Archive - Apr 2012
FOX TWP. â€“ On Friday evening at The Red Fern in Fox Twp., the Benedictine Sisters of St. Joseph Monastery were honored with the Heritage Award from the Elk County Catholic School System for their many contributions to the community over the years.
The Heritage Award is given annually to individuals, living or deceased, who have made a significant impact on Catholic education in St. Marys. At the Heritage Gala Friday evening, guests were treated to a slide show that told of the history of the sisters and their many contributions over the years.
Edward "Epp" Addeo, 91, of 415 Ridgway Ave., Johnsonburg, died Sunday morning, April 1, 2012 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born on Dec. 29, 1920 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Frank and Dora Cerro Addeo.
On Nov. 27, 1946, he married Rose E. Azzato. She preceded him in death on Oct. 10, 1990.
He was a lifelong resident of Johnsonburg and graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1939.
He was a WWII Coast Guard veteran, having served as a Seaman First Class aboard the cargo transport ship "Alameda" and the USS LST 761.
David John Frantz Jr., 55, died suddenly on Friday, March 30, 2012 at his home in Hiller.
He was born Nov. 11, 1956 in DuBois, the son of the late David "Yunk" Frantz Sr.
He was in the United States Army and served in the Vietnam War. He was also a member of the West Brownsville American Legion Post 940 and the director and State Officer of Region 1.
He loved his family; riding bikes; his pets, Jack Daniels; and cooking on the grill.
Ann E. Abraham, 81, formerly of Ridgway, died Friday evening at the Kane Community Hospital following a brief illness.
The Ridgway wrestling banquet usually occurs to celebrate the accomplishments of the team from the recently completed season.
This year's banquet also honored the career of retiring Ridgway wrestling head coach Gary Gerber as it was a time to reflect on his many career highlights Friday night at Aiello Cafe.
"It has been an honor and a privilege to coach this team for all these years," Gerber said. "There are some people in Ridgway that have more money than I do but I am the richest man in Ridgway. I have memories that go back for years."
The Ridgway wrestling program was honored with a banquet held Friday night at Aiello Cafe in Ridgway.
Corey Bush was given a plaque commemorating his induction into the Ridgway Wrestling Hall of Fame as he was a 3-time state placewinner. He also won the Bruno Iorfido Memorial Outstanding Wrestler Award.
"He's a coach's dream," Gerber said. "A pleasure to coach, a hard worker. He kept himself under control and worked hard. He is a tremendous kid to coach, he listens. He knew he wanted to be successful from the first time he stepped on the mat in ninth grade and he made it happen."
JOHNSONBURG â€“ With two sophomores combining for nearly 750 points and a host of skilled contributors shutting down the opposition during the 2011-2012 basketball season, the Johnsonburg Rams have a lot to be excited about.