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RIDGWAY - William Francis Lunder, 65, of Oknefski Road in Ridgway, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. He was born Dec. 1, 1948 in Ridgway, son of the late Leo W. and Ardis M. Oknefski Lunder.
He lived his whole life on Oknefski Road, and was a graduate of the Ridgway Area High School, Class of 1967.
During high school, he was employed at the Center Market, and afterwards he was employed at Motion Control for 44 years.


Bill loved life. He enjoyed farming, riding motorcycles, hunting and working on cars and his home.
His is survived by his fiance, Sylvia J. Gatto of Ridgway; five children, Annette Barber of Ridgway, Ronald Lunder of Columbus, Michael Lunder (Jen) of Centerburg, Ohio, Jamie Lunder (Tiffany) of Ridgway and Krista VanAlstine of St. Marys; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and two sisters, Cheryl Anderson (Rock) of Kansas and Diane Gess (Bud) of Ridgway.


Graveside funeral services for William Francis Lunder will be held in Ott Cemetery on Saturday, Oct. 25 at noon. Officiating will be Cole Wilson.


Friends will be received at the Meehan-Shilk Funeral Home on Friday, Oct. 24 from 1-3 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. A funeral luncheon will be held in the First Lutheran Church at 331 South St. in Ridgway immediately following the graveside service.

 

 

RIDGWAY - Diane Marie Mayo, 28, of Ridgway Drive, Ridgway, died unexpectedly at home Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014.She was born April 12, 1986, in Salem, Mass., daughter of David Rossi and Virginia Mayo.
She was a graduate of Lynn Classical High School, a member of the Salvation Army Church of Ridgway and St. Pias Church of Lynn, Mass., and loved to write poetry. She lived most of her life in Lynn, Mass. until she came to Ridgway in 2010.


She is survived by her father, David Rossi Jr. of Lynn, Mass.; her mother, Virginia Mayo of Lynn, Mass.; her fiancé, Gordon Condon of Ridgway; her sister, Valerie Mastrianni of Lynn, Mass.; her godparents, Debbie Oales, Thomas Pass and Dana Mayo; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.


She was preceded in death by a brother, David Rossi III; and her grandparents, Clara Louise Mayo Landers, Robert Mayo, Edward Landers, Susan Valerie Rossi and David Rossi, Sr.


A Funeral Service for Diane Marie Mayo will be held, Sunday, Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. at the Ubel Funeral Home, 111 Bridge St., Johnsonburg, with Salvation Army Lieutenant Ashley Luzader presiding.
There will be no visitation.

 

 

RIDGWAY - Lucille M. Klotz, 89, formerly of 323 Allenhurst Ave., Ridgway, died Wednesday afternoon at Penn Highlands Elk following a lengthy illness.


She was born Nov. 6, 1924 in Kersey, daughter of the late Edward J. and Beatrice (Cuneo) Sheeley.
She married WIlliam George Klotz on June 14, 1948, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 20, 1985.
She had resided in Ridgway for many years, and she was a former Dagus Mines resident.
She was a member of the St. Leo Catholic Church, and she had been employed by Elk County General Hospital for over 40 years.


Lucille is survived by one sister, Kathleen Luchini of Kersey, and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Stover and Helen J. Mattivi; one brother, James Sheeley; and two nephews, Dennis and Joseph Mattivi.
A Mass of Christian Burial and Committal for Lucille M. Klotz will be celebrated at St. Leo Catholic Church on Friday, Oct. 24 at 10 a.m. Officiating will be Fr. Ross Miceli, pastor of the St. Boniface Catholic Church in Kersey. Burial will follow at St. Boniface Cemetery.


Friends will be received at the Thompson Funeral Home on Friday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to Elk Haven Nursing Home at 795 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, Pa. 15857, or to St. Leo Catholic Church at 111 Depot St., Ridgway, Pa. 15853.

 

WEEDVILLE - Donald E. Angelo, 70, of Spring Run Road, Weedville, died suddenly Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 at Penn Highlands Elk.


He was born June 23, 1944 in Force, son of the late David and Rose (Zambanini) Angelo.
On May 23, 1964, he married Nancy (Schneider), and she survives.
He was a graduate of Bennetts Valley High School.


Don was retired, being a truck driver most of his life and a school bus driver for Michelini Bus Co. for many years.


He was a member of St. Joseph Church. He was a musician being known for playing the saxophone and his years playing with the Sun Rays Orchestra. Don especially loved his grandchildren.
He lived all his life in Bennetts Valley.


In addition to his wife, Nancy (Schneider) Angelo of Weedville, he is survived by four children, Lisa Angelo of Weedville, Barbara (James) Allegretto of Force, Christine (Scott) VanVoorhis of Weedville, and Joseph (Kelly) Angelo of Palmyra; seven grandchildren: Brad, Nicole, Nick, T.J., Maria, Rachel and Julia; and one brother, David (Joanna) Angelo of Kersey.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Alma Feldman.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Donald E. Angelo will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Force with Father William Sutherland as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Joseph Church Cemetery.


There will be no visitation.


The family suggests memorials to the St. Joseph Church or the Bennetts Valley Ambulance.
Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, 12045 Bennetts Valley Hwy., Penfield, is entrusted with funeral arrangements.

 

 

ST. MARYS - Joseph T. Renwick, 73, of 133 Terrace Road, St. Marys, passed away surrounded by his family on Sunday, October 19, 2014, at the Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh after a lengthy illness.

He was born May 23, 1941 in St. Marys, son of the late Aurelia E. O’Donnell and the Honorable State Representative William F. Renwick.  He was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1959 and was a 1963 graduate of Alfred University.  In 1975, he moved to Punxsutawney where he continued his career as Plant Manager of Airco Speer.  He later became President of NAC Carbon from where he retired in 2003.  He moved back to St. Marys in 2008.

 

On July 2, 1959 in the Queen of the World Church, he married Arlene Wehler, who preceded him in death.

He is survived by a daughter, Janine McCullough and her husband Timothy of St. Marys; four sons, Joseph Renwick and his wife Lori of St. Marys, Michael Renwick and his wife Mary of Punxsutawney, Patrick Renwick and his wife Amy of Punxsutawney, and Corey Renwick and his wife Stef of St. Marys; 17 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and a sister, Kathleen Bauer and her husband William M. of St. Marys.

 

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, John “Jack” Renwick.

Mr. Renwick was a member of the Queen of the World Church, the Elks Club, the St. Marys Sportsmen’s Club, and the Leaning Pines Golf Course.  He was an avid golfer and hunter and he enjoyed boating and spending time at his camp at the East Branch Dam.  In 2000, he was inducted into the Alfred University Sports Hall of Fame for his accomplishments in football.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Friday, October 24, 2014, at 12:00 PM, with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home in St. Marys on Thursday, October 23, 2014, from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

 

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 Catholic School System, Advancement Office, 600 Maurus Street, St. Marys, PA  15857.

 

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

 

 

ST. MARYS - Carol L. Hahn, 96, of 185 Center Street, Elk Towers, St. Marys and formerly of Hollywood, PA, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014, at Penn Highlands Elk after a brief illness.

She was born December 25, 1917 in Bradford, PA, daughter of the late George and Bertha (Paul) Courtright.  She had been a resident of St. Marys the past seven years and attended Bradford Area Schools.  She was a former employee of Zippo in Bradford, Sylvania in Emporium, and Stackpole Carbon in St. Marys.

 

On February 12, 1948 in Olean, NY, she married Raymond M. Hahn, who preceded her in death in 1983.

She is survived by a daughter, Sara “Sally” Piper of Knoxville, TN; two sons, Charles (Mary) Hahn of Kersey and Raymond “Jim” (Coleen) Hahn of Pittsburgh; six grandchildren: Amy (Kevin) Mahar of Doylestown, PA, Melissa (Scott Meyer) Luchini of St. Marys, Shala (Mike) Ott of Woodbridge, VA, Adam (Annie) Hahn of Pittsburgh, Christopher James Piper of Knoxville, TN, and Cameron (Jennifer) Piper of Darien, GA; eight great grandchildren; three step-great grandchildren; a sister, Cora “Dot” (Jack) Dailey of Bradford; three brothers, Hilton “Din” Courtright of Pittsburgh, Gerald “Jerry” (Irma) Courtright of Roosevelt, UT, and Richard “Dick” (Sandy) Courtright of DuBois; and by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Katrina Kloss, Phylis Swatsler, and Maise Ammons; and a brother, George E. Courtright.

 

Funeral Services will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Brad Brunner, Pastor of the Faith Baptist Church in St. Marys, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Morningside Cemetery in DuBois.

 

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday from 9:00 AM until the time of service.

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

 

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

 

 

 

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