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Lowell H. Young, 93, Emporium

 

Lowell H. Young, 93, of 630 N. Maple St., Emporium, PA died at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA on Friday (May 20, 2016) morning following a shopping trip to Olivett’s Market.

 

He was born December 5, 1922 in Russell, PA a son of the late David and Minnie Carlson Young. Mr. Young was North Maple St. oldest resident, both in Longevity and years of residency, passed away on May 20, 2016. Lowell graduated from Russell High School class of 1940 and from Hoff Business College in 1942. Prior to induction into the army he was employed by Struthers Wells Corporation in Titusville. After his discharge from the US Army he moved to Emporium where he met Grace Reinard, the love of his life, who he married May 16, 1953 in the First Baptist Church. He retired in 1982 after nearly 38 years of employment with Sylvania.

 

Being musically inclined he sang tenor in the Emporium Methodist choir for over 60 years and at one time he was active in the St. Mary's chapter of the SPEBSQSA (barbershop quartet) He delivered meals on wheels for many years and was an avid writer having written his memoir while he was in his eighties. Lowell had a wonderful sence of humor.

 

He is survived by a daughter, Sandra Erdle, Sudbury, MA; granddaughters, Cynthia and Paula; nephew, David (Karen) Young; niece, Doris (Skip) Trumbull; beloved niece, Margaret Burnside He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Minnie Carlson Young; wife, Grace Reinard Young; brother, Bernard Young; sister, Fern Way, a special cousin, Ethel Young,

 

There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 306 S Spruce St, Emporium, PA on Wednesday (June 1, 2016) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA Memorial Contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 306 S. Spruce Street., Emporium, PA 15834

 

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

 

Virginia Rose Downey, 91, Emporium

 

Virginia Rose Downey, 91, passed away May 10, 2016. She was born in Williamsport, PA, and helped raise her brothers. She has resided in Cuyahoga Falls for over 55 years. She had worked as a machine operator at Karg Machine, various restaurants, and as a babysitter. She loved to dance to big band music and loved her family and cat Asia.

Preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Mable Downey, children, Thomas Rinker, Roseanne Puskar, and Theodore Haynes; and father of her children, Eugene Haynes. She is survived by her daughter, Sandy Kotula of PA and Jackie Knarr of Akron; grandchildren, Nikki, Angie, Tammy, Paula, Trish, Ted, Bobbie, Brittian and Allan and many great and great-great grandchildren; brother, John (Bud) Downey; and her extended family, Frank, Claire, Angie and Allie Copeland .

A Memorial Service will be held at Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E 4th St. Emporium, PA on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 10:00 AM with Rev. Mark Conklin officiating. Burial will be in Newton Cemetery.
In lieu of other remembrances, memorials may be made to Pawsabilities, Humane Society of Greater Akron, 7996 Darrow Rd, Twinsburg, OH 44087. Local 
Online Condolences may be placed at 
www.BarnettFuneralHome.net 

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

 

Robert G. Jeter Sr., 82, St. Marys

 

Robert G. Jeter Sr., 82, formerly of St. Marys, died Sunday, May 22, 2016 and went to be with the Lord.


Mr. Jeter was born in Harvey, Ill. and was the son of the late Llewellen Garthright and Gladys (Sheley) Jeter of St. Marys.


He was a retired electrician with IBEW Local 5 of Pittsburgh. He was a member of the Elks BPOE #2257, Eulalia Lodge #342 F&AM and the Scottish Rite of Coudersport. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Navy.


Mr. Jeter is survived by his wife, Carolyn Novosat Jeter; his daughters, Kim (Michael Anderson) Jeter-Anderson of York, Robin (Ronald) Snelick of Lynchburg, Va., Lori (Mark Haas) Jeter-Haas of New Stanton and Stacey (Keith) Marsteller of Stewartstown; his son, Robert G. (Dawn) Jeter Jr. of Glen Rock; 13 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; his twin sisters, Connie (Frank) Ginther and Bonnie Guilyard, both of St. Marys; and his companion of 13 years, Charlotte Magill of Harrisburg.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Patrick D. Jeter of Virginia Beach, Va.; and his sister, Trudy Ann Jeter of St. Marys.


A memorial service for Robert G. Jeter Sr. will be held Tuesday, May 31 at 11 a.m. at the Hoover Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 6011 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg. Burial will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, with full military honors.


Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 31 from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.
Online condolences may be left at www.hooverfuneralhome.com.

 

Glen Theodore "Teddy" Thompson, 71, Kersey

Glen Theodore “Teddy” Thompson, 71, of Harborcreek, PA, and formerly of Kersey, passed away unexpectedly Friday, May 20, 2016, in Erie.

He was born in Kersey, son of the late Glen and Marguerite Sidelinger Thompson.  A graduate of the St. Marys High School, Class of 1962, he entered the Army in 1965.  He was a Vietnam Veteran, having served there for all of 1966.  He attained the rank of Corporal.  Upon his discharge, he enrolled in the General Electric Apprentice Course in Erie.   He was a retired employee of General Electric and Steris Corporation of Erie.

Teddy is survived by two sisters, Patricia Uhl and her husband William of Kersey and Jeanne Sheeley of Kersey; a brother, Roger D. Thompson of Kersey; his friend, Barb Ganzer of Erie; and by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Marie Thompson, in infancy.

Teddy was a lifetime member of the American Legion and a member of the Toby United Methodist Church.  He loved going to the Dog Park on Presque Isle in Erie, where he spent most of his time after his retirement.  He said he knew all the dogs there by name.  He never missed a family reunion and going back to Kersey when he could.

Funeral Services will be held in the Toby United Methodist Church on Friday, May 27, 2016, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Karen Trask, Pastor, officiating.  Full military rites will be accorded by the Fox Twp. Servicemen’s Burial Detail.  Burial will follow in Parklawn Memorial Gardens.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home, St. Marys, PA, on Friday from 9:30 until 10:30 AM.

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

Janice B. Brunner, 79, Ridgway

 

Janice B. Brunner, 79, of 5787 Grant Rd., Ridgway, died Saturday evening, May 21, 2016 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.


She was born March 9, 1937 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Daniel and Bernice (Heindel) O'Connell.


She married Walter L. Brunner on April 12, 1958, and he survives. She was a lifelong resident of Ridgway and a graduate of the St. Leo High School. She was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church. Janice was a loving wife and mother.


Surviving besides her husband are the following children: Steve D. Brunner of St. Marys, Stephanie (Pat) Donahue of Ridgway, Kim (Mike) Bolitiski of Ridgway, Kevin W. Brunner of Ridgway and Mark A. Brunner and his fiancee Sheri of Ridgway; seven grandchildren, Greg Brunner, Renee Brunner, John Prechtl, Justin (Amy) Brunner, Scott (Casey) Brunner, Brenton (Ashley) Kilhoffer and Kara (Brian) Kilhoffer; numerous great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty (Don) Peterson of Ridgway and Kathy (Ellwyn) Reynolds of Ridgway; one brother, Emerson (Mary) Heindel of Illinois; and several nieces and nephews. 


She was preceded in death by her parents.


A private memorial service for Janice B. Brunner will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Boy Scout Troop 93 in care of Derrick Goode, 309 Early Ave., Ridgway, Pa. 15853 or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital . Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home.

 

Chester "Chet" Llewellyn, 94, Weedville

 

Chester "Chet" Llewellyn, 94, of Weedville, died Friday, May 20, 2016 in Ridgway.
He was born March 23, 1922 in Weedville, daughter of the late Clyde and Margaret (Tyler) Llewellyn.


He married Catherine "Kay" (Romanic) on Sept. 14, 1946, she preceded him in death Jan. 27, 1998.


Chet served in the U.S. Navy during WWII from 1942-1945. He worked for the PRR Railroad for 43 years. He was a lifetime member of the Bennetts Valley American Legion where he served on the burial detail for many years and the VFW. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He lived all his life in Weedville.


He is survived by two children, Marcia DeWald of Weedville and Dennis Llewellyn of Black Forest, Colo.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Calvin Llewellyn of Penfield; one sister, Ethel Panighetti of St. Marys; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one brother, Clyde "Jack" Llewellyn; and four sisters, Loretta McAfoose, Ann Schaberl, Rosella Shore and Roselyn VanLew.


Funeral services for Chester "Chet" Llewellyn will be held Monday, May 23 at the Weedville Wesleyan Church with Reverend Bryon Kleppinger officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the Bennetts Valley American Legion Post 978 Burial Detail. Interment will be in St. Joseph Church Cemetery, Force.


Visitation was held Sunday, May 22 from 5-8 p.m. at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, 12045 Bennetts Valley Hwy., Penfield.


In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Bennetts Valley Ambulance or the Jay Township Volunteer Fire Company and will be accepting online condolences at www.nedzafamilyfuneralhomes.com. 

 

William V. "Bill" Wickett, 88, St. Marys

 

William V. "Bill" Wickett, 88, of 160 Hemlock Road, St. Marys, died on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Penn Highlands Elk following injuries sustained in an ATV accident last Thursday afternoon.

He was born on April 28, 1928, in St. Marys, a son of the late Joseph and Veronica Engelhardt Wickett.

On January 19, 1952 in St. Patrick's Cathedral in Erie, he married Grace A. Brennen Wickett, who preceded him in death on February 9, 1994.

Bill was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Central High School, class of 1946.  He served in the US Army during the Korean War and was a member of Queen of the World Church.  He had worked for many years as a union carpenter.  He served as adjutant commander of the VFW in Ridgway and was a member of the Moose, Legion, and the Eagles.  He enjoyed spending his time outdoors, gardening, and riding his four-wheeler.  Most of all, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by two daughters, Valerie (Jim) Weis of St. Marys, Cynthia (Denny) Cortinovis of St. Marys, two sons, Tony (Iris) Wickett of St. Marys and Tim (Mary Kay) Wickett of Lewis Run, as well as by 21 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and one great-grandchild on the way.  He is also survived by a brother, Clarence (Mary Jane) Wickett of St. Marys, a sister, Audrey (Fred) Hillebrand of St. Marys, and by a sister-in-law Rosemary Fritz.

In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Rebecca Weis in 2003, two brothers, Bernard Engelhardt and Joseph Wickett, and by three sisters, Rita Hillebrand, Ethel Buerk and Florence Lucanik.

A Mass of Christian Burial for William Wickett will be celebrated on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at 10:00 AM at Queen of the World Church, Queens Road, St. Marys with Pastor Richard Allen, officiating.
Military Honors will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail.
The family will receive friends on Saturday morning at Queen of the World Church from 9 AM until the time of the service.

Interment will follow in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Elk County Rides for Vets, St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail, Queen of the World Church or to the Elk County Humane Society.

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

 

Lyle Lyon, 94, Emporium

 

Lyle O. Lyon, 94, formerly of Poplar Street, Emporium, died Sunday (May 15, 2016) in Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys.


Born Oct. 3, 1921, in Emporium, he was the son of the late R. Paul and Susie Skillman Lyon. On June 15, 1946, in Emporium, he married the former Ellen Nickler, who survives.


A lifelong resident of Cameron County, Lyle was a 1942 graduate of Emporium High School and was a veteran of 
World War II, having served in the Army Air Corps. 


He was employed by Sylvania Electric in Emporium and the Emporium Water Co. before joining the Emporium Police Department, where he became the chief of police. Later, he was employed for many years as foreman of Emporium Borough's Public Works Department before retiring in 1986.


Mr. Lyon was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Emporium, where he served as a trustee, Masonic Lodge #382 F&AM in Emporium, and was a 63-year member of the Emporium Fire Department.


Survivors include three sons, Paul A. (Susan) Lyon of Emporium, the Rev. Ray E. (Kathy) Lyon of North Huntingdon, and David A. (Mollie) Lyon of Hermitage; one daughter, Margie (Larry) Kelly of Allentown; one sister, Twila Grimm of Emporium; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.


In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two infant brothers, Alvin and Merle Lyon; and two adult brothers, Leon and Clark Lyon.


A visitation with video tribute will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium. The family will also receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday in the First United Methodist Church, where funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Joseph Short, pastor, officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail. Burial will be in Moore Hill Cemetery, Emporium.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to The 
Alzheimer's Association , 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or online at www.alz.org.

 

Virginia Rose Downey, 91, Emporium

 

Virginia Rose Downey, 91, passed away May 10, 2016. She was born in Williamsport, PA, and helped raise her brothers. She has resided in Cuyahoga Falls for over 55 years. She had worked as a machine operator at Karg Machine, various restaurants, and as a babysitter. She loved to dance to big band music and loved her family and cat Asia.

Preceded in death by her parents, Daniel and Mable Downey, children, Thomas Rinker, Roseanne Puskar, and Theodore Haynes; and father of her children, Eugene Haynes. She is survived by her daughter, Sandy Kotula of PA and Jackie Knarr of Akron; grandchildren, Nikki, Angie, Tammy, Paula, Trish, Ted, Bobbie, Brittian and Allan and many great and great-great grandchildren; brother, John (Bud) Downey; and her extended family, Frank, Claire, Angie and Allie Copeland .

A Memorial Service will be held at Barnett Funeral Home at a later date.
In lieu of other remembrances, memorials may be made to Pawsabilities, Humane Society of Greater Akron, 7996 Darrow Rd, Twinsburg, OH 44087. Local
Online Condolences may be placed at
www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

 

Harry Dodrill, 80, St. Marys

 

Harry M. Dodrill, 80, of 131 Diamond Street, St. Marys, died on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh surrounded by his family following a lengthy illness.

He was born on February 22, 1936, in St. Marys, a son the late Jurl and Cleo Bennett Dodrill.

On October 15, 1965 in the First United Methodist in Cumberland, MD, he married Jean Quigg Dodrill, who survives.
 

Harry was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of St. Marys Public High School, class of 1955.  He worked for many years at Pure Carbon Company, later Morgan AM&T.  He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Reserves from 1958 to 1964.  He was on active duty at Fort Bragg, NC during the 1961-1962 Berlin Crisis.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and also a member of the American Legion.  He enjoyed hunting, gardening, and spending time with his family 

In addition to his wife of more than 50 years, Jean Quigg Dodrill, he is survived by a daughter, Paula (Dan) Fedorko of Saylorsburg, PA, a son, Keith (Yvonne) Dodrill of Coraopolis, two grandsons, Hunter Dodrill and Jarrett Dodrill, and by a sister, Geraldine Dodrill of St. Marys.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Delores Smith and Audrey Cortina and by one niece, Sharon Smith.

Funeral Services for Harry M. Dodrill will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at 11:00 AM at First United Methodist Church, N. St. Marys St., St. Marys, PA with Pastor Tim Hoover, officiating.  Interment will follow in Morningside Cemetery.
Military Honors will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail.

Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 8:30 AM until 10:30 AM.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to the Community Nurses, Inc. or to the Elk County Humane Society.

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

 

Michael J. "Q-Bert" Uberti, 58, St. Marys

 

Michael J. "Q-Bert" Uberti, 58, of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, May 15, 2016 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.


Mr. Uberti was born June 15, 1957 in St. Marys, a son of the late John J. and Colleen A. (Gaffey) Uberti.


He is survived by his loving wife Lou (Pifer) Uberti of Punxsutawney.


Mr. Uberti worked many years as a journeyman pipe fitter before retirement. He was a member of L U #354, Eagles and MOOSE in Punxsutawney. Q-Bert was an avid Steelers fan and also enjoyed NASCAR. He had strong faith and loved the Lord.


In addition to his wife Lou, he is survived by two daughters, Zita Tyger and wife Dan of Creekside and Sasha Uberti of Kansas City, Mo.; one stepson, Josh Snyder of Georgia; and one step-daughter, Michelle Burkett and husband Mark of Eastern. He is also survived by one brother, J. Thomas Uberti and wife Joanna of Punxsutawney; two sisters, Lorraine London and husband Wayne of DuBois and Linda Uberti of Punxsutawney; six grandchildren, Zachary, Canyon, Maverick, Xavier, Collin, Ryan; and his dog Jack.


He is preceded in death by one brother, Terrence M. Uberti; and an infant granddaughter, Shayla Rose.


A funeral service for Michael J. "Q-Bert" Uberti will be held Tuesday, May 17 at 7 p.m. at the McCabe Funeral Home in Punxsutawney with Joseph Butterbaugh officiating.


Friends will be received Tuesday, May 17 at the funeral home from 4 p.m. until the time of the service at 7 p.m.


Online condolences may be made at mccabefuneralhomespa.com

 

M. Lucille Armagost Grabofski, 86, Ridgway

 

M. Lucille Armagost Grabofski, 86, formerly of Chelsea Avenue, Erie, and Ridgway, died Tuesday, May 10, 2016 in Wilmington, N.C.


She was born Sept. 3, 1929 in Ridgway, daughter of the late James Gordon and Rose Groeger Armagost.


A 1947 graduate of Ridgway High School, she was an interviewer for the Commerce Department of the U.S. Government for 20 years, retiring in 1991. Lucille also worked for Olson & Larson Insurance Agency in Ridgway, was a resistor tester for the Stackpole industry in St. Marys, and was secretary to the superintendent of operations at the Elliott Co. in Ridgway for 10 years. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Erie where she was active with Project Dignity and the Social Ministry Committee. She served on church council and was a former member of the Mary Martha Circle. She was also a volunteer with the Aid Association for Lutherans (AAL) at St. John's and a member of the Siebenbuerger Ladies Auxiliary. Lucille was an accomplished artist and seamstress and she enjoyed cooking.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, William J. Grabofski (2014); her stepfather, Donald Stickle; a brother and two sisters.


Survivors include her son, John Grabofski of Fairview; her brother, Jim Armagost of Ridgway; three granddaughters, Melissa Chalot of San Francisco, Calif., Kristin Reisinger of Charlotte, N.C. and Michele Connelly of Wilmington, N.C.; six great-grandchildren, Lena, Lola, Claira, Chace, Scarlett and Harris; and several nieces and nephews.


A service for M. Lucille Armagost Grabofski will be held Monday, May 16 at 1 p.m. in the Sanctuary at St. John's Lutheran Church Chapel, 2216 Peach St., Erie with the Rev. Erik Young officiating. Additional calling will be held at graveside in Oakmont Cemetery, Ridgway, on Tuesday, May 17 from noon until the time of a committal service there at 1 p.m. The Rev. Stephen Fair of St. John's Lutheran Church, Johnsonburg, will officiate.


Friends may call at St. John's Lutheran Church Chapel on Monday from noon until the time of service in the Sanctuary at 1 p.m.  


Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 2216 Peach St., Erie, Pa. 16502.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Scott Funeral Home, 2104 Myrtle St., Erie.
Family and friends may view the online obituary, send condolences and order flowers at www.ScottFuneralHomeErie.com.

 

Christopher Lee Dandoy, 37, St. Marys

 

Christopher Lee Dandoy, 37, died unexpectedly Wednesday, April 27, 2016 in Asheville, N.C. at his residence.


He was born Dec. 17, 1978 in St. Marys, son of Larry and Diane Reasinger Dandoy of Cherry Road, Kersey. He was employed by Rexel Electrical and Data Company, Stepamgar Dog Kennel, and Volvo in Asheville.


Chris will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him. He was a loving and kind person, loved animals with a passion, and loved helping people. Chris was always helping the homeless in Asheville, buying them clothes and food. Chris also loved all sports.


Chris is survived by a sister, Michelle Dandoy of Asheville, N.C.; two brothers, Paul Dandoy and his wife Laura of Ridgway and Brian Dandoy of Kersey; three nieces; two nephews; and one great-nephew.


A celebration of the life of Christopher Lee Dandoy will be held at the United Methodist Church along North St. Marys Street, St. Marys, on Saturday, May 14 at 1 p.m.


Family and friends will be received at the United Methodist Church on Saturday from noon until the time of service.

 

Mark Cannon, 55, St. Marys

 

Mark V. Cannon, 55, of 521 N. St. Marys St., St. Marys, died unexpectedly at his home Monday, May 9, 2016.


He was born Jan. 14, 1961 in St. Marys, a son of the late Robert C. and Clara Nelson Cannon.
Mark was a graduate of SMAHS, Class of 1980 and was a member of Sacred Heart Church. He earned a degree from the School of Computer Technology in Pittsburgh and over the years, he had worked in Georgia and in Sewickley as a computer programmer. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time with his dog. He was also an Oakland A's and Raiders fan.


He is survived by two brothers, Robert S. Cannon and his wife Rita of Orange, Mass. and Michael Cannon and his wife Carla of St. Marys; his aunts and uncles, Doris and Jim Tettis and Vincent and Rita Intoccia; and numerous cousins.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.
A Memorial Service for Mark V. Cannon will be held Saturday, May 14 at 11 a.m. at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home with Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, officiating.


The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.


Interment will follow in the St. Marys Protestant Cemetery.


Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be placed at www.LynchGreenFuneralHome.com

 

Rose M. Giughello, 65, Johnsonburg

 

Rose M. Giughello, 65, of 576 Dill Hill Rd., Johnsonburg, died unexpectedly Sunday, May 8, 2016 at her residence.


She was born May 20, 1950 in New London, Conn., daughter of Betty L. Marshall Davis and the late George Davis. She was married to Paul L. Giughello who preceded her in death Dec. 3, 1999.


She had resided in Johnsonburg for the last 46 years and was a member of the Awakening Alliance Church in Ridgway. She had been employed by Elk Haven Nursing Home and Walmart.
She is survived by her mother, Betty L. Comier of Kane; one son, Edward C. (Lisa) Redmond of Johnsonburg; one daughter, Rebecca M. Redmond of California; five grandchildren, Gabrielle, Zachary, Christopher, Zen, and Kai; one great-grandson, Lucas; two sisters, Lu (Randy) Kelly of Seattle, Wash. and De (Darren) Anderson of Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband and father.


A memorial service for Rose M. Giughello will be held at the Awakening Alliance Church on Thursday, May 12 at 2 p.m. Officiating will be Pastor John Smith.

 

There will be no visitation.

 

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Awakening Alliance Church, 16915 Boot Jack Rd., Ridgway, Pa. 15853. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home.

 

David D. Palmer, 52, St. Marys

 

David D. Palmer, 52, of 466 Washington Street, St. Marys, died unexpectedly on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Penn Highlands Elk. 

He was born on April 2, 1964, in St. Marys, a son of the late James Palmer and Mary Jane Williamson Palmer, who survives.

David was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Area schools.  He was last employed by Morgan AM&T and was Catholic by faith.  He enjoyed visiting with his friends and fixing, building, and rebuilding anything with a motor.  He had a big heart and would help anyone in need.  More than anything, he loved and dedicated his life to his son, Isaac.

In addition to his mother, Mary Jane Williamson Palmer, he is survived by his son, Isaac Palmer of Ridgway, a sister, Gerri Ann (Mike) Ireland of Weedville, and by a niece and nephew.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Palmer in 2003.

A Mass of Christian Burial for David D. Palmer will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at 12:00 PM at St. Marys Church, Church Street, St. Marys, PA with Rev. Alfred Patterson, OSB, officiating.

There will be no visitation.

Interment will be in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to a favorite charity.

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

 

Dorothy J. Witherow, 97, St. Marys

 

Dorothy J. Witherow, 97, a resident of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, and formerly of the Ridgway Commons in Ridgway, died on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Pinecrest Manor following a brief illness. 

She was born on September 3, 1918, in McKeesport, PA, a daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Winders Paris.

On November 22, 1938 in Brookville, PA, she married Charles E. Witherow, who preceded her in death on July 19, 1989.

Mrs. Witherow was a longtime resident of the area and enjoyed crocheting and word search puzzles.

She is survived by three grandchildren, Joetta Keener and her companion Doug Morgan, Steven Keener, and Shawn (Kelly) Keener, all of Ridgway.  She is also survived by her twin sister, Dolores Corbett of St. Marys, by her son-in-law, Donald Keener of Ridgway and by two great-grandchildren, Randy and Chase.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, JoAnn Keener in 2002 an by twin great-grandsons, Alexander and Andrew,

Funeral Services for Dorothy J. Witherow are being held privately and at the convenience of the family.

Interment will be in Lake City Cemetery.

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

 

Twila I. Dutcher, 98, Ridgway

 

Twila I. Dutcher, 98, formerly of Boot Jack Road, Ridgway, died Thursday, May 5, 2016 at Pinecrest Manor. 


She was born July 22, 1917 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Alfred and Myrtle Trumbull Ruth.
She married Jack P. Dutcher who preceded her in death May 20, 1995.


She was a lifelong Ridgway resident and a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church and the Ridgway Grange. Twila was a sales clerk at Raymond's in Ridgway. 


She is survived by two daughters, Jacqueline Ruth Aunkst of Cincinnati, Ohio and Shirley Follo of Middle Island, N.Y.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. 


In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter. 
Private services for Twila I. Dutcher will be held at the convenience of the family. 
Burial will be in Brandy Camp Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Meehan-Shilk Funeral Home, 130 Center St., Ridgway.

 

Paul D. Plant, 60, Emporium

 

Paul D. Plant, 60, of 305 E. Third Street, Emporium, PA died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA on Wednesday (May 4, 2016) morning. He was born November 15, 1955 in Penfield, PA a son of the late Rev. John and Elner Henderson Plant. He married Leslie Fragale Plant, who survives. Paul worked as a machinist at several factories throughout the area and was also a self employed machinist. Paul loved his 5 cats. Surviving in addition to his wife Leslie Fragale Plant are a Daughter, Tiffany Plant, Kenmore, NY; four Brothers, Dennis Plant, Mifflintown; Don Plant, Greeley, CO; Max Plant, Georgia and Several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. John and Elner Henderson Plant, 3 Brothers, Bob, Robert & Jimmie Lee Plant. At Paul's request there will be

 

No Service or Visitation. 

 

Jonathan Rivera, 31, Johnsonburg

 

Jonathan Rivera, 31, of 215 Powers Ave., Johnsonburg, died Monday afternoon, May 2, 2016 at his residence following a lengthy illness.


He was born Nov. 18, 1984 in Cayay, Puerto Rico, son of Ricardo and Marie Lugo Rivera.
On July 18, 2009, he married Nicole Crotzer, daughter of Karolee Crotzer and Thomas Crotzer.
He resided in Johnsonburg since 2008, and formerly lived in New York City. He graduated from New York City Public Schools, attending in Jamaica, Queens.


He was a member of Holy Rosary Church. Jonathan was a self-employed painter and loved being home with his children and had many hobbies.


He is survived by his wife at home, Nicole Crotzer-Rivera; his mother, Maria Lugo of Scranton; his paternal grandmother, Filomena Diaz, also of Scranton; one son, Jovanni, and one daughter Jordy Rivera, both at home; and two brothers and two sisters.


He was preceded in death by his father and his paternal grandfather, grandfather R. Diaz.
A funeral service for Jonathan Rivera will be conducted Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m. at the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, 401 Chestnut St., Johnsonburg. Officiating will be Rev. David Wilson, pastor of Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Johnsonburg.


Friends will be received at the funeral home on Friday evening, May 6 from 6-8 p.m.
Share your condolences at www.ferraginefuneralhome.com

 

Alice C. Murray, 86, Kersey

 

Alice C. Murray, 86, of 108 Lovers Ln., Kersey, died peacefully in her sleep Thursday, April 28, 2016 at her residence.


She was born Dec. 11, 1929 in Kersey, daughter of the late Clyde and Caroline Anzinger Mosier. On Oct. 16, 1948 in the St. Boniface Church, she married Ambrose B. Murray and he preceded her in death in 2002.


She was a lifelong resident of Kersey and was a graduate of Kersey High School, Class of 1947. She was a retired employee of Sylvania where she had worked for over 30 years. Alice was a member of the St. Boniface Church, enjoyed reading and playing cards and loved her puppy Hairy. 


She is survived by two daughters, Mary Lee Mertz and her husband Gary of St. Marys, and Teresa Murray of St. Marys; three sons, Michael Murray and his wife Connie of Summerville, S.C., Terry Murray of St. Marys, and Tim Murray of Kersey; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. 


Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Fay Feldbauer; by a sister, Marie Micale; and a brother, Charles Mosier. She was the last member of her immediate family.


Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services for Alice C. Murray to be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday, May 2 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ross Miceli officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery.
There will be no visitation. 


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Boniface Church, 355 Main St., Kersey, Pa. 15846. 


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

 

Helen H. Hoy, 93, St. Marys

 

Helen H. Hoy, 93, of 1149 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, died on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Pinecrest Manor surrounded by her family following a brief illness.

She was born on December 27, 1922, in Johnsonburg, a daughter of the late Alfred and Catherine Sweeney Hinchliffe.

On November 14, 1942 in Bryan, TX, she married David D. Hoy, who survives.

Mrs. Hoy was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Johnsonburg High School, class of 1940.  She was a member of the St. Marys Church and was a member of the Rosary Altar Society.  She was a longtime volunteer for the Catholic school cafeteria and for Meals on Wheels.  She also volunteered at the hospital and was a member of the Red Hat Society.

In addition to her husband of more than 73 years, David D. Hoy, she is survived by a daughter, Betsy Healy and her husband John of St. Marys, a son Jeffrey Hoy and his wife Tracy of New Wilmington, and by four grandchildren, Sean (Bridget) Healy of Pittsburgh, Diana (Brian) Caiazza of New Wilmington, David Hoy of Grove City and Katherine (Steve Marquart) of Hopewell Junction, NY.  She is also survived by four great-grandchildren, Meghan, Tully, Brian and Julian and by two special nieces, Joyce (Bob) Arnold and Kathy (Jim) Herzing.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Martin Hinchliffe and Thomas Hinchliffe and by three sisters, Shirley Tuttle, Alice McKnight and June Smith.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Helen H. Hoy will be celebrated on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at 10:00 AM at St. Marys Church, Church Street, St. Marys, with Rev. Alfred Patterson, OSB, officiating.

Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Friday, April 29, 2016 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Elk County Humane Society, St. Marys Church, Holy Rosary Church or to a charity of choice.

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
 

James A. Blint, 86, Johnsonburg

 

James A. Blint, 86, of High Street, Johnsonburg, died Saturday, April 23, 2016 at Penn Highlands Elk after a short illness.


He was born Oct. 23, 1929 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Donald and Frances (Legacy) Blint.
He married Rita N. (Dagustine) Blint on Feb. 2, 1952 in Holy Rosary Church and she survives.
Jim was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School and served in the U.S. Navy Seabees during the Korean Conflict from 1947-1951, receiving military honors and a Korean Service Bronze Star.
He worked 14 years with the Johnsonburg Paper Mill as a second class mechanic, 40 years as a contractor under the name JA Blint and Sons and six years at Walmart after his retirement in 1999.


Jim was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church where he served as an usher, Johnsonburg VFW, Senior Center, and was a Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Club. He was a former member of the Elks and Chamber of Commerce and enjoyed many years as a member of the Central Hose Drum Corps.


He loved spending time with his family at his camp, hunting and was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers.


He lived all his life in Johnsonburg.


In addition to his wife, Rita N. (Dagustine) Blint of Johnsonburg, he is survived by four children, Sandra M. Schwabenbauer of Johnsonburg, Denise M. Blint of Horseheads, N.Y., James D. (Gloria) Blint of Mt. Lebanon and Scott M. (Marilyn) Blint of Portersville; seven grandchildren, Nicole (Matthew) Duda of Pittsburgh, Michele Schwabenbauer of Milan, Italy, Breann (Ruben) Torres of Zelienople, Brittany (Zachery) Kristophel of Evans City, Kohl Blint of Portersville, Matthew (Megan Crowell) Blint of Pittsburgh and Jessica Blint of Philadelphia; five great-grandchildren, R.J., Gianna, Mia, Jack and Liam; and one brother, Donald (Sally) Blint of Kane.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, William Blint; and one son-in-law, Edward Schwabenbauer.


A Mass of Christian Burial for James A. Blint will be held Friday, April 29 at 10 a.m. at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Father David Wilson as celebrant.


Military honors will be accorded by the Johnsonburg/Ridgway Servicemen's Detail. Service members are asked to assemble at the Ubel Funeral Home, 111 Bridge St., Johnsonburg on Friday, April 29 at 9:15 a.m.


Interment will be in Holy Rosary Church Cemetery.


Visitation will be held Thursday, April 28 from 5-8 p.m. and Friday, April 29 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the funeral home.


The family suggests memorials to the Holy Rosary Church or the Johnsonburg Senior Center and will be accepting online condolences at www.nedzafamilyfuneralhomes.com. 

 

Virginia P. Herzing, 91, St. Marys

 

Virginia P. Herzing, 91, of 185 Center St. (Elk Towers) and formerly of Hall Avenue, St. Marys, died Friday, April 22, 2016 at Pinecrest Manor following a brief illness.


She was born Sept. 21, 1924 in Metter, Ga., daughter of the late Preston and Esther McGowan Lanier.


She was a graduate of Metter High School and had resided in St. Marys since 1945. She was a retired employee of Quality Components where she worked for 40 years.
On Aug. 28, 1945 in Savannah, Ga., she married Aurelius J. "Brod" Herzing. He died Dec. 4, 2001.


She was a member of the Queen of the World Church, the Rosary Altar Society, the CD of A, served as a den mother for Cub Scouts, enjoyed knitting, sewing, playing cards, and being with her family.
 


She is survived by a daughter, Judy Wolfel and her husband Richard of St. Marys; four sons, Daniel L. Herzing and his wife Sue of St. Marys, Michael J. Herzing and his wife Lynn of St. Marys, Richard A. and his wife Ann of St. Marys, and Timothy D. Herzing and his wife Shelly of Harrisburg; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews.


In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Adam Wolfel; and by four sisters, Beaulah Sapp, Blanche Parmham Hux, Georgia White and Cleon Williams; and by a son, David, in infancy.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Virginia P. Herzing will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Tuesday, April 26 at 11:30 a.m. 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, April 25 from 5-8 p.m.
 
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses, Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, Pa. 15857. Online condolences may be offered at
 www.lynch-radkowski.com.

 

Jennie M. Baughman,98, Ridgway

 

Jennie M. Baughman, 98, formerly of Swedetown Road, Lake City, died Thursday morning, April 21, 2016 at McKinley Health Center in Brookville following a lengthy illness.


She was born June 13, 1917 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Thomas H. and Harriet (Hoffman) Myers. 


She married Willace H. Baughman on Aug. 2, 1941, he preceded her in death July 19, 1996. She had resided in Lake City for many years and was a former Ridgway resident. She was a graduate of the Ridgway High School and Clarion University. Jennie was a member of the Lake City Methodist Church, the Pennsylvania State Teachers Association, a past member of the American Legion Women's Auxiliary, and a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She had been a teacher in the Ridgway Area School District for 41 years.


She is survived by two grandchildren, Jessica N. Carbone of Peabody, Mass. and Nathan M. Goble of West Grotten, Mass.; two great-granddaughters; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Janet H. Goble; two brothers, Charles B. Myers and Thomas I. Myers; and one sister, Betty Rhines.


There will be no funeral services or visitation for Jennie M. Baughman per her request. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home

 

Virginia A. "Genny" Gribble, 56, St. Marys

 

Virginia A. “Genny” Gribble, 56, of 297 Honey Lane, St. Marys, PA formerly of Emporium, PA died at Mount Jewett on Sunday (April 17, 2016) afternoon in a motorcycle accident.


She was born May 12, 1959 in Coudersport, PA a daughter of the late Francis and Eva Sabatino Burgett.


She had been married to Randie Gribble, Emporium


Genny worked at GKN for over 28 years. She was a devoted mother and grandmother who loved her family very much. She liked decorating and baking.
She is survived by a daughter, Stacy Scarpelli, DuBois; son, Jason (Kelly) Allison, Emporium; daughter, Dusti Rees, Emporium; son, Josh Rees, Emporium; son, Derrick (Ally) Gribble, Emporium. Twelve Grandchildren, Madyson, Chanz, Tapanga, Camdyn, Brynn, Laila, Haley, Kierstyn, James, Brooklyn, Jarron & Grayden. sister, Evie Sabatino, Meadville, PA; brother David Burgett, Emporium; brother, Paul Burgett, Emporium; brother, Tom Burgett, Hermitage, PA; brother, Charles Hooftallen, Emporium; brother, Perry Hooftallen, Roulette.


Preceded in Death By


Parents, Francis and Eva Sabatino Burgett.


The family will receive friends at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium on Monday from 11:00 AM -1:00 PM with the service to follow at 1:00 PM with Rev. Mark Conklin, Pastor, Christian Missionary & Alliance Church, officiating.

Online Condolences may be placed at
www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

 

Gail Klein, 69, St. Marys

 

Gail A. Klein Obituary

 

Gail A. Klein, 69, of 1040 Lemans Rd., St. Marys, died Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Penn Highlands Elk after an illness of the past several months.


She was born March 30, 1947 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Alfred J. and Winifred H. Higgins Fleischman. 


She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Elk County Catholic High School, Class of 1965. She had served as activities director at Elk Haven Nursing Home and then retired as nursing coordinator. 


On April 20, 1968 in the St. Mary's Church, she married James R. Klein and he survives. 
Gail was a member of the Queen of the World Church. She loved her job and enjoyed being with her Elk Haven family. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. 
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Jeff Klein and his wife Elisa of Newton Square; a daughter, Danielle Bergez and her husband Matthieu of Wilmington, Del.; two grandchildren, Leo Bergez and Lucy Bergez; and by two sisters, Patricia Fleischman of St. Marys and Donna Brem and her husband James of St. Marys. 


Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial for Gail A. Klein to be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Tuesday, April 19 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, as celebrant. 


Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery.

 
There will be no visitation. 


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk Haven Nursing Home, 785 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, Pa. 15857. 


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

 

David Cheatle, 53, St. Marys

 

David A. Cheatle, 53, of 240 Fourth Street, St. Marys, died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 14, 2016.

He was born on June 7, 1962, in St. Marys, a son of the late Vernon J. and Anna M. Young Cheatle.

On September 21, 1989 in St. Marys, he married Dawn Gagliardi Cheatle, who survives.

Dave was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of ECCHS.  He served in the U.S. Army and had been employed at Metaldyne for more than 30 years.  He was a member of the PFL and a pool league.  He was an avid golfer who also enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He liked the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers and enjoyed trips to Salamanca.  Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife of nearly 27 years, Dawn Gagliardi Cheatle, he is survived by two sons, Adam Cheatle and his fiance Rachael Mackey and Alex Cheatle, both of St. Marys, and by three grandchildren, Trevor, Brielle and Connell.  He is also survived by five brothers, Thomas (Katie) Cheatle of Wheatland, CA, Gary Cheatle of San Francisco, CA, Timothy (Toni) Cheatle of Deltona, FL, Daniel (Denise) Cheatle of St. Marys, Alan Cheatle of Seattle, WA, by one sister, Judy Windle of Wayahachie, TX and by his father-in-law, Louis Gagliardi of St. Marys, as well as by numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert Cheatle, William Cheatle and Vernon Cheatle, Jr. and by one sister, Mariann Cheatle Dick.

A Memorial Service for David A. Cheatle will be held on Friday, April 22, 2016, at 11:00 AM at Lynch-Green Funeral Home.  
 

The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until the time of the service.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the family.

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

 

James Lilley, 81, Ridgway

 

James Lilley, 81, of 429 Allenhurst Avenue, Ridgway, passed away on Friday, April 15th at Penn Highlands Elk.

 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home.

 

Lois A. Nasoni, 65, St. Marys

 

 

Lois A. Nasoni, 65, of Pleasant Gap and formerly of St. Marys, PA, died on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at Mount Nittany Medical Center following an unexpected illness.

She was born on November 1, 1950, in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Lewis and Alice Samick Nasoni.

Lois was a lifelong resident of St. Marys and had lived in Pleasant Gap for the last several years.  She was a graduate of ECCHS, class of 1968 and was a member of Queen of the World Church.  She dearly loved her dog, Deuce and enjoyed cooking, cleaning and baking.  Most of all, she loved and adored her granddaughter Ali, who was the light and love of her life.

She is survived by a daughter, Kelley Nasoni of Milesburg, her beloved granddaughter, Ali, by two brothers, Terry (Susan) Nasoni of DuBois and Robert (Dawn) Nasoni of St. Marys and by three sisters, Susan (Paul) Wolfel of Emporium, Julie (John) Frantz of St. Marys, and Lori (Rick) Geitner of St. Marys.  She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis and Alice Samick Nasoni.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Lois A. Nasoni will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at 12:00 PM at Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Road, St. Marys, PA with Rev. Richard Allen, officiating.
Interment will be in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.

There will be no visitation.

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

 

Marlene A. Morgan, 80, Wilcox

 

Marlene A. Morgan, 80, of 1042 Burning Well Rd., Wilcox, died Wednesday morning, April 13, 2016 at The Lutheran Home at Kane following a lengthy illness.


She was born Feb. 23, 1936 in Hazel Hurst, daughter of the late Adril and Helen Organski Ordiway.


She married Robert Morgan on May 17, 1980 in the Wilcox Lutheran Church and he survives. She resided in Wilcox most of her life and was a 1954 graduate of Hazel Hurst High School. She was a Lutheran by faith.


Marlene had been employed at Keystone Powdered Metals for 33 years before retiring in 1997.
In addition to her husband at home, she is survived by a son, Doug Morgan of Johnsonburg; one daughter, Terri, Mrs. Gary Ribovic of Wilcox; one stepson, Jeffrey Morgan and his wife Ashley of Coal Hollow; and two stepdaughters, Debbie, Mrs. Michael Delhunty of Portland Mills, and Stacy, Mrs. Dave Sorg of Johnsonburg; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, James Ordiway and his wife Linda of Youngsville; and one sister, Edith Gordan of Bradford.
She was preceded in death by her parents.


Friends and family are invited to attend a funeral service for Marlene A. Morgan to be conducted Wednesday, April 20 at 11 a.m. at the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, 401 Chestnut St., Johnsonburg.


Officiating will be Pastor David Pflieger, chaplain of the Lutheran Home at Kane.


Interment will be in the Wilcox Cemetery, Wilcox. There will be no visitation.


Arrangements are under direction of the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, 401 Chestnut St., Johnsonburg, Pa.


If desired, memorial contributions should be made to the Alzheimer's Association , 1128 State St., #301, Erie, Pa. 16501 or to the Wilcox Public Library.

 

 

Albert N. Wilson, 63, St. Marys

 

Albert N. Wilson Obituary

 

Albert N. Wilson, 63, of Mark Street, St. Marys, died Friday, April 8, 2016 at his residence. 
Born July 1, 1952 in Clearfield, he was the son of the late Doyle and Hazel Fletcher Wilson.
On June 17, 1980, he married Nancy L. Pfingstler, who survives. 


Retired, Albert had been employed by Zito Media and at St. Marys Cable for many years. He was Methodist by faith.


Albert served in the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant where he was awarded many honors for his years of service.


He enjoyed fly fishing and loved to cheer on the Pittsburgh Steelers. More than anything else, Albert loved his children and his grandchildren. Likewise, he was in turn loved by many.


In addition to his wife, he is also survived by three sons, Jamie Wilson, Charles Cunningham and Mike (Ann) Cunningham; two daughters, Pam (Randy) Stauffer and Michele (Mike) Boschert; his loving grandchildren, Derek, Carly, Sydnie, Marisa, Cassie, Jayna, and Jessica; and one great-grandchild, Levi.


In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Roy; an aunt, Royal Clair; and a sister-in-law, Sally Wilson. 


All services for Albert N. Wilson will be private at the convenience of the family. 


Burial will be in the Wildwood Cemetery at Brockway.


Memorial donations may be made to the Hahne Cancer Center, 100 Hospital Ave., DuBois, Pa. 15801.


The Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home, Inc. in Brockway is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at csfhinc.com 

 

Thomas Hayes, 70, Kersey

 

Thomas R. Hayes, 70, of 388 Main Street, Kersey, passed away Friday, April 8, 2016, at Penn Highlands DuBois, after a lengthy illness.

 

He was born January 25, 1946, in Ridgway, son of the late John Harvey and Agnes Marie Gustafson Hayes.  He was a lifelong resident of the area, a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1963, and a graduate of Computer Technical School in Pittsburgh.  He was a former computer programmer at Airco and was a retired product manager at Carbon Graphite.  For the past 10 years, he was a self-employed insurance inspector.

 

On January 21, 1967, in the St. Boniface Church, he married Angelia L. Parisi, who survives.  He is also survived by three sons, Christopher J. Hayes and his wife Lorie of Durham, NC, Bryan T. Hayes and his wife Mary Jane of Weedville, and Eric R. Hayes and his wife Kathy Jo of St. Marys; six grandchildren, Patrick Hayes, Travis Hayes, Lanes Hayes, Wyatt Hayes, Brandon Grotzinger, and Isaac Hayes; six step grandchildren, D. J. Bauer, Justin Bauer, Mallory Bauer, Taylor Ehrensberger, Faith Ehrensberger, and Devin Ehrensberger; two step great grandchildren, Dylan Bauer and Teddy Bauer; and by a sister, Patty Marie Hayes of Kersey.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Carla Marie Himes.

 

Tom was a member of the St. Boniface Church and was a veteran of the US Air Force having served during the Vietnam Era.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved to take rides and go to the beach.  He also loved spending time with his family and friends.

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 Monday, April 11, 2016, at 12:00 PM, with the Rev. Alfred Patterson, OSB, officiating.  Full military rites will be accorded by the Fox Twp. Servicemen’s Burial Detail.  Burial will follow in the St. Boniface Cemetery.

 

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the ALS Association of Western PA, 416 Lincoln Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15209, or Dup 15q Alliance 2016 (Autism Awareness), PO Box 674, Fayetteville, NY  13066.

 

The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com

 

Norma Pontzer, 81, St. Marys

 

Norma Jean Pontzer, 81, of 130 Beech Road, St. Marys, passed away Thursday, April 7, 2016, at Pinecrest Manor, after a brief illness.

 

She was born in St. Marys, daughter of the late Edward S. and Mary Ann Caskey Seelye.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1952.  She had worked at the Stackpole Carbon Company for six years as a secretary for J. O. Wittman.

 

On November 10, 1956, in the Queen of the World Church, she married John L. Pontzer, who survives.  She is also survived by two daughters, Gloria Guericke and her husband Vern of Bernalillo, NM and Wanda Bryant and her husband Rich of Downingtown, PA; a son, John L. Pontzer and his wife Roberta “Bobbie” of Dunloring, VA; three grandchildren, Emily Victoria Paulson and her husband Alex, John Daniel Shutt, and Thomas James Shutt; two sisters, Joyce Leviski and her husband Eugene of St. Marys and Phyllis Bricen and her husband Daniel of St. Marys; and a brother, Howard Gradl and his wife Phyllis of St. Marys.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Louise Seelye in childbirth; and by two brothers, Edward “Sonny” Seelye and John in childbirth.

 

Mrs. Pontzer was a member of the Queen of the World Church and was one of the first Eucharistic Ministers at Queen of the World, having taken communion to shut-ins for three years.  She delivered Meals-on-Wheels for over 23 years and was a member of three different prayer groups.  She enjoyed reading, crocheting, needlework, art, and being with her children, grandchildren, and her husband.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Monday, April 11, 2016, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Daniel Wolfel, OSB, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

 

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Sunday, April 10, 2016, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

 

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Pinecrest Manor, 763 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA  15857.

 

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

 

Shawn M. Green, 48, St. Marys

 

Shawn M. Green, 48, a resident of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, died on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 surrounded by his family following an extended illness.

He was born on December 6, 1967, a son of Alan W. Green of St. Marys and the late Virginia Tucker Ferris.

Shawn was a lifelong resident of St. Marys and was of Catholic faith.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding his dirt bike.  He also enjoyed skate boarding and the pogo stick.  

In addition to his father, he is survived by two brothers, Lance (Karen) Green and Shane Green both of St.  Marys and by two sisters, Shannon Beck of Kersey and Roxanne Ferris of St. Marys, by a niece, Chelsea Beck, and by two nephews, Justin Beck and Shawn Schreiber.  He is also survived by his goddaughter, Melody Lewis.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Joseph and Virginia Fields Tucker, and by his paternal grandparents, Arthur and Dorothy Brown Green.

A Memorial Service for Shawn M. Green will be held on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 6:00 PM at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home.

Interment will be in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.

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

 

Georgia B. Gradl, 90, Kersey

 

Georgia B. Gradl, 90, of 132 Laurel Lane, Kersey, died Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Highland View Health Care in Brockway after a lengthy illness. 


She was born Feb. 22, 1926 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Anthony and Nora Schneider Beimel. 


On Dec. 3, 1946 in the St. Mary's Church, she married John L. "Buddy" Gradl and he preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 2005. 


She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Parochial Schools. She was a former employee in Emporium for 15 years. 


Georgia was a member of the St. Boniface Church and the Elk County Cursillo Movement. 
She is survived by a son, George J. Gradl of Louisville, Ky.; a son-in-law, David Ginther of Kersey; two grandchildren, Adam Ginther and Aaron Ginther and his wife Julie; and two great grandchildren Amelia and Alicia Ginther. 


Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Marie Ginther and by two sisters, Marie Hanes and Helen Hanes and by a brother Clarence "Sonny" Beimel. She was the last member of her immediate family. 


Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial for Georgia B. Gradl to be celebrated in the St. Boniface Church on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Fr. Ross Miceli, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery. 


Memorials, if desired, can be made to the St. Boniface Church, 355 Main St., Kersey, Pa. 15846. 


The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.

 

Bernard J. "Bernie" Schreiber, 83, St. Marys

 

Bernard J. "Bernie" Schreiber, 83, of 239 Ford Road, St. Marys, died peacefully on Friday, April 1, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family.
 
He was born on February 28, 1933, a son of the late Bernard and Caroline Schutz Schreiber.

On August 8, 1998 in St. Marys, he married Elizabeth Schloder Schreiber, who survives.

Bernie was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of Queen of the World Church.  He retired from St. Marys Carbon after more than 43 years of service.  He served in the U.S. Navy from 1953-1957 during the Korean War.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing cards and going to camp.  He also enjoyed traveling with his wife for the reunions of the ships he had served on during the war.  He was an avid woodworker and years ago was a member of the Colts baseball team.  His greatest pride and passion came from his garden, where he could always be found tending to his tomato plants.  His green thumb produced many crops that he enjoyed taking to the farmer's market.

In addition to his wife, Elizabeth Schloder Schreiber, he is survived by a son, Benjamin (Diane) Schreiber of St. Marys, four step-daughters, Amy (John) Timan of Port Matilda, Lori (Scott) Nearing of St. Marys, Roxanne (Steve) Skrzypek of Kersey and Tracey (Richard) DeCecchis of Johnsonburg, and by two step-sons, Dean Rupprecht of Morgantown, WV and Michael (Nancy) Rupprecht of St. Marys, as well as by 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by a brother, Gary (Pam) Schreiber of St. Marys, three sisters, Alice Schreiber of Nashville, TN, Donna Palmer of St. Marys, and Betty (Joe) Dickey of Johnsonburg.  He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and his second wife, Georgia Steele, he was preceded in death by a  son John Schreiber in 1972, a step-son, Cory Steele and by a brother, James "Pee Wee" Schreiber.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Bernard J. Schreiber will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at 10:00 AM at Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Road, St. Marys with Rev. Richard Allen, Pastor, officiating.
Full Military Honors will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail.
Interment will be in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 from 5:00 until 8:00 PM.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Humane Society or to the Elk County Rides for Vets Program.

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

 

Donald Paul Parisi, 80, Luthersburg

 

Donald Paul Parisi, 80, Shamokin Trail, Luthersburg, died Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Christ the King Manor.


Born Dec. 21, 1935 in Benezette Township, Elk County, he was the son of the late Paul and Pauline E. (Hollingsworth) Parisi.


He was a veteran of the United States Army.


On Oct. 14, 1960, he married Arlene A. Stanford. She preceded him in death Feb. 22, 2015.
Donald retired from Consolidated National Gas in Luthersburg as a meter measurement specialist after 35 years of service.


He was a member of the Garfield Lodge #559 Free and Accepted Masons, the Jefferson Chapter #225, Kittanning Council #52 and the Warren Commandry of Knights Templar. Having served as presiding officer at each of these bodies, he received the KYCH award in Pittsburgh Priory. He was also a member of Coudersport Consistory, the George D. Montgomery American Legion Post 17 and the Sandy Hose Company #1 Fireman's Club. He was also a volunteer fireman for the Brady Township Fire Company and a volunteer EMT for the Brady Township Ambulance.
He is survived by two daughters, Robin Powers and her husband, Stephen of Penfield, and Tamara Roney of Luthersburg; a sister, Shelby McClusky and her husband, James of Benezette; a brother, Kenneth Parisi of York; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.


A funeral service for Donald Paul Parisi will be held Saturday, April 2 at 10 a.m. from the Goble-Baronick Funeral Home, 211 S. Main St., DuBois, with Pastor Terry Felt officiating.
Full military honors will be accorded by the members of the DuBois Area Honor Guard from the funeral home.


Burial will be in Morningside Cemetery.


Visitation will be held Friday, April 1 from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, April 2 from 9 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. at the funeral home.


A Masonic Memorial Service will be held Friday, April 1 at 4:30 p.m. from the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent to Christ the King Manor, Memory Support, 1100 W. Long Ave., DuBois, Pa. 15801.


Online condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.

 

Sally Marie Wilson, 64, Ridgway

 

Sally Marie (Burrs) Wilson Obituary

 

Sally Marie Wilson, 64, of 1990 Ridgway-Johnsonburg Road, Ridgway, died Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at her home, surrounded by her loving family after a six-month battle with cancer as she was called to be with the Lord.


She was born Sept. 2, 1951 in Ridgway, daughter of Veronica (Gasbarre) Burrs and the late James Burrs.


She was employed at Allegheny Coatings for the last 20 years.


Some of her favorite hobbies included playing cards with family and friends, going to bingo and taking trips to the Seneca Allegany Casino with her twin sister.


On July 3, 1971, she married her loving husband, Charles D. Wilson, who survives.
She is also survived by one son, William C. Wilson, his wife Angela and two beautiful granddaughters, Anna and Ava of Newville; her mother, Veronica; two sisters, Jeanine R. Baumgratz of Ridgway and twin sister Susan M. (George) Renaud of Johnsonburg; two brothers, James H. "Butch" Burrs of Keating Summit and John J. Burrs (and companion Lynn) of Erie; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.


In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by two nephews, Eric and Jason Cook.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Sally Marie Wilson will be celebrated Friday, April 1 at noon at St. Leo's Catholic Church. Celebrating will be Fr. Brian Vossler, pastor. Interment will be in St. Leo's Cemetery. 


Friends will be received Friday, April 1 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Meehan-Shilk Funeral Home, 130 Center St., Ridgway.


Memorial donations may be made to the Hahne Cancer Center, 100 Hospital St., DuBois, Pa. 15801.

 

Carolyn L. Pistner, 73, St. Marys

 

Carolyn L. Pistner Obituary

 

Carolyn L. Pistner, 73, of 379 W. Theresia Rd., St. Marys, died Friday, March 25, 2016 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness.


She was born Dec. 3, 1942, a daughter of the late Wilfred and Leona Starner Young.


On Oct. 9, 1963 in St. Boniface Church, she married Harold Pistner, who survives.


Mrs. Pistner was a lifelong resident of the area and graduated from Kersey High School. She was a member of St. Boniface Church and had retired from Sylvania after more than 35 years of service. She enjoyed going to Curves and spending time there with her friends. Most of all, she enjoyed her beloved family and her dog, Hazel, whom she lovingly referred to as "Baby." Her children, grandchildren and great-grandson were the light and love of her life, and she loved being a wife, mother and grandmother.


In addition to her husband of more than 52 years, Harold Pistner, she is survived by a daughter, Nancy (Roger) Ovell of St. Marys; two sons, Daniel Pistner and Timothy (Christine) Pistner, both of Kersey; by six grandchildren, Allison, Courteney, Kendra, Mitchell, Kyle and Zachary; and by a great-grandson, Kameron. She is also survived by two brothers, Edward (Helen) Young of Tennessee and Wayne (Nancy) Young of Florida; as well as by several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a special aunt, Olive Woleslagle.
 

A Mass of Christian Burial for Carolyn L. Pistner will be celebrated Tuesday, March 29 at 10 a.m. at St. Boniface Church, Main Street, Kersey, with the Rev. Ross Miceli officiating.


The family will receive friends at St. Boniface Church on Tuesday from 9:15 a.m. until the time of the mass.


Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.


Memorial contributions may be made to the National Stroke Association , 9707 East Easter Ln., Suite B, Centennial, Colo. 80112


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.

 

Robert D. Dush, 69, Ridgway

 

Robert D. Dush, 69, 5325 Grand Road, Ridgway, passed away on Saturday, March 26th at his home.

 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson funeral Home in Ridgway.

 

Donald Dippold, 70, St. Marys

 

Donald Dippold, 70, of 787 Washington Street, St. Marys, passed away on Sunday, March 27th at UPMC Hospital in "Altoona.

 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home, St. Marys

 

Tammy L. Munsell, 44, Emporium

 

Tammy L. Munsell, 44, of 3959 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium, PA died at her residence Saturday morning. (March 26, 2016) She was born June 26, 1971 in Smethport, PA a daughter of Ronald Zetwick, Crosby and the late Claudette Uber Zetwick.

 

On October 26, 2002 in Port Allegany she married Aaron Munsell, who survives. Tammy graduated from Smethport High School in the class of 1989. She worked for over 25 years at GKN in Emporium. She was a member of the John Berg Post #976 American Legion Auxiliary, Crosby, PA Surviving In addition to her husband Aaron Munsell she is survived two daughters Tylar (Joe) Botera, Erie and Tory Younkin, St. Marys, one son Nathaniel Munsell, Emporium, her Father & Step-Mother Ronald (Sherry) Zetwick, of Crosby and a maternal grandmother Anna Mae Uber, Emporium, and one brother Ronald "Tig" (Jeannie) Zetwick of Smethport

 

She was preceded in death by her mother Claudette Uber Zetwick.

 

To celebrate Tammy’s life the family will receive friends at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on (4-2-16) Saturday from 11:00 -12:00 where a memorial service will follow at noon with Rev. Paul Siebert officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hahne Cancer Center, 100 Hospital Drive, DuBois, PA 15801 or to John Berg Post #976 American Legion Auxiliary, Crosby, PA 16724

 

James Patrick Eckels, 67, St. Marys

 

James Patrick Eckels, 67, of 125 Columbus St., St. Marys, died Friday, March 25, 2016 as a result of a motor vehicle accident on SR 219 W. Sergeant Township, McKean County.


He was born March 5, 1949 in Beallsville, son of the late Orville and Violet Krugle Eckels. He was a retired employee of Mersen, retiring in 2010 after 13 years of service.


He was a veteran having served in the U.S. Navy, was an avid hunter, card player, was a hard worker and loved to follow his grandchildren in their sporting events.


He was formerly married to Lina Eckels, who survives, and is also survived by his companion, Janice Herbstritt of St. Marys; two sons, John G. Eckels of St. Marys and Matthew P. Eckels and his wife Shannon of St. Marys; three grandchildren, Olivia, Avery, and Violet Eckels; and by a sister, Judy Broadnick and her husband David.


He was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Eckels.


Funeral and committal services for James Patrick Eckels will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no visitation.


The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com. 

 

Donald E. Lundy, 85, Wilcox

 

Donald E. Lundy Obituary

 

Donald E. Lundy, 85, of 5552 Bendigo Rd., Wilcox, died Friday, March 25, 2016 at his residence after a brief illness.


He was born Oct. 1, 1930 in Weedville, son of the late Leo T. and Adda Tyler Lundy.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Weedville High School, Class of 1948. He was a retired employee of the Queen of the World Church where he had worked for 35 years.


On Nov. 20, 1954 in the St. Mary's Church, he married M. Celine Anzinger, who preceded him in death Sept. 26, 1980.


Don was a member of the Queen of the World Church and was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps having served in the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion, the Penfield Firemen, the Wilcox Sportsmen's Club, the St. Marys Moose, and was a retired member of the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail.


He is survived by four daughters, Theresea Lundy of Kersey, Celine Swackhammer and her husband Edward of Caledonia, Jane Daniels and her husband Shawn of St. Marys, and Judith Woelfel and her husband Robert of Kersey; a son, Jude Lundy of Glen Hazel; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Minnie Shipman of Vermillion, Ohio and Rena Sherwood of Kersey; and a brother, Chester Lundy and his wife Linda of Force.


In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Leo Lundy.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Donald E. Lundy will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Monday, March 28 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, 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 Sunday, March 27 from 6-8 p.m.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk County Catholic School System, Advancement Office, 600 Maurus St., St. Marys, Pa. 15857, or to the Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Rd., St. Marys, Pa. 15857.


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

 

Joan M. Kastner, 81, Kersey

 

Joan M. Kastner, 81, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of 144 Upper Cherry Road, Kersey, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at Elk Haven, after an illness of the past two years.

 

She was born July 8, 1934, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Frank and Minnie Gerber Meier.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1952.  She was employed by the Community Loan Company, Farmers and Merchants Bank, Deposit Bank, First Commonwealth Bank, and she and her husband, Bud, built, owned, and operated Bud’s Country Market, which is M.J.’s Mini-Mart in Kersey.

 

On January 31, 1970, she married Richard E. “Bud” Kastner, who survives.  She is also survived by a brother, Robert J. Meier and his wife Joan of Winston-Salem, NC; three sisters-in-law, Miriam Meier of St. Marys, Betty Meier of St. Marys, and Miriam Lavella of Kersey; and by nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and great nieces and great nephews.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Ruth Meier, Martha Meier, Erma Friedl, and Valery Nissel; and by five brothers, Alvin Meier, Richard Meier, Rev. Pirmin Meier, OSB, Francis “June” Meier, and Donald “Brownie” Meier.

 

Joan was a member of the St. Boniface Church, the church choir, and the Rosary Society.  She taught CCD and piano lessons, was a Girl Scout leader and loved water aerobics, bowling, and traveling.

 

Due to Holy Week, a Blessing Service will be held in the St. Boniface Church on Thursday, March 24, 2016, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Ross Miceli, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Boniface Cemetery.  A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date.

 

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Thursday morning from 9:30 until 10:30 AM.

 

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Guardian Angels Center, 364 Main Street, Kersey, PA  15846; the St. Boniface Catholic School, 359 Main Street, Kersey, PA  15846; the Elk Haven Nursing Home, 785 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA  15857; the Silver Creek Terrace, 791 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA  15857; or to a favorite charity.

 

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

 

Irma M. Schatz, 91, St. Marys

 

 

Irma M. Schatz, 91, a resident of Elk Haven and formerly of Elk Towers and South Michael Road, St. Marys, died Monday, March 21, 2016 at Elk Haven after a brief illness.


She was born Sept. 22, 1924 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Jost and Anna Caskey Wehler. 
She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys schools. She was a former employee of Keystone Carbon Co. and was a retired employee of G. C. Murphy Co. 


On June 14, 1941 in the St. Mary's Church, she married Michael W. Schatz, and he preceded her in death March 19, 2001. 


Irma was a member of the St. Mary's Church. 


She is survived by a son, James M. Schatz and his wife Bernadette of St. Marys; four grandchildren, Jennifer Brooks, Natalie Divaney, Michael Schatz, and Cameron Schatz; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Velma O'Dell of St. Marys, Corda Gray of Mt. Zion, and Verna Pelleschi and her husband Bruno of St. Marys; and two brothers, Ivan Wehler and his wife Dorothy of St. Marys and Luke Wehler and his wife Catherine of St. Marys. 


Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Grace Wurm; and by two brothers, James Wehler and Linus Wehler. 


A Mass of Christian Burial for Irma M. Schatz will be celebrated in the St. Mary's Church on Wednesday, March 23 at noon with the Rev. Alfred Patterson, OSB, pastor, as celebrant. 
Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery. 


Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday morning from 10:30-11:30 a.m. 


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk Haven Nursing Home, 785 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, Pa. 15857


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

 

Joseph E. Koch, 77, St. Marys

 

Joseph E. Koch Obituary

 

Joseph E. Koch, 77, of 775 N. St. Marys Rd., St. Marys, died unexpectedly Friday, March 18, 2016 at his residence.


He was born Sept. 13, 1938 in St. Marys, son of the late James and Edna DePrater Koch. On Oct. 17, 1959 in the Queen of the World Church, he married E. Carleen Straub and she survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Sacred Heart School, was a graduate of St. Vincent Prep School and attended St. Vincent College. Along with his mother, he was owner of the former Central Restaurant and Catering. He then served as Elk County Commissioner for 16 years, from 1987-2003. 


Joe was a member of the Sacred Heart Church where he was a member of the finance committee and the church choir and a eucharistic minister. He was a board member of Elk Haven and North Central and was a member of the BPO Elks and the K of C. He received the Governor's Award for local government excellence in 2003 and was a former member of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania where he received many awards and was named Commissioner of the Year in 2000.


He is also survived by two daughters, Susan Grice and her husband Joseph of Mars, Pa. and Annie Koch of Mars, Pa. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Emily Grice, Joseph Grice and Natalie Grice; a sister, Jackie Cezelusta (Chris) of Appleton, N.Y.; and by two stepbrothers, Donald Antonio (Karen) of Erie and James Antonio (Debra) of Weedville.


Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa Koch, in 1993; and by a sister, Margaret Meyer.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Joseph E. Koch will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Monday, March 21 at 11 a.m. 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 Sunday, March 20 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Sacred Heart Choir, 337 Center St., St. Marys, Pa. 15857 or to the Franciscan Mission Outreach, P.O. Box 1086, Secaucus, N.J. 07096-1086.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.

 

Nancy C. (Norlin) Votano, 80, Wilcox

 

Nancy C. Votano, 80, of Wilcox, died Friday, March 18, 2016 at Elk Haven Nursing Home after a brief illness.


She was born Nov. 28, 1935 in Kane, daughter of the late Einer and Helen (Averill) Norlin. Her husband, Michael "Teddy" Votano, preceded her in death.


Nancy retired from St. Marys Carbon in 1998 after 26 years and continued on with her second job of BINGO. Besides BINGO, Nancy loved dancing and traveling.


She was a member of Wilcox Senior Center, Wilcox Sportsmen's and Central Hose Company.
Nancy is survived by her three children, Michael (Vickie) Votano of Johnsonburg, David Votano of Wilcox and Kimberly (Stephen) Erickson of Avondale, Ariz.; one sister, Shirley (Fred) Schneider of St. Marys; one brother, Bernie (Velma) Norlin of Johnsonburg; two grandchildren, Michael Votano of Johnsonburg and Michelle Erickson of Surprise, Ariz.; and a great-grandson, Christian James Hunter.


Besides her parents and husband, Nancy was also preceded in death by a brother, William Norlin.


A funeral service for Nancy C. Votano will be held Thursday, March 24 at 11 a.m. at the Ubel Funeral Home, 111 Bridge St., Johnsonburg, with Reverend Dan Reigel officiating.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 23 from 5-8 p.m. and Thursday, March 24 from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m.


The family suggests donations to either Wilcox Senior Center or Elk Haven Nursing Home.
Online condolences can be made at www.nedzafamilyfuneralhomes.com. 

 

Kurt Paul Strandberg, 46, Ridgway

 

Kurt Paul Strandberg, 46, of 1406 Manchester Lane NW, Washington, D.C., died unexpectedly Sunday, March 13, 2016 in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. while visiting his sister and family.


He was born May 3, 1969 in Ridgway, son of the late Donald and Isabelle Lavella Strandberg. 
He was a graduate of Ridgway High School, Class of 1987, and Wilma Boyd Travel School in Pittsburgh. He spent his career in the airline industry and recently was a flight attendant for Air Wisconsin.


Kurt had many loves including holidays spent with family, Saturday Fall afternoons watching his favorite Penn State Nittany Lions football team, listening to music…especially a night out at a Kenny Chesney concert, bike rides to the Juno Beach Pier, a Sushi night out on the town, and hiking the Maroon Bells of Aspen and America's national parks. He lived to travel and loved more than anything to share his many passions and grandest adventures with his family and friends.
Kurt is survived by his sister, Lisa Keiser and her husband Todd of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; a brother, Donald Strandberg of St. Marys; his beloved niece and nephew, Isabella and Jack Keiser; his cousin, Jean Marie Grecco and her husband Paul of Brockway and their sons, Michael and Peter; and by his stepmother, Margaret Strandberg and step siblings Darnell Eckert and Ken Blair.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Kurt Paul Strandberg will be celebrated in the St. Boniface Church on Saturday, April 30 at noon with the Rev. Ross Miceli, pastor, officiating.


Family and friends will be received in the St. Boniface Church from 11 a.m. until the time of Mass.

 

Carl P. "Midge" Meyer, 71, St. Marys

 

Carl P. "Midge" Meyer, 71, of 261 Forest View Road, St. Marys, died on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at Penn Highlands DuBois following a brief illness.

He was born on April 30, 1944, in St. Marys, a son of the late Francis and Louise "Lucille" Hanes Meyer.

On May 17, 1969 in Queen of the World Church, he married Linda Schatz Meyer, who survives.

Midge was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of Queen of the World Church.  Over the years, he had worked as an equipment operator at at Samick Brothers and had owned Carl Meyer Excavating.  He had also worked for Meyer Refrigeration.  He greatly enjoyed the outdoors and loved spending time at Turtleback camp.  He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time in the woods with his friends.  He was a member of the Campowner's Association where he'd also served as past president.

In addition to his wife of more than 46 years, Linda Schatz Meyer, he is survived by a son, Carl "Pudge" Meyer and his wife Jacki, two daughters, Lynn Meyer and Penny (John) Wingate, all of St. Marys, and by five grandchildren, Chase and Levi Meyer, and Carlee, Wyatt, and Traylynn Ginther.  He is also survived by three brothers, Louis (Audrey) Meyer, David (Dorothy) Meyer, and Howard (Annette) Meyer, all of St. Marys, and by three sisters, June (Stanley) Anderson, Donna (Dennis) Anderson and Pam (Jack) Pierotti, all of St. Marys, as well as by numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Monica Felton and Betty Guido.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Carl P. "Midge" Meyer will be celebrated on Monday, March 21, 2016, at 10:00 AM at Queen of the World Church with Rev. Richard Allen, Pastor, officiating.
Full Military Honors will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail.
The family will receive friends at Queen of the World from 9:00 AM until the time of the mass.

Memorial Contributions may be made to a favorite charity.

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

 

Richard E. Hathorn, 88, St. Marys

 

Richard E. Hathorn, 88, of 491 Wolfel Ave., died Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at Elk Haven after a brief illness. 


He was born Oct. 7, 1927 in St. Marys, son of the late George and Marcella Krieg Hathorn. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, class of 1945. He was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Co., retiring in 1989 after 44 years of service. 


On May 20, 1950, in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Elsie M. Schauer and she preceded him in death on Feb. 27, 2012. 


He was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during WWII and he was a member of the quarter century club at Stackpole's. 


He is survived by two daughters, Christine Krellner of St. Marys, Mary Sauerland and her husband Art of Hollidaysburg; two sons, Robert E. Hathorn and his wife Marian of Kane, Andrew J. Hathorn and his wife Laura of St. Marys; 10 grandchildren, Michael Hathorn, Jeffrey Hathorn, Jonathan Hathorn, Douglas Hathorn, Emily Morgan, Steven Krellner, Andrew Krellner, Scott Krellner, Andrew Sauerland and Claire Sauerland; three great grandchildren and three sisters, Jean Klaiber and her husband James of St. Marys, Sarah "Sally" Lanzel of St. Marys and Sister Mariella Hathorn OSB of Chicago, Ill. 


Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Louise Nissel. 
A Mass of Christian Burial for Richard E. Hathorn will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 11 a.m. 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 Friday morning, March 18, 2016, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.


Memorials, if desired, can be made to the Elk Haven Nursing Home, 785 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, PA 15857. 


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

 

Grace Mary (Dumich) Wellde, 91, St. Marys

 

Grace Mary Wellde, 91, a resident of Christ the King Manor in DuBois and formerly of Dagus Mines, died Monday, March 14, 2016 at the Christ the King Manor after a lengthy illness.


She was born Dec. 31, 1924 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Louis and Kathryn Feldbauer Dumich. On Nov. 22, 1946 in the St. Mary's Monastery, she married Robert E. Wellde and he preceded her in death in 1988.


Mrs. Wellde was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1943. She had worked for Speer Resistors and was a retired employee of Stackpole Carbon Co., retiring in 1988 after 45 years of service.


She was a member of the St. Boniface Church, a member of the Rosary Society and the Quarter Century Club at Stackpole's.


She is survived by a son, Robert E. Wellde Jr. and his wife Patricia of Kersey; two grandchildren, Scott Wellde and Stacy Wellde; and by a sister, Alice Eckert of St. Marys.
Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Bush; and four brothers, Steve, John, Robert and Louis Dumich.


Family and friends of Grace Mary Wellde are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the St. Boniface Church, Kersey, on Thursday, March 17 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Ross Miceli, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Maria Lutheran Cemetery.
There will be no visitation.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Boniface Church, 335 Main St., Kersey, Pa. 15846.


The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at 
www.lynch-radkowski.com.

 

James Parson, 89, Ridgway

 

James Parson, 89, of 602 North Maple Avenue, Ridgway, passed away Monday, March 14th at the Highland View Health Care.

 

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Thompson Funereal Home.

 

Pennie J. (Rosenhoover) Shaner, 72, Weedville

 

Pennie J. (Rosenhoover) Shaner, 72 of River Road, Weedville, died Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Christ the King Manor after an illness of several months.  She was born February, 3, 1944 to the late Jerome and Virginia (Huffman) Rosenhoover. Pennie married William “Bill” Shaner on August 2, 1975 and he predeceased her, December 25, 2013.

 

Survivors include her daughter, Karen (David Nellis) Schwentner of State College; a step-daughter, Theresa (Terry) Sackett of Altoona; a step-son, Jeff Shaner of Connecticut; a brother, Samuel (Cheryl) Rosenhoover of DuBois; a sister, Sandra Haynoski of St. Marys; several nieces and nephews and a close friend, Steve Haynoski.

 

Pennie graduated from Johnsonburg Area Schools where she born and raised.  She worked at Loblaws and later Bells Grocery and twenty one years at Metaldyne, all of St. Marys, retiring in 2011.  In 1966 she moved to Bennetts Valley.  She was a member of St. Joseph Church of Force; enjoyed BINGO, travelling and Penn State Football.  She was said to be “one of a kind”, loving life and a lot of fun.

 

Visitation will be held at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home of Penfield, on Monday, March 14, 2016 from 5 to 8 p.m. and also Tuesday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial to be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Force, PA with Father William Sutherland as celebrant.

 

Burial will be in the Church Cemetery.

 

The family suggests memorials be made to the Hahne Cancer Center or Christ the King Manor, in recognition of the excellent care Pennie received.

 

The family will be accepting online condolences at www.nedzafamilyfuneralhomes.com.

 

Shirley A. (Miller) Ford, 71, Kersey

 

Shirley A. Ford, 71, of 212 Fairview Rd., Kersey, died Friday, March 11, 2016 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a brief illness.


She was born June 25, 1944 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Lawrence and Sophie Flacinski Miller. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School. Shirley was a former employee of Walmart.


On Jan. 25, 1965 in Johnsonburg, she married Thomas H. Ford, Jr., who survives. 
Shirley attended the Maria Lutheran Church and was a member of the Kersey Senior Center. She volunteered for Meals on Wheels and she enjoyed the outdoors.


In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Sheri Schatz and her husband Gary of Speedwell, Tenn.; two grandsons, Joseph and Benjamin Schatz; two sisters, JoAnna Frederick of Charleroi and Bertha Jackman and her husband Don of Kane; three brothers, Thomas Miller and his wife Debbie of Wilcox, David Miller of Ridgway, and Harry Miller and his wife Nancy of Woodbridge, Va.; and by two sisters-in-law, Heidi Garner of St. Marys and Gail Ford of Ridgway.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Daniel Miller.


Funeral services for Shirley A. Ford will be held in the Maria Lutheran Church on Monday, March 14 at noon with the Rev. Erik Hart, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the Maria Lutheran Cemetery.


Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Sunday evening, March 13 from 6-8 p.m.
Online condolences may be offered at 
www.lynch-radkowski.com.

 

Gertrude Mills, 63, St. Marys

 

Gertrude L. Mills, 63, of 4501 Admiral Perry Hwy., Ebensburg, died Thursday, March 10, 2016 at the Ebensburg Center in Ebensburg after a lengthy illness.


She was born July 18, 1952 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Richard J. and Grace M. Hammer Mills.


She is survived by her sister, Connie Sadley and her husband Frank of St. Marys.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth R. Mills and William J. Mills.


Funeral and Committal Services for Gertrude L. Mills will be held at the convenience of the family. 


Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery.


The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.

 

Dolores L. Prencipe, 78, Ridgway

 

Dolores L. Prencipe (nee Martin), 78, died Monday, March 7, 2016 at Community Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Naperville, Ill.


She was born Oct. 2, 1937 in Ridgway to the late George Franklin and Agnes Marie (nee Vogt) Martin.


Dolores grew up in Ridgway and graduated from St. Leo's High School in 1955. After high school, she married her high school sweetheart John Prencipe in 1957 and was happily married for 56 years. She thoroughly enjoyed being a devoted wife, a happy homemaker, a wonderful cook and a loving mother to her five children. Dolores had a passion for drawing and oil painting and her immense love for animals. She also loved being a member of her card club where she enjoyed the company of some of her very best friends.


Dolores is survived by her children, Cheryl (David) Robertson of Kimberly, Idaho, Lori (David) Reed of Independence, La., Mary Prencipe of Las Vegas, Nev., John (Julie) Prencipe of Plainfield, Ill. and Tina (Greg) Vanden Brook of Bolingbrook, Ill; her much adored grandchildren, Cory, Danielle, Carson, David, Erica, Gavin, Cameron, Sophie and Christopher; her brother, Daniel (Joanne) Martin; her sister, Mary Thompkins; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.


In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son-in-law, David Robertson.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Dolores L. Prencipe will be celebrated Thursday, March 10 at 10 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, 2220 Lisson Rd., Naperville, Ill.


Future inurnment will be at Risen Lord Cemetery in Oswego, Ill.


Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 9 from 3-8 p.m. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, Ill.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105, 1-800-822-6344, www.stjude.org or the Naperville Area Humane Society, 1620 W. Diehl Rd., Naperville, Ill. 60563, (630) 420-8989, www.napervilleareahumanesociety.org.


Condolences for the Prencipe family can be sent in care of the Martin family, 154 Montmorenci Rd., Ridgway, Pa. 15853.


For more information, please call (630) 355-0213 or visit www.friedrich-jones.com.

 

Vivian L. Smith, 91, Wilcox

 

Vivian L. Smith, 91, died peacefully Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at her home in Hockessin, Del. surrounded by her loved ones.


Vivian was born Aug. 15, 1924 in Wilcox, daughter of the late Charles and Violet Whippo Vonarx.
She was a 1942 graduate of Wilcox High School and married Thomas J. Smith of Johnsonburg in August of 1944.

 

Vivian Louisa Smith, all of Wilmington, Del., and Vivian Reese (Carl) of Horsham. She leaves behind 40 beautiful grandchildren and 31 amazing great-grandchildren, daughters- and sons-in-law, nieces and nephews, and her loving sister, Shirley Ann Smith of Wilcox.


In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Charles, Donald, Keith and Roger Smith; her sister, Jane McAlee; her daughter, Lorie Jennings; and her grandson, Gregory Smith.


A committal service for Vivian L. Smith will be conducted Friday, March 11 at noon at the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, 401 Chestnut St., Johnsonburg. Officiating will be Reverend John Barwin of Wilcox.


Interment will take place in Johnsonburg at Holy Rosary Cemetery next to her beloved husband.
Friends and relatives will be received at the funeral home on Friday, March 11 from 10 a.m. until the time of the committal service at noon.


Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning, March 9 at 11 a.m. at Saint John the Beloved Church on Milltown Road in Wilmington, Del.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Wilcox Public Library, P.O. Box 58, Wilcox, Pa. 15870 or the Wilcox Presbyterian Church.

 

Randall Huggler, 58, St. Marys

 

Randall T. "Randy" Huggler Obituary

 

Randall T. “Randy” Huggler, 58, of 357 Maple Street, St. Marys, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2016, at UPMC Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh.

 

He was born June 20, 1957, in St. Marys, son of the late Lyle E. and Ethel B. Stockman Huggler.  He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1975.  He was the owner of Huggler Construction.

 

Randy is survived by his wife, Kathleen Uber Huggler; two daughters, Audra Ervin and her husband Scott of Souderton, PA and Katie Huggler of St. Marys; two sons, Lyle J. Huggler and his wife Angela of Montgomery, PA and Jared R. Huggler of St. Marys; four grandchildren, Lyle Huggler, Khloe Huggler, Scott Ervin, and Jaxson Ervin; two sisters, Janice Burns and her husband Gordon of Stacy, MN and Gloria Dietz and her husband Kenneth of St. Marys; and a brother, Donald E. Huggler and his wife Nancy of St. Marys.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Scolari.

 

Randy enjoyed hunting, playing the guitar, watching football and basketball games, and he especially enjoyed spending time with his family.  He loved his work and was a good craftsman.

There will be no visitation.

 

Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service to be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, officiating.

 

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

 

Francis Sarginger Jr., 86, St. Marys

 

Francis Sarginger Jr., 86, of Raleigh, N.C., died Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016 of natural causes.
He was born Oct. 4, 1929 in Canton, Ohio to the late Francis Sr. and Evelyn Wickett Sarginger. Francis lived in St. Marys until 1976.


Francis began a 37-year career at Stackpole, Inc., holding a variety of positions within the corporation before culminating as a design engineer. He worked in both the St. Marys and Raleigh locations. Francis then continued his engineering career for 11 years at Tipper Tie, Inc. in Apex, N.C.


Francis served his country in active duty in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He also served in the U.S. Army Pennsylvania National Guard and North Carolina National Guard. He retired as a Chief Warrant Officer after more than 35 years of honorable service.


He is survived by his wife of more than 65 years, Phyllis Getz Sarginger of Raleigh, N.C. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three children, Amy Baker of Kansas City, Mo., Robert Sarginger of Tampa, Fla., and Ann Holman of Orlando, Fla.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; his sister, Dolly Gavazzi of St. Marys; and his brother, Gail Sarginger of Blountville, Tenn.


A military memorial will be conducted at a future date at Arlington National Cemetery.

 

Vivian Rigard, 92, St. Marys

 

Vivian E. Rigard, 92, of 185 Center St., Elk Towers, and formerly of 788 Washington St., St.Marys, died unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 29, 2016 at her residence.


She was born June 10, 1923 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Elmer and Mabel Frantz Eckert. 
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Ridgway High School. She was a retired employee of the Stackpole Corporation, retiring in 1981 with over 40 years of service.
She was married to Vincent Rigard, who preceded her in death Jan. 24, 1988.


Mrs. Rigard was a member of the St. Leo's Church in Ridgway. She was a veteran of WWII having served in the Marines. She enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing. She also enjoyed going to the casino and spending time with her grandchildren.


Mrs. Rigard is survived by a daughter, Kathleen Davis of Newton, Mass.; a granddaughter, Billie-Jo Hoover (Jacob) of Bellefonte; three great-grandchildren, Claire Hoover, Harrison Hoover, and William Hoover; five step-grandchildren, Sue Ann Hanes (Steve), Lesa Bucher (Ed), Heather Pesce (Steve), George Simbeck (Tammy), and Bill Simbeck (Millie); 12 step-great-grandchildren; and by a daughter-in-law, Nancy Haberberger of St. Marys.


In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, William V. Rigard, who died Nov. 22, 1988; and a sister, Jane Benton.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Vivian E. Rigard will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Friday, March 4 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, pastor, officiating. Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail.


Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery.


There will be no visitation.


Memorials, if desired, may be made 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. 

 

Chad Jeremy Cunningham, 41, Ridgway

 

Chad Jeremy Cunningham, 41, of New York, NY died unexpectedly in his New York apartment on Tuesday, February 23, 2016.

 

He was born on August 7, 1974 in Ridgway, a son of Edward and Brenda Cunningham, who survive. 
 

Chad was a graduate of Point Park University with a degree in the Performing Arts.  He was currently working as a bartender/waiter at one of his best friends restaurants and was also in the process of opening up a new business in New York City. He had a passion for singing and dancing, laughing, his friends and family. He was greatly loved by his many Aunts and Uncles, and loved his nieces and nephew dearly. He took what he learned with his degree and traveled the world on cruise ships, doing what he knew and loved.

Not only was he traveling the world on cruise ships, but also lived in many cities and countries, including California and Japan (working at the Disney Corporations) making new friends everywhere he went. The friends he met around the world turned into family, and he cherished every moment he had with them. His friends and family describe him as the most angelic, positive and humble person, with a contagious laugh and fun attitude. He truly lived life to the fullest with no regrets, and loved and cherished every moment he had with his family and friends. He would have done anything for anyone and will always be remembered for his personality, positivity, and laughter.

 

In addition to his parents. Ed and Brenda Cunningham of St. Marys, he is survived by two siblings Brett (Heidi) Cunningham of St.Marys, and Brittany (Alex) Wendel of St.Marys, his nieces and nephew; Aria and Alex Wendel, and Courtney Luepkes, and by his maternal grandmother Delores Connelly.

 

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Edward and Catherine Cunningham, and his maternal grandfather Robert Connelly.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to go to the American Heart Association or to the Humane Society.

 

Funeral and committal services were held privately in New York City.

 

Lymch-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

 

Maurice J. Cortinovis, 91, Coal Hollow

 

Maurice J. Cortinovis, 91, formerly of Coal Hollow and who made his home for the past year and a half with his son and daughter in law Denny and Cindy Cortinovis, of South Michael road, passed away Friday, February 26th at UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh after a brief illness.

 

He was born June 7th, 1924, in Coal Hollow, son of the late John and Jennie Carrara Cortinovis. He was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Kersey High School, class of 1942. He was employed by Speer Carbon Co. for 9 years, the old St. Marys Water Co. for 14 years and was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company, retiring in 1986 after 27 years of service.

 

On June 23, 1951, in the Guardian Angels Chhrch, eh married Adeline Gronati and she preceded him in death in November 1994.

 

He is survived by 2 daughters, Sharon Detsch and her husband Terry of St. Marys, Janet Pfoutz and her husband Roy of St. Marys, a son Dennis Cortinovis and his wife Cindy of St. Marys; 7 grandchildren, Kevin Detsch, Ryan Detsch, Denise Jablonski (Eddie), Emily Fawcett (Chris), Allison Cortinovis, Cain Pfoutz and Pilar Pfoutz.

 

Besides his wife and parents, he ws preceded in death by a sister Amelia Rigard and by a brother Lorenzo "Larry" Cortinovis.

 

he was a member of the St. Boniface Church, a veteran of WWII having serviced in the Army and enjoyed his family, playing cards, telling jokes and singing songs and enjoyed going to the Adult Day Center.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the St. Boniface Church on Monday, February 29th at 10:00 a.m., burial will follow at St. Boniface Cemetery. Full military rites will be accorded by the Fox Township Servicemen's Burial Detail. Visitation is at the Lynch Radkowski Funeral Home on Sunday, from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial may be made to the Community Nurses in St. Marys.

 

Dallan R. Pangallo, 21, Kersey

 

Dallan R. Pangallo, 21, of 134 Ridge Road, Kersey, died on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 in Fox Township following injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

He was born on August 16, 1994, in St. Marys, a son of Richard and Shirley Fields Pangallo, who survive of Kersey.

Dallan attended SMAHS and was a member of St. Agnes Episcopal Church in St. Marys.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his dad, and they spent a lot of time together in the woods.  He liked four-wheeler riding and his dog, Apollo.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, and was especially fond of his nephew, Taylon.

In addition to his parents, Richard and Shirley Fields Pangallo of Kersey, he is survived by his sister, Marissa (Jake Kneidel) Pangallo of St. Marys, his beloved nephew, Taylon, his maternal grandparents, James and Frances DeWald of St. Marys and his paternal grandparents, Richard and Leda Mae Pangallo of Brookville.  He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents, Freda and James Fox and his childhood friend, Stevie Glatt.

Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Sunday, February 28, 2016 from 12:00 PM until 3:00 PM.

Funeral Services will be held privately.  Interment will be in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the family.

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

 

Dolly Dush, 40, Brockport

 

Dolly L. Dush, 40, of 64 Flat Road, Brockport, passed away on Monday at Penn Highlands Dubois.

 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home in Ridgway.

 

Agnes J. Fox, 95, St. Marys

 

Agnes J. Fox, 95, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of Queens Road, St. Marys, passed away Friday, February 19, 2016, at Pinecrest Manor after a brief illness.

 

She was born December 11, 1920, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Sylvester and Elizabeth Auman Wilhelm.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools.  She was a retired employee of Powder Metal Products, retiring in 1982.

 

On October 7, 1945, in the St. Mary’s Church, she married Leroy George Fox, who preceded her in death on December 26, 1968.

 

Mrs. Fox is survived by a son, David A. Fox and his wife Darlene “Doll” of St. Marys; three grandchildren, Brett (Cheryl) Fox, Brad (Donna) Fox, and Kerry (Joe) Perkins; three great grandchildren, Drew Fox Perkins, Avery Rose Perkins, and Thomas Brendan Fox; one step great grandchild, Erin Rae Brock; and by numerous nieces and nephews.

 

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by five sisters, Leona Randolph, Delphine Feldbauer, Caroline Greenthaner, Mary Wilhelm, and Clara Fox; and by three brothers, Isadore Wilhelm, Joseph Wilhelm, and Walter Wilhelm.  She was the last member of her immediate family.

 

Mrs. Fox was a member of the Queen of the World Church and volunteered at the Queen of the World School cafeteria.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Monday, February 22, 2016, at 11:00 AM, 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 9:30 until 10:30 AM.

 

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Road, St. Marys, PA  15857 or to the Pinecrest Manor Activity Fund, 763 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA  15857.

 

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

 

Rosemarie Spears, 73, St. Marys

 

Rosemarie Spears, 73, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of Erie Avenue, St. Marys, died on Friday, February 19, 2016 at Pinecrest Manor following a brief illness.

She was born on June 7, 1942, in East Prussia, Germany, a daughter of the late Herman and Gertrude Auscheit Kaulitzki.

Rosemarie was Catholic by faith and a resident of the area for the past several years.  She enjoyed flowers, planting and gardening.

She is survived by two sons, James (Donna) Richardson of St. Marys and Eric (Amber) Spears of Palm Bay, FL and by a daughter, Marina Hammond of Cheyenne, WY.  She is also survived by eight grandchildren, two great grand-children and a brother, Karl Heinz Auscheit of Germany.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral Services for Rosemarie Spears are private and will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial Contributions may be made to a favorite charity.

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

 

Steven P. Millsop, 57, St. Marys

 

Steven P. Millsop, 57, of 621 Center St., St. Marys, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 in St. Marys.
He was born March 24, 1958, a son of the late William Millsop and Clara Fritz Millsop, who survives of St. Marys.


Steve was a member of St. Mary's Church and attended Sacred Heart Church. He graduated from SMAHS, Class of 1976, and worked at Keystone Carbon Company for more than 38 years. He enjoyed taking care of his mother and had been her caretaker for many years. Most of all, he enjoyed his time at the farm and his friendship with the Newton family.


In addition to his mother, he is survived by four brothers, Thomas (Janet) Millsop of Cottonwood, Ariz., David Millsop of Kersey, Michael (Gloria) Millsop of St. Marys, and Gary (Eileen) Millsop of St. Marys. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and good friends.


He was preceded in death by his father and his maternal and paternal grandparents.


Funeral services for Steven P. Millsop are being scheduled and will be announced at a later date. There will be no visitation. Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.


Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice .


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

 

Sarah C. Bon, 86, St. Marys

 

Sarah C. Bon, 86, of 216 Columbus Street, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at her home after a brief illness.

 

She was born December 21, 1929, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Henry and Mary Elizabeth Gradl Hoehn, Sr.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and was fortunate enough to have lived her whole life in the house in which she was born.  She was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1947.

 

Prior to having her children, she worked as an executive secretary for Speer Carbon.  After her children were raised, she worked for St. Mary’s Catholic Church as a bookkeeper until her retirement in 2007.

 

On January 31, 1959, in the St. Mary’s Church, she married Alphonse Joseph “Oscar” Bon, who survives.  Besides her devoted husband of 57 years, Sarah is survived by two daughters, Catherine Bon and Jeanne Foster, both of Mechanicsburg; a son, David Bon and his wife Sharon of Gunter, TX; five grandchildren, Mark Foster and his wife Alisha, Erik Foster, Emily Foster, Miranda Bon, and Abigail Bon; and a great grandchild due in July.

 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Genevieve Hoehn and Rosemary Breindel; and two brothers, Gilbert J. Hoehn and Henry Hoehn II.  She was the last member of her immediate family.

 

Sarah was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.  She enjoyed playing cards, bowling, and singing.  She was a soloist in the 1950’s for several local orchestras including the Club Serenaders and the Strollers.  She belonged to the St. Mary’s Church choir from her grade school years until her retirement.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Mary’s Church on Saturday, February 20, 2016, at 10:00 AM, 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 on Friday, February 19, 2016, from 5:00 until 8:00 PM.

 

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Mary’s Church, 325 Church Street, St. Marys, PA  15857 or to the Community Nurses, Inc., Hospice, 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA  15857.

 

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

 

Ruth A. Fritz, 92, St. Marys

 

Ruth A. Fritz, 92, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 127 Russ Lane, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2016, at Pinecrest Manor, after a brief illness.

 

She was born July 9, 1923, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Joseph and Rose Weinzierl Eberl.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1941.  She was a former employee of Sylvania in St. Marys.

 

On April 30, 1949, in the Sacred Heart Church, she married George P. Fritz who preceded her in death on September 12, 2005.

 

She is survived by three sons, Steven G. Fritz and his wife Pam of St. Marys, Dr. Peter J. Fritz and his wife Mary of Williamston, MI, and A. Joseph Fritz and his wife Sue of Warren, OH; five grandchildren, Matthew Fritz, Megan Fritz, Thomas Fritz, Daniel Fritz, and Corey Manning; a brother, Robert E. Eberl and his wife Mary Granc of Newark, NY; and a brother-in-law, James A. Fritz of St. Marys.

 

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Doris Schauer and Alice Zamboldi; and by a brother, Charles Eberl.

 

Ruth was a member of the Sacred Heart Church.  She was a homemaker with a passion for sewing.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at 11:00 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, February 16, 2016, 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; the Sacred Heart Church, 337 Center Street, St. Marys, PA  15857; or to Pinecrest Manor, 763 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA  15857.

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

 

Betty J. Dahlin, 86, Emporium

 

 

Betty J. Dahlin, 86, of Emporium, and a resident of Pinecrest Manor in St. Marys for the past two years, died on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at Penn Highlands Elk surrounded by her loving family.  Formerly of Revloc, she was born on January 2, 1930, in Cambria county, a daughter of the late George and Elizabeth Frieko Dow.

On June 25, 1966 in Winchester, VA, she married Carl "Peaches" Dahlin, who survives.  

BJ was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Ebensburg and was a former Democratic Committee chairperson in Cambria County.  Years ago, she was a switchboard operator for the Bell Telephone Company during the 1940's.  She greatly enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

In addition to her husband of nearly 50 years, Carl "Peaches" Dahlin, she is survived by two daughters, Carla (Paul) Lloyd of New Oxford, PA and Connie (Brian) Shedlock of Toms River, NJ, four grandchildren, Nathan (Nicole) Shedlock, Nicholas Shedlock, Bradley Lloyd and Katie Lloyd.  She is also survived by two brothers, George Dow and Richard (Therese) Dow, both of Ebensburg, 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Ray "Toot" Miller and by a son, Barry Lee Miller.

Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Monday, February 15, 2016 from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM.

Funeral and committal services will be held privately at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, American Cancer Society or to a charity of choice.

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

 

Rita P. Beaver, 92, Ridgway

 

 

 Rita P. Beaver, 92, of 3006 Ridgway-Johnsonburg Rd., Ridgway, died Wednesday evening, Feb. 10, 2016 in the presence of her immediate family at Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, following a lengthy illness.


She was born March 16, 1923 in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Samuel "Sam" and Antoinette Donato Beaver.


She resided in Ridgway since 1971 and lived in Johnsonburg most of her life. She graduated from Johnsonburg High School.


She was a member of St. Boniface Church in Kersey. She enjoyed reminiscing about her days in Johnsonburg and her days working at Stackpole Carbon Co. where she was employed for 40 years before retiring in 1992. She also loved spending her days with her dog Chloe.


She is survived by one son, Samuel "Sam" Beaver and his wife Darlene of Ridgway; her grandchildren, Michael Beaver and his wife Shannon, Daniel Beaver and Samantha Beaver and Ryan; her great-grandchildren, Sagan Beaver, Riley Mitchell and Parker Beaver; many nieces and nephews; and her sister, Dawna Nevius of Ridgway.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Tony, Albert, Larry, James, Dick and Eugene Beaver; and her sisters, Virginia Beaver, Pauline Licata, Rosie Beaver and Rose Ann Beaver.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Rita P. Beaver will be conducted Saturday, Feb. 20 at 10 a.m. at St. Boniface Church, Kersey with Fr. Ross Miceli officiating. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery. There will be no visitation.


Arrangements are under direction of the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, 401 Chestnut St., Johnsonburg.


The family would like to take the time to sincerely thank Dr. Brandon Roscoe for his continued care of Rita. To Elk Haven Nursing Home for making her final days peaceful and to Ridgway Ambulance for their outstanding service over the years.


If desired, memorial contributions should be made to Ridgway Ambulance Corp., P.O. Box 297, Ridgway, Pa. 15853.

 

Mary Helen Mills, 94, St. Marys

 

 

Mary Helen Mills, 94, of 1028 Theresia St., St. Marys, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.


She was born Dec. 19, 1921 in DuBois, daughter of the late DeLoss and Loyola Wilt Crawford. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of DuBois High School, Class of 1939.


On Aug. 28, 1943 in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Chester F. Mills and he preceded her in death March 14, 2015. 


She was a member of the Sacred Heart Church and was a volunteer at the church in helping with the social committee, the bereavement dinners and the school cafeteria.


Mary Helen is survived by a daughter, Amy Mills Maycock and her husband Jay of Jamestown, N.Y.; two sons, James L. Mills of Crainesville and Rodney J. Mills and his wife Barb of St. Marys; six grandchildren, Matthew Mills, Lori Mills Dippold, Christine Weston, Adam Mills, Jordan Mills and Heather Mills, and eight great-grandchildren.


In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Jane Lafferty, Gerry Kroh and Betty; and by three brothers, Donald, James and William Crawford. She was the last member of her immediate family.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Helen Mills will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery.


Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, Feb. 12 from 5-8 p.m.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Sacred Heart Church Social Committee, 337 Center St., St. Marys, Pa. 15857.

 

Victor John "Duke" DeLullo, 72, St. Marys

 

Victor John “Duke” DeLullo, 72, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of Elk Towers and 916 Plymouth Road, St. Marys, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at Pinecrest Manor.

 

He was born January 4, 1944, in Hollywood, PA, son of the late Pasquale “Pat” and Beatrice Volpe DeLullo.  He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools.  He was the owner and operator of Duke’s Auto Body and Repair for over 40 years.

 

Duke was married to Judith Ann Rippy, who survives.  He is also survived by his companion of over 20 years, Constance Ann “Connie” Hanes, two daughters, Elizabeth DeLullo of Ridgway and Suzanne Marie DeLullo of Brockway; a son, John Wayne “Jack” DeLullo of Brockport; two stepsons, Dean A. Hanes and his wife Mary of Kersey and Todd “Booka” Hanes of St. Marys; a sister, Yvonne Savel and her husband William of Williamsport; and four grandchildren, Ashely DeLullo, Clint DeLullo, Danielle Schneider, and Ryan J. Hanes.

 

In addition to his parents, Duke was preceded in death by a stepson, Shawn M. Hanes; a granddaughter, Nicole Hanes; and a brother, Thomas DeLullo.

 

Duke enjoyed spending time at his camp, hunting and fishing, and he especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

 

There will be no visitation.

 

Funeral and committal services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Pinecrest Manor, 763 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA  15857.

 

The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.

 

Robert W. Akins, 50, Emporium

 

Robert W. Akins, 50, of 123 S. Broad St., Emporium, PA died at his residence on Tuesday (February 9, 2016) evening.

 

He was born May 6, 1965 in Williamsport, PA a son of Charles Akins, Emporium and the late Dorothy Bennett Akins. Mr. Akins graduated from Cameron County High School and served with the US Air Force. He worked at GKN in Emporium for several years.

 

Surviving In addition to his father are 2 Sisters: Donna Akins, Emporium and Stella Bish, Mt. Pleasant, PA, 1 Brother: Lyle Akins, Emporium. Preceded in death by his mother: Dorothy Bennett Akins 1 Brother: Donald Akins. 

 

There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Friday (February 12, 2016) at 11:00 AM with Rev. James Eastman, Pastor, Deeper Waters Ministries, officiating. Burial was in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

 

Gaye E. Cowan, 79, Ridgway

 

Gaye E. Cowan, 79, of 312 Alvin St., Ridgway, died peacefully Saturday morning, Feb. 6, 2016 at her residence surrounded by her family.


She was born Nov. 1, 1936 in Somerset County, daughter of the late Kenneth J. and Violet L. (Livengood) Rush Sr. She married Ralph (Les) Cowan Jr. on March 21, 1959, he survives.


She was a graduate of the Warren G. Harding School in Warren, Ohio. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church where she was treasurer for 20 years, a member of the Election Committee, the Red Hat Society, the Elk County Country Club Golf League, the St. Marys Bowling League, the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Empty Nesters. She enjoyed attending her grandchildren's sporting events and loved the Pittsburgh Pirates. She had been employed by General Motors before her marriage. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, and wife and homemaker.


Besides her husband, she is survived by the following children: Timothy J. (Nina) Cowan of Ridgway, Leslie A. Cowan Retzer of Ridgway and Michael J. (Kerrie) Cowan of Ridgway; eight grandchildren, Kirsten, Kyle, Kaleb, Jordan, Dustin, Max, Madeline and Jack; and one brother, Kenneth J. Rush Jr. of Warren, Ohio.


Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant sister, Melody.


Funeral and Committal Services for Gaye E. Cowan will be held at the Trinity United Methodist Church on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. Officiating will be Rev. Roger A. Peterson, pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Parklawn Memorial Gardens. There will be no visitation. Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church, 19 S. Broad St., Ridgway, Pa. 15853 or to Hahne Regional Cancer Center, 100 Hospital St., DuBois, Pa. 15801. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home, 136 Center St., Ridgway.

 

Mary Kathryn (Kearney) Bryington, 91, Wilcox

 

Mary Kathryn Bryington, 91, formerly of 193 Clarion St., Wilcox, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 in the Lutheran Home at Kane.


Born Nov. 20, 1924 in Instanter, she was a daughter of the late Randall and Mary Preston Kearney. On Oct. 9, 1947 in Johnsonburg, she married Jack C. Bryington, he preceded her in death Feb. 2, 2014.


A lifetime resident of the area, Mrs. Bryington had worked at Stackpole, and was a nurse's aide and physical therapy aide in area hospitals and had owned her own beauty shop in Kane. She was a member of the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Wilcox, the Wilcox Legion Auxiliary and had been head majorette for the Central Drum and Bugle Corp in Johnsonburg.


Surviving are a daughter, Jacq Lynn "Pinky" (Don) Holt of Kane; two grandchildren, Jason Holt and Jeremy Holt; five great-grandchildren, Benjamin Holt, Isaiah Holt, Caleb Holt, Samuel Holt and Nathaniel Holt; and several nieces and nephews.


In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister and five brothers.


Funeral and committal services for Mary Kathryn Bryington will be held Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. in the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Wilcox with the Rev. David Pflieger, Chaplain at the Lutheran Home of Kane officiating. Burial will be in Wilcox Cemetery.


Friends may call Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 6-8 p.m. in the Ronald McDonald II Funeral Home, Inc., 103 South Fraley St., Kane. 


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Nazareth Lutheran Church or the Lutheran Home of Kane.

 

Shirley B. Blackburn, 81, Emporium

 

Shirley B. Blackburn, 81, of 25 Blackburn Rd., Emporium, PA died at her residence, Emporium, PA Saturday, February 6, 2016 morning.

 

She was born June 14, 1934 in Cressona, PA a daughter of the late William and Alice Morrell Brown.

 

On September 10, 1955 in Schuylkill Haven she married Joseph M. Blackburn, MD, who survives Shirley was a graduate of Jefferson Hospital School of Nursing in Philadelphia Surviving In addition to her husband Joseph M. Blackburn, MD

 

2 daughters Leslie Blackburn, Ferryville, and Sharon Blackburn of Wilton, NH. 1 son  Joseph Blackburn, Ambler, PA and 6 Grandchildren She was preceded in death by her parents William and Alice Morrell Brown and 1 Sister Harriet Timm

 

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E 4th St., Emporium, PA on (February 10, 2016) Wednesday from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM followed by a Meeting for Worship at 1:00 PM with Donald Miller.

 

Burial was in the Sanford Cemetery, Truman, PA In lieu of flowers memorial Contributions may be made to Dunnings Creek Meeting House, c/o Marcia Rogish, 800 Preston St., Apt. #1, Bedford, PA 15522 or to a charity of donors choice.

 

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

 

Colonel (Ret.) Richard Straw Bullock, 87, Ridgway

 

Colonel (Ret.) Richard Straw Bullock (Dick), 87, of Carlisle, died peacefully Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 surrounded by his family.


He was born July 1, 1928 in Cambridge Springs, son of the late Arza R. and Blanche Straw Bullock.


Dick graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point (USMA) in 1952 before beginning a career of military service. On Feb. 28, 1953, Dick married Marjorie Campbell (Marge) of Edinboro. Soon after, he was on a ship headed for Germany where he joined the Army of Occupation in Germany for a 39-month tour. Marge joined him in Hanau for a long European honeymoon. 


Upon his return to the United States he joined the USMA faculty. Dick served two tours in Vietnam, in 1960 as an advisor to Civil Guard leaders in the Song Mao field detachment, and in 1968 in command of the 6th Battalion, 27th Artillery. 


He attended the Command & General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth graduating in 1964 and attended graduate school at the University of Michigan, earning a Master of Science in Engineering degree in Aerospace Engineering in the spring of 1966. Dick was pleased with his military career and proudest of his troop duty. He began the final phase of his career in the summer of 1970 when he reported to the Carlisle Barracks as a student at the Army War College and where he later joined the faculty. In 1978, he was appointed to the Bernard M. Baruch Chair of Management and later served as the Director of Academic Policy.


With service of nearly 10 years, Dick on the day of his retirement had served on the War College faculty longer than any other commissioned officer in the history of the institution. After retirement, Dick was employed by a defense contractor, Mandex, Inc. 


Dick and Marge chose Carlisle as their place of retirement. Dick took great satisfaction in maintaining their unique home, working tirelessly in his yard and vegetable garden, and collecting military memorabilia. A wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Dick took great joy in spending time with and teaching his family. For 36 years, the family has gathered at Dick and Marge's treasured home for holidays.


In addition to his beloved wife, Marge, of almost 63 years, Dick is survived by two children, Richard S. Bullock Jr. and his wife Jobil of Virginia Beach and Jennifer Dieter and her husband Patrick of Mt. Holly Springs; four grandchildren, Richard S. Bullock III and his wife Laura of Ebensburg, Marjorie Dieter of Washington, D.C., Charles Bullock of Ridgway and Austin Dieter of Washington, D.C.; and two great-grandchildren, Cloey Mulligan and Dominic Bullock of Ebensburg.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his only brother, LTC Frank E. Bullock.
Services for Colonel (Ret.) Richard Straw Bullock will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be private at Westminster Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Cumberland Goodwill EMS, 519 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, Pa. 17013.


Hoffman Funeral Home & Crematory, 2020 W. Trindle Rd., Carlisle, Pa. is handling the arrangements.

 

Ronald Rieder, 56, St. Marys

 

Ronald Evan Rieder, 58, of 109 Orchard Road, St. Marys, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at his home.

 

He was born May 5, 1957, in Ridgway, son of the late Richard P. Rieder, who passed away March 22, 1978, and his mother, Rose Mary Dickant Rieder Geer and step father, John Geer, who survive of St. Marys.  He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1976.  He was a former employee of Metal Powdered Products.

 

He was married to Mary Kay Caskey who survives of St. Marys.  He is also survived by a son, Vance J. Rieder of Johnsonburg; two sisters, Marcy Meyer and her husband Bill of St. Marys and Charlene Yetzer and her husband Randy of St. Marys; and a brother, Randy Rieder of Kersey.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Renee Rieder.

 

Mr. Rieder was a member of the Queen of the World Church.  He loved being in the woods and was an avid hunter and especially enjoyed hunting turkey.  He was a member of a pool league and enjoyed playing horseshoes and spending time with his family and friends.

 

There will be no visitation.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Richard Allen, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

 

The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.

 

Patricia L. Bauer, 84, St. Marys

 

Patricia L. Bauer, 84, of 682 Maurus Street, St. Marys, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at her home surrounded by her family after a brief battle with cancer.

 

She was born February 9, 1931, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Edward and Julia Minnick Schreiber.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1949.  She was a bridal consultant at the former Berman’s until 1972.

 

On August 12, 1950, in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Eugene R. “Oogie” Bauer, who preceded her in death on July 13, 2008.

 

She is survived by a daughter, Kathryn Bordick Ames and her husband Jerry of St. Marys; two sons, Daniel E. Bauer of San Diego, CA and Andrew J. Bauer and his wife Diane of Copley, OH; three grandchildren, Nathaniel (Tiffany) Bordick, Devin Bauer, and Rachael Bauer; two step grandchildren, Adrienne Rapacki and Sommer Dunlevy; and six great grandchildren.

 

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Marjorie Wilson and Teresa Marconi.  She was the last member of her immediate family.

 

Patricia was a member of the Sacred Heart Church.  She loved gardening and spending time with her family and loving neighbors.

 

There will be no visitation.

 

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Community Nurses, Inc., Hospice, 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA  15857.

 

The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.

 

Peter F. Grovanz, Jr., 96, Emporium

 

 

Peter F. Grovanz, Jr., 96, of 3764 Rich Valley Rd., Emporium, PA
died at Penn Highlands-DuBois on Tuesday (February 2, 2016) morning.
He was born October 14, 1919 in Emporium, PA a son of the late Peter and Rose DeMoro Grovanz, Sr.


On November 25, 1962 in Emporium he married the late Mary Ellen Griffith Grovanz.


Mr. Grovanz served with the US Army, during War War II, from February 5, 1941 to October 29, 1945. He served in the the European African middle eastern campaigns in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. He was wounded in France on December 24, 1944 and he returned to action to fight in four more countries. He was awarded a Purple Heart medal on January 7, 1945, American Campaign medal with five bronze stars. Peter retired from Louis and Hockenberry where he had worked for many years. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoying hunting, fishing and trapping. Pete also enjoyed gardening and farming and his animals.
 

Surviving


Son: Peter (Lori) Grovanz, Emporium
3 Grandsons: Thomas, Keith & Justin Grovanz
3 Great Grandchildren: Katherine, Oscar & Diesel
Sister: Rose Gentile, Ruselton
Sister: Josephine Haight, Ashtabula, OH
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Peter and Rose DeMoro Grovanz
Wife: Mary Ellen Griffith Grovanz
Daughter: Ann Darlene Grovanz
5 Sisters: Jennie Yore, Katie Carnovale, Lottye Carlson, Theresa Young, Christine Grovanz & Theresa Young
3 Brothers: James, Ralph & Joseph Grovanz


Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA on Friday from 2:00-4:00 PM followed by the Funeral Service with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, officiating. A Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.


Burial will be in the Rich Valley Cemetery, Emporium, PA


Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

 

Owen Lee Stauffer, 9, Ridgway

 

 

Owen Lee Stauffer, 9, of 338 Metoxet St., Ridgway, died Saturday morning, Jan. 30, 2016 at UPMC Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh.


He was born March 31, 2006 in Meadville, son of Lee A. Cleary. He resided in Ridgway and was a student at the Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.


No more needles. No more wires. No more tubes. No more surgeries, tests, stitches or pain. No more fear. Owen passed away in his mother's arms, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle for life against congenital heart disease. He was an inspiration, an education, and was wise beyond his nine-year-old body. He was out of this world and has wanted to return to his planet for many years. And now he has gone.


Owen was easy to fall in love with. His wit, sarcasm and "tell it like it is" personality made people laugh and now remember him, not only with tears, but with smiles and laughter. He will be sorely missed by the many lives of those he has touched, young and old alike. He was a blessing from Heaven sent to be with us for a short time. His purpose was to remind us all to love one another, to bring us together and to make us realize life is precious. His job was done, so God has called him back home.


Owen attended Tri-County Karate in Ridgway, AWANA at the Awakening Alliance Church, enjoyed video games, reading, and going for walks. He was very creative and was previously of the planet Zenos.


He is survived by his mother, Lee A. Cleary of Ridgway; one sister, Sarah (Susan Gutierrez) Cleary of Jamestown, N.Y.; a stepsister, Desiree Dennis of Cochranton; grandparents Blaine Stauffer of St. Marys, Rita Stauffer of Ridgway; aunts and uncles Terry (Kim) Stauffer of Selinsgrove, Blaine (Chris) Stauffer of Rome, N.Y., Bernard (Patti) Stauffer of Gaithersburg, Md., Dean (Bill) Moss of Smoaks, S.C., Chrissy (Jay) Dippold of Kersey, Sharon (Rick) Lundin of Ridgway, Mike (Trish) Stauffer of St. Marys, Mark (Sue) Stauffer of St. Marys, and David Stauffer of St. Marys; and two nieces and nephews. 


He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents.


A Memorial Service will be held for Owen L. Stauffer at the convenience of the family. Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Ronald McDonald House Charity, 451 & 4th St. Penthouse Floor, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15201 or to The Make-A-Wish Foundation , 312 West Mahoning St. #1, Punxsutawney, Pa. 15464.

 

Shirley A. Smith, 81, Ridgway

 

Shirley A. Smith, 81, of Alpine Street, Ridgway, died Friday evening, Jan. 29, 2016 at Pinecrest Manor surrounded by her family.


She was born Sept. 14, 1934 in Tonawanda, N.Y., the daughter of the late George and Virginia Hayes O'Connor.


She married George C. Smith, he preceded her in death June 24, 2010.


Shirley graduated from Lady of Victory Nursing School on April 14, 1956. She was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church. She was a psychiatric nurse at Buffalo State Hospital and at Elk County General Hospital fourth floor until her retirement. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.


Shirley is survived by three children, Paula Tegano (John), Jeffrey Smith (Kari) and Stephen Smith (JoAnne), all of Ridgway; seven grandchildren, John Tegano Jr. of Kersey, Stephen Tegano of Ridgway, Elizabeth (Tegano) Lowdermilk of Nokesville, Va., Dylan and Josh Smith and Kyle and Rachel Smith, all of Ridgway; four great-grandchildren, Ryan and Maria Tegano, and Drew and Davis Lowdermilk; two sisters, Carol McDonald of North Tonawanda, N.Y. and Mary O'Connor of Bradford, Mass.; a brother, George O'Connor of Tonawanda, N.Y.; and by several nieces and nephews.


In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Pawloski.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Shirley Smith will be celebrated Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 11 a.m. at St. Leo Catholic Church, Ridgway. Officiating will be Fr. Brian Vossler, pastor. Interment will be in St. Leo's Cemetery.


Friends will be received at the Meehan-Shilk Funeral Home, 130 Center St., Ridgway on Monday, Feb. 1 from 5-8 p.m.


A Christian Wake Service will be held Monday, Feb. 1 at 7:45 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Ridgway Ambulance or Community Nurses.

 

Betty Jo Yale-Danforth, 40, Ridgway

 

Betty Jo Yale-Danforth was born June 3, 1975 in Ridgway, daughter of James W. Yale Jr. and Erma Jean Vantassel-Yale. 


Betty was a well-established registered nurse who specialized in psychiatry, long-term acute care and geriatrics. Betty shared her love of nursing with both of her brothers, her father, her mother and her sister. She shared her compassion and love with everyone she met and cared for. If you met anyone who knew Betty, you would remember her as an angel with a beautiful smile and soul.


Betty has lived in Billings, Mont. for the last five years and grew to love the numerous outdoor activities, including camping, fishing and hiking.


Betty took great pride in her expertise in her culinary skills. She enjoyed the act of congregating and bringing friends, family and associates together to break bread and share in her love.
She was the eldest of four children and is survived by her husband, Andrew Danforth; her daughter, Sabrina Dumholt (expectant mother to a baby girl due May 2016); her two brothers, James and Adam Yale; and her sister, Katrina Yale. 


Family was very important to Betty and she was seen as a surrogate to her many nieces, nephews, great-nephews and had an immense love for children as a whole. Betty was looking forward to the opportunity to have her first grandchild.


Betty is preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents.


Memorial services for Betty Jo Yale-Danforth will be Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary and Crematory, 1001 Alderson Ave., Billings, Mont. 59102. Flowers can be sent directly to the memorial service at the address listed above.


Those wishing to send memorial donations or condolence cards please send them to: Andrew Danforth, 1807 Key Stone St., Billings, Mont. Anyone interested in making a donation to the American Cancer Society on behalf of Betty would be greatly appreciated.


There will be a reception at Don Luis, 15 North 26th, Billings, Mont. immediately following the memorial service. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/smdailypress/obituary.aspx?n=betty-jo-yale-danforth&pid=177534150#sthash.lQfibO6Y.dpuf

 

Joseph G. Resch, 78, Kersey

 


 

Joseph G. Resch, 78, of 1403 Million Dollar Highway, Kersey, died on Thursday evening, January 28, 2016 at Penn Highlands Elk following a lengthy illness.

He was born on December 6, 1937, in St. Marys, a son of the late Joseph and Martha Raffeinner Resch.

On October 10, 1959 in St. Marys Church, he married Margaret Kofler Resch, who survives.

Joe was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of St. Boniface Church.  He retired from Keystone Carbon Company after more than 47 years of service.  He enjoyed riding his four-wheeler and going to camp.  He especially enjoyed helping his daughter at The Corner Restaurant, as well as the friendships he formed while working there.  Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife of more than 56 years, he is survived by two daughters, Joanne (Denis) Dinsmore of St. Marys and Martha (Joseph) Cavallett of Kersey, two sons, Joseph (Shelly) Resch and Thomas Resch, both of Kersey, as well as by four grandchildren, Jen Cavallett, Suzy (Justin) Ehrensberger, Holly (Chris Kreckel) Buerk, Tony Resch and by one great-grandson, Caleb Ehrensberger.
He is also survived by two brothers, Donald (Dolores) Resch of Kersey, Glenn (Janet) Resch of St. Marys, and by a sister, Donna Cribbs of Kersey, as well as by numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Marilyn Wennin.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Joseph G. Resch will be celebrated on Monday, February 1, 2016, at 10:00 AM at St. Boniface Church. Main Street, Kersey with Fr. Ross Miceli, officiating.
Interment will follow in St. Boniface Cemetery.

There will be no visitation.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Guardian Angel Center or to St. Boniface Church.

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

 

Joan G (Wagner) Daughenbaugh, 81, Ridgway

 

Joan G. (Wagner) Daughenbaugh, 81, formerly of 10 Depot St., Ridgway, died Thursday morning, Jan. 28, 2016 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.


She was born March 8, 1934 in St. Marys, daughter of the late William C. and Josephine (Hoffman) Nicklas Wagner of Johnsonburg.


On May 28, 1955, she married Ronald E. Daughenbaugh, and he preceded her in death May 23, 2006.


She had resided in Ridgway most of her life. She was Catholic by faith and was a member of the St. Leo's Catholic Church. She was a graduate of Johnsonburg Area High School Class of 1952.
She was self-employed with her husband for many years as owners of the R & J Tavern in Ridgway (well known for the best beer battered fish fries in the area). She then was employed by Brody's Fashions in Ridgway and followed by retiring from Advanced Thermal Products in St. Marys. She enjoyed baking for her family and treasured her grandchildren.


She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. 


She is survived by one son, Scott E. Daughenbaugh and his wife Mary of Rotonda West, Fla.; two daughters, Michele R. Olay and her husband Herb of Ridgway and Lynne A. Roseto and her husband Joseph of Ridgway; five grandchildren, Cory A. Caskey of Ridgway, Ryan Daughenbaugh and his wife Jordin of Hartselle, Ala., Alex Daughenbaugh of Orlando, Fla., Michael Roseto of Cape May, N.J., and Taylor Roseto of Erie; one sister-in-law, Grace Daughenbaugh of Ridgway; and several nieces and nephews.


Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Norman Nicklas; and her beloved furry, four-legged "granddog" Maximillian.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Joan G. Daughenbaugh will be celebrated at St. Leo Catholic Church in Ridgway on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 11 a.m. Officiating will be Fr. Brian E. Vossler, pastor of St. Leo Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Parklawn Memorial Gardens. There will be no visitation. 


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Leo Catholic Church. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home, 136 Center St., Ridgway

 

Shirley L. "Nena" Lundy, 76, St. Marys

 

Shirley L. "Nena" Lundy, 76, of Marienville, died Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital after a lengthy illness.


She was born Aug. 8, 1939 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Wayne and Louise (Lewis) Schrubb.


Shirley was married to Leo F. "Windy" Lundy for 53 years before his death on Jan. 13, 2010.
She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Marienville. She loved bingo and being with her family.


Shirley is survived by her four children, Elden (Kim) Lundy of Byrnedale, Barbara (William) Rollick of Woodland, Chester (Wendy) Lundy of Nunda, N.Y. and Michele Bellotti of Marienville; three sisters, Doris (Ernie) Smith of Pennsylvania, Jill Cameron of Ohio, and Margaret (Bob) Smith of DuBois; two brothers, Donald (Judy) Schrubb of Gardner Hill and Leo (Lynn) Schrubb of North Dakota; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Services for Shirley L. "Nena" Lundy will be held Saturday, Jan. 30 at 10 a.m. at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, 12045 Bennetts Valley Hwy., Penfield, with Reverend Lola J. Turnbull officiating. Burial will follow in Parklawn Cemetery.


Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29 and 9-10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30 at the funeral home.

 

Elvira J. Anderson, 91, Force

 

Elvira J. Anderson, 91, of Spruce Street, Force, died Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 at the DuBois Nursing Home.


She was born April 8, 1924 in Clearfield, daughter of the late William "Jake" and Mabel M. (Fye) Burkett.


She married Raymond J. Anderson on Aug. 16, 1945, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 1979.


She lived in Bennetts Valley since 1940 and was a graduate of Huston Township High School. She was the owner/operator of Elvira's Beauty Salon in Force for 40 years. She enjoyed bowling, crossword puzzles, her cats, and especially her family. 


She is survived by four children, Charlotte (Dave) Zettle of Ridgway, Virginia (Bob) Traveny of Force, Jon R. Anderson of Nashville, Tenn., and Jay W. (Jackie) Anderson of Penfield; three grandchildren, Jon Zettle, Dana Jordan and Bradley Anderson; and four great-grandchildren.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. 


In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Melvin "Jim" Kunselman; and a sister, Esther Corson.


Private services for Elvira J. Anderson will be held by her family. 


Interment will be in Maria Lutheran Church Cemetery, Dagus Mines.


The family suggests memorials to the DuBois Nursing Home or favorite charity and will be accepting online condolences at 
www.nedzafamilyfuneralhomes.com.
Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, 12045 Bennetts Valley Hwy., Penfield, Pa. 15849 is entrusted with funeral arrangements.

 

Viola Wright, 96, St. Marys

 

Viola B. Wright, 96, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home for the past three years and formerly of 19 Mertz Ave., St. Marys, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 at Elk Haven.


She was born Nov. 1, 1919 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Andrew and Eleanor Ehrensberger Baumgratz.


She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1937. Viola retired from the Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital in 1981 after 23 years of service. She served as social service director for 15 years prior to her retirement.


On May 6, 1939 in the St. Mary's Church, she married Eugene V. "Whitey" Wright who preceded her in death Oct. 10, 1978.


Viola was a member of the Queen of the World Church and the Altar Society. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America and after her retirement, she held offices with the CD of A for many years. She enjoyed playing bingo and spending time with her family and friends at get-togethers. 


Viola is survived by a daughter, Phyllis Grotzinger and her husband John of St. Marys; two sons, Ronald C. Wright of Heath, Ohio and Eugene A. Wright and his wife Denise of Brockway; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Carl Baumgratz of St. Marys.


In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Prechtl; a granddaughter, Amy Lynn Grotzinger in 1965; a sister, Mary Jane Schauer; and three brothers, Paul Baumgratz, Merle Baumgratz, and Regis Baumgratz.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Viola B. Wright will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Friday, Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. 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 Thursday, Jan. 28 from 5-8 p.m.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to a favorite charity .

 

Charles Joseph Adamski, 48, Johnsonburg

 

Charles Joseph "Joe" Adamski, 48, of Clarion Road, Johnsonburg, died unexpectedly at home Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016.


He was born March 17, 1967 in Rahway, N.J., son of the late Charles Adamski and Jane (Mann) Bobowski.


He was a graduate of Johnsonburg High School and worked at several powdered metal companies throughout his life, including working in North Carolina, Metco of St. Marys and Metaldyne of Ridgway since 1994.


Joe loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping, Chargers football and NASCAR following Matt Kenseth. He lived most of his life in Johnsonburg.


He is survived by two children, Andrew Mecca of Johnsonburg and Kayla Wehler of St. Marys; one brother, John Peters of Ridgway; four sisters, Linda Kennedy of Johnsonburg, Carla Geer of Johnsonburg, Brenda Nowakoski of Avenel, N.J. and Lisa Adamski of Fords, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents. 


Funeral services for Charles Joseph "Joe" Adamski will be held Saturday, Jan. 23 at 11 a.m. at the Ubel Funeral Home, 111 Bridge St., Johnsonburg. Interment will be in Wardvale Methodist Cemetery.


Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 22 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home and Saturday, Jan. 23 from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home.


The family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Association and will be accepting online condolences at www.nedzafamilyfuneralhomes.com.

 

Gerald R. Sheley, 69, St. Marys

 

Gerald R. Sheley, 69, of 61 Dippold Avenue, St. Marys, died on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at his home following an illness of the past few months.

He was born on July 7, 1946, in Olean, NY, a son of the late Maynard and Mercedes Haggerty Sheley.

He was married to Christine Fox Sheley, she preceded him in death.

Mr. Sheley graduated from Olean High School and then served in the U.S. Air Force from 1964-1968.  He worked at CG Graphite for many years, and currently at Buerk's.  He had a love for music and played in many bands, including Gypsy Rain and Cottonmouth.  For the past several years, he would sing Christmas carols at many places with the "Elfettes".  He was also an avid Steelers fan.  He was the best dad, PaPa and friend anyone could have and will be missed by many.

He is survived by a son, Toby (Joanne) Sheley and a daughter, Jessica (Pat) Bauer, both of St. Marys, four step-daughters, Missy (Vernie) Brennen of St. Marys, Nikki (Todd Celinski) Rothrock of Kersey, Jackie (Mike) Zuback of St. Marys and Connie Nelson of Roxbury, NY, by 12 grandchildren, Camryn Bauer, Derek (Meagan) Rothrock, Haley Rothrock, Jason (Shanelle) Brennen, Kayla Brennen, Anthony Moyer, Gracie Celinski, Rhia Celinski, Kayli Zuback, Bryce Zuback, Michael McAfee and Joe McAfee and by 6 great grandchildren, Blakelyn, Lilley, Brantley, Paisley, Harley and Bentley.  He is also survived by a brother-in-law, Rick Now Fox, his favorite sister-in-law, Pam (Steve) Fritz, a special friend, Alice Slade of SD, and by numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Marilyn Sheley, a brother, James Sheley and by a brother-in-law, Tom Bob Fox.

A Memorial Service for Gerald R. Sheley will be held on Friday, January 22, 2016, at 11:00 AM at Lynch-Green Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until the time of the service.

Military Honors will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemens Burial Detail.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the SMAHS Music Department.

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

 


 

 

John R. Jacobs, 63, St. Marys

 

John R. Jacobs, 63, of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, formerly of East Avenue, Johnsonburg, died Thursday evening, May 26, 2016 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.


He was born Aug. 4, 1952 in Ridgway, son of the late Marvin and Cecelia Fatubeno Jacobs.


He resided in Johnsonburg all his life and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1970.


He was a member of the Johnsonburg United Methodist Church. He was an avid bowler and local sports fan. He also enjoyed rooting for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers.


He worked at Domtar, Johnsonburg Mill until his retirement after 40 years of service.


He is survived by one sister, Edna M., Mrs. Robert Serafini of St. Marys; three nieces, Lisa, Mrs. Roger Smith, Kristy Serafini and Kimberly, Mrs. Collen Rooker; and one nephew, Stephen Serafini, all of St. Marys.


He was preceded in death by his parents.


A funeral service for John R. Jacobs will be held Wednesday, June 1 at 11 a.m. at the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, 401 Chestnut St., Johnsonburg. Officiating will be Rev. Donald Bloomster of the Johnsonburg United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Wardvale Methodist Cemetery, Johnsonburg.
 

Friends will be received at the funeral home Tuesday evening, May 31, from 6-8 p.m.


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Emma Fuenffinger, 84, St. Marys

 

Emma R. Fuenffinger, 84, of 1325 Glen Hazel Road, St. Marys, died on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.

She was born on July 9, 1931, in Ridgway, a daughter of the late Merle and Elva Johnson Smouse.

On May 17, 1952 in Ridgway, PA, she married Melvin F. Fuenffinger, who preceded her in death on September 6, 2015.

Mrs. Fuenffinger was a lifelong resident of the area and graduated from Ridgway High School, class of 1949.  She worked for many years at Stackpole Carbon Company and enjoyed gardening and knitting.

She is survived by two daughters, Debra (Neal) Shaffer of Elderton, PA and Darlene Fuenffinger of St. Marys, and by three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  She is also survived by two brothers, Ronald Smouse of Florida and Roger (Carol) Smouse of Hawaii, as well as by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Henry Smouse, and a sister, Lucille Smouse.

Funeral and committal services for Emma R. Fuenffinger are being held privately.  Interment will be in the St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.

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

 

Lawrence Sprague, 63, Ridgway

 

Lawrence "Larry" Sprague, 63, of 1399 Silver Creek Rd., Johnsonburg, died Tuesday morning, May 24, 2016 at his residence following a short illness.


He was born Feb. 4, 1953 in Ridgway, son of the late Sidney and Donna Nitche Sprague.


He resided in Johnsonburg all his life and was a 1971 graduate of Johnsonburg High School. He graduated from Williamsport Area Community College as a machinist.


Larry was a member of Holy Rosary Church, Central Hose Company, Ridgway Rifle Club and the Stepping Stone Foundation. He loved sports and the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing, and he really enjoyed working on cars. He was self-employed as he owned and operated an auto body repair shop. He had also worked at PCC Powdered Metals and Wilman Pontiac.


He is survived by one son, Jacob "Jake" Sprague of Cary, N.C.; and three sisters, Peggy, Mrs. Steve Aharrah of Ridgway, Diane Oglesby of Johnsonburg and Lori Sprague of Wilcox.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Matthew Sprague; a brother, James Sprague; and a sister, Sandy Leithner.


Larry also wished to thank all family and friends who have given and offered support to him, not only during his recent illness, but throughout his life, and he hopes that he was able to provide the same in return over the years.


Friends and family are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial for Lawrence "Larry" Sprague to be conducted Saturday, May 28 at 10 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg. Officiating will be Rev. David J. Wilson, pastor. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Johnsonburg. In accordance with Larry's wishes, there will be no visitation.


Arrangements are under direction of the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, 401 Chestnut St., Johnsonburg.


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Ronnie Jean Smith, 2, Portland Mills

 

Ronnie Jean Smith, 2, of Portland Mills, died Friday, May 20, 2016 and went to be with the Lord.


She was surrounded by many who love her dearly. The daughter of Colby J. Smith and Christie Penfield-Mann, she was born Jan. 23, 2014.


Ronnie touched so many lives. She attended Krise Family Daycare where she spent many happy times with her friends. She enjoyed mowing the lawn with her dad, coloring and playing outside. She loved wildlife, all animals and learning about nature. She loved painting her nails with her mom, and she loved to be fancy. She loved to read, sing and dance with her sissy and she had a special fondness for Elmo.


In addition to her parents, Ronnie is survived by an older sister, Mikie Penfield of Portland Mills; a brother, Jaryon Mann of Johnsonburg; maternal grandparents Debbie (Ken) Ciroli of Indiana and Stephen Bevacqua of Johnsonburg; paternal grandparents Pamela (Robert) Davidson of Kane and James (Ruth) Smith of Kersey; maternal great-grandmother Catherine Fritz of St. Marys; paternal great-grandmothers Jean Ecklund of Portland Mills, Beverly Smith of Portland Mills, Kay Smith of Shippenville and Anne Ecklund of St. Marys; two aunts, Stephanie (Jeremiah) Bevacqua of Kane and Jessica (Ray) Hamilton of Wilcox; two uncles, Jaime (Amy) Penfield of Ohio and Andrew (Ashley) Smith of Mt. Jewett; as well as numerous great aunts and uncles and cousins.


She was preceded in death by a sister, Chelsi Mann; and her paternal great-grandfather, Ron Ecklund, her namesake.


Funeral services for Ronnie Jean Smith will be private. Officiating will be Ronald L. Burkett, pastor of the Hallton Church. Burial will be in Lake City Cemetery. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Krise Family Daycare at 503 Willard St., Ridgway, Pa. 15853. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home.

 

Florence M. Eckert Ferragine, 91, Johnsonburg

 

Florence M. Eckert Ferragine, 91, of Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, formerly of Ridgway Road, Johnsonburg, died early Friday morning, May 20, 2016 at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.


She was born May 12, 1925 in St. Marys, daughter of the late George and Margaret Sheetz Eckert.


She married Arthur J. Ferragine on June 17, 1947 in St. Mary's Church, St. Marys. He died Aug. 7, 2005.


She resided in Johnsonburg since her marriage and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School.


Florence was a member of Holy Rosary Church. She was an excellent cook and loved going to the casino.


She had briefly worked for GTE Sylvania.


She is survived by two sons, Gerald A. "Jerry" Ferragine and his wife Jeanne of Johnsonburg and David R. Ferragine and his wife Beverly of St. Marys; five grandchildren, David C. Ferragine and his wife Christine, Brian R. Ferragine and his wife Stephanie, Amy, Mrs. Adam Dippold, Scott Ferragine and his wife Kim and Todd Ferragine; five great-grandchildren, Alexander Ferragine, Cassey, Hanna and Brooke Dippold and Johnathan Ferragine; and one sister, Gertrude Smeal of St. Marys.


In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers, George, Norbert, Walter and Bobby Eckert; and four sisters, Margaret Hoffman, Marie Schlimm, Dolores Rupprecht and Eleanor Anderson.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Florence M. Eckert Ferragine will be conducted Monday, May 23 at 1 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg. Officiating will be Rev. David J. Wilson, pastor. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Johnsonburg.
Friends will be received at the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, 401 Chestnut St., Johnsonburg on Sunday evening, May 22 from 6-8 p.m.


Share your condolences at 
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Joseph B. Bobenrieth, Jr., 70, St. Marys

 

Joseph B. Bobenrieth, Jr., 70, of 214 Ash Street, St. Marys, died on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Penn Highlands Elk surrounded by his family.

He was born on September 14, 1945, in St. Marys, a son of the late Joseph and Dolores Hayes Bobenrieth.

On December 12, 1970 in St. Marys Church, he married Darlene Auman Bobenrieth, who survives.

Joe was a graduate of ECCHS, class of 1963 and was a member of Sacred Heart Church.  He retired from the United States Marine Corps after more than 23 years of dedicated service.  He served during the Vietnam War and was the recipient of the Purple Heart.  He enjoyed gardening, baseball and collecting coins and stamps.  Most of all, he loved going to camp and spending time with his family, especially his grandson.

In addition to his wife of nearly 46 years, Darlene Auman Bobenrieth, he is survived by two sons Joseph Bobenrieth, III of San Antonio, TX, Brian (Nancy) Bobenrieth of St. Marys, a daughter, Renee Bobenrieth of San Antonio, TX and by one grandson, Elijah Bobenrieth.  

He is also survived by three brothers, Richard (Kathleen) Bobenrieth of Ridgway, Andrew (Patty) Bobenrieth of St. Marys, and David (Cindy) Bobenrieth of St. Marys, and by ten sisters, Elizabeth Folmar of Millsboro, DE, Jane Yale of MacClenny, FL, Alice Taylor of St. Marys, Susan Berlin of Brockport, Patricia (William) Stevens of Long Beach, MS, Judith (George) Smith of NC, Ann Marie (John) Searle of Clearfield, Mary Ellen (Bradley) DePrater of St. Marys, Helen (Kurt) Weiche of Corinth, TX, and Doris Garza of San Antonio, TX, as well as by many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul T. Bobenrieth, US Army, Robert J. Bobenrieth, US Marine Corps, and John M. Bobenrieth, US Air Force.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Joseph B. Bobenrieth, Jr. will be celebrated on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at 12:00 PM at Sacred Heart Church, 337 Center Street, St. Marys, PA with Rev. Alfred Patterson, OSB, officiating.
Military Honors will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail.

There will be no visitation.

Interment will be in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail, 168 Center Street, St. Marys, PA 15857.

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

 

Cpt. Edward A. Harris, 95, Ridgway

 

Cpt. Edward A. Harris, 95, of Randall Residence in Tipp City, Ohio, died Monday May 16, 2016 at his residence following a brief illness.


He was born Aug. 4, 1920 in Ridgway, son of the late James S. and Carrie A. (Hoffman) Harris. 


He married Patricia L. Leonard on Oct. 24, 1953, she preceded him in death June 26, 1999.


He had resided in Ridgway for 65 years and Sarasota, Fla. for 29 years. He was a member of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church in Sarasota, Fla., and St. Leo Catholic Church in Ridgway. He was a 1936 graduate of the Ridgway High School and a graduate of Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Ed had been office manager at Ridgway Color and Chemical before moving to Sarasota, Fla. Ed was a member of the Reserve Officers Association and the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA). He served in the Southwest Pacific 32nd Infantry Division and was a veteran of WWII. He was also a member of the Army Reserves for 15 years in the 99th ARCOM in Oakdale.


He is survived by the following children: Susan (Frank) Bienkowski of Johnsonburg, Lori (Mark) Anderson of Richmond, Va., Brenda (Eric) Brocious of Vandalia, Ohio, Douglas (Susan) Harris of Ridgway, Bradley (Kathy) Harris of Erie, Amy Harris of Sarasota, Fla., Judi (Tom) Jenkins of Sarasota, Fla. and Ann (Bernie) Charleson of Laurinburg, N.C.; 17 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.


Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one son, David Harris; and one brother, Fred Harris.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Cpt. Edward A. Harris will be celebrated at St. Leo Catholic Church on Friday, May 20 at 11 a.m. Officiating will be Fr. Brian E. Vossler, pastor of St. Leo Catholic Church. Military honors accorded by the Ridgway Servicemen's Burial Detail. Burial will follow at St. Leo Cemetery. 


Friends will be received at the Thompson Funeral Home, 136 Center St., on Thursday, May 19 from 6-8 p.m. 
A Wake Service will be held Thursday evening at the Funeral Home at 7:45 p.m. 


Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Leo Catholic Church at 111 Depot St., Ridgway, Pa. 15853. thompsonfuneralhomepa.com. 

 

Elda M. Benigni, 92

 

Elda M. Benigni, 92, of Apple Street, Weedville, died Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at Penn Highlands DuBois.
She was born May 21, 1923 in Byrnedale, daughter of the late Louis and Jennie (Riccadonna) Chiappelli.


She married Glenn E. "Cubby" Benigni on May 6, 1943 in Our Lady of Assumption Church in Osterville, Mass., he preceded her in death April 20, 2008.


She was Salutatorian of the Class of 1942 at Bennetts Valley High School. She was a homemaker, substitute postal clerk and owner of the Valley Cave.


Elda was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Force. She enjoyed going weekly to the Bennetts Valley Senior Center and visiting with her many friends. She was also a Pittsburgh Penguins fan and attended many of their games with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved being with her family and they meant the world to her. They will all miss her very much. Elda lived all her life in Bennetts Valley.
She is survived by four daughters, Pamela Pauline of Kersey, Sharen (Robert) Marshall of Kersey, Maureen (Anthony) Viglione of Treasure Lake and Deborah (Michael) Dillon of Altoona; seven grandchildren, Corey (Charlene) Pauline, Kristin (Brian) Kinsey, Nichole (Travis) Williams, Tricia (Jason) Brigger, Garret (Jenn) Viglione, Ashley Cardosi and Sean Dillon; two step-grandchildren, Jeff and Toby Marshall; 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Louis "Manny" Chiappelli Jr. of St. Marys and Donald (Nancy) Chiappelli of Force; three sisters, Irene Muccio of Weedville, Dolores Floravit of Weedville and Janice (Tim) Kinsler of Emporium; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Rose Klaiber; sons-in-law Bruce Heigel and Tom Pauline; and one granddaughter, Erika Heigel.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Elda M. Benigni will be held Saturday, May 21 at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Force with Father William Laska and Father William Sutherland concelebrating.


Interment will be in St. Joseph Church Cemetery. There will be no visitation.


The family suggests memorials to the Bennetts Valley Senior Center or Masses at the St. Joseph Catholic Church and will be accepting online condolences at www.nedzafamilyfuneralhomes.com.


Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, 12045 Bennetts Valley Hwy., Penfield is entrusted with funeral arrangements.

 

Anthony "Chike" Muccio, 89, Weedville

 

Anthony "Chike" Muccio, 89, of Cherry Avenue, Weedville, died Friday, May 13, 2016 at Penn Highlands DuBois.


He was born Feb. 20, 1927 in Penfield, son of the late Joseph and Rose (Dilullo) Muccio.


On Sept. 19, 1953, he married Irene (Chiappelli), and she survives. 


He was a graduate of Penfield High School and lived all his life in Bennetts Valley.


He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.


He was past owner of the Bennetts Valley Lanes for 20 years and has been owner of Anthony Muccio School Transportation for the past 50 years.


He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bennetts Valley Legion, Huston Township Alumni, Bennetts Valley Rod & Gun Club, Penfield Firemen's and a 40-year member of the Lions Club where he was a past District Governor.


In addition to his wife, Irene (Chiappelli) Muccio of Weedville, he is survived by a sister, Esther "PeeWee" Nelson of DuBois. He was also loved by his many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Carpin; and by three brothers, Angelo, Dominic "Tom" and John Muccio.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Anthony "Chike" Muccio will be celebrated Monday, May 16 at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Force, with Father William Sutherland as celebrant.


Military honors will be accorded by the Bennetts Valley Legion Post 978 Burial Detail.


Interment will be in St. Joseph Church Cemetery.


Visitation was held Sunday, May 15 from 3-7 p.m. at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, Penfield.


The family suggests memorials to the Bennetts Valley Lions (P.O. BOX 71, Weedville, Pa.), the Bennetts Valley Ambulance or St. Joseph Catholic Church and will be accepting online condolences at www.nedzafamilyfuneralhomes.com. 

 

Ruth D. Agens Perkins, 72, Ridgway

 

Ruth D. Agens Perkins, 72, of Reedsburg, Wis., died Sunday, May 8, 2016 at the Tomah VA Medical Center following a short battle with cancer. 


She was born Sept. 5, 1943 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Claude and Carrie (Hostetlar) Agens. Ruth was a veteran of the U.S. Army from 1961-1966 attaining the rank of staff sergeant. She worked for the Pennsylvania State Park System for over 26 years until her retirement. Ruth was a member of the American Legion and the Eagles Club in Ridgway. She enjoyed playing bingo and doing word searches.


She is survived by two sons, Craig Perkins and his fiancee Rhonda Grover of Blue River, Wis. and Theodore (Yong Suk) Agens of Ridgway; five grandchildren, including Leah, Rebecca and Jason Agens of Ridgway; two great-grandchildren, including Aliyah Agens of Ridgway; two brothers, Kenneth (Margaret) Agens of Equality, Ill. and Earl Agens; her sister, Dolores Phillips of Houston, Texas; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.


She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Donald and Maurice Agens; and one sister, Elvira Watson.


Funeral services for Ruth D. Agens Perkins will be conducted Saturday, May 14 at 11 a.m. at the Hoof Funeral Home in Reedsburg with Pastor Robert Butler officiating. Military rites will follow the service provided by the Reedsburg American Legion. Interment will be in the Blue River Cemetery in Wisconsin.

 

Hazel I. Taylor, 93, St. Marys

 

Hazel I. Taylor, 93, of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, PA formerly of Gardeau Rd., Austin, PA died at Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, PA on Monday (May 9, 2016) evening.


She was born February 18, 1923 in Johnsonburg, PA a daughter of the late John and Alma Yonkie Frederick.
She married the late Herman G. Taylor.


Mrs. Taylor retired from Sylvania where she worked for many years. She was a member of Keating Summit United Methodist Church and the Odin Grange.


Surviving are a daughter, Jeanne (Bill) Lowe, Eldred; son, Michael (Maryann) Taylor, Virginia; Grandchildren: Barbara Zola, Bryan Lowe, Debby Myers,


Tammy Krohn, Kevin Taylor, Patricia Slane, Katie Engel, Cindy Cooney, Scott Freer, Jason Freer, Kristen English, Mike Taylor, Molly Kinner, Kristina, Corrine, Brent, Heather, and Gregory Taylor,


Three sisters, Kathryn (Robert) Kline, Kersey; Grace (Millard) Williams, Emporium; and Marjorie (Jack) Rhines, Florida.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Alma Yonkie Frederick, and her husband, Herman G. Taylor; a daughter, Gail Freer, son, Jerry Taylor,


Two Brothers, Clarence & Richard Frederick; 5 Sisters, Esther Lentz, Alice Lang, Doris Hagg, Shirley Rhines and Marian Salvatore,


Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium , PA on Friday from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM followed by a Funeral Service at 1:00 PM with Rev. Steven Small, Pastor, Keating Summit United Methodist Church, officiating.


Burial will be in the Brandy Camp Cemetery, Brandy Camp, PA
Memorial Contributions may be made Keating Summit United Methodist Church, Austin, PA 16720 or to Pinecrest Manor, Memorial Fund, 763 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, PA 15857

Online Condolences may be placed at
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Nan O'Hara, 88, St. Marys

 

Nan O'Hara, 88, formerly of St. Marys, died Sunday, May 8, 2016 in Louisville, Ky.


She was a member of Fern Creek United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her sons, Jim (RosAnne), Ken (Lee Ann), Tom (Pam), Doug (Shelly), and Bob (Maggie); 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.


Funeral services for Nan O'Hara will be held Thursday, May 12 at 11 a.m. at Fern Creek United Methodist Church, 6727 Bardstown Rd., Fern Creek, Ky., with burial Saturday, May 14 in St. Marys.


Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 11 from 3-7 p.m. at Fern Creek Funeral Home, 5406 Bardstown Rd. and after 10 a.m. Thursday at the church.


Memorials may be made to Fern Creek United Methodist Church, 6727 Bardstown Rd., Fern Creek, Ky.

 

Margaret Carnes, 98, St. Marys

 

Margaret Kahle Carnes, 98, a resident of Pinecrest Manor, passed away Sunday morning, May 8, 2016, at Pinecrest, after a brief illness.

 

She was born November 27, 1917, in Duke Center, PA, daughter of the late Fred and Florence Everitt Kahle.  She attended Duke Center School and was a graduate of Bradford High School, Class of 1936.  After graduating from high school, Margaret worked at the Duke Center Post Office.  She moved to Buffalo and worked at the Curtiss-Wright Plant during World War II.  In 1960, she moved to St. Marys to help operate DeLullo’s Shoe Store.  She and her husband bought it from Dan DeLullo and operated it under the same name.  She later worked at the former G. C. Murphy Co., retiring in November 1982.

 

On August 6, 1949, she married Robert Don Carnes.  There were married at the Colosseum in Ceres, NY, on roller skates.  He preceded her in death on July 27, 2013.

 

Margaret is survived by a son, Robert Dee Carnes and his wife Patricia Bauer Weis of St. Marys; two grandchildren, Michele Wiesner and her fiancé Justin Greenthaner and Martin Weis and his companion Tami Principe; five great grandchildren, Alex, Jessie, Nicholas, Michaela, and Nathan; two sisters, Esther Best and her husband Gene of Coldspring, TX and Eleanor “Toot” Schwab of Duke Center; a brother, James Kahle and his wife Barbara of Palmyra, NY; and by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by five brothers, Everitt, Earl, Thomas, Ronald, and Philip Kahle.

 

Margaret was a member of the Shiloh Presbyterian Church and was active in their Adult Fellowship Group.  She served with her husband as the Treasurer and Financial Secretary of the Church.  She also served on the Board of Deacons and chaired the Flower Committee for many years.  She was also a Past President of the Women’s Association of Shiloh Presbyterian Church.

 

She was a member of the Allegany Valley Square Dance Federation, Inc. and served on their executive board for many years.  She was a charter member of the Bells of St. Marys Square Dance Club, Inc. and was listed in “Who’s Who” National Directory of American Square Dancers.  She was a life member of the Pennsylvania Square and Round Dance Federation and was co-founder of the Elk County Cloggers, Inc.  She was made a “Gold Star” for being a 60+ year member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was affiliated with the John E. Wanamaker Chapter No. 376 – St. Marys.

 

Margaret was a volunteer at the Penn Highlands Elk Gift Shop and for the Red Cross Blood Mobiles.  She also assisted with the Saturday evening church services held at Pinecrest Manor.  She had previously volunteered at the Christian Food Bank and in the Round Table of Pinecrest Manor.  She was also a member of the American Association of Retired Persons. 

 

There will be no visitation.

 

Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service to be held in the Shiloh Presbyterian Church on Thursday, May 12, 2016, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Scott Wiest, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the McKean County Memorial Park.

 

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Shiloh Presbyterian Church, 217 Washington Street, St. Marys, PA  15857 or to Pinecrest Manor, 763 Johnsonburg Road, St. Marys, PA  15857.

The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.

 

Elizabeth Mae Stefano, 72, St. Marys

 

Elizabeth Mae Stefano, 72, of 164 State Street, St. Marys, passed away unexpectedly Friday, May 6, 2016, at the UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh.

 

She was born January 9, 1944,