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Elsie M. Heagy, 82, of 203 S. Broad St., Emporium, PA died at Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, PA on Saturday (April 29, 2017) morning.
She was born April 19, 1935 in Reynoldsville, PA a daughter of the late Edward and Blanche Baun Huntington.
On August 1, 1964 in Emporium she married the late Earl Heagy.
Elsie retired from Cameron Manufacturing where she worked for many years. She continued working, after her retirement, at the Cabin Kitchen. She loved her pets "Junior" and "Chopper"

Survived by
Daughter, Kaye Whitley, Lutz, FL; and two sons, John (Bambi) Teates, Emporium and Michael (Lori) Heagy, Brookville; six grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, three brothers, Bill (Jane) Huntington, Sykesville; Henry (Carol) Schwab, Reynoldsville, Harry Schwab, Reynoldsville; three sister, Joyce (Larry) Miller, Brookville, Margaret Horning and Mary Lou McAulay both from Emporium.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Blanche Baun Huntington, husband, Earl Heagy who died March 2, 1998, three brothers, Ron & George Huntington & Charles in infancy,

There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service will be held at Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (May 6, 2017) at 4:00 PM with Rev. James Eastman, Pastor, Deeper Waters Ministries, officiating.
Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Online Condolences may be placed at 

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.



Evelyn A. Strahl, 87, of 10243 Route 120, Emporium, PA formerly of 2107 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA Sunday afternoon (April 30, 2017). She was born March 11, 1930 in Emporium, PA a daughter of the late Everal and Edna Peasley Smith. She married the late Robert Strahl.

Mrs. Strahl graduated from Emporium High School. She worked at various places in Emporium including Sylvania.


 She is survived by daughter, Terri Cunningham, son, Kurt Strahl and his wife Carolann, son, Greg Strahl, son, Brad Strahl and his wife Nancy, son, Colin Strahl, daughter, Kathy Osti and her husband Donny,all of Emporium; thirteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.


 She was preceded in death by her parents Everal and Edna Peasley Smith, husband, Robert Strahl who died July 11, 2010, and a grandson, Cyle Strahl.


 There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service to be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Wednesday (May 3, 2017) at 12:00 PM with Father Matthew Ryan, Rector, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, officiating.


 Burial will be in the Rich Valley Cemetery, Emporium, PA


 Online Condolences may be placed at 


 BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.




Ryan Anthony Zoschg 


On April 29, 2017, Ryan Anthony Zoschg passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family, following an 11-year battle with brain cancer. Ryan was born April 30, 1973, and grew up in Emporium, PA, graduating from Cameron County High School in 1991. He studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, graduating in 1995. He began working at Vocollect Inc in 1996 and was employed there his entire career. During his time at Vocollect Ryan was granted over 10 patents and was instrumental in the development of their speech-recognition computers. His talents and passion for innovation helped grow that small Pittsburgh-based startup into an industry-leading company with products used by over 500,000 people worldwide. 


 In 2002 he met the love of his life Melissa Hopbell, who he married and with whom he had two beautiful children, daughter Zoey and son Matthew. In 2006 Ryan and his family moved to the Indiana Township/Fox Chapel area of Pittsburgh, where he applied his engineering mind to painstakingly renovating their home. He was a member of Saint Joseph’s Parish in O’Hara Township.   

He leaves behind his wife Melissa, and his children Zoey and Matthew, both at home; his parents Matthew and Nancy Zoschg of Emporium, PA; his brother and sister-in-law Eric and April Zoschg and their sons Jordan and Mason of Raleigh, NC; his sister and brother-in-law Megan and Tom Canniere and their daughter (Ryan’s God-daughter) Josephine of Kinnelon, NJ; his parents-in-law Philip and Shirley Hopbell of Wilkins Township, PA; his sister-in-law Kimberly Hopbell Metzger and her daughter Savannah of Baltimore, MD; and his sister-in-law Kelly Cervi and her sons Karsen and Kameron of Jeannette, PA. 


His intelligence, stubbornness, love for mischief, kind heart, and infectious smile will be intensely missed by all of those who knew him.


 Friends will be received on Sunday April 30 from 2-4 and 6-8pm at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. ( 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday May 1 at 10 AM at Saint Joseph’s Parish in O’Hara Township (EVERYONE PLEASE GATHER AT CHURCH). 


 He will be interred at St. Mark’s Cemetery in Emporium, PA.


 In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the "Ryan Zoschg Children College Fund" at Citizen's & Northern Bank, 135 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834.


Alla E. Bergstrom, 83, of 303 S. Walnut Street, Emporium, PA died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA on Wednesday (April 12, 2017) morning.
She was born February 2, 1934 in Emporium, PA a daughter of the late Archie A. and Fern Ruth Hutchinson Bush.
On July 25, 1959 in Franklinville, NY she married the late William Bergstrom.
Mrs. Bergstrom graduated from the former Emporium High School in the class of 1951. She retired from the former Phillips Co and later worked at Caldwell Corp. for 7 years until she retired in 1997. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Terri, Mrs. Mark Looney, Felton, DE and Karen, Mrs. Roger Neyman, Emporium and Four grandchildrenShe was preceded in death by her parents, Archie A. and Fern Ruth Bush, her husband, William Bergstrom who died in March 9, 2003 and three sister, Dawn Mullet, Natley Myers and Kay Dolnick and one brother, Tyler K. Bush.
At her request there will be No Service or visitation.
Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA
Memorial Contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 205 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834Online Condolences may be placed at


Byron H. Horning, Jr., 92, of 210 E. Allegany Ave., Emporium, PA died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA on Tuesday (April 11, 2017) afternoon following a brief illness.
He was born September 12, 1924 in Emporium, PA a son of the late Byron H. and Lola Schwab Horning, Sr.
On January 14, 1950 in Emporium he married the late Doris Munch Horning.
Byron graduated from Emporium High School. He attended trade school in Williamsport and then moved to Erie to apprentice at General Electric. He then join the US Navy and served during World War II. He moved back to Emporium from Erie in 1950 to work for his parents. He then began working at Sylvania where he worked until retiring in November 1989.

He was a member ofthe First Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and the Chairman of the Deacon Board, a moderator of the church, a Sunday school teacher and head usher. He was a charter member of Cameron County Little League. He served as a coach in Little League and was an umpire for over 50 years. He was a volunteer fireman for many years and also served on Emporium Borough Council. He was a past president on the board of the Mid-Cameron Authority and also served on the Board of Directors of the Newton Cemetery. He was very active in the Emporium Lodge #382 of F & A.M. where he became WorshipfulMaster in 1957 and then again in 2007. He served as secretary of the lodge from 1959 to 2007 and also secretary of Emporium Chapter #227. He was a member of the Coudersport Consistory and the Zem Zem Shrine Temple in Erie. Byron enjoyed eating lunch at the Senior Center, playing cards with his friends, attending all sporting events and recitals, and spending time with his dog, Soda.Byron is survived by four sons, Robert Horning, China; Ronald (Grace) Horning, Emporium; Russell J. (Michelene) Horning, Shinglehouse; Randall (Anne) Horning, Emporium; two daughters, Barbara (Joe) Palumbo, Emporium; Bonnie (Tom) Spehalski, Emporium; 16 Grandchildren and 24 Great Grandchildren, one niece and five nephews.

He was preceded in death byhis parents, Byron H. and Lola Schwab Horning, his wife, Doris Munch Horning who died in 1995, brother, Edward L. Horning, Sr.

Funeral Service will be held at the First Baptist Church, 424 N. Broad Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (April 15, 2017) at 11:00 AM with Rev. James R. Horton, Jr., Pastor, First Baptist Church and Rev. Russell J. Horning, his son officiating. Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium on Friday from 5:00-8:00 PM where a Masonic Service will be held at 5:30 PM and the American Legion will hold a service at 7:30 PM.

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery where a military service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail

.Memorial Contributions may be made to First Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 424 N. Broad Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to Cameron County Little League, 120 Willowwood Ct., c/o Sandy Bresslin, Emporium, PA 15834 to the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, 110 East 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834Online

Condolences may be placed at



Saturday, April 29 at 10 AM - 3 PM 

First United Methodist Church, 4th St - Emporium, PA 15834 

 Visitation at 10:00 am 

Service at 11:00 am 

Burial at Moore Hill Cemetery

 Luncheon to follow in the Church basement



James Edward Baker, 83, of 21211 CCC Memorial Hwy, Emporium, passed away on Wednesday (April 5th, 2017), at Lakeview Senior Care & Living Center, Smethport. Born August 7th 1933, in Springdale, PA, he was the son of the late James A. and Frances S. Baker. On January 22, 1955, in Westfield, NY, he married Sandra Fox, who survives.


Jim attended Edinboro University of Pennsylvania on a football scholarship, received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1955 and later, a Master of Science degree from Penn State University in 1966. In 1958, after teaching for a short period at Plum High School in Pittsburgh, he moved his family to Emporium where he was a teacher of Biology and Zoology at Cameron County High School from 1958 to 1991. Although an inspired educator, “Mr. Baker” is perhaps best known as a coach. From 1960 to 1968 he headed the football program at CCHS. In 1968, he initiated the first wrestling program to which he applied the acronym “BAGUBA” (Brutally Aggressive Guys Uninhibited By Adversity), a trademark of CCHS wrestling that endures to this day. During his 6-year tenure, he coached 6 District IX champions and 21 D-9 place winners, amassing a career record of 44 wins, 38 losses and 1 tie. His legacy continued for decades with his son, who wrestled and also coached, and all three of his grandsons were BAGUBA wrestlers. After retiring as head coach, Jim became a PIAA wrestling official from 1976 to 1987. In 2014, he was awarded the BAGUBA Wrestling “Lifetime of Dedication” award and in 2016 he was inducted into the District IX Wrestling Hall of Fame.


Jim loved spending time with his family. He had a passion for firearms and also enjoyed gardening, fishing, and hunting.


In addition to his wife Sandy of 62 years, he is survived by a son, Scott (Kay) Baker of Emporium, and three daughters, Kim (the late Nick) Farina of Emporium, Kelly (Jeffrey) Wong of Stevensville, MD, and Kerry (Michael) Etchepare of Emporium, and a foster daughter, Roberta de Rosa of Warwick, RI; 6 grandchildren (Paul Baker, Mike Baker, Abby Etchepare, Paul Etchepare, Kristi Wong and Anna Wong) and one great-granddaughter (Jade Baker). He is also survived by a sister, Maxine Petrovsky of St. Petersburg, FL.


In addition to his parents and one son-in-law, he was preceded in death by a brother, Carlyn D. Baker, and a sister, Dorothy DeFelices.


There will be no public funeral service. The family is planning a private memorial at a later date.


Arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.



Gladys M. Schultz, 94, of 284 Waldy Run Rd., Emporium, PA died at her residence on Wednesday evening. (April 5, 2017) She was born November 23, 1922 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Smrz Liska.

On July 23, 1945 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin she married the late Arthur J. Schultz Gladdie was a school teacher in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she taught English. After marriage, she came to Emporium and worked for eight years in the finance department at Sylvania. She then left Sylvania to stay home and raise her family.  An accomplished pianist/organist, she had a great love of music and played many local events in the area. She played the organ for the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Emporium for over 50 years and provided piano accompaniment to the Singing Dutchmen of St Marys for over 45. More recently, she played keyboard for the Mountain Melodies instrumental group. Gladdie was a member of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church and the St. Hilda’s Guild.

She is survived by a daughter, Lynne (Mike) O'Leary and son, Arthur J. (Edith) Schultz, Jr. both of Emporium; sister-in-law, Alice Liska, Santa Fe, NM; niece, Marcia MacEachron, New Mexico.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Mary Smrz Liska, husband, Arthur J. Schultz who died Feb. 28, 1998, and one brother, Donald J. Liska.

Funeral services will be held at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 144 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (April 8, 2017) at 11:00 AM with Father Matthew Ryan, Rector, officiating.

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 East Fourth St., Emporium, PA on Friday from 6-8 PM.

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cameron County SPCA, 678 South Mountain Rd., Emporium, PA 15834 or to another area animal shelter

Online condolences may be placed at



Ethel M. Lewis, 93, formerly of Bath, NY and Route 120 in Emporium, died Wednesday, April 5, 2017, in Guy and Mary Felt Manor, Emporium.

 Born January 19, 1924, in Brookville, Pa., she was the daughter of Peter and Twila Mae Reese Abplanalp.

She was a 1941 graduate of Emporium High School and married George Alden Lewis who died April 18, 2010.

After her marriage she and her husband relocated to Bath, New York where they were both employed, Ethel as a Librarian in the Bath New York Public Library. Following retirement they moved back to Emporium where they enjoyed golfing and where Ethel was a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Emporium Country Club.

She is survived by one stepson, Patrick Butler and wife Patricia of Williamsville, NY; one step grandson, Christopher Butler; two step grandchildren; caregiver and niece, Jeanette Micklich; and many other nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by one sister, Margaret Johnson in 2016.

Friends will be received Saturday, April 8, 2017 in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium, from noon until 1:00 p.m. at which time Funeral and committal services will follow with the Rev. Lionel Owen, interim pastor of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church of Emporium, officiating.

Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Cameron County Ambulance Service.


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