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 AUSTIN- Richard D. Losey, 82, formerly of Austin, passed away Tuesday (Oct. 10, 2017) in Sena Kean Manor, Smethport. Born October 12, 1934, in Austin, he was a son of John and Grace Brooks Losey. On Nov. 13, 1954, he married Mary Ann McElwee, who died Feb. 6, 2017. They were married 63 years.


Richard was a lifetime resident of the area and attended Austin High School. He was a truck driver with Emporium Contractors for many years before his retirement. Mr. Losey was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church of Austin, volunteered with the Austin Food Bank, was a member of the coffee club at Big Mike’s Dairy Dine, and loved working in his yard and gardening. Richard was willing to lend a hand to whomever needed it, and greeted everyone with a smile and twinkle in his blue eyes.


Surviving are a daughter, Gayle E. (Leslie) Richner of Port Allegany; two sons, Gary (Gina) Losey of Baltimore, MD, Richard D. Losey, Jr. of Shinglehouse; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald (Pat) Losey of Florida; a sister, Sarah Jean Simpson of Weatherly, PA; and several nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Mary Ann, a brother, John Losey; and a sister, Marigold Phenicie.


Friends were received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where a funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 14, 2017) with Rev. James Campbell, pastor of St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church, Port Allegany, officiating. Burial will be in St. Gabriel’s Cemetery, Port Allegany.


A scriptural wake service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Memorials can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. 


 Condolences can be made to: Gayle E. Richner 683 E. Mill St. Port Allegany, PA 16743


Dessie L. Lininger, 91, of 324 West 4th St., Emporium, PA died at her residence on Monday morning. (October 9, 2017) She was born August 14, 1926 in Renovo, PA a daughter of the late Reuben and Edna Steckenfinger Scrimshaw


. Dessie served with the US Armys 14th Medical Group during WW II. She retired from PA Pressed Metals in 1976 where she had worked for many years. She was a member of the American Legion Olkosky-Jessop Post #194, Emporium, PA


 She is survived by a son, Robert "Speedy" Lininger and his wife Carol, Emporium; daughter-in-law, Donna Lininger of Glendale, AZ; four grandchildren: Rob, Paul, Loretta & Heather and eight great grandchildren.


 She was preceded in death by her parents, Reuben and Edna Steckenfinger Scrimshaw; two sons, Richard Lininger and a son in infancy; two sisters, Larue Harger & Twila Welsh and three brothers, Sylvester, Marvin & George Scrimshaw.


 Please come and Share in a Time of Remebrance at the Miller-Raffaele Post #6221, VFW, 427 E. Third Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday, November 18, 2017 begining at 2:00 PM with Rev. Christine Groeger, officiating.


 A Military Service provided by the Cameron County Memorial Detail will follow. Burial will be in the North Bend Cemetery, North Bend, PA


 In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the VFW Post 6221, 427 East 3rd Street, Emporium, PA 15834


 Online Condolences may be placed at


Phyllis J. Marshall, 81, of Rich Valley Rd., Emporium, died Wednesday, September 27, 2017, in her home.

Born June 28, 1936 in Renovo, she was the daughter of the late Clarince and Martha Westgate Hibbler.  On June 4, 1955 in Renovo she married Harry E. Marshall who died January 16, 2007.


A resident of Emporium since 1959, she was formerly of Renovo and Buffalo, NY.

Mrs. Marshall was a member of the Deeper Waters Ministry in Emporium. She was a homemaker and a restaurant cook by trade having been employed by the former Whistle Stop, later Brehms, and Dominico’s Restaurants in Emporium and the Guy and Mary Felt Manor, also in Emporium.


Survivors include: one son, Byron D. Marshall of Emporium; one daughter, Cheryl A. Marshall of Emporium; and one sister, Marilyn Sorling of McHenry, IL.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by one daughter, Melissa, in 2008, 4 sisters and 2 brothers.


A Memorial Service for Mrs. Marshall will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017 in Deeper Waters Church, Emporium with Rev. James Eastman, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Deeper Waters Ministry, Fifth and Maple Streets, Emporium, or to a charity of the donors choice.

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


Nanci V. Fragale, 70, of Palmyra, NY passed away on October 8, 2017. She was born on September 9, 1947 in Renovo, PA to the late Carl and Martha Vroman. Nanci was predeceased by her brother, Carl Vroman.She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Frank Fragale; daughters, Aletha (Charlie Steehler) Fragale and Christine (Michael) VanDemortel; grandchildren, Angela, Anthony, Ryan and Emilee; siblings, Grace Simms, Jean (Bob) Zuback and Earl Vroman; several nieces and nephews.For over 30 years, Nanci worked for Flightline Electronics as an Electrical Engineer and she retired in 2009. Nanci will always be remembered for her homemade chocolate candies. She was an avid gardner and loved her moon flowers and snap dragons. Nanci loved to do crafts, especially sewing and playing solitaire.
Above all, Nanci was very patriotic and would stand for all American Flag presentations.Family and friends may gather for a time of visitation from 4-7 PM on Thursday (October 12) at Murphy Funeral & Cremation Chapels 1040 Rte. 31, Macedon, NY and on Friday from 4-7 PM at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St. Emporium, PA.A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on Saturday (October 14) at 10:00 AM at St. Mark Church, 235 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA 15834.Interment in St. Mark Cemetery, Emporium, PA.In lieu of flowers, contributions in Nanci’s memory may be directed to the American Cancer Society 1120 S. Goodman St., Rochester, NY 14620 or Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, Funeral Home in entrusted with local arrangements.


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