2011-12-03 / Obituaries

Death Notices

Vito J. DeCarlo

Vito J. DeCarlo of Port Allegany, who owned and operated DeCarlo’s Pontiac in downtown Coudersport for several years, died Nov. 25, 2011, at his home. He was 83. An Army veteran of the Korean War, Mr. DeCarlo worked on his family farm and was a truck driver. Survivors include three sons, Michael (Tamika Appleby) J. DeCarlo of Port Allegany; David (Georgeanna) DeCarlo of Port Allegany; and Mark (Tammy) Higgins of Coudersport. Arrangements were under the direction of Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes. Burial was in St. Gabriel’s Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Potter County Hospice.

Edward A. Rinehults

Edward A. Rinehults Sr., 70, of Coudersport, died at his home on Nov. 23, 2011. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 1960-63 in Ethiopia. He later worked for the National Security Agency (NSA) and was a unit clerk at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Friendship, N.Y. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Merna M. Brimmer

Merna M. Brimmer, 84, of Harrison Valley, died Nov. 23, 2011 in the Green Home, Wellsboro. Among local survivors are daughter Betty (Mt. Leon) Payne, sons John (Vicki) Brimmer and Michael (Leta) Brimmer, and a brother, Chester Cornish, all of Harrison Valley. Burial was in Mills Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Tri-Town Ambulance of Ulysses. Olney Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Rev. John D. Alden

The Rev. John D. Alden, 86, of Emporium and Lakeland, Fla., died Nov. 28, 2011, at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys. Rev. Alden was a pastor for the Free Methodist Church having served in Emporium, Eldred and five other communities. He was a chaplain’s assistant with the U.S. Army during World War II, serving in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. Among local survivors is his wife of 61 years, the former Nina Burls, and a daughter, Loretta (Mrs. Kenneth) Geelen of Emporium. Barnett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in the Portage Township Cemetery, Gardeau. Memorials may be made to Alzheimers Association.

Delores A. ‘Dee’ Navarra

Delores A. “Dee” Navarra of New Castle, formerly of Cameron County, died Nov. 20, 2011. She served as director of the Cameron County Emergency Management Agency from 1991 to 2003. A native of Ohio, Dee was a school teacher for many years and was active in the affairs of the St. Camillus Church. Among survivors is her husband of 48 years, Jerry Navarra; a son, and two daughters. DeCarbo Funeral Home of New Castle was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Parkside Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center in Pittsburgh.

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