Thursday September 21, 2017

Obituaries: Fanny May (Shook) Scott   (Ulysses); Caroline Neal (Myrtle); Harold Lynch Smethport            

                                        Wednesday’s high, 80; Overnight low, 50;  no rain

THU-MOSTLY SUNNY, HIGH 85

THU NIGHT-MOSTLY CLEAR, LOW 59

FRI-MOSTLY CLOUDY, HIGH 83

FRI NIGHT-MOSTLY CLEAR, LOW 52

SAT-CLOUDS CLEAR OUT, HIGH 82

SAT NIGHT-CLEAR, LOW 57

 

Thursday September 21, 2017

BFB Headlines (Thursday September 21, 2017)Two people were reportedly seriously injured Wednesday afternoon in an Eulalia Township crash…. couple seriously hurt when their motorcycle  hit a deer in Abbott Township, Kane man arrested after his ATV collided with a parked truck…Drug charges pending against a Westfield man following crash in Harrison Township….Genesee man accused of hurting woman in a domestic violence incident…..Theft of tools from a pick up truck in Morris Township investigated and police try to locate owner of found safe…..Legislation to help PA vets approved in House….Next on-air report after 12:06 pm on www.blackforestbroadcasting.com

 

Two people were reportedly seriously injured Wednesday afternoon in an Eulalia Township crash….Motorcycle couple seriously hurt when their bike hit a deer in Abbott Township, Kane man arrested after his ATV collided with a parked truck…Drug charges pending against a Wesfield man following crash in Harrison Township….Genesee man accused of hurting woman in a domestic violence incident…..Theft of tools from a pick up truck in Morris Township investigated and police try to locate owner of found safe…..Legislation to help PA vets approved in House….

No details are available yet about a severe  collision Wednesday afternoon on East Second Street in Eulalia  Township near the Morgan A & T plant. Apparently at least one person was ejected upon impact. Two helicopters were called in to transfer patients to an out of the area hospital. Rout 6 was closed for a time in that vicinity. Coudersport volunteer emergency services responded to that location.

An Auburn, PA couple were seriously injured Tuesday afternoon when their motorcycle hit a deer in Abbott Township, Potter County. State police report Timothy Mengle was going south on Pin Hill Road when the whitetail bounded onto the road in front of his Honda Goldwing. After the impact, the bike went up and embankment and collided with a pole before stopping. Mengle and his wife, Sherry, were flown by medical helicopter to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre.

Both Galeton men escaped injury in a collision also Tuesday afternoon.  Troopers said the collision occurred when both Justin Peters and Colin Wenrich were going south on the Germania Road and Wenrich crossed the center line to make a hard right turn into a driveway and his Harley Davidson was hit in the rear by Peters’ Oldsmobile.  Peters has been cited for speeding as a result.

Numerous charges have been filed against  a Kane man whose ATV hit a legally parked pick up truck on Division Street in Mg. Jewett. Authorities claim 35 year old Nathan Sprester fled the scene before state police arrived but he was located the next day at his home.  Police say Sprester was thrown off his Kawasaki KGX700  when it hit the Dodge Ram P1500. Sprester landed on the road and suffered unknown injuries. He has been chrgted with careless driving, operating an ATV on streets and highways., driving while operating privileges are suspended do to DUI, failing to provide information to authorities and numerous other related traffic  offenses.

A Westfield man is facing drug charges in Potter County after a one-vehicle crash last week. Coudersport based state police say when they responded to crash scene at the intersection of Rout 49 and the English Road in Harrison Township last Monday, after speaking with on-scene personnel, they decided the suspect was driving under the influence of drugs. Troopers allege when they interviewed the man at Charles Cole Hospital, he admitted to discarding a bag with drugs and drug paraphernalia at the scene and that the items were later discovered.

State police at Coudersport have charged 62 year old Francis McGarvey III of Genesee with harassment for a domestic violence incident allegedly taking place at his home on the Brizzie Hollow Road last Wednesday afternoon. Margaret  Gail, 61, told troopes r McGarvey pushed her and shut her arm in a vehicle when she tried to get his keys.

The theft of some tools from pick up truck in Morris Monday is being investigated by state police at Mansfield. The tools were taken between 5:00 and 9:00 pm while Howard Baker’s truck was parked at the Morris Fire Hall.

Coudersport based state police are trying locate the owner of a safe found last Sunday near Kettle Creek. The white Sentry safe was found down over an embankment on  Route 144. The safe contained some personal items but authorities have not yet been able to identify the owner. Anyone with information is asked to call the barracks at 814.274.8690.

Rep. Martin Causer tells Black Forest Broadcasting that the House unanimously approved legislation last week  to exclude veterans’ compensation benefits from income calculations for Commonwealth programs .House Bill 980 would require 100 percent of a veteran’s disability compensation or pension not be included as income when calculating eligibility for a Commonwealth program or benefit. The bill also would extend this exclusion to an unmarried surviving spouse. Under current law, veterans’ disability compensation and pensions already are not calculated as part of the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program. The bill will now go to the Senate for its review.

 

Fanny May (Shook) Scott, 90, of Ulysses, PA, died Tuesday, September 19, 2017 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA. After 90 years on this earth, Fanny is now in the presence of Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior and those she loved who had gone home before her, including her beloved husband Ronald “Bud” Monroe Scott, her parents Frances Amelia (Krusen) Shook and Clarence Montimore Shook, and her sister, Charlotte Irene (Shook) Grandits.

Fanny was born in Ulysses on May 7, 1927 in the home of her grandmother, Fannie Barker (Krusen) Johnson. She was raised in Buffalo, NY. After high school, she worked in a bank. While visiting relatives in Ulysses, after WW II was over, she met Bud. They married on her birthday May 7, 1949. They had almost 65 years together, when she lost Bud on March 14, 2014.

She was told by a doctor, early in her marriage, that she would never have children. She is survived by four of them: Rhonda (David) Foertsch, their daughters, Leah (Andrew) Sarge and Mary Frances Foertsch (Tyler Shissler); Laurel (Arthur) Kear, their son, Andrew (Jennifer) Kear and grandson Joshua, their other son, Thomas Kear; Timothy (Linda) Scott, their daughter, Erica (Bret) Matteson and grandsons Holden and Landon, their son, Craig Scott (Kristin Perry), their other son, Brian (Sara) Scott; Ronald (Angela) Scott , their son Brandon (Stephanie) Scott, their daughter, Stephanie (Donald) Clemons and grandchildren, Tori and Bryson; their daughter,  Brittany Freelove and granddaughters, Brooke and Alexis. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Florian Grandits, her sisters-in-law, Rosalind (Robert) Eastman, and Marion Jean (James) Durandetta, several nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

She spent her married life raising her children and spoiling her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She worked many part and full-time jobs to help support her family. She retired as a “cafeteria lady” for the Northern Potter School System in 1989. She was also known as an excellent cook and baker. Often, you could smell the cookies, homemade bread, or cinnamon rolls as you came home from wherever you were coming from.

Her house was always busy and often full of neighbors, friends, and relatives. She loved to play cards, especially with her best friend, Helen Young, who predeceased her on September 12, 2015. She had a great sense of humor and the ability to laugh at herself. Many of you know a “Fanny” story or two.

She was a member of Mills Union Church in Mills, PA, and an auxiliary member of the Carl E. Hyde Legion Post #963.  She also served many years volunteering at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital as a “pink lady” with her friend, Helen. She also was active in two card clubs.

She considered her family as her greatest blessing. In spite of life’s ups and downs, she kept us strongly bonded as a family. She would give the shirt off her back if someone needed it more than she did. She was loved by many and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Memorial services will be held at 11:15 at Mills Union Church in Mills PA on Sunday, September 24. Rev. Allyn Baker will officiate. Following the service, a lunch in will be held at the church, to which all are invited.

In lieu of flowers, please honor her memory by making a contribution to the Mills Union Church, P.O. Box 11, Mills, PA 16937; the Tri-Town Volunteer Ambulance, P.O. Box 156, Ulysses, PA 16948; the Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948; or the Carl E. Hyde Legion Post #963, P.O. Box 126, Ulysses, PA 16948.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

by making a contribution to the Mills Union Church, P.O. Box 11, Mills, PA 16937; the Tri-Town Volunteer Ambulance, P.O. Box 156, Ulysses, PA 16948; the Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948; or the Carl E. Hyde Legion Post #963, P.O. Box 126, Ulysses, PA 16948.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com.

Caroline L. Neal, 76, of Myrtle, passed away in her home on Monday, September 18, 2017, after a lengthy illness.

Born on November 29, 1940 in Bradford, she was a daughter of Claude and Ilene Smith McNeil.  On June 7, 1958 in Portville, N.Y., she married Lester C. Neal, who survives.

Caroline attended Eldred schools.  She was the bookkeeper for her and her husband’s business, Myrtle Leasing, until her retirement.

She was a member of Central Hinsdale Congregation of Jehovah Witnesses.

Surviving besides her husband of 59 years are four sons, Lester C. “Rusty” Neal, Jr. and Jeffrey S. (Debbie) Neal, both of Portville, Harold L. (Gaylynn) Neal of Pittsburgh, and Joseph M. (Brenda) Neal of Shinglehouse; a daughter, Gloria J. (Jeff) Henderson of Shinglehouse; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; a brother, Roy McNeil of Florida; a sister, Betty Watson of Bradford; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Caroline was predeceased by a sister, Donna Madison; and a daughter-in-law, Dawn M. Neal.

Friends may call from 5 to 7pm on Friday, September 22, 2017 at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where a celebration of Caroline’s life will follow at 7pm with Mr. Lee Weinert of the Central Hinsdale Congregation of Jehovah Witnesses, officiating.  Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of donor’ choice.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Caroline, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com

Harold K. Lynch, 86, of Smethport, passed away Sunday (September 17, 2017) in the Bradford Regional Medical Center, Bradford.

He was born Sept. 5, 1931 in East Smethport, a son of Raymond M. and Vera M. Putt Lynch. On Dec. 22, 1954, in Smethport, PA, he married Donna M. Earl, who died March 21, 1997.

Mr. Lynch was a 1950 graduate of Smethport High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving from 1950 to 1953, during the Korean Conflict.

Harold worked for the Quaker State Refinery and Petrowax of Farmers Valley for 33 plus years, until his retirement in 1993.

He was a member of American Legion; Bucktail Post #138 of Smethport, the Smethport Country Club, Smethport Sports Boosters, was a former Little League and Babe Ruth Baseball coach for many years, and was a huge Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Pirates Fan. Harold loved to play golf.

He is survived by:three daughters: Sandra (Robin) Maynard of Smethport, Sharon (Lawrence) Linnan of Fredericksburg, VA, and Sue Lynch of Vancouver, WA, two sons: Steven Lynch of Turtlepoint and James (Adele) Lynch of Tampa, FL.three grandchildren: Jackie Good, Angie Simmons, and Krystal Glass four great-grandchildren: Donna Good, Tyler Simmons, Katy and Jaron Glass,several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren,one sister-in-law: Jane Lynch of OH and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Harold was preceded in death by one brother, one sister and an infant niece.

Visitation will be held on Thursday (Sept. 21) from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, where services will be held on Friday, September 22 at 10:00 am, with the Rev. Vincent P. Cieslewicz, pastor of St. Elizabeth Church, officiating. Burial will be in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Smethport. Military Honors will be accorded by the American Legion; Bucktail Post #138, Smethport.  A Christian Wake service will be held on Thursday at 3:30 PM.

Memorials may be made to McKean County SPCA, 80 Glenwood Ave., Bradford, PA 16701. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.