Harriet Ramarge, 93, of 819 Murray Mt. Road, Emporium, PA died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA on Saturday (February 27, 2016) night. She was born January 6, 1923 in Pittsburgh, PA a daughter of the late John and Thelma M. Bullock Gahagen. She was married to her first husband Anthony Mullen, then to her second husband Erwin Murray and then her third husband Robert Ramarge. She graduated from the Emporium High School in the class of 1940. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Senior Center.
Surviving Son: John Mullen and his wife Judy, Indianapolis, IN Son: Peter Mullen, Cincinnati, OH Daughter: Elizabeth Mullen, Hamilton, OH Son: William Mullen, Indianapolis, IN Step-son: Erwin Murray, Jr., Emporium 5 Grandchildren and 2 Step Grandchildren
Preceded in Death By Parents: John and Thelma M. Bullock Gahagen First husband: Anthony Mullen Second Husband: Erwin Murray Third Husband: Robert Ramarge Daughter: Mary Ann VanPatten
There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to be held at Barnett Funeral Home 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (March 5, 2016) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Christine Groeger, officiating. Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA
Memorial Contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 205 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834
Grace A. Scott, 87, of 418 E Allegany Ave., Emporium, PA died at her residence Friday (February 26, 2016) evening following a brief illness. She was born October 7, 1928 in Emporium, PA a daughter of the late Domenico and Rose Policastro Tartaglia. She married the late Sam Scott. Grace enjoyed playing bingo and cards at the senior center, going to the casino, relaxing on her porch, and spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church.
Surviving are two daughters Susan (Glenn) Anderson, St. Marys and Samina Scott, Emporium, Two Grandchildren Brent (Karen) Anderson, Charlotte, NC & Paige Scott, Emporium, 1 Sister Roseann (Jack) Taylor, Lady Lake, FL, 2 Brothers Edward "Junior" Tartaglia, Emporium and Robert (Letty) Tartaglia, Lady Lake, FL
Preceded in Death By Parents: Domenico and Rose Policastro Tartaglia, Husband Sam Scott, 4 Sisters: Jane York, Caroline Tartaglia, Helen House & Sylvia Ives and 3 Brothers: Joseph, Daniel and Lawrence Tartaglia
Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 10:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant. Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Monday from 4-7 PM. Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Emporium Senior Center, 213-1/2 South Maple Street, Emporium, PA 15834
Bernard G. "Barney" Hornung, 79, of 363 Howard Circle, Emporium, PA died at Guy & MaryFelt Manor, Emporium, PA on Wednesday (February 17, 2016) evening. He was born July 28, 1936 in Emporium, PA a son of the late Simon J. and Matilda "Tillie" Oswald Hornung. On October 10, 1959 in St. Mark Catholic Church he married the late Thelma Fackender Hornung.
Barney graduated from the former Emporium High School with the class of 1954. He was employed at Sylvania as a tool and die apprentice immediately after graduating from high school in 1955. When the Emporium Sylvania plant closed, he was employed at Sylvania in St. Marys until his retirement in 2001. Barney was involved in numerous community organizations. In the 1960’s he was a Charter Member of the Jaycees. He held various offices in the organization and was the recipient of the regional “Spoke” award. In the 1970’s he was Assistant Fire Chief in Emporium and was very active in the project that secured the first rescue truck unit for the Emporium Fire Department. Barney was a West Ward Borough Council member and was elected as Emporium Borough Council President in 1978. More recently Barney was a very active member of the Bucksgahuda & Western Railroad in St. Marys. He put his machinist skills to good use, making custom parts for many old rail cars. He was instrumental in the long term restoration of Locomotive #8, the oldest known Vulcan gas mechanical locomotive in 2-foot gauge (1922). Barney was a lifetime member of St. Mark Catholic in Emporium.
Surviving Daughter-in-law: Lisa Cummings Hornung and 2 Grandchildren: Justin David & Rachel Elise Hornung of Bel Air, MD. Devoted Friend: Pat Anderson Pearson, Emporium, Twin Brother: Edward J. Hornung and his wife "Cly" Clythera, St. Marys and their children Simon J. Hornung, II & Stacey Hornung Miller. Nieces & Nephew from Brother James (deceased) and his wife Sandra: Dennis, Vince, Karen Hornung Czekai, Julie Hornung Coolick, Amy Hornung Thwing & Paul. Nieces & Nephews of Sister Jane (deceased): Tom Soban, Diane Soban Boyd, Lynn Soban and Tina Soban May.
Preceded in Death By Parents: Simon (4-21-1989) & Matilda (8-1-2003) "Tillie" Oswald Hornung. Wife: Thelma Fackender Hornung on (5-26-00), Twin Daughters: Jill Ann and Jane Ann Hornung on (8-1-1962), Son: David Hornung (1-14-13), Brother: James Simon Hornung (8-22-2012), Sister: Jane Hornung Soban (5-19-2013), Brother-in-law: Edward J. "Hap" Soban (7-22-2013), Nephew: Blair Hornung (6-25-1989)
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (February 20, 2016) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant. Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA
Memorial Contributions may be made to Blair Hornung Scholarship Fund, c/o Amy Hornung Thwing, 102 W. 4th St., Emporium, PA 1583
Robert W. Akins, 50, of 123 S. Broad St., Emporium, PA died at his residence on Tuesday (February 9, 2016) evening. He was born May 6, 1965 in Williamsport, PA a son of Charles Akins, Emporium and the late Dorothy Bennett Akins. Mr. Akins graduated from Cameron County High School and served with the US Air Force.
He worked at GKN in Emporium for several years.
Surviving In addition to his father are 2 Sisters: Donna Akins, Emporium and Stella Bish, Mt. Pleasant, PA, 1 Brother: Lyle Akins, Emporium.
Preceded in death by his mother: Dorothy Bennett Akins 1 Brother: Donald Akins.
There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Friday (February 12, 2016) at 11:00 AM with Rev. James Eastman, Pastor, Deeper Waters Ministries, officiating.
Burial was in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA
Cecilia M. Malizia, 88, of 65 E. 2nd St., Emporium, PA died at her residence Sunday (February 7, 2016) morning. She was born August 17, 1927 in Port Allegany, PA a daughter of the late Leonard and Clara Fredette Allen. Mrs. Malizia graduated from Emporium High School in the class of 1945 and then from Bryant Stratton Business College in Buffalo, New York. On June 12, 1948 in St. Mark Catholic Church she married the late Joseph J. Malizia. She worked at Sylvania until her children were born and later worked at her husband's law office in Emporium. Cecilia was a member of Saint Mark Catholic Church, the C.D. of A, the American Legion Auxiliary (since 1950) for over 66 years and was a charter member of the Cameron County Cardiac Committee. She was an excellent seamstress, enjoyed cooking, traveling and spending time with her family.
Surviving are 1 Daughter: Sharon V. Malizia, Ph.D, 2 Sons: Paul J. (Beth) Malizia, Esq., and Regis J. Malizia, all of Emporium. 5 Grandchildren: Ann Marie (Sujay) Mazumdar, Joseph A. Malizia, Capt., USMC, Thomas A. (Alexa) Malizia, John Paul (Karen) Malizia and Michael (Kim) Malizia and 5 Great Grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by Parents: Leonard and Clara Fredette Allen, Husband: Joseph J. Malizia who died May 22, 1990, Son: Thomas L. Malizia who died in 1977,1 Sister: Veronica Safstrom.
Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium on Wednesday from 5-7 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Thursday (February 11, 2016) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant. Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA Memorial Contributions may be made to Community Nurses Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857
Shirley B. Blackburn, 81, of 25 Blackburn Rd., Emporium, PA died at her residence, Emporium, PA Saturday (February 6, 2016) morning. She was born June 14, 1934 in Cressona, PA a daughter of the late William and Alice Morrell Brown. On September 10, 1955 in Schuylkill Haven she married Joseph M. Blackburn, MD, who survives. Shirley was a graduate of Jefferson Hospital School of Nursing in Philadelphia.
Surviving In addition to her husband Joseph M. Blackburn, MD, 2 daughters Leslie Blackburn of Berryville, VA and Sharon Blackburn of Wilton, NH. 1 son Joseph Blackburn, Ambler, PA and 6 Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents William and Alice Morrell Brown and 1 Sister Harriet Timm
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E 4th St., Emporium, PA on (February 10, 2016) Wednesday from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM followed by a Meeting for Worship at 1:00 PM with Donald Miller. Burial was in the Sanford Cemetery, Truman, PA. In lieu of flowers memorial Contributions may be made to Dunnings Creek Meeting House, c/o Marcia Rogish, 800 Preston St., Apt. #1, Bedford, PA 15522 or to a charity of donors choice.
Peter F. Grovanz, Jr., 96, of 3764 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium, PA
died at Penn Highlands-DuBois on Tuesday (February 2, 2016) morning.
He was born October 14, 1919 in Emporium, PA a son of the late Peter and Rose DeMoro Grovanz, Sr.
On November 25, 1962 in Emporium he married the late Mary Ellen Griffith Grovanz.
Mr. Grovanz served with the US Army, during War War II, from February 5, 1941 to October 29, 1945. He served in the the European African middle eastern campaigns in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. He was wounded in France on December 24, 1944 and he returned to action to fight in four more countries. He was awarded a Purple Heart medal on January 7, 1945, American Campaign medal with five bronze stars. Peter retired from Lewis and Hockenberry where he had worked for many years. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoying hunting, fishing and trapping. Pete also enjoyed gardening and farming and his animals.
Son: Peter (Lori) Grovanz, Emporium
3 Grandsons: Thomas, Keith & Justin Grovanz
3 Great Grandchildren: Katherine, Oscar & Diesel
Sister: Rose Gentile, Ruselton
Sister: Josephine Haight, Ashtabula, OH
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Peter and Rose DeMoro Grovanz
Wife: Mary Ellen Griffith Grovanz
Daughter: Ann Darlene Grovanz
5 Sisters: Jennie Yore, Katie Carnovale, Lottye Carlson, Theresa Young, Christine Grovanz & Theresa Young
3 Brothers: James, Ralph & Joseph Grovanz
Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA on Friday from 2:00-4:00 PM followed by the Funeral Service with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, officiating. A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.
Burial will be in the Rich Valley Cemetery, Emporium, PA