Archive - Obituary
September 20th, 2011
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.
Verne Cuthbert Bixby, 89, peacefully entered on to eternal life on Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at her home in Wallingford.Â She was the wife of Jack W. Bixby with who she celebrated her 65th wedding anniversary on Aug. 17, 2011.
Born in Philadelphia on April 14, 1922, she was the daughter of the late W. Earl and Verna Bressler Cuthbert. Verne was a 1940 graduate of Ridgway High School and a 1945 graduate of Clarion University.Â
Kenneth L. Bedford, 91, of Old Portage Road, Emporium, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home of St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
He was born March 16, 1920 in Driftwood, a son of the late Percy H. and Matilda "May" Bedford.
He was raised in Johnsonburg, but lived most of his life in New York and came back to Pennsylvania in 2008.