Stoltz

DR. Tarbox

DR. Tarbox

Ice Mine

E&G

Solomon's Auction & Yard Sale Page


UPMC

UPMC

Click Above to Find a UPMC Provider or Schedule an Appointment/

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Salamanca and Limestone Fire Depts. were dispatched for a structure fire

 


On July 9 at 10:18 pm Salamanca and Limestone Fire Depts. were dispatched Killbuck Rd. for a fully involved structure fire  

Little Nippers Meeting Announcement


The Little Nippers will hold its monthly youth sports meeting on Sunday, July 10, 2022, at 6:00pm at the Nippers Building on Memorial Drive in Duke Center, Pa.  This meeting is open to the general public.

County Line 4-H News!


Hi it is me again with our 4-H group news. 

On July 6th we had another 4-H meeting. We met at Ruth's farm. My sister Natale did her demonstration on how to properly handle lambs and show them. Maddie talked about her lamb and 

I ate edible berries. Memo to self. Do not eat that many even though it was good. Your belly will regret it later. 

We all got to lead the lambs around on halters. Then we gave them a snack for being good. Then we ate snacks and played on the playground while the parents did fair entries. Finally we had 101 on fence building for sheep. The main objective was to keep them in and it worked. 

Our next meeting is at the end of the month and we are going to learn how to process rabbits. Also we are going to all agree on our club's pig name. Stay tuned until next time. 

Written by,
Maeson Redmond
Age 7

St. Marys Dispatched For Vehicle Fire


At 5:10 PM on Saturday, St. Marys Fire Dept. was dispatched to Brusselles Street for a vehicle fire.

New Variant Spreads; Potter County Nears 50% Vaccination Rate


Media attention has turned elsewhere and protective measures have been slipping away, but COVID-19 coronavirus cases continue to be diagnosed in Potter County. Another 36 people tested positive and there was one more COVID-related death over the past three weeks. 

Pa. Dept. of Health says the trend is troubling because the numbers only reflect those who have been tested at medical facilities. Results of at-home test kits, which are the preferred option for many, are not included. 

DOH also warns that the virus’s latest variant, BA.5, has gained ground. More contagious than previous Omicron variants, BA.5 is now responsible for 54 percent of new cases in the U.S.

Overall there have been 3,406 cases and 93 COVID-related deaths in Potter County. DOH advises those who are showing symptoms of COVID-19 infection to be tested. Among these are fever, chills, muscle pain or body aches, headaches or confusion, difficulty staying awake or waking up, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, congestion or runny nose, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Testing is available at local pharmacies and at UPMC Cole. At-home test kits can be ordered online at covidtests.gov or by calling 1-800-232-0233.

While public health officials continually emphasize that vaccination is the most effective defense against COVID, Potter County’s vaccination rate for those age 6 and older stands at just under 50 percent, with 1,204 people receiving an initial dose and 6,221 receiving one of more booster shots. Pennsylvania’s statewide vaccination rate is 86 percent; just under 70 percent have been fully vaccinated.

UPMC Cole offers the vaccine to eligible individuals at its outpatient offices. UPMC is also offering shots during the Potter County Senior Expo from 10 am to 2 pm on Monday, July 18, at the Coudersport Arboretum. Buchanan Brothers Pharmacy in Coudersport administers the vaccine by appointment; call 814-274-8660. Rite Aid pharmacies continue to book appointments. To access the online reservation form, click here. A detailed summary on vaccines from the respected Johns Hopkins Medicine is available here.

Kane Dispatched To Motorcycle Crash on Rt. 66


At 4:03 PM on Saturday, Kane Fire & EMS have been called to Route 66 at the bottom of James City Hill for a motorcycle accident with an unconscious  but breathing aprox. 50 year old male. Caller reported cycle went off berm.

4:20 PM--Highland Fire Dept. requested to set up LZ at James City Ballfield.

Eliot Ness Fest Road Closures and Detours Announced

Please plan ahead for the road closures and detours that will take place during the Eliot Ness Fest in Coudersport, PA.  

From Friday, July 15th at 6:00 a.m. through Sunday, July 17th, at 3 p.m.
- Third Street from N. Main to N. East Street
From Friday, July 15th at 5:00 p.m. through Saturday, July 16, at 12 midnight.  
- North Main Street from Oak Street to West Fourth Street
- E. Second Street from N. East Street to the alley on the west corner of the Hotel Crittenden and the Eliot Ness Museum.

Road closures begin at 5:00 p.m. sharp on Friday, July 15th, until midnight on Saturday, July 16th.  

Be mindful of downtown parking on Friday so that you are not caught in the Road Closures.  Cars must be moved out of road closure areas before 5:00 p.m. on Friday. 

Public parking will be available during the Eliot Ness Festival across from the Consistory, behind the Zitomedia building, and at the Coudersport Elementary School.  Please do not block driveways nor park on lawns in the Borough.  

Parking behind the Gunzburger building is reserved for Vendors and their trailers.  

Parking at the Coudersport High School is reserved for Car Show Participants and their trailers. 

Handicapped parking will be available behind the Coudersport Post Office. 

See the attached map for detour information.  



Photos By Tammy Peal










 

Liberty Dispatched For Vehicle Fire


At 1:16 PM on Saturday, Liberty Fire Dept. has been dispatched to Rt.15 Northbound for a vehicle fire.

Detour Coming for Box Culvert Work Crossing Tram Hollow Run on State Route 346 in Duke Center in McKean County


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that work to replace a box culvert in McKean County will begin Monday, July 18. 

The bridge spans Tram Hollow Run on State Route 346 in Duke Center. Replacing the box will improve its condition from poor to good. This bridge is 40-feet long, dates from 1924 and carries an average of more than 1,000 vehicles daily.

Beginning July 18, the bridge will be closed, and a detour will be in place.
The official detour will direct drivers to use Route 246 (Looker Mountain Trail), Route 646 (Summit Road), and Route 346 (Derrick Road). The detour will be in place throughout the project. During the week of July 18, work will be focused on roadway cutting, site clean-up and brushing, setting up erosion and sedimentation controls, and placement of a crane pad. Site excavation work will begin July 25.

This is a partnership project between McKean County PennDOT Maintenance and the L.C. Whitford Company, Inc of Wellsville, New York. PennDOT will do preliminary work, remove the existing structure, perform excavation, place back-fill after the new box culvert is in place, and cleanup. The contractor will set the new box culvert and perform roadway paving. PennDOT expects project completion no later than August 5. All work is weather and schedule dependent.  

PennDOT reminds drivers to use caution in work zones, follow official detour signs, obey posted speed limits, and always buckle

Teagan Rae Flynn, Infant, Elkland, PA

Teagan Rae Flynn

Our angel, Teagan Rae Flynn, passed away at home in the arms of her parents on July 6, 2022.  

Born nine weeks early on June 28, 2022, she touched the hearts and was deeply loved by her family in her brief 8 days with us.  

She is survived by her loving parents, Brandon and Sammantha (Orchowski) Flynn of Elkland; sister, Addisyn Flynn of Elkland; paternal grandparents Belinda and Marlin Burrell of Sabinsville; maternal grandparents, Jean and Joey Orchowski of Elkland; aunts, Patricia Flynn of Westfield and Lisa and Casey Paulick of Addison, NY and uncles, David Flynn of Sabinsville and Todd and Jacki Cook of Lawrenceville.  

Teagan was preceded in death by her grandfather, Todd L. Cook and other family members.  

A private family service will be held at their convenience.  

Arrangements are in care of Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland.

Gary G. Fuller, 72, of Pond Road in East Kane, PA

Gary G. Fuller

Gary G. Fuller, 72, of Pond Road in East Kane, PA passed away Thursday (July 7) at his residence.  

He was born on Aug. 16, 1949 in St. Marys, the son of the late Abraham and Dorothy (Nussbaum) Fuller.  On Oct. 17, 1970, he married Bonnie Crosby, who survives.

Vietnam War Veteran
 

Mr. Fuller had served in the US Army during the Vietnam Era.  He had worked at CGL in St. Marys for 33 years.  He then worked for a while at Bradford Forest Products and then drove school bus for Jim Airgood.  He was a member of the DAV of McKean County and helped coordinate the drivers for the DAV Vietnam Era Veteranvan.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Peter (Wendy) Fuller of Kane and Paul (Patty Harrity) Fuller of Kane; one daughter Michele (Mitchell) Timblin of Fort Pierce, FL; four grandsons Aaron Timbllin, William and Gordon Markert and Bill Ralston; two granddaughters Melinda Markert and Jenna Gibboney; four sisters, Joan Hadley of Kane, Sandra Majchrzak of St. Marys, Deborah (William) Dilley of St. Marys and Connie (Carl) Dietz of Menominee Falls, WI; and by his four dogs and cats.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one infant sister, Peggy Fuller.

The family will be accepting friends on Wednesday (July 13) from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Kane.  A funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Calvin Cook officiating.  Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens in Ridgway.

Memorial donations may be made the First United Methodist Church 112 Greeves St. Kane, PA 16735 or the McKean County SPCA 80 Glenwood Ave. Bradford, PA 16701.

Online condolences can be expressed at www.cummingsfh.com.

The Cummings Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of services.

Benninghoff Applauds Recent Action on Election Integrity Measures

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre/Mifflin) Friday applauded recent action taken by the Pennsylvania General Assembly to take significant action to deliver on election integrity.

The House of Representatives Friday passed Senate Bill 982, which gets rid of inequitable and unaccountable “Zuckerbucks” – private money used to fund some of Pennsylvania’s county-run election systems. Instead, the legislation provides state funding that can only be used for enumerated purposes with transparency and reporting requirement

“This bill—passed as part of the overall budget deal—provides landmark funding for our elections and gets rid of third-party financing that was both unaccountable and inequitably distributed, while guaranteeing state appropriations are used appropriately and with accountability,” Benninghoff said.

Benninghoff also said two constitutional amendments passed the House that will enhance election integrity should they be passed by the General Assembly in the next session and be approved by the voters: One amendment would authorize enhanced voter identification requirements and the other would authorize election audits.

“Providing for enhancements to our current voter identification law is a concept that has broad bipartisan support among Pennsylvanians and something the voters themselves should decide upon,” Benninghoff added. “Pennsylvanians can only have faith in their government if they first have faith in the system that elects them. Ensuring our elections are above board with post-election audits furthers that goal and provides for transparency in our elections that will engender more confidence in their outcome.”

Chicken BBQ Ready at 11 AM at Roulette Fire Hall


Roulette Chemical Engine #1 

Chicken is on, ready around 11, come get yours before it’s gone 😋

UPDATE; LOTS OF CHICKEN LEFT AT NOON. CALL 814-544-7762 for delivery in town.

Don't Forget: small BOOK SALE At the Roulette Library today

Don't Forget: small BOOK SALE At the Roulette Library today Starting at 11:00 A.M. 

Also will have HOT DOGS and SLOPPY JOES From 12:00 until 2:00 

 If anybody collects Encyclopedias we have them!

PA Permit Violation Issued

PA Permit Violation Issued to SENECA RESOURCES CO LLC in Middlebury Twp, Tioga County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 7/01/2022 to SENECA RESOURCES CO LLC in Middlebury Twp, Tioga county. 78a85(a)5 - CASING AND CEMENTING - CEMENT STANDARDS - The operator failed to prevent gas flow in the annulus. In areas of known shallow gas producing zones, gas block additives and low fluid loss slurries shall be used.
Incident Date/Time: 2022-07-01 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling
 
PA Permit Violation Issued to SENECA RESOURCES CO LLC in Middlebury Twp, Tioga County
Description: Environmental Health & Safety violation issued on 7/01/2022 to SENECA RESOURCES CO LLC in Middlebury Twp, Tioga county. 78a85(a)5 - CASING AND CEMENTING - CEMENT STANDARDS - The operator failed to prevent gas flow in the annulus. In areas of known shallow gas producing zones, gas block additives and low fluid loss slurries shall be used.
Incident Date/Time: 2022-07-01 00:00:00
Tags: PADEP, frack, violation, drilling

Suspect in Custody After Fatal Shooting in Mainesburg


At 9:00 AM on Saturday, Pennsylvania State Police have a suspect in custody after a fatal shooting at a location along Route 6 in Mainesburg according to scanner traffic. EMS was dispatched but patient passed away before arrival.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2022
 

Homicide  

Sullivan Township; Tioga County, PA On Saturday, July 9, 2022 at approximately 8:47a.m.  Troop F Mansfield received a phone call, which was transferred from Tioga County Emergency Services

The phone call was from the suspect who reported that he had shot his estranged father, the victim, who entered his home and charged at him.  

Members from Troop F Mansfield station were dispatched and arrived within minutes.  

Troopers had met the suspect as he was exiting the residence. The suspect had complied to all verbal commands and was placed into custody.   

Troopers than cleared the residence and attempted to render aid to the victim.  

Due to the nature of the investigation and interest in maintaining the integrity of the investigation, no further details will be provided at this time. 

As the investigation continues and information can be released without affecting the investigation, those details will be released.

Rollover Crash at Pratt Hollow & Summit Road


3:20 AM--Rew Fire & city Ambulance. 

Come to Galeton and Save $$$ At North Central Supply & The Shops of Quarter West

North Central Supply and The Shops of Quarter West, 25 West St., Galeton, Pa.
We are back to our regular hours Tuesday through Saturday. Stop by for great savings
  Some new items in ... Lots of prehung doors ready to install.. Lots of new Spring decor and farmhouse primitives at Grammy's Shack.. New washer, dryers refrigerators and gas and electric ranges.. Save money and make the drive to Galeton! Nobody beats our prices..period! 25 West St Galeton, Pa. Open Tuesday through Friday 10-5 Sat. 9-4.  quarterwest@gmail.com. We Will Be Closed From July 2nd thru the 19th



IU9 Is Hiring Full-Time And Part-Time Positions

Adult Educator, Full-time.  Seneca Highlands IU9 is seeking a full-time adult educator to serve Potter County.  The adult educator is responsible for instruction, assessment, and case management for adult students who are interested in improving their academic skills in order to obtain a high school equivalency diploma, get a job, or advance in a job.  Bachelor’s degree required.  Teaching certification preferred, but not required.  For questions regarding this position contact Mrs. Kelly Davis at kdavis@iu9.org.    
Deadline to receive applications is July 15, 2022.

Send letter of interest, application (www.iu9.org under jobs tab), current resume, copy of certification, references, Act 34, 114, and 151 clearances to:   Sandy Vossler, HR Manager, Seneca Highlands IU9, 119 S Mechanic Street, Smethport, PA 16749
 
Adult Educator, Part-time.  Seneca Highlands IU9 is seeking a part-time adult educator to serve Cameron County.  The adult educator is responsible for instruction, assessment, and case management for adult students who are interested in improving their academic skills in order to obtain a high school equivalency diploma, get a job, or advance in a job.  Bachelor’s degree required.  Teaching certification preferred, but not required.  For questions regarding this position contact Mrs. Kelly Davis at kdavis@iu9.org.  
Applications will be accepted until position is filled

Send letter of interest, application (www.iu9.org under jobs tab), current resume, copy of certification, references, Act 34, 114, and 151 clearances to:   Sandy Vossler, HR Manager, Seneca Highlands IU9, 119 S Mechanic Street, Smethport, PA 16749

Lloyd Burkhouse Auctions Burkhouse’s Bargain House Surplus Merchandise Auction July 10th


 

Tri-Co Is Hiring For Fiber Installation And Repair Technician


 

Gate Guard And Traffic Control Personnel Wanted In Liberty, PA


 

C.A. Elliot Lumber Company Is Seeking General Laborers


 

Pleasant Valley Township Monthly Meeting Rescheduled For July 12th


 

Friday, July 8, 2022

Mt. Jewett Fire Dept. was dispatched for an outside gas leak

 


On July 8, at 7:22 pm Mt. Jewett Fire Dept. was dispatched to 116 W. Main St. for an outside gas leak.

Shinglehouse Dispatched For Vehicle Over Embankment


At 6:20 PM on Friday, Shinglehouse Fire & EMS have been dispatched for a vehicle over the embankment on Park Avenue near the foot bridge, Unknown injuries.

McKean County Coroner Seeking Relatives of Katianna I. Tascione, 53, a caucasian female born June 21, 1969.

The McKean County Coroner's Office is asking for help publishing a
request seeking help in locating any family members of this person who
died in McKean County on July 5, 2022.

Katianna I. Tascione, 53, is a caucasian female whose date of birth is June 21, 1969. 

Ms. Tascione has resided at Sena Kean Manor for approximately the last
two years. She may have lived prior to Sena Kean in the Emporium area
with her aunt, and prior to that in the Carolina's. Her birthplace is
unknown at this time. Her marital status is also unknown.

If you have any information which might be helpful in notifying
possible relatives, please call Michael F. Cahill at 814-362-6643.

All information anyone can provided will remain confidential.

Eldred Twp. Fire Dispatched For Fuel Spill


At 4:52 PM on Friday, Eldred Township Fire Dept. has been dispatched to the area of 486 West Eldred Road for a fuel spill.

Galeton, Ulysses, Harrison & Genesee Dispatched For Barn Fire on Fox Hill Road


At 4:37 PM on Friday, Galeton, Ulysses, Genesee & Harrison Fire Depts have been dispatched to a barn fire on Fox Hill Road.

RECALL ALL UNITS per Chief 47-20.

Carlton G. Wonderling, 85, of 554 Townview Road, St. Marys, PA

Carlton G. Wonderling

Carlton G. Wonderling, 85, of 554 Townview Road, St. Marys, PA passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 7, 2022, at Penn Highlands Elk. 

He was born January 5, 1937, in Byrnedale, son of the late Jay and Winnifred Jury Wonderling.  He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Weedville Schools.  In his earlier years, Carlton worked at Exotic Metals and IPM, and later went on to work at and retire from Fairview Sintered Metals.  

On July 30, 1955, in Wilcox, Carlton married Regina Shaffer, who preceded him in death on November 13, 2010. 

Carlton is survived by two daughters: Carleen Micale (Tony) of Kersey and Regina Wonderling (Chuck) of Ridgway; his son, Glenn Wonderling of Kersey; 10 grandchildren; two step-granddaughters; 21 great-grandchildren; and by his brother, James Wonderling of Kersey.
In addition to his wife and parents, Carlton was preceded in death by a grandson, Kenneth Gasbarre, Jr.; his sister, Kathleen Hetrick; his brother, Gerald Wonderling; and by his daughter-in-law, Deborah Wonderling. 

Carlton enjoyed working on puzzles and helping others as best he could.  He loved spending time with his dog, Buddy, but his greatest love was spending time with his family.
A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday, July 11, 2022, at 11:00 AM, with Pastor Ann Foor officiating.  Burial will follow in Congress Hill Cemetery in Frenchville. 

Visitation will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday morning, from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. 

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Meals on Wheels, PO Box 302, St. Marys, PA  15857.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.

Lawrence M. Woods, 90, of Syracuse, NY, formerly of 3 West End Drive, Bradford, PA

Lawrence M. Woods

Lawrence M. Woods, 90, of Syracuse, NY, formerly of 3 West End Drive, Bradford, passed away Thursday July 7, 2022, at his home in Syracuse.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

Kids Night Out Starting July 22nd, In Port Allegany


 

Ruth E. Bentz, 94, of Kane, PA

Ruth E. Bentz

Ruth E. Bentz, of Kane, PA died Wednesday, July 6 at Sena-Kean Manor in Smethport, where she had been a resident for two months. She was 94.

Born in 1928, Mrs. Bentz grew up in Hartland, Vermont. In 1942, she relocated to Corry, Pennsylvania where she graduated from Corry High School. She then studied at the Jamestown Business College with a concentration in accounting. Following graduation, she remained in Jamestown working with an insurance adjustment firm.

In the early 1950s she met William Bentz of Kane on a blind date. They were married in 1954 and remained married until his death in 1980. Upon marrying Mr. Bentz, she became stepmother to his children from a previous marriage, Judith Bentz and Robert Bentz, both deceased. She would later give birth to John Bentz, currently of Wilmington North Carolina.

For many years – first part-time and later full-time – Mrs. Bentz served in various capacities at the family business, Bentz Furniture of Kane and St. Mary’s.

In her retirement, Mrs. Bentz avidly volunteered on local boards and committees, including serving as a Deacon at the Presbyterian Church of Kane. Notably, she was the treasurer of the Kane Food Pantry for over twenty years.

She traveled as often as possible, including vacations to England, France, Iceland, Italy and the Scandinavian countries.

In addition to her son, Mrs. Bentz is survived by her grandchildren: Steven Bentz and his wife Dawn Bentz; Douglas Bentz and his husband Theodor Keilholz; and Christopher Bentz. All reside in Wilmington North Carolina. Also surviving are a nephew and several nieces.

In addition to her husband and stepchildren, she was predeceased by a brother, Lawrence Ellison, and her daughter-in-law Carolyn Bentz.

A funeral service will be held Friday, July 15th at 1 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Kane, 103 Greeves Street (at the corner of Chase). Rev. Carol Sharp will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation to an organization of one’s choice is appreciated.

Online condolences can be expressed at www.cummingsfh.com.

The Cummings Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of services.

Pleasant Valley Township Monthly Meeting Rescheduled For July 12th


 

Pleasant Valley Township Special Bid Opening Meeting July 18th


 

Weekend in the Wilds Breaks Records


For the second consecutive year Cameron County celebrated weekend in the wilds July 1 -3 by breaking several records.  Organizers say more than 1,000 ducks participated in the Firequacker Duck Derby held Saturday.  The fundraiser is hosted by the Cameron County Fireworks committee and with the help of the Emporium Water Company, and Emporium Volunteer Fire Department North Broad Street is flooded so rubber ducks can paddle to the finish line.  This year the ducks were cheered on by Susie Singer and her duck Puddles. The winners of the duck race included Lisa Spaid from Johnsonburg, Shelly Peters from Emporium captured second place and third went to Bentlee Dixon from Emporium.  

Chamber director Tina Solak says the duck derby was just one of the records broken.  At the car show Friday nearly one dozen children competed in the Power Wheel Demolition Derby held at Emporium Food Market and Emporium Ace Hardware parking lots.  Food and music greeted car enthusiasts.

More than 60 vendors lined Fourth Street.  The number of visitors swelled the downtown Saturday.  At least 70 took to the woods to hunt for Big Foot this year.  The number of hunters participating continues to grow.  The event is a fundraiser for Mountaineer Search & Rescue.  Food trucks were added to the firework event Saturday night.  Both reporting brisk sales and promising to return next year.


Smoker Insane Terrain Offroad Park took center stage Sunday afternoon with mud barrel racing.  More than 600 spectators filed into the event area off Sizer Run Road.

The only event to be canceled was the outdoor movie set for Friday night.  A thunderstorm rolled through downtown and forced the movie cancellation.  

The success of the event is obvious based on 15 vendors reserving spots for 2023.  Weekend in the Wilds will be held June 30-July 2 and include car show, vendors, fireworks and a race at Smokers Insane Terrain Offroad Park.

Local Artist Continuing to Give Back


Nearly one year ago Cameron County artist John Sidelinger approached the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center wanting the proceeds from the sale of his artwork to the Cameron County Ambulance Association.  This week Sidelinger presented the organization with a check totaling more than $1100.00.  

Sidelinger is not finished giving back.  This year Sidelinger will donate the proceeds to the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department.  The former Elk State Forest forester specializes in wildlife and after a visit to the zoo with family, has begun to paint animal portraits of gorillas, tigers, lions and other zoo inhabitants. 

Sidelinger expressed concern over funding for the fire department.   All sales through the end of the year will be given to the fire department.  His originals are available for purchase at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center. The facility is open Monday through Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday 10am-2pm.

James C. Gray, 75, of Russell, PA

James C. Gray

James C. Gray, 75, of Russell, PA., died Thursday afternoon, July 7, 2022, at his residence, after an extended illness.  

He was born in Warren, PA., on February 25, 1947, to the late Burdette F. and Ruth Kifer Gray.  He was a Warren area resident his entire life.  

Vietnam War Veteran

Jim was a 1966 graduate of Warren High School.  He had served with the U.S. Army as a Sergeant during the Vietnam War.  

Jim was employed as a production supervisor at Blair Corporation, for 35 years and then worked at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home.   

He was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church where he was a former Eucharistic Minister and former church council member.  Jim was a member of the Warren Council of the Knights of Columbus and a former bowling league member.  He also was a member of the Warren Eagles Aerie, Lakewood Rod & Gun Club.  He was an avid hunter.   

Jim is survived by his wife, Karen L. Rosenquist Gray, 7 Children – Melissa Stanko and husband, Jason, of Warren, PA.,  Michael Gray of Sheffield, PA., and Jennifer A. Gray of Warren, PA., Renee Tomasonni Brown and husband, Tim of Russell, PA., Paul Tomassoni and wife, Debbie of Centerville, MD., Maria Munksgard and companion, John Dailey, Nicholas Tomassoni and wife, Brittany all of Warren, PA., 1 Sister – Nancy Dengel of Oil City, PA., 11 Grandchildren, several nieces, and nephews. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Burdette D. Gray. 

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Monday, July 11, 2022, from 6 to 8 P.M.

A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA., at 10:00 A.M., with Fr. Stephen Schreiber, Pastor, and Fr. Richard Tomasone, Pastor of St. Joseph R.C. Church, officiating, assisted by Deacon Raymond Wiehagen. Entombment will be private at the convenience of the family in the niche mausoleum in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery.  

Full military honors will be conducted at the time of burial by members of the U.S. Army and Sheffield/Clarendon V.F.W. and Warren American Legion Funeral Detail. 

Those wishing to place memorials may do so through a charity of one’s choice.  E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com

Edith I. Keech, 93, of Shinglehouse, PA

Edith I. Keech             

 “loving Mother and Grandmother”   

Edith I. Keech, 93, of Shinglehouse, PA passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.     

Born on September 24, 1928 in Franklinville, N.Y., she was a daughter of John P. and Delma Bettinger Jones.  She was married to Claude H. Keech, who passed away in 1979.     

Edith graduated from Shinglehouse High School. She owned and operated the former Keech’s Garage in Shinglehouse for many years.     

Edith enjoyed antique shopping, scratching lottery tickets, watching baseball, watching Dr. Phil, Perry Mason, and Channel 4 news. She especially loved her big black cat who sat in bed with her faithfully.  Her greatest love was her family.      

Left to cherish her memory are three grandchildren, Dennis R. “Denny” (Kelly) Keech, Jr. of Shinglehouse, David R. (Tara) Keech of Shinglehouse; and Kelly A. (Randy Blackmon) Keech of Palm Harbor, Florida; five grandchildren, Kayla (Thomas) Gross, Kendal Keech, Kaleb Keech, Brevin Austin, and Charlotte Austin-Keech; five siblings, Harold L. (Marsha) Jones of Wellsboro, Violet L. (Fred) Mohr of Carter Camp, JoAnn (Tom) Weitzel of Shinglehouse, John P. “Foggy” (Mary) Jones of Oswayo, and Darold L. Jones of Portville, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews.    

 In addition to her parents and husband, Edith was predeceased by her son, Dennis R. “Denny” Keech, Sr., who passed away on June 1, 2022.; and six siblings, Ruby Johnson, Warren Jones, Eileen Sugden, Beatrice Mosso, Earl Jones, and Ross Jones.     

There will no public visitation or funeral services.  Burial will be in Wells Cemetery, Oswayo.      

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the SPCA Serving Allegany County, PO Box 281, Wellsville, NY 14895.      

Edith entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.     

To express condolences, light a candle or share a fond memory of Edith, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

Elna Dean Murray, 88, of Lecanto, formerly of Shinglehouse, Pa.

Elna Dean Murray           

LECANTO, Florida---Elna Dean Murray,  88, of Lecanto, formerly of Shinglehouse, Pa., passed away with her loving family by her side on Monday, July 4, 2022, in Lecanto Hospice House, Lecanto, Florida, after a short illness.

Funeral arrangements, entrusted to the care of Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L.  Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, are incomplete and will be announced with a full obituary.

Michael D. Majot, 87, a lifelong resident of Ceres, NY

Michael D. Majot                 

 “Beloved husband, father, and grandfather”

Michael D. Majot, 87, a lifelong resident of Ceres, NY, passed away on Thursday, July7, 2022, in the Houghton Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Houghton, NY.  Prior to that, he had resided for several years in the Assisted Living at Wellsville Manor Hills in Wellsville, NY. 

Born on Sunday, September 16, 1934 in Austin PA, he was the son of Michael E. and Sophia B. Zelasko Majot.  On September 28, 1957 in the Sacred Heart Church in Portville, he married Sandra Miller Majot, who passed away on June 17, 2017.

Michael was a graduate of Portville High School and expanded his trade skills to become a Master Welder.  He was employed as a tool and die maker at the former Cooper Industries in Olean until his retirement.  Michael enjoyed the outdoors and puttering in his garage workshop, as well as attending local garage sales seeking hidden treasures.  He loved spending time with his family and sharing stories of “the old times”. 

Left to cherish his memory are six children, Sophia Majot of Ballston Spa, Sarah Majot of Burnt Hills, Edward (Betty) Majot of Little Genesee, Douglas (Gina) Majot of Wellsville, Paul (Shari) Majot of Ceres, and Kevin (Kimberly) Majot of Little Genesee; eight grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Family and friends may call from 2 pm to 4 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm on Sunday, July 10, 2022, at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union St, Shinglehouse, PA, where funeral services will be held at 10 am on Monday, July 11, 2022, with Pastor David Herne, of Heritage AFlame Ministries, Bolivar, officiating.  Burial will follow in St Mary’s Cemetery, Bolivar. 

In lieu of flowers, donations and memorials may be made to the local SPCA.

Michael’s family entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, Pa.

To express condolences, light a candle, or share a fond memory of Michael, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.