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Virginia D. (Yeager) Ott

89, of Irwin died Saturday June 3, 2017 in the UPMC East, Monroeville. She was born November 27, 1927, in Hastings the daughter of the late Gordon A. and Sylvia M. (Kibler) Yeager. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church of Irwin. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Joseph F. Ott Sr.; a daughter Beverly A. Ott; three brothers Gary, Morgan and Reginald Yeager. Surviving are five children Kathleen Vesco, of Irwin, Mary Jo Ott, of Irwin, Joseph F. Ott Jr. and his wife, Cathryn, of Saltsburg, Theresa Ott, of Irwin; John F. Ott and his wife, Susan, of North Huntingdon; six grandchildren Melissa Johnson and her husband, Justin, Michael Vesco, Joseph F. Ott III and his wife, Mary Ann, John Morgan Ott, Adam Ott and Lucy Ott; three great grandchildren Joseph F. Ott IV, Elyse Ott and Ryan Johnson; three brothers Alan Yeager, of Ashville, Russell Yeager and his wife, Dorothy, of North Huntingdon, Richard Yeager and his wife, Carlene, of Fla and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ott Funeral Home Inc. 805 Pennsylvania Avenue Irwin. Parting prayers will be held 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church. Interment will follow in the Irwin Union Cemetery, North Huntingdon. The family request in lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Norwin Area Meals on Wheels P.O. Box 80 Irwin Pa 15642 or Immaculate Conception Church 308 2nd Street Irwin Pa 15642.


Samuel A. Campanaro

Bangor, PA, passed away peacefully on June 18, 2017. He was born on Feb, 2, 1940, and was the son of the late Joseph Campanaro and Miriam (Hopper). He graduated from Pius X High School and became a licensed funeral director. He served in the United States Army in Germany and achieved the rank of sergeant. Samuel led his profession serving those in need during periods of sorrow. He has owned and operated the Samuel A. Campanaro Funeral Home in Bangor, PA, for over 40 years. He also spent the majority of his career as a funeral director at Riverside Memorial Chapel in Manhattan, NY. Being an active member of the community his entire life, he was a parishioner of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Roseto; a member of the Baffone Club of Roseto; a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus; a 40 year member of the American Legion Post 750; a member of the Bangor Elks; and a member of the Lions Club. Samuel is survived by his two daughters, Samantha Novotny and her husband, Eric, of Baltimore, MD, and Jocelyn Pidoux and her husband, Jerome, of London, UK. He was the proud grandfather of Adrien Pidoux. He is also survived by his siblings: Judy Sukanick and her husband, Jordan, Lucille Deibert and her husband, Richard and Thomas Campanaro and his wife, Nancy. He was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Campanaro. Viewing will be held at the Campanaro Funeral Home, 841 Slate Belt Blvd., Bangor, PA on Friday, June 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 25, from 9 to 9:30 a.m. followed by A Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Roseto, PA. Entombment will be in the New Catholic cemetery in Roseto, PA. Samuel Campanaro Funeral Home 841 Slate Belt Blvd. Bangor, Pa. 18013-9390 (610) 863-9966


Edward J. Kaufman

80, of 266 Maddison Ave., Montoursville, entered heaven at the Williamsport Home following a brief illness. He and his wife the former Connie J. Snyder were married on Jan. 11, 1957, and celebrated 60 years of life together.

He was born on May 2, 1937, at home in Oval and was the son of Dayton and Eva Getchen Kaufman.

Ed was a 1955 graduate of Jersey Shore High School. He worked for C.A. Reed for over 32 years in supervision until their closing. He attended Farraugut United Methodist Church. In 1990 Ed and Connie bought Johnny Z's restaurant in Montoursville and operated it until they retired in 1997. Following retirement they crisscrossed the country many times visiting 49 states. He was a life member of the Oval Hunting Club, enjoyed hunting, fishing, baseball and traveling. The most important thing in his life was his family.

In addition to his wife he is survived by three sons, Scott (Leanne) Kaufman, Williamsport, Zane (Mary "Peg") Kaufman, Montoursville, Wade Kaufman, Montoursville; one brother, Lewis (Olive "Tootie") Kaufman, Jersey Shore; four grandchildren, Rachel (Anthony) Wrench, Sarah Kaufman, Amber (Andrew) Trautner, Ann Kaufman; four great-grandchildren, Nolan Wrench, Carter Gormont, Hailey Trautner, Jasmine Trautner.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 3, 2017, in Nippenose Bible Fellowship Church, 92 Schoolhouse Road, Jersey Shore, with Reverend David McCoy officiating. Burial will be in Oval Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 2, 2017, from 7-9 p.m. at Kaufman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2012 Northway Road, Williamsport.

The family will provide flowers and suggest memorial contributions in Ed's name be made to Lycoming County SPCA, 2801 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701 or to the Oval Hunting Camp, c/o Adam Starr, 80 Starr Road, Jersey Shore, PA 17740.

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