Rev. John D. Alden, 86, of 209 W. 5th St., Emporium  and Lakeland, FL died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on  Monday (November 28, 2011) morning. He was born January 24, 1925 in  Van, PA a son of the late John G and Wealtha Cotterman Alden. On July  29, 1950 in North Chili, NY., he married Nina Burls Alden, who  survives.

 Rev. Alden was a Pastor in the Keystone Confrence of the Free Methodist  Church having served as a Pastor in these Pennsylvania towns; Emlenton, New  Castle, Sharon, Eldred, Emporium, Bradford and Van. He was a veteran with the  US Army during WW II where he served as a Chaplains Assistant in the Asiatic  Pacific Theater.


In addition to Nina Burls Alden
Daughter: Sharlene Alden, Bradford
Daughter: Loretta, Mrs. Kenneth Geelen, Emporium
Daughter: Priscilla, Mrs. Richard MacDonald, Marco Island, FL
5 Grandchildren Lori Geelen, Sandy Salviolo, David Alden, Brandon & Tyler MacDonald
Brother: Richard Alden and his wife Shirley, Cranberry, PA
Sister: Helen Irwin, Renfrew, PA
Brother: Vernon Alden, Butler, PA

Preceded in Death By
Parents: John G and Wealtha Cotterman Alden
Brother: Donald Alden
2 Sisters: Pauline Martz & Thelma Alden

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, Inc. on  Thursday from 4:00-6:00 PM

Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral  Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Friday, December 2,  2011 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Robert Best, officiating. A Military  Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.

 Burial will be in the Portage Township Cemetery, Gardeau

Memorial Contributions may be made to Alzheimers  Association, 1128 State Street, Ste 301, Erie, PA 16501

 Barnett Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements.

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Michael A. Carnovale, 55, of Orange, California passed away  at the Kaiser Permanente Hospital on Wednesday, October 12, 2011. Born  February 23, 1956 in St. Marys, PA, he was the son of Bruno A. Carnovale and  the late Marlene Wolfel Carnovale. On June 15, 1991 at St.  Patrick's Church in San Diego, CA, he married Elva Lau who  survives.

 Michael was a 1974 graduate of Cameron County High School and a graduate of  Mansfield University with a degree in law enforcement and criminology. He was  employed as a police officer in Atlantic City, NJ and Denver, CO before  joining the Marriott Hotel Corporation where he worked in 8 different  cities over a period of 26 years. Most recently he worked in San Francisco,  San Diego, Los Angeles and Dana Point, CA as hotel manager and director of  security and loss prevention. He was an expert in the installation and  maintenance of keyless-card lock, security camera and alarm systems. While at  the Marriott Marquis in NYC, Mike received the President's Award for  resuscitating a young boy who nearly drowned in the hotel pool. At the  Marriott-Anaheim Convention Center, many notable guests were hosted including  Presidents, Presidential candidates, government and military leaders as well  as foreign dignitaries. Mike would meet with the local police and government  officials to establish safety and security measures.

 In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Madeline, and a son,  Alexander; his father, Bruno Carnovale of Emporium, PA; four sisters, Debra  (David) Gschwendtner of St. Marys, PA, Maria (Dennis) DiBello of St. Leonard,  MD, Kathleen Carnovale of Emporium, PA, Laurie (James) Horrocks of York, PA;  one brother, Frank (Paula) Camovale of Bloomfield Hills MI, his  mother-in-law, Thelma Lau of Walnut, CA, and several nieces, nephews, aunts,  uncles, cousins and many friends.

 Michael loved gardening, cooking/baking, skiing and spending time with his  family. He enjoyed sports and was a member of the wrestling and football team  at Cameron County High School and played football for Mansfield University.  He was an active member of St. Norbert Catholic Church in Orange, CA and a  volunteer at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, CA. Mike was involved in  many community, professional and religious organizations.

 A Vigil and Rosary Service were held on October 17, 2011 at St.  Norbert's and a Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, October  18th at St. Norbert's with Father Patrick Rudolph as celebrant. Burial  was at the Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Orange, CA.

 A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Marks Catholic Church in  Emporium on Saturday, December. 3, 2011 at 10:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert  and Rev. Daniel Wolfel Concelebrating.

 Memorials, if desired, may be made to Michael Carnovale fund, ℅ Elva  Carnovale.
Go to Barnett Funeral Home to  view the entire obituary and add a condolence.  


Pauline A. Decker, 35, of 448 Meadow Rd., Emporium died at her residence on Sunday. (November 13, 2011) She was born November 21, 1975 in Coudersport a daughter of Keith Reickerd, Sr., Emporium and Betty Burdick Langley, Emporium.

She married the late Christian Decker, Sr.
Mrs. Decker graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1995 and then attended DuBois Business College. She worked as a caregiver. She was a member of the Emporium Fire Department Auxiliary, Vets Club and the Christabelle Club. She enjoyed attending her childrens sporting events.

Son: Jacy Langley, Emporium
Daughter: Lacey Decker, Emporium
Son: Wendell O'Brien, Jr., Emporium
Step-son: Christian Decker, Jr., Austin
Parents: Hollis and Betty Burdick Langley, Emporium
Father: Keith Reickerd, Sr., Emporium
Brother: Keith Reickerd, Jr., Emporium
Sister: Alicia Stadden and her husband Larry, Emporium
Paternal Grandfather: James Reickerd, Buffalo
Preceded in Death By:
Husband: Christian Decker, Sr. who died in October 31, 1999
Maternal Grandparents: Elmer and Mary Ludwig Burdick
Paternal Grandparents: Lefty and Irene Thomas Lewis

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

Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Thursday at 11:00 AM with Rev. Rock Pifer, Pastor, Free Metholist Church, officiating.

Private Burial will be on Friday in the Niles Valley Cemetery, Wellsboro, PA

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


Matthew Cash Grimone, 22, of 29 Grimone, Emporium died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Saturday (November 12, 2011) night following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was born February 22, 1989 in Woodstock, Illinois a son of Matthew and Barbara Wilk Grimone, Emporium

Cash graduated from Cameron County High School. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved all sports.

In addition to his parents
Sister: Heather Grimone, Bradford
Sister: Bre Grimone, Emporium
Maternal Grandparents: Thomas and Rose Reed Wilk, Emporium
Paternal Grandparents: Frank and Patricia Austin Grimone, Emporium
Several: Aunts, uncles and Cousins

There will be No Visitation.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the Barnett Funeral Home 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium onTuesday, (November 15, 2011) at 1:00 PM with Rev. Mark Conklin, Pastor, Christian Missionary & Alliance Church, officiating.

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

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


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