Daisy Haring, age 101, passed away September 27, 2012 at the Wesley Gardens Nursing Home in Rochester, New York after a short illness.
She was born May 3, 1911 in Faulkner, NY and was self-employed as a home nurse.
Daisy was predeceased by her husbands Harrison Haring and Robert Snapp; parents, Grace Daugherty Bailey and Jacob Bailey; one brother; five sisters; and a grandson, Frank P. Hirsh II.
She is survived by: a daughter, Gladys Hirsch of Olean,New York; a son, Frank Snapp of Trafford, Alabama; grandchildren, Lark Goodyear, Marygladys Wojtanik, Lisa Oakes, Frank Snapp III, Craig Snapp and Melissa Snapp; and a sister, Lois Rader and a brother, Carl Bailey, both of Emporium. She is also survived by numerous great grandchildren, nephews and nieces.
Services will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at noon in the First BaptistChurch in Emporium with the Rev. R. Scott Melott, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Newton Cemetery.
Special thanks go out to the Staff and other residents of the Wesley Gardensnursing home for making Daisy's stay a wonderful experience.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home.





Walter H. Coppersmith, 89, of Old Hickory, Tennessee, formerly of Emporium and York, died Saturday, October, 20, 2012 in his home.
Born December 4, 1923 in Emporium he was the son of L. Neil and Ophelia Dodson Coppersmith. On June 28, 1953 in Tidioute, he married Lorraine Tilburg who survives.
He was a 1941 graduate of EmporiumHigh School, Valley Forge MilitaryAcademy in 1943 and Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1948.
He was a veteran of WWII having served in the US Army with the 511th Airborne, 11th Airborne Division during the occupation of Japan at Moriokaand coordinated paratrooper training Air Operations at Fort Benning, Georgia.
A resident of Emporium most of his life, he joined his father in running the Coppersmith Funeral Home until his father retired in 1958 at which time Walter assumed ownership and continued its operation until selling the business in 1982. In 1983 he moved to York and was employed by the National Directory of Morticians until retiring in 2000. In 2005 he relocated to Nashville.
Mr. Coppersmith was a former member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Emporium, Emporium Borough Council, was past president of Emporium Rotary Club, past member and Director of Emporium Community Band, life member of Cameron County Historical Society, served on the Boy Scout Area Council and as Cameron County Coroner for several terms. He was also a member of Emporium Masonic Lodge #382 F&AM, Coudersport Consistory and was a former member of Royal Arch Chapter in Coudersport and Jaffa Shrine in Altoona.
He is survived by: one son, Curtis J. “CJ”(Rachel) Coppersmith of Concord, Massachusetts; one daughter, Beth Ann Coppersmith of Nashville, Tennessee; three grandchildren, Nathan Coppersmith of Oakland, California and Daniel Coppersmith of Concord; one granddaughter, Lauren Coppersmith of Nashville; two brothers, James (Beverly) Coppersmith and George (Wilda) Coppersmith both of Emporium; one sister, Grace (Robert) Peters of Huntingdon; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Coppersmith is predeceased by four brothers, Frank, Robert, L. Neil and J. LeRoy Coppersmith and one sister, Teresa Carpenter.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, November 3, at 10:30 a.m. in Emmanuel Episcopal Church with the Rev. Matt Ryan, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Newton Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at a reception in the church hall following the service.
Military honors will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Heart Association, the National Kidney Foundation, or Emmanuel Episcopal Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home



Beverly J. Smith, 74, of Maple Street Apartments, Emporium formerly of W. 5th St., Ext., died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Saturday (October 20, 2012) evening.
She was born April 30, 1938 in Emporium a daughter of the late Thomas E. and Mabel Foster Smith.

Beverly Smith worked at the Community Recreation Center in Emporium.
Daughter: Mary Ann, Mrs. Mark Mummert, Mechanicsburg
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Thomas E. and Mabel Foster Smith
5 Sisters: Shirley Smith, Gladys Lingenfelter, Mary Ann, and twins Thelma & Velma
2 Brothers: Raymond Miller and Martin Smith

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, Emporium on Tuesday morning from 10:00 -11:00 AM followed by Mass of the Resurrection at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, East Fourth Street, Emporium on Tuesday, (October 23, 2012) at 11:30 AM.
Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium.

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.


Patricia L. Grimone, 82, of 37 S. Cherry St., Emporium died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium on Saturday (October 13, 2012) afternoon. She was born June 23, 1930 in Kane, a daughter of the late David and Grace Adams Austin.
On July 25, 1950 in Winchester, VA she married the late Frank H. Grimone.
Mrs. Grimone graduated from Bradford High School in the class of 1948. She retired from Pennsylvania Pressed Metals after over 10 years of employment.

Son: Larry Grimone and his wife Criss, Emporium
Son: Dave Grimone, Emporium
Son: Matt Grimone and his wife Barb, Emporium
Son: Jim Grimone and his wife Wendy, Avondale, LA
Son: Frank Grimone and his wife Joan, Pinehurst, NC
6 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren
Preceded in Death By
Parents: David and Grace Adams Austin
Husband: Frank H. Grimone
Grandson: Cash Grimone
3 Sisters: Eleanor Kolivoski, Edna Bailey & Ethel Glander
4 Brothers: Clarence, Gerald, Richard and Francis Austin

The family will receive friends at the Barnett Funeral Home, Emporium on Thursday from 4-6 PM followed by a memorial service at 6:00 PM with Rev. Bruce Burkness, Pastor, St John's Lutheran Church, officiating.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library, 27 W. 4th St., PO Box 430, Emporium, PA 15834-0430

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


Rose J. Bogart, 95, formerly of Oak Street, died Wednesday, October 3, 2012 in Guy and Mary Felt Manor, Emporium.
Born September 12, 1917 in Emporium she was the daughter of Steve and Frances DeMarco Troncone. On June 6, 1940 in Emporium, she married Arthur Bogart who died September 1, 1978.

A lifelong resident of Emporium, Mrs. Bogart was a 1937 graduate of Emporium High School and through the years was employed as a clerk by many local businesses.

She was a member of St. Mark Church in Emporium and the Rosary Society. She was a past board member of the Northern Tier Children’s Home in Harrison Valley, a charter member of the Cameron County Little League Auxiliary, was past Ways & Means chairman of the PTA, and was one of the last of the Canteen Women of WWII in Emporium.

Survivors include: one son, William (Susan) Bogart of Emporium; three grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two brothers, Steven Troncone of Emporium and Eugene Troncone of Lawrenceville; two sisters, Jennie Dunning of Lockport, NY and Julie Harpster of Altoona; and many niece and nephews.

In addition to her husband she was predeceased by five sisters, Grace Sedlock, Mary Jones, Ellen Haynes, Carmella Kupstas and Lilly Leonard.

Friends will be received Sunday, October 7, 2012 from 4-7 p.m. in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium, where a wake service will be held at 7 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday in St. Mark Church with Fr. Paul Siebert, pastor, as celebrant.

Burial will be in St. Mark Cemetery, Emporium.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Mark Church, 235 East Fourth St., Emporium



Thomas W. Kamats, 78, of 1175 Plank Rd., Emporium died at his residence on Wednesday (October 3, 2012) afternoon.

 He was born December 16, 1933 in Emporium a son of the late Thomas and Anna Kephart Kamats.

On June 30, 1956 in Austin he married Margaret Galeotti Kamats, who Survives.
Mr. Kamats graduated from Emporium High School in the class of 1953. He served with the US Marines in Paris Island. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, antiques and was a avid gun enthusiast. Tom worked as a Cameron County deputy sheriff for many years. He also worked part time for the Emporium Borough police department and as a deputy game warden under Norman Erickson.
In addition to Margaret Galeotti Kamats
Daughter: Kimberlee, Mrs. Allen Neyman, Emporium
Son: Thomas W. (Kimberly) Kamats, Jr., Wyoming
Son: John T. Kamats, Emporium
Son: Timothy T. Kamats, Emporium
10 Grandchildren and 9 Great Grandchildren
Sister: Mary Jane, Mrs. Dick Logue, Sinnemahoning Sister: Judy, Mrs. Dave Smith, Emporium Sister: Jackie Kamats, Emporium
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Thomas and Anna Kephart Kamats
Son: Michael T. Kamats in 1982
Granddaughter in infancy
Brother: Paul Kamats
At his request there will be no services and no visitation.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium
Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice.
BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.





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