Archive - Obituary
September 21st, 2011
LeRoy B. Simons, age 80, of Bridge Street, Johnsonburg, died Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at Elk Haven Nursing Home after a short illness.
He was born Feb. 9, 1931 in Oil City, son of Donald F. and Loretta (Payne) Simons, deceased.
He married Marjorie (Bratton) in 1945 in Bath, England; she survives.
He was a graduate of Hamlin High School in Hazelhurst, received his BS Degree in Business Administration from Tri-State College of Angola, Ind. and attended St. Bonaventure University towards his MBA degree.
He served six years in the U.S. Air Force attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Joseph D. McCandless, 32, of 225 South Michael St., St. Marys, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 in Kersey unexpectedly.
He was born February 8, 1979, in Ridgway, son of the late James W. McCandless, who died on Sept. 6, 2007; and Debora Stali McCandless of Dagus Mines, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1999. He was employed at DuBrook, Inc. of St. Marys.
Rev. Richard E. Kneller, age 85, of Erie, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at St. Maryâ€™s at Asbury Ridge.
He was born June 5, 1926 in Scranton, son of the late Edward S. and Mildred Grieser Kneller, and brother of the late Mildred Elizabeth â€śSueâ€ť Kneller; he was predeceased in June 2010 by his beloved wife of 60 years, Miriam Anne Steiner Kneller. Richard had resided in Erie since 1961 and prior to that had lived in Ridgway, Lancaster, Scranton, and Nazareth.
Betty Marie O'Donnell Nortum, 91, died Monday morning, Sept. 19, 2011 at The Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born Nov. 15, 1919 in Erie, she was the daughter of Dr. John J. and Marie White O'Donnell.Â She was married to Robert Nortum, who preceded her in death.
Lois A. Wester Crandall, 92, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011.
She was born November 7, 1918 on the Lyons Road, Sherman, N.Y., the daughter of the late Henry and Ella Lyon Wester.
On Nov. 1, 1941, in Sherman, N.Y., she married Clyde R. Crandall, and he preceded her in death on March 22, 1994.
She was a 1935 graduate of Sherman Central School and a 1939 graduate of the New York State College for Teachers at Albany, N.Y. She subsequently did graduate work under Syracuse University and the New York State College at Fredonia. She taught for 20 years at Sherman Central School.
Richard â€śDickâ€ť C. Johnson, 99, of 929 Burning Well Rd., Wilcox, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, at Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys.
Born Nov. 15, 1911, in Wilcox, he was a son of Peter and Freda Carlson Johnson.
He married Lillian Swanson on March 27, 1946. She preceded him in death on Jan. 19, 1993.
Mr. Johnson served in the U.S. Army with the 4th Division during World War II.
He was a member of Nazareth Lutheran Church and belonged to the Wilcox Masonic Lodge. He also was a member of the Wilcox American Legion and the Wilcox Senior Center.
John A. Yando, age 85, of Route 219, Brockport, died Sept. 14, 2011 at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born March 4, 1926 in Ridgway, son of Peter and Mary Stowick Yando.
He married Helen Fischer, she preceded her in death on May 2, 1988.
John was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran and was a member of Holy Cross Church at Brandy Camp. He enjoyed woodworking and gardening.
He was retired but had been employed by several local coal companies including Doane and Tamburlin Coal Company as a heavy equipment operator.
Nellie A. Grieco, 100, of Packer Street, Williamsport, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, at the Williamsport Home.
The first child of the late Carmen and Ralphela Capello Caruso, she was born Aug. 24, 1911 in Lock Haven.
She was the wife of Charles P. Grieco St. who preceded her on May 27, 1994. They were married in St. Agnes Church in Lock Haven on Oct. 26, 1935, and celebrated 58 years of marriage.
She attended Lock Haven schools and was employed as a bookkeeper before retiring to raise her family.
Charles Edward King, age 67, a resident of Elgin, South Carolina, died Sept. 8, 2011, Columbia, South Carolina following a brief illness.
He was born Dec. 7, 1943, in DuBois, son of Robert E. and Betty J. Steinbach King
On Aug. 15, 1963, he married Sylvia Kay Hicks. She preceded him in death.
Occupation: Charles was a 1962 graduate of Brockway High School.
He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran serving from September of 1962 until August of 1966. He retired from Owens-Brockway Glass where he worked in repair and construction services.
William E. "Bill" Lyle, age 73, of McCain Street in Brockway, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center
He was born May 5, 1938, in Brockway, son of Mary Katherine Lyle.
On July 17, 1960, he married Caroline Caggiano, she survives.
He was a member at St. Tobias in Brockway, and a member of the S.O.I. Club and the Sportsmens Club, both in Brockway.
Bill enjoyed racing on every level, from the local ranks all the way up through NASCAR. He also enjoyed playing cards and fishing.