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From: "Ellis Weller" <>
Subject: [CLARION] Obituaries, The Derrick, Monday April 7, 2003
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 2003 11:37:38 -0400


Lawrence W. Aikins, Summerville
James Cameron, formerly of 718 11th St., Franklin
Chester L. Kagle, Seneca
William D. Kriebel, 4290 Huckleberry Ridge, Sligo
David E. Moore, Franklin RD 3
Katharine Eveline Porter, Marienville
D. Ruth Shontz, formerly of 339 Halyday Run Road, Oil City
Rosa A. Solle, 1762 Bredinsburg Road, Franklin
John H. Tiffany, East Adam Street, Cochranton
James M. Tonks, Foxburg

The Derrick, Monday, April 7, 2003:

LAWRENCE W. AIKINS
Lawrence W. Aikins, 76, of Aikins Lane, Summerville, Clarion County,
died Sunday afternoon, April 6, 2003, at the home of his son in
Mayport, Clarion County.
The Furlong Funeral Home in Summerville is in charge of arrangements.
A complete obituary will be published Tuesday in The Derrick.

JAMES CAMERON
James Cameron, 78, formerly of 718 11th St., Franklin, died at 4:30
p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2003, in Sugar Valley Lodge.
Born Feb. 23, 1925, in Meadville, he was the son of Hammond H. and
Marie Pyle Cameron.
He was a World War II Army veteran, entering the service in May 1943,
serving with the front line medics of the 1st Division, then the 3rd,
7th and 9th Armies in Normandy, the Rhineland and northern France. He
was the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Medal
and African-Middle Eastern Service Ribbon with five Battle Stars.
Mr. Cameron was a retired typesetter for The News-Herald.
He was a member of St. Patrick Church.
Mr. Cameron also was a member of the VFW, Moose and Eagles in
Franklin.
Surviving are an aunt, Myra Maier of Franklin; and several cousins
including Jeanne Hamilton of Franklin.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
There will be no visitation.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery.
The Robert W. Gardinier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

CHESTER L. KAGLE
Chester L. Kagle, 81, of Seneca, died at 4 a.m. Saturday, April 5,
2003, in UPMC Northwest, Franklin.
Born May 15, 1921, in St. Petersburg, he was the son of George and
Laura Shakely Kagle.
He was a 1940 graduate of Oil City High School.
Mr. Kagle joined the U.S. Army Air Corps Aug. 8, 1940, and served
with the 273rd Ordnance Service Battalion in England, Ireland and
Iceland until his discharge Aug. 29, 1945.
He returned to Oil City where he worked for the Koppers Co. as a lab
technician for 30 years until his retirement in 1982.
Mr. Kagle enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and watching all kinds
of sports. His favorite teams were the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers
and the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. He also enjoyed traveling and
spending time with his family and friends.
He was marred in 1946 to Barbara "Peggy" Connor, who survives.
Also surviving are a son and wife, Steven L. and Bobbie Kagle of
Hamburg, N.Y.; a daughter and husband, Sue and Dave Paich of
Cranberry; three granddaughters, Heather Paich Gulley and husband,
Michael, of Berkeley, Calif., Laura Paich of Elgin, Tenn., and Abby
Kagle of Cleveland, Ohio; and numerous nieces.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Kagle was preceded in death by two
brothers, Allen Kagle and Wayne Kagle; and two sisters, Gertrude Kagle
and Mary Ellen Shepard.
The Osenider Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
There will be no visitation and funeral services will be held at the
convenience of the family.
Interment will be in Brandon Cemetery, Cranberry Township.
The family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.

WILLIAM D. KRIEBEL
William D. Kriebel, 74, of 4290 Huckleberry Ridge, Sligo, died at
11:35 a.m. Sunday, April 6, 2003, in Clarion Hospital following a
sudden illness.
Born May 12, 1928, in Piney Township, Clarion County, he was the son
of Francis and Violet Larimer Kriebel.
Mr. Kriebel was a heavy equipment operator for various coal companies
most of his life and also worked as a contract carpenter.
He was a member of Curllsville United Methodist Church, the Sligo
Sportsmen's Club and the Sligo Order of Odd Fellows.
Mr. Kriebel enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was married in Pine Grove Church near his residence Jan. 16, 1950,
to the former Helen M. Morris, who died May 10, 1994.
Surviving are four sons, Robert L. Kriebel and wife, Vanessa, of
Clarion, Kenneth W. Kriebel and wife, Jody, of Sligo RD 1, Barry E.
Kriebel of Curllsville and Timothy A. Kriebel and wife, Jackie, of
Sligo RD; and eight grandchildren, Bobbie Jo Confer and Lesa Kriebel,
both of Rimersburg, Mandie Aughton of Huey, Brittany Kriebel of Sligo
RD, B.J. Kriebel and Crissy Kriebel, both of Curllsville, and Jessica
Kriebel and Kimberly Kriebel, both of Sligo; and four
great-grandchildren.
He also is survived by a sister, Margaret Mauthe of Strattanville;
two brothers, Carl Kriebel and wife, Ruby, of Evans City, and Quay
Kriebel and wife, Pat, of Butler; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Kriebel was preceded in
death by an infant brother, Jay Kriebel.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to
4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Varner Funeral Home in Sligo.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral
home with the Rev. Jerry Belloit, pastor of Curllsville United
Methodist Church, officiating.
Interment will follow in Sligo Cemetery.

DAVID E. MOORE
David E. Moore, 60, of Franklin RD 3, died at 12:15 a.m. Friday,
April 4, 2003, in Sugar Valley Lodge.
Born March 23, 1943, in Erie, he was the son of the late Ruth L.
Moore.
He lived his childhood in the Erie area and had lived most of his
adult life in the Oil City area.
Mr. Moore was a volunteer with the Fire Police Auxiliary in Erie and
also was an avid CB radio operator who went by the call name Chief
White Eagle.
He was married Oct. 5, 1970, to Patricia A. Silka, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Brian Moore and Thomas Moore, both of
Oil City; two daughters, Joann Albaugh and husband, Bill, and Rose
Moore, all of Oil City; and eight grandchildren.
He also is survived by a brother, Edward Moore of Erie; and a sister,
Jeanie Moore of Erie.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, David Moore.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Hutchinson
Funeral Home, 201 Bissell Ave., Oil City.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home
with the Rev. Daniel Paden officiating.
Interment will be in Franklin Cemetery.
The family suggests contributions be made to the funeral home to help
defray expenses.

KATHARINE EVELINE PORTER
Katharine Eveline Porter, 79, of Marienville, died Saturday, April 5,
2003, in Brookville Hospital.
Born Sept. 23, 1923, in Clarington, she was the daughter of Fred and
Alice Dunkle Walters.
She was a graduate of Sigel High School and Cosmetology College.
Mrs. Porter lived for 10 years in Sigel prior to the last three years
residing in Marienville.
While living in Ohio, she was active in the Civil Air Patrol.
Mrs. Porter attended the Sigel United Methodist Church.
She first was married to Charles McCanna, then to Rudolph Kolarich
and later to Roland Porter, all deceased.
Surviving are one son, Gary McCanna of Marienville; four
stepchildren, Mary Lee Gourley and husband, Ron, of Wattsburg, Morey
Porter and wife, Peg, of Indiana, Pa., Jim Porter and wife, Sally, of
Fisher and Delbert Porter and wife, Brenda, of Sigel; three
grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and
four step-great-grandchildren.
He also is survived by one sister, Lois Smith of Marienville; one
brother, Glenn Walters of Marienville; and a number of nieces and
nephews.
In addition to her parents and three husbands, Mrs. Porter was
preceded in death by one brother, Nathan Walters.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday
in the Ronald McDonald Funeral Home, 140 Cherry St., Marienville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral
home with the Rev. Gary L. Sheesley, pastor of the Sigel United
Methodist Church, officiating.
Interment will be in North Forest Cemetery, Marienville

D. RUTH SHONTZ
D. Ruth Shontz, 86, formerly of 339 Halyday Run Road, Oil City, died
at 7:47 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2003, in Hamot Medical Center, Erie.
Born May 26, 1916, in Oil City, she was the daughter of Charles A.
and Laura Belle Boyd Downing.
Mrs. Shontz had lived in the Oil City area most of her life. For the
past three years, she lived with her son and his wife, William and
Karen Shontz, in Erie.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Shontz was a member of the United Brethren in Christ Church.
She enjoyed reading, gardening, baseball and spending time with her
family.
Mrs. Shontz was married July 27, 1934, to Harold E. Shontz, who died
March 29, 1984.
Surviving are three daughters, Doris Rogers, Mrs. Arnold (Laura) Mays
and Mrs. Stephen (Debbie) Griebel, all of Oil City; two sons and their
wives, Edward J. Shontz Sr. and Peg of Franklin and William and Karen
Shontz of Erie; 26 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, eight
great-great-grandchildren and several stepgrandchildren.
She also is survived by one sister, Mrs. John (Lillian) Current of
Ava, Mo.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Shontz was preceded in
death by a daughter, Peggy Lee Shontz; a son, Harold A. Shontz; five
brothers, Robert Downing, Harry Downing, Howard Downing, Kenneth
Downing and Charles Downing; a sister, Beatrice Heckathorne; a
great-granddaughter, Krista Ann Feely; one stepsister and two
stepbrothers.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the
Hutchinson Funeral Home, 201 Bissell Ave., Oil City.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral
home.
Interment will be in Rynd Farm Cemetery.

ROSA A. SOLLE
Rosa A. Solle, 97, of 1762 Bredinsburg Road, Franklin, died at 3:10
a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2003, in The Caring Place, Franklin.
Born July 16, 1905, in Stenico, Italy, she was the daughter of
Bortolo and Bona Sabastiani Ferrari.
Mrs. Solle was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, the Catholic
Daughters of the Americas and the Rosary-Altar Society.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Solle was married in 1925 to Harry Solle, who died in 1976.
Surviving are three children, Peter Solle of Franklin, Alfred Solle
of Pinehurst, N.C., and Gloria Wallen of Erie; and nine grandchildren,
Carey Solle of Franklin, Randy Solle of Valley Cent, Calif., Gary
Wallen, Christopher Wallen and Kimberely McCafferty, all of Erie, Wynn
Solle of Pinehurst, N.C., Mark Solle of Hiawassee, Ga., Lee Solle of
Fayetteville, N.C., and Jeffery Solle of Dayton, Ohio.
She also is survived by a brother, Dino Ferrari of Italy.
There will be no visitation.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St.
Patrick Church with the Rev. David Prenatt, parochial vicar,
presiding.
Interment will be in Bredinsburg Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Patrick School or The Caring Place.
The Robert W. Gardinier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JOHN H. TIFFANY
John H. Tiffany, 77, of East Adams Street, Cochranton, died Sunday,
April 6, 2003, in St. Vincent Health Center, Erie.
Born Jan. 12, 1926, in Cochranton, he was the son of Howard and Anna
Bresslin Tiffany.
He was a World War II veteran, serving with the U.S. Army in the
Philippines.
Mr. Tiffany retired as a road inspector from PennDOT. He previously
owned and operated Specialty Printing in Cochranton.
He was a member of the Cochranton American Legion James L. Steen Post
No. 836 and was a former member of the Cochranton Volunteer Fire
Department.
Mr. Tiffany enjoyed antique cars and was instrumental in organizing
the Cochranton Parades during the 1970s.
He was a Protestant.
Surviving are a sister, Alice Karn of Saegertown; three nieces,
Deborah Rutkowski and husband, James, of Wyandotte, Mich., Karen Karn
and Pamela Manross and husband, Edward, all of Meadville; a nephew and
wife, David and Kathryn Karn of Cambridge Springs; two great-nieces,
Tiffany Manross and Rachel Rutkowski; and an aunt and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Dickson
Family Funeral Home, 123 S. Franklin St., Cochranton.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home
with the Rev. Russell Hines, pastor of the Cochranton United Methodist
Church, officiating.
Interment will be in the Cochranton Cemetery with full military
honors accorded by the Cochranton American Legion.
Condolences can be e-mailed to .

JAMES M. TONKS
James M. Tonks, 96, of Foxburg, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 5,
2003, in Emlenton's Laurel Manor.
Born July 2, 1906, in Foxburg, he was the son of Guy and Maggie
Difendiffer Tonks.
Mr. Tonks was employed for several years by Starlight Refining Corp.
in Karns City. He also had been employed at the pro shop at both St.
Judy Country Club in Chicora and the Foxburg Country Club.
He raised beagles and was awarded many first place trophies for his
show dogs.
Mr. Tonks was a lifetime member of the Fryburg Beagle Club and was a
member of the Hilltop Beagle Club.
He was a sports enthusiast.
Mr. Tonks attended the Memorial Church of Our Father, Episcopal, in
Foxburg.
He was married in Clarion on April 18, 1931, to the former LaVon
"Bonnie" Ellenberger, who survives. They would have celebrated their
73rd wedding anniversary this month.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a sister-in-law, Vera
Ellenberger of Troy; close family friends, Dick and Louise Bower of
Parker; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Tonks was preceded in death by a
brother, Paul Tonks, who was killed in action in World War II.
At Mr. Tonks request, there will be no public visitation.
Private funeral services will be officiated by the Rev. Edward S.
Lowrey, vicar of the Memorial Church of Our Father, Episcopal, in
Foxburg.
Interment will be in the Foxburg Cemetery.



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