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ST. MARYS - Dennis S. Parlavecchio, MD, 58, of East Arch Street in St. Marys, died Sunday, April 20, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk. Born May 26, 1955 in DuBois, he was the son of Dominic J. and Marie L. (Laman) Parlavecchio. His mother survives. He was a family practice medical doctor in the DuBois and St. Marys area for many years.
He is survived by a sister, Michelle Kownacki of Chula Vista, Calif.; a brother, James Parlavecchio of DuBois; and a sister, Lisa Salada of DuBois. He was preceded in death by his father. Per Dr. Parlavecchio’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral services. Burial is in St. Catherine’s Cemetery. Memorials made in Dr. Parlavecchio’s name may be sent to DuBois Area Catholic Schools, P.O. Box 567, DuBois, Pa. 15801 and/or Elk County Catholic Schools, 600 Maurus Street, St. Marys, Pa. 15857. Online condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com. The Goble Baronick Funeral Home, DuBois, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

 

RIDGWAY - Melvin R. Hoffman, 70, of 415 Allenhurst Ave., Ridgway, died on April 19, 2014. He was born on July 8, 1943 in St. Marys, son of the late Andrew and Margaret Eckert Hoffman. He was the loving husband and best friend to Gloria M. Roseto, who he married on Nov. 26, 1964 at St. Leo's Catholic Church where he was a member. He was a graduate of St. Marys High School. Mel joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1962. He was stationed at the 8th and I Marine Corps barracks in Washington, D.C. and also the 26th Marine Corps Battalion at Camp Pendleton, Calif. He was an honor guard at Camp David and at the White House during Kennedy's presidency. His remaining term was served in the Vietnam War in North Vietnam near the Khe Sanh Air Field. He wore a Marine hat daily and was proud to have served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He retired from St. Marys Tool and Die. He was an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed hunting and all aspects of shooting. He was a life member of the NRA and was one of the founding members of the Ridgway Rifle Club where he could be found almost every day. Mel was also one of the founding members of the Varmint Bench Rest Silhouette Shooting. His love of long range silhouette shooting was passed on to all he met, and he was always willing to lend a helping hand. Mel will be truly missed by all who knew him but his memories will live on forever. Mel was a patient and loving father to Melanie (Brian) Berteotti of Valencia, Lori Hoffman of Ormond Beach, Fla., Don (Bonnie) of Ridgway and Tom (Heather) of Lewisburg. He cherished quality time with his grandchildren and enjoyed attending their sporting events and taking them to the rifle range. He will be sadly missed by Nick and Cassie Berteotti; Jenna, Hailey and Kaden Hoffman; and Sean and Alex Hoffman. They all loved their grandpa very much. He is survived by one sister, Joan Farnsworth of St. Marys. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Viola Swedenhjelm and Rose Stebick. A Mass of Christian Burial for Melvin R. Hoffman will be celebrated at St. Leo's Catholic Church on Thursday, April 24 at 11 a.m. Officiating will be Fr. Brian Vossler, pastor. Interment will be in St. Leo's Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by the Ridgway Military Burial Detail. Friends and family will be received at the Meehan-Shilk Funeral Home, 130 Center St., on Wednesday, April 23 from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Ridgway YMCA, 34 North Broad St., Ridgway, Pa. 15853.

 

KERSEY - Kurt L. Nyquist, 69, of 295 Coal Hollow Road, Kersey, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, at the Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College after an illness of the past year. He was born May 5, 1944 in Ridgway, son of the late Albert E. and Ruth B. Brown Nyquist.  He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1962.  He also earned an associate degree from Penn State DuBois.  He was a former employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company for 30 years and retired from Contact Technologies.

On June 4, 1969 in Ridgway, he married Linda L. Hodgson, who preceded him in death on October 21, 2007.

He is survived by a son, Kurt J. Nyquist and his wife Heather of Bellefonte, PA; and two grandsons, Tyler Nyquist and Evan Nyquist. Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sally Mesko, and a brother, James Nyquist.  He was the last member of his immediate family. Mr. Nyquist was a member of the Maria Lutheran Church.  He was a veteran of the US Army having served in the Vietnam War, and was a member of the Fox Twp.Burial Detail.  He also enjoyed hunting. Funeral services will be held in the Maria Lutheran Church on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 1:00 PM, with the Rev. Eric Hart, Pastor, officiating.  Full military rites will be accorded by the Fox Twp. Servicemen’s Burial Detail.  Burial will follow in the Maria Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 5:00 till 8:00 PM. Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Fox Twp. Servicemen’s Burial Detail, c/o Dagus Mines American Legion, 196 Skyline Drive, Dagus Mines, PA  15831.

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

KERSEY - Joan G. Verbka, 69, of 276 Coal Hollow Road, Kersey, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Penn Highlands Elk. She was born July 24, 1944 in Anita, PA, daughter of the late Matthew and Helen Anderson Gresock.  She was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School, Class of 1962 and had been a lifelong resident of the Kersey area.  She served as the church secretary at St. Boniface Church for 30 years and still worked as a columnist for the local newspapers. On July 24, 1965 in the St. Joseph’s Church in Anita, she married Rudy Verbka who survives.  She is also survived by two daughters, Lori Micsky and her husband David of Mercer and Jill Nash and her husband Michael of Youngsville, NC; a son, Joseph M. Verbka and his wife Jackie of Cabot, PA; five grandchildren, Ryan Micsky, Christopher Micsky, Kate Verbka, Aidan Nash, and Cooper Nash; a brother, Mark Gresock and his wife Patty of Soldier, PA; and by several nieces and cousins. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Janice Pellegrino; and three brothers, Terry, Jack, and Greg Gresock. Mrs. Verbka was a member of the St. Boniface Church.  She served as a Fox Twp. Judge of Elections and was a member of the Fox Twp. Lioness Club.  She was an active member of the St. Boniface Rosary Society and served on the funeral luncheon committee at the church.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Boniface Church on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. James Faluszczak, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Adrian/Anita Roman Catholic Cemetery in Anita, PA. Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday evening from 5:00 till 8:00 PM and at the St. Boniface Church Thursday morning from 9:00 AM until Mass time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Boniface Church Rosary Society, 355 Main Street, Kersey, PA  15846 or to the Fox Twp. Lioness Club, Main Street, Kersey, PA  15846. Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.

 

WILCOX - Betty L. Walters, 89, of 78 Horner Rd., Wilcox, died Sunday afternoon, April 20, 2014 at her residence following a lengthy illness. She was born Oct. 22, 1924 in Wilcox, daughter of the late Robert and Ida Magnuson Whippo. She married Clyde T. Walters Sr. on July 3, 1942 in Smethport, and he survives. She resided in Wilcox all her life and attended Wilcox High School. She was a member of Wilcox Presbyterian Church. She was an excellent cook, baker, and was most comfortable being a homemaker. She was also employed by Stackpole Carbon Co. in St. Marys for five years. In addition to her husband at home, she is survived by a son, Clyde T. Walters Jr. and his wife Mary Jo of St. Marys; a daughter, Donna L. Cornelius of Kane; five grandchildren, Scott Walters, Wendy Walters, Rick Francen, Mark Francen, and Jeff Francen; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Leslie Walters; four brothers, Paul, Levi, Harry, and Carl Whippo; and three sisters, Violet Von Arx, Martha Morgan, and Ruth Olsen. A Funeral Service for Betty L. Walters will be conducted at the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home on Thursday, April 24 at 11 a.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Mark Cantaral, Pastor of the Wilcox Presbyterian Church. Interment will be in Wilcox Cemetery. Friends will be received at the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, 401 Chestnut St., Johnsonburg, on Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. If desired, memorial contributions should be made to the Community Nurses Inc., Hospice, 757 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, Pa. 15857 or to the charity of one's choice. Share your condolences at www.ferraginefuneralhome.com.

 

RIDGWAY - Nancy Josephine Zameroski Root, 58, of North East, died on Friday, April 18, 2014 at UPMC Hamot after a short illness with breast cancer. She was born on Jan. 9, 1956 in Ridgway to Catherine Scarfo Zameroski of North East and the late Henry (Hank) Zameroski (May 10, 1986). Nancy was a graduate of North East High School and attended Slippery Rock University and Gannon University where she studied counseling psychology.
She was formerly employed at the Gertrude A. Barber Center as a behavior therapist and was currently employed as a Title Abstractor. Nancy was a generous, loving, kind, and giving person who loved spending time with her family, grandchildren, cooking, gardening, and the art of conversation. She will "absolutely" be missed by all that had the privilege of knowing her. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her beloved husband of 37 years, Clifford Root whom she married on Nov. 5, 1977 at St. Gregory Church; a son, Adam Root of North East; daughters Chrissy Hutchinson (Hal) of Pittsburgh, Danielle Root of North East, and Kelly Root of Pittsburgh; brothers Ricky Zameroski of Erie and Bobby Zameroski (Kathy) of California; cousins Dr. Star Kearney of Ridgway and Cely Mullaney (Kevin) of Arizona; grandchildren Aaron Hutchinson, Dominic Coletta, Harper Hutchinson, and Harrison Hutchinson; also several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial for Nancy Josephine Zameroski Root will be held on Wednesday, April 23 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Gregory Catholic Church. Interment will be in St. Gregory Cemetery. Friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home 65 South Lake St., North East, on Tuesday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.

 

WILCOX - Betty Walters, 89, of 78 Horner Road, Wilcox, passed away on Sunday, April l20th at her residence. She was born October 22nd, 1924, in Wilcox, the daughter of the late Robert and Ida Magnuson Whippo. In July 1942, she married Clyde Walters Sr., who survives. Friends iwll be received from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday t the Anthony Ferragine Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m.

 

ST. MARYS - Gladys Edinger, 81, of Dagus Mines, and a resident of Elk Haven, passed away on Saturday, April 19th at hte Elk Haven Nursing Home. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home.

 

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