Obituaries

Kenneth Fitch

Kenneth Fitch, 90, of Lakewood, NY, passed away on Thursday, October 13, at WCA Hospital.Mr. Fitch was born June 9, 1926, in Sheffield, PA. He was the son of the late Glen and Josephine Fitch. In 1944, Mr. Fitch joined the US Navy. He served with the C Bee's 64th Naval Construction and spent ...

Janet Abbott

Janet B. Abbott, 81, of Lander, PA., died Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at her home, peacefully with her husband at her side. She was born July 14, 1935 in Warren, PA. Janet was the daughter of the late Wendell and Edna Dudgeon Burgett. She resided most of her entire life in Lander, PA., and was ...

David Bryan

David George Bryan, 71, of Warren, passed away Wednesday, October 12, at Golden Living Kinzua Valley. A complete obituary will be published when available through the Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.

Sandra Davis

Sandra L. Davis, 74 of Jamestown, NY passed away October 8, 2016 at the Rouse Estate in Youngsville, PA after a brief illness. She was born in Lockport, NY on June 28, 1942, the daughter of the late Ernestine (Helen) and Ariele Jobes. She worked as a waitress and hairdresser for many years ...

Nancy Hussey

Nancy Ann Hussey, 57, of Warren, PA, passed away at 12:55 PM, Monday, October 10th, 2016 at Warren General Hospital, , NY. Born in Jamestown, NY on March 10, 1959, she was the daughter of the late Rosanne (Brady) Brooks and Chet Brooks who survives her of Lakewood, NY.She loved crafts and was ...

Segretta Cole

Segretta "Rita" E. Sodek Cole, 92, passed away peacefully into the arms of the Lord on October 10, 2016, at the Rouse Home, Youngsville, PA.Segretta was born on March 2, 1924, in Brave, PA. She was the daughter of the late William L. and Ruth A. (Hamilton) Cole.She possessed an independent and ...

Cole wanted to be in military and WAVES provided avenue

Seaman First Class Rita Cole was proud to serve her country.At the time of World War II, there were restrictions on women's participation in the U.S. armed forces.Millions of men felt the pull of patriotism, duty, and honor, and enlisted. Cole had those same feelings, but she had fewer ...

Wartime brought women into military

Prior to World War II, several thousand women had served in the U.S. armed forces.Some disguised themselves as men in order to fight.Army and Navy nurse corps were created in the early 1900s and more than 20,000 women served as nurses in World War I.The U.S. Navy enlisted female yeomen (Yeomen ...

Cole: Military service teaches pride in country

Seaman First Class Rita Cole didn't come from a military family.But her children did.During World War II, Cole served for 15 months in the U.S. Navy WAVES - Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service.Her husband, Raymond Sodek, was an Army man.Of her four children, two also served in the ...

Janet M. Abbott

Janet M. Abbott, 81, of Lander, died at her home, Tuesday, October 11, 2016.A complete obituary will be announced when available through the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc.

Claire Hazelton

Claire Anne Hazelton, infant daughter of Timothy and Elyse Clark Hazelton, died Tuesday October 11, 2016, in Women and Children's Hospital, Buffalo.Surviving are her parents of 2617 Cable Hollow Road, Russell. PA; a brother Ethan James Hazelton at home and grandparents Lonnie and Mary Lou Clark ...

Kelly Hartley

Kelly J. Hartley, 51, of Bemus Point, N.Y., passed away Saturday October 8, 2016 at WCA Hospital in Jamestown.She was born October 29, 1964 in Warren, a daughter to the late Paul E. Brennen and Janet Robbins McDonell. Kelly was a graduate of Howell High School in Howell Michigan. She had worked ...

Virginia Thompson

Virginia A. Thompson (Ginny), 91 years young, passed away on September 21, 2016 in Mount Vernon, Washington. She was born on July 4, 1925 in Warren, Pennsylvania.Ginny graduated from Warren High School on June 10, 1943. She worked as a switch board telephone operator and married Richard ...

Kelly Hartley

Kelly J. Hartley, 51, of Bemus Point, N.Y., died on Saturday October 5, 2016 at WCA Hospital in Jamestown. A complete obituary will be announced through the Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Youngsville when available.

Joann Lynch

Joann (Morin) Lynch, 64, of Althom, passed away suddenly on Saturday, October 8th at Hamot Medical Center in Erie.Loving wife to James Lynch and wonderful mother to Alicia Cullen, Tina Grossman (Shawn), stepmother to Joseph Lynch (Kim); Also proud grandmother to 6 grandchildren: Ryan, Vance, ...

Charles Thueret

A funeral service for Charles "Chuck" Thueret of Garland, who died Wednesday, was held on Monday at 11 a.m. at the Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Youngsville. The Rev. Tim Olsen, pastor of the Garland Presbyterian Church officiated.

John Bailor

A private funeral service for John M. Bailor, 63, of Warren, who died on October 3, 2016, was held at 11 a.m. Monday, October 10, 2016, at Warren County Memorial Park with Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of Warren General Hospital, officiating. Full military honors were conducted by members of ...

Harry Spackman

S. Harry Spackman, 87, of Starbrick, died Sunday, October 9, 2016, at his home. Harry was born September 21, 1929 in Johnstown, PA. He was the son of the late Chester P. Spackman and Mary Oaks Spackman Buterbaugh.Harry was an apprentice mortician at the former Templeton's Funeral Home in ...

Anna M. Lester

Anna M. Lester, 92, a resident of the Watson Memorial Home, 1200 Conewango Ave., Warren, and formerly of Kane and Sheffield, passed away Friday (October 7, 2016) at Warren General Hospital.Born May 4, 1924, in New York City, she was a daughter of Alois and Mary Zacek Prokop. On October 15, ...

Nicholas Elinsky

Nicholas "Nick" Joseph Elinsky, 23, passed away at 11:15 am on Sunday, October 2, 2016 from injuries sustained in a single vehicle accident in Orlando, Florida.Nick was born November 23, 1992 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. Nick was known for his magnetic personality and endless energy. Nearly ...