2019-03-16 / Obituaries

Death Notices

Maxine M. McIsaac

Maxine M. McIsaac, 82, of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, formerly of Driftwood, died March 7, 2019, at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys. She was born in Sinnemahoning, a daughter of Irvin L. and Celesta Fiscus Dempsey. In 1957, she married Gaylord G. McIsaac Sr. Among survivors are two daughters, Rachel Moate of Sterling Run and Mary Catalone of Emporium; two sons, Gaylord G. Mc- Isaac Jr. and James E. McIsaac, both of Driftwood; and two brothers, Raymond Dempsey of Driftwood and Jim Dempsey of Terre Hill. Barnett Funeral Home handled arrangements. Burial was in Castle Garden Cemetery, Driftwood.

Jean M. Winslow

Jean M. Winslow, 86, a lifelong resident of Emporium, died March 11, 2019, at Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys. She was born in Emporium, a daughter of Francis and Grace Gontaro Winslow. Jean served as a school nurse at Cameron County schools for many years. She also worked as a state nurse. She is survived by a sister, Kathryn Newton, Buffalo, N.Y.; a brother, Jim Winslow, New Hampshire; and several nieces and nephews, including her nephew and caregiver Joe Winslow and Sara Weaver of Emporium. Barnett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in St. Mark Catholic Cemetery.

Matthew J. Turk

Matthew J. Turk, 79, of Shinglehouse, died March 11, 2019, at Sweden Valley Manor. Born in Meadowlands, he was a son of Matthew J. Sr. and Stella J. Krizay Turk. In 1970, he married D. Louise Lundy, who died in 2004. Matt was a U.S. Army veteran. In 1970, he moved to Shinglehouse. He was employed by Butler-Larkin in Wellsville, N.Y., and later by West Brothers (now Gas Field Specialists). Among survivors are a son, Matthew Steven Turk of Shinglehouse; and three stepsons, Jeffrey Goodliff of Shinglehouse, John Goodliff and Barry Goodliff. Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, handled arrangements.

Lanty Phillips Jr.

Lanty Phillips Jr., 70, of Gardeau Road., Austin, died March 9, 2019, died at Penn Highlands DuBois, DuBois. He was born in Clover Lick, W. Va., a son of Lanty and Christine Blanchard Phillips. In 1996, he married Laurie Bixby. Lanty served with the U.S. Army and worked at GE Motor Coil. Among survivors are his wife; a son, Ryan Bixby, Poplar Bluff, Missouri; two daughters, Ruth Ann Phillips, Austin, and Bobbi Jo Green, North Bend; and a sister, Barbara Speta, Scio, N.Y. Barnett Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Sharon L. Gross Elliott

Sharon L. Gross Elliott, 58, of Emporium, died March 6, 2019, at Penn Highlands DuBois. She was the daughter of Donna Roberts of Roulette. In 1980, she married Roy Elliott Jr. She is survived by her mother; her husband; and five children, Brad Elliott of Emporium, Jason Elliott of Sarasota, Fla., Victor Elliott of Emporium, Crystal Elliott Hebert of Bolivar, N.Y., and Danielle Elliot of Emporium; two brothers, Bo Gross of Roulette and Mike Gross of Salamanca, N.Y.; and two sisters, Wanda Allen of Richburg, N.Y., and Lori Algoso of Roulette. Furlong Funeral Home, 50 Broad St., Summerville, handled arrangements.

Paul J. Bonser

Paul J. Bonser, 76, of Ulysses, died March 8, 2019, in UPMC Hamot, Erie. Born in Port Huron, Mich., he was the son of Angus and Anna B. Charron Bonser. In 1967, he married Barbara S. Easterly. A U.S. Air Force veteran, he was a graduate of Zion Ministerial Institute in Waverly, N.Y. Mr. Bonser was employed as a truck driver, a maintenance worker, and a Northern Potter School District bus driver. Among survivors are his wife; his mother, of Coudersport; four children, Stephen Bonser, Sarah LeMay, Rebecca Russell and Mark Bonser; and a brother, Donald Bonser. Friends may call at Zion Christian Assembly, Ulysses, from noon to 2 on Saturday, March 16, with a memorial service to follow. Olney Funeral Home, Ulysses, is handling arrangements. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.

Walter C. Miller

Walter C. Miller Jr., 90, of Shinglehouse, died March 10, 2019, at home. Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of Walter C. Sr. and Esther Miller. In 1973, he married June A. Leaverton. Walt was employed by PennDOT for more than 35 years. He also ran his own dairy and crop farm. He and June moved to Shinglehouse in 1981. Walt was active with the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse and Sharon Masonic Lodge. Surviving are his wife, eight children and a sister. Friends may call from 9-11 am on Saturday, March 16, at the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, is in charge of arrangements.

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