Valerie Spehalski (1930-2016) Valerie Irene Spehalski, of 1783 Old West Creek Rd.,  died Sunday (Sept. 25, 2016) at Penn Highlands Hospital in DuBois.      

Ella Mae Gribble

  (1931-2016) Ella Mae Gribble, 85, of 507 Brookview Rd., Galion, Ohio, formerly of 409 Meadow Rd., Emporium, died at Galion Pointe Nursing Home, Galion, Ohio on Friday morning (Sept. 23, 2016) .    

Alferetta Barkley

  (1925-2016) Alferetta M. Barkley, 91, of Guy and Mary Felt Manor, died at the Manor on Tuesday morning (Sept. 20, 2016).    

Eleanor Mayer

  Eleanor C. Mayer, 85, of Emporium passed away on Saturday (Sept. 10, 2016) in Lake Mary, FL, where she had resided since April, 2015.      

Jennifer Wolfe

  (1960-2016) Jennifer M. Wolfe, 56, of 2778 Sizerville Rd., died Wednesday morning (Sept. 7, 2016) at her residence.    

Donald Brown

  (1932-2016) Donald C. Brown, 84, of Port Allegany, died Sunday (Aug. 28, 2016) at his home in Port Allegany.  

Hazel ‘Betty’ Vogel

  (1942-2016) Hazel “Betty” Walton Vogel, 73, formerly of Portersville, passed away unexpectedly Thursday (Sept. 1, 2016) at her residence in Emporium.      

Dale Werts

  (1928-2016) Dale L. Werts, 87, of 325 West Fourth St. died Friday morning (Sept. 2, 2016) at Guy and Mary Felt Manor.    

Melvin Dillen

  (1940-2016) Melvin C. Dillen, age 76, of Emporium, passed away peacefully at the Good Samaritan House in Wexford on Friday evening (Sept. 2, 2016),  following a short illness.    

Charles Tesauro

  (1930-2016) Charles Tesauro Jr., 85, of 438 Evers Avenue, St. Marys, died on Thursday  (Aug. 18, 2016) at Pinecrest Manor.  

Dale Lewis

  (1945-2016) Dale K. Lewis, 71, of 51 Bo Mar Drive, died Saturday evening (Aug. 20, 2016) at his residence, following a lengthy battle with cancer.  

Brenda Carlson

  (1965-2016) Brenda L. Carlson, 51, of 37 Burger Lane, Austin, died  Wednesday evening (Aug. 17, 2016) at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.  

Russell Stevens

  (1939-2016) Russell D. Stevens, 76, of Austin, passed away at home with his loving family by his side on Tuesday (Aug. 9, 2016) under the care of the Potter County Hospice, after a long illness.  

Augustus Zito

  (1930-2016) Augustus A. “Gus” Zito, 86, of 106 Glasgow Ct., Stephens City, Virginia, formerly of Emporium, died Thursday morning (Aug. 4, 2016) at his residence.  

Thomas Penfield

  (1958-2016) Thomas E. Penfield, 58, of Keystone Rd., Brockport, passed away Saturday (Aug. 6, 2016) at his residence.  

Walter Keck Sr.

  (1940-2016) Walter F. “Walt” Keck Sr., 76, a lifelong resident of Austin, passed away in his home with his loving family by his side, on Saturday (July 30, 2016) under the care of the VNA of Northwest PA Hospice, after a long illness.  

John Urmann Jr.

  (1959-2016) John M. “Johnny” Urmann Jr., 57, of 417 Waterworks Road, Ridgway, died Sunday (July 17, 2016).    

Maurice Pifer

  (1928-2016) Maurice A. Pifer, 88, of 21087 CCC Memorial Highway, died unexpectedly at his residence on Friday evening (July 22, 2016).  

Roxana Setzer

  (1955-2016) Roxana L. “Roxy” Setzer, 60, a lifelong resident of Austin, passed away unexpectedly with her loving family by her side on Tuesday (July 19, 2016) at Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.    

Helen Erskine

  Helen M. Erskine, 95, of 2235 Rich Valley Road, died Friday morning (July 22, 2016) at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys.    

Marcella Keenan

  (1928-2016) Marcella Joan Johnson Keenan, devoted and beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died (July 12, 2016) at Huntingdon.  

Suellen Coffield

  (1941-2016) Suellen R. (Hertlein) Coffield, 74, of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, formerly of 324 W. 4th St., died at Pinecrest Manor on Sunday morning (July 17, 2016).    

Walter (Billy) Bush

  (1921-2016) Walter (Bill) Bush, 94, of St. Petersburg, Florida, passed away on (April 4, 2016) at Bon Secour Assisted Living, from natural causes.

John Reber

  (1936-2016) John J. Reber, Jr., 79, a resident of the Mountain Laurel Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Clearfield, and formerly of Driftwood, died Thursday (June 30, 2016) in Clearfield.

David Haggard

  (1982-2016) David O. Haggard, 33, of Parklane Drive, Port Allegany, passed away Monday (June 6, 2016) unexpectedly at his home.  

Tanya Abriatis-Flegal

  (1971-2016) Tanya Lynn Abriatis-Flegal, age 44, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on (May 15, 2016).  

Lowell Young

  (1922-2016) Lowell H. Young, 93, of 630 N. Maple St.,  died Friday morning (May 20, 2016)at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, following a shopping trip to Olivett’s Market.    

Lyle Lyon

  (1921-2016)  Lyle O. Lyon, 94, formerly of Poplar Street, died Sunday (May 15, 2016) in Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys.  

Virginia Downey

  Virginia Rose Downey, 91, passed away (May 10, 2016).     

Kenneth Brouse

  (1956-2016) Kenneth S. Brouse II, 60, of Bedford, died Tuesday (May 10, 2016) at UPMC Altoona Hospital.       

Diana Gee

  (1956-2016) Diana Lynn Gee, 60, of Poplar St., died Thursday (May 12, 2016) at her residence following a battle with cancer.    

Lyle Lyon

  Lyle O. Lyon, 94, formerly of Emporium, died Sunday (May 15, 2016) in Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys.      

Hazel Taylor

  (1923-2016) Hazel I. Taylor, 93, of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys,  formerly of Gardeau Rd., Austin, died  Monday evening (May 9, 2016) at Pinecrest Manor.    

Gordon Hansen

  (1942-2016) Gordon A. Hansen, 73 of Norfolk, VA and formerly of Emporium and St Marys, passed away Friday (March 25, 2016) at Riverside Hospice Center, Newport News, VA, following several battles with cancer.    

Diane Ayers

  (1950-2016) Diane M. Ayers, 65, a lifelong resident of Austin, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday (April 26, 2016) in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis.

Agnes Nolder

  (1929-2016) Agnes L. Nolder, 86, of North Street, Roulette, passed away Monday (April 18, 2016) in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.  

Ronald Vail

  (1931-2016) Ronald Paul Vail, 84, of Columbia, SC, died peacefully at home, Thursday (April 21, 2016).  

Esther Rockwell

  (1948-2016) Esther E. Rockwell, 68, of 73 Glassworks Road, Sergeant, died Wednesday morning (April 20, 2016) at her home.  

Alfred “Bob” Lapsley

  (1958-2016) Alfred R. “Bob” Lapsley III, 57, of Driftwood, died (April 22, 2016) at UPMC McKeesport.    

Nels Nelson

  (1960-2016) Nels P. Nelson Sr., 55, of 7884 Mason Hill Rd., Driftwood, died Sunday evening (April 3, 2016) at his residence.   

Tammy Munsell

  (1971-2016) Tammy L. Munsell, 44, of 3959 Rich Valley Rd.,  died at her residence  Saturday morning (March 26, 2016).    

Audrey Hickoff

  (1930-2016) Audrey A. Hickoff, age 85, of Main Street, Brockway, peacefully departed Saturday (March 19, 2016).  

Jackie Bailey

  (1955-2016) Jackie Louise Bailey, 60, of Emporium, died Wednesday (March 23, 2016) in Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh.  

Carolyn May

    (1930-2016) Carolyn M. May, 86, of 324 W. 4th St.,  died Saturday evening (March 12, 2016) at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys.  

Kenneth Main

  (1942-2016) Kenneth V. Main, 73, of Parklane Drive, Port Allegany, passed away Sunday (March 6, 2016) in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.  

Richard Lininger

  (1950-2016) Richard Lininger, 65, passed away Tuesday (March 8, 2016) at Forum Home, Peoria, Arizona.  

Elaine Deaton

  (1947-2016) Elaine K. Deaton, 68, of Van Wert, Ohio, passed away Wednesday (Jan. 27, 2016) at the VanCrest Health Care Center in Van Wert.  

J. Robert Peltz

  (1925-2016) J. Robert Peltz, 90, died Saturday (Feb. 20, 2016) at home in Florida.  

Vivian Smith (1924-2016) Vivian L. Smith, 91, passed away peacefully at her home in Hockessin, Del., on Wednesday (March 2, 2016) surrounded by her loved ones.  


    I hate to do two articles on small, non-game mammals in a row, so I won’t; this week’s topic is the Wiley porcupine.  They are a game species as well as a small mammal. Specifically, they are a game rodent, the third largest rodent on earth. Although beavers aren’t proud of it, they […]

Grace Scott

  (1928-2016) Grace A. Scott, 87, of 418 E. Allegany Ave., died Friday evening (Feb. 26, 2016) at her residence, following a brief illness.    

Harriet Ramarge

  (1923-2016) Harriet Ramarge, 93, of 819 Murray Mt. Road, died Saturday night (Feb. 27, 2016) at Guy and Mary Felt Manor.   

Tracy Lynn Wolfe

(1962-2016) Tracy Lynn Wolfe, 53, of Main Street, Duke Center, passed away Friday (Feb. 19, 2016) at the Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, following a lengthy illness.

Sylvia Furman

  (1932-2016) Sylvia A. Furman, 83, formerly of Ulysses and Ellisburg, died Sunday (Feb. 21, 2016) in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.  

Christopher Kontz

  (1989-2016) Christopher R. Kontz, 26, of East Ransom Street, Port Allegany, passed away Thursday (Feb. 18, 2016) from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  

Jerry Crumrine

  (1950-2016) Jerry Lee Crumrine, 65, of Austin, died Monday (Feb. 15, 2016) in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  

Bernard Hornung

  (1936-2016) Bernard G. “Barney” Hornung, 79, of 363 Howard Circle, died Wednesday evening (Feb. 17, 2016) at Guy and Mary Felt Manor.  

Robert Akins

  (1965-2016) Robert W. Akins, 50, of 123 S. Broad St., died Tuesday evening (Feb. 9, 2016) at his residence.    

Betty Dahlin

  (1930-2016) Betty J. Dahlin, 86, of Emporium, and a resident of Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys for the past two years, died on Saturday (Feb. 13, 2016) at Penn Highlands Elk surrounded by her loving family.      

Cecilia Malizia

  (1927-2016) Cecilia M. Malizia, 88, of 65 E. 2nd St., died Sunday morning (Feb. 7, 2016) at her residence.  

Shirley Blackburn

  (1934-2016) Shirley B. Blackburn, 81, of 25 Blackburn Rd., died Saturday morning (Feb. 6, 2016) at her residence.  

Robert Zahoransky

  (1943-2016) Robert “Bob” Zahoransky, 72, of Sinnemahoning, died Sunday (Jan. 31, 2016) while visiting in Indiana.   

Peter Grovanz

  (1919-2016) Peter F. Grovanz Jr., 96, of 3764 Rich Valley Rd., died Tuesday morning (Feb. 2, 2016) at Penn Highlands-DuBois.  

William Straessley

  (1929-2016) William “Bill” J. Straessley, age 86, of Girard, passed away Sunday (Jan. 31, 2016) at his residence.  

Kevin Carlson

  (1954-2016) Kevin Lawrence Carlson died (Jan. 22, 2016) in St. Francis Hospital, Tulsa, OK.  

Tina Wood

  (1953-2016) Tina A. Wood, 62, of 36 Lincoln Dr., Lewis Run, passed away Tuesday (Jan. 26, 2016) at The Pavilion at BRMC, after a courageous battle with cancer.    

John Lyon

  (1920-2016) John H. Lyon, of Fort Wayne, IN, died Saturday (Jan. 16, 2016).  

George Dixon

  (1925-2016) George E. Dixon, 90, of 283 Tannery Heights, died Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 13, 2016) at his residence.  

Shirley Scott

  (1948-2016) Shirley L. Scott, 67, of Austin, died Sunday (Jan. 10, 2016) at her daughter’s home in Delran, N. J.

Joseph Yore

  Joseph Yore, 81, of Palmdale, California, and former resident of “Little Italy” on East 2nd St. in Emporium, passed away on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 26, 2015) at his home in Palmdale.