, Debbie, Craig, Scott, Dave and  Renee, respectively.  He is survived by 17 grandchildren and by 3 great-grandchildren.  He  is predeceased by his parents, an infant brother and one granddaughter. 

Visitation with surviving family will be at the United Methodist Church, Emporium, PA from  7:00 to 9:00 pm on Thursday, July 21 and from 10:00 to 11:00 am on Friday, July 22, followed  immediately by a memorial service, also at the United Methodist Church.

  In lieu of flowers,  please make donations in Ed's name to Community Nurses, Inc., Hospice Program, 757  Johnsonburg Rd, Suite 200, St. Mary's, PA  15857. 

Arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.



Paul E. Powell, Sr., 85, of 2 E. Second St., Emporium died at Sena Kean Manor, Smethport on Monday (July 4, 2011) morning. He was born August 17, 1925 in Jimtown, Oklahoma a son of the late Thomas J. and Velma Jones Powell. On June 10, 1967 in Sweeden Valley, PA he married the late Esther Rosette Callahan Powell.

Mr. Powell served with the US Navy during WW II. He was a retired welder and was a member of the Pipleliners Local 798 in Tulsa, OK since 1953.

Son: Paul E. Powell, Jr., Emporium
Daughter: Mary Ann Taliferro, Euless, TX
Daughter: Paula Rodgers, Middleton, TX
Son: David Callahan and his wife Pam, Emporium
Son: Tom Callahan and his wife Shawnarae, Emporium
Daughter: Barb, Mrs. Jim Geci, St. Marys
Daughter: Carol, Mrs. Tom Caldwell, Emporium
Several Grandchildren
Sister: Betty Shugars, Texas
Sister: Elva Jean Caldwell, Texas
Brother: William Powell, Texas
Brother: Thomas Powell, California
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Thomas J. and Velma Jones Powell
Wife: Esther Rosette Callahan Powell
Step-son: Michael Callahan who died January 16, 2011
2 Brothers: James "Dudley" and George Powell
3 Sisters: Audrey Oliphant and Minnie Mae and Irene Powell in infancy

There will be No Visitation.

Memorial Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 7:00 PM with Rev. Rock Pifer, Pastor, Free Metholist Church, officiating.
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements



Pearl I. Grove, 91, died at the Guy & Mary Felt Manor on July 3, 2011. She had been a resident at the home since February 2009. She previously lived at 4 Warren Boulevard, Warren, Pennsylvania.

      Born January 20, 1920 in Diamond, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Marion and Olive Thompson. Her brother, Leroy C. Thompson, died on September 10, 1989.

Pearl was married to Merle K. Grove who preceded her in death on June 24, 2003. She is survived by three children, Shirley G. Wagner and her husband Robert of Warren and Englewood, Florida, Edward K. Grove and wife Judy of Sheffield, and Ronnie M. Grove and wife Debra of Emporium. She has five grandchildren, Robert M. Grove of Sheffield, Lori J. DaffSiggins of Center Twp., Dianna L. Sadler of Center Twp., Denise M. Lubold of Tidioute, and Kristina L. Grove of Emporium.

She enjoyed bowling, traveling, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. She was a member of the Covenant United Methodist Church. Burial will be at the Warren County Memorial Park.

 A memorial service will be held at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home on Thursday, July 7th at 1:00 pm with Rev. John Gerber and Rev. Seth McClymonds officiating.   Visitation will take place two hours prior to the service.    Memorial contributions may be made to the Covenant United Methodist Church, Warren or Hospice of Warren County.


Gertrude A. Smith, 80, of 407 W. Allegany Ave., Emporium died at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport on Wednesday (June 1, 2011) afternoon.
She was born June 23, 1930 in Emporium a daughter of the late William H. and Virginia Woodring Gibbs. She married the late Martin H. Smith. Mrs. Smith graduated from Emporium High School. She retired from Cameron Manufacturing where she worked for many years. She enjoyed spending quality time with her grandchildren, especially Tasha & Trae.

Daughter: Linda, Mrs. Donald Armstrong, Florida
Daughter: Patricia Hunt, Emporium
Son: Thomas Smith, Emporium
Daughter: Joyce, Mrs. Glenn Lyon, Emporium
Son: James Smith and his wife Beverly, Emporium
Son: Michael Smith and his wife April, Emporium
17 Grandchildren
Brother: John "Mick" Gibbs and his wife Barbara, Emporium
Sister: Patricia Zofrea, Ohio
Sister: Mary Jane, Mrs. Dan Paterson, California
Preceded in Death By:
Parents: William H. and Virginia Woodring Gibbs
Husband: Martin H. Smith
Daughter: Mary Ann Smith in infancy
6 Sisters: Louise Rutz, Virginia Russell, Bessie Neenan, Lois Brown, Susan Kline & Nina Shadman
4 Brothers: Robert, William, Jr., James and Amsey Gibbs

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Saturday from 11:00 -1:00 PM. Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium.
Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Saturday (June 4, 2011) at 1:00 PM with Rev. James Eastman, Pastor of the  Abundant Life Tabernacle, officiating.

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



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