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Terry A. Bresslin, 66, of 55 Turner Street, Austin, PA formerly of Emporium died at UPMC-Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA on Monday (December 21, 2015) night.

 

He was born September 27, 1949 in St. Marys, PA a son of the late Francis and Shirley Tingley Bresslin. Terry graduated from Austin High School. He worked at M&M Pipeline for many years, followed by Utility Contractor for many years. He then went to GKN for many years as a Die Setter and then worked as a tool room attendant. After he left GKN he then worked for Quality Integrat Services for a few years. He was currently retired. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his boys, volunteered at Cameron County Little league as a coach for many years and was involved with the Emporium Alle-cats as a baseball coach. He was a member of the Austin United Methodist Church and the Austin VFW Club.

 

Surviving In addition to his former wife Sandy Bresslin of Emporium Daughter: Kerry (John) Cummings, Emporium Son: Ryan Bresslin, Emporium Son: Bryan Bresslin, Crofton, MD 4 Grandchildren

 

Preceded in Death By Parents: Francis and Shirley Tingley Bresslin His twin brother: Gary Bresslin Brother: Bruce Bresslin

 

The family will receive friends at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (January 23rd) one hour prior to the Memorial Service at 11:00 AM with Father Matt Ryan, Rector, officiating.

 

Burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery, Austin, PA

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to Cameron County Little League, Attn: Sandy Bresslin, 120 Lindenwood Dr. Emporium, PA 15834 or to the charity of donors choice

 

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

 

 

Allen M. Blackburn, DDS, 78, of 82 Thornapple Rd., Emporium, PA died at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA on Sunday (December 20, 2015) night. He was born January 15, 1937 in Riverside, PA a son of the late Joseph and Ethel Morgan Blackburn.

 

 On January 25, 1962 in Wilkes-Barre he married Suzanne Evans Blackburn, who survives. Dr. Blackburn graduated from University of Pittsburgh Dental School. He was a self employed dentist in Emporium for many years until his retirement in 1997. He was a member of the Emporium Rotary Club with over 47 years of service. He served the club as Past President and was a Paul Harris Fellow and was also a member of the First United Methodist Church.

 

Surviving In addition to his wife Suzanne Evans Blackburn

Son: Evan A. (Charlotte) Blackburn, Swanee, GA

Son: Douglas A. (Jeanna) Blackburn, Mooresville, IN

Son: Bryan A. Blackburn, Mooresville, IN

6 Grandchildren

Brother: Joseph Blackburn, MD and his wife Shirley, Emporium

Brother-in-law: Richard (Barbara) Evans, Boca Raton, FL

 

Preceded in Death By Parents: Joseph and Ethel Morgan Blackburn Infant son: Allan Scott Blackburn

 

The family will receive friends from 11:00 -12:45 on Saturday (Dec. 26th) at the First United Methodist Church, 306 S Spruce St., Emporium, where a Funeral service will follow at 1:00 PM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, officiating.

 

Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Danville, PA

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to to the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, 110 East 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to the First United Methodist Church, 306 S. Spruce Street., Emporium, PA 15834 or the charity of choice

 

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

 

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements

 

 

Richard Hayes Sanderson, Franklin, NC (formerly of Emporium, PA and North Stratford, NH) passed away at home on December 10, 2015.

 

 Born in Lyndonville, VT on December 3, 1930, he was the son of Daniel Pierce Sanderson and Queenie Libby Sanderson. Richard grew up working on his family’s farm and later served in the Vermont National Guard. He built his professional life in the fields of Accounting and Real Estate. Richard enjoyed singing and playing guitar. Family gatherings included his music and sing-a-longs. 

 

While in Emporium, he always looked forward to performing at Aroma Café’s open-mic night. He continued to enjoy singing and strumming throughout his life . Richard loved flying. He earned his private and commercial pilot’s licenses, and enjoyed sharing his interest in flying with those he met.

 

 At Emporium’s Keystone Airport, he found lasting friendships with others. His work was vital to the life of Emporium’s Keystone Airport but despite years of effort by him and others to prevent its closing, Emporium’s airport was permanently closed. When Richard flew his plane from the closed airport to its new home in St. Mary’s, his was the last flight to take off from that field. He continued to enjoy sharing stories and talking about flying until his death. Richard loved his family; especially his “Wifey”, Lorraine. Together since their teens, she was the greatest blessing and love in his life.

 

Richard is survived by his loving wife of 66 years and his three daughters and their husbands;

 Carol and Chuck Shelton of Franklin, NC,

 Patti and Loren Plisco of Woodstock, GA, and

 Cheri and Doug Crotty of Cornelius, NC.

 He is also survived by three grandchildren and their spouses; 

Justin (Kristy), Drew (Mary), and Heather (Matt) and great-granddaughter, Laura.

 

Richard was predeceased by all of his siblings; Dorreen Devenger, Correen Sanderson, Daniel Sanderson, Darlene Clark, and David Sanderson.

 

 Richard was a member of Morrison Presbyterian Church in Franklin where his life will be celebrated during a memorial service on January 16, 2016, at 11:00 am.

 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Richard’s memory to Angel Home Care and Hospice, 170 Church Street, Franklin, NC, 28734.

 

 We are so grateful for the many years we had with the man we call husband, Dad, and PopPop. We are truly blessed that we were loved by him.

 

 Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for

 the Sanderson family.

 

 

Jean L. McWilliams, 92, formerly of Plank Road Hollow, Emporium, died Tuesday, December 8, 2015, in Mountain Laurel Nursing Home, Clearfield.

 

 Born April 19, 1923 in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Gertrude  Lausch Miller. On November 8, 1942 in Lancaster, she married Charles G. McWilliams who died February 25, 2002.

 

A resident of Emporium for 70 years, she was a bookkeeper and for many years was employed by Bucktail Broadcasting in Emporium. Mrs. McWilliams was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Emporium where she was a Sunday School teacher, a member of the Susanna Wesley Circle and served on the Funeral Luncheon Committee for many years.

 

Survivors include: two daughters, Phyllis J. Williams of Springfield, and

 Sandra J. (Russell) Unick of Clearfield;

 six grandchildren; 

thirteen great grandchildren;

 one sister, Phyllis Stern of Yardley; 

and two nieces.

 

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one daughter Barbara L. Streich and one brother, Elwood Miller.

 

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium from 10:30 -11:00 a.m. at which time Funeral and Committal services will be held with the Rev. Joseph Short, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiating.

 

 Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.

 

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Emporium or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

 

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Duane E. Morton, 47, of 24 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA died at his residence on Monday (December 7, 2015) night. He was born July 26, 1968 in St. Marys, PA a son of the late Lawrence Morton and Susan Moate. Mr. Morton worked at Eastern Sintered Metals for several years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and taking care of his sisters dogs Rolo & Razor. He was a member of the VFW, Christabelle Club and the Moose Club.

 

Surviving Daughter: Kylie Morton, Emporium 

Daughter: Princess Harrington, North Carolina 

1 Granddaughter: Raelyn Harrington, North Carolina 

Brother: Danny Morton, Emporium 

Brother: Kenny Morton, South Carolina 

Brother: Cliff Morton, South Carolina 

Sister: Donna Jordan, Emporium

 Sister: Becky Pieczynski, Emporium

 Sister: Rhonda Peters, Bradford 

Sister: Darlene Jones, Kentucky

 

Preceded in Death By Father: Lawrence Morton Mother: Susan Moate

 Sister: Diane Morton

 

Memorial Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Saturday (December 12, 2015) at 2:00 PM with Rev. Rock Pifer, Pastor, Free Methodist Church, officiating.

 

The family will recieve friends at the Barnett Funeral Home one hour prior to the Service.

 Burial will be in the Mix Run Cemetery, Driftwood, PA

 

 Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net 

 

 BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.


 

 

Luzdelia "Lucy" Gutgsell, 93, of 48 Wheaton Hollow Rd, Emporium, PA died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA Thursday morning, (December 3, 2015).

She was born October 17, 1922 in Panama a daughter of the late Alcides and Benigna Barriou Dominguez.

 

On October 31, 1970 in Dover, Delaware she married Gerald "Jerry" Gutgsell, who survives. She was a loving wife of over 45 years. In her younger years, Lucy performed her national dance at carnivals in Panama City. She and her older brother also taught the national dance to others. Lucy worked for the government in the Agriculture Department as a photographer. She later worked as the General Council of the Panamanian government in Philadelphia and Italy. Lucy came to the United States in 1961 and became a US citizen in 1972. She was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, dancing, playing piano and bongos, fishing, gardening, sewing, and bargain shopping.

 

Surviving In addition to her husband Gerald "Jerry" Gutgsell

Son: Thomas A. Gutgsell, Dover, DE .

 Daughter: Edith F. Gutgsell, Dover, DE.

 Son: Robert E. Gutgsell, Dover, DE

2 Grandchildren: Katrina and Gerald

Sister: Tulia Alvarez, Panama

 

Preceded in Death By Parents: Alcides and Benigna Barriou Dominguez of Panama City, Panama

Four Brothers and Four Sisters of Panama

 

There will be No Visitation.

 Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at St. Mark Catholic Church 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (December 12, 2015) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

 

Burial will be in the Germania Cemetery, Galeton, PA

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 1128 State Street, Ste 301, Erie, PA 16501  

 

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net 

 

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

 

 
     

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