Elvera SwansonElvera E. Swanson, 96, of 123 Ridge Road, Kersey, passed away Sunday, August 23, 2015, at her home.

She was born September 28, 1918, in Toby, daughter of the late Albino and Maria Theresa DeBenne Gradizzi. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Kersey High School, Class of 1936. She was a former employee of Brockway Glass and had also worked as a secretary for the Elk County Mutual Insurance Company.

On January 12, 1937, in the Holy Cross Church in Brandy Camp, she married George A. Swanson, who preceded her in death on September 5, 1999.

She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Vollmer of Toby; four sons, Charles A. Swanson (Vondalee) of Toby, George R. Swanson (Ann) of Kersey, Robert W. Swanson (Kathy) of Kersey, and Paul E. Swanson (Margaret) of Kersey; 26 grandchildren; 55 great grandchildren; 19 great, great grandchildren; a son-in-law, Pierre Pontzer of Kersey; and a sister-in-law, Angeline Gradizzi of Kersey.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Esther Pontzer and Elvera Swanson, who died in infancy; three sisters, Mary Cherubini, Ermenia Banal, and Armenia Gradizzi who died in infancy; and three brothers, Silvio Gradizzi, and two brothers who died in childhood. She was the last member of her immediate family.

Elvera was a member of the St. Boniface Church and the Rosary Society. She was also a member of the Toby Grange, the Pamona Grange, and the Fox Township Lioness Club.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the St. Boniface Church on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at 10:30 AM, with the Rev. Ross Miceli, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the St. Boniface Cemetery.

Visitation is at the St. Boniface Church on Wednesday from 9:30 until 10:30 AM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Boniface Church, 355 Main Street, Kersey, PA 15846; the Community Nurses, Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857; or the American Cancer Society, PO Box 403, St. Marys, PA 15857.

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Jean F. Undercoffer, 82, of 145 Bestway Street, St. Marys, passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015, at the Elk Haven Nursing Home.

She was born March 8, 1933, in Ellwood City, PA, daughter of the late Harold W. and Mary Gordon Fulton. She attended Curwensville schools and was a graduate of St. Francis High School, Class of 1951. Along with her husband, she was co-owner of the former Lyn-Clare Flower Shop and The Greenhouse in St. Marys.

On August 7, 1953, in the St. Francis Church in Clearfield, she married Gerald A. “Jerry” Undercoffer, who preceded her in death on July 14, 2006.

She is survived by two daughters, Gerianne Cunningham (Mark) of St. Marys and Pamela Logue (William) of Johnsonburg; four sons, J. Undercoffer, Gregory Undercoffer of Jacksonville, FL, Michael Undercoffer (Ann) of St. Marys, and Joseph Undercoffer of Vienna, Austria; 21 grandchildren, Mary Gallop, Shawn Hoyer, Linda Guthrie, Laura Wick, Tony Undercoffer, Dave Undercoffer, Lisa Howard, Matthew Undercoffer, Genelle Gardner, Maureen Purcell, Kacie Cunningham, Brady Cunningham, Elissa Gustafsson, Hailey Cunningham, William Logue, Andrew Logue, Stephen Logue, Julie Neville, Daniel Logue, Konstantin Deyev, and Dima Deyev; 17 great grandchildren; three sisters, Virginia Fulton (Murphy Sewall) of Windham, CT, Ann Fulton of Windham, CT, and Linda Fulton of East Palo Alto, CA; a brother, William Fulton (Sue) of Curwensville; and two sisters-in-law, Kathy Fulton Morris of Clearfield and Cynthia Harlow of Palo Alto, CA.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Joseph Undercoffer; and by three brothers, Richard Fulton, John Fulton, and in infancy, George Fulton.

Jean was a member of the Queen of the World Church. She enjoyed baking bread for family and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Thursday, August 27, 2015, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Meinrad Lawson, OSB, as celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

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