Bisonalities Again

Bisonalities Again

A Web site dedicated to the alumni, teachers, and administrators,
past, present, and future of Waterford and Fort LeBoeuf High Schools

Bisonalities Again Blog
May 21, 2021
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Friday, May 21, 2021 - 10:00 a.m.


I believe I have found someone to take over the Web site. I will be meeting with that person on Saturday to see if they are willing to do so. Stay tuned!

June 12, 2021

I will be helping Bob keep this web site active, but I will continue to need your help. I need to receive news about Waterford, class reunions, classmates and teachers.. When I get a new email address for this site I will post it here. In the meantime continue to use the one posted by Bob (

I want to thank Bob for starting and maintaining this site for all these years. He did a terrific job.

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Saturday June 14, 2021

Death of Lynette Potter Edwards

Lynette Potter Edwards

Fort LeBoeuf class of 1974
June 14th, 2021

Lynette Potter Edwards passed away on Monday June 14th, 2021.

Lynette Potter Edwards, 64, of Erie, Pa., passed away peacefully on Monday, June 14, 2021, at home from metastasized breast cancer. She was born the third of eight siblings to the late Burnam and Sara Helen (Mortimer) Potter on November 23, 1956.

She graduated from Fort LeBeouf High School and worked in the food service industry for several years. She also spent some time overseeing bingo activities at Perry Highway.

Greeting her at the Heavenly Gates are her parents and siblings, Sharon and Charles.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Allan Edwards, to mourn her passing; a son, Timothy Edwards and daughter, Amy Edwards, both of Erie. She also leaves four sisters; Beverly (Mark) Roberts of Winston-Salem, N.C., Deborah Potter and Lisa Mucheru, both of Erie and Lori Regal of Cochranton; four grandchildren, Sara, Tallan, Charlie and Sophie; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.

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Burial will be private. Linda had been ill for a couple of weeks and passed away at her home in Erie, Pa.

Saturday June 12, 2021

Death of Linda Terrill Nuber McFadden

Fort LeBoeuf class of 1967
March 9, 2021

Linda Terrill Nuber McFadden passed away on Monday March 9th, 2021.

We lost a beautiful soul on Monday. We are deeply saddened by the loss of our sister Linda Terrill Nuber McFadden. Linda was a graduate of class of 1967. She leaves behind her son Jeffery Nuber. May she rest in peace with our Lord Jesus Christ.

Burial will be private. Linda had been ill for a couple of weeks and passed away at her home in Erie, Pa.

Sunday, May 23, 2020 - 2:00 p.m.

Death of Janet Ruth Newton Pichler

Janet Ruth Newton Pichler

Waterford High School Class of 1955

Janet Ruth Pichler Dec. 18, 1937 - July 14, 2019

Janet Ruth Pichler passed away peacefully at home on July 14, 2019 at the age of 81. Born in Erie Pennsylvania on December 18, 1937 to Paul and Helen Newton, in 1974 she traveled to California to be near family who lived in San Diego. After retiring from a career as a skilled typesetter, she relocated to Stockton to be near her children. She belonged to several service clubs including the Veterans Club and Ladies of the Moose Club. For the past 25 years, she served as a dedicated volunteer for Kaiser Permanente in Stockton where she thrived in assisting patients with their needs. She enjoyed dinners out, bingo with friends and spending time with her family.

Janet is survived by her loving children, Pauline Huff, Patty Garcia and Frank Pichler (Alesha). In addition to her 8 grandchildren, 7 great-grand-children and multiple nieces and nephews which she adored, she doted on her beloved cat, Miss Holly. Services will be held at Cherokee Memorial Park in Lodi on Friday, July 19, 2019 at 1 pm.

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Death of Marian Jane Chase Falconer

Marian Jane Chase Falconer

Waterford Academy Class of 1955
Dec. 18, 1937 - July 14, 2019

Marian Jane Chase Falconer passed away on Thursday, March 11, 2021, at the home of her daughter surrounded by her family. Marian was born in Waterford on September 8, 1936, the daughter of the late Milton John and Vera Mae Estes Chase. She graduated from Waterford Academy with the class of 1955 and on June 4, 1955, married Archie Falconer. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother who was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses and had a strong belief in the Bible's promises for the future and looked forward to the promised earthly paradise.

Marian, in addition to her parents, was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Falconer; granddaughters, Nikki Slayton and Rose Best; and brothers: John Chase, Raymond Chase, William Chase, Robert Chase, and Jim Chase. Survivors include her daughter, Susan (George) Henry; son, Gary (Michelle) Falconer; daughter, Toni (John) Slayton; grandchildren Stephanie Henry, Dakota Henry, Jessica Boardman, Cory Slayton, George Henry, Jr; great grandchildren Tara Best, Dylan Henry, Jarett and Colton Boardman, and Jackson Slayton; sisters, Patsy Bedow and Marge Ormsbee; and brother, Donald Chase.

The family would like to thank Hospice and Linda Hammond for all the loving care above and beyond. Memorials may be made to or Hospice of Crawford County. Arrangements by Van Matre Funeral Home, Cambridge Springs. To send condolences, please visit
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Thursday, April 22, 2021.

Death of John C. Altman, Jr.

John C. Altman Jr.

Fort LeBoeuf High Class of 1988

John C. Altman, Jr., 51,of Meadville, passed away Thursday, April 22, 2021 following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born November 28, 1969 in Erie, a son of John C. and Rita J. Marchini Altman, Sr. He married Louise Orris in September 2002.

He was employed as a chef at the Hearth Restaurant, Erie, for Star Homes, Erie, was a self-employed contractor of JR General Contractor, and was a flooring installer for John Lander Ceramic Tile, Erie and Glenn Peterson’s Floors and Furniture, Meadville.

John enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, cooking and especially attending his children’s sporting events. He was an Eagle Scout.

Survivors, in addition to his wife Louise, include three children, Christopher John (C.J.) Conroe (Brynn) of Mercer, Renee Altman of Meadville, and Shane Altman of Meadville; his father, John C. Altman, Sr. (Diana) of West Virginia; a sister, Jennifer Altman of Erie; twin brothers, Scott Altman (Lori) of Butler and Brian Altman (Brendan) of Fairview, OH; nieces and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

A memorial service was held Saturday, May 22nd at 11:00 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 828 N. Main St., Meadville where the wearing of masks is required.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 505 Poplar St., Suite 310, Meadville, PA 16335.

The arrangements have been entrusted to the ROBERT W. WAID FUNERAL HOME, 581 CHESTNUT ST., MEADVILLE where memories and condolences may be shared at

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Sunday, May 23, 2020 - 2:00 p.m.

Death of Marvin John "Jack" Hinkle

Jack Hinkle

Fort LeBoeuf High Class of 1962

Marvin John "Jack" Hinkle, 77, of Erie, Pa. and Victorville, Calif., born March 18th, 1944, passed away May 18th, 2021, at home, with wife and fur babies Spike and Sugar by his side. He was the son of the late Rose and Marvin Hinkle.

In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his son Steven John Hinkle.

He is survived by wife Norma Carlson Hinkle of Victorville, Calif., son Scott A. Hinkle, John L. Hinkle Sr. and wife Marsha Hinkle, all of Erie, Pa., and daughter-in-law Melody Allen of Columbia, S.C. Jack is further survived by 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Jack graduated from Fort LeBoeuf High School in 1962 He served in the Navy on the USS Lafayette. He worked for the Construction Union Local 603. He was a Member of the Moose Lodge, Elk's Club, American Legion, along with a few others. Jack loved to cook, he enjoyed bowling, golfing, hunting, camping, fishing, diving, baseball, and NASCAR, but most of all he loved to travel.

A memorial will be held on June 6th from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m., at Glenwood Park, Erie, Pa.

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Sunday, May 23, 2020 - 3:00 p.m.

Death of James N. Weary

Jim Weary

Fort LeBoeuf High Class of 1990

James N. Weary, age 58, of Clymer, N.Y., passed away Thursday, May 20, 2021 at UPMC Chautauqua, Jamestown, N.Y.

Jim was born in Erie on August 9, 1962 and raised in Waterford, one of six children of the late Charles and Catherine Borges Weary.

Jim was a simple man, warm and loving, who generally had a genuine joy for life. He cherished time spent with his family and friends, and enjoyed hunting and being outdoors, beekeeping, riding his Harley, playing pool, and watching NASCAR. He did many of these things with his best friend and partner of 26 years, Cynthia Louise Olson. They officially married one month before his death.

Jim also worked in commercial roofing for Jamestown Roofing and was known for his skill as a metal worker, completing many copper roofing projects and other architecturally interesting roofs in the area.

Those that remain to mourn his passing include his beloved wife, Cynthia Louise Olson Weary; his siblings, Kathleen Kahala (Steve), Tom Weary (JoAnne), Ed Weary (Kelly), Ron Weary (Tammy), three sisters-in-law, Valerie Hanes (Mark), Loretta Blakeslee (Kyle), and Carol Weary as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A brother, Chuck Weary, preceded him in death.

Friends are invited to call at Van Matre Funeral Home in Waterford on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 from 4 until 8 p.m. Burial will be private for the family.

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Sunday, May 23, 2020 - 3:00 p.m.

Death of Kevin P. Campbell

kevin Campbell

Fort LeBoeuf High Class of 1973

Kevin P. Campbell, age 66, of LeBoeuf Township passed away Thursday, May 13, 2021 at Saint Vincent Hospital.

Kevin was the son of the late Kenneth and Janet Campbell, born April 8, 1955 in Sewickley, Pa.

Kevin is survived by his wife and best friend for 44 years, Debbie Dowler Campbell; his three sons, Jason (Patty) of Cambridge Springs, Brian (Renea) of Mill Village, and John (Charity) of Ashville, N.Y.; several grandchildren; and a sister, Cassie Campbell of Lewistown, Pa., and brother, Kenny Campbell (Sue) of Cumberland, Md.

All who knew Kevin, knew that he was always willing to stop and lend a hand to anyone in need. But, family was always his top priority. He enjoyed time spent with his family, and was able to take several yearly fishing trips into Canada with his dad.

Kevin was a 1973 graduate of Fort LeBoeuf High School where he excelled in basketball and baseball. One highlight from his years of playing baseball as catcher for the Bisons, was in his senior year, when he was called up to pitch the last game of the season, and threw a no-hitter!

His early years of sports led to a lifetime of involvement with Little League. He coached for Mill Village Little League for 15 years and was also commissioner for ten of those years. He especially enjoyed teaching the new players the fundamentals of baseball, and was most proud watching his own grandkids play in all their sporting events.

Friends may visit with the family at Van Matre Funeral Home in Waterford on Saturday May 15, from 1 - 5 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. with Tom McAraw officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mill Village Vol. Fire Co., P.O. Box 6L, Mill Village, PA 16427, or Second Harvest Food Bank of NWPA, 1507 Grimm Dr., Erie, PA 16501.

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