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Alice C. Murray, 86, Kersey

 

Alice C. Murray, 86, of 108 Lovers Ln., Kersey, died peacefully in her sleep Thursday, April 28, 2016 at her residence.


She was born Dec. 11, 1929 in Kersey, daughter of the late Clyde and Caroline Anzinger Mosier. On Oct. 16, 1948 in the St. Boniface Church, she married Ambrose B. Murray and he preceded her in death in 2002.


She was a lifelong resident of Kersey and was a graduate of Kersey High School, Class of 1947. She was a retired employee of Sylvania where she had worked for over 30 years. Alice was a member of the St. Boniface Church, enjoyed reading and playing cards and loved her puppy Hairy. 


She is survived by two daughters, Mary Lee Mertz and her husband Gary of St. Marys, and Teresa Murray of St. Marys; three sons, Michael Murray and his wife Connie of Summerville, S.C., Terry Murray of St. Marys, and Tim Murray of Kersey; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. 


Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Fay Feldbauer; by a sister, Marie Micale; and a brother, Charles Mosier. She was the last member of her immediate family.


Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services for Alice C. Murray to be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday, May 2 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ross Miceli officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery.
There will be no visitation. 


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Boniface Church, 355 Main St., Kersey, Pa. 15846. 


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

 

Helen H. Hoy, 93, St. Marys

 

Helen H. Hoy, 93, of 1149 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, died on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Pinecrest Manor surrounded by her family following a brief illness.

She was born on December 27, 1922, in Johnsonburg, a daughter of the late Alfred and Catherine Sweeney Hinchliffe.

On November 14, 1942 in Bryan, TX, she married David D. Hoy, who survives.

Mrs. Hoy was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, class of 1940.  She was a member of the St. Marys Church and was a member of the Rosary Altar Society.  She was a longtime volunteer for the Catholic school cafeteria and for Meals on Wheels.  She also volunteered at the hospital and was a member of the Red Hat Society.

In addition to her husband of more than 73 years, David D. Hoy, she is survived by a daughter, Betsy Healy and her husband John of St. Marys, a son Jeffrey Hoy and his wife Tracy of New Wilmington, and by four grandchildren, Sean (Bridget) Healy of Pittsburgh, Diana (Brian) Caiazza of New Wilmington, David Hoy of Grove City and Katherine (Steve Marquart) of Hopewell Junction, NY.  She is also survived by four great-grandchildren, Meghan, Tully, Brian and Julian and by two special nieces, Joyce (Bob) Arnold and Kathy (Jim) Herzing.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Martin Hinchliffe and Thomas Hinchliffe and by three sisters, Shirley Tuttle, Alice McKnight and June Smith.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Helen H. Hoy will be celebrated on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at 10:00 AM at St. Marys Church, Church Street, St. Marys, with Rev. Alfred Patterson, OSB, officiating.

Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Friday, April 29, 2016 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Elk County Humane Society, St. Marys Church, Holy Rosary Church or 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
 

James A. Blint, 86, Johnsonburg

 

James A. Blint, 86, of High Street, Johnsonburg, died Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Penn Highlands Elk after a short illness.


He was born Oct. 23, 1929 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Donald and Frances (Legacy) Blint.
He married Rita N. (Dagustine) Blint on Feb. 2, 1952 in Holy Rosary Church and she survives.
Jim was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School and served in the U.S. Navy Seabees during the Korean Conflict from 1947-1951, receiving military honors and a Korean Service Bronze Star.
He worked 14 years with the Johnsonburg Paper Mill as a second class mechanic, 40 years as a contractor under the name JA Blint and Sons and six years at Walmart after his retirement in 1999.


Jim was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church where he served as an usher, Johnsonburg VFW, Senior Center, and was a Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Club. He was a former member of the Elks and Chamber of Commerce and enjoyed many years as a member of the Central Hose Drum Corps.


He loved spending time with his family at his camp, hunting and was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers.


He lived all his life in Johnsonburg.


In addition to his wife, Rita N. (Dagustine) Blint of Johnsonburg, he is survived by four children, Sandra M. Schwabenbauer of Johnsonburg, Denise M. Blint of Horseheads, N.Y., James D. (Gloria) Blint of Mt. Lebanon and Scott M. (Marilyn) Blint of Portersville; seven grandchildren, Nicole (Matthew) Duda of Pittsburgh, Michele Schwabenbauer of Milan, Italy, Breann (Ruben) Torres of Zelienople, Brittany (Zachery) Kristophel of Evans City, Kohl Blint of Portersville, Matthew (Megan Crowell) Blint of Pittsburgh and Jessica Blint of Philadelphia; five great-grandchildren, R.J., Gianna, Mia, Jack and Liam; and one brother, Donald (Sally) Blint of Kane.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, William Blint; and one son-in-law, Edward Schwabenbauer.


A Mass of Christian Burial for James A. Blint will be held Friday, April 29 at 10 a.m. at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Father David Wilson as celebrant.


Military honors will be accorded by the Johnsonburg/Ridgway Servicemen's Detail. Service members are asked to assemble at the Ubel Funeral Home, 111 Bridge St., Johnsonburg on Friday, April 29 at 9:15 a.m.


Interment will be in Holy Rosary Church Cemetery.


Visitation will be held Thursday, April 28 from 5-8 p.m. and Friday, April 29 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the funeral home.


The family suggests memorials to the Holy Rosary Church or the Johnsonburg Senior Center and will be accepting online condolences at www.nedzafamilyfuneralhomes.com. 

 

Virginia P. Herzing, 91, St. Marys

 

Virginia P. Herzing, 91, of 185 Center St. (Elk Towers) and formerly of Hall Avenue, St. Marys, died Friday, April 22, 2016 at Pinecrest Manor following a brief illness.


She was born Sept. 21, 1924 in Metter, Ga., daughter of the late Preston and Esther McGowan Lanier.


She was a graduate of Metter High School and had resided in St. Marys since 1945. She was a retired employee of Quality Components where she worked for 40 years.
On Aug. 28, 1945 in Savannah, Ga., she married Aurelius J. "Brod" Herzing. He died Dec. 4, 2001.


She was a member of the Queen of the World Church, the Rosary Altar Society, the CD of A, served as a den mother for Cub Scouts, enjoyed knitting, sewing, playing cards, and being with her family.
 


She is survived by a daughter, Judy Wolfel and her husband Richard of St. Marys; four sons, Daniel L. Herzing and his wife Sue of St. Marys, Michael J. Herzing and his wife Lynn of St. Marys, Richard A. and his wife Ann of St. Marys, and Timothy D. Herzing and his wife Shelly of Harrisburg; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews.


In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Adam Wolfel; and by four sisters, Beaulah Sapp, Blanche Parmham Hux, Georgia White and Cleon Williams; and by a son, David, in infancy.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Virginia P. Herzing will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Tuesday, April 26 at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Richard Allen, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery.
 


Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday, April 25 from 5-8 p.m.
 
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.

 

Jennie M. Baughman,98, Ridgway

 

Jennie M. Baughman, 98, formerly of Swedetown Road, Lake City, died Thursday morning, April 21, 2016 at McKinley Health Center in Brookville following a lengthy illness.


She was born June 13, 1917 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Thomas H. and Harriet (Hoffman) Myers. 


She married Willace H. Baughman on Aug. 2, 1941, he preceded her in death July 19, 1996. She had resided in Lake City for many years and was a former Ridgway resident. She was a graduate of the Ridgway High School and Clarion University. Jennie was a member of the Lake City Methodist Church, the Pennsylvania State Teachers Association, a past member of the American Legion Women's Auxiliary, and a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She had been a teacher in the Ridgway Area School District for 41 years.


She is survived by two grandchildren, Jessica N. Carbone of Peabody, Mass. and Nathan M. Goble of West Grotten, Mass.; two great-granddaughters; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Janet H. Goble; two brothers, Charles B. Myers and Thomas I. Myers; and one sister, Betty Rhines.


There will be no funeral services or visitation for Jennie M. Baughman per her request. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home

 

Virginia A. "Genny" Gribble, 56, St. Marys

 

Virginia A. “Genny” Gribble, 56, of 297 Honey Lane, St. Marys, PA formerly of Emporium, PA died at Mount Jewett on Sunday (April 17, 2016) afternoon in a motorcycle accident.


She was born May 12, 1959 in Coudersport, PA a daughter of the late Francis and Eva Sabatino Burgett.


She had been married to Randie Gribble, Emporium


Genny worked at GKN for over 28 years. She was a devoted mother and grandmother who loved her family very much. She liked decorating and baking.
She is survived by a daughter, Stacy Scarpelli, DuBois; son, Jason (Kelly) Allison, Emporium; daughter, Dusti Rees, Emporium; son, Josh Rees, Emporium; son, Derrick (Ally) Gribble, Emporium. Twelve Grandchildren, Madyson, Chanz, Tapanga, Camdyn, Brynn, Laila, Haley, Kierstyn, James, Brooklyn, Jarron & Grayden. sister, Evie Sabatino, Meadville, PA; brother David Burgett, Emporium; brother, Paul Burgett, Emporium; brother, Tom Burgett, Hermitage, PA; brother, Charles Hooftallen, Emporium; brother, Perry Hooftallen, Roulette.


Preceded in Death By


Parents, Francis and Eva Sabatino Burgett.


The family will receive friends at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium on Monday from 11:00 AM -1:00 PM with the service to follow at 1:00 PM with Rev. Mark Conklin, Pastor, Christian Missionary & Alliance Church, officiating.

Online Condolences may be placed at
www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

 

Gail Klein, 69, St. Marys

 

Gail A. Klein Obituary

 

Gail A. Klein, 69, of 1040 Lemans Rd., St. Marys, died Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Penn Highlands Elk after an illness of the past several months.


She was born March 30, 1947 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Alfred J. and Winifred H. Higgins Fleischman. 


She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Elk County Catholic High School, Class of 1965. She had served as activities director at Elk Haven Nursing Home and then retired as nursing coordinator. 


On April 20, 1968 in the St. Mary's Church, she married James R. Klein and he survives. 
Gail was a member of the Queen of the World Church. She loved her job and enjoyed being with her Elk Haven family. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. 
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Jeff Klein and his wife Elisa of Newton Square; a daughter, Danielle Bergez and her husband Matthieu of Wilmington, Del.; two grandchildren, Leo Bergez and Lucy Bergez; and by two sisters, Patricia Fleischman of St. Marys and Donna Brem and her husband James of St. Marys. 


Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial for Gail A. Klein to be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Tuesday, April 19 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, as celebrant. 


Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery.

 
There will be no visitation. 


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk Haven Nursing Home, 785 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, Pa. 15857. 


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

 

David Cheatle, 53, St. Marys

 

David A. Cheatle, 53, of 240 Fourth Street, St. Marys, died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 14, 2016.

He was born on June 7, 1962, in St. Marys, a son of the late Vernon J. and Anna M. Young Cheatle.

On September 21, 1989 in St. Marys, he married Dawn Gagliardi Cheatle, who survives.

Dave was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of ECCHS.  He served in the U.S. Army and had been employed at Metaldyne for more than 30 years.  He was a member of the PFL and a pool league.  He was an avid golfer who also enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He liked the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers and enjoyed trips to Salamanca.  Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife of nearly 27 years, Dawn Gagliardi Cheatle, he is survived by two sons, Adam Cheatle and his fiance Rachael Mackey and Alex Cheatle, both of St. Marys, and by three grandchildren, Trevor, Brielle and Connell.  He is also survived by five brothers, Thomas (Katie) Cheatle of Wheatland, CA, Gary Cheatle of San Francisco, CA, Timothy (Toni) Cheatle of Deltona, FL, Daniel (Denise) Cheatle of St. Marys, Alan Cheatle of Seattle, WA, by one sister, Judy Windle of Wayahachie, TX and by his father-in-law, Louis Gagliardi of St. Marys, as well as by numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert Cheatle, William Cheatle and Vernon Cheatle, Jr. and by one sister, Mariann Cheatle Dick.

A Memorial Service for David A. Cheatle will be held on Friday, April 22, 2016, at 11:00 AM at Lynch-Green Funeral Home.  
 

The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until the time of the service.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the family.

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

 

James Lilley, 81, Ridgway

 

James Lilley, 81, of 429 Allenhurst Avenue, Ridgway, passed away on Friday, April 15th at Penn Highlands Elk.

 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home.

 

Lois A. Nasoni, 65, St. Marys

 

 

Lois A. Nasoni, 65, of Pleasant Gap and formerly of St. Marys, PA, died on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Mount Nittany Medical Center following an unexpected illness.

She was born on November 1, 1950, in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Lewis and Alice Samick Nasoni.

Lois was a lifelong resident of St. Marys and had lived in Pleasant Gap for the last several years.  She was a graduate of ECCHS, class of 1968 and was a member of Queen of the World Church.  She dearly loved her dog, Deuce and enjoyed cooking, cleaning and baking.  Most of all, she loved and adored her granddaughter Ali, who was the light and love of her life.

She is survived by a daughter, Kelley Nasoni of Milesburg, her beloved granddaughter, Ali, by two brothers, Terry (Susan) Nasoni of DuBois and Robert (Dawn) Nasoni of St. Marys and by three sisters, Susan (Paul) Wolfel of Emporium, Julie (John) Frantz of St. Marys, and Lori (Rick) Geitner of St. Marys.  She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis and Alice Samick Nasoni.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Lois A. Nasoni will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at 12:00 PM at Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Road, St. Marys, PA with Rev. Richard Allen, officiating.
Interment will be in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.

There will be no visitation.

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

 

Marlene A. Morgan, 80, Wilcox

 

Marlene A. Morgan, 80, of 1042 Burning Well Rd., Wilcox, died Wednesday morning, April 13, 2016 at The Lutheran Home at Kane following a lengthy illness.


She was born Feb. 23, 1936 in Hazel Hurst, daughter of the late Adril and Helen Organski Ordiway.


She married Robert Morgan on May 17, 1980 in the Wilcox Lutheran Church and he survives. She resided in Wilcox most of her life and was a 1954 graduate of Hazel Hurst High School. She was a Lutheran by faith.


Marlene had been employed at Keystone Powdered Metals for 33 years before retiring in 1997.
In addition to her husband at home, she is survived by a son, Doug Morgan of Johnsonburg; one daughter, Terri, Mrs. Gary Ribovic of Wilcox; one stepson, Jeffrey Morgan and his wife Ashley of Coal Hollow; and two stepdaughters, Debbie, Mrs. Michael Delhunty of Portland Mills, and Stacy, Mrs. Dave Sorg of Johnsonburg; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, James Ordiway and his wife Linda of Youngsville; and one sister, Edith Gordan of Bradford.
She was preceded in death by her parents.


Friends and family are invited to attend a funeral service for Marlene A. Morgan to be conducted Wednesday, April 20 at 11 a.m. at the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, 401 Chestnut St., Johnsonburg.


Officiating will be Pastor David Pflieger, chaplain of the Lutheran Home at Kane.


Interment will be in the Wilcox Cemetery, Wilcox. There will be no visitation.


Arrangements are under direction of the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, 401 Chestnut St., Johnsonburg, Pa.


If desired, memorial contributions should be made to the Alzheimer's Association , 1128 State St., #301, Erie, Pa. 16501 or to the Wilcox Public Library.

 

 

Albert N. Wilson, 63, St. Marys

 

Albert N. Wilson Obituary

 

Albert N. Wilson, 63, of Mark Street, St. Marys, died Friday, April 8, 2016 at his residence. 
Born July 1, 1952 in Clearfield, he was the son of the late Doyle and Hazel Fletcher Wilson.
On June 17, 1980, he married Nancy L. Pfingstler, who survives. 


Retired, Albert had been employed by Zito Media and at St. Marys Cable for many years. He was Methodist by faith.


Albert served in the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant where he was awarded many honors for his years of service.


He enjoyed fly fishing and loved to cheer on the Pittsburgh Steelers. More than anything else, Albert loved his children and his grandchildren. Likewise, he was in turn loved by many.


In addition to his wife, he is also survived by three sons, Jamie Wilson, Charles Cunningham and Mike (Ann) Cunningham; two daughters, Pam (Randy) Stauffer and Michele (Mike) Boschert; his loving grandchildren, Derek, Carly, Sydnie, Marisa, Cassie, Jayna, and Jessica; and one great-grandchild, Levi.


In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Roy; an aunt, Royal Clair; and a sister-in-law, Sally Wilson. 


All services for Albert N. Wilson will be private at the convenience of the family. 


Burial will be in the Wildwood Cemetery at Brockway.


Memorial donations may be made to the Hahne Cancer Center, 100 Hospital Ave., DuBois, Pa. 15801.


The Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home, Inc. in Brockway is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at csfhinc.com 

 

Thomas Hayes, 70, Kersey

 

Thomas R. Hayes, 70, of 388 Main Street, Kersey, passed away Friday, April 8, 2016, at Penn Highlands DuBois, after a lengthy illness.

 

He was born January 25, 1946, in Ridgway, son of the late John Harvey and Agnes Marie Gustafson Hayes.  He was a lifelong resident of the area, a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1963, and a graduate of Computer Technical School in Pittsburgh.  He was a former computer programmer at Airco and was a retired product manager at Carbon Graphite.  For the past 10 years, he was a self-employed insurance inspector.

 

On January 21, 1967, in the St. Boniface Church, he married Angelia L. Parisi, who survives.  He is also survived by three sons, Christopher J. Hayes and his wife Lorie of Durham, NC, Bryan T. Hayes and his wife Mary Jane of Weedville, and Eric R. Hayes and his wife Kathy Jo of St. Marys; six grandchildren, Patrick Hayes, Travis Hayes, Lanes Hayes, Wyatt Hayes, Brandon Grotzinger, and Isaac Hayes; six step grandchildren, D. J. Bauer, Justin Bauer, Mallory Bauer, Taylor Ehrensberger, Faith Ehrensberger, and Devin Ehrensberger; two step great grandchildren, Dylan Bauer and Teddy Bauer; and by a sister, Patty Marie Hayes of Kersey.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Carla Marie Himes.

 

Tom was a member of the St. Boniface Church and was a veteran of the US Air Force having served during the Vietnam Era.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved to take rides and go to the beach.  He also loved spending time with his family and friends.

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 Monday, April 11, 2016, at 12:00 PM, with the Rev. Alfred Patterson, OSB, officiating.  Full military rites will be accorded by the Fox Twp. Servicemen’s Burial Detail.  Burial will follow in the St. Boniface Cemetery.

 

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the ALS Association of Western PA, 416 Lincoln Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15209, or Dup 15q Alliance 2016 (Autism Awareness), PO Box 674, Fayetteville, NY  13066.

 

The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com

 

Norma Pontzer, 81, St. Marys

 

Norma Jean Pontzer, 81, of 130 Beech Road, St. Marys, passed away Thursday, April 7, 2016, at Pinecrest Manor, after a brief illness.

 

She was born in St. Marys, daughter of the late Edward S. and Mary Ann Caskey Seelye.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1952.  She had worked at the Stackpole Carbon Company for six years as a secretary for J. O. Wittman.

 

On November 10, 1956, in the Queen of the World Church, she married John L. Pontzer, who survives.  She is also survived by two daughters, Gloria Guericke and her husband Vern of Bernalillo, NM and Wanda Bryant and her husband Rich of Downingtown, PA; a son, John L. Pontzer and his wife Roberta “Bobbie” of Dunloring, VA; three grandchildren, Emily Victoria Paulson and her husband Alex, John Daniel Shutt, and Thomas James Shutt; two sisters, Joyce Leviski and her husband Eugene of St. Marys and Phyllis Bricen and her husband Daniel of St. Marys; and a brother, Howard Gradl and his wife Phyllis of St. Marys.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Louise Seelye in childbirth; and by two brothers, Edward “Sonny” Seelye and John in childbirth.

 

Mrs. Pontzer was a member of the Queen of the World Church and was one of the first Eucharistic Ministers at Queen of the World, having taken communion to shut-ins for three years.  She delivered Meals-on-Wheels for over 23 years and was a member of three different prayer groups.  She enjoyed reading, crocheting, needlework, art, and being with her children, grandchildren, and her husband.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Monday, April 11, 2016, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Daniel Wolfel, OSB, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

 

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Sunday, April 10, 2016, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

 

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Pinecrest Manor, 763 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA  15857.

 

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

 

Shawn M. Green, 48, St. Marys

 

Shawn M. Green, 48, a resident of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, died on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 surrounded by his family following an extended illness.

He was born on December 6, 1967, a son of Alan W. Green of St. Marys and the late Virginia Tucker Ferris.

Shawn was a lifelong resident of St. Marys and was of Catholic faith.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding his dirt bike.  He also enjoyed skate boarding and the pogo stick.  

In addition to his father, he is survived by two brothers, Lance (Karen) Green and Shane Green both of St.  Marys and by two sisters, Shannon Beck of Kersey and Roxanne Ferris of St. Marys, by a niece, Chelsea Beck, and by two nephews, Justin Beck and Shawn Schreiber.  He is also survived by his goddaughter, Melody Lewis.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Joseph and Virginia Fields Tucker, and by his paternal grandparents, Arthur and Dorothy Brown Green.

A Memorial Service for Shawn M. Green will be held on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 6:00 PM at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home.

Interment will be in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.

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

 

Georgia B. Gradl, 90, Kersey

 

Georgia B. Gradl, 90, of 132 Laurel Lane, Kersey, died Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Highland View Health Care in Brockway after a lengthy illness. 


She was born Feb. 22, 1926 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Anthony and Nora Schneider Beimel. 


On Dec. 3, 1946 in the St. Mary's Church, she married John L. "Buddy" Gradl and he preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 2005. 


She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Parochial Schools. She was a former employee in Emporium for 15 years. 


Georgia was a member of the St. Boniface Church and the Elk County Cursillo Movement. 
She is survived by a son, George J. Gradl of Louisville, Ky.; a son-in-law, David Ginther of Kersey; two grandchildren, Adam Ginther and Aaron Ginther and his wife Julie; and two great grandchildren Amelia and Alicia Ginther. 


Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Marie Ginther and by two sisters, Marie Hanes and Helen Hanes and by a brother Clarence "Sonny" Beimel. She was the last member of her immediate family. 


Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial for Georgia B. Gradl to be celebrated in the St. Boniface Church on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Fr. Ross Miceli, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery. 


Memorials, if desired, can be made to the St. Boniface Church, 355 Main St., Kersey, Pa. 15846. 


The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.

 

Bernard J. "Bernie" Schreiber, 83, St. Marys

 

Bernard J. "Bernie" Schreiber, 83, of 239 Ford Road, St. Marys, died peacefully on Friday, April 1, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family.
 
He was born on February 28, 1933, a son of the late Bernard and Caroline Schutz Schreiber.

On August 8, 1998 in St. Marys, he married Elizabeth Schloder Schreiber, who survives.

Bernie was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of Queen of the World Church.  He retired from St. Marys Carbon after more than 43 years of service.  He served in the U.S. Navy from 1953-1957 during the Korean War.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing cards and going to camp.  He also enjoyed traveling with his wife for the reunions of the ships he had served on during the war.  He was an avid woodworker and years ago was a member of the Colts baseball team.  His greatest pride and passion came from his garden, where he could always be found tending to his tomato plants.  His green thumb produced many crops that he enjoyed taking to the farmer's market.

In addition to his wife, Elizabeth Schloder Schreiber, he is survived by a son, Benjamin (Diane) Schreiber of St. Marys, four step-daughters, Amy (John) Timan of Port Matilda, Lori (Scott) Nearing of St. Marys, Roxanne (Steve) Skrzypek of Kersey and Tracey (Richard) DeCecchis of Johnsonburg, and by two step-sons, Dean Rupprecht of Morgantown, WV and Michael (Nancy) Rupprecht of St. Marys, as well as by 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by a brother, Gary (Pam) Schreiber of St. Marys, three sisters, Alice Schreiber of Nashville, TN, Donna Palmer of St. Marys, and Betty (Joe) Dickey of Johnsonburg.  He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and his second wife, Georgia Steele, he was preceded in death by a  son John Schreiber in 1972, a step-son, Cory Steele and by a brother, James "Pee Wee" Schreiber.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Bernard J. Schreiber will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at 10:00 AM at Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Road, St. Marys with Rev. Richard Allen, Pastor, officiating.
Full Military Honors will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail.
Interment will be in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 from 5:00 until 8:00 PM.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Humane Society or to the Elk County Rides for Vets Program.

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

 

Donald Paul Parisi, 80, Luthersburg

 

Donald Paul Parisi, 80, Shamokin Trail, Luthersburg, died Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Christ the King Manor.


Born Dec. 21, 1935 in Benezette Township, Elk County, he was the son of the late Paul and Pauline E. (Hollingsworth) Parisi.


He was a veteran of the United States Army.


On Oct. 14, 1960, he married Arlene A. Stanford. She preceded him in death Feb. 22, 2015.
Donald retired from Consolidated National Gas in Luthersburg as a meter measurement specialist after 35 years of service.


He was a member of the Garfield Lodge #559 Free and Accepted Masons, the Jefferson Chapter #225, Kittanning Council #52 and the Warren Commandry of Knights Templar. Having served as presiding officer at each of these bodies, he received the KYCH award in Pittsburgh Priory. He was also a member of Coudersport Consistory, the George D. Montgomery American Legion Post 17 and the Sandy Hose Company #1 Fireman's Club. He was also a volunteer fireman for the Brady Township Fire Company and a volunteer EMT for the Brady Township Ambulance.
He is survived by two daughters, Robin Powers and her husband, Stephen of Penfield, and Tamara Roney of Luthersburg; a sister, Shelby McClusky and her husband, James of Benezette; a brother, Kenneth Parisi of York; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


A funeral service for Donald Paul Parisi will be held Saturday, April 2 at 10 a.m. from the Goble-Baronick Funeral Home, 211 S. Main St., DuBois, with Pastor Terry Felt officiating.
Full military honors will be accorded by the members of the DuBois Area Honor Guard from the funeral home.


Burial will be in Morningside Cemetery.


Visitation will be held Friday, April 1 from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, April 2 from 9 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. at the funeral home.


A Masonic Memorial Service will be held Friday, April 1 at 4:30 p.m. from the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent to Christ the King Manor, Memory Support, 1100 W. Long Ave., DuBois, Pa. 15801.


Online condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.

 

Sally Marie Wilson, 64, Ridgway

 

Sally Marie (Burrs) Wilson Obituary

 

Sally Marie Wilson, 64, of 1990 Ridgway-Johnsonburg Road, Ridgway, died Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at her home, surrounded by her loving family after a six-month battle with cancer as she was called to be with the Lord.


She was born Sept. 2, 1951 in Ridgway, daughter of Veronica (Gasbarre) Burrs and the late James Burrs.


She was employed at Allegheny Coatings for the last 20 years.


Some of her favorite hobbies included playing cards with family and friends, going to bingo and taking trips to the Seneca Allegany Casino with her twin sister.


On July 3, 1971, she married her loving husband, Charles D. Wilson, who survives.
She is also survived by one son, William C. Wilson, his wife Angela and two beautiful granddaughters, Anna and Ava of Newville; her mother, Veronica; two sisters, Jeanine R. Baumgratz of Ridgway and twin sister Susan M. (George) Renaud of Johnsonburg; two brothers, James H. "Butch" Burrs of Keating Summit and John J. Burrs (and companion Lynn) of Erie; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.


In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by two nephews, Eric and Jason Cook.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Sally Marie Wilson will be celebrated Friday, April 1 at noon at St. Leo's Catholic Church. Celebrating will be Fr. Brian Vossler, pastor. Interment will be in St. Leo's Cemetery. 


Friends will be received Friday, April 1 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Meehan-Shilk Funeral Home, 130 Center St., Ridgway.


Memorial donations may be made to the Hahne Cancer Center, 100 Hospital St., DuBois, Pa. 15801.

 

Carolyn L. Pistner, 73, St. Marys

 

Carolyn L. Pistner Obituary

 

Carolyn L. Pistner, 73, of 379 W. Theresia Rd., St. Marys, died Friday, March 25, 2016 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness.


She was born Dec. 3, 1942, a daughter of the late Wilfred and Leona Starner Young.


On Oct. 9, 1963 in St. Boniface Church, she married Harold Pistner, who survives.


Mrs. Pistner was a lifelong resident of the area and graduated from Kersey High School. She was a member of St. Boniface Church and had retired from Sylvania after more than 35 years of service. She enjoyed going to Curves and spending time there with her friends. Most of all, she enjoyed her beloved family and her dog, Hazel, whom she lovingly referred to as "Baby." Her children, grandchildren and great-grandson were the light and love of her life, and she loved being a wife, mother and grandmother.


In addition to her husband of more than 52 years, Harold Pistner, she is survived by a daughter, Nancy (Roger) Ovell of St. Marys; two sons, Daniel Pistner and Timothy (Christine) Pistner, both of Kersey; by six grandchildren, Allison, Courteney, Kendra, Mitchell, Kyle and Zachary; and by a great-grandson, Kameron. She is also survived by two brothers, Edward (Helen) Young of Tennessee and Wayne (Nancy) Young of Florida; as well as by several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a special aunt, Olive Woleslagle.
 

A Mass of Christian Burial for Carolyn L. Pistner will be celebrated Tuesday, March 29 at 10 a.m. at St. Boniface Church, Main Street, Kersey, with the Rev. Ross Miceli officiating.


The family will receive friends at St. Boniface Church on Tuesday from 9:15 a.m. until the time of the mass.


Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.


Memorial contributions may be made to the National Stroke Association , 9707 East Easter Ln., Suite B, Centennial, Colo. 80112


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.

 

Robert D. Dush, 69, Ridgway

 

Robert D. Dush, 69, 5325 Grand Road, Ridgway, passed away on Saturday, March 26th at his home.

 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson funeral Home in Ridgway.

 

Donald Dippold, 70, St. Marys

 

Donald Dippold, 70, of 787 Washington Street, St. Marys, passed away on Sunday, March 27th at UPMC Hospital in "Altoona.

 

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

 

Tammy L. Munsell, 44, Emporium

 

Tammy L. Munsell, 44, of 3959 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium, PA died at her residence Saturday morning. (March 26, 2016) She was born June 26, 1971 in Smethport, PA a daughter of Ronald Zetwick, Crosby and the late Claudette Uber Zetwick.

 

On October 26, 2002 in Port Allegany she married Aaron Munsell, who survives. Tammy graduated from Smethport High School in the class of 1989. She worked for over 25 years at GKN in Emporium. She was a member of the John Berg Post #976 American Legion Auxiliary, Crosby, PA Surviving In addition to her husband Aaron Munsell she is survived two daughters Tylar (Joe) Botera, Erie and Tory Younkin, St. Marys, one son Nathaniel Munsell, Emporium, her Father & Step-Mother Ronald (Sherry) Zetwick, of Crosby and a maternal grandmother Anna Mae Uber, Emporium, and one brother Ronald "Tig" (Jeannie) Zetwick of Smethport

 

She was preceded in death by her mother Claudette Uber Zetwick.

 

To celebrate Tammy’s life the family will receive friends at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on (4-2-16) Saturday from 11:00 -12:00 where a memorial service will follow at noon with Rev. Paul Siebert officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hahne Cancer Center, 100 Hospital Drive, DuBois, PA 15801 or to John Berg Post #976 American Legion Auxiliary, Crosby, PA 16724

 

James Patrick Eckels, 67, St. Marys

 

James Patrick Eckels, 67, of 125 Columbus St., St. Marys, died Friday, March 25, 2016 as a result of a motor vehicle accident on SR 219 W. Sergeant Township, McKean County.


He was born March 5, 1949 in Beallsville, son of the late Orville and Violet Krugle Eckels. He was a retired employee of Mersen, retiring in 2010 after 13 years of service.


He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Navy, was an avid hunter, card player, was a hard worker and loved to follow his grandchildren in their sporting events.


He was formerly married to Lina Eckels, who survives, and is also survived by his companion, Janice Herbstritt of St. Marys; two sons, John G. Eckels of St. Marys and Matthew P. Eckels and his wife Shannon of St. Marys; three grandchildren, Olivia, Avery, and Violet Eckels; and by a sister, Judy Broadnick and her husband David.


He was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Eckels.


Funeral and committal services for James Patrick Eckels will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no visitation.


The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com. 

 

Donald E. Lundy, 85, Wilcox

 

Donald E. Lundy Obituary

 

Donald E. Lundy, 85, of 5552 Bendigo Rd., Wilcox, died Friday, March 25, 2016 at his residence after a brief illness.


He was born Oct. 1, 1930 in Weedville, son of the late Leo T. and Adda Tyler Lundy.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Weedville High School, Class of 1948. He was a retired employee of the Queen of the World Church where he had worked for 35 years.


On Nov. 20, 1954 in the St. Mary's Church, he married M. Celine Anzinger, who preceded him in death Sept. 26, 1980.


Don was a member of the Queen of the World Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps having served in the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion, the Penfield Firemen, the Wilcox Sportsmen's Club, the St. Marys Moose, and was a retired member of the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail.


He is survived by four daughters, Theresea Lundy of Kersey, Celine Swackhammer and her husband Edward of Caledonia, Jane Daniels and her husband Shawn of St. Marys, and Judith Woelfel and her husband Robert of Kersey; a son, Jude Lundy of Glen Hazel; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Minnie Shipman of Vermillion, Ohio and Rena Sherwood of Kersey; and a brother, Chester Lundy and his wife Linda of Force.


In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Leo Lundy.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Donald E. Lundy will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Monday, March 28 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, officiating. Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery.


Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Sunday, March 27 from 6-8 p.m.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk County Catholic School System, Advancement Office, 600 Maurus St., St. Marys, Pa. 15857, or to the Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Rd., St. Marys, Pa. 15857.


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

 

Joan M. Kastner, 81, Kersey

 

Joan M. Kastner, 81, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 144 Upper Cherry Road, Kersey, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at Elk Haven, after an illness of the past two years.

 

She was born July 8, 1934, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Frank and Minnie Gerber Meier.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1952.  She was employed by the Community Loan Company, Farmers and Merchants Bank, Deposit Bank, First Commonwealth Bank, and she and her husband, Bud, built, owned, and operated Bud’s Country Market, which is M.J.’s Mini-Mart in Kersey.

 

On January 31, 1970, she married Richard E. “Bud” Kastner, who survives.  She is also survived by a brother, Robert J. Meier and his wife Joan of Winston-Salem, NC; three sisters-in-law, Miriam Meier of St. Marys, Betty Meier of St. Marys, and Miriam Lavella of Kersey; and by nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and great nieces and great nephews.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Ruth Meier, Martha Meier, Erma Friedl, and Valery Nissel; and by five brothers, Alvin Meier, Richard Meier, Rev. Pirmin Meier, OSB, Francis “June” Meier, and Donald “Brownie” Meier.

 

Joan was a member of the St. Boniface Church, the church choir, and the Rosary Society.  She taught CCD and piano lessons, was a Girl Scout leader and loved water aerobics, bowling, and traveling.

 

Due to Holy Week, a Blessing Service will be held in the St. Boniface Church on Thursday, March 24, 2016, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Ross Miceli, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Boniface Cemetery.  A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date.

 

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Thursday morning from 9:30 until 10:30 AM.

 

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Guardian Angels Center, 364 Main Street, Kersey, PA  15846; the St. Boniface Catholic School, 359 Main Street, Kersey, PA  15846; the Elk Haven Nursing Home, 785 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA  15857; the Silver Creek Terrace, 791 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA  15857; or to a favorite charity.

 

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

 

Irma M. Schatz, 91, St. Marys

 

 

Irma M. Schatz, 91, a resident of Elk Haven and formerly of Elk Towers and South Michael Road, St. Marys, died Monday, March 21, 2016 at Elk Haven after a brief illness.


She was born Sept. 22, 1924 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Jost and Anna Caskey Wehler. 
She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools. She was a former employee of Keystone Carbon Co. and was a retired employee of G. C. Murphy Co. 


On June 14, 1941 in the St. Mary's Church, she married Michael W. Schatz, and he preceded her in death March 19, 2001. 


Irma was a member of the St. Mary's Church. 


She is survived by a son, James M. Schatz and his wife Bernadette of St. Marys; four grandchildren, Jennifer Brooks, Natalie Divaney, Michael Schatz, and Cameron Schatz; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Velma O'Dell of St. Marys, Corda Gray of Mt. Zion, and Verna Pelleschi and her husband Bruno of St. Marys; and two brothers, Ivan Wehler and his wife Dorothy of St. Marys and Luke Wehler and his wife Catherine of St. Marys. 


Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Grace Wurm; and by two brothers, James Wehler and Linus Wehler. 


A Mass of Christian Burial for Irma M. Schatz will be celebrated in the St. Mary's Church on Wednesday, March 23 at noon with the Rev. Alfred Patterson, OSB, pastor, as celebrant. 
Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery. 


Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday morning from 10:30-11:30 a.m. 


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk Haven Nursing Home, 785 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, Pa. 15857


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

 

Joseph E. Koch, 77, St. Marys

 

Joseph E. Koch Obituary

 

Joseph E. Koch, 77, of 775 N. St. Marys Rd., St. Marys, died unexpectedly Friday, March 18, 2016 at his residence.


He was born Sept. 13, 1938 in St. Marys, son of the late James and Edna DePrater Koch. On Oct. 17, 1959 in the Queen of the World Church, he married E. Carleen Straub and she survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Sacred Heart School, was a graduate of St. Vincent Prep School and attended St. Vincent College. Along with his mother, he was owner of the former Central Restaurant and Catering. He then served as Elk County Commissioner for 16 years, from 1987-2003. 


Joe was a member of the Sacred Heart Church where he was a member of the finance committee and the church choir and a eucharistic minister. He was a board member of Elk Haven and North Central and was a member of the BPO Elks and the K of C. He received the Governor's Award for local government excellence in 2003 and was a former member of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania where he received many awards and was named Commissioner of the Year in 2000.


He is also survived by two daughters, Susan Grice and her husband Joseph of Mars, Pa. and Annie Koch of Mars, Pa. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Emily Grice, Joseph Grice and Natalie Grice; a sister, Jackie Cezelusta (Chris) of Appleton, N.Y.; and by two stepbrothers, Donald Antonio (Karen) of Erie and James Antonio (Debra) of Weedville.


Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa Koch, in 1993; and by a sister, Margaret Meyer.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Joseph E. Koch will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Monday, March 21 at 11 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, March 20 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Sacred Heart Choir, 337 Center St., St. Marys, Pa. 15857 or to the Franciscan Mission Outreach, P.O. Box 1086, Secaucus, N.J. 07096-1086.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.

 

Nancy C. (Norlin) Votano, 80, Wilcox

 

Nancy C. Votano, 80, of Wilcox, died Friday, March 18, 2016 at Elk Haven Nursing Home after a brief illness.


She was born Nov. 28, 1935 in Kane, daughter of the late Einer and Helen (Averill) Norlin. Her husband, Michael "Teddy" Votano, preceded her in death.


Nancy retired from St. Marys Carbon in 1998 after 26 years and continued on with her second job of BINGO. Besides BINGO, Nancy loved dancing and traveling.


She was a member of Wilcox Senior Center, Wilcox Sportsmen's and Central Hose Company.
Nancy is survived by her three children, Michael (Vickie) Votano of Johnsonburg, David Votano of Wilcox and Kimberly (Stephen) Erickson of Avondale, Ariz.; one sister, Shirley (Fred) Schneider of St. Marys; one brother, Bernie (Velma) Norlin of Johnsonburg; two grandchildren, Michael Votano of Johnsonburg and Michelle Erickson of Surprise, Ariz.; and a great-grandson, Christian James Hunter.


Besides her parents and husband, Nancy was also preceded in death by a brother, William Norlin.


A funeral service for Nancy C. Votano will be held Thursday, March 24 at 11 a.m. at the Ubel Funeral Home, 111 Bridge St., Johnsonburg, with Reverend Dan Reigel officiating.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 23 from 5-8 p.m. and Thursday, March 24 from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m.


The family suggests donations to either Wilcox Senior Center or Elk Haven Nursing Home.
Online condolences can be made at www.nedzafamilyfuneralhomes.com. 

 

Kurt Paul Strandberg, 46, Ridgway

 

Kurt Paul Strandberg, 46, of 1406 Manchester Lane NW, Washington, D.C., died unexpectedly Sunday, March 13, 2016 in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. while visiting his sister and family.


He was born May 3, 1969 in Ridgway, son of the late Donald and Isabelle Lavella Strandberg. 
He was a graduate of Ridgway High School, Class of 1987, and Wilma Boyd Travel School in Pittsburgh. He spent his career in the airline industry and recently was a flight attendant for Air Wisconsin.


Kurt had many loves including holidays spent with family, Saturday Fall afternoons watching his favorite Penn State Nittany Lions football team, listening to music…especially a night out at a Kenny Chesney concert, bike rides to the Juno Beach Pier, a Sushi night out on the town, and hiking the Maroon Bells of Aspen and America's national parks. He lived to travel and loved more than anything to share his many passions and grandest adventures with his family and friends.
Kurt is survived by his sister, Lisa Keiser and her husband Todd of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; a brother, Donald Strandberg of St. Marys; his beloved niece and nephew, Isabella and Jack Keiser; his cousin, Jean Marie Grecco and her husband Paul of Brockway and their sons, Michael and Peter; and by his stepmother, Margaret Strandberg and step siblings Darnell Eckert and Ken Blair.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Kurt Paul Strandberg will be celebrated in the St. Boniface Church on Saturday, April 30 at noon with the Rev. Ross Miceli, pastor, officiating.


Family and friends will be received in the St. Boniface Church from 11 a.m. until the time of Mass.

 

Carl P. "Midge" Meyer, 71, St. Marys

 

Carl P. "Midge" Meyer, 71, of 261 Forest View Road, St. Marys, died on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at Penn Highlands DuBois following a brief illness.

He was born on April 30, 1944, in St. Marys, a son of the late Francis and Louise "Lucille" Hanes Meyer.

On May 17, 1969 in Queen of the World Church, he married Linda Schatz Meyer, who survives.

Midge was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of Queen of the World Church.  Over the years, he had worked as an equipment operator at at Samick Brothers and had owned Carl Meyer Excavating.  He had also worked for Meyer Refrigeration.  He greatly enjoyed the outdoors and loved spending time at Turtleback camp.  He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time in the woods with his friends.  He was a member of the Campowner's Association where he'd also served as past president.

In addition to his wife of more than 46 years, Linda Schatz Meyer, he is survived by a son, Carl "Pudge" Meyer and his wife Jacki, two daughters, Lynn Meyer and Penny (John) Wingate, all of St. Marys, and by five grandchildren, Chase and Levi Meyer, and Carlee, Wyatt, and Traylynn Ginther.  He is also survived by three brothers, Louis (Audrey) Meyer, David (Dorothy) Meyer, and Howard (Annette) Meyer, all of St. Marys, and by three sisters, June (Stanley) Anderson, Donna (Dennis) Anderson and Pam (Jack) Pierotti, all of St. Marys, as well as by numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Monica Felton and Betty Guido.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Carl P. "Midge" Meyer will be celebrated on Monday, March 21, 2016, at 10:00 AM at Queen of the World Church with Rev. Richard Allen, Pastor, officiating.
Full Military Honors will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail.
The family will receive friends at Queen of the World from 9:00 AM until the time of the mass.

Memorial Contributions may be made to a favorite charity.

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

 

Richard E. Hathorn, 88, St. Marys

 

Richard E. Hathorn, 88, of 491 Wolfel Ave., died Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at Elk Haven after a brief illness. 


He was born Oct. 7, 1927 in St. Marys, son of the late George and Marcella Krieg Hathorn. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, class of 1945. He was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Co., retiring in 1989 after 44 years of service. 


On May 20, 1950, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Elsie M. Schauer and she preceded him in death on Feb. 27, 2012. 


He was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during WWII and he was a member of the quarter century club at Stackpole's. 


He is survived by two daughters, Christine Krellner of St. Marys, Mary Sauerland and her husband Art of Hollidaysburg; two sons, Robert E. Hathorn and his wife Marian of Kane, Andrew J. Hathorn and his wife Laura of St. Marys; 10 grandchildren, Michael Hathorn, Jeffrey Hathorn, Jonathan Hathorn, Douglas Hathorn, Emily Morgan, Steven Krellner, Andrew Krellner, Scott Krellner, Andrew Sauerland and Claire Sauerland; three great grandchildren and three sisters, Jean Klaiber and her husband James of St. Marys, Sarah "Sally" Lanzel of St. Marys and Sister Mariella Hathorn OSB of Chicago, Ill. 


Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Louise Nissel. 
A Mass of Christian Burial for Richard E. Hathorn will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 11 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 Friday morning, March 18, 2016, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.


Memorials, if desired, can be made to the Elk Haven Nursing Home, 785 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, PA 15857. 


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

 

Grace Mary (Dumich) Wellde, 91, St. Marys

 

Grace Mary Wellde, 91, a resident of Christ the King Manor in DuBois and formerly of Dagus Mines, died Monday, March 14, 2016 at the Christ the King Manor after a lengthy illness.


She was born Dec. 31, 1924 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Louis and Kathryn Feldbauer Dumich. On Nov. 22, 1946 in the St. Mary's Monastery, she married Robert E. Wellde and he preceded her in death in 1988.


Mrs. Wellde was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1943. She had worked for Speer Resistors and was a retired employee of Stackpole Carbon Co., retiring in 1988 after 45 years of service.


She was a member of the St. Boniface Church, a member of the Rosary Society and the Quarter Century Club at Stackpole's.


She is survived by a son, Robert E. Wellde Jr. and his wife Patricia of Kersey; two grandchildren, Scott Wellde and Stacy Wellde; and by a sister, Alice Eckert of St. Marys.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Bush; and four brothers, Steve, John, Robert and Louis Dumich.


Family and friends of Grace Mary Wellde are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the St. Boniface Church, Kersey, on Thursday, March 17 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Ross Miceli, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Maria Lutheran Cemetery.
There will be no visitation.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Boniface Church, 335 Main St., Kersey, Pa. 15846.


The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at 
www.lynch-radkowski.com.

 

James Parson, 89, Ridgway

 

James Parson, 89, of 602 North Maple Avenue, Ridgway, passed away Monday, March 14th at the Highland View Health Care.

 

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Thompson Funereal Home.

 

Pennie J. (Rosenhoover) Shaner, 72, Weedville

 

Pennie J. (Rosenhoover) Shaner, 72 of River Road, Weedville, died Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Christ the King Manor after an illness of several months.  She was born February, 3, 1944 to the late Jerome and Virginia (Huffman) Rosenhoover. Pennie married William “Bill” Shaner on August 2, 1975 and he predeceased her, December 25, 2013.

 

Survivors include her daughter, Karen (David Nellis) Schwentner of State College; a step-daughter, Theresa (Terry) Sackett of Altoona; a step-son, Jeff Shaner of Connecticut; a brother, Samuel (Cheryl) Rosenhoover of DuBois; a sister, Sandra Haynoski of St. Marys; several nieces and nephews and a close friend, Steve Haynoski.

 

Pennie graduated from Johnsonburg Area Schools where she born and raised.  She worked at Loblaws and later Bells Grocery and twenty one years at Metaldyne, all of St. Marys, retiring in 2011.  In 1966 she moved to Bennetts Valley.  She was a member of St. Joseph Church of Force; enjoyed BINGO, travelling and Penn State Football.  She was said to be “one of a kind”, loving life and a lot of fun.

 

Visitation will be held at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home of Penfield, on Monday, March 14, 2016 from 5 to 8 p.m. and also Tuesday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial to be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Force, PA with Father William Sutherland as celebrant.

 

Burial will be in the Church Cemetery.

 

The family suggests memorials be made to the Hahne Cancer Center or Christ the King Manor, in recognition of the excellent care Pennie received.

 

The family will be accepting online condolences at www.nedzafamilyfuneralhomes.com.

 

Shirley A. (Miller) Ford, 71, Kersey

 

Shirley A. Ford, 71, of 212 Fairview Rd., Kersey, died Friday, March 11, 2016 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a brief illness.


She was born June 25, 1944 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Lawrence and Sophie Flacinski Miller. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School. Shirley was a former employee of Walmart.


On Jan. 25, 1965 in Johnsonburg, she married Thomas H. Ford, Jr., who survives. 
Shirley attended the Maria Lutheran Church and was a member of the Kersey Senior Center. She volunteered for Meals on Wheels and she enjoyed the outdoors.


In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Sheri Schatz and her husband Gary of Speedwell, Tenn.; two grandsons, Joseph and Benjamin Schatz; two sisters, JoAnna Frederick of Charleroi and Bertha Jackman and her husband Don of Kane; three brothers, Thomas Miller and his wife Debbie of Wilcox, David Miller of Ridgway, and Harry Miller and his wife Nancy of Woodbridge, Va.; and by two sisters-in-law, Heidi Garner of St. Marys and Gail Ford of Ridgway.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Daniel Miller.


Funeral services for Shirley A. Ford will be held in the Maria Lutheran Church on Monday, March 14 at noon with the Rev. Erik Hart, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the Maria Lutheran Cemetery.


Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Sunday evening, March 13 from 6-8 p.m.
Online condolences may be offered at 
www.lynch-radkowski.com.

 

Gertrude Mills, 63, St. Marys

 

Gertrude L. Mills, 63, of 4501 Admiral Perry Hwy., Ebensburg, died Thursday, March 10, 2016 at the Ebensburg Center in Ebensburg after a lengthy illness.


She was born July 18, 1952 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Richard J. and Grace M. Hammer Mills.


She is survived by her sister, Connie Sadley and her husband Frank of St. Marys.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth R. Mills and William J. Mills.


Funeral and Committal Services for Gertrude L. Mills will be held at the convenience of the family. 


Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery.


The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.

 

Dolores L. Prencipe, 78, Ridgway

 

Dolores L. Prencipe (nee Martin), 78, died Monday, March 7, 2016 at Community Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Naperville, Ill.


She was born Oct. 2, 1937 in Ridgway to the late George Franklin and Agnes Marie (nee Vogt) Martin.


Dolores grew up in Ridgway and graduated from St. Leo's High School in 1955. After high school, she married her high school sweetheart John Prencipe in 1957 and was happily married for 56 years. She thoroughly enjoyed being a devoted wife, a happy homemaker, a wonderful cook and a loving mother to her five children. Dolores had a passion for drawing and oil painting and her immense love for animals. She also loved being a member of her card club where she enjoyed the company of some of her very best friends.


Dolores is survived by her children, Cheryl (David) Robertson of Kimberly, Idaho, Lori (David) Reed of Independence, La., Mary Prencipe of Las Vegas, Nev., John (Julie) Prencipe of Plainfield, Ill. and Tina (Greg) Vanden Brook of Bolingbrook, Ill; her much adored grandchildren, Cory, Danielle, Carson, David, Erica, Gavin, Cameron, Sophie and Christopher; her brother, Daniel (Joanne) Martin; her sister, Mary Thompkins; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.


In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son-in-law, David Robertson.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Dolores L. Prencipe will be celebrated Thursday, March 10 at 10 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, 2220 Lisson Rd., Naperville, Ill.


Future inurnment will be at Risen Lord Cemetery in Oswego, Ill.


Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 9 from 3-8 p.m. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, Ill.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105, 1-800-822-6344, www.stjude.org or the Naperville Area Humane Society, 1620 W. Diehl Rd., Naperville, Ill. 60563, (630) 420-8989, www.napervilleareahumanesociety.org.


Condolences for the Prencipe family can be sent in care of the Martin family, 154 Montmorenci Rd., Ridgway, Pa. 15853.


For more information, please call (630) 355-0213 or visit www.friedrich-jones.com.

 

Vivian L. Smith, 91, Wilcox

 

Vivian L. Smith, 91, died peacefully Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at her home in Hockessin, Del. surrounded by her loved ones.


Vivian was born Aug. 15, 1924 in Wilcox, daughter of the late Charles and Violet Whippo Vonarx.
She was a 1942 graduate of Wilcox High School and married Thomas J. Smith of Johnsonburg in August of 1944.

 

Vivian Louisa Smith, all of Wilmington, Del., and Vivian Reese (Carl) of Horsham. She leaves behind 40 beautiful grandchildren and 31 amazing great-grandchildren, daughters- and sons-in-law, nieces and nephews, and her loving sister, Shirley Ann Smith of Wilcox.


In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Charles, Donald, Keith and Roger Smith; her sister, Jane McAlee; her daughter, Lorie Jennings; and her grandson, Gregory Smith.


A committal service for Vivian L. Smith will be conducted Friday, March 11 at noon at the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, 401 Chestnut St., Johnsonburg. Officiating will be Reverend John Barwin of Wilcox.


Interment will take place in Johnsonburg at Holy Rosary Cemetery next to her beloved husband.
Friends and relatives will be received at the funeral home on Friday, March 11 from 10 a.m. until the time of the committal service at noon.


Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning, March 9 at 11 a.m. at Saint John the Beloved Church on Milltown Road in Wilmington, Del.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Wilcox Public Library, P.O. Box 58, Wilcox, Pa. 15870 or the Wilcox Presbyterian Church.

 

Randall Huggler, 58, St. Marys

 

Randall T. "Randy" Huggler Obituary

 

Randall T. “Randy” Huggler, 58, of 357 Maple Street, St. Marys, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2016, at UPMC Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh.

 

He was born June 20, 1957, in St. Marys, son of the late Lyle E. and Ethel B. Stockman Huggler.  He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1975.  He was the owner of Huggler Construction.

 

Randy is survived by his wife, Kathleen Uber Huggler; two daughters, Audra Ervin and her husband Scott of Souderton, PA and Katie Huggler of St. Marys; two sons, Lyle J. Huggler and his wife Angela of Montgomery, PA and Jared R. Huggler of St. Marys; four grandchildren, Lyle Huggler, Khloe Huggler, Scott Ervin, and Jaxson Ervin; two sisters, Janice Burns and her husband Gordon of Stacy, MN and Gloria Dietz and her husband Kenneth of St. Marys; and a brother, Donald E. Huggler and his wife Nancy of St. Marys.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Scolari.

 

Randy enjoyed hunting, playing the guitar, watching football and basketball games, and he especially enjoyed spending time with his family.  He loved his work and was a good craftsman.

There will be no visitation.

 

Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service to be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, officiating.

 

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

 

Francis Sarginger Jr., 86, St. Marys

 

Francis Sarginger Jr., 86, of Raleigh, N.C., died Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016 of natural causes.
He was born Oct. 4, 1929 in Canton, Ohio to the late Francis Sr. and Evelyn Wickett Sarginger. Francis lived in St. Marys until 1976.


Francis began a 37-year career at Stackpole, Inc., holding a variety of positions within the corporation before culminating as a design engineer. He worked in both the St. Marys and Raleigh locations. Francis then continued his engineering career for 11 years at Tipper Tie, Inc. in Apex, N.C.


Francis served his country in active duty in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He also served in the U.S. Army Pennsylvania National Guard and North Carolina National Guard. He retired as a Chief Warrant Officer after more than 35 years of honorable service.


He is survived by his wife of more than 65 years, Phyllis Getz Sarginger of Raleigh, N.C. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three children, Amy Baker of Kansas City, Mo., Robert Sarginger of Tampa, Fla., and Ann Holman of Orlando, Fla.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; his sister, Dolly Gavazzi of St. Marys; and his brother, Gail Sarginger of Blountville, Tenn.


A military memorial will be conducted at a future date at Arlington National Cemetery.

 

Vivian Rigard, 92, St. Marys

 

Vivian E. Rigard, 92, of 185 Center St., Elk Towers, and formerly of 788 Washington St., St.Marys, died unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 at her residence.


She was born June 10, 1923 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Elmer and Mabel Frantz Eckert. 
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Ridgway High School. She was a retired employee of the Stackpole Corporation, retiring in 1981 with over 40 years of service.
She was married to Vincent Rigard, who preceded her in death Jan. 24, 1988.


Mrs. Rigard was a member of the St. Leo's Church in Ridgway. She was a veteran of WWII having served in the Marines. She enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing. She also enjoyed going to the casino and spending time with her grandchildren.


Mrs. Rigard is survived by a daughter, Kathleen Davis of Newton, Mass.; a granddaughter, Billie-Jo Hoover (Jacob) of Bellefonte; three great-grandchildren, Claire Hoover, Harrison Hoover, and William Hoover; five step-grandchildren, Sue Ann Hanes (Steve), Lesa Bucher (Ed), Heather Pesce (Steve), George Simbeck (Tammy), and Bill Simbeck (Millie); 12 step-great-grandchildren; and by a daughter-in-law, Nancy Haberberger of St. Marys.


In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, William V. Rigard, who died Nov. 22, 1988; and a sister, Jane Benton.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Vivian E. Rigard will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Friday, March 4 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, pastor, officiating. Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail.


Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery.


There will be no visitation.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Cancer Society , P.O. Box 403, St. Marys, Pa. 15857.


The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com. 

 

Chad Jeremy Cunningham, 41, Ridgway

 

Chad Jeremy Cunningham, 41, of New York, NY died unexpectedly in his New York apartment on Tuesday, February 23, 2016.

 

He was born on August 7, 1974 in Ridgway, a son of Edward and Brenda Cunningham, who survive. 
 

Chad was a graduate of Point Park University with a degree in the Performing Arts.  He was currently working as a bartender/waiter at one of his best friends restaurants and was also in the process of opening up a new business in New York City. He had a passion for singing and dancing, laughing, his friends and family. He was greatly loved by his many Aunts and Uncles, and loved his nieces and nephew dearly. He took what he learned with his degree and traveled the world on cruise ships, doing what he knew and loved.

Not only was he traveling the world on cruise ships, but also lived in many cities and countries, including California and Japan (working at the Disney Corporations) making new friends everywhere he went. The friends he met around the world turned into family, and he cherished every moment he had with them. His friends and family describe him as the most angelic, positive and humble person, with a contagious laugh and fun attitude. He truly lived life to the fullest with no regrets, and loved and cherished every moment he had with his family and friends. He would have done anything for anyone and will always be remembered for his personality, positivity, and laughter.

 

In addition to his parents. Ed and Brenda Cunningham of St. Marys, he is survived by two siblings Brett (Heidi) Cunningham of St.Marys, and Brittany (Alex) Wendel of St.Marys, his nieces and nephew; Aria and Alex Wendel, and Courtney Luepkes, and by his maternal grandmother Delores Connelly.

 

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Edward and Catherine Cunningham, and his maternal grandfather Robert Connelly.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to go to the American Heart Association or to the Humane Society.

 

Funeral and committal services were held privately in New York City.

 

Lymch-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

 

Maurice J. Cortinovis, 91, Coal Hollow

 

Maurice J. Cortinovis, 91, formerly of Coal Hollow and who made his home for the past year and a half with his son and daughter in law Denny and Cindy Cortinovis, of South Michael road, passed away Friday, February 26th at UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh after a brief illness.

 

He was born June 7th, 1924, in Coal Hollow, son of the late John and Jennie Carrara Cortinovis. He was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Kersey High School, class of 1942. He was employed by Speer Carbon Co. for 9 years, the old St. Marys Water Co. for 14 years and was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company, retiring in 1986 after 27 years of service.

 

On June 23, 1951, in the Guardian Angels Chhrch, eh married Adeline Gronati and she preceded him in death in November 1994.

 

He is survived by 2 daughters, Sharon Detsch and her husband Terry of St. Marys, Janet Pfoutz and her husband Roy of St. Marys, a son Dennis Cortinovis and his wife Cindy of St. Marys; 7 grandchildren, Kevin Detsch, Ryan Detsch, Denise Jablonski (Eddie), Emily Fawcett (Chris), Allison Cortinovis, Cain Pfoutz and Pilar Pfoutz.

 

Besides his wife and parents, he ws preceded in death by a sister Amelia Rigard and by a brother Lorenzo "Larry" Cortinovis.

 

he was a member of the St. Boniface Church, a veteran of WWII having serviced in the Army and enjoyed his family, playing cards, telling jokes and singing songs and enjoyed going to the Adult Day Center.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the St. Boniface Church on Monday, February 29th at 10:00 a.m., burial will follow at St. Boniface Cemetery. Full military rites will be accorded by the Fox Township Servicemen's Burial Detail. Visitation is at the Lynch Radkowski Funeral Home on Sunday, from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial may be made to the Community Nurses in St. Marys.

 

Dallan R. Pangallo, 21, Kersey

 

Dallan R. Pangallo, 21, of 134 Ridge Road, Kersey, died on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 in Fox Township following injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

He was born on August 16, 1994, in St. Marys, a son of Richard and Shirley Fields Pangallo, who survive of Kersey.

Dallan attended SMAHS and was a member of St. Agnes Episcopal Church in St. Marys.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his dad, and they spent a lot of time together in the woods.  He liked four-wheeler riding and his dog, Apollo.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, and was especially fond of his nephew, Taylon.

In addition to his parents, Richard and Shirley Fields Pangallo of Kersey, he is survived by his sister, Marissa (Jake Kneidel) Pangallo of St. Marys, his beloved nephew, Taylon, his maternal grandparents, James and Frances DeWald of St. Marys and his paternal grandparents, Richard and Leda Mae Pangallo of Brookville.  He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents, Freda and James Fox and his childhood friend, Stevie Glatt.

Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Sunday, February 28, 2016 from 12:00 PM until 3:00 PM.

Funeral Services will be held privately.  Interment will be in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the family.

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

 

Dolly Dush, 40, Brockport

 

Dolly L. Dush, 40, of 64 Flat Road, Brockport, passed away on Monday at Penn Highlands Dubois.

 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home in Ridgway.

 

Agnes J. Fox, 95, St. Marys

 

Agnes J. Fox, 95, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of Queens Road, St. Marys, passed away Friday, February 19, 2016, at Pinecrest Manor after a brief illness.

 

She was born December 11, 1920, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Sylvester and Elizabeth Auman Wilhelm.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools.  She was a retired employee of Powder Metal Products, retiring in 1982.

 

On October 7, 1945, in the St. Mary’s Church, she married Leroy George Fox, who preceded her in death on December 26, 1968.

 

Mrs. Fox is survived by a son, David A. Fox and his wife Darlene “Doll” of St. Marys; three grandchildren, Brett (Cheryl) Fox, Brad (Donna) Fox, and Kerry (Joe) Perkins; three great grandchildren, Drew Fox Perkins, Avery Rose Perkins, and Thomas Brendan Fox; one step great grandchild, Erin Rae Brock; and by numerous nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by five sisters, Leona Randolph, Delphine Feldbauer, Caroline Greenthaner, Mary Wilhelm, and Clara Fox; and by three brothers, Isadore Wilhelm, Joseph Wilhelm, and Walter Wilhelm.  She was the last member of her immediate family.

 

Mrs. Fox was a member of the Queen of the World Church and volunteered at the Queen of the World School cafeteria.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Monday, February 22, 2016, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Richard Allen, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

 

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday morning from 9:30 until 10:30 AM.

 

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Road, St. Marys, PA  15857 or to the Pinecrest Manor Activity Fund, 763 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA  15857.

 

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

 

Rosemarie Spears, 73, St. Marys

 

Rosemarie Spears, 73, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of Erie Avenue, St. Marys, died on Friday, February 19, 2016 at Pinecrest Manor following a brief illness.

She was born on June 7, 1942, in East Prussia, Germany, a daughter of the late Herman and Gertrude Auscheit Kaulitzki.

Rosemarie was Catholic by faith and a resident of the area for the past several years.  She enjoyed flowers, planting and gardening.

She is survived by two sons, James (Donna) Richardson of St. Marys and Eric (Amber) Spears of Palm Bay, FL and by a daughter, Marina Hammond of Cheyenne, WY.  She is also survived by eight grandchildren, two great grand-children and a brother, Karl Heinz Auscheit of Germany.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral Services for Rosemarie Spears are private and will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial Contributions may be made to a favorite charity.

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

 

Steven P. Millsop, 57, St. Marys

 

Steven P. Millsop, 57, of 621 Center St., St. Marys, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 in St. Marys.
He was born March 24, 1958, a son of the late William Millsop and Clara Fritz Millsop, who survives of St. Marys.


Steve was a member of St. Mary's Church and attended Sacred Heart Church. He graduated from SMAHS, Class of 1976, and worked at Keystone Carbon Company for more than 38 years. He enjoyed taking care of his mother and had been her caretaker for many years. Most of all, he enjoyed his time at the farm and his friendship with the Newton family.


In addition to his mother, he is survived by four brothers, Thomas (Janet) Millsop of Cottonwood, Ariz., David Millsop of Kersey, Michael (Gloria) Millsop of St. Marys, and Gary (Eileen) Millsop of St. Marys. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and good friends.


He was preceded in death by his father and his maternal and paternal grandparents.


Funeral services for Steven P. Millsop are being scheduled and will be announced at a later date. There will be no visitation. Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.


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

 

Sarah C. Bon, 86, St. Marys

 

Sarah C. Bon, 86, of 216 Columbus Street, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at her home after a brief illness.

 

She was born December 21, 1929, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Henry and Mary Elizabeth Gradl Hoehn, Sr.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and was fortunate enough to have lived her whole life in the house in which she was born.  She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1947.

 

Prior to having her children, she worked as an executive secretary for Speer Carbon.  After her children were raised, she worked for St. Mary’s Catholic Church as a bookkeeper until her retirement in 2007.

 

On January 31, 1959, in the St. Mary’s Church, she married Alphonse Joseph “Oscar” Bon, who survives.  Besides her devoted husband of 57 years, Sarah is survived by two daughters, Catherine Bon and Jeanne Foster, both of Mechanicsburg; a son, David Bon and his wife Sharon of Gunter, TX; five grandchildren, Mark Foster and his wife Alisha, Erik Foster, Emily Foster, Miranda Bon, and Abigail Bon; and a great grandchild due in July.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Genevieve Hoehn and Rosemary Breindel; and two brothers, Gilbert J. Hoehn and Henry Hoehn II.  She was the last member of her immediate family.

 

Sarah was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.  She enjoyed playing cards, bowling, and singing.  She was a soloist in the 1950’s for several local orchestras including the Club Serenaders and the Strollers.  She belonged to the St. Mary’s Church choir from her grade school years until her retirement.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Mary’s Church on Saturday, February 20, 2016, 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 Friday, February 19, 2016, from 5:00 until 8:00 PM.

 

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

 

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

 

Ruth A. Fritz, 92, St. Marys

 

Ruth A. Fritz, 92, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 127 Russ Lane, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2016, at Pinecrest Manor, after a brief illness.

 

She was born July 9, 1923, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Joseph and Rose Weinzierl Eberl.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1941.  She was a former employee of Sylvania in St. Marys.

 

On April 30, 1949, in the Sacred Heart Church, she married George P. Fritz who preceded her in death on September 12, 2005.

 

She is survived by three sons, Steven G. Fritz and his wife Pam of St. Marys, Dr. Peter J. Fritz and his wife Mary of Williamston, MI, and A. Joseph Fritz and his wife Sue of Warren, OH; five grandchildren, Matthew Fritz, Megan Fritz, Thomas Fritz, Daniel Fritz, and Corey Manning; a brother, Robert E. Eberl and his wife Mary Granc of Newark, NY; and a brother-in-law, James A. Fritz of St. Marys.

 

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Doris Schauer and Alice Zamboldi; and by a brother, Charles Eberl.

 

Ruth was a member of the Sacred Heart Church.  She was a homemaker with a passion for sewing.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at 11:00 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 Tuesday, February 16, 2016, from 5:00 until 8:00 PM.

 

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk County Catholic School System, Advancement Office, 600 Maurus Street, St. Marys, PA  15857; the Sacred Heart Church, 337 Center Street, St. Marys, PA  15857; or to Pinecrest Manor, 763 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA  15857.

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

 

Betty J. Dahlin, 86, Emporium

 

 

Betty J. Dahlin, 86, of Emporium, and a resident of Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys for the past two years, died on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Penn Highlands Elk surrounded by her loving family.  Formerly of Revloc, she was born on January 2, 1930, in Cambria county, a daughter of the late George and Elizabeth Frieko Dow.

On June 25, 1966 in Winchester, VA, she married Carl "Peaches" Dahlin, who survives.  

BJ was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Ebensburg and was a former Democratic Committee chairperson in Cambria County.  Years ago, she was a switchboard operator for the Bell Telephone Company during the 1940's.  She greatly enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

In addition to her husband of nearly 50 years, Carl "Peaches" Dahlin, she is survived by two daughters, Carla (Paul) Lloyd of New Oxford, PA and Connie (Brian) Shedlock of Toms River, NJ, four grandchildren, Nathan (Nicole) Shedlock, Nicholas Shedlock, Bradley Lloyd and Katie Lloyd.  She is also survived by two brothers, George Dow and Richard (Therese) Dow, both of Ebensburg, 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Ray "Toot" Miller and by a son, Barry Lee Miller.

Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Monday, February 15, 2016 from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM.

Funeral and committal services will be held privately at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, American Cancer Society or 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

 

Rita P. Beaver, 92, Ridgway

 

 

 Rita P. Beaver, 92, of 3006 Ridgway-Johnsonburg Rd., Ridgway, died Wednesday evening, Feb. 10, 2016 in the presence of her immediate family at Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, following a lengthy illness.


She was born March 16, 1923 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Samuel "Sam" and Antoinette Donato Beaver.


She resided in Ridgway since 1971 and lived in Johnsonburg most of her life. She graduated from Johnsonburg High School.


She was a member of St. Boniface Church in Kersey. She enjoyed reminiscing about her days in Johnsonburg and her days working at Stackpole Carbon Co. where she was employed for 40 years before retiring in 1992. She also loved spending her days with her dog Chloe.


She is survived by one son, Samuel "Sam" Beaver and his wife Darlene of Ridgway; her grandchildren, Michael Beaver and his wife Shannon, Daniel Beaver and Samantha Beaver and Ryan; her great-grandchildren, Sagan Beaver, Riley Mitchell and Parker Beaver; many nieces and nephews; and her sister, Dawna Nevius of Ridgway.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Tony, Albert, Larry, James, Dick and Eugene Beaver; and her sisters, Virginia Beaver, Pauline Licata, Rosie Beaver and Rose Ann Beaver.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Rita P. Beaver will be conducted Saturday, Feb. 20 at 10 a.m. at St. Boniface Church, Kersey with Fr. Ross Miceli officiating. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery. There will be no visitation.


Arrangements are under direction of the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, 401 Chestnut St., Johnsonburg.


The family would like to take the time to sincerely thank Dr. Brandon Roscoe for his continued care of Rita. To Elk Haven Nursing Home for making her final days peaceful and to Ridgway Ambulance for their outstanding service over the years.


If desired, memorial contributions should be made to Ridgway Ambulance Corp., P.O. Box 297, Ridgway, Pa. 15853.

 

Mary Helen Mills, 94, St. Marys

 

 

Mary Helen Mills, 94, of 1028 Theresia St., St. Marys, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.


She was born Dec. 19, 1921 in DuBois, daughter of the late DeLoss and Loyola Wilt Crawford. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of DuBois High School, Class of 1939.


On Aug. 28, 1943 in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Chester F. Mills and he preceded her in death March 14, 2015. 


She was a member of the Sacred Heart Church and was a volunteer at the church in helping with the social committee, the bereavement dinners and the school cafeteria.


Mary Helen is survived by a daughter, Amy Mills Maycock and her husband Jay of Jamestown, N.Y.; two sons, James L. Mills of Crainesville and Rodney J. Mills and his wife Barb of St. Marys; six grandchildren, Matthew Mills, Lori Mills Dippold, Christine Weston, Adam Mills, Jordan Mills and Heather Mills, and eight great-grandchildren.


In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Jane Lafferty, Gerry Kroh and Betty; and by three brothers, Donald, James and William Crawford. She was the last member of her immediate family.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Helen Mills will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery.


Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, Feb. 12 from 5-8 p.m.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Sacred Heart Church Social Committee, 337 Center St., St. Marys, Pa. 15857.

 

Victor John "Duke" DeLullo, 72, St. Marys

 

Victor John “Duke” DeLullo, 72, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of Elk Towers and 916 Plymouth Road, St. Marys, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at Pinecrest Manor.

 

He was born January 4, 1944, in Hollywood, PA, son of the late Pasquale “Pat” and Beatrice Volpe DeLullo.  He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools.  He was the owner and operator of Duke’s Auto Body and Repair for over 40 years.

 

Duke was married to Judith Ann Rippy, who survives.  He is also survived by his companion of over 20 years, Constance Ann “Connie” Hanes, two daughters, Elizabeth DeLullo of Ridgway and Suzanne Marie DeLullo of Brockway; a son, John Wayne “Jack” DeLullo of Brockport; two stepsons, Dean A. Hanes and his wife Mary of Kersey and Todd “Booka” Hanes of St. Marys; a sister, Yvonne Savel and her husband William of Williamsport; and four grandchildren, Ashely DeLullo, Clint DeLullo, Danielle Schneider, and Ryan J. Hanes.

 

In addition to his parents, Duke was preceded in death by a stepson, Shawn M. Hanes; a granddaughter, Nicole Hanes; and a brother, Thomas DeLullo.

 

Duke enjoyed spending time at his camp, hunting and fishing, and he especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

 

There will be no visitation.

 

Funeral and committal services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Pinecrest Manor, 763 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA  15857.

 

The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.

 

Robert W. Akins, 50, Emporium

 

Robert W. Akins, 50, of 123 S. Broad St., Emporium, PA died at his residence on Tuesday (February 9, 2016) evening.

 

He was born May 6, 1965 in Williamsport, PA a son of Charles Akins, Emporium and the late Dorothy Bennett Akins. Mr. Akins graduated from Cameron County High School and served with the US Air Force. He worked at GKN in Emporium for several years.

 

Surviving In addition to his father are 2 Sisters: Donna Akins, Emporium and Stella Bish, Mt. Pleasant, PA, 1 Brother: Lyle Akins, Emporium. Preceded in death by his mother: Dorothy Bennett Akins 1 Brother: Donald Akins. 

 

There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Friday (February 12, 2016) at 11:00 AM with Rev. James Eastman, Pastor, Deeper Waters Ministries, officiating. Burial was in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

 

Gaye E. Cowan, 79, Ridgway

 

Gaye E. Cowan, 79, of 312 Alvin St., Ridgway, died peacefully Saturday morning, Feb. 6, 2016 at her residence surrounded by her family.


She was born Nov. 1, 1936 in Somerset County, daughter of the late Kenneth J. and Violet L. (Livengood) Rush Sr. She married Ralph (Les) Cowan Jr. on March 21, 1959, he survives.


She was a graduate of the Warren G. Harding School in Warren, Ohio. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church where she was treasurer for 20 years, a member of the Election Committee, the Red Hat Society, the Elk County Country Club Golf League, the St. Marys Bowling League, the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Empty Nesters. She enjoyed attending her grandchildren's sporting events and loved the Pittsburgh Pirates. She had been employed by General Motors before her marriage. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, and wife and homemaker.


Besides her husband, she is survived by the following children: Timothy J. (Nina) Cowan of Ridgway, Leslie A. Cowan Retzer of Ridgway and Michael J. (Kerrie) Cowan of Ridgway; eight grandchildren, Kirsten, Kyle, Kaleb, Jordan, Dustin, Max, Madeline and Jack; and one brother, Kenneth J. Rush Jr. of Warren, Ohio.


Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant sister, Melody.


Funeral and Committal Services for Gaye E. Cowan will be held at the Trinity United Methodist Church on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. Officiating will be Rev. Roger A. Peterson, pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Parklawn Memorial Gardens. There will be no visitation. Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church, 19 S. Broad St., Ridgway, Pa. 15853 or to Hahne Regional Cancer Center, 100 Hospital St., DuBois, Pa. 15801. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home, 136 Center St., Ridgway.

 

Mary Kathryn (Kearney) Bryington, 91, Wilcox

 

Mary Kathryn Bryington, 91, formerly of 193 Clarion St., Wilcox, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 in the Lutheran Home at Kane.


Born Nov. 20, 1924 in Instanter, she was a daughter of the late Randall and Mary Preston Kearney. On Oct. 9, 1947 in Johnsonburg, she married Jack C. Bryington, he preceded her in death Feb. 2, 2014.


A lifetime resident of the area, Mrs. Bryington had worked at Stackpole, and was a nurse's aide and physical therapy aide in area hospitals and had owned her own beauty shop in Kane. She was a member of the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Wilcox, the Wilcox Legion Auxiliary and had been head majorette for the Central Drum and Bugle Corp in Johnsonburg.


Surviving are a daughter, Jacq Lynn "Pinky" (Don) Holt of Kane; two grandchildren, Jason Holt and Jeremy Holt; five great-grandchildren, Benjamin Holt, Isaiah Holt, Caleb Holt, Samuel Holt and Nathaniel Holt; and several nieces and nephews.


In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister and five brothers.


Funeral and committal services for Mary Kathryn Bryington will be held Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. in the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Wilcox with the Rev. David Pflieger, Chaplain at the Lutheran Home of Kane officiating. Burial will be in Wilcox Cemetery.


Friends may call Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 6-8 p.m. in the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc., 103 South Fraley St., Kane. 


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Nazareth Lutheran Church or the Lutheran Home of Kane.

 

Shirley B. Blackburn, 81, Emporium

 

Shirley B. Blackburn, 81, of 25 Blackburn Rd., Emporium, PA died at her residence, Emporium, PA Saturday, February 6, 2016 morning.

 

She was born June 14, 1934 in Cressona, PA a daughter of the late William and Alice Morrell Brown.

 

On September 10, 1955 in Schuylkill Haven she married Joseph M. Blackburn, MD, who survives Shirley was a graduate of Jefferson Hospital School of Nursing in Philadelphia Surviving In addition to her husband Joseph M. Blackburn, MD

 

2 daughters Leslie Blackburn, Ferryville, and Sharon Blackburn of Wilton, NH. 1 son  Joseph Blackburn, Ambler, PA and 6 Grandchildren She was preceded in death by her parents William and Alice Morrell Brown and 1 Sister Harriet Timm

 

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E 4th St., Emporium, PA on (February 10, 2016) Wednesday from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM followed by a Meeting for Worship at 1:00 PM with Donald Miller.

 

Burial was in the Sanford Cemetery, Truman, PA In lieu of flowers memorial Contributions may be made to Dunnings Creek Meeting House, c/o Marcia Rogish, 800 Preston St., Apt. #1, Bedford, PA 15522 or to a charity of donors choice.

 

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

 

Colonel (Ret.) Richard Straw Bullock, 87, Ridgway

 

Colonel (Ret.) Richard Straw Bullock (Dick), 87, of Carlisle, died peacefully Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 surrounded by his family.


He was born July 1, 1928 in Cambridge Springs, son of the late Arza R. and Blanche Straw Bullock.


Dick graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point (USMA) in 1952 before beginning a career of military service. On Feb. 28, 1953, Dick married Marjorie Campbell (Marge) of Edinboro. Soon after, he was on a ship headed for Germany where he joined the Army of Occupation in Germany for a 39-month tour. Marge joined him in Hanau for a long European honeymoon. 


Upon his return to the United States he joined the USMA faculty. Dick served two tours in Vietnam, in 1960 as an advisor to Civil Guard leaders in the Song Mao field detachment, and in 1968 in command of the 6th Battalion, 27th Artillery. 


He attended the Command & General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth graduating in 1964 and attended graduate school at the University of Michigan, earning a Master of Science in Engineering degree in Aerospace Engineering in the spring of 1966. Dick was pleased with his military career and proudest of his troop duty. He began the final phase of his career in the summer of 1970 when he reported to the Carlisle Barracks as a student at the Army War College and where he later joined the faculty. In 1978, he was appointed to the Bernard M. Baruch Chair of Management and later served as the Director of Academic Policy.


With service of nearly 10 years, Dick on the day of his retirement had served on the War College faculty longer than any other commissioned officer in the history of the institution. After retirement, Dick was employed by a defense contractor, Mandex, Inc. 


Dick and Marge chose Carlisle as their place of retirement. Dick took great satisfaction in maintaining their unique home, working tirelessly in his yard and vegetable garden, and collecting military memorabilia. A wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Dick took great joy in spending time with and teaching his family. For 36 years, the family has gathered at Dick and Marge's treasured home for holidays.


In addition to his beloved wife, Marge, of almost 63 years, Dick is survived by two children, Richard S. Bullock Jr. and his wife Jobil of Virginia Beach and Jennifer Dieter and her husband Patrick of Mt. Holly Springs; four grandchildren, Richard S. Bullock III and his wife Laura of Ebensburg, Marjorie Dieter of Washington, D.C., Charles Bullock of Ridgway and Austin Dieter of Washington, D.C.; and two great-grandchildren, Cloey Mulligan and Dominic Bullock of Ebensburg.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his only brother, LTC Frank E. Bullock.
Services for Colonel (Ret.) Richard Straw Bullock will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be private at Westminster Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Cumberland Goodwill EMS, 519 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, Pa. 17013.


Hoffman Funeral Home & Crematory, 2020 W. Trindle Rd., Carlisle, Pa. is handling the arrangements.

 

Ronald Rieder, 56, St. Marys

 

Ronald Evan Rieder, 58, of 109 Orchard Road, St. Marys, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at his home.

 

He was born May 5, 1957, in Ridgway, son of the late Richard P. Rieder, who passed away March 22, 1978, and his mother, Rose Mary Dickant Rieder Geer and step father, John Geer, who survive of St. Marys.  He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1976.  He was a former employee of Metal Powdered Products.

 

He was married to Mary Kay Caskey who survives of St. Marys.  He is also survived by a son, Vance J. Rieder of Johnsonburg; two sisters, Marcy Meyer and her husband Bill of St. Marys and Charlene Yetzer and her husband Randy of St. Marys; and a brother, Randy Rieder of Kersey.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Renee Rieder.

 

Mr. Rieder was a member of the Queen of the World Church.  He loved being in the woods and was an avid hunter and especially enjoyed hunting turkey.  He was a member of a pool league and enjoyed playing horseshoes and spending time with his family and friends.

 

There will be no visitation.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Richard Allen, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

 

The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.

 

Patricia L. Bauer, 84, St. Marys

 

Patricia L. Bauer, 84, of 682 Maurus Street, St. Marys, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at her home surrounded by her family after a brief battle with cancer.

 

She was born February 9, 1931, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Edward and Julia Minnick Schreiber.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1949.  She was a bridal consultant at the former Berman’s until 1972.

 

On August 12, 1950, in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Eugene R. “Oogie” Bauer, who preceded her in death on July 13, 2008.

 

She is survived by a daughter, Kathryn Bordick Ames and her husband Jerry of St. Marys; two sons, Daniel E. Bauer of San Diego, CA and Andrew J. Bauer and his wife Diane of Copley, OH; three grandchildren, Nathaniel (Tiffany) Bordick, Devin Bauer, and Rachael Bauer; two step grandchildren, Adrienne Rapacki and Sommer Dunlevy; and six great grandchildren.

 

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Marjorie Wilson and Teresa Marconi.  She was the last member of her immediate family.

 

Patricia was a member of the Sacred Heart Church.  She loved gardening and spending time with her family and loving neighbors.

 

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 Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Community Nurses, Inc., Hospice, 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.

 

Peter F. Grovanz, Jr., 96, Emporium

 

 

Peter F. Grovanz, Jr., 96, of 3764 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium, PA
died at Penn Highlands-DuBois on Tuesday (February 2, 2016) morning.
He was born October 14, 1919 in Emporium, PA a son of the late Peter and Rose DeMoro Grovanz, Sr.


On November 25, 1962 in Emporium he married the late Mary Ellen Griffith Grovanz.


Mr. Grovanz served with the US Army, during War War II, from February 5, 1941 to October 29, 1945. He served in the the European African middle eastern campaigns in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. He was wounded in France on December 24, 1944 and he returned to action to fight in four more countries. He was awarded a Purple Heart medal on January 7, 1945, American Campaign medal with five bronze stars. Peter retired from Louis and Hockenberry where he had worked for many years. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoying hunting, fishing and trapping. Pete also enjoyed gardening and farming and his animals.
 

Surviving


Son: Peter (Lori) Grovanz, Emporium
3 Grandsons: Thomas, Keith & Justin Grovanz
3 Great Grandchildren: Katherine, Oscar & Diesel
Sister: Rose Gentile, Ruselton
Sister: Josephine Haight, Ashtabula, OH
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Peter and Rose DeMoro Grovanz
Wife: Mary Ellen Griffith Grovanz
Daughter: Ann Darlene Grovanz
5 Sisters: Jennie Yore, Katie Carnovale, Lottye Carlson, Theresa Young, Christine Grovanz & Theresa Young
3 Brothers: James, Ralph & Joseph Grovanz


Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA on Friday from 2:00-4:00 PM followed by the Funeral Service with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, officiating. A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.


Burial will be in the Rich Valley Cemetery, Emporium, PA


Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

 

Owen Lee Stauffer, 9, Ridgway

 

 

Owen Lee Stauffer, 9, of 338 Metoxet St., Ridgway, died Saturday morning, Jan. 30, 2016 at UPMC Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh.


He was born March 31, 2006 in Meadville, son of Lee A. Cleary. He resided in Ridgway and was a student at the Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.


No more needles. No more wires. No more tubes. No more surgeries, tests, stitches or pain. No more fear. Owen passed away in his mother's arms, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle for life against congenital heart disease. He was an inspiration, an education, and was wise beyond his nine-year-old body. He was out of this world and has wanted to return to his planet for many years. And now he has gone.


Owen was easy to fall in love with. His wit, sarcasm and "tell it like it is" personality made people laugh and now remember him, not only with tears, but with smiles and laughter. He will be sorely missed by the many lives of those he has touched, young and old alike. He was a blessing from Heaven sent to be with us for a short time. His purpose was to remind us all to love one another, to bring us together and to make us realize life is precious. His job was done, so God has called him back home.


Owen attended Tri-County Karate in Ridgway, AWANA at the Awakening Alliance Church, enjoyed video games, reading, and going for walks. He was very creative and was previously of the planet Zenos.


He is survived by his mother, Lee A. Cleary of Ridgway; one sister, Sarah (Susan Gutierrez) Cleary of Jamestown, N.Y.; a stepsister, Desiree Dennis of Cochranton; grandparents Blaine Stauffer of St. Marys, Rita Stauffer of Ridgway; aunts and uncles Terry (Kim) Stauffer of Selinsgrove, Blaine (Chris) Stauffer of Rome, N.Y., Bernard (Patti) Stauffer of Gaithersburg, Md., Dean (Bill) Moss of Smoaks, S.C., Chrissy (Jay) Dippold of Kersey, Sharon (Rick) Lundin of Ridgway, Mike (Trish) Stauffer of St. Marys, Mark (Sue) Stauffer of St. Marys, and David Stauffer of St. Marys; and two nieces and nephews. 


He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents.


A Memorial Service will be held for Owen L. Stauffer at the convenience of the family. Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Ronald McDonald House Charity, 451 & 4th St. Penthouse Floor, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15201 or to The Make-A-Wish Foundation , 312 West Mahoning St. #1, Punxsutawney, Pa. 15464.

 

Shirley A. Smith, 81, Ridgway

 

Shirley A. Smith, 81, of Alpine Street, Ridgway, died Friday evening, Jan. 29, 2016 at Pinecrest Manor surrounded by her family.


She was born Sept. 14, 1934 in Tonawanda, N.Y., the daughter of the late George and Virginia Hayes O'Connor.


She married George C. Smith, he preceded her in death June 24, 2010.


Shirley graduated from Lady of Victory Nursing School on April 14, 1956. She was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church. She was a psychiatric nurse at Buffalo State Hospital and at Elk County General Hospital fourth floor until her retirement. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.


Shirley is survived by three children, Paula Tegano (John), Jeffrey Smith (Kari) and Stephen Smith (JoAnne), all of Ridgway; seven grandchildren, John Tegano Jr. of Kersey, Stephen Tegano of Ridgway, Elizabeth (Tegano) Lowdermilk of Nokesville, Va., Dylan and Josh Smith and Kyle and Rachel Smith, all of Ridgway; four great-grandchildren, Ryan and Maria Tegano, and Drew and Davis Lowdermilk; two sisters, Carol McDonald of North Tonawanda, N.Y. and Mary O'Connor of Bradford, Mass.; a brother, George O'Connor of Tonawanda, N.Y.; and by several nieces and nephews.


In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Pawloski.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Shirley Smith will be celebrated Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 11 a.m. at St. Leo Catholic Church, Ridgway. Officiating will be Fr. Brian Vossler, pastor. Interment will be in St. Leo's Cemetery.


Friends will be received at the Meehan-Shilk Funeral Home, 130 Center St., Ridgway on Monday, Feb. 1 from 5-8 p.m.


A Christian Wake Service will be held Monday, Feb. 1 at 7:45 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Ridgway Ambulance or Community Nurses.

 

Betty Jo Yale-Danforth, 40, Ridgway

 

Betty Jo Yale-Danforth was born June 3, 1975 in Ridgway, daughter of James W. Yale Jr. and Erma Jean Vantassel-Yale. 


Betty was a well-established registered nurse who specialized in psychiatry, long-term acute care and geriatrics. Betty shared her love of nursing with both of her brothers, her father, her mother and her sister. She shared her compassion and love with everyone she met and cared for. If you met anyone who knew Betty, you would remember her as an angel with a beautiful smile and soul.


Betty has lived in Billings, Mont. for the last five years and grew to love the numerous outdoor activities, including camping, fishing and hiking.


Betty took great pride in her expertise in her culinary skills. She enjoyed the act of congregating and bringing friends, family and associates together to break bread and share in her love.
She was the eldest of four children and is survived by her husband, Andrew Danforth; her daughter, Sabrina Dumholt (expectant mother to a baby girl due May 2016); her two brothers, James and Adam Yale; and her sister, Katrina Yale. 


Family was very important to Betty and she was seen as a surrogate to her many nieces, nephews, great-nephews and had an immense love for children as a whole. Betty was looking forward to the opportunity to have her first grandchild.


Betty is preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents.


Memorial services for Betty Jo Yale-Danforth will be Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary and Crematory, 1001 Alderson Ave., Billings, Mont. 59102. Flowers can be sent directly to the memorial service at the address listed above.


Those wishing to send memorial donations or condolence cards please send them to: Andrew Danforth, 1807 Key Stone St., Billings, Mont. Anyone interested in making a donation to the American Cancer Society on behalf of Betty would be greatly appreciated.


There will be a reception at Don Luis, 15 North 26th, Billings, Mont. immediately following the memorial service. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/smdailypress/obituary.aspx?n=betty-jo-yale-danforth&pid=177534150#sthash.lQfibO6Y.dpuf

 

Joseph G. Resch, 78, Kersey

 


 

Joseph G. Resch, 78, of 1403 Million Dollar Highway, Kersey, died on Thursday evening, January 28, 2016 at Penn Highlands Elk following a lengthy illness.

He was born on December 6, 1937, in St. Marys, a son of the late Joseph and Martha Raffeinner Resch.

On October 10, 1959 in St. Marys Church, he married Margaret Kofler Resch, who survives.

Joe was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of St. Boniface Church.  He retired from Keystone Carbon Company after more than 47 years of service.  He enjoyed riding his four-wheeler and going to camp.  He especially enjoyed helping his daughter at The Corner Restaurant, as well as the friendships he formed while working there.  Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife of more than 56 years, he is survived by two daughters, Joanne (Denis) Dinsmore of St. Marys and Martha (Joseph) Cavallett of Kersey, two sons, Joseph (Shelly) Resch and Thomas Resch, both of Kersey, as well as by four grandchildren, Jen Cavallett, Suzy (Justin) Ehrensberger, Holly (Chris Kreckel) Buerk, Tony Resch and by one great-grandson, Caleb Ehrensberger.
He is also survived by two brothers, Donald (Dolores) Resch of Kersey, Glenn (Janet) Resch of St. Marys, and by a sister, Donna Cribbs of Kersey, as well as by numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Marilyn Wennin.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Joseph G. Resch will be celebrated on Monday, February 1, 2016, at 10:00 AM at St. Boniface Church. Main Street, Kersey with Fr. Ross Miceli, officiating.
Interment will follow in St. Boniface Cemetery.

There will be no visitation.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Guardian Angel Center or to St. Boniface Church.

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

 

Joan G (Wagner) Daughenbaugh, 81, Ridgway

 

Joan G. (Wagner) Daughenbaugh, 81, formerly of 10 Depot St., Ridgway, died Thursday morning, Jan. 28, 2016 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.


She was born March 8, 1934 in St. Marys, daughter of the late William C. and Josephine (Hoffman) Nicklas Wagner of Johnsonburg.


On May 28, 1955, she married Ronald E. Daughenbaugh, and he preceded her in death May 23, 2006.


She had resided in Ridgway most of her life. She was Catholic by faith and was a member of the St. Leo's Catholic Church. She was a graduate of Johnsonburg Area High School Class of 1952.
She was self-employed with her husband for many years as owners of the R & J Tavern in Ridgway (well known for the best beer battered fish fries in the area). She then was employed by Brody's Fashions in Ridgway and followed by retiring from Advanced Thermal Products in St. Marys. She enjoyed baking for her family and treasured her grandchildren.


She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. 


She is survived by one son, Scott E. Daughenbaugh and his wife Mary of Rotonda West, Fla.; two daughters, Michele R. Olay and her husband Herb of Ridgway and Lynne A. Roseto and her husband Joseph of Ridgway; five grandchildren, Cory A. Caskey of Ridgway, Ryan Daughenbaugh and his wife Jordin of Hartselle, Ala., Alex Daughenbaugh of Orlando, Fla., Michael Roseto of Cape May, N.J., and Taylor Roseto of Erie; one sister-in-law, Grace Daughenbaugh of Ridgway; and several nieces and nephews.


Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Norman Nicklas; and her beloved furry, four-legged "granddog" Maximillian.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Joan G. Daughenbaugh will be celebrated at St. Leo Catholic Church in Ridgway on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 11 a.m. Officiating will be Fr. Brian E. Vossler, pastor of St. Leo Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Parklawn Memorial Gardens. There will be no visitation. 


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Leo Catholic Church. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home, 136 Center St., Ridgway

 

Shirley L. "Nena" Lundy, 76, St. Marys

 

Shirley L. "Nena" Lundy, 76, of Marienville, died Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital after a lengthy illness.


She was born Aug. 8, 1939 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Wayne and Louise (Lewis) Schrubb.


Shirley was married to Leo F. "Windy" Lundy for 53 years before his death on Jan. 13, 2010.
She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Marienville. She loved bingo and being with her family.


Shirley is survived by her four children, Elden (Kim) Lundy of Byrnedale, Barbara (William) Rollick of Woodland, Chester (Wendy) Lundy of Nunda, N.Y. and Michele Bellotti of Marienville; three sisters, Doris (Ernie) Smith of Pennsylvania, Jill Cameron of Ohio, and Margaret (Bob) Smith of DuBois; two brothers, Donald (Judy) Schrubb of Gardner Hill and Leo (Lynn) Schrubb of North Dakota; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Services for Shirley L. "Nena" Lundy will be held Saturday, Jan. 30 at 10 a.m. at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, 12045 Bennetts Valley Hwy., Penfield, with Reverend Lola J. Turnbull officiating. Burial will follow in Parklawn Cemetery.


Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29 and 9-10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30 at the funeral home.

 

Elvira J. Anderson, 91, Force

 

Elvira J. Anderson, 91, of Spruce Street, Force, died Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 at the DuBois Nursing Home.


She was born April 8, 1924 in Clearfield, daughter of the late William "Jake" and Mabel M. (Fye) Burkett.


She married Raymond J. Anderson on Aug. 16, 1945, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 1979.


She lived in Bennetts Valley since 1940 and was a graduate of Huston Township High School. She was the owner/operator of Elvira's Beauty Salon in Force for 40 years. She enjoyed bowling, crossword puzzles, her cats, and especially her family. 


She is survived by four children, Charlotte (Dave) Zettle of Ridgway, Virginia (Bob) Traveny of Force, Jon R. Anderson of Nashville, Tenn., and Jay W. (Jackie) Anderson of Penfield; three grandchildren, Jon Zettle, Dana Jordan and Bradley Anderson; and four great-grandchildren.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. 


In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Melvin "Jim" Kunselman; and a sister, Esther Corson.


Private services for Elvira J. Anderson will be held by her family. 


Interment will be in Maria Lutheran Church Cemetery, Dagus Mines.


The family suggests memorials to the DuBois Nursing Home or favorite charity and will be accepting online condolences at 
www.nedzafamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, 12045 Bennetts Valley Hwy., Penfield, Pa. 15849 is entrusted with funeral arrangements.

 

Viola Wright, 96, St. Marys

 

Viola B. Wright, 96, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home for the past three years and formerly of 19 Mertz Ave., St. Marys, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 at Elk Haven.


She was born Nov. 1, 1919 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Andrew and Eleanor Ehrensberger Baumgratz.


She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1937. Viola retired from the Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital in 1981 after 23 years of service. She served as social service director for 15 years prior to her retirement.


On May 6, 1939 in the St. Mary's Church, she married Eugene V. "Whitey" Wright who preceded her in death Oct. 10, 1978.


Viola was a member of the Queen of the World Church and the Altar Society. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America and after her retirement, she held offices with the CD of A for many years. She enjoyed playing bingo and spending time with her family and friends at get-togethers. 


Viola is survived by a daughter, Phyllis Grotzinger and her husband John of St. Marys; two sons, Ronald C. Wright of Heath, Ohio and Eugene A. Wright and his wife Denise of Brockway; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Carl Baumgratz of St. Marys.


In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Prechtl; a granddaughter, Amy Lynn Grotzinger in 1965; a sister, Mary Jane Schauer; and three brothers, Paul Baumgratz, Merle Baumgratz, and Regis Baumgratz.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Viola B. Wright will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Friday, Jan. 29 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 Thursday, Jan. 28 from 5-8 p.m.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to a favorite charity .

 

Charles Joseph Adamski, 48, Johnsonburg

 

Charles Joseph "Joe" Adamski, 48, of Clarion Road, Johnsonburg, died unexpectedly at home Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016.


He was born March 17, 1967 in Rahway, N.J., son of the late Charles Adamski and Jane (Mann) Bobowski.


He was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School and worked at several powdered metal companies throughout his life, including working in North Carolina, Metco of St. Marys and Metaldyne of Ridgway since 1994.


Joe loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping, Chargers football and NASCAR following Matt Kenseth. He lived most of his life in Johnsonburg.


He is survived by two children, Andrew Mecca of Johnsonburg and Kayla Wehler of St. Marys; one brother, John Peters of Ridgway; four sisters, Linda Kennedy of Johnsonburg, Carla Geer of Johnsonburg, Brenda Nowakoski of Avenel, N.J. and Lisa Adamski of Fords, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents. 


Funeral services for Charles Joseph "Joe" Adamski will be held Saturday, Jan. 23 at 11 a.m. at the Ubel Funeral Home, 111 Bridge St., Johnsonburg. Interment will be in Wardvale Methodist Cemetery.


Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 22 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home and Saturday, Jan. 23 from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home.


The family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Association and will be accepting online condolences at www.nedzafamilyfuneralhomes.com.

 

Gerald R. Sheley, 69, St. Marys

 

Gerald R. Sheley, 69, of 61 Dippold Avenue, St. Marys, died on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at his home following an illness of the past few months.

He was born on July 7, 1946, in Olean, NY, a son of the late Maynard and Mercedes Haggerty Sheley.

He was married to Christine Fox Sheley, she preceded him in death.

Mr. Sheley graduated from Olean High School and then served in the U.S. Air Force from 1964-1968.  He worked at CG Graphite for many years, and currently at Buerk's.  He had a love for music and played in many bands, including Gypsy Rain and Cottonmouth.  For the past several years, he would sing Christmas carols at many places with the "Elfettes".  He was also an avid Steelers fan.  He was the best dad, PaPa and friend anyone could have and will be missed by many.

He is survived by a son, Toby (Joanne) Sheley and a daughter, Jessica (Pat) Bauer, both of St. Marys, four step-daughters, Missy (Vernie) Brennen of St. Marys, Nikki (Todd Celinski) Rothrock of Kersey, Jackie (Mike) Zuback of St. Marys and Connie Nelson of Roxbury, NY, by 12 grandchildren, Camryn Bauer, Derek (Meagan) Rothrock, Haley Rothrock, Jason (Shanelle) Brennen, Kayla Brennen, Anthony Moyer, Gracie Celinski, Rhia Celinski, Kayli Zuback, Bryce Zuback, Michael McAfee and Joe McAfee and by 6 great grandchildren, Blakelyn, Lilley, Brantley, Paisley, Harley and Bentley.  He is also survived by a brother-in-law, Rick Now Fox, his favorite sister-in-law, Pam (Steve) Fritz, a special friend, Alice Slade of SD, and by numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Marilyn Sheley, a brother, James Sheley and by a brother-in-law, Tom Bob Fox.

A Memorial Service for Gerald R. Sheley will be held on Friday, January 22, 2016, at 11:00 AM at Lynch-Green Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until the time of the service.

Military Honors will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemens Burial Detail.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the SMAHS Music Department.

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

 


 

 

Joseph Damian Quattrone, 52, Ridgway

 

Joseph Damian Quattrone, D.P.M., 52, of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, died of a heart attack Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at his residence.


He was born April 14, 1963 in Ridgway, son of the late Joseph and Loretta (Emmett) Quattrone.


Dr. Joseph was a surgical podiatrist at Exeter Medical Center, Abu Dhabi, UAE, focused on trauma, elective surgery and diabetic foot problems. He was dedicated to healing others with excellence and compassion. Previously, he was head of the new surgical podiatry unit at Universal Hospital, Abu Dhabi.


Joseph is a 1981 graduate of Ridgway Area High School, a 1985 graduate of Penn State University with a biology/pre-med degree, and a 1990 graduate of Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, with a doctorate degree.
Joseph loved hunting, fishing and being outdoors, especially at the camp or on the Clarion River. He loved spending time with his family and friends and loved his life in the UAE with his beloved girlfriend, Meriem Aydaralieva, and his cats, Chip and Twix.


He is survived by his three siblings, Frances B. Covello and her husband, Louis of Glenwood, N.J., Frank A. Quattrone and his wife, Sandy of Ridgway, and Lorraine A. Melice and her husband, Lenny of Jamestown, N.Y.; eight nephews and nieces, Anthony Covello, Adam Covello, Nicholas (Christina) Covello, Joshua Quattrone, Michelle (Mike) Ramarge, Melissa Quattrone, Tomasina Melice and Samantha Melice; a great nephew, Gavin Ramarge; and great niece, Paisley Ramarge.


Funeral services for Joseph Damian Quattrone will be announced in the near future. If desired, memorials may be sent to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, www.jdrf.org, memorials/link to Northwest PA Branch #4577 or send check to JDRF, 2816 Elmwood Ave., Erie, Pa. 16508.

 

Cora Olewinski, 66, Wilcox

 

 

Cora Olewinski, 66, of 482 Kane St., Wilcox, died Tuesday morning, April 26, 2016 at her residence following a lengthy illness.
She was born Dec. 19, 1949 in Kane, daughter of the late Clarence "Bud" and Frances Zimmerman Fiscus, who survives, of Wilcox.
She married Charles "Chuck" Olewinski Jr. on April 29, 1967 in St. Anne's Church, Wilcox and he survives.
Cora resided in Wilcox all her life and was a 1967 graduate of Johnsonburg High School. She was a member of St. Anne's Church and was employed at CVS Pharmacy in Johnsonburg for eight years, Penntech Papers in Johnsonburg for 12 years, Powdered Metals in St. Marys for five years and she had also worked at Lindberg Furniture.
In addition to her husband at home, she is survived by her mother, Frances Fiscus of Wilcox; her son, Douglas "Doug" Olewinski of Wilcox; her daughter, Kimberly "Kim" Croyle of Wilcox; three grandchildren, Andy Eck and Justin and Hayden Haupright; and one great-granddaughter, Lexi Eck.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother, Lawrence "Jerry" Fiscus.
Friends and family are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial for Cora Olewinski to be conducted Thursday, April 28 at 10 a.m. at St. Anne's Church, Wilcox. Officiating will be Rev. David J. Wilson, pastor. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Rasselas. There will be no visitation.
Arrangements are under direction of the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, 401 Chestnut St., Johnsonburg.
If desired, memorial contributions should be made to the Leukemia Research Foundation, 191 Waukegan Rd., Suite 105, Northfield, Ill. 60093.

 

Rita M. Steele, 90, St. Marys

 

Rita M. Steele, 90, of 376 Rock Street, St. Marys, died peacefully at her home on Thursday, April 21, 2016.

She was born on May 22, 1925, in St. Marys, a daughter of the late James and Barbara Zwack Steele.

Rita was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of St. Marys Public High School.  She was a member of Sacred Heart Church and retired from Sylvania after more than 45 years of service.  Rita was well known for her dedication and attendance at every Legion baseball game for nearly 50 years.  She faithfully attended the Legion baseball games, Dutch football games and also attended the ECC football games when her nephews played high school football.  She will also be remembered for her volunteer work at Sacred Heart, where she used to make dozens of cookies for the social committee.  Most of all, she loved and cherished her family and enjoyed spending time with them.

She is survived by her nephew with whom she made her home, Stephen Steele and his wife Mary of St. Marys, a niece, Cathy Ayers and her husband Ronald of East Smithfield, PA, great nieces and nephews, TJ (Ashley) Steele, Stephen Steele, Jr., Patrick (Nikki Hadfield) Steele, Amy (Tim) Hoke, Jamie (Bobbi) Ayers, Stacy (Paul) Flatter and Ashley (Todd Fox) Ayers and by numerous great-great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, William Steele and by a sister in infancy. 

A Mass of Christian Burial for Rita M. Steele will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, Center Street, St. Marys, with Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, officiating.
Interment will follow in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Monday, April 25, 2016 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Legion Baseball or to Elk County Catholic School System.

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

 

Margaret H. Schatz, 91, St. Marys

 

 

Margaret H. Schatz, 90, a resident of Forest View Skilled Nursing Center in Erie, and formerly of 142 Lafayette St., St. Marys, died Sunday, April 17, 2016 in Erie following a lengthy illness.


She was born Oct. 25, 1925 in Ridgway, a daughter of the late John and Susan Jacobs Dickant.


On Sept. 13, 1958 in St. Leo's Church in Ridgway, she married Richard W. Schatz, who preceded her in death March 12, 2003.
Mrs. Schatz graduated from St. Leo's School and received her nursing degree from St. Vincent School of Nursing. She worked in Camden, N.J. for several years, at the former Elk County General Hospital for more than 20 years and retired in 1995 from Elk Haven Nursing Home after more than 17 years of service. She enjoyed knitting, reading, and cooking. She loved traveling with her husband and her family was her priority. She was a member of the St. Mary's Church and the Nurse's Study Club.
She is survived by a daughter, Susan Quinn and her husband Patrick of McKean; a son, Mark Schatz and his wife Barbara of St. Marys; five grandchildren, Angela Schatz, Jeffrey Twoey, Abigail Quinn, Justin Kephart and Amanda (John) Mallett; by several great-grandchildren; a brother, John (Carol) Dickant of Ridgway; three sisters, Rose Mary (Jack) Geer of St. Marys, Sr. Perpetua Dickant, SSJ, of Erie, and Mary Rita (Robert) Simons of Franklin; as well as by numerous nieces and nephews.


In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, John Dickant, and a sister, Agnes Rafaloski.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Margaret H. Schatz will be celebrated Saturday, April 23 at noon at the St. Mary's Church, Church Street, St. Marys, Pa. 15857 with Rev. Alfred Patterson, OSB, officiating.


Interment will follow in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Saturday, April 23 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.


Memorial contributions may be made to Sisters of St. Joseph, 5031 W. Ridge Rd., Erie, Pa. 16506 or to the St. Mary's Church, Church Street, 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.

 

 

Mary Kay Schneider, 71, St. Marys

 

Mary Kay Schneider, 71, of 72 Erie Ave., St. Marys, died Friday morning, April 15, 2016 at her home following an extended illness.


She was born July 27, 1944, a daughter of the late Edward and Allene Russell Thompson.


On Oct. 14, 1977 in the St. Mary's Church, she married Kenneth Schneider, who preceded her in death July 27, 1998.


Mary Kay was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of Queen of the World Church. Always known for making people feel good, she enjoyed knitting, crocheting and spending time with her grandchildren.  


She is survived by two sons, Roderick Dippold and Rick (Suzanna Pellam) Dippold, both of St. Marys; three grandchildren, Krista Dippold, Rachelle Dippold and Emily Dippold; a great-granddaughter, McKenna; and a sister, Patricia Fritz of St. Marys.


She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Kay Schneider will be celebrated Tuesday, April 19 at 10 a.m. at Queen of the World Church with the Rev. Richard Allen officiating.


Interment will be in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.
There will be no visitation.


Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society .


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. 

 

June LaVonne Retzer, 84, Ridgway

 

June LaVonne Retzer, 84, of 86 Longview Dr., Ridgway, died Friday evening, April 8, 2016 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness. 


She was born May 15, 1931 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Lewis and Minnie E. (Norlin) Bushey. She married Richard L. Retzer on May 23, 1959. He preceded her in death on June 4, 2008. 


She resided in Ridgway all her life and was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church. LaVonne was a graduate of the Ridgway High School. She had been employed by the Elliott Co., Cartwright, Fernan & Whitney, and Exotic Metals.


She is survived by two sons, Richard K. (Rocky) Retzer and his wife Toni Marie of Ridgway, Daniel Lee Retzer and his wife Chrissy of Maine; three grandchildren, Adam, Kyle, and Kaleb; four step-grandchildren, Sidnie, Colby, Chelsea, and Bethany; four step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Alice Green of Brockport and Virginia Olson of DuBois; and six nieces and nephews. 


Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Donald Bushey; and three sisters, Kathryn Trognitz, Doris Capuano and Nadine Cedargren.


Funeral and committal services for June LaVonne Retzer will be held Tuesday, April 12 at 11 a.m. at the Thompson Funeral Home, 136 Center St., Ridgway. Officiating will be Rev. Craig W. Duffield, pastor of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Interment will follow in Oakmont Cemetery. 


Friends will be received at the funeral home Monday, April 11 from 5-7 p.m.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to Boy Scout Troop 93, c/o Rocky Retzer, 206 Polk Ave., Ridgway, Pa. 15853

 

Joseph Kneidel, 21, Ridgway

 

Joseph D. "Joe" Kneidel, 19, of 253 Grove Avenue, Ridgway, died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.

He was born on December 6, 1996, a son of Christopher Kneidel of St. Marys and Laura  Miller of Johnsonburg.

Joe was a lifelong resident of the area and was an avid Jeep fan who loved Jeeps and going on rides with his friends.  He enjoyed fishing and camping with his family.  He also loved spending time with his niece and nephews.  Joe gave the ultimate gift as an organ donor following his death, and his spirit will live on in those he helped with his gift of organ donation.

In addition to his parents, Christopher Kneidel and Laura Miller, he is survived by two brothers, Joshua Burger and Jake (Marissa Pangallo) Kneidel, both of St. Marys, his paternal grandfather, Robert Kneidel of St. Marys, and by his niece and nephews, Gabriella, Tekoda and Taylon.  He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Gloria McAllister Kneidel and by his maternal grandparents, O. Donald and Elizabeth Seelye Miller.

Funeral Services for Joseph D. Kneidel will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at 10:00 AM at Lynch-Green Funeral Home with Rev. Eric Vogt, O.S.B., Pastor of Sacred Heart Church, officiating.
Interment will follow in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 PM.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the family,

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

 

Grycen Anthony Berry, St. Marys

 

Grycen Anthony Berry, stillborn son of Macie Berry and Hunter Meyer, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Penn Highlands Elk.

 

He is survived by his aunt, MaKenna Berry and uncle Shane Meyer; maternal grandparents, Heidi Berry and Mike Berry; paternal grandmother, Mindy Meyer; and great grandmother, Maureen Pistner, all of St. Marys; and paternal great grandparents, John and Martha Berry of Emlenton, PA.  He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

 

He was preceded in death by his maternal great grandfather, Bernard Pistner.

 

A private funeral service will be held at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home at the convenience of the family.

 

Neal D. Spencer, 98, Johnsonburg

 

Neal D. Spencer, 96, of Ridgway Road, Johnsonburg, and recently of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, died Sunday, April 3, 2016 at Pinecrest Manor after a lengthy illness.
He was born June 22, 1919 in Rossiter, son of the late Calvin and Jane (Neil) Spencer.


On Aug. 26, 1944, he married Irene (Wrobel) Spencer, and she preceded him in death April 16, 2007.


He worked with Johnsonburg Paper Mill for 34 1/2 years, retiring in 1982. A member of Trinity United Methodist Church, he was an avid Pittsburgh Pirates fan and enjoyed taking care of his lawn, gardening and being a general handyman. Born and raised in Rossiter, he came to Johnsonburg in 1948.


He is survived by three children, Cheryl (Ron) Francen of Ridgway, Catherine (Jim) Steinbiser of St. Marys, and Beth Horner of Ridgway; one granddaughter, Kristin (Chris) Swasta; three great-grandchildren, Rachael, Brett and Michael Swasta; one great-great-grandson, Spencer Swasta; and one niece, Patricia Grumley.


In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his sister, Arveda Nelson.


Funeral services for Neal D. Spencer will be held Thursday, April 7 at 11 a.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church of Ridgway with Reverend Roger Peterson officiating. Interment will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens, Ridgway. There will be no visitation.


The family will be receiving friends from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, April 7 at the Trinity United Methodist Church of Ridgway.


In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Trinity United Methodist Church of Ridgway, the Elk County Humane Society of St. Marys or a favorite charity and will be accepting online condolences at www.nedzafamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Ubel Funeral Home, 111 Bridge St., Johnsonburg is entrusted with funeral arrangements

 

 

Nels P. Nelson Sr., 55, Driftwood

 

Nels P. Nelson, Sr., 55, of 7884 Mason Hill Rd., Driftwood, PA died at his residence, on Sunday (April 3, 2016) evening. He was born December 11, 1960 in Jeannette, PA a son of Lucille Wilson Nelson, Greensburg, PA and the late Richard Nelson. On February 26, 1982 in Jeanette he married Valerie Shusteric Nelson, who survives.

 

Mr. Nelson worked for Lumber Township for many years until he became ill in 2006. He was a member of the Sterling Run Sportsman Club and St. Mark Catholic Church in Emporium. Nels was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved gardening and spending time with his family.

 

Surviving In addition to his wife Valerie Shusteric Nelson are Sons Nels Nelson, Jr., New Stanton, PA  and Luke Nelson and his wife Courtney, Kent, OH a daughter Shawna Hostler and Travis, Driftwood, son Cory Humphrey, Driftwood and 8 Grandchildren; Victoria, Carlin, Novella, Aubree, Eli, Geneva, Laney, and River. Two Brothers: Jim Bateman and Cara, Gibsonia, Brother: Meldrum Nelson, Ruffs Dale, PA Sister: Lorrie Clark, Yukon. He was preceded in death by his father Richard Nelson and a Brother Rick Nelson.

 

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Wednesday from 3:00 - 6:00 PM followed by the funeral service at 6:00 PM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, officiating.

Online Condolences may be placed at
www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

 

Judith A. Schlimm, 75, Kersey

 

Judith A. Schlimm, 75, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home, and formerly of 175 Jerry Pichler Road, Kersey died on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at the nursing home following a lengthy illness.

She was born on February 5, 1941, in Johnsonburg, a daughter of the late Vincent and Alice Nearing Price.

On July 25, 1959 in Holy Rosary Church, she married Thomas L. Schlimm, who preceded her in death on February 4, 2009.

She is survived by one daughter, Laura Schlimm and her fiance Steve Kovalyak of Ridgway, by one grandson, Thomas J. "TJ" Schlimm, by one brother, Dick (Becky) Price of Johnsonburg, and by one sister, Sally (Don) Flor of New Jersey.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Schlimm on February 2, 2004 , one son Alan, in infancy, and by a sister, Barb Schlimm.

Funeral Services for Judith A. Schlimm are private and being held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Elk County Humane Society.

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

 

Alvin Charles "Yark" Zawatski, 94, Wilcox

 

Alvin Charles "Yark" Zawatski, 94, of Wilcox, has died.
He was born June 1, 1921 in Johnsonburg, the son of the late Stella and Vincent Zawatski.


He was the last member of his immediate family.
On May 5, 1945, he married Eva Dippold who preceded him in death Aug. 6, 1991.


He graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1939, was a U.S. Army veteran serving in WWII and retired from Penntech Paper in Johnsonburg.


Alvin was formerly from Johnsonburg and Ridgway and had spent the last several years living in Wilcox.


He was a member of St. Leo's Catholic Church in Ridgway.?He is survived by his daughter, Donna Biel of Wilcox; his grandchildren, Terri Biel (Russ) of Kane and Jeff (Tina) Biel; and his great-grandchildren, Skylar and Sailor Biel of Wilcox, who referred to him as "Grandpa Z."


In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two sons, Dr. Alvin Zawatski of Ridgway and Bob Zawatski of Johnsonburg; a son-in-law, Paul "Bogie" Biel of Wilcox; three brothers, Victor "Yitter" Zawatski, Walter "Vauge" Zawatski and Edmund "Yamo" Zawatski; two sisters, Adele Costanzo and Pauline Neubert; and two siblings who died in infancy, Joe and Helen.


There will be no public visitation or services for Alvin Charles "Yark" Zawatski. He will be laid to rest at Parklawn Memorial Gardens in Ridgway next to his wife.


The family will be accepting online condolences at www.nedzafamilyfuneralhomes.com.


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

 

Paul Winters, 85, Ridgway

 

Paul E. Winters, 85, of 670 Evergreen Dr., Ridgway, died Monday evening, March 28, 2016 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.


He was born March 7, 1931 in Brookville, son of the late John and Ethel (Burkett) Winters. He married Grace E. Oertly on Oct. 18, 1958, she survives.


He resided in Ridgway for many years and was a member of Faith United Church of Christ, the Masons, the NRA, and the Ridgway Elks. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a longtime baseball coach with many winning teams. He loved his gardens and had gardens in three counties. He served in the U.S. Marines and was a veteran of the Korean War. He had been employed by West Penn Power for 36 years.


He is survived by his wife, Grace E. Winters of Ridgway; three children, Brian D. (Johnna) Winters of Ridgway, Randall L. (Linda) Winters of Lancaster, and Barbara J. Winters of Wellsboro; three brothers, William (Helen) Winters of Bradford, Robert (Nancy) Winters of Warren, and Walter (Nancy) Winters of Corsica; and numerous nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents.


Funeral and Committal services for Paul E. Winters will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home, 136 Center St., Ridgway on Thursday, March 31 at noon with military honors accorded by the Ridgway Servicemen's Burial Detail. Officiating will be Paul Reed, Lay Minister of the Faith United Church of Christ.

 

Interment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Gardens. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service at noon. Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Ridgway Fire Department, Ridgway Ambulance Corp., or to the Faith United Church of Christ.

 

Louis E. Erich, Jr., 93, Cherryville, NC

 

Louis E. Erich, Jr. age 93 of Cherryville, NC and formerly of St. Marys, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Wendover Hospice House in North Carolina. 
 

He was born on March 30, 1922 in Elk County, a son of the late Louis and Marie Schaberl Erich. 
 

On July 13, 1946 he married the late Vivian Horner Erich, who preceded him in death on February 16, 1998.
 

Louis was a WWII Veteran of the United States Army. He and his brother owned and operated Erich Brothers where they built numerous houses in PA. He enjoyed hunting in his younger years and enjoyed being out in nature and taking his dog on walks.
 

He is survived by five children, Ruth Marie Shippling and husband, Brian of Connelly Springs, NC, Michael Louis Erich and wife, Brenda of Hildebran, NC, Sharon Ann Larkin and husband, Terry of Cherryville, NC, Laurie Jean Young and husband, Dennis of St. Marys, and Louise Elizabeth Woodford and husband, Joseph of St. Marys; a brother, Lavern "Barney" Erich of St. Marys; grandchildren, Russell Meyer, Rachelle Bish, Rodney Meyer, Pierce Erich, Annemarie Erich, Leighann Larkin, Kristi Woodford, and Shawn Woodford; and great grandchildren, Brandon Meyer, Kyle Bish, Karly Bish, Lilyana Erich, Emily Erich, Tucker Larkin, and Nicholas Woodford.

 

In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Eric Larkin; and siblings, Earl Erich, Alfred Erich, Rosemarie Kerner, and Ruth Erich.
 

A Mass of Christian Burial for Louis E. Erich, Jr. will be celebrated on Friday, April 1, 2016 at 12:00 PM at Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Road, St. Marys, PA 15857 with Rev. Richard Allen, Pastor, officiating.

Military Honors will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail.

 

The family will receive friends on Friday at Queen of the World from 11:00 AM until the time of the mass at 12:00 PM.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Elk County Humane Society, E. Eschbach Road, St. Marys, PA 15857.
 

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

 

Sister Kathleen Warner, OSB, 88, Erie

 

Sister Kathleen Warner OSB Obituary

 

Sister Kathleen Warner, OSB, 88, died Thursday, March 24, 2016, in the 70th year of her religious life, at Mount Saint Benedict Monastery in Erie.


Born in Buffalo, N.Y. and baptized Mary Lucille, Sister Kathleen was the daughter of Floyd and Mina (Langevin) Warner.
She entered the Benedictine Sisters of St. Joseph Monastery, St. Marys, on Sept. 5, 1944. On Aug. 20, 1946, Sister Kathleen pronounced her first vows; Oct. 22, 1949 marked the date of her perpetual profession. When it became clear that St. Joseph Monastery would be closing as a result of a climbing median age and lack of new members, Sister Kathleen moved to Erie on April 14, 2014. After prayer and discernment she asked to transfer her vows to the Benedictine Sisters of Erie. On Aug. 11, 2015, Sister Kathleen was fully incorporated into the Erie Benedictine community.


Sister Kathleen held a B.S. in education from Villanova University and an M.A. in religious studies from St. Charles Seminary, Philadelphia. From 1946 to 1995, Sister Kathleen was engaged in the ministry of education, both elementary and secondary teaching, and administration as a school principal. Teaching was her passion and she was especially grateful to share her love of God with her students. Over the years she taught at Sacred Heart and St. Marys Parochial, St. Marys; St. Callistus, Kane; St. Joseph, Lucinda; St. Joseph, Warren; St. Boniface, Kersey; and St. Adalbert, Pittsburgh. She was a part-time teacher at Elk County Christian High School while serving her community at St. Joseph Monastery as Vocation, Affiliate and Postulant Directress before becoming a full-time English and theology teacher at Elk County for 15 years. After serving as the community's sub-prioress from 1995-1996, Sister Kathleen retired from teaching. From 1996-1999, Sister Kathleen served in pastoral ministry at St. Anthony's Parish, Sheffield, as an RCIA instructor and Religious Education Coordinator. In 1999, she returned to the monastery in St. Marys and served in the ministry of hospitality, spirituality and formation. At the time of her death, Sister Kathleen was engaged in the ministry of prayer and presence at Mount St. Benedict.


She is survived by her Erie Benedictine community, the sisters from her community of origin (St. Joseph Monastery, St. Marys), good friends Sabra and Joe Pasky and Father Michael Ferrick, as well as cousins, nieces and nephews.


Sister Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents as well as her siblings: her brother, Laverne Warner; her sisters, Monica Huntz and Anita Winters; and her step-sisters, Elizabeth (Philipps) Young and Jean (Philipps) Conklin. 


A Mass of Christian Burial for Sister Kathleen Warner, OSB, will be held Wednesday, March 30 at 5:30 p.m. at Mount Saint Benedict Monastery.


Interment will be Thursday, March 31 at 8:15 a.m. in Trinity Cemetery.


Services will take place at Mount Saint Benedict Monastery. Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 29 from 2-7 p.m. and Wednesday, March 30 from 2-5 p.m.


Memorials may be made to the Benedictine Sisters of Erie, 6101 East Lake Rd., Erie, Pa. 16511. Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, Pine Avenue Branch, 845 East 38 St. is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Robert R. Heary, 84, Dunkirk

 

Robert R. Heary, 84, of Dunkirk, N.Y., died Friday, March 18, 2016 at the Absolut Care of Dunkirk, N.Y.


He was born March 30, 1931 in Fredonia, N.Y., the son of the late Nicholas and Hildegarde (Reding) Heary.


A lifelong area resident, Mr. Heary was a 1949 graduate of Fredonia High School and had earned an associate's degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology, School of Commerce, in real estate and business administration.


He was the original owner and developer of A-1 Used Furniture and Antique Store in Dunkirk, N.Y. for more than 23 years and was a parishioner of St. Joseph Church in Fredonia, N.Y.


Survivors include five nieces, Christine Jordan, Maureen Heary, Mary Rita Murphy, Maura MacDonald, and Michele Heary; four nephews, Nicholas Heary III, Michael Heary, John Heary, and Michael Heary; and cousin, Mary Jo Heary of St. Marys.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas Heary and Nicholas Heary II; and one niece, Lizbeth Heary.


Graveside services for Robert R. Heary were held Wednesday morning, March 23 at 11 a.m. in Forest Hill Cemetery in Fredonia, N.Y. The Rev. Charles J. Zadora officiated.

 

Arrangements were by the McGraw-Kowal Funeral Home, 736 Central Ave., Dunkirk, N.Y. 14048.

 

Mary G. Wendel, 59, Johnsonburg

 

Mary G. Wendel, 59, of 507 Penn Street, Johnsonburg, passed away on Sunday, March 20th at her residence, after a lengthy illness.

 

She was born July 25th, 1956, in St. Marys,, daughter of the late Francis and Gladys Mertz Wurm. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, class of 1974. She was a former employee of Powder Metal Products, Elk Haven and Elite Metal Products.

 

On November 4, 1977, in St. Marys, she married James Wendel who preceded her in death in February 1992.

 

She is survived by a daughter, Bobbi Jo Wendel of Canonsburg, Pa; a son Jude Wendel and his wife Sahara of Johnsonburg, a granddaughter, Camilla Wendel, a sister, Margaret Pearson and her husband David of St. Marys. Three brothers, William Wurm of St. Marys, Robert Wurm and his wife Judy of Wilcox, Michael Wurm and his wife Michelle of Kersey. Several aunts and nieces and nephews also survive.

 

Mary was a member of the Holy Rosary Church.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial for Mary G. Wendel will be held  the Holy Rosary Church on Wednesday, March 23rd, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. David Wilson, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow at the St Marys Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral home on Tuesday, March 22nd from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Memorials if desired can be made to the Hahne Cancer Center in Dubois.

 

Online condolences at www.lynch-radkowski.com.

 

John R. "Jack" McAlee, 88, Johnsonburg

 

John R. "Jack" McAlee, 88, of Willow Street, Johnsonburg, and recently of St. Marys, died Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.


He was born Dec. 23, 1927 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Francis C. and Ruth B. (Armagost) McAlee.


He married Lillian E. (Willow) McAlee on Jan. 23, 1953 in Holy Rosary Catholic Church, and she survives.


Jack served in the U.S. Army during WWII and Korea. He was employed at Johnsonburg Paper Mill as a machine tender before retiring in 1989. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Central Hose Company and Rolfe Sportsman's. He enjoyed playing golf, cooking, Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers and Cinch with the boys. He lived all his life in Johnsonburg.


In addition to his wife, Lillian E. (Willow) McAlee of St. Marys, he is survived by eight children, Donna M. (Jon) Chamoff of Cumberland, Maine, Eugene A. McAlee of Johnsonburg, Kevin A. (Nicole) McAlee of Wichita, Ks., Mary Kay (Frank) Jovenitti of Ridgway, Sean R. (Teri) McAlee of Johnsonburg, Denise A. (Bill) Boylan of Johnsonburg, Clem F. (Tracie) McAlee of Johnsonburg, and Nancy E. (Bart) Nelson of Johnsonburg; 27 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, William "Bill" (Eileen) McAlee of Baldwinsville, N.Y.; one sister, Lillian Bliskey of Lady Lake, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Father Eugene McAlee; one sister, Cleo Sheets; and one brother-in-law, Eugene "Gene" Bliskey.


A Mass of Christian Burial for John R. "Jack" McAlee will be held Wednesday, March 23 at 1 p.m. at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church of Johnsonburg with Father David Wilson as celebrant. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery.


Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 22 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Ubel Funeral Home, 111 Bridge St., Johnsonburg, and Wednesday, March 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Military honors will be accorded by the Johnsonburg/Ridgway Servicemen Detail. Service members are asked to assemble at the funeral home Wednesday at noon.
 

The family suggests memorials to the Holy Rosary Catholic Church or Johnsonburg Community Center and will be receiving online condolences at www.nedzafamilyfuneralhomes.com. -

 

Thomas N. Trask, 62, St. Marys

 

 

Thomas N. Trask, 62, of 1025 Johnsonburg Road, and fomerly of 325 Rightmeyer Street, St. Marys, died on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at his home following a lengthy illness.

He was born on February 25, 1954, in Warren, PA, a son of the late Neil Trask and Jean Wilcox Trask Wood.

On June 30, 1989 in St. Marys, he married Gretchen Young Trask, who survives.

Tom was raised in Youngsville, PA and graduated from Youngsville High School, class of 1972.  He had been employed at C/G and Burke's Home Center.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and wood working.

In addition to his wife of more than 26 years, Gretchen Young Trask, he is survived by three sons, Timothy (Casey) Trask of Corry, Robert (Mindy) Trask of St. Marys and Michael "Devin" (Stephanie) Young of St. Marys, and 11 grandchildren, Zachery, Tyler, Trenton, Aubry and Lane Trask, Macy Jean and Matthew Trask, Lyssa Saline. Adrian Bish, and Olivia and Natalynn Young.  He is also survived by a brother, Neil (Amy) Trask and a sister Durinda Darling, both of Youngsville, his step-mother, Kaye Wood of Johnson City, NY, and by his mother-in-law, Marie Young of St. Marys.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Jason "Jake" Trask on February 5, 2015, his step-father, James Wood and by his father-in-law, James Young.

A Memorial Service for Thomas N. Trask is being scheduled and will be announced at the convenience of the family.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

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

 

William E. Leahy Jr., 65, Ridgway

 

William E. Leahy Jr., 65, of 432 East Main St., Ridgway, died Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at his residence. 


He was born April 26, 1950 in Ridgway, the son of Priscilla Fitch Leahy and the late William E. Leahy. He married Judy A. Watson, she predeceased him on November 16, 2013. 


He was Lutheran by faith. Bill had lived most of his life in Ridgway. He was a long-time police officer for the Ridgway Borough. He served in the U.S. Air Force Special Intelligence Services during the Vietnam Conflict. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, camping and fishing. He was a member of the Ridgway Elks. 


In addition to his mother of Ridgway, he is survived by two sons; Rocky Leahy of Ridgway, Joshua Leahy (Rebecca) of Las Vegas, Nev.; two stepdaughters, Eileen Wildnauer of Clarion, Kisa Benson of Ridgway, five grandchildren; a sister, Irene Tones of Jasper, Ga., three brothers, Mark Leahy (Linda) of Ridgway, Kevin Leahy (Lorrie) of Ridgway, and Fred Leahy (Cindy) of Fredericksburg, Va. 


He was predeceased by his father, wife, and by a son Michael Leahy. 


Memorial services for William Leahy will be held in the Meehan-Shilk Funeral Home on Thursday, March 17, 2016, at 3 p.m. Officiating will be Rev. Erik Hart of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Interment will be in Oakmont Cemetery.

 

Friends will be received at the funeral home for one hour prior to the service. Military Honors will be accorded by the Ridgway Military Honor Detail. Memorial donations may be made to the Ridgway American Legion, 330 Main St., Ridgway, Pa. 15853. -

 

Carolyn M. May, 86, Emporium

 

Carolyn M. May, 86, of 324 W. 4th St., Emporium, PA died at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys, PA on Saturday (March 12, 2016) evening.

 

She was born February 11, 1930 in Coudersport, PA a daughter of the late Victor and Sophena Eick Moffitt. Mrs. May graduated from Emporium High School in the class of 1947.

 

She worked a long time as a waitress for several local restaurants and also did some catering several years. She also owned a general store and gas station on Sizerville Road many years ago.

 

She enjoyed puzzles, reading and time with her family.

 

Surviving Daughter: Carol (Donald) Bowser, Emporium Daughter: Deborah (Charles) Stuart, Emporium Son: Arthur (Rita) May, Emporium Son: Steven (Karen) May, Emporium 7 Grandchildren: James & Scott Geelen, Staci Brown, Sylvia Homan, Carrie Copp, Michael and Stephanie May 10 Great Grandchildren: Krista Geelen, Paige Scott, Marcus, Dino, Hayden & Jax Brown, Conner Homan, Amelia & Mitchell Copp Preceded in death by Parents: Victor and Sophena Eick Moffitt 2 Sisters: Marilyn Taggert & Donna Noto

 

At her request there will be No Visitation or Services.

 

Pearl Cherry, 82, Johnsonburg

 

Pearl M. Cherry, 82, died Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 at the Kane Community Hospital.


Pearl was born Sept. 18, 1933 in Kane, the only child of the late Foster and Virginia (Gerber) Bean.


On Sept. 27, 1951, she married the late Richard "Dick" Cherry.
Pearl loved animals, gardening, and cooking. She was an avid bowler who won many trophies. She also enjoyed bike riding, playing cards, and ceramics. She enjoyed spending time with her family and loved taking winter vacations to Florida.


In her earlier years, she worked at the Kane Shirt Factory and at Stackpole.


She was a member of the Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg.


Although Pearl was a stern woman of few words, she was also deeply empathetic and caring. She always showed concern for any family member or friend who fell ill. She also loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and even as her health declined, she continued to ask about the newest additions to the family.


Pearl is survived by three children, Daniel Cherry, Karen (Jake) Fedus, and Lori (Robert) Challingsworth; 11 grandchildren, Daniel Cherry Jr., Dick Cherry III, Damion Bevacqua, Brandon and Brittany Beaver, Kieley Paidisetty, Ted, Rudy, and Andy Cherry, and Max and Maggie Cherry; and eight great-grandchildren, Josephine Bevacqua, Christian and Marlee Cherry, Haylee, Gracie, and Aubrey Cherry, Gunnar Cunningham, and Avi Paidisetty.


She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
She will be dearly missed by her friends and family.
Private funeral services for Pearl M. Cherry will be held at a later date.


Memorials, if desired, are suggested to the Hillman Cancer Center, UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Suite 1B, 5150 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15232.


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

 

Norman Berringer, 94, Wilcox

 

Norman F. Berringer, 94, Wilcox, passed away on Wednesday, March 9th, at his residence.

 

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home in Johnsonburg.

 

Angelo Butera, 95, Johnsonburg

 

Angelo Butera, 95, of 789 First Ave., Johnsonburg, died at his residence Wednesday afternoon, March 8, 2016 following a short illness.


He was born April 21, 1920 in Platania, Italy, son of the late Luigi and Francesca Butera Butera. 
He married Marie Antoinette Paladino on Sept. 7, 1946 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg. She preceded him in death Nov. 16, 1983. 


He resided in Johnsonburg since 1932 and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1941. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church where he was an usher for many years. He was also a member of the Johnsonburg Elks and VFW. He loved golfing and gardening.


He was a WWII Army veteran having served overseas as a T-4 with the Service Battery of the 745th FA Battalion. 
He owned and operated Butera's Hardware Store in Johnsonburg since 1955. He had worked at the New York and Pennsylvania Co. for several years. 


He is survived by three sons, Edward Butera and his wife Yvonne of Cincinnati, Ohio, John Butera and his wife Therese of Dayton, Ohio, and Robert Butera and his wife Annette of Havertown; a daughter, Joan, Mrs. Earl Park of Johnsonburg; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. 


In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Anthony Butera; and a sister, Mary Butera. 
Friends and family are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial for Angela Butera to be conducted at Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg on Saturday, March 12 at noon. Officiating with be the Rev. Eric Vogt, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in St. Marys.


Military honors will be accorded by the Johnsonburg Servicemen's Detail. Detail members are asked to assemble at the funeral home on Saturday morning at 11:15 a.m.
Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Johnsonburg. Visitation will be private. 


Arrangements are under the direction of the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, 401 Chestnut St., Johnsonburg. 
If desired, memorial contributions should be made to the Johnsonburg Servicemen's Detail.


Share your condolences at www.ferraginefuneralhome.com. -

 

Margaret I. Benedict, 94, Johnsonburg

 

Margaret I. Benedict, 94, of 5654 Ridgway-Johnsonburg Rd., Johnsonburg, died Sunday, March 6, 2016 at her residence following a brief illness.
She was born Nov. 30, 1921 in Driftwood, daughter of the late Henry and Mary Dill Klink.
She married Henry N. Benedict in Holy Rosary Church on Sept. 4, 1945, he preceded her in death Oct. 19, 2008.
She resided in Johnsonburg for 84 years and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1939. She was a member of the CD of A, a choir member and choir director, and organist for 83 years for Holy Rosary Church. She enjoyed painting, crafts, working with stained glass, reading and music.
She was employed by Bauer's Brides and Belles for over 40 years. She also worked at Sylvania for several years, Montgomery Ward for several years, and N.Y. and Pa. Paper Company for several years. 
She is survived by her children, Susan Hansen of Johnsonburg, Barbara Sorg (George) of Kersey, Katheryn Curtis (Mark) of Reynoldsville, Janet Sorg of Ridgway, and Judith Nannay (Robert) of Old Orchard Beach, Maine; 11 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Thomas Hansen; two brothers, Howard Klink and Bob Klink; her sister, Charlotte Bailey; one daughter, Margaret, in infancy; and her grandson, Roger Sorg.
Funeral services for Margaret I. Benedict will be conducted Wednesday, March 9 at 10 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, with Reverend David Wilson, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery.
Friends will be received at the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, 401 Chestnut St., Johnsonburg, on Tuesday evening, March 8 from 6-8 p.m. 
Share your condolences at 
www.ferraginefuneralhome.com 

 

Harriet Ramarge, 93, Emporium

 

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Harriet Ramarge, 93, of 819 Murray Mt. Road, Emporium, PA died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA on Saturday (February 27, 2016) night.

 

She was born January 6, 1923 in Pittsburgh, PA a daughter of the late John and Thelma M. Bullock Gahagen. She was married to her first husband Anthony Mullen, then to her second husband Erwin Murray and then her third husband Robert Ramarge.

 

She graduated from the Emporium High School in the class of 1940. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Senior Center. Surviving Son: John Mullen and his wife Judy, Indianapolis, IN Son: Peter Mullen, Cincinnati, OH Daughter: Elizabeth Mullen, Hamilton, OH Son: William Mullen, Indianapolis, IN Step-son: Erwin Murray, Jr., Emporium 5 Grandchildren and 2 Step Grandchildren Preceded in Death By Parents: John and Thelma M. Bullock Gahagen First husband: Anthony Mullen Second Husband: Erwin Murray Third Husband: Robert Ramarge Daughter: Mary Ann VanPatten

 

There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to be held at Barnett Funeral Home 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (March 5, 2016) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Christine Groeger, officiating. Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA Memorial Contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 205 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834

 

Wilmina DeLullo, 99, St. Marys

 

Wilmina B. DeLullo, 99, of 117 Robson Street, St. Marys, died on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at her home.   

She was born on April 10, 1916, in Smoke Run, PA a daughter of the late Frank and Mary Strutz Belin.  She was the last member of her immediate family.

On July 31, 1940, she married Daniel DeLullo, who preceded her in death on October 11, 1998.

Mrs. DeLullo graduated from Madera High School and Indiana State Teacher's School (now IUP).  She taught in Clearfield County schools prior to moving to Elk County and after marriage, she was a homemaker.
She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, St. Anne's Society, C.D. of A., and had belonged to the St. Joseph Convent Prayer Group.  She had been a former member of the St. Marys Country Club and volunteered at Elk Haven Nursing Home and at the Learning Center.

She is survived by three daughters, Mary Anne Connor and her husband John of Titusville, Christine Loeffler and her husband Carl of St. Marys, and Lois DeLullo of St. Marys and by one son, William DeLullo and his wife Nancy of Noblesville, IN,  nine grandchildren, Kay (fiance Keith Kimbrell) DeLullo, Liz (Mike) Malody, Dan DeLullo, Dave (Rae) Krellner, John Krellner, Jim (Gretchen) Krellner, Dr. Julie (Eric) Wonderling, Barb Adams and Jeff Loeffler, and by four step-grandchildren, Mark Connor, Alayne Burnicle, Allison Bellows, and Kara Burdine.  She is also survived by eight great-grandchildren, Cassandra and Alexandra Wonderling, Jordan and Trevor Adams, Jake, Evan, and Jade Malody and Benjamin Krellner as well as by many nieces and nephews and many loving members of the extended DeLullo family.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Frances Kolessy, Marjorie Romanak, and Maria Belin in infancy, and by five brothers, Edward Belin, Frank Belin, Victor Belin, Carl Belin, Sr., and George Belin.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Wilmina B. DeLullo will be celebrated on Thursday, March 03, 2016, at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, 337 Center Street, St. Marys, with Rev. Eric Vogt, O.S.B., officiating.
Interment will be in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 02, 2016 from 2:00-4:00 PM and 7:00-9:00 PM.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Church, 337 Center Street, 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

 

Grace A. Scott, 87, Emporium

 

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Grace A. Scott, 87, of 418 E Allegany Ave., Emporium, PA died at her residence Friday (February 26, 2016) evening following a brief illness.

 

She was born October 7, 1928 in Emporium, PA a daughter of the late Domenico and Rose Policastro Tartaglia. She married the late Sam Scott. Grace enjoyed playing bingo and cards at the senior center, going to the casino, relaxing on her porch, and spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church.

 

Surviving are two daughters Susan (Glenn) Anderson, St. Marys and Samina Scott, Emporium, Two Grandchildren Brent (Karen) Anderson, Charlotte, NC & Paige Scott, Emporium, 1 Sister Roseann (Jack) Taylor, Lady Lake, FL, 2 Brothers Edward "Junior" Tartaglia, Emporium and Robert (Letty) Tartaglia, Lady Lake, FL Preceded in Death By Parents: Domenico and Rose Policastro Tartaglia, Husband Sam Scott, 4 Sisters: Jane York, Caroline Tartaglia, Helen House & Sylvia Ives and 3 Brothers: Joseph, Daniel and Lawrence Tartaglia

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 10:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

 

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Monday from 4-7 PM. Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA Memorial Contributions may be made to the Emporium Senior Center, 213-1/2 South Maple Street, Emporium, PA 15834

 

Richard T. Heary, 75, St. Marys

 

Richard T. Heary, 75, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of Goodyear, AZ, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2016, at Elk Haven, after a lengthy illness.

 

He was born July 15, 1940, in St. Marys, son of the late Edward J. and Estella M. Haggerty Heary.  He was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1958.  He was a grade school and Community College teacher in Arizona and in his early years, he worked for the Boy Scouts of America.

 

Mr. Heary is survived by a sister, Janet Wolfe and her husband Richard L. of St. Marys; and by two brothers, Edward Heary and Jackie Fendon of State College and Frank Heary of Reynoldsville.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Marian Walker, Audrey Heary, and Alice Stubler; and by a brother, Jerome Heary.

 

Mr. Heary was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Arizona.

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 Monday, March 21, 2016, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

 

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk Haven Nursing Home, 785 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA  15857.

The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.

 

Scott Neil, 41, North Michael Street

 

Scott R. Neil, 41, of 628 N. Michael St., St. Marys, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 at his home.
He was born Nov. 20, 1974 in Ridgway, a son of Robert Neil and Jane Young Gleixner, who survive.


Scott was a graduate of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in criminology, completed the Act 140 training for law enforcement and had worked for the St. Marys City Police Department. He also graduated from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford with a degree in accounting. He was a member of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity.


Scott was an avid wrestler who enjoyed coaching St. Marys JO Wrestling and attending wrestling matches with his family. He had a great love for music, singing, camping and hunting. He also enjoyed riding his Harley and going to the beach. Described by his family as humble and kind, Scott always helped others in need and had a warm and comforting soul. Though he was never afraid to speak his mind, he was a friend to all with his kind heart and caring personality. He will always be remembered for his piercing blue eyes and his great sense of humor.


On June 30, 2001 in Sacred Heart Church, he married Kerrie Lewis Neil, who survives. In addition to his wife, Scott is survived by his parents, Bob (Terry) Neil of Brockport and Jane (Larry) Gleixner of St. Marys; his three beloved children, Madelyn, Cole, and Jack Neil; two sisters, Angie (Dan) Walter of St. Marys and Cari (Nathan) Wurm of York; his step-grandmother, Rita Meyer of St. Marys; his sister-in-law, Katie (Shaun) Charles of Grand Junction, Colo.; his nieces and nephews, Jacob, Jayce and Jayna Walter, Nicholas, Noah, and Emma Wurm and Grace and Brandon Charles; as well as by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Scott loved his family with his whole heart and soul, and his memory will live on forever in the hearts of his children.


He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Herbert and June Neil; his maternal grandparents, Edward and Marie Young; his step-grandparents, Edward and Rena "Joy" Gleixner; and his step-grandfather, James Meyer.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Scott R. Neil will be celebrated Monday, Feb. 22 at noon at Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery


Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Sunday, Feb. 21 from 2-5 p.m.


Memorial contributions may be made to St. Marys JO Wrestling, P.O. Box 181, 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.

 

Bernard G. "Barney" Hornung, 79, Emporium

 

 

Bernard G. "Barney" Hornung, 79, of 363 Howard Circle, Emporium, PA died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA on Wednesday (February 17, 2016) evening.


He was born     July 28, 1936 in Emporium, PA a son of the late Simon J. and Matilda "Tillie" Oswald Hornung.


On October 10, 1959 in St. Mark Catholic Church he married the late Thelma Fackender Hornung.


Barney graduated from the former Emporium High School with the class of 1954. He was employed at Sylvania as a tool and die apprentice immediately after graduating from high school in 1955. When the Emporium Sylvania plant closed, he was employed at Sylvania in St. Marys until his retirement in 2001. Barney was involved in numerous community organizations. In the 1960’s he was a Charter Member of the Jaycees. He held various offices in the organization and was the recipient of the regional “Spoke” award.   In the 1970’s he was Assistant Fire Chief in Emporium and was very active in the project that secured the first rescue truck unit for the Emporium Fire
Department. Barney was a West Ward Borough Council member and was elected as Emporium Borough Council President in 1978.


More recently Barney was a very active member of the Bucksgahuda & Western Railroad in St. Marys. He put his machinist skills to good use, making custom parts for many old rail cars. He was instrumental in the long term restoration of Locomotive #8, the oldest known Vulcan gas mechanical locomotive in 2-foot gauge (1922). Barney was a lifetime member of St. Mark Catholic in Emporium.

Surviving
Daughter-in-law: Lisa Cummings Hornung and 2 Grandchildren: Justin David & Rachel Elisa Hornung of Bel Air, MD. Devoted Friend: Pat Anderson Pearson, Emporium, Twin Brother: Edward J. Hornung and his wife "Cly" Clythera, St. Marys and their children Simon J. Hornung, II & Stacey Hornung Miller.  Nieces & Nephew from Brother James (deceased)  and his wife Sandra: Dennis, Vince, Karen Hornung Czekai, Julie Hornung Coolick, Amy Hornung Thwing & Paul. Nieces & Nephews of Sister Jane (deceased): Tom Soban, Diane Soban Boyd, Lynn Soban and Tina Soban May.

Preceded in Death By
Parents: Simon (4-21-1989) & Matilda (8-1-2003) "Tillie" Oswald Hornung. Wife: Thelma Fackender Hornung on (5-26-00), Twin Daughters: Jill Ann and Jane Ann Hornung on (8-1-1962), Son: David Hornung (1-14-13), Brother: James Simon Hornung (8-22-2012), Sister: Jane Hornung Soban (5-19-2013), Brother-in-law: Edward J. "Hap" Soban (7-22-2013),  Nephew: Blair Hornung (6-25-1989)

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (February 20, 2016) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.
Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Memorial Contributions may be made to Blair Hornung Scholarship Fund, c/o Amy Hornung Thwing, 102 W. 4th St., Emporium, PA 15834

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BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph A. Minnick, Sr., 79, Kersey

 

Joseph A. Minnick, Sr., 79, of 318 Main Street, Kersey, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, February 11, 2016, at Penn Highlands Elk.

 

He was born September 3, 1936, in St. Marys, son of the late Milo and Mildred Friedl Minnick.  He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Kersey Schools.  He was a retired employee of the Stackpole Corporation.

 

In 1961, he married Mary Susan Byrd, who preceded him in death in April of 1999.

 

He is survived by a daughter, Rebecca Cook and husband Joe of Johnsonburg; two sons, Joseph A. Minnick, Jr. of Kersey and Randy Minnick and his companion Jackie of Florida; three grandchildren; and a sister, Patty Minnick of Kersey.

 

Mr. Minnick was a member of the St. Boniface Church and the Dagus Mines American Legion.  He served in the Army Reserves for eight years and he loved his family and his grandchildren.

 

There will be no visitation.

 

A Mass at St. Boniface Church will be held at a date to be announced.

 

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.

 

Patricia Lowe, 64, Johnsonburg

 

Patricia Ann "Patty" Lowe, 64, of 2772 Rasselas Rd., Wilcox, died Thursday evening, Feb. 11, 2016 at her residence following a brief illness.


She was born April 24, 1951 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Frank and Rita Serianni Repko Sr.


On Sept. 6, 1975, she married Wayne J. Lowe in St. Anne Church of Wilcox and he survives.


She was a lifelong resident of Wilcox and graduated from Johnsonburg Area High School in 1969.


Patty was a member of St. Anne and Holy Rosary Church. She was a loving mother and model wife and best friend to her husband. She loved her family and loved to read and do yard work. She loved dearly all of her grandchildren and her cat Sofie. She will be missed very much by her family and friends.


She had worked at Keystone Carbon Co. but loved being a housewife. 


In addition to her husband at home, she is survived by her sons, Scott Lowe and his wife Alisha of Wilcox, Timothy W. "Tim" Lowe and his wife Susan of Wilcox and David P. "Dave" Lowe and his wife Courtney of St. Marys; 10 grandchildren, Karissa, Alexis, Josselyn, Jay, Gracie, Kiera, Jennifer, Valek, Jude and Ellie; her brother, Frank "Paco" Repko Jr. of Wilcox; and her sister, Margaret, Mrs. Russ Eisman of Brockport.


She was preceded in death by her parents.


Friends and family are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial for Patricia A. Lowe to be held Monday, Feb. 15 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anne Church, Wilcox, with Rev. David J. Wilson, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Wilcox Cemetery. Visitation will be private.
Arrangements are under direction of the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, 401 Chestnut St., Johnsonburg.


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Eleanor M. Harendza, 84, Johnsonburg

 

Eleanor M. Harendza, 84, of 1000 Wedgestone Ct., Centerville, Ohio, formerly of Ewing Twp., N.J. and Johnsonburg, died Thursday morning, Feb. 11, 2016 at Kettering Medical Center in Kettering, Ohio following a short illness.


She was born Feb. 1, 1932 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Joseph J. and Sophia Simchick Baieroski.


She married Guenter Harendza on June 26, 1965 in Blessed Sacrament Church, Trenton, N.J. and he survives 
Eleanor resided in Centerville for the past 12 years and had lived in Ewing Twp., N.J. for 44 years. 


She graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1949 and from Lock Haven Teachers College in 1954. She was a member of Incarnation Church, Centerville, Ohio, Our Lady of Good Council Church, Trenton, N.J., The National Education Association, New Jersey Education Association, Trenton Education Association, Polish Arts Club of Trenton, and the Historical Society of Ewing. She was very active in the Lock Haven University Alumni Affairs and funded the Eleanor Baieroski Harendza Scholarship which was the first student scholarship for the Department of Medical Science at Lock Haven University. She frequently traveled to Poland and helped fund information technology improvements at the City Archives in the city of Plock, Poland. She enjoyed the arts, especially the opera and ballet in both Trenton, N.J. and Dayton, Ohio.


She had taught at Johnsonburg High School from 1954 to 1957, then taught in the Trenton Area School District at high school and junior high levels from 1957 to 1991 before retiring after 35 years of service in 1991.


In addition to her husband at home, she is survived by one son, Kurt A. Harendza and his wife Shannon of Springboro, Ohio; one daughter, Heidi E. Harendza of Columbus, Ohio; and three grandchildren, Max, Benjamin and Holly Harendza.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Richard and Donald Baieroski; and her sister, Helen Bienkowski.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Eleanor M. Harendza will be conducted Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg with Rev. David J. Wilson, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Johnsonburg.
Friends will be received at the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, 401 Chestnut St., Johnsonburg, on Monday, Feb. 15 from 6-8 p.m.


If desired, memorial contributions should be made to the Johnsonburg Senior Center or the Johnsonburg Public Library. -

 

Rosemary W. Fritz, 91, St Marys

 

Rosemary W. Fritz, 91, of 225 N. Michael St., died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 at Pinecrest Manor following a brief illness. 
She was born June 15, 1924 in St. Marys, daughter of the late William and Philomena Knight Wittman.


Rosemary was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1943. She was an employee of the former Enterprise Printing and the St. Marys Gift and Art. 
On Sept. 17, 1949 in the St. Mary's Church, she married James A. Fritz, who survives.


Rosemary was a member of the St. Mary's Church, the CD of A, the Altar Society, and had volunteered at the Learning Center and Elk County Catholic High School.


She is also survived by two sons, Dale J. Fritz and his wife Anita of Ridgway, and Jude J. Fritz and his wife Mary of Mountain Top, Pa.; five grandchildren, Emily Fritz, James C. Fritz, Joseph Fritz, Rachel Fritz Kishel, and Laura Fritz; and three great-grandchildren, Alicia Fritz, Ryan Fritz, and Isaac Fritz.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Aurelia Luhr; and by two brothers, Willis Wittman and Thomas Wittman. She was the last member of her immediate family. 


A Mass of Christian Burial for Rosemary Fritz will be celebrated in the St. Mary's Church on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Alfred Patterson, OSB, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery.


Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, Feb. 12 from 5-8 p.m. 


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk County Catholic School System, 600 Maurus St., St. Marys, Pa. 15857 or to Pinecrest Manor Activity Fund, 763 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, Pa. 15857. 


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