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From: "Ellis Weller" <>
Subject: [PACLARIO] Obituaries, The Derrick, May 2, 2008
Date: Sat, 3 May 2008 10:35:12 -0400

The Derrick, May 2, 2008:

Anna A. "Ann" Adams, Clarview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center,
formerly of Rimersburg
Rebecca Ann Delaney, Shippenville
Vaughn P. Hawk, 578 Long Lane East, Rimersburg
Homer D. "Job" Howe, Golden Living Center of Titusville, formerly of
White City Road
Joseph B. Judson Jr., Sugar Creek Station, formerly of 1238 Otter St.,
James McCool memorial set Sunday

Anna A. "Ann" Adams, 96, formerly of Rimersburg, died Wednesday, April
30, 2008, on her 96th birthday, at Clarview Nursing and Rehabilitation
Center near Sligo.

Born April 30, 1912, in Argentine, Butler County, she was the oldest
of 10 children born to her Hungarian immigrant parents, Steve and Anna

Mrs. Adams was a homemaker, and she also worked for more than 30 years
at the pharmacy in Rimersburg.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Rimersburg.

Mrs. Adams was an accomplished seamstress, and she also liked
crocheting afghans that she gave to all her friends and family

She married Walter "Butch" Adams on June 20, 1931, and he died Feb. 9,

Mrs. Adams is survived by three daughters and their husbands, Marion
and Richard Mortimer of Freeport, Helen and Wes Hollingsworth of
Wilmington, N.C., and Judy and C.P. Greenawalt of Bunnell, Fla.; one
son and his wife, Ronald and Sue Adams of Lexington, Ky.; 12
grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and four

She is also survived by four sisters, Helen Reefer of Deland, Fla.,
Rosemary Shaffer of Erie, and Emma Fowler and Alice McNutt, both of
Springdale; and one son-in-law, Richard Gold of Butler.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Adams was preceded in
death by one daughter, Alice Gold; two grandchildren, three sisters
and two brothers.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the
Varner Funeral Home of Rimersburg.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home
with the Rev. Brock Beveridge, pastor of Rimersburg United Methodist
Church, officiating.

Interment will follow in Rimersburg Cemetery.

Rebecca Ann Delaney, 60, of Shippenville, died late Wednesday evening,
April 30, 2008, at Clarion Hospital.

Born April 5, 1948, in Paint Township, Clarion County, she was the
daughter of the late Rev. Martin A. and Marcella Grace Burke Wagner.

Mrs. Delaney was a graduate of Redbank High School, Dubois Business
College and Clarion State College. She taught for 36 years at North
Clarion Elementary School starting in 1971.

She was a member of Tylersburg United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Delaney played piano and organ at Tylersburg United Methodist
Church and Shannondale Zion Lutheran Church. She taught piano and
organ to many children.

On her 60th birthday, she received more than 145 cards from all over
the world. She was a loving and devoted mother and wife and her
children's best friend.

Mrs. Delaney was married by her father, the Rev. Martin A. Wagner, to
Bernard "Ben" Lloyd Delaney on Aug. 6, 1971, which was her in-laws'
24-year wedding anniversary.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Delaney is survived by a daughter,
MarcyLou Ann Delaney of Limestone; a son, Jonathan "Jonny" Todd
Delaney at home; a sister, Norma Bailey and her husband, Roger, of
Mayport; and her mother in-law, Ruth L. Delaney of Leeper.

Also surviving are one brother-in-law, Ronald L. Delaney and his wife,
Anne, of Leeper, two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Stephen "Brenda" Hoover of
Lucinda and Mrs. Michael "Lori" Sarver of Blairsville; and a number of
nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons,
Marty Lloyd Delaney, who died June 25, 1987, at five weeks old, and
Joseph James Delaney, who died May 27, 1988, at birth.

Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. Sunday at the Borland Funeral Home Inc. in Leeper. Friends may
also call from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the
Rev. J. Mark Hurst of Tylersburg United Methodist Church, the Rev.
Robert Myers of The Gospel Center in Reynoldsville and the Rev. James
Steingass of Shannondale Zion Lutheran Church officiating.

Interment will follow in Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Shippenville.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Clarion Hospital Cancer

Vaughn P. Hawk, 78, of 578 Long Lane East, Rimersburg, died at 10:38
a.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2008, in the intensive care unit at Clarion

Born Dec. 27, 1929, in Madison Township, Clarion County, he was the
son of Clyde Smyth and Viola Phoebe Shaffer Hawk.

He was married Aug. 13, 1949, to the former Eunice V. Clark, and she

Mr. Hawk was the longtime manager of the former Rimersburg
Ford-Mercury dealership, and he most recently had been employed by
Clarion Ford.

He was a member of Rimersburg Presbyterian Church, where he had served
as an elder.

Mr. Hawk was instrumental in forming the Southern Clarion County
Volunteer Ambulance Service, where he had been an ambulance driver.

In the past, he belonged to the Rimersburg Hose Co. and also served on
the Union School Board.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Hawk is survived by two daughters, Joie
English and her husband, Jesse, of Mercer, and Pamela Stewart of
Bloomsburg; one sister, Lois Hawk of Clarion; one brother and his
wife, Jack and Mary Ann Hawk of Knox; four grandchildren and two

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law,
William Joseph Stewart; two sisters, Helen Thomas and an infant,
Marilyn Jean; and two brothers, Chester Hawk and Oren Hawk.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the
Varner Funeral Home of Rimersburg.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home
with the Rev. John McCall, interim pastor of Rimersburg Presbyterian
Church, officiating.

Interment will follow at Cedarview Memorial Park near Strattanville.

The family suggests memorials be made to Rimersburg Presbyterian
Church, Rimersburg, 16248.

Homer D. "Job" Howe, 88, formerly of White City Road in Titusville,
died at 9:44 a.m. Thursday, May 1, 2008, at Golden Living Center of
Titusville, where he had been a resident since Sept. 3, 2004.

Mr. Howe was born Sept. 29, 1919, in Oilcreek Township, Venango
County, a son of the late John F. and Rose Westfall Howe.

Homer was a veteran of World War II, having been inducted into the
U.S. Navy on Dec. 14, 1943, and serving on the USS Eusenada. Mr. Howe
was awarded the Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal and
Asiatic-Pacific Medal.

He was discharged at Sampson, N.Y., on Dec. 20, 1945, with the rank of
boatswain mate second class.

Mr. Howe was first married to Vivian Cross Howe, and she preceded him
in death. He later married Madelyn Lay Howe on Sept. 5, 1947, in
Lewistown, and she died Feb. 27, 1979.

Homer was first employed by J&L Steel Co. in Oil City from 1948-1982.
He later worked at Universal Cyclops Specialty Steel Corp. in
Titusville for five years.

Homer was a member of Cleo J. Ross American Legion Post 368, Bruce
Shorts VFW Post 5958 and COPS (Concerns of Police Survivors). He
enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, antique cars and
working on them.

Survivors include a daughter, Evelyn Lingo and her husband, Ike, of
Titusville; four grandchildren, Cindy Lintz and her husband, Mark, of
Saxonburg, Donna Wiefling and her husband, Brad, of Butler, Harry E.
Dilley Jr. of Titusville and SP5 Barry Dilley and his wife, Ruth, of
Yale, Okla., and currently serving in Iraq with the U.S. Army; seven
great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Irene Beers
of Titusville; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wives, he was preceded in death by a
son, Donald L. Howe; a grandson, Bryan Howe; a granddaughter, Sheila
Jo Dilley; a great-great-granddaughter, Alyssa McDeavict; two sisters,
Mary Woodcock and Isabelle Brigham; a brother, John F. Howe; and an
infant brother, Blair L. Howe.

Relatives and friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the
Leo N. Hennes Funeral Home Inc., 203 E. Main St., Titusville, where
the funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday by the Rev.
Jerry Drake, pastor of Faith Community Church in Titusville.

Interment with full military honors will be in Jerusalem Corners

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American
Cancer Society, 201 N. Franklin St., Titusville, 16354.

Joseph B. Judson Jr., 93, formerly of 1238 Otter St., Franklin, died
at 1:20 a.m. Thursday, May 1, 2008, at Sugar Creek Station.

Born Aug. 11, 1914, in Franklin, he was a son of Joseph B. and Mary
Montgomery Judson Sr.

He was a graduate of Franklin High School and earned a degree in
agriculture from Penn State University.

Mr. Judson worked for many years at Judson Dairy in Franklin until
1957, when he became a dairy sanitation inspector for the state of

Mr. Judson was a life member of the Franklin Elks Lodge, Franklin
Eagles, Myrtle Lodge 316 of the Free and Accepted Masons, the National
Rifle Association and the American Riflemen.

He was a daily presence at Sleepy Hollow Golf Course during the
golfing season, and over the years the owners and staff became his
second family, and many a duffer can attest to his perseverance. He
wintered at Myrtle Beach for many years so he could continue to golf.

Mr. Judson was also an avid hunter and accomplished gunsmith.

He married the former Mildred Kitelinger on March 11, 1938, and she
died May 9, 1987.

Surviving are three sons, Gerald Judson and his wife, Letitia, of
Costa Rica, Jon Judson of St. Albans, Vermont, and Jeffrey Judson of
Franklin; and one daughter, JoAnn Leyda and her husband, Fred, of

Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Tracey Leyda, Fred Leyda,
Jamie Woods, Benjamin Briggs, Rebecca Briggs, Regina Judson and
Michael Judson; and two great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Woods and
Ashton Crownover.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one
son, Joseph B. Judson III; one grandson, Joseph Judson; and one
brother, Lewis Judson.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the
Huff Chapel, 312 W. Park St., Franklin.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the funeral home
with the Rev. Ronald Bole, the VNA hospice chaplain, officiating.

Interment will follow in Franklin Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Franklin Public Library,
421 12th St., Franklin, 16323.

James McCool memorial set Sunday
A memorial service for James E. McCool Sr. will be held at 4 p.m.
Sunday at Cooperstown United Methodist Church.

The Rev. Joseph Martin, the church pastor, will officiate.

The service is open to family and friends.

Mr. McCool, 74, of Jacksonville, Ala., died March 15, 2008, following
an extended illness. He lived most of his life in Franklin and Rocky
Grove, and he was employed at Joy Global Co. for 28 years, including
10 as a general foreman.

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