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ST. MARYS - Irma B. Erich, 96, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 615 North St. Marys Street, passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor after a brief illness.

She was born June 19, 1918 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret Benninger Erich.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools.  She was a retired employee of Stackpole Carbon Company, retiring with over 40 years of service

 

She is survived by a sister, Ruth Trumble of St. Marys; two nieces, Gay Cassidy and Sandra Reider; and by great nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Edna Kastner and Alice Cassidy; a brother who died in infancy; and a niece, Elaine Auman.

 

Irma was a member of the St. Mary’s Church.  She loved to sew, make braided rugs, and being outdoors.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Mary’s Church on Saturday, November 1, 2014, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Alfred Patterson, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

 

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Saturday morning from 8:30 until 9:30 AM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses, Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA  15857 or to the St. Mary’s Church, 325 Church Street, St. Marys, PA  15857.

 

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

 

ST. MARYS - Shirley A. Schneider, 79, 118 Fairview Road, Kersey, passed away Monday, October 27, 2014, at Penn Highlands Elk after a lengthy illness.

 

She was born July 17, 1935 in Kersey, daughter of the late George and Caroline Stauffer Woelfel.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Kersey High School, Class of 1953.  She was a former employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company and retired from Osram Sylvania.

 

On June 23, 1956 in the St. Boniface Church, she married Gerald F. Schneider, who survives.  She is also survived by a daughter, Ann Bolden of St. Marys; two sons, David A. Schneider of Kersey and Doug J. Schneider and his wife Lisa of St. Marys; ten grandchildren, Erica Sankey, Justin Schneider, Ryan Schneider, Ethan Schneider, Devin Folk, Danielle Schneider, Montana Schneider, Cherokee Schneider, Matthew Bolden, and Kyle Bolden; five great grandchildren; and a sister, Sara Facchine of St. Marys.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Gregory D. Schneider; a son-in-law, Tim Bolden; a brother, Wray Woelfel; and a grandson, Andrew Bolden.

 

Mrs. Schneider was a member of the St. Boniface Church.  She was a very faithful person and a great mother who enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

There will be no visitation.

 

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be held in the St. Boniface Church on Friday, October 31, 2014, at 12:00 PM, with the Rev. Ross Miceli, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Boniface Cemetery.

 

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Boniface School, 355 Main Street, Kersey, PA  15846.

The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

 

BROCKWAY - William Miles Carlson, 79, of McEwen Run Road, Brockway, died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 at Penn Highlands DuBois.


Bill was born March 22, 1935 at the home of his parents, John and Faye (Bloom) Carlson, in Elbon.
He married Dorothy (Snookie) Lundberg on May 29, 1971. Bill’s “Dorothy J” survives and was his devoted caregiver for several years.


He was a veteran of the Korean War and a Mason. He worked as a chemist at Ridgway Color for a number of years. As the co-owner of C&R Trucking with Dave Renwick and later as the owner of Carlson Trucking, he hauled coal for many years throughout western Pennsylvania and New York. Bill also was the owner of the Carlson Outlet. He was the president of the Board of Directors of Allegheny Powdered Metallurgy, Inc.
As a younger man, Bill was well-known as a baseball pitcher and a saxophone player. He enjoyed vacationing with friends and in-laws at his camp in Colorado and at the beach with his and Snookie’s family and his Lundberg family. Throughout his life, he brought joy to his many friends and brothers-in-law as the most entertaining of story-tellers. His fishing trips to Canada with his brothers-in-law were legendary. He loved people. He loved… and was loved… by his children, grandchildren and all who knew him.


In addition to his wife Dorothy, Bill is survived by eight children, Richard Heverley (Judy), Randy Heverley (Brenda), Vicki Snedden, Darlene Bortmas (Larry), Lori Sheasley (Ken), Jonah Carlson (Ashleigh), Kim Ezell (Al), and Karen Carlson; four brothers, Jim, Jack, Gary, and Danny; and by a sister, Donna Buchert.
He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Their lives are all diminished by Bill’s passing.


In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by a son, Curt Carlson.
A Funeral Service for William Miles Carlson will be held Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. at the Lanes Mills United Methodist Church (Bill and Snookie’s home church) with Pastor Bob Trask officiating.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m.
The place of burial will be the Wildwood Cemetery in Brockway.


Memorial donations may be made to the Lanes Mills United Methodist Church or to the American Diabetes Association.

 

 

ST. MARYS - Inez M. Kneidel, 98, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 437 South St. Marys Street, passed away Sunday, October 26, 2014, at Elk Haven after a lengthy illness.

She was born January 22, 1916 in Vigo Cavedine, Austria, daughter of the late Joseph E. and Angeline Berti Zamboldi.  She was a graduate of New Bethlehem High School, Class of 1935 and became a resident of St. Marys in 1937.  She was a retired co-owner of the former Family Market in St. Marys from 1954 until 1987.

On July 15, 1939 in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Charles W. “Buck” Kneidel, who preceded her in death.

 

She is survived by two daughters, Irene Kneidel-Mery and her husband Paul of Boerne, TX and Sally Geer and her husband Edward of South Williamsport, PA; a son, Dr. Thomas W. Kneidel and his wife Rosemary of Wichita, KS; eleven grandchildren, Stephanie, Timothy, Andrea, Matthew, Gregory, Joseph, Christopher, Michael, Andrew, Alan, and Gretchen; and 24 great grandchildren.

 

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Rex Zamboldi, Aldo Zamboldi, and George Zamboldi.  She was the last member of her immediate family.

 

Mrs. Kneidel was a member of the Sacred Heart Church and was an avid bowler.  She was a member of the St. Marys Country Club for many years and was known for her championship golfing, winning the Women’s Championship 19 times.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Friday, October 31, 2014, at 10:00 AM, 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 Thursday, October 30, 2014, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk Haven Nursing Home, 785 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA  15857; the Community Nurses, Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA  15857; or to a favorite charity.

 

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

 

 

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