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ST. MARYS - Clarence J. Feidler, 82, of 927 Fern Road, St. Marys, passed away on Monday, March 2nd at Elk Haven Nursing home. he was born August 28th, 2932, in St. Marys, son of the late Chauncey and Theresa Schaffman Feidler. He was a lifelong resident of the area sand attended St. Boniface School. he retired from GTE Sylvania in 1986 after 39 years of service.

 

On April 23, 1955, in Sacred Heart church, he married Patricia "Patty" Leuschel and she survives. he is also survived by a daughter Maureen Pichler and her husband Randy of Kersey, 2 sons, Stephen Feidler and his wife Mary Lynn of St. Marys, Michael Feidler and his wife Eva of St. Marys; 4 grandchildren survive, along with 4 great grandchildren.

 

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 sisters, Martha Minechelli, Dorothy Knouse, Helen Feidler, Esther Glance and by 3 brothers, James Feidler, Robert Feidler and Richard Feidler.

 

He was a member of Sacred Heart Church, a veteran of the Korean War having served in Trieste in the 301st Infantry Signal Corp, was active in Knothole Baseball when he managed his sons teams, was a member of the quarter century club at GTE Sylvania and was a member of the Moose.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church on Thursday, March 5th at 10 a.m. with Rev. Eric Vogt as celebrant. Burial will be at the St. Mary's Cemetery. Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys servicemen's burial detail. Visitation at the Lynch-
Radkowski funeral home on Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Memorials can be made to the St. Marys Little League, Box 1001, St. Marys, Pa. 15857.

 

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

 

 

ST. MARYS - Melvin J. “Skip” Chiesa, 83, of 500 South Michael Street, St. Marys, passed away Monday, March 2, 2015, at Penn Highlands Elk after a brief illness.

He was born November 13, 1931 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Alfred and Coletta Schatz Chiesa.  He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School.  He was a retired employee of Pure Carbon.

 

On August 4, 1956 in the St. Callistus Church in Kane, he married Mary R. Zampogna who preceded him in death on August 16, 2010. 

 

He is survived by a daughter, Christine Geer and her husband Steven of St. Marys; four sons, Theodore Chiesa of Virginia, Daniel Chiesa and his wife Julie of Rochester, NY, Alfred Chiesa of Michigan, and Melvin Chiesa and his wife Tracy of St. Marys; five grandchildren, Brad Chiesa, Eric Chiesa, Michael Chiesa, Calvin Geer, and Shannon Geer; three sisters, Bernadette Schatz and her husband Jim of St. Marys, Doris Geer of Johnsonburg, and Carol Gay and her husband Albert of Lancaster, PA; and one brother, Jerry Chiesa and his wife Nancy of Johnsonburg.

 

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

Mr. Chiesa was a member of the St. Mary’s Church and was a veteran of the Navy having served in the Korean War.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed small engine repair.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Mary’s Church on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at 12:00 PM, with the Rev. Alfred Patterson, 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 Wednesday evening from 5:00 until 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Penn Highlands Elk, 763 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA  15857.

 

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

 

 

RIDGWAY - Shirley A. Darnell, 67, of 785 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, and formerly of Ridgway, passed away on Sunday, March 1st at Penn Highlands Elk following a brief illness.

 

Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home

 

 

ST. MARYS - Dominic A. "Tony" DiNardo, 98, of Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, formerly of Ridgway Road, Johnsonburg, died early Sunday morning, March 1, 2015 at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.


He was born Dec. 7, 1916 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Ralph and Serafina Marrone DiNardo.
He married Jehanne L. Segart in Chartres, France in 1946, she died Nov. 5, 1984. He married Eileen E. Johnson Lafarr on July 28, 1989, she died Feb. 6, 2011.


He resided in Johnsonburg all his life. He graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1936. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church where he was a former member of the Board of Directors, a Eucharistic Minister and a member of the Funeral Luncheon Committee, an usher and a member of the Cemetery Committee. He was an avid sports fan. He also loved to play Scrabble and do gardening and landscaping.


He was a WWII Army veteran serving overseas as a sergeant with the PW Overhead Detachment #2021 where he received the EAME Campaign Medal, Good Conduct, WWII Victory, American Campaign and American Defense Campaign Medals.


He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1976 as the Postmaster in Sigel. He had worked for the Postal Service for 30 years and had worked in the Johnsonburg Post Office.


He is survived by one daughter, Maria Elliott of St. Marys; one grandson, Aaron Anthony Elliott and his wife Carrie of Scio, N.Y.; two great-grandchildren, Kaylee and Kylee Elliott; one sister, Almerinda "Al" Ewing of St. Marys; and many nieces and nephews.


In addition to his parents and wives, he was preceded in death by his brothers, James "Duke," Ottaviano "Tom," John, George and Noah DiNardo; and his sisters, Elizabeth Casciani and Josephine Torchia.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Dominic A. "Tony" DiNardo will be conducted Thursday, March 5 at 10 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg with Rev. David J. Wilson, pastor, officiating.
Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Johnsonburg.


Friends will be received Thursday morning, March 5 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, 401 Chestnut St., Johnsonburg.


Military honors will be accorded by the Johnsonburg Servicemen's Detail. Detail members are asked to assemble at the funeral home Thursday morning at 9:15 a.m.

 

 

KERSEY - Richard Lee Cook, 72, of 307 Main Street, Kersey, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Penn Highlands Elk.

 

He was born October 5, 1942 in Renovo, PA, son of the late Catherine Cook Page.  He was a graduate of Bucktail High School, Class of 1960, and had lived in the Kersey area since 1989.  He had worked at the Philadelphia and Virginia Naval Ship Yards, served as police chief of Chapman Twp., and was a retired employee of the Department of Public Welfare. 

 

He was married to Erika Wilkinson, who survives.  He was preceded in death by his second wife, Clare Grunthuner.

 

He is survived by a daughter, Catherine Shuttleworth and her husband Joe of Kersey; three sons, Markus Cook of New Jersey, Thomas Cook of New Jersey, and Robert Cook and his wife Janell of Chambersburg, PA; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; six sisters, Dottie Stoltz and her husband Oscar of Renovo, Barb Lullo of Renovo, Shirley Young and her husband Ken of Kittaning, Laura Snyder and her husband Jack of Salona, PA, Judy Long and her husband Leon of Lock Haven, and Doris Williams and her husband Steve of Lock Haven; and two brothers, Harry Page of Renovo and Luthur Page and his wife Brenda of Lock Haven.

He was preceded in death by a brother, George Page; and a sister, Yvonne, who died in infancy.

Mr. Cook served during the Vietnam Era in the US Air Force Police.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman, was involved in Cub Scouts in his early years, and loved spending time with his grandchildren.

There will be no visitation.

 

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at 2:00 PM, with the Rev. Ross Miceli officiating.  Full military rites will be accorded by the Fox Twp. Servicemen’s Burial Detail.

 

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk County Humane Society, 1029 East Eschbach Road, St. Marys, PA  15857.

 

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

 

 

ST. MARYS - Alice Brem, 85, of 111 Taylor Street, Kersey, passed away Sunday, March 1st, at her residence after a lengthy illness. She was born October 27th, 1929 in Toby, the daughter of the late Innocente and Louise Cesa Comiotti. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of the Kersey High School, class of 1947. She was employed at Automatic Turning and Machining until her illness in 2011.

 

On November 11, 1950 in the Guardian Angels Church in Coal hollow, she married Maruice M. Brem and he preceded her in death on April 1, 1983.

 

She is survived by 2 daughters, Marsha Brem of Kersey, Sandy Kreckel and her husband Don of St. Marys, 2 sons; Joseph Brem and his wife Sharon of Kersey, Mark Brem and his wife Karen of Kersey, 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren survive. Also 5 sisters, Verna Himes of Dubois, Emma Copella of kersey, Louise Huff and her husband Gerald of Kersey, Erma Kronenwetter of St. Marys, Joanne Hyatt and her husband Robert of Kersey.

 

Besides her parents and husband she was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Rose Dinsmore and Marie Mattivi.

 

Mrs. Brem was a member of the St. Boniface Church, the Rosary Society, and she enjoyed going on day trips with her 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. Boniface Church on Tuesday, March 3rd at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in the St. Boniface Cemetery.

 

Memorials may be made to the Fox Township ambulance Association or to the Community Nurses Hospice.

 

The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

 

 

EMPORIUM - Ted A. Whiting, 74, of 40 W. 5th Street, Emporium, PA died at Penn Highlands-DuBois on Saturday (February 28, 2015) morning. He was born June 4, 1940 in Sterling Run, PA a son of the late Beryl Hazen. On June 30, 1967 in St. Marks Catholic Church he married Mary Richey Zito Whiting, who survives. Ted was raised by his grandparents, the late Harry & Grace Whiting. He graduated from Emporium High School and served his county with the US Air Force for over 10 years. Ted retired from GKN where he worked for many years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was a past member of the Emporium Fire Department where he served as fire police.

 

He enjoyed spending time with his family. Surviving In addition to his wife Mary Richey Zito Whiting Daughter: Mary Grace Olay and her husband Gary, Emporium Daughter: Gina Zito and her husband Lynn Stickles, Rochester, NY Son: Mark Zito and his wife Lori, Atlanta, GA Son: Michael "Mick" Zito and his wife Kim, Douglasville, GA Daughter-in-law: Denise Zito, San Jose, CA 6 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren Brother: Stan Whiting Brother: Richard Whiting Brother: Harry "Mac" Whiting Brother: Phil Whiting Preceded in Death By Mother: Beryl Hazen Grandparents: Harry & Grace Whiting Son: Frank Zito Several Brothers and Sisters

 

There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to be held at the First United Methodist Church 306 S. Spruce St, Emporium, PA on Tuesday (March 3, 2015) at 2:00 PM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA n lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

 

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

 

 

 

ST. MARYS - Robert J. Hupfer, 85, of 128 Averyville Rd., St. Marys, died Wednesday morning, Feb. 25, 2015 at the Pinecrest Manor following a brief illness.


He was born Aug. 4, 1929 in St. Marys, son of the late John and Gertrude Feldbauer Hupfer. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1947. He was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company, retiring in 1991 after 43 years of service as a first class tool and die maker.
On Aug. 8, 1959 in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Fidelis Goodreau, who survives.


Bob was a member of the Queen of the World Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Korean War from 1951-1953 and was assigned to the Tokyo Ordnance Corp. Optical Division. He was a lifelong member of the Moose, American Legion, and VFW and he enjoyed photography.


In addition to his wife, he is also survived by a daughter, Patricia Hupfer and husband Mark Hayman of Berryville, Va.; two sons, John Hupfer (Nanna Bush) and Karl Hupfer (Christie Greenawalt), both of St. Marys; four grandchildren, Jason and Sean Hayman, Veronica Hupfer, and Jared Timchak; two great-granddaughters, Kylie and Chelbi Hayman; and two sisters, Mary Ann Schlimm of St. Marys and Edna Plank and her husband Ed of Sweet Valley.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Anita Hupfer, who died in infancy; and a brother, Richard Hupfer.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Robert J. Hupfer will be celebrated Monday, March 2 at 10 a.m. in the Queen of the World Church with the Rev. Richard Allen, 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.


There will be no visitation.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Rd., St. Marys, Pa. 15857 or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 403, St. Marys, Pa. 15857.
The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.

 

 

 

 

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