Archive - Jan 2011
On the night of Brookville's 50th anniversary celebration, fans got a dual worthy of the occasion.
Highlighted by a 119-pound bout between two state-ranked wrestlers, Ridgway lost 42-24 at Brookville Saturday night at Brookville Area High School.
"I'm really pleased, the kids gave us everything they had," Ridgway coach Gary Gerber said.
Brookville coach Dave Klepfer said the Raiders wrestled well.
"It's definitely nice to get the win," he said. "The guys wrestled hard, it's nice to perform like that."
Eleanor R. "Boogie" Byers, 84, of 7190 Ridgway-St. Marys Rd., Ridgway, died Friday afternoon, Jan. 28, 2011, at Elk Haven Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born Sept. 11, 1926 in Clearfield, daughter of the late John and Ruth (Ardary) Dush.
She married Maurice S. "Fats" Byers on Dec. 12, 1949, and he preceded her in death.
Robert J. "Limpy" Redmond Sr., 78, of Dill Hill Road, Johnsonburg, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center following a short illness.
He was born March 12, 1932 in Johnsonburg, son of Stanley and Mildred (Tarnowski) Redmond Sr.
On June 26, 1951, he married Sara (Gapinski) Redmond and she preceded him in death on Aug. 29, 2001.
He lived in Johnsonburg all his life and worked most of his life with Redmond Bros. Ready Mix Company of Ridgway, retiring in 1990.
LeRoy E. Bedford Jr., 45, of East Main Street, Ridgway, died unexpectedly at home on Friday, January 28, 2011.
He was born Feb. 25, 1965 in Ridgway, a son of the late LeRoy E. and Jean (Stelene) Bedford Sr.
Â He is survived by three children, Chastity Bennett of Massachusetts, Hope Bedford of North Carolina and Kacie Bedford of Crosby; seven grandchildren; a sister, Debra Eck of Jersey Shore; several nieces and nephews, including Alisha Bedford of Williamsport; longtime companion Sandy Pontious and numerous aunts and uncles.
Thomas J. Freemer, age 76, of Burt Street in DuBois, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 at the DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born on Feb. 3, 1934 in Brockway. He was the son of the late Joseph E. & Mary V. (Gladish) Freemer.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving six years.
On Sept. 12, 1964 at St. Leo Roman Catholic Church in Ridgway, he married Patricia R. (Shipe) Freemer. She survives.
Gary E. Dias, 61, of Ridgway, died Jan. 28, 2011, at Elk Regional Health Center following a lengthy illness.
He was born May 8, 1949 on Motherâ€™s Day in Ridgway, the son of the late Eugene Charles and Lucille Evelyn Shilk Dias.
On Jan. 22, 1970, he married Vicki Ann Ryan, who survives, at Faith United Church of Christ.
After seemingly never finding a way to get out of the minor leagues, Garrett Jones has established himself with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Jones appeared in 158 games with 21 home runs, 86 RBIs, 34 doubles and a .247 average for the middle-of-the-lineup presence. That also included home runs in his first two at-bats on Opening Day last season.
Jones was a featured part of the Pirates Caravan at Ridgway Area Middle School to promote the new season
Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Joel Hanrahan knows a new year means new excitement for baseball.
Hanrahan was part of the Pirates Caravan which visited Ridgway Area Middle School Tuesday to promote the upcoming season.
Harry A. Detwiler, 90, of 216 Depot St., Ridgway, died peacefully on Jan. 21, 2011.
He was born at home in Johnsonburg on May 25, 1920, son of the late John M. and Bessie (Stine) Detwiler.
He married Audrey Geyer on Oct. 8, 1942. She preceded him in death on Sept. 21, 2004 after 61 years of marriage.
He had resided in Ridgway for most of his life and was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church. Up until his death, he was active in the Regional Advisory Board and Governing Board of the Office of Human Services, most recently serving as president.
Donna M. Hulings, 71, of 26 West Virginia Ave., James City, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at Elk Regional Health Center.
Born September 17, 1939, in Coal Hill, she was a daughter of Frederick and Doris Oyler Edinger.Â On April 14, 1956, in James City, she married John Hulings, who survives.