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EMPORIUM - Sarah J. "Sally" Porsch, 90, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA formerly of Seneca Falls, NY died at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA on Tuesday (May 26, 2015)  evening.


She was born June 26, 1924 in Emporium, PA a daughter of the late William M. and Editha Craven Armstrong.
On September 26, 1947 in First Presbyterian Church, Emporium, PA she married the late Allan W. Porsch.
Mrs. Porsch graduated from Emporium High School and Orra Jean Beauty Academy in Erie where she became a hair dresser. She lived in Brookville and also Seneca Falls before returning to Emporium a few years ago. She was employed at Sylvania in Emporium and Seneca Falls and then as a home health aide in the Seneca Falls area. She was a Golden Star member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Phoenix Chapter No. 15. Sally was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Seneca Falls and a member of the Seneca Cayuga ARC. Sally was loving, kind, and generous to all she knew. She was especially proud of her children and grandchildren and loved spending time with them. She enjoyed traveling the world with her husband and family. The family would like to thank the staff of Guy and Mary Felt Manor for their loving, dedicated care.


Surviving


Daughter: Marilyn, Mrs. Eric Erickson, Emporium
Daughter: Lesley Clark, San Pedro, CA
Son: Raymond Porsch and his wife Susan, Johnstown, PA
Son: Curtis Porsch, Waterloo, NY
Son: Barry Porsch and his wife Kathy, Seneca Falls, NY
Son-in-law: Gary Younkin, Hume, VA
5 Grandchildren: Kevin, Eric & Brooke Porsch and Richard & Patrick Clark
1 Great Granddaughter: Clara Porsch
Sister: Marcia Kronenwetter, Lyons, NY
Sister: Laura Vogt, Irvine, CA
Brother-in-law: Tay Sutka, Tustin, CA
Several: Nieces and Nephews
Close Friend & Caretaker: Nancy Cardovanci, Waterloo, NY
Preceded in Death By
Parents: William M. and Editha Craven Armstrong
Husband: Allan W. Porsch who died May 9, 1987
Daughter: Jene Younkin who died Aug. 4, 2014
Sister: Hetty Sutka
Brother: William M. Armstrong, Jr.


Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA on Thursday from 6:00 - 7:30 PM., where an Eastern Star Service will be held at 7:30 PM. The visitation in Waterloo, NY will take place Friday, May 30, 2015 from 1:00 PM until the time of the Funeral Service at the Coe-Genung Funeral Home, 46 West Main Street, Waterloo, New York on Friday (May 29, 2015) at 2:00 PM


Burial will be in the Spring Brook Cemetery, Seneca Falls, New York


Memorial Contributions may be made to the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, 110 East 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to Seneca-Cayuga ARC, 1083 Waterloo-Geneva Rd., Waterloo, NY 13165

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

 

 

FORCE - Lena M. (Gregori) Zuchelli, 84, of Force, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Pinecrest Manor of St. Marys.


She was born Jan. 9, 1931 in Cardiff, daughter of the late Martin and Theresa (Zambanini) Gregori.
She married Edward "Kramer" Zuchelli on July 7, 1951, he preceded her in death Sept. 2, 2010.
She worked with several companies through the years, including Stackpole Carbon, Sylvania and Quality Components, and was a member of St. Joseph Church, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Penfield Firemen's Club.


She lived all her life in Bennetts Valley.


She is survived by three children, Deborah (Hugo) Cenni of Brandy Camp, Edward (Mary) Zuchelli of Treasure Lake, and Chester "Chet" Zuchelli of State College; one brother, Frank (Darlene) Gregori of Weedville; one sister, Louise Dipoalo of Weedville; four grandchildren, Melissa (Travis) Zuchowski, Dr. Toby (Dr. Eva) Zuchelli, Christopher Cenni and Jennifer Zuchelli; eight great-grandchildren, Dylan, Michael, Nicholas, Aya, Gwen, Morgan, Toryn and Avery; and one brother-in-law, Aldo Zuchelli of Weedville.


In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by six brothers, Victor, Henry, Mario, Leo, Angelo and Benjamin Gregori; and one sister, Angeline Gregori.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Lena M. (Gregori) Zuchelli will be held at Saturday, May 30 at 11a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Force with Rev. William Sutherland, Pastor, celebrating.
Interment will be in St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery in Force.


Visitation will be Friday, May 29 from 6-9 p.m. at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, 12045 Bennetts Valley Hwy., Penfield, and Saturday, May 30 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. 


The family suggests memorials to the Bennetts Valley Ambulance.

 

 

JOHNSONBURG - Lois L. Bouse, 76, of Long Level Road, Johnsonburg, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at her residence after a lengthy illness.


She was born June 12, 1938 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Louis Jordan and Ruth (Dickey) Jordan Cesario.


She married Richard S. Bouse on July 26, 1957, he preceded her in death Aug. 6, 2009.


She was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School. She was a housewife and worked at Stackpole Carbon of Johnsonburg in her youth. She was a member of Johnsonburg United Methodist Church, a dedicated Girl Scout Leader for 50 years, and loved her time camping and especially time with her family. She resided all her life in Johnsonburg 


She is survived by two daughters, Judy Yates and partner Al Kohut of Johnsonburg, and Cindy (A.J.) Miller of Johnsonburg; one brother, Louis Jordan Jr. of Wilcox; three sisters, Ruth Marrone of Johnsonburg, Joyce Jordan of Johnsonburg, and Florence Hoffman of Kingsport, Tenn.; six grandchildren, Cory Mattson, Jessica Yates, Keila and Trevor Miller, Savannah and Shaylah Kohut; and four great-grandchildren, Jace Johnston, Damian, Abby and Raelyn McKenzie Miracle.


In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a nephew, Donald Cicuzza; and a niece, Elaine Irvine. 


Funeral services for Lois L. Bouse will be held Friday, May 29 at 11 a.m. at the Johnsonburg United Methodist Church in Johnsonburg with Rev. Daniel Reigel officiating. Interment will be in Wardvale Cemetery
Visitation will be Friday, May 29 from 10-11 a.m. at the Johnsonburg United Methodist Church.


The family suggests memorials to either the Girl Scouts or Johnsonburg United Methodist Church.


Ubel Funeral Home, 111 Bridge St., Johnsonburg is entrusted with funeral arrangements

 

 

ST. MARYS - Iris S. "Dutch" Caskey, 86, of 250 White Pine Road, Dubois, formerly of St Marys, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, May 26th, at Penn Highlands Dubois.

 

Funeral arrangements are  under the direction of the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home.

 

 

ST. MARYS - Seth T. Hockman, 22, of 136 Queens Rd., St. Marys, died unexpectedly Monday, May 25, 2015 at his home.


He was born Feb. 10, 1993 in New Kensington. He was a resident of St. Marys for the past seven years and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 2011. He was an employee of SGL Carbon.
Seth enjoyed fishing, riding dirt bikes and four-wheelers, and spending time outdoors.


Seth is survived by his parents, Donald and Michele Sidelinger Hockman of St. Marys; two sisters, Nickie Clark and her husband Josh of Scenery Hill, and Kate Hepfl of Clarion; two brothers, Jerry Hockman of Pittsburgh and Steven Chapin of Raleigh, N.C.; and his paternal grandfather, Cecil Hockman of Oil City.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Tracie Cain Hockman, who died in 1994; his paternal grandmother, Charlotte Sparks Hockman; and his maternal grandmother, Helen Huber Cain.


Funeral services for Seth T. Hockman will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, May 29 at 6 p.m. with the Rev. Ginger Gardner officiating.


Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday evening from 5 p.m. until the time of the funeral service.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Hosanna Full Gospel Church, Kennedy Street, Byrnedale, Pa. 15827.


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

 

 

KERSEY - Donald P. Lenze, 61, of 368 Toby Rd., Kersey, died Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at his residence after a lengthy illness.


He was born Aug. 1, 1953 in St. Marys, son of the late Albert and Mary Martha Bauer Lenze.
On Jan. 31, 1981, in the St. Boniface Church, he married Suzanne M. Vollmer and she survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1972. He was an employee of the Keystone Powdered Metal Co.


Donald was a member of the Fox Township Sportsmen's Club, was an avid fisherman and loved the outdoors. He also enjoyed gardening and being with his children and family. 


In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Dawn Rice and her husband Bill of Pittsburgh, Katherine Sarginger and her husband Chris of St. Marys, Melissa Orner and her husband Jamie of Emporium; two sons, Paul J. Lenze and his wife Alison of Erie, Kenneth S. Lenze and Debra Erich of Kersey; three grandchildren, Alexis Rose Sarginger, Jacob Thomas Sarginger and Violet Marie Rice; a sister, Mary Zelt and her husband Jerome of St. Marys; a brother, David Lenze and his wife Suzanne of St. Marys; his mother-in-law, Patricia Vollmer of St. Marys and by numerous nieces and nephews.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Lenze


Family and friends of Donald P. Lenze are invited to attend funeral services to be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Saturday, May 30 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, officiating.
There will be no visitation.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses, Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, Pa. 15857.


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

 

 

WEEDVILLE - Constance Joette "Connie" Lalley, 67, of Poplar Road, Weedville, died early Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at Highland View Nursing Home of Brockway.


She was born June 11, 1947 in Indiana, Pa., daughter of the late Max and Gladys Joette (Barr) Shaffer.
She married Eugene "Thomas" Lalley in 1991 and he survives.


She was a teller with Bank One for many years and attended Weedville Wesleyan Church. She was a "people person," loving crocheting and camping. She lived most of her life in Indiana and the past 10 years in Weedville.


In addition to her husband, she is survived by four children, Vicki (Anthony) Stember of North Carolina, Michael (Mulla) Peters of Philadelphia, Derrek (Allison) Stulpin of Ohio, and Daniel Stulpin of North Carolina; one stepson, Brian Lalley of Georgia; and 11 grandchildren.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one grandchild.


Funeral services for Constance Joette "Connie" Lalley will be held Friday, May 29 at 4 p.m. at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, 12045 Bennetts Valley Hwy., Penfield with Reverend Bryon Kleppinger officiating.
Interment will be in Brush Valley Cemetery, Indiana.


Visitation will be Friday, May 29 from 1-4 p.m. at the funeral home. 


The family suggests memorials to the Hahne Cancer Center of DuBois.

 

 

RIDGWAY - Rebecca A. Peterson, 65, of 350 Montmorenci Ave., Ridgway, died Monday, May 25, 2015 at the DuBois Nursing Home following a brief illness.


She was born Aug. 29, 1949 in Wilcox, the daughter of the late Arthur I. and Vera R. (Bennett) Kronenwetter.
She had resided in Ridgway since 1993 and was Lutheran by faith.


She is survived by her brothers and sisters, Don and Marge Peterson of Warren, Carl and Barb Peterson of Plattsville, Wisc., Gerard and Liela Kronenwetter of Johnsonburg, Nancy Hodgdon of Wilcox, John and Leah Peterson of Georgetown, Maine, Lenore South of Ringgold, Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Arthur and Ben Peterson; and one sister, Vera R. Peterson, in infancy.


A memorial service for Rebecca A. Peterson will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home on Thursday, May 28 at 11 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Erik Hart, pastor of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church.


Burial will be in the Wilcox Cemetery. There will be no visitation.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Dickinson Center, Inc. at 43 Servidea Dr., Ridgway, or to the donor's choice.


Arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home, 136 Center St., Ridgway.

 

 

KERSEY - Jesse W. Glatt, 19, of 125 Jerry Pichler Rd., Kersey, died unexpectedly Wednesday, May 20, 2015 in St. Marys.


He was born Aug. 16, 1995 in DuBois, a son of Brian and Shelley Mitcheltree Glatt of Kersey.


Jesse was born and raised in the area and graduated from Apollo-Ridge High School. He enjoyed riding dirt bikes and was a big fan of the Pirates, Penguins and the Steelers. He also enjoyed playing basketball and spending time with his son. Jesse will be remembered for his infectious smile, his kind heart, and his willingness to help others.


In addition to his parents, he is survived by his son, Emmit Pisani; two sisters, Rebecca Glatt of St. Marys and Kaylee (Josh) Schatz of St. Marys; his maternal grandparents, Howard and Carolyn Peterson of Ridgway; his maternal grandparents, William and Kathryn Mitcheltree of Ridgway; his maternal great-grandmother, Jennie Milford of Ridgway; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.


He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Bernard Glatt and Rebecca Geitner.


A Funeral Service for Jesse W. Glatt will be held Friday, May 22 at 1 p.m. at Lynch-Green Funeral Home with Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, officiating. Interment will follow in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.


Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home from 11 a.m. until the time of the service .


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 - William J. Sorg, 72, of 185 Center St., Elk Towers, died Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at his residence.
He was born Sept. 14, 1942 in St. Marys, son of the late John and Rosemarie Gausman Sorg. 


He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1960. He was a former employee of Sorg's Auto Repair, E & G Auto Parts, and the Stackpole Corporation.


Mr. Sorg was a member of the PFL, the American Legion, the CMF, and he had served in the U.S. Army.
He is survived by a daughter, Lorra Olson of DuBois; a son, Matthew Day of Toby; two grandchildren, Steven Olson and Jessie Olson; a sister, Grace Olson of St. Marys; two brothers, James J. Sorg and his wife Victoria of St. Marys and George T. Sorg and his wife Barbara of Kersey; and by numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Henry Sorg, Benedict Sorg, and Edward Sorg; and by a nephew, Roger Sorg.


Family and friends of William J. Sorg are invited to attend a funeral service to be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 26 at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, officiating. Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail.


There will be no visitation.


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

 

 

CALEDONIA - Helen (Wadding) DeCarli, 84, of Caledonia, died Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the DuBois Nursing Home. 


She was born Nov. 20, 1930 in Indiana, daughter of the late Wilbur and Madge (Malberger) Wadding. She was born and raised in Indiana and has lived in the same Caledonia residence since 1948.
She married Geno J. DeCarli, who died May 27, 2004.


Helen worked at the Wilcox Post Office, Jo-Ann Fabric of DuBois and the past 10 years at the Medix Hotel.
She was a past president of the Weedville American Legion Auxiliary of Post 978 where she was an active member for over 30 years and a member of the Caledonia United Methodist Church from 1950 through 2013 and worked tirelessly helping with church fundraisers. Helen was a member of the Bennetts Valley Senior Center, delivered Meals on Wheels, volunteered for the Blood Mobile for many years and was known for designing beautiful handmade jewelry which she sold at craft shows as "Nana's Jewelry." Her greatest love was her family, spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Helen is survived by one daughter, Peggy DeCarli of Medix Run; three grandchildren, Jason Jericho of Cumberland, Md., Casey (Paul) Mihalko of Uniontown, and Jessica Orosa of Clearfield; four great-grandchildren; and a son-in-law, Kenny Maholtz of Weedville.


In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Helene "DeDee" Maholtz; a great-grandson, Elijah Mihalko; a brother, Wayne Wadding; and a sister, BettyFox.


Funeral services for Helen (Wadding) DeCarl will be held Wednesday, May 20 at 11 a.m. at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, 12045 Bennetts Valley Hwy., Penfield with Reverend Timothy Rogers officiating.
Interment will be at the Mt. Zion Cemetery.


Visitation will be Tuesday, May 19 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home and Wednesday, May 20 from 10-11 a.m., also at the funeral home. 


The family suggests memorials to the Bennetts Valley Ambulance or the Penn Highlands Hospice of DuBois -

 

 

ST. MARYS - Doris A. Stockman, 97, a resident of Silver Creek Terrace and formerly of 164 Wendel Rd., St. Marys, died Friday, May 15, 2015 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home.


She was born Sept. 5, 1917 in West Hickory, daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Linder Huggler.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Ridgway High School. She was a retired cafeteria manager of the Queen of the World School.


On Oct. 19, 1947, in the St. Mary's Church Rectory, she married John E. Stockman, who preceded her in death in 1962.


Mrs. Stockman was a member of the Queen of the World Church and the Rosary Altar Society. She was also a member of the Elk County Cursillo Movement and the Benedictine Oblates.


Mrs. Stockman is survived by three daughters, Catherine E. Bauer and her husband James R. of St. Marys, Marie D. Fritz and her husband Fred of St. Marys, and Barbara J. Donahue and her husband Wayne of St. Marys; a son, Lawrence J. "Hector" Stockman of St. Marys; eight grandchildren, Patrick Willar, Adam Bauer, Grace Manno, Anna Marie Devine, John Fritz, Luke Fritz, Angela Buemi, and Michael Donahue; and five great-grandchildren.


In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Judy Fry; five sisters, Ruth Sidelinger, Helen Buhler, Elizabeth Hostettler, Lucille Buehler, and Mildred Huggler; and two brothers, Lyle Huggler and John U. Huggler. She was the last member of her immediate family.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Doris A. Stockman will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Monday, May 18 at noon. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery.


Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Community Nurses, Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, Pa. 15857; the Elk Haven Nursing Home, Activities Fund, 785 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, Pa. 15857; or to the Silver Creek Terrace, 791 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, Pa. 15857.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.

 

 

ST. MARYS Mary Ann Gregory, 83, of 141 Muenster Road, St. Marys, died on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at her home following a lengthy illness.

She was born on July 28, 1931, in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Albert and Julia Breindel Frey.

On October 12, 1964 in St. Marys Church, she married Robert A. Gregory, who preceded her in death on April 23, 2004.

Mary Ann 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 in 1949 from Central High School.  Early on, she had worked at Speer Carbon Company for a number of years.  She enjoyed playing cards and gardening.  She also enjoyed puzzles, sewing, and most of all, her grandchildren.

Two Surviving Children:
Joan (Peter)  DePrater, St. Marys, PA
Ann (Thomas) Brouse, Leesburg, VA
7 Grandchildren:
Jessica (Nick) Ground
Greg Brouse
Eric Brouse
Steven Hulings
Joann Hulings
Andy DePrater
Rosa DePrater
1 great grandson- Wyatt Eckert

One Surviving Brother:
John "Jack" (Therese) Frey, Richmond, VA

Three Surviving Sisters:
Edna Crawford, St. Marys, PA
Sr. Joachim Frey, Erie, PA
Rita Frey, St. Marys, PA

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Norbert Frey, Mark Frey, Joseph Frey and Raymond Frey in infancy

A Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Ann Gregory will be celebrated on Monday, May 18, 2015 at 10:00 AM at St. Marys Church, Church St., St. Marys with Rev. Alfred Patterson, OSB, officiating.
Interment will be in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the St. Marys Church or to the Community Nurses.

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

 

 

RIDGWAY - Eileen M. Heatherdale, 77, of 303 Bingham Rd., Ridgway, died Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at her residence.


She was born Oct. 15, 1937 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Alfred and Marie Feldbauer Uhl.
On Sept. 28, 2002, she married Thomas (Bill) W. Heatherdale, he survives.


Mrs. Heatherdale had resided in Ridgway for 60 years. 


She was a member of the Faith United Church of Christ. She was employed for a time at Alpine Press Metals.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening with vegetables and flowers.


In addition to her husband, she is survived by seven children, Gary Brigger (Shelley) of Ridgway, Dan Brigger of Ridgway, Karen Gaspari (Bill) of Ridgway, John Brigger of Emporium, Sharon Renaud (Joe) of Ridgway, Laurie MacDonald (Gary) of Ridgway and Andy Brigger (Sarah) of Royersford; 19 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; five step-children, Linda Peterson of Portland, Ore., Ronald Heatherdale (Emily) of Goose Creek, S.C., Kevin Heatherdale of Portland, Ore., Eric Heatherdale of Walterboro, S.C., Pam Heatherdale (Mark Gardner) of Ridgway; and by four step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her parents and first husband, Albert E. Brigger.
Private funeral services for Eileen M. Heatherdale will be held at the Faith United Church of Christ. Interment will be in Ott Cemetery.


There will be no visitation.


Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Meehan-Shilk Funeral Home, 130 Center St., Ridgway.
Memorial donations may be made to the Ridgway Ambulance Corp., 120 N. Broad St., Ridgway, or to the Elk, Cameron, Community Nurses, Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys

 

 

 

EMPORIUM - Fredrick E. Yentzer, 55, of 2231 Clear Creak Rd., Emporium, PA died at his residence, Emporium, PA Sunday, October 5, 2014 afternoon. He was born December 5, 1958 in St. Marys, PA a son of the late William and Nancy Quinn Yentzer Smith.

 

Fred graduated from Austin High School in the class of 1977. He was an avid outdoorsman, who loved trapping and hunting. His friends meant the world to him.

 

Surviving

Cousin: Colleen Kearn, Hanover Township, PA

Aunt: Marguerite McDonald, Allentown

Aunt: Norma Fry, Baltimore

Aunt: Rita Clinton, Dallas, PA

Uncle: Jack Quinn, Wilkes-Barre

Step-brother: David Smith,

Preceded in Death By

Parents: Fredrick Yentzer and Nancy Quinn Yentzer Smith

Brother: William Yentzer

Step father: Cecil Smith

 

There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 306 S Spruce St, Emporium on Saturday, May 23, 2015    at 11:00 AM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, officiating.

 

Burial was in the Forest Hill Cemetery, Austin, PA

 

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

 

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

 

 

 

KERSEY - Eleanor M. Martini, 86, of 143 Fairview Road, Kersey, passed away Monday, May 11, 2015, at her home, following a brief illness.

 

She was born June 25, 1928 in Byrnedale, daughter of the late Carlo and Lena Antonelli Bellotti.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Horton Twp. High School.  She was a retired employee of the Keystone Carbon Company.

 

On June 25, 1949, in the Holy Cross Church in Brandy Camp, she married Mario J. Martini, who survives.  She is also survived by three daughters, Waneta Fiscus and her husband Rich of St. Marys, Darlene Sorg and her husband James M. of St. Marys, and Debra Boults and her husband Art of Kersey; seven grandchildren, Jim Sorg, Jr., Jennifer Sorg Rodman, Ricky Fiscus, Robby Fiscus, Ryan Boults, Robin Martini, and Jessica Martini; two great grandchildren, Andrew Rodman and Joshua Rodman; and two brothers, Carl Bellotti of Texas and Raymond Bellotti and his wife Rose of Kersey.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Gary Martini; a grandson, Matt Martini; and two brothers, Elic Bellotti and Francis Bellotti.

 

Mrs. Martini was a member of the St. Boniface Church and the Fox Twp. Senior Center.  She enjoyed crocheting, cooking, playing cards and Scrabble.  Her family was her life and she loved being with them.

There will be no visitation.

 

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the St. Boniface Church on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Ross Miceli, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Parklawn Memorial Gardens.

 

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses, Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA  15857.

 

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

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

 

 

ST. MARYS - Patricia A. Mancuso, 67, of 733 Hall Avenue, St. Marys, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, May 10, 2015, at her home.

 

She was born June 23, 1947 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Sebatine Snyder.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1964.  Patricia enjoyed her animals and gardening.

 

On January 31, 1967, in Maryland, she married Anthony W. Mancuso, who survives.  She is also survived by a daughter, Suzette “Sue” Rigard of Kersey; and a brother, Joseph Snyder and his wife Susan of Ridgway.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Joan Thompson.

 

There will be no visitation.

 

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Friday, May 15, 2015, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

 

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Heart Association, 823 Filmore Avenue, Erie, PA  16505.

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

 

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

 

 

EMPORIUM - Herbert F. "Herbie" Crosby, 89, of 2289 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium, PA

died at his residence, Emporium, PA on Sunday (May 10, 2015) morning.

 

He was born February 13, 1926 in Odin, PA a son of the late Guy and Florence Faucett Crosby.

On June 5, 1948 in Rich Valley Wesleyan Church, Emporium he married Betty Housler Crosby, who survives.

Mr. Crosby served with the US Navy during WW II He retired from Utility Construction in Linesville, PA where he worked for many years, as an equipment operator and later as a foreman. He was an active member of the Miller-Raffaele Post 6221, Emporium VFW and loved woodworking and his pet dogs.

 

Surviving

In addition to Betty Housler Crosby

Son: Gary Crosby and his wife Debbie, Austin

Son: Larry Crosby, Keystone Heights, FL

Son: Jerry Crosby and his wife Judy, Emporium

Several Grandchildren & Several Great Grandchildren

Sister: Mary Morgan, Milwaukee, WI

Preceded in Death By

Parents: Guy and Florence Faucett Crosby

2 Brothers: Foster and Robert Crosby

Sister: Katherine Earle

 

Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Wednesday (May 13, 2015) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Mark Conklin, Pastor, Christian Missionary & Alliance Church, officiating.

 

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Wednesday, one hour prior to the Service.

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Cameron County Memorial Detail, c/o VFW, 427 E. 3rd St., Emporium, PA 15834 or to Community Nurses Inc., HOSPICE, 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857 or to charity of donors choice.

 

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

 

 

ST. MARYS - Vera M. Friedl, 89, of 396 Chestnut St., St. Marys, died Thursday, May 7, 2015 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.


She was born Nov. 27, 1925 in St. Marys, daughter of the late August and Clara Kerner Dippold. 
She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Public Schools. She retired in 1983 from the Stackpole Carbon Company. Vera was a member of the St. Mary's Church where she was instrumental in the formation of the funeral bereavement luncheons and the Rainbow counseling ministry. She was also a member of the Altar Society.


Vera is survived by her husband, Donald J. Friedl, whom she married many years ago in the St. Mary's Church. She is also survived by her son, Dale Duell and his wife Cindy of Byrnedale; and a grandson, Matthew E. Duell and his wife Jessica.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kelly J. Duell; and four sisters, Ada Clonan, Rita Azzato, Grace Geyer, and Annette Gerg. She was the last member of her immediate family.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Vera M. Friedl will be celebrated in the St. Mary's Church on Saturday, May 9 at 10 a.m. 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 Friday evening, May 8 from 6-8 p.m.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Mary's Church Altar Society, 325 Church St., St. Marys, Pa. 15857 or to the Elk Haven Nursing Home, 785 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, Pa. 15857.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.

 

 

ST. MARYS - Pamelyn J. "Pam" Kopp, 41, of 325 Washington Street, St. Marys, died unexpectedly on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at her home.

She was born on October 11, 1973, in St. Marys, a daughter of Joseph (Melissa) Kopp of St. Marys and Diana Cassels (Frank) Schuckers of Emporium.

Pam was a lifelong resident of the area and enjoyed crafts, her computer and her dogs.

In addition to her parents, 
Two Surviving Children:
Deryk Lunger, St. Marys, PA
Patrick Ednar, DuBois, PA
One Surviving Brother: Adam (Rebecca) Kopp, Pasadena, MD
One Surviving Sister: Robynne (Michael) Jordan, Rasselas, PA
Several nieces and nephews


She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents.

Funeral and Committal Services for Pamelyn J. "Pam" Kopp are private and will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, P.O. Box 1245, Albert Lea, MN 56007

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

 

 

KERSEY - Karen A. Fritz Pontious, 71, of 180 Cuneo Road, Kersey, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2015, at the UPMC Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, following a brief illness.

 

She was born March 1, 1944 in Niagara Falls, NY, daughter of the late Clarence F. and Beverly B. Scull Fritz.  She was a lifelong resident of the area, was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School, Class of 1962, and received her teaching degree from Villa Maria College.  She was a former employee of the Ridgway School District and had worked at the Office of Human Services of 34 years.

 

She is survived by her former husband, Irvin Pontious, of Arizona; two daughters, Penny Wonderly and her husband Joe and Jennifer Anderson and her husband Ed, both of Kersey; seven grandchildren, Jonathan DeFrain, Amanda DeFrain, Jacob DeFrain, Dylan Pontious, Alyssa Pontious, Devon Pontious, and Dahlton Pontious; and three great grandchildren, Gavin DeFrain, Olivia Fedorek, and Karmella DeFrain; and one brother, John E. Fritz and his wife Mary of Kersey.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jason Pontious.

Karen was a member of the St. Boniface Church and the Daughters of the American Revolution.  She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.  She loved her dogs, Rocky, Sugar, and Nanny Mae.

 

There will be no visitation.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Boniface Church on Friday, May 8, 2015, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Ross Miceli, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Boniface Cemetery.

 

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 1900, Pittsburgh, PA  15219 or to the Community Nurses, Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA  15857.

 

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

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

 

RIDGWAY - Donald M. Clark, 88, of 318 Walnut St., Ridgway, died Sunday, May 3, 2015 at his residence.
He was born March 31, 1927 in Reynoldsville, son of the late Harry and Alice Butson Clark.


He married Etta L. Flack, she survives.


Clark had been a Ridgway resident for 63 years. He retired from Stackpole Carbon. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of World War II. He was a life member of the V.F.W., and he enjoyed baseball and football.
In addition to his wife of Ridgway, he is survived by a daughter, Daria Clark of Ridgway; six grandchildren, Kimmie Johnson (Kinnie) of Florida, Rob Rusciolelli (Lynn) of Mt. Jewett, Donald Howard (Darlene) of Ridgway, Michele Howard (Dan) of Ridgway, Robert Clark of Johnsonburg, Kara Biel (Jim) of Johnsonburg; and by 14 great-grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by two sons, Donald and Robert Clark; a granddaughter, Jeannine Sheldon; a grandson, Francis (Frank) Clark; two sisters, Gloria Jewel and Florence Frank; and by three brothers, Tom, Harry and Darryl Clark.


Funeral services for Donald Clark will be held in the Meehan-Shilk Funeral Home, 130 Center St., Ridgway on Friday, May 8 at 6 p.m.


Officiating will be Rev. Ronald Burkett, pastor of the Hallton Church. Interment will be in Oakmont Cemetery.
There will be no visitation. Military honors will be accorded by the Ridgway Military Honor Detail.

 

 

KERSEY - Lawanda O. "Peggy" Lindenmuth, 75, of 105 Toby Road, Dagus Mines, died on Monday, May 4, 2015 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.

She was born on June 5, 1939, in Brookville, PA, a daughter of the late Homer and Vera Gahagan Condron.

On July 1, 1961 in Maria Lutheran Church, she married Dale Lindenmuth, Sr., who preceded her in death on February 22, 1991.

Peggy was a longtime resident of the area and early on had worked at Stackpole Carbon Company.  She then retired in 2004 from Elco Sintered Alloys after more than 31 years of service.  She enjoyed tending to the flowers on her porch and going through her many cookbooks, bur most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandson.

She is survived by a daughter, Karen (Mark) Brem of Kersey, a son, Dale Lindenmuth, Jr. of Dagus Mines, a grandson, Jacob Lindenmuth of Dagus Mines and by a sister, Connie Cuneo of Reynoldsville, as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by 5 brothers, Harold, Carl, Thomas, Ronald, and Charles Condron.

At Peggy's request, funeral and committal services are being held privately.

Interment will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Fox Township Ambulance Association, 432 Main Street, Kersey, PA 15846

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 - Alberta M. "Bertie" Tagliaferi, 91, a resident of Silver Creek Terrace and formerly of 170 Maurus St., died Friday, May 1, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk following a brief illness.


She was born March 30, 1924 in St. Marys, daughter of the late David and Anna Brendel Hoffman. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1942.


On Nov. 24, 1955, in the St. Mary's Church, she married J. David Tagliaferi who preceded her in death June 26, 2005.


Bertie was a member of the St. Mary's Church, the Altar Society, and the Catholic Daughters of America. She was a former volunteer for the Christian Food Bank and the St. Mary's Church. She was also an avid card player.


She is survived by three daughters, Jane M. Tagliaferi of Erie, Judy C. Kando and her husband Kevin of Tewksburg, Mass., and Jill M. Howlett and her husband James of Amanda, Ohio; and three grandchildren, David Kando, Matthew Kando, and Noah Howlett.


In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Matilda "Dolly" Heindl, Walburga "Wally" Gnan, and Ann Fritz; and one brother, Herbert Hoffman. She was the last member of her immediate family.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Alberta M. "Bertie" Tagliaferi will be celebrated in the St. Mary's Church on Wednesday, May 6 at 10 a.m. 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 Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Elk County Catholic School System, Advancement Office, 600 Maurus St., St. Marys, Pa. 15857, or to the St. Mary's Church, 325 Church St., St. Marys, Pa. 15857. -

 

 

KERSEY -  John Yorkston Hunter, 79, of 188 Fairview Rd., Kersey, died Friday, May 1, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk following a lengthy illness.


He was born Oct. 11, 1935 in La Tuque, Quebec, Canada, son of the late Lamkey and Lydia Keays Hunter.
He was a graduate of Campbellton High School in Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada and had been a resident of Kersey since 1979. He was a retired employee of Domtar, retiring with over 20 years of service.
On Oct. 26, 1957, in Glen Coe, New Brunswick, he married Sarah M. Cameron, who survives.

 
Mr. Hunter was a member of the St. Boniface Church. He was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces with the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, Airborne Component. He was a past member of the Canadian and American Legions.


In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Tracy Hunter, at home; three sons, Kelly Hunter and his wife Cathy of Lisbon Falls, Maine, John Roland and his wife Stephanie of Houston, Texas, and Blaine Hunter and his wife Anne of Lewiston, Maine; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Joyce Hunter of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; two step-sisters, Doris Butler and her husband Robert of Glen Coe, New Brunswick, Canada and Jean Russell of Florida; two brothers, Bonar Hunter of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and Lamkey Hunter of Robinsonville, New Brunswick, Canada; one step-brother, Fred Russell of Nova Scotia, Canada; and by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Rolla Hunter and Wanda "Tiny" Hunter; and five brothers, Harry Hunter, who died in infancy, Robert Hunter, Roland "Buddy" Hunter, David Patterson, and Lance Patterson.


A Mass of Christian Burial for John Yorkston Hunter will be celebrated in the St. Boniface Church on Monday, May 4 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Ross Miceli, Pastor, officiating.


Burial will follow in the St. Boniface Cemetery.


Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Humane Society, 1029 East Eschbach Rd., St. Marys, Pa. 15857.

 

 

RIDGWAY May Bell Malone, 93, formerly of Ridgway, died Friday, May 1, 2015 while at Wesbury UMC in Meadville following a lengthy illness.


Born Feb. 27, 1922 in Tait, Jefferson County, May was the daughter of the late Gilbert Jackson and Clara Etta Wolfe Hetrick.


On Nov. 10, 1940, she married James Mathew Malone, and he preceded her in death Dec. 14, 2001.
May resided in Ridgway for 70 years and was a member of the Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church.
She retired from Elk County General Hospital where she worked for many years as the food service supervisor.
May enjoyed cooking, sewing and gardening. 


Her life was sustained and fulfilled by the love and joy she received in taking care of and spending time with her family. Each new addition, whether through birth, marriage or friendship bought her great joy. She was the true core being of her family.


May is survived by four children, James (Roz) Malone of San Luis Obisopo, Calif., Linda Lilley of Cambridge Springs, Roger Malone of Kane and Joyce (Scott) Geibel of Fenelton; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and her very dear friend and roommate Connie Pagen. 


In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Clair, Reid, Roy, Ray and Frank Hetrick; one sister, Dorothy Haag; and her son-in-law George Lilley.


A service for May Bell Malone will be celebrated Thursday, May 7 at noon at the Thompson Funeral Home, 136 Center St., Ridgway, with Rev. Erik Hart officiating. Interment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Gardens.
Friends will be received at the funeral home from 3-5 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6 as well as from 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 7 until the service at noon.


Memorial donations may be made in May's memory to the Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ridgway or to Wesbury UMC in Meadville.

 

 

JOHNSONBURG - Shirley I. Bliss, 67, of Cushing Avenue, Johnsonburg, and recently of Pinecrest Manor, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Penn Highlands in DuBois after a short illness.


She was born Jan. 10, 1948 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Adam Verne and Esther (McAninch) Bliss.
She was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School and a member of Johnsonburg United Methodist Church. She volunteered at the Johnsonburg Senior Center for several years. She lived all her life in Johnsonburg. 


She is survived by two brothers, Donald Bliss of St. Marys and Dale Bliss of Johnsonburg; and two sisters, Dorothy Olewinski of Virginia and Mary Gasbarre of Johnsonburg.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, John Bliss.


A memorial service for Shirley I. Bliss will be held Saturday, May 16 at 11 a.m. at Johnsonburg United Methodist Church with Reverend Daniel Reigel officiating.


Interment will be in Wardvale Methodist Cemetery, Johnsonburg.


There will be no visitation. The family will be receiving friends from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, May 16 at the church prior to the service.


The family suggests memorials to either Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home or Johnsonburg Senior Center.
Ubel Funeral Home, 111 Bridge St., Johnsonburg, is entrusted with funeral arrangements.

 

 

PENFIELD - Kenneth John McClintick, 84, of Penfield, died Monday, April 27, 2015 at Penn Highlands DuBois surrounded by his family.


He was born July 27, 1930, son of the late John and Helen (Fox) McClintick.


On June 16, 1956, he married Virginia Hope (Wheeler), and she survives.


He served in the U.S. Army during Korea from 1952-1954 achieving rank of Corporal. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator working on such jobs as the Pennsylvania Turnpike and the Kinzua Dam. He then owned and operated McClintick Logging and Excavating for many years and also worked at the Greentree Landfill after his retirement.


He enjoyed hunting, running equipment, mowing his property and eating with his friends at Rosie's Hilltop Diner.


He was born and raised in Weedville and has lived in Penfield since 1956.


He is survived by his wife, Virginia Hope (Wheeler) McClintick of Penfield; two children, Marvin (Tammie) McClintick and Pam (Ken) Hand, both of Penfield; four sisters, Vera Kunes of St. Marys, Velma (Jim) Forsythe of Weedville, Nadine (Paul) Gray of Washington, and Rita (Rodney) VanVoorhis of Weedville; one brother, Gaylon (Susan) McClintick of Weedville; five grandchildren, Nikki (Kevin) Clark, Erin Brown, Eric McClintick, Dusty (Marla) Myers and Misti Myers; and nine great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Laenee, MyKenna, Austin, Ashtyn, Brezlin, Evangeline, Virginia and Calix.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Clayton McClintick.
Funeral services for Kenneth John McClintick will be held Thursday, April 30 at 11 a.m. at the Weedville Wesleyan Church with Pastors Samuel Butler and Paul Gray.


Military honors will be accorded by the Valley Legion Post 978 Burial Detail. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Weedville.


Visitation will be Wednesday, April 29 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, 12045 Bennetts Valley Hwy., Penfield, and Thursday, April 30 from 10-11 a.m. at the Weedville Wesleyan Church, Weedville.


The family suggests memorials to the Hahne Cancer Center.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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