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Margaret E. Bernhard
Margaret E. Bernhard, 95, formerly of Prospect St., died at 2:06 a.m. Monday (Nov. 22, 1999) in Heritage Park Health Care Center. She was born June 5, 1904, in Munson Pa., the daughter of J. Fred and Lydia Wilkinson Herbert. A Jamestown resident since marriage, she was a member of the Pilgrim Memorial United Church of Christ for more than 60 years and its Women's Guild and Scrooby Club. She was a Grey Lady Volunteer at WCA Hospital for more than 20 years. Surviving are two daughters: Jean Johnson of Ashville and Florence Christian of Jamestown; six grandchildren: Linda Murphy, Margaret ''Peggy'' Franiewicz and Jill Johnson all of Jamestown, James D. and John H. Nelson of Bohemia, N.Y. and Julie Edborg of Lakewood; eight great-grandchildren; two great- great-grandchildren; and two brothers: Eugene and Fred Herbert. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Gilbert J. Pearson, pastor of Pilgrim Memorial United Church of Christ. The Rev. Gerald A. Haglund, chaplain of Heritage Park Health Center, will officiate. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery. Friends will be received one hour prior to the service today in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Pilgrim Memorial United Church of Christ, 70 McKinley Ave., Jamestown, or The Salvation Army Christmas Fund, 83 South Main St., Jamestown, N.Y., 14701. 

Aletha M. Caster
Aletha M. Caster, 93, of 1325 Forest Ave. Ext., formerly of Oswego, N.Y., died at 6:32 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 22, 1999) in her home. She was born Feb. 22, 1906, in Eagle Bend, Minn., a daughter of George and Myrtle Allen Cossentine. Prior to retiring, she had been employed for many years at the Harwood Nursing Home in Oswego. She had also driven a school bus in the Oswego area and, in earlier years, had been an elementary school teacher in St. Augustine, Fla. She was a member of the Jamestown Seventh Day Adventist Church. She was a grandmother to everyone and a great mentor to the children in her life. She enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting, and loved vegetable and flower gardening. Surviving are two sons: Donald G. Caster of Yucaipa, Calif., and Gordon W. Caster of Jamestown; a daughter, Beverly L. Bonnier of Pell Lake, Wisc.; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Myrtle Aldrich of Avon Park, Fla. She was preceded in death by her husband, Galen W. Caster, who died Sept. 30, 1964; two brothers; and a sister. The funeral will be Sunday in Oswego. Burial will be in Fairdale Cemetery, Hannibal, N.Y. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Powers, Present and Sixbey Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Hospice Chautauqua County, 188 S. Erie St., Mayville, N.Y., 14757, or to 3 ABN, P.O. Box 220, West Frankfort, Ill., 62896. 

W. John Evans
FREDONIA - Walter ''Big John'' John Evans, 45, of Webster Road, died Monday (Nov. 22, 1999) in Brooks Memorial Hospital. He was born April 25, 1954, in Upper Marlboro, Md., the son of Wallace and the late Louise E. Booth Evans. He was a graduate of Westfield Academy Central School where he held several school records in football and track, specifically discus and shot put, and was employed by Morgan David Wine of Westfield. He owned and operated the J & C Archery Shop on Webster Road in Fredonia. He was a member of the Ducks Unlimited, Buck Masters, the National Rifle Association, and was a master instructor of the National Bowhunters Educational Program and conducted many Hunter Safety courses on Chautauqua County. He was a member of the Dunkirk Conservation Club, South Shore Rod and Gun Club, Bear Lake Rod and Gun Club and the Beaver Club of Fredonia. He was an avid outdoorsman and sportsman and pursued his love of the great outdoors. Surviving are two sons: Jason R. Evans of Westfield and Ryan J. Evans of Fredonia; two sisters: Elburta Evans of Manteca, Calif., and Sally Evans of Westfield; his father of Upper Marlboro; and his former wife, Cathy Ciambor Evans of Fredonia. The funeral service will be held at 9 p.m. Wednesday in the MASON Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St., Westfield. A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family in c/o of MASON Funeral Home. 

Ilona T. Hurley
Ilona T. ''Helen'' Hurley, 88, formerly of 3921 S. Ralph Ave., Bemus Point, Corry and Sugar Grove, died at 9:40 a.m. Monday (Nov. 22, 1999) in the Rouse Home, Youngsville. An area resident since 1943, she was born Sept. 1, 1911, in Hungary, the daughter of Andrew and Julia F. Firkala Guzi. In earlier years she was employed by the Corry Arrow Supply, the former Remington Arms in Conn. and had also worked for Alaska Airlines in Fairbanks, Alaska. Before retiring she was employed by the former Jamestown Plywood Corporation in Jamestown. She was a communicant of Our Lady of the Snow Catholic Church in Panama and while living in Bemus Point had attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Surviving are two daughters: Pat Giordon of Sugar Grove and Mary T. Davis of Bemus Point; a son, Joseph P. Hurley of Mauii, Hawaii; 20 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; a sister, Mary T. Peterson of Corry; and a step-sister, Grace Yuchnyk of South Bury, Conn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew T. Hurley, whom she married Oct. 18, 1929 and who died Jan. 18, 1974; two sons: William C. Hurley, March 9, 1982, and Francis J. Hurley, Sept. 5, 1977; a grandson, John C. Davis, July 14, 1987; two brothers: Paul and Frank Guzi; and three step-brothers: John, Ted and Frank Fazekas. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. John Catholic Church, 270 Newton Ave., Jamestown. The Rev. Bernard Staszak, pastor of Our Lady of the Snow Catholic Church will be celebrant. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. The family will received friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Lind Funeral Home, 805 West Third St. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of the Snow Catholic Church, Main St., Panama, N.Y., 14767 or the Rouse House, 701 Rouse Ave., Youngsville, Pa., 16371. 

Raymond Wilbur Nelson
YOUNGSVILLE - Raymond Wilbur Nelson, 98, formerly of 109 Church St., Sheffield, died at 11:40 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 20, 1999) in the Rouse Home. He was born Feb. 3, 1901, Sheffield, the son of Clause and Rena Nelson. A lifelong Sheffield area resident, he was employed as a mail delivery contractor for 32 years. He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Sheffield. Surviving are a son, John R. Nelson of Gaithersburg, Md.; and one granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel Louise Whitton Nelson, whom he married July 19, 1933, in Tidioute, Pa.; a sister, Edith Pearce; and two brothers: Alvin and Justin Nelson. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today in the Bordon Funeral Home, Sheffield. The Rev. Scott Mims, pastor of Bethany Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Sheffield Cemetery. 

Ethel Smith
WARREN - Ethel Gustafson Smith, 88, died at 4:40 p.m. Friday (Nov. 19, 1999) in Beverly Healthcare, Warren. She was born Dec. 31, 1910, in Jamestown, the daughter of the Carl and Yerda Danielson Gustafson. Surviving are a daughter, Greta Smith of Brooklyn. She was preceded in death by a brother, Elmer Gustafson. No visitation will be observed. Arrangements are by the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home.

Roger A. Carlson
LAFAYETTE, N.Y. - Roger A. Carlson,72, of 6056 Route 20, Lafayette, died Saturday (Nov. 20, 1999) at home. Carlson was born Feb. 10, 1927, in Jamestown, the son of Allene and Aldore Carlson. He was a deep sea diver with the Navy from 1944-1946, specializing in salvage and demolition. He was involved in all phases of the lumber industry, including procurement, manufacturing, sales and special projects in the U.S., Europe and Asia. He was employed by Eastern Plywood from 1948 to 1963, Booher Lumber Co. from 1963 to 1981 and Gutchess International from 1981 to 1994. After his retirement in 1994, he was recognized as an industry expert and continued to work as an independent consultant. He was a life member of VFW Post 53, an active Boy Scout leader, the 1967 club champion at Hill and Dale Country Club, an active member of the Penn York Lumberman's Club, Canadian Lumber Association and National Hardwood Lumber Association. He also was a former board member of Empire State Forest Product Association. Carlson was a gourmet cook and included fishing, golfing and woodworking among his hobbies. Survivors include his wife, Renee M. Carlson, whom he married in 1948; two daughters: Katherine Bishop of Norton, Mass., and Lori Lawless of Minoa, N.Y.; a son, Jeffrey Carlson of Grand Rapids, Mich.; a sister, Janet Anderson of Ashville; and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Hall Funeral Home. Interment will be in Lafayette Rural Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today in the funeral home, 6033 Cherry Valley Road, Lafayette. Memorials may be made to the Lafayette Ambulance Fund. 

Joseph Damond
ERIE - Joseph Damond, 87, of 2419 Peppertree Drive, formerly of Warren, died, Sunday (Nov. 21, 1999) in St. Vincent Health Center. He was born Nov. 26, 1911, in Jamestown, the son of the late John and Alvira Maisto Damond. He was employed by the Blair Corporation for more than 35 years retiring in 1976. He was a member of St. James Roman Catholic Church and while residing in Warren he attended St. Joseph Parish. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and was a brass band member performing on the baritone for 50 years. Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Elizabeth Ertola Damond; two sons: John Damond and Gerald Damond, with whom he made his home, both of Erie; a sister, Sarah LaMarca of Jamestown; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sisters: Theresa, Monica and Frances; and three brothers: Frank, Anthony and Americo (John). A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. James Roman Catholic Church, 2635 Buffalo Road, Erie, Pa. The Rev. Monsignor Robert Cohan, his nephew, will be celebrant. Entombment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum, Warren. Friends will be received from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., 2607 Buffalo Road, where a prayer service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the St. James Scholarship Fund, c/o St. James Roman Catholic Church, 2635 Buffalo Road, Erie, Pa. 16510. 

Virginia L. Hall
ERIE - Virginia L. ''Ginny'' Hall, 55, of 2810 Broadlawn Ave., died Friday (Nov. 19, 1999) in Saint Vincent Health Center. She was born Oct. 3, 1944, in Erie, the daughter of the late Willard and Dorothy Groger Holton. A graduate of Warren High School, she had been employed by the former Horne's Department Store in Erie and was a secretary for Knox-Western. She was a member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, the Siebenburger and Zukor Clubs. She enjoyed dancing, camping and traveling. Surviving are her husband, David L. Hall; a son, David L. Hall; a daughter, Melissa Corey, both of Erie; five grandchildren; and a sister, Carol Penoyer of Warren. A prayer service will be at 9 a.m. today in the Burton West Lake Funeral Home, 3816 W. Lake Road, Erie, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. today in Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Erie. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 2401 W. 38th St., Erie, Pa. 16506. 

Richard Joseph Morganti
Richard Joseph Morganti, 75, of 20 Elam Ave., died at 10:37 a.m. Monday (Nov. 22, 1999) in his home. He was born Jan. 19, 1924, the son of the late Philip and Lillian Baldo Morganti. He was a 1942 graduate of Jamestown High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Air Corp and served as an aerial photographer for which he received two air medals for bombing missions against the Japanese forces in the Bismarck Archipelago during World War II. He was employed by Dawson Metal as a bench hand from 1979 to his retirement in 1986. He had previously been employed as a commercial photographer for Davis Studio and owned and operated Bell Morganti Photo on Third Street. In 1962 he became the owner and operator of The Friendly Grill and was self employed as a commercial photographer for many years. In 1971 he became the owner of the Savoy Restaurant in Warren until 1979. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars John W. Tiffany Post 53 where he was the present commander and formerly served as vice commander and chaplain. He was also a member of the American Legion Ira Lou Spring Post 149. He was a communicant of St. James Catholic Church. Surviving are two sons: Richard P. Morganti of Lakewood and Mark A. Morganti of Thornton, Colo.; three daughters: Nancy Frank of Thornton, Debra Cardiff of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Mary Jane King of Kennedy; eight grandchildren; two sisters: Antoinette Palermo of Jamestown and Laura Ameli of Merit Island, Fla. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joan Guzowski Morganti who died in 1980 and his second wife, Mary Alice Ericson Morganti who died in 1994; and three brothers: Charles, Philip and Angelo Morganti. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Hubert Funeral Home. The Rev. Monsignor Antoine P. Attea, pastor, St. James Catholic Church and the Rev. Raymond Linza, intern pastor of Cherry Creek United Methodist Church and South Dayton United Methodist, will officiate. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Hubert Funeral Home. 

Zella C. Penley
DeGRAFF, Ohio - Zella C. Penley, 84, of 8211 Road 207, formerly of Sugar Grove, died Saturday (Nov. 20, 1999) in Green Hills Center, West Liberty, Ohio. She was born Sept. 7, 1915, in Ironton, Ohio, the daughter of Alva and Elsie Cost Thornton. A 1934 graduate of St. Paris High School, she was a homemaker. Surviving are five daughters: Bessie Jenkins of Rosewood, Ohio, Pauline Tinelli of DeGraff, Phyllis Helmandollar of West Liberty, Ohio, Karen Briggs of Hinsdale, Ill., Linda McIntosh of Sugar Grove; three sons: Dale Penley of New Port, Ohio, Jerry Penley of Piqua, Ohio, James Penley of Sugar Grove; 31 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Leroy Penley, whom she married Sept. 4, 1935, in St. Paris, Ohio, and who died May 5, 1994; two infant sons; one daughter, Joyce Work; and three grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Rexer-Riggin-Madden Funeral Home, DeGraff. The Rev. Terry Washburn, will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Point Cemetery, Pasco, Ohio. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 tonight in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Green Hills Center or the American Heart Association.

Walter A. Beeles
MANSFIELD, N.Y. - Walter A. Beeles, 82, of Jersey Hollow Road, Mansfield, died, Monday (Oct. 4, 1999) in his home. He was born March 31, 1917, in Palermo, N.Y., the son of Robert and Evelyn Walsh Beeles. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army. He had been employed as a auto technician for King Windows in Little Valley and had worked for Steve's Auto Repair in Mansfield. Surviving are his wife, Loretta Spychala Beeles whom he married Jan. 13, 1945; two sons: Michael and John Beeles of Mansfield; two daughters: Lorraine Couhig and Patricia Damon both of Mansfield; a grandson, Paul Damon of Little Valley; a great-grandson; a brother, Myron Beals of Syracuse; and a sister Ruth Falise of Oswego, N.Y. He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Beals. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. No visitation will be observed. Arrangements are by Mentley Funeral Home, Inc., 411 Rock City St., Little Valley. 

James L. Grimes Sr.
James L. Grimes Sr., 71, formerly of 23 W. Third St., died at 3:40 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 5, 1999) in Lutheran Social Services. An area resident for the past 35 years, he was born Dec. 5, 1927, in Jasper, Tenn., the son of the late Benjamin and Lillian Brown Grimes. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from 1946 to 1947. He was employed by the former Jamestown Finishes for 23 years retiring in 1989. He loved artwork and drawing. He was interested in small appliance repairs, mostly televisions and VCRs and was a lover of country music. Surviving are his wife, Rosabelle Brown Grimes whom he married April 11, 1970; two daughters: Jessie Delgado and Theresa Havers both of Jamestown; a stepdaughter, Robin Dudek of Jamestown; six stepsons: Michael G. Hayes of Anchorage, Patrick B. Hayes of Buffalo, Jerry K. Hayes of Albuquerque, N.M., Thomas F. Hayes of Jamestown, Timothy J. Hayes of Sinclairville, and Sean G. Hayes, U.S. Air Force, stationed in Texas; six grandchildren: Benjamin and Donna Grimes of New Hampshire, Tammy Franklin and Destiny Ward both of Jamestown, Judith and Wesley K. Harvers Jr. both of Sinclairville; 23 stepgrandchildren; a brother, Edward Grimes of Mio, Minn.; and a sister, Evabelle Boston of Jasper, Tenn. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a son, James L. Grimes Jr. and a stepdaughter, Rita Mary Hayes in 1981. The funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Raymond L. Jackson, pastor, of Calvary Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Fluvanna Cemetery. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. 

Eric Lynn Johnson
Eric Lynn Johnson, 37, of 332½ Foote Ave., died at 9:27 a.m. Monday (Oct. 4, 1999) in WCA Hospital. Survivors include a son, Adan Johnson of Jamestown. Arrangements are by Hubert Funeral Home. 

Hazel Garner Nixon
WESTFIELD - Hazel Garner Nixon, 75, of Westfield, died Tuesday (Oct. 5, 1999) in her home. She was born June 2, 1924, in Port Arthur, Texas, the daughter of the late John H. and Verda Martin Garner. She was employed as a legal secretary for the law firm of Granville T. Burke in Oakland, Calif. She was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Westfield and the Order of Eastern Stars. She was a volunteer at the Oakland Children's Hospital. She was a Honorary Kentucky Colonel and had always has a great interest in American history and animal welfare. Surviving are one son, John K. Nixon of Pittsburgh; one daughter, Patricia M. Manning of Bakersfield, Calif.; and one sister, Louise Edwards of San Angelo, Texas. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Westfield. The Rev. Eldwin M. Lovelady, officiating. A private interment will follow. No visitation will be observed. Memorials may be made to a charity of ones choice. Arrangements are by the Barber Funeral Home, Westfield. 

Julius C. Schultz
FALCONER - Julius C. Schultz, 70, of 14 E. Mosher St., died at 3:10 a.m. Monday (Oct. 4, 1999) in WCA Hospital. A lifelong resident, he was born Sept. 20, 1929, in Jamestown, the son of Julius and Minnie Rudolph Schultz. He attended Jamestown High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He had been employed as a bricklayer through the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen Union in Buffalo for 52 years, retiring in 1990. His creative masonry talents could be seen in many fireplaces and brickwork in the area. After retirement, he established an extensive egg collection from all over the world. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy E. Benson Schultz, whom he married Oct. 30, 1964; two sons: Kirk J. Schultz of Hampton, Va., and Jay C. Schultz of Jamestown; three daughters: Julie C. and Lorri L. Schultz both of Southern Calif. and Suzanne Schultz of Falconer; four stepchildren: Kenyon W., R. Charles and Randall P. Hopkins all of Falconer and Lorrel Meacham of Jamestown; six grandchildren: Christine Crick, Trisha Hopkins and Andrew Schultz of Falconer, Christina Wilson of Celoron, Heather Meacham of Jamestown and Catherine Schultz of Ellington; and two great-grandchildren. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Beverly Eckert; a brother, Paul Kent; and a granddaughter, Lisa Meacham. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Falconer Funeral Home. The Rev. James Ritchey, pastor, of the Southside Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery. Friends will be received for one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the Falconer Fire Department Rescue Squad or the American Diabetes Association. 

Gleason Frank Sheldon
OTTO, N.Y. - Gleason Frank Sheldon, 73, of North Otto Road, died Tuesday (Oct. 5, 1999) in Gowanda. He was born Dec. 22, 1925, in Frewsburg, the son of the late Gleason and Mildred Morrison Sheldon. He was a 1943 graduate of Frewsburg High School and attended Otto Immanuel Lutheran Church. He was a shipping clerk-controller for ABEX-Corp., of Oxnard, Calif., retiring in 1993. He was an avid reader. Surviving are one brother, Vincent Sheldon of Frewsburg; two sisters: Helen Morris of Gowanda and Barbara Caswell of Erie; and several nieces and nephews, including Jean Hager of Gowanda with whom he made his home. He was preceded in death by a brother, Lester Sheldon; and three sisters: Hazel Opferbeck, Bessie Kane and Shirley Snyder. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Immanuel Lutheran Church of Otto. The Rev. Robert Azinger, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery in the Town of Dayton. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Hills Funeral Chapel, 255 Aldrich St., Gowanda, N.Y. 

William B. Waterhouse Jr.
GERRY - William B. Waterhouse Jr., 51, of Bentley Hill Road, Gerry, died Tuesday (Oct. 6, 1999) in WCA Hospital. He was born Jan. 16, 1948, in Erie, the son of William B. Sr. and Virginia Gibbens Waterhouse. He attended Pine Valley Central School and was employed as a welder at several businesses including Elmwood Pipe & Tank of Tonawanda, D & D Industrial Contracting, Inc. of Walton, Ky. and was presently employed by Nordic Fabrication of Jamestown. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Surviving besides his parents are his wife, Leeann Fredricks Waterhouse of Warren; two sons: William B. Waterhouse of Jamestown and Weldon W. Waterhouse of Warren; four daughters: Tracey Glover of Jamestown, Braedon, Marlo and Sterling Waterhouse all of Warren; four grandchildren: Gary and Jared Kum and Kody Waterhouse of Jamestown and Jessica Grace Waterhouse of Olean, N.Y.; two brothers: Jeffrey Waterhouse of Forestville and Lewis Waterhouse of Conewango; and two sisters: Donna Lee Tingue of Forestville and Marjorie Lanphere of Gerry. He was preceded in death by two grandchildren: Trevor and Brittany Waterhouse both in 1997; and two brothers: Richard J. Waterhouse, 1970 and Andrew T. Waterhouse, 1987. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Jordan Funeral Home with the Rev. Raymond L. McGinnis, Chaplain, of Heritage Family of Homes officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.

Airman 1st Class Michael F. Emory
GOLDSBORO, N.C. - Airman 1st Class Michael F. Emory, 21, of 3833 Sherman-Ripley Road, Sherman and Goldsboro died Monday (Oct. 4, 1999) in Seven Spring, N.C. as the result of an accidental death. He was the son of Byran and Brenda Marotto Emory of Sherman. Arrangement will be announced by the Spitzer Funeral Home. 

Camiller Bernice Coleman Irby
Camiller Bernice Coleman Irby, 88, of 116 Linwood Ave., died at 7:52 a.m. Monday (Oct. 4, 1999) in WCA Hospital. An area resident most of her life, she was born Sept. 2, 1911 in Safford, Ala., the daughter of Willie and Minnie Griffin Coleman. Before moving to the Jamestown area, she taught school in Bessemer and Selma, Ala. She was an active member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church where she served as Sunday school superintendent for many years. She was past president of the Missionary Society, a member of the church choir and a member of the Chautauqua American Baptist Women's Ministry. She was past Worthy Matron of Martha's Chapter 38, Order of the Eastern Star. In 1970, she was named Woman of the Year by the Church and in 1996 was cited for her many years of dedication to Emmanuel Baptist Church. She taught four generations of the church's youth and chaired numerous church fund raising events. She enjoyed participating in the activities of the Chautauqua Adult Day Care Center, as well as traveling throughout the country visiting her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She shared her faith wherever she went. Surviving are a daughter, Mary I. Gilbert of Jamestown; three sons: Roger W. Irby of New Orleans, La., retired Air Force Maj. Joseph Irby of San Antonio, Texas, and Alfred Dean Irby of New York; three grandsons: Chauncey L. Gilbert and Elijah R. Irby both of New York and Michael F. Irby of San Antonio; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Irby Jr. whom she married Nov. 18, 1934, and who died Jan. 2, 1984; three sisters; and four brothers. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Emmanuel Baptist Church. The Rev. Leroy Walker, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Powers, Present & Sixbey Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Chautauqua Adult Day Care Center or the Emmanuel Baptist Church. 

Kaaren Luparello Lynch
BUFFALO - Kaaren Luparello Lynch, 40, of Buffalo, died Friday (Sept. 24, 1999) in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst. She earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education in 1991 from Medaille College and was working on her master program at the University of Buffalo. She was a member of the Romulus Club Women's Auxiliary and the Medaille College alumni association. She was appointed as a legislative aide to the Common Council in January of 1982 and later became a legislative assistant. She was named chief of staff in January 1998. Surviving are her husband, John ÔÔJay'' Lynch; her parents, Oberdan and Elaine Luparello of Clarence, N.Y.; four brothers: Craig of Chantilly, Va., Thomas of Tonawanda, Ronald of Williamsville and Robert; and two grandmothers: Marion Weichmann of Cheektowaga and Carrie Luparello of Clarence. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Sept. 28, 1999. Burial was in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Cheektowaga. Arrangements were by Perna Funeral Home. 

Irene D. Reed
GERRY - Irene D. Reed, 69, of Damon Hill Road, Gerry, died Thursday (Sept. 30, 1999) in WCA Hospital. Also surviving are a daughter, Mary Irene Reed-Farris of Quanah, Texas; a grandson, Eric Paul Farris of Quanah; and a brother, Alan G. Schmidt of Asheville, N.C.. Arrangements were by Jordan Funeral Home. 

Marion R. Seaholm
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. - Marion R. Seaholm, of Brookridge, died Tuesday (Oct. 5, 1999) in Heartland of Brooksville. Before retiring she was employed by the former Jamestown Mutual Insurance Company. She attended Mariner United Methodist Church and was a member of the Brookridge Ladies Club. Surviving are her husband, George; a son, William S. Wiquist Jr. of Pomfret, Conn.; a daughter, Priscilla Brogdon of Winston-Salem, N.C.; four grandchildren; and a brother, Alfred Riley of Jamestown. Arrangements are by Pinecrest Funeral Chapels, Brooksville, Fla. 34613. 

Betty Lou Swan
Betty Lou Swan, 65, of 3103 N. Main St., Ext., died at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 5, 1999) in WCA Hospital. She was the widow of Gene N. Swan Sr. who died May 29, 1985, and was owner and operator of Swan Painting for many years. Arrangement will be announced by the Lind Funeral Home, Inc. 

Frank P. Zemnick Sr.
FREWSBURG - Frank P. Zemnick Sr., 76, of 188 Oak Hill Road, died Tuesday (Oct. 5, 1999) in WCA Hospital. A resident of the Oak Hill address for 75 years, he was born May 14, 1923, in Ludlow, the son of Joseph and Mary Zemnick. Prior to retirement in May 1985, he was employed by Carborundum Co. for 32 years. A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Samuel Derby Post 556 American Legion Frewsburg and the Carroll Rod and Gun Club. He was an avid hunter and golfer and also enjoyed fishing. Surviving are two sons: Frank P. Zemnick Jr. of Frewsburg and Steven Gorton of Ashville; three grandchildren: Amy Zemnick of Frewsburg, Craig and Cameron Smith, both in the U.S. Navy; and several stepgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel McCormick Zemnick; and one brother, John Zemnick. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Peterson Funeral Home, Frewsburg. Msgr. Joseph Dowdell, pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lakewood, will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Frewsburg. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Frewsburg Volunteer Fire Department.

Larry L. Halfast
WEST DEER, Pa. — Larry L. Halfast, 54, died Monday (Jan. 10, 2000) in UPMC-Passavant Hospital, McCandless, Pa.He was born Aug. 20, 1945, in Warren, the son of Pauline Halfast and the late Lonnie Halfast.He was employed as a carrier for the Tribune-Review.Surviving are his wife, Connie Hicks Halfast; two sons: Todd and Curtis Halfast, both of West Deer; a daughter, Kimberly Kraus of Irwin; one granddaughter; his mother of Youngsville; two sisters: Judith Young of Lakeawood, Nancy Frick of Jacksonville; and a brother, Charles Halfast of Sarasota, Fla.The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Neely Funeral Home in Glenshaw, Pa. The Rev. Blair W. Morgan will officiate. Burial will be in Allegheny County Memorial Park, McCandless.Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the funeral home. 

Doris E. Ingham
WESTFIELD — Doris E. Ingham, 83, of the Westfield Health Care Center, formerly of East Main St. n. 12, 2000).Arrangements will be announced by Mathews Funeral Home, 104 W. Main St., Ripley. 

Otto K. Lynch
WARREN — Otto K. Lynch, 82, of Warren Manor, died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday (Jan 12, 2000).He was born Jan. 9, 1918, in New Castle, Pa., the son of the late Ernest and Elizabeth Miller Lynch.He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II in Guam as a sergeant. He was a supervisor with the former Pennsylvania Furnace and Iron Work for 30 years, retiring in 1980, and a former member of the Warren Veterans of Foreign Wars.Surviving are two daughter: Charlene Sirianni of Russell and Paula Gates of Scandia, Pa.; seven grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and a sister, Lucille Dudoic of New Castle, Pa.He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret C. Kemmer Lynch, whom he married in 1940 and who died Aug. 3, 1986.The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. The Rev. Marcus Briggs, chaplain of the Warren General Hospital, will officiate. Burial will be in the Mausoleum of the Resurrection in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Cemetery.Friends will be received for one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.Memorials may be made to a charity of choice. 

Joseph Baczynski
SHERMAN — Joseph Baczynski, 83, formerly of Route 430 Sherman Mayville Road, died at noon Wednesday (Jan. 12, 2000) in the Westfield Health Care Center.He was born Oct. 5, 1916, in Erie.He was a member of the St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church in Sherman. He worked on several area farms and also had worked at different job through out the village of Sherman. In later years he worked at Andriaccio’s Restaurant at Chautauqua and was a part of the Andriaccio’s family, they were his caregivers.Surviving are a brother-in-law, Ray Larson Jr. of Rochester; a nephew, Richard Larson of Barre, Vt.; two nieces: Patricia Paterniti of Amherst and Tammy Sherman of Shelby, N.C.He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Larson Baczynski, who died Dec. 16, 1992.A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church in Sherman. The Rev. Raymond Donahue, will be celebrant.Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Spitzer Funeral Home, Sherman.Memorials may be made to the Stanley Hose Co., P.O. Box 574, Sherman. 

M. Jean Carlson
CORRY — M. Jean Carlson, 80, of 23 E. Congress St., died Monday (Jan. 10, 2000) in Saint Vincent Health Center, Erie.She was born May 16, 1919, in Warren, the daughter of the Rev. J. Jesse and Ila Bailey Knapp.A 1937 graduate of Warren High School, she attended Edinboro Normal School. Active in community and church activities, she was a member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church, its Friendship Aide and Rehobeth Sunday School Class.She enjoyed the outdoors, cooking and spending time with her family.Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Harold Carlson, whom she married June 17, 1939, in Elgin, Pa.; a daughter, Anita Stippich of Erie; three sons: David Carlson of Alabama, Jonathan Carlson of Warren and Thomas Carlson of Nebraska; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, D.J. McCray of Naples, Fla.The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Bracken Funeral Home, 315 N. Center St., Corry. The Rev. Paul E. Wilson Sr., pastor of the Evangelical United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Corry.Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Evangelical United Methodist Church, 911 N. Center St., Corry, Pa., 16407. 

Michael J. Richardson
STOCKTON — Michael J. Richardson, 38, of 5224 Route 310, died Wednesday (Jan. 12, 2000) in his home following a short illness.He was born Dec. 4, 1961, in Buffalo, the son of Roy A. and Margaret J. Conners Richardson.He was employed by the town of Stockton Highway Department. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Wm. L. Travis Post 694, Mayville and Cassadaga Lake Golf Club.He enjoyed golfing, hunting, and fishing. He was a devoted family man.Surviving are his wife, Laurie Hart Richardson, whom he married June 27, 1998, in the Hurlbut Memorial Community Church, Chautauqua; two daughters: Brooke R. Richardson of Mayville and Mindy S. Swanson of Panama; three sons: Tyler M. Richardson of Mayville, Steven M. and Richard G. Swanson, both of Panama; his mother, Margaret Pentasuglio of Eden, N.Y.; his stepfather, Joe Pentasuglio of Eden; his father, Roy A. Richardson of Mayville; his stepmother, Sue Richardson of Mayville, a sister, Tracy Richardson Peacock of Hamburg, a stepbrother, Joseph Pentasuglio of Charlotte, N.C.; and a stepsister, Sarah Morrison of Sherman.He was preceded in death by a stepbrother, David M. Pentasuglio.The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Freay Funeral Home in Mayville. The Rev. Mark Teets, pastor of the Dewittville Christian Missionary Alliance Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Stockton Greenwood Cemetery.Friends will be received from 3 to 8 p.m Friday in the funeral home. 

Esther Emelia Johnson
YOUNGSVILLE — Esther Emelia Johnson, 90, died at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 11, 2000) in the Rouse Home.She was born Aug. 14, 1909, in Ridgway, Pa., the daughter of John and Hanna Abrahamson Johnson.A Warren area resident most of her life, she was a 1928 graduate of Ridgway Centennial High School and for 10 years was employed as a secretary/stenographer for Hyde-Murphy Co. She was a former member of the Evangelical Congregation Church in Ridgway.Surviving are one nephew and five nieces, including Dorothy Rieder of Warren.She was preceded in death by one brother and four sisters.No visitation or funeral service will be held.A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.Arrangements are by the Peterson-Blick Funeral Home. 

Fredrick Leonards
CELORON — Fredrick Leonards, 40, of 27A Gifford Ave., died at 6:14 p.m. on Tuesday (Jan 11, 2000) in WCA.He was born Oct. 16, 1959, in New York City, the son of Elaine Ott.Surviving are his mother and sister, Cora Whitebird, both of Orange, Calif.The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Dayle F. Keefer, pastor of Fluvanna Community Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.Friends will be received one hour prior to the service.

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