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Anna Mae Mertz, 91, St. Marys

Anna Mae Mertz, 91, of 18 Mertz Avenue, St. Marys, passed away on Saturday, April 10, 2021, after a brief illness, at Penn Highlands Elk.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home.

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Joe J. Weyant, 95, Ridgway

Joe J. Weyant, age 95, of 310 Oak St., Ridgway, died Sunday, April 11, 2021, at his residence following a brief illness. 

 

He was born April 7, 1926, in Knox Twp., Jefferson County, son of the late Josiah M. and Bessie E. (Wadding) Wyant (Weyant).  He married Dorothy Elizabeth Weyant and then Betty Marie Weyant.  He resided in Ridgway for many years.  He was a Protestant by faith and was a life member of the American Legion Post 208.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving in the 104th Infantry Regiment 26th Yankee Division 42nd and 83rd Battalion during WW II.  He received the Combat Infantry Badge, the Bronze Star, the European Campaign Medal, and the WW II Victory Medal.  He had been employed by Clarion Sintered Metals for 27 years.  

 

Joe was the last surviving member of his immediate family.  He is survived by the following children:  Joseph H. (Donna) Weyant of Reynoldsville, PA, Judy Ann (Kenneth) Wendel of St. Marys, David C. Wolfe of Kersey, Rodney L. (Lori) Weyant of Brookville, Pamela R. Gulnac and fiancee Thomas Moran of Ridgway, Candace M. Weyant of Ridgway, John A. (Brenda) Weyant of Marienville, PA, Karen J. Weyant and fiancee Anthony Patalano of Warren, PA; 8 grandchildren:  Diane, Joseph, Stacey, Tiffany, Brian, Becky, Heather, and Justin; 21 great-grandchildren:  Joey Paul, Shelby, Richard, Danielle, Trenton, Lindsay, Eric, Kyle, Braydon, Carlie, Marissa, Brian, Jaylynn, Baylee, Sarah, Gabbi, Benny, Will, Caitlin, Alex, and Lexi; 3 great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents and wives Dorothy Elizabeth Weyant and Betty Marie Weyant, he was preceded in death by a grandson K.J. Wendell, a son-in-law Gerald Gulnac, David Wolfe’s special friend Arlene Robuck, 3 brothers Ardell, Byron, and Bernard Weyant, 2 sisters Eileen Mauk and Meriam Alvetro.

 

Funeral and Committal Services for Joe J. Weyant will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home on Friday, April 16, 2021, at 11:00 AM with Military Honors accorded by the Ridgway Servicemen’s Burial Detail.  Officiating will be Rev. Edward Burkett, Pastor of the New Hope in Christ Church. 

 

Burial will be at Corsica (Pisgah) Cemetery in Corsica, PA. 

 

Friends will be received at the Thompson Funeral Home on Thursday, April 15, 2021, from 6-8 PM.  Memorials can be made to the donor’s choice.  Share your online condolences at thompsonfuneralhomepa.com

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Rosalie Ann "Honey" Wonderly, 82, Ridgway

Rosalie Ann “Honey” Wonderly, 82, of Ridgway and formerly of Kersey, died on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at the home of her daughter in Williamsport following a lengthy illness.

She was born on May 6, 1938, in Elbon, a daughter of the late Samuel and Sara Lindenmuth Boroi.

On July 7, 1979, in Maria Lutheran Church, she married the late Robert J. Wonderly, who preceded her in death on August 28, 2018.

Honey was Lutheran by faith and retired from Fairview Sintered Metals after many years of service.  She was a member of the Fox Township Firemen's Women’s Auxiliary and the Ridgway Legion.  Always a social butterfly, Honey will be remembered as a kind and generous lady who loved her family dearly.  She was very easy going and could often be found spending time with her grandchildren.  She also enjoyed watching tv shows, and you could be assured that you were always in her prayers. 

She is survived by two daughters; Jean Harlan and her husband Mike of Ridgway, Bobbie Jo Kronenwetter and her husband Jamie of Williamsport, and by one son; Joseph Cavallett and his wife Martha of Kersey. She is also survived by four grandchildren; Jen, Missy, Kayla, and Kelsey, by five great-grandchildren; Madilyn, Masson, Olivia, Oliver, and Declan, by one sister; Shirley Fredrickson of Kersey and by a special friend; Kelly Williams; whom she mentored and loved like a daughter.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by five brothers; Joseph, Bernard, Richard, Irvin, and Gerald Boroi, by three brothers in infancy, by a sister; Beatrice Boroi, and by her step-mother; Naomi Clark Boroi.

A Funeral Service for Rosalie A. “Honey” Wonderly will be held at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at the Krise Funeral Home, 130 Center Street, Ridgway, PA 15853.

Burial will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be at the Krise Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from 2:00 PM until the time of the service.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Lupus Foundation.

Krise Funeral Home and Cremation Services. 130 Center Street, Ridgway, PA 15853 is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be made to the family at www.krisefuneralhome.com

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Jack Cheatle, 52, St. Marys

Jack L. Cheatle, 52, of 269 State Street, St. Marys, passed away after a brief illness Thursday, April 8, 2021, at UPMC Hamot in Erie.

He was born October 4, 1968, in St. Marys, the son of the late Charles L. and Martha E. Horning Cheatle.  Jack graduated from St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1986.  He worked in maintenance for various employers throughout his life, mainly with the powdered metal industry.  He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, and fishing.

He is survived by two sisters: Martha Poague (Brian) of Johnsonburg and Lauretta Zimmerman of Wilcox; by five brothers, Robert Cheatle of Wilcox, Charlie Cheatle (Michelle) of St. Marys, William Cheatle (Linda) of Kersey, Steven Cheatle (Lynette) of Janesville, WI, and Gordon Cheatle (Christine) of St. Marys.

In addition to his parents, Tony was preceded in death by a brother, Christopher Cheatle, a sister in infancy, Kathleen Cheatle, and by a sister-in-law, Dorothy Cheatle.

There will be no visitation.

The family plans to have a memorial gathering for Jack on a date to be announced later.

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

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Arlene B. Prechtel, 86, St. Marys

Arlene B. Prechtel, 86, of 137 Woodland Road, St. Marys, died unexpectedly at her home on Wednesday, April 7, 2021.

She was born on February 2, 1935, in Shawmut, a daughter of the late John and Alice Keller Carr.

On October 6, 1956 in St. Marys Church, she married the late Raymond "Junie" Prechtel, Jr., who preceded her in death on January 1, 1982.

Mrs. Prechtel was a livelong resident of the area and member of St. Marys Church.  She retired from Keystone after many years of service.  Over the years, she enjoyed going camping.  She was particularly fond of cardinals and was loved and will be missed by many.

She is survived by four daughters; Jane Casher and her husband Bob of Kentucky, Diane Jamieson and her husband Tom of Tidioute, Joan Thompson and her husband Kevin of Custer City, and Sandy Young and her husband John of St. Marys.  She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren, as well as by a brother; Elwin Carr and his wife Charlene of St. Marys.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by six brothers; Bernard, Floyd, Gerald, Francis, Harold, Donald, by four sisters; June Appenzellar, Betty Evans, Joann Eckert, and Ruth Copello, as well as by a brother in infancy, Robert.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Arlene B. Prechtel is being scheduled and will be announced at a later date.
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

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Dr. Theresa V. Tucker, D. C., 69, St. Marys

Dr. Theresa V. Tucker, D.C., 69, of 520 Center Street, St. Marys, passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021, at her residence, after a lengthy illness. 

She was born May 10, 1951, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Andrew G. and Vada Tyler Tucker.  Theresa was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School, Class of 1969, as well as the University of Western States Chiropractic School in Portland, OR.  She returned to St. Marys in 2001, after living in Oregon for a number of years, working as a chiropractor. 

Theresa was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening.  She loved her pet cats and was deeply spiritual.

She is survived by her spouse, Dr. Cheryl L. Stoker, PhD, of St. Marys; her son, Domingo Washington and his wife Jolene of Erie, CO; three granddaughters: Anya, Adele, and Ashlee; and by her sister, Brenda Coppella and her husband Steven of State College.

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 Thursday, April 15, 2021, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Karen Trask officiating.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk County Humane Society, 1029 East Eschbach Road, St. Marys,  15857.

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

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Charles K. Allender, 77, Ridgway

Charles K. Allender, age 77, of 809 Washington St., Eden, NC, died Saturday, April 3, 2021, at UNC Rockingham Healthcare.  He was born July 19, 1943, in Baltimore, MD, son of the late Kenneth and Mary Elizabeth (Johnson) Allender.  He married Ruth E. Guess, who survives.  He resided in Eden, NC, and was a Protestant by faith.  He volunteered for a non-profit organization after retirement and enjoyed fishing, woodworking, and crafts.  He was a Veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Army.

 

He is survived by his wife, Ruth E. Allender of Eden, NC, 4 children:  Charlene of Havre de Grace, MD, Esther of Plymouth, IN, Rodney of Las Vegas, NV, and Connie of Jacksonville, FL, 2 sisters:  Tammy Waters of Havre de Grace, MD and Ann Waters of Baltimore, MD, 2 brothers:  James Hall of Havre de Grace, MD and Tommy Waters of Havre de Grace, MD, 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 8 great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 son Gregory Allender, 2 sisters Rose Christy and Doris Sconion.

 

Funeral Services for Charles K. Allender will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at 11:00 AM with Military Honors accorded by the Ridgway Servicemen’s Burial Detail.  Officiating will be Rudy Melzer, Lay Minister.  Burial will follow at Parklawn Memorial Gardens.  Friends will be received at the Thompson Funeral Home on Wednesday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at 11:00 AM.  Memorials, if desired, can be made to Vietnam Veterans.  Share your online condolences at thompsonfuneralhomepa.com

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Leander Wendel, 78, St. Marys

Leander Wendel, 78, of 123 Grandview Road, St. Marys, died on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at UPMC Hamot in Erie.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lynch-Green Funeral Home.

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James S. Okker, 77, St. Marys

James S. Okker, 77, of 208 Pear Road, St. Marys, died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 following a lengthy illness.

He was born on January 6, 1944, a son the late Stephen and Georgette Stafford Okker.

He was married to William Lembo who survives of St. Marys.

Jim will be remembered as a kind and loving man who always enjoyed a good shopping trip.

In addition to his husband of nearly 38 years, he is survived by one sister; Muriel Tymczysczyn of St. Marys.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Okker.

Funeral and Committal Services for James S. Okker are being held privately at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

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

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Robert J. Bullers, 50, St. Marys

Robert J. Bullers, 50, of 674 Pontzer Avenue, St. Marys, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at Penn Highlands Elk.

He was born July 9, 1970, in Ridgway, son of the late George W. Bullers and Carol Weidow Bullers, who survives.  Robert was a lifelong resident of the area, a graduate of St. Marys High School, and worked as a die setter. 

In addition to his mother, Carol Weidow Bullers of St. Marys, Robert is survived by his daughter, Taylor Curtis of Arizona and her son, Xavier; three sons: Jeremy Curtis and his wife Jessica of Arizona; Dallas Bullers and his wife Angel of Arkansas and their children Kinley and Kora; and Trevur Bullers of Arizona; his sister: Sue Ann Milliard and her husband Louis of Johnsonburg; three nephews: Travis, Timothy, and Brandon Weidow; and by four great-nieces and nephews: Ben, Ana, Jayla, and Jacob.

Besides his father, Robert was preceded in death by his brother, David Weidow in 2019.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Friday, April 16, 2021, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Michael Gabler, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held privately at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to a favorite charity.

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

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Mary Lee Gabor, 84, St. Marys

Mary Lee Gabor, 84, of 920 Plymouth Road, St. Marys, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Elk Haven Nursing Home, after a lengthy illness.

She was born September 4, 1936, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Anthony and Amanda Schatz Pfeufer.  Mary Lee was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1954.  She was a retired employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company, retiring after 35 years of service.

On November 15, 1958, in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Mary Lee married Raymond M. Gabor, who preceded her in death on July 7, 2003.

She is survived by two sisters: Ann Hooper and her husband Thomas of St. Marys and Helen Schremp of Sheffield Lake, OH; her brother, Anthony Pfeufer and his wife Janice of St. Marys; her brother-in-law, Alfred Leithner of Daguscahonda; and by cousins, nieces, and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mary Lee was preceded in death by her sister, Margaret Leithner.

Mary Lee was a member of the St.  Mary’s Catholic Church, the Quarter Century Club of the Stackpole Carbon Company, and the Golden Grads.  She enjoyed crafts and crocheting, especially making “scrubbies”, as well as gardening and flowers.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at 10:30 AM, with the Rev. Peter Augustine Pierjok, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Saturday morning, from 9:00 until 10:00 AM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 325 Church Street, St. Marys, PA  15857.

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

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Karen M. Winklbauer, 67, St. Marys

Karen M. Winklbauer, 67, of 618 Virginia Road, St. Marys, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at her home, after a brief illness.

She was born November 8, 1953, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Daniel G. “Moon” and Jean Marie Hetrick Ryan.  Karen was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School, Class of 1971.  She was involved in banking for over 45 years, retiring from CNB Bank in 2018.

On June 14, 1975, in the Sacred Heart Church, Karen married Peter Winklbauer, who survives.

Along with her loving husband, she is survived by her sister, Cindy Burke of Archbald, PA and by her brother, Daniel G. Ryan and his wife Meg of New Bern, NC; she is also survived by her nieces and nephews: Danny, Kailee, Cara, Matthew, Alecia, Jason, Christina, Katie, Victoria, Julie, Samantha, Kyle, Logan, and Sydney.

In addition to her parents, Karen was predeceased by one sister, Sharon Ryan in 2014 and by a brother-in-law, David Burke.

She was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, she enjoyed volunteering her time in the ECCHS cafeteria, and was a member of the Sacred Heart Social Committee.  She was an avid reader, loved to travel, and was a game show enthusiast. She looked forward to her monthly luncheons with her banking friends and cherished her time shopping with her nieces.  It was certain that she would purchase a pair of shoes and a book. 

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Michael Gabler, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, April 9, 2021 from 6:00 PM until 8:00pm.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk County Catholic High School Art Department, 600 Maurus Street, St. Marys, PA 15857.

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

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Mary A. Cadori, 91, St. Marys

Mary A. Cadori, 91, of 168 State Street, St. Marys, passed away Friday, April 2, 2021, at Penn Highlands Elk, after a brief illness.

She was born February 1, 1930, in St. Marys, daughter of the late James A. and Johanna Hammer Valentine.  Mary was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1949.  She was a dental assistant for Dr. Roberts in St. Marys.

On June 16, 1956, in St. Bartholomew’s Church in Crabtree, PA, by Rev. Aquinas Brinker, OSB, Mary married George A. Cadori, who preceded her in death on November 24, 1999.

She is survived by her niece, Karen Cadori-Yanek and her husband Steve of DuBois; her great-niece, Kimberly Cadori and her children, Mia and Collin Reitz, of DuBois; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She is also survived by her beloved dog, Frannie.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mary was preceded in death by a brother, James Valentine.

Mary was a member of the Sacred Heart Church.  She would support any fundraiser by the Catholic Church or Catholic charity especially if there was a raffle involved or the sale of a nut roll.  Mary loved to shop, especially enjoying her weekly trips to DuBois and shopping throughout the state.

There will be no visitation.

Funeral and committal services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

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

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

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

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Dolores M. Gregori, 89, Kersey

Dolores M. Gregori, 89, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of Fox Manor in Kersey, died on Sunday, March 28, 2021 following a lengthy illness.

She was born on December 20, 1931, in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Alfred and Marie Feldbauer Uhl.

On September 16, 1950 in St. Boniface Church, she married the late Henry Gregori, who preceded her in death on April 8, 2008.

Dolores was a member of St. Boniface Church.  She enjoyed playing cards and Bingo.  She also enjoyed going to supper and talking on the phone with her dear friend, Bob Maloney.  Most of all, she enjoyed going for rides and spending time with her family.

She is survived by one son, Leo Gregori and his wife Pamela of St. Marys, by one daughter; Tina Spinda and her husband Mark of Sykesville and by 4 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by three brothers; Richard (Helen) Uhl of Kersey, John (Gloria) Uhl of Brockport, and William (Patty) Uhl of Toby, as well as by numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters; Eileen Brigger and Betty Rizzo.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Dolores M. Gregori will be celebrated on Friday, April 16, 2021, at 11:00 AM at St. Boniface Church, 355 Main Street, Kersey, PA 15846 with Rev. Ross Miceli, Pastor, officiating.
Interment will be in St. Boniface Cemetery.

There will be no visitation.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Hahne Cancer Center.

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

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Donald E. Challingsworth, 95, St. Marys

Donald E. Challingsworth, 85, of 284 Taft Road, St. Marys, died at his home on Monday, April 5, 2021 surrounded by his family following a lengthy illness.

 

He was born on January 7, 1936, in St. Marys, a son of the late Ernest and Helen Sarginger Challingsworth.

 

On September 13, 1955 in Elkton, MD, he married Joan Lynch Challingsworth, who survives.  Together they shared more than 65 years of love, laughter, and happiness.

 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by five sons; David Challingsworth and his wife Yvonne, Glen Challingsworth, John Challingsworth and his wife Jennifer, Robert Challingsworth and his wife Lori, all of St. Marys, and Mark Challingsworth and his wife Sara of Philadelphia.  He is also survived by twelve grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and by a special niece, Rhonda Horchen.

 

Don was a graduate of St. Marys High School and member of Shiloh Presbyterian Church.  He retired from Airco Speer after many years of dedicated service.  He enjoyed hunting and shooting trap.  He always enjoyed participating in the Eynon Event.  Most of all, he loved spending time on the family farm.

 

Funeral Services for Donald E. Challingsworth will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at 11:00 AM at Shiloh Presbyterian Church, 217 Washington Street, St. Marys, PA 15857 with Rev. Scott Wiest, Pastor, officiating.

Interment will follow in St Marys Protestant Cemetery.

 

Visitation will be held at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home on Friday, April 9, 2021 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Christian Food Bank or to the Shiloh Presbyterian Church.

 

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

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William J. "Bill" Savel, 87, St. Marys

William J. “Bill” Savel, 87, of 2354 Quaker Hill Road, Cogan Station, PA, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021, at The Williamsport Home, after a lengthy illness.

He was born February 19, 1934, in Fredericksburg, VA, son of the late Gust and Margaret Krollman Savel.  Bill attended St. Marys Schools and was a graduate of the Indiana Institute of Technology in Fort Wayne, IN.  He was an electrical engineer with GTE Sylvania, retiring in 1993 after 35 years of service.

On July 18, 1959, in the Queen of the World Church, Bill married Yvonne DeLullo, who survives.  He is also survived by his daughter, Kathleen Notor and her husband Thomas of Cogan Station, PA; two sons: Michael Savel and his wife Astrid of Naples, FL and Thomas Savel and his wife Tracy of Dallas, TX; five grandchildren: Meghan Wiseley, Kristina Notor, Michael Notor, Cassandra Savel, and Joseph Savel; and by a sister, Mary Gabor of St. Marys.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Savel in 1976; and by a sister, Nancy Novosat in 1976.

Bill was a member of the St. Joseph the Worker Church in Williamsport and was a veteran of the United States Navy.  He took great joy in being outdoors.  He was happy caring for his trees and lawn, gardening, and working on his cars.  Bill loved his wife and his family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Friday, April 9, 2021, at 1:00 PM.  Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, April 9, 2021, from 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS  66675-8516.

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

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Donna C. Akins, 76, Emporium

Donna C. Akins, 76, of Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA went home to be with the Lord on Saturday morning (April 3, 2021).

She was born March 19, 1945 in St. Marys, PA a daughter of the late Charles and Dorothy Bennett Akins.

Donna attended Cameron County Schools. She had worked at ElkCam in St. Marys for several years. She loved to knit and had a love for music and enjoyed singing. Donna was a very warm hearted person.

Surviving are a brother, Lyle Akins, Emporium; as well as Stella Bish whom Donna considered a sister.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Robert Akins.

Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Tuesday (April 6, 2021) at 11:00 AM with Rev. James Eastman, Pastor, Deeper Waters Ministries, officiating. If, not staying for the funeral, please limit your stay so we can accommodate all who wish to pay their respects. Social distancing guidelines will be followed and masks are required.

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

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C. Steven Gerg, 68, St. Marys

C. Steven Gerg, 68, of 420 Washington Street, St. Marys, passed away Friday, April 2, 2021, at Penn Highlands Elk after a brief illness.

He was born June 15, 1952, in St. Marys, son of the late John D. and Mary L. Wildnauer Gerg.  Steve was a graduate of Elk County Christian High School, Class of 1970.  He was a retired employee of GrafTech.

He is survived by his daughter, Stacy Merrow (Brian) of Clearfield; his son, Steven Gerg (Julie) of Homer, NY; by Stacy and Steven’s mother, the former Chris Gnan of Clearfield; by his daughter, Sarah Augustine of Corning, NY; by three grandchildren: Lilly Merrow, Ella Merrow, Dacota Gerg; by his brother, Richard F. Gerg of St. Petersburg, FL.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Parks.

For 50 years, Steve was a committed member and fire chief of the Crystal Fire Department.  After graduating high school, he entered the United States Navy and served on the USS Tripoli and USS Blue Ridge.  He was a retired Army Reserve Captain and was in the Army National Guard.  He was a former member of the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail, past president of the St. Marys American Legion, and the former secretary of the Vietnam Veterans of America Bucktail Chapter 720.  He was Chairman for the Bicentennial parade in St. Marys and was a dedicated instructor at the Tri-County Fire School.  In his free time, Steve was an avid hunter and fisherman and really enjoyed going to camp with the gang.

Family and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial in the Sacred Heart Church on Tuesday, April, 6, 2021, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Michael Gabler, 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 Catholic Cemetery.

A Private visitation for the family will be held at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Crystal Fire Department, 319 Erie Ave., St. Marys, PA 15857 or to the Vietnam Veterans of America Bucktail Chapter 720, PO Box 220, St. Marys, PA 15857.

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

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Lois A. Pichler, 83, St. Marys

Lois A. Pichler, 83, a resident of Elk Haven Nursing Home and formerly of Million Dollar Highway, Kersey, died on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.

She was born on December 23, 1937, in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Wilber and Marguerite Casperson Rieder.

On October 18, 1957 in Queen of the World Church, she married George Pichler, who preceded her in death in 1988.

Lois was a gradaute of St. Marys High School and a member of Queen of the World Church.  Over the years, she was employed at Loblaw's and Metco.

She is survived by two daughters; Patricia Bauer and her husband Doug and Christine Gavazzi and her husband Richard, both of St. Marys, one son; Randy Pichler and his wife Maureen of Kersey, by 5 grandchildren; Randy, Rachael, Lindsay, Katie, and Savanah and by 4 great-grandchildren.  She is also survivied by one brother; Jack (Joanna) Rieder of Florida and by numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister in early childhood, Karen.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Lois A. Pichler will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Friday, April 9, 2021 at Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Road, St. Marys, PA 15857 with Rev. Jeffery Noble, Pastor, officiating.

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

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Garaldine Ruth "Ginger" Sherry, 84, Kersey

Geraldine Ruth “Ginger” Sherry, 84, of Kersey, died March 28, 2021, in Harrisburg after a lengthy illness.

She was born on December 11, 1936, in Brooklyn, New York, a daughter of the late Matthew and Ruth Crane Snapp.

On January 28, 1965, she married Paul J. Sherry, who preceded her in death March 21, 2005.

Ginger was a resident of the area for many years and a graduate of Fort Hamilton High School in Brooklyn, New York. She belonged to the Eastern Star Club and St. Mary’s Senior Center Bridge Club. She enjoyed playing cards, bowling, and volunteering her time at the hospital. She loved spending time with her grandkids and great grandchildren.

She is survived by 4 daughters; Karen Dowd and her husband Frank of Ridgway, Andrea Schroder of Brooklyn NY, Pam Auer of Harrisburg, and Stacey Krise and her husband Ron of Kersey, one son, John Sherry, 14 grandchildren; Frank, Billy, Colin, Karen, Tamara, Vincent, James, Anthony, Alicia, Brooke, Kristin, Cody, Damon, Derek, 12 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. She is also survived by 3 siblings: Barbara Warnock and her husband Roy of California, Dr. Matthew Snapp and his wife Cindy of Texas, and Susie Phillips and her husband Michael of California.

She is preceded in death by her husband and parents.

A Memorial Service for Geraldine R. Sherry will be held on Saturday. April 3, 2021, at 1:00 PM at Krise Funeral Home, 130 Center Street, Ridgway, Pa 15853 with Rev. Karen Trask, officiating.

A gathering will be held at Krise Funeral Home from 12:00 PM until time of service.

Interment will be at St. Boniface Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the donor’s choice.

Krise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 130 Center St, Ridgway, Pa is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be made to the family at www.krisefuneralhome.com

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Joseph L. "Buzzy" Herbstritt, 83, St. Marys

Joseph L. "Buzzy"  Herbstritt, 83, of 136 Madison Street, St. Marys, died on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at Pinecrest Manor.

   

He was born on May 28, 1937, in St. Marys, a son of the late Merle and Marcella Leithner Herbstritt.

 

 On November 28, 1957 in the Queen of the World Church, he married Helen Greenthaner Herbstritt, who survives.  

 

Joseph was a lifelong resident of the area.  In 1999 he retired from Mersen after many years of service.  He was a member of the CMF and PFL Clubs.  

He enjoyed bowling, playing cards, and fixing lawnmowers in his garage. He also enjoyed playing guitar and sharing a "cold one"  with his family. 

 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons; George Herbstritt and Edward Herbstritt and his wife Missy, all of St. Marys, three daughters; Deb Erich of Toby, Suzanne Penfield and her husband Scott and Betsy Schreiber and her husband Bob, all of St. Marys, by nine grandchildren; Jason (Jess), Amanda, Megan (Eric), Jacinda (Joel), Logan, Austin, Allen, Alex (Andrea) and Timothy and by six great grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister; Helen (Kenneth) Salter of St. Marys.  

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Donald Herbstritt in 1970 and by one brother, John "Jack" Herbstritt. 

 

Funeral Services for Joseph L. Herbstritt will be held Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home with Rev. Ross Miceli officiating.

 

Interment will be in the St. Marys Catholic Cemetery.

 

Visitation will be on Thursday, April 1, 2021 from 9:30 AM until the time of the service.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to the Shriner's Hospitals. 

 

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

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Timothy R. Lenze, 66, St. Marys

Timothy R. Lenze, 66, of 185 Center Street, Elk Towers, St. Marys, passed away Saturday, March 27, 2021, at Pinecrest Manor, after a brief illness.

He was born July 11, 1954, in St. Marys, son of the late Robert F. and Jane Henry Lenze.  Tim was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1972.  He was a former employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company as well as DeLullo’s Deli.  Rick DeLullo will be fondly remembered for helping Tim and being a great friend.

Tim is survived by two sisters: Christine Lenze of Brockway and Cheryl Ann Todd and her husband Steven of Eureka Springs, AR; four brothers: James Lenze and his wife Karen of Brockport; Jeffrey Lenze and his wife Caroline of Ridgway; Michael Lenze and his wife Bonnie of North Pole, AK; and Thomas Randall Lenze and his wife Dolores of Statesville, NC; and by his nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Tim was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Lenze.

Tim was a member of the Sacred Heart Church and was a veteran of the United States Army.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing and will be remembered as a beloved brother to his siblings.

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 Thursday, April 1, 2021, at 11:30 AM, with the Rev. Michael Gabler, OSB, officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Sacred Heart Church, 337 Center Street, St. Marys, PA  15857.

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

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Richard E. Allenbaugh, 75, Ridgway

Richard E. Allenbaugh, 75, of Ridgway, Pa, died unexpectedly Saturday, March 27, 2021, at Penn Highlands Elk.

He was born on June 2, 1945, in Punxsutawney, son of the late John and Jane Kromer Bellomo.

On June 4, 1966, in New Bedford, Pa he married Jeannie Rishel, who survives.

Richard was a graduate of Punxsutawney High School, earned his bachelor’s degree at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a Master’s degree in Mathematics at Indiana University at Bloomington.  He was a member of St. Leos Church and former member of Trinity United Methodist Church. He retired from the Ridgway School District after 35 years of teaching students mathematics.  Richard belonged to many organizations, Ridgway Rotary, Ridgway Rifle Club, NRA, Ridgway YMCA, Knights of Columbus, Cursillo #230, and Boy Scout Troop 93.  He loved the outdoors; hunting, fishing, boating, and growing his garden.  Richard had a great work ethic, great sense of humor, loved his family and grandchildren, playing board games, and believed that “each day is a gift from God”.  

In addition to his wife of 54 years, Jeannie, he is survived by one son, Michael Allenbaugh and his wife June of Sharon, 2 daughters; Natalie Miller-Martini and her husband David of Clarion, and Christine Geci and her husband Dan of Kersey, 12 grandchildren; Michael, Alexis, Aaron, Emma, Ashlee, Sunny, Janelle, Andy, Mandy, Sami, Tami, and Allison. He is also survived by 3 siblings; Mary Bellomo, Joe Bellomo, and Patty (David) Snyder, many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by 2 brothers, John and Phillip Allenbaugh, and special family; Gary and Linda Streich, Elmer and Maxine Frantz, and Ed and Ethel Rickard.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Richard E. Allenbaugh will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at 1:00 PM at St. Leos Magnus Church, 111 Depot Street, Ridgway, PA 15853, with Rev. Justin Pino, Pastor, Officiating.

Interment will follow at The Ott Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at Krise Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM.

A gathering will be held at St. Leos on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, from 12:00 PM until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to Ridgway YMCA or Boy Scout Troop 93.

Krise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 130 Center Street, Ridgway, PA is entrusted with the arrangements, and online condolences may be offered to the family at www.krisefuneralhome.com

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Arveta H. Carson, age 93, Ridgway

Arveta H. Carson, age 93, went to be with her Lord on March 27, 2021, at Ridgmont Personal Care Home.  She was born the daughter of Clarence J. and Hazel B. (Dunkle) Holmberg on April 19, 1927, in Ridgway, PA.  She married Todd L. Carson on May 28, 1949, who preceded her in death on January 2, 1999.  She graduated from the Ridgway Area Schools and after graduation went to work at the Home Telephone Company (now Windstream) from which she retired in 1980 after 36 years of faithful service.  She loved God and lived her life through her faith.  She was a great wife, mother, and grandmother, and her love and kindnesses were always shared with all her extended family and friends and acquaintances she was blessed to have in her life.  She always worked hard and left tons of special and happy memories for everyone to hold in their hearts as she took her final journey Home.

 

She is survived by five of her children, Richard (Liv) Carson, Oklahoma; Marilyn (Harold) Fiscus,  Ridgway; Sharon (George) Umphlett, Greensburg, PA; John (Donna) Carson, Ridgway; and Cindy (David) Blades, Seaford, DE.  She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren, a brother Gayle Holmberg, Hendersonville, NC, and several nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son Robert Carson, 3 brothers, Clarence Holmberg (Junior), Merle Holmberg, Ronald Holmberg, and a nephew, Bradley Holmberg.

 

A Private Memorial Service for Arveta H. Carson will be held at the New Hope in Christ Church on Gillis Avenue for the family.  Officiating will be Rev. Edward Burkett, Pastor of the New Hope in Christ Church.  Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials, if desired, can be made to the Ridgmont Personal Care Home or to The New Hope in Christ Church.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home.  Share your online condolences at thompsonfuneralhomepa.com

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Cole E. Labrozzi, 29, Emporium

Cole E. Labrozzi, 29, of Rock Hill, SC, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2021 as a result of an automobile accident. Born October 1, 1991, he was the son of Chet A. Labrozzi of Rock Hill, SC and Betty A. Grimone of Emporium, PA. Cole was raised in Emporium and was a graduate of Cameron County High School, class of 2010. He will always be remembered for his smile and how great he was with children. Cole enjoyed many sports including football and basketball, but his true passion was fishing.   

In addition to his parents, Cole is survived by his stepmom Cindy Ferraro Labrozzi of Rock Hill, SC; his brother Richard A. Thwing (and wife Meg) of Crozet, VA; two step-sisters, Melissa Terrel (and husband Dustin) and Jordan Frangione (and husband Steve) all of Rock Hill, SC; his maternal grandfather Leo J. Grimone Jr. and paternal grandparents Edward R. Jr. and Grace Labrozzi of Emporium. Cole is also survived by nephews Caden, Eli, Gray and Cohen. He leaves behind many others including his aunts, uncles and cousins, all of whom loved him dearly and will miss him.

Cole was preceded in death by two grandmothers, Frances Grimone and Elaine Grimone.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Saturday (April 10, 2021) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant. The family will receive friends at the VFW, 427 E. Third Street following the Mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities, c/o: Don Bickford, 174 Nickler Rd., Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

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Donna J. Hasselman, 50, St. Marys

Donna J. Hasselman, 50, of 633 Evergreen Road, St. Marys, passed away Thursday, March 25, 2021, at Penn Highlands DuBois.

She was born August 28, 1970, in St. Marys, daughter of LeRoy G. “Tubby” Hasselman of St. Marys and the late Doris Schneider Hasselman.  Donna was a lifelong resident of the area and was a member of the Queen of the World Church.

In addition to her father, LeRoy G. “Tubby” Hasselman, Donna is survived by her sister, Lori Schlimm and her husband Jude of Kersey; two brothers: Timothy R. Hasselman and his wife Mary Ellen of Hartford, CT and Scott D. Hasselman and his wife Laura of Shaker Heights, OH; and by three nieces and five nephews.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Monday, March 29, 2021, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Jeffery Noble, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Fayette Resources, 940 Windfall 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.

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Linda L. Heigel, 72, Kersey

Linda L. Heigel, 72, of 352 Main Street Kersey, Pa, died Sunday March 21, 2021, at Penn Highland Dubois after a lengthy illness.

She was born on November 28, 1948, a daughter of the late Charles and Katherine Dinsmore Johnston.

On June 21, 1969, she married George Heigel, who survives.

Linda was a lifelong resident of Kersey and a graduate of St. Mary’s High School. Linda loved the outdoors, traveling with her husband, and going to camp. Many nights, Linda could be found sitting on her porch listening to her “oldies” music. Linda never missed the chance to spend time with her grandchildren and going to family gathering. Linda loved to be riding on her ranger, specially on the “Good Friday” ride.

In addition to her husband of more than 50 years, she is survived by a daughter, Stacy Faulk of Imperial Pa, one son; George Heigel and his wife Ronda of Kersey, 6 grandchildren; Grace, Nicholas, Jackson, Aleena, Saige, and Amelia, and one great grandson, Lucas. She is also survived by 2 sisters, Cindy Detsch and Judy Marchori, and 2 brothers, Gordon Johnston and Richard Johnston.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by one sister, Ann Krise,  2 brothers, Michael Johnston and Harry Koss, and a son -in-law, Scott Faulk.

A Small Memorial Service for the family of Linda L. Heigel, will be held on Friday, March 26, 2021, at 1:00 PM at Krise Funeral Home, 130 Center Street, Ridgway, Pa 15853 with Rev. David Foradori, officiating.

There will be no visitation.

Livestreaming of the service will be available on Krise Funeral Home Facebook.

Krise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 130 Center Street, Ridgway, PA is entrusted with the arrangements, and online condolences may be offered to the family at www.krisefuneralhome.com

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Joanna M. Angelo, 85, Kersey

Joanna M. Angelo, 85, of 1199 Million Dollar Highway, Kersey, passed away Monday, March 22, 2021, at Pinecrest Manor, after a brief illness.

She was born January 2, 1936, in St. Marys, daughter of the late John and Ellen Pavlock Keller.  Joanna was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1953.  She was a retired employee of Burke’s Home Center.

On August 29, 1959, in the Queen of the World Church, Joanna married David R. Angelo, who preceded her in death on June 2, 2016.

She is survived by her daughter, Dawn Gier and her husband Joseph of Ridgway; her son, Mark Angelo and his wife Kelly of Allen, TX; her granddaughter, Allie Gier of Ridgway; her sister, Carol Brunner and her husband Jerry of Arizona; two brothers: Richard Keller of St. Marys and Jerry Keller and his wife Peg of Syracuse, NY; and by a sister-in-law, Donna Keller of St. Marys.

In addition to her husband and parents, Joanna was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Matson; and by two brothers, James and Earl Keller.

Joanna was a member of the St. Boniface Church.  She enjoyed playing Cinch, solving crossword puzzles, listening to Polka music, and dancing.  Joanna’s greatest joy was her granddaughter, Allie, who meant so much to her and was the apple of her eye.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Boniface Church on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Ross Miceli, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Boniface Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday, March 26, 2021, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk County Catholic School System, 600 Maurus Street, St. Marys, PA  15857, or to the St. Boniface Church, 355 Main Street, Kersey, PA  15846.

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

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John F. Mack, 95, Emporium

John F. Mack, 95, of Lakeview Senior Care, Smethport, PA formerly of East Allegany Ave., Emporium, PA died at Olean General Hospital, Olean, New York on Thursday morning (March 11, 2021). He was born July 30, 1925 in Renovo, PA a son of the late Adam H. and Susan Agnes Gutt Mack. On July 19, 1980 in Carmel, NY he married the late Helen Zawacki Mack.

John served during WW II with the US Navy Sea Bees in the construction Battalion. He retired in 1990 from Sylvania where he worked for over 35 years. He was a member of the St. Mark Catholic Church, K. of C., VFW Miller-Raffaele Post 6221, NRA and the Bucktail Rod & Gun Club.

He is survived by a daughter, Mary Sue Mack, Williamsport; several step-children; several step grandchildren a sister, Catherine McCartney, Emporium and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by a son, Stephen Mack who died in 1995; three brothers, Joseph, George and Albert Mack; two sisters, Anna Keppler and Mary Tulley.

There will be No Visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 East Fourth Street, Emporium, PA on Thursday (March 25, 2021) at 10:30 AM with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant.

Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA  followed by a Military Service accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Mark Catholic Church, 235 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

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Barbara C. Yohe, 97, St. Marys

Barbara C. Yohe, 97, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of Laurel Lane, Kersey, passed away Friday, March 19, 2021, at Pinecrest Manor.

She was born December 13, 1923, in Sykesville, daughter of the late Frank and Orpha Emhoff Pifer.  Barbara was a graduate of Big Run High School as well as the Butler County Memorial School of Nursing.  She had been a resident of the area since 1950, working as a private duty nurse and for Dr. Hayes.

On November 15, 1944, in Big Run, Barbara married Wilferd “Bud” Yohe, who preceded her in death on October 2, 2001.

She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Duttry and her husband Scott of Byrnedale; her son, Robert Yohe and his wife Peg of Hilton, NY; five grandchildren: Amy Yohe Phillips, Leslie Rinyu (Michael), Jimmy Duttry (Stephanie), Michael Duttry (fiancée Jacki Lewis) and Terri Yohe; eight great-grandchildren: Daniel Phillips, Wyatt Duttry, Jackson Duttry, Amelia Rinyu, Madison Duttry, Rowan Rinyu, Augustine Rinyu, and Elliott Duttry.

In addition to her husband and parents, Barbara was preceded in death by a grandson, Christopher Yohe; a sister, Carrie Pifer; two brothers: Harvey and William Pifer; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Yohe; and by a granddaughter-in-law, Cathy Duttry.  She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Barbara was a very active member of the Shiloh Evangelical Presbyterian Church, serving on the Board of Elders and singing in the choir for over 50 years.  She also served as President of Women’s Organizations and Circle Leader at the church.  Along with her husband, Barbara sponsored the Senior Youth Group for 14 years.

A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Saturday, March 27, 2021, at 1:00 PM, with David Catalano, lay minister, officiating.  Burial will follow in Parklawn Memorial Gardens.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Saturday, from 11:00 AM until the time of the service.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Shiloh Presbyterian Church, Organ Repair Fund, 217 Washington Street, St. Marys, PA  15857.

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

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Joyce E. Fantechi, 83, St. Marys

Joyce E. Fantechi, 83, of 136 Ramber Road, St. Marys, passed away Friday, March 19, 2021, at Penn Highlands Elk, after a lengthy illness.

She was born January 18, 1938, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Andrew and Alice Herbstritt Bauer.  Joyce was a lifelong resident of the area and a graduate of Kersey High School, Class of 1955.  She was a retired employee of Riverside and BiLo, retiring after 33 years of service.

On June 14, 1958, in the St. Boniface Church, Joyce married Lawrence L. Fantechi, who preceded her in death on December 16, 2011.

She is survived by her daughters: Sharon Kraft and her husband Robert of Lititz, PA and Barbara Scheetz and her husband Brian of Ellicott City, MD; her son, Steven L. Fantechi and his wife April of St. Marys; eight grandchildren: Kayla, Lindsay, Dalton, Jonathan, Garrett, Hunter, Rachel, and Travis; by two sisters: Janice Sennett of Chapel Hill, NC and Gloria Seymour and her husband Douglas of Burke, VA; and by her brother, Thomas Bauer and his wife Joanne of Kersey.

Joyce was a member of the Queen of the World Church, as well as the Rosary Altar Society and St. Anne’s Society.  She loved playing cards and enjoyed reading and playing Bunco with her friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Friday, March 26, 2021, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Jeffery Noble, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in Morningside Cemetery in DuBois. 

A livestream of the Mass can be viewed on the Queen of the World Church Facebook page.

Visitation will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Friday morning, from 9:30 until 10:30 AM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN  38101-9908.

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

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Kathleen M. Alphonso, 73, Kersey

Kathleen M. Alphonso, 73, of 145 Windy Lane, Kersey, passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at Pinecrest Manor, after a lengthy illness.

She was born November 24, 1947, in Ridgway, daughter of the late Joseph and Ethel Schneider Krolczyk.  Kathleen was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys High School.  She was a retired employee of Powdered Metal Products.

On June 17, 1967, in the St. Boniface Church, Kathleen married Norbert R. Alphonso, who survives.  She is also survived by her brother, Joseph Krolczyk and his wife Janice of Kersey.

There will be no visitation.

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

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

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Michael D. Aul, 36, Kersey

Michael D. Aul, 36, of 249 South Kersey Road, Kersey and Palm Harbor, FL, passed away unexpectedly Friday, March 12, 2021, in Castle Rock, CO.

He was born March 26, 1984, in Ridgway, son of Harold and Dorothy Smith Aul, who survive of Kersey.  Mike was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 2002, as well as a 2006 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  He was an employee of Geographic Solutions in Palm Harbor, FL, working as a computer systems developer.

In addition to his parents, Harold and Dorothy Aul, Mike is survived by his sister, Carrie Shutters of Ridgway; three brothers: Stephen Aul of St. Marys; Richard Aul and his wife Kim of St. Marys; and Brian Aul and his wife Susan of Kane; his aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews; his great-nieces and nephews, who he loved to hang out with and spoil; and by his pet dog, Mercedes.

He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Alvin Shutters.

Mike was an adventurer.  He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and spending time on his boat and jet skis.  He enjoyed spending time on the beach and found joy in a simple sunset.  Mike loved music and will be remembered for his great sense of humor.

A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Karen Trask officiating.  Burial will follow in the Earleyville Cemetery in Kersey.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Saturday morning, from 9:00 AM until 10:30 AM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN  38101-9908.

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

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Donald R. Hoy, 70, Emporium

Donal R. Hoy, 70, of Hunts Run Road, Emporium, PA died at Cleveland Clinic-Hill Crest, Mayfield Heights, Ohio on Thursday morning (March 11, 2021). He was born June 14, 1950 in St. Marys, PA a son of the late Donal Vanzant and Rose D. Weisner Hoy. On June 17, 1972 in First United Methodist Church, Emporium, PA he married Susan Gore, who survives.

Donal graduated from St. Marys Area High School in the class of 1968. He served as Cameron County Auditor over 40 years. Owner and operator of "Definitely Different Womenswear and Dry Cleaning. He volunteered with the American Red Cross and Cameron County Historical Society. He was a member of the Emporium Men's Club, the Driftwood Emporium Lodge #532, F.and A.M. where he had served as Past Master. He enjoyed repairing antique clocks, traveling, playing cards, cooking and spending time with his beloved standard poodle "Bailey"

In addition to his wife Susan he is survived by two sisters, Deborah Broz, Thoms River, NJ; Susan (Brian) Saline, Kersey; five brothers, Andrew (Betsy) Hoy; Michael (Diane) Hoy; Richard (Lisa) Hoy; Daniel (Amy) Hoy, all of St. Marys; brother-in-laws Terry and Ned Gore of St.Marys and sister-in-law Bobbe Blessel of Emporium and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, William Hoy.

There will be no visitation. A private memorial gathering will be held at the convenience of the family.

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Memorial contributions may be made to Cameron County Historical Society, PO Box 433, Emporium, PA 15834 or to the Guy & Mary Felt Manor, 110 East 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc.entrusted with arrangements.

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Mario Raymond Mascioni, 99,

Mario Raymond Mascioni, 99, of 618 Montmorenci Road, Ridgway, Pa. passed away peacefully on Friday, March 12, 2021.  

 

Mario was born February 5, 1922 in Brandy Camp, Pa. He was the son of the late Elio and Lucia Mariucci Mascioni.  He was a life-long resident of the area and attended Horton School.  

 

On August 10, 1946 he was united in marriage to the former Doris Cavalline at Guardian Angel Church in Coal Hollow.  She preceded him in death December 29, 2004.  She was the love of his life for their 58 years of marriage.  He is now with her, having missed her loving companionship since she departed.  They are now happily reunited in heaven for eternity.

 

Mario was a U.S. Army veteran.  Being inducted, he went to Cumberland, Maryland then on to Camp Campbell which is now Fort Campbell in Kentucky.  He served during the European Theatre of World War II in France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany.  He was part of the 310th Signal Operation Battalion, Company B, which provided the very crucial intercommunication during WW II.  After serving 16 months in Europe, he was assigned back to the States.  He was honorably discharged from the Army with the rank of Technical Sergeant.

 

Mario worked a number of different jobs throughout his life, but no matter the job, he worked hard and had a strong work ethic.  Mario was employed by the Brockway Clay Plant and, after moving to Ridgway, was employed as a Construction Foreman by The Home Telephone Company.  He was a dedicated employee and enjoyed his work helping the people of the area grow through communication.  Mario retired from Alltel Corporation in 1983, after thirty-six years of employment.

 

Mario was a member of St. Leo Magnus Roman Catholic Church.  His faith built him into the gracious and compassionate person he was.  As a citizen of Ridgway, Mario was involved as a member of the Ridgway Township Zoning Committee and the Ridgway United Fund for many years.  He was also an elected member of the Ridgway Area School Board.  He served on the St. Leo’s Church Council and also served as a director of the Ridgway Senior Center.  Mario was a 2nd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus and a proud 75-year member of the American Legion.

 

Mario was very active in Boy Scouting in the 1960’s and 70’s.  He was asked to join Troop 93 sponsored by the American Legion Post 208 as a committee man, and later became the chairman of the Troop.  Years later he became Scoutmaster for Troop 92 sponsored by St. Leo’s Catholic Church.  He was instrumental in taking his troop to the Bucktail Council expedition to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.  In his tenure in Scouting, Mario received many merits.  He was a Vigil member in The Order of the Arrow.  Alertness to the needs of others is the mark of the Vigil Honor.  The Vigil Honor is the highest honor that the Order of the Arrow can bestow upon its member for service to lodge, council, and Scouting.  He was also the proud holder of the Silver Beaver, which is the highest council-level award given to registered adult Scouters who implement the Scouting program and perform community service through hard work, self-sacrifice, dedication, and many years of service.  Mario was also presented the Saint George Award.  The Saint George Award is presented to those who have made significant and outstanding contributions to the spiritual development of Catholic youths through Scouting.  Mario received his award during a Scout award mass presented by the Bishop in Erie at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

 

The loves of his life were his wife and daughter.  He was a Husband, Father, Brother, Uncle, Friend, Teacher, Inspirer, and Mentor.  He was our rock and gave us his advice on how to fix and repair anything, how to love one another, and how to rely on the strength of your faith.  He will be remembered as a humble, gentle soul.  He was incredibly generous and spent countless hours of his own time helping others.  He was always available whenever needed.  His life was dedicated to his family, friends and his faith.  His personality and smile not only were felt, but had a remarkable impact on those around him.  He lovingly and modestly gave his family many intangible gifts.  He gave gifts from his heart…understanding, tolerance and consideration.  He gave gifts from his mind…purpose, ideas, piety and fortitude.  He gave us his extraordinary gifts…his word, his encouragement, empathy, comfort and peace.  He had a strong sense of faith and optimism and will be greatly missed by all whose lives he touched.  We thank God for the gifts of his life and the blessings of the time spent with him.  He will forever hold a special place in the deepest corners of our hearts.  Rest in peace, Dad.  May you soar with the angels as you continue to spread your generous spirit in the heavens above.  

 

Mario is survived by a daughter, Marcia and son-in-law Donald Wildnauer of Ridgway, and numerous nieces and nephews.  In addition to his wife and parents, Mario was preceded in death by five brothers, Armando, Amadeo, Fred, Angelo and John, and two sisters, Twila (Kline) and Irene Mascioni.  Mario was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

 

I was with my father when he took his last breath, as he was with me when I took my first.  In all the years we shared together, he calmed my fears, he raised me, taught me everything from crayons to perfume, corrected me, comforted me, encouraged me and supported me in all things.  He taught me so much simply just by the way he lived his own life.  His love and his care were ever-present and always un-failing.  He showed me what it is to be a caring, loving person.  He loved me and I loved him.  He’ll be greatly missed.

 

At his request, there will be no visitation.  A Mass of Christian Burial for Mario R. Mascioni will be celebrated at St. Leo Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at 11:00 AM with Military Honors accorded by the Ridgway Servicemen’s Burial Detail.  Officiating will be Fr. Justin P. Pino, Pastor of St. Leo Roman Catholic Church.  Interment will follow at Parklawn Memorial Gardens.  Memorial donations, if desired, can be made to St. Leo’s Catholic Church, 111 Depot St., Ridgway, PA 15853, Ridgway Animal Haven, 20 Rocky Top Rd., Ridgway, PA 15853, Elk County Humane Society, 1029 E. Eschbach Rd., St. Marys, PA 15857 or to the charity of your choice.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home.  Share your online condolences at thompsonfuneralhomepa.com

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Kenneth "Kenny" Kleinfelder

Kenneth “Kenny” Kleinfelder, Jr., 67 of 14664 Boot Jack Road, Ridgway, died Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at Select Specialty Hospital Johnstown after a short illness.

He was born December 24, 1953, in Norristown, Pa, a son of the late Kenneth Sr. and Eleana Mae Daywalt Kleinfelder.

On July 1, 2017, he married Amy Rose Tucker, who survives of Ridgway.

Kenny was employed by AutoZone for many years. Kenny loved taking Amy out to dinner, especially their nights at The Wildwoods. Kenny enjoyed going to Salamanca Casino, watching the Eagles football team, and playing with his cat. He will be remembered for his “Salute” he gave everywhere he went.

In addition to his wife, Amy Rose Kleinfelder, he is survived by long time friends Holly Jordan and Cindy Fink.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A Memorial Service for Kenneth Kleinfelder, Jr., will be held on Friday, March 19, 2021 at 7:00 PM at Krise Funeral Home, 130 Center Street, Ridgway, PA 15853 with Rev. Ron Burkett officiating.

Family and friends will be received at Krise Funeral Home 5:30 pm til time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Amy Kleinfelder.

Krise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 130 Center Street, Ridgway, PA is entrusted with the arrangements, and online condolences may be offered to the family at www.krisefuneralhome.com

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Mike Allen, 74, Emporium

Mike Allen, 74, of 526 Old West Creek Rd., Emporium, PA died at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA on Tuesday afternoon (March 9, 2021).
He was born November 13, 1946 in Williamsport, PA a son of the late George and Ruth Hamm Allen. On January 7, 1967 in Moore Hill Church he married Betty Freer, who survives.

Mike retired from Carbide Graphite in St. Marys and also from AST in Emporium after may years of employment. He later worked at Walmart in St. Marys as an assembly person. He enjoyed NASCAR racing and attended several auto races. He and his wife enjoyed horseback riding and camping.

In addition to his wife Betty Mike is survived by on daughter, Michelle (Thomas) Whissel, Century, FL; one son, Joseph (Sloane) Allen, Emporium; three grandsons: J.T., Zachery and Luke Whissel; three sisters, Dolly Berlinger, Guntown, MS; Tracey (Mike) Harner, Williamsport, PA;  Kathleen Shaughnessy, Glen Burnie, MD; and a brother, Jim Allen, Albuquerque, NM.

He was preceded in death by parents, a brother, Robert Allen, and a sister, Georgette "Tootie" Jimenez.

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. 4th St., Emporium, PA on Monday from 5:00 - 6:00 PM followed by a Funeral Service at 6:00 PM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, First United Methodist Church, officiating.  We are only permitted to have 20 people in the funeral home at a time. Please limit your stay during the visitation so we can accommodate all who wish to pay their respects. Social distancing guidelines will be followed and masks are required.

Burial will be in the Moore Hill Cemetery, Emporium, PA.

If desired, memorials may be made Hahne Cancer Center, 100 Hospital Ave., DuBois, PA 15801.

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

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Grant L. Reiter, 77, Kersey

Grant L. Reiter, 77, of 316 Old Kersey Road, Kersey, passed away Thursday, March 11, 2021, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, following a brief illness.

He was born September 19, 1943, at his home in Penfield, son of the late Virgil and Genevieve Kalgren Reiter.  Grant was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1961.  He was a retired employee of Sylvania, retiring in 2000 after 35 years of service.

On March 25, 1995, in the St. Agnes Episcopal Church in St. Marys, Grant married Janet E. Heyde, who survives.  Together, they enjoyed almost 26 years of marriage.

Also surviving is his daughter, Renee’ R. Boburka and her husband James of Bethlehem, PA; two sons: Brian D. Reiter and his wife Leah of Kersey; and Randal A. Reiter of St. Marys; eight grandchildren: Grace, Katelyn, and Noelle Boburka; Kara, Mitchell, and Lindsey Reiter; and Mykalia and Madisyn Reiter; and by a brother, Gordon Reiter and his wife Carol of Kersey.  Also surviving are four step-children: Arlene Wehler, Dawn Kagiavas and her husband Gary, Joseph Wehler and his wife Mary Lou, and Yvonne Wehler; six step-grandchildren: Kaylee Kagiavas, Sierra Pistner, Alexa Pistner, Skylar Yanochko, Nate Yanochko, and Ella Wehler; a sister-in-law, Lois Reiter of San Diego, CA; and by nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Grant is preceded in death by a brother, Walter Reiter.

Grant was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving as a clerk at the U.S. Naval Station in Bermuda.  He greatly enjoyed working with his hands, and some of his most proud accomplishments included turning his family homestead in Penfield into his camp and rebuilding the house in Kersey where he grew up.  He also enjoyed rebuilding classic cars with his two sons.  In his earlier years, he was an avid outdoorsman and spent many hours hunting and fishing.  Each summer, he could be found tending his large blueberry patch on the Old Kersey Road.  Family was everything to him, and he greatly enjoyed spending time with loved ones.  Grant was a truly wonderful man, and these words were frequently used when describing him: loving, stable, strong, kind, patient, and supportive. 

Funeral and committal services will be held privately at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Laurel Run Cemetery in Penfield.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday morning, from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, PO Box 766, St. Marys, PA  15857, or to a charity of your choice.

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

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Lois J. Gribble, 89, Emporium

Lois J. Gribble, 89, of Spring Street, Emporium, PA died at her residence on Wednesday morning (March 10, 2021).

 

She was born March 10, 1932 in Emporium, PA a daughter of the late Albert and Margaret Zurflue Streich.


On February 16, 1952 in Olean, NY she married the late Frank Gribble.

Lois was a homemaker all of her life. She was a very active member of the First Baptist Church in Emporium and she enjoyed spending time with her family.

Lois is survived by daughter, Vickie Barr and two sons, Frank (Debra) Gribble and Randy Gribble all of Emporium; five grandchildren, Carl, Allisha, Frankie, Derrick and Travis; ten great grandchildren; two sisters, Virginia Stebick, Keating Summit and Judy Farren, Ridgway.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by
two brothers, Herbert "Chub" and Albert "Clink" Streich, five sisters, Dorothy Streich, Kay Quigley, Charmain Donovan, Mable Gennocro, and Evelyn "Hoppy" Benedict,

There will be No Visitation. Funeral Service will be at the convenience of the family at First Baptist Church, 424 N. Broad Street, Emporium, PA with Rev. James R. Horton, Jr., officiating.

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA

Memorial Contributions may be made to Penn Highland Community Nurses, HOSPICE, 757 Johnsonburg Rd., Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857 or to First Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 424 N. Broad Street, Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

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Terance T. "Terry" Fulton, 58, Driftwood

Terance T. "Terry" Fulton, 58, of Driftwood Ave., Driftwood, PA died at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA on Sunday afternoon (March 7, 2021). He was born August 10, 1962 in St. Marys, PA a son of Thomas Fulton, Mountville, PA and Karen Whitcomb Hubler, Sinnamahoning, PA.

Terry graduated from Cameron county high school in the class of 1981. He owned the former Fulton General Store in Driftwood and was a groundskeeper for many years at the Cameron County Country Club. He was an EMT with the Sinnamahoning Fire Department and ambulance service. Terry also served as a Cameron County judge of Elections in the Driftwood Borough. He enjoyed going to flea markets, trains, slot cars, kayaking and fishing. He was a member of the Sinnamahoning Volunteer Fire Department.

He is survived by his father, Thomas (Carol) Fulton, Mountville, PA and his mother, Karen Whitcomb Hubler, Sinnamahoning, PA. one son, Robert (Collene) Fulton, Coudersport; sister, Beth (Dennis) Goss, Great Mills, MD; and three nephews.

He was preceded in death by his step father, Jerry Hubler.

Funeral Service will be held at the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, Sizerville Road, Emporium, PA on Saturday (March 13, 2021) at 12:00 PM
with Mr. Robert Spaeth, officiating. Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the Service.

Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Driftwood, PA

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

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Julia Mosier, 74, St. Marys

Julia Mosier, 74, of 1379 Rosely Road, St. Marys, died on Sunday, March 7, 2021 at Penn Highlands Elk. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Lynch-Green Funeral Home.

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Roy L. Johnson, 87, St. Marys

Roy L. Johnson, 87, of 695 Washington Road, St. Marys, passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, after a brief illness.

He was born July 14, 1933, in Ridgway, son of the late Rudy and Cecilia Geer Johnson.  Roy was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Ridgway High School, Class of 1951.  He was a former employee of the Stackpole Carbon Company and a retired employee of Mersen, retiring in 2013, working for 63 years of his life.

On June 22, 1957, in the Sacred Heart Church, Roy married Mary Jane Rigard, who preceded him in death on December 3, 2020. 

He is survived by two daughters: Cindy Simchick and her husband Ken and Lynn Schatz and her husband Rick, both of St. Marys; two sons: Lee Johnson at home and Rusty Johnson and his wife Carole of St. Marys; and by a daughter-in-law, Rose Anne Leightner of Ridgway.  Also surviving are 10 grandchildren: Brandon Johnson (Jenna), Daniel Johnson, Justin Johnson, Rachael Johnson, Scott Schatz (Alyssa), Todd Schatz (Dana), Andrea Grinnell (Brandon), Jessica Pistner (Allen), Gregory Simchick, and Steven Simchick; six great-grandchildren; two sisters: Geraldine Esposito of Brockway and Maxine Piccirillo and her husband Joe of Ridgway; and by two brothers: Clifford “Skip” Johnson of St. Marys and Francis Johnson and his wife Barb of Portland Mills.

In addition to his wife and parents, Roy was preceded in death by a son, Matthew J. Johnson on June 29, 2015; a sister, Patty Chatfield; and by a brother, Gerald Johnson, in childhood.

Roy was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, where he served as an usher.  He was a Veteran of the United States Army and had served on the Board of Directors for Oak Manor. 

Family was everything to Roy.  He loved family gatherings, especially during the holidays.  He also loved camping, hunting, fishing, trapping, and spending time at camp.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Saturday, March 6, 2021, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Michael Gabler, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Saturday morning, from 8:30 until 10:30 AM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Sacred Heart Church, 337 Center Street, St. Marys, PA  15857 or to a favorite charity.

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

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Robert G. "Red" Gustafson, 90, Emporium

Robert G. "Red" Gustafson, 90, of Centre Crest, Bellefonte, PA formerly of Emporium passed away at Centre Crest on Monday evening (March 1, 2021). He was born March 18, 1930 in Penfield, PA a son of the late Eric and Charlotte McCool Gustafson.
On May 21, 1955 in St. Mark Catholic Church he married the late Adelaide Bosnik Gustafson.

Red graduated from Emporium High School in the class of 1948. He served with the US Marines during the Korean Conflict. He worked many years at Sylvania and later for Caldwell Corporation where he retired as plant manager. He was a member of St. Mark Catholic Church. He enjoyed making doll houses and donating them to many people throughout the area.

He is survived by two sons, Robert E. Gustafson, Louisville, KY and Michael J. Gustafson and his wife Darcy, State College, PA; four grandchildren: Matthew, Taylor, Helen & William, two great grandchildren: Sutton & Corbett; and a sister, Helen Petruzzi, Emporium.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by
three brothers, Eric, Jr., William and Dalton Gustafson; four sisters, Thelma Cox, Ranetha Kines, Buelah Metz & Verna Kondek.

There will be No Visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Mark Catholic Church in Emporium, PA at the convenience of the family with Rev. Paul S. Siebert, Pastor, as Celebrant. Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium, PA where a  Military Service will be accorded by the Cameron County Memorial Detail.

If desired, Memorials may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

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Dennis C. Miller, 74, Kersey

Dennis C. Miller, 74, of 120 Hickory Street, Kersey, passed away Sunday, February 28, 2021, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, after a lengthy illness.

He was born February 8, 1947, in Philipsburg, son of the late John and Marie Merat Miller.  Dennis had been a resident of the area since 1953 and was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1966.  He was a retired employee of Sylvania, retiring in 2005 after more than 30 years of service.

On May 11, 1968, in the St. Boniface Church, Dennis married Sandra J. Armanini, who survives.  He is also survived by two sons: Brian Miller and Scott Miller and his wife Laurie, both of Kersey; two grandchildren: Michael and Stephanie Miller; a sister, Judy Thompson and her husband Bill of Ridgway; a brother, John Robert Miller and his wife Donna of Williamsport; a sister-in-law, Sandra Miller of St. Marys; and by nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

In addition to his parents, Dennis was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Miller, at birth; and by a brother, Dale Miller.

Dennis was a member of the St. Boniface Church and was a Sergeant in the United States Army Reserves.  He was a member of the Kersey Knights of Columbus, a member of the Dagus Mines American Legion, as well as a member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 720, in Kersey.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Boniface Church on Saturday, March 6, 2021, at 10:00 AM, 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. Boniface Cemetery.

Visitation will be held in the St. Boniface Church Gathering Space on Saturday morning, from 9:30 AM until the time of Mass.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Boniface Church, 355 Main Street, Kersey, PA  15846 or to the American Legion Post 511, 196 Skyline Drive, Dagus Mines, PA  15831.

 

 

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

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Herbert J. Wolfel, 89, Kersey

Herbert J. Wolfel, 89, of 143 Skyline Drive, Kersey, died on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at his home following a brief illness.

He was born on May 12, 1931, in St. Marys, a son of the late John and Sabina Hasselman Wolfel.

In 1973, he married the late Lois Wolfel, who preceded him in death on March 3, 2008.

Herbert was a lifelong resident of the area and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War.  He retired from from Keystone Carbon Company after many years of service.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing, but will be remembered for the gunsmithing that he did over the years.  Over the years, he made and sold many gun stocks.

He is survived by one son; Kevin Wolfel and his wife Jennifer of St. Marys, one daughter; Debra Carte and her husband Dave of Alabama and by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by one sister; Germaine Meyer of St. Marys as well as by numerous nieces and nephews and by four step-children; Sharon (Rick) Swanson of Kersey, Stan VanGorder of Punxsutawney, Eugene VanGorder of Port Allegany, and Sandra Urbanik of Nevada.

In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by a step-son; Gordon VanGorder, and by three brothers; Richard, Leander, and Gilbert Wolfel and by five sisters; Marlene Carnovale, Louise Walker, Rita Beers, Florence Johnson, and Virginia Struble as well as by two sisters in infancy.

A Memorial Service for Herbert J. Wolfel will be held on Wednesday, March 10, 2021at 11:00 AM at the Lynch-Green Funeral Home with Rev. Ross Miceli officiating.
Military Honors will be accorded by the Fox Township Burial Detail.
Interment will be in Parklawn Memorial Gardens.

Family and friends will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 from 10:00 AM until the time of the service.

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

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Delores A. Dean, 90, Ridgway

Dolores A. Dean, age 90, of 55 East Cardott St., Ridgway, died Saturday, February 27, 2021, at her residence.  She was born August 28, 1930, in Ridgway, daughter of the late B. Frank and Monica (Spleen) Dean.  

 

Dolores was a teacher and a bicycle rider.  She traveled extensively but reunited with the area of her childhood, still loved it, found it fascinating, and thought it a privilege to live in this forested environment.  Her friends were her family.  She rejoiced in the good fortune of her students and mourned their sadnesses.  Before teaching in West Hartford, Connecticut and in Ridgway, she worked in advertising and television in New York City, Pittsburgh, Erie, and at the Ridgway Record.  After retiring from teaching, she developed and operated a business that designed and produced brochures and other marketing materials for industries.  She was a 1948 graduate of Ridgway High School.  She received a BA from Chatham College in Pittsburgh and an MA from Gannon University in Erie.  Her community service was on the boards of:  Elk County General Hospital, Dickinson Mental Health Center, Ridgway Public Library, Elk County Historical Society, Elk County Footlighters.  She was also an active worker at the Elk County Historical Society and a director, actor, and production person with the Footlighters.  She served on the Elk County Collegiate Center Board, was publicity chair for the United Fund and for the American Red Cross Bloodmobile, did special marketing projects for the Ridgway Chamber of Commerce, and served on the Stackpole-Hall Foundation Search Committee (Education) for the Improvement of Elk County.  She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and the American Cancer Society.

 

She is survived by many good friends and neighbors.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a cousin who made his home with them, Robert Spleen, killed in WW II, and her loving dog Molly. 

 

Memorials can be made to the Good Samaritan Food Bank, Rails to Trails, or to the Ridgway Public Library. 

 

A Celebration of Life for Dolores A. Dean will be held at a later date and time to be announced. 

 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Thompson Funeral Home.  Share your online condolences at thompsonfuneralhomepa.com

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