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Marsha A. Barton, 65, of 306 E. 5th Street, Emporium, PA passed way peacefully at her residence on Sunday (April 29, 2018) morning surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 9, 1953 in St. Marys, PA a daughter of the late Anthony Osti and Joyce Harpster Moore. 


On July 29, 1972 in Emporium, PA she married Donald R. Barton, Sr., who survives. Marsha graduated from Cameron County High School. She worked many years for Cameron County School District and later at AST in Emporium. She enjoyed her daily walks and talking with many people along the way. She loved life and was most happy with her family, especially grandchildren.


In addition to her husband Don she is survived by one son, Donald R. (Michele) Barton, Jr., Duncansville, PA; one daughter, Stephanie (Wesley) Rieder, Emporium; six grandchildren: Cody, Damian, Brock, Derek, Caleb & Dylan, three sisters, Teri (Dick) Harrier, Emporium; Judy (Jerry) Crosby, Emporium; Toni (Ben) Krieg, Warren; one brother, Donald (Kathi) Osti, Emporium; She was preceded in death by her father and mother.


There will be No Visitation. 

Private Memorial Service will be held at the convenience of the family. 

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA


Memorial Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 26 S. Second St., Ste #102., Clearfield, PA 16830 


 Online Condolences may be placed at



Franklin L. (Louie) Baker, Sr. of Keating Summit, PA, born November 22, 1941, was delivered into the hands of our Lord on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh with his family by his side.


He was born in Marlinton, W. Va., the son of the late Jesse and Letta (Gay) Baker. 


 Vietnam War Veteran


Louie was a Vietnam Era Veteran serving with U.S. Army as a Radar Crewman at Dyess AFB, Texas and Fort Gordon, Georgia from 1964 to 1966, honorably discharged as a Specialist Fourth Class.


Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Wilber “Beanie” Baker of Keating Summit, sisters Betty Allman and Bonnie Riffle, and nephew Roy Riffle, all of Emporium.


On February 1st, 1992, in Coudersport, Louie married Janice (Wendling) Baker, who survives. He is also survived by one aunt, Pauline Holsinger, formerly of Emporium; three sisters, Martha “Kay” (Don) Sherry of Keating Summit, Linda Baker of Evans City, Pa. and Nancy (Chuck) Umbenhauer of Emporium; and one brother, James “Jim” (Sylvia) Baker, also of Emporium.


He is also survived by: children Franklin L. (Judai) Baker, Jr. of Anchorage, Alaska, Bonnie (William) Miller of Coudersport, Joseph (Tammy) Baker of Ridgway, Lori Hansen of Keating Summit, and Matthew (Keli) Hansen of Colorado Springs, Colo.; nine grandchildren; 

and three great-grandchildren.


Besides his time in the Army, Louie worked many jobs from the railroad to logging but retired in 2003 after 37 years of services to the former Ball-Foster Glass Container in Port Allegany.


Louie was an avid hunter and fisherman, whether it was trips to the pond with his grandchildren or his much-loved Alaskan hunting, fishing, and gold mining adventures with his son.


He also enjoyed reading his western novels, Friday fish fries, breakfast with his buddies at the Buttonwood and Daily Bread, and walks with his fur-buddy Lucky. He enjoyed spending his time on Sunday, after church, watching NASCAR races, spending time with family and walking through the woods. His greatest joy of all was spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren at their sporting and life events.


He was a member of the Bald Eagle Chapter of the Gold Prospectors Association of America, Enchanted Mountain Treasure Hunters and Dirt Digging PA,

 finding many treasures long lost with time.


He was a member of The American Legion and the National Rifle Association.


Louie found Jesus later in life and was a devoted member of the First United Methodist Church in Emporium and was actively involved with Esther’s Ministry and the Food for the Soul Program.


A “Celebration of Life” will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Emporium on Monday, April 23, with greeting and gathering beginning at 4 pm and services with military honors

 beginning at 5 pm.


All flowers are graciously declined but memorial donations can be made to the Second Harvest Food Bank c/o Emporium First United Methodist Church, the Potter County Animal Assistance Project or the American Legion.




Donald E. Palmer, 84, of 178 S. Mountain Rd., Emporium, PA died at Penn Highlands-DuBois, DuBois, PA on Saturday (April 21, 2018) morning following a brief illness. He was born December 19, 1933 in Emporium, PA a son of the late Richard E and Martha Knight Palmer. On December 8, 1953 in St. Mark Catholic Church he married Reba Reed, who survives. Don and his wife Reba were married over 64 years. He served three years with the US Army s 11th Airborne Division as a paratrooper and trainer. He worked at the former Coppersmith Furniture Store for several years installing flooring. He then worked as a self employed carpenter for many years until his retirement. Don was a member of the Miller-Raffaele Post 6221 VFW, the American Legion Olkosky-Jessop Post 194, Emporium, St. Mark Catholic Church, Bucktail Rod & Gun Club, Emporium Fire Department where he had served as Chief for many years.In addition to his wife he is survived by daughter, Debra R. Lyon, Emporium; son, Donald J. Palmer, Emporium; daughter, Diane Y. Catalano, St. Marys; son, David M. (Tina) Palmer, Porter Corners, NY; daughter, Martha M (Michael McMackin) Palmer, St. Marys; 14 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren.In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Richard and Fredrick Palmer and one in infancy.Services will be announced at a future date.Burial will be in the Moore Hill Cemetery, Emporium, PAMemorial Contributions may be made to the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department, 419 N. Broad St., Emporium, PA 15834 or to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, 299 E. Second St., Emporium, PA 15834Online Condolences may be placed at***********************************
Pearl I. Kline, 74, of 298 S.Mountain Rd., Emporium, PA died at her residence in Emporium on Saturday (April 21, 2018) morning. She was born February 4, 1944 in Waddington, New York a daughter of the late Perley and Pearl Miller Emery. On September 1, 1962 in Emporium she married the late Bernard Kline, Jr.Pearl retired from GKN Powder Metal where she worked for many years and prior to GKN had worked at Sylvania.She is survived by two sons, Perley Kline, Wisconsin; Ronald Kline, Emporium; two daughter, Rebecca Sipe, PA; Brenda Kline, Wisconsin; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; brother, Donald (Bonnie) Emery, Warren; five sisters, Ann Wheaton, Emporium; Barbara Aikens, North Carolina; Caroll (David) Smith, Missouri; Dolly Slusarick, Emporium; Donna (George) Mathar, Carthage, NY.She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a son, Edward; two brothers,Samuel & Chester.At her request there will be No viewing or Service.Memorial Contributions may be made to Cameron County SPCA, 678 South Mountain Rd., Emporium, PA 15834 or to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, 299 E. Second St.,Emporium, PA 15834Online Condolences may be placed at


Jimmie C. Baker, 69, of 1872 Gardeau Rd, Austin, PA died at Penn Highlands-DuBois in DuBois, PA on Friday (April 20, 2018) afternoon. He was born August 29, 1948 in Marlinton, West Virginia a son of the late Jesse and Leeta Gay Baker. Jimmie served two tours of duty from 1968 through 1970 with the US Army during the Vietnam War. He received the Bronze medal of Valor and seven other awards for bravery because of how dangerous his missions were. When he was honorably discharged as a Sergeant and continued as a reservist. He then returned to Emporium and started a logging business which he worked for many years. He later was a truck driver for over fifteen years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and his dogs especially "Buster". He was a loving father and grandfather.He is survived by a son, Brad (Patience Haight) Baker, Meadville, PA; his companion, Sylvia Faulk, Austin; one granddaughter, Nevah Baker and one step granddaughter Selina Faulk; sisters, Martha Kay (Don) Sherry, Keating Summit; Linda Baker, Evans City, PA; Nancy (Chuck) Umbenhauer, Emporium;In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Franklin "Louie" and Wilbur Eugene "Beanie" Baker; two sisters, Betty Allman & Bonnie Riffle; nephew, Roy Riffle.In lieu of flowers memorial Contributions may be made to any local veterans organization of the donors choice.Online Condolences may be placed at



Linda D. Cobb, age 64, of West Fifth Street, Emporium died Thursday, April 19, 2018, in her home.


Born May 18, 1953 in Ridgway, she was the daughter of the late George and Dana Eckert Dobson. On November 22, 1974 in Ridgway, she married Daniel Fred Cobb, Sr. who survives.


A resident of Emporium since 1979, Linda was a former resident of Ridgway, St. Marys, and Pascagoula, Mississippi. She was employed for many years by Sinnemahoning State Park where she held several positions before retiring in 2017 as Administrative Assistant.


Mrs. Cobb was a member of the Cameron County Christian Center in Emporium.


Survivors include: two sons, Joseph Michael Cobb of Springfield, Massachusetts, and Daniel Fred Cobb, Jr. of Emporium; one daughter, Kira Marie Cobb of Emporium; one brother, George Dobson, Jr. of St. Marys; three stepbrothers, Guy Reed of Phoenix, Arizona, Mark Reed of Treasure Lake, and Paul Reed of Philadelphia; one sister, Mary Marie Fix in Michigan; four grandchildren; and also nieces and nephews.


A visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25 in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium where Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Sherri Pifer of St. Marys, an affiliate of the Free Methodist denomination, officiating. 


Burial will be in Newton Cemetery, Emporium.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Cameron County Christian Center, 240 E Fourth St., or PA DCNR, 260 Sizerville Rd., both in Emporium, PA 15834


James D. Coppersmith, 89, of 200 W. Seventh Street, Emporium, PA died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA on Thursday (April 19, 2018) morning following a lengthy illness. He was born June 12, 1928 in St. Marys, PA a son of the late L. Neil and Ophelia Dodson Coppersmith. On November 26, 1953 in St. Eulalia Catholic Church, Coudersport, PA he married Beverly Nelson, who survives. Mr. Coppersmith graduated from Emporium High School in the class of 1946. He worked with the Coppersmith Furniture Store in Emporium for over 50 years, most of which he was a co-owner. He was a past member of the Coudersport Masonic Lodge as well as the Shriners and the Emporium Mens’ Club. Jim enjoyed round dancing, square dancing, line dancing, and roller skating. He had a love for gardening and the neighbors affectionately referred to him as "Mr. Wilson". Nothing was more important than his family. Jim was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle.

In addition to his wife Beverly he is survived by a son, James D. (Ginny) Coppersmith, Jr, Kane; daughter, Joyce (James) Wolfe, Orlando, FL; daughter, Jill Domitrovich, Falls Creek; son, Jerry (Amy) Coppersmith, Erie; daughter, Joann Clingan, Emporium; eleven grandchildren: Nathan, Kyle, Ryan, Kelsey, Joshua, Alyssa, Kaela, Karlee, Dylan, Logan & Conner; six great grandchildren: Emma, Hunter, Jayden, Leland, Landon & Mariah; a brother, George (Wilda) Coppersmith, Emporium; sister, Grace (Robert) Peters, Huntingdon

.In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by five brothers, Neil, Frank, Robert, Leroy and Walter Coppersmith and a sister, Theresa Carpenter.

Visitation with Video Tribute will be at the Barnett Funeral Home 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Sunday from 2-4 PM with the funeral service to follow at 4:00 PM. Officiating will be Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, St. Mark Catholic Church.

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Memorial Contributions may be made to Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 710 W. 168th St., New York, NY 10032

Online Condolences may be placed at

Joan Elizabeth Keniston, 83, of Howard Siding, died Tuesday (April 3, 2018) at her daughter’s home in South Chesterfield, VA following a lengthy illness. Born February 8, 1935 in Everett, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of Cecil and Mildred Fletcher. After graduation from Bedford High School, Bedford, Pennsylvania she met Allen “Rod” Keniston, who was assigned by Penn State University as the Bedford County Assistant Extension Agent. On October 10, 1955, in Winchester, VA, she married Rod. In 1962 they moved their family to Emporium, PA. They successfully raised four children in Cameron County and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in October 2005.


On September 6, 1958, Joan was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Right up to her death, she regularly shared with anyone who would listen the Bible’s message that God’s Kingdom will soon restore the earth back to a paradise and that by means of Jesus’ Ransom sacrifice humans can enjoy perfect health and everlasting life in that paradise.


She is survived by her “favorite” daughter, Kymberly & Mark Pond of South Chesterfield, VA; three sons, Mark & Pattina Keniston of Camden, NY, Zane & Gina Keniston of Belmont, NY, and Allen & Stephanie Keniston of St. Marys, PA; three granddaughters, Emily & Adam Wallis, Jovanna & James Curtis, both of Rome, NY, and Jazlin Rose Keniston, of St. Marys, PA; and one grandson, Gage Michael Keniston of St. Marys, PA; five sisters, Lorraine & Bruce Richmond of Bedford, PA, Linda Smith of Hobe Sound, Florida, Martha & Larry Eshelman of Shelby, Ohio, Katie Fletcher of Chambersburg, PA, Robin & Blake Brailler of Everett, PA; three brothers, James &  Judy Fletcher of Reidville, SC, Phillip & Anna Fletcher of Las Vegas, NV, and Clifton “Hop” Fletcher in Phoenix, AZ. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews; one special niece being Terri Ann Suladie of Emporium, PA.


She was preceded in death by both of her parents, her husband Rod, and her brother Dennis Fletcher of Bedford, PA. Dennis’ wife, Josephine, survives.


There will be no visitation.

 A funeral service, conducted by Mr. Donald Malize, will be held on April 21, 2018 at 2pm at the Kersey, PA Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses located at 339 Main Street, Kersey, PA 15846.

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Harriet M. Stolz, 76, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA formerly of Huckleberry Circle died at the Manor on Monday (April 9, 2018) morning following a lengthy illness. She was born December 8, 1941 in Brookville, PA a daughter of the late Harry C. and Faye L. Shick Brewer. She married the late Richard M. Stolz who died Feb. 11, 2018. Mrs. Stolz was a retired School teacher having worked for the Cameron County School System many years. She enjoyed traveling throughout the United States with her late husband in their VW Van.


 Survived by a sister, Mary Wood, Brookville, PA; brother, Richard (Dot) Brewer, Brookville and several nieces & nephews. 


In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a brother, Dean Brewer. 


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 Saturday (April 28, 2018) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor of the First United Methodist Church officiating. 


Burial will be in the Johnson Cemetery, Benezette, PA 


 Online Condolences may be placed at 



Regina Kuntz Smith, age 93, of East Fourth Street, Emporium, died Thursday, April 5, 2018, at the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium.


Born May 13, 1924 in St. Marys, she was the daughter of John and Marie Simones Kuntz.  On June 21, 1947 in St. Marys, she married Mark J. Smith who died March 3, 1984.


A longtime resident of Emporium she had previously lived in Wilson, NY.


Mrs. Smith, “Jean”, was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church in Emporium, served on the Emporium Borough Shade Tree Committee for 30 years, and was a former member of the Emporium Garden Club, the Emporium Country Club, and the Cameron County Antique Seekers.  Jean loved nature, was an artist, florist and gardener and also enjoyed traveling, sometimes to exotic locations.


Survivors include: two daughters, Barbara Smith of Emporium, and Mary Smith (Stephen Morse) of Virginia; six sons, Stephen Smith of Oregon, George (Seine) Smith of Louisiana, Michael (Bonita) Smith of Emporium; Richard (Wendy) Smith of York, David (Tracy) Smith of Maryland, and James (Elba) Smith of Connecticut; fourteen grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; one brother, Edward Kuntz of St. Marys; one sister, Ann Margaret Keller of New York; and many nieces and nephews.


In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by: six brothers, Henry, Jerard, Frank, Joseph, John and James Kuntz; and one sister, Mary Kuntz Minns.


A visitation will be held Tuesday, April 10 from 6 - 8 p.m. in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 in St. Mark Church with Fr. Paul Siebert, pastor, as celebrant.

Burial will follow in St. Mark Cemetery, Emporium.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Special Olympics PA, 2610 Clyde Ave., Ste B, State CollegePA 16801 or the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library, 27 W Fourth Street, Emporium PA 15834.



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