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ST. MARYS - Anna Mae L. Evans, 88, of 143 Hemlock Rd., St. Marys, died Friday, March 27, 2015 at the West Penn Burn Center in Pittsburgh.


She was born Sept. 18, 1926 in Falls Creek, daughter of the late James L. and Dora Dempsey Heizenrater. She was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, Class of 1944. She did wage tax work for many years and was formerly employed at Stackpole Carbon Company and New York & Penn Company in Johnsonburg from the mid to late 1940s.


On April 8, 1949, in Johnsonburg, she married Kenneth G. Evans, who preceded her in death on May 3, 2011. They had been married for 62 years.


Mrs. Evans was a member of the Shiloh Presbyterian Church. She bowled for many years, was an avid reader, and traveled extensively with her husband when they were well.


She is survived by two daughters, Christine Finn of Wilcox and Diane Lupole and her husband Daniel of St. Marys; one son, Gary Evans and his partner Lana Vendur of Kersey; a daughter-in-law, Maureen Evans of St. Marys; six grandchildren, Emily Parana, Jamie Evans, Melissa Lupole, Meghan Lupole, Jack Evans, and Jarret Evans; two great-grandchildren, Katherine and Matthew Parana; a grandson-in-law, Dave Parana; and by many nieces and nephews.


In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, James K. Evans and Craig A. Evans; one grandson, Anthony Evans; her sister and brother-in-law, Maxine and George Freyer; her sister-in-law and her husband, Caryl and James DePonceau; and a son-in-law, William E. Finn

 

 

ST. MARYS - Michele M. Spence, 64, of 130 Terrace Road, St. Marys, passed away Friday, March 27, 2015, at the UPMC Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh after an illness of the past several months.

 

She was born February 6, 1951 in Oil City, daughter of the late Paul J. and Eileen B. Eisenmen Fletcher.  She was a graduate of Venango Christian High School and Carlow College in Pittsburgh, where she received a B.S. in Nursing.  She also received a M.Ed. from Lock Haven University.  Mrs. Spence previously worked as a staff nurse at the Elk Regional Medical Center and the Community Nurses of Elk and Cameron Counties.  She served as a teaching assistant in the Nursing Department at Carlow College, Pennsylvania State University, and the University of Pittsburgh.  She was currently employed as the school nurse at the Ridgway Area Middle-High School.

 

On July 7, 1973, in St. Michael’s Church in Fryburg, PA, she married Jeffrey T. Spence, who survives.  She is also survived by three sons, Peter F. Spence and his wife Monica of Elizabeth, PA, Michael J. Spence and his wife Pamela of Carlisle, PA, and Patrick A. Spence and his wife Crystal of Gibsonia, PA; five grandchildren, Jackson Spence, Daniel Spence, Caroline Spence, Grant Spence, and Bentley Spence; two sisters, Paulette Colantonio and her husband John of Fern, PA and Claire Cunningham and her husband Robert of Oil City; four brothers, Michael Fletcher and his wife Rosemary of Olney, MD, Patrick Fletcher and his wife Ruth of Denver, CO, Kim Fletcher and his wife Marie of Shippenville, PA, and Paul Fletcher, Jr. and his wife Brenda of Parker, CO; and by many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

 

Mrs. Spence was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, the National Association of School Nurses, and PSEA.  She loved to garden and read in her spare time, and she especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Tuesday evening from 5:00 until 8:00 PM.

 

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk County Catholic School System, Advancement Office, 600 Maurus Street, St. Marys, PA  15857, or to the Ridgway Area School District, PO Box 447, 1403 Hill Street, Ridgway, PA  15853.

 

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

 

 

ST. MARYS - Saba A. Dezanet, 75, of 1079 S. Michael Rd., St. Marys, died at his residence Friday night, March 27, 2015 with his family at his side, following a lengthy illness. 


He was born March 6, 1940 in Weedville, a son of the late Victor and Geninie Betta Dezanet.


On June 2, 1962 in Queen of the World Church, he married Marlene Hoffman Dezanet, who survives.
He graduated from Weedville High School in 1958. He retired from Keystone Carbon Co. in March of 2003. He was an avid outdoorsman & loved spending time at the "Short Horn Camp" with his children and grandchildren. He was a member of the C.M.F. and Queen of the World Church. He enjoyed gardening and walking with his wife, Marlene.


In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Sharon (Eugene) Hulings of St. Marys, Carla (Dean) Williams of Wakefield, Ks., and Barbara (Phil) Paul of St. Marys; three sons, Vic (Lisa) Dezanet of St. Marys, Howie (Tressy) Dezanet of Weedville, and Robert (Michelle) Dezanet of Kersey; 12 grandchildren, Brandon, Michael and Derek Hulings, Kate and Zac Williams, Tori and Cole Dezanet, Chelsea, Laney and Cody Dezanet, and Nathan and Allison Dezanet; one great-grandchild, Zoey Hulings; and two sisters, Christine (Walter) Gavazzi and Veronica Payne.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Geninie Betta Dezanet.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Saba A. Dezanet will be celebrated at the Queen Of The World Church, 134 Queens Rd., St. Marys, on Tuesday, March 31 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Richard J. Allen, Pastor, as Celebrant.
Visitation will be at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Monday evening, March 30 from 5-8 p.m.
Burial will be in the St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, St. Marys.


Memorial contributions may be made to Hahne Cancer Center or Community Nurses
Hospice.


Lynch-Green Funeral Home, Inc., 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

ST. MARYS - Faye G. Leithner, 89, of 666 Washington Rd., St. Marys, died Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Pinecrest Manor after a brief illness. 


She was born Dec. 11, 1925 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Lewis and Isabelle Wallwork Bickmire. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School Class of 1943.


On Jan. 25, 1947, in St. Marys, she married Joseph W. Leithner, who preceded her in death June 27, 1983. 
She is survived by a daughter, Donna Nussbaum of St. Marys; a son, Michael J. Leithner of Johnsonburg; three grandchildren, Tami Wendel and her husband Dave of St. Marys, Jason Leithner and his wife Emily of Penfield and Ashley Leithner of North Carolina; four great-grandchildren, Heather Wendel, Tyler Wendel, Brooke Leithner and Karlee Leithner; and by a great-great-granddaughter, Isabella VanAlstine.


In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Joseph W. Leithner Jr. in 1991; a daughter-in-law, Sandra Leithner in 2011; three sisters, Margaret Tomkins, Mildred Werner and Edna Kreckle; and four brothers, Jesse Bickmire, Howard Bickmire, Ardell Bickmire and Glen Bickmire.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. 


A private funeral service for Faye G. Leithner will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 31 at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery. 
There will be no visitation. 


Memorials may be made to Pinecrest Manor, 763 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, Pa. 15857 or to the Elk County Humane Society, 1029 E. Eschbach Rd., St. Marys, Pa. 15857. 

 

 

ST. MARYS - Charles W. "Chuck" Meiser, of 433 Maple Street, St. Marys, passed away at his residence on Friday morning.

 

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

 

 

KERSEY - William L. Green, 82, of The Lutheran Home in Kane, and formerly of Kersey, died at The Lutheran Home Thursday afternoon, March 26, 2015 following a lengthy illness.
He was born Dec. 28, 1932 in Kersey, a son of the late Dale and Julia Frances Distler Green.
On May 19, 1962 in Nazarene Church, Ridgway, he married Anna Deemer Green.
He was a member of Nazarene Church in Ridgway. He graduated from the former Kersey High School and retired from Ridgway Color & Chemical after over 38 years of employment. 
Bill raised 14 foster children. He was an active committee member of Troop 94 Boy Scouts of America in Kersey and a member of the Fox Township Firemen's Auxiliary. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and his dog "Bear."
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, John Green of Kersey; one grandson; a sister, Mary Lee Vollmer of St. Marys; two brothers, Harry Green of St. Marys, and David Green of Kersey; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Green.
Relatives and friends of William L. Green are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the Church of the Nazarene, 23 Metoxet St., Ridgway, on Thursday, April 2 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Joe Miller, pastor, officiating. 
Burial will be in the Parklawn Memorial Gardens, Ridgway.
There will be no visitation.
Memorials may be made to The Kane Lutheran Home, c/o Horizon Unit, 100 High Point Dr., Kane, Pa. 16735.
Lynch-Green Funeral Home, Inc., 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

ST. MARYS - John F. Steinbach, 91, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of Vine Road, St. Marys, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Penn Highlands Elk.

 

He was born June 17, 1923 in St. Marys, son of the late Joseph and Catherine Meklar Steinbach.  He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Public High School, Class of 1941.  He was a retired carpenter at Suburban Building Center.

 

On April 1, 1949 in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Ruth Cashmer, who preceded him in death in 1987.

He is survived by two daughters, Karen McQuone and her husband Eugene of Erie and Kim Bosnik and her husband David of St. Marys; a son, Frank Steinbach and his wife Connie of St. Marys; eight grandchildren, Erica Grazioli, Brian McQuone, Tricia Stauffer, Brittney Timm, Jesse Bosnik, Missy Steinbach, Loren Steinbach, and Brad Steinbach; and eight great grandchildren, Samuel Grazioli, Ruth Grazioli, Jackson Seeders, Avery Stauffer, Brayden Steinbach, Brielle Steinbach, Blake Stauffer, and Cael Stauffer.

 

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Marie “Honey” Emmert, Catherine “Katie” Fortier, Theresa Cherry, and Rose Nelson; and four brothers, Joseph Steinbach, Tony Steinbach, Albert Steinbach, and Raymond Steinbach.  He was the last member of his immediate family.

Mr. Steinbach was a member of the Queen of the World Church.  He was a veteran of the US Army serving in WWII and enjoyed gardening and hunting.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 12:00 PM, 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.

 

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Saturday morning from 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Marys Beagle Club, c/o Jim Wehler, 137 Neubert Street, St. Marys, PA  15857.

 

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

 

 

ST. MARYS - Derek M. Meyer, 22, of 236 South Michael St., St. Marys, died unexpectedly Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at his home.


He was born March 30, 1992, a son of Michael and Jeniffer Carpin Meyer.


Derek was a lifelong resident of the area and he greatly enjoyed playing the guitar. He was an avid guitarist who enjoyed concerts and also played in his grandfather's band, "Off the Charts."


In addition to his parents, Michael and Jeniffer Carpin Meyer, he is survived by a sister, Nicole Meyer of St. Marys; his paternal grandparents, Greg and Donna Meyer of St. Marys; his maternal grandparents, Ron and Sandy Carpin of Byrnedale; as well as aunts, uncles and cousins, including Troy (Trisha) Meyer of St. Marys, Michele Walters of St. Marys, Joann Carpin of St. Marys and James Carpin of Byrnedale.


A Memorial Service for Derek M. Meyer is being planned and will be held at a later date.


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.

 

 

KERSEY - Rudy Verbka, Jr., 76, of 276 Coal Hollow Road, Kersey, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Penn Highlands DuBois, after a lengthy illness.

 

He was born February 23, 1939 in Punxsutawney, son of the late Rudy and Dollie Salsgiver Verbka, Sr.  He was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School and had moved to Kersey in 1970.  He was a retired employee of Industrial Steel and Pipe Supply.

 

On July 24, 1965 in Anita, PA, he married Joan G. Gresock, who preceded him in death on April 20, 2014.

He is survived by two daughters, Lori Micsky and her husband David of Mercer and Jill Nash and her husband Michael of Youngsville, NC; five grandchildren, Ryan Micsky, Christopher Micsky, Kate Verbka, Aidan Nash, and Cooper Nash; a sister, Diane Swope of Luthersburg, PA; a daughter-in-law, Jackie Verbka of Cabot, PA; and a brother-in-law, Mark Gresock and his wife Patty of Sykesville.

 

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Joseph M. Verbka; and a brother, who passed away in childhood.

 

Mr. Verbka was a member of the St. Boniface Church.  He was a veteran of the US Army and was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Fox Twp. Lions Club, the Kersey Eagles, and the Dagus Mines American Legion.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Boniface Church on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Ross Miceli, Pastor, officiating.  Full military rites will be accorded by the Fox Twp. Servicemen’s Burial Detail.  Burial will follow in the Adrian/Anita Roman Catholic Cemetery in Anita, PA.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday evening from 5:00 until 8:00 PM and at the St. Boniface Church Saturday morning from 9:00 AM until Mass time.

 

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Dagus Mines Knights of Columbus, 131 Scotland Street, Dagus Mines, PA  15831.

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

 

 

RIDGWAY - Anthony (Tony) Marzella, 84, died Monday, March 23, 2015 surrounded by his family after a lengthy illness.


Anthony was born March 24, 1930 in Ridgway, the son of the late Ben and Jennie (DeMucci) Marzella.
He resided in Ridgway his entire life with the past three years being at Ridgmont Assisted Living. Previously, he had resided at 307 Alpine St. for over 50 years.


He married Alvera (Molly) Casiani on July 22, 1950 at Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg.
Anthony worked at the Elliott Company in Ridgway until it closed in the early 1960s. He then went to Dunwoody Baking School in Minneapolis, Minn.


After graduating, he opened and co-owned the St. Marys Bakery. 


In 1975, he opened Hoochie's Laundromat and Carwash in Ridgway, and in 1979, he opened Benje's Bakery and Restaurant, also in Ridgway.


He retired in 1991.


He is survived by two sons, Ben (Karen) and Jeff (Sonya) Marzella, both of Ridgway; a daughter, Becky (Peter) Detsch of St. Marys; his grandchildren, Jenna (Bill) MacDonald, and Joshua (Lindsey) Marzella; his great-grandchildren, Kiptyn MacDonald, Kinslee MacDonald and Antonio Marzella; his step-grandchildren, Jim Wilson, John Wilson and Jennifer (Jim) Chittester; a brother, Jim (Esther) Marzella of Ridgway; and his sisters, Lena DeStefano of Covina, Calif., Lucy (Jim) Ferraine of Johnsonburg and Violet (Anthony) Nanula of Lewistown, N.Y. 


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Molly in 2002; a great-granddaughter, Tessa Jean MacDonald in 2008; four sisters, Edith Carlson, Mary Jacobs, Pauline Gapinski and Anne Denike; and four brothers, Joseph, Albert, Johnny and Frankie Marzella.


A private service for Anthony (Tony) Marzella will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no visitation. 


Donations may be made to Ridgmont Helping Hands Auxiliary or to the Community Nurses, Inc. Hospice Program.


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

 

 

ST. MARYS - Marguerite M. “Midge” Fritz Lenze, 86, of 623 Sunset Road, St. Marys, passed into eternal life on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Pinecrest Manor, following an illness of the past month.

 

She was born January 27, 1929 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Floyd C. and Catherine Cheatle Herbstritt and was baptized in the Sacred Heart Church.  A lifelong resident of St. Marys, she attended Sacred Heart Grade School and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1947. 

 

On June 16, 1951, she married Harry U. Fritz, who preceded her in death on January 4, 1990.  Ten years later, on September 22, 2000, she married Harold C. Lenze, and he preceded her in death on June 13, 2010.

 

For her business profession, her further education consisted of Penn State secretarial workshops and conferences of the National Professional Secretaries Association over a span of 30 years.  For the wide spectrum of other works and interests, her training was most often on-the-job and self-taught.

 

She was hired as a secretary by Speer Carbon Company in 1947 and advanced to executive secretary to the President, Andrew Kaul III, in 1960.  Upon his retirement in 1970, she served as private secretary at his home office for six years.  From 1976 to 1987, she worked in the Human Resources and Plant Personnel Departments of Airco Speer.

 

Her secretarial skills and other abilities took her to the St. Marys Girl Scouts, where she served as leader, trainer, and recorder for 25 years; and to the American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, and other associations, each for decades of years.  An Associate of the Benedictine Sisters, she volunteered in the medical insurance office of St. Joseph Monastery from 1990 to 1996.

 

Midge’s involvement with the Alumni Association for the two Catholic High Schools of St. Marys, and in recent years the Elk County Catholic School System, encompassed six decades.  She held the offices of secretary and treasurer, and was on several committees including the charter group that established the Golden Grads Reunions in 1981.

 

A zealous Catholic, she was a member of the St. Mary’s Church, where she was a choir member since 1951 and participated on liturgy, stewardship, RCIA, vocation, and other committees over the years.  She met regularly with her faith sharing and cursillo groups.

 

She belonged to the Catholic Daughters of the Americas for 65 years and was treasurer and director of the Isabella Club.  She worked with the elderly of Elk Haven Nursing Home and was instrumental in organizing the Elk Haven Christmas Fund.

 

Keeper of numerous notebooks on her travels and other writings, she assembled many albums and scrapbooks, including the one for the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the town of St. Marys in 1966-67.

For her volunteer services and humanitarian efforts, she was selected to carry the Olympic Torch in 1996 in Erie.  Having received the youth award offered by the American Legion upon her eighth grade graduation, she was again honored by the American Legion with their award in 1997 for her many years of outstanding contributions.

 

She was a devoted wife and loving member to her family, and was always there for them in happy times and sad.  She considered it one of her greatest privileges to have been the “custodian mother” for her niece, Amy Fritz (Cancilla) Chavez, after the death of her parents in 1972 for six years.

 

She is survived by a sister, Sr. Helen Herbstritt, OSB, of Greensburg; two brothers, Roger Herbstritt and his wife Ann of Cross Junction, VA and Maurice Herbstritt and his wife Eleanor of St. Marys; a sister-in-law, Mary J. Herbstritt of St. Marys; a brother-in-law, Charles Kennedy of Allegany, NY; and by many nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to her husbands and parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Ann Kennedy and Rita and Catherine Herbstritt, who died in childhood; and three brothers, Mark Herbstritt, Jim “Bud” Herbstritt, and Thomas Herbstritt.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Mary’s Church on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at 12:00 PM, with the Rev. Alfred Patterson, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

 

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home Wednesday morning from 10:00 AM until 11:30 AM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk County Catholic School System, Advancement Office, 600 Maurus Street, St. Marys, PA  15857, or to the St. Mary’s Church, 325 Church Street, St. Marys, PA  15857.

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

 

 

BYRNEDALE - Catherine E. Rossi, 82, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 50 Monroe Street, Byrnedale, PA, passed away Monday, March 23, 2015, at Elk Haven after a lengthy illness.

 

She was born April 21, 1932 in Colver, PA, daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth Getsey Bukovitz.  She attended Colver School and was a graduate of Ebensburg/Cambria High School, Class of 1950.  She had been a resident of Elk County since 1950 and was employed by the St. Joseph’s Monastery for 20 years.

On April 21, 1951, in Colver, PA, she married Anthony J. “Tony” Rossi, who preceded her in death on September 8, 1988.

 

She is survived by five daughters, Patricia Ritter and her husband John of Weedville, Debbie Meyer and her husband Glenn of St. Marys, Terri Lanzel and her husband Michael of St. Marys, Annette Geci and her husband David of St. Marys, and Donna Clyde and her husband Ronald of DuBois; one son, Anthony S. Rossi and his wife Debbie of Export, PA; 11 grandchildren, Jeremy Meyer, Jason Meyer, Aaron Lanzel, Kevin Lanzel, Rachel Keron, Sarah Chiesa, Meghan Geci, Kaitlyn Geci, Brianna Clyde, Dominic Rossi, and Vincent Rossi; nine great grandchildren, Parker Meyer, Colby Meyer, Rylee Meyer, Aaron Lanzel, Julian Lanzel, Colin Lanzel, Maddie Lanzel, Anna Lanzel, and Makenna Keron; and one brother, Theodore Bukovitz and his wife Sandy.

 

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a great grandson, Jackson Lanzel; a sister, Dolores “Jeannie” Rito; and two brothers, Michael Bukovitz and Andrew Bukovitz.

 

Mrs. Rossi was a member of the Queen of the World Church and the Bennetts Valley Senior Center. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Thursday, March 26, 2015, 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 on Wednesday from 5:00 until 8:00 PM.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Elk Haven Nursing Home, 785 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA  15857; Bennetts Valley Senior Center, 149 Plum Street, Weedville, PA  15868; Community Nurses, Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA  15857; or to the Silver Creek Terrace, 791 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA  15857.

 

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

 

 

ST. MARYS - Nancy W. Burden, 60, of 609 Sunset Road, St. Marys, died suddenly at her home on Monday, March 23, 2015.

She was born on December 12, 1954, a daughter of the late Richard and Althea "Honey" Sobierajski Werner.

On May 16, 1981 in St. Marys Church, she married J. Harry Burden, who survives.

Nancy was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School, class of 1972.  She received her nursing degree from Hamot School of Nursing in 1975, and has worked at Elk Haven Nursing Home for the past 28 years.  She was a member of St. Marys Church and enjoyed skiing and caring for her beloved grandson, Max.

In addition to her husband of nearly 34 years, J. Harry Burden, she is survived by a daughter, Kristen (Joshua) Tibbles of St. Marys, a son, Robert (Kate Bauer) Burden of Steamboat Springs, CO, a grandson, Max Tibbles and a brother, Michael (Janet) Werner of Greenville, SC.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Althea "Honey" Werner.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Nancy W. Burden will be celebrated on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at 10:00 AM at St. Marys Church, Church St., St. Marys with Rev. Alfred Patterson, OSB, officiating.
Interment will be in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Elk Haven Nursing Home.

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

 

 

RIDGWAY - Christopher J. Kinley, 44, of 211 Chestnut Ave., Ridgway, died unexpectedly Friday morning, March 20, 2015 at his residence.


He was born April 24, 1970 in Ridgway, son of Forrest L. and Ida E. (Himes) Kinley Jr. 
He had resided in Ridgway all of his life, and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church and the VFW.
Chris was a 1988 graduate of Ridgway High School, and he was employed by The Ridgway Record for 10 years. 


He is survived by one son, Damon Carlson of Ridgway; two daughters, Shianne and Dianne Barnhart of St. Marys; his parents, Forrest L. and Ida E. Kinley Jr. of Ridgway; two brothers, Ed L. Kinley (Willie) of McKees Rocks and Bruce A. (Laurie) Kinley of Ridgway; one sister, Nancy E. (John) Wygant of Ridgway; and numbers nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. 


He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Alfred and Rosina Himes, and his paternal grandparents, Forest and Margaret Kinley Sr. 


Funeral and committal services for Christopher J. Kinley will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home, 136 Center St., Ridgway on Monday, March 23 at 12 p.m.


Officiating will be Fr. Brian E. Vossler, pastor of St. Leo Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Thayer Memorial Cemetery.


Friends will be received at the Thompson Funeral Home on Monday from 10 a.m. until the service at 12 p.m.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Ridgway Fire Department, or to the Ridgway Ambulance Corp. -

 

 

 

 

 

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