Betty M. Clingan, 94, a resident of Cameron County since 1946, died Monday, May 28, 2018 in the Guy and Mary Felt Manor Emporium.
Born September 28, 1923 in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Katheryn Drake Fries. On April 5, 1946 in Loyalsock she married Walter A. “Stubby” Clingan who died July 2, 2006.
She was a 1941 graduate of Montoursville High School and was a Laurel Festival contestant. After coming to Emporium she was a longtime resident of CCC Memorial Highway in Cameron before moving to Guy & Mary Felt Assisted Living and eventually the Manor.
Beginning in 1944 in Montoursville and later in Emporium she was employed by GTE Sylvania as a secretary and in the units department before retiring in 1982.
Mrs. Clingan was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Emporium, and was a member and Past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star Emporium Chapter #101. She was a member of Sylvania’s Quarter Century Club and was very active with the Girl Scouts. Betty liked golfing, bowling, playing bridge, and spending time with family. She was a former member of the Emporium Country Club, its Tuesday and Thursday Ladies Golf Leagues, the Ladies Auxiliary ThursdayBridge Club, and was a longtime member of a local weekly bridge club.
Survivors include: three sons, Joseph (Connie) Clingan and Wally (Greenie) Clingan of Emporium, and Alan (Theresa) Clingan of North Augusta, SC; three daughters: Ginny (Dan) Gray of Warren and Susan (Ron) Smith and Sharon (Glenn) Lynn of North Augusta; one sister, Elnora Zurich of Williamsport; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by an infant daughter, Tara Ann Clingan, a sister, Arlene Worthington, and a niece, Terry.
A visitation with video tribute will be held in the First United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 10-11 a.m. at which time Funeral and Committal Services will follow with the Rev. Joseph Short, pastor, officiating.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to a charity of the donors choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.
Joseph S. Raffaele, 28, of 213 S. Broad St., Emporium, PA died at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA on Saturday (May 12, 2018) morning.
He was born October 5, 1989 in Coudersport, PA a son of Janet Schloder Raffaele, Emporium, PA and the late Michael Raffaele.
Joe attended Cameron County High School and then worked for Sheetz for several years. He currently was working at Fox's Pizza in Emporium. He enjoyed playing video games and spending time with his friends.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his girlfriend, Dionna Orner, Emporium; brother, Michael Keefer, Emporium; numerous, aunts, uncles and cousins.
In addition to his father he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Joseph and Donna Moffitt Noto; Maternal Grandparents, LaVerne and Kathryn DeCarli Schloder.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Wednesday (May 16, 2018) at 12:00 PM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, officiating.
Visitation with video tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA on Wednesday, one hour prior to the Service.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to help support the family. No donation is too small and your support would be greatly appreciated.
Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
John M. McLean, 70, of 2243 Silver Oaks Drive, Fort Collins, Colorado
died at Poudre Valley Hospital, Fort Collins, Colorado on Sunday, May 6, 2018 following a brief illness.
He was born November 23, 1947 in St. Marys, PA a son of Mark McLean, Emporium, PA and the late Mary Grimone McLean.
On May 22, 1993 he married Nicole "Nicky" Masse, who survives.
John graduated from Cameron County High School. He served with the US Army in Vietnam War. He retired from Kodak where he worked for over 22 years. He enjoyed skiing, photography, all sports, especially football. He loved spending time with his family.
In addition to his father and his wife he is survived by a daughter, Shannon (Ian) Jenkins, Ft. Collins, CO; son, Ryan McLean, Ft. Collins, CO; daughter, Kathryn McLean, Ft. Collins, CO; son, Kevin McLean, Ft. Collins, CO; two grandchildren: Aaliyah McLean Phillips & Isaiah John Jenkins; a sister, Linda L. Ostrum; brother, Robert F. "Bunny" McLean; sister, Susie M. Gribble; brother, Rick (Mary Kay) McLean all of Emporium, PA.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Grimone McLean.
The family will receive friends at the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Sizerville Road, Emporium, PA on Thursday (May 24, 2018) from 10:00 -11:00 AM followed by a memorial service at 11:00 AM with Rev. Lionel Owen, Pastor, officiating.
Burial with military rites, accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail, will follow in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA
Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
Dorman “Rip” M. Moore Jr., 76, of 4274 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium, PA died peacefully at Family Hospice, Mount Lebanon, PA on Saturday morning.(April 28, 2018)
He was born December 12, 1941 in Emporium, PA to the late Dorman M. and Margaret K. (Swoyer) Moore, Sr.
He is survived by partner and, to quote Rip, “better half”, Mary Grasser, Emporium.
Rip was a retired truck driver working for several local companies in Cameron County.
His greatest joy was his family and friends. His favorite hobby was restoring tractors and old guns. Rip has always been one for cracking jokes and was making the nurses and family laugh even through his hospital stay.
He is survived by his son, DeWayne Moore, Mechanicville, NY; sister Grace (Ed) LaBrozzi, Emporium; two sisters-in-law Joanne Moore, Emporium, and Cynthia Miglicio Moore, Emporium.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Cyril "Sonny" Moore and Robert Moore.
A Memorial Service will be held at Emporium Alliance Church, 1284 Sizerville Rd., Emporium, PA on Saturday (May 5, 2018) at 2:00 PM with Bob Spaeth, officiating. Visitation will be at Emporium Alliance Church one hour prior to the service. Burial will be private, for family only.
Special thanks to the staff at Family Hospice for their compassionate and diligent care of Rip.