Home News Events Contact Us Sports

River 98.9 News

 

 

 

Funeral Report

 

 

 

ST. MARYS - Alberta M. "Bertie" Ehrensberger, 81, of 1146 S. Michael Rd., St. Marys, died unexpectedly Saturday, April 25, 2015 at her home.


She was born Dec. 28, 1933, a daughter of the late Albert M. and Beatrice Krieg Samick.


On Sept. 26, 1953 in St. Mary's Church, she married Richard M. Ehrensberger, who preceded her in death Dec. 14, 2003.


Bertie was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of Queen of the World Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family. She especially enjoyed spending time with her sister and will always be remembered for her heartwarming smile.
She is survived by a daughter, Mary Lynn (John) Buerk; and by three sons, Kenneth (Elizabeth "Bitsy") Ehrensberger, Ronald (Lisa) Ehrensberger, and Michael (Kim) Ehrensberger, all of St. Marys; 12 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter and one great-grandchild on the way. She was also survived by three sisters, Helen Frederickson of St. Marys, Marlene Braun of St. Marys, and Gertrude Gardner of Byrnedale; and by a brother, Robert Samick of Ridgway, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.


In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kelly Ann Ehrensberger; a grandson, Dylan Richard Ehrensberger; and by a brother, Albert Samick Jr.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Alberta M. "Bertie" Ehrensberger will be celebrated Wednesday, April 29 at 10 a.m. at Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Rd., St. Marys, with Rev. Richard Allen, pastor, officiating.
Interment will follow in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.


Visitation will be at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 28 from 5-8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Rd., St. Marys, Pa. 15857.


Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be made to the family at www.lynchgreenfuneralhome.com.

 

 

ST. MARYS - Edna Mary Wagner, 93, a resident of Elk Haven and formerly of Wendel Road, died Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.


Edna was born Aug. 17, 1921 in St. Marys to George and Margaret Geyer Schneider. On Nov. 15, 1947, she married Wiliam G. Wagner at St. Mary's Church. He died May 4, 1990.


Edna dedicated herself to raising her family and was known for her prowess as a cook and baker. She enjoyed her evenings on the front porch of her Wendel Road home sharing conversation with family, friends and passersby. When her family was of school age, she was a frequent volunteer at the Queen of the World Church. She was an inspiration to her family and friends for enduring disability with grace and determination. In her later years, as a resident of Silver Creek Terrace and Elk Having Nursing Home, she enjoyed conversations with her many visitors, especially recollecting the joys of her childhood on Spruce Street. She was a graduate of St. Marys High School Class of 1940.


She is survived by three children, Thomas (Georgia) Wagner and Ann (James) Vollmer of St. Marys, and William J. (Amy) Wagner of Russell. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, Scott, Brian and Michael Vollmer, Christen Wilson, Mary Fox, Sarah Caskey, Daniel Wagner, Drew Wagner and Laura McGraw; and 13 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, Norman "Boo" (Anna) Schneider and Donald "Chick" (Joann) Schneider, both of St. Marys; and two sisters, Theresa Gier of Wichita, Kan. and Hilda Kronenwetter of South Plainfield, N.J. 


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Robert, George, James and Lawrence Schneider; and three sisters, Alice Schneider, Frances Burfield and Margaret Eckert. 


A Mass of Christian Burial for Edna Mary Wagner will be celebrated at the Queen of the World Church on Wednesday, April 29 at noon with Rev. Richard Allen, pastor, presiding. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home, 169 Center St. on Tuesday, April 28 from 5-8 p.m. Donations in Edna's honor may be made to the Queen of the World Church or to a charity of the donor's choice .

 

 

EMPORIUM - Diane Ullman, 66, of 525 Bucktail Trail Hwy, Driftwood, PA died at her residence on Friday (April 24, 2015) afternoon.

She was born March 6, 1949 in Philadelphia, PA a daughter of the late Rohland and Marjorie Benedict Sarman.

 

On September 30, 1966 in Elkton, MD she married John "Bud" Ullman, who survives.

Diane moved to Cameron County in 1984. Her and her husband Bud were the owners of the former Sterling Run Tavern for over 21 years, retiring in March of 2014. She enjoyed trips around the scenic Cameron County mountains.

 

Surviving

In addition to her husband John "Bud" Ullman

Son: Casey Ullman, Emporium

Son: Charles Ullman, Emporium

Son: Donald Ullman, Emporium

Son: John Ullman, Burlington, NJ

2 Grandchildren: Lexie & Logan Ullman

Sister: Sandy (Jim) Wills, Philadelphia

Brother: Rohland Sarman, Emporium

Brother: Jack Sarman, of the Pocano's

Preceded in Death By

Parents: Rohland and Marjorie Benedict Sarman There will be No Visitation & Services are Private.

 

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

 

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

 

 

RIDGWAY - Ernest Guy Allegretti, 92, of 524 Shaffer Ave., Ridgway, died peacefully Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at home with his loving family.


Born Feb. 19, 1923 in Ridgway, he was the son of the late Silvio and Josephine Leone Allegretti. He graduated from Wilcox High School in 1942.


On Oct. 16, 1965, he married Barbara Bomba at St. Leo's Catholic Church, who preceded him in death Aug. 8, 2005.


He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He was a bricklayer/mason by trade. He practiced his craft for over 50 years and taught the trade to many future tradesman including time as an instructor at DuBois School of Trade.  Locally he spent many years working with Quattrone Masonry.


He was a member of  St. Leo's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed cooking his favorite meals and baking his delicious bread that were enjoyed by many.


He is survived by one son, James E. Allegretti of Etiwanda, Calif.; a daughter, Jean M. Zameroski and her husband John of Ridgway; and four grandchildren, Dominic, Vincent, Anna and Sara, all of Ridgway.
Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Guy Allegretti; a sister, Margaret Santo; and seven other siblings that died in infancy. 


A Mass of Christian burial for Ernest G. Allegretti will be celebrated Saturday, April 25 at 11 a.m. at St. Leo's Catholic Church with Fr. Brian Vossler, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Leo's Cemetery. Friends will be received at Meehan-Shilk Funeral Home, 130 Center St., Ridgway on Friday, April 24 from 5-8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Ridgway Public Library or St. Leo's School.

 

 

WEEDVILLE - Mark E. Rosman, 55, of Weedville, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk.
Born Oct. 13, 1959 in DuBois, he was the son of the late Wassil Rosman Sr. and Patricia Lou (Pedace) Rosman.


On Oct. 19, 1991, he married Nancy M. (Bricen) Rosman, and she survives.


He was an electrician with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 5 in Pittsburgh.
Mark was an avid golfer and enjoyed fishing and hunting. Most of all, he loved to be with his daughter, Mary.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Mary E. Rosman of Weedville; and his siblings, Ann M. Peel and her husband, Charles of Vandergrift, Wassil Rosman Jr. of Deatsville, Ala., Robert P. Rosman and his wife, Deborah of Sykesville, and Michele L. Mowrey and her husband, Don of Reynoldsville. He is also survived by his uncle and Godfather, Joseph Rosman of Sykesville.


A funeral service for Mark E. Rosman will be held Saturday, April 25 at 11 a.m. at the Goble Baronick Funeral Home, 211 South Main St., DuBois with Fr. Mark Meholick officiating.


Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery, Kersey.


Visitation will be held Friday, April 24 from 5-8 p.m. at the Goble Baronick Funeral Home.
Memorials may be sent to PA Wildlife Habitat Unlimited, P.O. Box 851, DuBois, Pa. 15801
Online condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.

 

 

JOHNSONBURG - Angeline M. "Angie" Galluch, 94, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of Elk Towers and Johnsonburg, died Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at Elk Haven following an illness of the past several months.


She was born Oct. 27, 1920 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Leonardo and Michelina Vetrone Curci. 
On June 16, 1942, in the St. Leo's Church in Ridgway, she married Samuel F. Galluch, who preceded her in death Nov. 22, 1998.


She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Ridgway schools. She was a former aide at the Elk County General Hospital and Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital.


Mrs. Galluch loved cooking, decorating, playing cards, and bingo. She enjoyed being with her family and she loved all her friends at the Elk Haven Nursing Home.


She is survived by three daughters, Patricia Burden and her husband C. Wray, Delphine Gerber and her husband Floyd A., and Kathleen Reuscher and her husband Michael R., all of St. Marys; eight grandchildren, Leah VanHorn, Donna Snelick, Christopher Burden, Scott Burden, Dean Gerber, Keith Gerber, Jenny Gerber Rettger, and Michael W. Reuscher; and 18 great-grandchildren.


In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Samuel Francis Gerber and Samantha Rose Reuscher; five sisters, Mary Griech, Angiolina Curci, Genevieve Hyatt, Josephine Kline, and one sister who died in infancy; and three brothers, Antonio Curci, Nicholas Curci, and Salvatore "Sam" Curci. She was the last member of her immediate family.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Angeline M. "Angie" Galluch will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Monday, April 27 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery.


Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Sunday evening, April 26 from 6-8 p.m.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk Haven Nursing Home, 785 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, Pa. 15857; the Elk County Catholic School System, Advancement Office, 600 Maurus St., St. Marys, Pa. 15857; or to any of the Catholic churches.


Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com. 

 

 

ST. MARYS - William W. Wortman Sr., 78, of 1067 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, died Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at his home.


He was born Nov. 6, 1936 in St. Marys, son of the late Andrew and Lorena Benninger Wortman. 
On Dec. 27, 1958, in the First Baptist Church in Johnsonburg, he married Marjorie Steudler, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools. He was a retired employee of Clarion Sintered Metals.


Mr. Wortman was a member of the St. Mary's Church. He loved carpentry, hunting, bird watching, gardening, and especially spending time with his family.


In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, William W. Wortman Jr. of St. Marys; three grandchildren, Casey Pratt and her husband Philip, Cari Wortman, and William Wortman III; and three great-grandchildren, Philip Pratt, McKayla Pratt, and Marcos Aiello.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 10 sisters, two in infancy; and six brothers, two also in infancy. He was the last member of his immediate family.


Family and friends of William W. Wortman Sr. are invited to attend a funeral service to be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, April 24 at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Alfred Patterson, OSB, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery.


There will be no visitation.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses, Inc., Hospice, 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, Pa. 15857; or to the Elk County Humane Society, 1029 East Eschbach Rd., St. Marys, Pa. 15857.


Online condolences may be made at www.lynch-radkowski.com. 

 

 

ST. MARYS - Melna T. Simbeck, 85, of 667 Maurus Street, St. Marys, died on Tuesday morning, April 21, 2015 at Pinecrest Manor following a brief illness.

She was born on January 26, 1930, a daughter of the late Charles and Estella Galmish Simbeck.

Melna was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of St. Marys Church, where she was also a member of the Rosary Altar Society.  She graduated from SMAHS, class of 1948.  She retired in 1992 from the former Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital after more than 44 years as an X-Ray Technician.  She was a member of the St. Marys and Benzinger Historical Societies, where she had also served on the board and as the secretary for many years.  She enjoyed traveling, working in her yard, and especially enjoyed painting.  She was the last member of her immediate family.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a 2 brothers, Harold "Rudy" Simbeck and Charles "Bud" Simbeck, and by 2 half sisters, Doris Sherry and Nadine Schreiber.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Melna T. Simbeck will be celebrated on Friday, April 24, 2015, at 10:00 AM at St. Marys Church with Rev. Alfred Patterson, OSB, officiating.

Interment will follow in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.
 

Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Thursday, April 23, 2015 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Memorial Contributions may be made to a charity of choice.

Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be made to the family at www.lynchgreenfuneralhome.com

 

 

EMPORIUM - Jacqueline M. "Jackie" Kamats, 62 of 541E. Allegany Ave., Emporium, PA died at her residence, on Monday (April 20, 2015) morning.

 

She was born September 30, 1952 a daughter of the late Thomas and Anna Kephart Kamats. Jackie graduated from Cameron County High School. She worked with Dickinson Center and enjoyed singing.

 

Surviving

Son: Justin Kamats and his wife Kelly, Charlotte, NC

Sister: Mary Jane, Mrs. Dick Logue, Sinnemahoning

Sister: Judy, Mrs. Davie Smith, Emporium Preceded in Death By

Parents: Thomas and Anna Kephart Kamats

2 Brothers: Paul & Thomas Kamats

 

There will be No Visitation. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Friday (April 24, 2015) at 12:00 PM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

 

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

 

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

 

 

ST. MARYS - Rosemary Breindel, 88, of Ashaway, R.I., and formerly of 523 School St., St. Marys, died Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, R.I.


She was born March 2, 1927 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Henry and Mary Elizabeth Gradl Hoehn.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1945. She was a former employee of the St. Marys Carbon Company.


On Nov. 17, 1951, in the St. Mary's Church, she married Paul L. Breindel, who preceded her in death March 5, 2001.


Mrs. Breindel was a member of the St. Mary's Church where she was a member of the church choir and served as a Sacristan, Eucharistic Minister, and Lector. She was a 50-year member of the Benedictine Oblates; a member of the St. Mary's Church Altar Society, the St. Mary's Church Rosary Group; the Columbian Club, and the Catholic Daughters of America. 


She is survived by three daughters, Mary Beth Rollick and her husband Kevin of Munroe Falls, Ohio, Christine Eiva and her husband Saul of Ashaway, R.I., and Anne Marie Warner and her husband LeRoy William of West Lafayette, Ind.; six grandchildren, Kathleen Rollick, Anne Rollick, Johnathan Eiva, Michael Eiva, Elizabeth Eiva, and Christy Warner; and one sister, Sarah Bon and her husband Alphonse of St. Marys.


In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Genevieve Hoehn; and two brothers, Gilbert Hoehn and Hank Hoehn.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Rosemary Breindel will be celebrated in the St. Mary's Church on Saturday, April 25 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Alfred Patterson, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery.


Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Mary's Church, 325 Church St., St. Marys, Pa. 15857.

 

 

JOHNSONBURG - Francis J. Biel, 82, of 631 Market St., Johnsonburg, died Tuesday morning, April 14, 2015 at Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.


He was born Sept. 14, 1932 in Rasselas, son of the late John and Barbara Biel.


He married Marie C. Mishenko on Dec. 31, 1956 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, and she survives.
He resided in Johnsonburg since 1973 and received his GED in Hawaii while in the service. He retired from the U.S. Army after 23 years of service in December 1972 as a Master Sergeant with the HQ & Service Battery 3rd Battallion 79th FA USAREUR. He had served in the Korean Conflict and Vietnam War where he was awarded multiple awards and commendations including the Air Medal and Merit Badge for saving lives and for his service in multiple battles and conflicts in each war.


He was a member of Holy Rosary Church, and he enjoyed woodworking, remodeling his home, gardening and fishing.


He was employed by Keystone Carbon Co. of St. Marys for 22 years before retiring in 1994.


In addition to his wife at home, he is survived by one son, John F. Biel and his wife Frances of Ludlow; one daughter, Christine M. Biel Smith and her partner James Dippold of Vero Beach, Fla.; two grandchildren, Elizabeth, Mrs. Corey Ackley and John Paul Biel and his wife Susan; six great-grandchildren, Michael, Dylan and Chelsie Ackley, Claire, Oriah and Sophia Biel; and one brother, Peter Biel and his wife Shirley of Wilcox.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Vincent, Walter, Leo, Andrew and Michael Biel.


A Funeral Service for Francis J. Biel will be conducted at the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, 401 Chestnut St., Johnsonburg on Friday, April 17 at 11 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Philip Pinczewski, Pastor of St. Callistus Church, Kane. Interment will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens, Ridgway.


Friends will be received at the funeral home on Thursday, April 16 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.


Military honors will be accorded by the Johnsonburg Servicemen's Detail. Detail members are asked to assemble at the funeral home on Friday morning at 10:30 a.m.


Share your condolences at www.ferraginefuneralhome.com.

 

 

JOHNSONBURG - Ethel A. Steudler, 86, of 504 Silver Creek Rd., Johnsonburg, died Tuesday morning, April 14, 2015 at her residence following a brief illness. 


She was born Dec. 13, 1928 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Arthur and Louise (Polinski) Benson. 
She married James L. Steudler on Feb. 12, 1953, he preceded her in death April 25, 1986.


She had resided in Johnsonburg and was a member of St. John Lutheran Church.


Ethel was a graduate of the Johnsonburg Area High School.


She had been employed by the Elk County General Hospital and by Stackpole Carbon in Johnsonburg.
She is survived by three sons, James D. Steudler of Johnsonburg, Scott W. Steudler of Ridgway and Carl A. Steudler of Ridgway; two daughters, Shane (Sandra) Winans of Meadville and Bruce (Nancy) Wilson of Ridgway; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three sisters, Betty Benson of Johnsonburg, Zelphia (Harrison) Beardsley of Erie and Nancy (David) Anderson of Meadville; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Wallace Benson, Alfred Benson and David Benson Sr.


Funeral services for Ethel A. Steudler will be held at St. John Lutheran Church on Thursday, April 16 at 11 a.m.


Officiating will be Rev. J. Stephen Fair, pastor of St. John Lutheran Church in Johnsonburg, and Rev. Erik Hart, pastor of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ridgway.


Burial will follow at Oakmont Cemetery. Friends will be received at the Thompson Funeral Home, 136 Center St., Ridgway on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses, Inc. or to St. John Lutheran Church.

 

 

 

 

Lynch Green Funeral Home

Lynch Radkowski Funeral Home

Barnett Funeral Home

Ferragine Funeral Home