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LORRAINE N. BURT, 56 
Lorraine N. Burt, 56, of 801 E. Main St., died at 8:40 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2001, in Titusville Area Hospital shortly after arriving.
She was born Sept. 9, 1944, in Detroit to Harriett Winslow Hills of Pleasantville and the late Roy O. Hills.
She married Jack E. Burt on June 15, 1960, at Bethel United Methodist Church. He survives.
She was a member of Titusville Church of the Nazarene, where she previously taught Sunday school. She was a member of the church's missionary society and active with children's program.
She was program director of Love In the Name of Christ and enjoyed helping people.
Survivors include a daughter, Jane M. Burt of Severn, Md.; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Frances) Peterson of Pleasantville; and many nieces and nephews.
Two sisters, Beverly Lucas and Margaret Mott, died previously.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Leo N. Hennes Funeral Home.
The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday in Titusville Church of the Nazarene by the Rev. William C. Hopkins, pastor.
Interment will be in Union Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to Titusville Church of the Nazarene, 213 E. Bloss St.; or Love INC, 313 E. Walnut St.
 
JUNE M. DRAKE, 65 
June M. Drake, 65, formerly of Water Street, Meadville, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, in Meadville Medical Center.
She was born Aug. 30, 1935, in Townville to Carol Sybrant Drake of Townville and the late Morris Earl Drake.
She graduated from Townville High School.
She was a secretary for Carpenter Electric for seven years and then was employed by Penelec for 27 years, retiring in 1991.
She enjoyed crocheting afghans, photography and traveling.
Survivors include: three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Joan M. Drake Bentley of Laurel, Md., Janet M. and Bill Chris of Spartansburg and Judy M. and Rusty Glasgow of Baltimore; a brother and sister-in-law, Gary M. and Dottie Drake of Townville; and seven nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Willis L. Arnold Funeral Home, Townville, where the funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday by the Rev. John L. Miller of Pastor Park Congregational Church.
Interment will be in Kingsley Cemtery, Townville.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.
 
RICHARD JOSEPH MAIN, 68 
Word has been received that Richard Joseph Main, 68, of Hinckley, Ohio, died unexpectedly Wednesday, March 28, 2001, at his home.
He was born July 31, 1932, in Portsmouth, N.H., to Leon W. and Florence A. McKenzie Main.
He spent the early part of his life in the Diamond-Titusville area.
He worked for Jones and Laughlin Steel and LTV Steel of Cleveland, retiring after 40 years' employment.
Survivors include: his wife, Eileen; three daughters, Laura Rivera of Cleveland, Florence Thomas of Titusville and Delilah Swan of Union City; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his mother, Florence Fiely of Diamond; and his twin sisters, Erma Jacobs of Oil City and Emma Atha of Diamond.
Interment took place Saturday in Hinckley.
 
J. BARRY ZORKO, 53 
J. Barry Zorko, 53, of Arbor Lane, North Myrtle Beach, S.C., died April 1, 2001, at his home after a short illness.
He was born in West Newton to the late Ludwig and Mary Trillow Zorko.
He married the former Catherine "Kate" Malik, who survives.
A former Centerville resident, he moved to South Carolina in 1997.
He owned Island Mist Driving Range in Little River, S.C., and was the former owner of B&D Alternator Service in Centerville.
He earned a degree from Geneva College, Beaver Falls.
He was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church and belonged to the Elks Club.
An avid sportsman, he enjoyed golf, racquetball, baseball and softball.
Survivors include: a brother and sister-in-law, Terry and Janet Zorko of Fort Myers, Fla.; his father-in-law, John Malik of Cohoes, N.Y.; several sisters- and brothers-in-law, Judy Lacy and Thom Pepe, Gail and Tom Cashin, Dawn and Tom Daubney, Wendy Cunningham and Patrice and Michael Maksymik; and several nieces and nephews and their spouses: Kevin and his wife, Kelly, and Erin, Billy, Emily, Danny, Taylor, Brian, C.J., Kaitlyn, John, Andrew, Jordan, Shannon, Bridget and Meghan.
Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. today in Dufresne Funeral Home, 216 Columbia St., Cohoes.
On Thursday, a funeral will be conducted at 9 a.m. in the funeral home and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. in St. Bernard's Church.
Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Cohoes.
Memorials may be made to Mercy Hospice of Horry County, PO Box 1409, Myrtle Beach, S.C., 29578; or Myrtle Beach Middle School's special education department, Seahawk Drive, Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577.

J. DUANE UPTON, 83 
J. Duane Upton, 83, of Santee, Calif., died Saturday, June 9, 2001, in Santee.
He was born June 29, 1917, in Garland to the late James Delos and Eva Hayes Upton.
For 57 years he had been married to the former June E. Haller, who survives.
A Townville High School graduate, he moved his family to California in 1955.
He was an insurance investigator for more than 20 years.
He served as a deacon at First Baptist Church, Santa Ana, Calif. His great-great-grandfather, William Snyder, was a founding member of Warren First Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, June Peterson of Carlsbad, Calif., and Jan Wargo of San Diego; two grandchildren, Pete Curry Cheney and Diana Graddon, both of Washington State; and two great-granddaughters, Jackie Graddon and Victoria Graddon.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Willis L. Arnold Funeral Home, Townville.
The funeral will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Townville Baptist Church by the Rev. Dwain Patrick, pastor.
Interment will be in Garland Methodist Cemetery.
 
MARIBELLE L. BROOKS, 65 
Maribelle L. Brooks, 65, of Tionesta, RD 1, died Monday evening, Aug. 20, 2001, in Titusville Area Hospital. She had been in ill health for 25 years and had been a resident of Beverly Healthcare-Titusville for the past 2 1/2 years.
She was born Sept. 29, 1935, in Farmington Township, Clarion County, to the late Wesley and Gertrude Blum Host.
She married Harry A. Brooks, who survives, on Dec. 23, 1967.
 
James Duane Lord, 67 
James Duane Lord, 67, of 1129 Sheffield Ave., Waterloo, Iowa, died Aug. 16, 2001, after a period of declining health.
He was born March 25, 1934, in Mill Village to Alfred W. and Gladys Gourley Lord.
A former resident of Spartansburg, Riceville and Corry, he attended the former Bloomfield High School.
He married the former Martha Mann in 1955. Subsequently he married the former Loureene Glenn Geiger, who survives.
 
ELLIS L. ALTENBURG 
TOWNVILLE - Ellis L. Altenburg of 14647 W. Freemont St., Townville, died Monday, June 3, 2002.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Marsh Altenburg.
There will be no public visitation or funeral.
 
MARY L. WINTON, 78 
Mary L. Winton, 78, of 115 W. Bloss St. died at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003, at her home.
Born Dec. 15, 1924, at Corry, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Estella Hicks Stokes.
She married Ralph F. "Bucky" Winton on May 3, 1942, at Clymer, N.Y.; he survives.
She graduated from Spartansburg High School in 1942.
She had been employed as a seamstress at Farley's Dry Cleaning, as a cook at The Oaks Restaurant and as a barmaid at Cross Creek Resort. She also had been employed at the former Lee Casuals in Titusville and once had owned and operated a tavern at Centerville.
She enjoyed quilting and sewing. She also enjoyed her grandchildren, having raised two of them: Erin Metzgar and Greta Beck.
Survivors include: four daughters and sons-in-law, Penny Lee and Steven Flamio of Erie, Holly and Larry Peterson of Titusville, Joy and Chris Prow of Martinsburg, N.Y., and Melonee and Gordon Danielson of Frewsburg, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Claude Stokes of Corry; a sister, Veoa Soloniuk of Titusville; and many nieces and nephews.
A brother, Nelson Stokes; and a sister, Leola Willis, died previously.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home, where the funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday by Pastor Gary Kinnear of Breedtown Baptist Church.
Interment will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Centerville.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Crawford County, 322 1/2 W. Main St., Titusville, Pa. 16354.
 
WALTER L. WHITE, 74 
CENTERVILLE - Walter L. White, 74, of 37324 State Highway 408, Centerville, died at 1:02 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003, at his home after a lengthy illness.
Born Feb. 6, 1929, in Oilcreek Township, Venango County, he was a son of Carl E. and Merna Stoke White.
He married the former Ardath Platt on Sept. 11, 1986, at Cambridge Springs; she survives.
Formerly employed at Polk Center, he retired in 1991.
He was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall.
He enjoyed woodworking, horseback riding, hunting and being outdoors.
Survivors include: five children, Julie White of Akron, Ohio, David A. White of Centerville, Mark E. White of Salem, Ohio, Kyle L. White and his wife, Trisha, of Titusville and Darcy L. White of Centerville; two stepchildren, whom he raised, Tefanie K. Boyer of Titusville and Chad A. Boyer of Meadville; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; six sisters, Carla Marshall of Centerville, Roxie Turk of Titusville, Marilyn Main of Tryonville, Audrey Peterson of Elyria, Ohio, Arlene Kope of Titusville and Carol Kuberry of Titusville; and many nieces and nephews.
A daughter, Janice Jackson; a sister, Twila White; and two brothers, David A. White and Wayne I. White, died previously.
Friends may call Friday at the Leo N. Hennes Funeral Home Inc. from 7 to 8 p.m., when a memorial service will be conducted by Charles Harry Bush, local elder of Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall.
Interment of cremains will be in Jerusalem Corners Cemetery, Pleasantville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall, RD 2, Titusville, Pa. 16354; Townville Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 85, Townville, Pa. 16360; or Hospice of Crawford County, 322 1/2 W. Main St., Titusville, Pa. 16354.

HULDA V. HIPPLE, 95 
CORRY, Erie County - Hulda V. Hipple, 95, a resident of Corry Manor Nursing Home, died there on Monday, April 7, 2003.
Mrs. Hipple was born on Sept. 4, 1907, to the late Isaac and Violet Claypool Marsh. She married Wren L. Hipple on March 29, 1929, in Titusville. He preceded her in death on April 5, 1987.
She was raised and educated in Titusville, graduating from Titusville High School in 1926. She lived in Titusville until moving to Erie with her husband in 1962. They moved to Corry in 1983.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Corry and enjoyed crocheting, reading and flower gardening.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Hipple was preceded in death by a daughter, Grace Parks, a sister, Grace White, and two great-great grandchildren.
Surviving her are two daughters and their husbands, Jean and Arthur VanKeuren of Corry and Alice and Gerald Westfall of Moores Hill, Ind.; a son and his wife, Richard and Marie Hipple of Mercer; and a sister, Beatrice Ross of Titusville.
She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends may call at the Bracken Funeral Home, 315 N. Center St., Corry, today at 2 p.m. At 3 p.m., the Rev. Dr. William Quarles of the First Presbyterian Church in Corry will officiate a funeral service.
Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Corry.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Northwest Pennsylvania, 110 W. 10th St., Suite 212, Erie, Pa. 16501.

Carl E. "Stub" Morrison, 94 
Carl E. "Stub" Morrison, 94, of 21 Third Street, Tidioute, died early Tuesday morning, June 3, 2003, at the Beverly Health Care Center in Titusville.
He was born Aug. 19, 1908, near Tidioute, a son of the late Frank and Clara Downey Morrison and had lived in the Tidioute area most of his life. He retired from the Endeavor Lumber Company with 40 years of service. Prior to that he had worked at the Schwab Ford Garage in Tidioute and was the last surviving employee of the former Wolfs Head Refinery in Tidioute.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Downey Morrison, on Jan. 10, 1986, and a brother, Harold Morrison.
He is survived by two sons, Carl R. ( Dick ) Morrison and Terry D. Morrison, both of Tidioute; two grand daughters; five great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at the James M. Higgins Funeral Home, 3 Elm St., Tidioute, Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and are invited to attend a funeral service to be held in the funeral home, Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John Gerber, pastor of the Tidioute and East Hickory United Methodist Churches, officiating.
Interment will follow in Tidioute Cemetery.
 
IONE PARTCH CARR DAVIS, 77
Ione Partch Carr Davis, 77, of Linesville died Oct. 20, 1999, in Meadville Medical Center.
Mrs. Davis was born March 27, 1922, at Steamburg to the late Neil Kay and Audrie Seager Partch.
She first married Grant Elbin Carr, who preceded her in death. Her second husband, Jacob James Davis, also died previously.
Mrs. Davis graduated from Linesville High School in 1939 and Meadville Commercial College in 1941.
She worked for Albro Packing Co. for 25 years.
While living in Springboro, Mrs. Davis was council's secretary. After moving to Pine Township, she was the municipality's secretary for 25 years and its tax collector for 21 years.
She had served as president of Springboro Public Library and former president and treasurer of Linesville Historical Society. She was a member of Crawford County Tax Collectors' Association.
Mrs. Davis was of the Protestant faith.
She was an avid reader and a published author, and she enjoyed gardening.
Surviving are: three children and their spouses, Richard and Janice Carr of Titusville, Nancy and David Bernardez of Linesville and Jean and David Nicolls of Conneautville; three step-children and their spouses, James and Darcy Davis of Linesville and Cherrie and Dale Hornstein and Vicki and David Morian, all of Conneaut Lake; six grandchildren, Laura Zirkle, Andrea Barnett, Douglas Carr, Steven Carr, Chad Nicolls and Todd Nicolls; eight step-grandchildren, James Davis, Jarod Davis, Kenneth Hornstein, Jamie Hornstein, Chris Hornstein, Amy Przepiora, Ryan Morian and Megan Morian; five great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Anna Eells of Meadville; and several nieces and nephews.
Three brothers, Wayne Partch and two infants, died previously.
Interment will be in Penn Line Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Springboro Public Library, 105 N. Main St., Springboro, 16435; Linesville Public Library, PO Box 97, Linesville, 16424; or Linesville Historical Society.
 
PATRICIA DAVIS ELLIS
Word has been received that Patricia Davis Ellis of 11500 Yellowbear Road, #6, Cheyenne, Wyo., 82009, a former Titusville area resident, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, in Cheyenne.
Survivors include her husband, John P. Ellis.
 
ARGYLE M. VIALE, 78
Argyle M. Viale, 78, of Mount Hope Road, Titusville, RD 2, died at 1:57 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1999, in Beverly Healthcare-Titusville, where she had lived since Sept. 3.
Mrs. Viale was born at Harmarville to the late Charles C. and Ida Humphreys Wimer.
She married Stephen J. Viale Sr. on July 4, 1940, at Harmarville. He died July 21, 1987.
Mrs. Viale had owned and operated Mount Hope Campgrounds with her husband from 1970 to 1985.
She was a life member of Grand Valley Volunteer Fire Department's auxiliary.
Surviving are: two sons and their wives, Stephen J. and Geraldine Viale Jr. of Titusville, RD 2, and Robert G. and Rosa Viale of Hampton, Va.; 10 grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; three sisters, Dorothy Murhammer of Ansonia, Conn., Betty Henry of New Kensington and Helen Sempravivo of DeSoto, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.
A son, James Viale; a sister, Delores Wurmb; and a brother, Charles Wimer Jr., died previously.
Memorials may be made to Grand Valley VFD, Grand Valley, 16420.
 
GERTRUDE FORESTHER WENTZ, 93
Word has been received that Gertrude Foresther Wentz, 93, of Eureka Springs, Ark., died Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, in Eureka Springs.
Mrs. Wentz was born Dec. 29, 1905, at Titusville to the late Frank G. and Elizabeth Theubet Foresther.
She married Dudley Thomas Wentz of Westfield, N.Y., on July 28, 1926. He died Aug. 30, 1986, at Eureka Springs.
Mrs. Wentz was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church at Eureka Springs.
She had been a homemaker.
Surviving are: three sisters, Laura Armstrong of Oil City, Anna Carson of Pleasantville and Helen Steinbuhler of Bellair, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Interment was in Mount Hope Cemetery in Topeka, Kan., on Oct. 20.
A memorial service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, in St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.
Memorials may be made to St. Walburga Church.

RUSSELL LEROY ATKINS, 60
Russell Leroy Atkins, 60, of Erie, a Titusville native, died at 12:03 a.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at his home after a long illness.
A memorial service will be held March 11 at a time and location to be announced.
Further funeral arrangements are incomplete.
 
HELEN M. SHAFFER CHERMELY, 83
Helen M. Shaffer Chermely, 83, died Thursday night, Feb. 24, 2000, at Griffith Nursing Home, Ashland, Ohio, after a short illness.
Mrs. Chermely was born Aug. 19, 1916, in Perry Township, Ashland County, Ohio, to the late Sherman O. and Edith Zimmerman Shaffer.
She was married to Joe P. Chermely, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Chermely attended Rowsburg School.
A long-time resident of Euclid, Ohio, she was affiliated with Rowsburg Lutheran Church.
Mrs. Chermely's many jobs included being a baby sitter for many children and a caregiver to many adults.
Surviving are: two nieces, Kathryn Hall of Ashland and Mary Kay Atterholt of Columbus, Ohio; a nephew, Floyd Koegler Jr. of Ringgold, Ga.; eight grand-nieces and -nephews; four great-grand-nieces and -nephews; a step-daughter, Dalene Ward of Washington State; two stepsons, Jeff Chermely of Tennessee and Ron Chermely of Alabama; seven step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; several relatives from the Titusville area; and many friends.
A sister, Thelma Koegler, and a brother, Clifford Shaffer, died previously.
 
PATRICIA C. KOCAN, 73
Patricia C. Kocan, 73, of 4520 Amhurst Road, Erie, formerly of 322 N. Kerr St., Titusville, died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at 9 p.m. in St. Vincent Health Center, Erie, after a long illness.
Mrs. Kocan was born Sept. 17, 1926, at Oil City to the late John A. and Victoria Gregory Coogan.
She married Joseph W. Kocan on Sept. 15, 1946, at Oil City. He survives.
Mrs. Kocan graduated in 1944 from Oil City High School, where she was a cheerleader and class officer and was elected to the Key Society.
She had been employed by the RFC government agency from the time of her gradutation until her marriage. She was later employed as office manager at the Dailey and Kocan Chevrolet/Oldsmobile agency in Titusville from 1964 until she retired in 1989.
Mrs. Kocan and her husband moved to Erie in 1993.
She was a member of St. Titus Church.
Mrs. Kocan was a former member of Titusville Lioness Club and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by twin sons, John Kocan of Meadville and James Kocan and his wife, Karen, of Titusville; a son and his wife, Dr. Richard and Sheila Kocan of Erie; a daughter, Kathy Wisinski of Erie; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandsons; three sisters, Judith Gallagher of Oil City, Mary Roess of Meadville and Elizabeth Uhrmacher of Monroeville; a brother, John Coogan of Franklin; and many nieces and nephews.
An infant daughter, Carol Ann, and a brother, Richard George Coogan, died previously.
Interment will be in St. Catharine's Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Titus School, 513 W. Main St.
 
PAUL A. McGREGOR, 77
Paul A. McGregor, 77, of 42868 W. Central Ave. died at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, in Beverly Healthcare-Titusville, where he had lived for several weeks.
Mr. McGregor was born Feb. 28, 1922, at Pleasantville to the late Emery and Laura Woodworth McGregor.
He attended schools in Pleasantville and Pineville.
One of Mr. McGregor's first places of employment was at Tionesta Dam, during the building of the structure. He had been employed for more than 30 years as a knife chraftsman at Queen Cutlery and also had worked at McGregor Gulf, 303 W. Spring St., for many years.
He was an avid fan of both the Cleveland Indians and the Browns. He also enjoyed tinkering with his car.
Mr. McGregor was of the Protestant faith.
Survivors include: a brother, Charles McGregor of Titusville; a sister, Margaret Thomas, with whom he had lived; and three nephews, Charles McGregor Jr. of Tidioute, Timothy P. McGregor of Titusville, and Terry McGregor of Colorado.
Four brothers, Raymond, Floyd, Earl and Chip McGregor; and Earl's twin, an infant sister, died previously.
Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Crawford County, 322 1/2 W. Main St., Titusville.
 
LENA MARIE REYNOLDS, 71
Lena Marie Reynolds, 71, of Pittsfield, RD 2, Box 104 (Sanford Road), died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at noon in her home after a long illness.
Mrs. Reynolds was born May 10, 1928, at Grand Valley to the late Cyril and Lena Tubbs Paden.
She married Paul A. Reynolds on Aug. 13, 1954. He survives.
Mrs. Reynolds graduated from Youngsville High School in 1947.
She attended Sanford United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Reynolds was active in the support of her children's activities, including 4-H and Girl Scouts. She also volunteered many hours at Sanford Cemetery.
Also surviving are: a son, James Reynolds of Sanford; a daughter, Nancy Gerber of Ridgway; two grandchildren, Sara and Jacob Gerber of Ridgway; five sisters, Pauline Gregory and Alice Hopkins, both of Titusville, Mildred Coe of Pleasantville, Margarie Bunce of Townville and Beverly Frank of Corry; and three brothers, Dick Paden of Corry, Art Paden of Grand Valley and Glenn Paden of Claremont, Calif.
Four brothers, Robert, Jim, Howard and Ralph Paden; and a sister, Ann Beers, died previously.
Interment will be at Sanford Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Grand Valley Volunteer Fire Department or Hospice of Crawford County.

DONALD R. EMERSON, 82 
Donald R. Emerson, 82, of Titusville, RD 3 (Route 8 South), died unexpectedly at 6:20 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, in Titusville Area Hospital shortly after his arrival.
Mr. Emerson was born Jan. 24, 1918, at Titusville to the late Arthur and Harriet Hansen Emerson.
He and the former Florence Whitten were married May 24, 1941, in the Rocky Grove Church of God parsonage by Rev. Frank A. Towers.
Mr. Emerson was a graduate of Titusville High School.
He served in the Army during World War II. While serving in Europe, he was wounded and returned to the United States. He was preparing to go to the South Pacific when the war ended.
Mr. Emerson was employed at Universal Cyclops Specialty Steel Corp. (Cytemp) for 42 years. His early years were in the shipping department, and he later transferred to the laboratory. He retired in 1980.
He was a member of Bruce Shorts Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5958 and the Elder Statesmen Golf League.
Survivors include his wife of Titusville, RD 3; two sisters, Marcelyn Jacobson and Evelyn Antill, both of Titusville; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, James "Bus" Emerson, Wayne Emerson, Arthur Emerson, Howard Emerson and William F. Emerson; and two sisters, Ruth Johnson and Alberta Manross.
Friends may call today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home and attend the funeral there at 11 a.m. Friday with Rev. William Hopkins, pastor of Titusville Church of the Nazarene, officiating.
Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

MARY ELLEN BLY, 81 
Mary Ellen Bly, 81, of 606 W. Walnut St. died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, in Titusville Area Hospital.
Mrs. Bly was born June 12, 1919, at Pony, Mont., to Henry and Winifred Semmens Peavy.
She and her husband, Leo Bly, who survives, had been married 45 years.
A graduate of Townville High School, Mrs. Bly was a retired bookkeeper. She had worked in Woolworth's at Meadville and Struthers Wells.
She was a member of Townville Baptist Church, for which she previously had been treasurer.
Survivors include: a son and his wife, Jim and Cindy Bly of Allison Park; a daughter and her husband, Cindy and Mark Hatch of San Francisco; five grandchildren, Allison Bly, Andrew Bly, Laura Bly, Christopher Hatch and Luke Hatch; and a sister, Marcella Drake of Meadville.
A sister, Allice Ann Marsh, died previously.
Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Willis L. Arnold Funeral Home, Townville, where the funeral will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. by Rev. Dwain Patrick, pastor of Townville Baptist Church.
Interment will be in Kingsley Cemetery.
 
DEAN A. FORTNEY, 72 
Dean A. Fortney, 72, of 393 Dunham Road, Pleasantville, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning, Jan. 2, 2001, at his residence.
Mr. Fortney was born July 16, 1928, at Ludlow to the late Harry L. and Eleanor Blum Fortney.
He married the former Bettie Sue Ducat, who survives, on April 8, 1948, in Emanuel Lutheran Church.
Mr. Fortney was a 1947 graduate of Titusville High School.
He had been employed at Trans Penn Wax for 42 years until his retirement.
Mr. Fortney had attended Faith Community Church in Enterprise.
He was a life member of Oil Creek Beagle Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, sports, his beagles and farming.
Survivors include: a daughter and son-in-law, Marlene and Ray DeArment of Titusville; five grandchildren, Mrs. Dan (Holly) Gricks and Mrs. Randy (Hope) Gafner, both of Pleasantville, Mrs. Joel (Rae Ann) Matteson of Hydetown and Mrs. Rick (Amy) See and Carrie DeArment, both of Titusville; four great-grandchildren, Randa Gafner, Chase Matteson, Abigale Matteson and Ally See; a brother, Jack Fortney of Missoula, Mont.; and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Fortney was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda J. Miller; and a sister, Shirley Yashinski.
Friends may call at Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 10 to 11 a.m., when the funeral will be conducted by Rev. Jerry Drake, pastor of Faith Community Church.
Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Pleasantville.
Memorials may be made to Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department, Oil Creek Beagle Club or Faith Community Church of Enterprise.

ANNA M. MORONSKI, 76 
Anna M. Moronski, 76, of Grand Valley, RD 1, died at 2:40 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at her home after a brief illness.
She was born Feb. 8, 1925, in Polk to the late Walter and Pearl Milner Hayes.
She married Joseph Moronski on Oct. 24, 1942, at Chapmanville. He died Feb. 6, 1972.
She had been employed at Wesley Woods as a cook for 13 years and later was employed at Warren General Hospital as a cook for 14 years, retiring in 1983.
She enjoyed embroidering and needlepoint.
The following children and their spouses survive: Linda and Kenneth Carlson of Tonawanda, N.Y.; Judith and William Hepler of Corry; Virginia and Louis Adessa of Horseheads, N.Y.; Joseph and Carolyn Moronski of Clarence, N.Y.; Ronald and Ardis Moronski of Pleasantville; Glenn Moronski of Lady Lake, Fla.; George Moronski of Warren; David and Debra Moronski of Grand Valley; and Richard and Janet Moronski of Grand Valley.
Additional survivors include nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. James (Phyllis) Halfast of Centerville and Mrs. Merle (Margaret) Stroup of Titusville, RD 4; and many nieces and nephews.
Two brothers, Floyd Hays and Walter Hays; and two sisters Beatrice Adams and Hazel Pomroy, died previously.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Titus Church by the Rev. Thomas E. Brown, pastor of St. Elizabeth and St. Thomas churches, Corry.
Interment will be in Sanford Cemetery, Eldred Township, Warren County.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Crawford County, 322 W. Main St.; Experience Inc.-Meals on Wheels, PO Box 886, Warren, 16365; or the charity of one's choice.


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