Thursday April 18, 2019



 Black Forest Express


Wednesday’s high, 60; Overnight low, 48







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Obituary: Golda McCrackern Portersville

BFB Headlines (Thursday  April 18, 2019)Volunteers sought for tree planting April 27 near Cross Fork….Kettle Creek State Park  plans annual Spring Birthday Festival next month……Saturday morning birding walks are being held at Hills Creek State Park…..Coudersport driver unhurt in one-vehicle accident earlier this month in Allegany Township…Drug charges pending against driver stopped at Sobriety Checkpoint and alleged child abuse in Eulalia Township being investigated by state police and Potter County Children and Youth….Next on-air report after 12:06 pm today on

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Our focus earlier this week was on pests—ticks and the spotted lantern fly. Today, it’s birds. The Susquehanna River Valley Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society is seeking volunteers to help plant native trees and shrubs on state forest land in Potter County Saturday, April 27.

The tree-planting project coincides with Arbor Day weekend and is part of the Greenlick Grouse and Woodcock Habitat Project near Cross Fork. The project is aimed at creating young forest habitat vital to ruffed grouse, woodcock and dozens of other wildlife species. The Ruffed Grouse Society, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Bureau of Forestry, the Pennsylvania Game Commission, and Shell Appalachia have established a  partnership to carry out the multi-year project habitat initiative on Susquehannock State Forest.

Planting bars, beverages, and lunch will be provided. Participants will meet at Ole Bull State Park at 9 a.m. before traveling to the project site.

Those interested in assisting with the work day are asked to email RGS chapter habitat coordinator Joe Sulikoski at to ensure adequate lunch supplies and planting tools are available.

Volunteer organizations, students seeking community service hours and conservation-minded groups and individuals are welcome to join the RGS and its partners to help create healthy forests on public lands.

Kettle Creek State Park will be celebrating the spring migration with the “5th Annual Birding Festival” to be held Saturday, May 18 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in the day use area of the park.

Falconer John Kuiken will be bringing live raptors, many of which represent species found in this area.   Programs focusing on raptor identification, adaptations, and the sport of falconry will be held at 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm near the day use playground.   Pontoon boat tours, focusing on the habitat features in and around the Kettle Creek reservoir that attract waterfowl and other species of birds, will be held at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm.  The boat will load at the dock by the boat launch. Space is limited and will be first come first served.   Life jackets will be provided.

Participants can make crafts or build a bluebird house throughout the day at stations located adjacent to the day use parking lot.  There will also be stations that will focus on teaching the proper use of binoculars, dissecting owl pellets, a comparison of birds’ and humans’ adaptations, and basic bird identification.  Park staff will also be setting up spotting scopes and assisting park visitors with viewing waterfowl and raptors.

Bird walks will begin at 10:00 am.  The walks will cover several habitat types in the season for migrating songbirds, waterfowl, and raptors, as well as year round resident species.

Participants are encouraged to bring a take a lunch and use one of the many picnic tables in the area.

Parking will be in the day use parking lot at the boat launch and there will be an information table set up near the boat launch.  Come dressed for the weather.  If you have binoculars, journals, field guides, or birding related material, feel free to bring them.  The festival will happen rain or shine, but may be cancelled in the event of severe weather.  Please contact the park at 570-923-6004 for more information and event status.

If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to disability, please contact the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks at 1-888-PA-PARKS (voice), 717-558-2711 (local or international voice), or 711 (AT&T Relay Services).  With at least three days’ notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.


Those interested in assisting with the work day are asked to email RGS chapter habitat coordinator Joe Sulikoski at to ensure adequate lunch supplies and planting tools are available.

Volunteer organizations, students seeking community service hours and conservation-minded groups and individuals are welcome to join the RGS and its partners to help create healthy forests on public lands.



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Photo by Sean Minnick

Sean Minnick took this photo of a female common merganser sitting on top of a wood duck nesting box at Hills Creek State Park during the Saturday, April 13 birding walk.



The Tiadaghton Audobon Society is conducting Saturday morning birding walks now through May 25.

Members Gary Tyson and Rich Faber led the second Saturday morning birding walk, April 13,  at Hills Creek State Park at 111 Spillway Road in Charleston Township, about seven miles northeast of Wellsboro. The walks are free and open to the public. They provide an opportunity to see the water and woodland birds that live in or migrate through the park. Coming up this Saturday, April 20 is the third bird walk. “We expect to see warblers arrive in full force, including new species we haven’t seen yet this year,” said Sean Minnick.”The osprey is continuing to build its nest. We also saw a female northern cardinal sitting on her nest and a pair of black-capped chickadees making a nest in a hole in a dead tree,” said Minnick. “In total, we saw 34 bird species during the April 13 walk, nine of them for the first time this year,” Minnick said. “The nine included the double-crested cormorant, broad-winged hawk, yellow-bellied sapsucker, northern flicker, northern rough-winged swallow, ruby-crowned kinglet, brown-headed cowbird and our first warblers of the season – the pine warbler and yellow-rumped warbler.” The other 25 bird species were identified on both the April 6 and 13 walks. All 34 species were also reported in 2018.”Those on the April 13 walk saw three migratory bird species that had stopped in the park on their way from wintering in the Southeastern United States to their summer locations. They were: the double-crested cormorant, which summers in the Great Lakes Region of the U.S.A. and Canada; and the ring-necked duck and ruby-crowned kinglet, which summer in Canada.

“We also saw 20 bird species that live at Hills Creek year-round,” Minnick said. They included: the American crow, American goldfinch, American robin, bald eagle, black-capped chickadee, brown creeper, brown-headed cowbird, Canada goose, common merganser, dark-eyed junco, downy woodpecker, eastern bluebird, great blue heron, mallard, northern cardinal, northern flicker, red-breasted nuthatch, tufted titmouse, white-breasted nuthatch and wood duck.

Also identified on April 13 were 11 bird species that are spring, summer and/or fall residents at Hills Creek, including the broad-winged hawk, eastern phoebe, northern rough-winged swallow, osprey, pied-billed grebe, pine warbler, red-winged blackbird, song sparrow, tree swallow, yellow-bellied sapsucker and yellow-rumped warbler.

For the Saturday, April 20 bird walk meet at the park office at 111 Spillway Road, Wellsboro. The walk will begin promptly at 8 a.m. Registration is not required. Everyone is invited to participate, including first timers to experienced birdersTake  binoculars and cameras and wear weather-appropriate, subdued clothing and sturdy walking shoes. For those who do not own binoculars, the Tiadaghton Audubon Society has 20 pairs available for adults and children, ages 7 and up.

The walks are slow-paced and cover a limited distance. “They can last two hours depending on how many birds we are seeing,” said Minnick. Upcoming walks will be on Saturdays, April 27 and May 4, 11, 18 and 25.


For updates and local birding information, visit or or email For information about Hills Creek State Park, call the park office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays at 570-724-4246.

Coudersport-based state police late yesterday released details about an accident occurring on Friday April 5 a few minutes before 8:00 am. Troopers report 28 year old Lorice McKenzie was going East on Route  49 in Allegany Township and failed to slow down for road conditions (it was raining at the time). Her 2011 Chevrolet Cruze went off the road and collided with a fence owned by Michael Rigas. The car continued for about 80 yards after impact before stopping .

Troopers did not release the name of a motorist  suspected of  driving under the influence of drugs after being stopped at a Sobriety Checkpoint at the intersection of Route 6 West and Buckler Drive in Roulette Township a few minutes before midnight last Saturday night. Police said when they interacted with the driver, a strong odor of marijuana emitted from the 2014 GMC. A subsequent search allegedly produced drugs and drug paraphernalia.

State police at Coudersport also report they are working with Potter County Children and Youth for a suspected case of child abuse on Mitchell Hollow Road in Eulalia Township last Thursday evening.


Golda J. McCracken, 94, of Portersville, died Friday, April 12, 2019 at Concordia Lutheran Ministries of the Good Samaritan Hospice, Cabot, PA.Golda was born on March 7, 1925, in Ulysses, the daughter of the late Harry and Eleanor (Mitchell) Woodcock.  She was the wife of Arnold McCracken, who preceded her in death on July 11, 2001.  Golda attended Robert Wesleyan and Houghton College in New York State where she studied to be a teacher for students with learning disabilities.  In 1947 she moved to Oakdale Kentucky.  While in Kentucky she meet Arnold McCracken and they married in 1952.  In 1964, after 17 years and 7 different homes in Kentucky, her family moved to Portersville, PA where she taught at the Portersville Christian School.  She was born and raised in Potter County.   She was a member of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union and a life member of the God’s Country Free Ministry, Coudersport.Golda is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Melvin L. McCracken of Portersville; Wesley R. and Marlene McCracken of Slippery Rock; a daughter and son-in-law, Esther E. and Sam Evans of Ft. Worth, TX; grandchildren, Rodney N. McCracken and his companion Carol and Renee’ A. and her husband Jim McDevitt and a long time special friend, Heidi Moore.   In addition to her parents and husband, Golda was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Woodcock.Family and friends are invited to a visitation Friday, April 19, 2019 from 4-7:00 pm at the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 North East Street, Coudersport, and Saturday from 10-11:00 am at the God’s Country Free Ministry, 1237 E. 2nd St., Coudersport where the funeral service will follow at 11:00 am with Pastor Peter Tremblay and her nephew, Rodney McCracken, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Raymond Corners Cemetery, Allegany Township.





April 17, 2019









BFB Headlines (Wednesday April 17, 2019) Elderly woman dies in Elk County fire….Possible cruelty to animals near Port Allegany investigated…Mississippi Fugitive nabbed in St. Marys……State House passes legislation increasing penalties for strangulation and enhanced rights for crime victims…..Next on-air report after 12:06 pm today on

Obituary: Elery Walizer, Ulysses

An elderly Elk County woman died in a house fire last night. State police fire marshal Cpl. Greg Agosti told Black Forest Broadcasting that 71 year old Geraldine Bauer was trapped in her two story wood frame building at 216 Mill Street, Johnsonburg when an accidental fire erupted just before 8 pm. Bauer was rescued by members of the Johnsonburg and Wilcox fire departments and taken to Penn Highlands Elk were she died about an hour later. Damage to the house is estimated to be about $50,000.

Troopers at Lewis Run report  they are investigating a reported cruelty to animals allegedly  occurring on Comb Creek Road outside of Port Allegany in Liberty Township.  Police responded to a report of calves and a dog being mistreated. Authorities say their report will remain open pending further investigation.

A fugitive wanted in Mississippi was nabbed by state police at Ridgway last Wednesday afternoon. According to authorities’, when they investigated a theft at the St. Marys Walmart, they had contact with  27 year old Ricky Kidd, Jr. from Prichard, Alabama who was staing at the Best Western Motel in St. Marys. A check of Kidd through CLEAN/NCIC  revealed Kidd was wanted in Harrison County Missississpi for a home burglary. Harrison County authorities sent a copy of the warrant calling for Kidd’s apprehension. He was  taken to the Elk County Jail where he is awating extradition to Mississippi,

A bill authored by Rep. Torren Ecker (R-Adams/Cumberland) which adds strangulation to the Crimes Code and Domestic Relations Code to a list of applicable “crimes of violence” passed the House this week.Currently, strangulation is listed as a primary offense, meaning those proven guilty of the offense would only face minor punishment such as a fine. Under House Bill 854, prior strangulation convictions will be recognized and considered upon the occurrence of subsequent related events and judicial procedures.

“My bill protects victims, especially women suffering from domestic abuse, from repeat violent offenses,” said Ecker. “It saddens me that such a horrible and dehumanizing act of violence is only treated as a primary offense still today. I’m glad to see my bill pass the House, and I thank my colleagues for their support of this important, life-saving legislation.”

Specifically, House Bill 854 will amend section 9714 of the Judicial Code, section 6711 of the Domestic Relations Code, and sections 5702 and 2709.1 of the Crimes Code.

The bill passed the House 188-10.

In a related note, a  package of legislation designed to enhance the rights of crime victims has  also been approved by the Pennsylvania House. The legislative package includes bills to ensure that tender years victims and those with disabilities will be able to submit out-of-court statements, shield rape victims from irrelevant cross examination, and provide victims with a bill of rights. Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) said lawmakers should work to make sure that victims’ lives do not suffer more disruption than is necessary when interfacing with the judicial system.


Elery H. WALIZER, 90, of Ulysses, PA, died Sunday, April 14, 2019 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.  Born June 16, 1928, in Mill Hall, PA, he was the son of Harry L. and Madaline A. Krape Walizer.  On July 12, 1955, in Bellwood, PA, he married the former Carolyn M. Chelgren, who predeceased him on May 31, 2008.  A 1945 graduate of Walker Township High School in Hublersburg, PA, he earned a bachelor of science from Lock Haven University and a master of education administration from Pennsylvania State University.  He retired from the Northern Potter School District in 1993 after over 45 years of teaching science and mathematics courses and serving 17 years as High School Principal.  Active in extracurricular work at school and civic work in the community, he coached Junior High and JV boys basketball, JV girls volleyball and Little League baseball. He served many years as class advisor, student council advisor, and director of class plays.  With his wife, he co-advised the Varsity Club.  Mr. Walizer was also the treasurer of the Boy Scouts of America, Troop #530 for over 30 years, trustee of the Ulysses Library Association for 23 years, serving as president for 21 years, and a life member of the Tri-Town Volunteer Fire Company, serving as Treasurer for over 10 years.  Traveling extensively, he and his wife visited all 50 states and 31 foreign countries. He was an associate member of the former Ulysses First Baptist Church.  Surviving are:  two sons, Herbert L. (Teresa) Walizer of Jacksonville, FL and Elery Jon (Charlinda) Walizer of Pennsdale, PA;  seven grandchildren;  16 great-grandchildren;  a great-great-granddaughter;  two nieces, Sherry McKee of Lewes, DE and Linda Irwin of Milford, DE;  and a nephew, Scott (Paula) Irwin of Port Matilda, PA.  In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a sister, Jean Irwin;  and a nephew, Kenneth Irwin. Friends may call at the Ulysses United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 3:00 PM.  The Rev. Thomas Shatto will officiate.  Burial will be in Wood Family Cemetery, Grampian, PA.  Memorials may be made to Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948.  Arrangements are entrusted to Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Black Forest Express


Monday’s high, 34; Overnight low, 22; .o5” of precipitation

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Obituaries: Arlene Bristol, Ulysses; Bonnie Hurler, Westfield, Stanley Cornelius, Port Allegany and Timothy Fitzpatrick, Port Allegany

State house passes legislation to help Lyme Disease victims… Penn State to offer webinar on devastating lantern fly…..sleepy driver hurt in one-vehicle accident in Hamlin Township….NYC driver causes McKean County collision….

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Our focus today is on pests. The state house has overwhelmingly approved legislation written by an area lawmaker concerning insurance coverage for Lyme disease. Rep. Martin Causer tells Black Forest Broadcasting legislation sponsored by Rep. Kathy Rapp of Warren County would help more people get treatment. Legislation sponsored by House Health Committee Chairman Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) that would require health insurers to cover treatment plans for Lyme disease or related tick-borne illnesses as prescribed by a patient’s health care practitioner was approved in the Pennsylvania House on Wednesday by a solid bipartisan vote of 158-34. “Pennsylvania has ranked highest in the nation for the number of confirmed cases of Lyme disease for seven years running,” said Rapp. “This legislation is a win-win to ensure that every patient diagnosed with this epidemic and other related tick-borne diseases has full access and insurance coverage for available and emerging diagnostics and treatment options, regardless if the treatment plan includes short-term or long-term antibiotic treatment.” Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted primarily by ticks and is caused by the spirochete Borreliaburgdorferi. Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases, such as babesiosis, bartonellosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis and others, pose a serious threat to the quality of life of many Pennsylvanians, with the frequency of diagnosed and reported Lyme disease cases increasing dramatically over the past several years. Lyme disease can be easily treated with antibiotics when caught and treated early. If untreated, the disease can cause joint swelling, cardiac or neurologic complications. The most severe cases can be debilitating. House Bill 629 now advances to the Senate for consideration.

Meanwhile, The Tioga County Lyme Disease Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Native Bagel at 1 Central Avenue in Wellsboro. This meeting is free and open to anyone who lives in Tioga County or a surrounding county who wants to learn more about Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. To be shown during the first 45 minutes of the meeting will be two videos, each featuring a different medical doctor talking about how diet and supplemental natural remedies help augment treatment for Lyme disease patients. The doctors point out the foods to avoid and those to eat more of. The idea behind this theory of treatment is based on optimizing the body’s own mechanisms to fight various infections. Discussion will follow. Luke Dunham and Thomas Putnam, both from the Wellsboro area, are regional co-leaders with the PA Lyme Resource Network and of the support group. Both have been diagnosed with and are being treated for Lyme disease and co-infections. For information, contact Dunham and Putnam by email at or by calling Putnam at 570-439-2000.

While not a direct threat to humans, the spotted lantern fly could affect the liveliehood of many and the region’s economy.

Penn State Extension, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, will hold the Spotted Lanternfly Permit Training for Businesses workshop from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, April 25. The workshop will be live-streamed and will have multiple viewing locations across the state.
Spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect from Asia that was discovered in Berks County in 2014. This pest has the potential to cause considerable damage to Pennsylvania’s agricultural industry.
To help contain the spread of the spotted lanternfly, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has identified a 14-county quarantine zone and is requiring businesses, agencies and organizations that move vehicles, equipment and goods within and out of the quarantined area to obtain a permit.

Spotted Lanternfly Permit Training for Businesses is designed as a “train the trainer” course for designated employees. Once employees successfully pass the course exam, their companies will receive spotted lanternfly permits for company vehicles from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Employees then also will be responsible for training fellow employees to work in the quarantine zone without inadvertently spreading these insects and endangering agriculture and commerce.

There is no cost to register, and although it is not required, registration is encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome at all locations; however, registered participants will receive preference over walk-ins if location capacity is met. Registration is available online at or by calling 877-345-0691.

A sleepy Bradford driver received minor injuries Monday morning in a one-vehicle accident on the Clermont Road in Hamlin Township, McKean County. Lewis Run state police report 21 year old Tristen Duffy was going north on Route 1436 when he nodded off at the wheel of his Chevy Impala just a couple of minutes past 8:00 am. The sedan traveled off the road for about 300 feet before it collided with a tree and shrubbery. Duffy was treated at the scene by Mt. Jewett Ambulance personnel and then was taken to UPMC Kane for additional treatment.

A New York City resident was hurt Monday afternoon in a collision at the intersection of Route 6 and 46 in Keating Township, McKean County. According to state police at Lewis Run, Marion Bland who was going north on Route 46 failed to stop at the flashing red signal and drove through the intersection into the path of a Ford Transit Connect driven by Timm Baxter of Port Allegany. The impact sent the Bland car into a spin before it stopped in the westbound lane of Route 6.The occupants in the Bland Nissan Versa were taken to Bradford Regional Medical Center while Baxter and his passenger escaped injury.

Troopers across the region have arrested more drivers for DUI. Cole Cameron 24 of Mercer was arrested by Emporium based state police after they stopped him last Friday night at the intersection of E. 4th Street and S. Walnut Street in that town. Police claim they found Cameron in possession of a small amount of pot and related paraphernalia. A Huntersville, NC man was arrested by state police in Mansfield on the afternoon of March 21 after allegedly committing several traffic violations while driving a 2016 Dodge Charger on Route in Lawrence Township. Troopers did not release the man’s name but say he was found in possession of some marijuana. DUI charges are pending lab results against 26 year old Samantha Perkins of Cuba,. NY after she was pulled over by state police on Interstate Parkway in Bradford just after 6:00 am Sunday after she had been warned by troopers not to drive after allegedly admitting to being under the influence of alcohol or an uncontrolled substance during a prior incident.

Arlene A. BRISTOL, 73, Ulysses, PA, died Wednesday April 10, 2019 in her home. Born September 22, 1945, in Flint, MI, she was the daughter of Harold and Evelyn Dietrich Heidt. On April 27, 1968, in Lawton, OK, she married Samuel E. Bristol, who predeceased her on April 10, 1992. A graduate of Eastpointe High School, Eastpointe, MI, she was employed as a secretary in the medical field. She and her husband owned and operated a trucking business in Florida for several years and she retired from the State of Florida as a school nurse’s aide. She was active with the quilting community. Arlene was productive until the end. She would help anyone who was willing to help themselves. With Arlene on your side, you could do anything. Surviving are: two sons, Dennis D. (Laureen) Bristol of Ulysses and Dannie (Cristin) Bristol of Alva, FL; four grandchildren, Devin Bristol, Bailey Bristol, Noah Bristol, and Anson Bristol; two great-grandsons, Kai and Isaac; a sister, Kathy Waltenburg of Kimball, MI; nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Charles Heidt. Services were private. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Ulysses Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 153, Ulysses, PA 16948.Arrangements are entrusted to Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at

Bonnie G. HURLER, 77, formerly of Potter Brook Road, Westfield, PA, died Friday April 12, 2019 in her granddaughter’s home, Westfield. Born May 3, 1941, in Elkland, she was the daughter of William and Harriett Evans Kilburn. On September 14, 1957, in Harrison Valley, she married Mahlon C. “Tom” Hurler, who predeceased her on August 24, 1998. She was employed by Galeton Production, Hancock’s Personal Care Home, Little’s Personal Care Home, and owned and operated Bonnie Hurler’s Personal Care Home. Surviving are: three children, Greg (Alois) Hurler of Westfield, Kelly (Rick) Shenk of Knoxville, and Tom (Kayla) Hurler of Westfield; nine grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; a brother, Gary Kilburn of Elkland; nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by four brothers, Robert Kilburn, Ronald Kilburn, William Kilburn, and Clifford Kilburn. Friends may call Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA, where Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Timothy H. Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Potter Brook. Memorials may be made to the Patterson Cancer Center, c/o UPMC Cole, 1001 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915. nline condolences may be expressed at

Stanley E. Cornelius, Sr., 72, of Port Allegany, died Wednesday (April 10, 2019) in UPMC-Hamot, Erie.He was born July 7, 1946 in Roulette, a son of Herman and Nellie Elliott Cornelius.Stanley attended Port Allegany schools and had worked for Pittsburgh Corning of Port Allegany and for the PA Dept. of Transportation in McKean County.Stanley was a member of the First Baptist Church of Port Allegany.
He is survived by:
One son: Stanley E. Cornelius, Jr. of Port Allegany
Seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren
Two brothers: Frankie (Juanita) Cornelius of Mt. Jewett and David (Naomi) Cornelius of Derrick City
Two sisters: Mary Cornelius and Juanita (Joseph) Knell, both of Port Allegany
Several nieces and nephews
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas and Lewis Cornelius.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, from 5-6 PM at First Baptist Church of Port Allegany, where a memorial service will be held at 6 PM with the Rev. Michael Culver, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Card Creek Cemetery, Roulette.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900
Arlington, VA 22202. Online condolences may be made at
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany.

Timothy A. Fitzpatrick, 65, formerly of Lillibridge Creek Rd.Port Allegany , passed away Friday (April 12, 2019) in Lakeview Senior Care & Living Center, Smethport.
Born April 1, 1954, in Riverside, NJ, he was a son of James J. and Bessie H. Mohr Fitzpatrick.
Tim was a longtime resident of the area, coming from Delano, NJ.
He was a member of the Gethsemane Lutheran Church, and was active in the St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church, both Port Allegany.
Tim was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Penn State football fan. He also enjoyed watching golf.
Surviving are a sister, Betty (Harvey) Miller of Port Allegany; and a brother, James J. (Susie) Fitzpatrick of Shinglehouse; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends will be received from 3-6 p.m. Tuesday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday (Apr. 17, 2019) in St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church, Port Allegany, with Rev. James Campbell, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Gabriel’s Cemetery, Port Allegany.
A scriptural wake service will be held Tuesday at 2:45 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorials can be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences can be sent to: Betty L. Miller
2222 Lillibridge Creek Rd.
Port Allegany, PA 16743