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James Stewart

Apr 25, 1950 - Nov 18, 2023

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Oil City, PA

James Lee Stewart, 73, of Oil City, PA. , passed away Saturday Nov. 18, 2023 at UPMC-Northwest in Seneca. Born April 25, 1950 in Natrona Heights, PA. , he was the son of the late Raymond J. & Eleanor Clark Stewart. James graduated from Kiski Area High School, and attended ICM School of Business. He was married on July 31, 1971 in St. James Church in Apollo, PA. , to the former Deborah A. Liberatore and she survives. Mr. Stewart had been employed as a salesman for Snap-On Tools. A member of the N...Read More

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Helen V. Siefer

Dec 22, 1930 - Feb 21, 2024

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Oil City, PA

Helen Dudzic Siefer formerly of Vo-Tech Drive, Oil City, PA., died at her residence on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. She was born on December 22, 1930, in Oil City, daughter of the late Joseph and Antoinette Streczywilk Dudzic. She attended Assumption of the B.V.M. School and graduated from Oil City Senior High School. She was a member of St. Joseph Church. She worked for 27 years at Glenview Apothecary and a few years at the former American Greeting Card plant in Reno, Pa. She was a member of the Rosary Society at St. Joseph Church, the Pulaski Club, and the former Prime Timers and the Golden Agers. Spending time with her family was very important. She enjoyed football (Notre Dame and their Marching Band and Green Bay Packers), music, dancing (especially the polka), and playing cards with her family and friends. She was proud of her Catholic faith, Polish heritage, and being an American. She was married to Jack A. Siefer on October 23, 1948. He preceded her in death on August 3, 2003. Surviving are her two children: Msgr. Richard Siefer, DuBois, Pa., and Kathryn Siefer of Erie, PA. She is also survived by a sister, Josephine Susie Cotterman, Oil City, and her special nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Lottie Caruso, and brothers Matthew, Stanley, Max, John, Chuck, and Frank. Visitation will be on Monday, February 26, 2024, from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Reinsel Funeral Home at 116 Bissell Ave., Oil City, PA. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at 12:10 p.m. at St. Joseph Church with her son, Msgr. Richard Siefer officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the St. Joseph Church Development Fund, Oil City, Pa., or Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Parish, DuBois,PA. Condolences may be sent at wwwl.reinselfuneralhome.com PA. To to the family or in memory of Helen V. (Dudzic) Siefer, please

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Frank S. Schossler

Aug 18, 1936 - Feb 20, 2024

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Oil City, PA

Frank S. Schossler, 87, of Oil City, PA., passed away at 6:15 A.M. Tuesday at UPMC-NW where he received exceptional care both at the hospital and in transitional care. Born August 18, 1936 in Oil City, PA., he was the son of the late Frank M. and Josephine S. Malek Schossler Frank attended Assumption B.V.M. grade school and was a proud graduate of Cathedral Prep in Erie, where he participated in both football and baseball. He served in the United States Army during peacetime in Ft. Knox, KY. Frank was honorably discharged from the U.S Army reserves after seven years with the rank of Sergeant E5. He married the former Mary Lee Driscoll on April 20, 1963 in St. Joseph Church and she preceded him in death on June 16, 2007. Frank played in the Hayrake Baseball League and had been a member of several teams in the Fast Pitch Industrial Softball League. Frank was a barber for over 50 years in Oil City and had worked for J& L Steel and retired from Penelec after 21 years of service. He was a member of St. Stephen’s Church, part of St. Joseph Parish, a life member the Oil City Knights of Columbus, and had been a member of the K of C Golf League since its inception. He was also a member of the Tri-City League and had belonged to the K of C Duckpin and Mixed Bowling leagues. Frank had also been a life member at the Oil City Elks, and P.NA. and was a member of the Fryburg Sportsmans Club and benefit member of the Eagles Club and past member of the Franklin Club. Frank enjoyed being a fan at his sons’ sporting activities and later attending his grandchildren’s games. He relished the bi-monthly trips to Apple Valley in Ohio with Mary Lee, and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and had hours of enjoyment with Ed and Holly’s dog Spencer. Frank was fond of Marietta College, the Ohio State University, Boston College and High Point University. He is survived by two sons Frank Schossler & his wife Amy of Howard, OH Edward Schossler & his wife Holly of Oil City Two grandchildren AJ Schossler of New York City Emma Schossler of High Point, NC And by his brother Joseph J. Schossler and his wife Sue of Oil City Several nieces and nephews also survive. There will be no viewing or visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M. Friday in St. Joseph Church with Fr. John Miller, Presiding. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cathedral Preparatory School, 250 W 10th St. Erie, PA. 16501 or online at cathedralprep.com/give Condolences may be sent at www.reinselfuneralhome.com To to the family or in memory of Frank S. Schossler, please

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Ida Mae Kitelinger

Jan 15, 1936 - Feb 18, 2024

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Oil City, PA

Ida Mae Kitelinger, 88, of Oil City and formerly of Walnut Bend passed away at 10:30 A.M. Sunday Feb. 18, 2024 at Oil City Healthcare after an extended illness. Born Jan. 15, 1936 in Oil City, PA., she was the daughter of the late Ralph & Gladys Young Sadler. Ida was a graduate of Cranberry High School. She was married in the Heckathorn United Methodist Church to Norman E. “Bud” Kitelinger in 1957 and he preceded her in death on April 2, 2010. Ida had worked as a secretary at United Gas Co. She was a member of the Heckathorn United Methodist Church. Ida enjoyed gardening, canning and working on the farm She also enjoyed cross-stitch, needlework and the 4-H club. Survivors include four children Carol Solle & her husband Carey of Franklin Bill Kitelinger and his wife Leslie of Hampton Station Sue Rutherford and her husband Dale of Walnut Bend Jim Kitelinger & his wife Cindy of Walnut Bend 7 grandchildren Lisa Books & her husband Matthew Jessica Stack & her husband Nathan Michael Solle and Tanya Clark Brenda Dunkle & her husband Dan Jason Rutherford and his wife Ellen Daniel Kitelinger and his wife Krishna Melissa Kitelinger 10 Great grandchildren Brayden, Cole, Weston, Colton and Jaxon, Scarlett, Maeve, Teagan, Daniel Jr. and Elijah In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by an infant brother Leonard Sadler Friends will be received from 2-4p.m. Thursday in the Reinsel Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 4:00 P.M.Thursday in the funeral home with Pastor Sandra Jones, Presiding. Memorials may be made to Venango County Humane Society or to Precious Paws Condolences may be sent at www.reinselfuneralhome.com To to the family or in memory of Ida Mae (Sadler) Kitelinger, please

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Michelle M. Allison

Feb 02, 1959 - Feb 09, 2024

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Oil City, PA

Michelle M. Allison, 65, of Oil City, PA. passed away Friday Feb. 9, 2024 at her home. Born Feb. 2, 1959 in Jamestown, NY., she was the daughter of the late Robert and Jacqueline Rice Allison. Michelle was a veteran Of the United States Army serving as a SP4. She was a registered nurse for many years. Michelle enjoyed traveling and was an avid reader. She is survived by three children Carly Bunce of Oil City Hannah Linenfelser of Oil City Samuel Linenfelser of Niagara Falla, NY four grandchildren Colston Bunce, Svea Zuzak, Loghan Linenfelser and Kamden Allison A brother Michael Allison of Edinboro A sister Roberta Allison of Jamestown, NY In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son Jeremy Allison and by a granddaughter Reazen Vaughn The Reinsel Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent at www.reinselfuneralhome.comion To to the family or in memory of Michelle M. Allison, please

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Thomas Richard Reynolds III

Aug 13, 1985 - Feb 07, 2024

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Oil City, PA

Thomas Richard Reynolds III (Tommy), 38, of Oil City, PA, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, February 7, 2024. He was born in San Bernadino, California and moved to the Pennsylvania area. Tommy was a dedicated family man, and he and his wife both doted on their daughters as well as their beloved pets Gigi, Kobe and Bruno. A sports fan, Tommy enjoyed serving as his daughters’ baseball coach, and was a passionate LA Lakers and Las Vegas Raiders fan. He was a craftsman and a member of the Pittsburgh Cement Masons Union. Tommy is survived by his wife Christy Oliverio-Reynolds, and daughters Alice, 10 and Zoey, 7. He is also survived by a host of loving relatives and friends. A memorial will be held at Hile-Best Funeral Home, 2781 Rte. 257 in Seneca on Friday, February 16, 2024, from noon – 3 p.m. Family and friends are invited to attend. The family requests no flowers. Donations for the family are welcome, and can be made by contacting Christy’s sister Teressa at: tjoliverio@yahoo.com Online condolences to Tommy's family may be expressed by visiting www.hilebest.com

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Richard F. Williams

Aug 23, 1935 - Feb 07, 2024

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Oil City, PA

For Richard F Williams, February 7th, 2024, is the day that the glint in his eyes faded out and he shed his tired and worn-out body to be present with the lord. Rich was born on August 23, 1935, in Cranberry PA. The first son of Floyd and Lela Williams of Fertigs, PA. He is brother to John (Karen) Williams, Dennis (Judy) Williams, Judy (Ron) Bickel, Ted (Sally) Williams, and Gale (Richard) Bakker. He married Mary Jane (Sanders) Williams September 3, 1954. They were blessed with 5 children: Richard (Rick) Williams and wife Cathy of Oil City, PA, Cindy (Williams) Brozeski and husband Ed of Oil City, PA, Erin Williams and fiancé Steve Rodgers of Maneto NC, Karen (Williams) Myers and husband Rickey of Seneca, PA, and Amy (Williams) Hicks and husband Jeff of Oil City, PA. His ever-expanding family includes 16 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren. There are also numerous kids (now adults) over the years that consider him Grandpa or Papa. Contracting (masonry as his specialty) was his trade. He built beautiful fireplaces and contributed to many homes around the area. Farming was his love. He had many farm animals and crops over the years. He was an avid gardener and did a lot of canning and freezing. He camped in many of the local campgrounds and especially enjoyed his time camping at the Canfield Fair with his family. He enjoyed hunting with his wife and family. He went as far as Cananda for fishing trips for lake trout. His food specialties, to name a few, include his famous popcorn balls, fudge, easter eggs and rice pudding. He also cooked in the kitchen at the Moose frying wings, and eating them with a side of JD. Rich had that spark of mischief often. You just never knew what he was going to be up to or what trouble he was in. The family’s home served as a gathering place for many. For holidays there were sometimes 40 or more attending. If someone was misbehaving or a bread roll went flying, most likely he was involved. He loved having children near and horsing around. He was an avid Pirates and Steelers fan. He also had a serious side that was demanding and stringent His most recent years were spent at Oakwood Heights Village where he interacted, entertained, and bonded with many of the awesome staff that cared for him. He had his favorites that he loved and dare we stay, loved him right back with a teasing comment. Rumor has it that nerf gun darts may have been found in and around the nurses' station a time or two. His family wants to take this opportunity to thank you, current and previous staff for all you do, and to let you know you are very much appreciated, and we are forever grateful. Preceding him in death are Floyd and Lela his parents, and a grandchild Matthew Wilson. Towards the end his sparkle may have faded, but if you look into the nighttime sky and gaze upon a star, please smile and laugh about a memory of him. Family and friends please gather at Reinsel Funeral Home in Oil City on Saturday, February 10th from 1 to 3:30P.M. A service will be held at Oakland United Methodist church at 4:00.p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests sending a donation in his name to the Oakland Volunteer Fire Department, 779 Speer Rd, Cooperstown, PA 16317. The Reinsel FuneralHome is in charge of the arrangements and condolences may be sent at www.reinselfuneralhome.com To to the family or in memory of Richard F. Williams, please

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Stephen Michael Fornof

Mar 24, 1982 - Feb 07, 2024

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Oil City, PA

Stephen Michael Fornof, 41, of Oil City, PA. , passed away Wednesday Feb. 7, 2024 in the Emergency Room at UPMC-Northwest. Born March 24, 1982 in Oil City, PA., he was the beloved son of Richard A. & Kimberlee Shoup Fornof. Stephen was a 2000 graduate of Oil City High School and had attended Clarion University. He was currently employed at Clarion Environmental Services and was a proud member of Local 323. Stephen lived life to the fullest, a friend to everyone, an enemy to none. In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother Brad Fornof and his wife Samantha of Beaver, PA. And their children Noah Fornof, Isaiah Fornof, Daisy Callahan, Toby Callahan and Oliver Fornof A sister Christine Fornof Lindsey and her husband ( J.R.) of Oil City and their daughter Willow Sue-Ann Lindsey Aunt Jan (Jeannetta Shoup) , Godmother, of Pittsburgh Great Aunt Betty King of Franklin Grandmothers Carol Robertson and Carol Willyoung Shoup Aunts and Uncles Tammy (Jeff) Shoup Baker Kevin Shoup Caryn(Tony) Shoup Fuchs Doug Fornof Jason (Tracy) Fornof Mark (Karen) Fornof And by many cousins. Stephen leaves behind many friends, a few special guys: Jonathan Kulinski, Sam Breene and Timmy Hargenrader and Jessica Baker and Breezie Saeger. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Frederick Shoup, Richard and Phyllis Rinella Fornof And uncles Stanley Rodgers and Thomas Fornof Friends will be received from 1:00P.M.-4:00P.M. Sunday Feb. 11 in the Reinsel Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 Noon Monday in St. Joseph Church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Animal Friends 562 Camp Horne Rd. Pittsburgh, PA. 15237 Condolences may be sent at www.reinselfuneralhome.com To to the family or in memory of Stephen Michael Fornof, please

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Nancy Louise Cochran

Sep 17, 1949 - Feb 02, 2024

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Oil City, PA

Nancy Louise Cochran, age 74, of Oil City, died at her home, the Oil City Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center on Friday, February 2, 2024. She was born on September 17, 1949 in Oil City. She lived most of her life in Endeavor, Forest County with her beloved mother Dorothy "Dot" Jackson and her stepfather Richard Jackson, who both preceded her in death. Nancy was a long-time participant in programming at Venango Training and Development Center in Seneca. Nancy is survived by her best friend and caregiver, MJ Eckert, and by her Oil City Healthcare family who have cared for and loved Nancy for many years. She is also survived by several cousins and extended family. Friends will be received at the Hile-Best Funeral Home, 2781 Rte. 257 in Seneca on Monday (Feb. 5) from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. Private burial will be held at Warren County Memorial Park, Warren, Pennsylvania, where she will be laid to rest beside her mother. Memorial contributions may be made to the Activities Program of Oil City Rehabilitation Center by contacting the Activities Director at (814)-677-3262; or to the AseraCare Hospice Providers who provided such loving support, at Amedisys Inc, Amedisys Foundation, 3954 American Way Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70816; or to the charity of your choice. Messages of sympathy may be left online by visiting www.hilebest.com

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R. David Reid

Jan 12, 1942 - Jan 24, 2024

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Oil City, PA

R. David Reid, age 82, of Oil City, PA., son of Beverly Lewis passed away on Wednesday, January 24th, 2024. Mr. Reid had attended West Forest High School and lived at Henry’s Bend in his early years. He had worked at Lewis Hardware for 25 years, Weaver Buick 10 years, and joined the Oil City Fire Department from 1968 through 1993. David also worked on cars at home for over 20 years. He is survived by two sisters, Vicki Guyton and Debbie Spatharos, both residing in Erie. He was preceded in death by his sister, Sherrye Everett, who passed away in 2013. There will be no visitation or service. Interment will be in Grove Hill Cemetery. The Reinsel Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent at www.reinselfuneralhome.com To to the family or in memory of R. David Reid, please

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Jack L. Dalmaso

Jan 07, 1938 - Jan 23, 2024

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Oil City, PA

Jack L. Dalmaso, age 86, of Tionesta, PA, died on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at the Oil City Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Oil City, PA. He was born January 7, 1938 in Franklin, PA, son of the late Reno and Audine (Funk) Dalmaso. Jack attended Rocky Grove High School, Rocky Grove, PA. and after moving with his family he graduated in 1957 from Blythe High School in Blythe, California. He went on to Palo Verde Jr. College where he earned his AA degree in Basic Engineering in 1957. He then attended California State College in California PA (subsequently California University of Pennsylvania and now PennWest California) for Industrial Arts Education where he also was a member of the California State College Rifle Team. He was inducted into the Epsilon Pi Tau, International Honor Fraternity for Industrial Arts Education, and also Phi Sigma Pi, National Honor Fraternity in education. After an active educational life at California he graduated in 1964 with Honors with a BS degree in education. Not long after college in 1964 he started his teaching career with the Forest Area School District as their Industrial Arts Teacher at the West Forest School in Tionesta. In 1972 he received his Master’s Degree in Education, and in 1981 was elected as president of the Forest Area Education Association serving until 1993. In 1982 Jack was elected to the Pennsylvania State Education Association’s Resolutions Committee serving also until 1993. In 1984 he was elected to represent the first of 18 National Education Association’s National Conventions which he attended all over the United States. In 1984 and organized and coached the Forest area Golf Team. Jack retired from his teaching career in 1993. Not to be slowed down, he was elected to both the PSEA’s Resolution’s Committee as the retired representative, and to the PSEA-R Board of Directors serving both until 2002. Jack loved to hunt and fish with his family and friends. He literally hunted all over the world. In 2000 he went on a Red Stag hunting trip to Ukraine and became a representative for “Denny Geurink’s Outdoor Adventures” who is a worldwide outfitter. He returned each year taking hunters to Ukraine with him. For many years he also hunted Caribou in upper Quebec. Flint-Lock Muzzleloader was his favorite form of whitetail hunting and harvested 43 deer with a Muzzleloader. When at home, he loved not only to hunt and fish, but he also found much joy with Labrador Retrievers, golfing, woodworking, and touring with his 1982 380 SL Mercedes Benz sports car. For many years, every August, Jack and his “Benz” were the escort to the Grand Marshall for the Indian Festival Parade in Tionesta. It goes without saying that Jack loved the students he mentored over the years, his family, the good health that provided him a great retirement…and life in general. He will be dearly missed by many including his daughter and son. Surviving are a son, Michael J. Dalmaso of Augusta, Georgia, and a daughter, Karen L. Dalmaso-Hughey and her husband Matt of Las Vegas, Nevada. Two sisters, Rose Sherier of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Christine Crosby and her husband Paul of Ridgeland, South Carolina. Two brothers, John Dalmaso and his wife Ellen of Franklin, and Joe Dalmaso. Several nieces and nephews. Jack is also survived by his companion, Kate Croft of North East, PA. In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his children’s mother, Viola Dalmaso. One grandson, Dakota. One brother, Marshal Dalmaso. One sister, Betty Foster. His second wife, Tatyana “Tania” Golovko. Two step-fathers, Ernest Forsell, and Burton “Burt” Yarnell. Friends will be received at the Norman J. Wimer Funeral Home of Tionesta on Friday, January 26, 2024, from 6 - 8pm. Visitation will continue on Saturday from 11 am – 1 pm followed by a celebration of Jack’s life at 1pm officiated by Samuel J. Wagner, Associate Pastor of Christ United Methodist Church Franklin, PA. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Tionesta. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude’s Cancer Hospital at https://www.stjude.org/donate ,St. Jude’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105, or to your favorite charity. To to the family or in memory of Jack L. Dalmaso, please

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