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From: "Ellis Weller" <>
Subject: [PACLARIO] Obituaries, The Derrick, January 28, 2008
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 11:22:44 -0500


The Derrick, January 28, 2008:

Randall Eugene Croyle Sr., Seneca, formerly of Karns City
A. Patricia "Pat" Emerson, Edinboro, formerly of Pleasantville
Mark A. Goodman, Rimersburg
Charles E. "Bones" Holler, Sligo, formerly of Rimersburg
June L. Fuhs Kammerdiener, Hawthorn
Charles Eugene 'Mac" McHenry of Emlenton
George B. MacPherson, Knox RD 1
Alfred Kress Myers, Salisbury, Md.
Anna A. Nowicki, Oil City, formerly of 200 First St., Franklin
The Rev. Edward J. Stutz, Erie
Albert L. Tologo, Cochranton




Randall Eugene Croyle Sr., 72, of Seneca, formerly of Karns City,
Butler County, died at 3:50 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, in his
residence.
Born Sept. 13, 1935, in Karns City, he was the son of the late Charles
R. and Susie Elizabeth Roudebush Croyle.
He served in the U.S. Army Reserves until his honorable discharge in
October 1962.
Mr. Croyle was employed as a welder and a filter house operator with
Penreco of Karns City.
He was a member of the Oil City Moose Club and PNA Club of Oil City,
and was a Masonic member of the Edinburgh Lodge of Knox.
Mr. Croyle was of the Protestant faith.
He enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing, and spending time with his
family.
Mr. Croyle was married in Oil City Jan. 15, 2000, to the former Mary
Ann Womer Baker, who survives.
Also surviving are seven children, Valinda Custer and husband, Tom, of
Waynesburg, Randall E. Croyle Jr. and wife, Patricia, of Clearwater,
Fla., Danny Ray Croyle and wife, Darla, of Karns City, Jeffrey Croyle
of Muncy, Ind., Jeanette Shreffler and husband, Martin, of
Nickleville, Susie Barger and husband, Randy, of Petrolia, and Lorrie
Lassinger and husband, Dan, of Cabot. Mr. Croyle's former spouse,
Janice Sollinger Croyle, of Chicora, also survives.
Surviving also are two stepchildren, Edward L. Baker III and wife,
Ann, of Oil City, and Kenneth Baker of Tucson, Ariz.; 19
grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and
nephews.
He also is survived by two brothers, Joseph "Dick" Croyle of Niles,
Ohio, and Cyril "Jay" Croyle of Karns City, a sister, Wanda Crispen of
Sligo; two brothers-in-law, Robert Womer and William Womer, both of
Oil City, and a sister-in-law, Sue Raygor, of Pittsburgh.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant
daughter and two brothers.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the
Hile-Best Funeral Home, 2781 Route 257, in Seneca, Cranberry Township.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home
with Mr. Croyle's daughter, Rev. Valinda Custer, officiating.
Interment will follow in Grove Hill Cemetery, Oil City.
Memorial contributions may be made to the V.N.A. Hospice Program, 176
E. Bissell Ave., Oil City, 16301.
Online condolences may be left for the family by visiting
www.hilebest.com.



A. Patricia "Pat" Emerson, 84, of 5683 Obed Heights Drive, Edinboro,
formerly of Pleasantville, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008.
Born Annabelle Patricia Smith Feb. 28, 1923, in Coal Hill, she was the
daughter of Ella McPherson and Frederick Smith.
Mrs. Emerson was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and a special
angel to many. Her compassionate and giving heart enabled her to
fulfill many capacities along life's journey.
For many years she gave of her time and cooking talent to the
Pleasantville Volunteer Fire Department as president of the Ladies
Auxiliary. In later years she joined the Red Cross volunteers at the
Titusville Area Hospital and worked as a Gray Lady and received honor
and recognition for this service.
Mrs. Emerson was married by the Rev. B.E. Coleman March 8, 1946, to
William Franklin Emerson of Titusville, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are a son, Larry Eugene Emerson and wife, Cynthia, of
Titusville; a daughter, Ronna Lynn Kraemer and husband, Rolf, of
Edinboro; three grandchildren, Jennifer Carson and husband, Tim, of
Front Royal, Va., Kristin Bradley of Erie and Christopher Peters and
wife, Kelli, of Saegertown; five great-grandchildren, Bradley and
Jacob Carson, Brooke, Andrew and Jody Bradley; several
stepgrandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren.
She also is survived by a brother, William Smith and wife, Nancy, of
St. Marys; a sister-in-law, Marcelyn Jacobson of Titusville; and
several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by
two sisters, Jean Swart of Wheeling, W.Va., and Donna Freshour of
Dayton, Ohio.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Gordon B.
Garrett Funeral Home, 303 N. Washington St., Titusville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home
with Blaire P. Smith, chaplain Asera Care Hospice in Erie,
officiating.
Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Titusville.



Mark A. Goodman, 41, of Callensburg, died unexpectedly at 1:39 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, in Clarion Hospital.
Born July 1, 1966, in Clarion, he was the son of the late Frank
Goodman and Susie Ditty Goodman who survives in Callensburg.
Mr. Goodman was employed by Altrax Paving in Strattanville.
He enjoyed hunting and spending time with his sons.
Mr. Goodman was a member of the Clarion County Rod & Gun Club in Knox.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his fiancée, Jennifer Batich
of Callensburg; and three sons, Cody Goodman, Colt Goodman and Cameron
Goodman, all at home.
He also is survived by a sister, Michelle Goodman of Callensburg;
three brothers, Mike Goodman of Huefner and Matt Goodman and Miles
Goodman, both of Strattanville; three aunts, Sandra Parsons of Knox,
Linda Ferris of Strattanville and Shirley Ace of Emlenton; two uncles,
Dennis Ditty of Shippenville and Sonny Ditty of Parker; and numerous
nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his father, Mr. Goodman was preceded in death by his
maternal grandparents, Irvin and Phyllis Ditty and his paternal
grandparents, Chuck and Mary Goodman.
The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday in the
David C. McEntire Funeral Home, 504 E. Penn St., Knox
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home
with the Rev. Dan Myers, pastor of the Mount Joy United Methodist
Church, Knox RD 1, officiating.



Charles E. "Bones" Holler, 87, formerly of Long Lane East, Rimersburg,
died at 3:15 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, in the Clarview Nursing and
Rehabilitation Center, Sligo, following a lingering illness.
Born Feb. 22, 1920, in Rimersburg, he was the son of George Milton and
Ella Elizabeth Snyder Holler.
Mr. Holler attended the Wildcat School.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II with Battery C, 963rd
Field Artillery Battalion in Belgium, Holland and Germany.
Mr. Holler retired as a production worker at Witco in Petrolia. Prior
to that he had been employed for 32 years at Rexhide in East Brady.
He was a member of the Baker Street Church o God.
Mr. Holler was married in Rimersburg Aug. 27, 1946, to the former
Virginia Ruth "Gin" Buzard, who preceded him in death Oct. 22, 1997.
Surviving are four daughters and their husbands, Ella Mae and Larry
Long of Karns City, Sandra K. and James Anthony of Templeton, Linda D.
and Harry Donaldson of Parker RD and Mary Jane and Frank Milliron of
Shreve, Ohio; 13 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and seven
step-great-grandchildren.
She also is survived by a brother, William Holler and wife, Anna Mae,
of Youngstown, Pa.
In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Holler was preceded in death
by a granddaughter, Alisha Dawn Milliron March 12, 1977, one brother
Edgar Holler; and three sisters, Mrs. Jenny Clawson, Mrs. Elsie Pago
and Esther Holler.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the
Richard D. Hillis Funeral Home in Rimersburg.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home
with Pastor Randy Evans, Clarion-Forest VNA Hospice chaplain, and the
Rev. Michael Kennedy, pastor of the Baker Street Church of God in
Rimersburg, officiating.
Military honors will be accorded at the funeral home by members of the
Rimersburg VFW and the American Legion Ceremonial Squad.
Interment will follow in the Rimersburg Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the VNA Hospice, P.O. Box 668,
Knox, 16232, or to the American Cancer Society, 133B W. Main St.,
Clarion, 16214.




June L. Fuhs Kammerdiener, 80, of 1354 Linden St., Hawthorn, died
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, in Brookville Hospital.
Born Sept. 10, 1927, in Hawthorn, she was the daughter of George H.
and Florence Wolfgang Fuhs.
She graduated in 1944 from Hawthorn High School and was the class
valedictorian.
Mrs. Kammerdiener worked for Sylvania and Owens-Illinois Glass.
She was a member of the Hawthorn Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Kammerdiener also belonged to the Hawthorn Fire Department Ladies
Auxiliary and was a volunteer for the Thrift Shop in New Bethlehem.
She was an avid fisherman and enjoyed playing bingo and spending time
with her family and friends.
Mrs. Kammerdiener was married in 1976 to Harold L. Kammerdiener, who
died March 29, 1991.
Surviving are two stepsons and their spouses, Fred and Louise
Kammerdiener of North Paint and Roger and LaDonna Kammerdiener of
Clymer, Pa.; three stepdaughters, Doris and husband, James Goodyear of
Clymer, Pa., Peggy and husband, James Stickel of Goodlettsville,
Tenn., and Judy Smock of Dunkirk, Md.; and numerous stepgrandchildren,
step-great-grandchildren and step-great-great-grandchildren.
She also is survived by two nieces and their spouses, Georgean and Ron
Cyphert of Hawthorn and Jodie and Geary Gilchrist of Alabama; one
great-nephew, Ron Cyphert and wife, Karla, of Seminole; one
great-niece, Jenean Smith and husband, Denny, of New Bethlehem; and
four great-great-nieces and nephews, Corey Cyphert, Josie Cyphert,
Noah Cyphert and Lauren Smith.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by
one brother, George Fuhs Jr.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. today in the
Alcorn Funeral Home, Hawthorn.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home
with Pastor Jimmie Swogger of the Oakland Church of God, officiating.
Interment will be in Hawthorn Cemetery.



George B. MacPherson Jr. 85, of Knox RD 1, died at noon Sunday, Jan.
27, 2008, in his residence surrounded by his family.
Born Nov. 20, 1922, in Weehawken, N.J., he was the son of George B.
and Amy Staples MacPherson.
He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.
Mr. MacPherson was a mechanics instructor in the vocational education
field.
While living in New Jersey, he belonged to the Upper Greenwood Lake
Fire Department and the B.P.O.E.
Mr. MacPherson was of the Methodist faith.
He enjoyed refinishing furniture, fixing things, bird watching and
spending time with his family.
On Jan. 5, 1967, he married Margaret Lonsiak, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Kim Dougherty and husband, Bill,
of Fern, Sandy Toth and husband, Davy, of Emlenton and Maurice Braden
and husband, Rob, of Knox; two sons, George MacPherson and wife,
Rachel, of Knox and Jonathan MacPherson of Knox; and eight
grandchildren, Katlin, Kimberlin and Dusty MacPherson of Towanda, Nate
Dougherty, Jessica and Jenny MacPherson and Robbie Braden of Knox and
Kareese MacPherson of Scranton.
He also is survived by three sisters, Stella Dillon and Jean
MacPherson of Florida and Evelyn Stratton of North Carolina; and a
brother, Walter MacPherson of New Jersey.
In addition to his parents, Mr. MacPherson was preceded in death by
three grandchildren, Brian, Dorothy and Rosie MacPherson; and three
brothers, Al, David and Willy MacPherson.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday
and from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the David C. McEntire Funeral
Home Inc., 504 E. Penn St., Knox.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home
with the Rev. Randy Evans, Clarion-Forest VNA Hospice minister,
officiating.
Interment will follow in the Knox Union Cemetery with full military
honors accorded by the Berlin-Bowser American Legion Post No. 277 of
Knox.



Charles E. "Mac" McHenry, 84, of Chestnut Ridge Road, Emlenton,
Richland Township, Clarion County, died unexpectedly Thursday, Jan.
24, 2008, in his residence.
Born May 30, 1924, in Foxburg, he was the son of Wesley Hillis and
Mary Bashline McHenry.
He was a 1942 graduate of St. Petersburg-Richland High School and a
U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
Mr. McHenry retired in 1984 as an engineer with the Baltimore & Ohio
Railroad.
He was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Knox. He also
was a member of the Monroe Community Club, Foxburg American Legion and
the Parker VFW.
In his earlier years, Mr. McHenry enjoyed hunting. He also enjoyed
golfing and spending time with his family.
Mr. McHenry was preceded in death Oct. 31, 2002, by his wife, Norma
Jean Ashbaugh McHenry, whom he married March 6, 1948, in St.
Petersburg.
Surviving are a son, Keith McHenry and wife, Carla, of Mentor, Ohio;
two daughters, Carol Traister and husband, Rodney, of Knox and Nancy
Shultz and husband, Brian, of Awendaw, S.C.; five grandchildren and
their spouses, Andrew Traister and wife, Mindy, of Knox, Angela Pace
and husband, J.J., of Charlotte, N.C., Amy Vile and husband, Kevin, of
Laurel, Md., Patrick Shultz and wife, Allison, of Hillsboro, N.C., and
Emily Knichel and husband, Brian, of Summerville, S.C.; and five
great-grandchildren, Mia Traister, Kellen and Kalea Pace, and Dylan
and Brooklynn Knichel.
Also surviving are two brothers and their spouses, John "Sam" McHenry
and wife, Martha, of Texas, and Richard "Dick" McHenry and wife,
Yetta, of Turkey City; a sister, Betty McHenry of Parker; his
mother-in-law, Myrna Ashbaugh of St. Petersburg; and a number of
nieces, nephews, cousins and brothers- and sisters-in-law.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by three
brothers, Clair McHenry, Clyde McHenry and Sharon McHenry.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Hile
Funeral Home Inc., 802 Grove Ave., St. Petersburg.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in St. Paul United
Church of Christ, Twin Church Road, Knox, with the Rev. Dan Myers,
pastor of the St. Petersburg United Methodist Church, officiating.
Interment will be in the St. Petersburg Cemetery.
Online condolences may be e-mailed to
.



Alfred Kress Myers, 89 of Salisbury, Md., died Friday, Jan. 4, 2008,
in Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury.
Born in Renner Dale, he was the son of the late Lawrence A. and Myra
Kress Myers.
He was a World War II Army veteran, serving with the 103rd Combat
Engineers, 28th Infantry Division. He participated in the Normandy
invasion, the liberation of Paris, the Huertgen Forest Campaign and
the Battle of the Bulge.
Mr. Myers was employed by Borland Lumber Co. in Oil City before moving
to Salisbury where he eventually retired from Tolan Water Services.
Surviving are a sister, Nancy Tolan and her husband, Stewart, and
their children, Keith, Myra and Tamara; a brother, Frank Myers and his
wife, Shirley, and their children, Karen, Frank, Lawrence and Carl;
three sisters-in-law, Anna Mae Myers, widow of Harry, and their
children, Diane, James, Linda and Robert; Jodie Myers, widow of John,
and their children, John, Dennis, Larry and Donna Ruth; and Barb
Myers, widow of Lawrence, and their children, Patricia, Byron and
Susan.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Myers was preceded in death by three
brothers, John, Harry and Lawrence "Gus;" a niece, Myra, and a nephew,
Lt. David Myers.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Hile Funeral
Home Inc., 1204 Kerr Ave., Emlenton, with the Rev. Byron Myers, nephew
of the deceased, officiating.
Interment will follow in the Crawford Memorial Cemetery, Emlenton,
with military honors being accorded by the V.E.T.S. Honor Guard of
Franklin.



Anna A. Nowicki, 89, a resident of the Golden Living Center, Oil City,
formerly of 200 First St., Franklin, died at 6:10 a.m. Saturday, Jan.
26, 2008, in UPMC Northwest, Seneca.
Born June 5, 1918, in Oil City, she was the daughter of Victor and
Agnes Gabryszewski Brzuz.
Mrs. Nowicki was a member of St. Patrick Church, Franklin, and was a
former member of the Assumption B.V.M. Church in Oil City.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Nowicki was married in the Assumption Church, Oil City, April 29,
1939, to Stanley "Peanuts" Nowicki,
Surviving are one son, Eugene S. Nowicki and wife, Kay, of Cranberry;
one daughter, Delores A. Huefner of Seneca; four grandchildren,
Stanley Huefner and wife, Sally, of Oil City, Lisa Daly and husband,
Darren, of Rocky Grove, Beth Nowicki of Cranberry and Gena
Nowicki-McVitty and husband, Michael, of Carlisle; two
great-grandchildren, Elisha and Darren Daly, both of Franklin; and one
great-great-grandchild, Domanick Daly of Franklin.
She also is survived by one sister, Helen Sekula of Kennett Square; a
sister-in-law, Eleanor Fidorek; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Nowicki was preceded in
death by four brothers, William, John, Victor and Joseph Brzuz; three
sisters, Mary Kresinski, Lottie Brzuz and Regina Leta; and a
son-in-law Joseph Huefner.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the
Robert W. Gardinier Funeral Home Inc., 1315 Chestnut St., Franklin.
A Christian wake service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in the
funeral home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in
St. Patrick Church, Franklin, with Msgr. John J. Herbein, pastor,
presiding.
Interment will be in Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Condolences may be sent online at www.gardinierfuneralhome.com



The Rev. Edward J. Stutz, former pastor of St. Mary Church in Crown
and St. Ann Church in Marienville, died late Saturday evening, Jan.
26, 2008, in St. Marys at Asbury Ridge, Erie.
The Borland Funeral Home Inc. in Leeper is in charge of arrangements.
A complete obituary will be published Tuesday in The Derrick.





Albert L. Tologo, 70, of 260 Old Franklin Pike, Cochranton, died
Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, in his residence.
Born Nov. 24, 1937, in Cooperstown, he was the son of Frank and Stella
Tologo.
Mr. Tologo was a self-employed roofing contractor.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and working on his farm.
Mr. Tologo attended the Donation Hill Church.
He was married Oct. 3, 1959, to Marian Blair, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Shelly Arbuckle and husband, Thomas,
of Franklin and Melissa Andrews and husband, Larry, of Cochranton; a
son, Mark Tologo of Cleveland, Ohio; four grandchildren, Angela and
Jessica Christo and Ashley and Cody Andrews; and a great-grandson,
Seth Arbuckle.
He also is survived by four sisters, Jenny Tologo, Fran Benium and
husband, Vincent, and Dorothy Thompson, all of Erie, and Lulla
McDonaugh of Barberton, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Walter, Frank and Edward
Tologo; and two sisters, Stella Masterson and Mary Cappe.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Dickson Family
Funeral Home Inc., 123 W. Franklin St., Cochranton.
Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home
with the Rev. Kent Haines, associate pastor of the Cochranton
Community Church, officiating.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Donation Hill Church.













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