Friday, July 16th, 2021
Linda E. Nasman Ferrie, 77, of Scandia, passed away on Friday July 16, 2021 following a brief illness. Linda was born on February 5, 1944 in Warren, Pa., the daughter of the late Harry Nasman and Dora...
Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
Byron Swanson “BG”Byron G. Swanson, “BG”, 57, of Russell, passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2019, at the Warren General Hospital after an extended illness.BG was born on Dec...
Sunday, January 6th, 2013
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Jason L Spence, 33, of Scandia Road, Russell, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at his residence. Jason was born October 26, 1979, in Warren, PA, the son of Larry Spence and...
Sunday, September 4th, 2011
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As of the beginning of September our ambulance is back in service. The department currently has 14 EMTs and 2 First Responders. We will be providing BLS service for the residents of Elk Township and w...
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Past President/ Life Member Passes Away
Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

Byron Swanson “BG”

Byron G. Swanson, “BG”, 57, of Russell, passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2019, at the Warren General Hospital after an extended illness.

BG was born on December 5, 1962, in Punxsutawney, PA, to the late G. Edwin and Esther A. (Utley) Swanson.

BG was a 1980 graduate of Sheffield High School and worked at Blair Corp. for 20 years. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his children. He enjoyed playing match cars, watching NASCAR, and even did a railroad layout with them. BG enjoyed hunting and was heavily involved in the Scandia VFD, having been a member for 25 years. He held various positions, including President and Secretary. He was also an EMT for almost 20 years. He was also a member of the Pleasant Township Fire Dept. and started as a junior fire fighter in the Clarendon Fire Dept. He loved helping people and jumped at any opportunity to do so.

BG is survived by his loving wife, Suzanne C. Swanson, whom he married on October 23, 1993; his children, Heleena Swanson, of Russell and Raymond Swanson, of Erie; his siblings, John Swanson, of Fredericksburg, VA, and Donald (Sheila) Swanson, of Verona, VA; and nieces and nephews, Matt (Kristi) Swanson, Trevor (Stephanie) Swanson, Travis (Valene) Swanson, Kristen (Ruben) Vasquez and Becky (Justin) Gilkerson, all of VA.

In addition to his parents, BG is preceded in death by his sister, Frances Cederquist.

A memorial service will be held on a later date at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations be given to the Scandia VFD, 5950 Scandia Rd, Russell, PA 16345 or to a Fire Dept. of the donor’s choice.

Those wishing to make online condolences may do so by visiting, www.petersonblickfuneral home.com.

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Friday, July 16th, 2021
Linda E. Nasman Ferrie, 77, of Scandia, passed away on Friday July 16, 2021 following a brief illness. Linda was born on February 5, 1944 in Warren, Pa., the daughter of the late Harry Nasman and Dora Mae Wetmore Nasman.
Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
Byron Swanson “BG”Byron G. Swanson, “BG”, 57, of Russell, passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2019, at the Warren General Hospital after an extended illness.BG was born on December 5, 1962, in Punxsutawney, PA, to the late G.
Sunday, January 6th, 2013
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Jason L Spence, 33, of Scandia Road, Russell, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at his residence. Jason was born October 26, 1979, in Warren, PA, the son of Larry Spence and his companion Amy Parsons of Warren, and Vicki Peters Spence and her companion Lester Moyer.
Sunday, September 4th, 2011
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As of the beginning of September our ambulance is back in service. The department currently has 14 EMTs and 2 First Responders. We will be providing BLS service for the residents of Elk Township and when called to surrounding areas..
Monday, April 4th, 2011
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The 2010 Fire Person of the Year went to 2nd Asst. Chief Kelly VanCise. Kelly has put in numerous hours to better the department and is one of our most active members. The 2010 Junior Fire Person of the Year was Brandon VanCise.
Saturday, March 19th, 2011
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Charter Member Patrick Wayne Ferrie, 92, of Scandia, and a lifelong area resident, passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Rouse Warren County Home, where he had resided for the last year. Mr. Ferrie was born December 8, 1918, in Warren, the son of the late John William Heath and Anna Louise...
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