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Robert C. Baker, 56, of 34 Russell Ln., Emporium, PA died at UPMC-Altoona Hospital, Altoona, PA on Thursday (October 6, 2016) night following a brief illness.

He was born August 2, 1960 in Port Allegany, PA a son of Donald and Martha Kay Baker Sherry, Keating Summit. On August 11,  2001 in First Baptist Church, Emporium he married Raylene Goodwin Baker, who survives. Robert Baker worked at Stoltz Motors as a parts manager for many years. He was a car enthusiast.

In addition to his parents and his wife he is survived by one son, Brian Robert Baker and one daughter, Kayla Jewelene Baker, Emporium; one sister, Rhonda (Barry Brown) Goss, Emporium and one brother, Lee (Georgiann) Baker, Conway, PA;

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Sunday from 2-4 PM. A Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday (October 10, 2016) at 1:00 PM with Rev. Jonathan Ahlgren, Pastor, Faith Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA



Glenn R. Lyon, Sr. age 89 of 115 Card Rd. Emporium, died Saturday evening at Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys following a brief illness.  He was born March 28, 1927 in Emporium son of the late Claude E. and Irene A. (Dougherty) Lyon.  He married Marge M. Main, who survives.  He had resided in Emporium all of hid life and had served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was a Veteran of WWII.  He had been employed by Sylvania for 25 years.

Surviving besides his wife are the following children:  Glenn R. (Joyce) Lyon, Jr. of Emporium, Shelia (Larry) Samick of St. Marys, Deb J. Main of Salem, Arkansas, Pamela J. Samick of St. Marys, David K. Lyon of Emporium, 14 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents he was preceded in death by 2 sons Eugene (Tuck) Lyon and Donald Lyon, 4 sisters Mary K. Myers, Frances I. Kunes, Elizabeth J. Beck, Margaret H. Lyon, 2 brothers John H. Lyon and Hugh R. Lyon.

A Memorial Service for Glenn R. Lyon, Sr. will be held at the convince of the family. There will be no Visitation. Memorials if desired can be made to the Donors choice. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Barnett Funeral Home, Inc.

James Beck, 75, of 3543 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium, PA died at his daughters residence in Hyde, PA on Friday (October 21, 2016) morning. He was born November 25, 1940 in Penfield, PA a son of the late Russell and Belle Burkett Beck. On April 25, 1964 in DuBois he married the late Lucinda "Cindy" McDowell Beck.
Mr. Beck graduated from Houston Township High School. He then recieved an associate degree, as an electrician, from Williamsport Community College. Jim had worked many years at Motor Coil, Tau Electronics and several other locations as an elecrician.
He is survived by four daughters, Vickie Beck, Clearfield; Valerie Beck; Emporium; Cori, Mrs. James Pratt, Clearfield; Jamie, Mrs. Ken Stuart, Emporium; and one son, Russell Beck and his wife Jen, Emporium; eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren; two sisters, Edna Friday, Byrnedale and Fran Burnside, Penfield.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Belle Burkett Beck, and his wife, Lucinda "Cindy" McDowell Beck, one sister Carrie Runion and one brother Clyde Beck. 
At his request there will be No Visitation or service
Mary Ann Mummert, 54, of 1095 Highland Dr., Mechanicsburg, PA passed away at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill, PA on Sunday (October 30, 2016) night following a lengthy battle with a brain tumor.
She was born January 30, 1962 in St. Marys, PA a daughter of the late Beverly J. Smith.

On November 20, 1982 in State College, PA she married the love of her life Mark C. Mummert, who survives
Mary Ann graduated from Penn State University where she received Bachelor degrees in Elementary Education and also in Math Science. Mary Ann worked as a systems analyst for Capital Blue Cross in Harrisburg. She loved her cats and belonged to several animal rescue associations.

She is survived by her loving husband Mark C. Mummert
She was preceded in death by her mother, Beverly J. Smith,

There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service at the Barnett Funeral Home 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 1:00 PM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, officiating.

Mark will greet the public to Celebrate her life on Thursday, Nov 3rd from 6:00 -7:00 PM at the Coklin Funeral Home, 30 North Chestnut St., Dillsburg, PA
Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Memorial Contributions may be made to American Brain Tumor Association, ( or to the National Brain Tumor Foundation (

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


Jean Geelen Sizer, age 66, of West Fourth Street, Emporium, died Saturday, October 29, 2016, in Emporium.

Born August 24, 1950 in St. Marys, she was the daughter of the late Leslie and Betty Spellenberg Geelen and was formerly married to David L. Sizer.

A lifelong resident of Cameron County she was a 1968 graduate of Cameron County High School. Jean was a loving mother, grandmother and homemaker.


Survivors include: one son, Daniel P. Sizer of Russell, PA; one daughter, Sarah B. Sizer of Emporium; one grandson, Bradley Lukaschunis of Emporium; one sister, Patricia Kelly and husband Kim of Cupertino, CA; one nephew, Steven Kelly also in Cupertino; one niece, Suzanne Kelly of Fredericksburg, VA; and one aunt, Annabell Bloomquist of Clinton, NY.


The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 4-7 p.m. in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium, where Funeral and Committal Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Joseph Short, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Emporium, officiating.

Burial will be in Moore Hill Cemetery, Emporium.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Moore Hill Cemetery Association.


Robert K. Dunsmore 
“beloved husband, father and grandfather”
Robert Kenneth “Bob” Dunsmore, 81, of Shinglehouse, PA, passed away Sunday, October 30, 2016, in his home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on August 7, 1935 in Philipsburg, he was a son of J. Donald and Elizabeth Stahl Dunsmore. On October 29, 1960 in Portville, NY, he married the former Janet Phillips, who survives.
He was a 1953 graduate of Philipsburg High School, a 1957 graduate of Lock Haven State Teachers College and in 1968 he received his Master’s Degree from Ithaca College. 
 Mr. Dunsmore was employed at Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse from 1957 through 1962 and at Bolivar Central School from 1962 until his retirement in 1995. He taught Phys. Ed., Health, and Driver’s Education. 
“Coach” Dunsmore was the head football coach at Bolivar Central School for 22 seasons where he was a two time “Big 30” Coach of the Year. He was inducted into the Allegany, NY County Sports Hall of Fame, the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame and the Section “V” Football Hall of Fame. 
Shortly after his retirement, Coach Dunsmore was honored by the naming of the new Bolivar football stadium, the “Dunsmore-Latimer” Field. 
Mr. Dunsmore loved spending time with his entire family. He loved attending their sporting events, vacationing together at Rehoboth Beach, and playing card games, especially Euchre. 
 Mr. & Mrs. Dunsmore enjoyed many years of traveling around the country competing in horseshoe tournaments. Bob also ran horseshoe leagues and tournaments in Shinglehouse and Bolivar, NY. 
Mr. Dunsmore was a member of St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church in Shinglehouse. He was easily recognized traveling throughout the area with his wife in his signature blue Dodge Omni.
Surviving besides his wife of 56 years are two daughters, Deborah Dunsmore Richardson of Troy, Diana “DeeDee” (Tim) Myers of Columbus, OH; two sons, Stan (Sandy) Dunsmore of Emporium and Michael (Liz Beck) Dunsmore of Bolivar, NY; eleven grandchildren, Cari Carlson, Chad (Brittany) Carlson, Katie Carlson, Bethany (Kyle) Vogt, Breanna Dunsmore, Brooke Dunsmore, Kristen (Taylor) Scott, Shawn (Adrienne Pambianco) Gruber, Troy Robert Myers, Taylor (Collin) Morrison, and Bruce (Brystal) Wilson; two great grandchildren, Lilah and Riley Carlson; a sister, Mary Elizabeth “Betsy” (Ronald) Barnett of Philipsburg; and several nieces and nephews. 
In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by a brother, David Dunsmore; and a nephew, Richard Barnett.
Friends are invited to call on Tuesday from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 9 pm at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA and on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 from 9 to 11 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 am on Wednesday in St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church, Shinglehouse, with the Rev. Thomas E. Brown, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse, at a later date. There will be a luncheon and celebration of life immediately following the Mass at the Bolivar Golf Club, Bolivar, NY.
In lieu of flowers, memorials if desired, may be made in Mr. Dunsmore’s honor to St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church, P O Box 277, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.
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