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Richard S. "Rich" LaBrozzi, 60, of Bradford, passed away Thursday, January 30, 2014 at his residence, surrounded by his family.Born December 29, 1953 in St. Mary's he was a son of the late Richard E. and Emma (Gentile) LaBrozzi.

On January 29, 1977 in Morgantown, WV, he married Debbie (Galford) LaBrozzi who survives.
Rich was a 1971 graduate of Cameron County High School, in Emporium and received his Bachelors of Science in Forestry in 1976 from West Virginia University.
 
His entire career was spent in forest management, working in West Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Indiana, New York and Pennsylvania.
Rich was very active in Bradford youth baseball. He served as President for the McKean Little League for nine years, and was an assistant varsity baseball coach at Bradford Area High School for eight years. Rich was Vice President of the Italian Festival Committee. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fly fishing.
 
Surviving in addition to his wife Debbie of 37 years are three sons: Justin LaBrozzi, of Pittsburgh, Brandon (Cara) LaBrozzi, of  Greensburg, Ryan (Paige) LaBrozzi, of Valencia, one sister, Bonnie K. Faraglia, of Pittsburgh, one brother, David A. (Amie) LaBrozzi, of Glen Rock PA, one niece, Harper LaBrozzi and one nephew, Elijah LaBrozzi.
 
Friends will be received on Sunday, February 2, 2014, from noon to 3:00pm and 5:00 to 7:00pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc., 372 East Main St., Bradford.
Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00am in St. Bernard Church with the Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor, as celebrant. Burial
will be in St. Mark's Cemetery in Emporium.
 
It was Rich's request that memorials, if desired, be made to the Italian Festival Committee, 1 Festival Way, Bradford, PA 16701, to help support their local charitable endeavors.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

 

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Kevin J. Brooks, 52, of 550 Meadow Rd., Emporium died at his residence on Sunday (January 26, 2014) morning.

He was born December 11, 1961 in Emporium, PA a son of the late Ottley and Dorothy Schmoker Brooks.   On December 8, 2009 in Coudersport he married Diana Bodnar Brooks, who survives.

Mr. Brooks graduated from Cameron County High School. He had worked at Olivett's Grocery Store for over 33 years and also was a paper carrier in Emporium for the Bradford Era delivering papers on his bicycle for over 10 years. Kevin had a kind heart, a gentle spirit and was a very reserved man. He loved his cats.

Surviving
Wife: Diana Bodnar Brooks
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Ottley and Dorothy Schmoker Brooks

There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Monday (February 3, 2014) at 12:00 PM with Rev. Jeremy Caskey, Pastor, Faith Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in the Keating Cemetery, Keating, PA

Memorial Contributions may be made to Cameron County SPCA, P.O. BOX 132, Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

 

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

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ULYSSES, PA – D. Bruce Cahilly, Esquire, 74, of Ulysses passed away with his loving family by his side on Wednesday, January 22, 2014.
Born December 7, 1939 in Camden, NJ, he was a son of Glen Moylan Cahilly and Ruth McDonough Cahilly.  He was also the husband of Chyrl L. Boyd, whom he married on June 10, 2010 in Ulysses, PA.

Bruce believed strongly in the pursuit of lifelong learning.  Unable to complete grade school due to family financial circumstances, he obtained his GED from the Woodrow Wilson Evening School in Camden, NJ. At the same time, Bruce worked for the New York Ship Building Corporation, where he obtained the level of 3rd Class Shipfitter during the construction of the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk CVA-63 aircraft supercarrier.  He moved to Potter County in the late 1950s with his parents, and subsequently earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Husbandry Science at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University in 1963.  During Bruce’s four years at Virginia Tech, he served in the Corps of Cadets, was a member of the Sash & Sabre Society, the College Journalism Board, the Pi Delta Epsilon fraternity, and the honorary agricultural society known as the Block & Bridle Club.  Bruce went on to earn his Juris Doctor degree from the Dickinson School of Law in 1966, and served his legal clerkship with the law firm of Mahaley & Duvall in Coudersport, PA.  Upon successfully completing the requirements of admission to the Pennsylvania Bar, Bruce established his own law firm in Coudersport, PA on January 1, 1968.

Bruce was deeply dedicated to serving his community.  He acted as a tireless advocate for many of the county’s governmental and other not-for-profit organizations, served as a loyal member of numerous civic clubs, and provided pro bono legal advice to countless others in need.  Among other roles, Bruce served as Solicitor of Potter County and many of the townships, boroughs and municipal authorities in the area for many years; Solicitor for the Potter County Planning Commission; President of the Potter County Bar Association for two terms; a member and Master of the Fraternal Order of Free & Accepted Masons in Coudersport, PA; Chairman of the Potter County Chapter of the American Red Cross; Chief Advisor of the Potter County Coroner’s Office; a member of the American Eagles Motorcycle Club in Ulysses, PA (holding the cherished post of “Legal Eagle”); a member of the Carl E. Hyde American Legion Post #963 in Ulysses, PA; a member of the Coudersport American Legion Potter Post #192; a member of the Coudersport Area Lions Club; a member of the Coudersport Exchange Club (now Coudersport Service Club); and a member of the Brookland Club in Ulysses, PA.
Bruce was also active in local, state and national politics and policy in the pursuit of the betterment and welfare of his community.  Among other roles, he served as longtime Chairman of the Potter County Republican Committee; a committee member of the Pennsylvania Board of Health; an appointed member of the Judicial Nominating Committee for the 55th Judicial District of Pennsylvania; as Special Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; and a member of The Pennsylvania Society not-for-profit organization.

Bruce was also a prolific entrepreneur, and very active in the local business community.  In 1972, he incorporated the family business, DBC Enterprises, Inc., which remains headquartered in Coudersport, PA and is now led by his older son and business partner for more than 25 years, D. Bruce Cahilly II.  In 2008, Bruce partnered in his legal practice with his younger daughter Karen C. Cahilly, Esquire; together, they formed Cahilly & Cahilly Law Offices, also headquartered in Coudersport, PA.  Bruce was also an active member and President of the Coudersport Rotary Club; Chairman and member of the Board of Directors of the Grange National Bank of Ulysses (now known as First Citizens Community Bank); and Chairman and CEO of the First National Bank of Genesee.

Bruce is survived by a large and loving family.  In addition to his wife Chyrl, Bruce is survived by his brother Glenn Moylan (Mary) Cahilly of New Tripoli, PA; his sister, Joan A. (Craig) Brown of Durham, NC; his four children: Gael L. Cahilly of Long Island, NY, D. Bruce (Janet) Cahilly II of Emporium, PA, Jason Glen (Beth) Cahilly, Esquire, of Old Greenwich, Connecticut, and Karen C. Cahilly, Esquire, of Coudersport, PA; his fourteen grandchildren: Amber L. Nardone, Mario M. Nardone, Vincent John Nardone, D. Giovanni Nardone, D. Bruce Cahilly III, Aubrey M. Cahilly, J. Alexander Cahilly, Caroline E. Cahilly, Glen Moylan Cahilly, Lundeen B. Cahilly, Paige E. Espenshade, Sarah Espenshade, Julian Smith, and Aristotle A. Smith; his great-grandson, Darren M. Nardone; and many nieces and nephews.  Bruce also is survived by his six step-children: Shannon L. (Doug) Eckert of Coudersport, PA; Greg P. (Megan) Gooch of Manhattan, NY; Jarratt J. (Melanie) Gooch of Cranberry, PA; Jayson B. Gooch of Coudersport, PA; Major Jill R. (Corey) Moss, currently serving with the U.S. Army in Kansas; and Sydney D. Darrin of Coudersport, PA; as well as nine step-grandchildren and a step-great-granddaughter.  Bruce was predeceased by his parents and his nephew, Frank Rojs.

Friends may call on Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 11 am to 2 pm at the Gospel Tabernacle Church in Coudersport, PA.  A memorial service will follow at 2 pm with the Rev. David Minor, Sr., officiating.  In addition, all are welcome to attend a wake held in Bruce’s honor and in celebration of his fun-loving approach to life, starting at 7:00 pm at the Coudersport American Legion.

Flowers are gratefully declined and will be provided by the family.  Memorials may be made to Teacher’s Pet Rescue, 19 Blackberry Lane, Coudersport, PA 16915; the Carl E. Hyde American Legion Post 693, P.O. Box 236, Ulysses, PA 16948; the Gospel Tabernacle Church, 420 Route 6 West, Coudersport, PA 16915; or to the Heritage AFlame Ministries, 198 Salt Rising Road, Bolivar, NY 14715.  
 

 

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Ila Kay Bush Dolnick, 83, of Clear Creek, Emporium, died Friday, January 10, 2014, at her residence.
 
Born February 1, 1930 in Clear Creek, she was the daughter of Archie and Fern Hutchison MacKay Bush.  On July 17, 1954 in Bedford, she married Albert L. “Snuffy” Dolnick who died March 15, 2011.
 
A lifelong resident of Emporium, she was a 1947 graduate of Emporium High School. Kay was employed at the old Cabin Kitchen in the 1940s and later for a short time by Sylvania Electric both in Emporium.
 
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Emporium, was a great supporter of the local library, and was a member and past president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Emporium Country Club. Her life’s passion was cook books, cooking and being in the kitchen.
 
Mrs. Dolnick is survived by one son, Jeffrey (Mariann) Dolnick of Marietta, Georgia; one daughter, Renata Dolnick of Portland, Oregon; two granddaughters, Abbie (Kelsey) Heuer and Lindsey Dolnick both in Georgia; one sister, Alla Bergstrom of Emporium; and several nieces and nephews.
 
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by two sisters, Natley Myers and Dawn Mullet and one brother, Tyler Bush.
 
Friends will be received in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium, Friday, January 17 from 5-7 p.m.
 
Funeral & Committal Services will be held in the First United Methodist Church, Saturday, January 18 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Joseph Short, pastor, officiating.
 
Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.
 
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 306 S Spruce Street, or the Cameron County Ambulance Service, 299 E Second Street, both in Emporium, PA 15834
 
 
     

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