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Former Cameron County School teacher passes away.

Many students have fond memories of Char Woodley. RIP

 

 Charlotte Rueger Woodley, 88, of St. Marys, died Feb. 17 in Scranton. On Nov. 25, 1949, in Ridgeway Presbyterian Church, she was married to Clarence George Woodley. He preceded her in death on June 30, 2011.

 

 Born Jan. 29, 1927, in Lucerne, Switzerland, daughter of the late Ernst and Anna Bucher Rueger, she graduated from the Hoehere Toechferschule in Zurich, earned a certificate in French from the University of Geneva and came to this country as an exchange student at the University of Pittsburgh. 

 

She also held a Swiss Red Cross nursing license and worked at the Magee Hospital in Pittsburgh. She was a member of Shiloh Presbyterian Church, past matron of John Wanama Kev Chapter of the Eastern Star, the Northern Cultural Alliance, Cameron County Arts, a subscriber to the Pittsburgh Symphony Concerts and a life member of the University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association

 

. Her professional affiliations included American Association of Teachers of German, Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages, Alliance Françoise and Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees.  

Her teaching career included lectures at the University of Pittsburgh, St. Marys Area High School and 28 years at Cameron County High School, retiring in 1992. Charlotte enjoyed her family, her friends, nature, reading, music, a versatility of hobbies and extensive domestic and world travel.

 

 She is survived by a son, Christopher Woodley, M.D., and wife, Linda;

 three grandchildren, Briar Woodley, Glenn Woodley and Holly Woodley Shane and husband, Kevin; and a great-grandson, Dean Clarence Shane.

 

 In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Geoffrey R. Woodley; and two siblings, Anne Rueger Ramseier and Ernst Rueger. 

 

 A memorial service will be planned and announced at a future date.

 

 Memorials may be sent to Shiloh Presbyterian Church, 217 Washington St., St. Marys, PA 15857, or donor's choice.

 

 Arrangements were entrusted to the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, Clarks Summit. - 

 
 
 
 
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Norma Dill Hickoff, age 88, of East Fourth Street, formerly of Oak Lane and Poplar Street, died Friday, February 27, 2015, in Guy and Mary Felt Manor, Emporium.

 

Born October 27, 1926 in Sterling Run, she was the daughter of George L. and Alice Strawbridge Dill.  On October 26, 1946 in Juneau, PA she married Edgar “Boxy” Hickoff who died September 7, 1994.

 

A resident of Cameron County her entire life, Norma was a 1944 graduate of Emporium High School.  She was employed for a few years by Sylvania Electric in Emporium and by the PA Department of Environmental Resources Bureau of State Parks in Emporium for 25 years before her retirement.

 

Mrs. Hickoff was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Emporium and was a Sunday school teacher for many years.  She was a former member of the Order of Eastern Star Emporium Chapter #101, was a Girl Scout leader for many years, was a golfing member and served on the Board of Directors of Emporium Country Club, and for 35 years was treasurer of the Salvation Army.  She was also a past member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Emporium Country Club and a longtime member of the 500 Card Club in Emporium.

 

Survivors include: two daughters, Mrs. Gerard (Deborah) Bauer of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin and Mrs. Gary (Diana) Boden of Emporium; five grandchildren; Mrs. Ken (Julie) Shaffer of Emporium, Scott (Angie) Boden of Butler, Pete (Melissa) Bauer of Cambria, WI, Mrs. James (Sally) Azzato of Kersey, and Brett (Stacy) Bauer of Waunakee, WI; 11 great grandchildren; one brother, Earl Dill of Emporium; and several nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by three brothers, Robert Dill, George Dill, and Bertram Dill and two sisters, Mrs. Joseph (Florence) Smith and Mrs. Lowell (Rita) Wheeler, and a great granddaughter, Kendyl Shaffer.

 

Friends will be received in the First Presbyterian Church, Monday, March 2 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at which time Funeral and Committal Services will follow with the Rev. Phil Sanders, pastor, officiating.

 

Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.

 

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Guy and Mary Felt Manor, 110 E Fourth St., Emporium or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society River Walk Corporate Center, 333 E Carson St., Suite 441, Pittsburgh,PA 15219.

 

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

 
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Verna R. Kondek, age 92, a resident at Elk Haven in St. Marys, formerly of Emporium passed away Tuesday  (February 10, 2015) at UPMC-Hamot Medical Center in Erie after a short illness.

She was born on June 4, 1922 at Toby Valley, a daughter of the late Eric, Sr. and Charlotte (Lottie) McCool Gustafson. She was married to Gale Chapin, Sr. who was killed in action in World War II.
Mrs. Kondek was an Emporium resident for over 70 years. Over her career, she worked for a number of former Emporium-area restaurants and clubs as a waitress or chef including The Coffee Shop, Warner Hotel, Dominico’s and VFW Club. In her later years, she ran her own catering business famous for her pies, stuffed pork chops and prime rib.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Emporium. She was also a former president and officer of the American Legion Auxiliary and VFW Auxiliary in Emporium as well as a long-time Red Cross volunteer with the Cameron County Blood Mobile. She also chaired the Cameron County Fireworks Committee in years past.

Mrs. Kondek is survived by her daughter Fay Chapin (Greg) Geisea of Lakeport, CA and her son Gale W. Chapin of Ogden, UT; by five grandchildren: Bambi Kerner Wilde, Tina Kerner Pringle, Leslie Kerner (Keith) Mims, Stacey Kerner and James Chapin; six great-grandchildren: Misty Clark, Daniel Wilde, Raymond Estrada, Angelo Estrada, Juelyssa Calvillo and Caeleb Chapin; and 4 great-great grandchildren: Marissa Deschamps, Angelo Estrada, Jr., Aydenn Estrada, and Elaina Calvillo; a sister Helen Petruzzi of Mesa, AZ and a brother Robert (Addie) Gustafson of Emporium.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Kondek was predeceased by her long-time companion Bascom Bryant in 2010; three sisters: Ranetha Kunes, Thelma Cox and Beulah Metz; three brothers: Dalton Gustafson, Eric Gustafson, Jr, and William Gustafson; a child at birth in 1946 and a great-grand daughter Lisa Deschamps in 2002.


Friends will be received Friday (February 13, 2015) from 4-7 PM at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday (February 14, 2015)  at 12:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joseph Short officiating.
Interment will follow in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Emporium.


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Catherine Louella Glasl age 72 of Alexander Street Brockway, Pa; died on February 8, 2015 at U.P.M.C. Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. Born on May 29, 1942 in Williamsport, PA; she was the daughter of the late Samuel J. and Maxine “Betty” Hanner Montgomery
 
Catherine had been employed over the years working as a secretary for various local business and most recently she had been employed as a cashier at Bi-Lo in DuBois. She was a member of St. Marys Catholic Church in Reynoldsville. She enjoyed sewing and needlework. She also enjoyed spending time with her family, her dog Joey, and most of all the time she spent with her grandchildren
 
She is survived by a daughter Leslie (Reed) Lafferty of Pittsburgh, PA;
3 sons: Thomas (Amy) Glasl of Brockway;
John (Deb) Glasl of Reynoldsville, PA;
Steve (Lisa) Glasl of Irvine, CA;
2 sisters: Elizabeth (Ken) Harris of New Palestine, IN;
Jean M. Montgomery of Dade City, FL;
2 brothers: S. James (Sharyl) Montgomery of Belle Vernon, PA and
William F. Montgomery of Greenwood, IN.She is also survived by 7 grandchildren.
 
In addition to her parents she is also preceded in death by an infant brother Robert John Montgomery.
 
Calling hours will be on Tuesday, February 10 from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. at the Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home Inc. in Brockway.
 
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 11 at 9:30 A.M. at St. Tobias Church in Brockway with Msgr. Charles Kaza as celebrant.
 
Burial will follow in the Portage Township Cemetery near Emporium.
 
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the Charity of the donors choice.
 
     
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