Robert D. Watts, 20, of 161 Krise
Road, Kersey, died on Sunday, July 20, 2014
following injuries sustained in a motorcycle
He was born on July 17, 1994, in Palm Beach County,
Florida, a son of Robert Watts, who survives and the
late Courtney Ann Kreckel.
Bob was a graduate of SMAHS, class of 2012. He
worked for his grandfather at Dinsmore Welding &
Fabricating and liked to ride motorcycles. He also
enjoyed baseball, basketball and weightlifting.
He is survived by his maternal grandparents who
raised him, Melvin and Carol Dinsmore of Kersey, his
twin sister; RoDeisha Watts and by his brothers
Efren Fonseca, Adrien Mojica and Adriel Mojica. He
is also survived by his aunt, Tara Kreckel and his
cousins Harper and James Marche, of Dagus Mines, his
great uncles, Jeff (Linda) Akers, of Wyoming and
Mark (Marsha) Dinsmore of Dagus Mines and his great
aunt, Debbie (TJ) McDermott of Kersey.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Courtney Ann
Kreckel on November 11, 2013.
A Memorial Service for Robert D. Watts will be held
on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 11:00 AM at
Lynch-Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St.
Marys, PA 15857.
A Gathering with the family will be held at the
Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Wednesday, July 23, 2014
from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.
Memorial Contributions may be made to a favorite
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
ST. MARYS - Dolores
H. Sorg, 69, of 406 Maple Avenue, Ridgway, was
reunited in heaven with her husband on July 19,
She was born on January 17, 1945, in St. Marys, a
daughter of the late Alfred and Mary Donovan
On August 25, 1973, in Queen of the World Church,
she married Henry W. Sorg, who preceded her in death
on December 7, 2000.
Mary was a lifelong resident of the area and a
member of St. Leo's Church in Ridgway. She retired
from Walmart Deli after many years of service. She
enjoyed mystery shows and reading. She also enjoyed
going to yard sales and shopping. Most of all, she
enjoyed spending time with her family and friends,
especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by 2 daughters; Denise (David)
Johnson and Suanne Sorg, both of Ridgway, a son;
Keith (Tina) Sorg of Mt. Holly Springs, PA and by 4
grandchildren, Elizabeth and Michael Johnson and
Carson and Carley Sorg. She is also survived by 3
sisters, Rita Weinzierl of St. Marys, Marlene
Maholtz of Kersey and Joan (Earl) Eckl of
Daguscahonda, as well as numerous nieces and
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was
preceded in death by 2 brothers, Paul and Richard
A Mass of Christian Burial for Dolores H. Sorg will
be celebrated on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 10:00
AM at St. Leo's Church, 111 Depot St., Ridgway, PA
with Fr. Brian Vosslar, Pastor and Deacon Fred
Interment will be in St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Green Funeral
Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys on Tuesday, July
22, 2014 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.
Lynch-Green Funeral Home is handling
the arrangements and online condolences may be made
to the family atwww.lynchgreenfuneralhome.com
MARYS -Scott L. Bauer, 28, of
Kaul Avenue, St. Marys, passed away unexpectedly
Friday, July 18, 2014, at the UPMC Presbyterian
Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born April 24, 1986 in St.
Marys, son of Blaze L. Bauer of St. Marys and Diane
Laughlin Shuttleworth of St. Marys. He was a
lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys
Parochial and Public Schools. He was a former
employee of Penn Pallet and the Buehler Lumber
In addition to his parents, he is
survived by a son, Chance Bauer of St. Marys; two
brothers, Jeremy L. (Cortney) Bauer of St. Marys and
Blaze J. (Angela) Bauer of Orwigsburg, PA; his
stepfather, Thomas Shuttleworth, his stepmother,
Marilyn Bauer, and his girlfriend, Chelsea Micale
and her daughter Charlea of St. Marys. Also
surviving are his maternal grandmother, Agnes
Laughlin (Paul) Schade of St. Marys, paternal
grandmother, Mary Bauer of St. Marys, and nieces and
nephews, Keira Bauer, Madison Bauer, Ryan Bauer, and
Scott was a member of the Queen of
the World Church. He was an avid hunter and
fisherman, and enjoyed spending time with his son
A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on
Monday, July 21, 2014, at 10:00 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 Sunday, July 20, 2014, from 6:00
until 8:00 PM.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to
the Chance Bauer Scholarship Fund, c/o Diane
Shuttleworth, 924 Hickory Road, St. Marys, PA
- Leon F. 'Squeaky' Bauer, 90, of Frenchville, died
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at his home.
He was born on April 4, 1924 in St. Marys, a son of
the late Norman and Hilda (Pontzer) Bauer.
He served with the U.S. Army in Germany during WWII.
He was employed with Pure Carbon Co. of St. Marys
for 30 years, retiring in 1984.
He is survived by his longtime friend and companion,
Leona (Beauseigneur) Davis of Frenchville; a sister,
Malene Wegemer of Casper, Wyo.; a brother, George
Bauer of St. Marys; several nieces and nephews; and
his trusted dog, Brady.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death
by his grandparents, Fred and Clara Pontzer; his
wife, Edna (Grotzinger) Bauer; and two sisters,
Mary Martha Lenze and Clarice 'Tootie' Bauer.
A Mass of Christian burial for Leon F. 'Squeaky'
Bauer will be said at the St. Mary's Church, St.
Marys, on Friday, July 18 at 10 a.m. with Fr. Alfred
Patterson, O.S.B. as celebrant. Interment will
follow in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, St.
Military honors will be accorded at cemetery by the
members of the St. Marys Burial Detail.
At the request of Mr. Bauer, there will be no public
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that
memorial contributions be made to Community Nurses,
Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys,
Pa. 15857 or Clearfield Foundation for Health -
Hospice, P.O. Box 992, Clearfield, Pa. 16830 or to
the charity of one's choice.
The Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home, Clearfield is
in charge of the arrangements.
To sign the online guestbook go to www.beardsleyfuneralhome.com.
Robert G. Wittman, 68, formerly from
Dagus Mines, died Sunday, June 8, 2014 at Penn
He was the son of the late Edwin L.
and Alice Stauffer Wittman.
He was a Vietnam veteran serving with
the 101st Airborne Division and was a recipient of
the Purple Heart.
He is survived by three daughters,
one son, grandchildren and several nieces and
nephews. He is survived by a sister, Janice (Russ)
Roan of Avis; and two brothers, James, St. Louis,
Mo., and Mark of Dagus Mines. Besides his parents,
he was predeceased by a sister, Mary Lou.
A Memorial Mass with military rites
for Robert G. Wittman will be held on Wednesday,
July 23 at St. Boniface Church at 11 a.m. with the
Rev. James Faluscszak officiating. Interment will
follow in the St. Boniface Cemetery. If desired,
memorial contributions can be made to “Rides for
Vets” at P.O. Box 70, Ridgway Pa. 15853.
ST. MARYS - Cecilia
Miriam Prechtl, 78, of St. Marys, died at home
surrounded by her family Monday, July 14, 2014.
Cecilia was born Feb. 18, 1936 in St.
Marys, daughter of the late Dorothy Simbeck and
Jerome Nicklas. She was a lifelong resident of the
area and attended St. Marys Schools.
On Dec. 15, 1951, she married her
husband Albert in the Sacred Heart Church. Cecilia
and her husband were the owners of Elk Cameron Bus
Lines, St. Marys Equipment Company, Inc., and Eagle
Express Trucking, Inc.
Cecilia was a member of the Sacred
Heart Church. She enjoyed walking, cooking,
traveling, and her dogs, Girlfriend and Beau.
She is survived by her husband of 63
years, Albert A. Prechtl; two daughters, Christine
Prechtl and Jacqueline (Michael) Pearsall, both of
St. Marys; three sons, Wayne (Rita) Prechtl, Edwin
Prechtl, and Louie Prechtl, all of St. Marys; five
grandchildren, Shari (John) Walton, Dana (Terri)
Prechtl, Andrea Prechtl, Savannah and Michael
Pearsall; six great-grandchildren, Corey and Tre’von
Walton, Brandon, Gracie, Julian, and Ethan Prechtl;
a sister, Frances Zimmerman of St. Marys; and a
brother, Paul (Patricia) Nicklas of St. Marys.
Besides her parents, she was preceded
in death by a sister, Marie Walker.
Family and friends are invited to
attend a Mass of Christian Burial for Cecilia Miriam
Prechtl to be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church
on Wednesday, July 16 at 12 p.m., with the Rev. Eric
Vogt, OSB, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow
in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.
There will be no visitation.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be
made to the Elk County Catholic High School, 600
Maurus St., St. Marys, Pa. 15857, the Community
Nurses, Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St.
Marys, Pa. 15857, or the St. Marys Ambulance
Service, 773 Johnsonburg Rd., St. Marys, Pa. 15857.
The Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home is
in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com.
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