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ST. MARYS - Lynda Pontzer, 67, of 500 Spruce Street, passed away on Thursday at her home. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Green Funeral Home.

 

ST. MARYS - Alice A. "Allie" Wortman, 95, of Silver Creek Terrace and formerly of 523 South St. Marys Street in St. Marys, passed away on Friday, August 29th, at the Silver creek Terrace. She was born on October 17th, 1918 in St. Marys, daughter of the late George and Josephine Zwack Wortman. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, class of 1936.

 

She is survived by 3 sisters; Caroline Doran of Deland, Florida, Leona Fritz, of Kersey, Irene Straub and her husband Herbert of St. Marys, a brother, Joseph C. Wortman of St. Marys, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

 

There will be no visitation. Family and Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church on Tuesday, September 2nd at 12:30 p.m. Burial will follow at the St. Marys Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Community Nurses. The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

ST. MARYS - Anthony “Tony” Scutella, 94, of 344 Grant Street, St. Marys, passed away Thursday, August 28, 2014, at the Pinecrest Manor after an illness of the past several months.

He was born December 25, 1919 in Calabria, Italy, son of the late Pasquale and Maria Caminiti Scutella.  He attended schools in Italy and Kane, PA, and had been a resident of St. Marys since 1952.  Along with his brother Frank and sister-in-law Rose, Tony was co-owner of Scutella Cleaners and Tailors for 40 years.  He learned the trade in Italy at the tender age of seven and was apprenticed and well-versed in the business by the age of 16.  He retired in 1985.

 

In 1947, he married Lena Joan Barbera, who preceded him in death on October 30, 1958.  On June 14, 1978 in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Jane Pearsall Fedorko, who survives.

 

He is also survived by four daughters, Brenda (Jack) Nabi of Atlanta, GA, Antoinette (Jack) Caithness of Dallas, TX, Diane (Ted) Allegretto of Erie, and Patricia (Bob) Haberberger of St. Marys; one son, Gary (Betty Jo) Scutella of Erie; two step-daughters, Hope (Ambrose) Krieg of St. Marys and Faith (Al) Gillis of Pittsburgh; 15 grandchildren, Farah (Rick) Chapes, Lena (Jeff) Malchak, William Byers, Mary (Mark) Hurley, Tony (Linda) Allegretto, Craig Allegretto, Kelly (Mike) Doerfler, Cheri Haberberger, Jess Scutella, Daniel Scutella, Amber Krieg, David Krieg, Christopher Krieg, Sara (Chuck) Hawkins, and Gregg Gillis; 14 great grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Rose Scutella of St. Marys and Rose Scutella of Ridgway.

 

In addition to his first wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, who died in infancy; a step-son, Mickey Fedorko; five brothers, Dominic, Frank, Philip, Joseph, and Pat Scutella; a daughter-in-law, Anne Scutella; and a son-in-law, Sid Nabi.

 

Tony was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, where he served as an usher for many years.  He was a veteran of the US Army, serving in WWII, and was a member of the Elks and a life member of the American Legion.  Tony was well known for his love of dancing.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

 

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday, September 1, 2014, from 5:00 until 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Pinecrest Manor, 763 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA  15857; the Silver Creek Activity Center, 791 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA  15857; or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1128 State Street, Suite 301, Erie, PA  16501-1920.

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

 

 

BYRNEDALE - Freda Marie Carpin, 92, of Madison St., Byrnedale, died early Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home, after a short illness.


She was born on June 18, 1922 in Byrnedale, daughter of the late George and Lily Jeanette (Bennett) Hollobaugh. She married James J. Carpin in January1939, who died in May 1998. A lifelong resident of Byrnedale, she lived in the same house for all of her 92 years.  She was employed by Sylvania of Emporium for many years and worked as housekeeper for the Timm family of St. Marys and for Charlie and Pearl VanSlander, owners of the Elk Casino. She was secretary of Byrnedale Homes in its early years and secretary for the Jay Twp. Water Authority.  When not at work she sold Stanley Home products and became one of their top salespeople.


Mrs. Carpin is survived by five children, Vincent (Diann) Carpin of Orlando, Fla., Linda A. (Chester) Lundy of Weedville, Richard E. (Criss) Carpin of Weedville, Nancy Lee Beck of Brodheadsville, Pa. and Robert J. Carpin of Byrnedale; 19 grandchildren; and more than 150 great and great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband she is predeceased by two brothers, Arthur and Eugene Hollobaugh; one sister, Evelyn Hayes-Thompson; three children, Marilyn Carpin, Alvin Carpin and a son in infancy; one grandson, Richard Carpin; one great-great-grandson, Ben Carpin; one daughter-in-law, Kim Carpin; and one son-in-law, Donald Beck.


Mrs. Carpin was raised as a Protestant, she became a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church after her marriage. She was a member of the Rosary Altar Society, Ladies Aid Society and the American Legion Auxiliary. A visitor of many churches, she attended the Weedville United Methodist Church with her daughter Linda for the past decade. She loved working her garden, canning, cooking, baking, singing and playing guitar.  Her real passion was bowling, which she continued until May of this year. 
She will be truly missed by her five children and numerous grand, great and great-great grandchildren.
Visitation for Freda Marie Carpin will be on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home in Penfield.


A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Force with Father William Sutherland and Reverend Lola Turnbull. Interment will be at the St. Joseph Church Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to the Jay Twp. Volunteer Fire Department, Bennetts Valley Ambulance or a favorite charity.

 

 

ST. MARYS - Nancy Bille Bleggi, 58, of Gaithersburg, Md., died on Aug. 23, 2014 in home hospice surrounded by her family and beloved dogs.
She was born in St. Marys to the late Richard and Betty Bille of Gypsy Road, and was married to Scott Bleggi, also a St. Marys native.


Nancy was a tireless advocate for improved educational and therapy services for the disabled in the Washington, DC metro area and overseas during her husband's foreign service assignments.
Her family and friends remember her strong spirit and bravery in the face of adversity. She approached life's challenges with determination and a sense of humor, and helped inspire all who knew her, especially many fellow parents of children with special needs.


In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter Jillian of Washington, DC, and her sister, Mary Jo Turner of Clearfield.


She was predeceased by an infant son in 1982 and a daughter, Gina Marie, in 2010.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Montgomery Hospice Care, 1335 Piccard Drive, Suite 100, Rockville, Md. 20850, or online at montgomeryhospice.org.

 

 

JOHNSONBURG - Louis Richard “Gigi” Notarianni, 81, of Powers Avenue, Johnsonburg, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 at Pinecrest Manor after a short illness.
He was born Sept. 8, 1932 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Victor and Jean (Victor) Notarianni.
Mr. Notarianni married Carol Catherine (Baum) on April 20, 1963 in Holy Rosary Church. She preceded him in death on Nov. 24, 2006.


Following his Johnsonburg High School graduation he continued his education for four years at Gannon University.Gigi worked many places through the years, including: North American Industrial Supply, All American Supermarket of Johnsonburg, Stackpole Carbon for many years, ATA bus driver for 20 years, the Piedmont Club and volunteered for the Johnsonburg Food Bank, the Johnsonburg Fire Police and many other community organizations.


He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, the Johnsonburg Fire Company and the Piedmont Club. He enjoyed listening to music, singing baritone and lived most of his life in Johnsonburg.
He is survived by five children, L. Richard “Rich” (Kelly) Notarianni II of Johnsonburg, Jay P. (Vanessa) Notarianni of Wilcox, Regina “Gina” Osborn of Knoxville, Jolene (Randy) Billick of Ridgway, Alicia (Aaron) Notarianni Stephens of Funkstown, Md.


He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and two brothers, John Notarianni of Indianapolis, Ind. and Victor Duane Notarianni of Mechanicsburg.Mr. Notarianni was predeceased by his parents, wite, one grandson, Isaac David Osborn and one sister, Rose Marie McDade.


A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Johnsonburg with Father David Wilson as celebrant. Visitation for Louis Richard “Gigi” Notarianni will be Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. at the Ubel Funeral Home in Johnsonburg. Interment will be at the Holy Rosary Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to the Ridgway Ambulance, Community Nurses, Inc., Hospice or the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association, PO Box 105, Glenolden, Pa.19036.

 

 

ST. MARYS - Paul J. Cunningham, 83, of 1116 South Michael Road, St. Marys, died on Monday, August 25, 2014 at UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh following a brief illness.

He was born on December 11, 1930, a son of the late John and Ida Friedl Cunningham.

On August 4, 1950 in St. Marys Church, he married Ruth Schatz Cunningham, who survives.

Paul was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of Queen of the World Church.  He retired from Stackpole Carbon Company in 1991 after more than 43 years of service.  He was a member of the Campowner's and the St. Marys Snowmobile Association.  He enjoyed camping, boating, hunting and fishing.  He also greatly enjoyed drawing and spending time with his family.  He was the last member of his immediate family.

In addition to his wife of more than 64 years, he is survived by 2 sons; Daniel (Dora) Cunningham and John "Jack" (Lynn) Cunningham, both of St. Marys, 4 grandchildren; Dan (Vicki) Cunningham, Doug (Sherri) Cunningham, Jesse (Angela) Cunningham and Lee (Alyssa) Cunningham, all of St. Marys.  He is also survived by 6 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 5 brothers, James, Charles, George, Clarence and Edward Cunningham and by 3 sisters, Edith Hoffman, Edna Cunningham, Marie Bilicic and by a sibling in infancy.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Paul J. Cunningham will be celebrated on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at 10:00 AM at Queen of the World, Queens Road, St. Marys with Rev. Richard Allen, officiating.
Interment will be in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.

There will be no public visitation.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Community Nurses, Inc.

Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, is handling the arrangements

 

 

ST. MARYS - Gustavo G. “Gino” Scacchitti, 93, 1072 East Eschbach Road, St. Marys, died unexpectedly Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk.


He was born January 22, 1921 in Carapelle Calvisio, L’Aquila, Italy, son of the late Domenico and Santa DeiPietrantonio Scacchitti. He attended school in Italy and moved to St. Marys in 1939. He was a retired employee of Stackpole Carbon Company, retiring in 1986 after 44 years of service.


On July 9, 1955 in Italy, he married Menina C. “Minnie” DeLuca, who survives. He is also survived by a daughter, Sandy Scacchitti of Harrisburg; a sister-in-law, Angie Scacchitti and her family; and also family in Canada, Italy, and Australia.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Bruno Scacchitti and Eraldo “Hoss” Scacchitti; and two brothers, Vince Scacchitti and Antonio Scacchitti.


Mr. Scacchitti was a member of the Queen of the World Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in WWII, and was a member of the Sons of Italy and the CMF.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Gustavo G. "Gino" Scacchitti will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Monday, August 25, 2014, at noon with the Rev. Richard Allen, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.


Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday morning from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Road, St. Marys, Pa. 15857, or to the Community Nurses, Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, Pa. 15857.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.

 

Helen E, Herr, 90, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 306 Maple Street, St. Marys, died on Saturday, August 23, 2014.

She was born on December 16, 1923, a daughter of the late Ambrose and Elizabeth Fox Kreckle.

On October 7, 1947  in St. Marys, she married Allen "Acky" Herr, who preceded her in death on November 30, 2011.



ST. MARYS -
Helen E, Herr, 90, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 306 Maple Street, St. Marys, died on Saturday, August 23, 2014.

She was born on December 16, 1923, a daughter of the late Ambrose and Elizabeth Fox Kreckle.

On October 7, 1947  in St. Marys, she married Allen "Acky" Herr, who preceded her in death on November 30, 2011

 

Helen was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Central High School, class of 1941.  She was a member of the St. Marys Church and enjoyed spending time with her family.

She is survived by a son, Harry Herr and his wife Ruth of Palmyra, PA, 2 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and a sister, Miriam Arnold of St. Marys, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by 3 sisters, Arline Burden, Ruth Nussbaum and Irma Skok.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Helen E. Herr will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 03, 2014, 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.

There will be no public visitation.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the St. Marys Church or to Pinecrest Manor.

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

 

 

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