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Member Obituaries

John Boyd Caveny

was born May 22, 1940, married February 23, 1963, died October 10, 2018. John was the son of Betty & Paul Caveny. He loved and was dearly loved by his family; wife Barbara (aka Bonnie), his 5 children & their families: John & Lisa, daughter Megan; Paul & Bianca son Colton; Kate &Michelle Merlino, children Cindy, Jose, Nathan, Kylei, Anna; Patrick &Wendy, children Jake, Carly, Sammy; Mary Beth Keating children Conor, Grace, Tim & Mae. Sisters are Sharon (Tom) Murphy, Kathleen Dooling, Betsy Garris, Candy (Dale) Heagle and Helen Mansfield (dec). In laws are Joan Gunn, Patty Lonergan and Chuck (Linda) Hafner. On both the Caveny & Hafner side a nice group of nieces & nephews are included in the family circle. In 1964 John moved to Vestal but maintained his Syracuse identity; family, friends, golf, and work kept him well connected. As a child John fell in love with basketball resulting in a lifelong affair with the game. The coaches, Bob Felasco at St. John the Evangelist in Syracuse's Parochial League and Tom Niland at LeMoyne were the best. The teammates and associates at both St. John's and LeMoyne formed the nucleus of his lifetime friends. The bonus of receiving a Jesuit education was priceless. In 1962 John was drafted by the St. Louis Hawks of the NBA. After college he continued to play top quality basketball thanks to Binghamton's Y League, great men and lifelong friends. To top it off in the 60s he coached St. Patrick's CYO teams. The 1967-68 CYO League champions added new friends, ten years younger and all men he was so proud to know for the rest of his life. The icing on the cake was announcing Binghamton University games with Roger Neel and most recently being in the gym with the Binghamton High School boys.

In sports he was more a participant than a fan; the best games were ones he played on a baseball field, a basketball court or a golf course. Caddying at Onondaga introduced him to the game of golf and the people who play it. During his career as a salesman he appreciated everyone who worked at Marsellus; their hard work and skill resulted in a product which he proudly sold to funeral directors who in turn became his friends. Fortunate circumstances and good people are why he could say "my life has been the best." Three of those people, all of whom predeceased him, were Priest, Msgr. A. Robert Casey, Coach Bobby Felasco and friend Jerry Edsell. John's Christian faith gave him joy, contentment and strength. He thanked God daily for his many blessings. From 1984 to 2014 seventy-one (71) newborns knew his love; some for days, others for months. He considered it a blessing to be a small part of their lives and how he loved to nap with an infant in his arms. John was an accomplished athlete and was thankful that his children were blessed with talents similar to his but reflected in their individual interests.

Family, friends and assorted groups benefited from his company with the resulting storytelling which brought much laughter & fun; he was quite the raconteur. He gifted us with laughter. A Funeral Mass will be offered at St. Vincent de Paul Blessed Sacrament Church, Clubhouse Road Vestal, Tuesday at 10 a.m. A reception will follow in Msgr. Giblin Hall at St. Vincent's Church. The family will receive friends at the J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home, 141 Main Street, Binghamton, Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. A gift to St. Vincent/BS parish Vestal, to LeMoyne College's DAA Scholarship fund @ lemoynedolphins.com/give which gives financial support to student athletes facing unforeseen circumstances, to a public library or to a cause of your choice could be a tribute to your memory of John.

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Nathan E. Grenoble II

41, of Harrisburg, formerly of Beech Creek and Muncy, died unexpectedly Thursday, October 11, 2018 in Harrisburg.

Born May 27, 1977 in Williamsport, he was a son of Nathan E. Grenoble and Lynn (Bolopue) Hall.

Nathan was a 1995 graduate of Lock Haven High School and a 1998 graduate of Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, where he received an Associate degree in Tool making Technology. He previously worked as a tool and die maker at Keystone Friction Hinge Co., South Williamsport, A & B Tool & Die, Lock Haven, Wirerope Works, PMF Industries and ShopVac, all of Williamsport and Fairfield Manufacturing, of Montoursville. Nathan was currently employed at Vantage Foods in Camp Hill.

He enjoyed trials bike riding and was a member of the Durty Dabbers, Clinton County. Nathan loved music and was an extreme reader. He was known for his kindness, intelligence, humility and being able to laugh out loud.

Surviving in addition to his parents are a step mother, Kathy Grenoble, of Muncy; step father, Jan Hall, of Howard; brother and sister-in-law, Justin and Tara Grenoble, of McEwensville; sister and brother-in-law, Julie and Jed Ritter, of Muncy; paternal grandmother, Phyllis Grenoble, of Jersey Shore; maternal grandmother, Helen Bolopue, of Salona and her companion Grant Swartz; three nephews and one niece; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Doyle Grenoble; maternal grandfather, Lewis Bolopue and a close cousin with whom he shared a birthday in common, Stephanie Mutchler.

Friends will be received from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Grenoble's, 121 S. Main St., Muncy, where the funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. Arlene Beechert, pastor of First United Methodist Church, Muncy, officiating.

Burial will follow in the Muncy Cemetery.

Nathan was very interested and humbly concerned in many people's needs. In his memory the family asks that you donate to a need of your choice.

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Daniel A. Swenson

73, of Erie, passed away Friday, October 19, 2018 at his residence following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Jamestown, NY, on December 2, 1944, the son of the late Ralph and Mildred Johnson Swenson.
Dan was a 1963 Graduate of Jamestown High School, after which he graduated from Simmons School of Embalming and Mortuary Science. Following his residency, he earned his funeral director's license in New York in 1967 and then in Pennsylvania in 1973. In addition to his career as a funeral director, he served many years as an EMS provider in the Jamestown area. He eventually dedicated his skills to the funeral profession, proudly serving for the past 26 years at the Russell C. Schmidt Funeral Home in Erie, PA. He is a past president of the Erie Crawford County Funeral Directors Association. Dan was well respected in the funeral profession. He considered it his calling to help families at the time of their greatest need.
Dan was a tractor aficionado, a Civil War buff, loved his Cocker Spaniels, and the countryside. He was also a friend of Bill W. Dan had a heart of gold that he shared with everyone.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his Aunt Ruth Swenson and Uncle Aldor Johnson.
Survivors include his wife Nancy Strader Swenson; his two daughters Sandra Webster, of Falconer, NY, and Linda Stoppacher (Robert), of Fayetteville, NY; two stepsons Les Strader (Becky) of Erie, and Timothy Strader (Tammy) of Bemus Point, NY. He particularly enjoyed his grandchildren who include Erica, Conor, and Ian Webster; Harper, Emma and Gretchen Stoppacher; Alex, Zach and Hannah Strader, and Mitchell Wysocki; and his great-grandchildren, Elliana, Lillian, Palmer, and Macy. He was thought of as more than a grandfather but a best friend. He is also survived by his friend and former wife, Kathryn Gilray.
Friends may call at the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home, Inc. 5000 Wattsburg Rd. Erie, PA, on Monday from 4 to 7 pm. and on Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 am at First Lutheran Church in Jamestown, NY. Burial will follow in Lake View Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Lutheran Church - 120 Chandler St., Jamestown, NY 14701.
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Francis G. Ozog

79; Richland Township, passed away peacefully at home October 25, 2018. Born May 16, 1939 in Johnstown; son of John and Anne (Mrgala) Ozog. Preceded in death by parents; and brother, Edward Ozog. Survived by his loving and caring wife of 52 years, Loretta (Edmonds) Ozog, Richland Township; and children, Lisa M. (Dr. Rashid Levieddin) Potomac, MD; Therese A. (Thomas Moran) Richland Township; Francis J. Ozog (Kelley Peters) Richland Township; and Maribeth Ozog Marquette, MI. Also survived by grandchildren, Elisha, Joey, David, Joshua, Jacob, Sammy Levieddin; Salena and Anthony T. Moran; and Samantha and Emily Peters. A brother of Rita Ozog of Johnstown; and also survived by "adopted family", George M. Gulash and Dr. Brian and Renee Ahlstrom. U.S. Army and Army Reserve veteran. Served the Johnstown community as owner and Funeral Director of the Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., in Cambria City. He was a man humbly dedicated to his family, his faith and the many families he served. He was the last surviving charter members of the West End Lions Club. Funeral Mass will be held Monday, October 29, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. at Resurrection Parish the Rev. George M. Gulash. Committal will take place at Grandview Cemetery. Friends will be received Sunday, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Broad Street; where West End Lions Club will have service at 7pm. Donations may be made to Resurrection Parish Building Fund in Fran's memory. The family would like to thank Interim Hospice for their caring and compassionate staff. Condolences may be sent at fgozogfuneralhome.com

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