Barbara Schnee McGraw, 83, of Lindenwood Drive, Emporium, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2012 in the emergency room of ElkRegional HealthCenter following a brief illness.

 
Born January 19, 1929 in Wilmington, Delaware, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Bertha Jessop Schnee. Sixty-three years ago on January 19, 1949 in Emporium, she married Lloyd McGraw who survives.
 
 
A lifelong resident of Emporium, she was a graduate of Emporium High Schooland Bryant & Stratton Business Collegein Buffalo, NY.
 
Barb was a member of the FirstUnited MethodistChurch in Emporium and a past member and past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star Emporium Chapter #101.
 
 
Surviving in addition to her husband Lloyd are: one son, Larry (Nanette) McGraw of Emporium; one daughter, Janet (Andrew) Kelly of Emporium; a brother, Roger Schnee of Wilmington; six grandchildren, Erin McGraw Betz of Odentin, Maryland, Doug McGraw of Clarkston, Michigan, Alysia and Lloyd Rairdan of St. Marys, Patrick Rairdan of Emporium and Lori Cheatle of Ridgway; and twelve great-grandchildren.
 
 
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Donald and a sister, Dorothy Schnee.
 
 
The family will receive friends in the First UnitedMethodist Churchon Monday, December 3, 2012 from 3-4 p.m. at which time Funeral and Committal Services will follow with the Rev. Joseph Short, pastor, officiating.
 
 
Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the First UnitedMethodist Church.
 
 
Arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.

 

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Leo William "Bill" Burlingame, 87, of 6718 Route 120, Emporium, died at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport on Thursday (November 29, 2012) night.
He was born November 21, 1925 in Howard Siding, Pennsylvania a son of the late Leo R. and Neva Summerson Burlingame.
On October 12, 1947 he and his wife, Dolores "Dee" Crosby Burlingame, where married in the 1st wedding to take place in the older Christian & Missionary Alliance Church.

Mr. Burlingame graduated from Emporium High School in the class of 1943. He served with the US Navy during WW II, where he eventually became an electrician. While in the Navy he worked on a yard tug medium moving ships in and out of the San Francisco Bay. He retired from Sylvania at the age of 55 after over 35 years of employment. He then re-entered the workforce at Carbon City Products in St. Marys working 15 years until the age of 70.
He was a member of the American Legion Olkosky-Jessop Post 194, Loyal Order Of Moose Lodge #368, Emporium. He was a member of the Elk County Striders, Barbershop Harmony Society, Elk County Cloggers and the Christian Missionary & Alliance Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher. He was active as a cub scout master, 4H leader, had served as a Shippen Township Tax Collector, was a PA Forest Fire Warden for over 50 years.

While working at Sylvania he served as a union steward. Years ago he played in the “Carl and His Hillbilly Pals” Band. He played in the Mens softball & coed volleyball leagues. He enjoyed Hunting, hiking and cross country skiing. He was an avid outdoorsman enjoying many running events including 5k runs. When he was 62 he ran a two mile race for Jefferson County ARC in his work boots. He was a cyclist. At the age of 72 he competed in the (GOBA 300 mile) Great Ohio Bike Adventure. In 2001 when he was 75 he participated in the Cameron County Canoe Classic paddling for the Gray Rats. He was the historian for the Mason-Grugan family.

Surviving
In addition to Dolores "Dee" Crosby Burlingame
Son: Rod Burlingame and his wife Jeanie, Reynoldsville
Son: Dave Burlingame, Emporium
Son: Greg Burlingame and his wife Vickie, Byrnedale
Son: Les Burlingame and his wife Janie, DuBois
Daughter: Raeanne Amell and her husband Gib, Port Allegany
Son: Scott Burlingame and his wife Nicky, Weedville
18 Grandchildren and 21 Great Grandchildren
Brother: Vern Burlingame, Ft. Meyers, FL
Brother: Dick Burlingame, Altoona
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Leo R. and Neva Summerson Burlingame
Son-in-law: Michael Lutheran
Grandson-in-law: Matt Burke
Sister: Patricia Burlingame in infancy.

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Sunday from 2-4 PM. Funeral Service will follow at 4:00 PM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, officiating. A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail will follow the funeral service.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Legion Olkosky-Jessop Post 194, 427 East 3rd Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to the Loyal Order Of Moose Lodge #368, 524 E, Allegany Ave., Emporium

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements

 

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Charles “Joe” Vassallo, 87, of Cherry Street, Emporium, died Sunday, November 25, 2012, in Christ the King Manor, DuBois.
 
Born November 22, 1925 in Emporium, he was the son of the late Charles and Rose Gennacaro Vassallo. On September 25, 1952 in Emporium, he married Mary A. Johnson who passed away April 28, 2003. On July 31, 2004 in Brockway he married Jeanne Krauss who survives.
 
 
Mr. Vassallo was a veteran of two wars, having served during WWII for 3 years with the Merchant Marines and during the Korean War for 26 months with the US Army.
 
A lifelong resident of Emporium, he was a 1943 graduate of Emporium High School and a 1948 graduate of Bryant & Stratton Business College in Buffalo. He was employed by Metropolitan Insurance as an agent in Emporium for 34 years.
 
 
He was a member of St. Mark Church in Emporium, and the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion both in Emporium. He was also a member and past treasurer of Emporium Country Club, member and past treasurer of Cameron County Vet’s Club for 10 years, was a life member of VFW Post 6221 in Emporium, and was past president of the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. His hobbies included golfing, bowling, and winemaking.
 
 
Surviving in addition to his wife, Jeanne, are: two sons, William C. (Julie) Vassallo of Punxsutawney and Charles “Rick” (JoAn) Vassallo of Emporium; three daughters, Mary Jo (Patrick) Fiore of Altoona, Karen (James) Slusarick of Emporium, and Kathy (Edward) Miller of Beaufort, NC; seven grandchildren, one great grandson; two sisters, Caroline Drotos of San Francisco, CA and Clara Sarick of Emporium; and several nieces and nephews.
 
 
In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by one sister, Virginia MacDonald.
 
 
Visitations with video tribute will be held Tuesday, November 27 from 4-8 p.m. in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.
 
 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mark Church with Fr. Paul Siebert, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in St.Mark Cemetery, Emporium.
 
A Wake service will be held Tuesday evening in the Funeral Home.
 
 
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Cameron County Cardiac Committee, the Cameron County Memorial Detail or a charity of the donor’s choice.

 

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Marian L. Kuppelweiser, 92, of Holly, Michigan, formerly of Sinnamahoning, passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2012 in McLaren Hospital, Flint, Michigan.
 
Born April 18, 1920 in Sinnamahoning she was the daughter of the late Ray and Lena Wykoff Jordan. On September 30, 1947 in Driftwood, she married Matthew Kuppelweiser who passed away July 10, 1979.
 
 
She was a long-time resident of Sinnamahoning until moving to Holly to be with her daughter. She was a graduate of Emporium High Schooland was employed by the U.S. Postal Service as Postmaster in Sinnamahoning until retiring in 1985.
 
Mrs. Kuppelweiser was a member of the Sinnamahoning UnitedMethodist Church.
 
 
Survivors include: one son, M. Richard Kuppelweiser and wife Diane of Monongahela, Pa.; one daughter, Sally Averill and husband Doug of Holly, Michigan; five grandchildren, Eric, Lisa and Annie Averill and Katie and Brian Kuppelweiser; and also nieces and nephews.
 
Marian was predeceased by one brother, Ray Jordan and one sister, Kathryn Johnson.
 
 
A visitation will be held in the Sinnamahoning UnitedMethodist Churchon Saturday, November 24 from 10 until 11 a.m. at which time Funeral and Committal Services will be held with the Rev. Lola Turnbull of the Benezette Charge, officiating. Burial will be in Smith Cemetery, Grove Township.
 
 
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Sinnamahoning UnitedMethodist Church, Sinnamahoning Fire Department or Sinnamahoning Ambulance Service.
 
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium

 

 

 

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Betty L. Moate, 90, of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys formerly of 179 Lyons Run Rd., Emporium died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys, on Thursday (November 15, 2012) night.
She was born July 14, 1922 in Buffalo, New York a daughter of the late Edward and Martha Schimmer Wishman.
She married the late Albert Moate.
Mrs. Moate worked for Northern Tier for many years. She was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church and enjoyed people especially family gatherings & spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving
Son: Gerald "Jerry" Moate, Emporium
Daughter: Susan Swasnick, St. Marys
Daughter: Tina, Mrs. Rick Mix, Weedville
Daughter: Barbara, Mr. Ralph McKimm, Emporium
Daughter: Virginia "Peachie", Mrs. George Singer, Newton, NC
20 Grandchildren and 21 Great Grandchildren
Sister: Alice Buncy, Tonawanda, NY
Brother: Bob Wishman, Buffalo, NY

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Edward and Martha Schimmer Wishman
Husband: Albert Moate
Son: Thomas Moate
2 Step Daughters: Caroline Fruitiger and Patricia Moate

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Monday (November 19, 2012) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Sunday from 6-8 PM.
Burial will be in the Mix Run Cemetery in Mix Run

Memorial Contributions may be made to The Grove House, 436 Old West Creek Rd., Emporium, PA 15834 or to Pinecrest Manor, Memorial Fund, 763 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, PA 15857

Online Condolences may be placed at
www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

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Frederick J. Moore, 76, of 108 Madison Ave., Ridgway, died, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012.
 He was born April 4, 1936, in Emporium, the son of the late Jay P. and Lula N. Chandler Moore. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Louise Shadd Moore.
 Mr. Moore had been a Ridgway resident for 35 years and served in the U.S. Air Force in both the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War.

Mr. Moore had been employed at Country Fair, Erich Trucking, Pinecrest Manor, and Industrial Steel and Pipe. He enjoyed reading, fishing, and talking with his many friends.

 In addition to his wife, he is survived by eight children, Nada Carr of Kersey, Marsha Meyer of Ridgway, Ellen Bauer of Kersey, John Moore of Ridgway, Jennifer Bobenrieth of St. Marys, Leah Hayden of Oneida, N.Y., Andrea Hill of Warren, and Keith Keister of Sunbury; 15 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren, including Fredie Moore of Ridgway.

 He was predeceased by his parents; a son, Scott Keister; a great-grandson, Christopher Meyer; and by two sisters, Evelyn Ostrum and Marjorie Moore.

 Friends of Frederick J. Moore will be received at the Meehan-Shilk Funeral Home on Tuesday, Nov.13, 2012 from 6-9 p.m. Military honors will be accorded by the Ridgway Military Burial Detail.

Memorial donations may be made to the Elk County Humane Society, 1029 E. Eschbach Rd., St. Marys, PA 15857; or to the Ridgway Public Library, 329 Center St., Ridgway, PA 15853.

 

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Marvin W. Scrimshaw, 91, of Emporium and a former Renovo resident passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.

He was born in Renovo on Oct. 11, 1921 he was the son of Ruben and Edna (Steckenfinger) Scrimshaw.

He retired from Ford Motor Company and he also worked for the Lansdale School District as a custodian.

He was Methodist by faith. He was a member of the American Legion and the V.F.W. of Lansdale. He served in the Navy during WWII.

Surviving are one daughter Rosemary (Theodore) Mroz of Lansdale; two sisters Dessie Lininger of Emporium and Twila Welsh of Ridgeway, also several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 at North Bend Cemetery.

Maxwell Funeral Home, 205 Fifth Street, Renovo has charge of arrangements.

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Andrew W. Kalafut, 72, formerly of Emporium, passed away peacefully on Friday (Oct. 19, 2012) at his residence in Bullhead City, Arizona after a lengthy battle with cancer.

He was born Aug. 15, 1940, in Philadelphia. He was the son of the late Andrew A. Kalafut, Sara J. (Summerson) Kephart and stepfather, Howard W. Kephart. On July 18, 1959, in Emporium, he married Gladys Marie (Jenkins) Kalafut, who survives.

Mr. Kalafut graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1958. He worked as a self-employed contractor in Emporium for many years before he and his wife relocated to California in 1983. He then became the Head of Maintenance Operations for De Anza Land & Leisure in Ontario, California, from which he retired in 2001.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing trips, NASCAR, buying and selling his collectibles on EBay, working on his home, and spending quality time with his family and friends. He will be remembered for his willingness to help others, gift of gab, and his love of family and friends.

Surviving in addition to his wife, is his daughter, Deborah Lee Lumley of Harrisville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Roseann Reynolds, and his beloved daughter, Brenda Ann Kalafut.

At his request, there was no visitation. A memorial service was held at his home on Friday (Oct. 26, 2012) with Father Leonard officiating.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Havasu, 5858 Hwy. 95, Ste. 102, Fort Mohave, AZ 86426, or the American Cancer Society.

 

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Shelley E. Slottje, 51, of 19 W. 6th St., Emporium died at her residence on Friday (November 2, 2012) morning following a lengthy illness.

She was born March 2, 1961 in Norfolk, Virginia a daughter of S. Jane Fackender Andrews, Emporium and the late Russell Andrews.
On July 17, 1982 in St. Johns Lutheran Church, Emporium she married Peter Slottje, who Survives.

Shelley graduated from Cameron County High School in he class of 1979 and then in June of 1980 from the Orra-Jean Beauty Academy in Erie. She had worked for over 20 years at (AST) American Sintered Technology. She was a life member of Weight Watchers and was a faithful blood donor until her illness kept her from donating. She enjoyed bowling and her family.

Surviving
In addition to her mother Jane Andrews and her husband Peter Slottje
Daughter: Amanda, Mrs. Matthew Dempsey, Emporium
Son: Daniel Slottje, Emporium
1 Grandson Hunter Dempsey
Sister: Heather Kite and her husband Brian, Emporium
Brother: Randy Andrews, Emporium

Preceded in Death By
Father: Russell Andrews
Paternal Grandparents: Russell and Ruby Andrews
Maternal Grandmother: Dorothy Fackender

Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, Emporium, on Monday from 4-7 PM.
Funeral Service will be held at the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Sizerville Road, Emporium on Tuesday (November 6, 2012) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Mark Conklin, Pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in the Portage Township Cemetery, Gardeau
Memorial Contributions may be made to Cameron County SPCA, P.O. BOX 132, Emporium, PA 15834 or to Hahne Cancer Center, 100 Hospital Drive, DuBois, PA 15801

Online Condolences may be placed at
www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements
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