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Susan M. (aka: Swasnick) Moate (aka: Swasnick), 67, of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, PA formerly of Mix Run died at Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, PA on Friday (July 25, 2014) afternoon.
She was born February 20, 1947 in St. Marys, PA a daughter of the late Albert and Betty Wishman Moate.
Ms. Moate graduated from Cameron County High School. She raised four children and was a homemaker most of her life.

Son: Cliff Morton, Myrtle Beach, SC
Daughter: Pieczynski and her husband Ed, Emporium
Son: Duane Morton, Emporium
Daughter: Rhonda Peters and her husband Jim, Bradford
5 Grandchildren
Sister: Barbara, Mrs. Ralph McKimm, Sr., Emporium
Brother: Jerry Moate, Emporium
Sister: Virginia "Peachy", Mrs. George Singer, Newton, NC
Sister: Tina, Mrs. Rick Mix, Weedville

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Albert and Betty Wishman Moate
Brother: Tommy Moate

Private Service Mix Run Cemetery, Driftwood, Pennsylvania on Monday, July 28, 2014.
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Sunday from 5-8 PM.
Burial will be in the Mix Run Cemetery, Driftwood, PA

Online Condolences may be placed at

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.


Wendy L. Jones, 63, of 324 W 4th St., Emporium, PA, formerly of Harrisburg died at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA on Tuesday (July 8, 2014) afternoon following a lengthy illness. She was born July 14, 1950 in DuBois, PA a daughter of the late Joseph and Violet Akins Jones Card. Ms. Jones graduated from Cameron County High School. She was a member of the Emporium VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Unit #6222. Wendy enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. 

Surviving Son: Paul Baughman, Harrisburg, PA 

2 Grandchildren Kurt and Kyle

 Brother: Joseph L. Jones, Sr. and his wife Beverly, Emporium 

4 Nieces and Nephews; 6 Great nieces and nephews; 2 Uncles

 She was preceded in death by her Parents: Joseph Jones and Violet Akins Jones Card

 Brother: Richard Jones on Nov. 22, 1994 

No Visitation. Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.

 Burial will be in the Rich Valley Cemetery, Emporium, PA Memorial Contributions may be made to Cameron County Cardiac Committee, Inc., P.O. Box 86, Emporium, PA 15834

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


Edith M. Smith, 69, of 512 Tannery Heights, Emporium, PA died unexpectedly at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA on Wednesday (July 9, 2014) morning. She was born (July 15, 1944) in St. Marys, PA a daughter of the late Howard S. and Edna Lattin LaPolt. On December 18, 1976 in First Baptist Church, Emporium she married the late Richard P. Smith. Mrs. Smith graduated from Cameron County High School. She was a member of the Rich Valley Wesleyan Church for many years where she enjoyed volunteering and participating in church activities. She enjoyed playing cards with the ladies on Thursday evenings.Surviving Daughter: Judy Brown and her husband Ryan, Emporium
1 Grandson: Justin Brown
Brother: William LaPolt and his wife Evelyn, Emporium
Sister: Etta Gee, Dunkirk, NY
Sister: Doris Britton, Emporium
Sister: Dorothy Lapolt, EmporiumPreceded in Death By Parents: Howard S. and Edna Lattin LaPolt
Husband: Richard P. Smith
Brother: Albert L. "Shotgun" LaPolt, Sr
. Brother: Sanford LaPoltVisitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on on Saturday from 10:00 AM to the time of the service at 12:00 PM with Rev. Tammy Claydon, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Huntley Cemetery, Driftwood, PAOnline Condolences may be placed at BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.




Josephine Bursic Kirn, 95, of Verona, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 3, 2014.

Born April 16, 1919 in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of Frank and Mary Crnkovic Bursic.  On April 26, 1947, in St. Joseph Church, Verona, she married William M. Kirn who died July 7, 1993.


A resident of Verona most of her life, she was a 1938 graduate of Verona High School and the PittsburghAcademy Business School in 1940.  She was a homemaker but at various times was employed as a bookkeeper and/or sales representative by Verona News & Ice Cream Shop, Scaife’s Mfg., Hayes Appliances, Ritter Plumbing and Hornes Department Store.


Mrs. Kirn was a longtime member of St. Joseph Church in Verona and was very involved with the local Slovenian & Croation Clubs, had many hobbies & interests like bowling, golfing, ceramics, and photography, and was a great Pittsburgh sports fan.


Survivors include: three daughters, Joyce (Barry) Scott of Connoquenessing, Shirley (Jim) Condon of Emporium, and Jane (John) Malek of Monroeville; three grandchildren, Amy (Dave) Bocci of Butler, Dr. Kim (Dr. Jim) Kelly of Lititz, and TJ Condon of Pittsburgh; four great grandchildren; and several generations of nieces & nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by two brothers, Frank Bursic & Ante Bursic; and one sister, Angeline Hromyak.


Visitations with video tribute will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tues

day, July 8, 2014 in the English Funeral Home, Oakmont.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, in St. JosephChurch, Verona, with Fr. Edwin Wichman, pastor, as celebrant.

Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Verona.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Joseph Church, 825 Second Avenue, Verona, PA 15147. 

Arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.



Max L. Lininger, Jr., 54, of Bethlehem, Pa., died Friday, July 4, 2014, in St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem.

Born February 14, 1960 in Lock Haven, he was the son of Max L., Sr., and Janet Campbell Lininger.

He was a 1978 graduate of Cameron County High School and continued his education at the University ofPittsburgh Bradford Campus.


He was formerly employed by Solveson Contracting of Emporium and Pesces Fabricating in St. Marys and later spent many years traveling for work from Florida to Alaska with Fleming Building Company. For the past several years he was a licensed crane operator with SmitHahn Company, Inc. of Bethlehem, Pa.


Mr. Lininger was a former member of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Emporium and enjoyed coming back to Emporium during hunting season and for the holidays when he spent time setting up elaborate model train displays under the tree. He was an avid NASCAR fan and with his camper was able to visit many tracks around the country. He was also a member of the Protective Fraternal League of St. Marys.


He is survived by: his mother, Janet Lininger of Emporium; one sister, Michele (Mike) Rodich of Emporium; a niece Mallory Rodich of Emporium; and two nephews, Matt Rodich of Emporium, and Daniel Earlywine of Washington, Pa.


In addition to his father, Max Lininger, Sr., he was predeceased by a sister, Martha Ellwood.

Visitations will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, July 11, 2014 in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium where Funeral and Committal Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday with Fr. Paul Siebert, pastor of St. Mark Church in Emporium, officiating.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Protective Fraternal League, 214 Chestnut Street, St. Marys 15857.                                                                ***************


Ernest C. Russell, 75, of Manley Hot Springs, with his loving wife by his bedside, went home to be with the Lord on June 26, 2014, at the Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, following a lengthy illness.

He was born on Sept. 26, 1938, to Carl A. and Edith Louise Dickinson Russell at the home of his grandparents, Ernest P.  and Winnie Chandler Dickinson on Sizerville Road in Emporium, PA.
He was married to Anna M. Snyder Russell on Nov. 4, 1972. They moved to Alaska in 1973 and lived there ever since. Ernest graduated from the Cameron County High School in Emporium, PA, in the class of 1957.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, step-mother, Hilda Russell, and sister, Carol (Russell) Perusich, of Wasilla.
He is survived by his loving wife of more than 41 years; brother, Jim, and his companion, Karen, of Emporium, PA.; brother, Terry, and wife, Bea, of Manley Hot Springs, and a sister-in-law, Mary Vander Wall, of Phoenix, Arizona.

He was a member of the Manley Baptist Fellowship in Manley Hot Springs.  He was truly loved and will be greatly missed by his loved ones and friends.

A graveside service will be held next week at the Newton Cemetery in Emporium at a date to be determined. Please refer to Barnett Funeral Home web site to verify the day and time.

Barnett Funeral Home, Emporium is entrusted with arrangements

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