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ANNE V. PULEO, 67
Anne V. Puleo, 67, of 207 W. 4th St., Oil City, died at 1:10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 30, 1998, in Northwest Medical Center after a brief illness.
She was born June 12, 1931, in Titusville to the late Walter and Hazel Fish Bodamer.
She was a graduate of St. Joseph's Academy in Titusville.
On Nov. 25, 1954, in St. Titus Church, she was married to C. Frank Puleo. He preceded her in death on Jan. 14, 1971.
Mrs. Puleo was retired from Seneca Printing. Prior to that, she had been employed by Venango Newspapers and St. Stephen's School, where she worked as a teacher's aide.
A member of St. Stephen's Church, she belonged to the rosary society and was a eucharistic minister. She was a Meals on Wheels volunteer and at one time helped out at community services.
Survivors include the following sons and their spouses, Carl Frank Jr. and Charlene Puleo of Westminster, Md., Christopher Puleo of Tampa, Fla., Paul and Laurie Puleo of New Castle and Robert and Kathleen Puleo of Oil City; nine grandchildren; a sister, Agnes Dibble of Titusville; three brothers, Walter "Bud" Bodamer, Paul Bodamer and Willard "Butch" Bodamer, all of Titusville; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Puleo was preceded in death by three sisters, Evelyn Bodamer, Beverly Barker and Catherine Fyock.
Interment will follow in Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Stephen's Second Century Fund or to St. Stephen's Church.

GUY RAYMOND BELL, 49
Guy Raymond Bell, 49, Leavenworth, Kan., died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1999, in Leavenworth Memorial Hospital following a two-year battle with cancer.
Mr. Bell was born Nov. 7, 1949, in Pennsylvania to the late Jack and Irene Bell.
He was married to the former Carol Ann Vanderhoof. She survives.
Mr. Bell was raised on Maple Hill in the Townville-Guys Mills area.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
For many years, Mr. Bell was a surveyor for John West Engineering of Hobbs, N.M. While in Hobbs, he coached men's softball teams.
He was a member of Nazarene Church of Hobbs.
Also surviving are: a daughter, Crystal Beck of Centerville; a sister, Ruth Ann "Sandy" Webb of Monument, N.M.; seven grandsons; three nieces; a nephew; and his companion, Abby Cline and her children, Chris and Loretta, of Leavenworth.
A sister, Ina Westcoat, died previously.
A memorial service with full military honors will be conducted at Leavenworth at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made through the Veterans Administration Center, Leavenworth, 66048.

GEORGE D. MATTESON
George D. Matteson of Centerville died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, at his residence.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced.
 
MAXINE M. MORRIS, 76
Maxine M. Morris, 76, of 44848 Mageetown Road, Centerville, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 1999, in Corry Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Morris was born July 8, 1923, in Rome Township, Crawford County, to the late Martin and Cora Heliker.
She married Fred H. Morris on Aug. 4, 1949, at Panama, N.Y. He died May 30, 1992.
Mrs. Morris was raised and educated in the Spartansburg area, graduating from Sparta High School.
Over the years, her time was spent caring for her family and helping her husband on the family dairy farm.
Mrs. Morris attended Rometown Community Church.
Surviving are: a daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Bill Swantek of Buells Corners; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Andrew T. Morris of Centerville and William H. and Peggy Morris of Oil City; three step-sons and two step-daughters-in-law, Paul W. and Ruth Morris of Tidioute, Kirk R. and Mary Morris of Warren and Dennis C. "Randy" Morris of Milford, Conn.; six grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Cleo Woodward of Erie, Enza Terrill of Corry and Kate and David Pring of Erie; and several nieces and nephews.
Three brothers, Lee Heliker, Martin Heliker Jr. and Milton Heliker, died previously.
Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Spartansburg.
Memorials may be made to Rometown Community Church, RD 2, Spartansburg, 16434.
 
JON AVERY TILLOTSON, 30
Jon Avery Tillotson, 30, of 209 Spring St., Meadville, died at Meadville Medical Center on Monday, Nov. 8, 1999.
Mr. Tillotson was born Oct. 25, 1969, at Meadville to John Robert Tillotson and Rosemary Louise Cogley.
He was employed by Vallonia Industries of Meadville. A graduate of Maplewood High School in 1989, Mr. Tillotson was a member of the National Guard from July 1988 to February 1997.
Mr. Tillotson was a member of New Richmond United Methodist Church.
He attended the Oasis Club and CHAPS, and his hobbies included hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his father of Batavia, N.Y.; his mother and step-father, Rosemary and Bruce Dean of Little Cooley; a sister and her husband, , Amy and Douglas Louise Beck of Meadville; three step-sisters, Debbie, Beckie and April; a step-brother, Don Dean of Little Cooley; his maternal grandmother, Mary Brooks Cogley of Little Cooley; his paternal grandmother, Waunetta Landas of Spartansburg; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Charles Willard Cogley.
Interment will be in Geneva Cemetery, Geneva.
Memorials may be made to the Dean family "in memory of Jon."

FRANK E. PAPP, 86
Frank E. Papp, 86, of 227 Water St., Billie Brown Building, died Friday, May 26, 2000, at 8:35 p.m. at his residence.
Mr. Papp was born Nov. 14, 1913, at LeRoy, N.Y., to the late Joseph and Julia Batta Papp.
He married the former Edith H. Fitzke on Sept. 10, 1937, at LeRoy.
Mr. Papp was a World War II veteran of the Army. He entered the service Feb. 5, 1944, at New Cumberland and was honorably discharged Oct. 23, 1945, at Camp Planche, La., with the rank of technician fourth grade.
He was employed by Trans American Freight Line for 35 years as a driver, mechanic and garage foreman until he retired in 1972.
Mr. Papp was a member of Bruce Shorts Post 5958 Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a former member of the American Legion and former commodore of Preque Isle Boating Association.
Survivors include his wife; three children, Diane Avallone of Davie, Fla., Frank D. Papp and his wife, Elke, of Endeavor, and Andrew E. Papp of Berea, Ohio; five grandchildren; a sister, Esther Flynn of Rochester, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Papp's granddaughter, Constanza Papp; two brothers, Joseph Papp and Alexander Papp; a half-brother, Steve Loksa; and a half-sister, Ellen Reamer, died previously.
No public calling hours will be observed.
A private funeral for the family will be conducted this morning by Rev. Craig Cashdollar, pastor of Endeavor Presbyterian Church.
Interment will be in Jerusalem Corners Cemetery.

JOSEPH T. KURTIC, 71 
Joseph T. Kurtic, 71, of 3005 State St., Erie, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2000, in St. Vincent Health Center, Erie.
Mr. Kurtic was born Aug. 6, 1929, at Titusville to the late Jacob and Mary Sajen Kurtic.
A 1947 alumnus of Titusville High School, he graduated from Erie Business Center. He retired in 1991 from Erie Forge and Steel after 27 years employed at the shop's storeroom.
Mr. Kurtic was a member of Elmwood Presbyterian Church and Lakeside Golf Course.
He was an avid golfer and enjoyed studying his Croatian heritage.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret L. Shape Kurtic; a sister, Ann Markovich of Carey, N.C.; a brother and sister-in-law, Martin and Marilyn Kurtic of Sun City Center, Fla.; as well as nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews and great-great-nieces and -nephews.
Friends may call today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Francis V. Kloecker Funeral Home, West 25th and Sassafras streets, Erie, where the funeral will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. by Rev. Harry Johns.
There also will be a service Wednesday at 1 p.m. in St. Catharine's Cemetery chapel.
Memorials may be made to City Mission New Life Center, 1023 French St., Erie, 16501.
 
LOIS L. BANCROFT, 83 
Lois L. Bancroft, 83, of 20155 Bancroft Road, Centerville, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, in Meadville Medical Center.
Mrs. Bancroft was born Aug. 21, 1917, at Lake Pleasant to Harry H. Graham and Marian Loop.
She married George W. Bancroft, who survives, on Jan. 7, 1939.
Mrs. Bancroft had been a homemaker.
For more than 50 years, she served as judge of elections at Athens Township.
Mrs. Bancroft was a member of Little Cooley United Methodist Church and had been president of its United Methodist Women's group.
Survivors include: three sons and their wives, George E. and Roberta Bancroft of Centerville, Keithe and Erna Bancroft of Centerville and Larrie and Carol Bancroft of Willoughby, Ohio; a daughter and her husband, Bonnie and Robert Bradish of Cambridge Springs; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a sister, Ila Long of Corry; and several nieces and nephews.
A brother, Paul Graham, died previously.
Friends were received Sunday at Willis L. Arnold Funeral Home, Townville.
The funeral was conducted Monday in Little Cooley United Methodist Church by Sara Roncolato, pastor.
Interment was in Kingsley Cemetery, Townville.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or Little Cooley United Methodist Church.
 
THEODORE 'TED' FEEVEY, 63 
Theodore "Ted" Feevey, 63, of Titusville, RD 4, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at 6:55 a.m. in Beverly Healthcare-Titusville, where he had been a patient since Aug. 18, 1999.
He was a former Zelienople resident.
Mr. Feevey was born May 10, 1937, at Monongahela to the late Theodore and Catherine Kubassy Feevey.
He married the former Carol G. Ziegler, who survives, on June 27, 1957, at Harmony.
Mr. Feevey had been self-employed as a dairy farmer.
Survivors include: a daughter and her husband, Cristi and Richard Kirkwood of Edgewater, Md.; a son, David A. Feevey of Townville; two granddaughters, Alexa Kirkwood and Heather Kirkwood of Edgewater; a sister, Mary Gladwin of Morgantown, W.Va.; a brother, Larry Feevey of Slippery Rock; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Leo N. Hennes Funeral Home, where the funeral will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. by Rev. Dillon Vroman, retired minister.
Interment will be in Chapmanville Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Chapmanville Community Church, RD 4, Titusville; or the charity of one's choice.
 
MARY E.HUBERT,85 
Mary E. Hubert, 85, of 41150 Mageetown Road, Centerville, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, at her home after a long illness.
Mrs. Hubert was born May 23, 1915, at Franklin to the late William A. and Florence Tolles Baker.
She married Edward M. "Kalamazoo" Hubert on Nov. 20, 1937, in St. Paul's United Church of Christ. He died July 15, 1963.
Mrs. Hubert graduated from Oil City High School.
She had been employed at the former W.T. Grant Co. and Cross Creek Resort.
Mrs. Hubert enjoyed flower gardening, puzzles, cooking and homemaking.
Survivors include: a daughter and her husband, Kay L. and Richard Seeley of Titusville, RD 2; a son and his wife, Martin E. and Virginia Hubert of Centerville; two grandsons and their wives, Martin Jr. and Bonnie Hubert of Titusville and Forrest and Cindi Hubert of Westfield, N.Y.; a granddaughter, Anita Mydock of Leechburg; six great-grandsons; two great-granddaughters, a great-great-grandson; a great-great-granddaughter; a sister, Florence Minnick of Titusville; and many nieces and nephews.
A grandson, Richard Seeley Jr.; a step-son, Thomas Eugene Hubert; two sisters, Adelade McGinnet and Violet Pratt; and three brothers, Chester Baker, Ira "Bud" Baker and Richard Baker, died previously.
Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home, where the funeral will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. by Pastor Gary Kinnear of Breedtown Baptist Church.
Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Titusville Area Hospital's home health care department, 406 W. Oak St.; or Centerville Volunteer Fire Department, Centerville, 16404.
 
PETER LUCIA, 76 
Peter Lucia, 76, of 215 Walnut St., Warren, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at 2 a.m. at his home after a brief illness.
Mr. Lucia was born Aug. 23, 1924, at Warren to the late Peter A. and Mamie Scalise Lucia.
He married the former Helen R. Irons, who survives, on May 2, 1953, in St. Joseph's Church, Warren.
A Warren resident his entire life, Mr. Lucia graduated from Warren High School in 1942.
He served in the Army during World War II as a corporal, earning the Distinguished Unit Badge, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, two Bronze Service Stars, Philippine Liberation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Bronze Arrowhead Medal and World War II Victory Medal.
Mr. Lucia had been employed as a clerk for the Pennsylvania Railroad, retiring after 25 years of service.
He had belonged to American Legion Post 135, Warren Sons of Italy and Disabled American Veterans. He was a life member of the Warren Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Mr. Lucia was a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church.
Survivors include: three daughters and their husbands, Patricia and Theodore Bailey of Warren, Janet and Scott Creveling of South Bend, Ind., and Phyllis "P.J." and Paul Dahle of Pleasantville; seven grandchildren, Lisa Bailey, Teresa Bailey and Joseph Bailey of Warren, Diana Creveling and Jena Creveling of South Bend and Jason Dahle and James Dahle of Pleasantville; a brother, Leonard Lucia of Enfield, Conn.; and two sisters and their husbands, Alvida and Jerome Farr of N. Kingstown, R.I., and Ann and Jack McAvoy of Sheffield.
Four brothers, Daniel Lucia, Albert Lucia, George Lucia and Richard Lucia; and a sister, Josephine Rich, died previously.
Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, 304 East St., Warren; members of the Sons of Italy will conduct a funeral ritual at 8 o'clock and a vigil service will be conducted at 8:30 by Rev. Father Walter E. Packard.
A concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will take place Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church with Rev. Father Rick Tomasone, administrator of St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church of Farrell, as the main celebrant as well as Rev. Father Packard, pastor, and Rev. Father Antony Attumaly, parochial vicar.
Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery with full military honors conducted by members of the Warren and Sheffield VFW's funeral detail.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society's Warren County unit, P.O. Box 771, Warren, 16365; Hospice of Warren County, in care of Warren General Hospital, 2 Crescent Park, Warren; St. Joseph's Church educational center fund, 600 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Warren; or charity of one's choice.
 
ROSE MARIE SEE, 84
Rose Marie See, 84, of 15322 N. Goodwill Road died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at 9:38 p.m. in Titusville Area Hospital.
Mrs. See was born Dec. 11, 1916, at Pittsburgh to the late Rocco and Minnie Cuccraresc Rose.
She married Esmond Joel See, who survives, on May 14, 1939, in St. Titus Church.
Mrs. See attended Norwood area schools.
She was a member of Gilson Ridge Free Methodist Church.
A dedicated wife, mother and grandmother, Mrs. See had enjoyed cooking and gardening.
Survivors include: 11 children and their spouses, Victor and Rose See, Margaret and Charles Black, Edward and Sandy See, Joan Nichols, Richard and Vicki See, Ruth See, Beverly and William Young, Robert See and Mark and Ann See, all of Titusville, and William and Barbara See and Patricia and Raymond Henderson of Centerville; 27 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Tony Rose of Titusville and John Rose of Hamilton, Mont.; two special people, Pat Douglas of Centerville and Pam Sterling of Titusville; and many nieces and nephews.
Two brothers, Dominic Rose and Guy Rose; a sister, Isabelle Washnock; and twin grandchildren died previously.
No public calling hours will be observed.
Family and friends may attend the funeral Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Hawk, pastor of Church of the Word International, officiating.
Interment will be in Union Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Gilson Ridge Free Methodist Church, RD 1, Titusville.

HAZEL M. BEERS, 75
Hazel M. Beers, 75, of 22311 Spring Creek Road died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at 1:37 p.m. in Corry Memorial Hospital.
She had been a resident of Corry Manor for the past month.
Mrs. Beers was born July 10, 1925, at Sunville to the late Frederick Miller Sr. and Annabell Mott Miller.
She married Charles R. Beers, who survives, on Sept. 12, 1947, at Chapmanville.
Mrs. Beers had been employed by Talon Corp. at Meadville, Universal Cyclops Specialty Steel and G.C. Murphy. She also operated a homemade candy store on Spring Creek Road in the early 1970s.
Survivors include: a son and his wife, Richard C. "Dick" and Marilyn Beers of Townville; a daughter, Mrs. David (Shelvy J.) Riley of Pleasantville; two grandchildren, Clifford Riley of Pleasantville and Amy Weaver of Lititz; two great-grandchildren, Clayton Roxberry and Courtney Weaver, both of Lititz; two brothers, Raymond Miller and Alfred Miller, both of Titusville; a sister, Louise Fox of Titusville; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Beers was preceded in death by an infant son, David L. Beers; an infant daughter, Linda L. Beers; a brother, Frederick Miller Jr.; and a sister, Etta Mae Green.
Friends may call today (Tuesday) at Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home from noon to 2 p.m., when the funeral will be conducted by Rev. Jerry Drake, pastor of Enterprise Faith Community Church.
Interment will be in Covenanter Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 110 W. 10th St., Suite 212, Erie, 16501.
 
IRENE DOROTHY BEDOW, 82 
Irene Dorothy Bedow, 82, of Corry died Saturday, April 7, 2001, in Corry Memorial Hospital.
She was born Sept. 3, 1918, in Oil City to the late Florence Turner.
She had been married to Lynn E. Bedow, who preceded her in death.
Raised and educated in Oil City, she had worked all of her life in many different occupations.
She enjoyed crochetting, CB radios and professional wrestling.
Survivors include: two daughters and their husbands, Norma L. and Theodore M. Metz of Colliers, W.Va., and Darlynn L. and Jim L. Miller of Titusville; a son and his fiancee, Jerry Keyes Sr. and Linda Fehlman of Corry; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A daughter, Barbara Jean Keyes Warner; a son, Ronald E. Keyes; and two grandchildren, Sabrina McCray and Jennifer Lindstrom, died previously.
No visitation or funeral will be held.
Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Crawford County.
Arrangements are by Bracken Funeral Home, Corry.
 
ROBERT P. GUSTAFSON, 69 
ASHTABULA, Ohio - Robert P. Gustafson, 69, of Ashtabula, Ohio died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002, in Country Club Retirement Center, Ashtabula, Ohio.
Born April 17, 1933, at Oil City, he was a son of the late Robert J. and Katherine L. Van Ausdale Gustafson.
He was married to the former Mary Prody; she died Oct. 10, 1995.
An Air Force veteran, he served during the Korean Conflict.
He worked for more than 30 years as a chemical operator for SCM and retired Oct. 1, 1995.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, bowling, traveling and visiting casinos.
Survivors include: a son, Michael J. Gustafson of Columbus, Ohio; a daughter, Lynda S. Bartone of Ashtabula, Ohio; two grandchildren; three sisters, Patty Johnson and Wilma Shepherd, both of Titusville, and Nancy Shaw of West Hickory; and two brothers, James Gustafson of San Diego, Calif., and Harry Gustafson of Titusville.
The family will receive friends today at Ducro Funeral Services and Crematory, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula, Ohio from 6 to 8 p.m., when a service will be conducted. A committal service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Cemetery, Ashtabula, Ohio by the Rev. Kenneth Roberts of the Pentecostal Church of God.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 225 W. Exchange St., Akron, Ohio, 44302; or the American Cancer Society, 7861 Crile Road, Concord, Ohio.
 
DR. MICHAEL J. ZAVACKY, 79 
SHIPPENSBURG - Word has been received that Dr. Michael J. Zavacky, 79, of Shippensburg died Dec. 6, 2002, at his home.
He had been married to the former Emma Jane Fridinger, who preceded him in death.
He served as a Veteran of Foreign Wars and dedicated his life to the pursuit of democracy in this country.
A political science instructor at the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville for nearly 30 years, he held a doctoral degree in philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh.
He gave generously to charity, shared a love of animals and enjoyed singing in his church choir.
Survivors include: a son, Alan Zavacky, of New York City; a daughter, Virginia Zavacky of South Berwick, Maine; and a granddaughter, Savannah Zavacky of South Berwick, Maine.
Memorials may be made to the Humane Society or the Democratic National Committee.
Condolences may be sent to Ginny Zavacky, 74 Goodwin St., South Berwick, Maine 03908.
A memorial service will be held in the spring.
 
MILLER G. KEELEY JR., 82 
WEXFORD - Miller G. Keeley Jr., 82, of 506 N. Brown St. died at 6 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, 2003, at the Mariner Health Care in Wexford following an extended illness.
He was born Jan. 24, 1921, in Marienville, a son of Miller Sr. and Rose Anna Alexander Keeley. He was married to Helen Beatty on Jan. 19, 1948.
Mr. Keeley was a graduate of Endeavor High School. He had been employed at the former Universal Cyclops Specialty Steel Corp. for 33 years until his retirement in 1982.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. He entered the service on Sept. 10, 1940, in Pittsburgh and served with the 83rd Field Hospital. He was honorably discharged on Oct. 13, 1945, at Indiantown Gap with the rank of master sergeant.
He was a member of the BPO Elks No. 264, a member of Cleo J. Ross Post No. 368, American Legion, and a member of Bruce Shorts Post No. 5958, VFW.
Survivors include his wife of Titusville; two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Sherlyn) Negri of Chino Hills, Calif., and Mrs. Chris (Debbie) Cavanaugh of Pittsburgh; three grandchildren, Matthew Darlin of Orlando, Fla., Lisa Cavanaugh and Tim Cavanaugh of Pittsburgh; a sister, Mrs. Margaretta Gerhard of Slater, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.
No public funeral service will be conducted. Interment will be private.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.
 
KATHERYN F. BRENNER, 87
Katheryn F. Brenner, 87, of Titusville, RD 4, died at 2:05 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998, in Titus ville Area Hospital.
Mrs. Brenner was born April 18, 1911, in Aus tria-Hungary to the late Alex and Christina Farkas Feher.
She married Albert M. Brenner on Dec. 26, 1932, in McKeesport. Mr. Brenner died in Sep tember 1972.
She was employed by Dr. Hjalmer Anderson for 30 years as a housekeeper until retiring in 1975. She was previously employed by the J.L. Locke family for 15 years and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Poux for six years.
Mrs. Brenner was a member of St. Titus Church, Chapmanville Volunteer Fire Depart ment's Ladies Auxiliary and the Dia mond/Chap manville Homemakers. She enjoyed cooking, sew ing, her friends, auto racing and traveling.
Surviving are: one son, Joseph A. Brenner of Titusville; a brother, Zoltan Feher of Boston; a sister, Mrs. James (Mary) Totten of Coventry, R.I.; and many nieces and nephews.
Two brothers and a sister died previously.
Interment will be in St. Catharine's Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Titus Church, 513 W. Main St., Titusville.
 
IRVIN JACOB KIEHL, 76
Irvin Jacob Kiehl, 76, a resident of Pennsylva nia Soldiers and Sailors Home in Erie and former ly of Titusville, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998, in the Soldiers and Sailors Home.
Mr. Kiehl was born June 23, 1922, in Mayport to the late Irvin and Ann Kiehl.
He was an Army veteran of World War II.
Before his retirement, Mr. Kiehl had been a television and radio repairman for Day's Home Furnishings.
He was a member of the Titusville Free Meth odist Church.
Mr. Kiehl enjoyed hunting, fishing and camp ing and belonged to the local C.B. club.
Surviving are his wife, Janet Ward Kiehl of Ti tusville; four daughters, Lea Roseman of Pleas antville, Sandy Decker of Titusville, Barbara Lil ley of Meadville and Susan Lorraine Decker of South Carolina; and two sons, Philip Kiehl of England and Kenneth Kiehl of Connecticut.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Zelda Mae Miler Kiehl, in childbirth, and their son, Irvin Jacob Kiehl III.
Friends may call at Soldiers and Sailors Home Chapel, 560 E. Third St., Erie, on Friday from 1 to 2 p.m., when the funeral will begin with Rev. Tim Armstrong officiating.
Interment with full military honors will be in Soldiers and Sailors Home Cemetery.
 
HOWARD R. DOWNING, 88
Howard R. Downing, 88, of Maranatha Village, Sebring, Fla., and formerly of Titusville, RD 3, died at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, in Palms Health Care Center, Sebring. He had been a patient there since April 10, 1998.
Mr. Downing was born March 11, 1911, at Oil City to the late Charles and Laura Boyd Downing.
He married the former Lillian Maxine Gathers on Sept. 25, 1937, at Oil City. She died Oct. 13, 1984.
Mr. Downing attended Oil City area schools. He was employed by Pennzoil Refinery for 47 years, retiring in 1975.
A member of Hydetown Baptist Church, he had served as a deacon and taught Sunday school for many years.
Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Russell (Roberta) Hull of Sebring, Fla.; six grandchildren, Brian Hull of Cincinnatus, N.Y., Roger Hull of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Gary Hull of Jamestown, Ohio, Joseph Downing Jr. and Janette Downing, both of Titusville, RD 3, and Jeffrey Downing of Kansas City, Mo.; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Shontz of Oil City and Mrs. John (Lillian) Current of Ava, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews.
A son, Joseph Downing; an infant daughter, Joselyn K. Downing; four brothers, Kenneth, Charles, Robert and Harry Downing; and a sister, Beatrice Heckathorne, died previously.
Interment will be in Jamison Corners Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hydetown Baptist Church, 12749 Main St., Hydetown, 16328.
 
VERA K. MASIKER, 80 
Vera K. Masiker, 80, of Chardon, Ohio, died suddenly on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999.
Mrs. Masiker was born Aug. 15, 1919, in Tionesta to the late James W. and Alice Ledebur Bisker.
She married Charles R. Masiker on June 12, 1937, at Jamestown, N.Y. He died previously.
Mrs. Masiker had attended Tionesta High School, where she was on the girls' basketball team.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed crocheting and gardening. A self-taught painter while living in the Southwest, she did many oil paintings of scenes from that region. In earlier years she was involved in a sewing circle of close friends. She also enjoyed nature and her daily walks.
Surviving are: three children and their spouses, Gary D. and Barbara Masiker of Titusville, Katherine and Dan Smith of Chardon and Dale Masiker of Painesville, Ohio; 13 grandchildren and their spouses, Nancy and Melvin Cole, Larry and Brenda Masiker, Cathy and Tim Fielding, Mark Masiker, Robin and Ken Malchow, Lorraine O'Callaghan, Glenn and Patricia Masiker, Cheryl Smith, Kim and David Peterson, Carol and Stephen Silvis, Georgianna Guntrum, Bruce and Christy Masiker, and David Masiker; a step-son and his wife, Ronnie and Erin Metzgar; 22 great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Masiker of Titusville; three sisters, Gratia Galey of Pennsville, N.J., Ruby Brady of Deptford, N.J., and Doris England of Tionesta; two brothers, Marshall Bisker of Tionesta and Wayne Bisker of Canal-Winchester, Ohio; and a friend, Joseph Spitaleri.
Mrs. Masiker was preceded in death by a brother, Frederick W. Bisker, in 1993; and a son, Norman C. Masiker, in 1997.
Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery.
A memorial service will be held in the future.
 
GEORGE D. MATTESON, 72
George D. Matteson, 72, of Taylor Stand Road, Centerville, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, in his home.
Mr. Matteson was born May 7, 1927, at Littles Corners to the late James Monroe Matteson and Nora Jane Southworth.
He was honorably discharged from the Navy with the rank of seaman first class and served in the Navy Reserves from April 20, 1945, to July 27, 1946.
Mr. Matteson had retired from Conrail.
He was of the Protestant faith.
Surviving are: five children and their spouses, George L. and Mary Matteson of Avon Park, Fla., Robin L. and Linda Matteson of Slidell, La., Elaine and Joseph Rudy of Guys Mills, Marlena and Wilfred Wilhelm of Centerville and Karen and Johnny Downor of Salem, Va.; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Iyla Swinson of Cambridge Springs and Sarabell McCool of Cooperstown; two half-brothers, Chet Davison of Meadville and Arnold Davison of Conneautville; and several step-children, step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Two brothers, James Matteson and Stanley Matteson; and a son, Gary Lynn Matteson, died previously.
Interment will be in Kingsley Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Little Cooley UMC.


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