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Roland A. "Buster" Saurman, Jr., 69, of 102 E. 2nd St., Emporium, PA died at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA on Thursday (February 23, 2017) morning.
He was born January 1, 1948 in Philadelphia, PA a son of the late Roland and Marjorie Benedict Saurman
Mr. Saurman served with the United States Marine Corps during Vietnam. He was wounded and received a Purple Heart. He worked several jobs in Philadelphia before moving to Cameron County. While living in Cameron County he worked many years at motor Coil and Emporium Secondary. He was a member of the Miller-Raffaelle Post,  6221, VFW, Emporium PA. He enjoyed gunsmithing and doing mechanical work on his truck.
Survived by one sister, Margaret "Sandy" (Jim) Wills, Philadelphia; one brother, Jack Saurman, Pocano's; brother-in-law, John "Bud" Ullman, Driftwood and several nieces and nephews.
Buster was preceded in death by his parents, Roland and Margaret  Benedict Saurman, and a sister, Diane Ullman.
There will be No Visitation. Memorial Services will be announced at a later date
Burial will be in Driftwood, PA
Memorial Contributions may be made to the VFW Post 6221, 427 East 3rd Street, Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

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Joseph R. Gibbs, 72, of 226 Arch Drive, Emporium, PA died at his residence, Emporium, PA on Saturday (February 11, 2017) night.
He was born October 22, 1944 in St. Marys, PA a son of the late William B. and Helen Koczwara Gibbs, Sr.
On November 28, 1969 in Farmers Valley, PA he married Kathi Mullin Gibbs, who survives. Joe and Kathi were married over 47 years. He graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1964. He served his country during the Vietnam Era, for four years, with the U.S. Navy. Joe often shared his service memories of both home and abroad. He had witnessed many changes in his 37 years of employment at GKN in Emporium.


In addition to his wife Kathi he is survived by two sons, Kirk (Jill) Gibbs; Brett Gibbs & (Cheryl), both of Emporium; three grandchildren: Kierra (Jason) Schwab, Alora (Justin Farren) Gibbs and Jennifer Gibbs; three great grandchildren and another to join the family soon.
One sister, Shirley Dippold, St. Marys and a brother, William Gibbs, Jr.; three nieces and he also leaves behind Kevin, Rose, Zachary & Jeremy Learn of Erie

He was preceded in death by his parents, William B. and Helen Koczwara Gibbs, Sr.
Memorial Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (February 18, 2017) at 3:00 PM with his sister-in-law, Debb Lee, officiating.

Military services will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail following the service. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM, Saturday at the Barnett Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to Cameron County SPCA, 678 South Mountain Rd., Emporium, PA 15834 or to the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department, 419 N. Broad St., Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

 

 

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Shirley L. Priest, 86, of 6845 Beechwood Rd., Emporium, PA
died at UPMC-Altoona Hospital, Altoona, PA Friday (February 10, 2017) night.
She was born December 23, 1930 in Knox, PA a daughter of the late Robert L. and Grace Shepherdson Wenner.
On June 7, 1954 in Emporium, PA she married Donald R. Priest, who survives.
Shirley was the oldest of 14 siblings. She helped raise her brothers and sisters in her early years. She retired, after many years of work, from Sylvania in Emporium. After retirement she went to work, working five years at Sheets. She enjoyed canning and was always doing things for other people. She also enjoyed being with family and especially spending time with her grandchildren who gave her great pleasure and enjoyment. She like playing bingo and her get-together's with her former coworkers. She looked forward to family functions, weddings and anniversaries.

In addition to her husband Donald R. Priest she is survived by a son, Dana Priest, Truman, PA; daughter, Kathy (Martin) Tully, Thompson, PA; son, Curt (Janine) Priest, Eldred, PA; three grandchildren: Ryan Tully, Meghan (John) Prunier, and Kayla Priest, and two great grandchildren: Kendra Priest and Shaye Prunier. Three brothers, Vivion (Wimp) Wenner, Medina, NY; Robert (Linda) Wenner, Mt. Jewett; Donald (Linda) Wenner, St. Marys and six sister, Shelba Roselli, Georgia; Betty (Dave) DeGray, Florida; Beverly Wenner, Florida; Barbara (Dan) Paget, Johnsonburg; Velma (Bernard) Norlin, Johnsonburg; Sandy (David) Thorwort, Johnsonburg; sister-in-law, Harriet Wenner, Smethport and several, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert L. and Grace Shepherdson Wenner, two brothers, Darwin and John Wenner, two sisters, Linda Kilhoffer and one in infancy,

Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Tuesday (February 14, 2017) at 1:00 PM with Rev. Christine Groeger, officiating.
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home one hour prior to the Service.

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA
Memorial Contributions may be made to Cameron County SPCA, 678 South Mountain Rd., Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

 

 

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Donna L. Williams, 49, of 1019 Plank Road Hollow, Emporium, PA died at her residence on Tuesday (February 7, 2017) afternoon.
She was born October 21, 1967 in DuBois, PA a daughter of Mary Ellen Plaszenski Walters, Emporium and the late Richard Celinski
Donna graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1985. She had worked several years for Teletron in Erie before returning to Emporium. She was a devoted mother and was always laughing and smiling wherever she went.
She is survived by her Mother, Mary Ellen Walters; Step-Father, Theodore Walters; son, Corey Dean Williams; sister, Jeanette (Tom) Tiemissen; two brothers, Ted L. (Julie) Walters, all of Emporium and Daniel B. Walters, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Donna was preceded in death by her father, Richard Celinski and a brother, Scott Walters.

There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Monday at 11:00 AM with Rev. Christine Groeger, officiating.

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

 

 

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James E. Markum, 61, of 20489 Ccc Memorial Hwy., Emporium, PA formerly of Johnstown, PA died at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA on Thursday (February 2, 2017) morning.
He was born March 30, 1955 in Johnstown, PA the youngest son of the late Henry and Mildred Rodky Markum.
On May 21, 1993 in Winchester, VA he married Susan Summers Markum, who survives.
Jim grew up in Johnstown and graduated from Greater Johnstown Vo Tech in the class of 1973. He was active in the Solomon Run Volunteer Fire Company. He moved to Emporium to work for the Cameron County School District where he recently retired. He was an avid hunter who enjoyed camping, building and woodworking.

In addition to his wife Susan Summers Markum he is survived by son, Christopher "CJ" Markum, Emporium; two brothers, Michael (Glenda) Markum and Richard (Debbie) Markum, both of Johnstown, PA; step-mother, Donna Giffin Markum, Johnstown, PA; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; Aunt, Agatha Markum, Johnstown.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Mildred Rodky Markum.

There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Burial Service at Emmanuel Episcopal Church 144 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 1:00 PM with Father Matthew Ryan, Rector and Pastor Stephen Markum, Jims nephew, officiating. The family will also hold a Memorial Service at Maple Grove Church of the Brethern, 160 Palestine Road, Salix, PA  15952 on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 4:00 PM with Pastor Stephen Markum, officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial Contributions may be made to the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department, 419 N. Broad St., Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

 

 

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Donald E. Hallowell, 54, of 200-A East 6th St., Ext, Emporium, PA died at his residence, Emporium, PA on Wednesday (February 1, 2017) night.

 

He was born January 4, 1963 in St. Marys, PA a son of the late Willard Hallowell and Marion Putt Hallowell.
Don graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 1981. He worked, for over 34 years, at Motor Coil in Emporium. He enjoyed playing golf and loved being with his dog Baxter. He was a member of Cameron County Vets Club, Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #368, Emporium and the Christabelle Club.

 

He is survived by one sister, Debra Hallowell, Emporium; Brother, David "Bucket" (Kim) Hallowell, Emporium; Half-brother, Michael Hallowell, Emporium; Half-brother, Matthew (Heather) Hallowell, El Paso, TX; two nieces, Lacey (Ryan) McFadden, Janelle (Bill) Lampariello and one nephew, Shawn Hallowell.

 

He was preceded in death by his Father, Willard Hallowell and Mother, Marion Putt Hallowell; Grandparents, Tom and Elsie Gibbs,

 

The Family and friends are invited to Share in a Time of Remebrance at Miller-Raffaele Post #6221, VFW 427 East Third Street, Emporium, PA on Tuesday (February 7, 2017) from 2:00-5:00 PM.
Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA
Memorial Contributions may be made to Cameron County SPCA, 678 South Mountain Rd., Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

 

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Jane Ellen Alexander, 57, of 196 36th St, Pittsburgh, PA died at Magee-Womens Hospital-UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA the afternoon of Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

She was born June 29, 1959 in St. Marys, PA a daughter of the late Joseph R. and Mary Conway Alexander.
Jane graduated from Cameron County High School, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (BS Ed.) and was a PhD candidate in Psychiatric Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh. She held a wide variety of research, counseling, education, and clinical positions including research subject advocate within the University of Pittsburgh and affiliated hospitals. Most recently she was a regulatory compliance officer at UPMC working with clinicians and legal experts to ensure compliance with federal law.

Jane is survived by her brother, John (Carol) Alexander, Redwood City, CA; two nephews, Steven Barrett, Rochester, NY and Tim Barrett, Lima, NY;
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph R. and Mary Conway Alexander, Jr. and a sister, Lori Barrett.
There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to be held at the First United Methodist Church 306 S Spruce St, Emporium, PA on Monday (February 6, 2017) at 1 PM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

 

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Bernard J. "Dudge" Armstrong, 69, of 801 Sizerville Rd., Emporium, PA died at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA on Tuesday night (January 31, 2017)
He was born December 12, 1947 in St. Marys, PA a son of the late Joseph Michael and Lorna Armstrong.

 

On October 4, 1985 in Emporium he married Wendy Davis Armstrong, who survives
Dudge Armstrong was a member of the Pipleliners Union #798 since 1973. He retired in 2010 as a journeyman working various piplining jobs throughout the country. He was a member of the Loyal order of the Moose Lodge #368, Emporium, Miller-Raffaele Post 6221, VFW and the Christabelle Club in Emporium. He enjoyed spend time with his friends, family and his dog "Evee"

 

In addition to his wife Wendy he is survived by three daughters, Rebecca (Garth) Clark;  Jennifer Lyon and Molly Cowley and one son, Joshua (Jesica) Armstrong; several grandchildren and several great grandchildren; one brother, Donald "Duck" (Linda) Armstrong; one sister, Bonnie (Edward) VanAmburg and several nieces and nephews He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Michael and Lorna Armstrong, and a brother, Rick "Slim" Michael.

 

The Family and friends are invited to Share in a Time of Remebrance at the  Moose Lodge, 524 E Allegany Ave., Emporium, PA on Saturday (February 18, 2017) from 2:00 - 5:00 PM.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Cameron County SPCA, 678 South Mountain Rd., Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

 

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Glenda S. George, 74, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA formerly of Chico, California died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA on Monday (January 30, 2017) afternoon.
She was born January 14, 1943 in Chowchilla, California a daughter of the late J. B. and Gladys Tisseyre Allen.
Glenda was a resident of California most of her life before moving to Emporium five year ago to be nearer to her sister and brother- in-law. Glenda retired from Bank of America, as a loan officer, where she worked many years. She was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church in Emporium.

She is survived by two sons, Christopher (Tammy) Schmitz, New Jersey and Command Sergeant Major Eric (Gayla) Schmitz, Ft. Bragg, NC; four grandchildren, two sisters, Denise (Rev. Steven) Miller, Emporium and Janice Winters, Willets, CA.

Glenda was preceded in death by her parents, J. B. and Gladys Tisseyre Allen,

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, PA on Wednesday (February 8, 2017) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Steven Miller, First Presbyterian Church, and brother-in-law officiating.
Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

 

 
     

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