Eileen M. Hertlein, 71, of 200 E. Sixth St., Ext., Emporium died at her residence on Monday (December 31, 2012) morning.

She was born August 16, 1941 in San Jose, California a daughter of the late Joseph and Elsie Menezes

On January 8, 1960 in San Jose, CA she married Alan O. Hertlein, who survives

Eileen graduated from James Lick High School in San Jose, CA. she worked for various places in Emporium. She enjoyed spending time with her family.

 

Surviving

In addition to her husband Alan O. Hertlein

Daughter: Linda, Mrs. Dave Lopez, Windson, CA

Daughter: Tina Hertlein, Emporium

Daughter: Tracy, Mrs. Todd Swartz, Emporium

6 Grandchildren and 1 Great Granddaughter

Brother: Joseph Barcellos, Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Brother: Delbert Barcellos, San Jose, CA

Brother: Steven Barcellos, Emporium

Preceded in Death By

Parents: Joseph and Elsie Menezes

 

Memorial Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Saturday (January 5, 2013) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert and Rev. Rock Pifer, officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

 

Burial will be in the Oak Hill Memorial Cemetery, Karthaus, PA

 

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

 

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Frederick D. Alden, 87, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium and formerly of 502 Old Portage Rd., Emporium died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Monday (December 31, 2012) night.

He was born October 14, 1925 in Emporium a son of the late Fredrick E. and Alvera Wolfanger Alden.
On October 24, 1949 in First Baptist Church he married Twila Ludwig Alden, who survives.
Mr. Alden served with the US Navy during WW II. He retired from the Cameron County School District where he was a custodian for many years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Bucktail Rod and Gun Club and the NRA. He was also an avid hunter.

Surviving
In addition to his wife Twila Ludwig Alden
2 Daughter: R. Sue, Mrs. Cecil "Gordon" Croft and Linda, Mrs. Rich Leavitt, both of Emporium
1 Grandson: David Leavitt
Sister: Colleen, Mrs. Carney Thomas, Afton, TN
Several nieces and nephews,
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Fredrick and Alvera Wolfanger Alden
Brother: In infancy

Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Friday (January 4, 2013) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Russell J. Horning, officiating.

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Thursday from 4-7 PM.
Burial will be in the Portage Township Cemetery, Gardeau.

Memorial Contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, Memorial Fund, 424 N. Broad Street, Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

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Franklin A. "Frank" Metzler. 85, of Bucktail Trail died of cancer on Saturday, Dec.22, 2012 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center following an illness of the past year.

 

He was born July 3, 1927 in Harrisburg a son of the late Franklin Metzler Sr. and

Beryl Lavanture Metzler.

 

On May 31. 1981 in Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Emporium, he married Sandra Kellner Metzler who survives.

 

 

Frank served in the U.S. Navy during WW II on the communications ship Catoctin as a

radio operator with the title of Electronics Technician Mate. At that time the U.S. was

preparing to invade Japan, which was expected to be an extensive battle, and crew

members were advised that only one out of six of them would return home. The mission

was discontinued when the war ended in August 1945 with the unconditional surrender of Japan. Frank was honorably discharged on July 15. 1946.

 

 

He was a graduate of Penn State University with a BS degree in Physics, and the

University of Pittsburgh at Bradtbrd earning a degree in computer science. At the time of

his death he was employed part-time as an independent contractor at GE in St. Marys.

Employment history includes Bethlehem Steel in Steelton. Sylvania & GKN in

Emporium and Loranger Intemational in Warren.

 

Frank enjoyed hiking the Quehanna Trail, amateur radio, astronomy and studying

advanced mathematics.

 

 

In addition to his wife he is survived by two sons, David and Glenn Metzler, and a

brother, Robert Metzler.

 

 

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Franklin A. “Frank" Metzler will be held on

Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Emporium.

 

 

There will be no visitation.

 

Arrangements are under the direction of Barnett Funeral Home, Inc

 

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James E. Abriatis, 65, of 6902 Route 120, Emporium died unexpectedly at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro on Friday (December 21, 2012) afternoon.
He was born September 30, 1947 in Castle Shannon, PA a son of the late Paul "Pete" and Mildred Renton Abriatis.
On October 29, 2011 in he married Beverly Crosby Abriatis, who survives.

Mr. Abriatis graduated from Cameron County High School. He served with the US Navy Seabees during the Vietnam Era. He was a heavy equipment operator who operated various machines. He was most happy while operating the equipment. Jim was a member of the Miller-Raffaele Post 6221, VFW. He loved NASCAR, Steelers, hunting and 4 wheeling. He coached girls softball for his daughters teams for many years and enjoyed spending time with his family.

Surviving
In addition to his wife Beverly Crosby Abriatis
Daughter: Heather Hahn and her husband Cliff, Emporium
Daughter: Allyson Abriatis, Muskegon, MI
Daughter: Kelly Kriner, Emporium
Son: Adam Kriner, Emporium
Son: Matt Kriner, Emporium
5 Grandchildren James, Cameron, Cade, Reagan & Brayden
Brother: Paul "Sonny" Abriatis and his wife Donna, Emporium
Brother: Robert Abriatis and his wife Roseann, Mesa, AZ
Half brother: Ron Abriatis, Marienville

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Paul "Pete" and Mildred Renton Abriatis

Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Monday (December 24, 2012) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, officiating. A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail. Visitation with video tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Sunday from 3-6 PM.

Burial will be in the Rich Valley Cemetery, Emporium, Pennsylvania

Online Condolences may be placed at
www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements
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James N. Gratton, 85, of Erie, formerly of Emporium, died Tuesday, December 18, 2012 in St. Vincent Health Center, Erie.
 
Born August 21, 1927 in Emporium he was the son of the late John and Bessie Woodring Gratton. On May 17, 1944 in Emporium, he married H. Margaret Mitchell who survives.
 
 
A longtime resident of Emporium, he was employed by GTE Sylvania and Philips in Emporium before retiring in 1981.
 
He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a former member of Bobby’s Run Hunt Club.
 
 
Surviving in addition to his wife, Margaret, are: one son, James N. Gratton, Jr. and wife Janice of Northwest, PA; one daughter, Bess Heiberger and husband Joseph of Palmetto, Georgia; two grandchildren, Brian Heiberger and Jason Gratton; three great grandchildren; and also nieces and nephews including a special niece and nephew, Laurie and Ponch.
 
 
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by four sisters, Winifred, Katherine, Geraldine and Nellie and two brothers, John and Arnold.
 
 
The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 20 from 4-7 p.m. in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium where Funeral Services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Paul Siebert, pastor of St. Mark Church, Emporium, officiating.
 
Burial will be in St.Mark Cemetery, Emporium.
 
 
Memorials, if desired, may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice

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Carl J. Schager, 95, of Route 120, Emporium died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium on Wednesday (December 12, 2012) morning following a lengthy illness.
He was born October 18, 1917 in Emporium a son of the late Anthony and Mary Swasnick Schager.
On July 13, 1946 in St Gabriel The Archangel Parish, Port Allegany he married Naomi "Polly" Pollard Schager, who Survives.

Mr. Schager was a lifelong resident of Emporium. He graduated from Emporium High School in the class of 1937. He retired, after over 42 years, from Sylvania where he was a metal machinist. He enlisted with the US Navy during WW II. He was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church. Carl had many hobbies including golfing, bowling, hunting, fishing and wood crafting. His favorite hobby was making spoon rings and giving them to many people in the area

Surviving
In addition to Naomi "Polly" Pollard Schager
Son: Michael Schager and his wife Karen, Fountain Hills, AZ
Son: Steven Schager, Jackson, TN
Daughter: Kathleen Brookhouser, Emporium
Daughter: Nancy Stewart and her husband Dave, Emporium
Daughter: Mary Goss and her husband Mike, Emporium
Son: Thomas Schager and his wife Lori, Emporium
Daughter: Karren Stuart and her husband Bryan, Erie
15 Grandchildren, 13 Great Grandchildren
Several nieces and nephews

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Anthony and Mary Swasnick Schager
4 Brothers: Rufus, Nick, Frank & Philip Schager
3 Sisters: Edith Straub, Catherine Cunningham & Josephine Clark
Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Saturday (December 15, 2012) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Friday from 5-8 PM. 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 or to a 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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Ellsworth B. “Bones” Lathrop, Jr., 83, of Crosby, PA, died Tuesday (December 4, 2012) in the Sena Kean Manor, Smethport.

He was born May 31, 1929 in Crosby, a son of Ellsworth B. and Anna M. Weidert Lathrop, Sr. He was first married to Clara Mae Jones. He then married Betty A. Bullers on November 27, 1981, who died on July 10, 2011.

He was a Corporal in the U.S. Army serving during Korea from 1950 to 1953. Mr. Lathrop was employed by North Penn Gas Co., now UGI, of Port Allegany, for 26 years. He retired in 1991.
He was a member of the Norwich Township Volunteer Fire Dept. of Crosby, where he was a past Fire Police Captain, and of the American Legion; John Berg Post #976 of Crosby, where he had been a Past Commander.

He is survived by
one daughter: Sally Bennett of Reading, PA
three sons: John (Cindy) Lathrop of Coleville, Joseph (Debra) Lathrop of Sinking Springs, PA, and Charles (Gail) Lathrop of Crosby.
Several grandchildren and many great grandchildren
Four brothers: Paul (Donna) Lathrop of Crosby, Richard (Darlene) Lathrop of Port Allegany, Andrew (Anne) Lathrop of Smethport, and Michael (Judy) Lathrop of Georgia
Two sisters: Anna Mae Uber of Emporium and Orvella Luce of Crosby
And many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers: George, James and Donald Lathrop, and 3 sisters: Mary Jo Cooke, Betty Corbett and Pauline Black

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, PA. Funeral and committal services will be held on Friday, Dec. 7, at 11:00 am from the funeral home, with the Rev. Randall Headley, Pastor of the United Methodist Church of Crosby, officiating. Burial will be in the Norwich Cemetery, Colegrove. Military Honors will be accorded by the American Legion; John Berg Post #976 of Crosby.

Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church of Crosby or the Norwich Township Volunteer Fire Dept., Crosby, PA. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.

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Judy I. Hallowell, 64, of 777 Hillcrest Drive, Emporium, died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Tuesday (December 4, 2012) afternoon.
She was born December 31, 1947 in Renovo, PA a daughter of the late Benjamin and Anna Mae Nickerson Wennin.
On September 20, 1968 in Sinnamahoning she married the late Willard Hallowell.

Mrs. Hallowell graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1966. She worked several years at Sylvania and then retired from GKN Sintered Metals where she worked for over 40 years. She was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church and the Loyal Order Of Moose Lodge #368, Emporium. Judy enjoyed meeting with her friends for coffee every day at the Cabin Kitchen and also at the Aroma Cafe'

Surviving
Son: Michael E. Hallowell, Emporium
Son: Matthew J. Hallowell and his wife Heather, Fort Drum, NY
Step-daughter: Debra Hallowell, Coudersport
Step-son: Davis "Bucket" Hallowell and his wife Kim, Emporium
Step-son: Donald Hallowell, Emporium
5 Grandchildren Michael, Brianna, Lacey, Jenelle & Shawn Hallowell
Sister: Jane Headrick and her husband Rick, Sinnemahoning
Brother: Joseph Wennin and his wife Linda, Foster, VA
and many wonderful friends.

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Benjamin and Anna Mae Nickerson Wennin
Husband: Willard Hallowell
Brother: James Wennin

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Friday (December 7, 2012) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Thursday from 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 PM., where a Vigil Service will be held at 7:45 PM.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Cameron County Food Pantry, P.O. BOX 389, Attn David Malizia, Emporium, PA 15834 or to Soup for the Soul - Esther's Ministry, c/o First United Methodist Church, 306 S. Spruce St., Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at
www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

 

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Delores F. Rodgers, 65, of 34 Pioneer Rd., Emporium, PA
died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Sunday (December 2, 2012) morning.
She was born June 22, 1947 in Houtzdale, PA a daughter of the late Llewelyn and Dora Fae Rowles Cardinal
On December 10, 1966 in St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Houtzdale she married Patrick Rodgers, who survives.

Mrs. Rodgers graduated from Moshannon High School, Houtzdale in the class of 1965. She worked as an LPN at the Cameron County Health Center until she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2000. She loved nursing and put her heart into caring for other people. She was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church and the C.D. of A. She was an active participant in daily prays for others at her church.

Surviving
In addition to her husband Patrick Rodgers
Daughter: Diana Young, Statesville, NC
Daughter: Deborah, Mrs. James Shaginaw, Statesville, NC
Daughter: Patricia Fitzsimmons, Bradford
8 Grandchildren: Nathan, Brett & Sean Young, James III., Nicole & Faith Shaginaw, Lindsay Leet & Bailee Fitzsimmons
Brother: Michael Cardinal and Brenda, Houtzdale

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Llewelyn and Dora Fae Rowles Cardinal
Several: aunts, uncles & cousins

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Thursday (December 6, 2012) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

Visitation with video tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Wednesday from 5:00 - 8:00 PM., where a Vigil Service will be held at 7:45 PM.
Burial will take place Friday in the St. Lawrence Cemetery, Houtzdale.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to the Multiple Sclerosis Association, 706 Haddonfield Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 or 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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