Paul Wayne “Bing” Crosby, 90, went to be with Jesus on August 11, 2010. He had lived at Guy and Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA since 2008.

Wayne was born March 11, 1920 in Driftwood, PA a son of the late Leonard and Lola Stephens Crosby. After graduating early from Emporium High School during the Depression, “Bing” served our country in the Civilian Conservation Corps in Arizona helping to create national parks. He continued serving our nation during WWII in the Army Air Force in North Africa. As a post-war civilian he became a conductor/trainman in Erie, PA with the Pennsylvania Railroad, PennCentral, and Conrail until his retirement in 1982. In 1969 Wayne became a Christian. Known for his wanderlust, Crosby became a world traveler and a widely read authority on America and the early West. His love of nature led him to a life surrounded by nature as he returned to his home in the serene, rolling PA mountains for the last 13 years.

Survived by son Wayne Harold “Tom” Crosby and wife Faye and Tom’s mother, Pearl Thomas Crosby Sandoval; daughter Bonita Crosby Diggs and husband Steve; grandchildren Scott Crosby, James Crosby, Megan Diggs LeGrand, Joshua Diggs, Emilee Diggs Ray, Mary Grace Diggs; great-grandchildren  Austin Crosby, and Heath Crosby; sister Shirley Crosby Glaunert and husband Gene as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by parents Leonard and Lola Stephens Crosby; brothers: Earl, Ivan, Lynn, Hugh and sister, Lois; wives Barbara Lane Crosby and Ruth E. Smith Crosby.

There will be No visitation. A memorial service will be held at Barnett Funeral Home Emporium PA 10:00 AM, Friday, August 27th 2010, with ministers Joshua Diggs and Steve Diggs officiating. Burial and graveside service will follow at 4:00 PM in the Laurel Hill Cemetery, Erie PA.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association, 501 Howard Avenue, Altoona, PA, 16601.
On behalf of Wayne and his extended family profound love, thanks and appreciation go to Lynn Crosby and Bev Kriner for their unfailing love and kindnesses to Wayne.

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Sharon A. Geci, 63, of 235 Summit St., Austin, PA formerly of Emporium, died at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Friday night. (August 6, 2010).
She was born Aug 8, 1946 in St. Marys a daughter of Mabel Streich Gennocro, Bradford, PA and the late Anthony Gennocro
She married David Geci, who survives.

Mrs. Geci graduated from Emporium High School in the class of 1964. She was a member of Miller-Raffaele Unit #6222 of the America Ladies Auxiliary Unit 194, the American Legion Auxiliary and the 40 & 8.

In addition to her mother Mabel & husband David
Daughter: Denise Geci, Austin
Son: Ron Geci, Emporium
Daughter: Stephanie Geci, Austin
Daughter: Danette Geci, Austin
8 Grandchildren: Erica, Kortney, Ethan, Kiera, Katelyn, Alyssa, Mikala & James
3 Great Grandsons: Treven, Blake & Hunter
Sister: Dorothy "Dot" Chirillo, Bradford
Sister: Mary "Margie" Putt, Emporium
Sister: Gloria Berry, Emporium
Brother: James Gennocro and his wife Dolly, Emporium
Brother: Mick Gennocro and his companion Jan, Tennessee
Brother: Sam Gennocro and his companion Paula, Duke Center
Several: Nieces and Nephews,
Preceded in Death By:
Father: Anthony Gennocro
Brother: Anthony "Butch" Gennocro

The family will receive friends at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Wednesday from 4:00 - 4:45 PM. Memorial Service will follow at 5:00 PM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor of St. Mark Catholic Church, officiating.



Wendel E. Loncosky
PORT ALLEGANY- A memorial service will be held for Wendel E. Loncosky, at 11 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 14, 2010) in the Wrights Evangelical Church, with Rev. Robert Baldwin, officiating. Mr. Loncosky died Dec. 19, 2009. Burial will be in Wrights Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.

Fern L. Griffith, 89, of 315 East Fourth St., Emporium died at Charles Cole Mem. Hosp.-Ext. Care, Coudersport, PA on Tuesday afternoon(August 3, 2010)
She was born April 16, 1921 in Whitesville, New York a daughter of the late Frank and Grace Harris Tucker.
On March 27, 1943 in First Baptist Church, Emporium she married the late Chester Griffith.
Mrs. Griffith retired from the former Sylvania in Emporium where she worked for over 38 years. She was a member Sylvania Quarter C and the First Baptist Church in Emporium.
Brother: Bert Tucker, Roulette
Sister: Lois Grossman and her husband George, Roulette
Sister: Gladys Howard, Shinglehouse
Several: Nieces and Nephews,
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Frank and Grace Harris Tucker
Husband: Chester Griffith who died June 28th, 1957.
4 Sisters: Mildred Griffith, Betty Lent and Marion Smith, Edna Eaton
5 Brothers: Robert, Keith "Bill", Donald, James & Paul "Boots Tucker
Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Friday, August 6, 2010 at 11:00 AM with Rev. R. Scott Melott, Pastor, First Baptist Church, officiating.
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, Inc. on Thursday from 4 to 7 PM. Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, Pennsylvania

Online Condolences may be placed at

Lillian R. Zimmer, 73, of 109 Zimmer Drive, Emporium, died early Monday (August 2, 2010) morning. She was born March 20, 1937 in Ridgway, a daughter of the late Charles E. Smith and Ruth McMillan Flannigan. She married the late Daniel Zimmer. Mrs. Zimmer was a member of the K of C's Christabelle Club, Women of the Moose Chapter 264, Cameron Co. Vets Club and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Fiance: Ronald Tusing, Emporium
Son: Leonard Smith and his wife Michelle, Florida
Son: Ricky Jo Smith, Erie
Son: Brett Smith and his wife Mary, Brockway
Son: John Smith and his wife Kim, Austin
Daughter: Shawnarae Callahan and her husband Tom, Emporium
Daughter: Susan Lyon and her husband Scott, Emporium
Step-daughter: Lori Zimmer, Emporium
Step-daughter: Lisa Zimmer, Emporium
15 Grandchildren
8 Great Grandchildren
Brother: David B. Smith and his wife Judy, Emporium
Brother: Charles Smith and his wife Joanne, Emporium
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Charles E. Smith and Ruth McMillan Flannigan
Husband: Daniel Zimmer
Son: David Edward Smith
Sister: Carol Smith
Brother: Edward Smith who died July 9, 2008

The family will have calling hours at the Barnett Funeral Home on Wednesday from 6:00 - 7:45 PM where a Vigil Service will be held at 7:45 PM.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium on Thursday (August 5, 2010) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.
Burial will be in the Portage Township Cemetery, Gardeau.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, 299 E. Second St., Emporium, PA 15834

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