ST. MARYS - Dorothy C.
Heigel, 89, of 437 Wolfel Ave., St.
Marys, died on Thursday, March 6, 2014
at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a
brief illness. She was born June 17,
1924, in St. Marys, daughter of the late
Frank and Eleanor Nissel Bauer. On Nov.
30, 1946, she married George A. Heigel
Sr., who preceded her in death. Dorothy
was a lifelong resident of the area and
a member of the St. Marys Church. She
enjoyed baking, cooking, and her annual
trips to the beach with her family. Most
of all, she loved spending time with her
family. She is survived by two
daughters, June, Mrs. Andrew Sorg of
Benezette, and Terri, Mrs. David Pfaff
of State College; a son, George Heigel
Jr. of DuBois; eight grandchildren and
eight great-grandchildren. She is also
survived by two brothers, George Bauer
and his wife Gloria, and John "Jack"
Bauer and his wife Lois, both of St.
Marys, as well as numerous nieces and
nephews. In addition to her parents and
her husband, she was preceded in death
by two sisters, Grace Richards and
Lorraine Wolfel; and by three brothers,
Harold, Floyd, and Clarence "Lefty"
Bauer. A Mass of Christian Burial for
Dorothy C. Heigel will be celebrated on
Monday, March 10, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the
St. Marys Church, Church St., St. Marys
with Fr. Thomas More Sikora, OSB, as
celebrant. Interment will follow in the
St. Marys Catholic Cemetery. Visitation
will be held on Sunday evening, March 9,
2014, from 5-8 p.m. at the Lynch-Green
Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St.
Marys.Memorial contributions may be made
to the Women Who Care Foundation, c/o
Elk County Community Foundation, P.O.
Box 934, St. Marys, Pa. 15857. Online
condolences may be offered at www.LynchGreenFuneralHome.com.
JOHNSONBURG - Rose M.
Wolf, 89, of Elk Haven Nursing Home, St.
Marys, formerly of 36 Powers Ave.,
Johnsonburg, died Thursday evening
(March 6, 2014) at the nursing home
following a brief illness.
Born Jan. 4, 1925, in
Johnsonburg, she was a daughter of John
and Theresa Manno Calla. On Sept. 10,
1960, she married Norbert G. Wolf, who
died March 20, 2001. She resided in
Johnsonburg all her life. She graduated
from Johnsonburg High School in 1943.
She was employed by Stackpole Carbon Co.
for 35 years.
She was a member of Holy
Rosary Church and Johnsonburg Senior
Center. She loved entertaining, cooking
and being a homemaker. Surviving are a
stepdaughter, Barbara Wolf of Erie; a
brother, John (Pauline) Call of
Johnsonburg; sisters, Dolores (Jack)
Carroll of Andover, Mass., and Stella
(Chester) Maddalena of Ridgway; and
numerous nieces and nephews. She was
preceded in death by her parents,
husband, brothers: Fred, Bruno, Louis
and Frank Calla; and sisters: Fannie
Calla, Ruty Cherry, Madge Casciani,
Jennie Calla and Angeline Sidoni.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8
p.m. Sunday at the Anthony F. Ferragine
Funeral Home, 401 Chestnut St.,
Johnsonburg. A Mass of Christian Burial
will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at
Holy Rosary Church with the Rev. David
J. Wilson, pastor, as celebrant. Burial
will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery,
Johnsonburg.If desired, memorial
contributions should be made to Holy
Rosary Church or to the .
Share your condolences at www.ferraginefuneralhome.com
ST. MARYS - Carol Hnath, 69, of Berwind
Street, St. Marys, passed way at her
home on Thursday, March 6th, following a
lengthy illness. Funeral arrangements
are under the direction of the
Lynch-Green Funeral Home.
RIDGWAY - Anthony Asti, 73, of 11 East
Cardott Street, Ridgwya, passed away on
Friday, Marcy 7th at his residence.
Funeral arrangements are under the
direction of the Thompson Funeral Home.
RIDGWAY - Polly (Baum) Witmer, 54, of
Reston, Va., died Tuesday, March 4, 2014
following a courageous battle with lung
cancer. Polly was born in Ridgway,
daughter of the late Edward and Betty
Baum. She graduated from Johnsonburg
Area High School in 1977 and from Mount
Aloysius College in 1979. She worked as
a certified occupational therapist
assistant in Jamestown, N.Y., and
Fairfax, Va. Polly was also a certified
massage therapist treating both people
and animals. She enjoyed being active
outdoors with hiking, skiing, running,
scuba diving, rafting, and camping. She
is survived by four sisters, Mary Hunt
(Don) of Ridgway, Barbara Rendos
(Michael) of Lock Haven, Diane Elliott
(George) of Fredericksburg, Va., and
Laura Lynch (Shawn) of Johnsonburg,
along with many nieces, nephews, friends
and neighbors to cherish her memory. She
was preceded in death by her parents.
A memorial service for Polly (Baum)
Witmer will be held Saturday, March 8 at
11 a.m. at Adams-Green Funeral Home,
Herndon, Va. A funeral mass and burial
will take place on Saturday, March 15 at
10 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church in
Johnsonburg. In lieu of flowers,
donations in Polly’s memory can be made
to Coral Restoration Foundation, 5
Seagate Blvd., Key Largo, Fla. 33037 (coralrestoration.org)
or your local animal shelter and rescue.
Online condolences may be made at www.adamsgreen.com.
WEEDVILLE - Louis Dale
Bricen, 89, formerly of Apple Street,
Weedville, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014
at Christ the King Manor. He was born
Oct. 15, 1924 in Weedville, son of the
late Thomas J. Bricen and Agnes
(Gardner) Bricen. He was a veteran of
World War II having served in the U.S.
Navy. On Dec. 21, 1947 in New York City,
he married Velma Marie (Burke) Bricen.
She survives. He was the owner of both
Louie’s Plumbing and Heating and Louie’s
Exxon in Weedville. He also worked for
Corbett Cabinet Company. Louis was a
member of the American Legion Post 978
in Weedville. He is survived by his
children, Luann Pisani and her husband,
Louie of St. Marys, Nancy Rosman and her
husband, Mark of Weedville, Thomas
Bricen and his wife, Susan of Weedville,
and John Bricen and his wife, Rebecca of
Weedville; a sister, Vernice Paolella of
Philadelphia; a brother, Dan Bricen of
St. Marys; and eight grandchildren and
Louis was preceded in
death by his brothers, Thomas and
Cornealius “Jack” Bricen; and two
sisters, June Snyder and Jean Lander. A
funeral service for Louis Dale Bricen
will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014
at 10 a.m. from the funeral home with
Fr. Thomas Tyler officiating. Visitation
will be held on Friday, March 7, 2014
from 5-8 p.m. at the Goble Baronick
Funeral Home. Full military honors will
be accorded from the funeral home by the
members of the Bennetts Valley Honor
Guard Post 978. Burial will be in
Gardner Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to
the charity of the donor’s choice.
WILCOX - Kenneth E. Lecker, 73, of
Wilcox, died suddenly Tuesday, March 4,
2014 at Kane Community Hospital.
There will be no visitation. Private
services will be held at the families’
convenience. Ubel Funeral Home, 111
Bridge St., Johnsonburg, Pa. 15845 is
entrusted with funeral arrangements.
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