Saturday, October 3, 2015

Rev. John H. Lapp, Loving Grandfather

John H. Lapp, 83, of Port Allegany, died Wednesday (September 30, 2015) at his home in Port Allegany.

He was born Feb. 27, 1932 in Gap, PA, a son of Moses and Rachel Blank Lapp. On Feb. 26, 1955, in Hartville, OH, he married Floy L. Zook, who survives.

Rev. Lapp attended Bible College, became a licensed minister in 1976 and was ordained in 1978. He served as Pastor of the Birch Grove Mennonite Church from 1976 till 1997. He also served as Interim Pastor for the Chenunda Creek Mennonite Church in Andover, NY from 2004 till 2008, and he then served as Interim Pastor at the Birch Grove Mennonite Church from 2008 until 2012. Mr. Lapp also owned and operated the Lapp Farm from 1959 until1993.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by:

two daughters: Joy (Steve Ruby) Lapp and Ruth Ann Lapp, both of Mt. Pleasant, IA

four sons: Lester (Reletta) Lapp of Cyclone, PA; David (Cynthia) Lapp of Lowville, NY; Mark (Ingrid) Lapp of Port Allegany, PA and Paul (Melissa) Lapp of Akron, PA

13 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren

one brother: Omar (Sara) Lapp of Gap, PA

several nieces and nephews

Rev. Lapp was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers: Christian and Seth, and 3 sisters: Elizabeth, Sylvia, and Lena.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2015, from 9 A.M. to Noon in the Birch Grove Mennonite Church, Two Mile Rd., Port Allegany, PA, where funeral services will follow visitation and begin at noon, with the Rev. Dale Detwieler, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Annin Creek Cemetery, Port Allegany.

Memorials may be made to Birch Grove Mennonite Church, Two Mile Rd., Port Allegany, PA 16743.

Online condolence may be made at
Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Morry Brock Robinson

Morry Brock Robinson was born June 11, 1986, he was a son of Morry Lee Robinson & Cindy Lee Tronetti.

Our beloved son and brother passed on September 10, 2015 in Destin, Florida. 

Formerly from Lawrenceburg, Indiana, he was survived by father Morry Robinson, mother Cindy Tronetti-Dubots, stepmother Vicki Robinson, paternal grandparents Frank Robinson and Violet Robinson, maternal grandparent Helen Tronetti, grandmother Nancy Nichol, brother Colton Robinson, sisters Tabbatha Skillman (Scott Herzog), Darian and Dana Dubots, niece Bre Aunna Tronetti, nephew Zien Herzog, several aunts, uncles, cousins, and longtime friend Josh Lusby. 

Proceeded in death by: Grandfather James L. Tronetti, cousin Walter Blackwell, and uncle Glenn Wykoff.

Our son touched so many people in his life that words cannot convey the loss we all feel. Brock so enjoyed hunting and sports; his passion has always been fishing. He spent his summers working on the American Spirit Party Boat, conducting fishing tours while in Destin, Florida.

He loved more than anything to spend time with his family and friends.

We will never forget the great times and memories we’ve had: holidays, vacations, celebrations, and just everyday life!

Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.

A Go Fund Me account has been set up to assist the family.  It can be accessed here:

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Drive 4 UR School

Another Drive 4 UR School event will take place September 26, 2015 at the Port Allegany High School.  Hours are 10:00am - 3:00pm.  Test drive a new Ford car or truck, fill out a simple form, and the PASD music programs receive cash.  There's no pressure and no cost to those wanting to take part.  For more information, check out the PASD music boosters page on Facebook.

Port Allegany Homecoming

It has been announced by the school district that the Gator Homecoming game will begin at 2:30pm, Saturday, October 3rd.

Pitt-Bradford to hold 33rd annual Law Enforcement Awareness and Familiarization Day

BRADFORD, PA – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will hold the 33rd annual Law Enforcement Awareness and Familiarization Day on Wednesday, Sept. 16, giving people an opportunity to talk with law enforcement officers and learn more about what they do.
The program will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Frame-Westerberg Commons and is free and open to the public.
Participating agencies are Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, Amtrak Railroad Police (two former Pitt-Bradford officers), Bradford City Police, Bradford Township Police, Cattaraugus County (N.Y.) K-9 Deputy Robert Rinfrette, Central Pennsylvania Traffic Safety Network District 2-0, Children’s Advocacy Center of McKean County, City of Warren Police, Drug Enforcement Administration, Erie County (N.Y.) Sheriff’s Department,

Federal Bureau of Investigation, McKean County 911 Center, McKean County Adult Probation, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Pennsylvania Game Commission, Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Marine Corps, and the YWCA Victims Resource Center.

LEAF Day was originally enacted by former Pitt-Bradford Chief of Police George Barron in 1981 to promote various law enforcement agencies and educate students on possible careers in diverse branches of law enforcement. Chief Dan Songer has since continued the tradition.

For more information, contact Songer at (814) 362-7509 or by email at

For disability needs related to the event, contact the Office of Disability Resources at (814) 362-7609 or

Eugene M. Lewis, USMC Sergeant

Eugene M. Lewis, 86, of Port Allegany, died Wednesday (September 9, 2015) in the Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.

He was born Sept. 22, 1928 in Emporium, a son of Emory O. and Cleo M. Smith Lewis. On April 18, 1953, in Keating Summit, PA, he married Mary Ellen McLaughlin, who died Dec. 25 2013.

Mr. Lewis was a graduate of Austin High School. He was a Sgt. in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving from 1948 to 1952.

Mr. Lewis was employed by Pittsburgh Corning of Port Allegany, PA

He was a member of the American Legion; Frank Burt Post #258 of Port Allegany, VFW Post #6391 of Port Allegany, the Port Allegany Honor Guard, the Marine Corps League; Bob Swanson Detachment #1102, and the United Methodist Church of Port Allegany.

He is survived by:

two daughters: Katherine (Kent) J. Kenyon of Coudersport, PA and Julia A. Lewis of Denver, CO

one granddaughter: Rebecca L. Kenyon of Coudersport

two sisters: Geraldine Moses and Bonnie Bonawitz, both of Port Allegany

one brother: Richard Lewis of Port Allegany

and many nieces and nephews

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by four brothers: Cletus, Vernon, Charles and Ronald Lewis.

Visitation was held on Friday, September 11, 2015 from 3-6 pm at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., 105 N. Main St., Port Allegany, PA. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 12, at 1:00 pm from the United Methodist Church of Port Allegany, with the Rev. Randall Headley, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the Portage Twp. Cemetery, Sizerville, PA. Military Honors were accorded by the Port Allegany Honor Guard at church.

Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church of Port Allegany, 307 N Main St, Port Allegany, PA 16743, Port Allegany Ambulance Association, Port Allegany, PA 16743, or the Sweden Valley Manor Activity Fund.

Online condolence may be made at

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Port Allegany./

Causer Hosts Veterans Services Officer in Coudersport

COUDERSPORT – A veterans field service officer with the American Legion will be available at Rep. Martin Causer’s (R-Turtlepoint) office in Coudersport on Thursday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

He will assist veterans with services such as compensation, education, pension, health care and death benefits.

“Our veterans have given so much for us and for our country. The benefits we provide to them are a small token of recognition and appreciation for their service,” Causer said. “I hope area veterans will take advantage of this opportunity for assistance.”

Appointments are required and may be made by calling the office at 814-274-9769. Veterans need not be a member of the American Legion to use the service.