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Linda D. Cobb, age 64, of West Fifth Street, Emporium died Thursday, April 19, 2018, in her home.


Born May 18, 1953 in Ridgway, she was the daughter of the late George and Dana Eckert Dobson. On November 22, 1974 in Ridgway, she married Daniel Fred Cobb, Sr. who survives.


A resident of Emporium since 1979, Linda was a former resident of Ridgway, St. Marys, and Pascagoula, Mississippi. She was employed for many years by Sinnemahoning State Park where she held several positions before retiring in 2017 as Administrative Assistant.


Mrs. Cobb was a member of the Cameron County Christian Center in Emporium.


Survivors include: two sons, Joseph Michael Cobb of Springfield, Massachusetts, and Daniel Fred Cobb, Jr. of Emporium; one daughter, Kira Marie Cobb of Emporium; one brother, George Dobson, Jr. of St. Marys; three stepbrothers, Guy Reed of Phoenix, Arizona, Mark Reed of Treasure Lake, and Paul Reed of Philadelphia; one sister, Mary Marie Fix in Michigan; four grandchildren; and also nieces and nephews.


A visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25 in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium where Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Sherri Pifer of St. Marys, an affiliate of the Free Methodist denomination, officiating. 


Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Cameron County Christian Center, 240 E Fourth St., or PA DCNR, 260 Sizerville Rd., both in Emporium, PA 15834


James D. Coppersmith, 89, of 200 W. Seventh Street, Emporium, PA died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA on Thursday (April 19, 2018) morning following a lengthy illness. He was born June 12, 1928 in St. Marys, PA a son of the late L. Neil and Ophelia Dodson Coppersmith. On November 26, 1953 in St. Eulalia Catholic Church, Coudersport, PA he married Beverly Nelson, who survives. Mr. Coppersmith graduated from Emporium High School in the class of 1946. He worked with the Coppersmith Furniture Store in Emporium for over 50 years, most of which he was a co-owner. He was a past member of the Coudersport Masonic Lodge as well as the Shriners and the Emporium Mens’ Club. Jim enjoyed round dancing, square dancing, line dancing, and roller skating. He had a love for gardening and the neighbors affectionately referred to him as "Mr. Wilson". Nothing was more important than his family. Jim was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle.

In addition to his wife Beverly he is survived by a son, James D. (Ginny) Coppersmith, Jr, Kane; daughter, Joyce (James) Wolfe, Orlando, FL; daughter, Jill Domitrovich, Falls Creek; son, Jerry (Amy) Coppersmith, Erie; daughter, Joann Clingan, Emporium; eleven grandchildren: Nathan, Kyle, Ryan, Kelsey, Joshua, Alyssa, Kaela, Karlee, Dylan, Logan & Conner; six great grandchildren: Emma, Hunter, Jayden, Leland, Landon & Mariah; a brother, George (Wilda) Coppersmith, Emporium; sister, Grace (Robert) Peters, Huntingdon.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by five brothers, Neil, Frank, Robert, Leroy and Walter Coppersmith and a sister, Theresa Carpenter.

Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Sunday from 2-4 PM with the funeral service to follow at 4:00 PM. Officiating will be Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, St. Mark Catholic Church.

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Memorial Contributions may be made to Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 710 W. 168th St., New York, NY 10032

Online Condolences may be placed at


Joan Elizabeth Keniston, 83, of Howard Siding, died Tuesday (April 3, 2018) at her daughter’s home in South Chesterfield, VA following a lengthy illness. Born February 8, 1935 in Everett, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of Cecil and Mildred Fletcher. After graduation from Bedford High School, Bedford, Pennsylvania she met Allen “Rod” Keniston, who was assigned by Penn State University as the Bedford County Assistant Extension Agent. On October 10, 1955, in Winchester, VA, she married Rod. In 1962 they moved their family to Emporium, PA. They successfully raised four children in Cameron County and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in October 2005.


On September 6, 1958, Joan was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Right up to her death, she regularly shared with anyone who would listen the Bible’s message that God’s Kingdom will soon restore the earth back to a paradise and that by means of Jesus’ Ransom sacrifice humans can enjoy perfect health and everlasting life in that paradise.


She is survived by her “favorite” daughter, Kymberly & Mark Pond of South Chesterfield, VA; three sons, Mark & Pattina Keniston of Camden, NY, Zane & Gina Keniston of Belmont, NY, and Allen & Stephanie Keniston of St. Marys, PA; three granddaughters, Emily & Adam Wallis, Jovanna & James Curtis, both of Rome, NY, and Jazlin Rose Keniston, of St. Marys, PA; and one grandson, Gage Michael Keniston of St. Marys, PA; five sisters, Lorraine & Bruce Richmond of Bedford, PA, Linda Smith of Hobe Sound, Florida, Martha & Larry Eshelman of Shelby, Ohio, Katie Fletcher of Chambersburg, PA, Robin & Blake Brailler of Everett, PA; three brothers, James &  Judy Fletcher of Reidville, SC, Phillip & Anna Fletcher of Las Vegas, NV, and Clifton “Hop” Fletcher in Phoenix, AZ. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews; one special niece being Terri Ann Suladie of Emporium, PA.


She was preceded in death by both of her parents, her husband Rod, and her brother Dennis Fletcher of Bedford, PA. Dennis’ wife, Josephine, survives.


There will be no visitation.

 A funeral service, conducted by Mr. Donald Malize, will be held on April 21, 2018 at 2pm at the Kersey, PA Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses located at 339 Main Street, Kersey, PA 15846.

 Donations can be made on




Harriet M. Stolz, 76, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA formerly of Huckleberry Circle died at the Manor on Monday (April 9, 2018) morning following a lengthy illness. She was born December 8, 1941 in Brookville, PA a daughter of the late Harry C. and Faye L. Shick Brewer. She married the late Richard M. Stolz who died Feb. 11, 2018. Mrs. Stolz was a retired School teacher having worked for the Cameron County School System many years. She enjoyed traveling throughout the United States with her late husband in their VW Van.


 Survived by a sister, Mary Wood, Brookville, PA; brother, Richard (Dot) Brewer, Brookville and several nieces & nephews. 


In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a brother, Dean Brewer. 


There will be No Visitation.

 Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (April 28, 2018) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor of the First United Methodist Church officiating. 


Burial will be in the Johnson Cemetery, Benezette, PA 


 Online Condolences may be placed at 


 BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.


Regina Kuntz Smith, age 93, of East Fourth Street, Emporium, died Thursday, April 5, 2018, at the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium.


Born May 13, 1924 in St. Marys, she was the daughter of John and Marie Simones Kuntz.  On June 21, 1947 in St. Marys, she married Mark J. Smith who died March 3, 1984.


A longtime resident of Emporium she had previously lived in Wilson, NY.


Mrs. Smith, “Jean”, was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church in Emporium, served on the Emporium Borough Shade Tree Committee for 30 years, and was a former member of the Emporium Garden Club, the Emporium Country Club, and the Cameron County Antique Seekers.  Jean loved nature, was an artist, florist and gardener and also enjoyed traveling, sometimes to exotic locations.


Survivors include: two daughters, Barbara Smith of Emporium, and Mary Smith (Stephen Morse) of Virginia; six sons, Stephen Smith of Oregon, George (Seine) Smith of Louisiana, Michael (Bonita) Smith of Emporium; Richard (Wendy) Smith of York, David (Tracy) Smith of Maryland, and James (Elba) Smith of Connecticut; fourteen grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; one brother, Edward Kuntz of St. Marys; one sister, Ann Margaret Keller of New York; and many nieces and nephews.


In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by: six brothers, Henry, Jerard, Frank, Joseph, John and James Kuntz; and one sister, Mary Kuntz Minns.


A visitation will be held Tuesday, April 10 from 6 - 8 p.m. in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 in St. Mark Church with Fr. Paul Siebert, pastor, as celebrant.

Burial will follow in St. Mark Cemetery, Emporium.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Special Olympics PA, 2610 Clyde Ave., Ste B, State CollegePA 16801 or the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library, 27 W Fourth Street, Emporium PA 15834.



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