Victor F. Lagonia, Jr., 89, of Emporium died peacefuly at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport on Saturday (July 28, 2012) morning.  He was born May 31, 1923 in Austin, PA a son of the late Victor and Mary Cappelano Lagonia.

He married the late Lillian Thomas Lagonia.
Mr. Lagonia was a graduate of Austin Area High School. He was a Sgt. in the Army Air Force, serving in Africa, during World War II. He played in a pick-up band in the military with a member of Tommy Dorsie's Band. He also played in the Joe Walker Band in Austin and Emporium. Victor retired from the Pennsylvania Railroad where he worked for many years. He was a representative of the Union of the Pennsylvania Rail Road and was a member of the Miller-Raffaele Post 6221 VFW.
 
 
Surviving
Loving Companion of 20 years: Patricia Campbell, Emporium
Sister: Lucille Colvin, Bethel Park
2 Step-Children: Grace Torrey, Florida and William Thomas, Florida
Several: Nieces and nephews
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Victor and Mary Cappelano Lagonia
Wife: Lillian Thomas Lagonia
Sister: Katherine Civarella
Sister: Florence "Minnie" Leete
 
 
Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Tuesday (July 31, 2012) 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 will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Monday from 6-9 PM.
Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium.
 
 
Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to American Lung Associaltion, 3001 Gettysburg Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011 or to the charity of the donors choice.
 
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

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Mary Catherine Doud, 69, of 275 Telescope Rd., Ulysses, PA formerly of Emporium
died at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport on Thursday (July 19, 2012) afternoon.
She was born September 30, 1942 in Painted Post, New York a daughter of the late George and Clara McFall Bobinko.

On December 16, 1989 in Galeton, she married the late James LeRoy Doud.
Mrs. graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1960. She worked as a cook for many local restaurants but mostly the Coffe Shop "Duby's" and the Homestead Hotel. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, Chapter #264

Surviving
Daughter: Becky, Mrs. Garth Clark, Coudersport
Daughter: Jen Lyon, Emporium
Daughter: Molly Cowley, Emporium
Step-daughter: Rhonda, Mrs. Norman Reed, Emporium
Step-daughter: Rita, Mrs. Bruce Stuckey, Emporium
Step-son: Craig Doud and his wife Kelly, Emporium
Step-son: Glenn Doud and his wife Kari, Emporium
Numerous Grandchildren
Numerous Great Grandchildren
Preceded in Death By
Parents: George and Clara McFall Bobinko
Husband: James LeRoy Doud
Step-son: Les Doud :

There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life Gathering  at the Emporium Fire Hall, 419 North Broad Street on Sunday (July 22, 2012) at 1:00 PM.  A procession will start at 1:00 PM in front of the Barnett Funeral Home and continue to the fire hall for a time of memory sharing.
Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium

In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions may be made to Cameron County SPCA, P.O. BOX 132, Emporium, PA 15834 or to Make-a-Wish Foundation, 707 Grant Street, 37th Floor! Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1916
 
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

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Florence G. Howlett, 95, of 20563 Ccc Memorial Hwy., Emporium, died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Tuesday (July 17, 2012) evening.
She was born July 23, 1916 in Karthas, PA a daughter of the late Alfred Smith.
She married the late William Howlett.
Mrs. Howlett worked at several local retail stores for many years.

Surviving
Son: Guy Howlett, Cameron
Son: John Howlett and wife Jeanne, Cameron
1 Grandson Jim (Jill) Howlett
1 Great Grandson Noah
Preceded in Death By
Father: Alfred Smith
Aunt who raised her: Cora Hicks
Husband: William Howlett
Son: Eugene Howlett
2 Brothers: Jack and Earl Smith
Half Brother: Lou Smith

 

There will be No Visitation.
Private Memorial Service at the convenience of the family

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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Gary L. Crosby, 69, of 11453 Rt. 120, Emporium, died at his residence on Monday (July 16, 2012) night surrounded by his family.
He was born September 30, 1942 in St. Marys  a son of Lillian Nordberg Crosby, Emporium and the late Ivan Crosby.

On December 19, 1970 in Emporium he married Linda Taylor Crosby, who Survives.
Mr. Crosby graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1961. He served with the US Air Force during the Vietnam Era. He owned and operated Crosby Contracting for many years. He was a member of the Loyal Order Of Moose Lodge #368, Emporium, the Miller-Raffaele Post 6221 VFW, the Sinnamahoning and May Hollow Sportsmans Clubs. He enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, hunting and camping in his RV.

Surviving
In addition to his mother Lillian and wife Linda
Daughter: Lori, Mrs. Brian Gillette, Emporium
Son: Dean Crosby and his fiance Theresa, Emporium
Daughter: Lisa Neely and Bill, Pittsburgh
11 Grandchildren
6 Great Grandchildren
Brother: Lynn Crosby, Emporium
Sister: Diane Kuchenbecker and John, Mentor, OH
Sister: Delores, Mrs. William Burlingame, Truman
Several: Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in Death By
Father: Ivan Crosby
3 Brothers: Paul, Harlow and Allan Crosby

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 (July 20, 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.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Community Nurses Inc., HOSPICE, 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857 or to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, 299 E. Second St., Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

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Mary Ellen Nelson, 92, of Papillion Manor, 610 S. Polk St, Papillion, Nebraska formerly of Emporium died at Papillion Manor, Papillion, Nebraska Wednesday (July 11, 2012) evening.

She was born May 12, 1920 in Kersey a daughter of the late James and Ethel Edwards Huston. On July 8, 1961 she married the late Lamont Irwin Nelson.

Mrs. Nelson lived in Emporium most of her life and lived at Silver Creek Terrace in St Marys PA for 5 years, before becoming ill. In June she came to Nebraska to be cared for by her daughter and finished her life in Papillion Manor in Nebraska in the loving care of her daughter and grandchildren. She was the first in her family to graduate from high school. Mary worked for over 20 years at Sylvania. She was a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Emporium where she served many years as a Sunday school teacher and Deaconess.

Surviving
Daughter: Marjorie and her husband Colonel Randy Davis, Papillion, NE
3 Grandchildren Patrick, Kaitlin & Jennifer Davis
Sister: Betty, Mrs. James Morean, St. Marys
Preceded in Death By
Parents: James and Ethel Edwards Huston
Husband: Lamont Irwin Nelson who died Feb. 10, 1980
5 Sisters: Mildred Hunter, Dorothy Mertz, Stella, Elsie and Margaret Huston
4 Brothers: Norman, Thomas, Francis and Edward Huston
There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service  at the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church Sizerville Road, Emporium on Monday, (July 23, 2012) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Mark Conklin, Pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, 404 Pine Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to Gideons.org

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.


 

Martha (Marty) Thomas Ryan, 87, of East Second Street, Emporium, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at Elk Regional MedicalCenter, St. Marys after a brief illness. 

She was born July 13, 1924 on Whittimore Hill, just outside of Emporium, the fourth youngest of 12 children, of Jackson & Clara Thomas. 

On May 24, 1947 in Emporium she married Joseph G. Ryan, Jr., who died June 5, 1988.

She was a graduate of Emporium High School and wasveteran of WWII having served as a Paymaster Sergeant in the US Marine Corps. 

Marty was employed as a Senior Accountant by Sylvania Electric in Emporium. In addition to working as an Accountant in the private sector, she was both a Supervisory Accountant and a Systems Accountant for the US Navy. Forthe last 15 years of her working career, she owned and operated Timber RockFarms on Whittimore Hill, a commercial greenhouse specializing in herbs and dried flowers.

Marty was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Emporium, and a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star Emporium Chapter #101, the BusinessWomen's Association, and the American Society of Military Comptrollers. As an Army wife, she lived in many areas of the United States and Europe. 

She is survived by her son, Fr. Matthew W. Ryan and his wife Barbara of Emporium; three grandchildren, Maggie (Dan) Sensenig of St. Marys, Kaity (Josh)Parslow of Emporium and Mike Ryan of Emporium; one great grandson, Jackson Sensenig at home; one sister, Pauline Bollinger of Emporium, and several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters,Elida, Helen, and Beulah and seven brothers, Bill, Leon,Fennii, Harry, Jackson, Jr., Oliver and Paul.

Visitations with video tribute will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.Friday, July 14, in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday inEmmanuel Episcopal Church with Fr. Matt Ryan officiating. Interment will be in the Thomas-Ryan Family Cemeteryon Whittimore Hill where full military honors will be accorded by the CameronCounty Memorial Detail. 

An Eastern Star Memorial Service will be held Friday at 7 p.m. in theFuneral Home. 

Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Cameron County Ambulance Service, Emporium Volunteer Fire Department, or Barbara Moscato BrownMemorial Library

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Arlene H. Zidar, 90, of 423 Woodland Ave., Emporium died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Monday (July 9, 2012) morning.
She was born December 26, 1921 in Warren, PA a daughter of the late Merle and Jennie Gross Hull.

On June 11, 1945 in Emporium she married the late Joseph Zidar.
Mrs. Zidar graduated from Bradford High School in the class of 1941. She worked for the Cameron County School District for over 25 years. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Emporium Chapter #101 and the Emporium Senior Center.

Surviving
Son: James Zidar and his wife Dona, Norcross, GA
Daughter: Phyllis, Mrs. Bob Ferris, Weirton, WV
3 Grandchildren Joe, Mark & Mike
1 Sister: Phyllis, Mrs. Frank Hubbell, Winter Park, FL
1 Brother: Dr. Gerald Hull and his wife Beverly, Bradford
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Merle and Jennie Gross Hull
Husband: Joseph Zidar who died in 1983
Brother: Jack Hull

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Tuesday from 6-8 PM.
Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Wednesday (July 11, 2012) at 1:00 PM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium.
Memorial Contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 306 S. Spruce Street., Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

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David M. “Dude” Williams, 57, of Sizerville Road, Emporium,died Thursday, June 28, 2012, in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.   Born April 15, 1955 in Ridgway, he was the son of Millard Jr. and GraceFrederick Williams.

 A lifelong Cameron County resident, David was a 1974 graduate of Cameron County High School.   He had been employed by Emporium Specialties in Austin and Mallory Lumber in Emporium.

 He was a member of the Portage Township Emergency Management Team, theBucktail Rod & Gun Club, and was an avid four-wheeler and stock car racefan.

 Survivors in addition to his mother in Emporium are four sisters, DianeWilliams and Brenda Williams both of Emporium, Carol Lentz of Austin, andJeanne (Sylvia) Barber of Cambridge Springs; and two nieces and one nephew.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 7, in the Gardeau Church with the Rev. Jason Claydon officiating.    Burial will be in PortageCemetery, Sizerville.

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Robert T. Condon, 62, of Penn Hills (Pittsburgh)formerly of Verona, Oakmont and Florida, died Monday,June 25, 2012, in his home, following a brief illness.   Born October 7, 1949 in Pittsburgh,he was the son of James F. and Mary Catherine O’Neill Condon.

Robert was a hair stylist and was employed by several salons in Florida and Pittsburgh,currently by Profiles Plus on Saltsburg  Road.  He was a motorcycle enthusiast and through the years had personallybuilt several show quality bikes.

Survivors include: his brother, James M. Condon and wife Shirley ofEmporium; one nephew, Thomas “TJ” Condon of Pittsburgh; two aunts,Cecilia Condon and Lillian Condon, and an uncle, Thomas Condon, all of Verona;many cousins; and his lifelong best friend, Albert Sepalyak of Verona.

Visitations with video tribute were held Thursday, June 28 from 2-4& 7-9 p.m. in the Soxman Funeral Home/Roth Chapel, Penn Hills. Funeral Services were held privately.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to a charity of the donor’schoice.

Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home.

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