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Patricia Jean McMahon, 69, Ridgway

 

Patricia Jean McMahon, 69, of 336 Dewey Circle, Ridgway, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her husband and children on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease.


She was born Nov. 4, 1945 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Edward and Elizabeth (Betty) Flannigan. She married Dennis Michael McMahon on July 3, 1968 in Norfolk, Va., and he survives. 


She attended St. Leo's Parochial School and was a 1963 graduate of Elk County Catholic High School and a 1965 graduate of the DuBois Beauty School. She was a licensed beautician and owned her own beauty shop. She closed her shop to raise her children. Later in life she was employed by the James Borst Insurance Company until her retirement. 


As her children were growing up she was actively involved in the Ridgway Little League Auxiliary and was the treasurer of the Elker Touchdown Club.


She was a member of St. Leo Catholic parish and a lifelong resident of Ridgway. 


Surviving besides her husband are her children, Heather A. McMahon-Vargas (Richard) of Ridgway, Shamus M. McMahon (Leah) of Valley City, Ohio, and Shawn T. McMahon (Kathy) of Ridgway; grandchildren Meara and Maisie McMahon, Emma, Ellan, and Thomas Vargas, and Karissa Carlson; sisters Margaret "Micki" Pfingstler (Herbert "Dale") of St. Marys and Edwina "Winnie" Engel (Michael) of St. Marys; a brother, Edward "Eddie" Flannigan (Jane) of Mercer; a sister-in-law, Anastasia (McMahon) Fenton (Robert) of Charlton, N.Y.; a brother-in-law, Thomas McMahon of Morena, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. 


Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a nephew, Brian Flannigan; and a sister-in-law, Sharon McMahon. 


A Mass of Christian Burial for Patricia Jean McMahon will be celebrated at St. Leo Catholic Church on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at 10 a.m. Officiating will be Fr. Brian E. Vossler, Pastor of St. Leo Catholic Church. Burial will follow at St. Leo Cemetery.

 
Friends will be received at the Thompson Funeral Home, 136 Center St., Ridgway on Tuesday, Sept. 1 from 5-8 p.m.


A Wake Service will be held at the funeral home Tuesday evening at 7:45 p.m.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses, Inc. Hospice Program or to the Honorable Judge Vernon "Buddy" Roof Memorial Library of the Ridgway Area School District. -

 

 

Mary J. (Peretti) Goodrow, 99, Weedville

 

Mary J. (Peretti) Goodrow, 99, of River Road, Weedville, died early Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 at Christ the King Manor after a short illness.


She was born July 28, 1916 in Weedville, daughter of the late Attilio and Louisa (Bonafini) Peretti.
She was a graduate of Weedville High School and worked with Stackpole and St. Marys Carbon for many years. A member of St. Joseph Church, Mary enjoyed bowling, canning, gambling trips, and dancing, especially Polka Party dancing. She lived all her life in Bennetts Valley.


She is survived by a brother, William "Emo" Peretti of Lombard, Ill.; two sisters, Attilia "Tillie" Nuccetelli of Bentleyville and Margaret "Tootie" Carpen of Erie; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Anna DeMore; and a brother, Joseph C. Paretti.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Mary J. (Peretti) Goodrow will be held Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 11 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Force with Father William Sutherland as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Joseph Church Cemetery.


Visitation will be Tuesday, Sept. 1 from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, 12045 Bennetts Valley Hwy., Penfield, Pa. 15849.


The family suggests memorials to the St. Joseph Church Cemetery Fund.
The family will be accepting online condolences at www.nedzafamilyfuneralhomes.com.

 

 

Francis J. "Frank" Skok, 93, St. Marys

 

 

Francis J."Frank" Skok, 93, of 134 W. Condot Road, St. Marys, died on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 following a brief illness.

He was born on January 20, 1922, in St. Marys, a son of the late Joseph and Cecelia Novosel Skok.

On Saturday, June 7, 1947 in Sacred Heart Church, he married Dorothy Baumgratz Skok, who preceded him in death on January 17, 2007.

Frank was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of the Sacred Heart Church.  He served in the US Navy from 1942-1945 during WWII.  He was assigned to the U.S.S. Kaweah, with duty in the Mediterranean Sea, which was sunk by enemy fire.  He was then assigned to the U.S.S. Monterey in the Pacific Theater as a Boatswains Mate 2nd Class with a combat station as the captain of a Quad 40 mm gun mount,  During this action, the Monterey came under fire by Japanese aircraft, resulting in the sinking of the aircraft carrier.  During his service, Frank was a recipient of 2 Purple Hearts for wounds received in two battle actions.  He was honorably discharged on June 29, 1945.  He had worked for several years for the Benzinger Township Police, and then retired from Stackpole Carbon Company after more than 45 years of service.  He then served as an advisor at Lusko Plating for more than 15 years.  He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, American Legion Post 103, and VFW Post 1047, where he had also served as Past Commander at each and was the service officer for many years of the Legion and the VFW. 

 He was also a  member of the K. of C. and the CMF.  He was active in local veterans organizations for more than 50 years, having spearheaded the annual Poppy sale until the time of his death.  He had participated for more than 58 years in the annual Memorial Day Parade and graveside services and had served as the Grand Marshal several times.  Affectionately known as the "Mayor of Lynchville", Frank had been active for 11 years with Little League Knothole baseball as a coach, and was well known for his dependable and dedicated service to local veterans organizations.  Most of all, Frank enjoyed the time he spent with his family, especially dining at local restaurants.  He was the last member of his immediate family.

He is survived by two daughters, Donna Kosick of Ridgway, and Sharon (Ted) Annis of St. Marys, a son, Howard (DeAnna Grunthaner) Skok of Weedville, five grandchildren, Shay (Amanda) Annis, Matt (Natasha) Annis, Amanda Annis, Nicholas Skok and Aleisha Skok, and by 7 great-grandchildren, Mayson, Kalyssa, Tyler, Isaiah, RJ, Noah and Landon.  He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Todd J. Annis, a son-in-law, Jim Kosick, 3 brothers, Joseph Skok, John Skok and Thomas Skok, 2 brothers in infancy, Joseph and Charles, 4 sisters, Barbara Heiberger, Anna Baumer, Mary Hinkel, and Helen Goetz and by 4 sisters in infancy, Magdalene, Mary, Katherine and Eileen.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Francis J. Skok will be celebrated on Saturday, August 29, 2015, at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, Center Street, St. Marys, PA 15857 with Rev. Eric Vogt, O.S.B., officiating.
Interment will be in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.
Military Honors will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail.

Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Friday, August 28, 2015 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail, 168 Center Street, St. Marys, PA 15857 or to Rides for Vets.

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

 

 

Kenneth E. Rusciolelli, 77, Johnsonburg

 

Kenneth E. Rusciolelli, 77, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015 at his son's home in Johnsonburg.
He was born Dec. 7, 1937 in Daguscahonda, son of the late John Paul and Annie (Allegretto) Rusciolelli.


Ken grew up in Daguscahonda and attended school in Ridgway. He worked construction to his dying day.


Ken served in the National Guard and was a member of the Blue Lancers Drill Team at the Ridgway Armory.


Ken is survived by his children, John Kelly (Kellie) Rusciolelli of Johnsonburg, Blaine Patrick (Adeana) Michael of Las Vegas, Nev., Kara Jo Girard (Gilbert) Hinojosa of Falls Creek, Shannon Kenneth (Kim) Michael of Zephyrills, Fla., Kimberly Ann (Kinnie) Johnson of Seville, Fla., Robert E. (Lynn) Rusciolelli of Mt. Jewett, Garth Edgar (Nancy) Michael of Treasure Lake, Colleen Marie (James) Dworetzy of Reynoldsville, Edye (Rob) Stewart of Luthersburg, Suzanne Priest and Andrea Priest (Jim) Anderson of California; one brother, Francis (Frank) (Joan) Rusciolelli of Ridgway; and several nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, John Paul II; one sister, Anna Marie Graff; two step-children, Val Kevin Michael and Jeannine Michelle Wonderly; and his beloved dog, Dixie.


A celebration of life for Kenneth E. Rusciolelli will be held on Thursday, Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hallton Church in Hallton. Pastor Ronald Burkett will be officiating.


There will be no visitation. Burial will be in St. Leo Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Hallton Church, 233 Spruce St., Ridgway, Pa. 15853, to Generation, 757 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, Pa. 15857 or to the Community Nurses, Inc. Hospice Program, 757 Johnsonburg Rd. Suite 200, St. Marys, Pa. 15857


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

 

 

Sr. Roberta Ochs, O.S.B., St. Marys

 

 

Sister Roberta Ochs, O.S.B., died on Saturday, August 22, 2015 following a short illness.  
 
She was born on December 17, 1933 in Lucinda, a daughter of of Albert A. and Elizabeth Schmader Ochs.  She was baptized, confirmed and educated, in both elementary and high school, at St. Joseph Parish in Lucinda.
 
Baptized Elsie Ann, Sr. Roberta grew up among six siblings, four sisters and two brothers.  She entered religious life in June, 1952 after graduating from high school.  She made her first vows in July of 1954, and her final vows in July of 1957.  After entering the monastery, Sr. Roberta pursued her studies to become a teacher.  After receiving her B.S. in secondary education from Villanova University in 1961, and a Master's Degree from Duquesne University in 1976, Sr. Roberta taught in both grade school and high school.  Her greatest love was teaching music and directing choirs.  Through the years her students gifted their parents, felloe parishioners, and the local towns' people with lively and enjoyable concerts that filled all hearts with joy and happiness.
 
Sharing her excellent writing, secretarial, and organized skills with and for others, Sr. Roberta served the International Secretariat of the World Apostolate of Fatima in Portugal for seventeen years, hosting groups from around the world as they journeyed to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima.
 

Elsie is survived by three sisters, Grace White of St. Louis, MO, Ruth (Joseph) Trunk of West Palm Beach, FL and Dorothy Clesi of Oil City and by a brother, Thomas (Barbara) Ochs of Jamestown, PA.  She is also aunt to eleven nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to her parents and her stepmother, she was preceded in death by a brother during WWII, Robert Ochs, a sister, Mildred, and by a brother-in-law, Joseph Manfrey.
 
A Mass of Christian Burial for Sr. Roberta Ochs will be celebrated at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at St. Marys Church, Church Street, St. Marys, PA with Fr. Daniel Wolfel, O.S.B. and Fr. Alfred Patterson, O.S.B., concelebrants.
Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Monastery Cemetery.
 
Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Wednesday morning from 10:30-11:30 AM.
 
In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to the Retirement Fund of the Benedictine Sisters of Elk County, c/o St. Joseph Monastery, 303 Church St., St. Marys, PA 15857.
 
Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, PA 15857 is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be made to the family atwww.LynchGreenFuneralHome.com

Douglas R. Dobson, 94, Ridgway

Douglas R. Dobson, 94, of 951 Hyde Ave., Ridgway, died Thursday morning, Aug. 20, 2015 at Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys.


He was born Nov. 8, 1920 in Pittsburgh, son of the late John V. and Beatrice H. (Haldeman) Dobson.
He married Charlotte O. Conrad on Sept. 18, 1948; she preceded him in death Jan. 27, 2002. 


He had resided in Ridgway since 1961 and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.


He was very civic minded and served on numerous community and professional boards.


He was a graduate of the Wilkinsburg High School and Carnegie Mellon as he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering.


He had been employed by Stackpole Carbon Company for over 40 years, and his entire working career was at Stackpole. When he retired, he was the president of the Stackpole Carbon Company.


He is survived by three daughters, Donna (Larry) Suglia of West Chester, Gail (Eric) Vaughn of Raleigh, N.C., and Bea (George) Terbovich of Ridgway; seven grandchildren, Charlotte (Tyler) Vaughn, Emily Vaughn, Dana Vaughn, Daniel (Krystale) Terbovich, Peter (Danielle) Terbovich, Andrew Terbovich and Nefthalie (Wilkens) Camille; and one great-granddaughter, Adelyn Terbovich.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one sister, Beatrice Reagan.
A memorial service for Douglas R. Dobson will be held at the First Presbyterian Church on Monday, Aug. 24 at 11 a.m. Co-officiating will be Rev. Mark Cantaral, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, and Rev. David Sloop.


Burial will follow at Oakmont Cemetery.


Friends will be received at the Thompson Funeral Home, 136 Center St., Ridgway on Sunday, Aug. 23 from 6-8 p.m. 


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the YMCA or to the Elk County Community Foundation at 32 S. St. Marys St., St. Marys, Pa. 15857.

 

 

Kathleen M. Wilson, 78, St. Marys

 

Kathleen M. Wilson, 78, a resident of Pinecrest Manor, and formerly of 530 Hall Avenue, St. Marys, died on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk following a lengthy illness.

She was born on March 29, 1937, in Johnsonburg, a daughter of the late Andrew and Margaret Soloman Santaniello.

On June 30, 1961 in Holy Rosary Church, she married Richard F. Wilson, who survives.

Kathy was a graduate ot Johnsonburg HIgh School and a member of Queen of the World Church.  After working for 10 years at Stackpole, she then spent her time as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother,  She enjoyed knitting and crocheting, and will be remembered for the afghans she made over the years.  Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, who were the light of her life.

In addition to her husband of more than 54 years, Richard F. Wilson, she is survived by a daughter, Kimberly, Mrs. Michael Gerg, Jr., of Kersey, 3 sons, Douglas Wilson of St. Marys, Kenneth Wilson and his wife Barb of NC, and Mark Wilson and his wife Annette of St. Marys; by 5 grandchildren, Amanda (Jordan) Pollard, Amber (Dan) Sullivan, Jason (Shanelle) Brennen, Kayla Brennen and Abigail Gerg and by 7 great-grandchildren, Aydrik, Breken, Jaxon, Lilly, Brantley, Paisley, Bentley and one great grandchild on the way.  She is also survived by 6 sisters, Rita (Junie) Gahr of Kersey, Mary Nicklas of St. Marys, Theresa (Bernard) Bauer of St. Marys, Dolores (Bruce) Lingren of Johnsonburg, Cecelia (Michael) Weaver of Ohio and Valerie Santaniello of Wilcox, and by 2 brothers, Anthony (Pat) Santaniello of DuBois amd Andrew Santaniello of Ridgway, as well as by many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Betsy McClain and Ann Struble, a sister-in-law, Mary Santaniello and by a brother-in-law, Earl "Snuffy" Nicklas.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Kathleen M. Wilson will be celebrated on Monday, August 24, 2015, at 10:00 AM at Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Road, St. Marys, PA with Rev. Richard Allen, Pastor, officiating.
Interment will be in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.

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

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1128 State Street, Suite E-201, Erie, PA 15222

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 H. Riddle, 75, St. Marys

 

James H. Riddle, 75, of 702 S. Michael Rd., St. Marys, died on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 following a lengthy battle with cancer.

He was born on January 12, 1940, in St. Marys, a son of the late Joseph and Bertha Schwabenbauer Riddle.

Jim was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Central Catholic High School. class of 1957.  He was the longtime owner and operator of the local Radio Shack, having retired several years ago.  He was Catholic by faith and was a longtime member of the K of C.  He was an avid fan of the New York Yankees and the Pittsburgh Pirates.  He greatly enjoyed gardening, taking care of his property and working around the house.

He is survived by:
Three Brothers:
Marvin (Helen) Riddle, St. Marys, PA
Francis (Carol) Riddle, Portsmouth, NH
Gerald (Sue) Riddle, St. Marys, PA
Three Sisters:
Ellen Hoffmann, Canandaigua, NY
Lois McCoy, St. Marys, PA
Dorothy Hoffman, Bethlehem, PA
As well as by numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Sr. M. Valentina Riddle, O.S.B., and Mary Margaret Riddle in infancy.

A Funeral Service for James H. Riddle will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2015, at 2:00 PM at Lynch-Green Funeral Home.
Interment will be in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 12:00 PM until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to Elk County Catholic School System, 600 Maurus St., St. Marys, PA 15857 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

 

Lillian M. Brown, 85, Weedville

 

Lillian M. Brown, 85, of Gardner Hill Road, Weedville, died peacefully at her home on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015.


She was born Oct. 26, 1929 in Weedville, daughter of the late Nemo and Vannie (Manning) Veronesi.


She married J. Donald Brown on June 9, 1948. He died on Feb. 18, 2009.


Mrs. Brown was a 1948 graduate of Weedville High School. Her occupation was as a homemaker.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church where she had been active with the funeral committee. Lil enjoyed spending most of her time caring for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She lived all her life in Weedville.


She is survived by two daughters, Vanessa (Michael) Mirtich of Weedville and Dawn Foust of Bellefonte; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Charles (Nelvina) Veronesi of Weedville and Dr. Jack (Judy) Veronesi of DuBois.


In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Brown.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Lillian M. Brown will be held Friday, Aug. 21 at 11 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Force with Father William Sutherland as celebrant.


Interment will be at the St. Joseph Church Cemetery. There will be no public visitation.
The family suggests memorials to the Bennetts Valley Ambulance or St. Joseph Church.
 

 

Velma (Milliard) Penfield, 86, Wilcox

 

Velma M. Penfield, 86, of Brownell Drive, Wilcox, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015 at the Kane Community Hospital.


Born July 12, 1929 in Kane, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Angeline (Asti) Milliard.
She married Milton Dale "PeeWee" Penfield on Aug. 27, 1949.


She worked with both Keystone and Stackpole Carbon Companies. Velma was an avid reader and enjoyed crocheting, knitting, gardening and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a member of the St. Anne's Catholic Church and the Wilcox Senior Center.


She lived most of her life in Johnsonburg and Wilcox.


In addition to her husband, Milton Dale "PeeWee" Penfield of Wilcox, she is also survived by six children, Dorothy Cheatle of Wilcox, Francis "Butch" Penfield of Wilcox, Angela Pearson of Wilcox, Mary Ann Oliver of Wilcox, Samuel Penfield of Portland, Ore. and Joseph Penfield of Texas; 10 grandchildren; 17 great- grandchildren; one brother, Robert Milliard of California; and two sisters, Delina Mares of California and Mary Ann "Chookie" Kwiatkowski of Nevada.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank and Roy Milliard; and five sisters, Viola "Tina" Candalor, Olivia Kreckel, Euphamia "Dolly" Hill, Theresa and Delina Milliard.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Velma M. Penfield will be held Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church of Johnsonburg. Visitation will be Tuesday, Aug. 18 from 5-8 p.m. at the Ubel Funeral Home, Johnsonburg, and Wednesday, Aug. 19 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the funeral home.


The family suggests memorials to the Wilcox Library Fund or Wilcox Ambulance Fund.

 

 

 

Mary Ellen Grovanz, 73, Emporium

 

Mary Ellen Grovanz, 73, of 3764 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium, PA died at Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, PA on Thursday (August 13, 2015) evening.

 

She was born September 2, 1941 in St. Marys, PA a daughter of the late Charles and Katherine Hart Griffith.

 

On December 15, 1962 in Emporium she married Peter Grovanz, Jr., who survives.

Mrs. Grovanz was a stay at home wife & mother. She enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking & baking.

 

Surviving

 

In addition to her husband Peter Grovanz, Jr.

Son: Peter Grovanz, Emporium

3 Grandsons: Thomas, Keith and Justin Grovanz

2 Great Grandchildren: Katherine & Oscar

Sister: Sarah Yount, Emporium

Sister: Leona Knarr, Bowling Green, FL

Preceded in Death By

Parents: Charles and Katherine Hart Griffith

Daughter: Ann Darlene Grovanz in infancy

2 Brothers: Roy Griffith and David in infancy

 

There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Monday (August 17, 2015) at 2:00 PM with Rev. Rock Pifer, Pastor, Free Methodist Church, officiating.

 

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

 

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

 

 

Ruth Dianne Streich, 69, Ridgway

 

Ruth Dianne Streich, 69, of 304 Chestnut Ave., Ridgway, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.


Born Dec. 21, 1946 in Ridgway, she was a daughter of the late Jack and Grace Sidelinger Rimer. 


On Nov. 13, 1965, she married Robert R. Streich who survives.


A lifetime resident of the area, Mrs. Streich attended Ridgway High School and had worked at Clarion Sintered Metals from 1988 until she was diagnosed with cancer in 2012. 


In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Jim and Michael; a sister, Joyce; a brother, Gene; a brother-in-law, Emil Streich; and many nieces and nephews. 


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jody; and sisters-in-law Joann Gnan and Delores Wilson. 


Friends of Ruth Dianne Streich will be received Monday, Aug. 17, 2015 in the Meehan-Shilk Funeral Home, Inc., 130 Center St., Ridgway from 6-7 p.m.


In lieu of flowers, memorials, if desired, may be made to the Ridgway VFW or American Legion. -

 

 

William Tell, 80, Ridgway

 

William A. Tell, 80, of 3041 Arroyo Rd., Spring Creek Township, died Sunday morning, Aug. 10, 2015 at the Lutheran Home at Kane.


He was born April 14, 1935 in Brockport, son of the late Gunnard and Dagnar (Buehler) Tell.
He married A. Jane Rietz on Oct. 7, 1972, she preceded him in death.


He had resided in Spring Creek Township all of his life and was a member of the Hallton Church and the Ridgway Church of Christ, a member of the Pennsylvania Township Association, the Heath Township Sportsman Club, and the Elk County Farmer's Association. He enjoyed farming and gardening. 


Bill was a graduate of the Ridgway High School. He had been employed by Motion Control Industries for five years and as a mail carrier in Hallton for several years, and had also been employed as a supervisor and roadmaster by the Spring Creek Township for 48 years.


He is survived by one daughter, Barbara J. Tell of Spring Creek Township; a cousin, John (Jack) Tell and his wife Jane of Erie; and many other cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.


Funeral Services for William A. Tell will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home, 136 Center St., Ridgway on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 1:30 p.m. Officiating will be Ronald L. Burkett, pastor of the Hallton Church. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

 

Friends will be received at the Thompson Funeral Home on Tuesday, Aug. 11 from 5-8 p.m. Memorials, if desired, can be made to the Ridgway Public Library.

 

 

Barbara DeLozier Smith, Emporium

 

Barbara DeLozier Smith of 108 East 6th St., Emporium, passed away on Sundary August 9th at the Pine Crest Manor, St. Marys following a lengthy illness.

 

She was born in Buffalo, NY, a daughter of Jean McManigle Dunkelberger of Emporium  and the late W. Merle DeLozier.

 

She moved to Emporium at an early age and attended Cameron County schools and was graduated in 1961. She attended Dubois Business College and after graduation was employed at the Patee Library at the Pennsylvania State University.  Returning to Emporium she began a 40 year career in banking, starting at the Bucktail Bank & Trust, Sunbank, Citizen’s Northern Bank Trust Department and retired from Citizens as Assistant Vice President and Trust Officer.

 

She held elected office as a Cameron County Auditor for a period of 29 years,  She was a volunteer at the Cameron County Food Bank and for the Guy and Mary Felt Manor in Emporium.

 

She is survived by her mother, Jean Dunkelberger, Emporium and a son Michael Scott Smith of Emporium.  A granddaughter, Ashley Ann Galindo of Mansfield, and a great granddaughter, Olivia Galindo of Mansfield, one brother John F.(Sandra) DeLozier of Coudersport, PA, and two sisters: Beverly J. Walker and Frances (Ray) Jablonski of St. Marys.

 

At Barb’s request there will be No Visitation. Privategravesite service will be at the convenience of the family.

 

If desired, Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, 299 E. Second St., Emporium, PA 15834

 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Barnett Funeral Home, Emporium.

 

 

Thomas B. Eckert, 88, St. Marys

 

Thomas B. Eckert, 88, of 1428 Rosely Road, St. Marys, died on Friday, August 7, 2015 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.

He was born on November 7, 1926, in St. Marys, a son of the late Henry and Anna Haberberger Eckert.

On November 22, 1947 in St. Marys Church, he married Alice Dumich Eckert, who survives.

Tom was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys area schools.  He was a member of the Queen of the World Church and served in the U.S. Army during WWII.  He was a self-employed contractor throughout working life and was a member of the American Legion.  He was a member of the Bluebirds Baseball Team and was one of the last surviving members.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and shooting trap and skeet.

In addition to his wife of nearly 68 years, Alice Dumich Eckert, he survived by a son, Dennis Eckert of St. Marys, one granddaughter, Tina, Mrs. Joseph Rossman of Emporium, and one great-granddaughter, Megan Gordon.  He is also survived by 3 sisters, Patricia, Mrs. William Quagliani of Kersey, Geraldine Bille of St. Marys, and Mary Jane Yetzer of Sun City, AZ, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Leona Fritz and Katherine Herbstritt, and by 7 brothers, Richard, James, Floyd, Arthur, Carl, Raymond and Donald Eckert.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Thomas B. Eckert will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, at 10:00 AM at Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Road, St. Marys, PA with Rev. Richard Allen, Pastor, officiating.
Military Honors will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail.
Interment will be in the 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 at www.lynchgreenfuneralhome.com

 

 

Brenda L. (Simchick) Crowe, 69, Johnsonburg

 

Brenda L. Crowe, 69, of 606 Second Ave., Johnsonburg, died Friday morning, Aug. 7, 2015 at her residence following a lengthy illness.


She was born May 17, 1946 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Bernard and Blanche Elmquist Simchick.


She married John E. Crowe on June 22, 1963 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, and he survives. 
She resided in Johnsonburg all her life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1964.
Mrs. Crowe was a member of Holy Rosary Church and was an avid collector and especially loved her holiday ornaments. She also had lots of hobbies, especially sewing, cross-stitch and cooking.
She had worked at Keystone Carbon Co. of St. Marys for 39 years before retiring in 2008.


In addition to her husband at home, she is survived by two daughters, Colleen, Mrs. Luke Herzing of St. Marys, Anita, Mrs. Bill Moore of Erie; one son, Jay Crowe and his wife Tracy of Johnsonburg; seven grandchildren, Adam Geer, Jack Herzing, Kelly Moore and JJ, Max, Marcus and Allison Crowe; and one sister, Pamela, Mrs. Alan Mazzeferro of Kersey.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Marianne Lustig and Blanche Wilson.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Brenda L. Crowe will be conducted at Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonbrug on Monday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. David J. Wilson, pastor. Interment will be held at the Holy Rosary Cemetery in Johnsonburg.


Friends will be received at the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, 401 Chestnut St. in Johnsonburg on Sunday, Aug. 9 from 6-8 p.m.


If desired, memorial contributions should be made to Holy Rosary Church or to the Johnsonburg Public Library.


Share your condolences at www.ferraginefuneralhome.com.

 

 

Hyacinth H. "Hy" Dauer, 98, St. Marys

 

Hyacinth H. "Hy" Dauer, 98, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of Rightmeyer Street and Elk Towers, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 at Pinecrest Manor after a lengthy illness.


She was born Oct. 7, 1916 in St. Marys, daughter of the late John A. C. and A. Bertha Weinzierl Herzing. 


On April 19, 1938 in Spangler, she married Charles "Roy" Dauer, who preceded her in death Nov. 20, 1973.


She is survived by a sister, Bernice Lecker of St. Marys; three sisters-in-law, Virginia Herzing, Mary Lou Herzing, and Loretta Herzing, all of St. Marys; and by many nieces, nephews, and close friends.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1934. She was a retired employee of the Stackpole Corporation, retiring in 1979 after 26 years of service.


Hy was a member of the St. Mary's Church and the Altar Society. She was also a member of the Quarter Century Club of Stackpole and was a former board member of the St. Marys Christian Food Bank.


In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by five sisters, Scholastica "Sis" Weidenboerner, Valery C. Lambert, Audrey Skiba, Pauline Fritz, and Faith Holben; and three brothers, Aurelius J. Herzing, Kenneth M. Herzing, and John G. Herzing.


Family and friends of Hyacinth H. "Hy" Dauer are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the St. Mary's Church on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Alfred Patterson, OSB, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery. There will be no visitation.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Christian Food Bank, P.O. Box 1033, St. Marys, Pa. 15857 or to the Pinecrest Manor, 763 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, Pa. 15857.


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

 

John A. Ehrensberger, 69, St. Marys

 

John A. Ehrensberger, 69, of 603 Fernwood Road, St. Marys, died following a lengthy illness on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at his home, surrounded by his family.

He was born on January 20, 1946, a son of the late Edward "Auby" and Marie Fuller Ehrensberger.

John was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of St. Marys Church.  He worked at Stackpole Carbon Company and Sylvania, retiring after more than 25 years of service.  He enjoyed spending time with his dog, Bud, and going to camp.  Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by 2 sons, Adam Ehrensberger and his wife Kyra of Ridgway and Jason Ehrensberger and his wife Jennifer of St. Marys and by 5 grandchildren, Samantha Jo, Reece, Maximus. Priscilla and Isabelle Ehrensberger.  He is also survied by 2 sisters, Mary Ann, Mrs. Edward Mattivi and Kay Ehrensberger both of St. Marys, one brother, David (Leah) Ehrensberger of St. Marys, two sisters-in-law, Pat Ehrensberger of Fort Walton Beach, FL and Joyce Ehrensberger of St. Marys, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Abram Ehrensberger and Daniel Ehrensberger.

A Mass of Christian Burial for John A. Ehrensberger will be celebrated on Thursday, August 6, 2015, at 12:00 PM at St. Marys Church, Church St., St. Marys, with Rev. Alfred Patterson, OSB, officiating.
Interment will be in the St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.

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

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Community Nurses Hospice, Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, 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 atwww.lynchgreenfuneralhome.com

 

 

Mary Ann G. Wensel, 94, St. Marys

 

Mary Ann G. Wensel, 94, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of Sharon, and East Kaul Avenue, St. Marys, died Friday, July 31, 2015 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.


She was born April 2, 1921, a daughter of the late Ernest and Rosella Ruehl Ginther.


On Sept. 10, 1938 in Ridgway, she married Edward Carl Wensel, who preceded her in death Aug. 28, 1978.


Mrs. Wensel was a member of Shiloh Presbyterian Church in St. Marys and had been a member of Oakland Avenue Methodist Church in Sharon when she lived there. Over the years, she worked at Sharon General Hospital, Farrell Hospital and at Carl's Candies in Sharon. She was an avid reader and will be remembered for her extensive rooster collection. She greatly enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially the annual Fourth of July family reunion. She was the last member of her immediate family.


She is survived by three sons, James (Mary Ann) Wensel of St. Marys, Daniel (Marilyn) Wensel of Sharon, and Paul (Dolores) Wensel of Dexter, Mich.; 10 grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.


In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Lee Wensel on Jan. 5, 2011; a daughter, Linda Forrester on Dec. 28, 2014; four brothers, Henry Ginther, John Ginther, Robert Ginther and Gus Ginther in early childhood; and by two sisters, Selma Ginther and Marguerite Munsell.


Funeral Services for Mary Ann G. Wensel will be held Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Shiloh Presbyterian Church with Rev. Scott Weist, officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Hermitage.


There will be no visitation.


Memorial contributions may be made to Shiloh Presbyterian Church, St. Marys Public Library or to the Elk Haven Nursing Home Activity Fund.


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.

 

Marietta Hartnett, 52, St. Marys

 

Marietta Hartnett, 52, of 109 Haggerty Rd., St. Marys, died unexpectedly Friday, July 31, 2015 at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.


She was born Oct. 17, 1962 in North Tonawanda, N.Y., daughter of the late Clayton S. and Theresa Cavallett Clark. She attended North Tonawanda schools and had resided in St. Marys since 1985.
On Nov. 21, 1992 in the St. Mary's Church, she married Gary J. Hartnett and he survives.


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


In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Sarah Hartnett at home; a son, John Hartnett at home; and a sister, Patricia Clark of Treasure Lake.


Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Lisa Ann Clark; and by two brothers in infancy.


Family and friends of Marietta Hartnett are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the St. Mary's Church on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Alfred Patterson, OSB, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery. There will be no visitation.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Marys Area Ambulance Service, 773 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, Pa. 15857.


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

 

Nioma M. Seelye, 80, St. Marys

 

Nioma M. Seelye, 80, of 560 Townview Rd., St. Marys, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 at Penn Highlands DuBois after a brief illness.


She was born Dec. 25, 1934 in DuBois, daughter of the late Thomas and Mary DeLullo Assalone.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Bennetts Valley schools. She was a retired employee of Windfall Products.


She enjoyed music, dancing and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by four daughters, Debby Blessel and her husband Jim of Clearfield, Mary Lou Hanson and her husband Mike of Millville, N.J., Susan Butterfuss and her husband John of Ridgway, Cindy Filer and her husband Dave of Weedville; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Rose Puncheon of State College, Betty Catalone and her husband Bob of St. Marys, and Minnie Leonard and her husband Paul of Weedville.


Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by five sisters, Lena Dezanet, Ester Cheslock, Theresa Naugle, Kay Longhi and in infancy, Mary Assalone; and by three brothers, Mike, Charles and Thomas Assalone.


Family and friends of Nioma M. Seelye are invited to attend a memorial service on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015 at 11 a.m. in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph's Cemetery in Force. There will be no visitation.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to 
a favorite charity . Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com. 

 

 

Rose Anne (Borello) Adamski, 84, St. Marys

Rose Anne (Borello) Adamski, 84, of 108 Las Glorias Road, St. Marys,and formerly of Johnsonburg, died on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at the Cleveland Clinic following a brief illness.

She was born on January 26, 1931, in Johnsonburg, a daughter of the late Ralph and Carmella Ieradi Borello.

On November 17, 1956 at Holy Rosary Church, she married Richard L. Adamski, who survives.

Rose was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, class of 1950.  She was a member of the Holy Rosary Church where she had been active in the Rosary Altar Society and where she had also volunteered much of her time.  She retired from Keystone Carbon Company after many years of service.  She enjoyed Bingo and scratch off tickets, but most of all, she loved and adored her family.  She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother who greatly enjoyed taking care of her family.

In addition to her husband of more than 58 years, Richard L. Adamski, she is survived by 3 sons, Richard "Mark" (Sharon) Adamski, of Apex, NC, John Adamski, of Greenville, SC, Joseph (Stacey) Adamski of Kersey, and by 2 daughters, Barbara (Victor) Aiello, of Ridgway, and Susan (James) Wimer, of St. Marys.  She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, Beth (David) Brooks, Luke (Brooks) Adamski, John Adamski, Christie (Aaron) Smith, Christopher Adamski, Jessica (Doug) Carnahan, Victor Aiello, Emily Aiello, Abigail Adamski, Allison Adamski, Andrea Adamski, Olivia Wimer and Danny Wimer as well as by 4 great-grandchildren, Aaron, Isabella, Vincent, Roman and one great grandchild on the way.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Samuel Borello and Vincent Borello, and by 3 sisters, Mary Perantoni, Joanne Kasper and by a sister in early childhood, Teresa Borello.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Rose Anne Adamski will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, at 12:00 PM at Holy Rosary Church, 606 Penn Street, Johnsonburg, PA 15845 with Rev. David Wilson, Pastor, officiating.
Interment will follow in Holy Rosary Cemetery.

There will be no visitation.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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

 

Thomas F. DeWald, 82, St. Marys

 

Thomas F. DeWald, 82, of 1211 E. Eschbach Road, St. Marys, died on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at his home following a brief illness.

He was born on August 13, 1932, in St. Marys, a son of the late Marian DeWald Demel.

On October 23, 1954 in Sacred Heart Church, he married Dolores Stanish DeWald, who preceded him in death on October 23, 2010

 

Tom was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of SMAHS, class of 1950.  He retired from Stackpole Carbon Company after more than 42 years of service.  He was a member of Queen of the World Church.  He enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing.  Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandsons.
 

He is survived by:
Son: Joseph DeWald and his wife Lisa, St. Marys, PA
Daughter: Karen Haigler, Hampton, VA
Son-in-law: William Haigler, Hampton, VA
3 Grandchildren - Scott and Erik Haigler and Jesse DeWald

In addition to his mother and his wife, he was preceded in death by a step-brother, Richard Walsh.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Thomas F. DeWald will be celebrated on Monday, August 3, 2015, at 10:00 AM at Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Road, St. Marys, with Rev. Richard Allen, Pastor, officiating.

There will be no public visitation.

Interment will be in the St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Elkland Search and Rescue.

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

 

 

Harold D. Richards, 71, St. Marys

 

Harold D. Richards, 71, a resident of Silvercreek Terrace, St. Marys, and formerly of 563 Brandycamp Road, Kersey, died on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie following a lengthy illness.

He was born on September 5, 1943, in Brookville, a son the late Gerald "Jack" and Virginia "Bootsie" Uplinger Richards.

Mr. Richards was a lifelong  resident of the area and graduated from Brookville High School.  He retired from Motion Control after more than 37 years of service.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and using his metal detector.  He also enjoyed local history, especially reading books about the area.  Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by:
Daughter: Heather Stauffer, St. Marys
Daughter: Paula (Donald) Gasbarre, Johnsonburg
Son: Brian Richards and his fiancé Carolyn Meiser, Kersey
4 Grandchildren - Shannon Stauffer, Tony Stauffer, Evan Richards & Erika Meiser
2 Great Grandchildren - Connor Tymczyszyn and Daniel Stauffer and one great grandhild on the way
Brother: Gene Richards, Brookville
Sister: Emiily (Jim) Bullers, Mayport, PA
Sister: Jane (Fred) Miller, Brookville, PA
Several Nieces and Nephews

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Richards and a sister, Rose McMillan.

Funeral Services for Harold D. Richards will be held on Friday, July 31, 2015, at 1:00 PM at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home.

Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Friday, July 31, 2015 from 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM.

Memorial Contributions may be made to a charity of choice.

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

 

Marian Louise Leone, 80, Ridgway

 

Marian Louise Leone, 80, died peacefully Sunday, July 12, 2015 in the arms of her loving daughter.
Marian spent the last 13 years in Concord, Calif., but was born in Ridgway on Oct. 31, 1934.
Marian enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles, taking care of her household, traveling and spending time with family and friends.


She is survived by her daughter, Chris Chapple (Robert) and grand-dog, Frankie, all of Walnut Creek, Calif.


She was preceded in death by her husband, the love of her life, Nicholas A. Leone; and by a brother, Gerald (Swede) Lund.


Memorial services for Marian Leone will be held in the Meehan-Shilk Funeral Home, 130 Center St., Ridgway, on Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 2 p.m. Officiating will be Fr. Brian Vossler, pastor of St. Leo's Catholic Church.


Interment will be in St. Leo's Cemetery.


Friends will be received at the funeral home on Tuesday, Aug. 4 from 4-7 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice of East Bay at www.hospiceeastbay.com.

 

 

John F. "Mickey" McManigle, 89, Emporium

John F. "Mickey" McManigle, 89, of 166 West Fourth Street, Emporium, PA
died at Penn Highlands DuBois, DuBois, PA on Sunday (July 19, 2015) night following a brief illness.

Mickey was born August 9, 1925 at the family home on West 6th Street, Emporium, PA. He was the second of eight children of the late John F. and Mariam Cooper McManigle. He was a life long Emporium resident who cherished his family and friends.

In 1945 he met Doris Pollard, a young waitress at the Cabin Kitchen. Doris became the love of his life and on April 1, 1950 they were married in the First Presbyterian Church, Emporium. They often joked that they married on April Fool’s day . . . just in case. They celebrated their 58th anniversary prior to her passing in 2008.

Mickey graduated from Emporium High School in 1943. He served with the US Army during the Korean War.

Mickey worked at Sylvania for over 42 years as a journeyman (master) tool and die maker. He took great pride in building machines used in the production of picture tubes and other Sylvania products during the height of Sylvania’s popularity.

He worked as manager & president at Emporium Water Company. One of his proudest achievements was overseeing the design and construction of the filtration plant. For over 25 years he also served as the president of Cameron Land Development.

Mickey & Doris were charter members of the Emporium Country Club. Mickey was proud of Doris’s achievements, including 19 Club Championships, and was always eager to regale family and friends with the story of his own ‘march’ to the 1965 Fourth Flight Championship!

Mickey & Doris were winter residents of Cape Canaveral, Florida for over 25 years. They lived in the Villages of Seaport where they became life long friends with fellow ‘snow birds’ from around the United States and Canada. Mickey & Doris often shared how significantly these relationships enriched their lives. Mickey particularly enjoyed the daily 3-mile walk around the jetty and evening ‘happy hour’ with friends. In addition, Mickey was an ardent supporter of Cocoa Beach high school basketball, highlighted by travelling to a Cocoa playoff game on the team charter!

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Emporium where he served as Trustee, Deacon & Financial Secretary. He was also an active member of the Cape Canaveral Christ Lutheran Church for over 20 years.

Mickey was a life member of the American Legion Olkosky-Jessop Post 194, a 50-year member of the Emporium Lodge #382, F.and A.M. & the Coudersport Consistory, and member of the Loyal Order Of Moose Lodge #368. Mickey was an avid outdoorsman and member of the Bucktail Rod & Gun Club. He was also a member of the Cameron County Historical Society.

He was a co-founder of the Emporium HOOP Club in Emporium where he served the organization as officer in many capacities. Years ago he was a Little League Baseball Manager and Boy Scouts of America Troop 52 Committeeman.


Surviving
Son: Dr. John E. McManigle and his wife Eleanor, Rockville, MD
Daughter: Ms. Jo Ann Crosby, Lewistown, PA
Very special friend: Sharon DeCarli, Emporium
4 Grandchildren: Jessica Lynn, Lewistown, PA;
Dr. John Edward Jr., Dr. William Cameron and Lorne Elizabeth, Durham, NC
2 Great Granddaughters: Danika and Ireland, Lewistown, PA
Sister: Jean Dunkleberger, Emporium
Sister: Virginia, Mrs. Larry Pope, Lawrenceville, GA
Sister: Phyllis Sullivan, Emporium
Sister: Maxine George, Emporium
Sister: Judy Mongillo, Bradford
Sister-in-law: Sarah (Hathaway) McManigle, Emporium
Many: Nieces and nephews

Preceded in Death By
Parents: John F. and Marian Cooper McManigle
Wife: Doris Pollard McManigle who died September 30, 2008
Infant son: James Allen McManigle, 1961
Brother: David McManigle, 2011
Sister: Elaine McManigle, 2013


Memorial Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday, 5 September at 1:00 PM. The family will receive friends at Barnett Funeral Home one hour prior to the service.

Memorials may be made in his honor to the First Presbyterian Church, Emporium PA or to the Hahne Regional Cancer Center, Penn Highlands, DuBois, PA.

Online Condolences may be placed at
www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. is entrusted with arrangements

 

Jeffrey L. Jacob, 50, St. Marys

 

Jeffrey L. Jacob, 50, of 123 Penn Rd., St. Marys, died Tuesday, July 21, 2015 as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Clearfield County.


He was born March 11, 1965 in St. Marys, the son of Clifford J. Jacob, who survives in St. Marys, and the late Margaret Wortman Jacob, who died Dec. 18, 2004.


He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of the St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1983. 


He was an employee of Sodexo at Penn Highlands Elk. He also had worked at Hoss's and The Red Fern. 


Besides his father, he is survived by two brothers, Daniel C. Jacob and his wife Mary Jo of St. Marys and Ronald J. Jacob of Littleton, Colo.; and nieces and nephews.


Friends and family of Jeffrey L. Jacob are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Saturday, July 25 at noon with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery.


There will be no visitation.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Diabetes Association , 100 West Station Square Dr., Suite 1900, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15219.


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

 

Richard R. Felbauer, 83, St. Marys

 

Richard R. Feldbauer, 83, of 101 Linwood Avenue, St. Marys, passed away Monday, July 20, 2015, at his home, following an illness of the past several months.

 

He was born September 7, 1931, in St. Marys, son of the late Raymond F. and Anna Maria Portzer Feldbauer. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School. He was a retired Command Sergeant Major in the United States Army, having served for 31 years.

 

On July 11, 1953, in the Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg, he married Veronica E. Machcoviak, who preceded him in death on May 26, 2005.

 

He is survived by three daughters, Mary Morelli and her husband Tom of St. Marys, Kim Bush and her husband Rick of Ridgway, and Susan Davido and her husband Randy of Brockport; one son, Robert R. Feldbauer of Newport, KY; and seven grandchildren, Christopher Morelli, Adam Feldbauer (Kimberly), Evan Feldbauer, Kyle Davido, Dean Davido, Brianna Bush, and Courtney Bush.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Feldbauer, who died in infancy; and a son, Richard R. Feldbauer, Jr., who also died in infancy.

 

Richard was a member of the St. Mary’s Church and the American Legion. He was also a board member for the Community Nurses Adult Day Care. He enjoyed fixing things and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

 

There will be no visitation.

 

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the St. Mary’s Church on Friday, July 24, 2015, at 12:00 PM, with Rev. Daniel Wolfel, OSB and Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, concelebrating. Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

 

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

 

 

Robert W. Trumbull, 75, Ridgway

 

Robert W. Trumbull, 75, of 540 Hemlock Ave., Ridgway, died Monday, July 20, 2015 at home surrounded by his loved ones.


He was born April 24, 1939 in Ridgway, the son of Alton and Beatrice Mitchell Trumbull. 


He married Nancy Merritt, she survives. He had resided in Ridgway all his life. Robert was a member of the Brandy Camp Methodist Church. He attended Ridgway area schools and was a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard. He had been employed at Exotic Metals for most of his career, and he retired from Symco. He was a member of the Ridgway Rifle Club and the Ridgway Township Sportsmen's Club. Robert enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


In addition to his wife, he is survived by five children, Sindy Simbeck (George) of Ridgway, Penny Dickey (Robert) of Johnsonburg, Robin Brubaker (Eric) of DuBois, Judy Parolari (Thomas) of Brockport, Robert Trumbull (Lisa) of Ridgway; 13 grandchildren, Eric Gustafson, Jesse Gustafson, Joshua Gustafson, Robert Gustafson, Kristen Ma, Brian Koch, James Trumbull, Michael Carberry, Andrew Carberry, Emily Parolari, Lyndsey Trumbull, Tara Trumbull, Chloe Trumbull; and by numerous great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Marjorie (Marty) Gage; and by a sister-in-law, Rose Trumbull. 


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter in infancy; two sisters, Mildred Amitrone and Jane Vidmar; and three brothers, Earl, Harry and Fred Trumbull. 


Funeral services for Robert W. Trumbull will be held in the Meehan-Shilk Funeral Home, 130 Center St., Ridgway on Thursday, July 23 at 11 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Paul and Sue Fields.
Interment will be in Brandy Camp Methodist Cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 22 from 1-3 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Ridgway Ambulance Corp. or to the Brandy Camp Methodist Church.

 

 

Edna L. .Caldwell, 80, Emporium

 

Edna L. Caldwell, 80, of 200 Rachael Dr., Pleasant Gap, PA formerly of Emporium, PA died at Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College, PA on Saturday (July 18, 2015) afternoon following a lengthy illness.

 

She was born May 1, 1935 in Emmett, Idaho a daughter of the late Edward and Dollie Wright Harlow.

 

On July 23, 1955 in Emmett, Idaho she married the late Frederick Caldwell

 

Edna graduated from Emmett High School. She retired from Sylvania in Emporium where she worked for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Emporium. Edna enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

 

Surviving

Son: Frederick (Debbie) Caldwell, Jr., Bellefonte

Daughter: Catherine Caldwell Arnold, Concord, NC

5 Grandchildren: Scott Caldwell, Laura Cunningham, Stephen & Adam Arnold & Amanda Ward

10 Great Grandchildren

Sister: Eleanor (Robert) Farrar, Nashua, NH

Sister: Doris Northouse, Emmett, ID

Sister: Phylis Nevers, Emmett, ID

Sister: Lela Palmer, Slocomb, AL

Preceded in Death By

Parents: Edward and Dollie Wright Harlow

Husband: Frederick Caldwell Son-in-law: Joseph Arnold in 2010

Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Wednesday (July 22, 2015) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Andrew Johnson, Pastor, First Baptist Church, officiating.

 

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4-7 PM.

 

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

 

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

 

 

Jon F. Dilley, 54, Ridgway

 

Jon F. Dilley, 54, of 714 North Broad St., Ridgway, died Sunday, July 12, 2015 at UPMC Shadyside in Pittsburgh.


He was born July 18, 1960 in Ridgway, son of the late Earl O. and Patricia Stahli Dilley. 
He attended Johnsonburg area schools. He worked for Steger Masonry for several years.
Jon was a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Ridgway.


He is survived by six children, Michelle Dilley of Kersey, Daniel and Cheyanne Dilley of South Carolina, Jonny Dilley of Johnsonburg, and Jon and Eva Rustin of Texas; four brothers, Dennis, William and Paul Dilley of St. Marys, and Harry (Skip) Dilley of Johnsonburg; and by four sisters, Patricia Milliard of Ridgway, and Tami (Jeff) Elmquist, Teri Dilley, and Sherry Dilley, all of Johnsonburg.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Michelle Lynn Benjamin; brothers Earl and Daniel Dilley; and two children in infancy.


Memorial services for Jon F. Dilley will be held in the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church on Boot Jack Road in Ridgway on Sunday, July 26 at 2 p.m. Officiating will be Mr. John Smith. Interment will be in Wardvale Methodist Cemetery in Johnsonburg.


Memorial donations may be made to the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 16915 Boot Jack Rd., Ridgway, Pa. 15853.


Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Meehan-Shilk Funeral Home.

 

 

Sr. Gemma Cuccaro, O.S.B.

 

Sister Gemma Cuccaro, O.S.B., died Friday, July 17, 2015 at Saint Benedict Monastery in Bristow, Va.


Born of Italian immigrant parents in Irwin, Sister Gemma was the youngest of six children. She entered St. Joseph Monastery in St. Marys in 1962 and made her profession as a Benedictine Sister in 1964. Sister Gemma served the Diocese of Erie in several ways as an educator of young children. She then ministered to her monastic community as sacristan, subprioress, council member, procurator and treasurer. In March of 2014, Sister Gemma moved to Bristow, Va. to begin transferring to Saint Benedict Monastery. She was fully incorporated as a member of the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia on June 30, 2015.


All who knew Sister Gemma commented on her beautiful smile and exceptional singing voice. She was an avid fan of all Pittsburgh sports, especially her beloved Pirates. Most importantly, her lovely, prayerful, gracious presence was a gift to all who met her.


Sister Gemma is survived by her nephews, Jerome Sadorsky and Richard Siniawski of North Huntingdon, Rev. John Cuccaro of Duquesne, Marty Siniawski of Riverside, Calif., John Sadorsky of Leewood, Kan., Nick Zona of Jacksonville, Fla., and their families; the 30 members of her Bristow, Va. community and the 16 members of the St. Marys community.


All services for Sister Gemma Cuccaro, O.S.B., will take place at Saint Benedict Monastery, 9535 Linton Hall Rd., Bristow, Va. The Vigil Service will be held Monday, July 20 at 7 p.m. and the funeral will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 21 at 10:30 a.m. with burial in the sisters' cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested for the Benedictine Sisters Retirement Fund at 9535 Linton Hall Road, Bristow, Va. 20136.

 

 

Kathleen T. "Honey" Dybowski, 93, St. Marys

Kathleen T. “Honey” Dybowski, 93, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of Cardinal Road, St. Marys, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at the Pinecrest Manor.

She was born May 31, 1922, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Frank and Marie Donahue Clonan.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School.  She was a retired employee of the St. Marys Carbon Company, with 30 years of service.

She is survived by a son, Lee J. Dybowski (Leslie Bauer) of St. Marys; and a sister, Lucille Jacob of DuBois.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Marie Schauer and Florence Walsh; and by three brothers, James Clonan, Francis Clonan, and Jerome Clonan who passed away in infancy.

Kathleen was a member of the Sacred Heart Church and she enjoyed working in her yard.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Friday, July 17, 2015, at 12:00 PM, with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Sacred Heart Church, 337 Center Street, St. Marys, PA  15857 or to a favorite charity.

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

 

 

Thelma "Bryrdie" Byrd, 83, St Marys

 

Thelma R. "Byrdie" Byrd, 83, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 670 Washington St., St. Marys, died on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.

She was born on January 6, 1932, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Herman and Anna Nist Brechtel.

On November 27, 1952 in Johnsonburg, she married Robert P. Byrd, who preceded her in death on October 12, 1987.

Byrdie was graduate of Johnsonburg High School and was a member of Sacred Heart Church.  She worked at the Four Seasons Motel for a number of years and enjoyed traveling and crossword puzzles.  She also enjoyed bowling and was a big supporter of animal foundations, and also loved Our Lady of Fatima.

She is survived by:
Six Surviving Children:
Barbara (Clifford) Gadley-Cheeks, Kane, PA
Loretta Fleming, Penn Yan, NY
Mary (Steve) Wendel, St. Marys, PA
Donald Byrd, St. Marys, PA
James (Kim) Byrd, St. Marys, PA
Michael (Jennifer) Byrd, Ridgway, PA
11 Grandchildren
6 Great Grandchildren
1 Great Great Grandchildren


In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her twin sister in early childhood, Ruth Brechtel.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Thelma "Byrdie" Byrd will be celebrated on Friday, July 17, 2015, at 10:00 AM at Sacred Heart Church, Center St., St. Marys, with Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, officiating.
Interment will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Thursday, July 16, 2015 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Elk Haven Nursing Home Activity Fund.

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

 

 

Reverend Gilio Louis Dipre, 86, St Marys

 

The Reverend Gilio Dipre, Ph.D., 86, died Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at Saint Mary's at Asbury Ridge, Erie.


Father Dipre was born Oct. 2, 1928 on Winslow Hill, Elk County, to the late Romano and Matilda (Cesa) Dipre.


After attending Benezette Grade School and Cathedral Preparatory School, he entered St. Mark Seminary in 1947, and while in formation there, attended Gannon College in Erie until 1949. He received his major seminary formation at Christ the King Seminary in Buffalo, N.Y. while studying at St. Bonaventure College. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Erie on May 19, 1955, in St. Peter Cathedral, by Bishop Edward McManaman.


Father Dipre spent his years of active priestly ministry teaching philosophy at Gannon College, which became Gannon University during his tenure there. While teaching at Gannon, he also served as weekend assistant at Holy Trinity Parish in Erie. Father Dipre was also active in Marriage Encounter, as a chaplain to the Knights of Columbus, and in the House of Prayer ministry in Erie. For many years, Father Dipre spent a number of weeks in the summer living with the community at Madonna House, Combermere, Ontario, Canada.


He retired from Gannon and from active ministry in 1998.


Father Dipre is survived by his brother, Joseph Dipre Sr.; nieces Virginia Rogers and Laura Luddy (Jim); nephews Joseph Dipre Jr. (Sue), all of Erie, and John Dipre (Pam) of Ohio; and nine great-nephews and one great-niece.


The family would like to thank the staff of Saint Mary's at Asbury Ridge, as well as the staff of Great Lakes Hospice and Home Instead Senior Care, for their wonderful and compassionate care of their uncle.


A Mass of Christian Burial for the Reverend Gilio Louis Dipre will be celebrated privately at St. Boniface Church in Kersey. Interment will be at Saint Boniface Cemetery, Kersey. At the request of Father Dipre, there will be no visitation.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice , in Father Dipre's name.
Lynch-Green Funeral Home is handling the arrangements, and online condolences may be placed at www.lynchgreenfuneralhome.com. 

 

 

Donald Eugene Steis, 82, Ridgway

 

Donald Eugene Steis, 82, died peacefully on July 4, 2015 at home with his beloved daughter Kristen after a courageous five-year battle with cancer.


Don was a wonderful person, kind and good hearted to all. Always quick with a smile, Don had many friends across the globe and loved to travel. Don was preceded in death by his wife, Eunice (Oknefski), to whom he was married 52 years.


Don was born Nov. 24, 1932 in Ridgway. He served two years in the Army and then followed with a long career in the automotive and heavy truck supply industry that took him from Pennsylvania to New Jersey and finally 20 years in Michigan where he retired from Meritor as director of worldwide purchasing in 1998. After retirement he and Eunice moved to Hilton Head Island, S.C., where he was self-employed as a manufactures representative and consultant until 2015. Don loved to stay active with his friends across the globe and with everything related to cars. He spent the last three years enjoying his time in the Hilton Head Island Corvette club and owned many classic cars over the years.


Don is survived by his devoted daughter Kristen Kent (Paul), and beloved grandson, Collin. He was preceded in death by his brother Robert P. Steis.


A Memorial Service celebrating Donald Eugene Steis and his late wife, Eunice, will be held Saturday, July 18 at A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Rd., Troy, Mich., 48084. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. with the service at 11:30 a.m., followed by a memorial luncheon at Picano's Italian Grill in Troy. In addition, a Memorial will be held in Ridgway at a later date.


Condolences may be sent to the family at 1671 Elm Dr., Troy, Mich. 48098.


Donations may be made in his memory to Hospice Care of the Lowcountry -- Post Office Box 3827 Bluffton, S.C. 29910 (www.hospicecarelc.org).


The Island Funeral Home and Crematory, 4 Cardinal Rd., Hilton Head Island, S.C. 29926 is entrusted with funeral arrangements. Theislandfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Carol Pennington Bryndel, 77, Ridgway

 

Carol I. Pennington Bryndel, 77, of 101 N. Mill St., Ridgway, formerly of Johnsonburg, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at Penn Highlands DuBois following a brief illness. 


She was born Feb. 7, 1938 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Percy and Pearl Nortum Pennington.


Formerly of Johnsonburg, she resided in Ridgway for the past 30 years.


She graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1957 where she was a drum major/majorette. She was a member of the Johnsonburg United Methodist Church and the Ridgway 
Moose Club. She was also a former member of the Red Rockets Drum and Bugle Corps. She enjoyed playing cards, board games and spending time with her kids and grandkids.


She was employed by the Ridgway Moose Club for 30 years. She had previously been employed by the A&P Store in Johnsonburg.


She is survived by three daughters, Beth Cherry-Amacher and George of Ridgway, Karolee Cherry-Crotzer and her partner Vinnie Gnan of Johnsonburg, and Kimberly Cherry and her husband Bill Beck of St. Marys; one son, James Cherry of Wilcox; and 18 grandchildren, Joshua Amacher Sr., Benjamin Amacher Sr., Christie Amacher-Gardner, Ashley Amacher-Gardner, Lindsay Amacher-Marzella, Kylee Amacher, Austin Amacher, Brandon Cherry, Ryan Crotzer, Nicole Crotzer-Rivera, Tonya Geer-Gustafson, Amanda Cavalline, William Beck, Jimmy Cherry, Justin Cherry, Julianne Cherry, Jocelyn Cherry and Jacob Cherry. Twenty-nine great-grandchildren that she loved very much also survive. She is also survived by two sisters, Edith Pennington-Carr and her husband John of South Carolina, and Nancy Pennington-Snyder of Johnsonburg; one brother, James Pennington and his wife Ruth of Johnsonburg; and by her good friend and helper, Eric King. 


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved son, Billy Cherry; brothers Tom, Bill, and Norman "Sonny" Pennington; and a sister, Peggy Pennington Eisenhower.
A Funeral Service for Carol I. Pennington Bryndel will be conducted at the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, 401 Chestnut St., Johnsonburg on Thursday, July 16 at 11 a.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Brian Vossler, pastor of St. Leo Magnus Church, Ridgway.


Interment will be in Wardvale Methodist Cemetery, Johnsonburg.


Friends will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
Share your condolences at 
www.ferraginefuneralhome.com.

 

 

James Ewings, 79, Ridgway

 

James Etaliano Ewings, 79, of 397 Boot Jack Rd., Ridgway, died Sunday, July 12, 2015 at Pinecrest Manor after a brief illness.


He was born June 2, 1936 in Hastings, son of the late Guiseppe and Gladys Ewings Etaliano.
He was raised in the Sheffield area, lived in California for a number of years, and resided in Ridgway for the past 15 years. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Bakersfield, Calif.


James was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the Letter Carriers Association. He was a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates and enjoyed spending time with his great nephews, Jeremy and Jesse.


He is survived by a son, Jimmy Ewings of Washington state; a niece, who was like a daughter, Crystal Etaliano-Garthwaite and her husband Shawn of St. Marys; two great nephews, Jeremy and Jesse Etaliano-Garthwaite; his best friend, Kurt Brennen of Ridgway; two sisters, Beatrice Eckels of Falconer, N.Y. and Betty Lovinger of Bakersfield, Calif.; a brother, Dominic Etaliano of Las Vegas, Nev.; and a sister-in-law, Cheryl Etaliano of St. Marys.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Benjamin; and a brother, Frank Etaliano.


Funeral and committal services for James Etaliano Ewings will be private and held at the convenience of the family.


There will be no visitation.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children , 1645 W. 8th St., Erie, Pa. 16505.


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

 

 

David E. Snyder, 67, Emporium

 

David E. Snyder, 67, of 1258 Rich Valley Rd, Emporium, PA died at his residence on Friday (July 10, 2015) morning following a lengthy illness.

 

He was born September 22, 1948 in St. Marys, PA a son of the late Eugene and Norma Carlson Stebich.

 

Mr. Snyder graduated from Cameron County High School and then from Penn State University. He was a civil engineer working in construction before returning to Emporium and retiring from GKN. He was a devoted fan of Penn State football and was a member of the Alumni Association of Penn State University.

 

Surviving

 

Daughter: Heather Moulder and husband, NJ

Daughter: Danielle Nordom and husband, NJ

Several Grandchildren

Sister: Valerie Ostrum, Austin

Several nieces and nephews including Melissa (John) Whitcomb, Emporium

Preceded in Death By

Parents: Eugene and Norma Carlson Stebich

Brother: Brian Snyder

 

There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend aMemorial Service to be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Monday (July 13, 2015) at 1:00 PM with Rev. Mark Conklin, Pastor, Christian Missionary & Alliance Church, officiating. 

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

 

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

 

 

Timothy Young, 40, Kersey

 

Timothy E. Young, 40, of 1406 Million Dollar Highway, Kersey, passed away on Sunday, July 5th at his residence.

He was born May 30, 1975 in St. Marys, son of Ronald Young of St. Marys and the late Diane Merritt Young.  He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1993.

He is survived by his daughter, Deianna Young at home; two sons, Timothy Young at home and Hunter Young of Michigan; his step-mother, Julie Meyer Young; three sisters, Liz Young of New York, Becky Young of Weedville, and Lisa Meyer of Meadville; and two brothers, Chris Merritt and Daniel Young, both of St. Marys.

Tim was a member of the ABATE Motorcycle Club.

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, July 11, 2015, at 11:00 AM.

 

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

 

 

Linda (Viglione) Johnson, 58, Ridgway

 

Linda Viglione Johnson, 58, of Ridgway, died peacefully Saturday, June 27, 2015 in her home in Centreville, Va. with family and friends.


She was born Nov. 2, 1956 in Elk County, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Michael J. Viglione Sr. and Nellie Viglione.


She was raised in her hometown of Ridgway. She spent the last 30 years in northern Virginia. She was a devoted, long-term employee of King Wholesale. In her personal life she enjoyed bowling, casinos, gardening, cooking, the sun, and beach.


Loving partner of David Moss; mother-figure to Deborah Sweeney; sister of Patricia "Patty" VanSlander, Frank Viglione (Kim), and Kris Viglione (Mary). She was preceded in death by two brothers, Michael J. Viglione Jr. and Kurt Viglione.


A memorial mass for Linda Viglione Johnson will be held Thursday, July 2 at 9 a.m. at Saint Anthony's of Padua: 5649 Mount Gilead Rd., Centreville, Va. 20120. A luncheon will be held the following day, Friday, July 3 from 1-3 p.m. at 5127 Westfields Blvd, Centreville, Va. 20120 (the old Blue Water Grille). A funeral in Ridgway will be planned for late July. Details to be announced.
Per Linda's wishes, in lieu of flowers, donations (check or money order) can be made to Life with Cancer: Life with Cancer, c/o Inova Health Foundation, 8110 Gatehouse Rd., Suite 200, East Falls Church, Va. 22042-1210.

 

George R. Jerko, 86, Kersey

 

George R. Jerko, Sr., 86, of 135 Laurel Lane, Kersey, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015 at the Geisinger Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born January 5, 1929, in Punxsutawney, PA, son of the late Steve and Julia Jerko. He was a graduate of Saint Leo’s High School in 1947 and a graduate of Allegheny College in 1959. He had lived in the Kersey area since 1964. He retired in 1996 from the Business and Accounting Company in Ridgway.

 

On August 20, 1955, in the Saint Leo’s Church, he married Sharon E. Zimmerman and she preceded him in death on November 21, 2010.

 

He is survived by a daughter, Christine Jerko-Holland, PhD and her husband, Steve of Portland, OR; 2 sons, George R. Jerko, Jr. of Bellefonte, PA and Gregory S. Jerko and his wife Cheryl of Saint Marys; 2 grandsons, Mitchell Jerko and Matthew Jerko; and by a brother, Robert M. Jericho and his wife Terry of Concho, AZ.

 

Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, David Jerko.

George was a member of the Saint Boniface Church where he served as a Eucharistic Minister and Lector. He was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the United States Army. He was also a member of the Elk County Cursillo Movement.

 

THERE WILL BE NO VISITATION.

 

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Saint Boniface Church on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Saint Boniface Cemetery. Full military rites will be accorded by the Fox Township Servicemen’s Burial Detail.

 

Memorials, if desired, can be made to the Saint Boniface Church or School, 355 Main Street, Kersey, PA 15846 or to the Guardian Angels Center, PO Box 24, Kersey, PA 15846.

 

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

 

 

Gregory Schlimm, 89, St. Marys

 

Gregory Schlimm, 89, of Hagerstown, Md., an formally of St. Marys, passed away on Saturday, July 4th at the Meritas Hospital in Hagerstown.

 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the lynch-Radkowski Funerl Home.

 

 

Paul Lodes, 79, St. Marys

 

Paul J. "Joe" Lodes, 79, of 517 Nicklas Rd., St. Marys, died at Pinecrest Manor on Friday morning, July 3, 2015.


He was born May 7, 1936 in St. Marys, a son of the late Edward and Catherine Fritz Lodes.
On June 21, 1958, in St. Mary's Church, he married Shirley A. Stauffer Lodes, who survives.
Mr. Lodes graduated from St. Marys High School. He retired from Stackpole Carbon in 1998 after over 39 years of employment. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening, and he loved being around his grandchildren.


In addition to his wife Shirley A. Stauffer Lodes, he is survived by three daughters, Constance (William) Taylor of Virginia Beach, Va., Cheryl (Ed) Wagner of Richmond, N.H., and Cathy (Alan) Walker of St. Marys; five grandchildren, Jarrod and Jaimie Taylor, and Derek, Rachel and Samantha Walker; two brothers, Edward Lodes of St. Marys, and Kenneth (Mary Kay) Lodes of St. Marys; and one sister, Jane Curci of St. Marys. 


Besides his parents, Edward and Catherine Fritz Lodes, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Gertrude Martin, Eileen Lucanik, and Kay Brennen; and one brother, James Lodes. 


Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial for Paul J. "Joe" Lodes to be celebrated at the St. Mary's Catholic Church Church Street, St. Marys, on Tuesday, July 7, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Alfred Patterson, O.S.B., Pastor as Celebrant.


Burial will be in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, St. Marys.


There will be no visitation.


Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association of NW PA, 110 W. Tenth St., Suite 212, Erie, Pa. 16501.


Online condolences may be placed at www.LynchGreenfuneralhome.com

 

 

Clara B. Ehrensberger, 94, St. Marys

 

Clara B. Ehrensberger, 94, of Pinecrest Manor, formerly of 510 N. St. Marys Rd., St. Marys, died at Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, on Thursday morning, July 2, 2015.


She was born Jan. 12, 1921 in Emporium, a daughter of the late Frederick and Edna Smith Speaker.
On July 21, 1941 in St. Mary's Church, she married the late Joseph A. Ehrensberger.


Mrs. Ehrensberger was a member of Sacred Heart Church, St. Anne's Society, the Alter Society and the St. Marys Senior Center. Clara was a master seamstress. She loved traveling, shopping, music, dancing and being around her family.


She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Carol Ehrensberger of St. Marys; three grandchildren, Dean and Richard Ehrensberger and Jill Raubenstrauch; and seven great-grandchildren, Ryan Ehrensberger, Jessica, Jordan, Josh and Josie Raubenstrauch, Rachel and Maddi Ehrensberger.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Joseph F. Ehrensberger; a brother, William Speaker; and a sister, Viola Speaker.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Clara B. Ehrensberger will be celebrated Monday, July 6, 2015 at 12 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 323 Center St., St. Marys, with Rev. Eric Vogt, O.S.B., as celebrant.


Burial will be in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, St. Marys.


Visitation will be at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Monday from 10:30-11:30 a.m.


Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Church, 325 Center St., St. Marys, Pa. 15857 or to Community Nurses Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, Pa. 15857.


Online condolences may be placed at www.lynchgreenfuneralhome.com.
Lynch-Green Funeral Home, Inc. in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Velma M. Bricen, 91, Weedville

 

Velma M. Bricen, 91, formerly of Apple Street in Weedville, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Christ the King Manor.


Born April 5, 1924 in Atlanta, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Marion E. and Mary (Diver) Burke.


On Dec. 21, 1947 in New York City, she married Louis Bricen. He preceded her in death March 4, 2014.


Velma was a homemaker and was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Force. She was a member of the Bennetts Valley Women's Club. She enjoyed being with her family, especially her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren.


She is survived by her children, Luann Pisani and her husband, Louie of St. Marys, Nancy Rosman, Thomas Bricen and his wife, Susan, and John Bricen and his wife, Rebecca, all of Weedville; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.


Velma was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Patrick Burke; and a son-in-law, Mark Rosman.


A funeral service for Velma M. Bricen will be held Friday, July 3 at 1 p.m. at the Goble Baronick Funeral Home, Inc., 211 S. Main St., DuBois with Fr. William Sutherland officiating. Burial will be in Gardner Hill Cemetery.


Visitation will be held Thursday, July 2 from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent to the 
charity of the donor's choice .


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

 

 

Donald J. "Diesel" Friedl, 86, St. Marys

 

Donald J. "Diesel" Friedl, 86, of 396 Chestnut Street, St Marys, passed away on Tuesday, June 30th at his residence unexpectedly. he was born April 30th, 1929, in St Marys, son of the late Walter and Catherine Distler Friedl. He was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Central Catholic High School. he was a retired employee of the Stackpole Corporation.

 

Don was preceded in death by his wife Vera M. Dippold Duelll, whom he married many years ago in St. Marys Church, she passed away in 2015.

 

He is survived by a son, Dale Duell an his wife Cindy of Byrnedale, a grandson, Matthew E. Duell and his wife Jessica of Weedville and sister, Norma Hanes and her husband Jerome of St Marys.

 

Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter Kelly J. Duell and by a sister Martha Hauber.

 

He was a member of the St. Marys Church where he served as an usher, a veteran of the Korean War having served in the Army, was the oldest active member of the crystal Fire Department, and for a few years served as chief clerk for the County of Elk.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St Marys Church on Thursday, July 2nd at non, with the Rev Alfred Patterson OSB as celebrant.

 

Burial will follow in the St Mary cemetery. Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Firemen's Honors will be presented by the Crystal Fire Department.

 

Memorials may be made to the Crystal Fire Department or to the American Cancer Society.

 

Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Glaydon Quay Lucore, 85, Penfield

 

Glaydon Quay Lucore, 85, of Mt. Pleasant Road, Penfield, died at home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 after a lengthy illness.


He was born May 18, 1930 in North Tonawanda, N.Y., son of the late Quay Glaydon and Sarah Leona (Briggs) Lucore.


He married Katherine Louise "Jane" Kephart, and she survives.


Glaydon was a decorated Korean War veteran, serving as Corporal in the 88th Combat Military Police. He was a truck driver for RT Jones Lumber Company of North Tonawanda for 45 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of the NRA and the Penfield Firemen's Club. He enjoyed traveling and hunting.


He lived most of his life in North Tonawanda and has been a resident of Penfield since 1992.
In addition to his wife, Katherine Louise "Jane" Kephart of Penfield; he is survived by three children, William Lucore of North Tonawanda, N.Y., Brenda (Jerry Barefoot) Lucore of Cary, N.C., Linda (William) Parris of North Tonawanda, N.Y.; six grandchildren, Clint, LeAnna, Spencer, Nicholas, Kaitlyn and Tyler; two brothers, Raymond (Pamela) Lucore of Deltona, Fla., and Glenn Edward Lucore of Penfield; and one sister, Donna Marie Bruni of Byrnedale.


Funeral services for Glaydon Quay Lucore will be held Friday, July 3 at 1 p.m. at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, 12045 Bennetts Valley Hwy., Penfield, with Reverend David Woods officiating.

 

Military honors will be accorded by the Valley Legion Post 978 Burial Detail.
Interment will be in Beechwoods Cemetery.


Visitation will be Thursday, July 2 from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home and Friday, July 3 from 12-1 p.m. at the funeral home.


In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the DRMC Hospice.

 

 

Geno J. Armanini, 92, Kersey

 

Geno J. Armanini, 92, of 115 Fairview Rd., Kersey, died Friday, June 26, 2015 at Elk Haven following a lengthy illness.


He was born Jan. 11, 1923 in Brandy Camp, son of the late Angelo and Louisa Mariucci Armanini. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Horton Township High School. He was a retired employee of the Keystone Powdered Metal Co.


On June 9, 1947 in the Tobias Church in Brockway, he married Pauline Giughello and she preceded him in death April 20, 1982. He then married Joan Dinsmore Gahr on May 24, 1986, and she survives.


Geno was a member of the St. Boniface Church, a veteran of WWII having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, was a member of the K of C, the American Legion, the Fox Township Senior Center and was a former member of the Fox Township Servicemen's Burial Detail.


He is also survived by two daughters, Sandra Miller and her husband Dennis of Kersey, and Barbara Gosselin and her husband Gerald of Williamsburg, Va.; a stepson, Kevin Gahr and his wife Marilyn of Ridgway; two grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and by a sister, Dominica "Nini" Tamburlin of Kersey.


In addition to his parents and his first wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Angeline Facchine and Pauline Cenni, and by two brothers, Frank Armanini and Marshall Armanini.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Geno J. Armanini will be celebrated in the St. Boniface Church on Monday, June 29 at noon. Burial will follow in the 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 Monday from 10-11:30 a.m. 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. 

 

 

Dorothy A. Hess, 91, Ridgway

 

Dorothy A. Hess, 91, formerly of Fairmont Road in Ridgway, died Wednesday morning, June 24, 2015 at Mountain Laurel Health and Rehabilitation Center in Clearfield following a courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease.


She was born July 24, 1923 in Punxsutawney, daughter of the late Henry K. and Mary R. (Magee) Neale.


She was married to William M. Hess who preceded her in death.


She had resided in Ridgway for many years and was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church.


She was a past secretary for the Boot Jack Grange, a past secretary of the Portland Mills Methodist Church, a past secretary of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church Sunday School, a member of the senior center and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.


She is survived by three grandchildren, Renee (Jeff) Chileski of St. Marys, Cindy (Dan) Long of Franklin and Brad Carnahan of Lake City; five great-grandchildren, Jacob, Luke, Caleb, Brandon and Kayden; one sister, Elaine Gillotti of Taveres, Fla.; two nieces; and one nephew.


Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Darlene Carnahan, and one sister, Ursula Wright.


Funeral and committal services for Dorothy A. Hess will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home, 136 Center St., Ridgway on Tuesday, June 30 at 10 a.m.


Officiating with be Rev. Roger A. Peterson, pastor of the Trinity United Methodist Church.
Burial will follow at Oakmont Cemetery. There will be no visitation.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Ridgway Senior Center or to the Trinity United Methodist Church.

 

 

Nancy J. Smith, 75, St. Marys

 

Nancy J. Smith, age 75, of 526 Armory Road, Saint Marys, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at Pinecrest Manor after a lengthy illness.

 

She was born August 5, 1939 in Mercer, PA, daughter of the late Darrell K. and Alice Atlanta Crawford Jewell.  She had been a resident of the area since 1968. She was a graduate of Mercer High School Class of 1957 and a graduate of Edinboro State Teachers College where she received her BA and Masters Degrees. She was a retired teacher having taught Math for a time in the Ridgway School District and retired from the Saint Marys School District having been both a teacher and Guidance Counselor.

 

On August 18, 1962, in Sharpsville United Methodist Church, she married William F. Smith whom survives.

 

She is also survived by a daughter; Michelle Ann Thomas-Grissinger and her husband Scott of Camp Hill, PA; two sons: Douglas W. Smith and his wife Linda of Saint Marys and Scott A. Smith and his wife Tara of Butler, PA.;  four grandchildren: Justin Smith, Maddigan Smith, Kaili  Thomas, Valerie Schauer; three great-grandchildren Cole Schauer, Ryan Schauer and Jakob Schauer; five sisters: Judy Redzinak (Bill) of Sharon, PA; Mary Alice Marsh (Albert) of West Middlesex, PA; Rhonda Rust of Franklin, PA; Debra Stone (Brad) of Grove City, PA; Darlene Jewell of Polk, PA and two brothers: Robert Jewell (Linda) of Sharpsville, PA and Richard Jewell (Jeanette) of Sharpsville, PA.

 

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald Jewell in infancy; Ralph Wayne Jewell and by a granddaughter Robin Meyer

 

She was a member of the Saint Marys United Methodist Church and was an active member in the Church’s Women’s Society. She was a Bible School teacher and a member of the Eastern Star and the PSEA.

 

Funeral Services will be held in the United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at 2:00 PM with the Reverend J. Tim Hoover, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Parklawn Memorial Gardens in Ridgway.

 

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home, 169 Center Street, Saint Marys, PA on Friday, June 26, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

 

Memorials, if desired, can be made to the United Methodist Church, Bowls of Love, 130 North Saint Marys Road, Saint Marys, PA 15857 or to the Community Nurses, Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, Saint Marys, PA 15857.

 

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

 

 

Gino W. Morelli, 93, St. Marys

 

Gino W. Morelli, 93, of 148 Queens Rd., St. Marys, died Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family.


He was born Feb. 23, 1922 in Kersey, son of the late Tullio and Mary Corn Morelli. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Brockway High School, Class of 1940 and a graduate of Penn State University, Class of 1950. He was employed by Airco Speer as a chemical engineer and retired in 1986.


On July 12, 1947 in the St. Tobias Church in Brockway, he married Angelina M. "Angie" Trombetta and she preceded him in death Jan. 21, 2001.


Mr. Morelli was a member of the Queen of the World Church, was a veteran of WWII having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the European Theatre, did volunteer work at the food bank, the cafeteria at Queen of the World School, installed Life Lines, helped in the building of the Bavarian Hills Golf Club, was an avid golfer, enjoyed woodworking, and was an avid Penn State and Steeler fan. After his retirement, he helped his children build and remodel their homes. He enjoyed being around people and helping them out in their needs.


He is survived by four daughters, Diane Hartland and her husband Raymond of Greensburg, Darlene Nappe and her husband Michael of St. Marys, Debbie Shuttleworth and her husband Steve of Dagus Mines, and Denise Morelli and her husband Larry Carroll of Washington, D.C.; two sons, Duane Morelli and his wife Debbie of Lewisburg, and David Morelli and his wife Kim of West Decatur; nine grandchildren, Kristi Swartz, Jon Hartland, Justin Nappe, Erin Bellavia, Amanda Vollmer, Meghan Shuttleworth, Scott Shuttleworth, Danielle Morelli and Brandy Suyderhoud; a sister, Irma Torturella of eastern Pennsylvania; and a brother, Donald Morelli and his wife Josephine of Brockport.


In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Rena Serafini, Evelyn Almenrode, and Helen Bruno, and by two brothers, Raymond Morelli and Brian Morelli.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Gino W. Morelli will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Saturday, June 27 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Richard Allen, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery. Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail and the Pa. Military Forces Honor Guard. 


Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, June 26 from 5-8 p.m. 


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Rides for Vets, P.O. Box 70, Ridgway, Pa. 15853; the Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, Md. 20850-5168 or to the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail, 168 Center St., St. Marys, Pa. 15857.


Online condolences may be offered at www.lynchradkowski.com.

 

 

Jody L. Streich, 45, Big Run Road

 

Jody L. Streich, 45, of Big Run Road, Sigel, died unexpectedly Sunday, June 21, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk.


He was born Sept. 25, 1969 in Ridgway, son of Robert R. and Ruth D. Rimer Streich. 


After graduating high school in 1988, he joined the U.S. Army and served in Operation Desert Storm. He earned many awards including the Bronze Star. He was a longtime employee of Penntech before starting his own home improvement business last year. He was a life member of the American Legion and VFW.


Surviving in addition to his parents are two brothers, Mike and Jim Streich and his loving girlfriend Ang.


He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jack and Grace Sidelinger Rimer and Emil and Nellie Briggs Streich.


Memorial services for Jody L. Streich will be held in the Meehan-Shilk Funeral Home on Friday, June 26 at 6 p.m. Officiating will be Rev. Ronald Burkett, pastor of the Hallton Church.

 

Friends will be received for one hour prior to the service from 5-6 p.m. Military honors will be accorded by the Ridgway Military Honor Detail. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Meehan-Shilk Funeral Home, 130 Center St., Ridgway.

 

Jerome T. "Smiley" Schneider, 51, St. Marys

 

Jerome T. "Smiley" Schneider, 51, of 410 W. Theresia Rd., St. Marys, died unexpectedly Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk.


He was born Dec. 29, 1963 in St. Marys, a son of the late Bernard and Imelda Samick Schneider.
Smiley was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of SMAHS, Class of 1982.


He is survived by three brothers, Bruce (Vicki) Schneider of Juno, Alaska, Anthony (Debbie) Schneider of Brockport, and John (Dawn) Schneider of Byrnedale; three sisters, Gloria (Matt)  Mills of Kersey, Linda (Mike) Wildnauer of St. Marys, and Mary Schneider of St. Marys; and several nieces and nephews.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister in infancy, Karen Schneider.
A Memorial Service for Jerome T. "Smiley" Schneider will be held Friday, June 26 at 11 a.m. at Lynch-Green Funeral Home with Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, officiating.


The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. Friday until the time of the service.


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

 

 

Donna Marie Reuscher, 73, St. Marys

 

Donna Marie Reuscher, 73, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home, and formerly of 102 South Paul Rd., St. Marys, died peacefully Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Elk Haven.


She was born March 27, 1942 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Raymond and Mary "Mae" Steinbiser Anderson.


She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Leo's High School, Class of 1960. She was a homemaker for her entire life and a former part-time employee of Subway in St. Marys.
On Aug. 25, 1962 in St. Leo's Church, she married the love of her life, Conrad Leo Reuscher, to whom she was married for 51 years and who preceded her in death Jan. 4, 2014.


Donna was a former member of St. Mary's Parish and most recently a parishioner of St. Boniface. Her greatest passion which she shared with her children and grandchildren was her love of books and music. Her first gig as a musician was as an organist at St. Leo's Parish when she was in middle school. This was followed by Friday and Saturday nights at the Peacock in St. Marys. She continued to share her talents up until the end with the residents of Elk Haven Nursing Home. The sing-along at Christmas since her becoming a resident at Elk Haven has been missed and now will always be fondly remembered by family and friends.


She is survived by four daughters, Melissa Lundin and her husband John of Kersey, Sarah Zajdel and her husband David of Johnstown, Patricia Turley and her husband Joshua of Pittsburgh, and Mary Petrucci and her husband John of Cleveland, Ohio; four sons, James Reuscher and his wife Patsy of Sycamore, Ill., Eric Reuscher and his wife Karen of Geneva, N.Y., Douglas Reuscher of St. Marys, and Joseph Reuscher of St. Marys; 14 grandchildren, Jessica, Chelsea, Jacob, Matthew and Connor Reuscher, Eric and Anna Lundin, Karley and Alicia Reuscher, Zachary and Nicholas Reuscher, Elisabeth Zajdel, Liam Turley, and Evan Petrucci; two brothers, Thomas Anderson and his wife Linda of Erie and Mark Anderson and his wife Lori of Raleigh, N.C.; and by numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister who died at birth.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Donna Marie Reuscher will be celebrated in the St. Mary's Church on Monday, June 22 at 12 p.m. with the Rev. John Beal officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Boniface Cemetery.


Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Sunday, June 21 from 5-7 p.m. with rosary at 7 p.m.


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


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

 

Desiree Y. Miller, 59, Johnsonburg

 

Desiree Y. Miller, 59, of Johnsonburg, died unexpectedly Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie surrounded by her loving family.


She was born on Leap Day, Feb. 29, 1956, a daughter of the late Harry and Audrey Parks Miller.
Desiree was a lifelong resident of Johnsonburg. She dearly loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed shopping and getting dressed up. She was a member of the Piedmont Club in Johnsonburg and Central Hose Company where she loved to spend time with her friends.


She is survived by a daughter, Aleta Weaver and her husband Patrick of Johnsonburg; a son, Jesse Miller and his wife Christie of Washington; and by four grandchildren, Abie Zilkofski, Clayton Zilkofski and Raegan Weaver, all of Johnsonburg, and Joci Miller of Washington; two brothers, Dana (Brenda) Miller and David "Tate" (Fran) Miller, both of Ridgway; and by two sisters, Debi (Miguel) Valdez and Donnaseeta Dilley, both of Johnsonburg. She is also survived by a good friend, Luke Market of Wilcox. 


She was preceded in death by her parents.


A Memorial Service for Desiree Y. Miller will be held Sunday, July 12 at 12 p.m. at the Johnsonburg Methodist Church, Center Street, Johnsonburg, Pa. 15845.


Memorial contributions may be made to CAPSEA or to the Community Nurses

 

 

Raymond J. Meyer

 

Raymond J. "Pete" Meyer, 88, of 1123 S. Michael Rd., St. Marys, died Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Pinecrest Manor following a short illness.

 


He was born March 8, 1927, a son of the late George and Julia Salter Meyer.
Pete was a lifelong resident of the area and served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He enjoyed playing his accordion and harmonica.


He is survived by a son, Peter, of Ridgway; a brother, Ellsworth "Buddy" Meyer and his wife Germaine; and by two sisters, Rita VanAlstyne, and Martha Griffin, all of St. Marys. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by eight brothers, Arthur Meyer, Harold "Eddie" Meyer, George "Sonny" Meyer, Francis "Tootie" Meyer, Floyd "Buzzy" Meyer, Robert Meyer, Merle Meyer and James Meyer; by a sister, Hazel Gaffey; and by his lifelong companion, Emma Anderson.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Raymond J. "Pete" Meyer will be celebrated Wednesday, June 24 at 12 p.m. at Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Rd., St. Marys with Rev. Richard Allen, pastor, officiating.


Military honors will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail.
Interment will follow in the St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.


There will be no visitation.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Nurses.


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

 

 

Faye C. Parana, 86, Johnsonburg

 

Faye C. Parana, 86, of 504 Woodland Ave., Johnsonburg, died Tuesday afternoon, June 16, 2015 at the home of her son and wife in Gambrills, Md. following a short illness.


She was born Feb. 18, 1929 in Jacksonville, daughter of the late Milford and Madelene Diehl Oyler. She was raised in Johnsonburg by her Uncle Fred and Aunt Laura Harker.


On Dec. 26, 1955 in Ludlow, she married Joseph Parana. He died March 28, 2006.

 
She resided in Johnsonburg for the past 81 years and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1947. She was a member of the Johnsonburg United Methodist Church where she was a member of the choir, Gleaners, Funeral Luncheon Committee, Methodist Women's Club. She also was a member of the Holy Rosary Funeral Luncheon Committee, Red Cross bloodmobile, Salvation Army volunteer, Johnsonburg Senior Center, Meals on Wheels, Daffodils for Cancer Society , Red Hat Society and served as a judge of elections for decades. 


She had worked at the Sylvania Corporation, Stackpole Carbon Company in Johnsonburg and Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.


She is survived by two sons, Timothy "Tim" Parana of Raleigh, N.C., and Christopher "Chris" Parana and wife Elyssa of Gambrills, Md.; three grandchildren, Laura Vance, Michael Parana and Melissa Dennis; three great-grandchildren, Catherine Dennis and Siena and Bruce Vance; and one brother, Donald Oyler and wife Gladys of Lemoyne.


In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two stepmothers, Delphina Oyler and Frances Oyler; one daughter-in-law, Susan Parana; one brother, Glenn D. Oyler; and her uncle and aunt, Fred and Laura Harker.


A funeral service for Faye C. Parana will be held Monday, June 22 at 11 a.m. at the Johnsonburg United Methodist Church with Rev. Dan Reigel, 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 Sunday, June 21 from 6-8 p.m.


If desired, memorial contributions should be made to the Johnsonburg United Methodist Church, Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg Senior Center, or Community Nurses, Inc. of St. Marys.
Share your condolences at www.ferraginefuneralhome.com.

 

 

Lori J. Smith, 46, Johnsonburg

 

Lori J. Smith, 46, of High Street, Johnsonburg, died suddenly Monday, June 15, 2015 at Penn Highlands DuBois.


She was born June 9, 1969 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Elmer Wolff and Nancy (Grunthaner) Cherry, who survives.


On July 11, 1987, she married Richard "Smitty" Smith, and he survives.


She had worked in the custodial department of the Johnsonburg Paper Mill and most recently as custodian for the Piedmont Club. She was a member of Johnsonburg United Methodist Church, Piedmont Club and Johnsonburg American Legion. She lived all her life in Johnsonburg.


In addition to her husband, Richard "Smitty" Smith of Johnsonburg, and her mother, Nancy (Grunthaner) Cherry of Johnsonburg, she is survived by three children, Ashley Smith, Amber Smith, and Andrew Smith, all of Johnsonburg; one grandchild, Gracie Lowe; and four siblings, Kathy Hefright, David Wolff, Robin Wolff, and Joe Wolff, all of Johnsonburg.


In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Louis "Lulu" Cherry.
Funeral services for Lori J. Smith will be held Saturday, June 20 at 11 a.m. at the Ubel Funeral Home, 111 Bridge St., Johnsonburg with Reverend Dan Reigel officiating. Interment will be in Wardvale Methodist Cemetery, Johnsonburg.


Visitation will be Friday, June 19 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home and Saturday, June 20 from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home.

 

 

Martha J. Kear, 92, Weedville

 

Martha J. Kear, 92, of Poplar Road, Weedville, died at home Sunday, June 14, 2015.
She was born Oct. 17, 1922 in Weedville, daughter of the late George E. and Beatrice (Champion) Kear Sr.


She had worked with Stackpole, Keystone, and many years as custodian for Bennetts Valley Elementary School, retiring in 1985.


A member of Weedville United Methodist Church, she enjoyed quilting, taking care of her garden, but mostly being at home with her family. She lived most of her life in Bennetts Valley.


She is survived by a daughter, Debbie Yonkofski of Weedville; one adopted daughter, Judy (Vince) Sweed of Weedville; two granddaughters, Angel (Ricky) Gardner and Jessica (Adam) Schlimm; six great-grandchildren, Amber, Jasmine, Ashlynn and Jonathan Watkavitch, Lucas Gardner and Alexandria Barnett; two step-great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Ashley Schlimm; one great-great-grandchild, Addison Watkavitch; two brothers, Arthur Kear of Weedville, and Herbert (Peg) Kear of Florida; one sister, Connie (Burton) Kunes of Weedville; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one great-granddaughter, Miley Jade; four brothers, George, Fred, Barry and Vernon Kear; and two sisters, Violet Town and Priscilla Scusa.
Private services for Martha J. Kear will be held by the family.


There will be no visitation. Interment will be in Morningside Cemetery.


Memorials may be made to Community Nurses, Inc. – Hospice.


Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, 12045 Bennetts Valley Hwy., Penfield, Pa. 15849 is entrusted with funeral arrangements

 

 

 

Joyce Olive DeHaas, 95, St. Marys

 

Joyce Olive DeHaas, 95, a former St. Marys resident, died Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 at Willow Tree Manor in Charles Town, W. Va.


Born Feb. 24, 1920 in Teddington, Great Britain, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Olive (Ford) Hards.
Joyce was a member of Shiloh Presbyterian Church in St. Marys.


She worked at Lloyd's Bank as a secretary for seven years before marrying Sgt. F. Cryder DeHaas in Teddington, Great Britain on Aug. 24, 1944. She arrived in St. Marys on March 3, 1946. She worked for St. Marys TV, Inc. for 15 years as a secretary before retiring in 1990.


Joyce is survived by her son, Philip and daughter-in-law, Debra DeHaas of Harpers Ferry, W. Va.; two granddaughters, Karis and husband, Jeff Baker, and Renee and husband, Pat Kelly; and three great-grandchildren, Ryan Kelly, Natalie and Brenna Baker. She is also survived by three nephews, Bob and Barb Knecht and family, David and Kathy Lion and family, and Richard and Liz Lion and family; three nieces, Ginni and husband Karl Benetz and family, Maria (Hards) Jones and family, and Nancy and Dick Lander and family.


She was preceded in death by her husband, F. Cryder DeHaas.
A Memorial Service for Joyce Olive DeHaas will take place Friday, Sept. 25 at 1 p.m. at Shiloh Presbyterian Church, a luncheon will follow.


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Shiloh Presbyterian Church.


Arrangements are by, and condolences may be offered at, www.BrownFuneralHomesWV.com, Brown Funeral Home, 327 West King St., Martinsburg, W. Va. 25401.

 

 

Larry Swanson, 52, Kersey

 

Larry Swanson, 62, of 407 Main Street, Kersey, passed away at UPMC St. Margaret Hospital in Pittsburgh on Monday, August 24th.

 

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

 

 

Gertrude F. Gardner, 76, Weedville

 

Gertrude F. Gardner, 76, of Bennetts Valley Highway, Weedville, died Monday, Aug. 24, 2015 at Penn Highlands DuBois.


She was born July 16, 1939 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Albert and Beatrice (Krieg) Samick.


She married William L. "Fuzzy" Gardner on May 4, 1963. He died Sept. 23, 2014.


Gertrude was a graduate of St. Marys Catholic schools. She worked with Powdered Metal Products for 19 years, worked at the Force Hotel and was a devoted housewife.


She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. Gertrude enjoyed reading, playing cards and spending time with her family.


She was a Bennetts Valley resident since 1973.
Gertrude is survived by five children, William F. (Julie) Gardner of Moyock, N.C., Catherine (Alvin) Schatz of Weedville, Richard "Ricky" (Angel) Gardner of Weedville, Andrew John (Sandie) Gardner of Gardner Hill in Weedville and Amy (Donald) Gray of Caledonia; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Samick of Brockport; and two sisters, Helen Frederickson and Marlene Braun, both of St. Marys.


In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Albert Samick Jr.; and one sister, Alberta Ehrensberger.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Gertrude F. Gardner will be celebrated Friday, Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Force with Father William Sutherland as celebrant.

 

Interment will be at the Gardner Hill Cemetery in Weedville.


Visitation will take place Thursday, Aug. 27 from 5-8 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 28 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, 12045 Bennetts Valley Hwy., Penfield.


The family suggests memorials to the Gardner Hill Church, Valley American Legion Post 978 or Community Nurses, Inc.
The family will be accepting online condolences at www.nedzafamilyfuneralhomes.com. 

 

 

Elvera E. Swanson, 96, Kersey

 

Elvera E. Swanson, 96, of 123 Ridge Rd., Kersey, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015 at her home.


She was born Sept. 28, 1918 in Toby, daughter of the late Albino and Maria Theresa DeBenne Gradizzi.


On Jan. 12, 1937 in the Holy Cross Church in Brandy Camp, she married George A. Swanson who preceded her in death Sept. 5, 1999.


She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Kersey High School, Class of 1936. She was a former employee of Brockway Glass and had also worked as a secretary for the Elk County Mutual Insurance Company.


Elvera was a member of the St. Boniface Church and the Rosary Society. She was also a member of the Toby Grange, the Pamona Grange and the Fox Township Lioness Club.
She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Vollmer of Toby; four sons, Charles A. Swanson (Vondalee) of Toby, George R. Swanson (Ann) of Kersey, Robert W. Swanson (Kathy) of Kersey, and Paul E. Swanson (Margaret) of Kersey; 26 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, Pierre Pontzer of Kersey; and a sister-in-law, Angeline Gradizzi of Kersey.


In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Esther Pontzer and Elvera Swanson, who died in infancy; three sisters, Mary Cherubini, Ermenia Banal, and Armenia Gradizzi, who died in infancy; and three brothers, Silvio Gradizzi, and two brothers who died in childhood. She was the last member of her immediate family.


Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial for Elvera E. Swanson to be celebrated in the St. Boniface Church on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Ross Miceli, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the St. Boniface Cemetery.


Visitation is at the St. Boniface Church on Wednesday from 9:30-10:30 a.m.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Boniface Church, 355 Main St., Kersey, Pa. 15846; the Community Nurses, Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, Pa. 15857; or the American Cancer Society , P.O. Box 403, St. Marys, Pa. 15857.


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

 

 

Jean F. Undercoffer, 82, St. Marys

 

Jean F. Undercoffer, 82, of 145 Bestway Street, St. Marys, died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at the Elk Haven Nursing Home.


She was born March 8, 1933, in Philipsburg, daughter of the late Harold W. and Mary Gordon Fulton. She attended Curwensville schools and was a graduate of St. Francis High School, Class of 1951. Along with her husband, she was co-owner of the former Lyn-Clare Flower Shop and The Greenhouse in St. Marys.


On Aug. 7, 1953, in the St. Francis Church in Clearfield, she married Gerald A. ""Jerry"" Undercoffer, who preceded her in death on July 14, 2006.


Jean was a member of the Queen of the World Church. She enjoyed baking bread for family and friends.


She is survived by two daughters, Gerianne Cunningham (Mark) of St. Marys and Pamela Logue (William) of Johnsonburg; four sons, J. Undercoffer, Gregory Undercoffer of Jacksonville, Fla, Michael Undercoffer (Ann) of St. Marys, and Joseph Undercoffer of Vienna, Austria; 21 grandchildren, Mary Gallop, Shawn Hoyer, Linda Guthrie, Laura Wick, Tony Undercoffer, Dave Undercoffer, Lisa Howard, Matthew Undercoffer, Genelle Gardner, Maureen Purcell, Kacie Cunningham, Brady Cunningham, Elissa Gustafsson, Hailey Cunningham, William Logue, Andrew Logue, Stephen Logue, Julie Neville, Daniel Logue, Konstantin Deyev, and Dima Deyev; 17 great grandchildren; three sisters, Virginia Fulton (Murphy Sewall) of Windham, Conn., Ann Fulton of Windham, Conn., and Linda Fulton of East Palo Alto, Calif.; a brother, William Fulton (Sue) of Curwensville; and two sisters-in-law, Kathy Fulton Morris of Clearfield and Cynthia Harlow of Palo Alto, Calif.


In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Joseph Undercoffer; and by three brothers, Richard Fulton, John Fulton, and in infancy, George Fulton.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Meinrad Lawson, OSB, as celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery.


Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, from 6 until 8 p.m.


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

 

 

 

Carrie E. Runyan, 67, Kersey

 

Carrie E. Runyan, 67, of Sheeley Road, Kersey, died Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015 at the DuBois Nursing Home.


Born March 9, 1948 in Penfield, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Belle Burkett Beck. On May 7, 1989, she was married to Joseph Runyan and he survives.


Carrie attended the Kersey United Methodist Church. Some of her favorite activities included cooking for family picnics, taking trips to the casino, chatting with her pals on the computer and playing games on Pogo. She also loved gardening. 


In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Rebecca (Jeramie) Baggett of Cumberland Furnace, Tenn. and Angel Winslow of Elk County; two sons, Richard (Diane) Smith of Falls Creek and James (Karen) Winslow of Ridgway; two sisters, Fran Burnside of Penfield and Edna Armagost of Byrnedale; a brother, Jim Beck; 11 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Clyde Beck. 


A funeral service for Carrie E. Runyan will be held Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 11 a.m. at the Gardner Hill United Methodist Church with Pastor Karen Trask officiating. Burial will follow in the Gardner Hill Cemetery. 


Friends will be received Wednesday, Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. at the Gardner Hill United Methodist Church.


Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donors' choice. 


Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home, Inc., 1033 4th Ave., Brockway is entrusted with funeral arrangements.

 

 

Nancy Ann Galati, 73, Johnsonburg

 

Nancy Ann Galati, 73, of Forest Grove, Ore., died Saturday afternoon, Aug. 8, 2015 at home peacefully surrounded by her family.


She was born May 26, 1942 in Buffalo, N.Y., daughter of the late George and Marjorie Wegener.


She married Anthony D. Galati Jr. on Oct. 1, 1961. He died Sept. 25, 1976.


She resided in Forest Grove, Ore. for the past eight years. She had lived formerly in Portland, Ore. 


Nancy is survived by three sons, Michael John Galati, Charles Robert Galati and Tony Joseph "TJ" Galati; five grandchildren, Lorali, Michael J. Galati II, Ashley, Marissa and Mia; four great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Amber, Zayne and Gunner; and two sisters, Eileen Wilkinson and Lynne Burr.


She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.


A graveside service for Nancy Ann Galati will be held Monday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. at Holy Rosary Cemetery, Johnsonburg. Officiating will be Rev. David J. Wilson, pastor of Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg.


Local arrangements are under direction of the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, 401 Chestnut St., Johnsonburg. Share your condolences at www.ferraginefuneralhome.com.

 

 

Patricia Fleming, 86, St. Marys

 

Patricia L. Fleming, 86, a resident of Elk Haven and former resident of Silvercreek Terrace, passed away on Monday, August 10th at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.

 

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

 

 

James Quattrone, 86, Ridgway

 

James (Jim Boy) Quattrone, 86, of 9 South St., Ridgway, died peacefully Monday morning, Aug. 10, 2015 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.


He was born April 4, 1929 in Ridgway, son of the late Frank and Thamisn (Ruberto) Quattrone. 


He was a graduate of the Ridgway High School and a graduate of Delhi University in upstate New York with a degree in engineering. He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean War, earning the expert Infantry Badge while serving in Germany. He often talked about playing football for the Johnsonburg Shamrocks and the 28th Division Army football team. 


He worked on many major construction sites around the county before returning home. He worked for Manno Corporation before starting Quattrone Masonry with his two brothers. He was an avid Pitt and Pittsburgh Steelers football fanatic. He enjoyed the outdoors, riding four-wheelers and hunting. He was a founding member of the Elk County Sno-Drifters Club. His favorite pastime was spending time with his family and friends at home and at the Quattrone Camp. He was an animal lover and especially loved his dogs, Babem Rhett and Chester. 


Jim was a retired member of the Ridgway Fire Department, served on the St. Leo Cemetery Association and Ridgway Borough Traffic and Parking Commission, was a member of the Elks, the American Legion and the Sons of Italy.


He is survived by one brother, Frank (Chick) and his wife Josephine Quattrone Jr. of Ridgway; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul, Joseph and Cosimo (Dutch) Quattrone; and two sisters, Rosemary and Ann Lorraine Quattrone.


A Mass of Christian Burial for James (Jim Boy) Quattrone will be celebrated at St. Leo Catholic Church on Friday, Aug. 14 at 10 a.m. with military honors accorded by the Ridgway Servicemen's Burial Detail. Officiating will be Fr. Brian E. Vossler, pastor of St. Leo Catholic Church. Burial will follow at St. Leo Cemetery.


Friends will be received at the Thompson Funeral Home, 136 Center St., Ridgway on Thursday evening, Aug. 13 from 5-8 p.m. A Wake Service will be held at the funeral home Thursday evening at 7:45 p.m.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Ridgway Fire Department, P.O. Box 391, Ridgway, Pa. 15853 or to the Ridgway Servicemen's Burial Detail at the American Legion Post 208, 330 Main St., Ridgway, Pa. 15853.

 

Joseph Bologna, 69, St. Marys

 

Joseph F. Bologna, 69, of 931 Falcon Road, St. Marys, passed away Monday, August 10, 2015, at his residence following a lengthy illness.

 

He was born January 9, 1946, in St. Marys, son of the late Joseph J. and Concetta DeSio Bologna.  He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School, Class of 1963.

 

On October 7, 1967, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Jean H. Fox, who survives.  He is also survived by two sisters, Mary Ross and Theresa Kear, both of St. Marys; and by nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis J. Bologna.

 

Joe was a machinist, was previous owner of his own construction company, and was the manager of the St. Marys Airport for 29 years, retiring in 2011.  While managing the airport, he secured many grants for project improvements.  He was responsible for the automatic weather system and backup, and the self-fueling station that enables Life Flights to have more access to our area.  He also secured grants for the new access road, two commercial hangers, the new terminal building, and restaurant.  The conference room at the airport is dedicated to Joe for all of his hard work.  He was also one of the founders of Elk Flyers and served as the chairman of the PennDot Bureau of Aviation grant program to simplify grant writing. 

 

Joe was a member of the Sacred Heart Church.  He enjoyed classic cars, boating, and water skiing.

 

There will be no visitation.

 

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Friday, August 14, 2015, at 12:00 PM, with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

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

 

 

Jimmie Lamont Dowie, 68, Sigel

 

Jimmie Lamont Dowie, 68, of 13019 River Road, (Hallton) Sigel, PA, passed away Thursday, August 6, 2015, at the UPMC Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh.  Little Jimmie passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, after his battle with cancer.

He was born December 24, 1946, in Ridgway, son of the late Jim L. and Martha Jane Heigel Dowie, Sr. 

 

He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1964.  He was a retired supervisor for the Pennsylvania Game Commission Food and Cover Corp, retiring in 1999.

 

He is survived by Marguerite Garbarino, whom he had been married to for 22 years, and on July 11, 1997, he began his life for the past 18 years with his loving companion, Jeanne Thompson Sheeley, who survives.  He is also survived by a daughter, Katie Dowie (Blake J. Haberberger, Jr.) of St. Marys; a son, Jamie W. Dowie (Kathy) of Kersey; a grandson, Will Haberberger; a sister, Donna Harvey (Robert) of Kersey; and Jeanne’s children, Stephen Sheeley (Debbie), Michael Sheeley, Cynthia Skrzypek (Gordon), Patrick Sheeley (Michele), Shawn Sheeley, and Matthew Sheeley (Alicia), all of Kersey.

 

Jimmie was a member of the Maria Lutheran Church.  He enlisted in the Marines and served in the Vietnam War and was recipient of the Purple Heart.  He served in the St. Marys Army Reserve Unit and then served in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard until 1998.  He was a life member of the American Legion, a life member of the VFW, a member of the NRA, the National and Pennsylvania Trappers Associations, the Fur Takers of America, and was a leader of the Junior Conservation Corp in Fox Township.  Jimmie was an avid hunter, trapper, and fisherman.

 

Funeral services will be held in the Maria Lutheran Church in Dagus Mines on Monday, August 10, 2015, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Eric Hart, Pastor, officiating.  Full military rites will be accorded by the Fox Township Servicemen’s Burial Detail. 

 

Burial will follow in the Parklawn Memorial Gardens in Ridgway.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Sunday from 5:00 until 8:00 PM, and on Monday morning from 9:00 until 10:30 AM.

 

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 403, St. Marys, PA  15857.

 

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

 

 

Margaret C. Scutella, 95, Johnsonburg

 

Margaret C. Scutella, 95, of 3311 Long Level Rd., Johnsonburg, died Sunday afternoon, Aug. 2, 2015 at Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys.


She was born March 23, 1920 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late John and Anna Dellaquila Cherry.


She married William D. Scutella on Nov. 25, 1946. He died Nov. 25, 2002.


She resided in Johnsonburg all her life and was a 1939 graduate of Johnsonburg High School. She was a member of Holy Rosary Church, Rosary Altar Society, had been a Girl Scout Leader and was involved in local Civil Defense.


She had worked at Stackpole Carbon Co. in Johnsonburg for several years.


Margaret is survived by four daughters, Carol A., Mrs. Thomas Kautz of Lilburn, Ga., Christine Canterbury of Johnsonburg, Phyllis Scutella and Bruce Hotra of Pasadena, Calif., and Judy Skitek of South Pasadena, Calif.; two grandchildren, Kelly Kautz and Caleb Canterbury; one great-grandson, Preston Knox; and one sister, Louise Cierillo of Brick, N.J.


In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by seven brothers, Pat, Tony, Joe, Luke, Jim, George and Vito Cherry; and four sisters, Viola DiIulio, Mary Cardoni, Zil Sheeler and Adeline Weirich.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Margaret C. Scutella will be conducted Friday, Aug. 7, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church, 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 Thursday evening, Aug. 6 from 6-8 p.m.


If desired, memorial contributions should be made to Holy Rosary Church or to Elk Haven Nursing Home.
 

 

Richard I. "Dick" Doran, 82, Kersey

 

Richard I. "Dick" Doran, 82, of 779 Brandy Camp Rd., Kersey, died unexpectedly Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Erie.


He was born Nov. 11, 1932 in Brookville, son of the late Robert and Martha Sprankle Doran. 


He was a graduate of Brookville High School and had resided in the Kersey area for 55 years. He retired as a tool and die maker from the Keystone Carbon Co., retiring in 1995.


On Nov. 1, 1952 in the Trinity Episcopal Church in Brookville, he married Arlene Mae Taylor and she survives.


He was a member of the St. Agnes Episcopal Church, enjoyed traveling, bowling, hunting, fishing, antique cars, humor and being humorous with others, and especially enjoyed being with his family.


In addition to his wife, he is also survived by three daughters, Gloria "Sis" Klaiber of Kersey, Suzanne P. Huey of Kersey, Jo Anne Keller and her husband Thomas of Kersey; six sons, John Doran and his wife Cindy of Kersey, Thomas Doran and his wife Jane of Mack, Colo., Pat Doran and his wife Patti of St. Marys, Robert Doran of Ft. Worth, Texas, James Doran and his wife Grace of Kersey, and Donald Doran of Columbus, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and by a brother, J. Robert Doran of Sigel.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Angela Huey.


Family and friends of Richard I. "Dick" Doran are invited to attend funeral services to be held in the St. Agnes Episcopal Church on Friday, Aug. 7 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Alan Coudriet officiating. Burial will be in the Earleyville Cemetery in Kersey.
There will be no visitation.


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

 

Clarence Fledderman, 100, St. Marys

 

Clarence Robert Fledderman, 100, of Hyde, died Sunday, July 26, 2015 at the Clearfield Hospital.


Born March 9, 1915 in St. Marys, he was the son of the late Fred and Mary (Gradl) Fledderman. 


Mr. Fledderman retired from Pure Carbon Co. in St. Marys as a foreman in the samples department. Mr. Fledderman assisted in the design and creation of the steering mechanism for the lunar rover for the NASA Space Program.


He was a captain in the U.S. Army serving in the European Theater during World War II, was a member of St. Timothy Roman Catholic Church in Curwensville, was a member of the John Lewis Shade Post 6 Clearfield American Legion, the St. Marys Council Knights of Columbus, loved the outdoors and camping, and was an avid railroad enthusiast.


He was first wed to the former S. Bernice (Johnson) who preceded him in death on Sept. 30, 1982; he then wed the former Pauline (Malone) who preceded him in death on Nov. 21, 1996. 


He was also preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter Amy Fledderman; siblings Mary Wittman, Patsy Smith, Carl Fledderman, Fred "Fritz" Fledderman, Herbert Fledderman and Frances Fledderman; a stepson, Paul Malone; and two step-grandchildren.


On June 12, 1998, he wed the former Mine' (Farnsworth) Edwards who survives along with his four sons, William Fledderman of Kissimmee, Fla., Robert Fledderman and wife Anne of Midlothian, Va., Lawrence Fledderman and wife Pennie of Titusville, and Daniel Fledderman and wife Colleen of Newtown Square.


Also surviving are four stepchildren from his second marriage, Mark, Shawn, Laura, and Linda and four stepchildren from his current marriage, Robert Edwards and wife Linda, Thomas Edwards and wife Sue Ellen, Jane Edwards and David Edwards. In addition, he is survived by nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, numerous step-grandchildren, and several step-great-grandchildren.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Clarence R. Fledderman will be celebrated at St. Timothy Roman Catholic Church in Curwensville on Friday July 31 at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Father Mark J. Mastrian as celebrant. Interment will be in the St. Marys Catholic Cemetery in St Marys. Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery by members of the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail.


Friends will be received at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville on Friday morning from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., when the procession will depart for the church.
The family suggests contributions be made to either the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging, 103 N. Front St., Clearfield, Pa. 16830 or the Elk County Catholic School System, 600 Maurus St., St. Marys, Pa. 15857.


Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chidboyfuneralhome.com. 

 

Louis J. Agosti, 83, St. Marys

 

Louis J. Agosti, 83, of 448 N. Michael St., St. Marys, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk after an illness of the past several months.


He was born March 18, 1932 in Dagus Mines, son of the late Luigi and Lena Petrini Agosti.


On June 1, 1957, in the St. Mary's Church, he married Marlene L. Laird, who survives.


He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Kersey schools. He was a retired employee of St. Marys Precision Homes and was a partner in S&L Vinyl Deck and Fence. He was a member of the AGAPE Assembly of God Church and was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the U.S. Army.


In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Steven Agosti and his wife Judy of St. Marys; a granddaughter, Chelsea Agosti; a sister, Genevieve Cavalline of Dagus Mines; a brother, Charles Agosti of Dagus Mines; and by a niece and several nephews.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Grace Struble.


A private funeral service for Louis J. Agosti will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home with Pastor Edward Carocci officiating. Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen's Detail. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Memorials, if desired, may be made to a private charity.

 

John J. Struble Jr., 46, St. Marys

 

John J. Struble Jr., 46, of McCord Road, Huntersville, N.C., died Saturday, July 25, 2015 at the Bertrand-Chaffee Hospital in Springville, N.Y.


Born April 4, 1969 in St. Marys, he was the son of John and Lois Hollamby Struble. On March 30, 1990 in Wellsville, he married Michelle Kinney, who survives.


John graduated from Portville High School and earned an A.S. degree from Alfred State. He went on to work as a design engineer for General Electric in Mebane, N.C. and then to IBM in Raleigh, N.C. where he was awarded 33 patents and was currently employed at Carrier Corp. of Huntersville, N.C. also as a design engineer.


John enjoyed working with his hands and was a skilled wood worker and did stone and mason work. He loved to fly fish, camp, hunt and cook.


Surviving besides his wife of Huntersville, N.C. are two sisters, Jackie (Rod) Corwin and Lisa Struble, both of Olean, N.Y.; a brother, Kurt Struble of Bradford; six nephews, Tyler, Taylor, Justin, Austin, Steven Struble, and Nick Corwin; and a niece, Avianna Struble.


Memorials may be made to the National Rifle Association. Online condolences may be sent to www.babbitteastonfh.com.
Babbitt & Easton Funeral Home, 7 N. Main St., Franklinville, N.Y. 14737 is entrusted with funeral arrangements

 

 

William Charles "Yuck" Tyler, 71, Weedville

 

William Charles "Yuck" Tyler, 71, of Apple Street, Weedville, died Tuesday, July 21, 2015 in a motor vehicle accident.
He was born Jan. 11, 1944 in Byrnedale, son of the late Charles and Clara (Cassels) Tyler.


He married Kathleen Mabel (Barrett) in 1967, she preceded him in death in 1997.


He was a graduate of Bennetts Valley High School, Class of 1962. He served in the Army 25th Infantry Division during Vietnam. He had worked with Keystone Carbon for many years and was a member of St. Joseph Church of Force and the American Legion Post 978 of Weedville. Yuck enjoyed hunting, fishing, his grandchildren and especially his daily trips to Rose's Hilltop Diner, among other places with his good friend Dodo McCluskey.


He lived all his life in Bennetts Valley.


He is survived by three children, Charles W. (Tina) Tyler of DuBois, Bridgett (Gary) Burnell of Russell, Tammy (John) Kearns of Italy; three grandchildren, Tyler, Emily and Nathan; one brother, Robert (Jill) Tyler of Byrnedale; two sisters, Rose Ann (Ronald) Celinski and Frances (Lamont) Gray, both of Byrnedale; his mother-in-law, Mabel Maholtz, who he helped and cared for; and numerous nieces and nephews.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Mabel (Barrett) Tyler.


Private services for William Charles "Yuck" Tyler will be held by the family. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Weedville.

 

There will be no visitation.


The family suggests memorials to the Hahne Cancer Center.
Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, 12045 Bennetts Valley Hwy., Penfield, Pa. 15849 is entrusted with funeral arrangements.

 

John R. "Wrangler" Levenduski, 82, St. Marys

 

John R. "Wrangler" Levenduski Sr., 82, of 667 Pontzer Ave., St. Marys, died Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a lengthy illness.


He was born Aug. 8, 1932 in Byrnedale, son of the late Frank and Anna Gabor Levenduski.


He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Byrnedale schools. He was a retired employee of the Keystone Powdered Metal Co. and was an employee of the former Penn Bank.
On Nov. 7, 1959 in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Carol Wykoff and she preceded him in death on Dec. 5, 1989.
He was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, a veteran of the Army having served in the Korean War, a member of the American Legion, 40et8, VFW, Fourth Degree member of the K of C, St. Joseph's Society, and a former member of the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail.


He is survived by three daughters, Karen Lenze (Jim) of Brockport, Michele Braun (Pete) of St. Marys, Cynthia Wonderly (Rich) of Kersey; four sons, John R. Levenduski Jr. (Donna Rusnock) of Byrnedale, Michael A. Levenduski of St. Marys, Noel F. Levenduski (Bonnie Anderson) of St. Marys, Andrew W. Levenduski (Alicia) of St. Marys; 11 grandchildren, Benjamin John Levenduski, Callie LaRocca, Frank Braun, Scott Braun, Brooke Levenduski, Hannah Levenduski, Derik Wonderly, Torri Wonderly, Andrew Levenduski II, Austin Levenduski; two great-grandchildren, Claire Levenduski and Aiden LaRocca; a sister, Paula Posteraro of St. Marys; and two brothers, Joseph Levenduski (Doris) of Byrnedale and Edward Levenduski (Janice) of Byrnedale.


In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy O'Leary; and a brother, Francis Levenduski.


A Mass of Christian Burial for John R. "Wrangler" Levenduski Sr. will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Saturday, July 25 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, pastor, as celebrant. 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 Friday, July 24 from 5-8 p.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.

 

Howard Schauer, 94, St. Marys

 

Howard M. Schauer, 94, of Vineland, N.J., formerly of St Marys, passed away Sunday, July 19th, 2015.

 

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

 

 

Carol I. (Pennington) Bryndel

 

Carol I. Pennington Bryndel, 77, of 101 N. Mill St., Ridgway, formerly of Johnsonburg, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at Penn Highlands DuBois following a brief illness. 


She was born Feb. 7, 1938 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Percy and Pearl Nortum Pennington.


Formerly of Johnsonburg, she resided in Ridgway for the past 30 years.


She graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1957 where she was a drum major/majorette. She was a member of the Johnsonburg United Methodist Church and the Ridgway Moose Club. She was also a former member of the Red Rockets Drum and Bugle Corps. She enjoyed playing cards, board games and spending time with her kids and grandkids.


She was employed by the Ridgway Moose Club for 30 years. She had previously been employed by the A&P Store in Johnsonburg.


She is survived by three daughters, Beth Cherry-Amacher and George of Ridgway, Karolee Cherry-Crotzer and her partner Vinnie Gnan of Johnsonburg, and Kimberly Cherry and her husband Bill Beck of St. Marys; one son, James Cherry of Wilcox; and 18 grandchildren, Joshua Amacher Sr., Benjamin Amacher Sr., Christie Amacher-Gardner, Ashley Amacher-Gardner, Lindsay Amacher-Marzella, Kylee Amacher, Austin Amacher, Brandon Cherry, Ryan Crotzer, Nicole Crotzer-Rivera, Tonya Geer-Gustafson, Amanda Cavalline, William Beck, Jimmy Cherry, Justin Cherry, Julianne Cherry, Jocelyn Cherry and Jacob Cherry. Twenty-nine great-grandchildren that she loved very much also survive. She is also survived by two sisters, Edith Pennington-Carr and her husband John of South Carolina, and Nancy Pennington-Snyder of Johnsonburg; one brother, James Pennington and his wife Ruth of Johnsonburg; and by her good friend and helper, Eric King. 


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved son, Billy Cherry; brothers Tom, Bill, and Norman "Sonny" Pennington; and a sister, Peggy Pennington Eisenhower.


A Funeral Service for Carol I. Pennington Bryndel will be conducted at the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, 401 Chestnut St., Johnsonburg on Thursday, July 16 at 11 a.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Brian Vossler, pastor of St. Leo Magnus Church, Ridgway.


Interment will be in Wardvale Methodist Cemetery, Johnsonburg.
Friends will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.


 

Darrel "Bubba" Green, 79, Kersey

 

Darrel C. "Bubba" Green, 79, a resident of Christ the King Manor in DuBois, and formerly of 150 Cherry Road, Kersey, died on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at Christ the King Manor following a lengthy illness.

He was born on December 30, 1935, a son of the late Charles and Mary Ann Fields Green.

On September 10, 1960 in St. Marys Church, he married Frances V. Hoffman, who preceded him in death on September 30, 2012.

Bubba was a lifelong resident of the area and worked at Stackpole Catbon Company for more than 40 years.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in St. Marys and the Elks Club.  He enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is survived by a brother, Robert L. Green and his wife Mary Jo as well as by several nieces, nephews and brothers and sisters-in-law.

In addition to his wife, Frances V. Hoffman Green, he was preceded in death by his twin brother, Karrol A. Green and by a sister, Mary Lou Lecker.

Viewing and Funeral Services for Darrel C. "Bubba" Green are being held privately. Interment will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Christ the King Manor, W. Long Avenue, DuBois, PA 15801.

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

 

 

Marie Holjencin, 77, Kersey

 

Marie Holjencin, 77, of 167 Skyline Drive, Kersey, passed away on Wednesday, July 8th at the Pinecrest Manor.

 

She was born June 12, 1938 in Falling Timber, PA, daughter of the late David John and Dorothy Black Rickard.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Reade Twp. High School.

 

She was married to Robert A. Holjencin, who preceded her in death on December 5, 2007.

 

She is survived by a daughter, Jodi Kastner and her husband Dennis of Kersey; a son, John M. Holjencin of Kersey; four grandchildren, Jacqueline Morrison, Sean Holjencin, Nichole Holjencin, and Rachelle Kastner; four great grandchildren, Kiayia, Haley, Nolen, and Nadia; a sister, Millie Peacock of Buffalo, NY; a brother, William Richard of Blandburg, PA; and by nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia Rickard and Edna Wonderling; and three brothers, Odie Black, Martin “Mac” Rickard, and John William Rickard.

 

Marie was a member of the St. Boniface Church.  She enjoyed cooking and working outside in her yard.  She was a great story teller and enjoyed helping others.  Marie loved to spend time with her children and grandchildren and to visit her friends.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Boniface Church on Saturday, July 11, 2015, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Boniface Cemetery.

 

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM.

 

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Fox Twp., 432 Main Street, Kersey, PA  15846 or to the Fox Twp. Volunteer Fire Department, 381 Main Street, Kersey, PA  15846.

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

 

 

Theresa K. Costanzo, 97, St. Marys

 

Theresa K. Costanzo, 97, of Pinecrest Manor of St. Marys, formerly of 501 Fourth Ave., Johnsonburg, died the afternoon of Saturday, July 4, 2015 following an brief illness.


She was born on Oct. 30, 1917 in Dayton, daughter of Angelo and Carmella Rocco Gigliotti. She married Michael J. "Scup" Costanzo on Nov. 24, 1945 in Yatesboro. He died Dec. 28, 2008. She resided in Johnsonburg since her marriage.


Mrs. Costanzo graduated from Dayton Normal High School in 1936. She was a member of Holy Rosary Church, Rosary Altar Society and the Johnsonburg Senior Center. She loved to pray the rosary, play cards, go bowling, play bingo, do yardwork and sewing.


She had been employed as a nurse's aide at Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital for 17 years, retiring in 1975. She had also worked at Sylvania in Emporium for 10 years. 


She is survived by two sons and one daughter: Michael J. Costanzo and his wife Jennifer of Cambridge Springs, Jeffrey "Jeff" Costanzo and his wife Jenny of Johnsonburg, and Donna, Mrs. Francis "Foxy" Dunworth of Johnsonburg; two grandchildren, Brent A. Dunworth and his wife Kelly of Pittsburgh and Ian M. Costanzo and his partner Carrie of Monroeville; four great-grandchildren, Colin, Nathan and Caden Dunworth and Austin Costanzo.


She is also survived by one sister, Margaret Altman, of Victor, N.Y.


In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by brothers Frank and Louis Gigliotti, and sisters Mary Costanzo, Lucy Walsh and Rose Vallone.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Theresa K. Costanzo will be conducted at Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 10 a.m. with Rev. David J. Wilson, Pastor, officiating.


Interment will take place at the Holy Rosary Cemetery in Johnsonburg.


Friends will be received at the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, 401 Chestnut St., Johnsonburg, Pa. on Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m.


Share your condolences at www.ferraginefuneralhome.com..dpuf

 

 

Matthew J. Johnson, 56, St. Marys

 

Matthew J. Johnson, 56, of 552 Chestnut St., St. Marys, died Monday, June 29, 2015 in Erie.


He was born May 6, 1959 in St. Marys, son of Roy and Mary Jane Rigard Johnson of St. Marys.


He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1978. He was a highly skilled carpenter and tradesman, and was a member of the local carpenters union, #947, working for Mekis Construction Company of Fenelton.


On June 24, 1989 in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Rose Anne Belsole, who survives. 


Matt was a member of the Sacred Heart Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a member of the National Rifle Association, the Pennsylvania Trappers Association, and the St. Marys Sportsmen's Club, where he assisted with their annual Youth Field Day. He was also a member of the CMF and was a past president of the Bucktail Archers. Matt loved going to camp and spending time with his family.


In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Brandon L. Johnson of Camp Hill, and Daniel R. "Boone" Johnson and Justin M. Johnson, both at home; two sisters, Cindy Simchick and her husband Ken of St. Marys and Lynn Schatz and her husband Rick of St. Marys; two brothers, Lee Johnson of St. Marys and Rusty Johnson and his wife Carole of St. Marys; his father and mother-in-law, Mike and Rose Belsole; and by nieces and nephews.


Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial for Matthew J. Johnson to be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Thursday, July 2 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery.


There will be no visitation.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Marys Sportsmen's Club, 1339 Glen Hazel Rd., P.O. Box 958, St. Marys, Pa. 15857, or to the Elk County Catholic School System, Advancement Office, 600 Maurus St., St. Marys, Pa. 15857.


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


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

 

Benjamin L. "Benjie" Hause, 27, Emporium

 

Benjamin L. "Benjie" Hause, 27, of 213 Rocky Road, Emporium, PA died at his residence, Emporium, PA Friday, June 26, 2015 morning.

 

He was born February 13, 1988 in DuBois, PA a son of H.B. Von and Sandy George Hause, Emporium.

 

In his younger years Benjie was involved in Junior Olympic Wrestling and Little League Baseball. He graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 2007 where he participated in football and was chosen 2006 Prom King. He later graduated from Clarion University with a Bachelor Degree in Communications and Public Relations. Benjie was training in Mixed Martial Arts in Las Vegas to become a professional fighter when he was injured in an accident which forced him to return home.

 

Surviving

In addition to his parents and grandmother

Brother: Zachary Hause and his Fiance' Elizabeth, Pittsburgh

Maternal Grandmother: Maxine McManigle George, Emporium

Benjie’s Fiance: Hilliary Lamont, Emporium

 

Preceded in Death By

Maternal Grandfather: James George

Paternal Grandparents: Harry and Nora Howlett Hause

 

The family will recieve friends one hour prior to the Memorial Service to be held at the Barnett Funeral Home 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Monday (June 29, 2015) at 12:00 PM with Rev. Rock Pifer, Pastor, Free Methodist Church, officiating.

 

 

Mary C. Stock, 61, St. Marys

 

Mary C. Stock, 61, formerly of St. Marys, lost the battle with MS and died Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Capital Living & Rehabilitation Centre, Schenectady, N.Y., where she was a resident since 2006. 


She was born Nov. 4, 1953 in Meadville to the late William R. and Genevieve G. Stock.


After graduation from ECCHS in 1972, she attended Waynesburg University and began her career at St. Clare's Hospital in Schenectady and also the Veterans Administration Hospital in Albany. 


She is survived by a sister, Anne E. Betts (Max, deceased) of Kylertown; and five brothers, William R. Stock Jr. (Gayle) of Cincinnati, Ohio, Gregory L. Stock (Karen) of Jeannette, Dr. Roger Stock (Linda) of Pittsburgh, Carl J. Stock (Vicki) of Greensboro, N.C., and Maj. (Army Ret.) Dr. Paul A. Stock (Marlene) of Nolanville, Texas. 


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her former fiance, John Griffith. 


Inurnment for Mary C. Stock will be private at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery joining her parents. 


For online condolences, please visit www.simplechoicescremation.com. 

 

Anna Kathryn Mehalow, 99, Emporium

 

Anna Kathryn Mehalow, 99, formerly of Laurelwood Drive, died Thursday, June 18, 2015 in Guy and Mary Felt Manor, Emporium.


Born Dec. 23, 1915 in Renovo, she was the daughter of the late William and Priscilla McAlee Gilmartin.


On June 27, 1945 in St. Joseph's Church, Renovo, she married Joseph Mehalow who died Nov. 11, 1983.


A resident of Emporium since 1962, she was a 1933 graduate of St. Joseph High School in Renovo, and in 1937 graduated from State Teachers College at Lock Haven, now Lock Haven University. She was employed as a teacher by the Renovo School District for six years and St. Joseph's in Renovo for four years. After relocating to Emporium, she was employed by the Cameron County School District from 1963 until retiring in 1978.
Mrs. Mehalow was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church in Emporium and was an 80-year member of the CD of A. She enjoyed playing cards and was a member of the Thursday 500 Club and the Tuesday Night Rummy Club.


Survivors include three sons, William J. Mehalow (Tish) of Smithburg, Md., John T. Mehalow and Joseph E. Mehalow, both of Emporium; one daughter, Cecilia Mehalow of Emporium; and one granddaughter, Adrienne Mehalow of Bar Harbor, Maine.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Anna Kathryn Mehalow will be celebrated Saturday, June 27 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mark Church, Emporium, with Fr. Paul Siebert, pastor, officiating.


A graveside service will be held at noon on Monday, June 29 in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Hyner.


There will be no visitation hours. 


Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Mark Catholic Church, Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library, or the Guy and Mary Felt Manor, all in Emporium.


Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.

 

Jerome L. "Jerry" Piccolo, St. Marys

 

Jerome L. "Jerry" Piccolo, 69, of Columbus Street, St. Marys, died Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk. 


He was born Sept. 2, 1945 in St. Marys, a son of the late Joseph and Monica Jacob Piccolo.


Jerry was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of Sacred Heart Church. He attended Williamsport Area Community College where he graduated with honors. He had worked at Stackpole Carbon Company and then retired from Suburban Building Center. He dedicated his life to helping others in AA and had been an active sponsor, confidant and friend to many over the years. He enjoyed carpentry, painting and spending time with his family, especially his grandsons.


He is survived by five children, John (Becky) Piccolo, Barb (Greg) Mahoney, Debby (George) Young, Kelli (Seth) Hall, and Tom Piccolo, all of St. Marys; four grandsons, Zachary Mahoney, Andrew, Aaron and Adam Piccolo; two brothers, Joseph (Evelyn) Piccolo and Frank (Eleanor) Piccolo, both of St. Marys; one sister, Rose Mary (Donald) Young of St. Marys; and numerous nieces and nephews.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a half brother, Donald Androkovich.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Jerome L. "Jerry" Piccolo will be celebrated Wednesday, June 24 at 12 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Center Street, St. Marys with Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, officiating.


Interment will be in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.


The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 24 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home.


Memorial contributions may be made to Hahne Cancer Center, 100 Hospital Dr., DuBois, Pa. 15801.


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 M. "Rich" Cavallett, Johnsonburg

 

Richard M. "Rich" Cavallett, 59, of 702 Market St., Johnsonburg, died Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at UPMC Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh following a lengthy illness.


He was born Oct. 15, 1955, a son of the late Walter Cavallett and Twila Clark Cavallett, who survives, of St. Marys.


Rich was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of SMAHS, Class of 1973. He was employed for several years at Stackpole Carbon Company. He had a great love of music and will be fondly remembered for his ability to play the guitar. He was a talented musician who also wrote and recorded his own music throughout the years. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and was a cherished son and brother.


In addition to his mother, Twila Clark Cavallett, he is survived by a sister, Ann Watkavitch and her companion John Bonfardine of St. Marys.


He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Cavallett on Aug. 3, 1981.


Funeral services for Richard M. "Rich" Cavallett were held privately. There will be no visitation.


Interment will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Nicholas J. Sinibaldi Music Scholarship, c/o Elk County Community Foundation.


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.

 

 

Jane L. Detwiler, 89, Ridgway

 

Jane L. Detwiler, 89, of 42 Cottage Ln., Ridgway, died Wednesday morning, June 17, 2015 at Pinecrest Manor following a brief illness.


She was born July 26, 1925 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Winford and Grace (VanAlystine) Evans. 
She married Earl M. Detwiler on June 25,1947; he preceded her in death.


She had resided in Ridgway for many years and was a former Johnsonburg resident.


She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. Jane had been the organist for the Johnsonburg United Methodist Church, the Trinity United Methodist Church and various other churches in the area. 


She was a graduate of the St. Marys Area High School, and she had been employed by Stackpole Carbon for 24 years.


She is survived by two daughters-in-law, Mary A. Detwiler and Kathleen M. Detwiler, both of Ridgway; four grandchildren, Kristen, David, Lauren and Lynn; five great-grandsons, Jack, Dominic, Theo, Easton and Anderson; and several nieces and nephews. 


Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, James M. Detwiler and Thomas C. Detwiler; and one brother, Kenneth Evans.


Funeral and committal services for Jane L. Detwiler will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home, 136 Center St., Ridgway on Saturday, June 20 at 10 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Roger A. Peterson, pastor for the Trinity United Methodist Church.
Burial will follow at McKean Memorial Park.


Friends will be received at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m.


Memorials, if desired, can be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church located at 19 S. Broad St., Ridgway, Pa. 15853 or to the Gray Knights Drum and Bugle Corps, c/o Don Blint at 700 Walsh St., Kane 16735.

 

 

Jack Moyer, 81, Kersey

 

Jack I. Moyer, 81, of 366 Toby Rd., Kersey, died Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at the Highland View Health Center in Brockway. 
He was born March 12, 1934 in Toby, son of the late Merl and Twila (Happy) Bilodeau Moyer.


On Aug. 8, 1959 in the St. Boniface Church, he married Harriet J. Caimi and she survives.


He was a lifelong resident of Toby and attended Kersey schools. He had been employed as a carpenter.


Jack enjoyed baseball, fishing, the outdoors and woodworking.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Craig A. Moyer of Oaklayn, N.J., Vaughn (Brett) Moyer of San Rafael, Calif., Kay J. Moyer and partner Christina A. Wright of Arlington, Va.; two grandchildren, Jackson B. Wright and Tucker J. Wright; his stepmother, Gertrude Moyer of Toby; three sisters, Joan VanHorn and her husband Emery of Spring Mills, Gertrude Finley and her husband Robert of Boalsburg, and Lois Jordan of Toby; and by a brother, James Moyer and his wife Susan of Elma, N.Y.


In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Butterbaugh.


Family and friends of Jack I. Moyer are invited to attend funeral services to be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 11 a.m.


There will be no visitation.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Western Pa. Conservancy, 800 Waterfront Dr., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.

 

 

Thomas E. Kuntz, 85, St. Marys

 

Thomas E. Kuntz, 85, formerly of East Meyer Avenue, New Castle, died at 5:40 a.m. Friday, May 29, 2015 in Jameson Memorial Hospital.


He was born Sept. 28, 1929 in St. Marys, a son of the late Amandus H. and Genevieve (Wolf) Kuntz. 


He was raised in St. Marys where he was a graduate of Central Catholic High School. 


His wife, the former Barbara Weinreich, whom he married July 5, 1958, died Aug. 14, 2008.


Tom began a 34-year career with Monroe Systems in 1957 as a serviceman in Pittsburgh and moved to New Castle in 1968 where he was the service manager for Monroe before retiring in 1991.


He was an active member of St. Mary's Church, Mary Mother of Hope Parish in New Castle, a member of the Knights of Columbus, New Castle Council 512, and was a Fourth Degree member of the Villa Marie Assembly.


Tom was a volunteer at New Castle Public Library and St. Francis Hospital for many years. He was a member of the Eintracht Singing Society and the Alliance of Transylvanian Saxons. He enjoyed bowling, reading, traveling and gardening.
Surviving are a daughter, Mary B. Carlisle and her husband Don of Pikeville, Tenn.; a son, Thomas J. Kuntz and his wife Lisa of Ennis, Mont.; two grandchildren, Nathan T. Kuntz and his wife Jamie of Knoxville, Tenn.; and Michael T. Kuntz and his wife Lindsay and their daughter, Reagan of Miami, Fla.; and a sister, Lois Rose Eckert of Pittsburgh.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Thomas E. Kuntz was celebrated Tuesday, June 2 in St. Mary's Church, New Castle and interment followed in St. Mary's Cemetery.


The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Society, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, Va. 22312. Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 111 W. Falls St., New Castle. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com. 

 

 

Elizabeth L. "Betty" Reinsburrow, 93, Johnsonburg

 

Elizabeth L. "Betty" Reinsburrow, 93, of 302 Willow St., Johnsonburg, died early Monday morning, June 15, 2015 at her residence following an illness of the past year.


She was born Nov. 20, 1921 in Marion Center, daughter of the late Walter and Martha Neal Black.


On May 19, 1944 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, she married Earl Reinsburrow. He died in 1971.


She resided in Johnsonburg since 1942 and was a 1938 graduate of Marion Center High School and a 1940 graduate of DuBois Business College.


She was a member of the Johnsonburg United Methodist Church and Choir, and the United Methodist Women. She had been employed by Diamond Castings of Johnsonburg for several years, and by Bliskey's Vending in Johnsonburg and Johnsonburg Public Library for many years.


She is survived by five sons and six daughters-in-law, Neal Reinsburrow and wife Diane of Franklin, John Reinsburrow and wife Frances of South Port, N.C., Jim Reinsburrow and wife Laura of Johnsonburg, Paul Reinsburrow and wife Cheryl of Palm Beach, Fla., Richard Reinsburrow and wife Wanda of Mechanicsburg, and daughter-in-law Shelly Reinsburrow of Towanda; 14 grandchildren, April, Jason, Amy, Joe, Brian, Joseph, Joshua, James, Alex, Mary, Rebecca, Amanda, Ellen, Kyle; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and by extra special friends Dr. and Mrs. Michael and Marsha Hoh and Bob and Karen Luderer.


She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Alex Reinsburrow in 1988; brothers Richard and John Black; and sisters Jean Mitchell and Ruth Bailey.
A Memorial Service for Elizabeth L. "Betty" Reinsburrow will be conducted at the convenience of the family.


Interment will be in Wardvale Methodist Cemetery, Johnsonburg.

 

There will be no visitation. If desired, memorials should be made to the Johnsonburg United Methodist Church, Johnsonburg Public Library or the Community Nurses, Inc. - Hospice Services of St. Marys.


Share your condolences at www.ferraginefuneralhome.com.
Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, Inc., 401 Chestnut St., Johnsonburg, is entrusted with funeral arrangements.

 

 

Joan M. Lee, 74, St. Marys

 

Joan M. Lee, 74, of 118 1/2 Edward Rd., St. Marys, died Saturday, June 13, 2015 at the Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.


She was born July 16, 1940 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Alfred P. and Julia A. Caskey Brennen. 


On Sept. 12, 1959 in the Queen of the World Church, she married James R. Lee who preceded her in death Oct. 25, 1993.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1958. She was a retired employee of the former Ames Department Store.


Joan was a member of the Queen of the World Church where she was a former lector, and she enjoyed going out to eat with her friends.


She is survived by two daughters, Pamela A. Mizikar and her husband Daniel of Mt. Pleasant and Sharon Lee of Penfield; a son, Maynard R. Lee of Charlestown, W. Va.; three grandchildren, Donald Blashaw (Lori Ann), Brooke Lee, and Owen Samuels; a sister, Patricia Herzing and her husband Gus of Hamburg, N.Y.; and two brothers, Thomas Brennen and his wife Patty of St. Marys and Ronald Brennen and his wife Lorene of St. Marys.


In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by seven sisters, Rita Heindl, Alice Trost, Verna Popeleski, Isabelle Buerk, Julie Dippold, Eva Marie Stauffer, and in infancy, Sophie Ann Brennen; and by six brothers, J. Maynard, Donald, Charles "Bud", William, Alfred "Bub", and in infancy, John Edward Brennen.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Joan M. Lee will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Tuesday, June 16 at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Alfred Patterson, OSB, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery.


Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday, June 15 from 6-8 p.m.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Oncology/Hematology Associates of Northern PA, 100 Hospital Avenue, DuBois, Pa. 15801.


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

 

Maudie T. Neureiter, 82, Kersey

 

Maudie T. Neureiter, 82, of 439 Main St., Kersey, died Thursday, June 11, 2015 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a brief illness.


She was born Nov. 2, 1932 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Edward and Emma Blessel Brennan.


She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1950.


On May 23, 1953 in the St. Mary's Church, she married John E. "Ed" Neureiter who preceded her in death Dec. 18, 2013.
Maudie was a member of the St. Boniface Church and the Fox Township Senior Center. She was also an avid member of the Fox Township Firemen's Auxiliary.


She is survived by two daughters, Donna Peters and her husband Barry of St. Marys and Frances Erich and her husband Glenn of St. Marys; three grandchildren, Jason Fox, Jesse Erich, and Nicholas Erich; three sisters, Alberta "Bertie" Pisaneschi of St. Marys, Laurene Hallyburton of St. Marys, and Delores Dippold of St. Marys; and a brother, Raymond Brennan and his wife Ann of Emporium.


In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Blaine Neureiter in 1980; a grandson, Joshua Erich in 1990; a sister, Martha Schatz; and by four brothers, Edward, Leed, Herbert, and Norman Brennan.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Maudie T. Neureiter will be celebrated in the St. Boniface Church on Monday, June 15 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Ross Miceli, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Boniface Cemetery.


Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Sunday evening, June 14 from 6-8 p.m.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Fox Township Firemen's Auxiliary, 381 Main St., Kersey, Pa. 15846.


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

 

 

Norman S. Frey, 90, Formerly Of St. Marys

 

Norman S. Frey, 90, of Kokomo, Ind., died at 1:15 am on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at Aperion Health Care. 
He was born June 3, 1925 in St. Marys, son of the late Charles and Emma (Amzinger) Frey. 


On Oct. 21, 1945, Norman married Norma Jean Hoopes, she preceded him in death Jan. 29, 2002. 


Norman worked for Delco Electronics over 25 years until his retirement. He was a member of St. Joan of Arc, St. Patrick Catholic Church. Local UAW 292, American Legion, former member of the Eagles Lodge and a volunteer for Civil Defense in Howard County. Norman served in the Untied States Navy from 1943-1945. 


Survivors include his sons, David (Janet) Frey of Galveston and Norman "Rick" (Connie) Frey; a daughter, Libby (Dan) Payne of Kokomo; grandchildren Jason (Tami) Shepard, Janelle (Zeb) Hunley, Michelle (Wayne) Smith, Brandie (Weston) Smith; great-grandchildren Lexi Shepard, Zach Shepard, Ashley Smith, Allison Smith, Andrea Smith, Rachel Frey; sisters Helen Luchina and Bernice Bauer; and a brother, Maurice Frey.


Norman was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Emma Frey; his wife, Norma Jean Frey; his granddaughter, Amy Frey; and one sister and three brothers.


Funeral services for Norman S. Frey will be at 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, June 10 at Stout & Son Funeral Home, 200 E. Main St., Russiaville, Ind. 


Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens with military rites.