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ST. MARYS - Bernard G."Bernie"  Kilhoffer, 85, of 343 S. Ridge Road, St. Marys, and formerly of Ridgway, died on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a short illness.

He was born on August 20, 1928, a son of the late Bernard and Lucille Flegal Kilhoffer.

On June 27, 1953 in Sacred Heart Church, he married Kathryn "Katie" Wicks Kilhoffer, who survives.

Bernie was a member of Queen of the World Church.  He graduated from St. Leo's School, and served in the US Army during the Korean War.  He retired from Keystone Carbon Company after more than 30 years of service.  From the time he was young, Bernie played the trumpet.  He played for several school bands and also played with Tom Dorsey during the Big Band Era.  He had owned and operated a laundromat in Ridgway for more than 10 years, and also had a washer/dryer repair service for more than 20 years.  He was a member of the Ridgway Legion and enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to his wife of more than 61 years, he is survived by a daughter,
Catherine (Keith "Duke") Nesbitt, of St. Marys; 2 sons, Bernard "Butch" Kilhoffer and Richard "Rick" (Ellie) Kilhoffer both of Ridgway and by 6 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his aunt and uncle who raised him, Irene and Louis Kilhoffer, his 2 step-fathers, Harold Shields and Arthur Streets, a brother, Louis Kilhoffer and a step-brother, Donald Shields.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Bernard G. Kilhoffer will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at 10:00 AM at Queen of the World Church, Queens Road, St. Marys, with Fr. Richard Allen, Pastor, as celebrant.  
Military Honors will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail.  

Interment will be in the St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Elk Haven Nursing Home Activity Fund or to the Community Nurses.

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


RIDGWAY - Mary Lynn Keller Sykes, 339 Dewey Circle, Ridgway, passed away on Sunday, August 17th, 2014 following a brief illness. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home


RIDGWAY - Lena Caruso, 95, of 7296 St. Marys Road, Ridgway, passed away on Monday, August 18th, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home


RIDGWAY - Ardelle Parsons, 86, of 335 Center Street, Ridgway, passed away on Thursday, August 14th at Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys following a lengthy illness. The Thompson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


RIDGWAY - Daniel J. Hill, 45, of 201 Tyler Avenue, Ridgway, passed away on Saturday, August 16th at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home.


EMPORIUM - Thomas L. Young, 70, of 83 West 4th Street, Emporium, passed away on Friday, August 15th at his home. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Barnett Funeral Home.




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