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Paul Lodes, 79, St. Marys

 

Paul J. "Joe" Lodes, 79, of 517 Nicklas Road, St. Marys, passed away oat Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys on Friday, July 3rd.

 

Lynch-Green Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Clara B. Ehrensberger, 94, St. Marys

 

Clara B. Ehrensberger, 94, of Pinecrest Manor, formerly of 510 N. St. Marys Rd., St. Marys, died at Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, on Thursday morning, July 2, 2015.


She was born Jan. 12, 1921 in Emporium, a daughter of the late Frederick and Edna Smith Speaker.
On July 21, 1941 in St. Mary's Church, she married the late Joseph A. Ehrensberger.


Mrs. Ehrensberger was a member of Sacred Heart Church, St. Anne's Society, the Alter Society and the St. Marys Senior Center. Clara was a master seamstress. She loved traveling, shopping, music, dancing and being around her family.


She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Carol Ehrensberger of St. Marys; three grandchildren, Dean and Richard Ehrensberger and Jill Raubenstrauch; and seven great-grandchildren, Ryan Ehrensberger, Jessica, Jordan, Josh and Josie Raubenstrauch, Rachel and Maddi Ehrensberger.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Joseph F. Ehrensberger; a brother, William Speaker; and a sister, Viola Speaker.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Clara B. Ehrensberger will be celebrated Monday, July 6, 2015 at 12 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 323 Center St., St. Marys, with Rev. Eric Vogt, O.S.B., as celebrant.


Burial will be in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, St. Marys.


Visitation will be at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Monday from 10:30-11:30 a.m.


Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Church, 325 Center St., St. Marys, Pa. 15857 or to Community Nurses Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, Pa. 15857.


Online condolences may be placed at www.lynchgreenfuneralhome.com.
Lynch-Green Funeral Home, Inc. in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Velma M. Bricen, 91, Weedville

 

Velma M. Bricen, 91, formerly of Apple Street in Weedville, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Christ the King Manor.


Born April 5, 1924 in Atlanta, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Marion E. and Mary (Diver) Burke.


On Dec. 21, 1947 in New York City, she married Louis Bricen. He preceded her in death March 4, 2014.


Velma was a homemaker and was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Force. She was a member of the Bennetts Valley Women's Club. She enjoyed being with her family, especially her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren.


She is survived by her children, Luann Pisani and her husband, Louie of St. Marys, Nancy Rosman, Thomas Bricen and his wife, Susan, and John Bricen and his wife, Rebecca, all of Weedville; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.


Velma was preceded in death by two brothers, John and Patrick Burke; and a son-in-law, Mark Rosman.


A funeral service for Velma M. Bricen will be held Friday, July 3 at 1 p.m. at the Goble Baronick Funeral Home, Inc., 211 S. Main St., DuBois with Fr. William Sutherland officiating. Burial will be in Gardner Hill Cemetery.


Visitation will be held Thursday, July 2 from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent to the 
charity of the donor's choice .


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

 

 

Donald J. "Diesel" Friedl, 86, St. Marys

 

Donald J. "Diesel" Friedl, 86, of 396 Chestnut Street, St Marys, passed away on Tuesday, June 30th at his residence unexpectedly. he was born April 30th, 1929, in St Marys, son of the late Walter and Catherine Distler Friedl. He was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Central Catholic High School. he was a retired employee of the Stackpole Corporation.

 

Don was preceded in death by his wife Vera M. Dippold Duelll, whom he married many years ago in St. Marys Church, she passed away in 2015.

 

He is survived by a son, Dale Duell an his wife Cindy of Byrnedale, a grandson, Matthew E. Duell and his wife Jessica of Weedville and sister, Norma Hanes and her husband Jerome of St Marys.

 

Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter Kelly J. Duell and by a sister Martha Hauber.

 

He was a member of the St. Marys Church where he served as an usher, a veteran of the Korean War having served in the Army, was the oldest active member of the crystal Fire Department, and for a few years served as chief clerk for the County of Elk.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St Marys Church on Thursday, July 2nd at non, with the Rev Alfred Patterson OSB as celebrant.

 

Burial will follow in the St Mary cemetery. Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Firemen's Honors will be presented by the Crystal Fire Department.

 

Memorials may be made to the Crystal Fire Department or to the American Cancer Society.

 

Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Glaydon Quay Lucore, 85, Penfield

 

Glaydon Quay Lucore, 85, of Mt. Pleasant Road, Penfield, died at home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 after a lengthy illness.


He was born May 18, 1930 in North Tonawanda, N.Y., son of the late Quay Glaydon and Sarah Leona (Briggs) Lucore.


He married Katherine Louise "Jane" Kephart, and she survives.


Glaydon was a decorated Korean War veteran, serving as Corporal in the 88th Combat Military Police. He was a truck driver for RT Jones Lumber Company of North Tonawanda for 45 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of the NRA and the Penfield Firemen's Club. He enjoyed traveling and hunting.


He lived most of his life in North Tonawanda and has been a resident of Penfield since 1992.
In addition to his wife, Katherine Louise "Jane" Kephart of Penfield; he is survived by three children, William Lucore of North Tonawanda, N.Y., Brenda (Jerry Barefoot) Lucore of Cary, N.C., Linda (William) Parris of North Tonawanda, N.Y.; six grandchildren, Clint, LeAnna, Spencer, Nicholas, Kaitlyn and Tyler; two brothers, Raymond (Pamela) Lucore of Deltona, Fla., and Glenn Edward Lucore of Penfield; and one sister, Donna Marie Bruni of Byrnedale.


Funeral services for Glaydon Quay Lucore will be held Friday, July 3 at 1 p.m. at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, 12045 Bennetts Valley Hwy., Penfield, with Reverend David Woods officiating.

 

Military honors will be accorded by the Valley Legion Post 978 Burial Detail.
Interment will be in Beechwoods Cemetery.


Visitation will be Thursday, July 2 from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home and Friday, July 3 from 12-1 p.m. at the funeral home.


In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the DRMC Hospice.

 

 

 

 

 

Geno J. Armanini, 92, Kersey

 

Geno J. Armanini, 92, of 115 Fairview Rd., Kersey, died Friday, June 26, 2015 at Elk Haven following a lengthy illness.


He was born Jan. 11, 1923 in Brandy Camp, son of the late Angelo and Louisa Mariucci Armanini. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Horton Township High School. He was a retired employee of the Keystone Powdered Metal Co.


On June 9, 1947 in the Tobias Church in Brockway, he married Pauline Giughello and she preceded him in death April 20, 1982. He then married Joan Dinsmore Gahr on May 24, 1986, and she survives.


Geno was a member of the St. Boniface Church, a veteran of WWII having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, was a member of the K of C, the American Legion, the Fox Township Senior Center and was a former member of the Fox Township Servicemen's Burial Detail.


He is also survived by two daughters, Sandra Miller and her husband Dennis of Kersey, and Barbara Gosselin and her husband Gerald of Williamsburg, Va.; a stepson, Kevin Gahr and his wife Marilyn of Ridgway; two grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and by a sister, Dominica "Nini" Tamburlin of Kersey.


In addition to his parents and his first wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Angeline Facchine and Pauline Cenni, and by two brothers, Frank Armanini and Marshall Armanini.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Geno J. Armanini will be celebrated in the St. Boniface Church on Monday, June 29 at noon. Burial will follow in the 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 Monday from 10-11:30 a.m. 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. 

 

 

Dorothy A. Hess, 91, Ridgway

 

Dorothy A. Hess, 91, formerly of Fairmont Road in Ridgway, died Wednesday morning, June 24, 2015 at Mountain Laurel Health and Rehabilitation Center in Clearfield following a courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease.


She was born July 24, 1923 in Punxsutawney, daughter of the late Henry K. and Mary R. (Magee) Neale.


She was married to William M. Hess who preceded her in death.


She had resided in Ridgway for many years and was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church.


She was a past secretary for the Boot Jack Grange, a past secretary of the Portland Mills Methodist Church, a past secretary of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church Sunday School, a member of the senior center and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.


She is survived by three grandchildren, Renee (Jeff) Chileski of St. Marys, Cindy (Dan) Long of Franklin and Brad Carnahan of Lake City; five great-grandchildren, Jacob, Luke, Caleb, Brandon and Kayden; one sister, Elaine Gillotti of Taveres, Fla.; two nieces; and one nephew.


Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Darlene Carnahan, and one sister, Ursula Wright.


Funeral and committal services for Dorothy A. Hess will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home, 136 Center St., Ridgway on Tuesday, June 30 at 10 a.m.


Officiating with be Rev. Roger A. Peterson, pastor of the Trinity United Methodist Church.
Burial will follow at Oakmont Cemetery. There will be no visitation.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Ridgway Senior Center or to the Trinity United Methodist Church.

 

 

Nancy J. Smith, 75, St. Marys

 

Nancy J. Smith, age 75, of 526 Armory Road, Saint Marys, passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at Pinecrest Manor after a lengthy illness.

 

She was born August 5, 1939 in Mercer, PA, daughter of the late Darrell K. and Alice Atlanta Crawford Jewell.  She had been a resident of the area since 1968. She was a graduate of Mercer High School Class of 1957 and a graduate of Edinboro State Teachers College where she received her BA and Masters Degrees. She was a retired teacher having taught Math for a time in the Ridgway School District and retired from the Saint Marys School District having been both a teacher and Guidance Counselor.

 

On August 18, 1962, in Sharpsville United Methodist Church, she married William F. Smith whom survives.

 

She is also survived by a daughter; Michelle Ann Thomas-Grissinger and her husband Scott of Camp Hill, PA; two sons: Douglas W. Smith and his wife Linda of Saint Marys and Scott A. Smith and his wife Tara of Butler, PA.;  four grandchildren: Justin Smith, Maddigan Smith, Kaili  Thomas, Valerie Schauer; three great-grandchildren Cole Schauer, Ryan Schauer and Jakob Schauer; five sisters: Judy Redzinak (Bill) of Sharon, PA; Mary Alice Marsh (Albert) of West Middlesex, PA; Rhonda Rust of Franklin, PA; Debra Stone (Brad) of Grove City, PA; Darlene Jewell of Polk, PA and two brothers: Robert Jewell (Linda) of Sharpsville, PA and Richard Jewell (Jeanette) of Sharpsville, PA.

 

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald Jewell in infancy; Ralph Wayne Jewell and by a granddaughter Robin Meyer

 

She was a member of the Saint Marys United Methodist Church and was an active member in the Church’s Women’s Society. She was a Bible School teacher and a member of the Eastern Star and the PSEA.

 

Funeral Services will be held in the United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at 2:00 PM with the Reverend J. Tim Hoover, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Parklawn Memorial Gardens in Ridgway.

 

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home, 169 Center Street, Saint Marys, PA on Friday, June 26, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

 

Memorials, if desired, can be made to the United Methodist Church, Bowls of Love, 130 North Saint Marys Road, Saint Marys, PA 15857 or to the Community Nurses, Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, Saint Marys, PA 15857.

 

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

 

 

Gino W. Morelli, 93, St. Marys

 

Gino W. Morelli, 93, of 148 Queens Rd., St. Marys, died Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at his home surrounded by his family.


He was born Feb. 23, 1922 in Kersey, son of the late Tullio and Mary Corn Morelli. He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Brockway High School, Class of 1940 and a graduate of Penn State University, Class of 1950. He was employed by Airco Speer as a chemical engineer and retired in 1986.


On July 12, 1947 in the St. Tobias Church in Brockway, he married Angelina M. "Angie" Trombetta and she preceded him in death Jan. 21, 2001.


Mr. Morelli was a member of the Queen of the World Church, was a veteran of WWII having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the European Theatre, did volunteer work at the food bank, the cafeteria at Queen of the World School, installed Life Lines, helped in the building of the Bavarian Hills Golf Club, was an avid golfer, enjoyed woodworking, and was an avid Penn State and Steeler fan. After his retirement, he helped his children build and remodel their homes. He enjoyed being around people and helping them out in their needs.


He is survived by four daughters, Diane Hartland and her husband Raymond of Greensburg, Darlene Nappe and her husband Michael of St. Marys, Debbie Shuttleworth and her husband Steve of Dagus Mines, and Denise Morelli and her husband Larry Carroll of Washington, D.C.; two sons, Duane Morelli and his wife Debbie of Lewisburg, and David Morelli and his wife Kim of West Decatur; nine grandchildren, Kristi Swartz, Jon Hartland, Justin Nappe, Erin Bellavia, Amanda Vollmer, Meghan Shuttleworth, Scott Shuttleworth, Danielle Morelli and Brandy Suyderhoud; a sister, Irma Torturella of eastern Pennsylvania; and a brother, Donald Morelli and his wife Josephine of Brockport.


In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Rena Serafini, Evelyn Almenrode, and Helen Bruno, and by two brothers, Raymond Morelli and Brian Morelli.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Gino W. Morelli will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Saturday, June 27 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Richard Allen, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery. Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail and the Pa. Military Forces Honor Guard. 


Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, June 26 from 5-8 p.m. 


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Rides for Vets, P.O. Box 70, Ridgway, Pa. 15853; the Fisher House Foundation, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, Md. 20850-5168 or to the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail, 168 Center St., St. Marys, Pa. 15857.


Online condolences may be offered at www.lynchradkowski.com.

 

 

Jody L. Streich, 45, Big Run Road

 

Jody L. Streich, 45, of Big Run Road, Sigel, died unexpectedly Sunday, June 21, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk.


He was born Sept. 25, 1969 in Ridgway, son of Robert R. and Ruth D. Rimer Streich. 


After graduating high school in 1988, he joined the U.S. Army and served in Operation Desert Storm. He earned many awards including the Bronze Star. He was a longtime employee of Penntech before starting his own home improvement business last year. He was a life member of the American Legion and VFW.


Surviving in addition to his parents are two brothers, Mike and Jim Streich and his loving girlfriend Ang.


He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jack and Grace Sidelinger Rimer and Emil and Nellie Briggs Streich.


Memorial services for Jody L. Streich will be held in the Meehan-Shilk Funeral Home on Friday, June 26 at 6 p.m. Officiating will be Rev. Ronald Burkett, pastor of the Hallton Church.

 

Friends will be received for one hour prior to the service from 5-6 p.m. Military honors will be accorded by the Ridgway Military Honor Detail. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Meehan-Shilk Funeral Home, 130 Center St., Ridgway.

 

Jerome T. "Smiley" Schneider, 51, St. Marys

 

Jerome T. "Smiley" Schneider, 51, of 410 W. Theresia Rd., St. Marys, died unexpectedly Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk.


He was born Dec. 29, 1963 in St. Marys, a son of the late Bernard and Imelda Samick Schneider.
Smiley was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of SMAHS, Class of 1982.


He is survived by three brothers, Bruce (Vicki) Schneider of Juno, Alaska, Anthony (Debbie) Schneider of Brockport, and John (Dawn) Schneider of Byrnedale; three sisters, Gloria (Matt)  Mills of Kersey, Linda (Mike) Wildnauer of St. Marys, and Mary Schneider of St. Marys; and several nieces and nephews.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister in infancy, Karen Schneider.
A Memorial Service for Jerome T. "Smiley" Schneider will be held Friday, June 26 at 11 a.m. at Lynch-Green Funeral Home with Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, officiating.


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


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.

 

 

Donna Marie Reuscher, 73, St. Marys

 

Donna Marie Reuscher, 73, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home, and formerly of 102 South Paul Rd., St. Marys, died peacefully Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Elk Haven.


She was born March 27, 1942 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Raymond and Mary "Mae" Steinbiser Anderson.


She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Leo's High School, Class of 1960. She was a homemaker for her entire life and a former part-time employee of Subway in St. Marys.
On Aug. 25, 1962 in St. Leo's Church, she married the love of her life, Conrad Leo Reuscher, to whom she was married for 51 years and who preceded her in death Jan. 4, 2014.


Donna was a former member of St. Mary's Parish and most recently a parishioner of St. Boniface. Her greatest passion which she shared with her children and grandchildren was her love of books and music. Her first gig as a musician was as an organist at St. Leo's Parish when she was in middle school. This was followed by Friday and Saturday nights at the Peacock in St. Marys. She continued to share her talents up until the end with the residents of Elk Haven Nursing Home. The sing-along at Christmas since her becoming a resident at Elk Haven has been missed and now will always be fondly remembered by family and friends.


She is survived by four daughters, Melissa Lundin and her husband John of Kersey, Sarah Zajdel and her husband David of Johnstown, Patricia Turley and her husband Joshua of Pittsburgh, and Mary Petrucci and her husband John of Cleveland, Ohio; four sons, James Reuscher and his wife Patsy of Sycamore, Ill., Eric Reuscher and his wife Karen of Geneva, N.Y., Douglas Reuscher of St. Marys, and Joseph Reuscher of St. Marys; 14 grandchildren, Jessica, Chelsea, Jacob, Matthew and Connor Reuscher, Eric and Anna Lundin, Karley and Alicia Reuscher, Zachary and Nicholas Reuscher, Elisabeth Zajdel, Liam Turley, and Evan Petrucci; two brothers, Thomas Anderson and his wife Linda of Erie and Mark Anderson and his wife Lori of Raleigh, N.C.; and by numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister who died at birth.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Donna Marie Reuscher will be celebrated in the St. Mary's Church on Monday, June 22 at 12 p.m. with the Rev. John Beal officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Boniface Cemetery.


Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Sunday, June 21 from 5-7 p.m. with rosary at 7 p.m.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses, Inc., 757 Johnsonburg, Suite 200, St. Marys, Pa. 15857.


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

 

Desiree Y. Miller, 59, Johnsonburg

 

Desiree Y. Miller, 59, of Johnsonburg, died unexpectedly Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie surrounded by her loving family.


She was born on Leap Day, Feb. 29, 1956, a daughter of the late Harry and Audrey Parks Miller.
Desiree was a lifelong resident of Johnsonburg. She dearly loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed shopping and getting dressed up. She was a member of the Piedmont Club in Johnsonburg and Central Hose Company where she loved to spend time with her friends.


She is survived by a daughter, Aleta Weaver and her husband Patrick of Johnsonburg; a son, Jesse Miller and his wife Christie of Washington; and by four grandchildren, Abie Zilkofski, Clayton Zilkofski and Raegan Weaver, all of Johnsonburg, and Joci Miller of Washington; two brothers, Dana (Brenda) Miller and David "Tate" (Fran) Miller, both of Ridgway; and by two sisters, Debi (Miguel) Valdez and Donnaseeta Dilley, both of Johnsonburg. She is also survived by a good friend, Luke Market of Wilcox. 


She was preceded in death by her parents.


A Memorial Service for Desiree Y. Miller will be held Sunday, July 12 at 12 p.m. at the Johnsonburg Methodist Church, Center Street, Johnsonburg, Pa. 15845.


Memorial contributions may be made to CAPSEA or to the Community Nurses

 

 

Raymond J. Meyer

 

Raymond J. "Pete" Meyer, 88, of 1123 S. Michael Rd., St. Marys, died Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Pinecrest Manor following a short illness.

 


He was born March 8, 1927, a son of the late George and Julia Salter Meyer.
Pete was a lifelong resident of the area and served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He enjoyed playing his accordion and harmonica.


He is survived by a son, Peter, of Ridgway; a brother, Ellsworth "Buddy" Meyer and his wife Germaine; and by two sisters, Rita VanAlstyne, and Martha Griffin, all of St. Marys. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by eight brothers, Arthur Meyer, Harold "Eddie" Meyer, George "Sonny" Meyer, Francis "Tootie" Meyer, Floyd "Buzzy" Meyer, Robert Meyer, Merle Meyer and James Meyer; by a sister, Hazel Gaffey; and by his lifelong companion, Emma Anderson.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Raymond J. "Pete" Meyer will be celebrated Wednesday, June 24 at 12 p.m. at Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Rd., St. Marys with Rev. Richard Allen, pastor, officiating.


Military honors will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen's Burial Detail.
Interment will follow in the St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.


There will be no visitation.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Nurses.


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.

 

 

Faye C. Parana, 86, Johnsonburg

 

Faye C. Parana, 86, of 504 Woodland Ave., Johnsonburg, died Tuesday afternoon, June 16, 2015 at the home of her son and wife in Gambrills, Md. following a short illness.


She was born Feb. 18, 1929 in Jacksonville, daughter of the late Milford and Madelene Diehl Oyler. She was raised in Johnsonburg by her Uncle Fred and Aunt Laura Harker.


On Dec. 26, 1955 in Ludlow, she married Joseph Parana. He died March 28, 2006.

 
She resided in Johnsonburg for the past 81 years and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1947. She was a member of the Johnsonburg United Methodist Church where she was a member of the choir, Gleaners, Funeral Luncheon Committee, Methodist Women's Club. She also was a member of the Holy Rosary Funeral Luncheon Committee, Red Cross bloodmobile, Salvation Army volunteer, Johnsonburg Senior Center, Meals on Wheels, Daffodils for Cancer Society , Red Hat Society and served as a judge of elections for decades. 


She had worked at the Sylvania Corporation, Stackpole Carbon Company in Johnsonburg and Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.


She is survived by two sons, Timothy "Tim" Parana of Raleigh, N.C., and Christopher "Chris" Parana and wife Elyssa of Gambrills, Md.; three grandchildren, Laura Vance, Michael Parana and Melissa Dennis; three great-grandchildren, Catherine Dennis and Siena and Bruce Vance; and one brother, Donald Oyler and wife Gladys of Lemoyne.


In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two stepmothers, Delphina Oyler and Frances Oyler; one daughter-in-law, Susan Parana; one brother, Glenn D. Oyler; and her uncle and aunt, Fred and Laura Harker.


A funeral service for Faye C. Parana will be held Monday, June 22 at 11 a.m. at the Johnsonburg United Methodist Church with Rev. Dan Reigel, pastor, officiating.


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, June 21 from 6-8 p.m.


If desired, memorial contributions should be made to the Johnsonburg United Methodist Church, Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg Senior Center, or Community Nurses, Inc. of St. Marys.
Share your condolences at www.ferraginefuneralhome.com.

 

 

Lori J. Smith, 46, Johnsonburg

 

Lori J. Smith, 46, of High Street, Johnsonburg, died suddenly Monday, June 15, 2015 at Penn Highlands DuBois.


She was born June 9, 1969 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Elmer Wolff and Nancy (Grunthaner) Cherry, who survives.


On July 11, 1987, she married Richard "Smitty" Smith, and he survives.


She had worked in the custodial department of the Johnsonburg Paper Mill and most recently as custodian for the Piedmont Club. She was a member of Johnsonburg United Methodist Church, Piedmont Club and Johnsonburg American Legion. She lived all her life in Johnsonburg.


In addition to her husband, Richard "Smitty" Smith of Johnsonburg, and her mother, Nancy (Grunthaner) Cherry of Johnsonburg, she is survived by three children, Ashley Smith, Amber Smith, and Andrew Smith, all of Johnsonburg; one grandchild, Gracie Lowe; and four siblings, Kathy Hefright, David Wolff, Robin Wolff, and Joe Wolff, all of Johnsonburg.


In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Louis "Lulu" Cherry.
Funeral services for Lori J. Smith will be held Saturday, June 20 at 11 a.m. at the Ubel Funeral Home, 111 Bridge St., Johnsonburg with Reverend Dan Reigel officiating. Interment will be in Wardvale Methodist Cemetery, Johnsonburg.


Visitation will be Friday, June 19 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home and Saturday, June 20 from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home.

 

 

Martha J. Kear, 92, Weedville

 

Martha J. Kear, 92, of Poplar Road, Weedville, died at home Sunday, June 14, 2015.
She was born Oct. 17, 1922 in Weedville, daughter of the late George E. and Beatrice (Champion) Kear Sr.


She had worked with Stackpole, Keystone, and many years as custodian for Bennetts Valley Elementary School, retiring in 1985.


A member of Weedville United Methodist Church, she enjoyed quilting, taking care of her garden, but mostly being at home with her family. She lived most of her life in Bennetts Valley.


She is survived by a daughter, Debbie Yonkofski of Weedville; one adopted daughter, Judy (Vince) Sweed of Weedville; two granddaughters, Angel (Ricky) Gardner and Jessica (Adam) Schlimm; six great-grandchildren, Amber, Jasmine, Ashlynn and Jonathan Watkavitch, Lucas Gardner and Alexandria Barnett; two step-great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Ashley Schlimm; one great-great-grandchild, Addison Watkavitch; two brothers, Arthur Kear of Weedville, and Herbert (Peg) Kear of Florida; one sister, Connie (Burton) Kunes of Weedville; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one great-granddaughter, Miley Jade; four brothers, George, Fred, Barry and Vernon Kear; and two sisters, Violet Town and Priscilla Scusa.
Private services for Martha J. Kear will be held by the family.


There will be no visitation. Interment will be in Morningside Cemetery.


Memorials may be made to Community Nurses, Inc. – Hospice.


Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, 12045 Bennetts Valley Hwy., Penfield, Pa. 15849 is entrusted with funeral arrangements

 

Douglas E. Mecca, 47, Ridgway

 

Douglas E. Mecca, 47, of Ford City, died unexpectedly Monday, June 15, 2015 at Forbes Regional Hospital after a brief illness.


He was born Nov. 14, 1967 in Ridgway, son of Donald E. Mecca, who died Jan. 5, 1993, and Beverly (Bundy) Mecca.


Douglas was affectionately known as Uncle Ugly to family members. Dougie had a zest for life and overcame most obstacles that were presented to him. He enjoyed meeting new people and could make a friend from complete strangers. Dougie loved being outside, going to Pirates games, watching the Steelers, anything chocolate, Starbucks, and especially his computer and iPad.
Survivors include his brother, Donald and Chris Mecca of Ford City; a sister, Michelle and Douglas Klimkowicz of Ford City; his devoted caregiver, Heidi Huffman; nieces Stephanie and Heather Klimkowicz and Allyson Mecca; nephews Nicholas and Mathew Klimkowicz and Andrew Mecca; and by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.


A service for Douglas E. Mecca will be celebrated Friday, June 19 at 1:30 p.m. at the Mantini Funeral Home, Inc., 701 6th Ave., Ford City. Interment will be in Lawn Haven Cemetery.


Visitation will be held Thursday, June 18 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

 

Anthony R. Lavella, 78, Kersey

 

Anthony R. Lavella, 78, of 170 Fairview Road, Kersey, passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at his residence following a lengthy illness.  


He was born June 28, 1936 in Coal Hollow, son of the late Victor L. and Edith C. Angelo Lavella. 
He was a lifelong resident of Kersey and was a graduate of Kersey High School, Class of 1954. He retired as a machinist and foreman at the Stackpole Corporation and Carbone of America where he had worked for 48 years.


On May 14, 1960 in the St. Tobias Church in Brockway, he married Loretta Casaro, who survives.
Mr. Lavella was a member of the St. Boniface Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving two tours of duty. He was an active golfer and a member of Scottish Heights Golf Course. He also enjoyed hunting, walking, and fishing. 


He is also survived by three daughters, Sandra Flick of Seattle, Wash., Debra Lavella (Jason) of Clearfield, and Lisa Lavella (Christina) of Chicago, Ill.; a son, Rick Lavella (Cindy) of Elysburg; two granddaughters, Kayla Lavella and Emily Flick; two sisters, Hazel Luchini of Dagus Mines and Patricia Catalone (Rudy) of St. Marys; and a brother, George Lavella of Kersey.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Victor A. Lavella Jr.
Family and friends of Anthony R. Lavella are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the St. Boniface Church on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at noon with the Rev. Ross Miceli, pastor, officiating. Full military rites will be accorded by the Fox Township Servicemen's Burial Detail. Burial will be in the St. Tobias Cemetery.


There will be no visitation.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Boniface Church, 355 Main St., Kersey, Pa. 15857 or to the Elk Cameron Special Olympics, P.O. Box 794, St. Marys, Pa. 15857.


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

 

John B. Handley, 68, Hallton

John B. Handley, 68, of 14407 River Rd., Hallton, died unexpectedly early Saturday morning, June 13, 2015 at his residence.


He was born June 9, 1947, son of the late John L. and Elmira L. (Moore) Handley.
 
He had resided in Hallton all of his life and was Protestant by faith.
John was a graduate of the Ridgway High School, Seton Hall in New Jersey and received his master's degree from Penn State.


He was the owner of the Hallton Hilton for over 40 years.


He is survived by one sister, Harriet M. (Guy) Ellis of Sigel, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Josephine L. Motter; one brother, Charles L. Handley; and by one nephew, Doug Handley.


Funeral and committal services for John. B Handley will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home, 136 Center St., Ridgway on Tuesday, June 16 at 8 p.m. Officiating will be Ronald L. Burkett, pastor of the Hallton Church.


Burial will be in Oakmont Cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Tuesday from 5 p.m. until the time of the service at 8 p.m.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the donor's choice.

 

Elizabeth J. "Betty" Friedl, 84, St. Marys

 

Elizabeth J. "Betty" Friedl, 84, of 312 W. Creek Rd., St. Marys, died Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Pinecrest Manor following an illness of the past several months.


She was born Feb. 27, 1931 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Herman and Caroline Mallison Eckl.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Public High School, Class of 1949.
On Nov. 5, 1949, in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Wallace J. "Bud" Friedl who preceded her in death May 15, 1993.


She was elected Justice of the Peace for Benzinger Township in 1954. In 1970, she took office as District Justice for District 59-3-03, Elk County, serving until her retirement in 1993.


Mrs. Friedl was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, the St. Anne's Society, and the Special Court Judges. She was a volunteer at Penn Highlands Elk and enjoyed traveling.


She is survived by three sons, Robert L. Friedl of Eldred, Wayne J. Friedl of St. Marys, and Dennis Friedl and his wife Julie of St. Marys; eight grandchildren, Denise E. Friedl, Robert M. Friedl, Kristin Lee Swanson, Joseph W. Friedl, Paige M. Friedl, Valerie Hatton, Jennifer Ingham, and Katie Friedl; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Joan Thorne of St. Marys; a special niece, Cathy McQuone; and by many other nieces and nephews.


In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Ben Friedl; a sister, Eileen Herzing; and a brother, Thomas Eckl.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Elizabeth J. "Betty" Friedl will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Saturday, June 13 at 11:30 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 evening, June 12 from 6-8 p.m.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses, Inc., Hospice, 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, Pa. 15857.


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

 

 

Zora Frank, 95, St. Marys

 

Zora M. Frank, 95, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of 118 Straub Ave., St. Marys, died Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Pinecrest Manor.


She was born May 11, 1920 in Baltimore, Md., daughter of the late Vincent and Zora Imboden Lombardo.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1939. She was a retired secretary for Airco Speer with over 40 years of service.


On Nov. 7, 1968 in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Jerome A. "Tony" Frank, who preceded her in death July 20, 2011.


She was a member of the Sacred Heart Church and was a Girl Scout Leader for many years. She enjoyed traveling and playing golf with her husband and was a member of the St. Marys Country Club. She belonged to the Tuesday morning prayer group at the St. Joseph's Convent.


Zora is survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins who showered her with many acts of kindness; three Godchildren, Julie Mildrew, Anne Wildfire, and Leo A. Lenze; and by her special friend, Gloria Straub.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her aunt and uncle who raised her, Eugene and Marguerite Lombardo Krauss; her stepmother, Gertrude Lombardo; and by a stepsister, Mary Engel.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Zora M. Frank will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Saturday, June 13 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 Friday evening, June 12 from 6-8 p.m.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sacred Heart Church, 337 Center St., St. Marys, Pa. 15857 or to the Pinecrest Manor, 763 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, Pa. 15857.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.

 

 

Eileen A. Angello, 101, Ridgway

 

Eileen A. Angello, 101, of West Cardott Street, Ridgway, died at the home of her grandson, Joseph Blauser, on Tuesday, June 9, 2015.


She was born Feb. 8, 1914 in Kersey, the daughter of the late Thomas and Mae Copello Neureiter.
She married Anthony A. "Bus" Angello, he preceded her in death Oct. 1, 2004.
She was a Ridgway resident for most of her life.


Mrs. Angello was a member of the St. Leo's Catholic Church. She had been employed at Quality Components, retiring after 20 years of service. 


She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.


She is survived by four children, Reges Bush (William) of Breesport, N.Y., Janice David (Vincent) of Jackson, Mo., Sondra Herring (George) of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Francis Angello (Rebecca) of Kirkwood, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren, including one due in July; a sister, Mary Price (Westley) of South Africa; and a brother, Thomas Neureiter (Elsie) of San Diego, Calif. 


In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Izola Zimmerman and Virginia Ekas; and four brothers, Thomas, Jack, Bob and Norbert Neureiter.


The family would like to extend a special thanks to her grandson, Joe Blauser. He was her sole caregiver and constant companion, often shopping, camping, traveling and eating out.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Eileen Angello will be held in St. Leo's Catholic Church on Saturday, June 13 at 11 a.m.


Celebrating will be Fr. Brian Vossler, pastor. Interment will be in St. Leo's Catholic Cemetery.
Friends will be received at the Meehan-Shilk Funeral Home on Friday, June 12 from 2-4 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m.

 

 

Doris G. Caimi, 92, Kersey

 

Doris G. Caimi, 92, a resident of Elk Haven and formerly of 1300 Million Dollar Hwy., Kersey, died Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home.


She was born July 25, 1922 in Toby, daughter of the late Francis and Mary Lavella Gschwendtner.
On Nov. 27, 1946 in the Guardian Angels Church in Coal Hollow, she married John B. Caimi; he preceded her in death May 7, 1990.


She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Kersey High School, a graduate of Seton Hill College in Greensburg and received her master's degree in counseling from Penn State University. 
She was employed by the St. Marys Area School District as an English teacher for 25 years and then served as a guidance counselor for many years.


Mrs. Caimi was a member of the St. Boniface Church, a member of The Elks, the Eagles, a lifetime member of the American legion Auxiliary, a member of the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) and the American Association of University Women (AAUW).


She liked to travel and enjoyed being with her family.


She is survived by a daughter, Lisa Keiser and her husband Todd of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; two grandchildren, Isabella Keiser and Jack Keiser; two nephews, Dave and Jon Gschwendtner; and a sister-in-law, June Gschwendtner, all of Kersey. 


Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Francis Gschwendtner; and by a nephew, Joseph Gschwendtner. 


Funeral services for Doris G. Caimi will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Thursday, June 11 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ross Miceli officiating.


Burial will be in the St. Boniface Cemetery. Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home from 9:30 a.m. until time of service on Thursday.


Memorials may be made to the St. Marys Area High School. Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.

 

 

Sara M. Cosentino, 84, of Johnsonburg

 

Sara M. Cosentino, 84, of 225 Powers Ave., Johnsonburg, died Friday morning, June 5, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys.


She was born June 1, 1931 in St. Marys, daughter of the late William and Theresa Krug Millsop.
On Jan. 13, 1951 in Olean, N.Y., she married Ralph G. Cosentino. He died Nov. 14, 2007.


She resided in Johnsonburg since 1951 and had graduated from St. Marys Area High School in 1949.
She was a member of Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg Senior Center, Red Hat Society, Project Gifts for Elk County, and had been employed by Elk County General Hospital in Ridgway for 20 years before retiring in 1993. She had also worked for Stackpole Carbon Co. for several years.


She is survived by three daughters, Barbara, Mrs. Robert Cenker of East Windsor, N.J., Patricia, Mrs. William Brem of Tampa, Fla., and Judith, Mrs. John LaLama of Pittsburgh; seven grandchildren, Daniel and Brian Cenker, Laura Brock, Jennifer West, Rachael Chiesa and Jessica and Julia LaLama; and one great-grandson, Benjamin Cenker.


In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, James and William Millsop.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Sara M. Cosentino will be conducted at Holy Rosary Church on Monday, June 8 at 12 p.m. Officiating will be Rev. Eric Vogt, Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, St. Marys. 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, June 7 from 2-5 p.m.


If desired, memorial contributions should be made to the Johnsonburg Senior Center or Holy Rosary Church.
Share your condolences at www.ferraginefuneralhome.com.

 

 

Fred A. Wickett, 93, St. Marys

 

 Fred A. Wickett, 93, of 907 Plymouth Road, St .Marys, passed away on Wednesday, June 3rd at Penn Highlands Elk after a brief illness.

 

He was born March 15, 1922 in St. Marys, son of the late Francis and Anna Schreiber Wickett.  He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools.  He was a retired electrician foreman of the Stackpole Carbon Company, retiring in 1986 after 46 years of service.

 

On August 21, 1943 in Paris, TX, he married Lila M. Smith, who preceded him in death on July 17, 2008.

Fred is survived by his daughter, Lorene Brennen and her husband Ron of St. Marys; three grandchildren, Dan Brennen of DuBois, Mark (Ann Marie) Brennen of St. Marys, Rodney Brennen of St. Marys, and Rhonda and Barbara Brennen; eight great grandchildren, Gregory Brennen, Nathan Brennen, Nicholas Brennen, Joey Brennen, Patrick Brennen, Wesley Brennen, Ross Brennen, and Christopher Brennen; and one great, great granddaughter, Olivia.

 

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn Sarginger and Regina Wickett; and four brothers, Leonard, Clement, Floyd, and Richard Wickett.  He was the last member of his immediate family.

 

He was a veteran of the US Army, serving in WWII and was a member of the Bells of St. Marys.  He enjoyed going to Florida for the winter months.  Fred was devoted to his family and was respected and loved by everyone who knew him.

 

Funeral Services will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at 5:30 PM.  Burial will be in the St. Marys Protestant Cemetery.

 

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4:30 PM until the time of the service at 5:30 PM.

 

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

 

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

 

Matthew J. Johnson, 56, St. Marys

 

Matthew J. Johnson, 56, of 552 Chestnut St., St. Marys, died Monday, June 29, 2015 in Erie.


He was born May 6, 1959 in St. Marys, son of Roy and Mary Jane Rigard Johnson of St. Marys.


He was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1978. He was a highly skilled carpenter and tradesman, and was a member of the local carpenters union, #947, working for Mekis Construction Company of Fenelton.


On June 24, 1989 in the Sacred Heart Church, he married Rose Anne Belsole, who survives. 


Matt was a member of the Sacred Heart Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a member of the National Rifle Association, the Pennsylvania Trappers Association, and the St. Marys Sportsmen's Club, where he assisted with their annual Youth Field Day. He was also a member of the CMF and was a past president of the Bucktail Archers. Matt loved going to camp and spending time with his family.


In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Brandon L. Johnson of Camp Hill, and Daniel R. "Boone" Johnson and Justin M. Johnson, both at home; two sisters, Cindy Simchick and her husband Ken of St. Marys and Lynn Schatz and her husband Rick of St. Marys; two brothers, Lee Johnson of St. Marys and Rusty Johnson and his wife Carole of St. Marys; his father and mother-in-law, Mike and Rose Belsole; and by nieces and nephews.


Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial for Matthew J. Johnson to be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Thursday, July 2 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery.


There will be no visitation.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Marys Sportsmen's Club, 1339 Glen Hazel Rd., P.O. Box 958, St. Marys, Pa. 15857, or to the Elk County Catholic School System, Advancement Office, 600 Maurus St., St. Marys, Pa. 15857.


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


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

 

Benjamin L. "Benjie" Hause, 27, Emporium

 

Benjamin L. "Benjie" Hause, 27, of 213 Rocky Road, Emporium, PA died at his residence, Emporium, PA Friday, June 26, 2015 morning.

 

He was born February 13, 1988 in DuBois, PA a son of H.B. Von and Sandy George Hause, Emporium.

 

In his younger years Benjie was involved in Junior Olympic Wrestling and Little League Baseball. He graduated from Cameron County High School in the class of 2007 where he participated in football and was chosen 2006 Prom King. He later graduated from Clarion University with a Bachelor Degree in Communications and Public Relations. Benjie was training in Mixed Martial Arts in Las Vegas to become a professional fighter when he was injured in an accident which forced him to return home.

 

Surviving

In addition to his parents and grandmother

Brother: Zachary Hause and his Fiance' Elizabeth, Pittsburgh

Maternal Grandmother: Maxine McManigle George, Emporium

Benjie’s Fiance: Hilliary Lamont, Emporium

 

Preceded in Death By

Maternal Grandfather: James George

Paternal Grandparents: Harry and Nora Howlett Hause

 

The family will recieve friends one hour prior to the Memorial Service to be held at the Barnett Funeral Home 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Monday (June 29, 2015) at 12:00 PM with Rev. Rock Pifer, Pastor, Free Methodist Church, officiating.

 

 

Mary C. Stock, 61, St. Marys

 

Mary C. Stock, 61, formerly of St. Marys, lost the battle with MS and died Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Capital Living & Rehabilitation Centre, Schenectady, N.Y., where she was a resident since 2006. 


She was born Nov. 4, 1953 in Meadville to the late William R. and Genevieve G. Stock.


After graduation from ECCHS in 1972, she attended Waynesburg University and began her career at St. Clare's Hospital in Schenectady and also the Veterans Administration Hospital in Albany. 


She is survived by a sister, Anne E. Betts (Max, deceased) of Kylertown; and five brothers, William R. Stock Jr. (Gayle) of Cincinnati, Ohio, Gregory L. Stock (Karen) of Jeannette, Dr. Roger Stock (Linda) of Pittsburgh, Carl J. Stock (Vicki) of Greensboro, N.C., and Maj. (Army Ret.) Dr. Paul A. Stock (Marlene) of Nolanville, Texas. 


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her former fiance, John Griffith. 


Inurnment for Mary C. Stock will be private at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery joining her parents. 


For online condolences, please visit www.simplechoicescremation.com. 

 

Anna Kathryn Mehalow, 99, Emporium

 

Anna Kathryn Mehalow, 99, formerly of Laurelwood Drive, died Thursday, June 18, 2015 in Guy and Mary Felt Manor, Emporium.


Born Dec. 23, 1915 in Renovo, she was the daughter of the late William and Priscilla McAlee Gilmartin.


On June 27, 1945 in St. Joseph's Church, Renovo, she married Joseph Mehalow who died Nov. 11, 1983.


A resident of Emporium since 1962, she was a 1933 graduate of St. Joseph High School in Renovo, and in 1937 graduated from State Teachers College at Lock Haven, now Lock Haven University. She was employed as a teacher by the Renovo School District for six years and St. Joseph's in Renovo for four years. After relocating to Emporium, she was employed by the Cameron County School District from 1963 until retiring in 1978.
Mrs. Mehalow was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church in Emporium and was an 80-year member of the CD of A. She enjoyed playing cards and was a member of the Thursday 500 Club and the Tuesday Night Rummy Club.


Survivors include three sons, William J. Mehalow (Tish) of Smithburg, Md., John T. Mehalow and Joseph E. Mehalow, both of Emporium; one daughter, Cecilia Mehalow of Emporium; and one granddaughter, Adrienne Mehalow of Bar Harbor, Maine.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Anna Kathryn Mehalow will be celebrated Saturday, June 27 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mark Church, Emporium, with Fr. Paul Siebert, pastor, officiating.


A graveside service will be held at noon on Monday, June 29 in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Hyner.


There will be no visitation hours. 


Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Mark Catholic Church, Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library, or the Guy and Mary Felt Manor, all in Emporium.


Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.

 

Jerome L. "Jerry" Piccolo, St. Marys

 

Jerome L. "Jerry" Piccolo, 69, of Columbus Street, St. Marys, died Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Penn Highlands Elk. 


He was born Sept. 2, 1945 in St. Marys, a son of the late Joseph and Monica Jacob Piccolo.


Jerry was a lifelong resident of the area and a member of Sacred Heart Church. He attended Williamsport Area Community College where he graduated with honors. He had worked at Stackpole Carbon Company and then retired from Suburban Building Center. He dedicated his life to helping others in AA and had been an active sponsor, confidant and friend to many over the years. He enjoyed carpentry, painting and spending time with his family, especially his grandsons.


He is survived by five children, John (Becky) Piccolo, Barb (Greg) Mahoney, Debby (George) Young, Kelli (Seth) Hall, and Tom Piccolo, all of St. Marys; four grandsons, Zachary Mahoney, Andrew, Aaron and Adam Piccolo; two brothers, Joseph (Evelyn) Piccolo and Frank (Eleanor) Piccolo, both of St. Marys; one sister, Rose Mary (Donald) Young of St. Marys; and numerous nieces and nephews.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a half brother, Donald Androkovich.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Jerome L. "Jerry" Piccolo will be celebrated Wednesday, June 24 at 12 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Center Street, St. Marys with Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, officiating.


Interment will be in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.


The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 24 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home.


Memorial contributions may be made to Hahne Cancer Center, 100 Hospital Dr., DuBois, Pa. 15801.


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 M. "Rich" Cavallett, Johnsonburg

 

Richard M. "Rich" Cavallett, 59, of 702 Market St., Johnsonburg, died Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at UPMC Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh following a lengthy illness.


He was born Oct. 15, 1955, a son of the late Walter Cavallett and Twila Clark Cavallett, who survives, of St. Marys.


Rich was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of SMAHS, Class of 1973. He was employed for several years at Stackpole Carbon Company. He had a great love of music and will be fondly remembered for his ability to play the guitar. He was a talented musician who also wrote and recorded his own music throughout the years. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and was a cherished son and brother.


In addition to his mother, Twila Clark Cavallett, he is survived by a sister, Ann Watkavitch and her companion John Bonfardine of St. Marys.


He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Cavallett on Aug. 3, 1981.


Funeral services for Richard M. "Rich" Cavallett were held privately. There will be no visitation.


Interment will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Nicholas J. Sinibaldi Music Scholarship, c/o Elk County Community Foundation.


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.

 

 

Jane L. Detwiler, 89, Ridgway

 

Jane L. Detwiler, 89, of 42 Cottage Ln., Ridgway, died Wednesday morning, June 17, 2015 at Pinecrest Manor following a brief illness.


She was born July 26, 1925 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Winford and Grace (VanAlystine) Evans. 
She married Earl M. Detwiler on June 25,1947; he preceded her in death.


She had resided in Ridgway for many years and was a former Johnsonburg resident.


She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. Jane had been the organist for the Johnsonburg United Methodist Church, the Trinity United Methodist Church and various other churches in the area. 


She was a graduate of the St. Marys Area High School, and she had been employed by Stackpole Carbon for 24 years.


She is survived by two daughters-in-law, Mary A. Detwiler and Kathleen M. Detwiler, both of Ridgway; four grandchildren, Kristen, David, Lauren and Lynn; five great-grandsons, Jack, Dominic, Theo, Easton and Anderson; and several nieces and nephews. 


Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, James M. Detwiler and Thomas C. Detwiler; and one brother, Kenneth Evans.


Funeral and committal services for Jane L. Detwiler will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home, 136 Center St., Ridgway on Saturday, June 20 at 10 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Roger A. Peterson, pastor for the Trinity United Methodist Church.
Burial will follow at McKean Memorial Park.


Friends will be received at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m.


Memorials, if desired, can be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church located at 19 S. Broad St., Ridgway, Pa. 15853 or to the Gray Knights Drum and Bugle Corps, c/o Don Blint at 700 Walsh St., Kane 16735.

 

 

Jack Moyer, 81, Kersey

 

Jack I. Moyer, 81, of 366 Toby Rd., Kersey, died Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at the Highland View Health Center in Brockway. 
He was born March 12, 1934 in Toby, son of the late Merl and Twila (Happy) Bilodeau Moyer.


On Aug. 8, 1959 in the St. Boniface Church, he married Harriet J. Caimi and she survives.


He was a lifelong resident of Toby and attended Kersey schools. He had been employed as a carpenter.


Jack enjoyed baseball, fishing, the outdoors and woodworking.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Craig A. Moyer of Oaklayn, N.J., Vaughn (Brett) Moyer of San Rafael, Calif., Kay J. Moyer and partner Christina A. Wright of Arlington, Va.; two grandchildren, Jackson B. Wright and Tucker J. Wright; his stepmother, Gertrude Moyer of Toby; three sisters, Joan VanHorn and her husband Emery of Spring Mills, Gertrude Finley and her husband Robert of Boalsburg, and Lois Jordan of Toby; and by a brother, James Moyer and his wife Susan of Elma, N.Y.


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


Family and friends of Jack I. Moyer are invited to attend funeral services to be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 11 a.m.


There will be no visitation.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Western Pa. Conservancy, 800 Waterfront Dr., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.

 

 

Thomas E. Kuntz, 85, St. Marys

 

Thomas E. Kuntz, 85, formerly of East Meyer Avenue, New Castle, died at 5:40 a.m. Friday, May 29, 2015 in Jameson Memorial Hospital.


He was born Sept. 28, 1929 in St. Marys, a son of the late Amandus H. and Genevieve (Wolf) Kuntz. 


He was raised in St. Marys where he was a graduate of Central Catholic High School. 


His wife, the former Barbara Weinreich, whom he married July 5, 1958, died Aug. 14, 2008.


Tom began a 34-year career with Monroe Systems in 1957 as a serviceman in Pittsburgh and moved to New Castle in 1968 where he was the service manager for Monroe before retiring in 1991.


He was an active member of St. Mary's Church, Mary Mother of Hope Parish in New Castle, a member of the Knights of Columbus, New Castle Council 512, and was a Fourth Degree member of the Villa Marie Assembly.


Tom was a volunteer at New Castle Public Library and St. Francis Hospital for many years. He was a member of the Eintracht Singing Society and the Alliance of Transylvanian Saxons. He enjoyed bowling, reading, traveling and gardening.
Surviving are a daughter, Mary B. Carlisle and her husband Don of Pikeville, Tenn.; a son, Thomas J. Kuntz and his wife Lisa of Ennis, Mont.; two grandchildren, Nathan T. Kuntz and his wife Jamie of Knoxville, Tenn.; and Michael T. Kuntz and his wife Lindsay and their daughter, Reagan of Miami, Fla.; and a sister, Lois Rose Eckert of Pittsburgh.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Thomas E. Kuntz was celebrated Tuesday, June 2 in St. Mary's Church, New Castle and interment followed in St. Mary's Cemetery.


The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Society, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, Va. 22312. Arrangements were entrusted to the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 111 W. Falls St., New Castle. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com. 

 

 

Elizabeth L. "Betty" Reinsburrow, 93, Johnsonburg

 

Elizabeth L. "Betty" Reinsburrow, 93, of 302 Willow St., Johnsonburg, died early Monday morning, June 15, 2015 at her residence following an illness of the past year.


She was born Nov. 20, 1921 in Marion Center, daughter of the late Walter and Martha Neal Black.


On May 19, 1944 in Holy Rosary Church, Johnsonburg, she married Earl Reinsburrow. He died in 1971.


She resided in Johnsonburg since 1942 and was a 1938 graduate of Marion Center High School and a 1940 graduate of DuBois Business College.


She was a member of the Johnsonburg United Methodist Church and Choir, and the United Methodist Women. She had been employed by Diamond Castings of Johnsonburg for several years, and by Bliskey's Vending in Johnsonburg and Johnsonburg Public Library for many years.


She is survived by five sons and six daughters-in-law, Neal Reinsburrow and wife Diane of Franklin, John Reinsburrow and wife Frances of South Port, N.C., Jim Reinsburrow and wife Laura of Johnsonburg, Paul Reinsburrow and wife Cheryl of Palm Beach, Fla., Richard Reinsburrow and wife Wanda of Mechanicsburg, and daughter-in-law Shelly Reinsburrow of Towanda; 14 grandchildren, April, Jason, Amy, Joe, Brian, Joseph, Joshua, James, Alex, Mary, Rebecca, Amanda, Ellen, Kyle; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and by extra special friends Dr. and Mrs. Michael and Marsha Hoh and Bob and Karen Luderer.


She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Alex Reinsburrow in 1988; brothers Richard and John Black; and sisters Jean Mitchell and Ruth Bailey.
A Memorial Service for Elizabeth L. "Betty" Reinsburrow will be conducted at the convenience of the family.


Interment will be in Wardvale Methodist Cemetery, Johnsonburg.

 

There will be no visitation. If desired, memorials should be made to the Johnsonburg United Methodist Church, Johnsonburg Public Library or the Community Nurses, Inc. - Hospice Services of St. Marys.


Share your condolences at www.ferraginefuneralhome.com.
Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, Inc., 401 Chestnut St., Johnsonburg, is entrusted with funeral arrangements.

 

 

Joan M. Lee, 74, St. Marys

 

Joan M. Lee, 74, of 118 1/2 Edward Rd., St. Marys, died Saturday, June 13, 2015 at the Pinecrest Manor following a lengthy illness.


She was born July 16, 1940 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Alfred P. and Julia A. Caskey Brennen. 


On Sept. 12, 1959 in the Queen of the World Church, she married James R. Lee who preceded her in death Oct. 25, 1993.
She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1958. She was a retired employee of the former Ames Department Store.


Joan was a member of the Queen of the World Church where she was a former lector, and she enjoyed going out to eat with her friends.


She is survived by two daughters, Pamela A. Mizikar and her husband Daniel of Mt. Pleasant and Sharon Lee of Penfield; a son, Maynard R. Lee of Charlestown, W. Va.; three grandchildren, Donald Blashaw (Lori Ann), Brooke Lee, and Owen Samuels; a sister, Patricia Herzing and her husband Gus of Hamburg, N.Y.; and two brothers, Thomas Brennen and his wife Patty of St. Marys and Ronald Brennen and his wife Lorene of St. Marys.


In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by seven sisters, Rita Heindl, Alice Trost, Verna Popeleski, Isabelle Buerk, Julie Dippold, Eva Marie Stauffer, and in infancy, Sophie Ann Brennen; and by six brothers, J. Maynard, Donald, Charles "Bud", William, Alfred "Bub", and in infancy, John Edward Brennen.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Joan M. Lee will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Tuesday, June 16 at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Alfred Patterson, OSB, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery.


Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday, June 15 from 6-8 p.m.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Oncology/Hematology Associates of Northern PA, 100 Hospital Avenue, DuBois, Pa. 15801.


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

 

Maudie T. Neureiter, 82, Kersey

 

Maudie T. Neureiter, 82, of 439 Main St., Kersey, died Thursday, June 11, 2015 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home after a brief illness.


She was born Nov. 2, 1932 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Edward and Emma Blessel Brennan.


She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1950.


On May 23, 1953 in the St. Mary's Church, she married John E. "Ed" Neureiter who preceded her in death Dec. 18, 2013.
Maudie was a member of the St. Boniface Church and the Fox Township Senior Center. She was also an avid member of the Fox Township Firemen's Auxiliary.


She is survived by two daughters, Donna Peters and her husband Barry of St. Marys and Frances Erich and her husband Glenn of St. Marys; three grandchildren, Jason Fox, Jesse Erich, and Nicholas Erich; three sisters, Alberta "Bertie" Pisaneschi of St. Marys, Laurene Hallyburton of St. Marys, and Delores Dippold of St. Marys; and a brother, Raymond Brennan and his wife Ann of Emporium.


In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Blaine Neureiter in 1980; a grandson, Joshua Erich in 1990; a sister, Martha Schatz; and by four brothers, Edward, Leed, Herbert, and Norman Brennan.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Maudie T. Neureiter will be celebrated in the St. Boniface Church on Monday, June 15 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Ross Miceli, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Boniface Cemetery.


Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Sunday evening, June 14 from 6-8 p.m.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Fox Township Firemen's Auxiliary, 381 Main St., Kersey, Pa. 15846.


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

 

 

Norman S. Frey, 90, Formerly Of St. Marys

 

Norman S. Frey, 90, of Kokomo, Ind., died at 1:15 am on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at Aperion Health Care. 
He was born June 3, 1925 in St. Marys, son of the late Charles and Emma (Amzinger) Frey. 


On Oct. 21, 1945, Norman married Norma Jean Hoopes, she preceded him in death Jan. 29, 2002. 


Norman worked for Delco Electronics over 25 years until his retirement. He was a member of St. Joan of Arc, St. Patrick Catholic Church. Local UAW 292, American Legion, former member of the Eagles Lodge and a volunteer for Civil Defense in Howard County. Norman served in the Untied States Navy from 1943-1945. 


Survivors include his sons, David (Janet) Frey of Galveston and Norman "Rick" (Connie) Frey; a daughter, Libby (Dan) Payne of Kokomo; grandchildren Jason (Tami) Shepard, Janelle (Zeb) Hunley, Michelle (Wayne) Smith, Brandie (Weston) Smith; great-grandchildren Lexi Shepard, Zach Shepard, Ashley Smith, Allison Smith, Andrea Smith, Rachel Frey; sisters Helen Luchina and Bernice Bauer; and a brother, Maurice Frey.


Norman was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Emma Frey; his wife, Norma Jean Frey; his granddaughter, Amy Frey; and one sister and three brothers.


Funeral services for Norman S. Frey will be at 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, June 10 at Stout & Son Funeral Home, 200 E. Main St., Russiaville, Ind. 


Burial will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens with military rites. 


Friends may visit with the family from 11 a.m. till the start of the funeral services.


Memorial donations may be made to We Care, Parkinson Awareness and CASA. Online condolences may be left at www.stoutandson.com.

 

Beatrice "Betty" Casilio

 

Beatrice "Betty" Casilio, 87, of 730 Spruce St., Johnsonburg, died Friday evening, June 5, 2015 at Kane Community Hospital in Kane.


He was born Nov. 28, 1927 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Albert and Emma Yonkie Cheatle.


On April 12, 1945 in Sacred Heart Church, St. Marys, she married Umbert J. "Scrap" Casilio. He died Sept. 25, 2006.
She resided in Johnsonburg since 1945 and had attended St. Marys Area High School.


She was a member of Holy Rosary Church and was a homemaker who loved spending time with her family and shopping with her daughters. She had worked at Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital for 21 years before retiring after 21 years in 1987 as a nurse aide/physical therapy assistant.


She is survived by three sons, Albert "Butch" Casilio and his wife Denise of Johnsonburg, Lawrence "Larry" Casilio and his wife Karen of Wilcox, and Edward Casilio and his wife Jill of Johnsonburg; four daughters, Nancy, Mrs. Donald DeAngelo of Wilcox, Suzanne, Mrs. David Lenze of St. Marys, Janet, Mrs. Joseph Brunner of Ridgway, and Kathleen, Mrs. Paul Palkovic of Myerstown; 18 grandchildren, Shawn DeAngelo and his wife Juli, Dawn, Mrs. Andrew Zimmerman, Krista DeAngelo, Danielle, Mrs. Mike Meholic, Ginette Watts, Jesse Casilio and his wife LeAnn, Corey Casilio and his wife Amy, Jamie, Mrs. Chuck DeStephano, Scott Casilio and his wife Janelle, Marty Casilio and his wife Michelle, Bryon Casilio, Tony Casilio and his wife Angela, Jason Casilio and his wife Charissa, Nicole Casilio, Todd Walters and his wife Jana, Josh Walters and his wife Molly, Lindsay, Mrs. Shawn Curtin and Ashley Palkovic; 30 great-grandchildren; and one stepsister, Marjorie "Marge" Renwick of St. Marys.


In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Richard Casilio; two grandsons, Mark and Andrew Casilio; two brothers, Dick and Vernon Cheatle; and nine step-brothers and sisters.


A Mass of Christian Burial for Beatrice "Betty" Casilio will be conducted at Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg on Wednesday, June 10 at 10 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Eric Vogt, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, St. Marys. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Johnsonburg.


Friends will be received at the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, 401 Chestnut St., Johnsonburg on Tuesday evening, June 9 from 6-8 p.m.


If desired, memorial contributions should be made to Kane Community Hospital.


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Milton Roy "Tex" Winter Jr., 62, Johnsonburg

 

Milton Roy "Tex" Winter Jr., 62, of Elk Avenue, Johnsonburg, died at home Tuesday, June 2, 2015 after a lengthy illness.


He was born Sept. 29, 1952 in Woodville, Texas, son of the late Milton Roy and Velma (Lazenby) Winter Sr.
On Aug. 28, 1998, he married Linda Kennedy and she survives.


He was a plumber/pipe-fitter, working in many industries and many countries throughout the world, including a company working for some time at the Johnsonburg Paper Mill.


Tex enjoyed woodworking, The Andy of Mayberry Show, and mostly his family and friends.
Born and raised in Texas, he traveled extensively for work and settled in Johnsonburg in 1989.
In addition to his wife, Linda (Kennedy) Winter of Johnsonburg, he is survived by three daughters, Sonnie (James) Winkel of Texas, Brandy Winter of Texas, and Dee (Bill) Wiltrout of Emporium; five grandchildren; and two sisters, Roxie (Charles) Norris of Honduras and Millie (Ronnie) Blalock of Texas.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Pete; and a sister, Charlotte.
Funeral services for Milton Roy "Tex" Winter Jr. will be held Wednesday, June 10 at 7 p.m. at the Ubel Funeral Home, 111 Bridge St., Johnsonburg with Pastor Joe Short.


The family will be receiving friends on Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

       
The family suggests memorials to the Hahne Cancer Center or the Community Nurses, Inc. – Hospice

 

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