Austin D. "Augie" Kowell, 78, of 84 Valley View Rd., Emporium formerly of Monessen died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys Wednesday, (June 22, 2011) afternoon.

He was born February 23, 1933 in Monessen a son of the late Paul and Mary Watovich Kowell. On January 3, 1960 in Emporium he married Janice Broker Kowell, who Survives. He and his wife were married over 51 years.

He graduated from Monessen High School and served with the US Army reserve. Augie had worked at Sylvania, for over 38 years, where he was a tool and die maker. He later worked at Caldwell Corporation for 10 years. He was a member of the American Society of Tool Engineers (ASTE). He was a the owner of the former Kowell Family Restaurant in Emporium and also the caretaker of Newton Cemetery for over 21 years. He had been a member of St. Johns Russian Orthodox Church in Monessen. He was a avid Pittsburgh Steeler fan.
Surviving:
In addition to his wife Janice Broker Kowell
Son: Daniel Kowell, Emporium
Daughter: Kim, Mrs. Dave Hallowell, Emporium
Daughter: Jackie, Mrs. George Sams, Emporium
4 Grandchildren
Sister: Anna Mae Kerr, Monessen, PA
Preceded in Death By:
Parents: Paul and Mary Watovich Kowell
2 Brothers: Paul and Joseph Kowell

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, Emporium on Friday  from 6-8 PM followed by the Funeral Service at 8:00 PM with Rev. James Eastman, Pastor, Abundant Life Tabernacle, officiating.

A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail following the funeral.
Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Community Nurses Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

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Helen L. Dale, 67, of 4 Front St., Apt #4, Emporium died at her residence on Monday evening (June 20, 2011).
She was born May 18, 1944 in St. Marys a daughter of the late Harold and Francis Linsey Bailey Haskins

She married Dave Dale of Emporium, who survives.
Mrs. Dale was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Surviving:
In addition to Dave Dale
Daughter: Dana B. Moore and her husband Raymond, Myrtle Beach, SC
Son: Daniel Eckenroad, Myrle Beach, SC
Son: William Eckenroad, PA
Several Grandchildren
Preceded in Death By:
Parents: Harold and Francis Linsey Bailey Haskins
Son: Dwayne Eckenroad
Brother: Harold Bailey

There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to be held at the First United Methodist Church, 306 S. Spruce St, Emporium on Monday (June 27, 2011) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Gary Atkinson, Pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in the Donahey Cemetery, Halton, PA

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

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William L. "Triple P" Summerson Sr.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

 

William L. "Triple P" Summerson Sr., 81, 214 Columbus St., St. Marys, died Friday at the home of his son, William Summerson Jr., Cuneo Road, Kersey.
Born Oct. 10, 1929, in Sterling Run, he was a son of the late Fred Leroy and Mary Devling Summerson. He was married to Jo Ann Means July 5, 1954, in the Shiloh Presbyterian Church. She preceded him in death July 29, 1997.
He retired from the Bureau of Reclamation and had also been employed at the Mallery Lumber Company in Emporium and at Keystone Carbon Company.
He attended Sterling Run Schools and lived in St. Marys since 1992.
He was a veteran, having served in the Army during the Korean War.
He was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 6221 in Emporium. He enjoyed traveling, his trips to Salamanca, and being with his family and friends.
He is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth (Lisa) Wehler of DuBois, two sons, William L. (Melissa) Summerson Jr. of Kersey, David M. (Lynn) Summerson of Emporium; a sister, Bibanna Park of Emporium; three brothers: Donald Summerson, of Dover, Robert "Jerry" (Cindy) Summerson of Cameron, Steve (Marge) Summerson of Emporium; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
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SUMMERSON: William L. "Triple P" Sr., St. Marys, died June 17, 2011. Friends will be received from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home in St. Marys. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Loren Conklin officiating. Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail. Burial will be in St. Marys Protestant Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Elk Unit, P.O. Box 403, St. Marys, PA or to the Community Nurses, Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857.



Kenneth E. Rees, 74, of 218 Summit St., Austin, PA died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Friday night (June 17, 2011)
He was born September 9, 1936 in Costello a son of the late Roberta Rees Cooney.

On March 12, 1955 in Coudersport he married Janice Williams Rees, who Survives.
Mr. Rees graduated from Austin High School. He retired from Walmart in St. Marys where he worked for over 9 years. He enjoyed carpentry work.

Surviving
In addition to Janice Williams Rees
Daughter: Roxana, Mrs. Terry Setzer, Austin
9 Grandchildren
23 Great Grandchildren
Sister: Joan, Mrs. Wesley Plotts, St. Marys
Sister: Susan Cooney, Austin
Preceded in Death By
Mother: Roberta Rees Cooney
Step father: William Cooney
Son: Kenneth "Scotty" Rees, Jr.
Son: William K. Rees
2 Grandson: Brian Plant & Nathan Setzer

There will be No Visitation.
Services will be at the convenience of the family.
Burial will be in the Reesville Cemetery, Costello.

If desired, Memorials may be made to Austin Ambulance Service, 42 Main Street, Austin, PA 16720

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

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Evelyn J. Kavulic, 88, formerly of Emporium, died Friday, December 10, 2010, in Sena Kean Manor, Smethport.

Born October 22, 1922 in DuBois, she was the daughter of Andrew and Margaret Mould Watt. On November 2, 1945 in Port Allegany, she married Martin N. Kavulic who died December 1, 1988.

A longtime resident of Emporium, Mrs. Kavulic relocated to Limestone, NY in 1990 to be near her daughter.

Mrs. Kavulic was employed for many years by The Warner Hotel in Emporium as a waitress until the hotel was closed. In 1964 she went to work for Penn Vend in Emporium and was employed there for many years until they also closed.
Mrs. Kavulic attended the First United Methodist Church in Emporium.

She is survived by: one son, Frederick (Catherine) Kavulic of Henniker, NH; one daughter, Phyllis Montgomery of Allegany, NY; four grandchildren, Janet (Don) Sutton of Hinsdale, NY, Kellee (Chris) Gangemi of Concord, NC, Jessica (Mike) Brandow of Jamestown, NY, and Sgt. Jesse Montgomery of Fort Drum, NY; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Kavulic was predeceased by six sisters and four brothers.

Visitations with video tribute will be held in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium on Saturday, June 18, 2011 from 11 a.m.-12 noon at which time a Memorial Service will follow with the Rev. Gary Atkinson, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiating.

Burial was in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Evelyn’s favorite charity, the McKean County Special Olympics, PO Box 101, Bradford, PA 16701

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Annabelle G. Platt, 97, of Sweden Valley Nursing Home, Coudersport formerly of Emporium died at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport on Saturday (June 11, 2011) morning.
She was born June 26, 1913 in Wharton, a daughter of the late Lewis and Sylvia Sunderlin Wilson. She married the late Ira Platt.
  Mrs. Platt had worked for several years at Sylvania. She loved flower gardening.

Surviving:
Daughter: Lila Sassman and her husband Bernard, Erie
Two Grandchildren: Allan Sassman and his wife Carol of Erie
Terri, Mrs. Will Thompson, Duncansville
6 Great Grandchildren
1 Great Great Granddaughter

Preceded in Death By:
Parents: Lewis and Sylvia Sunderlin Wilson
Husband: Ira Platt who died in1988
Son: Ira in infancy
Brother: Martin Wilson
Sister: Isabelle Sherman

There will be No Visitation.
A Private Funeral Service will be held at Barnett Funeral Home, Emporium
Burial will be in the Gilmore Cemetery, Austin

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.


 

Mary Jane Pleak, age 89, of East Sixth Street, Emporium, died Monday, June 6, 2011, in Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys.
 
Born October 12, 1921 in Port Allegany, she was the daughter of the late George and Ann Sullivan Holden.  On June 28, 1947 in Coudersport she married Horace C. (Bud) Pleak who survives.
 
She was a US Navy veteran having served in the WAVES during WWI, officially the US Naval Reserve (Women’s Reserve) but the acronym from Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service is the recognizable name.  Before her marriage she was employed as a secretary by Sylvania Electric in Emporium, and was later employed part time for attorney John Gresimer, also in Emporium.
 
Mrs. Pleak was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church in Emporium where she also served as secretary of the Cemetery Association for over 30 years.  She was an avid bridge player and as a past member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Emporium Country Club she was the Thursday Bridge Club coordinator for many years and also taught many others the game.
 
Surviving in addition to her husband are: two sons, Robert G. (Joanne) Pleak of Salinas, CA, and Andrew Pleak of New York City; three daughters, Mary Ann Weber of Billings, MT, E. Jane Pleak-Alquist of Statesboro, GA, and George Ann Pleak of Emporium; three grandchildren, Kathleen (Betsy) Weber and Daniel Weber of Santa Barbara, CA and Jesse Weber of San Francisco, CA; and two sisters, Pauline Lewis at Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys and George Ann Holden at the Guy & Mary Felt Manor in Emporium.
 
Visitations with memorial tribute will be held Friday, June 10 from 4-7 p.m. in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium where a Wake Service will be held at 6:45 p.m.
 
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mark Church with Father Paul Siebert, pastor, as celebrant.  Burial will be in St. Mark Cemetery, Emporium.
 
Military honors will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.
 
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Cameron County Ambulance Service or the Guy and Mary Felt Manor


 

Neil E. Donovan, 86, of West Allegany Ave., Emporium, died Sunday, June 5, 2011, in Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys.
 
Born March 18, 1925 in Olean, NY, he was the son of William and Iva Carlson Donovan.  On July 5, 1952 in Emporium he married Charmaine Streich who died March 18, 2001.
 
A resident of Emporium almost his entire life, Mr. Donovan was a veteran of the US Navy having served in the Pacific Theatre during WWII.  He was employed for many years as a lathe operator by Stackpole Corporation of St. Marys retiring in 1987.
 
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Emporium, VFW Post 6221 In Emporium, Emporium Country Club and Bucktail Rod & Gun Club.
 
Mr. Donovan is survived by: one son, David N. Donovan and wife Sheri of Emporium; two grandchildren, Darren Donovan and Cody Donovan also of Emporium; and many nieces and nephews.
 
Visitations with a video tribute will be held in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium, Thursday, June 9, 2011 from 4-7 p.m. at which time Funeral & Committal Services will be held with the Rev. R. Scott Melott, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Emporium, officiating.
 
Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.
 
Military honors will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.

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Gertrude A. Smith, 80, of 407 W. Allegany Ave., Emporium died at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport on Wednesday (June 1, 2011) afternoon.
She was born June 23, 1930 in Emporium a daughter of the late William H. and Virginia Woodring Gibbs. She married the late Martin H. Smith. Mrs. Smith graduated from Emporium High School. She retired from Cameron Manufacturing where she worked for many years. She enjoyed spending quality time with her grandchildren, especially Tasha & Trae.

Surviving:
Daughter: Linda, Mrs. Donald Armstrong, Florida
Daughter: Patricia Hunt, Emporium
Son: Thomas Smith, Emporium
Daughter: Joyce, Mrs. Glenn Lyon, Emporium
Son: James Smith and his wife Beverly, Emporium
Son: Michael Smith and his wife April, Emporium
17 Grandchildren
Brother: John "Mick" Gibbs and his wife Barbara, Emporium
Sister: Patricia Zofrea, Ohio
Sister: Mary Jane, Mrs. Dan Paterson, California
Preceded in Death By:
Parents: William H. and Virginia Woodring Gibbs
Husband: Martin H. Smith
Daughter: Mary Ann Smith in infancy
6 Sisters: Louise Rutz, Virginia Russell, Bessie Neenan, Lois Brown, Susan Kline & Nina Shadman
4 Brothers: Robert, William, Jr., James and Amsey Gibbs

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Saturday from 11:00 -1:00 PM. Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium.
Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Saturday (June 4, 2011) at 1:00 PM with Rev. James Eastman, Pastor of the  Abundant Life Tabernacle, officiating.

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net     BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements

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